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Rockies Rail Express

3 Days / 2 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$1,924 per person
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Canadian Rockies Train Tours highlights: Vancouver | Rocky Mountaineer | Kamloops | Banff | Calgary | Travel on-board award winning Rocky Mountaineer between Vancouver & Banff.

  • Sightseeing Tour of Banff
  • Banff Gondola

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    Book by 20 December, 2017, receive up to $350 per couple in added value which can be used for additional hotel nights, city sightseeing tours, activities or private transfers.
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The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Departs Vancouver

Day 1 Vancouver to Kamloops (Rail) All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. Pass through the rich fields of the Fraser River Valley and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. Follow the Thompson River through spectacular landscapes to historic Kamloops. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 2 Kamloops to Banff (Rail) Departing Kamloops, follow the South Thompson River to Shuswap Lake with its thousand miles of shoreline. Pass Craigellachie where the ‘last spike’ was driven, completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. Enter Rogers Pass with its tunnels, snow-sheds and glistening Glaciers. The Kicking Horse River leads you to Kicking Horse Pass, the Spiral Tunnels, then over the Continental Divide to Banff and Banff National Park. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 3 Morning tour of Banff, mid-afternoon transfer to Calgary (Coach) This morning tour the town of Banff and its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind) & Bow Valley Viewpoint, Surprise Corner, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and Bankhead: An abandoned mining town and the relic of Banff’s industrial past. At the end of the tour you will be taken to the Banff Gondola for a breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain for an aweinspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty. Return to downtown Banff at your leisure. (transfer not included) Mid-afternoon depart for Calgary on a scheduled coach transfer; following the Trans Canada Highway, leave the Rocky Mountains to the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2000 kilometres and extend as far south as Mexico. This is ‘cattle ranching country’ and the breadbasket of Canada. Arrive into Calgary late afternoon with drop-off at Calgary Airport or downtown hotels.

Departs Calgary

Day 1 Calgary to Banff with Banff sightseeing (Coach) This morning depart the Stampede City of Calgary for a scenic drive through the foothills of the Rockies to the resort town of Banff. Upon arrival in Banff, continue on a sightseeing tour of the region. Highlights include visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind), Surprise Corner with views of the Banff Springs Hotel ‘The Castle in the Rockies’, Tunnel Mountain Drive over-looking the splendour of Bow Valley. After the tour your Driver/Guide will take you to your hotel.

Day 2 Banff to Kamloops (Rail) All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. As the train crosses over the continental divide you pass through the spiral tunnels in Yoho National Park, a remarkable engineering achievement. Continue on through the Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park with endless views of snow-capped mountains and stunning glaciers. Pass by Craigellachie, where the last spike was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway Trans Canada link in 1885. (Breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 3 Kamloops to Vancouver (Rail) Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer train and follow the Thompson River through Ashcroft - one of Canada’s driest towns (with an average rainfall of just 18 centimetres). Pass through Rainbow Canyon with its cliffs striped with pinks, greens and greys creating a stunning effect. Continue on to the Fraser Canyon where at Hell’s Gate you will observe a water torrent past the canyon walls at its narrowest point. The last leg of the journey takes you through the lush farming region of the Fraser Valley to arrive in the Pacific port of Vancouver late afternoon.(Breakfast & lunch is included today)

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 2 nights
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train between Vancouver and Banff
  • Return transfers between rail depot and hotel in Kamloops
  • Transfer between rail depot and hotel in Banff
  • Morning sightseeing tour of Banff
  • Banff Gondola
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Banff and Calgary
  • National Park fees
  • Travel Documentation
  • Total # of meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Brewster's Mountain Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

  • Enjoy panoramic views from oversized windows in our single-level dome
  • Relax in reclining dome-level seats
  • Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference
  • Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks

Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

  • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of the bi-level dome coach
  • Hot gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by Executive Chefs
  • Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks
  • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach

Moderate Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Brewster Mountain Lodge

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Banff

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Departs Vancouver

Day 1 Vancouver to Kamloops (Rail) All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. Pass through the rich fields of the Fraser River Valley and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. Follow the Thompson River through spectacular landscapes to historic Kamloops. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 2 Kamloops to Banff (Rail) Departing Kamloops, follow the South Thompson River to Shuswap Lake with its thousand miles of shoreline. Pass Craigellachie where the ‘last spike’ was driven, completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. Enter Rogers Pass with its tunnels, snow-sheds and glistening Glaciers. The Kicking Horse River leads you to Kicking Horse Pass, the Spiral Tunnels, then over the Continental Divide to Banff and Banff National Park. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 3 Morning tour of Banff, mid-afternoon transfer to Calgary (Coach) This morning tour the town of Banff and its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind) & Bow Valley Viewpoint, Surprise Corner, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and Bankhead: An abandoned mining town and the relic of Banff’s industrial past. At the end of the tour you will be taken to the Banff Gondola for a breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain for an aweinspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty. Return to downtown Banff at your leisure. (transfer not included) Mid-afternoon depart for Calgary on a scheduled coach transfer; following the Trans Canada Highway, leave the Rocky Mountains to the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2000 kilometres and extend as far south as Mexico. This is ‘cattle ranching country’ and the breadbasket of Canada. Arrive into Calgary late afternoon with drop-off at Calgary Airport or downtown hotels.

Departs Calgary

Day 1 Calgary to Banff with Banff sightseeing (Coach) This morning depart the Stampede City of Calgary for a scenic drive through the foothills of the Rockies to the resort town of Banff. Upon arrival in Banff, continue on a sightseeing tour of the region. Highlights include visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind), Surprise Corner with views of the Banff Springs Hotel ‘The Castle in the Rockies’, Tunnel Mountain Drive over-looking the splendour of Bow Valley. After the tour your Driver/Guide will take you to your hotel.

Day 2 Banff to Kamloops (Rail) All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. As the train crosses over the continental divide you pass through the spiral tunnels in Yoho National Park, a remarkable engineering achievement. Continue on through the Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park with endless views of snow-capped mountains and stunning glaciers. Pass by Craigellachie, where the last spike was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway Trans Canada link in 1885. (Breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 3 Kamloops to Vancouver (Rail) Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer train and follow the Thompson River through Ashcroft - one of Canada’s driest towns (with an average rainfall of just 18 centimetres). Pass through Rainbow Canyon with its cliffs striped with pinks, greens and greys creating a stunning effect. Continue on to the Fraser Canyon where at Hell’s Gate you will observe a water torrent past the canyon walls at its narrowest point. The last leg of the journey takes you through the lush farming region of the Fraser Valley to arrive in the Pacific port of Vancouver late afternoon.(Breakfast & lunch is included today)

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 2 nights
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train between Vancouver and Banff
  • Return transfers between rail depot and hotel in Kamloops
  • Transfer between rail depot and hotel in Banff
  • Morning sightseeing tour of Banff
  • Banff Gondola
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Banff and Calgary
  • National Park fees
  • Travel Documentation
  • Total # of meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Brewster's Mountain Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

  • Enjoy panoramic views from oversized windows in our single-level dome
  • Relax in reclining dome-level seats
  • Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference
  • Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks

Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

  • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of the bi-level dome coach
  • Hot gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by Executive Chefs
  • Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks
  • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach

Moderate Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Brewster Mountain Lodge

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Banff

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Departure dates

(Tour Code: TR1) Departs from Vancouver: Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays Apr 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 May 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29 Jun 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Jul 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Aug 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 Sep 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28 Oct 1, 5, 8, 9, 12 (Tour Code: TR2) Departs from Calgary: Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday May 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 Jun 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 Jul 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 Aug 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Sep 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29 Oct 2, 6, 9, 10, 13

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

16 Apr - 30 Apr, 2018 01 May - 23 May, 2018 25 May - 29 Sep, 2018 01 Oct - 13 Oct, 2018 Upgrade to GoldLeaf 16 Apr - 13 Oct, 2018

$1,924
$2,306
$2,358
$2,032
-
$574

$2,093
$2,504
$2,607
$2,271
-
$574

$1,885
$2,250
$2,284
$1,969
-
$574

$1,599
$1,940
$1,940
$1,614
-
$574

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

16 Apr - 30 Apr, 2018 01 May - 23 May, 2018 25 May - 29 Sep, 2018 01 Oct - 13 Oct, 2018 Upgrade to GoldLeaf 16 Apr - 13 Oct, 2018

$1,927
$2,302
$2,387
$2,062
-
$574

$2,103
$2,506
$2,675
$2,339
-
$574

$1,886
$2,244
$2,302
$1,987
-
$574

$1,599
$1,940
$1,940
$1,614
-
$574

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

16 Apr - 30 Apr, 2018 01 May - 23 May, 2018 25 May - 29 Sep, 2018 01 Oct - 13 Oct, 2018

$2,648
$3,226
$3,343
$2,791

$2,937
$3,626
$3,862
$3,181

$2,574
$3,106
$3,184
$2,683

$2,196
$2,645
$2,645
$2,211

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

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