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Rocky Mountaineer Explorer
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Why book...
  • Vancouver City Tour & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour (5 hours)
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver to Banff Rail Only + Transfers, Silverleaf service
  • The Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk (11 hours)
Overview Full itinerary

Experience the best of Western Canada on this package that combines hotel stays in Vancouver and Banff, with a journey on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer. Spend three nights in the vibrant city of Vancouver and explore all of its unique districts before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer for a journey through majestic mountain passes to the town of Kamloops. After an overnight in Kamloops, your Rocky Mountaineer adventure continues. Sit back, relax, and take in the views as you head eastwards through the mighty Canadian Rockies to Banff. While in Banff you’ll enjoy a full-day tour along the Icefields Parkway.

This tour includes: return flights from the UK; 7 nights’ hotel accommodation; two day Rocky Mountaineer journey from Vancouver to Banff in Silverleaf service incl. overnight hotel in Kamloops and breakfast and lunch on both days.

Sightseeing included:
- Vancouver City & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
- Expert, guided commentary during your Rocky Mountaineer journey
- Icefields Parkway full-day excursion including Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk

Itinerary
Day 1Arrive Vancouver
Day 2Vancouver City & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
Day 3Vancouver at Leisure
Day 4Rocky Mountaineer: Vancouver to Kamloops
Day 5Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops to Banff
Day 6Banff at Leisure
Day 7 Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk
Day 8Depart Banff - Calgary
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Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver

Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you will be greeted by your driver who will then transfer you by private vehicle to your downtown Vancouver hotel. Check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre - Standard room, room only


Day 2 - Vancouver City & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour

You will be collected from your hotel this morning for a tour offering a fascinating look at Vancouver. Points of interest include Canada Place, Robson Street, Sports Venues, the Library, theatres, Chinatown and historic Gastown. The tour makes stops in Stanley Park en route to the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the North Shore rainforest. Cross the 450 ft. long bridge over a spectacular canyon to the Treetops Adventure observation structure. Shop and snack under the evergreens. An additional highlight of this tour is a visit to Granville Island with its public market, shops, eateries and galleries along the water.

Overnight: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre - Standard room, room only


Day 3 - Vancouver at Leisure

Enjoy a final day at leisure exploring the many wonderful sights and activities on offer in this bustling city.

Overnight: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre - Standard room, room only


Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer: Vancouver to Kamloops

Transfer from your downtown Vancouver hotel to board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Vancouver Station at 7:30am PT. Travel from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Breakfast & lunch included onboard. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops between 6:00pm and 7:30pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the city of Kamloops or relaxing in your hotel room. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking.

Overnight: Kamloops Accommodation (Upon check-in for your train departure you will receive a boarding pass which will indicate your Kamloops accommodation. Your accommodation in Kamloops will be of a moderate standard, but will include all the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable.)


Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops to Banff

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 6:25am PT, your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today?s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Breakfast & lunch included onboard. Your rail journey ends this evening upon arrival in Banff, between 7:00pm and 8:30pm MT. You will be transferred to your hotel in Banff.

Overnight: Irwins Mountain Inn - Double king room, room only


Day 6 - Banff at Leisure

Enjoy a final day at leisure in Banff exploring the many activities on offer in this quaint mountain town.

Overnight: Banff Inn – Standard room, room only


Day 7 - Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk

Prepare yourself for the experience of the Columbia Icefield! Covering an expanse of 325 sq. km and reaching depths of up to 320 m, this impressive icefield forms one of the largest masses of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Your route along the scenic Icefields Parkway provides a spectacular view, and also includes a trip directly onto the Athabasca Glacier – which represents a substantial portion of the entire ice blanket - in a special Ice Explorer snow coach. Following your on-ice adventure, you will head over to the Glacier Skywalk. Step out on a cliff-edge walkway where giant glaciers perch above you and the spectacular Sunwapta Valley spreads out below. The Glacier Skywalk experience features waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an exciting 1-kilometre walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 280 m (918 ft) drop. Tour includes pick-up and drop-off from your Banff accommodation.

Overnight: Irwins Mountain Inn - Double king room, room only


Day 8 - Depart Banff - Calgary

You will be collected from your Banff accommodation for a scheduled transfer to Calgary International Airport for your homeward flights.

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Guide price is per person. Based on 2 people sharing for 7 nights. Flying from selected UK airports. Year-round departures. All overseas transfers included.
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