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Rockies by Rail
day Escorted Tour & Rail Journey
- Rocky Mountaineer
- Optional Glacier Experience, Columbia Icefield*
- Beautiful Athabasca Falls
- Little Hell's Canyon
"One of the world's great train journeys, on one of the world's great trains - this is the highlight of our Rockies by Rail tour. You'll fly into Calgary, journey through spectacular scenery from here to Lake Louise; enter the Columbia Icefield en route to Jasper, then join The Rocky Mountaineer for its two-day travels to Vancouver. The Rockies by Rail tour is a magical, memorable, unmissable experience."
Art Barnsley, Tour Director.
Helicopter RideOver the Rockies Soar into the air with this opportunity to enjoy the panoramic delights of Banff National Park. This helicopter ride will let you see the Rockies from a unique perspective. Your flight will take you via the Sundance Range, the Hidden Glacier and Spray Lake among many other sights. Just make sure you don?t run out of film.
Oh Canada,Eh?! This dinner show is a musical celebration of Canada that provides an unforgettable experience. Multi-Talented singers perform Canadian songs in a log cabin and wilderness atmosphere while you enjoy a delicious five-course meal featuring totally Canadian foods. Enjoy this great night out celebrating Canada?s musical diversity.
Sulphur Mountain& Lunch Today we start with a tour through Tunnel Mountain with a stop at Lake Minnewanka. We then continue on to Sulphur Mountain where we journey to 'the top of the world' on a thrilling eight-minute ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy the panoramic views as you eat lunch gazing over the surrounding mountainscape. After lunch we take the gondola back down the mountain. This tour is truly a photographer?s paradise. Price includes tax and tips in the restaurant.
Canyons & Peaks This tour begins with a scenic route that meanders through lovely eco-systems, rich in wildlife and scenery. We will stop at spectacular Johnson Canyon where years of erosion have created a magnificent gorge. A series of bridges allow access to stunning views of the rock formations and thundering waterfalls. From here we continue along the Parkway towards one of the most spectacular vistas in the Rockies-Moraine Lake and the Valley of Ten Peaks. Enjoy a short guided walk to a stunning viewpoint overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of this amazing lake. This tour is a perfect combination of wildlife viewing, leisurely walks and once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities.
Columbia Icefields Located on the scenic Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper, the Athabasca Glacier extends almost to the road. The Glacier is one of the largest accumulations of snow and ice south of the Arctic Circle. We take you on a 3-mile journey up the Glacier on a snocoach to see this natural wonder at first hand.
Jasper River Float Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies as you float down the Athabasca River. On our journey we pass by Mount Edith Cavell, named after the English nurse.
Lake Maligne Cruise & Canyon Our tour starts with a ride to magnificent Maligne Canyon approx 30 minutes from Jasper. On arrival at Maligne Canyon we take a walk through the Canyon. Afterwards there is time for you to browse through the gift shop and have tea in their teashop before departing on your 90 minute commentated boat cruise with a stop at the world famous Spirit Island. This is one of the most beautiful trips in the Rockies.
Sunwapta Falls BBQ Join our evening optional to Sunwapta Falls Resort outside of Jasper. Here we enjoy choice of steak, chicken, salmon, trout, or vegetarian BBQ'd to perfection and served with Caesar and green salad, baked potato, garlic toast and fresh baked apple pie and ice cream for dessert. After dinner is the highlight of the evening with an informative and entertaining presentation by a certified Park Naturalist. Price includes transfer, dinner, wine and all taxes.
Vancouver City Tour A must for the first time visitor to Vancouver. This tour will take you to see all the important sights such as Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park and Granville Island, known for its artists, studios and craft galleries.
Day 1 - Calgary
We'll meet you on arrival in Calgary and transfer you to your hotel for the first night of your Canadian†escorted tour.
Accommodation - Best Western Village Park Inn.
Day 2 - Calgary to Banff
Calgary is the gateway to the resplendent Rockies and we use that gateway this morning as we leave to drive through the prairies and into those majestic mountains. On our way out of the city we pass the 1988 Olympic Park and Ski Jump, then head westward through green and gorgeous Bow Valley vistas on the short and ultra scenic run along the Trans-Canadian Highway to Banff National Park.
We make a short stop in the village Canmore which has some amazing little shops, ideal for all your gifts. For those of you wishing to gain an aerial view of the Rocky Mountains there will be the opportunity to take our optional helicopter flight.* This area of its National Park is so inspirational that its full title seems to be 'Beautiful Banff', while the town itself is a great blend of shops, eateries and activities. There's a brief orientation tour on arrival before checking-in at our hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Accommodation - Banff Inn.
Day 3 - Banff
You have a full day at†leisure to experience Canada's first National Park, Banff. Founded as a modest 10 square miles back in 1885, Banff is now 2,564 square miles of incredibly dramatic mountain landscape, glaciers, lakes and rivers. An excellent opportunity to see panoramic views of what this park has to offer is on the optional Sulphur Mountain Gondola excursion.* Banff has some wonderful shops and restaurants but if you want some more stunning scenery why not join us for an optional excursion to Canyons & Peaks.*
Accommodation - Banff Inn.
Day 4 - Banff to Jasper
Make sure your camera is loaded with film for today's journey as you need to keep your eyes open for elks and moose. We head north to Icefields Parkway with our first stop at the incredibly beautiful Lake Louise. This is a stunning glacial lake nestling at the foot of the Victoria Glacier and the mountain cliffs from which it drops. It is famed for its turquoise blue water and the imposing Chateau Lake Louise that sits on the waters edge. We continue on to the picture postcard Peyto Lake and then the Columbia Icefield. Weather permitting; this is where you can take the optional snocoach ride on the Athabasca Glacier.* A little further on, we will stop for photos at the dramatic Athabasca Falls, but before arriving in Jasper for our two night stay.
Accommodation - Lobstick Lodge.
Day 5 - Jasper
A full day to enjoy Jasper, a little town delightfully set amid the lakes, mountains and waterways that form Jasper National Park. It's the perfect place to take a breather, and our optional cruise* of the 14-mile long Lake Maligne, crossing its glassy surface to the almost ethereal Spirit Island is perfect. For the more adventurous, a gentle 'float' down the Athabasca River might be just what you are looking for.
Accommodation - Lobstick Lodge.
Day 6 - Jasper to Kamloops on the Rocky Mountaineer
It's all aboard this morning for the Rocky Mountaineer. No ordinary train, its picture windows give you moving panoramas of soaring snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, forested canyons and fast flowing rivers. When the scenery is simply too superb to miss, the train even slows down for photo opportunities! Enroute you'll pass Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, the startlingly stark Albreda Icefields, the winter white Monashee Mountains and Little Hell's Gate Canyon. On arrival at Kamloops, we transfer you to your overnight hotel.
Accommodation - Sandman Inn or similar (provided by Rocky Mountaineer).
Day 7 - Kamloops to Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer
Re-board the train for day two of its journey, which follows the whitewater rush of the Thompson River, cuts through the steep sided Fraser Canyon and passes the immeasurably thundering waters surging through Hell's Gate gorge. Just to make the journey an absolute joy, the scenery is complemented by superb service aboard the train and the comfort of reclining seats. We reach the end of the iron road in the Pacific Rim city of Vancouver, where our coach awaits to transfer you to your hotel for a two night stay. The rest of the evening is at leisure in the city commonly referred to as the 'Jewel of the Pacific'.
Accommodation - Renaissance Harbourside Hotel
Day 8 - Vancouver
Perhaps the most stunning city setting in the world, cosmopolitan Vancouver sits beside a natural harbour, with majestic mountains at its back and the ocean at its feet. There are great shopping venues here and, as you have a full day at leisure, there is ample opportunity for exploration too. Take a walk in Stanley Park, absorb the atmosphere of Gastown with its steam powered clock, explore Chinatown, and cross the Lion's Gate Bridge to Capilano Park with its century old suspension bridge. Vancouver has many shopping malls or visit Granville Island with its many artist studios, craft galleries and the public market. Optional excursions are richly varied*. City sightseers' needn't stop at the landmarks of Vancouver. Victoria is well within reach on an organised tour* that ferries you past the Gulf Islands and takes in famous Butchart Gardens enroute to the historic city. In the evening, enjoy the chance to sample some of the city's super restaurants, or try to get seats for a night at the theatre.
Accommodation - Renaissance Harbourside Hotel.
Day 9 - Vancouver
Enjoy your final morning in Vancouver before transferring to the airport for your flight, a perfect time for last minute shopping in the huge department stores and elegant boutiques.
- 8 nights hotel/rail accommodation
- Services of a professional Jetsave Tour Director days 1-9
- Meals onboard the 'Rocky Mountaineer'
- Banff Tour
- Baggage porterage
- Meals included as stated: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D), No meals (RO)
- Redleaf Service - On this tour all clients have been allocated seats in the RedLeaf Service. These are the standard reclining coach seats. Your breakfast and lunch, snacks and soft beverages will be included on this service.
Holiday prices are in £'s per person based on twin occupancy.
Regional Departures available. Please contact our Travel Centre Team for details.
Supplements may apply. Alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of the year.
Prices can increase or decrease, you will be quoted the up to date price at the time of booking.
The itinerary shown is for 2013 departures and may vary for 2012 periods. Please contact reservations for more information.
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