The best journeys always seem to end too soon. But with our Free Hotel offer that doesn't have to be the case. Revel in more unforgettable moments by extending your trip with a free additional hotel night in Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, or Calgary. All you have to do is book this qualifying 2016 Rocky Mountaineer journey of four nights or more in GoldLeaf Deluxe, GoldLeaf, or SilverLeaf Service by June 24, 2016
Embark on a journey of beautiful and bustling coastal cities and breathtaking mountain towns. This journey includes time in Seattle and Vancouver where you can take in the unique West Coast culture, as well as three nights in the quaint mountain towns of Kamloops, Banff and Lake Louise.
- 3 day Rocky Mountaineer Gold
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches in Westbound route)
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- Vancouver Lookout
- North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
- Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
- Lake Louise to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
- Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
- Calgary Tower
- Rail station transfers in Seattle, Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
- Luggage handling and National Park Pass
At every service level, Rocky Mountaineer Hosts will attend to your needs. They will welcome you with a morning toast, serve up delicious meals and entertain you with interpretive storytelling. Decide which service level – GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service – is right for you. Climb aboard GoldLeaf Service for unparalleled comfort in our bi-level glass-domed coach, or SilverLeaf Service for jaw-dropping panoramic views through oversized picture windows and delectable gourmet cuisine at your seat.
Our hotel partners share our passion for exceptional guest service, ensuring that you, our guest, can expect a quality experience from the beginning to the end of your vacation. Hotels are based on your choice of GoldLeaf Deluxe Service, GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service accommodation, and you have the flexibility to change or upgrade your hotel experience as desired. Please note that all accommodations in Kamloops and Quesnel, while charming, are of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded.
Day 1: Seattle
Arrive in Seattle and spend time exploring Seattle’s waterfront, Chinatown, Pioneer Square, the sights of Pike Place Market, and/or the Space Needle on your own at leisure. Overnight in Seattle.
Day 2 : Seattle To Vancouver - (D)
Take in the sights of Seattle you didn’t see yesterday before checking out from your hotel. A motorcoach will transfer you (and your luggage) to King Street Station to check in for the first leg of your Rocky Mountaineer journey to Vancouver. After boarding, toast the rail voyage ahead and enjoy dinner onboard as you travel past the Chittenden Locks linking Puget Sound to Lakes Union and Washington as you wave goodbye to Seattle. Highlights include the fishing fleet (and Boeing jets) of Everett, the fields at the foot of the Cascade Mountains near Mount Vernon, sunset views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands beyond, and, after crossing the Canadian border, the community of White Rock as the train hugs the Pacific Coast and travels into Vancouver. On arrival in Vancouver, a motor coach will transfer you from Pacific Central Station to your nearby downtown hotel. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 3: Vancouver
Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 4: Vancouver To Kamloops - (B/L)
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer 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. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 5: Kamloops To Banff (B/L)
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. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.
Day 6: Banff To Lake Louise
A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise. Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.
Day 7: Lake Louise To Calgary
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Your tour ends on arrival in Calgary late this afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 8: Calgary
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.
The discovery extends beyond the rails. Our unique holiday packages feature a variety of activities and experiences to let you explore the Canadian Rockies and the destinations that we travel to.
The activities include:
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Summit Helicopter Tour