golden Circle Via Whistler
Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (12 Days / 11 Nights)
- 5-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
- 11 nights hotel accommodation
- 5 breakfasts & 4 lunches
- Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Banff, and Kamloops
- Vancouver Lookout
- Jasper Highlights tour
- Icefields Parkway tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
- Yoho Park tour, Lake Louise to Banff
- Panoramic Helicopter Tour & Calgary Tower
- Luggage handling and National Parks Pass
BOOK / CALCALCULATE
- Round-trip Independent Rocky Mountaineer rail & motor coach tour from Vancouver.
- Tour departs from 1755 Cottrell St, Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer train station; hotel pick-up available)
- Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
- Clientele: All ages, but mostly between 30 to 65 years
- To book this tour a deposit is required; to find out more click on “Terms & Conditions“
Please Note: Prices are per person in Canadian dollars
|May 3-May 10||$6,749||$8.699||$6,649||$6,649|
|May 31-Jul 26||$7,299||$9,899||$6,999||$6,999|
|Aug 2-Sep 20||$7,349||$9,899||$7,049||$7,049|
|May 3-May 10||$9,699||$12,949||$8,849||$8,849|
|May 31-Jul 26||$10,649||$14,899||$9,399||$9,399|
|Aug 2-Sep 20||$10,749||$14,949||$9,449||$9,449|
|May||3, 10, 17, 24, 31|
|June||7, 14, 21, 28|
|July||5, 12, 19, 26|
|August||2, 9, 16, 23, 30|
|September||6, 13, 20, 27|
– Child RATES available upon request
– Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars
– Rates do not include tax or service surcharges
* FURTHER INFORMATION:
** All accomodation in Kamloops and Jasper is of standard category; other accomodation in Kamloops may also be used.
ITINERARY & HOTEL ACCMMODATION
VANCOUVER TO CALGARY
Day 1 (Vancouver Arrival)
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2 (Vancouver to Kamloops)
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. [B] [L]
Day 3 (Kamloops to Jasper)
Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Overnight in Jasper. [B] [L]
Day 4 (Experience Jasper Highlights Tour)
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 5 (Jasper to Banff)
Travel to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about is geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterward, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving at Banff via Lake Louise late this afternoon. 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, including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 7 (Banff to Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter tour)
Enjoy a full-day tour starting with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Highlights include Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. Admission to the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a Panoramic Helicopter Tour. Your tour ends in Calgary late this afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 8 (Calgary Departure)
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch
– Vancouver: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Fairmont Gallery Rom) – Jasper: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room) – Banff: Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room) – Lake Louise: Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
– Vancouver: Hampton Inn & Suites – Jasper: Sawrige Inn (Outdoor view with balcony)– Banff: Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa (Standard Room) – Lake Louise:Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Room)
* Further information:
– Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars
– Rates do not include tax or fuel surcharges
– Child fares may be available upon request
** All accommodation in Kamloops is of standard category
Our tours are conducted in English only, by a professional tour director with more than 10 years of experience!
We recommend booking your tour as soon as your plans are confirmed, as departure dates are quite popular and can fill up quickly. Essentially, book early to avoid disappointment!
Key West Travel does not offer individual pick-ups as our tour guests would like to depart Vancouver as scheduled. Usually, the tour departs from Hyatt Regency Downtown Vancouver (655 Burrard Street).
Standard hotels are mountain lodge-style while premium hotels are resort-style. The majority of our guests choose standard accommodation as these hotels are very clean and comfortable, and travellers will get their own private room and washroom. Travellers who book premium accommodation often do so because they want to stay at Chateau Lake Louise. If you want to book premium accommodation, be sure to book early as these hotels sell out quickly – they usually aren’t available within 6 months of departure!
Gratuities are not included in the prices (unless indicated). While it is neither our place nor our wish to tell you how much to tip, gratuities in Canada are often given in recognition of service excellence.
“Excellent tour and saw amazing places and experienced lovely things. It met our needs of visiting the Rockies and was well priced for what it had offered. Well worth the money. Brad was very well spoken and knowledgeable with all the information he provided. He knew his information/history and provided us with all necessary information. Len was very friendly and professional one of the best drivers from a tour company we have experienced.”
Ronald & Amanda Mallia Swansea, NSW, Australia