First Passage to the West Discovery
9 days, 8 nights Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (2024)
Vancouver → Kamloops → Lake Louise →Banff → Calgary
Book Early And Save Up to $800 Per Couple
- Rocky Mountaineer: 2-day train trip from Vancouver to Lake Louise
- Sightseeing: Motorcoach tour in Banff and Yoho National Park
- Hotel: 8 nights of hotel accommodation
- Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunch
- Rail Transfers & Luggage Handling : Kamloops & Lake Louise
- Excursions/Activities: Banff Gondola ride
- Other: Toll fee & Park Pass
- Rail Service: GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf
SilverLeaf – Standard / Superior
- SilverLeaf, Standard: $5,151 – $5,498
- SilverLeaf, Superior: $5,315 – $5,865
GoldLeaf – Standard / Superior
- GoldLeaf, Standard: $6,689 – $7,037
- GoldLeaf, Superior: $7,224 – $7,688
- GoldLeaf, Premier: $7,973 – $8,328
Note: The tour includes hotel accommodation, and your hotel stay will be determined based on the Rail Service and hotel category you have chosen. Please see the details provided below:
SilverLeaf Standard: Vancouver – Georgian Court Hotel: Lake Louise – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise; Banff – Fox Hotel & Suites
SilverLeaf Superior: Vancouver – The Sheraton Wall Center Hotel; Lake Louise – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise; Banff – Moose Hotel & Suites
GoldLeaf Standard: Vancouver – Pan Pacific Hotel: Lake Louise – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise; Banff – Rim Rock Resort Hotel
GoldLeaf Superior: Vancouver – Pan Pacific Hotel: Lake Louise – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise; Banff – Rim Rock Resort Hotel
GoldLeaf Premier: Vancouver – Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel: Lake Louise – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise; Banff – Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
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Day 1 (Vancouver)
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic coastal city on your own. That could be discovering Stanley Park, taking a small ferry to Granville Island, or much more. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2 (Vancouver)
Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. Vancouver has activities for all interests, including visiting historic Gastown, dining in lively Yaletown, or enjoying a walk on the Stanely Park Seawall. No matter what you choose to do, the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean surround you. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 3 (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 4 (Kamloops to Lake Louise)
Your journey continues eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again, you will experience ever-changing 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 iconic glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise. [B] [L]
Day 5 (Lake Louise)
Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. With its unique history and picturesque scenery, Lake Louise will not disappoint. Learn about the local wildlife, paddle the lake by canoe, or simply relax amongst the beauty. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 6 (Lake Louise to Banff)
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day transfer 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 that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout, and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.
Day 7 (Banff)
Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. Banff has activities for all, from relaxing in the Banff hot springs, and exploring the bustling town, to outdoor wildlife adventures. Overnight in Banff.
Day 8 (Banff 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, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 9 (Calgary)
Your journey ends upon check out from your Calgary hotel.