Grand Circle

Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (5 Days / 4 Nights)

One of the best rail and coach combination tours Western Canada has to offer. Our tour will take you round-trip from Vancouver to Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise and Kamloops. Those who are looking for the comfort of a rail vacation combined with an up-close coach experience will definitely want to take this diverse tour!

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
  • 3-day fully narrated motorcoach tour
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts & 2 lunches
  • National Parks Pass & Toll Fee
  • Rail station transfers in Kamloops
  • Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Rocky Mountain information package
  • Services of a tour director
  • Complimentary book of the Canadian Rockies 
Grand Circle map

ABOUT THIS TOUR

  • Round-trip Rocky Mountaineer rail & deluxe motor coach tour from Vancouver. Tour departs from 1755 Cottrell St, Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer train station).
  • Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Service Level: GoldLeafSilverLeaf
  • Hotel Locations: Kamloops, Jasper, Banff (2 nights)
  • Hotel Accommodation: Choice between standard or deluxe
  • 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

TOUR pRICE

Apr 28 – Sep 29, 2020STANDARD HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$3,179$3,769$3,099$3,029
DELUXE HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$4,039$5,439$3,859$3,639
Apr 28 – Sep 29, 2020
STANDARD HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$3,899$4,489$3,819$3,749
DELUXE HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$4,759$6,159$4,579$4,359

Standard Hotels in each destination

  • Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure
  • Jasper**: Crimson Jasper / Chateau Jasper / Marmot Lodge
  • Banff (2 nights): Banff Aspen Lodge / Irwin’s Mountain Inn or similar

Deluxe Hotels in each destination

  • Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure
  • Jasper**: Crimson Jasper / Chateau Jasper / Marmot Lodge
  • Banff (2 nights): Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room) / The Rimrock Hotel (Premium View Room)

– Child RATES available upon request
– Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars
– Rates do not include tax or service surcharges
 ** All accommodation in Kamloops and Jasper is of standard category 

PLEASE USE BLUE TABS TO NAVIGATE

Month Date
Apr28
May5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
June2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
July3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
August4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
September1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29

Day 1 (Vancouver to Kamloops – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 7:30 am, Arrives: 5:35 pm)*

Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the interior’s largest city, Kamloops. On today’s journey, you will see dramatic changes in scenery from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coastal Mountains, to the desert- like environment of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and snow sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into your overnight destination, Kamloops. [B] [L]

Day 2 (Kamloops to Jasper – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 8:10 am, Arrives: 6:10 pm)*

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), Pyramid Falls, as well as the climb over Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends upon arrival in the town of Jasper this evening. Overnight in Jasper. [B] [L]

Day 3 (Jasper to Banff – by Coach)
(Departs: 8:30 am, Arrives: 7:30 pm)*

Start the morning with a refreshing hike in Maligne Canyon, one of the world’s largest and deepest limestone gorges criss-crossed by 6 narrow bridges. Then head south on the Icefields Parkway to experience the thundering waters of Athabasca Falls, picturesque Peyto Lake, and majestic Castle Mountain. At the Columbia Icefield, ride the “Ice Explorer”** on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk*! Overnight in Banff. [B]

Day 4 (Banff National Park, Lake Louise – by Coach)
(Departs: 8:00 am, Arrives: 6:00 pm)*

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Banff National Park. Start your morning with a leisurely hike in Johnston Canyon and stroll along the shores of picturesque Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. In the afternoon, visit the world famous Banff Springs Hotel and Bow Falls. With your free time in Banff, you may also choose from optional activities such as soaking in the natural spa at the Upper Hot Springs* or taking a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain*.  Overnight in Banff. [B]

Day 5 (Banff to Vancouver – by Coach)
(Departs: 8:00 am, Arrives: 7:30 pm)*

Today you will head west crossing the Continental Divide and Rogers Pass, the highest pass in the Rockies. Learn about the Spiral Tunnels, a railroad engineering marvel. Relax and enjoy the passing scenery of Glacier National Park on your way back to Vancouver. [B]

Departure and arrival times may vary subject to rail traffic
** Optional activities
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch

GoldLeaf Rail Service

GoldLeaf Rail Car

Relax and enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from a custom-designed, two level, glass-domed GoldLeaf coach. For more information about the GoldLeaf Service click HERE.

Silverleaf Rail Car

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery through the windows of a custom-designed, single-level dome coach. For more information about the SilverLeaf Service click HERE.

While you are on the tour, you have the chance to experience the unique beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Although optional, our mountain tour guides recommend following activities to enhance your Canadian Rockies experience:

– Columbia Ice Explorer Tour
– Glacier Skywalk
– Sulphur Mountain (Banff) Gondola Ride
– Canoeing on Lake Louise
– Upper Hot Springs

For more information on above activities (and their costs), click HERE.

FAQ'S

Our tours are conducted in English only, by a professional tour director with more than 10 years of experience and by professional Rocky Mountaineer attendants!

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!

Individual pick-ups are not included in the tour, so we recommend taking a taxi to the Rocky Mountaineer train station (1755 Cottrell St).

Standard hotels are mountain lodge-style while deluxe 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. If you want to book premium accommodation, be sure to book early as these hotels sell out quickly – availability is limited 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.

This depends on the day. If you are travelling from Vancouver to Jasper or Banff, it will be a minimum of 10 hours. However, every 2-3 hours, we leave the bus for mini breaks. During the sightseeing days, you will spend little time on the bus as you will be walking/sightseeing/hiking & etc.

“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

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