Itinerary Highlights

  • Travel in style, spending two days on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer along the First Passage to the West route
  • Spend two nights at Lake Louise, discover the beauty of the Columbia Icefields and Icefields Parkway scenic drive
  • Enjoy exploring the charming mountain town of Banff, travel by cable car to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views
  • Best time to travel April - October

What's Included

  • Accommodation Throughout
  • International Flights
7 nights from £3,230 per person
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
The Inspiring Travel Company Team
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Rocky Mountaineer is renowned for inspiring journeys retracing the steps of bygone explorers who first marvelled at this untamed wilderness centuries ago and this itinerary is no different. A true feast for the senses, Rocky Mountaineer showcases nature’s most beautiful aspects; with sparkling lakes, snowy mountains, and local wildlife around every bend. This magnificent journey brings you from cosmopolitan Vancouver to the idyllic mountain towns of Kamloops and Calgary, with a stay in world-famous Banff and a day trip to the eye-popping Lake Louise. What’s more, you will have the chance to partake in excursions to the Columbia Icefields and a breathtaking helicopter tour soaring above the peaks of the titanic Rockies – making this a truly unforgettable rail adventure unlike any other in the world.

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Vancouver, we have arranged for you to be collected from the airport and transferred to your Vancouver accommodation. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this scenic city on your own.
Kamloops
This morning transfer to the station and travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey will take you through dramatic changes of scenery. On leaving Vancouver you will cross the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, this then changes to forests and winding river canyons and lofty peaks of the Cascade Mountains until to reach the desert-like environment of British Columbia’s interior. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.
Lake Louise, Alberta
Board the Rocky Mountaineer early morning for your journey Eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Watch the landscape and scenery change through the picture windows from the comfort of your seat as you travel across ranch-lands, along rocky lakeshores. Your journey will take you over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels. Today’s highlights include the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon and the remarkable Spiral Tunnels as you climb higher in to the Canadian Rockies with is breath-taking glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Lake Louise
Today you will travel along one of the world’s most scenic mountain roads as you drive north to Jasper National Park on the Icefields Parkway. Highlights of today’s tour include the Athabasca Falls and Columbia Icefield. At the Columbia Icefield you will ride on Ice Explorer to the middle of Athabasca Glacier where you can alight and stand on one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Step out on the cliff-edge Icefield Skywalk which leads you to a glass-floor observation platform overlooking a 280 metre drop directly beneath you. Stops are made at Bow and Peyto Lakes on your return journey to Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise
This morning you can enjoy Lake Louise at your leisure, you may wish to take a guided hike around the lake shore, hire a kayak for a paddle out on the brilliant blue green waters or take a two-hour horseback ride through century old sub-alpine forest of spruce and fir trees and to the lakes edge. This afternoon you will leave Lake Louise and cross over in to British Columbia once more to visit Yoho National Park, the Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.
Today is free for you to explore Banff at your leisure. There are several additional excursions and activities we can arrange for you including guided hikes, river floats or white-water rafting, cowboy horseback cookouts or a Lake Minnewanka cruise. Other activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.
Calgary
Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos as well as riding the 5000 ft ascent on Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain where you can enjoy 360-degree views from Sulphur Ridge. Overnight in Calgary.
This morning is at your leisure to explore Calgary before checking out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.
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Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West at Leisure

7 nights from £3,230 per person
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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