Seattle & Canadian Rockies by Rocky Mountaineer

Watch Canada's spectacular scenery unfold in front of you as you travel on Canada's iconic Rocky Mountaineer from Seattle to Lake Louise, stopping to enjoy the attractions of Vancouver, Lake Louise and Banff along the way.

Seattle & Canadian Rockies by Rocky Mountaineer

The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the world's most iconic and spectacular rail journeys. This extended tour begins in Seattle where you have the opportunity to explore this cosmopolitan city, spend time exploring at Chihuly Gardens & Glass and dine in the revolving restaurant at Seattle's Space Needle. Board the Rocky Mountaineer and watch the world go by through the panoramic windows, or upgrade to Gold Leaf Service with its glass domed roof of the Gold Leaf rail carriages and enjoy exquisite meals in the private Gold Leaf dining car.

The Coastal Passage Rocky Mountaineer Tour takes you from Seattle to Vancouver where you can choose to join a sightseeing tour, a bike tour, a foodie tour to Granville Island or cruise the inner harbour. The tour then follows the classic Rocky Mountaineer route through the farmlands and forest of Fraser Valley before the scenery takes a dramatic change passing through winding tunnels, canyons and the spectacular Canadian Rockies.

Enjoy sightseeing excursions of Banff, Yoho National Park and a helicopter tour over spectacular mountain scenery in Kananaskis. This luxury tour includes accommodation in Fairmont Hotels in Seattle, Vancouver, Lake Louise and Calgary.

Seattle Skyline
    DAY 01

    Travel to Seattle

    Washington State

    Today fly from the UK to Seattle on the Pacific Northwest Coast of the USA in Washington State. Take a private transfer to your downtown hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure, we recommend you visit the magnificent Chihuly Garden and enjoy dinner at the Space Needle revolving restaurant. Hotel - Paramount Seattle.
    Rocky Mountaineer
      DAY 02

      Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver


      There is time to explore Seattle today, maybe take a look around Pike Place Market and explore Seattle's waterfront. You will be transferred by coach to King Street Station where you will board Rocky Mountaineer for the first leg of your rail journey. Enjoy dinner while on board in the Golf Leaf dining on this beautiful scenic journey where you can enjoy views of Puget Sound, Cascade Mountains and sunsets over San Juan Islands. Hotel - Hampton Inn & Suites, Vancouver.
      Totem Poles, Stanley Park
        DAY 03



        Today there are a choice of included excursions for you to choose from to showcase Vancouver and its surroundings. Take your pick from a six hour sightseeing tour to Vancouver's North Shore, get in to the saddle of a bike and join a five hour guided cycling tour of Vancouver's most famous sights, feast on delicious bites on a 'Made in BC' foodie tour at Granville Island market or head out on the inner harbour for a 2 hour cruise where you may be lucky enough to spot orcas and other sea mammals. Hotel - Hampton Inn & Suites, Vancouver.
        Rocky Mountaineer
          DAY 04

          Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops

          Transfer by coach to the Rocky Mountaineer Rail Station where you will board the train for your journey through the Canadian Rockies. Your journey begins travelling through the lush green fields and forests of the Fraser Valley, you will then find a dramatic change in scenery as the journey carves through river canyons and mountains. Watch out for Hell's Gate in Fraser Canyon and sheer slopes along the Thompson River. You will overnight in a 3 - 4* hotel in Kamloops.
          Yoho National Park
            DAY 05

            Rocky Mountaineer to Lake Louise

            Lake Louise

            Transfer by coach to Kamloops station where you board the Rocky Mountaineer to continue your journey east through the Canadian Rockies. You will pass rocky lake shores, over high mountain passes and through tunnels such as the famous Spiral Tunnels of Kicking Horse Pass. You will enjoy spectacular mountain and glacier views through the panoramic windows. Tonight you will stay in the lakefront Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel. Accommodation Options

            Rocky Mountaineer
              DAY 06

              Yoho National Park and Banff


              This morning you are free to explore Lake Louise at your leisure. After lunch you will tour Yoho National Park and visit some of its attractions such as the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and Kicking Horse River. You will transfer to Banff where you will spend the night. Hotel - Elk + Avenue Hotel.
              Bow Falls
                DAY 07


                This morning enjoy a tour Banff's highlights and a ride on the Banff Gondola on Sulphur Mountain for unsurpassed views of the valley below. Your tour continues to Calgary with highlights including Lake Minnewanka, Bow Falls and a 12 minute helicopter flight to the mountain summit in Kananaskis. On arrival at Calgary check in to your hotel and the rest of the evening is at your leisure. Hotel - Delta Calgary Downtown.
                  DAY 08

                  Travel Home

                  The day is free for you to explore Calgary or pick up some last minute souvenirs or shopping before transferring to the airport for your flight back to the UK.