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.
Travel to SeattleWashington 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 to VancouverVancouver
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. Accommodation: Georgian Court Hotel
Today enjoy a six hour sightseeing tour to Vancouver's North Shore, travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and visit Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure. Next you will travel on the Grouse Mountain Gondola where at the summit you can enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of the city, ocean and surrounding mountains. Accommodation: Georgian Court Hotel
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.
Rocky Mountaineer to BanffBanff
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. until your final stop on the Rocky Mountaineer at Banff. Accommodation Options
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. Accommodation Options
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.