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Canadian Rockies Explorer Rail & Drive

Calgary * Banff * Jasper * Rocky Mountaineer Train * Vancouver

A delightful multi-centre holiday visiting Western Canada exploring the best of the Canadian Rockies, including the famous National Parks of Banff and Jasper, with your own hire car to tour the Icefields Parkway before you ride the celebrated “Rocky Mountaineer” train from Jasper to spectacular Vancouver.

2018 - 14 days from £3,191 per person twin share + flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK – Calgary
Your day starts with a scheduled Air Canada flight to Calgary - regional departures are available on request. On arrival you will be transferred by private car to your centrally located hotel.
Overnight (1): Calgary

Day 2 - Calgary – Banff (77 miles)
Experience the pioneering spirit of Calgary and this area of Alberta by visiting o­ne of the historic parks. Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore this city of contrasts or to do some shopping. Visit the Eaton Centre, TD Square or the Hudson’s Bay store. After lunch, collect your hire car from downtown before heading west through rolling foothills into the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. On the way you could visit the Canada Winter Olympic Park (of Eddie the Eagle fame) and try the bobsleigh run.
Overnights (4): Banff 

Days 3 – 5 - Banff
Situated o­n the doorstep of spectacular scenery, Banff nestles amidst the glory of the Canadian Rockies. With a wealth of attractions, ranging from the Hot Springs to the gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, Banff boasts an attractive main street with numerous cafes and craft shops. Renowned for its winter activities, Banff is also the summer “gateway” to National Parks and the scenic splendour of the Icefields Parkway. Why not try an optional 2-hr horse ride, a guided hike, a helicopter sightseeing flight or a full-day or half-day whitewater rafting trips.

Day 6 - Banff – Jasper (173 miles)
The drive along the Icefields Parkway features superb alpine scenery. Seemingly at every turn a new vista awaits with emerald lakes, waterfalls and swiftly flowing mountain streams. Visit beautiful Lake Louise before arriving at the extensive Columbia Icefield, the largest formation of ice and snow in the Canadian Rockies and, weather permitting, why not take the ‘snocoach’ ride o­nto the Athabasca Glacier to walk o­n this imperceptibly moving river of ice.
Overnights (3): Jasper

Days 7 – 8 - Jasper
A showcase of pearly blue lakes, long ridge-top hikes, canyons and a world-class golf resort, the town of Jasper is a sleepy sanctuary, known as a refuge for bighorn sheep, elk, deer and moose - all of which have been spotted wandering its streets. A trip to the exquisite Maligne Lake, the second largest glacier-fed lake in the Rockies, is well recommended where a cruise will take you past glacier-studded mountains peaks to world-famous Spirit Island. o­n the other hand why not try an optional whitewater rafting excursion? Return your hire car late afternoon.

Day 9 - Jasper – Kamloops
Travel o­nboard the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3954 metres (12,972 ft) and the journey along the Thompson River as you approach your overnight destination, Kamloops. Breakfast and lunch included
Overnight (1): Kamloops

Day 10 - Kamloops – Vancouver
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. o­n today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes of scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and forests surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains to the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your journey ends in Vancouver arriving late afternoon. Breakfast and lunch included
Overnights (3): Vancouver

Days 11 – 12 - Vancouver
Renowned as o­ne of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is home to spectacular natural scenery with breathtaking views in each and every direction, has a bustling metropolitan core and boasts o­ne of the mildest climates in Canada. Enjoy all the city has offer with your included flexible city tour. Highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days, and the convertible clear top buses offer stunning views, rain or shine. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 20 plus stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver’s urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don’t forget Robson Street to do a little shopping! Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainement district. The tour loop duration is 120 minutes, without hopping off to visit attractions. Optionally why not take a whale-watching excursion or a trip across to Vancouver Island and the city of Victoria. Looking for a unique experience, you could spend the day on a floatplane in the company of the flying "postie" delivering mail to the outlying islands.

Day 13 - Vancouver – UK
A leisurely day allows for last minute sightseeing or shopping before a private car transfer is provided to the airport and your flight home.

Day 14 - Arrive UK
 

PLEASE NOTE that an additional DEPOSIT  is required to confirm a reservation.

 BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS DOMESTIC ADD-ONS
Available in conjunction with your trans-atlantic Air Canada flights between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.

Air Canada Upgrade to Executive First
Designed to provide you with your own personal space that's ideal for a good night's sleep, each Executive First Suite* reclines into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. Armed with a comfy pillow and duvet and fully equipped with all the latest in-flight amenities, you'll arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day.

Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service o­n the Rocky Mountaineer
Our custom-designed, bi-level, glass-domed GoldLeaf coach puts you right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Take in the dazzling vistas upstairs, and enjoy delicious meals downstairs. From the attentive service provided by your Rocky Mountaineer Hosts, to the gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by our award-winning chefs. GoldLeaf Service is quite simply, as good as it gets.

SPECIAL OFFERS

1) Enjoy a Toronto and Niagara Falls add-on from £265 per person
Price includes internal scheduled flights, airport taxes, Return airport coach Transfers from Toronto Airport to your centrally located hotel, 2 nights accommodation at a 4-Star hotel and a full day sightseeing tour to Niagara Falls including a boat ride o­n the Hornblower Cruises to view the Horseshoe Falls (seasonal) and lunch.

2) Enjoy a Montreal and Quebec City add-on from £299 per person
Price includes internal scheduled flights, airport taxes, return airport coach transfers from MontrealAirport to your centrally located hotel, 2 nights accommodation at a 4-Star hotel and a full day sightseeing tour to Quebec City.

 

Departure Dates

2018

Twin Share
3 Star Hotels
Twin Share
4 Star Hotels
Twin Share
5 Star Hotels
May 02, 05, 09, 12, 16, 19 £3,191 £3,517 £3,808
May 23 £3,235 £3,517 £3,828
May 26 £3,257 £3,517 £3,860
May 30 £3,360 £3,590 £4,240
June 02 £3,411 £3,614 £4,240
June 06, 09 £3,458 £3,676 £4,240
June 13 £3,458 £3,772 £4,240
June 16, 20 £3,411 £3,676 £4,240
June 23, 27, 30 £3,792 £3,998 £4,561
July 04 £3,839 £4,044 £4,607
July 07, 11, 14 £3,885 £4,121 £4,675
July 18, 21, 25, 28 £3,839 £4,044 £4,639
August 01, 04, 08, 11, 15 £3,839 £4,044 £4,639
August 18 £3,839 £4,044 £4,607
August 22, 25, 29 £3,517 £4,044 £4,286
September 01, 05, 08, 12, 15, 19 £3,471 £3,676 £4,240
September 22, 26 £3,345 £3,676 £4,240
September 29 £3,242 £3,614 £4,240
October 03 £3,242 £3,614 £3,774
October 06 £3,242 £3,614 £3,690
       
Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Supplement £352
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3 Star Hotels4 Star Hotels5 Star Hotels
CalgarySandman Hotel Calgary City CentreDelta Calgary DowntownFairmont Palliser
BanffCharltons HotelBuffalo Mountain LodgeRimrock Resort Hotel
JasperMarmot LodgeSawridge Inn & Conference CentreFairmont Jasper Park Lodge
KamloopsProvided by Rocky Mountaineer
VancouverBest Western Plus Sands by the SeaPinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow to Calgary with return from Vancouver
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation with private facilities, room only
  • Private car transfer to your Calgary hotel
  • 7 days hire of a “Fully Inclusive” intermediate hire car with unlimited kms, LDW and taxes, 1 Extra driver
  • Two day “Rocky Mountaineer” train journey from Jasper to Vancouver in Silverleaf service, including Breakfasts and Lunches
  • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Private car transfer to Vancouver Airport
  • Detailed day-by-day itinerary with maps
  • 24-hour customer service support from our local agent within Canada

Not Included:

  • Meals unless stated, other than on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Fuel for hire car
  • Car hire Drop charge $40 plus tax
  • Extra charge applies to renters under 25 years of age
  • Transfers to Jasper railway station and from Vancouver railway station
  • National Parks fee
  • Hotel parking fees if applicable
  • Weekend Flight Supplement(Friday-Sunday) £30 each way


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All offers are subject to availability. Once a booking is confirmed your holiday price is 100% GUARANTEED against any increase in price such as currency exchange fluctuations or fuel surcharges. Other companies may surcharge you by up to 10% more!


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