Banff Town, Sulphur Mountain Gondola & Lake Moraine
Banff Town, Sulphur Mountain Gondola & Lake Moraine
Athabasca Glacier & Peyto Lake, Jasper
Athabasca Glacier & Peyto Lake, Jasper

Canadian Rockies Explorer plus Rocky Mountaineer

7 nights from €3,299 per person Including Flights

Overview

Enjoy the best of the Canadian Rockies on this independent tour which includes a two day rail journey on the famous Rocky Mountaineer. Fly to Calgary in the western province of Alberta before taking a transfer to the charming mountain town of Banff. From here take a fabulous day-long excursion of the mountains, lakes and waterfalls which will end at the emerald waters of stunning Lake Louise. Spend the night here before travelling the Icefields Parkway and visiting the Athabasca Glacier, including a trip on an Ice Explorer vehicle. After a couple of nights in the gorgeous town of Jasper, you will board the Rocky Mountaineer train for a two day journey of a lifetime through the Rockies. You’ll end in Vancouver, where you can either spend one night and then fly home or extend your stay in this lovely city. You could add on a cruise to Alaska, or fly back via the cosmopolitan city of Toronto and visit the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls.

We love this tour because you don’t have to drive yourself around with all transportation included (except airport transfers), and you will pick and choose your hotels and excursions so that everything is pre-booked. You will be given full details of all meeting points and times, but please note there is not a tour manager throughout.  (JV)

Highlights

  • Marvel at spectacular Lake Louise – one of the most photographed lakes in the world.
  • Take a two-day “Journey Through the Clouds” rail journey through the Rockies onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Enjoy a tour of the Icefields Parkway including a trip on an Ice Explorer and the Glacier Skywalk
  • Discover the mountains, lakes and waterfalls on a tour of Banff National Park
  • Experience the beauty of Jasper National Park with a tour including lunch and a cruise on beautiful Lake Maligne.

Itinerary Overview
Fly to Calgary 1 night – Banff 1 night – Lake Louise 1 night - Jasper 2 nights – Rocky Mountaineer train for 2 days with overnight in Kamloops – Vancouver 1 night


 

Departure Dates
May: 03 07 10 14 17 21 24 28 31
June: 04 07 11 14 18 21 25 28
July: 02 05 09 12 16 19 23 26 30
August: 02 06 09 13 16 20 23 27 30
September: 03 06 10 13 17 20 24 27

 

Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • CAR licensed & bonded
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Fly to Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and transfer independently to your hotel, enjoying an evening exploring Cowboy town. You could head to pedestrianised Stephen Avenue for a great choice of restaurants and bars.

Classic Hotel – Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown (Standard room) or Ramada Hotel Downtown Calgary (Standard room)
Superior Hotel – Calgary Marriott Hotel (Standard room) or The Westin (Traditional Main Building)
Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Palliser (Junior Suite)

Day 2

Calgary to Banff

Pick up a coach transfer this morning and travel west towards the Rocky Mountains. Upon arrival into Banff you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure to explore this charming town. We can book several excursions for you to enjoy in the afternoon such as a cruise on Lake Minnewanka, an evening wildlife tour or a trip up Sulphur Mountain on Banff Gondola.

Classic Hotel – Banff Inn or Brewster’s Mountain Lodge
Superior Hotel – Royal Canadian Lodge (Standard room) or Buffalo Mountain Lodge (Premier Room)
Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Banff Springs (Deluxe room)

Day 3

Banff to Lake Louise

After check-out, join the Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Tour departing Banff and ending at Lake Louise, and taking the full day. Enjoy the wonderful sights of the Banff and Yoho National Parks, Moraine Lake, Takakaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass, Valley of the Ten Peaks and Spiral Tunnels. On arrival at

Lake Louise, you’ll check into the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Classic Hotel – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont room) or Post Hotel
Superior Hotel - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Mount Temple room)
Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview room)

Day 4

Lake Louise to Jasper

Depart Lake Louise and take a full day guided tour which will take you along the Icefields Parkway and into Jasper. At the Columbia Icefield you will enjoy a 90-minute glacier adventure on a unique Ice Explorer vehicle, visit the Discover Centre and brave the Glacier Skywalk – a glass-floored platform extending 30 meters out over the Sunwapta Canyon. Lunch is included, and you will have a great day in this most scenic part of the world. Arrive in Jasper at the end of the afternoon for a two night stay in this lovely town.

Classic Hotel (2 nights) – Marmot Lodge (Standard room) or Lobstick Lodge (Standard room)
Superior Hotel (2 nights) - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont room) or Sawridge Inn (Outside View room with balcony)
Deluxe Hotel (2 nights) - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe room)

Day 5

Jasper

Today you will experience the best of Jasper National Park on a four hour tour including lunch and a cruise on gorgeous Maligne Lake*. Travel the trails of the early explorers, along the Athabasca Canadian Heritage River. Stroll above Maligne Caynon with its narrow gorge and limestone walls and visit the place of First Nation legend at Medicine Lake.

* Departures 1 to 19 May will not include the cruise as it is too early in the season for this to operate

Day 6

Rocky Mountaineer - Jasper to Kamloops

This morning take the hotel transfer to the station to board the Rocky Mountaineer. Sit back and enjoy views of the dramatic landscape of the Continental Divide, as your route takes you through winding valleys, mountain ranges and the Yellowhead Pass. On arrival in Kamloops you will be taken to your allocated hotel.

Overnight Kamloops (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7

Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops to Vancouver

Continue west today towards Vancouver, passing the Coast and Cascade Mountains and Fraser River Valley. Enjoy the great food on board the train, and be entertained by the commentary and chat of the Rocky Mountaineer on board team. Your rail journey comes to an end upon arrival in Vancouver this evening when you transfer to your hotel.

Classic Hotel – Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre (Standard room) or Georgian Court Hotel (Deluxe room)
Superior Hotel – Fairmont Vancouver Hotel (Fairmont room) or Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown (Harbourview room)
Deluxe Hotel – Fairmont Vancouver Hotel (Deluxe room)

Day 8

Vancouver

If you have time before your flight home, then perhaps enjoy the views from the Vancouver Lookout Tower or take a walk along the seawall to Stanley Park. You may want to extend your stay by a night or two as there is so much to do in this vibrant waterfront city. Or you can choose to cruise to Alaska. Or perhaps fly to Toronto for a few days sightseeing and a day trip to Niagara Falls.
 

  • Transatlantic flights on scheduled airlines
  • 7 nights Classic hotel accommodation – upgrade to Superior or Deluxe for a supplement
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey including two breakfasts and two lunches in SilverLeaf Service - upgrade to GoldLeaf Service for a supplement
  • Transfer from Calgary to Banff, hotel shuttle from Jasper hotel to train station, Rocky Mountaineer transfer to hotel in Kamloops and Vancouver
  • Excursions as detailed above


What’s not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions:
  • Lake Minnewanka Cruise CAD $65
  • Evening wildlife tour CAD $59
  • Banff Gondola CAD $69
     

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