Rocky Mountaineer Taste of the Rockies Circle

Vancouver ∙ Banff ∙ Jasper ∙ Kamloops

Beginning in the coastal city of Vancouver for a one night stay you will be whisked away in luxury on board the world famous Rocky Mountaineer. You experience two days of all-daylight rail travel on your way to Banff and you get to return to Vancouver from Jasper on another two days on the Rocky Mountaineer.
From Banff you can enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise along one of the most scenic highways in North America, the Icefields Parkway. Here you visit the Columbia Icefield and ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. In the beautiful town of Jasper to get a chance to experience Jasper National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and largest of the Canadian Rockies national parks. Your tour ends with a two-night stay back in Vancouver.
From €3995pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Ireland to Vancouver
  • 7 Nights hotel accommodation in tour hotels (more details below)
  • 4 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, and Jasper
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass
  • Departs Sundays 30 Apr - 08 Oct 2017
  • Quote Ref 1493955

Your Adventure...

Vancouver Arrival
Vancouver to Kamloops
Kamloops to Banff
Banff to Jasper
Jasper to Kamloops
Kamloops to Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver Departure
  • Day 1 Vancouver Arrival

    Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.
    Overnight in Vancouver. SilverLeaf: - The Hampton Inn. GoldLeaf: - Fairmont Waterfront.

  • Day 2 Vancouver to Kamloops

    Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.
    Breakfast and lunch included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
    Overnight in Kamloops. SilverLeaf: - To be advised onboard the train. GoldLeaf: - To be advised

  • Day 3 Kamloops to Banff

    Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff.
    Breakfast and lunch included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
    Overnight in Banff. SilverLeaf: - Banff Caribou Lodge. GoldLeaf: - Fairmont Banff Springs

  • Day 4 Banff to Jasper

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon.
    Overnight in Jasper. SilverLeaf: - Marmot Lodge. GoldLeaf: - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

  • Day 5 Jasper to Kamloops

    Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia 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, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.
    Breakfast and lunch included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
    Overnight in Kamloops. SilverLeaf: - To be advised onboard the train. GoldLeaf: - To be advised onboard the train.

  • Day 6 Kamloops to 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 in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser 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 rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.
    Breakfast and lunch included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
    Overnight in Vancouver. SilverLeaf: - The Hampton Inn. GoldLeaf: - Fairmont Waterfront

  • Day 7 Vancouver

    Today you have another day to explore Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities.
    Overnight in Vancouver. SilverLeaf: - The Hampton Inn. GoldLeaf: - Fairmont Waterfront

  • Day 8 Vancouver Departure

    Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel

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