Rocky Mountain Railtour

Resort: Rocky Mountain Railtour
Operator: Titan Travel
Destination: Canada
Price From: £4299.00

Overview

A snapshot of the best of Western Canada, this tour embraces the wild majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Youll rumble through the best of the regions scenery aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train, part of the countrys grand rail travel tradition. As you go, take in panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains, dramatic ice fields, thunderous waterfalls and glacial lakes. This amazing two-day experience is bookended by stays in mountain towns (Banff and Jasper) and attractive cities (Vancouver and Victoria).


Whats Included

  • 9 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Air Canada from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service (2 days)
  • 5 meals: 2 breakfasts (days 5-6) 2 lunches (days 5-6) 1 dinner (day 4)

5 excursions and visits

  • Tours of Banff surrounds (with Lake Louise) and Jasper National Park
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
  • Vancouver city tour
  • Butchart Gardens

Plus

  • Titans VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan tour manager
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

Rocky Mountain Railtour

Itinerary

Day 1 – UK – Calgary – Banff

Titans VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Calgary. On arrival, well transfer to the mountain town of Banff.

Banff Caribou Lodge (3.5-star)


Day 2 – Banff – Lake Louise

Today we tour the surrounds of Banff and visit famous Lake Louise. Take a stroll by the lakeside and visit the Chateau, a luxury hotel with cafs and bars to enjoy. This is Canadas best-known lake, renowned for its beautiful setting and magical view of the Victoria Glacier.

Excursions & visits:

Tour of Banff surrounds, with Lake Louise (all day)

Banff Caribou Lodge (3.5-star)


Day 3 – Columbia Icefield – Jasper

As we journey to Jasper National Park, the stunningly scenic Icefields Parkway takes in over 140 miles of jagged mountain peaks, high forested valleys, emerald lakes and mountain-fed waterfalls. The halfway point is the spectacular Columbia Icefield, one of the biggest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Here, we take an Ice Explorer ride on to the surface of Athabasca Glacier (weather dependent). An experienced driver-guide will lead us and teach us about glaciers and icefields and their importance on our environment. Youll even have the opportunity to safely step out onto the glacier and stand on the ancient ice. Turning west, we enter Jasper National Park – 4,200 square miles of alpine forests, natural hot springs, white-water rivers, tranquil valleys and jagged snow-capped mountains – and continue to the centre of Jasper town.

Excursions & visits:

Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure (afternoon)

Chateau Jasper (3-star)


Day 4 – Jasper

Today we enjoy an unforgettable journey to Maligne Canyon and then to one of the most photographed spots in the world, the breathtaking Maligne Lake. There may be the opportunity for an optional cruise to Spirit Island (weather dependent). This evening we enjoy dinner with an interpretative talk.

Excursions & visits:

Jasper National Park (morning)
Interpretative talk (evening)

Chateau Jasper (3-star)


Day 5 – Rocky Mountaineer (Jasper – Kamloops)

Today we make the first half of perhaps one of the most unforgettable journeys of your life on the Rocky Mountain railroad. Take your seat aboard the famed Rocky Mountaineer and youll carve through the Canadian Rockies (glass of wine in hand). Gaze up at snow-capped mountains and watch the regions finest scenery pass you by from panoramic domed windows. We stop in historic Kamloops for the night; the gateway to the Interior of British Columbia.

Hotel in Kamloops


Day 6 – Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops – Vancouver)

Our second day aboard Rocky Mountaineer and another exciting journey of stunning vistas awaits us. Youll see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and forests surrounded by peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. This afternoon, well arrive in Vancouver.

Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront (4-star)


Day 7 – Vancouver

This morning weve arranged a short orientation tour of Vancouver. After this youre free to explore at leisure. In quaint Gastown youll find many interesting shops, cafs and restaurants. Chinatown is well worth a visit to experience the bustle of this exciting area of the city.

Excursions & visits:

Vancouver city tour (morning)

Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront (4-star)


Day 8 – Vancouver – Victoria

This morning we drive to Tsawwassen to take the ferry through the glorious Gulf Islands region to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. We continue to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, reclaimed from a limestone quarry in 1904 and now a riot of colour and fragrance covering more than 30 acres. These beautiful gardens have long been one of Vancouver Islands premier attractions and include rose, Japanese and Italian gardens. Later this afternoon we continue to Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia.

Excursions & visits:

Visit Butchart Gardens (afternoon)

Chateau Victoria (4-star)


Day 9 – Victoria

Today is free for you to explore Victoria and its many attractions, shops and perhaps some of its colonial heritage. The evening offers a chance to sample the range of fine restaurants around the harbour.

Chateau Victoria (4-star)


Day 10 – Victoria – Vancouver – In flight

This morning we leave Victoria behind and drive to Swartz Bay, where we take the return ferry crossing to Tsawwassen. There may be some time in Vancouver before transferring to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.

Victoria – Vancouver – In flight


 

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