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Golden Circle via Whistler

Golden Circle via Whistler

11 nights from
AU$6,769 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail & Coach
  • Travel From
    24 Apr 2019
  • Travel Until
    02 Oct 2020
11 nights from
AU$6,769 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail & Coach
  • Travel From
    24 Apr 2019
  • Travel Until
    02 Oct 2020
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 11-night accommodationInclusionInclusion Vancouver Lookout ticketsMealsMeals 5 breakfast & 6 lunchesTourTour Banff tour including Banff Gondola

Summary

Embark on a Canadian Rockies journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. This unforgettable, 12-day rail and coach package will take you to the towns of Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Lake Louise, Kamloops. Marvel at the breathaking landscape from mountains, river canyons to the snow capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Discover the beauty of Jasper National Park and Yoho National Park with a coach tour. In Lake Louise, enjoy a thrilling ride on an Ice Explorer and take a jaw-dropping walk along the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk.

2020 Departure Dates
April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; June 5, 12, 19 & 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; August 7, 14, 21 & 28; September 4, 11, 18 & 25; October 2

Highlights

  • 5 days of rail travel on Rocky Mountaineer
  • Jasper & Banff National Parks
  • Icefields Parkway tour with Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk
  • Extended stay in Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise
  • All transfers between rail station and hotels

Inclusions

  • 11-night accommodation*
  • 5 days of rail travel on Rocky Mountaineer *
  • 5 breakfasts & 6 lunches
  • Jasper Highlights tour
  • Icefields Parkway tour with Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk
  • Banff tour including Banff Gondola
  • Luggage transfers from station to hotels
  • Vancouver Lookout tickets

*Your choice of accommodation and rail class

Itinerary

Day 1, Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2, Vancouver to Whistler
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Vancouver Station at 7:40 am PT; you will travel from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler. Following your check-in at and motorcoach transfer from your downtown Vancouver hotel, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. Breakfast will be served onboard. You will arrive in Whistler between 11:30am and 12:30pm PT. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler. (B)

Day 3, Whistler to Quesnel 
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Whistler Station at 7:10 am PT, you will travel to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Arrive in Quesnel between 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the town, or relaxing in your hotel. All hotels in Quesnel are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking. Overnight in Quesnel. (B, L)

Day 4, Quesnel to Jasper 
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Quesnel Station at 7:10 am PT, your journey continues to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. Highlights include the Fraser River, the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and Yellowhead Pass. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm MT. (B, L)

Day 5, Jasper Highlights
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today, you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6, Icefields Parkway Tour, Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk, Jasper to Lake Louise 
Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk 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. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise. (L)

Day 7, Free Day in Lake Louise
Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 8, Yoho Park Lake Louise to Banff
This morning, you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs. Overnight in Banff.

Day 9, Free Day in Banff
Today, you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.

Day 10, Banff to Kamloops
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at Banff Station at 7:40 am MT. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Arrival in Kamloops between 6:30pm and 8:00pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the city of Kamloops or relaxing in your hotel room. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking. Overnight in Kamloops. (B, L)

Day 11, Kamloops to Vancouver
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 7:35 am PT. On today’s journey west, 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. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. You will arrive in Vancouver between 6:00pm and 7:30 pm PT. Overnight in Vancouver. (B, L)

Day 12, Vancouver
Check out from your Vancouver hotel. End of packaged tour.

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