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Journey Through the Clouds at Leisure

Journey Through the Clouds at Leisure

9 nights from
AU$5,029 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Canada
  • Travel From
    09 Apr 2020
  • Travel Until
    08 Oct 2020
9 nights from
AU$5,029 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Canada
  • Travel From
    09 Apr 2020
  • Travel Until
    08 Oct 2020
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 9-night accommodationActivityActivity Glacier Skywalk & Ice Explorer Ride in Columbia IcefieldInclusionInclusion 2-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journeyInclusionInclusion Panoramic helicopter flight in the RockiesTourTour Banff tour including Banff GondolaTourTour Visit Lake Louise and Jasper National Park

Summary

Rail ride captures the essence of going places, and nowhere is this more true than in the wild beauty of Canada’s West, filled with towering peaks, untamed wildlife, pine forests, and rolling hills and valleys. The ride is even better when you're inside the special glass-dome coach or the cozy viewing platform of the Rocky Mountaineer whisking you away smoothly into the world of luxury and verdant landscapes. From the coastal city of Vancouver or the bustling cosmopolitan city of Calgary, you'll cut through dazzling oceans, scale the sides of mountains, and weave along steep canyons at about 45 km per hour, just enough for you to soak in the sights on your way to British Columbia's epic interior and onto the backcountry attractions of Jasper.

For a fully immersive Canadian experience, this Rocky Mountaineer package gives you plenty of time to explore the Canadian Rockies on your own. You'll spend more time in Jasper National Park where a delightful breakfast at Maligne Canyon teahouse awaits. Canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing amidst the magnificent views are just some of the activities you can try in Lake Louise. Afterwards, take a half-day tour of Yoho National Park and experience the best of Banff with a gondola ride. End your vacation way up high with a panoramic helicopter tour of the Rockies.

2020 DATES

From Vancouver:

April: 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
May: 03, 04, 07, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
June: 01, 07, 07, 08, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29
July: 02, 05, 06, 09, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
August: 02, 03, 06, 09, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31
September: 03, 06, 07, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28
October: 01, 05, 08

From Calgary:

April: 09, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 29, 30
May: 03, 06. 07, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31
June: 03, 04, 07, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28
July: 01, 02, 05, 08, 09, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
August: 02, 05, 06, 09, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
September: 02, 03, 06, 09, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27
October: 01, 04

INCLUSIONS

  • 9-night hotel accommodation
  • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • 3 breakfasts and lunches
  • Jasper National Park
  • Banff & Lake Louise
  • Banff Gondola
  • Icefields and Glaciers Experience
  • Yoho National Park
  • Panoramic Helicopter Tour

ITINERARY

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

Day 2, Vancouver to Kamloops
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Vancouver Station at 7:30am PT. Travel 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. Breakfast & lunch included onboard. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops between 6:00pm and 7:30pm 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. (B, L)

Day 3, Kamloops to Jasper
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 7:30am PT. Today your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Your rail journey ends this evening between 7:30pm and 9:00pm MT on arrival in the resort town of Jasper. (B, L)

Day 4, Jasper Breakfast Tour
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. Highlights include breakfast at Maligne Canyon teahouse and a stroll to view the canyon itself. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper. (B)

Day 5, Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, 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 6, 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 7, Sightseeing Tour 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.

Day 8, 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 9, Banff to Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 10, Tour End - Calgary
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

Note: This itinerary is available in reverse.

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