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First Passage & Vancouver Island

10 day Rocky Mountaineer Holiday - from £2795

With flights from £3225

After an epic First Passage To The West rail journey, travel by seaplane over the Gulf Islands to the garden city of Victoria, British Columbia’s capital.


  • Experience first class service and dining on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Enjoy a tour of Butchart Gardens and Victoria Butterfly Gardens
  • Explore Grouse Mountain and cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Ride on the Banff Gondola and take a helicopter flight over the Rockies

BOOK NOW for 2021 and receive free nights, free transfers and more!


Book this rail package now for 2021 to receive:

  • 1 free hotel night in Vancouver or Calgary, at the start or end of the package
  • 1 airport transfer, at the beginning or end of the package
  • 1 set menu dinner at a hotel in a destination of choice, excluding rail days


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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in ‘The Heart of the New West’ independently. Admission to the Calgary Tower is included.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Delta Calgary Downtown

Gold Leaf Hotel: Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Day 2 - Banff

Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12 minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola is included. Your tour ends in Banff where you will spend the night.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Gold Leaf Hotel: Royal Canadian Lodge

Day 3 - Banff

A half-day tour takes you from Banff 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 spanning the Kicking Horse River. In the afternoon, you will return to Banff.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Gold Leaf Hotel: Royal Canadian Lodge

Day 4 - Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey takes you through a 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. Highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie – where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels into the city of Kamloops, where you will stay the night.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Kamloops Hotel

Gold Leaf Hotel: Kamloops Hotel

Day 5 - 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 with an overnight in Vancouver.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Opus Vancouver Hotel

Gold Leaf Hotel: Sutton Place Hotel

Day 6 - Victoria

Today depart by scenic seaplane from Vancouver Harbour to British Columbia’s garden capital city, Victoria. Among the highlights are a scenic flight over the picturesque Gulf Islands. The remainder of your day is yours to explore Victoria’s Inner Harbour, take a whale-watching tour, or experience high tea at the Fairmont Empress.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Chateau Victoria

Gold Leaf Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel

Day 7 - Victoria Region

Embark on a scenic drive to Victoria’s premier attraction, Butchart Gardens. You’ll be enchanted by the beautiful sights and scents of this 55 acre floral garden and discover why it’s been designated a National Historic Site of Canada. In the afternoon, return at your leisure by motorcoach to Victoria, where you are free to explore on your own.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Chateau Victoria

Gold Leaf Hotel: Fairmont Empress Hotel

Day 8 - Vancouver

After checking out from your Victoria hotel, take a 40 minute scenic flight over the Strait of Georgia from Victoria’s Inner Harbour right into Downtown Vancouver. Highlights include aerial views of the Gulf and San Juan Islands, the Cascade, Olympic and North Shore mountains, and Vancouver’s Stanley Park. You are free to explore Vancouver for the remainder of the day.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Georgian Court Hotel

Gold Leaf Hotel: Sutton Place Hotel

Day 9 - Vancouver

Explore Vancouver and enjoy your choice of one of four activities: a sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore, a guided bicycle tour of Vancouver’s highlights, a small-group culinary walking tour at Granville Island market, or a Sea Safari zodiac boat tour along the Howe Sound coast.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Georgian Court Hotel

Gold Leaf Hotel: Sutton Place Hotel

Day 10 - Depart Vancouver

Today marks the end of your epic Rocky Mountaineer rail holiday. Your journey ends when you checkout from your Vancouver hotel. Time to make your way to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

10 day Rocky Mountaineer Holiday - from £2795

With flights from £3225

Choose Silver Leaf or Gold Leaf Service

Silver Leaf includes:

  • Glass-dome windows offering excellent views
  • Small outdoor viewing platform
  • Breakfast and lunch served to your seat
  • Quality hotel accommodation

Gold Leaf includes:

  • Full glass-dome windows offering panoramic views
  • Large outdoor viewing platform
  • Gourmet meals, served in an exclusive dining room
  • Deluxe hotel accommodation

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*2021 Special Offer* Book by 2 April 2021 and receive 1 free hotel night in Vancouver or Calgary at the start or end of the package, 1 airport transfer at the beginning or end of the package, and 1 set menu dinner at a hotel in a destination of choice, excluding rail days. The hotel nights, dinner and airport transfer are only available to the named passengers on the rail package booking. All are subject to availability, and no cash alternative or price reduction will be offered should they not be available for your chosen dates of travel. A deposit for the rail package must be paid on booking and balance paid 60 days before travel. Valid on new bookings only. Seasonal variations may apply.

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations apply. Itineraries may vary from 1 April 2022 onwards.

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Experience the luxury of gourmet meals, luxurious hotels and a journey that you will never forget. All Rocky Mountaineer journeys can be booked as they are or added into a longer Canada holiday.

Your rail experience includes:

  • 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer including:
    – reclining, pre-assigned seating
    – engaging hosts, knowledgeable in local history, flora and fauna
    – gourmet sweet and savoury snacks
    – complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Further travel by luxury air conditioned coach
  • Scenic return flight Vancouver to Victoria
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Tours and activities
  • Station and hotel transfers
  • Luggage handling

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