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8 day Rocky Mountaineer Holiday - from £2220

With flights from £2640

Following the classic Rocky Mountaineer First Passage to the West rail journey, enjoy four nights in Banff in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, activities included.


  • First class service and dining on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Enjoy a spectacular Canadian Rockies helicopter tour
  • Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola
  • Visit Lake Louise and explore the Columbia Icefield

BOOK NOW for 2021 and receive free hotel nights, transfers and dinner!


Book this rail package by 4 June for travel in 2021 and receive:

  • 1 free hotel night in Vancouver 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 Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. The first night of your rail holiday will be spent here in this wonderful city.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Sheraton Wall Centre
Gold Leaf Hotel: Sutton Place Hotel

Day 2 - 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.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Kamloops Hotel

Gold Leaf Hotel: Kamloops Hotel

Day 3 - Banff

Your journey continues eastward 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.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Fox Hotel & Suites
Gold Leaf Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel

Day 4 - Banff

Today, enjoy a full day tour along one of the most scenic highways in the world as you travel to Jasper National Park on 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. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, brief stops will be made at Bow and Peyto Lakes before arriving back in Lake Louise this afternoon.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Fox Hotel & Suites
Gold Leaf Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel

Day 5 - Banff

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 spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location before returning to Banff in a motor coach transfer.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Fox Hotel & Suites
Gold Leaf Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel

Day 6 - 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.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Fox Hotel & Suites
Gold Leaf Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel

Day 7 - Calgary

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, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Delta Calgary Downtown
Gold Leaf Hotel: Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Day 8 - Depart Calgary

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

8 day Rocky Mountaineer Holiday - from £2220

With flights from £2640

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 4 June 2021 for travel in 2021 and receive 1 free hotel night in Vancouver 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
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • Tours and activities
  • Station and hotel transfers
  • Luggage handling

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