2021 Special Offer

Rainforest to Gold Rush Top Leisure

11 day Rocky Mountaineer Holiday - from £3200

With flights from £3580

Enjoy the diverse landscapes of the Northern Rockies. From temperate rainforests to desert canyons, experience all that Western Canada has to offer.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy first class service and dining on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Ride on the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain
  • Soar above the Canadian Rockies on a panoramic helicopter tour
  • Cruise Lake Maligne and ride an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier

BOOK NOW for 2021 and receive two free hotel nights! See below.

2021 SPECIAL OFFER

Book this rail package now for 2021 to receive:

  • 2 free hotel nights 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

Note, this offer is only available until 30 September 2020.

 


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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.

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 on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Banff Park Lodge

Gold Leaf Hotel: Rimrock Resort

Day 3 - 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: Banff Park Lodge
Gold Leaf Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel

Day 4 - 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: Banff Park Lodge
Gold Leaf Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel

Day 5 - Banff

Today you will have another day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Banff town itself is beautiful and there are plenty of boutique shops, bars and restaurants to explore.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Banff Park lodge
Gold Leaf Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel

Day 6 - Jasper

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via 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. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Lobstick Lodge
Gold Leaf Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 7 - Jasper

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic full 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 lunch and a lake cruise at historic Maligne Lake. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper. Note: In the event the lake cruise is not operating, interpretive experiences will be offered on First Nations history, food and culture.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Lobstick Lodge
Gold Leaf Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 8 - Quesnel

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia’s Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Quesnel Hotel
Gold Leaf Hotel: Quesnel Hotel

Day 9 - Whistler

Your journey continues to the four-season resort of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games alpine events. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey today ends on arrival at Pemberton station where you will board a coach which will transfer you to Whistler (approximated a 35-minute drive). 

Silver Leaf Hotel: Whistler Hotel
Gold Leaf Hotel: Whistler Hotel

Day 10 - Vancouver

The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. This afternoon, return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served canapé style. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Vancouver. At the North Vancouver train platform, you will be transferred to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver.

Silver Leaf Hotel: Opus Vancouver Hotel
Gold Leaf Hotel: Sutton Place Hotel

Day 11 - 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.

11 day Rocky Mountaineer Holiday - from £3200

With flights from £3580

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

Upgrade to Gold Leaf from £1405

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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.

2021 Special Offer: 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 by 1 January 2021. Offer available until 30 September 2020.

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YOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE

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:

  • 3 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
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches
  • Luggage handling
  • Station and hotel transfers
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • Tours and activities

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