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Rockies Excursion (westbound) 5 days from $2219CAD per person - Independent Tour

Short, but sweet. This tour allows you to experience the magic of the Canadian Rockies in just five days. Highlights include two nights in Banff, one of the world’s premier mountain resort towns, and a two-day train ride across the mountains into Vancouver.

2018 Package Start Dates:
Starts Calgary (Westbound)
Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays
Apr 16 - Oct 12

Westbound
Day Activities Overnight
1 Arrive in Calgary, transfer to Banff Banff
2 Banff tour including Banff Gondola Banff
3 Rocky Mountaineer train to Kamloops Kamloops
4 Rocky Mountaineer train to Vancouver Vancouver
5 Vancouver sightseeing. End of tour  

2018 Package Start Dates:

Starts Calgary (Westbound) Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays
Apr 16 20 23 27 30
May 1 4 7 8 11 14 15 18 21 22 25 28 29
Jun 1 4 8 11 15 18 22 25 29
Jul 2 6 9 13 16 20 23 27 30
Aug 3 6 10 13 17 20 24 27 31
Sep 3 4 7 10 11 14 17 18 21 24 25 28
Oct 1 5 8 9 12

Package Includes

• 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service
• 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches onboard train
• 4 nights hotel accommodation
• Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour of Vancouver (2 day pass)
• Banff Tour including Banff Gondola
• Transfer from Calgary airport/downtown to Banff
• Rail station transfers in Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver

Not Included

• Transportation to Vancouver airport
• Meals, other than specified
• Activities, other than specified
• Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
• Canadian sales tax

2018 Vacation Prices

Vacation start days Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Double Single Double Single
16 Apr-30 Apr $2219 $3239 $4219 $3499 $4619
01 May-24 May $2599 $3639 $4629 $3919 $5059
25 May-30 Sep $2809 $3859 $5059 $4189 $5579
01 Oct-12 Oct $2359 $3459 $4649 $3759 $5149

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $649.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Vacation start days Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Double Single Double Single
16 Apr-30 Apr $1730 $2526 $3290 $2729 $3602
01 May-24 May $2027 $2838 $3610 $3056 $3946
25 May-30 Sep $2191 $3010 $3946 $3267 $4351
01 Oct-12 Oct $1840 $2698 $3626 $2932 $4016

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $506.

United States Dollar (USD) prices are subject to currency market fluctuation — CAD price is actual cost.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Vacation start days Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Double Single Double Single
16 Apr-30 Apr £1309 £1911 £2489 £2064 £2725
01 May-24 May £1533 £2147 £2731 £2312 £2984
25 May-30 Sep £1657 £2276 £2984 £2471 £3291
01 Oct-12 Oct £1391 £2040 £2742 £2217 £3037

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional £382.

British Pound (GBP) prices are subject to currency market fluctuation — CAD price is actual cost.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Vacation start days Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Double Single Double Single
16 Apr-30 Apr €1486 €2170 €2826 €2344 €3094
01 May-24 May €1741 €2438 €3101 €2625 €3389
25 May-30 Sep €1882 €2585 €3389 €2806 €3737
01 Oct-12 Oct €1580 €2317 €3114 €2518 €3449

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional €434.

Euro (EUR) prices are subject to currency market fluctuation — CAD price is actual cost.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Vacation start days Superior Hotels Deluxe Hotels
Double Double Single Double Single
16 Apr-30 Apr $2196 $3206 $4176 $3464 $4572
01 May-24 May $2573 $3602 $4582 $3879 $5008
25 May-30 Sep $2780 $3820 $5008 $4147 $5523
01 Oct-12 Oct $2335 $3424 $4602 $3721 $5097

* Upgrade from Silverleaf to Goldleaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $642.

Australian Dollar (AUD) prices are subject to currency market fluctuation — CAD price is actual cost.

Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
Upgrading to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers is also available, please contact us for details.

Itinerary

Day 1 Calgary to Banff

Upon arriving in Calgary, you’ll be transported to Banff, located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Surrounded by towering, snow-powdered peaks, few, if any, mountain resort towns can match Banff’s rugged beauty.

Day 2 Banff

A guided 4.5 hour tour will help maximize your Banff experience. You’ll visit Bow Falls (made famous by Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return). Tunnel Mountain Drive will afford you spectacular views of Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Banff’s famous hoodoos. Your tour will be capped by a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain aboard the Banff Gondola, providing you with a true mountaintop experience. Standing at 2,281 meters (7,486 feet), you’ll be afforded panoramic views of the surrounding Bow Valley.

Day 3 Banff to Kamloops

The rail portion of your Canadian vacation will begin aboard a Rocky Mountaineer train. From Banff, it will glide west into the Canadian Rockies. The Mountaineer’s dome cars will provide you with uncompromising views of snow-packed peaks, tumbling mountain streams and earth-carving glaciers. The Spiral Tunnels, Rogers Pass and Glacier National Park (12 percent of it is solid ice), all noted landmarks, will add to the awe of your journey. After crossing the Continental Divide, you’ll enter British Columbia. The glacier-clad mountains give way to arid grassland hills of the Kamloops region. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 4 Kamloops to Vancouver

Your Rocky Mountaineer train will continue west before turning south into the Fraser River Valley. With the return of the mountains, the landscape again changes dramatically. The Canadian Cascades combine with thick fir forests and the charging Fraser River to create a spectacular setting. Along the way you’ll pass Hell’s Gate, a narrow canyon with sheer, towering walls that transforms the Fraser River into a froth of surging rapids. Upon reaching Vancouver in the late afternoon, you can use your two-day “Hop-on Hop-off” bus pass to tour Vancouver at your own pace, as it accesses the city’s most popular attractions including Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island, Stanley Park and the Robson Street Shopping District. 

Day 5 Vancouver

Your tour ends upon checking out of your hotel. Thank you for travelling with CanadaRail.ca.

This itinerary is also available in reverse on Sundays, Mondays & Thursdays.

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