12 days from $3,999
Discover the romance of two rail journeys plus the tales of experienced driver-guides in a luxury motorcoach. Meander through the Canadian Rockies aboard the all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer train. Spend a few days exploring Banff and Jasper National Parks, then board VIA Rail's Canadian for a rail adventure across Canada.
• 8 nights hotel accommodation
• 3 nights onboard VIA Rail's Canadian Sleeper Touring Class from Jasper-Toronto (includes all onboard meals)
• Rocky Mountaineer daylight train from Vancouver to Banff (meals onboard)
• Gratuities on included meals, hotel and train transfers
• Hotel luggage handling
• Discover Banff tour
• Banff Gondola Ride
• Ice Explorer ride
• Icefield photograph
• Toronto Hop On/Hop Off city sightseeing tour
• Niagara Falls Tour inlcuding lunch
Day 1 - Arriving in Vancouver
Upon arrival at the Vancouver International Airport, transfer independently, by scheduled airporter service, limousine or taxi to downtown Vancouver (transfer not included). Overnight Vancouver.
Day 2 and 3 - Rocky Mountaineer's Redleaf service from Vancouver to Banff
Your day begins with an early morning taxi transfer (included) to Vancouver's Pacific Central Station to board Rocky Mountaineer daylight train. Travel though the Pacific Coastal Mountains, Hell's Gate and onto Kamloops for the evening. (Breakfast and lunch onboard). Transfer (included) to your hotel in Kamloops for dinner (included) and an overnight stay. The next morning, transfer (included) back to the Kamloops train station where you will reboard Rocky Mountaineer and continue on your journey to the Canadian Rockies (breakfast and lunch onboard). Travel through the South Thompson River area, Kicking Horse Pass and Spiral Tunnels before arriving into Banff. Transfer (included) to your hotel upon arrival. Overnight Kamloops/Banff.
Day 4 - Discovering Banff
'Discover Banff' on a guided excursion this morning. Highlights include Banff townsite, Surprise Corner and the Tunnel Mountain. Your final stop will be at the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to browse through Banff's diverse shops and galleries, discover further with an optional tour, or hike one of the local trails. Overnight Banff.
Day 5 - Visiting Lake Louise and the Yoho Valley
This morning your day takes you past Vermilion Lakes and on to Lake Louise. Highlights along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway include Johnston Canyon, with time to walk to the lower falls, and views of Castle Mountain. You will cross the Continental Divide and enter Yoho National Park (seasonal*) with a visit to Emerald Lake. Overnight Lake Louise.
Day 6 - Lake Louise to Jasper Sightseeing
Your full day excursion takes you along one of the most spectacular highways of the world - the Icefields Parkway. With cascading waterfalls, broad-reaching valleys, tranquil mountain lakes, glaciers and snow-capped peaks, amazing vistas unfold with every glance. Stopping at the Columbia Icefield, take time to experience an Ice Explorer ride (included) on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. From the Icefield, continue touring on to Jasper. Overnight Jasper.
Day 7, 8, & 9 - VIA Rail's Canadian from Jasper to Toronto
Late this morning, transfer to the Jasper train station (transfer included) to board VIA Rail's Canadian. This afternoon, leave the peaceful mountain town of Jasper. Your destination is Toronto, the economic center of Canada. Dinner is included this evening onboard the train. Continue traveling across the Great Central Plains of Canada, through Winnipeg to rugged Northern Ontario. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included onboard the train each day. Overnight train.
Day 10 - Arriving in Toronto
Breakfast is once again included onboard the train. This morning, arrive in Toronto, Canada's most cosmopolitan city. After checking into your hotel (transfer not included), get acquainted with the city on your Hop On/Hop Off sightseeing tour that makes 20 stops on a 12-mile route through the city center. Overnight Toronto.
Day 11 - Visiting Niagara Falls
This morning, depart on a full day sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls. Travel through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Highlights of today's excursion include a lunch buffet while overlooking the waterfall, plus a trip of the world-famous "Maid of the Mist", (included and seasonal) which travels to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Also included is a trip along the beautiful River Road, which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge. Stops are made at the Floral Clock and at the historical community of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto. Overnight Toronto.
Day 12 - Departing Toronto
Transfer from your hotel to Pearson International Airport (transfer not included) for your homeward or onward flight by scheduled airporter service, taxi or limousine.
|May 1-29 2014||$3,999.00||$5,210.00|
|June 1-29 2014||$4,599.00||$5,782.00|
|July 3-27 2014||$4,999.00||$5,846.00|
|August 7-31 2014||$4,999.00||$5,846.00|
|September 4-25 2014||$4,999.00||$5,846.00|
Rates are per person based on double occupancy
Prices are in USD, land-only, per person based on double occupancy and do not include 5% GST on Rocky Mountaineer. Superior class includes travel in RedLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer portion of the trip and Sleeper Touring Class on the VIA Rail portion. Upgrade to SilverLeaf rail service available for $575 per person. Deluxe class includes GoldLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer portion of this trip and Sleeper Touring Class on the VIA Rail portion.
Accommodations on the Canadian are cabin for two in Sleeper Touring Class. Senior discounts, single traveler and child rates are available upon request. Contact a rail specialist for details. All prices are subject to change.