(Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper)
The gentle click-clack of the iconic Rocky Mountaineer is a calming undertone to the spectacular symphony of dramatic wilderness panoramas and pristine alpine vistas that dance before your eyes on Canada’s greatest train journey.
Soak in the coastal beauty and local character of Vancouver’s many highlights on a private tour of the city, as the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer awaits to escort you through lush green fields, winding river canyons and along the shores of Kamloops Lake and on towards the mighty Rocky Mountains in Alberta. Here, the train will gently ascend the mountain’s highest peaks and reveal jaw-dropping views of the surrounding wilderness and glide into the charming alpine village of Banff, the majestic surrounds of Lake Louise, and into the heart of stirring Jasper National Park. An overnight trip aboard the Canadian VIA Rail will whisk you across the prairie provinces to northern Ontario and onto the big-city sights of Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.
Experience all the old-world romance of train travel on this epic journey that combines the cosmopolitan delights of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal with the charming alpine villages of the Rocky Mountains and the vast wilderness areas in between. You’ll stay at a collection of premium accommodation that spans luxurious city hotels, sophisticated lakeside chateaus and charming mountain inns, while your experienced team of local guides and private drivers look after all the details.
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Enjoy a private airport transfer with professional driver.
This city tour is a great way to see Vancouver’s most popular sights. You will be swept away on 3 hour journey including the glorious Stanley Park, historic Lions Gate Bridge, Old Gastown, the picturesque Cyprus Mountain view point capturing the full beauty of Vancouver, the Olympic torches, Robson Street, English Bay, Granville Island and much more. Guests may wish to personalize their tours with specific highlights of their own. Tours may be modified to accommodate requested and photo opportunities.
Join your shared transfer from your hotel to the train station.
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.
Join your shared transfer from the train station to your hotel.
The remainder of your day is spent at leisure.
Your journey continues eastwards 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 on the Rocky Mountaineer ends this evening in the resort town of Banff.
Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos.
Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Return transfer back to town.
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. Overnight in Lake Louise
The first half of your day today is spent at leisure.
This evening, begin your four-day VIA Rail journey across the Prairie provinces and northern Ontario. Overnight on VIA Rail.
Continue your rail journey across Canada to Toronto. Overnight on VIA Rail.
Enjoy a full-day motorcoach tour to Niagara Falls, one of the great natural wonders of the world. Included is a cruise on the Maid of the Mist to the base of Horseshoe Falls. Return to Toronto early in the evening. Note: IMAX Theatre or Journey Behind the Falls is substituted when Maid of the Mist is not operating.
Travel on VIA Rail in Business class from Toronto to Montreal, upon arrival the remainder of your day is at leisure.
Enjoy a relaxing morning at leisure, and after checking out from your hotel, join a half-day guided sightseeing tour of Montreal today departing at 1:00pm. Scheduled stops include Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica, Olympic Park, Mount Royal and McGill University.
After your sightseeing tour, pick up your luggage from your hotel and board the VIA Rail train to Halifax in the early evening. Dinner is served onboard. Overnight on VIA Rail.
Enjoy the scenic New Brunswick and Nova Scotia landscapes before arriving in Halifax this afternoon.
2012 is the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Departing from your hotel, today's private tour with driver and guide encompasses all aspects of Halifax's connection to the sinking of the Titanic, including the historic pier from which cable ships were dispatched to pick up victims, the churches, temporary morgue sites, and Fairview Cemetery, where rows of gravestones mark the final resting place of 121 victims. Immerse yourself in history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which houses an excellent permanent exhibit on the disaster, including photographs, wooden artifacts and the only intact Titanic deck chair in the world. Compare the details of this devastating event to the Halifax Explosion which occurred just five years later. The result of a collision between the Imo and the Mont Blanc, a French munitions ship, the explosion leveled the north end of Halifax, and killed or injured thousands. But most importantly, learn of the compassionate relief effort displayed by the world to help this city and its inhabitants overcome their instant and tragic loss, and rebuild their lives. Your tour concludes with a transfer back to your hotel.
Meet your professional driver for a private airport transfer.
The Georgian court Hotel is amongst the very best downtown Vancouver accommodations. This boutique hotel has been recently renovated and offers 180 spacious guest rooms and executive suites. A hotel where the extras aren’t extra, all guest rooms include complimentary high speed Internet access, daily bottled water, and Aveda bath products.
Overnight in comfortable accommodations in Kamloops. Exact hotel will be advised prior to embarking the train.
The Banff Ptarmigan Inn is centrally located in Banff National Park only steps away from the downtown area. This mountain hotel is a great escape to the Canadian Rockies. On your vacation you can enjoy our mountain views, and numerous outdoor activities from hiking trails, canoe rides, and biking in the summer, skiing, skating, and snowshoeing in the winter. Your comfort is of top importantance, so relax in the Mountain Luxury beds, and have a soak in the hot tubs, steam room, and sauna. Welcome to Banff.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is the only property located right on the lake itself in the heart of Banff National Park. It is one of Canada's most recognized hotels that have all the lodging and amenities to fulfill your every desire. Satisfy your culinary cravings with their exquisite selection of dining rooms. Pamper both body and soul with a facial, massage, manicure or pedicure in their newly renovated spa. Keep in shape on their trails and ski slopes or in their fully equipped Health Club. Take advantage of all that this treasured Alberta destination has to offer.
The Whistler's Inn is centrally located in the heart of Jasper National Park town site, within walking distance of all shops, services and outdoor mountain activities. The Inn boasts a cozy Canadian Rockies alpine atmosphere and features 63 spacious guest rooms for accommodation, many with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges.
The Canadian VIA Rail cars now benefit from an all-new design. Carpets, colours, materials: it’s all been brought together to update the historic cachet of these magnificent cars. An elegant ambience and cosy cabins make travelling on board the Canadian more than ever a one-of-a-kind experience.
Be at the center of the action at the Hilton Toronto (4*) hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Close to Toronto Union station, and only 40 minutes from Pearson International (YYZ) Airport, this Toronto hotel is connected to the Toronto PATH system, making getting around easy. The 17 miles of connecting tunnel not only ensures easy access around the city – whatever the Canadian winter brings – but, with over 1,200 outlets, it is also the world’s largest underground shopping space. Spacious guest rooms at the Hilton Toronto hotel have oversized desks for working comfort, WiFi, and spectacular city views to enjoy over a drink – the CN Tower is visible from many rooms.
Delta Centre-Ville (3.5*) is located in the heart of this magnificent city, where Old Montreal and new Montreal blend seamlessly. The hotel is adjacent to the shops, boutiques and galleries of Old Montréal. It is right where you always want to be, near major attractions, festivals and Montreal’s vibrant nightlife. Modern and well-appointed guest rooms and suites will provide the perfect comfort for your stay in vibrant Montreal.
The VIA Rail Ocean train covers hundreds of kilometres while you slumber, so that upon waking, your eyes alight upon Chaleur Bay in all its misty, early-morning glory.
Located in the heart of downtown on the Link walkway system, the Delta Halifax offers comfortable accommodation by the waterfront. Rooms have either city or harbour views and the ‘Sanctuary’ beds ensures a good night's sleep. Relax in the health club which includes an indoor pool, saunas, whirlpool and climate control exercise room. Theonsite Crown Bistrot offers interesting culinary dishes and if you feel like wandering outside of the hotel for a bite to eat, there are plenty of great options. With easy access to Casino Nova Scotia and the World Trade and Convention Centre. Good times await you at the surrounding historic pubs filled with loud east coast music and fun-loving maritime atmosphere.
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