12 Night Tour Itinerary

Rocky Mountaineer Grand Rail Circle

Rocky Mountaineer's outstanding circle journey

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Step aboard an ultimate rail journey through Western Canada and the magnificent Canadian Rockies on-board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer.

This magnificent journey combines two classic Rocky Mountaineer train routes, First Passage to the West and Rainforest to Goldrush, in one unforgettable circle adventure. As you travel through the dramatic scenery and incredible landscapes, you’ll be treated to an unparrelled, luxurious, five-star service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer trains. You’ll be indulged in the comfort of your seat by master chefs and impeccable attendants who provide exquisite food, wine and service throughout. Highlights of this itinerary include the city sights of cosmopolitan Vancouver, impressive resort town of Whistler, the breath taking National Parks of Banff and Jasper, stunning Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. Included is a ride on the incredible Ice Explorer to the Columbia Icefield and the Athabasca Glacier before journeying back to British Columbia's Gold Rush region back to Vancouver - an adventure not to be missed.

Why not combine this fantastic journey with a once-in-a-lifetime Alaskan cruise? Tick it all off your bucket list with the Rocky Mountaineer's incredible 21 night pinnacle tour - Grand Rail Circle with Post-Tour Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

Selected departure dates are available between April and September.

Starts Vancouver (Eastbound) - Sunday Departures

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Rocky Mountaineer's ultimate circle journey
  • Combines two classic rail journeys
  • Sit back, relax and indulge in five-star luxury service
  • Journey through the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies
  • Spot incredible wildlife among the dramatic scenery

Sample Itinerary Summary

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13 days
Guide Price
£3,859 per person
Price based on
Based on 30 September 18 departure from London Gatwick flying with Air Transat, meal basis as per itinerary.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for an itinerary like this. The price will vary based on many elements including exchange rates, and your choice of accommodation, duration, departure date, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Group basis, Escorted
  • International Flights
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • 5-days onboard Rocky Mountaineer - GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service
  • Four Breakfasts, four Lunches and one Afternoon Snack
  • Vancouver Lookout Tour
  • Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including the Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Quesnel and Whistler
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass
  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Walk through the treetops at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
    • Take a sunset cruise from Coal Harbour to view breaching gray and humpback whales
    • Stroll through Stanley Park and along the city's Sea Wall for incredible skyline views
    • Head to Granville Island's market to sample some fresh farm-to-table produce
    • Spend an evening in historic Gastown to enjoy its shops, bars and restaurants
  • Banff

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore Yoho National Park on an included sightseeing tour
    • Take an evening wildlife excursion to view grizzly bears, bighorn sheep and eagles
    • Head to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola and enjoy a dinner in the clouds
    • Take a dip in the natural Banff Upper Hot Springs
    • Relax in Banff town and enjoy the lively atmosphere of shops, bars and restaurants
  • Lake Louise

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy a sunset dinner at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise overlooking the lake
    • Hike the short trail around the lake for amazing views
    • Spot incredible wildlife around Lake Louise mountain
    • Take a canoe out on to the Lake's stunning turquoise waters
    • Make sure to set your alarm to watch the sunrise over the lake
  • Jasper

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take the Ice Explorer excursion out to the amazing Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier
    • Journey along the incredible Icefields Parkway - one of the world's most scenic drives
    • Take a scenic cruise out on the calm waters of Maligne Lake and visit Spirit Island
    • Tour some Jasper's fantastic breweries and sample some of the award-winning beers
    • View the breath taking night skies full of stars, or even the Northern Lights
  • Whistler

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Hike along the Rainbow Trail along some of the highest lakes in Canada
    • Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola up to the top of Blackcomb Mountain
    • Soar above the ground on a Treetop Adventure - perfect for all the family
    • Try a gentle white water rafting cruise down the Cheakmus River
    • Relax in Whistler Village and enjoy the lively atmosphere of shops, bars and restaurants