7 Night escorted tour Itinerary

Rocky Mountaineer: Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Eastbound

One of the world's greatest journeys on one of the world's greatest trains

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Experience breath taking western Canada on a tour like no other.

This incredible Rocky Mountaineer journey takes you eastbound from coastal and cosmopolitan Vancouver, through the dramatic changing landscapes of  mountains and lush forests to prairies and canyons. Disembark in Jasper and continue through the amazing scenery of the world-famous Icefields Parkway before exploring Banff (including an one-of-a-kind helicopter tour over the Canadian Rockies), Lake Louise and finally ending in cowboy city, Calgary.

Sit back and relax as Rocky Mountaineer takes you effortly through some of the most breath taking scenery that Canada has to offer - most of which is not normally accessible by road. Whether you decide to choose SilverLeaf or the luxurious GoldLeaf service, you'll be in safe hands, with a comfortable seat, delicious gourmet breakfast and lunch, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks included, as well as fascinating commentary on your surroundings.

The below itinerary relates to the eastbound routing of the Journey through the Clouds Explorer which starts in Vancouver, however you can also do the same journey in an westbound direction starting in Calgary and ending in Vancouver.

2018 Tour Departures:
From 16th April 2018 - 11th October 2018
Starts Vancouver (Eastbound) - Monday & Thursday Departures

Our Experts Recommend:
  • The ultimate itinerary for experience the majestic Canadian Rockies in style
  • Sample the sublime luxury and 5* service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • For incredible inclusions from a Banff Helicopter Tour and Columbia Icefield excursion
  • o visit Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Vancouver in one amazing trip

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
8 days
Guide Price
£2,439 per person
Price based on
Based on 11 June 18, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing).
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
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
  • 4 day transport by motorcoach
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation as described in the itinerary
  • Transfers in Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass
  • Day 1: Vancouver lookout
  • Day 4: Jasper Highlights tour
  • Day 5: Icefield Parkway Tour including Ice explorer
  • Day 6: Yoho Park Tour
  • Day 7: Banff Gondola, Summit Helicopter Flightseeing tour and Calgary Tower
Not included
  • Flights
  • Transport to/from airports
  • Meals or excursions unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy an included visit to the fantastic Vancouver Lookout
    • Take a whale watching boat cruise to the Strait of Georgia to spot breaching whales
    • Take a leisurely stroll through Stanley Park or along the Sea Wall
    • Visit the city's incredible indoor market at Granville Island
    • Hit the shops and restaurants along Robson Street
  • Kamloops

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Board the famous Rocky Mountaineer and indulge in its 5* luxury and award-winning service
    • Savour the gourmet cuisine on board - with breakfast, four-course lunch and drinks included throughout your journey
    • Listen to the fascinating commentary as you pass through Fraser Canyon, Cascade Mountain and the Thompson River
    • Watch the dramatic changes in scenery as you relax in your seat
    • Overnight in Kamloops before boarding again for a second day of breath taking scenery and luxury
  • Jasper

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy an included tour of rugged Jasper National Park - Canada's largest park
    • Ride on the Ice Explorer to the breath taking Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier
    • A dark sky preserve - admire Jasper's incredible night skies
    • Journey along one of the world's most scenic highways - the Icefields Parkway
    • Take a cruise on Maligne Lake and stop at Spirit Island
  • Lake Louise

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy an included tour of Yoho National Park's natural wonders
    • Enjoy a gourmet dinner at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise overlooking the lake
    • Take a walk along the paths around picturesque Lake Louise
    • Experience Lake Louise's turquoise waters for yourself by canoe
    • Set your alarm early to get incredible photos of the deserted lake at sunrise
  • Banff

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy an included once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour over the incredible Canadian Rockies
    • Take a wildlife excursion to view bears, elk, mountain goats and eagles
    • Head to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola
    • Relax in Banff Resort, with fantastic boutiques, bars and restaurants to enjoy
    • Take a boat cruise on scenic Lake Minnewanka
  • Calgary

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Head to the top of the Calgary Tower for panoramic views of the city
    • Enjoy a brewery tour to learn about the process and sample the city's excellent beer
    • Step back in time with a visit to Heritage Park
    • Stroll through Olympic Park - site of the famous 1988 Winter Games
    • Take a food tour to explore the city while sampling its cowboy cuisine