Rocky Mountaineer: Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Eastbound

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 effortlessly 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.

Selected departure dates are available between April and October.

Starts Vancouver (Eastbound) - Monday & Thursday Departures

Duration
8 days

Guide Price

£4,499 pp
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Cycling along the Seawall and Stanley Park, Vancouver

Trip highlights

  • The ultimate itinerary for experience the majestic Canadian Rockies in style
  • Sample the sublime luxury and 5-star 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

Your first day sees you arrive in Vancouver where you can spend time individually exploring the attractions of this scenic city. We recommend taking a sunset cruise out into the Strait of Georgia to catch breaching whales or to head to Grouse Mountain for incredible outdoor adventure and wildlife refuge. Overnight in Vancouver.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront / GoldLeaf - Four Seasons Vancouver / GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Waterfront

Step on board the Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy the views as you travel from Vancouver to Kamloops. From the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate to the unforgettable beauty of the Thompson River, this stage of the journey takes you through some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery. Overnight in Kamloops.

Back on board you’ll head onwards to the spectacular Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Witness the majesty of the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies – the 12,972 foot high Mount Robson and take in Pyramid Falls as you head through Yellowhead Pass and into Jasper National Park. Overnight in Jasper.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - The Crimson Jasper Hotel / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Today you will be staying in the beautiful Jasper National Park. As Canada’s largest national park, there is so much to see and your scenic tour will provide glimpses of natural attractions, soaring peaks and freely roaming wild animals that call the park home. Spend the remainder of the day exploring on your own or stay at the hotel. Overnight in Jasper.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - The Crimson Jasper Hotel / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Today you will be travelling along the Icefields Parkways on your journey to Lake Louise. After stopping at the impressive Athabasca Falls you will continue to arrive at the Columbia Icefield where you can take a once-in-a-lifetime trip on an Ice Explorer to the very middle of the Athabasca Glacier. There will be time for lunch (not included) and then a stop at Bow Lake before completing the day’s travels by arriving at Lake Louise. Overnight at Lake Louise.

A 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 that spans the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Banff. Overnight in Banff.

The penultimate day begins with a sight-seeing tour of Banff where you can marvel at the colour of Lake Minnewanka, admire the Hoodoos, take photos of the Fairmont Banff Springs from Surprise Corner and enjoy a trip on the Banff Gondolas too. Next stop is Kannaskis where you will be treated to a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the spectacular landscape of the Rockies before finishing the day in Calgary. Overnight in Calgary.

Your holiday finishes today as you checkout of your Calgary hotel.

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