Coastal Passage Journey through the Clouds Discovery Self-Drive
Coastal Passage Journey through the Clouds Discovery Self-Drive

Highlights: Seattle - Vancouver - Kamloops - Jasper - Lake Louise - Banff - Calgary


Other departures: Manchester - £3749, Birmingham - £3799, Bristol - £3799, Norwich - £3799, Newcastle - £3799, Edinburgh - £3899, Glasgow - £3899


GoldLeaf Service: 1 Sept 18 - 24 Sept 18 - £4899


Other departures: Manchester - £4949, Birmingham - £4999, Bristol - £4999, Norwich - £4999, Newcastle - £4999, Edinburgh - £5099, Glasgow - £5099


Take in the most breathtaking views of the West Coast and Canadian Rockies with this train and drive journey! Travel by train exploring coastal Seattle and Vancouver, as well as the wild landscapes of the Northern Rockies, and drive at your own pace between Jasper and Calgary.


Itinerary:


Day 1: Discovery Drive Start - Calgary
Arrive in Calgary and collect your rental car. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Calgary on your own. Overnight in Calgary.


Day 2: Calgary to Banff - Discovery Drive
Depart Calgary this morning with your rental car for a two-hour drive to Banff. Highlights include Lake Minnewanka, the Banff Gondola, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Banff. Overnight in Banff.


Day 3: Banff to Lake Louise
Enjoy the short drive to Lake Louise 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 remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise.


Day 4: Lake Louise to Jasper
Travel to Jasper via the Icefields Parkway. Highlights along the way including Athabasca Falls, Bow Summit, Peyto Lake, and Crowfoot Glacier. At the Columbia Icefield, ride on an Ice Explorer (admission included) to the middle of Athabasca Glacier. With sightseeing stops, we recommend allowing at least eight hours for today’s drive. Overnight in Jasper.


Day 5: Exploring Jasper National Park
Today is free to explore Jasper National Park with your rental car. Among the highlights are Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon, Miette Hot Springs, Maligne Lake and Whistlers Mountain. This afternoon return your rental vehicle in Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.


Day 6: Jasper to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Please note all accommodations in Kamloops are of moderate standard. Breakfast & lunch will be served onboard.


Day 7: Kamloops to Vancouver
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver. Breakfast & lunch will be served onboard.


Day 8: Vancouver to Seattle
Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer’s new Coastal Passage route from Vancouver to the gateway to the Pacific Northwest, the “Emerald City” of Seattle. A motorcoach will transfer you from your hotel to nearby Pacific Central Station early this morning, where you will clear US customs and board for the southbound rail journey to Seattle. After boarding, toast the voyage ahead and indulge in a delectable hot breakfast as you cross the mighty Fraser River and depart Vancouver. Highlights include the community of White Rock as the train hugs the Pacific Coast, views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands beyond, the fields at the foot of the Cascade Mountains near Mount Vernon, the fishing fleet (and Boeing jets) of Everett, and a unique view of the Chittenden Locks linking Puget Sound to Lakes Union and Washington as the train nears Seattle. Upon disembarking in Seattle at King Street Station, you will transfer to a motorcoach which will take you (and your luggage) to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. Overnight in Seattle. Breakfast will be served onboard.


Day 9: Tour End - Seattle
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Seattle hotel.



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with Scheduled Airlines
  • Airport taxes
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Ice Explorer
  • Visit Calgary Tower
  • 3 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
  • 5 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charge and unlimited kilometres
  • Rail station transfers in Jasper, Seattle, Vancouver and Kamloops
  • Luggage handling

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary