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

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

Other departures: Manchester - £2949, Birmingham - £2999, Bristol - £2999, Norwich - £2999, Newcastle - £2999, Edinburgh - £3099, Glasgow - £3099

GoldLeaf Service: 6 May 18 - 28 May 18 - £3839

Other departures: Manchester - £3889, Birmingham - £3939, Bristol - £3939, Norwich - £3939, Newcastle - £3939, Edinburgh - £4039, Glasgow - £4039

Flower-dotted meadows, weeping waterfalls and wildlife-packed mountains await discovery on this jaunt through Canada's National Parks, where casual walks morph uncannily into nature documentaries.


Day 1: Tour Start - Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2: Vancouver to Kamloops
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. Overnight in Kamloops. Please note that all accommodation in Kamloops is of moderate standard. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard.

Day 3: Kamloops to Jasper
Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard.

Day 4: Free Day in Jasper
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Jasper National Park on your own. A wealth of optional activities (not included) abound: taking the Jasper Skytram to the high alpine of Whistlers Mountain, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, cruising on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island, or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5: Jasper to Lake Louise - Discovery Drive
Travel to Lake Louise via the Icefields Parkway. Visit highlights along the way, including Athabasca Falls, Bow Summit, Peyto Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. With sightseeing stops, we recommend allowing at least eight hours for today’s drive. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 6: Lake Louise to Banff - Discovery Drive
Today, drive the scenic one-hour journey from Lake Louise to Banff. Along the way, watch for deer and elk crossing the specially constructed wildlife bridges over the highway. Alternatively, take a more leisurely drive along the Bow Valley Parkway for views of Castle Mountain and Johnston Canyon (requires a short walk). The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the shops, restaurants, pristine scenery and plentiful wildlife of magnificent Banff National Park. This afternoon return your rental vehicle in Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 7: Banff to Calgary - Discovery Drive
Travel through Kananaskis Country and the western ranching regions of Alberta at your own pace before arriving in Calgary. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 8: Discovery Drive End - Calgary
Drop off your rental car in downtown Calgary or at Calgary International Airport, where your vacation ends.

The 2018 Stay & Play Promotional Credit can be used towards (add on Guide attached):

· Adding other Rocky Mountaineer routes
· Coastal Passage packages of 9 days or longer
· Extra accommodation nights in Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary
· Additional activities and tours
· Meal plans and meals
· Transfers
· Extension days on a car rental Rail & Drive package
· Adding a car rental to a qualifying package
· Offsetting the cost of the single pricing (any remaining credit to be applied towards previously stated credit options)
· Adding an Alaska Cruise to your qualifying package*

*RM Rail & Cruise packages are applicable with the total package duration being the qualifier for the offer, not just the number of non-cruise land nights.

· Upgrading GoldLeaf Service accommodation to a higher accommodation category, including GoldLeaf Deluxe Service, only if available at the time of booking.

Please note that only the following credit options are bookable online:
· Extra accommodation nights in Seattle, Vancouver and Calgary (an extra night in Victoria is NOT bookable online)
· Additional activities and tours
· Meal plans and meals

For any other options, please contact our Wholesale Team on 00 800-2008-0900 Press Option # 2 or by email:

The 2018 Stay & Play Promotion terms and conditions:
· Credit must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retrospectively added.
. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice.
. Applicable to new bookings only on selected dates – please refer to the attached 2018 Stay & Play promotional availability spreadsheet for the applicable package start dates.
. Applicable to single, double, triple, or quad package tour prices.
. Not applicable to child prices.
. Not applicable to 2 or 3-day rail only bookings.
. Not available to Group Tour Bookings.
. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.
. Deposits required at the time of booking.
. US and other international guests – add-on credit values are expressed in CAD and will be converted to USD/GBP/AUD/EUR at the exchange rate used for the package tour booking.
. Qualifying packages can be purchased in any class of train travel or grade of accommodation.
. Credit must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retrospectively added.
. Credits can only be used towards buying additional services – cannot be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation of the core package.
. For qualifying Rail & Cruise packages, the Stay & Play credit can be applied towards the Rail & Cruise package cost.
. For single guest bookings, the Stay & Play credit can be used to offset the cost of the single pricing; any remaining credit can be used toward the previously stated credit options.
. Credit cannot be deferred to a later trip.
. Should the add-on arrangements total more than the total credits, the balance is payable by the guest.
. We regret it is not possible to change the offer in the event a subsequent offer better fits your itinerary.
. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferrable.
. Minimum add-on arrangement is $50 per guest.
· Amendment fee of $50 per booking will be charged if a guest decides to change the use of the Stay & Play credit after the booking has been confirmed.
· The GoldLeaf Service accommodation upgrade is not restricted by hotel destination or number of hotel nights.

Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with Scheduled Airlines
  • Airport taxes
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Visit Calgary Tower
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
  • Receive $600 CAD per couple in added value credit
  • 5 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charge and unlimited kilometres
  • Rail station transfers in Kamloops and Vancouver
  • Luggage handling

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary