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First Passage to the West at Leisure

Important note:
The £600 credit can be used towards booking extras and additional services at the time of booking such as:
1. Optional Sightseeing Experiences
2. Transfers
3. Car Rentals
4. Meal Plans
5. Additional Hotel Nights

Adventure in the Canadian Rockies! This journey brings you to the stunning mountain towns of Banff and Lake Louise, with a trip to the Columbia Icefields and a helicopter tour through the soaring peaks of the Rockies.

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

SilverLeaf Services:
12 Apr 19 - 23 Apr 19 - £3199
26 Apr 19 - 24 May 19 - £3599
25 May 19 - 30 Jun 19 - £3799

Other departures: Manchester - £3249, Birmingham - £3299, Bristol - £3299, Norwich - £3299, Newcastle - £3299, Edinburgh - £3399, Glasgow - £3399

GoldLeaf Services:
12 Apr 19 - 23 Apr 19 - £4149
26 Apr 19 - 24 May 19 - £4549
25 May 19 - 30 Jun 19 - £4599

Other departures: Manchester - £4199, Birmingham - £4249, Bristol - £4249, Norwich - £4249, Newcastle - £4249, Edinburgh - £4349, Glasgow - £4349

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 Lake Louise
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard.

Day 4: Icefields and Glaciers Experience
Today, enjoy a full-day tour along one of the most scenic highways in the world as you travel to Jasper National Park on the Icefields Parkway. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. At the Columbia Icefield Centre, time is provided for lunch (not included) after you have had a chance to experience the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure (admission included). Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Afterward, brief stops will be made at Bow and Peyto Lakes before arriving back in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 5: Sightseeing Tour Yoho Park, Lake Louise to Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day 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. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Day 6: Free Day in Banff
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.

Day 7: Banff to Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour
Begin the morning with a motorcoach sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a 12 minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies before you transfer to Calgary. Enjoy admission to the Calgary Tower. Overnight in Calgary.

Panoramic Helicopter Tour - Lake Louise to Calgary (12 Minutes):
Put on your best James Bond accent and take to the skies with a Panoramic Helicopter Tour. This 12-minute spine-tingling adventure will have you soaring 2,300 metres above sea level, giving you a totally incredible view of glaciers, mountain vistas, lakes, and waterfalls. This is the Rockies as you've never seen them.

Day 8: Tour End - Calgary
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

- Vancouver Lookout
- Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff (or reverse)
- Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer
- Banff to Calgary Tour (or reverse), including Banff Gondola
- Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
- Visit Calgary Tower

  • Flights from London Heathrow with scheduled airlines
  • Airport taxes
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
  • Credit of £600 per couple
  • Activities & Tours as per itinerary
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Lake Louise
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass