ROCKIES TOUR BY RAIL
HOST: JACKIE LACEY
Discover the Canadian Rockies by rail where the journey is the destination. Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, a luxury rail service, you leave the urban oasis of Vancouver behind and travel through the farmlands of the Fraser Valley crossing into the unique terrain of Kamloops. Continuing east along the South Thompson River and into the heart of the Rocky Mountains, revel in its majestic peaks, cascading waterfalls and icy glaciers. Your journey ends in the bustling city of Calgary, home to the famous Stampede.
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Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, Banff, Yoyo National Park and Calgary
* Roundtrip airfare
• Plaza Premium airport lounge pass
• Vancouver: two nights accommodation with sightseeing tour
• Train: two full-days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf
• Kamloops: one night accommodation
• Banff: two nights accommodation with sightseeing tour
• Calgary: one night accommodation
• Six breakfasts, two lunches and five dinners
• Merit Travel tour host**
• All taxes and gratuities***
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DAY 1 | Jun. 22 2019 | Toronto - Vancouver (D)
Depart Kingston by coach for the airport and board your flight to Vancouver. After landing in Vancouver, we will be met by our travel assistant for a transfer to our hotel.
There will be time to relax before dinner at a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Opus Vancouver Hotel (2 nights)
DAY 2 | Jun. 23 2019 | Vancouver (B, D)
After breakfast at our hotel, we will spend the day sightseeing around Vancouver. Activities include the Capilano Suspension Bride Park and Grouse Mountain. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is the highest and longest suspension bridge in Canada. Cross over the Capilano River into the rainforest, enjoying views from 110 feet above the forest floor. Experience the Treetops Adventure, with its seven suspended footbridges.
Lunch will be BYO or self-catered as we explore the park.
DAY 3 | Jun. 24 2019 | Vancouver - Kamloops (B, L)
Travel by coach to the Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver Station where our journey begins in SilverLeaf service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard as we travel along the Fraser Valley between the green oasis of Vancouver to the desert of Kamloops.
Upon check-in at the train station you will be receive a boarding pass which will indicate your Kamloops accommodation (please note all accommodation in Kamloops are considered moderate).
Dinner with be self-organized as you explore this quaint western Canadian town.
Accommodation: Kamloops (1 night)
DAY 4 | Jun. 25, 2019 | Kamloops - Banff (B, L, D)
Travel by coach to the Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops Station where our journey continues to the alpine town of Banff. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard as we venture through the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
We will travel along the South Thompson River past the spot where the last spike was driven, continue along through the Spiral Tunnels and into the town of Banff.
This evening dinner will be at a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa (2 nights)
DAY 5 | Jun. 26, 2019 | Banff (B, D)
After breakfast at our hotel we will enjoy a full day sightseeing tour around this picturesque town. As we are exploring there will be time for you to shop and relax with lunch. After returning to our hotel we will then dine at a local restaurant.
DAY 6 | Jun. 27, 2019 | Banff - Calgary (B, D)
After breakfast at our hotel we will depart Banff and travel by coach to Calgary. Along the way we will stop at the Banff Gondola for a scenic cableway ride up the Sulphur Mountain.
After having a break to purchase lunch, we will continue to Calgary with a quick stop to enjoy a panoramic helicopter tour over the Rocky Mountains.
After arriving into Calgary, you will have some time on your own to relax, before dinner at a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Hotel Arts (1 night)
DAY 7 | Jun. 28, 2019 | Calgary - Toronto (B)
After breakfast, we will check-out of our hotel and travel to the Calgary Airport for our flight home
*CDN$ p.p. dbl. occ. Taxes included. Single supplement: $1,500. Airfare available from most Canadian airports, please enquire. **Minimum 16 passengers required for a Merit Travel tour host. Rocky Mountaineer T&C’s: A non-refundable deposit of $750 is due at time of booking. A second non-refundable deposit of $900 is due on Dec. 1 2019. Final payment is due on Apr. 1, 2019. Full terms and conditions are available.
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