Rocky Mountaineer Train Trip (Unique Rockies Train Experience)
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10 DAY ULTIMATE CANADIAN ROCKIES WITH ROCKY MOUNTAINEER

CODE
BRRM
STARTING FROM
$6,815 USD
PLACES VISITED
Calgary, Vancouver, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper
ROCKY MOUNTAINEER TRAIN TRIP
Come and explore the mighty Canadian Rockies. Discover the city of Calgary before heading to Banff, Yoho and Jasper National Parks. See the iconic resort towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. Rumble over the Athabasca Glacier on a massive Ice Explorer, and soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain in a gondola before travelling onboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer Train to the vibrant coastal city of Vancouver.
Start Location: Calgary End Location: Vancouver
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Calgary Tower
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola Banff
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Banff National Park
  • Bow Valley Parkway
  • Johnston Canyon
  • Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park
  • Lake Louise
  • Drive along Icefields Parkway
  • Helicopter Tour over the Rocky Mountains
  • Ice Explorer Ride on Athabasca Glacier
  • Jasper National Park
  • Maligne Lake & SkyTram
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Calgary, AB

Welcome to Calgary, the largest city in the western Canadian province of Alberta. While you are here to experience the bucket list adventure experience of travelling through the breath-taking Canadian Rockies, take some time to explore the award-winning architectural masterpiece of Calgary’s Public Library, walk along the scenic Bow Valley River pathways or experience the buzz of downtown Stephen Avenue with its stores and restaurants. You will meet your tour leader in the hotel lobby, where you will meet your fellow travellers and go over the pre-tour briefing. Calgary’s dining scene is incredibly diverse and absolutely the best in Western Canada. Tonight, the group will enjoy a welcome dinner at the 360 restaurant in the iconic Calgary Tower.**Please Note- must arrive in Calgary prior to 4 PM to enjoy the welcome dinner. **
Overnight: Calgary
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Calgary - Banff, AB

This morning we drive through the heart of the city and see some of the highlights including the Stampede Park and Princess Park area of the riverfront before we make our way past Olympic Park and then through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We will drive through the scenic town of Canmore and then to Banff, at the centre of Canada’s very first National Park.Nestled high in the Canadian Rockies, the town of Banff is located within the Banff National Park. Once “Siding 29” on the Canadian Pacific Railway, the town of Banff was intended to be a tourist town from its very inception. The park’s first superintendent, George Stewart, even oriented the town’s first street so that it offered the best possible view of Cascade Mountain. With easy access to pristine wilderness, outdoor adventures, jaw-dropping landscape, and a vibrant history, there are many places to visit in Banff and Lake Louise.Upon arrival, we will explore Banff on a sightseeing tour with stops at Cascade Gardens, Hoodoos, beautiful Bow Falls and Minnewanka Lake. We will then visit the Cave & Basin National Historic Site, which tells the story of the hot springs that drew visitors to Banff and led to the creation of the National Park. We will check-in to our accommodation for the next two nights.
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Banff Touring, AB

This morning is yours to explore! The town of Banff is a spirited place, and in every direction, you are surrounded by strikingly beautiful and rugged mountains that seem to burst straight out of the ground. The town site of Banff covers almost 4 km2 and is at an elevation of 1,383 meters (4,537 feet), making it the highest town in Canada. Banff is flanked on all sides by towering mountains, including Mount Rundle, Sulphur Mountain, Mount Norquay, and Cascade Mountain. You may see a herd of elk wandering down the main street during your early morning walk. The lively streets of downtown are lined with top-class restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a vibrant range of art galleries and museums. This afternoon, we will visit the Buffalo Museum. Here we will learn about the indigenous history and culture about the Banff National Park. Then we will take the gondola up Sulphur Mountain, where we will enjoy a group dinner at the top with an unparalleled view of the mountains and valley below.
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Banff - Lake Louise, AB

This morning we drive along the famous Bow Valley Parkway, where wildlife sightings of caribou, elk, and occasionally, bears, are common so keep your cameras handy. We stop at Johnston Canyon for a walk through the deep rugged canyon with several waterfalls and then cross the Continental Divide to the western slopes of the Rocky Mountain range into Yoho National Park in British Columbia. The aweinspiring Emerald Lake, filled with glacial run-off water that makes it glisten with the blue-green hue of an emerald, is also one of our stops today.We drive back into Alberta and visit the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, two jewels of the Rockies surrounded by glistening glaciers and towering snow-capped mountain peaks. You may have seen photos of the lakes, but you will not be prepared for the experience of rounding the corner, getting the first sight of the emerald, green waters and the rugged peaks as a backdrop. Late in the day, with the glowing sun dropping behind Mount Victoria, you have likely never seen anything so dramatically beautiful.
Overnight: Lake Louise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Lake Louise – Jasper, AB

Travelling through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, we drive along the famous Icefields Parkway which has been voted one of the most spectacular drives in the world. You will see for yourself why this mountain road that boasts a unique landscape rich in history and natural beauty second to none is so famous. A short distance later at The Crossing, one of a few stops along this spectacular highway, we take a short detour to the shores of Abraham Lake to experience the Rockies from a completely different perspective with a thrilling helicopter ride over the Rocky Mountains. You will soar over Cline Pass at 10,000 ft to view the expansive panoramic view of 6-different glaciers, roaring waterfalls and transcendent lakes. We rejoin the parkway and later arrive at the famous Columbia Icefields whose waters feed three oceans; we visit the Interpretive Centre then have the experience of a lifetime - a ride on the Ice Explorer vehicle for a close look at the Athabasca Glacier. Then we will go to the skywalk and experience standing on the glass floor above the valley below. Finally, at the end of this exciting day, we see the powerful Athabasca Falls before arriving at the charming town of Jasper, our home for the next two nights.
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6: Jasper, AB

Originally a tiny railway town, Jasper's small-town charm is very different from the alpine resort style glamour of Banff. Surrounded by towering mountains, crystal clear lakes, and abundant wildlife, Jasper town located within the Jasper National Park is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. We start the day with a ride up Whistler Mountain on the Jasper SkyTram. A full day of sightseeing follows including a gentle walk down Maligne Canyon to see how the water has carved spectacular crevices out of the mountain. A scenic drive takes you to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Here we will enjoy a leisurely 90-minutes cruise ride on the lake with a stop at the Spirit Island. We will come back to the town and evening will be at leisure
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Jasper – Kamloops, BC onboard Rocky Mountaineer

Travel we travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops, located 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. Breakfast & lunch will be served onboard. 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. Upon arrival at the Kamloops Station, we will be transferred by motor coach to our overnight accommodation. The pick-up time for tomorrow morning's motor coach transfer to the train station will be posted in the lobby of our hotel.
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: : Kamloops – Vancouver, BC onboard Rocky Mountaineer

After an overnight stay at your Kamloops hotel, transfer by motor coach to the train station. Our journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey we 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. Upon arrival in Vancouver, we will be transferred to our overnight accommodation and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure
Overnight: Vancouver
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9: Vancouver, BC

On our city sightseeing tour this morning, we discover why Vancouver is one of the most interesting cities in North America. Our tour takes us through Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, past English Bay as well as some prestigious residential areas of Vancouver like Shaughnessy. This afternoon we will experience the natural wonder of British Columbia’s Pacific coastal rainforest and the thrill of standing 150 meters (450 ft) above the Capilano River at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. We have a farewell dinner this evening after our touring to Canada’s Pacific coast. Then we will go to Grouse Mountain and then we will take a tram ride up the mountain. Where you can view grizzly bears in refuge and enjoy our Farewell dinner at the top overlooking Vancouver city and Pacific Ocean.
Overnight: Vancouver
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Depart Vancouver, BC

Today we say farewell to Vancouver, British Columbia and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for our journey home.
Meals: Breakfast
DATES & PRICES
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Fri, 14 Jun 2024
Sun, 23 Jun 2024
$6,815 USD
$1,875 USD
$500 USD
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Mon, 22 Jul 2024
Wed, 31 Jul 2024
$6,815 USD
$1,875 USD
$500 USD
(does not include 5% tax)

Note: Pricing is based on SilverLeaf Service onboard Rocky Mountaineer. Flights can arrive and depart at any time on the first and last day. Our TwinShare program is not available for this tour.

Option to upgrade to GoldLeaf Service onboard Rocky Mountaineer, subject to availability.

Calgary Stampede Pre-Tour Packages available on request for July departure.

Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport transfers in Calgary and Vancouver
  • Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf (upgrade to GoldLeaf available on request)
  • Transportation by comfortable coach
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • 9 nights of accommodation (3.5-4 star)
  • 18 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners
EXCLUSIONS
  • 5% provincial tax on top of tour base rate
  • Gratuities to driver (Recommend $3-$4 per person per day)
  • Gratuities to guide (Recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
  • Meals not listed
  • Attractions not listed
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Airfare — domestic and international (Unless Specified)
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Items of a personal nature

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What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a ‘Classic Tour’ up to 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. If the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction’ only up to 18 persons may join the tour and many 'Tours of Distinction' travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours. Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Only select departures of tours are 'pre-Guaranteed'.

What happens if I book on a tour that is not Guaranteed?

We pride ourselves on providing “a small shared group experience.” In the event that we have fewer than ten participants on a tour we will offer a “small-group surcharge” to ensure that the tour runs as scheduled. This fee, which is up to 15% of the “land” portion of the tour, will be offered to you as an option to continue with the trip. This fee will cover the costs associated with handling a smaller group.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, we do accommodate dietary restrictions (within reason) such as, food allergies, vegan, vegetarian, etc. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes, we can assist you with airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please contact us for more details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes, we can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. This is available upon request and subject to availability. Please inquire for further information and prices.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

I am a solo traveller. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel room with another same gender traveller. In this case, you will not be charged for Single Supplement.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire or contact us regarding this option, as prices and availability vary from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Yes, you can! Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to traveller’s needs. Please contact us for more details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate) and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.

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