Your Best of the Rockies Package

Best of the Rockies

Rocky Mountaineer

 

  12 Nights

  North America

  Rocky Mountaineer

  PAFEIQS




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Experience the best of the Canadian Rockies with this Circle Journey that combines our Rainforest to Gold Rush and First Passage to the West routes.  Journey to Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper before staying overnight in Whistler—giving you plenty of time to shop, explore and relax while soaking in the magnificent sights. This is our longest package with three nights to explore Banff.


EXPLORE THE ROCKIES OFFER: Includes AUD$340 off per couple! Offer expires 23 February, or while seats last!


Your Fly, Tour & Rail Package Includes:

  • Return direct economy class flight from Sydney to Vancouver
  • 12 night Best of the Rockies Circle Journey with Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver return

Includes:

  • 5 days aboard Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service
  • 12 nights hotel: Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Quesnel & Whistler
  • 4 breakfast, 4 lunch
  • Direct Transfer Lake Louise to Jasper
  • Luggage handling & rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Quesnel & Whistler
  • National Parks Pass

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 23 April – 05 May 2023

Solo traveller pricing available, speak with your travel consultant


Itinerary:

DAY 1 VANCOUVER

DESCRIPTION

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic coastal city on your own. That could be discovering Stanley Park, taking a small ferry to Granville Island, or much more. Overnight in Vancouver.

YOUR HOTEL

Fairmont Pacific Rim - DELUXE PARTIAL HARBOURVIEW DOUBLE

A luxurious, sophisticated and contemporary hotel featuring the best of the Pacific Rim in its plan, décor, and culinary offerings. Stylish rooms and unique suites integrate naturally inspired materials and state-of-the-art technology. Fairmont Pacific Rim's 5 star hotel is sure to impress with captivating views of the water and mountains.

DAY 2 VANCOUVER TO KAMLOOPS

DESCRIPTION

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, located 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 landscapes 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 ends as the train travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into the town of Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.

YOUR HOTEL

Kamloops Accommodation - HOTEL ROOM DOUBLE

Upon check-in for your train departure you will receive a boarding pass which will indicate your accommodation in Kamloops or the surrounding area, including Sun Peaks. Your accommodation will be of a moderate standard, but will include all the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable.

DAY 3 KAMLOOPS TO BANFF

DESCRIPTION

Your journey continues eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again, you will experience ever-changing 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 iconic glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff. B, L.

YOUR HOTEL

Rimrock Resort Hotel - GRANDVIEW 2 QUEENS DOUBLE

An AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.

DAY 4 BANFF

DESCRIPTION

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. Banff has activities for all, from taking the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, relaxing in the Banff hot springs, exploring the bustling town, to outdoor wildlife adventures. Overnight in Banff.

YOUR HOTEL

Rimrock Resort Hotel - GRANDVIEW 2 QUEENS DOUBLE

An AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.

DAY 5 BANFF

DESCRIPTION

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. Banff has activities for all, from taking the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, relaxing in the Banff hot springs, exploring the bustling town, to outdoor wildlife adventures. Overnight in Banff.

YOUR HOTEL

Rimrock Resort Hotel - GRANDVIEW 2 QUEENS DOUBLE

An AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.

DAY 6 BANFF TO LAKE LOUISE

DESCRIPTION

A morning 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 spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise, where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this awe-inspiring location. Overnight in Lake Louise.

YOUR HOTEL

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - DELUXE LAKEVIEW QUAD

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

DAY 7 LAKE LOUISE

DESCRIPTION

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. With its unique history and picturesque scenery, Lake Louise will not disappoint. Learn about the local wildlife, paddle the lake by canoe, or simply relax amongst the beauty. Overnight in Lake Louise.

YOUR HOTEL

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - DELUXE LAKEVIEW QUAD

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

DAY 8 LAKE LOUISE TO JASPER

DESCRIPTION

Continue your journey from Lake Louise to Jasper on a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via the Icefields Parkway. Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk, and Athabasca Falls are among some of the day's highlights. 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. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn about its geological features. Lunch is provided at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. You will arrive in Jasper late afternoon. Overnight in Jasper. L.

YOUR HOTEL

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - DELUXE DOUBLE

Situated in Alberta's magnificent Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a 700 acre year-round luxury mountain resort which wraps around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert and Canada's #1 Golf Resort Course. The resort's charming village of cedar chalets and cabins, all connected by picturesque paths, offer guests unique access to explore the natural environment surrounding the resort.

DAY 9 JASPER

DESCRIPTION

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. The resort town of Jasper and the surrounding national park offer various activities from relaxation to adventure. Overnight in Jasper.

YOUR HOTEL

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - DELUXE DOUBLE

Situated in Alberta's magnificent Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a 700 acre year-round luxury mountain resort which wraps around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert and Canada's #1 Golf Resort Course. The resort's charming village of cedar chalets and cabins, all connected by picturesque paths, offer guests unique access to explore the natural environment surrounding the resort.

DAY 10 JASPER TO QUESNEL

DESCRIPTION

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort town of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains on either side and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia's Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose, caribou and bears. Your day concludes as the train passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel. B, L.

DAY 11 QUESNEL TO WHISTLER

DESCRIPTION

Today your journey continues Southwest to the all-season resort town of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and renowned for world-class outdoor activities, both leisure and adventure. Along the route, enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey today ends on arrival at Pemberton Station, where you will board a motorcoach transfer to your Whistler accommodation (approximately a 35-minute drive). Overnight in Whistler. B, L.

YOUR HOTEL

Whistler Accommodation - HOTEL ROOM QUAD

Upon check-in for your train departure, you will receive a boarding pass which will indicate your Whistler accommodation.

DAY 12 WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER

DESCRIPTION

The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. In the afternoon, return to Vancouver onboard Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served canape style. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in North Vancouver, where you will be provided with a transfer to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.

YOUR HOTEL

Fairmont Pacific Rim - DELUXE PARTIAL HARBOURVIEW DOUBLE

A luxurious, sophisticated and contemporary hotel featuring the best of the Pacific Rim in its plan, décor, and culinary offerings. Stylish rooms and unique suites integrate naturally inspired materials and state-of-the-art technology. Fairmont Pacific Rim's 5 star hotel is sure to impress with captivating views of the water and mountains.

DAY 13 VANCOUVER

DESCRIPTION

Your journey ends upon check out from your Vancouver hotel.




* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy in goldleaf service, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 25 January 2023 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities.