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First Passage to the West Highlights - 6 nights

Traverse the Continental Divide on a historic route from Vancouver to Banff

From £2,965 per person


Traverse the Continental Divide on a historic route from Vancouver to Banff, through the Spiral Tunnels and along an exclusive root steeped in Canadian history.

The itinerary for your journey
Tour highlights
Day 1 - To Vancouver
Flights

Fly from London to Vancouver where you have time to explore before you stay overnight.

Day 2 - Exploring Vancouver
Vancouver

Today, pick from four excursions including a city tour of Vancouver, a cycling tour of the city, a Vancouver food tour or a Sea Safari by boat.

Day 3 - Vancouver to Kamloops
Rocky Mountaineer

Board the Rocky Mountaineer today for a spectacular journey across the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops. Overnight here.

Day 4 - Kamloops to Lake Louise
Lake Louise

Continue your journey through some of the finest natural landscapes on earth as you pass through the Canadian Rockies to Lake Louise.

Day 5 - Yoho National Park
Yoho National Park

Take the morning to explore Lake Louise before you venture to Yoho National Park where you enjoy the breathtaking views and natural beauty of this magnificent national park. Continue from here to Banff where you overnight.

Days 6-7 - Helicopter ride over Canada
Kananaskis

Enjoy a tour of Banff today before a spectacular helicopter ride in Kananaskis. Continue from here to Calgary, where you stay overnight. Take your flight home on Day 7.

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.

Departure Dates

All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.
Please always refer to the website for up-to-date prices and availability.

Trains
The Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer

Operating on three different routes throughout Canada, the Rocky Mountaineer offers a unique and instantly memorable journey through one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Travel from Banff to Kamloops, through the Thompson and Fraser Canyons, and then onwards to Vancouver on the 'First Passage to the West' route, the highlight of our Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer tour.

As tours on the Rocky Mountaineer occur strictly in the daytime, unobstructed views of the Canadian landscape - including the Canadian Shield and Banff National Park - are available from almost anywhere on this award-winning train.

Read more about the Rocky Mountaineer's range of classes below. Alternatively, why not call one of our professional Tour Advisors on 01904 521 936 to discuss our range of tours in Canada?

Tailor Your Journey 

We travel in SilverLeaf Service and travel in a single-level Dome Coach with over-sized windows. Breakfast and lunch is served at your seat, with a choice of main course options at lunch. Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are also included during the journey.

GoldLeaf Upgrade

For unrivalled views of the Canadian landscape, upgrade to GoldLeaf Service and travel in style in a custom-designed bi-level Dome Coach. GoldLeaf passengers have access to covered open-air vestibules, as well as the Goldleaf dining room, where an à la carte menu is served.

Guests in all classes are treated to comfortable, reclining seats and an interpretive commentary by the on-board crew. Complimentary cold meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are served at your seat throughout the journey.

The Rocky Mountaineer is equipped with air-conditioning, dropdown tables, a viewing platform and dome cars, which allow you to take photographs to remind you of your journey. On some tours, a free newspaper highlighting places of interest is available to guests.

Customers travelling on the 'Rainforest to Gold Rush' route have access to the exclusive RedLeaf Lounge Car. Hotel accommodation with return transfers are included in the price of your tour.

Hotels
What's included
What's Included

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Not Included
Upgrades

We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!

Rail and Hotel Upgrades
ICE train

Please call one of our Tour Advisors on 01904 734 358 to discuss upgrading your rail travel to First Class and/or upgrading your hotel to a 5-star option.

Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service
GoldLeaf Service, Rocky Mountainer
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