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Rail and Sail Holiday (Vancouver / Vancouver)

This itinerary takes you on a spectacular loop of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains and northern British Columbia. You will see how diverse this region is and enjoy two magical train journey’s including the Rocky Mountaineer train and also a spectacular voyage along the scenic Inside Passage.

What's included

• International Flights with Air Transat departing from London Gatwick in economy class
• Includes seat selection on Air Transat
• Port Hardy to Vancouver internal flight
• 13 nights accommodation
• Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour of Vancouver
• Private transfer from Vancouver hotel to train station
• 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey in Silverleaf Service
• Breakfast and lunches onboard the Rocky Mountaineer each day
• Transfers to and from Kamloops train station
• Fully day sightseeing transfer, Banff to Jasper including a stop at Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride included)
• Full day sightseeing tour to Victoria including a visit to Butchart Gardens
• Jasper to Prince Rupert on the VIA Rail in Economy Class
• Prince Rupert to Port Hardy Inside Passage cruise as a passenger only

Upgrades
Celebrating anything?
Why not upgrade your flights to Club Class on Air Transat
Treat yourself and upgrade your hotel to a Superior or Deluxe accommodation
Upgrade your Rocky Mountaineer Train to GoldLeaf Service

Itinerary

Day 1 Vancouver

Arriving in Vancouver you will transfer independently to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this coastal gem. Spend the night in Vancouver.

Day 2 Vancouver

Spectacularly located between the Coastal Mountains there is so much to see and do in Vancouver. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Spend the night in Vancouver.

Day 3 Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Kamloops

This morning you will embark on an unforgettable train journey onboard the legendary Rocky Mountaineer. Spend the night in Kamloops. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 4 Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Banff

Continuing into the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the scenery that you will see today will be breathtaking. Continue onto the popular mountain town of Banff. Spend the night in Banff. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 5 Banff

Banff is a hot spot in the Rockies and one of the most visited mountain towns. Spend the day exploring or relaxing in the stunning setting. Spend the night in Banff.

Day 6 Banff to Jasper

Leave Banff and travel north along the famous Icefields Parkway into the untamed wilderness of Jasper National Park. Stopping at the Athabasca Glacier you will enjoy a wonderful ride on an Ice Explorer onto the glacier (included). Spend the night in Jasper.

Day 7 Jasper

Enjoy some time in the magical town of Jasper, which still boasts an intriguing frontier identity. The day is yours to explore the remote setting. Spend the night in Jasper.

Day 8 VIA Rail – The Skeena Jasper to Prince George

Today you will embark on an exciting rail journey across British Columbia’s northern region to the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The northern arm of the Fraser River leads to Prince George. Spend the night in Prince George.

Day 9 VIA Rail – The Skeena Prince George to Prince Rupert

Continuing west the train follows the turbulent currents of the Skeena River and meanders through spectacular canyons and open valleys. Spend the night in Prince Rupert.

Day 10 Inside Passage Cruise – Prince Rupert to Port Hardy

Welcome to the glorious Inside Passage, a paradise for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. Sail to Vancouver Island as you pass beautiful scenery. Spend the night in Port Hardy.

Day 11 Port Hardy to Vancouver

Today, independently transfer to Port Hardy airport for your flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, independently transfer to your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure. Spend the night in Vancouver.

Day 12 Vancouver / Victoria Excursion

This full day trip to Victoria starts with a cruise through the Gulf Islands and includes a visit to the acclaimed Butchart Gardens. Continue to Victoria and enjoy a tour around this lovely city with some time at leisure to explore before returning to Vancouver. Spend the night in Vancouver.

Day 13 Vancouver

Your final day in the pacific city of Vancouver enjoy its stunning waterfront setting, surrounded by mountains and water. Vancouver is known as one of the most liveable cities in the world, and you will see why when you take a stroll around the city. Explore the city on a bicycle or jump aboard on the hop-on/hop-off bus tour. Take a visit to Gastown popular for its unique eateries and charming shops and pubs. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 14 Vancouver - End of Tour

This morning you have your final chance for some world class shopping or sightseeing before you head back to Vancouver airport for your return flight home.

Want to alter anything?

Please call one of our travel experts on 020 7616 9933 to tell us your requirements

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Dates

Selected departure dates between May and Sep 2017

Call for other departure airports

Please note prices and availability are subject to change

Sep                            6*, 13*

*Include overnight ferry from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on day 10. Passengers will not stay at an overnight hotel in Port Hardy.

Services

Rocky Mountaineer Service Levels

 

GoldLeaf Service

SilverLeaf Service

Coach Style

Bi-level dome

Single-level dome

Window Style

Fully domed windows with panoramic views upstairs, private dining room on the lower level with large picture windows

Oversized domed windows

Included meals served onboard

Gourmet à la carte

Hot or cold breakfast options, Delicious hot entree lunch options

Gourmet Snacks 

Included

Included

Meal service style

Served in the dining room

Individual service at your seat

Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts

Three to Four, plus full culinary team

Three

Alcoholic beverages

Complimentary throughout journey

Complimentary throughout journey

Non-alcoholic beverages

Included

Included

Outdoor viewing area

Large open-air vestibule

Outdoor viewing between coaches

Luggage in Kamloops/ Quesnel

Delivered to your hotel

Delivered to your hotel

Full storytelling

Included

Included

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At a glance


13 nights, 14 days

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • International Flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Inside Passage cruise
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary

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Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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from only €4,126 per person

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At a glance


13 nights, 14 days

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • International Flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Inside Passage cruise
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully Protected

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

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