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Golden Circle via Whistler Holiday

An amazing journey unfolds as you depart Vancouver by train travelling along the Sea to Sky corridor to the mountain resort town of Whistler. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery as you continue your journey on the Rocky Mountaineer leaving British Columbia and entering Alberta, home of the Canadian Rockies. With stays in the resort towns of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff, all highlights, your journey concludes with the Rocky Mountaineer train journey heading west out of the Rockies and returning to Vancouver.

What's included

• International Flights with Air Transat departing from London Gatwick in economy class
• 5 day Rocky Mountaineer Daylight Train Journey in SilverLeaf Service
• 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches
• 13 nights hotel accommodation
• Vancouver Lookout
• Jasper Highlights Tour
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
• Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Banff and Kamloops
• Luggage handling and National Park Pass

Stay & Play Offer!

Receive €409 per couple in bonus credit when you book a Rocky Mountaineer tour of 7 nights or more.

You can use this credit towards:
• Extra accommodation nights in Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary
• Additional activities and tours
• Meal plans and meals
• Transfers
• Many More

T&Cs: Offers are subject to change. All tours are subject to availability and price can change. Call one of our specialist experts for more details.

Upgrades
Celebrating anything?
Why not upgrade your flights to Club Class
Treat yourself and upgrade your train tour to either GoldLeaf or GoldLeaf Deluxe

Itinerary

Day 1 Vancouver Arrival

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Whistler

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your motorcoach transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. On arrival at the Whistler train station, you will be transferred to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for a delicious lunch and a tour of the SLCC. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler. B, L.

Day 3 Rocky Mountaineer Whistler to Quesnel

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel. B, L.

Day 4 Rocky Mountaineer Quesnel to Jasper

Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper. Overnight in Jasper. B, L.

Day 5 Jasper Highlights Tour

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6 Jasper to Lake Louise

Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 7 Free Day in Lake Louise

The day is free for you to spend at your leisure in Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 8 Lake Louise to Banff

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a 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 that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Day 9 Free Day in Banff

The day is free for you to spend at your leisure in Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 10 Rocky Mountaineer Banff to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.

Day 11 Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you 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. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver. B, L.

Day 12 & 13 Vancouver

The next two days will be your own independent time to discover the city of Vancouver and its stunning pacific 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 Departure

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

Want to alter anything?

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Dates

Selected departure dates between May and Oct 2017

Call for other departure airports

Please note prices and availability are subject to change

Services

Train Tour 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

  • Up to €409 bonus credit per couple!

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 5 day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Ice Explorer Ride
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary

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Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

from only €4,660 per person

Tour Available in Reverse
Based on Gatwick Departure

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At a glance


13 nights, 14 days

  • Up to €409 bonus credit per couple!

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 5 day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Ice Explorer Ride
  • 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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