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Discover Canada on this luxury package for those looking for something a bit more personal travelling on Rocky Mountaineer's GoldLeaf Service.
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five nights hotel accommodation, one night on board VIA Rail, two days Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service, meals as indicated and sightseeing as specified.
Tuesdays & Fridays, 30 May - 26 Sep '17
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Experience both of Canada’s iconic rail journeys, combined with private, guided touring and high quality hotels as you circumnavigate the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Travel in luxurious style from a private luxury SUV vehicle to the Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service. Journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies, explore the charming town of Jasper and enjoy the endless views of snow-capped mountains and stunning glaciers at Glacier National Park.
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Private touring through the mesmerising Rocky Mountains travelling in a luxury private SUV driver guided vehicle.
Indulge in GoldLeaf service on board Rocky Mountaineer while you take in the stunning surroundings.
Enjoy an Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier and experience the award-winning Glacier Skywalk.
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This evening, board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies in your own private sleeper cabin. Travel back in time to the days of classic rail travel. Visit the Dome Car where you will experience the true essence of travelling by train as a panoramic scene sweeps by. In the evening attendants transform your quarters into a bedroom.
By the time you awake the train will have departed Kamloops travelling towards the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy breakfast while surrounded by dramatic scenery through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Travel into the Canadian Rockies with views of snow-capped peaks, Pyramid Falls and expansive glaciers. Pass by Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. (B) (L)
Today is free to explore Jasper before departing this evening to experience the environs of Jasper, and some amazing close-up photo opportunities of wildlife.
Travel by luxury SUV today via one of the most scenic highways in North America - the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield, to enjoy an Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier, and experience the award-winning Glacier Skywalk. Continue along the Icefields Parkway where stops will be made at Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls.
Depart Moraine Lake for a ½ day tour to Banff. Highlights include the Hoodoos, Surprise Corner, Sulphur Mountain Gondola, and Tunnel Mountain Drive - which overlooks the splendour of Bow Valley. (B)
All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops. As the train crosses over the continental divide you pass through the spiral tunnels in Yoho National Park. Continue on through the Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park with endless views of snow-capped mountains and stunning glaciers. (B) (L)
Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer and follow the Thompson River. Pass through Rainbow Canyon with its cliffs striped with pinks, greens and greys creating a stunning effect. Continue on to the Fraser Canyon where at Hell’s Gate you will observe a water torrent past the canyon walls at its narrowest point. Arrive in the Pacific port of Vancouver late afternoon. (B) (L)
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