Rocky Mountaineer Classic Rail Circle Tour

9 nights

The ultimate all-rail journey through the dramatic and diverse scenery of Canada's West onboard the Rocky Mountaineer.  You will travel on two unique Rocky Mountaineer routes, the Rainforest to Goldrush route and the Journey Through the Clouds route, taking you from Vancouver, through Whistler, Quesnel, on to Jasper and Kamloops and back round to Vancouver.

Book this holiday* for 2019 before December 21, 2018 and receive up to £475 per couple in added value; put towards transfers, extra hotel nights or upgrades; ask us for full details.

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The Breakdown

Here's a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by adding them to your wishlist, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1


Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city at your leisure.

2 nights in Vancouver.

Day 2


Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains.

Day 3

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 to the train, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of this “Sea to Sky” region. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, ShannonFalls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon.  On arrival at the Whistler train station you will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is free for you to explore.

1 night in Whistler.

Day 4

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 to 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 glacial-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, your base for the night. 

1 night in Quesnel.


Day 5-7

Quesnel to Jasper

Your journey continues eastwards to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park, a World Heritage Site and Canada’s largest 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 to the north by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains and to the south by the Cariboo Mountains. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and through the Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta.

On your second day in Jasper you will enjoy a short scenic tour of the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home.

The 3rd day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. 

3 nights in Jasper.

Day 8

Jasper to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. As you journey south west you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. 

1 night in Kamloops.

Day 9

Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues west from Kamloops towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver.  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 River 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.  Arrive in Vancouver for an evening of leisure.

1 night in Vancouver.

Day 10


The next morning you will check out from your Vancouver hotel.  If you would like to spend longer in this beautiful city please speak to us about extending your stay for a day or two.


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Booking your holiday with us doesn't end when we send your confirmation out to you, either. Talk to us about adding excursions or room upgrades or even restaurant recommendations; we are here to offer advice all the way up to your departure date. Even when you have left the UK, we are still here to help. For example if your flight that we have booked is delayed or cancelled due to ash cloud, strike, etc, it is down to us to re-arrange your travel. We will do everything we can to make sure your holiday runs smoothly. And better still, we are fully bonded with ATOL and ABTA, so your money is completely protected.

Please note the Rocky Mountaineer runs from late April till early October.


“The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World”
The Rocky Mountaineer train, designed especially with you in mind, travels through the day and stops for the night and ensuring you don't miss any of the phenomenal scenery and yet have a comfortable bed for the night.

The Rocky Mountaineer on this route has 3 levels of service; all of them good but offering different experiences:



Gold Leaf Rocky Mountaineer

Two days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer with assigned seating in a bi-level dome coach
•Hot breakfasts and lunches served in the GoldLeaf Dining Room
•Complimentary snacks and beverages
•A toast to start the rail journey
•One night moderate accommodation in Kamloops or Quesnel
•Service and interpretive commentary by our knowledgeable and friendly Onboard Attendants
•Motorcoach transfers between the train station and accommodation in Kamloops or Quesnel
•Luggage delivered to hotel room in Kamloops or Quesnel
•Rocky Mountaineer Information Package
•Commemorative Rocky Mountaineer pin



Silver Leaf Rocky Mountaineer

Two days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer with assigned seating in a single-level dome coach
•Breakfast and lunch meals served onboard each day at your seat, including hot entrée options
•Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
•A toast to start the rail journey, and wine or beer served with lunch
•One night moderate accommodation in Kamloops
•Service and interpretive commentary by our knowledgeable and friendly Onboard Attendants
•Motorcoach transfers between the train station and accommodation in Kamloops
•Luggage delivered to hotel room in Kamloops
•Rocky Mountaineer Information Package
•Commemorative Rocky Mountaineer pin


The trains feature large viewing windows, while the seats are comfortable with plenty of legroom, reclining seats and leg rests.



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