Rocky Mountaineer Coach & Rail Tour Western Explorer

7 nights

Rocky Mountaineer's most popular holiday operates in either direction starting in either Vancouver or Calgary.
Spend your first night in the waterside city of Vancouver, then take the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer to Jasper and Kamloops through stunning mountain scenery, then on to the Icefields Parkway.

Travel on to Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake and the Spiral Tunnels. Visit beautiful Banff, then take a heli-tour of Kananaskis before heading to Calgary for your last night.


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 on your own.

1 night in Vancouver.

Day 2

Vancouver to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake.

1 night in Kamloops.

Day 3

Kamloops to Jasper

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends on arrival in the resort town of Jasper.

2 nights in Jasper.

Day 4


Select one of the following Jasper tours to be included during your stay: Maligne Valley Tour, Wildlife Safari, Athabasca River Float Trip, “Mile 5” Rafting Trip or a one hour horseback ride. All tours include pick-up and drop-off at your hotel.

Day 5

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. While in Lake Louise you will be treated to a one hour guided lakeshore stroll. 

1 night in Lake Louise.

Day 6

Lake Louise to Banff

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.

1 night in Banff.

Day 7

Banff to Calgary

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Enjoy lunch at a local ranch and spend time exploring Kananaskis at your leisure before your afternoon transfer to Calgary.

1 night in Calgary.

Day 8


Check out from your Calgary hotel.

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The View

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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 has 2 levels of service; all of them good but offering different experiences:


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


•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


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