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Western Explorer & Coastal Passage - 10 days
This popular rail vacation from Vancouver to Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff just got better with the inclusion of the Coastal Passage from Seattle along the Pacific Coast to Vancouver. From the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Rockies, you'll be awed by jaw-dropping scenery.
- Three days onboard the spectacular Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Deluxe Service
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
- Hotel accommodations for 9 nights
- Sightseeing and scenic excursions including Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Lookout, Grouse Mountain, Jasper Highlights Tour, Ice Explorer, Banff Gondola, summit helicopter tour, and Calgary Tower
- Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Banff
- Luggage handling and National Parks Pass
Day 1 - Seattle
Arrive in Seattle and take the day to explore the city's many sights at your leisure including Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, and the Space Needle. Overnight Seattle.
Day 2 - Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver
Transfer to King Street Station for your journey aboard the acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer as you travel along the Pacific Coast to Vancouver. Highlights include Chittenden Locks linking Puget Sound to Lakes Union and Washington, the fishing fleet of Everett, the fields at the foot of the Cascade Mountains near Mount Vernon, sunset views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands beyond, and the community of White Rock across the Canadian border. Overnight Vancouver. (D)
Day 3 - Vancouver Sightseeing
Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver's North Shore followed by visits to Grouse Mountain, the Peak of Vancouver, for breathtaking views of the city, ocean and surrounding mountains. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 4 - Vancouver to Kamloops
Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for the full-day from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hellís Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight Kamloops. (B, L)
Day 5 - Kamloops to Jasper
Your journey continues north and east to the Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson at 12,972 feet, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Overnight Jasper. (B, L)
Day 6 - Jasper Sightseeing
Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a short scenic tour including the area's many natural attractions, rugged peaks,and wildlife. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy this charming town at your leisure. Overnight Jasper.
Day 7 - Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise
Travel along one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway, to Lake Louise. Stop at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield where you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, make a brief stop at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight Lake Louise.
Day 8 - Lake Louise to Banff
After lunch on your own today, take a half-day tour into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the many 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 Banff.
Day 9 - Banff to Calgary
Enjoy a full-day tour that begins with a sightseeing excursion to Banff's most popular sights including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is also included. Next, travel to Kananaskis for a 12-minute Summit Helicopter tour over the remarkable landscape of the Canadian Rockies. The tour concludes in Calgary with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight Calgary.
Day 10 - Calgary
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary Hotel.
Discover why travelers rave about Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service. A custom-designed bi-level dome coach puts you right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies as you enjoy gourmet meals prepared by talented onboard chefs.
GoldLeaf Deluxe Service
Spoil yourself by making your Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf rail journey through the Canadian Rockies a deluxe one. Enjoy all of the same luxurious onboard amenities in GoldLeaf Service plus deluxe hotel accommodations.
Itinerary is available in reverse. Prices are land-only, per person based on double occupancy and do not include approximately 6% tax. Triple and children prices are available upon request. Prices are correct at the time of this web page going live; however are subject to confirmation at time of booking. All prices are based on a conversion effective 8/12/12. Please note all accommodations in Kamloops are of moderate standard.
Call 877-929-7245 today to book the Western Explorer & Coastal Passage Tour.