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2 Day Rail Trips
Banff the Beautiful Discovery Rail & Drive - 6 Day Tour
Discover the Canadian Rockies by rail and car. Enjoy two days onboard the scenic Rocky Mountaineer combined with the freedom to discover spectacular Banff National Park by rental car.
- 2 days onboard the spectacular Rocky Mountaineer® in your choice of GoldLeaf Service, SilverLeaf Service or RedLeaf Service
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
- 5 nights hotel accommodation
- 3 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charges and unlimited kilometres
- GyPSy Guide audio tour commentary
- Vancouver Lookout
- Calgary Tower
- Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
- Luggage handling
Day 1 - Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Included is admission to the Vancouver Lookout, offering panoramic views of the city. Overnight 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 and into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. (B, L)
Day 3 - Kamloops to Banff
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today's highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends in the resort town of Banff this evening. Upon arrival in Banff, collect your rental car, giving you the freedom to explore the area at your own pace. Overnight in Banff. (B, L)
Day 4 - Banff to Lake Louise
After exploring Banff, enjoy the short drive to Lake Louise and Yoho National Park to see the Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 5 - Lake Louise to Calgary
Travel through awesome Kananaskis Country and the ranching regions of Alberta before arriving in Calgary. Enjoy admission to the Calgary Tower. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 6 - Calgary
Drop off your rental car in downtown Calgary or at Calgary International Airport, where your vacation comes to an end.
Enjoy the thrill of the Canadian Rockies in classic style as you embark on a stunning all-daylight rail adventure in RedLeaf Service. Settle back in your roomy, reclining seat and enjoy commentary and service provided by your Rocky Mountaineer Host.
Take in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies through the panoramic windows of the custom-designed single-level dome coach in the new SilverLeaf Service.
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.
Prices are in USD.
Call 877-929-7245 today to book your Banff the Beautiful Tour featuring Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise and Calgary.
Meals (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and do not include approximately 6% tax. Prices for triples and children are available upon request. Please note all accommodations in Kamloops are of moderate standard. All prices are based on a conversion effective 8/10/12 and are subject to change.