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First Passage to the West Classic - Vancouver to Banff

Get away on this 2-day rail journey from Vancouver to Banff aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

4 days    $1,570

About the Tour

This is the perfect break for those looking for the quick get-away. The package includes a relaxing and scenic two-day all daylight journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer in your choice of SilverLeaf Service, or GoldLeaf Service. Hotel accommodation in Vancouver and Banff is also provided.

Highlights

  • 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer® in your choice of SilverLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • National Park Pass
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
  • Luggage handling
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Vancouver Arrival
    Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. 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. Overnight in Banff. (B, L)
  • Day 4 - Banff Departure
    Your vacation ends with check-out from your Banff hotel.

Accommodations

SilverLeaf Service & Hotel
Hotels include the Georgian Court Hotel Downtown Vancouver and Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa. 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.

GoldLeaf Service & Hotel
Hotels include the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge. 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 Service & Hotel Upgrade
Hotels include the Deluxe Room at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and the Grandview Room at the Rimrock Resort Hotel. 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.

Passport & Visa Requirements
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices for triples and children are available upon request. Prices are in USD based on a given exchange rate from 5/1/2019. Taxes are not included for the Rocky Mountaineer portion of this vacation. Taxes can be up to 5% on the rail portion only. Please note all accommodations in Kamloops are of moderate standard. Meals (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
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