Cruise from Seward to Vancouver on Silver Muse and then journey to Calgary on Rocky Mountaineer's 'Rainforest to Gold Rush' journey.
Depart from either: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
To: North America
SALES VALIDITY: 30 June 2020
FARE TYPE: Economy Booking Class K/U
CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/FEES: For further information refer to the Terms & Conditions located on our website.
This three tower hotel offers deluxe accommodations and excellent service. The hotel lobby and rooms have elegant decor, recalling
Captain Cooks voyages to Alaska and the South Pacific. The hotel has 4 restaurants, one of which is fine dining with breathtaking views
of Cook Inlet and the surrounding mountains.
At the very heart is Vancouver's landmark, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Like the city that surrounds it, the hotel is rich in history, resplendent in natural beauty, vibrant and cosmopolitan. Discover The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in the dynamic and scenic metropolis of Vancouver on Canada's west coast.
Day 1 - Vancouver
Your Rocky Mountaineer adventure begins with a day at leisure in Vancouver.
Overnight: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or similar
Day 2 - Vancouver to Whistler
Travel onboard 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 check-in and motorcoach transfer from your hotel, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Whistler.
Day 3 - Whistler to Quesnel
Your journey continues eastward 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, through 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 glacier-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. Overnight in Quesnel.
Day 4 - Quesnel to Jasper
Your journey continues eastward today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper 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 by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper.
Overnight: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar
Day 5 - Jasper
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic full-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. Highlights include a lake cruise at historic Maligne Lake. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore Jasper independently.
Overnight: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar
Day 6 - Jasper to Lake Louise
Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon.
Overnight: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or similar
Day 7 - Lake Louise to Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of it's 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 your tour you will be transferred to Banff.
Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or similar
Day 8 - 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, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today's adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Your tour ends on arrival late this afternoon.
Overnight: Fairmont Palliser Hotel or similar
Day 9 - Calgary
Your Rocky Mountaineer adventure ends upon check-out.