On your trip to Vancouver be sure to take in some of the best sights the city has to offer. Pay a visit to Stanley Park and enjoy the wildlife, monuments, sculptures, and beautiful gardens surrounding you. Vancouver is famous for whale watching – spot orca whales or migrating whales or go by seaplane to Victoria. A day trip to Whistler is also highly recommended.
You will then board this unique train journey and travel to Banff through Kamloops. On the journey, you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. Once you arrive in Banff, adventure awaits on the Icefields and national parks. Explore the natural wonders of Yoho National Park and take in the stunning scenery of Banff National Park. We highly recommend the panoramic helicopter tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies.
Travelling on our partner's train, you’ll enjoy the Goldleaf Service, where you can indulge your senses with gourmet meals prepared by Executive Chefs and expansive views through the panoramic windows of a bi-level glass dome coach to the Canadian Rockies.
Flights to Vancouver
Return flights from Calgary
1 checked bag per person roundtrip
3 NIGHTS Hotel in Vancouver
The train journey
2 DAYS on board the daylight service Train
Silverleaf Service: Meals included on board the train
Onboard host gratuities
1 OVERNIGHT in Kamloops
4 NIGHTS Hotel in Banff
Day 1-3 Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and have three days before embarking on this tour to explore the city on your own.
Day 4 Vancouver - Kamloops boarding the train
Travel onboard this gem of a train 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 Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC 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 into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 5 Kamloops - Banff boarding the Rocky Mountaineer
Your journey continues Eastward 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, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.
Day 6-8 Banff
Enjoy two days in Banff to explore the city and its surrounding beauties. Lakes, national parks, canyons and mountains are all around, waiting to be visited.
Day 9 Calgary
Your journey ends when you take your return flight back to Dublin from Calgary. A transfer will pick you up in Banff and take you straight to the airport.
Based on 2 adults sharing
Travelling September 2023