Rocky Mountaineer

On this 7-night extension, experience a scenic train journey as you explore the Sea to Sky corridor and the Canadian Rockies beginning in Calgary and ending in Seattle.

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DAY 1

Sunday: Arrive Calgary, Alberta

On arrival to Calgary, you’ll be transferred to your hotel, the Delta Calgary Downtown (or similar). Enjoy the day sightseeing in “The Heart of the New West.”

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DAY 2

Monday: Banff / Lake Louise

It’s a full day of adventure! After breakfast on your own in Calgary, journey to Kananaskis. You’ll be awed on a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable, dramatic Rockies landscape. Enjoy the scenic ride along the Bow River, then be dazzled with a tour of astoundingly beautiful Banff including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. You’ll also get a bird’s eye view from the Banff Gondola. Your day ends on arrival in world-famous Lake Louise for your overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (or similar). Spend your evening soaking up the enchanting views of glacially carved peaks and the brilliantly turquoise lake.

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DAY 3

Tuesday: Lake Louise to Banff

This morning explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own or spend a leisurely morning enjoying the amenities of your hotel. After lunch on your own, embark on a tour into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders including 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 the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa (or similar) for your overnight stay.

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DAY 4

Wednesday: Kamloops (B,L)

Transferred to the train depot, step aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. From the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior, your first-class journey by rail takes you through a spectacular array of scenery. Travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes, through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores, and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Keep watch for the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops.

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DAY 5

Thursday: Vancouver (B,L)

Your travels continue west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver where you’ll be transferred to the Georgian Court Hotel (or similar). Enjoy your evening in this sophisticated, international city.

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DAY 6

Friday: Vancouver

A guided, six-hour tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore acquaints you with the progressive city’s charm. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Visit Grouse Mountain—the Peak of Vancouver—including a gondola ride up-mountain gaining breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains.

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DAY 7

Saturday: Seattle (B)

Your morning transfer puts you back onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to travel the train’s new Coastal Passage route from Vancouver to Seattle. After clearing US customs, board for the southbound journey and toast the voyage ahead with a delectable hot breakfast. Your path will cross the mighty Fraser River as you depart Vancouver. Hugging the Pacific Coast, choo-choo through the community of White Rock and marvel at views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands beyond, pastoral farmland at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, the fishing fleet of Everett, and a unique view of the Chittenden Locks linking Puget Sound to Lakes Union and Washington as the train nears Seattle. Arriving at the historic King Street Station, you will be transferred to the Paramount Hotel for check in. The rest of the day is yours at leisure to take in the sights of the “Emerald City.”

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DAY 8

Sunday: Depart Seattle

Upon checkout from your Seattle hotel, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home (if you started out your adventure on the S.S. Legacy) or north to Juneau (if you are boarding the Safari Endeavour for an adventure in Alaska.) Safe travels!

From $5,195 per person

Available on these itineraries:

Exploring Muir's Wilderness (pre-cruise)
Legacy of Discovery (post-cruise)
Rivers of Wine (post-cruise)

Available on these vessels:

Safari Endeavor
S.S. Legacy

Itinerary includes:

  • First-class GoldLeaf rail service
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Meals, as noted in itinerary
  • Tours/excursions, park passes, helicopter tour, Banff and Grouse gondola tours
  • Transfers and baggage handling to/from airport/hotel/rail station
  • Fees/Taxes

Not included:

  • Airfare/flights* between land tour and cruise to/from Portland/Seattle
  • Home city air to/from vessel/land tour
  • Meals, other than specified in itinerary
  • Activities, other than specified
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel, and transfer staff

2017 rates/dates:

Extension Begin Date

Double

Single

May 14

$5,195

$6,145

May 28

$5,195

$6,145

Jun 11

$5,495

$6,745

Jun 25

$5,495

$6,745

Jul 2

$5,495

$6,745

Jul 9

$5,495

$6,745

Jul 16

$5,495

$6,745

Jul 23

$5,395

$6,545

Aug 20

$5,395

$6,545

Aug 27

$5,395

$6,545

Sep 3

$5,395

$6,545

Sep 10

$5,395

$6,545

Prices are per person, double occupancy in USD.

Deposit Payment: A minimum of 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.

Final Payment: Due 60 days prior to stay / beginning of extension.

Cancellation Policy: After final payment, cancellations for any reason are subject to a penalty. Penalties vary depending on package. Cancellations at 30 days or less are nonrefundable.