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Canadian Rail Adventure

Rail Tour + Cruise + Motorcoach, Hotel Grade Choice
From £4395 per person
02 May 2021 – 03 Oct 2021

Canadian Rail Adventure Tour Highlights:

  • Discover the romance of two rail journeys on one stellar train vacation
  • Meander through the Canadian Rockies aboard the all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer train over 2 days
  • Take time to explore popular Canadian Rockies towns, then board VIA Rail’s Canadian for a rail adventure across Canada (3 nights on train)
  • Banff sightseeing tour, including Sulphur Mountain Gondola
  • Lake Louise & the Yoho Valley
  • Columbia Icefield excursion, including a ride on the Ice Explorer
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Travel across the Great Central Plains of Canada
  • Explore great restaurants, museums & shopping in Toronto
  • Niagara Falls excursion, including a ride on The Hornblower
Quick facts
Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Holiday Type: Rail Tour + Cruise + Motorcoach
Grade: Superior/Deluxe/Prestige
Start / Finish: Vancouver / Toronto
Flights: Additional Cost

Itinerary


Day 1:
Vancouver

Upon arrival at the Vancouver International Airport, transfer on your own to your centrally-located hotel. Overnight Vancouver.


Days 2 & 3:
Rocky Mountaineer

Your day begins with an early morning transfer to board the all daylight Rocky Mountaineer train. Travel through the Pacific Coastal Mountains, Hell’s Gate and onto Kamloops for the evening. Transfer to your hotel in Kamloops for dinner on your own and an overnight stay. The next morning, transfer back to the Kamloops train station where you reboard Rocky Mountaineer and continue on your journey to the Canadian Rockies. Travel through the South Thompson River area, Kicking Horse Pass and Spiral Tunnels before arriving into Banff. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival. Overnight Kamloops/ Banff. (B, L)


Day 4:
Discovering Banff

Discover Banff on a guided excursion this morning. Highlights include Banff townsite, Surprise Corner and the Tunnel Mountain. Your final stop will be at the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to browse through Banff’s diverse shops and galleries, discover further with an optional tour, or hike one of the local trails. Overnight Banff.


Day 5:
Visiting Lake Louise and the Yoho Valley

Today’s sightseeing excursion takes you past the Vermilion Lakes and on to Lake Louise. Highlights along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway include Johnston Canyon, with time to walk to the lower falls, and views of Castle Mountain. You will cross the Continental Divide and enter Yoho National Park with a visit to Emerald Lake. Overnight Lake Louise. (L)


Day 6:
Lake Louise to Jasper Sightseeing

Your full-day excursion takes you along one of the most spectacular highways of the world – the Icefields Parkway. With cascading waterfalls, broad-reaching valleys, tranquil mountain lakes, glaciers and snow-capped peaks, amazing vistas unfold with every glance. Stopping at the Columbia Icefield, take time to experience an Ice Explorer ride on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. From the Icefield, continue touring on to Jasper. Overnight Jasper. (L)


Days 7 & 9:
VIA Rail Canadian from Jasper to Toronto

Late this morning, transfer to the Jasper train station to board VIA Rail’s Canadian. Say goodbye to the peaceful mountain town of Jasper as you depart for Toronto, the economic center of Canada. Continue traveling across the Great Central Plains of Canada, through Winnipeg to rugged Ontario. Overnight train. (B, L, D)


Day 10:
Arrive in Toronto

Arrive in Toronto on VIA Rail this afternoon and check into your centrally located hotel. Spend the remainder of your day exploring the great restaurants, museums, and shopping this great city has to offer. Overnight Toronto. (B, L)


Day 11:
Niagara Falls

This morning, depart on a full day sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls. Travel through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Highlights of today’s excursion include a lunch buffet while overlooking the waterfall, plus a trip of the world-famous The Hornblower, which travels to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Also included is a trip along the beautiful River Road, which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge. Stops are made at the Floral Clock and at the historical community of Niagara-on-the- Lake before returning to Toronto. Overnight Toronto. (L)


Day 12:
Toronto

Transfer from your hotel to Pearson International Airport for your homeward or onward flight by scheduled airporter service.

Key: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Accommodation


Superior Accommodations

Hotels include Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Sawridge Hotel Jasper, Post Hotel, Rimrock Resort Banff, and Hotel Le Germain Toronto. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars. Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is in SilverLeaf service and includes travel in a single-level dome car featuring panoramic views and hot meal service at your seat.

Deluxe Accommodations

Hotels include Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Royal York. VIA Rail accommodations are in Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars. Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is in GoldLeaf service and includes travel in a bi-level dome car featuring panoramic views on the upper level and an elegant private dining room to take breakfast and lunch.

Prestige Class

Hotels include Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Fairmont Royal York in upgraded room categories (where available).

The Prestige Sleeper Class provides an exciting level of comfort and service for travelers on the Canadian, one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Each Prestige Sleep Cabin has a modular leather L-shaped couch by day and a Murphy bed for two by night facing the window with electric radiant heated cabin floors and walls that maintain a comfortable and constant temperature. Highlights of this Prestige Class include: a personalized dedicated service by the Prestige Concierge; a spacious cabin, large windows and a private washroom with shower; flat-screen TV with video selection; minibar stocked with a selection of beverages and more.

Info & Extras


International long-haul flights and pre/post tour hotels available at additional cost

Upgrade your Experience

  • Extend Your Stay – Add additional nights in Vancouver to experience more of coastal British Columbia
  • Elevate Your Adventure – Upgrade to private transfers or sightseeing excursions. Ask about upgraded room availability for your hotel stays

Rocky Mountaineer

Discover the Canadian Rockies onboard Western Canada’s premier all-daylight train, Rocky Mountaineer. Considered one of the world’s great rail journeys, Rocky Mountaineer travels along four distinct routes:

  • Vancouver and Banff
  • Vancouver and Lake Louise
  • Vancouver and Jasper via Kamloops
  • Vancouver and Jasper via Quesnel

Immerse yourself in awe-inspiring beauty as you travel the historic paths of 19th-century explorers, winding through the wilderness, river valleys and alpine towns of Western Canada by train. From the moment you board the Rocky Mountaineer, your hosts go above and beyond to make your experience as comfortable as it is unforgettable. The all daylight train offers custom designed coaches providing panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness, and outdoor viewing platforms allow you to immerse yourself in the fresh mountain air. Freshly prepared local cuisine is as delightful to the senses as the stunning scenery. From the towering peaks of the Coast and Rocky Mountain ranges to the rushing rivers of the Bow and Fraser Rivers, stunning panoramas and close enough to touch scenery paint a picturesque backdrop from vacations aboard this train.

GoldLeaf
Service features reserved seating in a bi-level glass-dome rail car featuring panoramic views on the upper level and an elegant private dining room serving gourmet meals for breakfast and lunch on the lower level. Complimentary beverages including wine and spirits and gourmet snacks are served throughout the journey.

SilverLeaf
Service features reserved seating in a single-level dome rail coach. A choice of delicious hot entrees are offered for both breakfast and lunch, served at your seat so you can enjoy your meal beside lovely picture windows. Complimentary beverages, including wine and spirits, are available throughout the duration of the journey, as are gourmet house-made snacks.

VIA Rail Canada Train

Canadian
This classic 1950’s Streamliner train follows VIA Rail’s signature route between Toronto and Vancouver. During the 4-night journey, the train traverses the plains, river valleys and Canadian Rockies. Travelers can admire the changing scenery from the Park Car and the Skyline Dome Car or from their accommodation’s picture window.

Ocean
This overnight train offers stunning views of Eastern Canada as it makes the journey between Montréal and Halifax. While aboard the Ocean, guests can enjoy such amenities as regional cuisine in the Dining Car, free Wi-Fi, wine tastings and beautiful views from the domed sightseeing car.

Corridor Service
Corridor Service trains travel between Québec City and Windsor, with 11 total routes. Travelers have the choice of Economy or Business Class. Both classes include
comfortable seating and large windows, however, Business Class passengers enjoy priority seating, a meal and beverages included in the price of their ticket.

Sleeping on the Train

Prestige Class is only available on the Canadian long-distance route. Prestige Class cabins offer large bedrooms with a double Murphy bed, a flat-screen TV, a fully stocked mini bar, a modular sofa and an en suite bathroom with a toilet, shower, and sink. Travelers are treated to unlimited beverages, personal concierge service and first choice meal service. (Dimensions 10’5 x 6’11)

Cabin for two accommodations are private bedrooms and include two folding chairs or a sofa by day that convert to upper and lower berths at night. An en suite bathroom is included. Shower facilities are located within the rail car. (Dimensions: Ranging from 6’5 x 4’5” to 7’3” x 5”)

Cabin for one is a private cozy cabin that includes a sofa chair by day. Night-time configuration allows for a bed that pulls out form the wall. (Dimensions: 6’5’ x 3’7”)

Upper and lower berths are semi-private sleeping accommodations for one person. Daytime configuration features a couch-style seat facing another seat. At night, the seat converts into a bed. There are heavy curtains that can be pulled for privacy. Public washrooms and shower facilities are available within the train car.

Operates & Prices


Departures:

2021  
April August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 September 5, 12, 19, 26
June 6, 13, 20, 27 October 3
July 4, 11, 18, 25    

Superior
From £4395.00 Share Twin/Double

Deluxe
From £4595.00 Share Twin/Double

Prestige
From £6995.00 Share Twin/Double

  • Lead prices per person based on a Twin/Double Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Pre/post touring accommodation available
Special Discounted airfares available if booked as part of this package – request a quote.

Inclusions
  • 2-Day rail experience aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Rail transportation on VIA Rail’s Canadian (3 nights on train)
  • Hotel accommodations for 8 nights
  • 16 meals per itinerary
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
  • Sightseeing and scenic rail excursions per itinerary
Exclusions
  • Long-haul International Flights
  • Meals, admissions and/or optional tours unless specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Transportation upon arrival to/from airport (available at additional cost)
  • Gratuities to driver and guide at travelers discretion
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times and resort fees if applicable
  • No refunds for unused services or hotel nights
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