Rail and Tour
Rocky Mountaineer Rainforest to Gold Rush
11 days from £3,749 per person
Discover the stunning scenery of Banff and Jasper, where moose and elk roam freely and lakes reflect chiselled mountains and alpine forests. Then, take the Rocky Mountaineer train between Jasper and Whistler - a less frequented but equally stunning route - and capture a piece of the mystical gold rush history. On the last leg, between the gabled alpine village of Whistler and the urban gem of Vancouver, you’ll witness some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the natural world.
Your holiday includes:
5 excursions and visits
- Tours of Banff surrounds (with Lake Louise) and Jasper National Park
- Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
- Interpretative talk during dinner in Jasper
- City tour of Vancouver
- 9 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
- International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Air Canada from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
- Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service (3 days)
- 5 meals: 2 breakfasts (days 5-6) 2 lunches (days 5-6) 1 dinner (day 4)
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
UK - Calgary - Banff
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Calgary. On arrival in Calgary our coach transports you to Banff, the largest town in the parks, set in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and our hotel for the next two nights - the Caribou Lodge (3.5-star) or Ptarmigan Inn (3.5-star).
Banff Caribou Lodge (3.5-star) or Ptarmigan Inn (3.5-star)
Banff - Lake Louise - Banff
This morning we board our coach for a tour through the surrounding area of Banff and its lakes. We visit the most famous of Canada’s many lakes - Lake Louise - named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter. There is time to take an optional gondola ride or relax at the historic Chateau Lake Louise, a luxury hotel dating back as far as 1911. This evening we are free to dine in one of the many restaurants on offer in this delightful town.
Banff - Columbia Icefield - Jasper
Today we head northwards through the Rockies to Jasper, with some fantastic scenery and possible wildlife sightings along the way. We stop at the Columbia Icefield and take an included Ice Explorer ride on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier (subject to favourable weather conditions). Your journey is led by an experienced driver/guide, who shares a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment. There is also the opportunity to safely step out onto the glacier and stand on this powerful ancient ice. On arrival into the charming town of Jasper, we transfer to our hotel for the next two nights - the Lobstick Lodge (3-star) or Marmot Lodge (3-star).
Lobstick Lodge (3-star) or Marmot Lodge (3-star), Jasper
This morning we board our coach for an unforgettable sightseeing journey that begins with the limestone gorge of Maligne Canyon and continues along the shore of Medicine Lake, rushing Maligne River and one of the most photographed spots in the world, the magnificent Maligne Lake. This evening we enjoy an included dinner with an interpretative talk.
Rocky Mountaineer (Jasper - Quesnel)
Our Rocky Mountaineer journey begins early this morning as we board the train for the Rainforest to Gold Rush route. You will pass by the magnificent Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972ft, and then enter the Rocky Mountain Trench, where the Rocky Mountains rise steeply to the north and the Cariboo Mountains soar to the south. We continue west through the forests of northern British Columbia and arrive into Quesnel this evening where we disembark and transfer to our hotel for the night. Your accommodation in Quesnel is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer.
Hotel in Quesnel
Rocky Mountaineer (Quesnel - Whistler)
An early start this morning to continue our travels, enjoying some of the most breathtaking and varied scenery found anywhere in the world. As we leave Quesnel, we travel through the vast rangelands of the Cariboo Plateau and the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon before passing the stunning lakeshores of Seton and Anderson Lakes. Our destination today is the delightful mountain resort of Whistler. Our hotel is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer.
Hotel in Whistler
Rocky Mountaineer (Whistler - Vancouver)
You have the morning to explore Whistler. This afternoon we return to Vancouver on board Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon snack is served during the trip. We transfer to our hotel - the Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront (4-star) or Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver (4-star).
Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront (4-star) or Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver (4-star)
This morning you will get acquainted with the many attractions of Vancouver including Stanley Park, Gastown and Chinatown, during a morning sightseeing tour. In the afternoon, take the optional excursion to Capilano Suspension Bridge, or maybe visit Granville Island with its colourful markets.
A further day to explore Vancouver or take an optional trip to Vancouver Island by ferry and visit Butchart Gardens with its display of flowering trees and shrubs.
Day 10 Vancouver - In flight
There is some free time today before we transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK.
Day 11 UK
Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Important information about your destinationVisa is not included, please call for details Please note: 28 August 2020 departure includes two additional breakfasts. The deposit due for this holiday is £500pp
Upgrade to GoldleafTravel in a custom-designed, bi-level, glass-domed GoldLeaf Service coach that places you right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Take in the dazzling vistas upstairs and enjoy delicious meals downstairs. From the attentive service provided by the Rocky Mountaineer Hosts to the gourmet meals prepared by award-winning chefs - GoldLeaf Service is quite simply as good as it gets.
A GoldLeaf Service journey will enjoy:
- Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled 360 degree views from your seat in the upper-level of our custom designed bi-level dome coach with an exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower level of your dome coach.
- Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an á la carte menu, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach, with tempting snacks throughout the journey.
- Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Captivating storytelling told by our engaging hosts
- Each GoldLeaf Service coach has a full culinary team and three or four Onboard Hosts.
- Overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops or Whistler and Quesnel
Prices start from £579 per person. To upgrade or for more information please call 0808 239 2331