After stays in Banff and Jasper, with an excursion to stunning Lake Louise, journey on the less travelled, but equally spectacular Rocky Mountaineer route between Jasper and Whistler, which captures the mystical history of the prospectors who came to Canada to hunt for gold. The grand finale of the breathtaking landscapes is the Whistler Classic Service between Whistler and the urban gem of Vancouver, where we have three nights to enjoy its many attractions.
9 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
5 meals: 2 breakfasts (days 5 and 6) 2 lunches (days 5 and 6) 1 dinner (day 4)
Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service on the 2-day rail journey
Rocky Mountaineer Whistler Classic Service between Whistler and Vancouver
Included excursions and visits: 5
Tour of surrounding Banff and Lake Louise
Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
Jasper National Park including Maligne Lake
Interpretative talk during dinner in Jasper
City tour of Vancouver
Plus all these benefits:
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
Free connecting flights to London
Check-in service by Titan staff
Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
Scheduled Air Canada direct flights
Best available coaches with experienced drivers
Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and a direct, scheduled Air Canada 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 (3T+).
Day 2 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.
Day 3 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 (3T) or Marmot Lodge (3T).
Day 4 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.
Day 5 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 12,972 ft, 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.
Day 6 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.
Day 7 Rocky Mountaineer (Whistler - Vancouver)
You have the morning to explore Whistler. This afternoon we return to Vancouver onboard the 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 (4T) or Metropolitan Vancouver (4T).
Day 8 Vancouver
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 Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the world’s longest and highest suspended footbridge; or maybe visit Granville Island with its colourful markets.
Day 9 Vancouver
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 Vancouver Airport for a direct, scheduled Air Canada flight to London.
Day 11 London
Arrive at London Heathrow Airport where our staff will greet and transfer you to Titan transport for the journey home to your own front door.
Travel 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 0800 988 5823.
Rocky Mountaineer Rainforest to Goldrush
with three exhilarating journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer