Trans Canadian Rail Odyssey

Trans Canadian Rail Odyssey

Day 1 UK - Toronto

VIP Inbound Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Toronto. On arrival we transfer to the Chelsea Hotel (3-star) or Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown (3-star).

Day 2 Niagara Falls - Toronto

Toronto day 2 Today, we experience one of nature’s greatest spectacles - Niagara Falls. An optional excursion will be available to take a boat trip to the base of the falls. On return to Toronto, we’ll enjoy a city tour.

Day 3 ‘The Canadian’

Niagara Falls day 3 This morning, we board VIA Rail’s flagship train ‘The Canadian’ for our journey west.

Day 4 ‘The Canadian’

As you wake this morning to the hypnotic sound of the train moving over the tracks, our journey continues through Ontario towards Manitoba. We have the whole day to relax and take advantage of VIA Rail’s fantastic service.

Day 5 ‘The Canadian’ (Winnipeg - Edmonton)

Winnipeg day 5 In the distant horizon stands Winnipeg, where we make a scheduled stop this morning, giving us time to stretch our legs on terra firma. We continue our journey this afternoon through Manitoba’s prairies and into Saskatchewan, before crossing into Alberta with a brief evening stop in Edmonton.

Day 6 ‘The Canadian’ - Jasper

Edmonton day 6 We complete our journey through Jasper National Park to the town of Jasper. On arrival this morning, we make our way to our hotel for the next two nights, the Lobstick Lodge (3-star). Enjoy some time exploring this easy-going alpine town with its many restaurants, cafés and brewpubs.

Day 7 Jasper

Jasper day 7 Today we board our coach for a tour of Jasper National Park, with a visit to the picturesque Maligne Lake, Maligne Canyon and the shores of Medicine Lake. The rest of the day is free to relax or maybe get active with so many options to choose from.

Day 8 Jasper - Columbia Icefield - Banff

Columbia Icefield day 8 This morning we take the Icefield Parkway from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park. The halfway point is the spectacular Columbia Icefield, one of the biggest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Here we take an included Ice Explorer ride on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier (subject to favourable weather conditions). Our hotel for the next two nights is the Banff Caribou Lodge (3.5-star).

Day 9 Banff - Lake Louise - Banff

Lake Louise day 9 Today we tour the surrounds of Banff and the lake areas, which include Moraine Lake and famous Lake Louise. At Lake Louise you have the opportunity to take a gondola to the mountaintop for superb views and photo opportunities or visit the Chateau, a unique luxury hotel with its gardens leading to the lakeshore. Returning to Banff and our hotel, you are free this evening to experience the nightlife of this lovely mountain resort.

Day 10 Rocky Mountaineer (Banff - Kamloops)

Kamloops day 10 This morning we have an early start to board the Rocky Mountaineer train for a trip of a lifetime through the Rocky Mountains. Your journey offers an exhilarating range of scenery combined with exceptional comfort and service to ensure you have a memorable journey. We travel through tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranch lands of the interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon and Rogers Pass. We arrive in Kamloops early this evening. Your accommodation in Kamloops is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer.

Day 11 Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops - Vancouver)

Vancouver day 11 We continue our journey west on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer. You will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and forests surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. We will pass along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. You will bid farewell to your onboard hosts in Vancouver. Our home for the next two nights is the Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown (4-star).

Day 12 Vancouver

Vancouver Island day 12 Today is free to explore Vancouver at your leisure or maybe take the optional excursion to Vancouver Island.

Day 13 Vancouver - In flight

Enjoy a morning city tour of Vancouver with a stop at Granville Island for some free time. Transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.

Day 14 UK

VIP Inbound Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.