Canada: Rocky Mountaineer
See the spectacular Canadian Rockies from every angle. Enjoy panoramic views of glacier-fed lakes, crashing waterfalls and snowy mountains in comfort on the Rocky Mountaineer train. Your trip will be rounded off in style with an unforgettable helicopter ride – the best way to appreciate the sheer scale and beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
Your holiday includes:
- All international flights.
- 7 nights in 4,5* hotels & hand-picked local gems.
- 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer, SilverLeaf Service.
- Banff & Jasper tours.
- Icefields Parkway & Yoho Park tours.
- Helicopter flightseeing.
- All transfers.
- Rocky Mountaineer operates: 2nd until the 12th Oct 2016.
- ON SALE - SAVE €369 per person.
Fly from Dublin to Vancouver and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an evening in Vancouver, a beautiful sea-side city in Canada's Pacific coast. Grab a bite to eat at one of the city's trendy restaurants, or go for a stroll down in English Bay, where you'll have the chance to see one of Vancouver's breath-taking sunsets.
1 night at the 3.5* Holiday Inn Downtown Vancouver
Day 2: Rocky Mountaineer
Leave Vancouver and take your seat on the celebrated Rocky Mountaineer, Canada’s most scenic train ride. Keep your camera handy and gaze through the window at the spectacular passing scenery, which changes at every turn. Enjoy two days on board with dazzling views of lake shores, mountain peaks and winding canyons. Look out for the churning waters of Fraser Canyon’s Hell’s Gate and finish the day on the edge of peaceful Kamloops Lake.
1 night at the 3.5* Coast Hotel Kamloops (or similar)
2 days on board the Rocky Mountaineer
Days 3-4: Jasper National Park
After your night in Kamloops, re-board the Rocky Mountaineer and follow the spectacular North Thompson River through the mountains to Jasper National Park, whose rugged peaks and wild rivers are home to grizzly bears, moose and caribou. Here you’ll discover the mountain wilderness, admiring unbroken glacial landscapes filled with lakes, caves and waterfalls on an enchanting scenic tour. Afterwards, enjoy some leisure time in pretty Jasper, a small mountain hamlet, where you can choose to be whisked up to 2277m on the Skytram for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
2 nights at 3.5* Marmot Lodge, Jasper
Jasper Highlights Tour
Day 5: Lake Louise
Travel along the picturesque Icefields Parkway, which winds its way through the valleys of both Jasper and Banff National Parks to gorgeous Lake Louise. Stop to ride a specially-designed Ice Explorer onto the creeping Athabasca Glacier, and admire beautiful Bow Lake, glistening beneath the mountains. Final stop of the day is the shimmering expanse of turquoise tinted Lake Louise, where you’ll stay in the elegant Chateau Lake Louise, right on the lakeshore.
1 night at the 4.5* Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise
Icefields Parkway Tour
Day 6: Banff
Explore the natural wonders and snowy peaks of Yoho National Park, where cascading waterfalls plunge into glacier-fed Kicking Horse River and the man-made Spiral Tunnels undercut steep slopes. Visit striking Emerald Lake, the park’s largest, and frozen for much of the year. Once you’ve had your fill of natural wonders, continue on to Banff, where you’ll spend the evening.
1 night at the 3.5* Banff Caribou Lodge
Yoho Park Tour
Day 7: Calgary
Take a closer look at Banff before departing on an exhilarating gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, whose boardwalks and observation decks offer views down the Bow Valley. Witness fast flowing Bow Falls, grizzly bear hotspot Lake Minnewanka, the unexpected surprise at Surprise Corner and the rocky turrets of the Hoodoos on a tour of Banff. Then it’s time for the grand finale: a magical helicopter tour over the Rockies. Finally, on to Calgary where you can ascend the Calgary Tower for sweeping city views – a clear contrast to the natural splendour of the Rockies.
1 night at the 3.5* International Hotel Calgary
Depart Calgary and return to Dublin.
- Vancouver - 3,5* Holiday Inn Downtown.
- Kamloops - 3.5* Coast Kamloops Hotel (hotel may differ).
- Jasper - 3,5* Marmot Lodge.
- Lake Louise - 4,5* Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
- Banff - 3,5* Banff Caribou Lodge.
- Calgary - 3,5* International Hotel Calgary.
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