July 20 – 26, 2019
- Round trip Air from Springfield MO
- Spend two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer viewing coastal forests, roaring river canyons, and lofty mountain peaks
- Enjoy three nights at the stunning Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff
- Travel by train and journey alongside Kicking Horse River while enjoying the beautiful scenery
- Take a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and Hoodoos.
- Take in picture-perfect snowcapped mountains as you explore the Icefields Parkway
- Enjoy breakfast surrounded by Vancouver’s temperate rainforest at Capilano Suspension Bridge
- Enjoy elegant dining aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, as well as unlimited alcohol
Experience It! Rocky Mountaineer
Embark on an unforgettable, historic rail journey through the breathtaking Canadian Rockies onboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train. Pass serene vistas of verdant pine forests along lakes and rivers that twist and snake along the landscape and lead you gradually past glaciers to the snowcapped peaks of the Rockies. On your 2-day journey, surround yourself in the pampered luxury of SilverLeaf Service, with its single level coach and oversized windows. Or, choose GoldLeaf Service, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views through the comfort of your plush leather seat, surrounded by the full-length windows of the upper level inside the bi-level glass domed coach, and a private dining room downstairs. Each level of service includes captivating storytelling, incredible views, world-class dining, and impeccable service from onboard Hosts.
*GoldLeaf Service (upgrade): Pampers you with panoramic views from your luxurious seat in the upper level of a bi-level glass domed coach with full-length windows, a private dining room downstairs where you’ll enjoy gourmet à la carte meals, and a large, exclusive outdoor viewing platform.
Pricing includes SilverLeaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer Train. GoldLeaf Service upgrade is $800 pp/Double Occupancy and $1000 pp/Single Occupancy. Please call for more information.
Trip Protection: $385/pp
$150/pp if booked by November 30, 2018
Deposit: $500/pp due at time of booking
Final Payment Due: May 21, 2019
Day 1: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia – Tour Begins Set out to explore the beautiful Canadian Rockies by train. This timeless adventure begins in the beautiful city of Vancouver.
Day 2: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Vancouver – Nestled amongst the towering trees in North Vancouver, enjoy your breakfast at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Afterwards, enjoy a squirrel’s eye view of this woodland jungle. Cross the exhilarating suspension bridge that extends to the other side of paradise, where several exciting activities await. Try the new Cliff walk, a walkway hugging to the rock face above Capilano Canyon; or venture out on a Treetops Adventure made up of 7 suspension bridges. Next we begin our Vancouver sightseeing tour at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest. Follow the park’s famous seawall where you’ll discover views of the mountains along trails, beaches, and historical landmarks, not to mention its stunning and colorful gardens. Next, board a ferry for a two-minute trip across the water to picturesque Granville Island Public Market, where you’ll have time to stroll through its fascinating stalls of handmade crafts and artisan food producers. (B, D)
Day 3: Monday, July 22, 2019
Vancouver – Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops – Onboard Rocky Mountaineer, embark on an awe-inspiring rail journey as you travel through some of the world’s most majestic scenery. Beyond your sparkling-glass window, enjoy views of coastal deep-green forests, roaring river canyons, and snowcapped mountain peaks. From Vancouver, B.C. to Banff, Alberta, let the Rocky Mountaineer bring you on a spectacular voyage through the verdant farmlands of the Fraser Valley and the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains. Inside your single-level dome coach, gaze out at the stunning panoramas of the mighty Fraser River and the raging white waters of Hell’s Gate. Watch the landscape transform again, this time to a semi-arid desert, as you travel toward the city of Kamloops for your overnight stay in a hotel. (B, L)
Day 4: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Kamloops – Rocky Mountaineer – Banff, Alberta – Continue east this morning to the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains. History comes alive as you travel this legendary rail route that united Canada as a nation, through the century-old Spiral Tunnels and along the powerful Kicking Horse River. Traverse the Continental Divide and keep an eye out for moose, elk, and bighorn sheep – not to mention osprey, soaring eagles, even the occasional bear. After another beautiful day onboard Rocky Mountaineer, arrive this evening in the picturesque mountain town of Banff, where you will enjoy a leisurely 3-night stay among the majestic Canadian Rockies. But first, raise a glass for a final toast onboard Rocky Mountaineer. (B, L)
Day 5: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Banff – Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and Hoodoos – known as the “Land of the Sleeping Giants.” Next, meet a local ammolite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During an afternoon at leisure, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff’s charming downtown. (B, D)
Day 6: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Banff – Icefields Parkway – Choice on Tour – Banff – A wonderful day of sightseeing awaits as we set out along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Marvel at impressive waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and the picture-perfect snowcapped mountain ranges. Stop at the Columbia Icefield where it’s your choice! Take a fun ride across this 1,000 feet thick mass of glacial ice – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle -OR- take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and witness the dramatic landscape from the glass-floored platform. This afternoon, stop at stunning Peyto Lake, a turquoise glacier-fed lake that evokes pure serenity. Be on the lookout for bears and stately elk on your return to Banff. Join your fellow travelers this evening at a farewell dinner where you’ll enjoy regional cuisine and toast the end of a wonderful trip. (B, D)
Day 7: Friday, July 26, 2019
Tour Ends Your adventure comes to a close today, leaving you with many memories of your extraordinary journey through the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies. (B)