Relax and gaze out at some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth from the comfort of your plush reclining seat on one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys – the legendary Rocky Mountaineer. On your way to Lake Louise you’ll dine on gourmet cuisine and award-winning wines as you watch the fertile landscape transform into towering peaks, icy glaciers and cascading waterfalls.When you reach the shores of Lake Louise, you'll swap the Rocky Mountaineer for luxury motorcoach travel and one of the world's most scenic drives - The Icefield Parkway - to Jasper National Park and onto the pretty mountain town of Banff.
For 2020 bookings made by 20th December 2019 on this holiday we've included the 'Three Free Perks' offer with added extras worth £500 per couple! These include airport the hotel transfer on arrival, an extra night in Vancouver and a set-meal for two in the hotel of your choice and are detailed in the inclusions below.
Another 2020 added value qualifying package includes 'Journey Through the Clouds at Leisure'.
This tour also operates in reverse and is available from April to October. Flight upgrades available. GoldLeaf Service also available from £899 per person.
Nestled in an idyllic setting between the Pacific Ocean and the North Shore Mountain range, the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver is a coastal gem. Explore the city on the excellent Vancouver hop-on, hop-off trolley service which will take you to over 20 attractions including historic Gastown, Stanley Park, Granville Island and English Bay. If you fancy a walk on the wild side, consider a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, thrilling visitors since 1889 with strolls over the wobbly 70 metre high bridge,
Day trips to world-famous Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Vancouver Island, are also a possibility and can be pre-booked in advance with Bon Voyage.
All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer! You'll be collected from your hotel for a 7.30am departure. Once onboard you'll enjoy a delicious breakfast whilst travelling in comfort and style to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Witness dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains before arriving in the desert-like environment of the BC Interior.
Highlights include the cascading waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Lunch with wine will be served onboard and the day concludes along the shores of Kamloops Lake between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. The evening is yours to take a stroll around Kamloops and enjoy local dining and entertainment.
Kamloops hotel will be assigned at booking stage.
It's an early morning 6.25 am departure today, but it will be worth it. Just when you think the scenery can't get any better. It does, as you journey east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta.
Gaze out over ranchlands, turquiose lakes and high mountain passes before travelling through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your Rocky Mountaineer journey comes to an end at the sparkling shores of iconic Lake Louise between 7 and 8.30pm. Your home for the next two nights is one of the world's most celebrated hotels - the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
The morning is yours to enjoy at leisure. After lunch, you'll be collected for an afternoon tour of breathtaking Yoho National Park. Established in 1886, Yoho National Park offers spectacular and unique natural beauty with 28 mountain peaks. Visit the parks largest, and one of its most remarkable lakes - Emerald Lake, renowned for its vivid colour.
Your day begins with an escorted sightseeing tour of Banff and ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. You'll witness more incredible Alberta scenery with stops at Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. For a birds eye view of this region, there's also a 12 minute panoramic helicopter flight over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies - a spectacular end to an unforgettable journey!
Enjoy one last morning with a hearty breakfast in one of the many eateries lining popular Stephen Avenue with time to spare to mooch the shops for some last minute souvenirs. Then make your way to Calgary airport for your early afternoon flight back to the UK.
Want to extend your holiday? Perhaps an Alaskan cruise? VIA rail to to Toronto and time in Niagara Falls? All Bon Voyage holidays are tailor-made, so please call our team of experts for holiday inspiration on (0800) 316 3012.