Land Journey

Vancouver & the Rockies by Rocky Mountaineer

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$11,990 AUD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Jun - Sep
Cities & Landmarks
Vancouver, Athabasca Glacier, Banff National Park, Calgary, Jasper National Park
Rockies Train Tour
Jasper National Park

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

Spectacular two-day rail journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer in a GoldLeaf Service glass-dome train car from the Vancouver coast to Canada’s Rocky Mountains

 

Accommodations in four acclaimed Fairmont hotels and resorts – the Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver and three Fairmont resort hotels in Jasper National Park and Banff National Park

 

Floatplane flightseeing excursion over the Gulf Islands from Vancouver to Victoria

 

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

Docent-led tour of the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, a showcase for contemporary aboriginal art, and a visit to Stanley Park

 

A drive along the stunning Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Lake Louise

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Explore the astounding landscapes of Canada by rail aboard Rocky Mountaineer on this 9-day Rocky Mountain tour.

The World Next Door

A journey that will transport you, body and soul... from the sophisticated seaport city of Vancouver... to a classic train ride aboard the Rocky Mountaineer through unspoiled wilderness... to the snowy peaks and glacial lakes of the Canadian Rockies... experience nature at its most spectacular.

Explore Vancouver, known for its culinary innovation, art scene, and beautiful mountain backdrop, where you’ll take in bird's-eye views by floatplane, enjoy a private visit to a First Nations art gallery, and more... Ride the rails into the Canadian Rockies onboard Rocky Mountaineer, enjoying breathtaking scenery from a GoldLeaf Service glass-dome coach... Travel along the Icefields Parkway, discovering Athabasca Glacier by Ice Explorer... and stay at four premier Fairmont resort hotels in Vancouver and in Jasper and Banff National Parks!

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Into the Rockies by rail aboard Rocky Mountaineer

A breathtaking rail journey from Vancouver to the Rockies in a glass-dome coach aboard Rocky Mountaineer

Enjoy a front-row seat for the scenic splendor of an exciting rail journey from Vancouver to the breathtaking Canadian Rockies in a GoldLeaf Service glass-dome coach aboard Rocky Mountaineer, with an overnight stop in Kamloops. During your two-day rail journey from Vancouver to Jasper, you’ll be immersed in the beauty of British Columbia and Alberta – and enchanted by a passing parade of diverse landscapes, from lush farmlands and vineyards to rushing rivers, evergreen forests, deserts, and the snowcapped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Soak in the views from the comfort of Tauck’s reserved seats in a glass-dome coach, or from the exclusive GoldLeaf Service outdoor viewing platform, taking in the fresh mountain air.

Stay at four acclaimed Fairmont resorts

Nights 1, 2, 4 – 8

Spend seven nights at four luxury Fairmont resorts in Vancouver & the Canadian Rockies

Your “Vancouver & The Rockies by Rocky Mountaineer” journey includes a total of seven nights spent in accommodations at four of Western Canada’s finest Fairmont luxury resorts: Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver, BC; Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta’s Jasper National Park; and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs, both historic Canadian Rockies resort hotels originally built by the Canadian Pacific Railway over a century ago, set amidst the natural treasures of Banff National Park.

Flightseeing over Vancouver & the Gulf Islands

Day 2

A bird's-eye view of Vancouver and the Gulf Islands by floatplane

As far as geographical names go, British Columbia’s scenic Gulf Islands can be a bit daunting. First of all, the more than 200 Gulf Islands are actually located not in a “gulf” but in the Strait of Georgia (which has nothing to do with the US state or the former Soviet republic), set between large Vancouver Island to the west, and the British Columbia mainland (where the city of Vancouver is situated) to the east. And to make things even more interesting, the islands include towns with names like Vesuvius and Ganges. But seeing these beautiful, pristine islands – home to many parks and protected areas – from the air is indeed a highlight of your flightseeing trip by floatplane from Vancouver's Coal Harbour that takes you aloft for a bird’s-eye view of the city and environs.

Explore Athabasca Glacier aboard an Ice Explorer

Day 6

Walk on the surface of Athabasca Glacier during a journey aboard an Ice Explorer

Learn all about glaciers and nature's mighty power when you visit the Columbia Icefield (largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains – its glacial water flows to the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans) and walk on Athabasca Glacier via a journey aboard the Ice Explorer, a vehicle designed especially for traveling across glacial ice.

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You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Deposit Protection Plan – Tauck provides a “Deposit Protection Plan” at a cost of AUD $75 per person per tour or cruise. The cost is non-refundable and non-transferable and must be paid at the time of booking with your deposit. It only applies when you cancel your tour or cruise prior to final payment date. The deposit held in credit will exclude fees imposed by third parties in relation to air, rail travel, hotels, transfer or applicable cruise cabins. When booking airfares through Tauck (including when taking advantage of a special offer that includes air travel), standard airline cancellation fees will apply. In some cases, airfares will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, these fees will be deducted from the deposit paid, and therefore the credit being held. We will only credit the remainder of deposit to a future tour or cruise booking if you book within 24 months of cancellation of the original Tauck tour or cruise. This offer expires after the 24 months. We will only credit the remainder of the deposit to a future tour or cruise booking Balance Due and it can’t be used as a credit for the initial deposit of a future tour or cruise booking. The Tauck “Deposit Protection Plan” only covers a Tauck tour or cruise and it does not replace Travel Insurance, which we recommend at the time of booking.
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