Classic Rail Circle Tour

Classic Rail Circle Tour

10 Days / 9 Nights Roundtrip Vancouver

Price fromCAD$4,668

• Vancouver • Whistler • Quesnel • Jasper • Kamloops • Vancouver

See the Rockies by rail. Experience two unique train routes that carry you off on a magnificent sightseeing sojourn which includes the alpine-inspired Whistler and the wildlife-rich stomping grounds of Jasper.

Your journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer begins when you travel from Vancouver to Whistler, on to Quesnel before winding your way Jasper. Carve through extreme landscapes including the largest temperate rainforest in the world and the rugged desertification of the Fraser Canyon. Melt back into your seat, or grab the rails and drink in some of the fresh air of the Cariboo Gold Rush Region's pastoral ranchlands.

On your return you travel from Jasper to Kamloops before finishing in Vancouver. Witness the unparalleled beauty of some of the highest peaks in the Canadian Rockies and prepare to do some serious neck-swivelling to peek at eagles soaring through treetops. This route takes you through some of Canada's most remote and stunning vistas.

Classic Rail Circle Tour map

Day 1: Vancouver Arrival Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Shearton Wall Centre Hotel - Traditional Room GoldLeaf: Pan Pacific Hotel - Deluxe Room GoldLeaf Pan Pacific Hotel - Deluxe Harbour Room

Day 2: Vancouver Sightseeing Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver's spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia's First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Shearton Wall Centre Hotel - Traditional Room GoldLeaf: Pan Pacific Hotel - Deluxe Room GoldLeaf Pan Pacific Hotel - Deluxe Harbour Room

Day 3: Vancouver > Whistler (Train) Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your motor coach transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast is on board the train

Depart Vancouver: 7:40 am Arrive Whistler: 11:30 am

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Superior King Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe King Room

Day 4: Whistler > Quesnel (Train) Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel.

Breakfast and Lunch is on board the train

Depart Whistler: 7:10 am Arrive Quesnel: 7:30 pm

Overnight Quesnel

Day 5: Quesnel to Jasper (Train) Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 meters (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper.

Breakfast and Lunch is on board the train

Depart Quesnel 7:10 am Arrive Jasper 8:30 pm

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Lobstick Lodge GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 6: Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Lobstick Lodge GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 7: Jasper Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Jasper National Park on your own. A wealth of optional activities (not included) abound: taking the Jasper Skytram to the high alpine of Whistlers Mountain, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, cruising on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island, or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Lobstick Lodge GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 8: Jasper > Kamloops (Train) Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.

Breakfast and Lunch is on board the train

Depart Jasper: 8:10 am Arrive Kamloops: 5:00 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 9: Kamloops > Vancouver (Train) Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Breakfast and Lunch is on board the train

Depart Kamloops: 7:35 am Arrive Vancouver: 5:30 pm

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Shearton Wall Centre Hotel - Traditional Room GoldLeaf: Pan Pacific Hotel - Deluxe Room GoldLeaf Pan Pacific Hotel - Deluxe Harbour Room

Day 10: Vancouver Departure Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service

SilverLeaf Service • A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • A selection of delicious hot gourmet breakfast and lunch options, as well as tasty snack options, served by a culinary team member at your seat • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • A dedicated culinary team member and two onboard Hosts in each SilverLeaf Service coach • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Kamloops, and Quesnel • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

GoldLeaf Service • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of our custom-designed bi-level dome coach • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an à la carte menu, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • A full culinary team and three or four onboard Hosts in each GoldLeaf Service coach • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Kamloops, and Quesnel • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service • Includes all features of our award-winning GoldLeaf Service, plus you'll receive upgraded deluxe hotel accommodation off the train • Private sedan transfer Vancouver Airport to hotel on arrival

Please note: • All accommodations in Kamloops and Quesnel, while charming, are of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded. • Please be sure to carry any medication with you as you will not have access to your checked luggage onboard the train

• 5 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches • 9 nights hotel accommodation • Vancouver Lookout • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain • Jasper Highlights Tour • Rail station transfers in Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver • Luggage handling • National Park Pass

Pricing (per person) $CAD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2018

SilverLeaf Service

Apr 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24

May 31

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

Jul 5, 12, 19, 26

Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Sep 6, 13, 20,

Sep 27

Oct 4

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service

Apr 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24

May 31

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

Jul 5, 12, 19, 26

Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Sep 6, 13, 20,

Sep 27

Oct 4

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service

Apr 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24

May 31

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

Jul 5, 12, 19, 26

Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Sep 6, 13, 20,

Sep 27

Oct 4

Meal Plan

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$4,668

$5,424

$5,689

$5,689

$5,689

$5,689

$5,689

$5,424

$4,724

$754

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$6,712

$7,823

$8,347

$8,347

$8,347

$8,347

$8,347

$7,663

$6,712

$1,125

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$7,708

$8,814

$9,342

$9,342

$9,342

$9,342

$9,342

$8,661

$7,657

$1,125

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$5,553

$6,464

$6,935

$6,935

$6,935

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$6,515

$5,655

$754

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$8,219

$9,648

$10,588

$10,588

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$8,219

$1,125

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$10,003

$11,531

$12,478

$12,478

$12,478

$12,478

$12,478

$11,007

$9,952

$1,125

Departs

2018 Departure Dates Thursday Apr 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
Jul 5, 12, 19, 26
Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Sep 6, 13, 20, 27
Oct 4

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars(CAD), and include the Canadian GST. • Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for triple or child prices. • Please contact World Journeys for the updated CAD exchange rate. • Meal plan includes all breakfast and dinners • Please note all accommodation in Quesnel and Kamloops is of a moderate standard.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Transportation from Vancouver airport (except GoldLeaf Deluxe) • Transportation to Vancouver airport • Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Fuel surcharge

Book by December 22 and receive up to $800 CAD per couple in added value

Offer valid on new 2018 bookings made between August 26, 2017 and December 22, 2017. This offer is applicable to 2018 Rocky Mountaineer packages of five or more days for travel during the 2018 summer season between April and October on select dates.

Qualifying packages of eight days or more in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf will receive $400 CAD per adult of value added credit. ($800 CAD added value credit per couple).

Qualifying packages of five to seven days in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf will receive $250 CAD per adult of value added credit ($500 CAD added value credit per couple).

Applicable to single, double, triple or quad package prices. Qualifying packages can be purchased in any class of train travel or grade of accommodation. Credits can only be used towards the purchase of additional services offered by Rocky Mountaineer - the credit cannot be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer may be amended without prior notice.