First Passage to the West Highlights

First Passage to the West Highlights

7 Days/6 Nights Vancouver to Calgary or vice versa

Price fromCAD$2,818

• Vancouver • Kamloops • Rocky Mountaineer Railtour • Banff • Yoho National Park • Lake Louise • Helicopter Tour • Calgary

Go West! To many, Banff and Lake Louise represent the holy grail of Canadian tourism. Embark on a journey of luxury and romance to Canada's most-talked-about destinations.

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

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Signature Harbour View Room

Day 2: Vancouver Sightseeing Today, select your choice of one of four activity options:

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. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation.

Enjoy a five-hour guided cycling tour of Vancouver's highlights, and experience the best of Vancouver food, history, ecology and culture while being active. The 23km ride takes in the seawall and rainforest of Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island (including the Aquabus ferry), False Creek, Chinatown, Gastown, and Coal Harbour.

Includes helmet and bicycle rental. Please note: Guests' heights needed to arrange appropriately-sized bicycles, and guests will need to make their own way to/from 648 Hornby St. for the tour.

British Columbia's mild climate and unique geographic location, tucked between mountains and sea, provide the province with an abundance of amazing culinary bounty which guests will explore on this in-depth "Made in BC" Vancouver food tour on Granville Island. In the company of an experienced local chef or food writer (maximum six guests/docent), this 2.5 hour walk will get under the skin (or peel) of this fascinating and delicious world as intellectually curious guests tour the market, meet some of the local producers and taste their delicious wares.

Please note: Include any dietary restrictions or allergies, and the docent will adapt accordingly, as there are several tastings of fish or seafood, and guests will need to make their own way to/from 126 Davie St. for the tour.

Experience the Howe Sound coast line from a 30 ft. rigid hull inflatable boat on a "Sea Safari". With the refreshing sea mist in their faces, guests will take in the towering cliffs of Anvil Island, the seals at play at Pam Rocks, the caves of Bowen Island, and many more picturesque sights only seen from the water. Spend an unforgettable 2 hours cruising along the water's surface, surrounded by BC's unique Coastal Mountains, taking pictures with seals bathing in the sun, or cruising through the waves on our natural roller coaster. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Vancouver

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Signature Harbour View Room

Day 3: Vancouver > Kamloops(Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. On today's journey you will see 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, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Vancouver: 7:30 am Arrive Kamloops: 5:40 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 4: Kamloops > Lake Louise(Train) Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today's highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Kamloops 6:25 am Arrive Lake Louise 6:25 pm

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 5: Lake Louise > Banff This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.

Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Elk & Avenul Hotel- Standard Room GoldLeaf: Rimrock Resort Hotel - Premium Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Rimrock Resort Hotel - Garden View Room

Day 6: Banff > Calgary including Panoramic Helicopter Tour(Coach) Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today's adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Your tour ends on arrival in Calgary late this afternoon.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Hotel Arts - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Junior Suite

Day 7: Calgary Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

Reverse Itinerary

Day 1: Calgary Arrival Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in "The Heart of the New West" independently.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Hotel Arts - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Junior Suite

Day 2: Calgary > Banff with Panoramic Helicopter Tour(Coach) Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Elk & Avenul Hotel- Standard Room GoldLeaf: Rimrock Resort Hotel - Premium Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Rimrock Resort Hotel - Garden View Room

Day 3: Banff > Lake Louise(Coach) A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.

Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 4: Lake Louise > Kamloops(Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Lake Louise: 9:00 am Arrive Kamloops: 7:00 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 5: 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 will be served onboard the train

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

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Signature Harbour View Room

Day 6: Vancouver Sightseeing Today, select your choice of one of four activity options:

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. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation.

Enjoy a five-hour guided cycling tour of Vancouver's highlights, and experience the best of Vancouver food, history, ecology and culture while being active. The 23km ride takes in the seawall and rainforest of Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island (including the Aquabus ferry), False Creek, Chinatown, Gastown, and Coal Harbour.

Includes helmet and bicycle rental. Please note: Guests' heights needed to arrange appropriately-sized bicycles, and guests will need to make their own way to/from 648 Hornby St. for the tour.

British Columbia's mild climate and unique geographic location, tucked between mountains and sea, provide the province with an abundance of amazing culinary bounty which guests will explore on this in-depth "Made in BC" Vancouver food tour on Granville Island. In the company of an experienced local chef or food writer (maximum six guests/docent), this 2.5 hour walk will get under the skin (or peel) of this fascinating and delicious world as intellectually curious guests tour the market, meet some of the local producers and taste their delicious wares.

Please note: Include any dietary restrictions or allergies, and the docent will adapt accordingly, as there are several tastings of fish or seafood, and guests will need to make their own way to/from 126 Davie St. for the tour.

Experience the Howe Sound coast line from a 30 ft. rigid hull inflatable boat on a "Sea Safari". With the refreshing sea mist in their faces, guests will take in the towering cliffs of Anvil Island, the seals at play at Pam Rocks, the caves of Bowen Island, and many more picturesque sights only seen from the water. Spend an unforgettable 2 hours cruising along the water's surface, surrounded by BC's unique Coastal Mountains, taking pictures with seals bathing in the sun, or cruising through the waves on our natural roller coaster. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Vancouver.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Signature Harbour View Room

Day 7: Vancouver 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 Calgary Airport to hotel • Private sedan transfer Vancouver Airport to hotel

Please note: • All accommodation in Kamloops, while charming, is 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

• Independent rail/coach tour • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer 'First Passage to the West' Railtour, Silverleaf or Goldleaf Service • 2 breakfast and 2 lunches on board the train • 6 nights accommodation • Vancouver lookout • One of: • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain • Guided cycling tour of Vancouver • Culinary walking tour of Vancouver's Granville Island • Zodiac tour on Howe Sound • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff • Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing • Calgary Tower • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops & Banff • Luggage handling • National Park Pass

Pricing (per person) $CAD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2018

Vancouver to Calgary

SilverLeaf Service

Apr 14, 18, 21, 25

Apr 28

Apr 29

May 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27

May 30

Jun 2, 6,

Jun 9

Jun 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Jul 4, 7, 11

Jul 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

Aug 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29

Sep 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26

Sep 29

Oct 3, 6, 7, 10

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service

Apr 14, 18, 21, 25

Apr 28

Apr 29

May 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27

May 30

Jun 2, 6,

Jun 9

Jun 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Jul 4, 7, 11

Jul 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

Aug 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29

Sep 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26

Sep 29

Oct 3, 6, 7, 10

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service

Apr 14, 18, 21, 25

Apr 28

Apr 29

May 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27

May 30

Jun 2, 6,

Jun 9

Jun 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Jul 4, 7, 11

Jul 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

Aug 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29

Sep 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26

Sep 29

Oct 3, 6, 7, 10

Meal Plan

2018

Calgary to Vancouver

SilverLeaf Service

Apr 15, 19, 22, 26

Apr 29

Apr 30

May 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28

May 31

Jun 3, 7

Jun 10

Jun 14, 17, 21, 24, 28

Jul 1

Jul 5, 8, 12

Jul 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Aug 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30

Sep 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27

Sep 30

Oct 4, 7, 8, 11

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service

Apr 15, 19, 22, 26

Apr 29

Apr 30

May 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28

May 31

Jun 3, 7

Jun 10

Jun 14, 17, 21, 24, 28

Jul 1

Jul 5, 8, 12

Jul 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Aug 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30

Sep 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27

Sep 30

Oct 4, 7, 8, 11

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service

Apr 15, 19, 22, 26

Apr 29

Apr 30

May 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28

May 31

Jun 3, 7

Jun 10

Jun 14, 17, 21, 24, 28

Jul 1

Jul 5, 8, 12

Jul 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Aug 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30

Sep 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27

Sep 30

Oct 4, 7, 8, 11

Meal Plan

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$2,818

$3,177

$3,324

$3,379

$3,539

$3,530

$3,642

$3,539

$3,697

$3,539

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$3,029

$3,029

$663

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$3,788

$4,351

$4,501

$4,556

$4,766

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$4,766

$4,924

$4,766

$4,766

$4,766

$3,950

$3,960

$848

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$4,630

$5,144

$5,345

$5,396

$5,710

$5,710

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$5,710

$5,710

$5,710

$4,789

$4,789

$848

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$2,818

$3,177

$3,324

$3,379

$3,539

$3,539

$3,642

$3,539

$3,539

$3,697

$3,539

$3,539

$3,539

$3,029

$3,029

$657

-

$3,788

$4,351

$4,501

$4,556

$4,766

$4,766

$4,766

$4,766

$4,766

$4,924

$4,766

$4,766

$4,766

$3,950

$3,950

$846

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$4,630

$5,144

$5,345

$5,396

$5,710

$5,710

$5,710

$5,710

$5,710

$5,819

$5,710

$5,710

$5,710

$4,789

$4,789

$846

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$3,546

$3,961

$4,262

$4,368

$4,691

$4,691

$4,901

$4,691

$4,953

$4,691

$4,691

$4,691

$3,917

$3,917

$663

-

$4,826

$5,556

$5,905

$6,019

$6,443

$6,443

$6,443

$6,443

$6,707

$6,443

$6,443

$6,443

$5,206

$5,206

$848

-

$6,404

$7,179

$7,526

$7,651

$8,124

$8,124

$8,124

$8,124

$8,435

$8,124

$8,124

$8,124

$6,779

$6,799

$848

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$3,546

$3,961

$4,262

$4,368

$4,691

$4,601

$4,897

$4,691

$4,691

$4,953

$4,691

$4,691

$4,691

$3,917

$3,917

$657

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$4,826

$5,556

$5,905

$6,019

$6,443

$6,443

$6,443

$6,443

$6,443

$6,707

$6,443

$6,443

$6,443

$5,206

$5,206

$846

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$6,404

$7,179

$7,526

$7,651

$8,124

$8,124

$8,124

$8,124

$8,124

$8,435

$8,124

$8,124

$8,124

$6,779

$6,779

$846

Departs

2018 Departure Dates from Vancouver Wednesday and Saturday (Plus Sunday 29 Apr to 27 May; 2 Sep to 23 Sep and 7 Oct) Apr 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 29
May 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
Jun 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Jul 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Aug 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Sep 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29
Oct 3, 6, 7, 10 2018 Departure Dates from Calgary Sunday and Thursday (Plus Monday 30 Apr to 28 May; 3 Sep to 24 Sep and 8 Oct) Apr 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, 30
May 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31
Jun 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
Jul 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Aug 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Sep 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30
Oct 4, 7, 8, 11

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

Book by October 27 and receive up to $800 CAD per couple in added value

Offer valid on new 2018 bookings made between August 26, 2017 and October 27, 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