Rocky Mountaineer Gold Rush Explorer

8 nights from $6,249 per person

Rocky Mountaineer Rainforest to Gold Rush Explorer

Explore the Canadian Rockies with a once in a lifetime rail adventure. With every seat offering mountain views, relax onboard your luxurious coach where you will be pampered with world-class cuisine and some of the world's most beautiful scenery outside of your window.

Bonus:

$800 credit per couple

Highlights:

  • Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service
  • 7 tours including Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
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The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Day 1: Vancouver

Fly from Australia and arrive in Vancouver to spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver to Whistler (Rail)

Following your motorcoach transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor to the resort town of Whistler. 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. Overnight in Whistler.

Day 3: Whistler to Quesnel (Rail) 

Travel onboard 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. Overnight in Quesnel.

Day 4: Quesnel to Jasper (Rail)

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 metres (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.

Day 5: Experience Jasper Highlights Tour (Coach)

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6: Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer/Jasper to Lake Louise (Coach)

Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterward, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 7: Experience Yoho Park Tour / Lake Louise to Banff (Coach)

This morning 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 including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 8: Banff to Calgaryw ith 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. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 9: Tour Ends

Make your own way to Calgary Airport for your flight back to Australia.

Package Includes:

  • Return international economy airfares
  • 2 night/3 day Rocky Mountaineer journey in SilverLeaf (GoldLeaf Service Upgrade available)
  • 1 night in Vancouver
  • 1 night in Whistler
  • 1 night Quesnel
  • 2 nights in Jasper
  • 1 night in Lake Louise
  • 1 night in Banff
  • 1 night in Calgary
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkwa Tour including Ice Explorer
  • Yoho Park Tour
  • Banff Gondola
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Calgary Tower
  • $800 added value credit to be used on extended hotel stays, day tours, meals plans and transfers
  • Dining: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Package Does Not Include:

  • Transfers unless stated
  • Gratuities
  • Meals unless stated

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