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    First Passage to the West Highlights
    7 days | 6 nights
    From $4,066* pp, SilverLeaf Service
    2 free Perks + $150 onboard merchandise credit^
    Embark on a journey of luxury and romance to Canada’s most-talked-about destinations, Banff and Lake Louise. Revel in historic storytelling, regionally-inspired cuisine, and attentive service along your way.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 6 nights hotel accommodation
    • 2 days on board Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Lake Louise in SilverLeaf Service
    • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
    • Activities, National Parks tour and more as per itinerary below
    • Rail station transfers and luggage handling
    • Your choice of one of the four following experiences;
      • 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
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Vancouver Lookout
    • Yoho National Park
    • Banff Gondola
    • Panoramic Helicopter Tour
    • Calgary Tower
    • National Parks Pass
    Valid for travel
    7 Oct 2020 departure, subject to availability. Other dates available May to Oct 2020, surcharges apply.
    Offer expires
    28 Feb 2020 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Vancouver

    Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

    Day 2

    Vancouver

    Today, select your choice of one of four activity options: 1. 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; 2. 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 1344 Burrard St. for the tour; 3. 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; 4. 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; 5. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.

    Day 3

    Vancouver to Kamloops

    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. Overnight in Kamloops.

    Day 4

    Kamloops to Lake Louise

    Your journey continues Eastward 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. Overnight in Lake Louise.

    Day 5

    Lake Louise to 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. Overnight in 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.

    Day 6

    Banff to Calgary

    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, 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 7

    Calgary

    Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are person twin share, tour only (unless stated otherwise) correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Pricing is expressed in AUD as a guideline only and may vary at the time of booking based on changes in exchange rate with the CAD. Offer is valid on new bookings only. Other departure dates are available from April to October 2020, and prices will vary and fluctuate depending on departure date and hotel availability. Pricing includes Canadian tax (GST) and does not include flights. ^2 free perks offer applies only to new 2020 bookings made by 28 Feb 2020. Offer is per booking and applies to single, double, triple or quad occupancy bookings, must be requested and applied at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Free perks include (a) one additional hotel night in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise. Additional hotel night must match the accommodation grade and occupancy level of package booked and must be booked as a consecutive night at the same hotel that you begin or end package and (b) one private standard airport transfer in Vancouver or Calgary and (c) one set-menu dinner at a selected package hotel (not available on rail days). Transfer and dinner are for number of persons on corresponding booking. All free gifts are subject to availability. Onboard merchandise credit: Travel between May and October 2020 on select dates. Offer is applicable to new bookings only and must be requested at the time of booking at will not be automatically allocated or retrospectively added. Qualifying packages may be purchased in either GoldLeaf of SilverLeaf Service. Offer not applicable to 2-day and 3-day rail only bookings and cannot be deferred to another date, refunded, or used at the Vancouver station kiosk. Not applicable to Group Tour Bookings or Custom Groups. Offer is available in conjunction with Rocky Mountaineer’s current market offer. $150 merchandise credit cannot be split between rail journeys if the couple is taking more than 1 qualifying rail journey. Offer available on select dates only. Promotional blackout dates apply. Additional conditions apply. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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