On this Rocky Mountain Canada coach and rail holiday, you will explore the memorising scenery of the Canadian wilderness in all its glory, as you journey through some of the most spectacular destinations of the world. Let Charter Travel find your perfect Canada rail holiday.
Duration: 6 Nights
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Fly with one of our partner airlines into Calgary - if you prefer a direct flight, both Air Canada and British Airways offer this service. Delta Airlines, American Airlines or United all fly indirect with one change en route in each direction.
Upon arrival into Calgary, please make your way to the Delta Bow Valley Hotel which is found in the heart of the city and popular for its location as Downtown Calgary can be found only a few minutes walk away. The hotel has beautiful views overlooking the Bow River and offers a selection of facilities to include a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a bar and a bistro.
After breakfast, make your way to the station to begin your coach journey to Banff where you will be staying at The Fairmont Banff Springs for the next two nights. This is a deluxe hotel, located approximately half a mile from Banff centre and is thought of as a great base for exploring the surrounding area and all its beauty. The hotel offers a fantastic range of facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, a spa with mineral pools, bowling, hiking and mountain biking, not to mention the 6 restaurants and 5 bars.
Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Sit back, relax and enjoy the many on site facilities, or ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to view the breath-taking 360 degree view of the area - we can arrange this excursion and many more on your holiday in Canada.
Take the day to stroll to the centre of Banff. Surrounded by the wilderness, Banff is the perfect location for wildlife enthusiasts. The town also offers a fantastic selection of museums, galleries and restaurants.
Get ready for a full day of exploring! Set off by coach through some of the most magnificent scenery in Canada, beginning with a drive through Banff National Park, stopping to admire the glistening turquoise waters of Lake Louise, a delight for photographers. Then continue along the stunning Icefields Parkway with some of the most spectacular views in the whole of Canada.
There will be another short stop for those that wish to ride on the Ice Explorer across the Athabasca Glacier (at an additional cost). Your journey then continues on to the Jasper National Park, where you will be able to witness the towering snow-capped mountains and dense green forests first hand. You will be staying here at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for the next two nights, found on the shores of Lac Beauvert, only a 5 minute journey from the centre of Jasper. This is a romantic lodge which offers fantastic 5 star facilities including swimming pool, spa, tennis, golf, horse riding, canoeing, biking, and white water rafting.
After breakfast, please make your way to the station, ready to board the famous Rocky Mountaineer train. Sit back and relax in style as you make your way past the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide, passing Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Rockies, the Pyramid Falls and the Yellowhead Pass. The train with stop overnight in Kamloops so disembark and make your way to the Four Points by Sheraton, found in the town centre, only steps away from the local restaurants, theatres, shops and nightlife. Relax and unwind using the many facilities on offer, including an indoor heated swimming pool, a whirlpool, a fitness centre and sauna.
Today you will board your train ready for your journey west to the vibrant city of Vancouver. See how the scenery changes as you make your way along your route, from desert-like areas, through winding river canyons and dense forests to the beautifully lush fields of Fraser River Valley.
Upon arrival into Vancouver, you will need to make your way to the airport ready for your return flight home. Alternatively, you can extend your stay should you wish to spend a few extra days in Vancouver and we can arrange this as part of your multi-centre holiday.
All our holidays are tailor-made and can be adapted by changing hotels durations and destinations to suit the individuals tastes and requirements – please do get in touch so we can start planning.
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