First Passage to the West – at leisure

From£3299 Per Person
Highlights
  • HELL’S GATE
  • CISCO CROSSING
  • SPIRAL TUNNELS
  • AVALANCHE ALLEY 
  • JAWS OF DEATH GORGE
  • BLACK CANYON HOODOOS
  • STONEY CREEK BRIDGE
  • ROGERS PASS
  • KICKING HORSE RIVER
  • CASTLE MOUNTAIN
  • MOUNT RUNDLE
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First Passage to the West – at leisure

The First Passage to the West- at leisure. Embark on a well-paced journey with Rocky Mountaineer to Canada’s most-talked-about destinations,  Banff and Lake Louise, on this eight-day trip through some of the most  spectacular scenery in the world.

First Passage to the West, one of the most popular routes, retraces the steps of the 19th century explorers who first marvelled at this untamed wilderness, and gives a living history lesson on the building of a nation.

First Passage to the West - Rocky Mountaineer                

 

Price Includes

  • RETURN FLIGHTS FROM THE UK
  • ACCOMMODATION THROUGHOUT
  • VANCOUVER LOOKOUT
  • ICEFIELDS PARKWAY TOUR INCLUDING ICE EXPLORER  
  • YOHO NATIONAL PARK TOUR LAKE LOUISE TO BANFF
  • BANFF TO CALGARY TOUR INCLUDING BANFF GONDOLA
  • PANORAMIC HELICOPTER TOUR
  • CALGARY TOWER
  • NATIONAL PARKS PASS

 

 

Price based on 06 October 2019 departure from Glasgow. Alternative dates and departure dates available.

Itinerary

First Passage to the West at Leisure
Arrive and spend time exploring scenic Vancouver on your own. Included is admission to the Vancouver Lookout. Overnight in Vancouver.


Please note we can extend your stay in Vancouver, please ask for details
Board Rocky Mountaineer in the urban oasis of Vancouver, British Columbia, and journey through the farmlands of the Fraser Valley. From fertile greenery, the landscape transforms to the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains. You’ll see the mighty Fraser River and the raging whitewater of Hell’s Gate. Then, the landscape undergoes another transformation and you’ll find yourself amid scrub brush and desert. You will pull in to overnight at a hotel in the city of Kamloops.

Breakfast & Lunch on Rocky Mountaineer
Overnight in Kamloops
Now your venture into the heart of the mountains begins in earnest. Continuing east along the South Thompson River, you’ll witness historic Craigellachie. This spot marks where the Last Spike was driven on the Canadian Pacific Railway line, uniting the nation. You’ll gaze in wonder at cascading waterfalls and at icy glaciers spilling over the lips of the peaks above, on your way to the charming alpine town of Banff and the brilliant waters of Lake Louise. And all of this craggy wilderness is yours to embrace, from the comfort of your luxurious Rocky Mountaineer coach.
Visit Jasper National Park, explore the Columbia Icefield, and journey to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer. Glacier Skywalk and lunch included.
Overnight in Lake Louise.
Enjoy the morning at leisure. After lunch, a motorcoach tour takes you into Yoho National Park. Attractions include the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and more. The tour ends in Banff, where you will stay overnight.
Spend the entire day exploring Banff National Park on your own.
Overnight in Banff.
Begin the morning with a motorcoach sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies, before your transfer to Calgary. Enjoy admission to the Calgary Tower.
Overnight in Calgary.
Your First Passage to the West at Leisure journey ends with checkout from your Calgary hotel , make your way to Calgary airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

We can extend your tour with extra nights in Calgary or add another tour or self drive package, please ask for details

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