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Luxury Snow Train to the Rockies

Categories:

  • Holidays
  • USA and Canada
  • Western Canada

Price:

From $8,095

Stay:

7 nights

Travel Dates:

Thursday 2nd of January 2020 until Sunday 12th of April 2020

Description:

Luxury Snow Train to the Rockies - 8 Days / 7 Nights - from $8095* per person (with World Journeys).

Vancouver • Prestige Class on Via Rail • Jasper • Lake Louise • Banff • Calgary

Take a luxurious journey through the impressive winter scenery of Banff & Jasper National Parks and Lake Louise with a night in Prestige Class on VIA Rail. Spend days private touring and nights tucking into Canada's iconic Fairmont properties, including the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Let Prestige Class perks envelop you on the train with your own private cabin with double bed, reserved seating and a personal concierge, then feel excitement grow arriving to the Rockies where you'll enjoy helicopter sightseeing, a private Ice Walk and a charming horse-drawn sleigh ride.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver. Arrive at the Vancouver International Airport and transfer by private vehicle (included) to your downtown Vancouver hotel.

Overnight at: Fairmont waterfront Hotel - Fairmont Gold City View Room

Day 2: Vancouver > Jasper (D). This afternoon, check in at Pacific Central Station and board VIA Rail's 'Canadian' for the famous train journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies.

Step back in time to the days of classic rail travel, riding in the original stainless steel 'streamliner' railcars made famous by the 'Canadian' in the 1950s. Each has been restored with air conditioning, a café car, lounge car, and access to the dome car.

Exclusive to Prestige Class: Guests traveling in Prestige Class enjoy an unparalleled level of elegance, comfort and privileged service. Relax in your own private cabin with a double bed, flat-screen TV and shower plus access to the bar and lounge areas and perks like priority boarding, reserved seats and a personal concierge. Don't forget to visit the Dome Car - the true essence of travelling by train is all in the panoramic views.

Overnight on Via Rail Prestige Class Cabin

Day 3: Canadian Rockies by daylight onboard VIA Rail; arrive Jasper late morning (B) Rise to the snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies today as you arrive in Jasper and transfer to your hotel.

The day is free to explore this unique alpine community.

Overnight at: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Lakefront Suite

Day 4: Jasper (Private Maligne Canyon Ice Walk). Experience the wonders of Maligne Canyon from the ground up! The canyon has withstood 10,000 years of erosion and has created a 50 metre gorge. Certified guides will lead your group along the frozen canyon floor and its ice-clad limestone walls. Super soles and winter boots will keep guests warm and secure as they explore this wonderland of rock and ice Please note: The ice walk tour normally operates beginning-December - end of March

Overnight at: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Lakefront Suite

Day 5: Jasper > Lake Louise (Private Transfer with Helicopter Tour) (L). Travel southward along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. This spectacular drive through glacier country features massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad-reaching valleys. Included enroute is a 20-minute helicopter flight, with a 1 hour snowshoe & picnic lunch stop.

Overnight at: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Gold Lakeview Room

Day 6: Afternoon Sleigh Ride, Lake Louise to Banff (Private Transfer). Spend the morning at leisure, then after lunch enjoy a wonderful 40 minute sleigh ride that takes place beside Lake Louise. After your sleigh ride, depart Lake Louise by private transfer (included) for a short drive to Banff via the scenic Bow Valley.

Please note: The sleigh ride normally operates mid-December - mid April

Overnight at: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Gold Mountain View Room

Day 7: Banff. A free day to enjoy Canada's premier winter resort. There are plenty of options, including: shopping , skiing or boarding in one of the 3 ski resorts in the area (not included) or visit the luxurious spa at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (not included).

Overnight at: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Gold Mountain View Room

Day 8: Banff > Calgary. The day is free to explore Banff, before your private transfer to Calgary Airport or Downtown.

Includes: • 6 nights hotel accommodation • 1 night sleeping accommodation onboard VIA Rail • Private transfer between Vancouver airport and downtown hotel • Private transfer between Vancouver downtown hotel and train station • Private transfer between Jasper train station and hotel • Private Maligne Canyon Ice Walk (Dec 15th - Mar 30th, replaced with Private Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife Tour on days when not operating) (minimum age 6 yrs) • Private sightseeing transfer between Jasper & Lake Louise • 20-minute shared helicopter flight with 1-hour snowshoe and picnic lunch stop • Sleigh ride at Lake Louise (Dec 10th - Apr 10th, price for non-operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking) • Private transfer between Lake Louise & Banff • Private transfer between Banff & Calgary • 1 breakfast, 1 picnic lunch, 1 dinner - ex Vancouver • 1 breakfast, 1 brunch, 1 lunch, 1 dinner - ex Calgary

2020 Departure Dates from Vancouver

Sunday and Thursday

Jan 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Feb 2, 6, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
Mar 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Apr 2, 5, 9, 12

2020 Departure Dates from Calgary

Monday and Friday

Jan 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
Feb 3, 7, 10, 17, 21, 24, 28
Mar 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Apr 3, 6

Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

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