Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West Classic


Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by Craigellachie, the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. This is the only passenger rail service on this historic route, celebrated for connecting Canada from East to West. Traverse the Continental Divide and be inspired by spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons. If you’re a history buff, this route is for you.

9 Days
From £2249 per person

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Vancouver

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes.

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Vancouver - Granville Island

The Granville Island Public Market is the jewel in the Island’s crown. An indoor market featuring a fascinating assortment of colourful food and produce stores, showcasing handcrafted products and the very finest in unique gifts. All fresh from the ocean, the oven or the field.

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Banff

Banff is a resort town in the province of Alberta, located within Banff National Park. 

  1. Day 1

    London to Vancouver

    Fly from London to Vancouver, On arrival transfer to your 4-Star hotel. Overnight Vancouver.

  2. Day 2

    Vancouver

    Day at leisure in Vancouver, spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight Vancouver

  3. Day 3

    Vancouver

    Day at leisure in Vancouver, spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight Vancouver

  4. Day 4

    Rocky Mountaineer - 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

  5. Day 5

    Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops to Banff

    Your journey continues eastwards 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 resort town of Banff. Overnight in
    Banff. 

  6. Day 6

    Banff

    Day at leisure in the resort town of Banff, The peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominate its skyline. On Banff Avenue, the main thoroughfare, boutiques and restaurants mix with château-style hotels and souvenir shops. The surrounding 6,500 square kilometres of parkland are home to wildlife including elk and grizzly bears. Overnight Banff

  7. Day 7

    Banff

    Day at leisure in the resort town of Banff, The peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominate its skyline. On Banff Avenue, the main thoroughfare, boutiques and restaurants mix with château-style hotels and souvenir shops. The surrounding 6,500 square kilometres of parkland are home to wildlife including elk and grizzly bears. Overnight Banff

  8. Day 8

    Calgary to London

    Today you will be transferred to Calgary airport for your return overnight flight to London

  9. Day 9

    Arrive London

    Arrive London

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  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

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