May 31 - May 31

Experience the Canadian Rockies (Trip #2)

Join Our State as we marvel at the magnificence of passing scenery on a Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Service train ride through the Canadian Rockies. Includes extra days to explore spectacular Vancouver, Victoria, and Banff. May 31-June 7, 2020 Package Includes: • Round-trip airfare — Raleigh/Durham International Airport • Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Service® train experience • Two

Join Our State as we marvel at the magnificence of passing scenery on a Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Service train ride through the Canadian Rockies. Includes extra days to explore spectacular Vancouver, Victoria, and Banff.

May 31-June 7, 2020

Package Includes:

  • • Round-trip airfare — Raleigh/Durham International Airport
  • • Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Service® train experience
  • • Two nights in Vancouver — three nights in Banff
  • • 13 meals: seven breakfasts, four lunches, two dinners
  • • All sightseeing per itinerary
  • • Our State host & guided tours
  • • Luxury air-conditioned motor coach with Wi-Fi, reclining seats, and onboard restroom
  • • All hotel service charges and gratuities, baggage handling fees, and local taxes

Itinerary Highlights:

  • • Butchart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.
  • • Vancouver North Shore Tour, including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • • Rocky Mountaineer experience from Banff to Vancouver, including rushing waters of Hell’s Gate; Thompson River; Rogers Pass; Kicking Horse Canyon; Spiral Tunnels; and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks
    of the Canadian Rockies
  • • Lunch at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • • Tour and gondola ride in Banff • Athabasca Glacier

 

Itinerary:

Sunday May 31, 2020:

Fly from Raleigh Durham to Calgary, British Columbia. You will be met upon arrival by our guide for a group transfer to breathtaking downtown Banff. After check in at the well located Banff Caribou Lodge, join your fellow travelers for your Exclusive Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant before retiring for the night. (D)

 

Monday June 1, 2020: 

After breakfast, we will continue exploring Banff National Park by joining our guided motor coarch  to see the sights. We will view amazing mountain peaks and step onto the Athabasca Glacier during our tour of the Icefields Parkway. Lunch is included at the Glacier Discover center during our tour.  This evening, enjoy the lively and quaint town of Banff, dinner on own. (B, L)

Tuesday June 2, 2020:

Our rail journey begins onboard Rocky Mountaineer. Gold Leaf service includes Exclusive Train Hosts with breakfast, lunch, snacks and unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  On this life-changing rail journey into the most dramatic scenery of the Canadian Rockies, you will pass Kicking Horse Pass, the Spiral Tunnels, glaciers and snowcapped peaks.  Overnight in Kamloops, our stop for the evening. (B, L)

Wednesday June 3, 2020:

Today our journey continues on board the Rocky Mountaineer. Our Gold Leaf service includes breakfast and lunch on board.   On our rail journey into the interior of British Columbia, you’ll see dramatic changes in the scenery from the peaks of the Rockies as they wind through lush green river valleys into the coastal plains. Upon arrival into stunning Vancouver, you will be transferred to our hotel : Sheraton Wall Center, our  stop for the evening. (B, L)

Thursday June 4, 2020:

After breakfast, join our guide for a full day of sightseeing on the island of Victoria. Our  motor coach will leave directly from our hotel, board the BC Ferry and then disembark on the island of Victoria. Our fully guided tour of the island will include Butchart Gardens as well as time for lunch (on our own). After free time to explore Victoria,  you will board the motor coach for the ferry return to our Vancouver hotel. Refreshments are available for purchase onboard the ferry. (B)

Friday June 5, 2020:

Enjoy a guided six hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular Northshore.  Travel across the Lions gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge where you will discover the coastal temperate rainforest.  Our Farewell Dinner will be included this evening with your fellow travelers. (B, D)

Saturday June 6, 2020:

Following breakfast, board a motorcoach for a group transfer from your Vancouver hotel to the airport for our flight home to Raleigh-Durham.