Join Our State as we marvel at the magnificence of passing scenery on a Rocky Mountaineer train ride through the Canadian Rockies. Includes extra days to explore spectacular Vancouver, Victoria, and Banff.
June 9-16, 2017
- Round-trip airfare – RDU
- Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Service® train experience
- Three nights in Vancouver
- 10 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
- All sightseeing as listed
- Motor coach transportation
- Our State host
- Hotel porterage
- All service charges and taxes
- Butchart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.
- Vancouver North Shore Tour, including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Treetops Adventure; Grouse Mountain, the Peak of Vancouver; and a gondola ride
- Rocky Mountaineer experience from Vancouver to Banff, 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 Rockies
- Yoho National Park
- Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
- Tour and gondola ride in Banff
- Calgary Tower
Friday, June 9, 2017
Board our motorcoach for a private transfer to our home for the next three nights – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
Private Welcome Dinner – Black and Blue Restaurant – a classic streak house with contemporary twist.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Breakfast at the hotel – at leisure
Exclusive tour for Our State Travelers. Includes BC Ferry transportation for a self-guided tour of Butchart Gardens, Victoria, B.C. with private lunch in the Butchart Main House. Your day in Victoria continues with a city tour.
Evening return to Vancouver by B.C. Ferry and enjoy dinner own on while traveling to Vancouver by Ferry
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Private Our State excursion – a 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 Park and Treetops Adventure Walk, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain and ride to the top on the Gondola to marvel the Peak of Vancouver, take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Shopping, restaurants, and lumberjack shows in the village.
Dinner own on – recommendations provided
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Monday, June 12, 2017
Vancouver to Kamloops – Our rail journey begins on board Rocky Mountaineer GOLD LEAF service includes Exclusive Train Hosts with Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, and Unlimited Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Onboard – In the interior of British Columbia, you’ll see dramatic changes in the scenery – from 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 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 the city of Kamloops.
Overnight – dinner on own – recommendations provided
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta – Kamloops to Banff – on board the train Including Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, and Unlimited Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks. You’ll see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranch lands, 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 Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff.
Fox Hotel and Suites – Banff
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Enjoy Breakfast at Leisure, followed by an Our State exclusive half-day tour into Yoho National Park. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.
Dinner included TBD
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Thursday, June 15, 2017
After breakfast at leisure, you will enjoy an Our State private, full day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. The Banff Gondola is included.
Your tour ends in Calgary later in afternoon. Calgary Tower visit. Guests make their own way to Tower. (A very short walk from hotel) A special Calgary Pledge at the top exclusively for Our State guests along with a Farewelll Dinner in the Tower. A spectacular ending to a spectacular adventure.
Hotel Arts – Calgary
Friday, June 16 2017
Enjoy Breakfast at Leisure, followed by a group transfer from your Calgary hotel to the airport for our flight home to Raleigh-Durham.