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two women smiling on the Rocky Mountaineer: Ultra-Luxe Canadian Rockies Adventure journey
Lake Louise on the Rocky Mountaineer: Ultra-Luxe Canadian Rockies Adventure journey
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Man playing bagpipes on the Rocky Mountaineer: Ultra-Luxe Canadian Rockies Adventure journey
Rocky Mountaineer Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

Rocky Mountaineer: Ultra-Luxe Canadian Rockies Adventure

North America
9-day Independent Tour
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Overview

The Highlights

  • Two full days on board the fabulous Rocky Mountaineer with GoldLeaf service, enjoying the scenery of the Canadian Rockies and spotting wildlife along the way
  • Seven nights in deluxe hotel accommodations with upgraded room/suite types (note that all hotel accommodation in Kamloops, where you spend one night, is considered moderate)
  • Icefields Parkway tour, including Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier
  • Private Yoho Park tour, Banff to Lake Louise
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing tour
  • Private Jasper sightseeing tour
  • A ride on the Banff Gondola, with exquisite views of the Rockies from the summit
  • Private rail station transfers in Vancouver and Jasper

The Tour

If you like your travel private — and deluxe — then our Rocky Mountaineer: Ultra-Luxe Canadian Rockies Adventure is for you. Experience the Canadian West with private transfers and sightseeing, upgraded hotels, and GoldLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer.

This tour begins in Calgary and ends in Vancouver, exploring the mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper en route. Our Rocky Mountaineer: Ultra-Luxe Canadian Rockies Adventure is the perfect journey to enjoy with a small group of friends and/or family!

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One of the journey highlights is the two-day trip on the fabulous Rocky Mountaineer between Jasper and Vancouver.  Enjoy gourmet meals on board, and spot Canadian wildlife from your seat or from the open-air viewing platform. Knowledgeable and friendly attendants will keep you engaged with stories and facts about the region.

Witness the engineering feat of the Spiral Tunnels and the beauty of Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the stunning glacial-fed aquamarine waters of Lake Louise and the majesty of the natural bridge over Kicking Horse River.  Ride the Banff Gondola, tour the Athabasca Glacier (one of the largest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle) on an Ice Explorer, and see the Rockies from a bird’s eye view on a Panoramic Helicopter Tour.

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Countries Visited

  • Canada

Itinerary

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Day 1: Calgary

Upon arrival in Calgary, you will be met by your private driver and transferred to the deluxe Fairmont Palliser Hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure; admission to the Calgary Tower is included.

Accommodations: Fairmont Gold Large Room, Fairmont Palliser

Day 2: Calgary-Banff with Panoramic Helicopter Tour

Enjoy your included breakfast. Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day private tour. First, head to Kananaskis, where you will take a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue to Banff with sightseeing en route, including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Also included is a ride on the Banff gondola.

Accommodations: Grandview Room, Rimrock Resort Hotel

Day 3: Banff

Enjoy breakfast before you head out to explore Banff on your own today — such a fun town to poke around.

Accommodations: Grandview Room, Rimrock Resort Hotel

Day 4: Banff-Lake Louise

After your included breakfast, your private half-day tour will take you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Lake Louise.

Accommodations: Deluxe Lakeview Room, Fairmont Château Lake Louise

Day 5: Lake Louise-Jasper

Breakfast included today. Enjoy a private sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks and the Icefields Parkway. Since your tour is private, you can ask to stop just about anywhere you wish. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. The Glacier Skywalk is also included. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon.

Accommodations: Junior Suite Lakeview, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 6: Jasper

After your included breakfast, enjoy a private half-day tour of Jasper National Park, a World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. See the area’s many natural attractions, rugged peaks and wildlife. And again, you set the time for departure and the pace — since it is a private tour. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore Jasper on your own — or relax in your lovely suite.

Accommodations: Junior Suite Lakeview, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 7: Jasper-Kamloops

This morning, you will be privately transferred to the Rocky Mountaineer station to board the train. Enjoy a full day on board the Rocky Mountaineer en route to Kamloops, with a gourmet breakfast and lunch served in the beautiful dining level. Today’s highlights include Mt. Robson (at 12,972 feet, highest peak in Canadian Rockies), Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River into Kamloops.

Accommodations: Kamloops hotel. (Please note that all accommodation in Kamloops is considered moderate.)

Day 8: Kamloops-Vancouver

Board the Rocky Mountaineer for another exciting full day on board. Continue west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. View rock sheds along the Thompson River and rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Valley. When you arrive in Vancouver this evening, you will be met by your private driver and transferred to one of our favorite hotels in Vancouver, the Fairmont Waterfront. We have included tickets to the Vancouver Lookout, which you can do on your own.

Accommodations: Signature Harbour View Room, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Day 9: Vancouver

After your included breakfast this morning, your tour ends with a private transfer to the airport for your flight home.

If you wish to extend your stay, please let us know, and we will arrange it at time of booking. We highly recommend an extension to Sonora Resort. 

Dates & Prices

2022 Dates

April 1 - 30

May 1 - 31

June 1 - 30

July 1 - 31

August 1 - 31

September 1 - 30

October 1 - 31

*Numerous departures throughout 2022. Contact us for exact dates according to train schedules.

  • Price is per person, based on two persons sharing. If your group is larger, per person price will be lower.
  • Price is estimated and fluctuates based on seasonality and availability. Please contact us for single occupancy, triple occupancy, and child rates.
  • Availability of listed room categories / hotels will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Tour is priced in US Dollars.

Our Process

This is a suggested itinerary for a wonderful private journey. It will be fully customized for you.  Please contact us at (800) 478-4881, or (502) 897-1725, or email us at tourdesk@irtsociety.com, to schedule a brief conversation with one of our specialists to discuss our process.

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Check out this video to get a sense of what life is like on board Rocky Mountaineer.