Canadian Rockies Via Rail
July 27-August 3, 2019 | 8 days (date change)
Pickup: Lancaster, Ephrata
Times & prices pending
Price per person: $4,725 Double $5,725 Single $4,695 Triple
Deposit – $300 per person at registration
Deposit with Trip Protection – $350 per person at registration
$100 per person discount when all payments made after deposit are by check.
Avoid $ loss; purchase travel insurance.
7 breakfasts 1 lunch 4 dinners
This tour is being offered in cooperation with Premier Tours.
Day 1 *Arrive in Vancouver, with dazzling views of the Pacific Ocean and majestic mountains *Enjoy a Welcome Dinner *Overnight in Vancouver (1st of 2 nights) (D)
Day 2 *Ferry through scenic Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island to visit Butchart Gardens *Stroll the meandering paths of the Gardens *Visit Victoria, British Columbia’s beautiful capital *Have a Victoria City Tour featuring the Inner Harbor and imposing Parliament Building *Enjoy free time in the city *Overnight in Vancouver (B)
Day 3 *Tour Vancouver, seeing Stanley Park, Chinatown & Gastown *Board VIA Rail’s train, The Canadian, for a classic and memorable two-day and overnight rail excursion into the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies *Explore the train before settling into your comfortable Berth in the Sleeper Plus Train Car (The Berths feature seats that convert to upper and lower beds for sleeping. Each 20-passenger Sleeper Plus Train Car features washrooms and a shower.) Dinner is included with this class along with exclusive access to the Park Car for panoramic views. *Overnight VIA Rail sleeper car (B, L, D)
Day 4 *Travel aboard The Canadian along the North Thompson River, passing towering peaks and glacial valleys in a vast wilderness *View incredible passing scenery like Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies *Cross the Continental Divide into Alberta, arriving in Jasper *Discover Jasper National Park, a photographer’s paradise *Begin with a visit to Maligne Canyon, a Jasper landmark *Watch for wildlife en route to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies *Overnight in Jasper (B)
Day 5 *Drive along the Icefields Parkway, one of North America’s most spectacular drives, winding between snow-domed peaks and immense hanging glaciers *Watch for elk, deer, bighorn sheep or bear *Stop to see Athabasca Falls *Ride in a specially designed Ice Explorer on the 1,000-foot thick Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefield *Travel to Banff National Park *Overnight in Banff (1st of 3 nights) (B, D)
Day 6 *View spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks *Visit the Chateau Lake Louise and capture spectacular views and photos of Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier *Travel through Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho National Park to see the Natural Bridge, the remarkable Spiral Tunnels and cross the Continental Divide *Enjoy an evening on your own *Overnight in Banff (B)
Day 7 *Tour the Banff Area including Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain & the Hoodoos *Explore Banff and surroundings on your own *Take an optional tour this afternoon *Enjoy a Farewell Dinner with fellow travelers *Overnight in Banff (B, D)
Day 8 *Travel to Calgary for our flight homeward and transfer to Lancaster (B)