May 9, 2021
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 9-16, 2021
Sunday May 9, 2021:
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 May 10, 2021:
After breakfast, join our guide aboard our motor coach for a tour of Banff including the Banff Gondola, getting a bird’s eye view of the six mountain ranges surrounding Banff. Next you will take in the splendor of Lake Louise with an included buffet lunch at the Fairmont Chateau hotel. After free time to explore the lake, return to Banff for free time to enjoy downtown Banff at your doorstep. Dinner on your own this evening.
Tuesday May 11, 2021:
After breakfast, we will continue exploring Banff National Park by joining our guided motorcoarch 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)
Wednesday May 12, 2021:
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)
Thursday May 13, 2021:
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)
Friday May 14, 2021:
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)
Saturday May 15, 2021:
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)
Sunday May 16, 2021:
Following breakfast, board a motorcoach for a group transfer from your Vancouver hotel to the airport for our flight home to Raleigh-Durham.