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Railroading in the Rockies

10 Days | Airfare Included

Enjoy multiple night stays in Victoria, Vancouver and Banff. Ride a giant Glacier Explorer onto Athabasca Glacier.

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Holiday Experience Includes

• All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Experienced local guides
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Rail transportation
• All accommodations
• Baggage handling at hotels
• $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

11 Excellent Meals Featuring

• Lunch at the Empress Hotel
• Lunch at The Butchart Gardens
• Buffet luncheon at famous Chateau Lake Louise
• Lunch at the historic Banff Springs Hotel
• Private welcome & farewell dinners

All Accommodations Featuring

• 1 night at Crowne Plaza in Seattle
• 2 nights at the Executive House Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia
• 2 nights at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver
• 2 nights at Banff Park Lodge

Experiences & Attractions

• Two ferry rides
• Tours of Victoria, Vancouver & Banff
• The Butchart Gardens™
• Two days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer with RedLeaf Service®
• Lake Louise
• Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience Tour™
• Banff National Park

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Seattle

Upon arrival in Seattle, we board our awaiting motorcoach. Our accommodations this evening are at the Crowne Plaza

Day 2 : Ferry Cruise to Victoria

After breakfast, we drive along the Olympic Peninsula before a ferry crossing takes us to beautiful Vancouver Island. We arrive in enchanting Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia. Settle in for two relaxing nights in Victoria. Shops, cafes and interesting attractions are just a stroll away. Tonight we enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner at our hotel. B,D

Day 3 : Victoria

A local guide joins us to tour Victoria, known for its British atmosphere. The city began as an outpost for the Hudson Bay Company in 1843. We view historic sites including the Parliament Building on the lovely Inner Harbor. Hanging flower baskets adorn the downtown street lamps. Beautiful flower beds and gardens reflect the area’s passion for gardening. A spectacular lunch is prepared for us at the elegant Empress Hotel. We have the afternoon at leisure to browse in the delightful shops or to visit local attractions. L

Day 4 : The Butchart Gardens

This morning we visit The Butchart Gardens™, one of the most acclaimed horticultural exhibitions in the world. Stroll along pathways through wonderfully landscaped theme gardens and enjoy the seasonal floral displays. See the Ross Fountains play its pattern of stunning water displays every four minutes. A delightful lunch is included at the gardens. Midday, we board a ferry for the mainland of British Columbia. We arrive in Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city, for two comfortable nights at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver. L

Day 5 : Vancouver

We tour Vancouver with an expert local guide. The city is surrounded by water on three sides and nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range. We visit lovely Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre wilderness and recreation retreat. This afternoon we have time to browse and shop in this splendid city.

Day 6 : All Aboard

We depart Vancouver aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Our two day rail adventure travels only during daylight hours. Relax in spacious reclining seats as the countryside of British Columbia unfolds around us. The Rocky Mountaineer’s attentive staff and RedLeaf Service® provide a comfortable and memorable journey aboard this classic, private train. A chilled continental breakfast, lunch, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks are included on board during both days of our journey. This evening we have lodging in Kamloops, British Columbia. CB,L

Day 7 : Canadian Rockies

We reboard the Rocky Mountaineer for another day of fabulous sights! We cross into Alberta amid the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Breathtaking panoramas glide by our giant picture windows. Our train journey ends in Banff, Canada’s first national park. We stay for two relaxing nights in Banff at the Banff Park Lodge. CB,L

Day 8 : Lake Louise & Columbia Icefield

At famous Chateau Lake Louise, we enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch overlooking this picture postcard setting. This beautiful resort area is famous for the glacial blue waters of the lake, set like a jewel among the mountains. Breathtaking scenery borders our route along the Icefields Parkway. At the Columbia Icefield, we board a giant Glacier Explorer that carries us onto Athabasca Glacier! Return to Banff for another relaxing night. L

Day 9 : Banff National Park

This morning we enjoy a Banff city tour. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Banff area during lunch at the historic and grand Banff Springs Hotel. After lunch, we travel by motorcoach to Calgary for a relaxing evening at the International Hotel Calgary. Reminisce with new friends at our special farewell dinner. L,D

Day 10 : Fly Home

Bid farewell to the beauty of Canada before departing for the airport. We’ll long remember our incredible adventure through the Canadian Rockies and western Canada.

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

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