Take the Rocky Mountaineer's most popular route through the Canadian Rockies and experience upgraded GoldLeaf Service on the train and two nights at the Lake Louise
PLEASE NOTE: This trip was to run in July 2020 but we have rescheduled to July 10, 2021
Space is now available for this date!
IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR THIS TRIP YOU WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION IN THE MAIL
THE LAND PRICING IS THE SAME AS 2020 PRICING, AIRFARE TBD
Well take the First Passage to the West at leisure route, Rocky Mountaineers most popular route through the Canadian Rockies. This journey brings you to the stunning mountain towns of Banff and Lake Louise, and includes a trip to the Columbia Icefields and a Panoramic helicopter tour over the soaring peaks of the Rockies. Traverse the Continental Divide and be inspired by spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons.
On the train, enjoy the upgraded GOLD LEAF SERVICE for two days, with upper level seating under a glass dome, complimentary cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks, and a hot breakfast and hot gourmet lunch served a la carte in the lower level dining car. Well get the upgraded Gold level train experience without paying the Gold leaf price for our hotels! We will enjoy Silver leaf accommodations throughout our tour, and I have added breakfasts and three dinners to our package.
We'll travel on our private, deluxe motorcoach for the remainder of our tour through the Canadian Rockies and out to Calgary.
Saturday, July 10 - Fly from Boston to Vancouver. Funtastic Getaways will provide airfare and Logan transfers - schedule & pricing to be announced in January. Transfers to the hotel in Vancouver are included. Overnight at the Sheraton Wall Centre, centrally located in downtown Vancouver.
Sunday, July 11 - Enjoy the day at leisure in Vancouver to take a hop on hop off bus tour or explore Vancouver on foot from our centrally located hotel. Overnight in Vancouver. (B)
OPTIONAL TOUR: take an optional full day tour & cruise to Vancouver Island - take BC Ferries 95-minute cruise through the Southern Gulf Islands to Victoria to see many points of interest, including the Victorian-era Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel. A visit at the famous Butchart Gardens is included - with over 50 acres of gardens! You can also choose to visit the Fairmont Empress for Afternoon Tea. The hotel is world renowned for their Afternoon Tea, served to more than 100,000 international visitors each year, including Queen Elizabeth II, Rudyard Kipling, Shirley Temple, Rita Hayworth, Bob Hope, John Travolta, Barbara Streisand and Mel Gibson to name but a few. Return to mainland Vancouver aboard BC Ferries and back to our hotel. Pricing TBA
Monday, July 12 - Travel on the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. On today's journey, you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the 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 Fraser 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 Kamloops. Hot gourmet meals (breakfast and lunch) in the dining car and complimentary cocktails are included on the train. Overnight in Kamloops. (B,L)
Tuesday, July 13 - Your rail journey continues east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy a hot gourmet breakfast and lunch, and complimentary cocktails on the train. Your rail journey ends in Lake Louise, where we will stay for TWO nights at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Originally built as a base for outdoor enthusiasts over 100 years ago, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a year-round luxury mountain resort offering guided mountain tours, scenic hiking and canoe activities, a luxury spa, and exceptional dining experiences. (B,L)
Wednesday, July 14 - Enjoy the day at leisure at Lake Louise. Relax at the hotel and enjoy afternoon tea, take an optional gentle rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River, rent a canoe to paddle on the lake or relive the experience of the original visitors to Lake Louise on a 1 1/2-hour horseback ride around the lake. Or, take the 1 1/2-hour Voyageur Canoe Experience in an authentic 26 cedar strip and canvas canoe. As you journey across the lake your historian guide will share stories of native peoples, early explorers and fur traders (additional charges for these experiences are not included in your package). (B,D)
Thursday, July 15 - Our Canadian Rockies experience continues by deluxe motorcoach with a Yoho National Park Tour, from Lake Louise to Banff. Named for a Cree expression of awe and wonder, Yoho lies on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Vertical rock walls, waterfalls and dizzying peaks gives us a unique glimpse into Canadas natural wonders, from the secrets of ancient ocean life to the power of ice and water. Sights we'll see include the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Afterwards, we'll travel to Banff. Overnight in Banff at the centrally located Moose Hotel & Suites, located a 1-minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff. Amenities include the Meadow Spa & Pools with 10 treatment rooms and private outdoor hot pool, a bright indoor swimming pool, exercise room and 2 spectacular rooftop hot pools with views of the Canadian Rockies. Dining is available at the hotel's Pacini Italian Restaurant, featuring gourmet Italian food with authentic flavors. Dinner at the hotel is included. (B,D)
Friday, July 16 - Today, well experience Icefields and Glaciers on a full-day tour along one of the most scenic highways in the world as we travel to Jasper National Park on the Icefields Parkway. 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. At the Columbia Icefield Centre, time is provided for lunch and then youll experience the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure. We'll tour the Athabasca Glacier in a giant six-wheel drive Ice Explorer vehicle while your guide explains the history of this ancient glacier and points out interesting geological features. Think of it like a "monster-truck meets glacier" adventure where you learn new things! Then, we'll take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk, a 1,640 foot interpretive boardwalk and glass-floored observation platform extending 96 feet out over the Sunwapta Valley. The award-winning architecture of the skywalk provides spectacular scenery to new heights. Stops will also be made at Bow and Peyto Lakes. Overnight in Banff at the Moose Hotel & Suites. (B)
Saturday, July 17 -Today's sightseeing in Banff will highlight many local delights including Bow Falls, the Hoodoos, Lake Minnewanka and Surprise Corner. Also included in your Banff sightseeing tour is a ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a panoramic 360° view of the six surrounding mountain ranges, valleys, lakes and bird's-eye view of the town, 2,500 feet below. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today's adventure, a Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. This adventure will have you soaring 7,546 feet above sea level, giving you a totally incredible view of massive glaciers, mountain vistas, lakes, and waterfalls. This is the Rockies as you've never seen them. Overnight in Calgary at the centrally located Hyatt Regency Calgary. A farewell dinner at the hotel is included. (B,D)
Sunday, July 18 - Well transfer to the airport for our flight back to Boston. A transfer from the airport to Sagamore, Barnstable & Dennis will be provided.
2021 Land Package:
$ 4,691.83 per person, double occupancy, $ 6,498.86 single occupancy
Airfare: Airfare and round-trip transfers to the airport will be arranged by Funtastic Getaways. Pricing TBA
Two-day Rocky Mountaineer train with Gold Leaf Service on the train and hot gourmet meals in the dining car (Breakfast & Lunch)
Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Lake Louise
Private Vancouver airport transfers
Yoho Park tour
Icefields Parkway tour
Ice Explorer experience
Banff to Calgary tour with Banff Gondola
Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
Two full hot gourmet lunches
National Park admissions
Two nights in Vancouver at the Sheraton Wall Centre
One night in Kamloops, hotel TBD
Two nights at Chateau Lake Louise, deluxe Mount Temple rooms
Two nights at the Moose Hotel & Suites in Banff
One night at the Hyatt Regency Calgary
Payments & Cancellations
10% non-refundable deposit required to reserve by December 13, 2020 - $469.18 per person, double occupancy - $649.89 single occupancy
Final Balance is due May 11
From date of deposit to May 10 10% Cancellation Fee
46 - 60 days out - May 11 - May 25 50% Cancellation Fee
45 days out May 26 - July 10 100% Cancellation Fee
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|1 - Dennis|| Patriots Square, Route 134, South Dennis |
On Stop & Shop side, park in lot closest to Rt 134
|2 - Barnstable|| Barnstable Exit 6 Commuter Lot - behind |
Burger King, wait at enclosures
|3 - Sagamore|| Sagamore Commuter Lot at base of bridge |
on NON Cape side, wait at enclosures
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