How to tailor-make your Rocky Mountaineer Itinerary
Romance on the Rails
With so much to see, there’s no better way to experience it than on a train where you can relax in comfort as the scenery rolls by. Even better, combine the romance of rail with the flexibility of independent travel with a tailor-made holiday. You can be creative and customise your itinerary to suit you: add guided excursions, upgrade your accommodation, increase your length of stay or flip the itinerary completely.
Customise your Itinerary
With Rocky Mountaineer’s unique rail routes, you can choose how to travel through the dramatic range of landscapes in Western Canada. Depending on your level of interest in nature, history or adventure, a Rocky Mountaineer rail route can be integrated in your custom-made itinerary with over-night stays in the quintessential mountain towns of Whistler, Banff and Jasper, the hamlet of Lake Louise or the cosmopolitan towns of Vancouver and Calgary.
Each rail route provides incredible and unique access to stunning vistas, rich historic storytelling, and attentive service from onboard Hosts. In GoldLeaf Service, a bi-level glass-dome coach with panoramic views up top and an open-air outdoor viewing platform downstairs to ensure you’re fully immersed in the surroundings.
Regionally Inspired Cuisine
As you pass black bears dining in full view of the passing train, you too will experience culinary magic aboard both GoldLeaf & SilverLeaf services. With a menu inspired by the surrounding regions and prepared by a talented onboard culinary team, tantalise your tastebuds with fresh ingredients such as wild B.C salmon, Alberta beef, Fraser Valley chicken, local fruits and vegetables.
After experiencing an all-daylight rail journey, your nights are spent in hotels. A tailor-made itinerary provides a range of accommodation options from well-located comfortable hotels to luxury resorts.
Best of the West By Land
Drive one of the most the scenic highways in the world, 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. Ride an Ice Explorer onto the Glacier then step out onto “nothing” on the Glacier Skywalk. Experience guided hiking, with distances and levels of difficulty suited to all types of hikers. Take a panoramic helicopter ride and appreciate the scale of the landscape above the mountains, lakes, waterfalls and glaciers.
To further elevate your culinary experience, savour in the local Canadian tastes and flavours with a traditional western cookout by horseback or coved wagon in Banff or go on a gastronomic tour through Vancouver’s number one foodie district.
Best of the West by Sea
For nature lovers, you can pair a Rocky Mountaineer itinerary with a cruise to experience the beauty of Alaska’s coastal wilderness.
Rocky Mountaineer operates from April to October and each season has its highlights. In Spring the snow-dusted mountains are beginning to thin, high water levels make rushing rivers all the more breath-taking and the bears are awakening from their long winter naps in search for food.
The Summer brings warm temperatures, wildflowers in full bloom and baby animals who now dot the landscape. Autumn brings cooler conditions with alpine forests shifting from green to shades of yellow, red and brown, set against a backdrop of snow dusted peaks. Animals forage through the wilderness to prepare for winter.
It's your journey
A tailor-made itinerary doesn’t have to stop with the colours, splendour and wildlife of the Rocky Mountains as you can combine two of Western Canada’s most iconic experiences with Adventure World Travel’s itinerary: Rockies Getaway to Aurora from August to October. Discover the sights of Whitehorse, visit Yukon’s Wildlife Preserve, indulge in natural hot springs and finally sit under a blanket of colour as you witness the Aurora Borealis.
Modern luxury rail travel isn’t so much about arriving at a destination, but rather sharing timeless experiences and gaining new perspectives. Rocky mountaineer pairs the magic of train travel with the stunning Canadian scenery and a tailor-made itinerary will move this experience from the bucket list to the ‘booked list.’
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