Holiday Itinerary - The Rocky Mountaineer

Day 1: UK to Calgary

Fly to Calgary and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Calgary - Banff National Park

The discovery of oil converted this cattle ranching town into a thriving, sophisticated city. On this morning’s tour, see many of its attractions including the Saddledome, Fort Calgary and Stampede Park. Later, drive to Banff National Park and the mountain resort of Banff, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.

Day 3: Banff National Park 

The day is yours to enjoy the many pleasures of Banff. Perhaps join an optional helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies?

Day 4: Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Jasper National Park

Travel to Lake Louise, its azure-blue waters a perfect natural mirror, refl ecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Head through two mountain passes en route to the Columbia Icefi eld, where you’ll enjoy an Ice Explorer ride over the 1,200ft thick Athabasca Glacier. End the day with an orientation tour to explore the unspoilt beauty of Jasper.

Day 5: Jasper National Park

Why not join an optional trip to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you can enjoy a narrated cruise?

Day 6: Jasper National Park - Rocky Mountaineer Train - Kamloops

Board the famous Rocky Mountaineer for a two-day, all daylight, classic rail journey from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacifi c Coast. The train follows the route of the ‘Overlanders’, 19th century homesteaders who attempted to settle this rugged region. Pass Mount Robson, at 12,972ft
it is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, follow the Thompson river and admire vistas of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops, a major cattle ranching centre. (B,L)

Day 7: Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineeer Train - Vancouver

Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer and continue on an amazing journey through vast ranchlands alongside the South Thompson river. See the stark beauty of the Fraser Canyon and the raging turbulence of Hell’s Gate - where the river funnels into a gap just 100ft wide. Admire the Fraser Valley, surrounded by the snow-capped Coast Mountains before arriving in Vancouver. (B,L)

Day 8: Vancouver - Victoria

Take in Vancouver’s beautiful beaches and harbour, Chinatown, Gastown and lovely Stanley Park
on a sightseeing tour. Afterwards, catch a ferry across the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands to Victoria. Visit Butchart Gardens and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles.

Day 9: Victoria - Vancouver - UK

Journey back to Vancouver and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Day 10: Flight lands in the UK

Classic escorted tour : Ideal if you want to see it all. Led by an experienced Archers Tour Director, you’ll meet like-minded people and experience must-see sights, with free time to explore on your own or on one of our optional excursions. You’ll stay in comfortable, conveniently-located hotels rated at least 3 stars or above. With flights, hotels and transfers all included, you can rest assured that Archers have  taken care of the details.

A steady paced tour.

Friendly Faces

The best - and Archers mean the best - tour directors

You’ll love them, because they love what they do and it shows. They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit, warm, friendly natures and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. Archers are sure you’ll be thrilled with your Tour Directors ~ 96% of customers rate them ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.

Local guides 

There’s no better way to get to the heart of a place and its people than by way of local introduction. We’ve sought out the most friendly and fascinating people to guide the way and bring you closer to the essence of the local culture.

Authentic experiences

It’s humbling to be invited to be part of a slightly more intimate display of cultural traditions and treasures, to get up close and watch artisans refine their work or musicians expressing something that captures the spirit of their home. From local Italian chefs to traditional farmers in Myanmar, we’ve met some unforgettable characters with unique skills and have woven them into our holidays so you can meet them too.

Departure dates & prices 2018 - The Rocky Mountaineer 7% discount on all dates

Archers access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The 'from' price shown is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a room, travelling on 11 Sept 2018.

May 8, 12, 15

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

May 22, 26, 29

August 7, 14, 21, 28

June 5, 12, 19, 26

September 4, 8, 11, 15

All holidays subject to Archers Holidays Terms & Conditions

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

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The Rocky Mountaineer

10 Days Escorted Touring Holiday - 7% Discount

Holiday prices from only £2600

Climb aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer for a special rail journey along winding river canyons past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains, through the Canadian Rockies to the grasslands of Kamloops and cosmopolitan.

Holiday Highlights The Rocky Mountaineer

  • Banff National Park - stay in the popular mountain resort of Banff, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies
  • Columbia Icefield - ride the Ice Explorer over the 1,200ft thick Athabasca Glacier
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train - rake a two-day classic rail journey from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast
  • Fraser Canyon - Ssoak up the stark beauty of the Fraser Canyon from the comfort of your
  • Strait of Georgia - set sail across the Strait of Georgia through the serene Gulf Islands

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer service level options

Silverleaf Service (included)
Single level dome, oversized windows, delicious hot entrée options served at your seat,
2 hosts plus culinary team members throughout journey, complimentary wine or beer at
lunch & non-alcoholic beverages included throughout, outdoor viewing between coaches.
Goldleaf Service (upgrade)
Bi-level glass-dome coach with panoramic views, large picture windows in private dining
room and large open-air vestibule viewing area, gourmet à la carte meals served in dining
room, 3 to 4 hosts plus full culinary team, complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic
beverages throughout journey.

All this included in your holiday.

  • VIP private home pick up service
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Silverleaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches (on train)
  • Services of an expert tour director
  • Porterage
  • Transfers
  • Airport taxes/service charges

Extend your stay

7 night - Alaska cruise

2 nights Vancouver 

Call for details

Made for you

When it comes to holidays Archers know everyone has different needs and wishes. So they make sure they create their holiday experiences with this in mind. And they always listen to what's important to you so that, when it's time to travel, the whole experience is as smooth as possible.

A private chauffeur
You’ll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles) in a private, air-conditioned car, with a driver who’ll happily load and unload your luggage. At the close of your trip, you’ll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again.

Which airport?
Choose your point of departure from up to 27 regional airports and select the flight time and airline that suit you best. Archers access flight prices and availability in real time, so you can get your holiday off on the right foot in a way that’s convenient for you.

Take advantage of a more luxurious cabin or access Archers’ competitively priced upgrade options with some of the world’s leading airlines.

Stay longer in a spot you love, add a cruise or unwind for a few days on the beach. Follow your heart, not a fixed itinerary!

Multiple destinations
If you’re time-rich and on a roll, why not keep the momentum of your adventure going by combining back-to-back trips? We’ve got some great recommendations.

Single room offers
Whether you’re travelling solo or as part of a group but prefer your own room, Archers can waive the usual single room supplement on some of their most popular holidays. If you’re happy to share a room with someone else, then take advantage of their ‘Single Share’ offer ~ take a twin room with a fellow traveller of the same gender, and if there’s no one to share with you’ll get a room to yourself at no added cost! Call Archers for more details.


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