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Majesty of the Rockies

Expedition

Travel through the majestic Rocky Mountains embarking on a world-renowned train journey aboard the incredible Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service.

Majesty of the Rockies

EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

Travel through the majestic Rocky Mountains embarking on a world-renowned train journey aboard the incredible Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service. Delight in immersive nature experiences setting foot on a glacier, hiking across canyons and alongside placid lakes punctuated by stays in the most luxurious mountain retreats and indulging in incredible cuisine.

highlights

Dining Summary
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Lunch (L)
Choice Highlights
    Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Banff: Enjoy sweeping views of six mountain ranges as you ascend from Banff to the Sulphur Mountain summit. Once at the top, you can explore the board walk and the Cosmic Ray Station to learn more about Canada's first national park.
  • Banff: Play the Tunnel Mountain 9 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. This captivating and challenging course offers breathtaking views and a fantastic layout that amateurs and professionals alike can enjoy.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Lake Louise: Take the sightseeing gondola and soar over the town of Lake Louise. Enjoy a gentle hike and spot local wildlife while taking in the amazing views.
  • Lake Louise: Join an award-winning naturalist on stroll along the lake front for a journey of discovery and beauty.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Maligne Lake: Cruise along the crystal-clear, reflective waters of Canada's most famous lake. Prepare for a breathtaking display of nature's beauty as you learn how early French traders navigated waters crowned by snow-laden peaks and nestled between glaciers.
  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Spend your morning exploring Jasper National Park via bike. Pick up your bike, helmet, and trail map from the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and hit one of the many scenic trails that start on the property.
Additional Included Highlights
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travel Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.
Exceptional Dining
  • Banff: Meet your fellow travelers and Traveling Concierge for a Progressive Dinner in Banff. Enjoy a variety of courses, each served in a different hotel restaurant.
  • Jasper: Join the Warrior Women in an intimate fireside meal with a spectacular view of Pyramid Mountain. Enjoy the open air and delicious barbeque as these First Nations Cree women share about their Indigenous culture through stories drumming and song.
  • Kamloops: Savour every moment aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf Service as you enjoy elegantly plated meals prepared with local ingredients.
  • Vancouver: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you support Salmon N' Bannock, a local restaurant that’s owned and operated by members of Canada’s First Nations. Sample authentic, flavourful dishes with a modern twist, all prepared with traditional ingredients.
Journey Highlights
  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Board the Ice Explorer for an exhilarating tour of the Columbia Icefield. Walk on the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains and experience the enormous glaciers up close.
  • Maligne Canyon: Your Travel Concierge will lead you on a hike through Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park. Hikers of all levels can explore this scenic landmark by crossing six bridges that cross various points of the canyon.
  • Jasper: Journey in exceptional comfort from Jasper to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train with GoldLeaf Service. Admire the pristine views through oversized windows, savour gourmet meals and enjoy award-winning service as you travel through the dramatic landscape.
Luxury Hotels
  • Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, the iconic Fairmont Château Lake Louise resort is nestled deep within Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enveloped by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the natural beauty of this destination permeates every nook of the historic resort.
Personalize your day
  • Banff: Enjoy sweeping views of six mountain ranges as you ascend from Banff to the Sulphur Mountain summit. Once at the top, you can explore the board walk and the Cosmic Ray Station to learn more about Canada's first national park.
  • Banff: Play the Tunnel Mountain 9 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. This captivating and challenging course offers breathtaking views and a fantastic layout that amateurs and professionals alike can enjoy.
  • Lake Louise: Take the sightseeing gondola and soar over the town of Lake Louise. Enjoy a gentle hike and spot local wildlife while taking in the amazing views.
  • Lake Louise: Join an award-winning naturalist on stroll along the lake front for a journey of discovery and beauty.
  • Maligne Lake: Cruise along the crystal-clear, reflective waters of Canada's most famous lake. Prepare for a breathtaking display of nature's beauty as you learn how early French traders navigated waters crowned by snow-laden peaks and nestled between glaciers.
  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Spend your morning exploring Jasper National Park via bike. Pick up your bike, helmet, and trail map from the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and hit one of the many scenic trails that start on the property.
VIP Experiences
  • Jasper: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet the First Nations Cree Warrior Women from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. Learn about Indigenous spirituality, music and drumming as you engage in a fascinating conversation about the aboriginal culture of Canada.
Well-being
  • Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • Our customised luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customised luxury coaches.
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Highlights

Dining Summary
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Lunch (L)
Choice Highlights
    Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Banff: Enjoy sweeping views of six mountain ranges as you ascend from Banff to the Sulphur Mountain summit. Once at the top, you can explore the board walk and the Cosmic Ray Station to learn more about Canada's first national park.
  • Banff: Play the Tunnel Mountain 9 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. This captivating and challenging course offers breathtaking views and a fantastic layout that amateurs and professionals alike can enjoy.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Lake Louise: Take the sightseeing gondola and soar over the town of Lake Louise. Enjoy a gentle hike and spot local wildlife while taking in the amazing views.
  • Lake Louise: Join an award-winning naturalist on stroll along the lake front for a journey of discovery and beauty.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Maligne Lake: Cruise along the crystal-clear, reflective waters of Canada's most famous lake. Prepare for a breathtaking display of nature's beauty as you learn how early French traders navigated waters crowned by snow-laden peaks and nestled between glaciers.
  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Spend your morning exploring Jasper National Park via bike. Pick up your bike, helmet, and trail map from the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and hit one of the many scenic trails that start on the property.
Additional Included Highlights
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travel Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.
Exceptional Dining
  • Banff: Meet your fellow travelers and Traveling Concierge for a Progressive Dinner in Banff. Enjoy a variety of courses, each served in a different hotel restaurant.
  • Jasper: Join the Warrior Women in an intimate fireside meal with a spectacular view of Pyramid Mountain. Enjoy the open air and delicious barbeque as these First Nations Cree women share about their Indigenous culture through stories drumming and song.
  • Kamloops: Savour every moment aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf Service as you enjoy elegantly plated meals prepared with local ingredients.
  • Vancouver: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you support Salmon N' Bannock, a local restaurant that’s owned and operated by members of Canada’s First Nations. Sample authentic, flavourful dishes with a modern twist, all prepared with traditional ingredients.
Journey Highlights
  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Board the Ice Explorer for an exhilarating tour of the Columbia Icefield. Walk on the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains and experience the enormous glaciers up close.
  • Maligne Canyon: Your Travel Concierge will lead you on a hike through Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park. Hikers of all levels can explore this scenic landmark by crossing six bridges that cross various points of the canyon.
  • Jasper: Journey in exceptional comfort from Jasper to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train with GoldLeaf Service. Admire the pristine views through oversized windows, savour gourmet meals and enjoy award-winning service as you travel through the dramatic landscape.
Luxury Hotels
  • Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, the iconic Fairmont Château Lake Louise resort is nestled deep within Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enveloped by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the natural beauty of this destination permeates every nook of the historic resort.
Personalize your day
  • Banff: Enjoy sweeping views of six mountain ranges as you ascend from Banff to the Sulphur Mountain summit. Once at the top, you can explore the board walk and the Cosmic Ray Station to learn more about Canada's first national park.
  • Banff: Play the Tunnel Mountain 9 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. This captivating and challenging course offers breathtaking views and a fantastic layout that amateurs and professionals alike can enjoy.
  • Lake Louise: Take the sightseeing gondola and soar over the town of Lake Louise. Enjoy a gentle hike and spot local wildlife while taking in the amazing views.
  • Lake Louise: Join an award-winning naturalist on stroll along the lake front for a journey of discovery and beauty.
  • Maligne Lake: Cruise along the crystal-clear, reflective waters of Canada's most famous lake. Prepare for a breathtaking display of nature's beauty as you learn how early French traders navigated waters crowned by snow-laden peaks and nestled between glaciers.
  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Spend your morning exploring Jasper National Park via bike. Pick up your bike, helmet, and trail map from the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and hit one of the many scenic trails that start on the property.
VIP Experiences
  • Jasper: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet the First Nations Cree Warrior Women from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. Learn about Indigenous spirituality, music and drumming as you engage in a fascinating conversation about the aboriginal culture of Canada.
Well-being
  • Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • Our customised luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customised luxury coaches.
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Travel through the majestic Rocky Mountains embarking on a world-renowned train journey aboard the incredible Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service. Delight in immersive nature experiences setting foot on a glacier, hiking across canyons and alongside placid lakes punctuated by stays in the most luxurious mountain retreats and indulging in incredible cuisine.

Trip details

Trip Type: Group Tour

Comfort: Deluxe

Travel Styles: Family, 55+, Luxury

Starts: Calgary, Canada

Finishes: Vancouver (BC), Canada

Duration: 9 days

Includes

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

1Day 1: Welcome to Banff

Your luxury tour of Canada begins at the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a “Castle in the Rockies” in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site Banff National Park. Tonight, indulge in a dinner of exquisite local specialities on your culinary journey through a selection of the hotel’s finest restaurants.

Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs.
Meals: Dinner

2Day 2: Banff at Leisure Relaxed Start

Enjoy a scenic mountain gondola ride, tee up at the stunning and world-renowned Banff Springs Golf Course to play nine holes of golf surrounded by breathtaking scenery or unwind to the calming sounds of rushing waterfalls and burbling mineral pools at the Willow Stream Mineral Pools and Spa.

Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs.
Meals: Breakfast

3Day 3: Lakes of Banff National Park Relaxed Start

In season, visit Moraine Lake to bask in the natural beauty of this azure-colored lake tucked beneath ten towering peaks in the Valley of the Ten Peaks and the Wenkchemna Glacier. Get acquainted with your new picturesque settings as you check into your hotel boasting views of the glistening emerald lake and Victoria Glacier. Curate your afternoon taking the gondola above Lake Louise, spotting local wildlife and enjoying a gentle hike at the top. Or, join an inspiring lakeside stroll with your Travelling Concierge. Dinner tonight is your choice of the hotel’s many options including Swiss fondue in an upscale pub.

Accommodation: Fairmont Château Lake Louise.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

4Day 4: Along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper

Travel the Icefields Parkway and step aboard an Ice Explorer with a Local Expert onto the gleaming white surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Meet the First Nations Warrior Women for an illuminating conversation about their Indigenous culture over a homecooked BBQ dinner with storytelling, drumming and songs.

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

5Day 5: Jasper National Park

Glide across the crystal waters of magical, glacier fed Maligne Lake past mountain peaks to Spirit Island, a remote destination only accessible by boat (seasonal). Or, pedal your way on the scenic trails of UNESCO World Heritage Site Jasper National Park to take in sights only visible from these winding paths. Journey to Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in the park for a walk on several of the scenic bridges crossing bubbling streams. Unwind this evening in your lodge where you’ll be surrounded by nature and abundant wildlife on this 700-acre luxury mountain resort on the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert.

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast

6Day 6: Jasper to Kamloops

Enjoy majestic scenery in an unforgettable setting aboard one of the most famous train journeys in the world, the Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service. From your glass-domed coach or outdoor viewing platform, take in unobstructed views, be transported by engaging stories and spot wildlife, your journey enhanced by gourmet meals of locally sourced ingredients paired with local wines.

Accommodation: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

7Day 7: Kamloops to Vancouver

Ease into another glorious day with a gourmet breakfast in the exclusive dining room of your dome coach. Marvel at the dramatic changes in scenery while you dine on a three-course gourmet lunch before arriving in Vancouver. Your sustainably designed hotel welcomes you with its rooftop urban park in the heart of the city.

Accommodation: The DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection Hotel, Vancouver.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

8Day 8: Vancouver Sightseeing Relaxed Start

Take in the best of Vancouver touring downtown, the historic Gastown neighborhood and along the seawall of Stanley Park to see the First Nations totem poles of Brockton Point. You’re treated to an intimate historical and cultural immersion at Salmon n' Bannock savouring a Celebration Lunch prepared with traditional ingredients.

Accommodation: The DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection Hotel, Vancouver.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

9Day 9: Depart Vancouver

After breakfast you are transferred to Vancouver International Airport as your awe-inspiring luxury tour comes to an end.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 1: Welcome to Banff
Your luxury tour of Canada begins at the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a “Castle in the Rockies” in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site Banff National Park. Tonight, indulge in a dinner of exquisite local specialities on your culinary journey through a selection of the hotel’s finest restaurants.

Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs.
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Banff at Leisure Relaxed Start
Enjoy a scenic mountain gondola ride, tee up at the stunning and world-renowned Banff Springs Golf Course to play nine holes of golf surrounded by breathtaking scenery or unwind to the calming sounds of rushing waterfalls and burbling mineral pools at the Willow Stream Mineral Pools and Spa.

Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Lakes of Banff National Park Relaxed Start
In season, visit Moraine Lake to bask in the natural beauty of this azure-colored lake tucked beneath ten towering peaks in the Valley of the Ten Peaks and the Wenkchemna Glacier. Get acquainted with your new picturesque settings as you check into your hotel boasting views of the glistening emerald lake and Victoria Glacier. Curate your afternoon taking the gondola above Lake Louise, spotting local wildlife and enjoying a gentle hike at the top. Or, join an inspiring lakeside stroll with your Travelling Concierge. Dinner tonight is your choice of the hotel’s many options including Swiss fondue in an upscale pub.

Accommodation: Fairmont Château Lake Louise.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper
Travel the Icefields Parkway and step aboard an Ice Explorer with a Local Expert onto the gleaming white surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Meet the First Nations Warrior Women for an illuminating conversation about their Indigenous culture over a homecooked BBQ dinner with storytelling, drumming and songs.

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Jasper National Park
Glide across the crystal waters of magical, glacier fed Maligne Lake past mountain peaks to Spirit Island, a remote destination only accessible by boat (seasonal). Or, pedal your way on the scenic trails of UNESCO World Heritage Site Jasper National Park to take in sights only visible from these winding paths. Journey to Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in the park for a walk on several of the scenic bridges crossing bubbling streams. Unwind this evening in your lodge where you’ll be surrounded by nature and abundant wildlife on this 700-acre luxury mountain resort on the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert.

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6: Jasper to Kamloops
Enjoy majestic scenery in an unforgettable setting aboard one of the most famous train journeys in the world, the Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service. From your glass-domed coach or outdoor viewing platform, take in unobstructed views, be transported by engaging stories and spot wildlife, your journey enhanced by gourmet meals of locally sourced ingredients paired with local wines.

Accommodation: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Kamloops to Vancouver
Ease into another glorious day with a gourmet breakfast in the exclusive dining room of your dome coach. Marvel at the dramatic changes in scenery while you dine on a three-course gourmet lunch before arriving in Vancouver. Your sustainably designed hotel welcomes you with its rooftop urban park in the heart of the city.

Accommodation: The DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection Hotel, Vancouver.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Vancouver Sightseeing Relaxed Start
Take in the best of Vancouver touring downtown, the historic Gastown neighborhood and along the seawall of Stanley Park to see the First Nations totem poles of Brockton Point. You’re treated to an intimate historical and cultural immersion at Salmon n' Bannock savouring a Celebration Lunch prepared with traditional ingredients.

Accommodation: The DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection Hotel, Vancouver.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9: Depart Vancouver
After breakfast you are transferred to Vancouver International Airport as your awe-inspiring luxury tour comes to an end.

Meals: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

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Luxury Gold

In Business Since 1978

A world of immersive journeys awaits you, each with VIP experiences, exceptional dining, magnificent hotels and a Travelling Concierge who’s there to tailor everything to your desires.

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May 27 - Jun 04,

2023

May 27 - Jun 04, 2023 (9 days)

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