Take a scenic journey on the Rocky Mountaineer train.

Vancouver: Pre-Programme Rocky Mountaineer

Enjoy riding on the famous Rocky Mountaineer train through spectacular Canadian Rockies scenery from Vancouver to Banff. Spend a night in Vancouver, consistently voted one of the world’s most liveable cities.

  • Extend your stay in Canada with Hurtigruten
  • Travel two days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in a one-level dome car with deluxe SilverLeaf Service
  • Enjoy the beauty of Banff National Park´s mountains
  • Explore Vancouver and see its best sights
  • Season

    Available all year

  • Duration

    5 days

  • Min. passengers

    10

  • Booking code

    YVRROCKPREA22

  • From

    3890 €

Day 1: Vancouver

Overnight in Vancouver including breakfast.

Day 2: Vancouver / Kamloops – Rocky Mountaineer

A private group transfer will bring you to Vancouver train station in the morning. Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train 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 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. Breakfast and lunch are included onboard. Disembark at Kamloops station in the early evening and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Kamloops / Banff - Rocky Mountaineer

Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you 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. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Your rail journey ends in Banff in the evening. Upon arrival, a private group transfer bring you to your hotel in Banff for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Banff / Calgary / Vancouver   

Following breakfast, we are taken to Calgary International Airport. Fly to Vancouver and transfer to your hotel in downtown Vancouver. The rest of the day at your own leisure. 

Day 5: Vancouver Sightseeing Tour/Embarkation

After breakfast, meet your local guide and set off on your sightseeing tour of Vancouver. You will see English Bay, Canada Place, the waterfront, and the Olympic Flame Monument. Next, we drive around Stanley Park, with stops at the Totem Poles and Prospect Point. Drive across the magnificent Lions Gate bridge over Burrard Inlet to Vancouver’s North shore. Here, we will visit Capilano Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Canada. You will see the bridge, Treetops Adventure and the new Cliffwalk exhibit.

Driving back to Vancouver, explore Chinatown - North America’s second largest – with a stop at Dr Sun-Yat-Sen-Park. Then it´s on to historic Gastown with its 19th Century buildings, cobblestone streets, hidden passageways, and the Steam Clock. Lastly, we´ll visit Granville Island for its famous market, arts and crafts shops, and many cafés and restaurants. The tour will end at Vancouver Cruise Terminal in time for embarkation on MS Roald Amundsen.

Please note that the order of sights might vary

Practical Information

The price includes two nights in four-star hotels (one in Vancouver, one in Banff, both including breakfast), and one night at a hotel in Kamloops, which is included as part of the Rocky Mountaineer two-day rail tour. Also included are the Banff National Park entrance fee, a local English-speaking guide from the hotel in Banff to Calgary Airport on Day 4, the Rocky Mountaineer rail journey from Vancouver-Kamloops-Banff, with one-level dome car and Silverleaf service (2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch with wine and beer), economy flight from Calgary to Vancouver including local tax.

Also included are all hotel transfers, meals as described per the itinerary, and a transfer from the hotel to Vancouver Cruise Terminal with full-day Vancouver Sightseeing Tour & Capilano Suspension Bridge with English-speaking guide.

Not included: Meals that are not described, drinks, gratuities

Remarks and requirements:

  • This tour starts and ends in Vancouver and includes some walking.
  • Available to guests with limited mobility are on request.
  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the land adventure up to six weeks before departure.