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Canada's Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer (Silverleaf)

8 Days from $3,520 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Comfortable

Venture to the land of the grizzlies and glistening glaciers—your in-depth exploration of the Rocky Mountains begins in Stampede country, taking you through scenic icefields, breathtaking lake landscapes, and alpine villages before you embrace your inner Canadian and learn the art of playing the puck from a local pro.

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Overview

Venture to the land of the grizzlies and glistening glaciers—your in-depth exploration of the Rocky Mountains begins in Stampede country, taking you through scenic icefields, breathtaking lake landscapes, and alpine villages before you embrace your inner Canadian and learn the art of playing the puck from a local pro.

  1. Tip your Stetson to Canada's ‘Cowboy Country,' kick-starting your adventure through the inimitable Rockies in Calgary. This evening, gather at your hotel, joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Westin Calgary
  2. Embark on a spiritual encounter with the Canadian Rockies, admiring the ethereal beauty of Lake Louise, the surrounding summits and Victoria Glacier, before we continue along the Icefields Parkway. Skirt the craggy peaks, waterfalls and luminous glacial lakes keeping an eye out for grizzlies, elk and mountain goats as you make your way through the wilderness to Jasper.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Chateau Jasper
  3. Soak up pristine natural surrounds enjoying a morning at leisure. Enjoy dramatic views as you take a guided walk to Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon's trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Take to the aqua waters of Maligne Lake later this afternoon (seasonal), admiring views of its three glaciers and Spirit Island before indulging in a Regional Meal.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
  4. We crunch across the glistening icefield of Athabasca Glacier this morning, stepping aboard an Ice Explorer to learn about glaciers and their impact on the environment. Take a sip of ice cold glacier water and admire the surrounding snowcapped panorama before continuing your journey to the alpine village of Banff. Before dinner, you'll enjoy a rare opportunity to meet a retired Royal Canadian Mountie, dressed in the traditional red serge uniform. This Local Specialist will share colorful stories about life in the ‘force' and even pose for a photo or two.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Banff Park Lodge
  5. Learn the art of playing the puck like a pro when you meet a real Canadian hockey player in Canmore. Dive into Culture and embrace Canada's national sport, learning the secrets and superstitions of hockey players as a professional coach walks you through a day in the life of a player. Go inside the players' dressing room and don the full hockey gear. Grab your stick and it's off onto the ice where you're soon find out whether you are a lefty or righty and learn how to score the big goal. A sightseeing excursion around Banff reveals the exquisite natural beauty of the area. Admire the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  6. Reconnect with nature, with a free morning to spend as you please. We travel to the Guinn family ranch and connect with locals over a special Farewell Dinner in pristine surrounds. After dinner, twist, kick and bump your way to country line-dancing success.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  7. A sensational two day journey on-board the Rocky Mountaineer with a night in Kamloops. Your train journey through Canada's stunning Rocky Mountains begins as you head west to Vancouver.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel:Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
  8. Continue your journey by rail through British Colombia to Vancouver. Upon arrival into Vancouver, your included transfer will take you to the Vancouver International Airport or the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront. Airport arrival will be between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Please be aware when booking your flights.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch
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  • Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf

    Travel in elegance with panoramic views from your SilverLeaf seat in a single-level railcar featuring over-sized windows curving to the ceiling. Enjoy delicious hot entrees served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks. You'll be delighted by storytelling from your on-board hosts, and in-between SilverLeaf railcars you may access an outdoor viewing area to enjoy the crisp mountain air.

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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment

Meal Summary

12 meals: 6 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners.

Included Highlights

Dive into Culture

  • Lace up those skates, hit the ice and learn about being a real hockey player

Connect with Locals

  • The Guinn Family is your welcoming host on this authentic Canadian ranch experience during which you'll enjoy a wagon tour and traditional ranch-style dinner

Local Specialist

  • Meet a retired Royal Canadian Mountie in Banff

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Banff
  • Visit Jasper National Park, ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier, Banff National Park
  • Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway
  • Relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer for two days of all-daylight rail travel through Canada's West and the Canadian Rockies.
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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf

    Travel in elegance with panoramic views from your SilverLeaf seat in a single-level railcar featuring over-sized windows curving to the ceiling. Enjoy delicious hot entrees served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks. You'll be delighted by storytelling from your on-board hosts, and in-between SilverLeaf railcars you may access an outdoor viewing area to enjoy the crisp mountain air.

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Reviews

Monday, June 18, 2018
Richard Albert
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Our travel guide, Russ, was on top of everything, with great information and suggestions. Our hockey experience was a once in a lifetime.
Vacation : The countryside beauty is almost beyond description. You have to see it to believe it.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : The hotel in Banff was the absolute worst hotel i have ever stayed in on a tour! The provided dinner at the Voyager's hotel was atrocious. It dining room resembled a really cheap diner and the entre served can best described as mystery meat. I would not recommend this tour to anyone.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear that Banff hotel and meal was not up to par.  We will be sure to share this with our Quality Control team and appreciate you bringing it to our attention
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Vacation : The hotels and restaurants in Calitly gary and Jasper were outstanding however the hotel and restaurants in Banff, with the exception of the Boundary Ranch, were mediocre. The optional tours and the provided tours were all above average. The tour to the Columbia ice field was exceptional. I would definitely recommend the tours to anyone.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Carol Menendez De Llano
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Nice hotels, saw all sights, well organized itinerary, personable leader and bus driver, very willing to help.
Vacation : Could have had a few more meals-a little too much free time
Monday, September 18, 2017
Bonnie Roe
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Great tour guide, nice hotels, good program, nice bus. Excellent
Vacation : Good value. Like the discounts I received. Appreciate the roommate share GET offers.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Michael Friedrich
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : The trip was well paced and was led by a marvelous tour guide, Russell Morrow. The amount of territory covered seemed just right for the time allotted. The bus driver was excellent as was the coach itself.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your kind comments about our Canada's Rockies trip.  We're glad you enjoyed Russell's efforts to ensure your trip ran smoothly.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Vacation : All excursions were very well done.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Mary Friedrich
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Everything was very organized and went smoothly. Our tour director, Russell Morrow, was fantastic! The excursions were wonderful and the food was great!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your review and your kind comments about Russell.  Glad to hear that you loved your Canada's Rockies vacation!
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Vacation : Everything was well organized.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Carolyn Thomas
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : The travel director was knowledgable and personable, as was the coach driver. The accommodations were very nice and the travel director always called ahead to make sure they knew we were coming.
Vacation : I felt the tour was very fairy priced for the caliber of the destinations and activities planned as well as the number of meals provided.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your trip and we hope you think of Grand European when you're planning your next vacation!
Friday, August 25, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Huizhen Ren
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Well planned itinerary, knowledgeable tour director and competitive value.
Vacation : Good, simple and helpful.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Marvin Erdman
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Tour guide and driver were wonderful, very knowledgeable and informative. Got us to many of the sights at the best times Loved all the stops. Hotels were very good too, close to many attractions
Vacation : Beautiful country and scenery
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Trusted Customer
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Vacation:
Service rating : The whole trip was breath taken beautiful and interesting. Packed full of wonderful places to see and experience. The hotels were superb and in good locations and the meals provided were very good.
Vacation : Great value for a very enjoyable trip with a group leaader who really knew his stuff.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Joyce Marion
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : We saw a lot. Good driver and director.
Vacation : Good seats, in the shade.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Robert Coco
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : The tour was great and your tour guide Ron Ruby and bus driver made our trip interesting and fun
Vacation : Again fun and entertaining.great show
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : I will definitely travel with them again and will highly recommend to others. The tour director was very helpful, witty, and on spot with all of the areas visited. She made each individual feel special.
Vacation : The accommodations.and meals were great. The tour director and bus driver were superior. My husband and l hated to see the trip end and looking forward to the next.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : A very efficient system!
Vacation : GREAT! Good weather, lovely accommodations
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Everything on the trip was extremely well organized! We will look at other trips for the future.
Vacation : Excellent trip! Excellent tour guide and driver!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love to hear that! Thank you for sharing. 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
Thomas Reed
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Dave and Al were outstanding
Vacation : Beautiful scenery and vistas
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Loved having someone else handle the driving, the parking, the tickets and passes to so many amazing places.
Vacation : great service and friendly staff
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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf

    Travel in elegance with panoramic views from your SilverLeaf seat in a single-level railcar featuring over-sized windows curving to the ceiling. Enjoy delicious hot entrees served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks. You'll be delighted by storytelling from your on-board hosts, and in-between SilverLeaf railcars you may access an outdoor viewing area to enjoy the crisp mountain air.

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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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  • Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf

    Travel in elegance with panoramic views from your SilverLeaf seat in a single-level railcar featuring over-sized windows curving to the ceiling. Enjoy delicious hot entrees served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks. You'll be delighted by storytelling from your on-board hosts, and in-between SilverLeaf railcars you may access an outdoor viewing area to enjoy the crisp mountain air.

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Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

JASPER

*Jasper Float Trip

Adult Price: 73.00

Join the fun and experience an easy rafting / scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the “fur traders” over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 25 foot (7 meter) long, oar powered rafts; offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery drifting down a route that was used by fur traders many years ago. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required. Approx. duration: 50-90 minutes

BANFF

Brewster Banff Gondola

Adult Price: 59.00

At the Banff Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7,486 feet ( 2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction or go to the restaurant area to enjoy the views inside or from its upper deck. You can also take the Banff Skywalk for a short self-guided interpretive walkway along the summit ridge leading to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours.

Mt. Assiniboine Tour 30 mins

Adult Price: 331.00

You are in for something special as you are transported to Mount Assiniboine - "the Matterhorn" of the Canadian Rockies. Our most popular adventure has all the fantastic scenery of the previous tours plus a fly by over top of the glacier. This photogenic peak rises majestically to 3,611meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you. This is an experience you will never forget! Approx. duration: 30 minutes.

Royal Canadian Tour 25 mins

Adult Price: 273.00

This journey will only enhance the Three Sisters Peaks Tour by exploring the Goat and Sundance Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls and untouched glacier lakes. Perhaps even a glimpse of some wildlife. It's an extraordinary adventure not to be missed.

Three Sisters Peak Tour 12 min

Adult Price: 136.00

The most action packed twelve minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the world famous Three Sisters Peaks. Reach out and touch them as you whisk by before escaping into the Spray Valley where you will explore the extraordinary hues of the Spray Lakes. Your return flight travels along the Goat Range before following the pristine Bow River back to Canmore.

Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake Excursion

Adult Price: 35.00

Explore the jewels of the rockies, and head to Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake in the Valley of Ten Peaks. See Takakkaw Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in British Columbia. Stradle the continental divide at kicking Horse Pass as you head to view the Spiral Tunnels, the famous railway built in the early 1900's. Approx. duration: 4 hours.

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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf

    Travel in elegance with panoramic views from your SilverLeaf seat in a single-level railcar featuring over-sized windows curving to the ceiling. Enjoy delicious hot entrees served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks. You'll be delighted by storytelling from your on-board hosts, and in-between SilverLeaf railcars you may access an outdoor viewing area to enjoy the crisp mountain air.

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The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year and is included on four July departures:

July 1, July 2, July 7 and July 8: $2,625 per person Twin Room ($1,025 Single Supplement)

DAY 1 TO DAY 6

These days will operate as shown on the Canada’s Rockies itinerary Days 1-6.

DAY 7 BANFF – CANMORE – CALGARY (2 NIGHTS)

After completing a unique hockey experience in Canmore, bid farewell to your newfound friends and

Transfer to your hotel in Calgary. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza with a fireworks display.

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DAY 8 CALGARY STAMPEDE

Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park.

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DAY 9 DEPART CALGARY

Take a transfer to the Calgary International Airport this morning.

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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf

    Travel in elegance with panoramic views from your SilverLeaf seat in a single-level railcar featuring over-sized windows curving to the ceiling. Enjoy delicious hot entrees served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks. You'll be delighted by storytelling from your on-board hosts, and in-between SilverLeaf railcars you may access an outdoor viewing area to enjoy the crisp mountain air.

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