Rocky Mountaineer has been providing ‘Once in a Lifetime’ holiday experiences since 1990, and have picked up numerous awards on the way. A trip on the Rocky Mountaineer is the way to see the Canadian Rockies.
Their holidays can be taken on their own, or why not combine them with an Alaska cruise, to make the ultimate holiday experience. Take a look at the information and short videos below, and then call GoCruise with Ian on 01455821770 or 08002922850.
Rocky Mountaineer Service Levels
When travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer there are different service levels to choose from. Until October 2015, when the Redleaf level was withdrawn, there were three levels. However, from the start of the 2016 season there are just two, and I give brief details below. Then watch the short videos showing some of the routes you can take, which will put everything into perspective and give you a great idea of how amazing a Rocky Mountaineer holiday can be.
The single level glass domed carriages have oversized windows. Delicious hot entree options are served are served at your seat, and you will also be served alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks during the day. There are outdoor viewing areas between the carriages, offering some great photo opportunities.
Your overnight accommodation is in comfortable hotels, with restaurants either on-site or a short walk away. Transfers and luggage delivery are included
You will travel in a 2 level glass domed carriage, with full length windows. There is an exclusive dining room on the lower level, where you are served Gourmet hot meals with drinks. While in the upper level you are served both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with snacks throughout the day. There is also an outside area at the rear of the carriage, where you can take photos and enjoy the fresh air.
Your overnight accommodation is in luxurious hotels, with premium room categories. You can upgrade to deluxe hotel accommodation (except in Kamloops and Quesnel) with superior views, and/or larger rooms. Transfers and luggage delivery are included.
First Passage to the West
This is the most popular route, and is the passenger rail service available on the historic Canadian pacific track. It became famous over 125 years ago for connecting British Columbia to Canada. You can begin your journey in Vancouver, Lake Louise or Banff.
Journey Through The Clouds
See some amazing natural beauty the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson, and the breathtaking Pyramid Falls. You can take the journey from Vancouver to Jasper, or vice versa, and Jasper is the largest national park in the the Canadian Rockies, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The newest Rocky Mountaineer route connects Seattle with Vancouver, and to Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff. You can start or end your journey in Seattle, making it really easy to combine the trip with an Alaska cruise.
Rainforest To Gold Rush
See some amazing landscapes, such as British Columbia’s coastal rainforest (the largest temperate rainforest in the world), as well as the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon. This three day journey can start or end in either Vancouver or Jasper.
(photo courtesy of Rocky Mountaineer)
(page amended December 2017)