Majestic Rail and Drive

Majestic Rail and Drive

7 Days / 6 Nights Vancouver to Calgary or vice versa

Price from$3,828

Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer Train, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary

Travel on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer for the train ride of a lifetime to Jasper. Pick up your rental car and drive through the unforgettable scenery in the Jasper and Banff National parks and see the crystal waters of Lake Louise.

Please note: This itinerary can be done in reverse commencing from Calgary. Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for departure dates.

Majestic Rail and Drive  map

Day 1: Vancouver > Kamloops (B,L) Just minutes from downtown Vancouver board the Rocky Mountaineer train. Pass through the rich fields of the Fraser River Valley and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. Follow the Thompson River through spectacular landscapes to historic Kamloops.

Depart Vancouver: 7:30 am Arrive Kamloops: 5:40 pm

Overnight Kamloops 3 1/2 Star: SilverLeaf Accommodation 4 Star: GoldLeaf Accommodation

Day 2: Kamloops > Jasper (B,L) Back on board the Rocky Mountaineer follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson, which at 3954 metres is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival into Jasper, collect your rental vehicle (not included) and proceed to your selected hotel.

Depart Kamloops: 7:45 am Arrive Jasper: 6:30 pm

Overnight at 3 1/2 Star: Sawridge Inn - Outside Room with Balcony 4 Star: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 3: Jasper Explore this charming mountain village which is close to many terrific scenic highlights. Take a tram ride up Whistlers Mountain, or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, and enjoy a 90-minute cruise heading toward the south end of this postcard setting (not included). You will marvel at the magnificent shoreline with dense forest and glacial peaks rising abruptly from the water's edge. Stopping at Spirit Island, you will have the opportunity to take your own version of the world famous photograph of the lake.

Overnight at 3 1/2 Star: Sawridge Inn - Outside Room with Balcony 4 Star: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 4: Jasper > Lake Louise (208 km) This morning depart on the scenic drive that takes you through the spine of the Canadian Rockies.You view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, Jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald coloured lakes. Along the way see such sights as the Columbia Icefield and take an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier (included). Stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk (included) to experience a glass-floored observation platform 280 m over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Also watch for the Sarbach Glacier, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, with the Bow Glacier providing the backdrop, and Crowfoot Glacier before your arrival into Lake Louise.

Please note: Mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star: Lake Louise Inn - Deluxe Queen Room 4 Star: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 5: Lake Louise > Banff (62 km) Take the short drive from Lake Louise to Banff. Choose the Bow Valley Parkway, beside the Bow River with an option for you to take a stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footpath to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to Banff. This afternoon explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town you'll find lots of excitement including shopping, cafes, nightlife and museums.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star: Banff Caribou Lodge - Standard Room 4 Star: Fairmont Banff Springs - Deluxe Room

Day 6: Banff Sightseeing) A full day to explore Banff. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site (not included) and Banff Gondola (included) where you will see a panoramic view of the Bow Valley, and then take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs (included).

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star: Banff Caribou Lodge - Standard Room 4 Star: Fairmont Banff Springs - Deluxe Room

Day 7: Banff > Calgary (115 km) Drive to Calgary today, along the 1A Highway. En-route, you may wish to stop at the historic Cochrane Ranch (not included) before dropping off your rental car at the Calgary International Airport or downtown location.

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service

SilverLeaf Service • A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • A selection of delicious hot gourmet breakfast and lunch options, as well as tasty snack options, served by a culinary team member at your seat • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • A dedicated culinary team member and two onboard Hosts in each SilverLeaf Service coach • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

GoldLeaf Service • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of our custom-designed bi-level dome coach • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an à la carte menu, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • A full culinary team and three or four onboard Hosts in each GoldLeaf Service coach • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

• 6 Nights accommodation in your preferred category • Two Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour (SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf) • Taxi transfer between Jasper Rail Station and Hotel • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier • Glacier Skywalk • Sulphur Mountain Gondola • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches onboard Rocky Mountaineer

Rental Car Includes • Unlimited kilometers • GPS • LDW (Loss Damage Waiver) with zero deductible • CAD $1 Million Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage • One (1) Additional Driver • PST (Canadian Provincial Sales Tax) • GST (Canadian Goods and Service Tax) • HST (Canadian Harmonized Sales Tax) • Airport contract fees

Please note • Vehicles are not allowed on any un-maintained gravel roads • All vehicles are 100% Non-smoking. Penalty is CAD 250.00 plus taxes • Specific car models are not guaranteed

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE EXTRAS

2020

3 1/2 Star

3 Aug - 29 Sep

2 Oct - 9 Oct

4 Star

3 Aug - 29 Sep

2 Oct - 9 Oct

Rental Car Option

3 Aug - 31 Aug

Category A Subcompact

Category B Compact

Category C Intermediate

Category D Full Size 2 Door

Category E Full Size 4 Door

Category F Intermediate SUV

1 Sep - 9 Oct

Category A Subcompact

Category B Compact

Category C Intermediate

Category D Full Size 2 Door

Category E Full Size 4 Door

Category F Intermediate SUV

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Pervehicle

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Departs

2020 Departures Departs Vancouver: Monday, Tuesday and Friday Aug 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
Sep 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29
Oct 2, 6, 9

Booking conditions

• Rental car prices are per vehicle and are on top of the self drive itinerary prices which are per person.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Gratuities • Road Tolls • One way drop fee • National Park Entrance Fees

Rental Car doesn't include • PAI Plus (Personal Accident Insurance Plus) • PEP (Personal Effects Protection) • Optional services such as refuelling service charges • One way drop off fees • Additional driver's fee • Child seat (mandatory for children 12 years and younger - these need to requested at time of booking) • Ski racks • Petrol