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Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West

Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West

Exploring a little area of a large country, this taster to rail journey adventures allows you to see some of the best of the west. Spend a couple of days on board the Rocky Mountaineer, best known for its service and opportunities to see the Canadian scenery from the comfort of your carriage. You’ll tick off all the essentials; racing against raging rivers that run parallel to the train, crossing historic bridges, and meandering through the shifting scenes of ranch land, glaciers, lakes, forests and (of course) those iconic snow-capped mountains. 

From £919pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

Romantically remote, this tented safari camp feels as far-flung as you can get – but remote doesn’t have to mean rustic. In fact, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge is so luxurious it’s been added to the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection, thanks to touches like the sustainable fine dining, waterfront cocktail lounge, and Healing Grounds Spa. Arriving by horse-drawn wagon (after a scenic boat journey), you’ll witness a timeless scene that transports you to the turn-of-the-century, with the white canvas of its luxury prospector-style tents dotted around the untamed wilderness, and featuring antique furnishings and cast-iron woodstoves. Working with the Ahousaht First Nation, the bespoke eco-safari adventures include kayaking, horse riding, surfing, yoga, and unforgettable wildlife-watching safaris.

From £4112pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge - Glamping with the Grizzlies

Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge - Glamping with the Grizzlies

An exciting new adventure, offering a unique connection with nature and an unforgettable experience. Breathe in the fresh mountain air from your floating lodge, sat atop of the quiet Grizzly Bay, on the north arm of Quesnel Lake, the deepest fjord lake on earth. Under a glacier, and surrounded by the peaks of the Cariboo Mountains, the 360 degree views are magnificent. The canvas safari tents are private suites with en-suite bathrooms, beds with cozy duvets, solar lighting, and amenities including comfy velour robes. The sights, sounds and smells are all as nature intended, a truly magical place for the ultimate glamping adventure – and let's not forget the four-legged furry friends that will join you along the way...

From £3489pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds at Leisure

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds at Leisure

Encapsulating the very best of the west, this epic trek takes you on a journey through some of the most famed spots in the country. Picturing snow-capped peaks, green valleys, misty waterfalls and emerald-green lakes? That’s exactly what you’ll experience as you travel east on the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver through Kamloops, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff to Calgary. On the way, you’ll stop off to ride on a glacier, tour national parks and take to the skies on a helicopter ride. What better way to top off a trip to the Rockies than with a birds-eye view of those iconic mountain tops.

From £2829pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
West Coast Wilderness Lodge

West Coast Wilderness Lodge

Giving you all the adventures and solitude of Canada’s wilderness, with all the bliss of a super-luxury retreat, this lodge nestles along the waterfront in the fishing village of Egmont. Easily accessible, it is the perfect spot to appreciate all that the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

From £319pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey through the Clouds Explorer with Pre-Tour Cruise ms Koningsdam

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey through the Clouds Explorer with Pre-Tour Cruise ms Koningsdam

Western Canada is calling. This epic adventure will take you on the grand tour of what this fascinating region is all about. Sailing from Vancouver, you’ll cross the border into Alaska as you cruise the Inside Passage. Pass jaw-dropping glaciers as tall as houses, and beautifully crisp waterfalls feeding into the ocean. Cruising back to Vancouver, you’ll have time to explore the leafy-green streets of this vibrant city before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer and heading east. Making stops in Kamloops, Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise, you’ll see some of the best natural landscapes in the world from both land and air. Emerald green lakes, rugged peaks, and, of course, those snow-topped Rocky mountains. 

From £4399pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Cruising
Knight Inlet

Knight Inlet

Home to one of the best grizzly bear viewing spots in the world, Knight Inlet is a floating wilderness lodge with a backdrop of picturesque snow-topped peaks. You’ll spend your days heading out into the wilderness to see the spectacular bears go about their day in the wild. And that’s not all — you’ll also go on interpretive hikes and even have the opportunity to spot marine life.

From £999pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Classic Rail Circle

Rocky Mountaineer - Classic Rail Circle

Venturing through some of Canada’s best-known west, you’ll be taken through mountains, national parks and inspiring landscapes galore. Start off in the hustle and bustle of vibrant Vancouver, before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer and heading north towards Whistler and Quesnel, east to Jasper, south to Kamloops, and finally joining the circle back in Vancouver. You’ll pass through rocky peaks and canyons, and get to admire the stunning Sea to Sky Corridor, the glistening Howe Sound, and the impressive Brandywine Falls. All while being treated like royalty on board one of the most famous trains in the world. 

From £3195pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through The Clouds Outdoor Adventures

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through The Clouds Outdoor Adventures

When a simple road trip just won’t cut it, this journey gives you the best of all worlds — taking you by rail, road, water, air, and even ice, so you get the full Western Canada experience. The al fresco adventures roll from start to finish — from travelling over a glacier to hovering above the Rockies in a helicopter. Not all the adventures are adrenaline-packed though. You’ll raft down Bow River in Banff, spying views of mountains and hoodoos, and you’ll canoe across Lake Louise. And, of course, you’ll get the ultimate ‘put your feet up’ adventure on the Rocky Mountaineer, seeing the sights from the comfort of your carriage that’s world-famous for its luxury and lookout stops.

From £3650pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Great Parks of the West

Great Parks of the West

There aren’t many places that rival Canada’s West for car-stopping scenery. And few places have such dramatic peaks, parks and lakes. Before your coast-to-country drive, Vancouver gives you a burst of urban adventure and plenty of hustle and bustle. Then it’s time for you to hit the highway, and make your way east through the mountains and past glistening waters. You’ll meander your way through villages and valleys, and stop for stays in Penticton, Revelstoke, and the famed Banff and Whistler. Jam-packed with chances for adventure, you’re most definitely get a taste of what western Canada is all about. 

From £1939pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Self Drive Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Eastbound

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Eastbound

Seeing the best bits of Canada’s west couldn’t be easier. Step aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, and spend a week exploring the natural wonders that this region boasts. From dusty desert-like landscapes to rolling green fields, you’ll see ever-changing views from the comfort of your carriage. Stop off at turquoise-blue lakes, snowy peaks in the background, and drive on an ancient glacier. See those famous mountains from land and air — ride the Banff Gondola and take to the skies in a helicopter over Calgary. There’s no better way to see The Rockies, just like a true adventurer.

From £2413pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush

Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush

A Canadian rail journey is all about the views, and this one packs in a load of them. From the Sea to Sky Corridor with views of Howe Sound to Mount Garibaldi and Brandywine Falls, you’ll see the ever-changing scenery from the window of your carriage. Watch the world go by and get those Insta-worthy photos as you venture into the British Columbia interior. Making stops in Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper, you’ll see part of what western Canada’s all about.

From £1349pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Pyna-Tee-Ah Lodge - Bear Whisperer™

Pyna-Tee-Ah Lodge - Bear Whisperer™

More like staying with your favourite aunt and uncle, at the six room Pyna-Tee-Ah Lodge the Great Room’s the hub of the house, everything’s included, and room keys are non-existent. It may only sleep up to 14 guests, but that doesn’t make this place small — in fact, the lodge sits in five glorious acres along the salmon and trout-rich Quesnel River. At the bottom of Cariboo Mountains and by Quesnel Lake, the owners have a created a homely hideaway, serving you up country-style breakfasts before you take their free guided eco-tours or use their complimentary adventure equipment. And, when you get back from wildlife-spotting in the wilderness, you can retreat to the Great Room with its natural stone fireplace, play pool, laze in the garden’s log gazebo, and tuck into home-cooked dinners.

From £1399pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through The Clouds Classic

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through The Clouds Classic

Mountaineer taster adventure. From the vibrant cosmopolitan streets of Vancouver, you’ll soon be whisked into the sights and sounds of British Columbia’s interior. From the comfort of your carriage, you can look out across winding rivers, dramatic canyons and, of course, those mountain peaks, stretching for miles on end. 

From £1179pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West Highlights

Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West Highlights

Taking the slow train is often more rewarding than riding the express, and nowhere more so than across the Canadian Rockies. Through an ever-changing reel of landscapes; Fraser Valley’s fields, twisting rivers, boundless deserts and mountain passes all take their turn as you travel through the Rockies territory. It’s not just the view through the window that dazzles though, and some viewpoints just can’t be reached by rail, so the roads pave the way for journeys through Yoho National Park, and around Banff where Bow Falls continue to wow wide-eyed travellers. And, when neither roads nor rails will cut it, it’s time to take to the sky. Whether that’s scaling mountain slopes by Banff Gondola or flightseeing over the Rockies in a summit-seeking helicopter.

From £1855pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Grand Rail Circle

Rocky Mountaineer - Grand Rail Circle

Not much can compete with the attention-grabbing panoramas when you’re travelling through Canada’s West. But the Rocky Mountaineer might just be in with a chance, and this tour is the ultimate rail trip — combining two classic Rocky Mountaineer train routes and the mighty Rockies in one adventure. Start in lively Vancouver and heading north, you’ll pass through winding river canyons, lush valleys and lakeshores. Vwnturing east, you’ll stop in some of the best-known parts of the west — Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Quesnel and Whistler. Adventure should be top of your list, as you’ll get to experience misty waterfalls, gondolas and glistening emerald lakes. And, as you drive the sloping ice onto Athabasca Glacier, it’s your seat on the monstrous Ice Explorer that provides the most memorable views.

From £4089pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds

Get a taste of incredible western Canada by spending a couple of days amongst the Rockies. You’ll criss-cross through quaint towns and natural wonders as you head from Vancouver to Jasper, stopping in Kamloops along the way. As much a part of Canada’s identity as mountains and maple syrup, the nation’s railroads are world-famous for their scenic routes. And as the train sweeps you from one breath-taking scene to the next, you can look out the window of your carriage and savour every moment.

From £939pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush Classic

Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush Classic

Canada is calling your name from the mountaintops. All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, your adventure starts in the vibrant city of Vancouver and you’ll make your way to Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper. The train meanders through the British Columbia interior, giving you epic views out of your carriage window. And when you make stops, you can experience the beauty of this region up close and personal. From rolling green hills to rushing falls and rivers, the iconic Rocky mountains will be a constant backdrop.

From £1525pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours

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Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

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We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

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Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected.  

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

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Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

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We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

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If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. You can call our team on 0344 472 9499 who can look at options for you.

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Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

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