Rocky Mountaineer: Four Extraordinary Rail Journeys

Rocky Mountaineer: Four Extraordinary Rail Journeys

If you are looking for a luxurious rail experience filled with wildlife and breathtaking scenery, Rocky Mountaineer’s got you covered. Known as one of the world's most incredible train experiences, Rocky Mountaineer offers an epic railway trip through Canada's majestic Rocky Mountains and the USA, between Utah and Colorado.

Experience delectable Canadian-inspired cuisine, excellent service and remarkable landscapes of Western Canada and Western USA, where you will spot extraordinary sites from the comfort of your seats. Each Rocky Mountaineer journey takes two or three days and guests are only on board during the day to avoid missing any of the spectacular views. Stay overnight in either Kamloops, Whistler or Quesnel depending on whether you are travelling on the First Passage To The West, Journey Through The Clouds or Rainforest To Goldrush. The new two-day Rockies to The Red Rocks route winds past ancient rock canyons, through mountain ranges, and rivers, as it travels between the red rock formations of Moab and the mile-high city of Denver. Continue reading to learn more about the four routes Rocky Mountaineer offers.

First Passage to the West


Enjoy a two-day all-daylight luxury railway tour between Vancouver and Lake Louise & Banff that takes you through the legendary Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park and Rogers Pass with its tunnels, glaciers and dramatic canyons. You can experience this journey in reverse as well, from the Rockies to Vancouver. Read more about Rocky Mountaineer here.

Keir, one of our fantastic travel experts here at First Class Holidays, shares his amazing experience onboard Rocky Mountaineer with us. Click  here to read Keir’s First Class Experience.

Journey Through the Clouds


A spectacular two-day all daylight train journey between Jasper & Vancouver. Travel through scenic valleys, along western Canada's Yellowhead Route through Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and past the Cariboo and the Monashee Mountains. The journey is just as incredible in reverse and can be experienced from the Rockies to Vancouver. Read more about Rocky Mountaineer here.

Rainforest to Gold Rush


The longest Rocky Mountaineer's route consists of a spectacular three-day all daylight rail journey between Vancouver, Whistler and Jasper. Overnight in Whistler and Quesnel hotels en route on this all-daylight railway journey takes you through some of Canada's most breathtaking mountain scenery, true wilderness and extraordinary lakes and canyons. Read more about Rocky Mountaineer here.

The Rockies to The Red Rocks


This new route offers a two-day all daylight train journey between Moab, Utah and Denver, Colorado. Witness extraordinary landscapes, vast canyons, inspiring deserts, natural archways and enchanting hoodoos are just a start. Available in SilverLeaf Service and in SilverLeaf Plus Service, this Rocky Mountaineer rail route is filled with highlights best seen by train, including Ruby Canyon, Mount Garfield and crossing the Continental Divide. Read more about Rocky Mountaineer here.


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