The Rocky Mountaineer: One of the world's great rail journeys

The world-famous Rocky Mountaineer is without doubt one of the great rail journeys, travelling through the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies, with their towering peaks, azure glacial lakes, cascading waterfalls and stunning vistas. 

Travelling only during the day so you don’t miss any of the incredible landscapes, the journey takes two days and overnights in a hotel en route. If you are looking for the most luxurious way to travel through the Rockies, look no further than the Rocky Mountaineer. 

The Journeys

Each Rocky Mountaineer journey takes between two or three days depending on the journey so guests are only on board during the day and won’t miss 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 - see below for details of each.

The Coastal Passage journey is a spectacular one day journey between Vancouver and Seattle taking the coastal route between the cities – a must-do option when combining Canada with the USA. 

Travel in style

GoldLeaf Service dining on the Rocky Mountaineer

The Rocky Mountaineer provide two service options onboard the train - SilverLeaf Service and GoldLeaf Service.  Both offer excellent service and experiences, with the upgrade to GoldLeaf worth the superb viewing experience it provides through the full-dome coaches.

SilverLeaf

The custom-designed, single-level, glass dome SilverLeaf Service coaches put guests right in the heart of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies. You can take in the panoramic views through oversized windows as you enjoy delectable gourmet cuisine and captivating storytelling told by our engaging Hosts. It’s an award-winning, life-changing experience that’s famous around the world for one reason—there’s simply nothing else like it.

GoldLeaf

Stepping onto the bi-level, glass-domed coaches of GoldLeaf Service is a luxurious experience unto itself. With sprawling windows on the upper level, you can feast your eyes on panoramic views from every angle. In the lower level, an elegant dining room awaits, where you have the opportunity to sit with other travellers and enjoy a la carte cuisine as the dramatic scenery unfolds outside the windows next to you.  Get even closer to nature as you retreat to the outdoor viewing platform and Inhale the fresh mountain air.

What can I expect?

Rocky Mountaineer

A journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer is one you will never forget. Here's an insight into just one of the fabulous packages we offer.

First Passage to the West | 2 Days

VANCOUVER | KAMLOOPS | LAKE LOUISE / BANFF

This legendary two-day all-daylight luxury train journey between Vancouver and Lake Louise & Banff takes you through the amazing Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park and Rogers Pass with its tunnels and glaciers. The journey is just as incredible in reverse and can be experienced from the Rockies to Vancouver. Take in spectacular scenery from the comfort of your seat, whilst dining on exquisite cuisine and experiencing unparalleled service.

Find out more here > Rocky Mountaineer: First Passage to the West

Do you want to travel on one of the world's greatest rail journeys? Contact our team on 0161 888 5632 or visit https://www.fcholidays.com/canada/rocky-mountaineer-holidays

Posted on 14th May 2019

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