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Rocky Mountaineer Rail Trips 2012

Discover the award winning Rocky Mountaineer. This luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada's West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies - an iconic travel experience known around the world.  

Reservations: Get a custom travel quote today, call toll-free 1-877-934-6222, or stop by your local AAA office.

2012 AAA Member Benefit

Onboard credit good for merchandise like logo items, hats, books, maps, and more.

$25 SilverLeaf Service package

$35 GoldLeaft Service packge.

You must ask for the AAA Member Benefit when you book with your AAA travel agent.

*per person, for package tour 3 nights or longer.


GoldLeaf®, Silverleaf®, and RedLeaf® Rail Service

On Canadian Rocky Mountain routes, choose from GoldLeaf Service, SilverLeaf Service, or RedLeaf Service. Whistler routes operate with one "Classic" level of service.

GoldLeaf – Luxurious service:

  • Panoramic views from full-length, dome windows

  • Exclusive dining room

  • Gourmet hot meals

  • Complimenetary beverages and snacks

  • Much more

SilverLeaf – A touch of pampering:

  • Singel-level glass domed coach with oversized windows

  • Roomy, reclining seats

  • Breakfast and lunch served at your seat (choice of entrees)

  • Complimenetary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks

RedLeaf – Classic service:

  • Large picture windows

  • Roomy, reclining seats

  • Chilled meals served at your seat

  • Complementary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks


First Passage to the West™

Classic from $1,133

Vancouver – Kamloops – Banff

4 days/3 nights

Tour departures from Vancouver: 4/23/12 – 10/1/12

Tour departures from Banff: 4/25/12 – 10/3/12

Prices: from $1,133 (RedLeaf),$1,695 (SilverLeaf) $2,119 (GoldLeaf), $2,246 (GoldLeaf deluxe)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver. Arrive for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. (B,L)

Day 3 - Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon,

the Spiral Tunnels and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Banff. (B,L)

 

Day 4 - Your Classic First Passage to the West Vacation ends this morning with checkout from your Banff hotel.


First Passage to the West™

Canadian Rockies Excursion from $1,557

Vancouver – Banff - Calgary

5 days/4 nights

Tour departures from Vancouver: 4/23–10/1, 2012; from Calgary: 4/24-10/2, 2012

Prices from $1,557 (RedLeaf), $2,119 (SilverLeaf), $2,628(GoldLeaf), $2,797 (GoldLeaf deluxe)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver. Arrive for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. (B,L)

Day 3 - Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Banff. (B,L)

Day 4 - Enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 5 - Your Canadian Rockies Excursion vacation ends with checkout from your Calgary hotel.


First Passage to the West™

Canadian Rockies Highlights from $2,384

Vancouver – Banff – Lake Louise - Calgary

7 days/6 nights

Tour departures from Vancouver: 4/22–9/30, 2012; from Calgary: 4/23-10/1, 2012

Prices from $2,384 (RedLeaf), $2,9469 (SilverLeaf), $3,497 (GoldLeaf), $3,794 (GoldLeaf deluxe)

Itinerary

Day 1 Vancouver – arrive for an overnight stay. The rest of the day is on your own to explore.

Day 2 Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver's spectacular North Shore. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3 Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. (B,L)

Day 4 Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Banff. (B,L)

Day 5 A full-day tour takes you through the magnificent Canadian Rockies. The highlight of your day is a 25-minute helicopter flight above six glaciers. You will also view a 270-metre (900-foot) waterfall, see some spectacular aqua-green high alpine lakes and cross over a 2,700-metre (9,000-foot) mountain pass. Enjoy a visit to a local ranch, where you will have lunch at your leisure. Overnight in Lake Louise. (L)

Day 6 Tour through breathtaking mountain scenery today. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies, before your transfer to Calgary. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 7 Calgary departure– your trip ends this morning with check-out from your hotel. 


First Passage to the West™

Canadian Rockies Adventure from $2,585

Vancouver – Banff – Lake Louise - Calgary

8 days/7 nights

Tour departures from Vancouver: 4/23-10/1, 2012; from Calgary: 4/21-9/29, 2012

Prices from $2,585 (RedLeaf), $3,147 (SilverLeaf) $3,815 (GoldLeaf), $4,133 (GoldLeaf deluxe)

Itinerary

Day 1 Vancouver – arrive for an overnight stay. The rest of the day is on your own to explore

Day 2 Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. (B,L)

Day 3  Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Banff. (B,L)

Day 4  Spend the entire day exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs (additional costs). Overnight in Banff.

Day 5  Enjoy a half-day tour into Yoho National Park. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. For the remainder of the afternoon enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 6   Enjoy a full-day motorcoach tour along the Icefields Parkway. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield you will take a ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Continue through the magnificent Canadian Rockies to Cline River for the highlight of the afternoon, a 25-minute helicopter flightseeing tour above six glaciers. A visit to a local ranch and BBQ lunch is also included. Your tour ends late afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise. (L)

Day 7  Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies, before your transfer to Calgary. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 8   Your Canadian Rockies Adventures vacation ends with checkout from your Calgary hotel.


First Passage to the West™

Grand Rail Circle from $3,599

Vancouver – Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper – Whistler - Vancouver

12 days/11 nights

Tour departures from Vancouver: 5/9-9/12, 2012

Prices from $4,006 (RedLeaf), $6,327 (GoldLeaf), $6,974 (GoldLeaf deluxe) Note: SilverLeaf service not available on this itinerary.

Itinerary

Day 1  Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver's spectacular North Shore. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3 Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. (B,L)

Day 4 Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Banff. (B.L)

Day 5 This morning travel to Kananaskis for a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. After your helicopter ride you will explore Banff on a sightseeing tour. Highlights include visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. The rest of the day is free. Overnight in Banff.

Day 6 A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its wonders. Among the places of interest are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Upon arrival in Lake Louise, the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 7 Tour Banff and Jasper National Parks via the Icefields Parkway. Highlights include Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield you will take a ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 8 Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Quesnel. Highlights include the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass, Moose Lake and the Fraser River. Overnight in Quesnel. (B,L)

Day 9 Your journey continues south today through breathtaking and varied scenery to Whistler. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Overnight in Whistler. (B,L;

Day 10 Enjoy the day exploring this exciting four-season resort on your own. Walk through the charming village, take a ride on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola (not included) or soar from tree to tree on a zipline adventure (not included). Overnight in Whistler.

Day 11The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. This afternoon return to Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer. Highlights include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. On arrival at the North Vancouver train platform, you will be transferred to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 12 Vancouver departure– your trip ends this  morning with check-out from your hotel.   


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More Exciting Rail Adventures

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Rainforest to Gold Rush™

 

Canadian Rockies and Whistler

Vancouver - Whistler - Quesnel - Jasper

5 days/4 nights

from $1,441

Northern Rockies at Leisure

Vancouver - Whistler - Quesnel - Jasper - Lake Louise - Banff - Calgary

11 days/10 nights

from $3,232

Northern Explorer

Vancouver - Whistler - Quesnel - Jasper - Lake Louise - Banff - Calgary

9 days/8 nights

from $2,861

Journey through the Clouds™

 

Classic Journey

Vancouver - Kamloops - Jasper

4 days/3 nights

from $1,133

Western Explorer

Vancouver - Kamloops - Jasper - Lake Louise - Banff - Calgary

8 days /7 nights

from $2,289

Canadian Rockies at Leisure

Vancouver - Kamloops - Jasper - Lake Louise - Banff - Calgary

10 days/9 nights

from $2,575


Prices are one-way, per guest, based on double occupancy in USD. Prices do not include Canadian goods and Services Tax (GST) or surcharges. Prices for singles, triples and children, and additional pre-purchased meals are available on request.  Note: all accommodation in Kamloops is of moderate standard.  Prices reflect lowest rate departure season and increase with other departure dates.  Prices are subject to change, availability and confirmation. Other conditions and restrictions apply – consult your AAA Travel agent.

*Terms & Conditions: Offer is valid on new bookings made between January 3 and March 31, 2012. This offer is applicable to any Rocky Mountaineer vacation package with a land tour portion of six or more nights from the 2012
Rocky Mountaineer brochure. Offer must be requested at the time of booking and is valid for adults only. Minimum purchase two adults travelling together based on double occupancy. Offer is also available for single traveller
occupancy with a supplement; enquire with your travel agent. Travel during the Rocky Mountaineer 2012 summer season between April and October. Free Vancouver accommodation matches the accommodation grade of package
booked and can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer vacation package starting or ending in Vancouver. Complimentary dinner or sightseeing tour choice must be made at the time of booking. Not available in conjunction with any
other offer and not applicable to two-day rail only bookings or group tour bookings. Offers are capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply. SNP12-NAAGT

Updated 12/27/11

 
 
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