Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise
Alaska is a true bucket list destination with one of the most stunning and awe-inspiring coastlines in the world, making it one of the most popular fly cruise and stay destinations. Natural beauty thrives here with picturesque lakes, thick green forest and incredible glacier walls. There is so much to see and do on an Alaska cruise, from watching the local wildlife roam free or even chance encounters with humpback whales or the giant Alaskan moose.
North America is alive with natural wonders and sensational landscapes including Canada's famous Rocky Mountain range. Stretching from Northern Canada all the way to New Mexico, the changing landscapes and varied wildlife make a journey across the Rocky's a unique and unbeatable experience. A dream trip for many is to experience the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains with a relaxing train journey, allowing excellent views and plenty of picture perfect moments. Rocky Mountaineer offer several journey's of varied itineraries allowing passengers to explore the most desired destinations along the range in complete comfort and luxury. Gourmet meals, attentive service and impressive glass-domed carriages make this the journey of a lifetime. Popular highlights along the way include the resort town of Banff, Kamloops and the city of Vancouver. Request your free copy of our 2016/2017 Alaska brochure and find extraordinary journeys combining Rocky Mountaineer with a cruise to Alaska.
Such is the popularity and famous beauty of the voyage, Rocky Mountaineer has been listed as one of the "World’s Greatest Trips" by National Geographic and features highly on many a bucket list worldwide.
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We have combined these two wonderful destinations together by offering two itineraries with the Rocky Mountaineer and a selection of Alaska cruises with Celebrity Cruises & Holland America Line, including the popular Inside Passage and Glacier Bay. You can choose between taking a pre-cruise journey, beginning in Calgary and finishing with an Alaskan cruise, or you can cruise this stunning coastline first, then board the train in Vancouver, finishing your journey in Alberta.
We are currently offering various pacakged tours. The First Passage to the West and the Western Explorer packages are our most popular. The First Passage to the West includes an overnight stay in Banff, before you join the Rocky Mountaineer. The train journey itself includes an overnight stay in Kamloops, before arriving in Vancouver for at least one night, before joining your cruise.
The Western Explorer, our best-selling package. The opportunity to encompass the greatest parts of Western Canada into one bespoke holiday package. Operating both an East and Westbound itinerary, this journey delivers stays and tours in some of the most spectacular towns and cities on offer. As standard, this 7 night package is immense value and an absolute must for someone planning a visit to this once-in-a-lifetime destination. A stay in Calgary, with access to the Calgary Tower included. Followed by a fully escorted, full-day tour concluding in Banff. One of the highlights of today, a 12 minute Summit helicopter tour over the astonishing Rockies. Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and then journey onto Jasper with further tours and a 2 night stay in this beautiful town. No trip in this region would be complete without an Ice Explorer ride to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier, formed by the famous Columbia Icefield - one of the largest accumulations of ice, South of the Arctic Circle. Board the highlight of your trip, with your 2 day, "all-daylight" experience on board Rocky Mountaineer for a fantastic journey along the infamous "Journey Through the Clouds" route, spanning Vancouver, to Kamloops, to Jasper. Conclude your journey with a stay in Vancouver, before making further arrangements for your Alaska cruise, or your flight back home.
For those looking for something a little different, our team of experts can also tailor make your journey to your requirements, with additional over night stays, or a journey on one of Rocky Mountaineer's other itineraries, which include the world famous mountain resort of Whistler. View our fantastic selection of cruise and stay packages featuring Alaska and Rocky Mountaineer.
The Rocky Mountaineer
"No two Rocky Mountaineer journeys are ever the same. With such a variety of wildlife to see, food to sample and superb service to enjoy. You'll never go hungry onnboard with homemade snackes served between meals. You'll take more photos than you ever could have imagined, just be sure to bring a spare camera battery!" - Craig Upshall, Rocky Mountaineer.
"Where the GoldLeaf differs from the SilverLeaf is the dining. The downstairs cabin is a sit down restaurant with chefs to prepare fresh meals for you. I thought the food was amazing in SilverLeaf, so this was an ultimate luxury for me. I sat there feeling like a queen as I gazed out the window, admiring the scenery whilst eating smoked salmon and caviar. The menu was divine and the presentation really proves better than many top restaurants I have been to" - Chelsea Debnam, Iglu Cruise Senior Sales Consultant. Read more from Chelsea's first hand experience in her Rocky Mountaineer blog
Whichever level of service you prefer, you will no doubt have a fantastic experience, and both tiers will offer an overnight stay in Kamloops and transfers as part of the package. You can sit back and enjoy commentary from the onboard attendants, while complimentary drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, breakfast, lunch and snacks are served during the journey.
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Rocky Mountaineer Routes
Choose your journey and experience a unique Rocky Mountaineer journey through the stunning landscapes of North America. Have your camera at the ready for some optimal wildlife spotting and awe-inspiring natural backdrops
Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds
Rocky Mountaineer Journeys - Rainforest to Gold Rush
Rocky Mountaineer Service Levels
GoldLeaf Service offers the ultimate Rocky Mountaineer experience, with the custom designed, bi-level dome coach, boasting unparalleled panoramic views. You can step out onto the covered vestibule to take in the fresh mountain air, or take photos of the dramatic and beautiful scenery. You start your journey with a morning toast, before indulging in the wonderful à la carte menu offering gourmet cuisine during breakfast and lunch, and served in the comfort of the GoldLeaf dining room. GoldLeaf is also available as a "seat-only" upgrade - meaning you will still stay in the same superb SilverLeaf hotels - but will travel in GoldLeaf on board the train. As a GoldLeaf customer you can also enjoy complimentary alcoholic drinks and snacks throughout your journey and your luggage will be delivered to your hotel for the overnight stay in Kamloops. You will also benefit from staying in a wonderful selection of Fairmont hotels throughout your holiday, including the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs, the Fairmont Vancouver, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (only on the Highlights of the Rockies) and the Fairmont Palliser Calgary (also, only on the Highlights of the Rockies).
SilverLeaf Service offers huge panoramic windows, from which you can take in the incredible scenery on this journey, in the custom designed single-level dome coach. The journey starts with a morning toast and you can enjoy a hot breakfast and lunch, served at your seat — with complimentary alcoholic drinks snacks throughout your journey. Again, as a SilverLeaf customer, your luggage will be delivered to your hotel, for the overnight stay in Kamloops.