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Trip Overview

Experience the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains in both Colorado and Canada on this 15-day train journey. Beginning in Denver, you’ll tour Rocky Mountain National Park’s expanse of wild landscapes before boarding Amtrak’s California Zephyr to bustling San Francisco. The City by the Bay never fails to charm travellers with its exciting attractions and landmarks. From there, take the Coast Starlight up the West Coast to the Emerald City of Seattle, where you’ll have plenty of time to see the sights. From Vancouver, travel onboard VIA Rail to Jasper and begin discovering the region’s treasures before wrapping up this epic trip in Banff.

Highlights

  • Tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle
  • Harbor cruise in Seattle
  • Admission to the Space Needle
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway
  • Tour of Banff National Park

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Denver to San Francisco on the California Zephyr; San Francisco to Seattle on the Coast Starlight®; Seattle to Vancouver on the Cascades®
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation; 2 nights onboard Amtrak;1 night onboard VIA Rail
  • Tour transfer from Jasper to Banff
  • Transfer from Banff hotel to calgary airport
  • 3 meals (2 lunches, 1 dinner)
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 – DENVER
The Mile High City is known as the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. But aside from the Rocky Mountain charm, Denver boasts 300 days of sunshine per year, a burgeoning food scene, and plenty of its own attractions and memorable experiences to impress any visitor. (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 2 - DENVER
There’s a reason John Muir once wrote, “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” Following your included tour to Rocky Mountain National Park, you’ll feel the exact same way. It’s a photographer’s delight and a traveler’s favorite. (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 3 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Do you know anyone who has traveled onboard the California Zephyr from Denver to San Francisco? If so, you’ve probably heard that it is one of the most extraordinary train trips in North America. During your overnight journey, you’ll cross the beautiful Rockies through to Salt Lake City, Reno, and Sacramento before reaching The City by the Bay. (Overnight in onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 - SAN FRANCISCO
The allure of San Francisco will pull you in the moment the Golden Gate Bridge and city skyline comes into view while traveling from Emeryville station to your hotel. Watch the fog roll in over the Bay and find a cozy restaurant along Fisherman’s Wharf for dinner. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 5 - SAN FRANCISCO
Begin using your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to visit the city’s most popular attractions and landmarks. Experience Golden Gate Park, Haight/Ashbury, North Beach, and Palace of Fine Arts. Enjoy each stop as long as you’d like. Later, relax onboard your Bay cruise, where you’ll get to see the historic waterfront and sprawling skyline from a different perspective. Tonight, dinner is included at a local, popular restaurant. (Overnight in San Francisco) D

DAY 6 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Continue to see more of San Francisco’s crowd-pleasing attractions with your hop-on, hop-off ticket. Worthwhile stops include the city’s diverse neighborhoods, bustling shopping district, Lombard Street, Presidio Park, and Little Italy. Later, board Amtrak’s Coast Starlight for your train journey up to Seattle. It’s like no other travel experience along the West Coast. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 7 - SEATTLE
Seattle is a city of many neighborhoods, surrounded by seemingly untouched wilderness. Famed for its culture, cuisine, and coffee, it’s no wonder travelers in the millions visit each year. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 8 – SEATTLE
Take advantage of your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour and see parts of the city that brought you here in the first place. Visit Chinatown, explore the exciting Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Pier 57, and Occidental Park. Then, relax onboard a narrated harbor cruise. Get a close-up view of the historic waterfront, Elliott Bay and the surrounding Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges. Round out the day using your included admission to the world-famous Space Needle. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 9 – SEATTLE TO VANCOUVER
Board Amtrak’s Cascades train to Vancouver. Upon arrival, begin exploring the city using your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour and experience what the views are like from the top of the Vancouver Lookout. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 10 – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Climb aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian for your overnight train journey through Alberta’s wilderness to breathtaking Jasper. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 11 – JASPER
There’s no end to the adventures and beautiful experiences Jasper has in store for its visitors. The landscapes alone are enough to surprise even the most discerning traveler. Just wait until you see for yourself. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 12 – JASPER
Embark on your sightseeing tour of Jasper. Get to know the historic townsite then explore stunning Maligne Canyon via a series of boardwalks and bridges. During this tour, you’ll also get to enjoy an optional cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 13 – JASPER TO BANFF
Set out to explore the Icefields Parkway. See the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier and step out onto the glass-floored platform of the Glacier Skywalk! A hot buffet lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 14 – BANFF
Continue discovering why the Canadian Rockies are on many travelers’ bucket lists during your tour of the mountains, lakes and waterfall of Banff and Yoho National Parks. Make stops at Bow Valley Parkway, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Valley of Ten Peaks, and Takakkaw Falls. A BBQ lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge is included. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 15 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CALGARY
Transfer from your hotel in Banff to Calgary airport and continue with your onward travels.

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium – home of the Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions.

Fairmont Banff Springs

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies",

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Just a fifteen-minute walk from downtown, the Banff Caribou Lodge invites you into a world away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday, with all the amenities of a first class resort hotel.

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Just a fifteen-minute walk from downtown, the Banff Caribou Lodge invites you into a world away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday, with all the amenities of a first class resort hotel.

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Distinct from the majority of Banff hotels, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is situated on Tunnel Mountain – formerly called “Sleeping Buffalo” by the First Nations living in the region.

Banff Ptarmigan Inn

For those who love to play in the great outdoors, there's no better place than Banff, and no better place to call home after a day of adventure than the Banff Ptarmigan Inn.

Elk & Avenue

The Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in downtown Banff with 162 rooms featuring queen and king beds, including lofts and junior suites—fully equipped with all the modern-day amenities.

Fox Hotel & Suites

The Fox Hotel & Suites is located in the scenic Banff National Park. This mountain accommodation offers hotel rooms perfect for the traveler staying for a few days or even a week.

Moose Hotel and Suites

The Banff Lodging Company is proud to announce the opening of a brand new 4 star hotel property for 2016, The Moose Hotel & Suites. The design of the Moose will be Mountain elegance with warm, rich, natural materials. Located a 1 minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff, the Moose Hotel & Suites features 174 air conditioned guests rooms, with a combination of One and Two Bedroom Suites and hotel rooms.

Rimrock Resort Hotel

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on Sulphur Mountain and Banff National Park. The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.

Chateau Jasper

The newly renovated Chateau Jasper is a cozy hotel with a variety of accommodations and facilities.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Surrounded by captivating mountains and sparkling lakes, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort Hotel welcomes you to The True Rocky Mountain Experience. Situated in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort invites you to experience the unique accommodations and luxury Signature Cabins, sure to invoke memories that will last a lifetime.

Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge welcomes you to the Canadian Rockies. Recently renovated and conveniently located in the town of Jasper, you will experience a serene atmosphere in a majestic mountain setting.

Marmot Lodge

Marmot Lodge offers 107 guestrooms and suites with exterior entry. Large families and groups will love the convenience of our kitchen suites along with a separate bedroom. All guests have access to our heated indoor pool, sauna, and an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi.

Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre

Set amidst the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Jasper is a resort style hotel that offers the rustic charm you’d expect in Jasper National Park.

The Crimson Jasper

The Crimson was inspired by true Canadian colours: Jasper's sunsets and fall foliage, our Canadian flag and the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver

For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

Those who stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel enjoy an innovative fitness center with treadmills and elliptical trainers, as well as a whirlpool and heated indoor swimming pool. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, free high-speed Internet, fog-free mirrors, plush bathrobes, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms are also smoke-free so that those guests that have allergies or sensitivities never have to worry

Clarion Hotel Denver Central

Located at the crossroads of I-25 & I-70 just north of Downtown Denver, the Quality Inn Central hotel in Denver, CO offers an affordable and convenient place to stay in Denver.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Our prime location in the heart of downtown Seattle offers you the combination of majestic Olympic Mountains views, the vibrancy of the Emerald City and the relaxing, quiet magnificence of the Puget Sound.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

Holiday Inn Fishermans Wharf

Of all San Francisco hotels, Holiday Inn San Francisco Hotel Fisherman's Wharf has one of the best locations, central to the Californian shopping capital. The hotel is in among the bars, cafes, and the vast number of specialty shops in Fisherman's Wharf. Hotels here, in the liveliest part of San Francisco, are right next to Chinatown, Pier 39 and the Cable Cars.

Hotel Zephyr

The Hotel Zephyr offers a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in the heart of the city's most iconic tourist attractions. Bringing a new dimension to Fisherman's Wharf by offering a twist on accommodations as well as a playful personality, our waterfront property features 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, many with personal balconies

Park Central Hotel

Our newly re-imagined hotel elevates the standard of excellence in luxury hotels in San Francisco, while celebrating the timeless art of hospitality.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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