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Elegant Canadian Rockies

June 24-July 1, 2011
July 22-29, 2011
August 19-26, 2011
September 16-23, 2011



Condensed Day-To-Day Itnerary
Day 1 - Friday - All Aboard!
(R, D)
We board the Great Western Limited in Seattle in late afternoon and are soon running alongside Puget Sound during our welcome reception, a nice beginning to a refined holiday. Later today, we cross the Cascades while enjoying an elegant welcome dinner. Tonight is spent aboard as we roll east over the Burlington Northern Railroad.
Day 2 - Saturday - Overnight Whitefish
(B)
The luxurious Grouse Mountain Lodge welcomes us today and an indoor pool, outdoor spas, tennis, a fitness center, golf and fly-fishing are all available. There is a complimentary shuttle to quaint downtown Whitefish and we have intentionally left the day free to you to enjoy the resort and area as you like.
Day 3 - Sunday - Overnight Waterton
(B)
A day of spectacular sightseeing in Glacier National Park including the fabled 'Going to the Sun' Highway over the Continental Divide aboard an iconic red open-air 'jammer bus', a stunning journey. Later today, we enter Canada and overnight at the historic Prince of Wales Lodge at Waterton Lake, one of the most photographed sites in North America.
Day 4 - Monday - Overnight Banff
(B, L)
We depart Waterton this morning with a stop in fascinating Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, while en route to Banff. Later today, we arrive in Banff and begin our four night stay in the heart of Banff village at the Banff Park Lodge.
Day 5 - Tuesday - Overnight Banff
(B, D)
A full day to enjoy Banff beginning with a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain followed by a visit to the Banff Hot Springs which the town is famous for. Later tonight, our welcome dinner with the rest of the evening at leisure at the Banff Park Lodge in Banff.
Day 6 - Wednesday - Overnight Banff
(B)
A day of stunning beauty as we travel to Lake Louise with time to visit fabled Chateau Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in the world. We also visit Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks and have the afternoon and evening at leisure. A visit to the Cave & Basin museum is highly recommended!
Day 7 - Thursday - Overnight Banff
(B, D)
A final full day to enjoy Banff and a fine time to visit the nearby Whyte Museum for a view of historic Banff and its beginnings, the superb Banff Center for the Arts or river rafting on the Bow River. Tonight is our Farewell dinner with time for an evening stroll through Cascade Gardens, a delightful farewell to this magical village.
Day 8 - Friday - Welcome Home!
(B)
A morning transfer brings us to Calgary airport by 11am where easy connections can be made for all US points.

Extend your stay in Seattle:
For guests that would like a bit more time to enjoy the Emerald City, we offer a special rate of $145.pp per night ($270. single) at the Warwick Hotel in Seattle before our departure.

Vancouver hAddon:
For guests that would like to take in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia before departure, we offer a special rate of $125.00pp ($245.pp single) per night including all taxes. Also included is the scenic train ride from Vancouver to Seattle on departure date aboard the comfortable 'Talgo Train'.

Other Details:
For our friends living in Vancouver or the Portland area. . .complimentary same-day connecting train travel to Seattle and the Great Western Limited is included upon request.

Not included in the fares is connecting air or train travel to Seattle and the start of the trip nor home from Calgary after the tour. While we do not offer special rates on air travel, we can happily assist you with these arrangements if you wish.

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