First Passage to the West Top Highlights - 6 nights
This Vancouver to Calgary one way eastbound itinerary uses the mountain town of Banff as a base to explore Banff National Park.
This package includes the luxury of 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service from Vancouver to Banff, and sightseeing by motorcoach from Banff. Included are two nights in a handpicked hotel in Banff. Disembarking the train in Banff, rather than Lake Louise, gives you additional time onboard to enjoy the scenery of Banff National Park, which includes Morant's Curve (pictured above). If you would like an overnight in Lake Louise and an overnight in Banff, instead of two nights in Banff, consider the 6 night First Passage to the West Highlights vacation with the Vancouver tour.
This itinerary is available in reverse, starting in Calgary on Sundays, Thursdays and some Mondays.
If you like this itinerary but would prefer to spend more time in Banff, consider the 7 night First Passage to the West Top Leisure vacation. This package includes four nights in Banff, instead of two, as well as an Icefields Parkway tour.
This itinerary does not include Jasper. If you would like to include Jasper, within a similar time frame, consider the 6 night Journey Through The Clouds Excursion vacation. This package includes the Rocky Mountaineer train to Jasper from Vancouver and sightseeing by motorcoach from Jasper to Calgary, with overnights in Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff.