Join us as we fly to Vancouver, BC and overnight before boarding the world fanous Rocky Mountaineer train for our daylight passage through the magnificent Canadian Rockies. then its on to Jasper NP, Lake Louise and Banff National Park. Travel is by air, rail and road with the road part in our luxury Mercedes Sprinter vehicle fitted with individual leather reclining seats & many extra’s to ensure your upmost pleasure during your tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy the incredible scenery and activities planned throughout.
Day 1: Depart Rapid City Airport for your flight to Vancouver, British Columbia. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight.
Overnight Vancouver, BC - No meals included
Day 2: Transfer to rail station and board the world famous Rocky Mountaineer Train
Today we head for the Canadian Rockies. Silver Leaf service offers you breakfast and lunch onboard where you will have awesome views of your journey passing through farmlands, pasture and then it is into the amazing Canadian Rockies. All train travel is daylight passage and you arrive into Kamloops around 5pm. On arrival into Kamloops you will disembark the train for your overnight stay in a hotel.
Overnight Kamloops - Breakfast and Lunch included.
Day 3: Kamloops to Jasper via the Canadian Rockies...
Another spectacular day traveling to Jasper NP. On arrival in Jasper you transfer to your hotel for the next 2 nights. Stuart will be there to meet you at Jasper train Station.
Overnight Jasper, AB – Breakfast and lunch included
Day 4 - Explore Jasper by ABS Travel Group Mercedes Benz...
Overnight Jasper - No meals included
Day 5 - Jasper to Banff
After breakfast we leave the hotel and head south towards Banff. We take The Icefields Parkway which stretches 138 miles between Lake Louise and Jasper. We travel through the heart of two world-famous Rocky Mountain national parks and this drive is one of the premier mountain drives on earth. Once we’ve completed this drive it will be forever etched into your memory and most likely you’ll dream of returning again and again. Nonstop picture postcard-like scenery throughout the day. What better way to explore than in your own premium vehicle! On the way to Banff we make a stop at the Columbia Icefields where we switch vehicles and take a tour on the glacier. We will board a specially designed "Ice Explorer" to a turnaround point atop 333 metres of ice. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket - it may snow at anytime during your 1 1/2 hour Ice Explorer ride! The Columbia Icefield is guarded by 11 of the Rockies' 22 highest peaks. Here, perennial snow accumulates and turns to ice which flows to feed six major outlet glaciers, three of Canada's largest rivers and eventually three oceans. The ice straddles the Continental Divide, two provinces and two national parks. The ice is 365 metres (1,200 feet) thick - about the height of the Empire State Building. After we check into our hotel for overnight you will have time to explore downtown Jasper and enjoy a supper at a restaurant of your choice.
Overnight Banff, AB - Breakfast included
Day 6 – Banff, AB
After breakfast we explore the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake areas before heading back into Banff for overnight.
Visitors to Banff National Park will find this is home to abundant wildlife such as elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bears, coyotes, wolves, marmots, ground squirrels, ravens, owls and so many more species. Plenty of time for that ‘Kodak Moment’.
Overnight Banff Area
Day 7 – Banff
A full day to explore downtown Banff at your leisure. The town of Banff is a spirited place, alive with adventure and wonder. ... The lively streets of downtown are lined with top-class restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a vibrant range of art galleries and museums. The locals are warm, open, and genuinely connected to the inspiring environment in which they live.
Overnight Banff Area
Day 8 - Banff to Calgary then for the ones on our extended tour after we drop off the passengers flying home from Calgary, we continue through to Regina, SK by road.
Overnight Regina, SK - Breakfast included
Day 9 - A day to Explore Regina and of course the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Center. For the past 136 years, the RCMP has been an integral part of Canada's historical and cultural landscape, helping to form and protect their great nation and playing a significant role in creating the Canadian identity. The RCMP Heritage Centre opened on May 23, 2007 to share the RCMP story with the world. Located on the grounds of the RCMP Academy, ‘Depot' Division - the story of the RCMP is appropriately told where Cadets are trained and the story begins. Housed in a breathtaking stone, glass and concrete building designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Erickson, the RCMP Heritage Centre tells the story of the RCMP using state of the art exhibits, multimedia technologies and engaging programming and tours. It's a great Canadian story. A story that is still being written. We also take a tour of the State Capital building, a truly impressive site.
Overnight Regina, SK – Breakfast included
Day 10 - Regina, SK to Medora, ND – 320 miles
After breakfast, it’s time to get your passports ready for the crossing back into the USA and head for Medora, ND. Please have your bags in the lobby ready for collection at 8.50am for a 9.00am departure from the hotel. Our journey today takes us back across the Canadian / US Border and south towards the small town of Medora, ND. We arrive into Medora mid-afternoon. Tonight we enjoy a unique western meal with a magnificent North Dakota sunset as a backdrop. ‘Savor your steak while you are serenaded with western melodies performed live by cast members of the Medora Musical.’ After super, we take our seats for spectacular Medora Musical. This professionally produced, high energy, Western style musical is proudly dedicated to the legacy of America's 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, and the time he spent here in North Dakota's Badlands. Each show pays tribute to American patriotism and the old-west way of life. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Overnight Medora – Breakfast & Supper included
Day 11 – Medora, ND to Home – 270 miles
After breakfast, we head back to Rapid City, SD. Along the way we will make regular comfort breaks and meal stops with an estimated time of arrival back in Rapid City around 3-4pm.
Starts: Monday July 17th 2023
Ends: Monday July 24th July 2023 or 27th July 2023 - Your Choice
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