Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Experiencing a world-class train trip is more attractive now than ever before. With the recent decline of the Canadian dollar, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations’ spectacular rail journeys are even more appealing to U.S. visitors. Guests experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies while traveling by train between the coastal city of Vancouver, British Columbia and the Rocky Mountain destinations of Jasper, Banff and Calgary, Alberta.
In addition to taking advantage of savings up to 20% in the exchange rate by booking in Canadian currency, U.S. travelers could get even more bang for their buck if they book the Rocky Mountaineer Vacations’ Early Booking Bonus before January 15, 2009. The Early Booking Bonus rewards couples with a Fairmont Hotel & Resorts gift card of up to $600 in value when booking a qualifying vacation package of six nights or more departing during the 2009 season.
Great vacation options for the 2009 season include the new Escorted Rail Tours packages. Onboard the exclusive Escorted Tours Lounge, guests have the opportunity to mingle, browse our library and enjoy onboard entertainment features such as wine tastings, photography, natural history and storytelling. All Escorted Rail Tours packages include delicious hot breakfast and lunch selections, transportation, accommodations and welcome and farewell dinners. For food and wine lovers, the Taste of the West package offers a gastronomic odyssey. This seven-night/eight-day journey features sumptuous Western Canadian cuisine along with wine pairings in world-class destinations such as Victoria, Vancouver and Banff. This exclusive culinary experience continues onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train, where travellers dine on regional dishes that celebrate the distinctive character of Western Canada.
The Rocky Mountaineer operates on three different routes between Vancouver or Whistler, British Columbia and the beautiful destinations of Jasper, Banff and Calgary, Alberta. There are more than 70 different vacation packages built around the Rocky Mountaineer two-day, all daylight train trip such as classic rail vacations, full circle journeys and escorted tours through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
For additional information or to book your 2009 Rocky Mountaineer vacation and save, contact your local travel professional or Rocky Mountaineer Vacations directly at (800) 665-7245, or visit www.rockymountaineer.com
Rocky Mountaineer Vacations offers unique Canadian vacation packages and four spectacular rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. Best known for the world-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer train, a two-day, all daylight rail journey through Canada’s West and the Canadian Rockies, the company also offers trips onboard the Whistler Mountaineer train, a daily three-hour experience between North Vancouver and Whistler, BC.
Since its inception in 1990, the company has grown to be the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America and welcomed its one millionth guest in 2008. In 2007, RMV was honoured with the World Travel Award as “World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train” for the third consecutive year and named by National Geographic as one of the World’s Greatest Trips.