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This holiday season, wrap up a Rocky Mountaineer Vacations’ rail adventure and put it under the tree for your family or someone special! More than ever before people are giving the gift of a unique rail journey onboard either the acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer train. A gift that never gets re-used, re-gifted or recycled, a Rocky Mountaineer rail vacation will simply become a lifetime of wonderful memories.
Travellers who book their vacation from now until January 15, 2009, can take advantage of Rocky Mountaineer Vacations’ Early Booking Bonus, making the gift even more affordable and pleasurable. When a minimum six-night Rocky Mountaineer vacation package in GoldLeaf Service is booked, guests also receive a free upgrade to a Fairmont Room at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in applicable destinations.
The perfect Christmas gift is the Canadian Rockies Escape package, a seven night, eight day journey onboard two spectacular rail routes through the Canadian Rockies. Departing from the coastal city of Vancouver, British Columbia, guests take pleasure in enjoying the legendary two-day, all daylight journey of the Rocky Mountaineer train on the Yellowhead Route to Jasper, with an overnight stop in Kamloops, British Columbia. Also offering a motorcoach tour of Jasper and nearby Maligne Canyon, Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, the Canadian Rockies Escape adds an Ice Explorer ride to the excitement together with a full day motorcoach excursion of the Icefields Parkway – a scenic mountain highway that snakes and climbs through the high mountain passes from Jasper to Lake Louise. After enjoying leisurely time and a guided lakeside stroll at Lake Louise, guests then take delight in viewing Yoho National Park – which cradles Emerald Lake and Lake O’Hara’s turquoise waters, thundering Takakkaw Falls and the wild and fast-flowing Kicking Horse River – before embarking on a half-day tour of the mountain resort town of Banff and a complimentary gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, which offers sweeping views of the town and surrounding scenery.
Returning to Vancouver along the Kicking Horse Route onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train, guests once again enjoy the thrill of viewing the ever-changing panoramas of glacier fed lakes, lush valleys, dense emerald forests and the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies on another superb two day, all daylight journey, with an overnight stay in Kamloops.
Guests also enjoy superb bi-regional cuisine prepared fresh by talented onboard chefs as the picture-perfect scenery rolls on by. The best view is in the luxury of Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service, complete with bi-level glass dome coaches, panoramic views, delicious cuisine and onboard commentary of the region.
Along with four spectacular days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer on two different routes as well as scenic excursions along the Icefields Parkway and Jasper to Lake Louise, the Canadian Rockies Escape package includes seven nights accommodations, rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper and Banff, complimentary luggage handling and a National Parks Pass, four sumptuous breakfasts and lunches onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, and an Exclusive Attractions Pass, which includes complimentary admission to Vancouver Lookout, a Vancouver ‘Hop-On, Hop-Off’ attractions loop tour, the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, the Whyte Museum and Upper Hot Springs in Banff, the Jasper Tramway (including transportation to/from the gondola and Calgary Tower – with its observation deck that offers dramatic views of the distant Canadian Rockies and the stark plains of the Canadian Prairies.
Commencing May 2, 2009, eastbound from Vancouver to Jasper and Banff, until October 10, 2009, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations’ Canadian Rockies Escape package is priced from AUD $2.794.00 in RedLeaf Service and AUD $5,182.00 in GoldLeaf Service, based on double occupancy. Prices are also subject to 3% Canadian GST.
The Early Booking Bonus is applicable from now until January 16, 2009. Other spectacular vacation package options are also available however the offer is not available in conjunction with any other promotion. For additional information or to book a Rocky Mountaineer Vacations’ package, contact your travel professional or visit the website at 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.