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Rocky Mountaineer Vacations has always offered seamless vacation experiences, but now the company is taking it a step further by introducing five new Escorted Rail Tours through Western Canada in 2009. Guests enjoy the expertise of a Tour Escort onboard the internationally acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer as it travels through the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Escorted Rail Tour guests also have access to a private lounge onboard the train which features entertaining and educational presentations such as wine tastings, natural history, regional storytelling and photography lessons.
“We are consistently striving to exceed our guests’ expectations by creating innovative and unique product offerings,” says Hubert Wat, Vice President, Marketing of Rocky Mountaineer Vacations. “With our new Escorted Rail Tours, travellers are given personalized service and guidance by our knowledgeable Tour Escorts, offering an in-depth experiential journey through Western Canada.”
Escorted Rail Tour guests have exclusive access to two coaches onboard the Rocky Mountaineer. In the designated dome coach, travellers can relax and take in the stunning scenery or head to the Escorted Tours Lounge, where they can mingle, browse the library or enjoy onboard presentations such as Wine Appreciation, Take Better Photographs, Storytelling and Natural History. Guests may book their Escorted Rail Tour depending on which feature appeals to them the most. A schedule is available in the new 2009 Rocky Mountaineer Vacations’ brochure.
One of Rocky Mountaineer Vacations’ five new Escorted Rail Tours offered during the 2009 season, is the Escorted Rockies Highlights which is a five-night/six-day package. It combines heart-stopping scenery by day and deluxe accommodations by night. On this fully escorted vacation, travellers visit Vancouver, British Columbia, Lake Louise and Banff, Alberta and enjoy a thrilling summit Helicopter Tour for a spectacular view of the Rockies from the air. Prices for this package begin at $2,539 CDN.
Anothernew package is the Escorted Rockies Circle, where travellers experience ten-nights/eleven-days in Canada’s West. Guests marvel at the vast forests, winding river canyons and surrounding peaks of the Coast Mountains, Cascade Range and the Canadian Rockies as they journey aboard Rocky Mountaineer’s Kicking Horse and Yellowhead routes. They also stay in Fairmont Hotels & Resorts properties throughout their stay and spend time in the great Canadian Rocky Mountains. Prices begin at $5,249 CDN.
All Escorted Rail Tour packages include a Tour Escort throughout the itinerary, transportation, accommodations and welcome and farewell dinners.