New for 2009, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations (RMV) is introducing five new escorted rail tours through Western Canada. In addition to the spectacular rail journey, food and accommodation enjoyed by all RMV guests, escorted rail guests get the personalized services of a tour escort throughout their itinerary. They also enjoy private welcome and farewell dinners, exclusive access to a private lounge onboard the train, and presentations on topics such as wine tasting, natural history and photography. These six to 11 day escorted trips are perfect for guests who want to meet new people and enjoy a guided vacation from start to finish.
Two of the new escorted rail tour packages are:
The Escorted Rockies Highlights – A five-night/six-day package combining heart-stopping scenery by day and deluxe accommodations by night. On this fully escorted vacation, travellers visit Vancouver, Lake Louise and Banff 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 CAD.
Escorted Rockies Circle – Travellers experience 10 nights/11 days in Canada’s West. Guests can 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. Accommodation provided at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts properties throughout. Prices begin at $5,249 CAD.