At a glance
19 Day rail & cruise on Seven Seas Mariner, Regent Seven Seas from £11,095 pp incl. flights
Departure 13 September 2019 | Rocky Mountaineer Rail and West Coast Gems
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
Rocky Mountaineer Rail and West Coast Gems
Special Rail and Cruise Fares
- Return flights and overseas transfers
- 5 nights pre-cruise Canadian Roackies and Rocky Mountaineer Train tour
- Your all-inclusive luxury cruise
- Unlimited shore excursions
- Unlimited WiFi throughout the ship
- All beverages including fine wines and premium spirits
- Pre-paid gratuities
- Speciality restaurants
- 1-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay and more in Concierge Suites and above
Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Rockies and Alaska before sailing down the west coast and visiting the iconic city of San Francisco before arriving at Los Angeles.
Exclusive to Regent Seven Seas Cruises - See the best of the Canadian West, much of it from the comfort of your Gold Leaf Service Car on the Rocky Mountaineer, an award-winning train that presents an ever-changing landscape of beautiful mountains, rivers and forests.
Day by day itinerary
Upon arrival at Calgary International Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the beautiful Rimrock Resort Hotel (or similar) in Banff, Alberta. Your Premium Room offers stunning views across the valley. Meals are on your own today. Drive time from Calgary to Banff is approximately 1.5 hours depending on traffic.
A complimentary shuttle stops at the Rim Rock Hotel which can take you on the short drive into the town of Banff. Here you will find an array of restaurants and unique shopping opportunities. Shuttle schedules are available at the hotel’s Reception or Concierge Desks.
After breakfast at leisure at your hotel, you will enjoy an exclusive Regent Seven Seas Group full-day tour of Banff and Lake Louise with a driver-guide. Highlights in Banff include Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Also take a ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will experience a stunning bird's-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges.
Next, enjoy the scenery with photo stops along the way as you travel along the Bow Valley Parkway to Johnston Canyon, where you will enjoy an easy walk before touring the Lake Louise area.
NOTE: Lunch is on your own and ample time will be allotted at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel to grab something in one of their restaurants or lounges should you choose. Time at Lake Louise will be approximately 2 hours.
In time, you will return to the Rimrock Resort Hotel to spend another evening. Dinner is on your own.
Following an early morning shared motor coach transfer to Banff Station, you will board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train. A gourmet breakfast will be served onboard shortly after departure.
The Rocky Mountaineer will head west through the majestic Canadian Rockies to your overnight destination of Kamloops. Highlights include passing by Craigellachie - where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven in 1885, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels – a true engineering feat, and the glaciers and snow capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.
On arrival at the Kamloops station, you will be transferred by shared motor coach to your overnight accommodation (the exact hotel will be confirmed by Rocky Mountaineer approximately 7 days prior to departure and are subject to adjustment). The evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own.
You will re-board the Rocky Mountaineer, enjoy another gourmet breakfast on board and continue west along the banks of the Fraser River as it winds to the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver.
On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the BC Interior, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains and into the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River.
At Vancouver's Rocky Mountaineer Station, you will board a shared motor coach and transfer to the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel (or similar) hotel. Dinner is on your own.
Note: Please be aware that rail travel in Canada is subject to unforeseen delays. Our expected arrival time in Vancouver will be between 5:30pm and 7:00pm.
Rocky Mountaineer provides complimentary vouchers for admission to the Vancouver Lookout which provides panoramic views over the city, Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains. This attraction is approximately a ten minute walk from your hotel.
Following breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy an exclusive Regent Seven Seas Group tour across Lions Gate Bridge and into North Vancouver with a driver-guide. Included is admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge – one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver.
Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. The twenty-seven acre park also includes Cliffwalk, a cantilevered walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon. Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor, offers you a unique squirrel’s eye perspective of the forest. Comfortable walking shoes are a must!
After returning to the hotel in mid-afternoon, the remainder of the day will be at your leisure.
Lunch and dinner are on your own.
“Gassy Jack” Deighton saw a chance to make money from the miners on their way to the Yukon and the saloon he built became the focus of the shanty town known as Gas Town. From here, modern Vancouver was born - Canada’s third largest city. The government persuaded the settlers to change the name of the town to Vancouver, after Captain George Vancouver, who sailed the area’s waters in 1792. Today Vancouver offers travelers tram rides to the top of Grouse Mountain, the lovely Ming Dynasty Gardens, historic Gas Town and picturesque Stanley Park.
Check out of the hotel and take your included shared transfer to the port to embark the ship.
Ketchikan, on the southwest side of Revillagigedo Island, grew up around salmon canneries and sawmills. Ketchikan's name supposedly comes from the native term "Katch Kanna", which roughly translates: "spread wings of a thundering eagle." At one time Ketchikan was proclaimed the “Salmon Capital of the World.” An outstanding collection of totem poles make a visit to Ketchikan essential for anyone interested in Native art. Travelers flock to Ketchikan for their first look at the North Country, and are rarely disappointed.
In 1880, Joe Juneau and Richard Harris were prospecting for gold with the help of Indian guides. Here they discovered nuggets “as large as beans” at the mouth of the aptly named Gold Creek. Out of their discoveries came three of the largest gold digs in the world where more than $150 million in gold was mined. Juneau’s surrounding beauty and natural wonders have attracted cruise ship travelers for over a century, with steamship companies bringing tourists here since the early 1880’s.
Founded by Russian fur traders as New Archangel in 1799, Sitka was the historic center of Russia’s Alaskan empire. The Russian flag was replaced by the Stars and Stripes when the United States purchased the Alaska territory in 1867. Today, picturesque Sitka, is known for its fishing industry, an annual summer classical music festival and, of course, its many historic visitor attractions. On a clear day Sitka, the only city in southeast Alaska that actually fronts the Pacific Ocean, rivals Juneau for the sheer beauty of its surroundings.
Victoria is a picture-perfect city exuding old-world charm, with fragrant and colorful flowers everywhere. Founded in 1843 by James Douglas of the Hudson’s Bay Company, it was first known as Fort Victoria. By 1848, Vancouver Island was made a British colony. In 1868, Vancouver Island was incorporated with mainland British Columbia. Although it is a port city, Victoria is not as industrially oriented as Vancouver. The harbors, especially Inner Harbour, are dotted with pleasure crafts, ferries, and floatplanes.
Nestled against the wooded hills along the mouth of the Columbia River, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. With its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the “Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest.” Named for the early fur trader, John Jacob Astor, Astoria offers the traveler Fort Clasop, the reconstructed winter quarters of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the elegant Victorian mansion of Captain Flavel and excursions into the breathtaking surroundings including Mount St. Helens.
From the first Spanish Mission founded by the “Sacred Expedition” in 1776, to the rip-roaring days of the Barbary Coast and California Gold Rush to rising phoenix-like after the great earthquake of 1906, San Francisco never ceases to please the eye, the heart and the palate. With such iconic sites as Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Victorian architecture of Pacific Heights, Union Square, colorful trolley cars, Muir Woods and the surrounding vineyards of Napa and Sonoma Valley, the “City by the Bay” is always a must-see on any visitor’s list to the West Coast.
After the Jesuits built a series of missions along the coast of Alta California, the Spaniards established a port in 1781 as a supply stop for their coastal shipping routes. With the arrival of the transcontinental railroad and the discovery of oil, people began to arrive in droves. In 1923 the much-photographed giant letters were erected on the hill, and the golden age of Hollywood was born. The scale of Los Angeles, 90 miles long by 50 miles wide, defies belief.
Debark and take your included shared transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, arriving the following day.
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