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Rocky Mountains, Canada & Alaska

Best time to travel
May – October
Ideal Length
8 nights
Perfect for
Adventure & Culture

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Calgary and internal flights from Vancouver to Calgary.
  • Journey by Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf service from Calgary to Vancouver.
  • Eight nights’ luxury accommodation in the Rockies and the city of Vancouver.
  • Allow us to add in wonderful additions like scenic gondola rides and panoramic helicopter tours.
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Take a journey through the Rockies and witness some of the most breath-taking places and landscapes in Western Canada. Travel through scenic valleys and follow the route of Fraser River, British Columbia’s largest salmon run. During your journey, stay in luxurious accommodation and embark on adventures deep within the forests and national parks of the mountain range. If you don’t want the adventure to finish, we can combine your journey through the Rockies with a luxury cruise through the waters of Alaska. With towering mountains, marvellous glaciers and charming shoreside villages, it is a great way to end the adventure of a lifetime.

Trip Overview

Depart from May to October.
Fly from Dublin to Toronto and on to Calgary. Upon arrival, you will be privately transferred to one of our partner hotels in Calgary. Check in to Fairmont Palliser for your one-night stay and get some rest before your adventure begins.
Start in Calgary for the Rocky Mountaineer
Begin your Rocky Mountaineer journey from Calgary to Banff by luxury coach.
Allow us to arrange a small group tour, where you’ll enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a panoramic helicopter tour over the iconic Rockies and a spectacular eight-minute gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain.
Rocky Mountaineer - Lake near Banff
During your journey through the Rockies, stay in luxury Fairmont accommodation deep within the forest landscapes.
From your accommodation, explore the surroundings with your National Parks Pass, unwind at the excellent spa facilities and enjoy delicious mountain cuisine.
Rocky Mountaineer - Fairmont Lake Louise
Journey by luxury coach towards Lake Louise, a quaint hamlet in the Canadian Rockies.
It is renowned for its beautiful glacier-fed turquoise lake. We recommend canoeing in the lake and embarking on a tour of Yoho National Park, visiting highlights like the Spiral Tunnels.
Rocky Mountaineer - Lake Louise
Enjoy a full day of exploration along the scenic Icefields Parkway.
Visit the Columbia Icefield and enjoy an exhilarating five-kilometre Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier. Arrive at the centre of the glacier and have the chance to step out onto the glacier ice.
Rocky Mountaineer - Glacier Skywalk
On the third day, you’ll travel by luxury train through the Rockies begins.
As you sit back in the luxury Goldleaf carriage, soak up the unparalleled views in your custom-designed bi-level glass-dome coach. Visit the exclusive viewing platform for optimum opportunities to photograph the passing alpine landscape and wildlife.
Rocky Mountaineer - Mountain Wildlife
Enjoy exceptional dining experiences aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.
Breakfast and lunch are served in the exclusive lower-level dining room. Enjoy a decadent breakfast of classics like French toast and eggs benedict. Lunch is a three-course feast, specialising in locally sourced produce and British Columbian wines. Throughout the journey, you will be served complimentary snacks, drinks and cheese boards.
Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Cuisine
Travel past the beautiful landscapes of rivers, cascading waterfalls and lakes.
Slow down to take in the famous Pyramid Falls as well as Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Kamloops and check in to your luxury hotel for the night.
Rocky Mountaineer - Vermilion Lake Banff
In the morning, you will re-board the Rocky Mountaineer to complete your journey towards Vancouver.
Today’s highlights include the slopes and rock sheds of the Thompson River and the rushing water of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon.
Rocky Mountaineer - Canada Wildlife
Arrive in Vancouver and check-in to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel for your three-night stay.
This striking hotel has a strong sustainability philosophy and applies a multi-level zero waste policy. Make sure to enjoy the complimentary hour-long Bee Tour and visit the third-floor apiary and organic garden.
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver
Upon arrival in Vancouver, make use of your complimentary bikes and admission tickets to the Vancouver Lookout.
Glass elevators transport you high above the city, the ideal place to enjoy spectacular panoramic vistas over the incredible city.
Arrive in Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer
Extend your Rocky Mountaineer adventure by allowing us to add a seven-night Alaskan cruise to your adventure.
Board your luxury cruise and sail through the amazing Inside Passage, docking in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka and Seward.
Extend Rocky Mountaineer Journey with Alaskan Cruise
If you choose to end your adventure in Vancouver, you’ll will be privately transferred to the airport for your direct flight home.
Depart from Vancouver and arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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Destination-Fairmont-Banff

Fairmont Banff Springs

A historic hotel located within Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs offers luxury accommodation within the forest landscape. Modelled off a Scottish Baronial castle, it exudes old age charm and elegance. Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountain range, enjoy unbeatable views over the valleys, mountains and Bow River.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

An iconic hotel outside Calgary, Fairmont Chateau sits on the banks of the beautiful Lake Louise. Surrounded by mountains, the Victoria Glacier and majestic lake, enjoy spectacular vistas during your stay. A year-round destination, there are endless activities to partake in. Embark on guided mountain tours, horseback riding, fishing or river rafting. When the lake freezes over, experience an evening of skating over the beautiful lake.

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, situated within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Jasper National Park, is a charming property on the banks of Beaufort Lake. The resort boasts an award-winning golf course and a range of outdoor experiences like horse riding, hiking and kayaking. After a day of exploring the Rockies, unwind at the Fairmont Spa. It offers several treatment rooms as well as mineral baths, a glorious outdoor heated pool and a Jacuzzi.

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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Ideally located in Vancouver’s waterfront, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the lively city. It is conveniently connected to the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. This striking hotel has a strong sustainability philosophy and applies a multi-level zero waste policy. The hotel offers complimentary bikes on a first-come-first-served basis, perfect for exploring the harbour and city. After exploring Vancouver, relax on the rooftop pool and look out over the harbour and mountain.

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Silver Muse, Silversea Cruise, Alaska

During your time aboard the Silver Muse, admire the spectacular landscape from the panoramic viewing platforms or the elegant pool deck. Unwind at the Zagara Beauty Spa, enjoy a selection of games at the casino or watch spectacular stage performances at the Venetian Lounge. There are several restaurants, bars and cafés to sample aboard the Silver Muse. Your dedicated butler will be on hand to book all dinner reservations and excursions during the cruise.

What people are saying

“I’ve been a customer of OROKO for the last 12 months and have booked family holidays, ski trips and short breaks. The whole experience is brilliant; you explain the type of holiday that you are hoping to have, without specifying necessarily where and the team will present you a series of ideas and options, all costed out. It takes away all the stress of planning a trip. On top of this, you receive a full itinerary, and all activities can be sourced in advance. I’m a big fan.”

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