1. Rocky Mountaineer: First passage to the west, Journey through the clouds, Rainforest to Gold Rush

First passage to the west

Package overview:

Classic first passage to the west vacation: 2 days/1 night from Vancouver to Banff OR Calgary

2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, 1 night hotel accommodation. Railway station transfers in Kamloops, luggage handling in Kamloops for GoldLeaf service, National Parks Pass in Banff only. 2 breakfast and 2 lunches.

Onboard services:

  1. RedLeaf service

Unwind in a classic rail experience featuring roomy reclining seats which can rotate to accommodate groups of four.

Don’t miss a minute of action through the large windows.

Savor a selection of exceptional chilled breakfasts and lunches served at your assigned seat

Relax with onboard complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks while being entertained by commentary from your Onboard Attendant.

Access the exclusive RedLeaf Lounge Car while travelling on the Rainforest to Gold Rush.

Overnight in moderate hotel accommodation in Kamloops or Quesnel

Enjoy transfers to and from the train on your package tour.

While in Kamloops experience Kamloops Evening Entertainment.

  1. GoldLeaf service

Relax and enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from our custom-designed bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach.

Indulge in delectable gourmet hot breakfasts and lunches from our à la carte menu, served in the exclusive GoldLeaf dining room.

Sip on complimentary beverages and savor gourmet snacks while listening to commentary from your Onboard Attendants.

Invigorate your senses in the fresh mountain air from covered vestibules, as you take countless photos of the unfolding dramatic scenery.

Overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops or Quesnel with luggage delivered to your hotel.

Enjoy transfers to and from the train on your package tour.

Panoramic views from full-length dome window.

Assigned seating in reclining dome-level seats that rotate to accommodate groups of four.

Full galley kitchen.

36 dining room seats with windows (four guests per table).

Temperature-controlled comfort.

Spiral staircase and ADA elevator to dome level.

Spiral staircase and ADA elevator to dome level.

Hotel accommodation:

Single, double and triple rooms available.

Children under 2 travel for free if they do not occupy a seat. There are reduced rates for youths, students and seniors.

Journey through the clouds:

Routes and travel times:

Package overview: Classic journey through Vacation 2 days/1 night, Vancouver – Kamloops – Jasper. 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer. 1 night hotel accommodation in Kamloops. Rail station transfers in Kamloops. Luggage handling for GoldLeaf service. National Parks Pass, 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches included.

Luggage:

Passengers are limited to 2 checked pieces of luggage per person. Carry-on overnight luggage is required for the RedLeaf Service two day rail tour portion. Total checked in luggage may not exceed 30 kg. All items of luggage must have identification tags. RedLeaf Service guests need to pack a small overnight bag for their stay in Kamloops or Quesnel as their main luggage won’t be available on these evenings. Luggage will be delivered to Kamloops or Quesnel accommodation. Oversized items or sport equipment may be subject to a surcharge.

Onboard services:

  1. RedLeaf service

Unwind in a classic railway experience, featuring roomy reclining seats rotatable to accommodate groups of four.

Don’t miss a minute of action through the large picture windows.

Savor a selection of exceptional breakfasts and lunches served at your assigned seat.

Relax with onboard, complimentary, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks while being entertained by commentary from your Onboard Attendant.

Access the exclusive RedLeaf Lounge Car while travelling on the Rainforest to Gold Rush route.

Overnight in moderate hotel accommodation in Kamloops or Quesnel.

Enjoy transfers to and from the train on your package tour.

While in Kamloops, experience Kamloops Evening Entertainment.

  1. GoldLeaf service

Relax and enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from our custom-designed bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach.

Indulge in delectable gourmet hot breakfasts and lunches from our à la carte menu, served in the exclusive GoldLeaf dining room.

Sip on complimentary beverages and savor gourmet snacks while listening to commentary from your onboard Attendants.

Invigorate your senses in the fresh mountain air from  covered vestibules, as you take countless photos of the unfolding dramatic scenery.

Overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops or Quesnel with luggage delivered to your hotel.

Enjoy transfers to and from the train on your package tour.

Panoramic views from full-length dome windows.

Assigned seating in reclining dome-level seats that rotate to accommodate groups of four.

Full galley kitchen.

36 dining room seats with picture windows (four guests per table).

Temperature-controlled comfort.

Spiral staircase and ADA elevator to dome level.

Hotel accommodation:

Accommodation in comfortable hotels. Single, double or triple rooms.

Luggage:

Passengers are limited to 2 checked pieces of luggage per person. This is in addition to the carry-on overnight luggage required for the RedLeaf two-day rail tour portion.

Children: under 2 travel for  free if they do not occupy a seat. There are reduced rates for youths and studenst.

Rainforest to Gold Rush

Overview: Route:

Whstlet – Quesnel – Jasper. 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Hotel accomodation in Quesnel. Rail station transfers in Quesnel. Luggage handling in Quesnel for GoldLeaf service. National Parks Pass. 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches.

Onboard services:

  1. RedLeaf Service

Unwind in a classic railway experience featuring roomy reclining seats which can rotate to accommodate groups of four.

Don’t miss a minute of action through the large picture windows.

Savor a selection of exceptional chilled breakfasts and lunches served at your assigned seat.

Relax with on-board complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks while being entertained by commentary from your Onboard Attendant.

Access the exclusive RedLeaf Lounge Car while travelling on the Rainforest to Gold Rush route.

Stay overnight in moderate hotel accommodation in Kamloops or Quesnel.

Enjoy transfers to and from the train on your package tour.

While in Kamloops experience Kamloops Evening Entertainment.

  1. GoldLeaf Service

Relax and enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from our custom-designed bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach.

Indulge in delectable gourmet hot breakfasts and lunches from our à la carte menu, served in the exclusive GoldLeaf dining room.

Sip on complimentary beverages and savor gourmet snacks while listening to commentary from your Onboard Attendants.

Invigorate your senses in the fresh mountain air from covered vestibules, as you take countless photos of the unfolding dramatic scenery.

Stay overnight in hotels in Kamloops or Quesnel with luggage delivered to your hotel.

Enjoy transfers to and from the train on your package tour.

Panoramic views from full-length dome windows.

Assigned seating in reclining dome-level seats that rotate to accommodate groups of four.

Full galley kitchen.

36 dining room seats with picture windows (four guests per table).

Temperature-controlled comfort.

Spiral staircase and ADA elevator to dome level.

Hotel accommodation:

Stay in comfortable hotels. Single, double or triple rooms.

Luggage: Passengers are limited to 2 checked-in pieces of luggage per person. This is in addition to the carry on overnight luggage required for the RedLeaf service. Total checked-in luggage weight may not exceed 30 kg. Each must have an identification tag.

Children: Infants under 2 travel for free if they do not occupy a seat. Children between 4 and 11, as well as youths, receive reduced rates.

  1. Canada Via Rail: day and night trains

Via Rail Day Trains:

Routes and travel times:

Toronto – Niagra Falls = 1h52 min

Montreal – Ottawa = 2h05

Montreal – Quebec = 3h15

Toronto – Windsor = 5h

Ottawa – Toronto = 9h05

Victoria – Gourtenay = 9h30

Senneterre – Montreal – 11h29

Onboard Services:

Business and Economy Class

Business Class: Spacious seats, priority boarding, exclusive access to the in-station panorama lounge, power sockets at seat for laptops, a business class car, free newspapers at the in-station lounge, complimentary meal and beverages and chocolate after meals.

Economy Class: Spacious seats and power sockets at seats.

Disabled passengers are accommodated.

Meals can be requested at time of booking.

Refunds depend on the exchange policies.

Carry-on luggage: 2 pieces of luggage – 11.5 each, plus 1 laptop or small backpack or 1 bag 18 kg and a laptop or small backpack

Checked in luggage – not more than 23 kg can be up to 3 items.

Children under 2 are free if they do not occupy a seat. There are reduced rates for youth, student and senior.

Via Rail Night Trains:

Routes and travel times:

TrainMain StationsFrequencyOnboard Services
CanadianToronto, Sudbury, Hornepayne, Sioux Lookout, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver3 weekly servicesEconomy, Sleeper
OceanHalifax, Truro, Moncton, Campbellton, Montreal6 weekly servicesEconomy, Sleeper
Jasper – Prince Rupert trainJasper, Prince George, Prince Rupert3 weekly servicesEconomy
Montreal – Gaspé trainGaspé, Percé, Rimouski, Montreal3 weekly servicesEconomy, Sleeper
Winnipeg – Churchill trainWinnipeg, Dauphin, Canora, The Pas, Thompson, Gillam, Churchill2 weekly servicesEconomy, sleeper

Canadian – takes 4 days and 3 nights

FeatureEconomy classSleeper Touring class
Spacious seat
Bar buffet carriage offering full-course meals, snacks, hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverages available for purchase
Children’s menu
Skyline car
Checked baggage service
All meals included in the price of your ticket and served in the dining car (excluding alcoholic beverages)
Cosy accommodation, in a berth, a cabin for one, two, three or four people, or a suite
Activities for children
Access to a shower
Exclusive access to the Park car
Complimentary coffee, tea, fruit and cookies available in the Park and Skyline cars
Exclusive access to the pre-boarding lounge
Priority boarding

Jasper to Prince Rupert Train – 2 days

FeatureEconomy classTouring class
Comfortable seats with room to move, stretch and relax.
Light meals, snacks, hot and cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
Access to a dome car, offering a lounge and 360-degree panoramic views
3 complimentary meals a day: continental breakfast, cold lunch and dinner. Including coffee and tea (wine is included with dinner).

The Ocean – 1 day/1 night

FeatureEconomy classSleeper Touring class
Comfortable seats with room to move, stretch and relax
Possibility to purchase a Blanket Kit which includes a polar fleece blanket, earplugs, a neck pillow and eyeshades
Full-course and light meals, snacks, hot and cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages available for purchase
Cozy accommodation in a cabin for two or a cabin for two with shower
Exclusive access to the Park car, offering lounges and 360-degree panoramic views
Special in-room touches, including shower kit, bottled water and ear plugs
Priority boarding from the exclusive pre-boarding lounge in Montréal and Halifax
Educational and entertaining activities about Maritime history and culture

Children under 2 travel for free if they do not occupy a seat. There are reduced rates for youths, students and seniors.

  1. Spain – High Speed Trains

 Operated by the AVE and the Alvia

Booking Horizon:  Train may be reserved as far as 75 days prior to train departure date

No check-in procedures, ticket control occurs onboard the train.

Specific to this train:  Boarding is possible from 30 minutes to two minutes before train departure.

Ticket Type:  Only Print @ Home tickets offered.

Traveler Type:  Adult, Child 4-13, Youth 14-25 and Pass-holder fares.

Seat reservations are compulsory and are included in the fare.

Routes and durations:

Madrid<>Seville                            2h20

Madrid<>Cordoba                         1h44

Madrid<>Zaragoza                       1h18

Madrid<>Lleida                             2h08

Madrid<>Huesca                          2h06

Madrid<>Vallodolid                       0h56

Madrid<>Malaga                           2h30

Madrid<>Barcelona                      2h38

Seville<>Zaragoza                        3h48

Malaga<>Zaragoza                      3h41

Barcelona<>Malaga                     5h45

Barcelona<>Seville                      5h37

Madrid<>Logrońo                         3h14

Madrid<>Pamplona                      2h59

Madrid<>Léon                              2h42

Madrid<>Alicante                          3h50

Madrid<>Burgos                           2h20

Madrid<>Vitoria/Gasteiz               3h41

Madrid<>San Sebastián               4h59

Madrid<>Santander                      4h25

Madrid<>Gijón                              5h05

Madrid<>Bilbao                            4h46

Barcelona<>Logrońo                     3h49

Barcelona<>Pamplona                  3h45

Barcelona<>San Sebastián            5h38

Not all classes are available on all routes.  Classes offered are Club and Preferente (First Class) and Tourista (Second Class)

  • Eurostar: UK-France/Belgium

Booking Horizon:  Train may be reserved as far as 180 days prior to departure date.

Business Premier (First Class) passengers may check in up to 10 minutes prior to departure.

Standard Premier (First Class) and Standard (Second Class) passengers are required to check in 30 minutes prior to train departure time.

Groups must check in a minimum of 60 minutes prior to departure.

Specific to this train:

  • Seasonal direct trains are offered to Avignon during the summer months of July to September (Saturdays only). Ski trains; direct overnight and day trains to Moutiers, Aime-La-Plagne and Bourg St Maurice operate during the winter months of December to April (Fridays and Saturdays).
  • Any Belgian Station, the passenger will have a confirmed seat up to Brussels with the Eurostar train.  From           Brussels passengers may continue onto any Belgian Station (station to be predetermined prior to ticketing).
  • Passport, baggage and security checks are performed at the Eurostar terminal.  Immigration cards must be completed on trains entering the UK.
  • Under 12’s must be accompanied by a competent adult over the age of 18.
  • 12-17 year olds may travel alone provided they have a full, valid passport or identity card issued in their own name and, are in possession of either a hand-written letter of consent from a parent or guardian, witnessed by an official person, or a completed unaccompanied Minor’s Consent Form. The completed Unaccompanied Minors Consent Form must be handed to a member of Eurostar staff at check-in. Eurostar does not operate an unaccompanied minor service. Any minor aged 12 – 17 must have in their possession, throughout the journey, the written consent of their parent or legal guardian. Children under 12 cannot travel alone.
  • Culture connect offers passengers 2 for 1 entry into selected museums and galleries in London, Paris and Brussels.  Speak to your World Travel consultant for more information.

Ticket Type:  Print at Home, Print at station (London and Paris departures only) and Paper tickets offered.

Traveler Type: Adult, Child (4-11), Youth (12-25), Senior (60+), Group and Pass-holder.

Seat reservations are compulsory and are included in the fare.

Routes and durations:

London<>Brussels                        2h01

London<>Paris                              2h15

London<>Disney                           2h34

London<>Avignon                         6h13

London<>Moûtiers                        7h05

London<>Bourg St Maurice           7h20

Additional Services in Business Premier (Dedicated to the business traveler)

  • Only for London<>Paris; London<>Brussels routes.
  • Access to Premier Lounges in London, Paris, Ashford, Ebbsfleet and Brussels.
  • Full Catering and express breakfast option which is a lighter meal (until 11am) for business travelers.

Additional Services in Standard Premier (Cost effective luxury)

  • Light and cold meal served to passenger seat.

Other Services

  • 2 Bar-buffet cars, serving light meals, snacks and refreshments.
  • Wheelchair space in Business Premier and Standard Premier, this can be reserved with World Travel (subject to availability).
  • Baby changing facilities.
  • Family coach areas.
  • Push chairs must be collapsed and packed away.
  • Children’s fun pack on the Disney services (to be collected at the departure terminal from Eurostar staff).

Passengers are permitted two suitcases and one item of hand luggage.  Passengers with large items such as sporting equipment, bicycles, etc. must use the registered baggage service.  No hazardous objects or liquids are permitted aboard the Eurostar.

No pets are permitted but guide dogs are allowed.

  • France-Germany High Speed

Booking Horizon: Train may be reserved up to 120 days prior to train departure date.

No check-in procedures. Ticket control occurs on-board.

Doors close 2 minutes prior to train departure.

Specific to this train: Luggage tags clearly identifying passengers must be used.

Ticket Type: Print at Home, Print at station (French departures only) and Paper tickets offered.

Traveler Type:  Adult, Child (4-11), Group and Pass-holder.

Seat reservations are compulsory and are included in the fare.

Routes and durations:

Paris<>Karlsruhe             3h05

Paris<>Stuttgart              3h40

Paris<>Munich                6h15

Paris<>Kaiserslautern      2h30

Paris<>Mannheim            3h10

Paris<>Frankfurt             3h50

Marseille<>Frankfurt       7h44

Lyon<>Frankfurt             5h54

Lyon<>Mannheim           5h14

Lyon<>Karlsruhe            4h42

Lyon<>Baden-Baden      4h18

Services depend on the train stock used on each route.

Additional services in First Class

  • Access to Business Lounges.
  • Complimentary meal for journey’s longer than 1 hour.

Other services

  • Paris Metro tickets for sale at the bar-car.
  • Vending machines.
  • Bar-car offering snacks, light meals and refreshments.
  • France-Spain High Speed

Booking Horizon:  Train may be reserved as far as 119 days prior to train departure date.