First Passage Culinary Expedition – 2018

FBIE/FBIW – 10 Nights / 9 Days

Overview

Spice up your Rocky Mountaineer holiday with a dash of foodie-focused features in Vancouver, Lake Louise, Banff, and Calgary. Imagine touring through Rocky Mountain peaks in the morning, and feasting on gourmet meals in the evening!

Includes nights in Vancouver, Kamloops (en route),  Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary, two magnificent days on the Rocky Mountaineer between Vancouver and Lake Louise.

The First Passage to the West Culinary Expedition begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver each Wednesday and Saturday from April 14 to October 10, 2018. It begins with an overnight stay in Calgary each Monday and Thursday from April 12 to October 8, 2018.

Features

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners97 nights hotel accommodations
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Culinary walking tour of Granville Island or Chinatown
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer
  • Six-course wine-paired gourmet menu at the Post Hotel Dining Room
  • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
  • Six-course wine-paired chef’s tasting menu at Eden Restaurant at the Rimrock Resort
  • Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Culinary tour of one of Calgary’s neighbourhoods
  • Calgary Tower
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Lake Louise
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

Add Ons

  • Add breakfast at your hotels in Vancouver, Calgary and the Rockies
  • Upgrade to Lake View Room at Lake Louise (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Add airport transfers in Vancouver and/or Calgary
  • Add additional Nights in Vancouver and/or Calgary
  • Add Additional Nights in the Rockies: Lake Louise and/or Banff
  • Add an Alaska Cruise before or after your train trip

Prices

  • Prices depend on travel dates, number of travelers, train service (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf) and hotels
  • This package begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver on Mondays and Thursday or an overnight stay in Calgary on Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 or Email us for specific prices, more information and reservations.

 

Vancouver to Calgary – 2018 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 14 – 25$4,449$5,649$6,799
Apr 28 – 29$5,049$6,399$7,549
May 2 – 23$5,099$6,599$7,799
May 26 – 27$5,349$6,849$8,049
May 30 – Jun 27$5,449$6,999$8,299
Jun 30 – Jul 7$5,699$7,299$8,599
Jul 11 – Sep 23$5,449$6,999$8,299
Sep 26$5,399$6,699$7,899
Sep 29 – Oct 10$4,699$5,849$6,999
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $740 – $974
Calgary to Vancouver – 2018 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 12 – 23$4,449$5,649$6,799
Apr 26 – 27$5,049$6,399$7,549
Apr 30 – May 24$5,099$6,599$7,799
May 25 – 28$5,349$6,849$8,049
May 31 – Jul 2$5,449$6,999$8,299
Jul 5 – 12$5,699$7,299$8,599
Jul 16 – Sep 24$5,449$6,999$8,299
Sep 27$5,399$6,699$7,899
Oct 1 – 8$4,699$5,849$6,999
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $760 – $1020

Prices are per person, before taxes based on Double Occupancy

2018 Schedule

Starts in Vancouver
April 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 29
May 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
July 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
August 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
September 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29
October 3, 6, 7, 10
Starts in Calgary
April 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 27, 30
May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 31
September 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27
October 1, 4, 5, 8

2018 Itinerary

Vancouver to CalgaryCalgary to Vancouver
DayActivitiesOvernightActivitiesOvernight
1Arrive in VancouverVancouverArrive in CalgaryCalgary
2Choice of 2 Culinary ActivitiesVancouverCalgary Culinary Neighbourhood TourCalgary
3On the Rocky Mountaineer to KamloopsKamloopsExperience Tour to Banff with Banff Gondola & Panoramic HelicopterBanff
4On the Rocky Mountaineer to Lake LouiseLake LouiseFree Day in Banff.  Chef’s Tasting Menu at Eden.Banff
5Icefields Parkway Tour with Ice Explorer and Dinner at the Post HotelLake LouiseYoho Park Tour & Transfer to Lake LouiseLake Louise
6Yoho Park Tour & Transfer to BanffBanffIcefields Parkway Tour with Ice Explorer and Dinner at the Post HotelLake Louise
7Free Day in Banff.  Chef’s Tasting Menu at Eden.BanffOn the Rocky Mountaineer to KamloopsKamloops
8Banff Gondola, Panoramic Helicopter Tour
Calgary Transfer
 CalgaryOn the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver Vancouver
9Calgary Culinary Neighbourhood Tour CalgaryChoice of 2 Culinary Activities Vancouver
10Vacation ends in CalgaryVacation ends in Vancouver

Levels of Service

Rocky Mountaineer: SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Service

  • SilverLeaf Service includes reserved seating in a custom built single level car with expansive windows curving into the ceiling, hot breakfast and lunch served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the day.
  • GoldLeaf Service – Reserved seating in the GoldLeaf elevated dome car. Breakfast and lunch are served in the GoldLeaf dining car and GoldLeaf passengers have access to the outdoor viewing platform.
  • GoldLeaf Deluxe – GoldLeaf Service on the train with upgraded rooms your hotels. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included.
    View the Differences between SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Service

 

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