If you want pure excitement in a unique atmosphere, letting you explore majestic scenery from an equally thrilling and comfortable mode of transport that offers delightful luxury, then the Rocky Mountaineer may be the best thing you’ve ever come across.
Like many, when I was growing up I was fascinated by trains, they caught my imagination like no other form of transport could. For me, you could keep your fighter jets, you could keep your sports cars, it was a pure love of railways that got me through.
These days not a whole lot has changed. And while trains on the whole have become a bit more bland and generic there are still those that are a bit more special. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express springs to mind, keeping alive the spirit of the original Orient Express. And then there’s the Rocky Mountaineer.
The Rocky Mountaineer is designed to let you take a trip through the Canadian Rockies, soaking in the majestic scenery from the comfort of your chair. And what scenery it is – stunning white-capped mountains dotted with luscious green forests and surrounded by rolling hills as far as the eye can see. It’s a gorgeous part of the world and one that makes for happy memories as part of any holiday.
And the train itself offers fantastic service to make the complete experience something truly special. Depending on your package you’ll be able to enjoy complimentary alcoholic drinks, gourmet meals either brought to your seat or in a dedicated on-board dining room, free snacks and amazing views with some letting you enjoy the incredible panoramic landscapes offered by a glass-domed coach. And you’ll also stay in high quality hotels with certain packages adding deluxe room options to your trip.
There are few holidays on land that make for such a wonderful cruise and stay package, combining with Alaskan Cruises to such great effect as you enjoy opulence both on land and at sea.
By Ian Lewis