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Rockies Mountaineer or coach

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Rockies Mountaineer or coach

Hi, I'm looking to book an Alaska cruise out of Vancouver but before the cruise would like to see the Rockies.

I have a choice of a few days in Banff followed by the RM to Vancouver or a coach trip, over several days from Banff toVancouver.

As the RM is quite a bit more expensive is the trip by rail that much better than by coach?

If I book RM is it worth the extra to book Gold Leaf?

Any advice woul be greatly appreciated as I'm getting more confused the more I do my research.

Thankyou.

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1. Re: Rockies Mountaineer or coach

I'm a tour guide so have done the RM 6 times already this yr. Last month I drove with a group and actually I was more impressed by driving. We got to Kamloops in 5 hrs vs 8 or more on the train. Kamloops to Vancouverr was also a nice drive. The train is definitely nice but being able to stop and see things also has its advantages. I normally use Red Leaf and they treat you great. I'd save the GL $$ and spend it on fun.

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2. Re: Rockies Mountaineer or coach

I was going to suggest you look at Brewster coaches, but they don't seem to do a tour heading west to Vancouver. Maybe you can find one. They are very reputable.

http://www.brewster.ca/

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3. Re: Rockies Mountaineer or coach

Thankyou. I'll definately look into the coach side of things. I'll also check out the Brewster as I haven't booked anything yet so could look at coach from Vancouver to Banff / Calgary.

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4. Re: Rockies Mountaineer or coach

I have not done the coach, but the RM is worth the time and money-strongly recommend it.

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