Get back to Canada's roots with Rocky Mountaineer's 2018 Peaks and Perks offer

Travellers can receive up to $800 per couple in added value credit on qualifying packages

VANCOUVER, Sept. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Rocky Mountaineer is enticing Canadians to stay home next year with its Peaks and Perks offer, available now until October 27, 2017. Following a busy year of Canada 150 celebrations, Canadians deterred from backyard travel can reclaim local vacation spots with up to $800 per couple in added value credit on qualifying 2018 packages.

Canada's 150th celebrations made 2017 an attractive year for overseas travellers with free admission to national parks and historic sites, and ongoing community celebrations. In June alone, Canada saw an eight per cent overall increase in international arrivals, a total of 2,583,823 visitors, as reported by Destination Canada. In addition, the country is on par to see a 5.3 per cent increase in U.S. visitors over the year. Canadian who have avoided travelling among the steady influx of tourists over 2017 can use Rocky Mountaineer's 2018 Peaks and Perks offer to reconnect to Canada without the crowds.

The offer can be applied toward add-ons including more Rocky Mountaineer routes, extra hotel nights, activities and tours, car rentals, or an Alaskan cruise. Guests booking qualifying packages of eight days or more in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service will receive $400 per adult, and those booking packages of five to seven days will receive $250 per adult. 

Travellers can select from a variety of desirable packages such as the Grand Rail Circle, which includes the First Passage to the West and Rainforest to Gold Rush routes. Together, these routes form the ultimate Canadian journey that blends intriguing historical elements and breathtaking scenery with visits to Vancouver, Jasper, Banff, Whistler, Quesnel and Kamloops. Guests will pass landmarks like Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven in, and the spectacular Mount Robson, experiencing everything from lush rainforests to desert-like conditions along the way.

Those eager to get travelling again in 2018 can redeem the offer until October 27, 2017. The Peaks and Perks offer is applicable on select travel dates and must be requested at the time of booking. The offer has no cash value and other restrictions may apply. For more information, please contact Rocky Mountaineer directly at 1-877-460-3200, or online at www.rockymountaineer.com. For the latest news and offers follow on Twitter, tune into YouTube channel, and connect on Facebook.

About Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer is the world's largest privately owned luxury tourist train and, since 1990, has welcomed more than two million guests to inhale the mountain air and let nature take their breath away. Guests can choose from over 65 vacation packages and four unique rail routes that travel through iconic destinations such as Seattle, WA, Vancouver, B.C., and the majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta. The unparalleled experience onboard the all domed fleet offers rich, historic storytelling, world-class cuisine, and a first-hand look at the vast and untouched wild beauty of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

Rocky Mountaineer is considered one of the best ways to see the Rocky Mountains, having received numerous international awards and accolades for service excellence. These honours include eight World Travel Awards for "World's Leading Travel Experience By Train" and "World's Leading Luxury Train," and being listed as one of the world's "Dream Trips" by Travel + Leisure magazine. With year-long celebrations planned for Canada's 150th anniversary, and Lonely Planet naming Canada as the #1 Country in Best in Travel 2017, this is the ideal time to travel with Rocky Mountaineer and experience the country's vast, awe-inspiring beauty.

*Access to Rocky Mountaineer's new photo library is available upon request.

SOURCE Rocky Mountaineer

For further information: Media Contact: Jenny McKenzie, Senior Account Executive, Citizen Relations, jennifer.mckenzie@citizenrelations.com, 778-227-0274

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