The price of the Rocky Mountaineer trip from Vancouver to Banff (Lake Louise), with the premium Gold Leaf Service and the Deluxe Hotel add-on comes to $4,881 per person for July, 2013. Is it worth that much, considering it does not include dinners, taxes or airfare?
Are there any Air/Train package deals available?
Also, it sounds kind of sedentary. How many hours of sitting on the train is there each day? The tour includes only one day in Lake Louise. Is that enough? It also includes two days in Banff. Is there enough to do to keep you busy?
Another choice is to fly into Calgary, round trip, then rent a car and stay in Lake Louise for around a week. What are some Lake Louise activities?