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“Ripoff”

The Rocky Mountaineer Train
Ranked #7 of 158 Tours in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Owner description: Experience the Rockies by rail! Rocky Mountaineer offers five luxury rail routes to discover the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Swampscott, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ripoff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

This was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime, but it was one good day out of three. The first leg of the trip was through the woods and you saw nothing but trees..... boring. We spent extra for the Gold Leaf service, glass cars, and gourmet food, Fairmont Properties. The train was nice and food was ok, but not really gourmet. We were under the impression we were staying at all Fairmont properties but the second night we stayed at a dumpy hotel. The third day the scenery was just ok and they took away our glass toped car and you rode downstairs, plus they kept closing the observation deck between cars. So you couldn’t' see much of anything. Your promised three five star days, and they give you one. Not worth the money. Called to complain and they basically said too bad. Never again,,,Buyer beware. We had a better time the night before renting a van and driving to Lake louise.

Visited August 2012
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suffolk, uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Jasper, via Kamloops, to Vancouver”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

We enjoyed our two day trip very much. We upgraded to gold leaf, which is expensive, but this was a special occasion for us. The carriage was very comfortable, the views very good, and commentary by the staff very interesting. The food was superb. The hotel we were allocated in Kamloops was average, I would have expected a bit better, especially given the gold leaf price, but it was ok. The staff worked very hard and were very good, but the drinks service seemed variable depending on where you were sitting in the carriage. Those at the front seemed to get a slightly better service, but this is a small thing on an otherwise excellent trip.

Visited September 2012
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New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
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115 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“a real true train ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

sit back and relax while amazing scenery unfolds. a great day trip with no traffic hassles and a really good bargain too

Visited May 2012
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Mildura, Australia
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Dream Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Although I did this trip in 2007 I thought I'd still write a review. I have never been so well looked after before on a tour. We did the trip from Vancouver-Kamloops-Banff and every part of the trip was pure luxury. We were in the Gold leaf and it was amazing heading into the Rockies being able to see so much. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and the service was 100% 5 star all the way. Recommend this to everyone.

Visited July 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Rocky Mountaineer Train”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Travelled from Banff to Vancouver overnight in Kamloops on the Rocky Mountaineer mid September- Gold Leaf Class (would not travel any other way)
Unbelievable experience - amazing scenery - excellent service - food a gastronomical delight soooo much - a trip of a lifetime
Definately must be on everyone's bucket list

Visited September 2012
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