Alaska By Luxury Rail Brings Scenic Vistas, Culinary Delights

Rocky Mountaineer is a Canadian tour company offering Western Canadian vacation packages on four rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. In Rail And Cruise: A Great New Travel Option we reported that Rocky Mountaineer luxury train had a new Coastal Passage route, connecting Seattle to the Canadian Rockies, and a new partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line, offering even more rail and cruise options.  Readers liked that idea and wanted to know more of what the Rocky Mountaineer Alaska by luxury rail experience is all about.  This photo gallery gives us a good idea of what to expect on a Rocky Mountaineer journey, either before or after a cruise or as a stand alone travel option.

Rocky Mountaineer offers three classes of service; RedLeaf, SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf.   Let’s break those down:

In the classic RedLeaf Service, meals are served at guests’ seats and include continental style breakfasts of fresh fruit parfaits with Greek yogurt, savoury muffins or bagels and homemade granola bars. Lunch time is better than a summer picnic complete with choices of tasty deli meats and cheeses or delicious pasta salads with grilled chicken all followed up by a little something to sweeten the deal!

Passengers in  SilverLeaf Service get hot meals and incredible views at the same time right from their spacious seats. Personalized service with special touches includes mobile salad bars and hot regionally inspired entrees that are sure to please. A sweet tooth is easily satisfied with delectable warm brownies covered in chocolate sauce and berries, or a creamy cheesecake drizzled with berry coulis.

Top-end GoldLeaf Service passengers travel through the breathtaking scenery of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by comfort and elegance. The bi-level, glass domed coach, offers panoramic views from the upper level and an intimate dining room with crisp white linens, gleaming silverware and fresh cut flowers on the main level. Travellers enjoy outstanding three-course, à la carte meals, made with fresh, local ingredients indigenous to two of Canada’s most bountiful regions, British Columbia and Alberta. Menu selections of prime Alberta beef, wild Pacific salmon and regional poultry accompanied by a selection of award-winning Okanagan wines impress the most discerning palate.

Want to know more about Rocky Mountaineer, voted One of the world’s Best Life-Changing Trips by Travel + Leisure magazine?  Click here to download their latest brochure.

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