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Rocky Mountaineer travelling across Western Canada, along lakes and mountain ranges

Best of Western Canada & Alaska

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Rocky Mountaineer travelling across Western Canada, along lakes and mountain ranges
Tick off from your bucket list the highlights of Canada and Alaska, travelling on board the Rocky Mountaineer train and cruising through the scenic Inside Passage.
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Highlights

Experience an amazing rail journey aboard Rocky Mountaineer

Cruise through the Canadian Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park

Admire nature in an incredible perspective   at the Capilano Suspension Bridge

Enjoy sightseeing in Banff with a cable car ride

Watch whales and other magnificent wildlife in their own habitat

Explore Victoria and the beautiful Butchart Gardens

Explore the highlights of Western Canada through the Canadian Rockies and unearth the splendours of Alaska’s wilderness for 15 days. This itinerary will take you to the famous cities and towns of Western Canada, such as Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Victoria, and Vancouver. You will also cross the border to discover Alaska with its magnificent Glacier Bay, capital city of Juneau, and the town of Ketchikan. Aside from taking in spectacular landscapes made of snow-capped mountains and sparkling lakes on board the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train, you will also have the chance to take part in thrilling activities, such as a ride on the massive Ice Explorer to visit the famous Athabasca Glacier, a walk on the glass-bottomed Glacier Skywalk, a scenic cable car ride on Banff Gondola, and a delightful cruise across Glacier Bay National Park. This is definitely a holiday you won’t forget!

This tour departs from Calgary and ends in Vancouver.

 

2020 Guaranteed Departure Dates:

27 April; 4, 11, 18 & 25 May; 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 June; 6, 13, 20 & 27 July; 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August; 7 & 14 September

 

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Included

7-night hotel accommodation
7-night Alaska Cruise on-board Holland America
Rocky Mountaineer train journey between Banff and Vancouver*
Scheduled coach transfer Calgary to Banff
Sightseeing tour of Banff
Banff Gondola ride
Rail station transfers in Banff, Kamloops & Vancouver
Visit of Vancouver Lookout
Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
Transfer from Vancouver hotel to cruise terminal
9 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
National Park fees
5-hour guided tour to Victoria
Admission to the Butchart Gardens
3-hour Whale Watching Tour (Zodiac or covered boat)
Float plane flight Victoria to Vancouver

Excluded

Gratuities on board cruise, rail or coach tours

Itinerary

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Day 1
Calgary - Banff

Transfer from downtown Calgary to Banff by coach. Remainder of the day of leisure in Banff.

Day 2
Banff

Discover Banff, its wildlife and Banff Gondola on this day tour. Tour highlights include: Bow Falls, Banff Springs Hotel, Bankhead (an abandoned mining town and relic of Banff’s industrial past), Surprise Corner, Hoodoos & Bow Valley Viewpoint, Lake Minnewanka, and Banff Gondola.

Day 3
Banff - Kamloops (Rocky Mountaineer)

All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia.

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Kamloops - Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer)

Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer train and travel to Vancouver, arriving in the late afternoon. 

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5
Vancouver

Today, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s magnificent North Shore, visiting Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain where you’ll take the Skyride to the Peak of Vancouver with breathtaking views.

Day 6
Vancouver

Your Alaska journey starts early this afternoon at the Vancouver cruise terminal, where you board your cruise. 

Dinner
Day 7
Inside Passage

Day of scenic cruising. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Juneau (Capital of Alaska)

Juneau, Alaska may be the most remote, most beautiful state capital in the United States. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Skagway (Alaska)

The northernmost port in the Inside Passage Skagway is a small town that earned its place on the map when gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Glacier Bay National Park (Cruising)

Glacier Bay encompasses some of our continent’s most amazing scenery and wildness. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Ketchikan (Alaska)

Day to explore this uniquely Alaskan port. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Canadian Inside Passage

Full day of scenic cruising. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Vancouver - Victoria

After breakfast, you will disembark in Vancouver where your cruise tour ends. Make your own way to the meeting point to depart Vancouver on a driver guided coach tour to Victoria. Cruise across Georgia Strait through the beautiful Gulf Islands with BC Ferries. Arriving on Vancouver Island, tour to Butchart Gardens (Admission included). A two hour stop allows time to enjoy these magnificent gardens. Tour scenic Ocean Drive, Uplands, Oak Bay, University of Victoria, as well as Victoria City before being taken to your hotel in Victoria.

Breakfast
Day 14
Victoria

This morning, join a whale watching tour. This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of Orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife. Comments by a certified Marine biologist and naturalist are provided. Balance of the day is free to explore Victoria.

Day 15
Victoria - Vancouver

Enjoy a free day to explore Victoria before departing mid-afternoon on a scenic float plane flight to return to Coal Harbour Downtown Vancouver.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Currency
Canadian Dollars
14 nights
from AUD7,452
per person, twin share
Calgary
27 April - 14 September 2020
Canada & Alaska Brochure
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Important notes

*Your choice of SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf services on Rocky Mountaineer and hotel upgrades are available

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