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Canada & Alaska's Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture

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Country
Canada
Travel Departs
Calgary
Travel Ends
Anchorage
Travel Periods
06 May 2023 & 30 May 2023
Experience
Rail
Travel Style
Cruise, Rail Packages
Experience the very best of the Canadian Rocky Mountains with Rocky Mountaineer in Goldleaf Rail Service, followed by an epic exploration into the wild nature of Alaska onboard Hurtigruten's start-of-the-art vessel MS Roald Amundsen.

Highlights

Discover Alaska's unique heritage and rich history

Enjoy walking tours of unique Alaskan towns

Explore the wild nature of Alaska on a Hurtigruten expedition cruise packed with activities

Experience panoramic windows in Goldleaf Service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer

Cruise onboard Hurtigruten's state-of-the-art vessel MS Roald Amundsen

Explore the natural wonders of Yoho National Park

Begin your journey in Calgary and experience the best of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This journey includes ample time in the pristine mountain towns of Banff and Lake Louise with scenic tours between the towns in which you will enjoy the Banff Gondola, Yoho National Park and a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer's Goldleaf Service from the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's Interior. Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels, traverse the Continental Divide, and be inspired as you wind through mountain passes and dramatic canyons.

Your journey takes you through ever-changing scenery as you travel between the iconic glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior.

Arrive in the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Vancouver at the foot of the Rockies. You'll spend three nights exploring the city before your Hurtigruten expedition cruise onboard the beautiful hybrid-powered start-of-the-art vessel MS Roald Amundsen.

With its dramatic fjords, forests, mountains, bays and glaciers, Alaska is truly breathtaking. You’ll visit historic towns and meet indigenous communities, where you’ll learn about Alaska’s fascinating history and uniquely blended cultures, guided by Hurtigruten's Expedition Team.

Explore the wild nature of Alaska on this 12-day expedition cruise packed with activities. Enjoy whale watching or bear watching as you experience Alaska up close on excursions, hikes, expedition boat cruising or in kayaks. Hurtigruten's small expedition ships make it possible to venture beyond the more popular routes into Alaska's unspoiled wilds. 

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Included

2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service
12 nights Polar Outside Cabin onboard Hurtigruten
1 night in Calgary at the Hotel Arts Calgary
2 nights in Banff at the Elk + Avenue Hotel
2 nights in Lake Louise at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
1 night in Kamloops
3 nights in Vancouver at Sheraton Wall Centre
1 night in Anchorage at Hilton Anchorage
Station transfers in Lake Louise, Kamloops and Vancouver
Hotel to Vancouver Pier transfer including City Tour
Transfer from Pier in Seward to Anchorage Hotel
2 breakfasts and 2 lunches onboard Rocky Mountaineer
Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard Hurtigruten
Banff Gondola Admission
Banff Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Range of included activities onboard Hurtigruten
National Parks Pass
English-speaking Expedition Team onboard Hurtigruten
GoldLeaf Service
Onboard Rocky Mountaineer

GoldLeaf Service Inclusions:

  • Bi-level dome with seating above and dining below
  • Full glass-dome windows with panoramic views
  • Gourmet à la carte meals in the lower-level dining room
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Attended by up to four Hosts, plus a full culinary team
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks
  • Large exclusive outdoor viewing platform
  • Luggage handling
  • Rail staff gratuities included
Breakfast, Lunch
Onboard Rocky Mountaineer
Goldleaf Service | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer
Polar Outside Cabin
Onboard MS Roald Amundsen

MS Roald Amundsen is a state-of-the-art vessel featuring new environmentally sustainable hybrid technology and that offers premium expedition comfort.

The stunning scenery is reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool are used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside cabins, of which 50% have private balconies, and aft suites feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views.

One of the most eye-catching exterior design features is the two-level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck. It is an ideal place to scan the scenery and watch for wildlife with your binoculars.

The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the middle decks with windows, most are spacious, have flexible sleeping arrangements and TV for excellent and high standard accommodation. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Onboard MS Roald Amundsen
Polar Outside Cabin | Credit: Agurtxane Concellon / Hurtigruten
Day 1
Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and spend time exploring this cosmopolitan city on your own.

Overnight stay in Calgary at the Hotel Arts

Calgary
Calgary | Credit: Kelly Hofer Tourism Calgary
Day 2
Calgary → Banff

Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Banff where you will enjoy a spectacular boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka. Continue on to a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos.

Banff Gondola Admission is included. The Banff Gondola is a spectacular eight-minute gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for 360-degree views of the Banff townsite and its surrounding mountains. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon.

Overnight stay in Banff at the Elk+ Avenue Hotel.

Calgary → Banff
Lake Minnewanka | Credit: Paul Zizka
Day 3
Banff

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. Banff has activities for all, from taking the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, relaxing in the Banff hot springs, exploring the bustling town, to outdoor wildlife adventures.

Overnight in Banff at the Elk + Avenue Hotel.

Banff
Two Jack Lake | Credit: Shannon Martin
Day 4
Banff → Lake Louise

A morning half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise, where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this awe-inspiring location.

Overnight in Lake Louise at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Banff → Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise | Credit: Finn Beales
Day 5
Lake Louise

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. With its unique history and picturesque scenery, Lake Louise will not disappoint. Learn about the local wildlife, paddle the lake by canoe, or simply relax amongst the beauty.

Overnight in Lake Louise at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Lake Louise
Lake Louise | Credit: Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Day 6
Rocky Mountaineer: Lake Louise → Kamloops

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's Interior.

Your journey takes you through ever-changing scenery as you travel between the iconic glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.

Overnight in Kamloops.

Breakfast, Lunch
Rocky Mountaineer: Lake Louise → Kamloops
Credit: Rocky Mountaineer
Day 7
Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver.

On today's journey, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the British Columbia interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Cascade and Coast Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Overnight in Vancouver at the Sheraton Wall Centre.

Breakfast, Lunch
Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Vancouver
Credit: Rocky Mountaineer
Day 8
Vancouver

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure.

Overnight in Vancouver at the Sheraton Wall Centre.

Vancouver
Vancouver | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer
Day 9
Vancouver

Today is yours free to explore the cosmopolitan city. Vancouver has a flavour all its own – and so does its global cuisine. Chinatown, Punjabi Market and Little Italy are all waiting to tempt your tastebuds. Visit Gastown, the city's oldest neighbourhood, and climb Vancouver Lookout for a citywide panorama overlooking neon-lit Granville Street, West End beaches and the towering cedars of Stanley Park.

Overnight in Vancouver at the Sheraton Wall Centre.

Vancouver
Gastown | Credit: Destination Vancouver
Day 10
Vancouver → Onboard Hurtigruten

Upon check-out of your Vancouver hotel, you’ll get your adventure under way with a fun tour taking in the highlights of this incredible fantastic and vibrant city. The first excursion ends at the pier where you'll meet your beautiful hybrid-powered home for the next 12 days, MS Roald Amundsen.

Overnight stay onboard in a Polar Outside Cabin​.

Breakfast, Dinner
Vancouver → Onboard Hurtigruten
MS Roald Amundsen | Credit: Karsten Bidstrup Hurtigruten
Day 11
British Columbia

As you sail through British Columbia, you'll get up close and personal with nature as you explore islands and channels. Get an unrivalled intimate experience of the protected North American Pacific Fjordland. As you navigate the lesser-travelled channels, you’ll get close to the beautiful and fascinating scenery. Keep your binoculars close at hand. There’s plenty to see and learn in the Science Center, with insightful lectures from your Expedition Team, and opportunities to swap memories of your adventures.

This is also a great time to wind down, with a little pampering in the spa or sitting up on deck with your fellow explorers as the stunning scenery slips by.

Overnight stay onboard in a Polar Outside Cabin​.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
British Columbia
MS Roald Amundsen | Credit: Andrea Klaussner Hurtigruten
Day 12
Misty Fjords

Wildlife abounds in the Alaskan wilderness. Part of the Tongass National Forest, Misty Fjords is a pristine wilderness of evergreens, waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Influential mountaineer John Muir described it as one of the most beautiful places he’d ever seen. Weather permitting, you'll join the Expedition Team to tour Misty Fjords on small expedition boats or take kayaks out for an optional excursion.

Look out for mountain goats, bears and moose. In the water, you'll find pacific salmon, along with otters, sea lions, harbour seals, orcas and dall porpoises. And look skywards for hummingbirds, herons and bald eagles.

Overnight stay onboard in a Polar Outside Cabin​.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Misty Fjords
Misty Fjords | Credit: Travel Alaska
Day 13
Wrangell

On this day, explore one of Alaska’s oldest harbour towns. The cruise of the Alaskan islands travels to Wrangell. A mile out of town you’ll find the ancient rock carvings of Petroglyph Beach. Bring paper and take some stone rubbings as a unique souvenir. Learn more about Wrangell's fascinating past in the local museum. Now part of the United States, it’s been governed by Britain, Russia and the Tlingit people. On Shakes Island, the Chief Shakes Tribal House and totem poles tell the Tlingit story.

Your visit includes a trip on the waters in small expedition boats. On land, hikers will enjoy the nature trails from Stikine River and Mount Dewey to the rainforest.

Overnight stay onboard in a Polar Outside Cabin​.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wrangell
Wrangell | Credit: Ashton Ray Hansen Hurtigruten
Day 14
Holkham Bay Fjords

Icebergs and wildlife in idyllic twin fjords. Holkham Bay has two arms – Tracy and Endicott – beautiful fjords that are out of reach for larger cruise ships. Your captain will decide which offers better exploration options on the day.

At the end of each fjord, fresh icebergs calve from the glaciers against a stunning backdrop of forested cliffs. Endicott Arm is a breeding ground for harbour seals, often seen on the floating ice. You might also see whales, bears, mountain goats and moose. Head out on expedition boats to get closer to these unique sights.

Overnight stay onboard in a Polar Outside Cabin​.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Holkham Bay Fjords
Tracy Arm | Credit: Matt Hage Travel Alaska
Day 15
Petersburg

Continue to cruise north to Petersburg, perched at the edge of stunning Frederick Sound. Settled by a Norwegian in the 1800s – and fondly known as 'Little Norway' – its shallow, bustling harbour houses Alaska's largest home-based halibut fishing fleet. The ships are small enough to enter, and shared Norwegian heritage makes for a great talking point with the local community as you explore this charming town. Don't miss the views from the waterfront. You can watch icebergs float down the sound, look across to North America’s biggest rockface, the Devil’s Thumb, and in summer, the waters attract feeding humpback whales.

Overnight stay onboard in a Polar Outside Cabin​.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Petersburg
Petersburg | Credit: Mark Kelley Travel Alaska
Day 16
Haines

The frontier town of Haines was originally home to the Chilkat Tlingit people, renowned for their weaving skills. You’ll see amazing examples of their work, with mountain goat fur and cedar bark woven into intricate designs, at the Haines Sheldon Museum. Haines has a flourishing art scene, with galleries and workshops filled with Totem carvings, silverwork and sculptures. Investing in Alaskan art is a great way to support local artists.

You can practice your photography skills on the incredible landscapes and wildlife. Known as ‘Valley of the Eagles’, Haines has a thriving Bald Eagle population. The valley ecosystem supports bears and moose too.

​Overnight stay onboard in a Polar Outside Cabin​.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Haines
Cultural presentation Haines | Credit: Matt Hage Travel Alaska
Day 17
William Henry Bay

Explore ancient forests, wildlife, and whales on this day. At William Henry Bay on the edge of the Chilkat mountain range local guides will lead you through the old-growth forest. They’ll keep you safe as you watch for brown and black bears, black-tailed deer and moose.

You’ll see evidence of copper and gold mines here, although the United States government’s mid-20th century rush for uranium proved unsuccessful. Recent surveys suggest there might still be gold to be found, so keep those eyes open.

In the evening, pass Point Adolphus on Chichagof Island. Overlooking Glacier Bay National Park, it’s considered one of the best whale watching spots in North America.

​Overnight stay onboard in a Polar Outside Cabin​.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
William Henry Bay
William Henry Bay | Credit: Hurtigruten
Day 18
Sitka

Surrounded by Tongass National Forest, Sitka is only accessible by sea and air. Get out on deck for stunning views of the Sisters Mountains and Mount Edgecumbe Volcano.

Discover Sitka's fascinating history with Expedition Team. Inhabited by the Tlingit for 10,000 years, it was occupied by Russia in 1804, before being sold to America after the Crimean War. Today, Sitka blends all three cultures.

Visit the Russian Orthodox cathedral and Russian Bishop's House. Sitka National Historic Park is a real highlight, where you'll see ornate Haida and Tlingit totem poles. Or enjoy a walking trail through the forest to the ocean.

Overnight stay onboard in a Polar Outside Cabin​.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sitka
Sitka | Credit: Jonathan Tramontana Hurtigruten
Day 19
Icy Bay

You'll experience an amazing expedition day in Icy Bay today.

Three glaciers – Guyot, Yahtse and Tyndall – regularly calf into the bay. If conditions allow, the Expedition Team will take you ashore on the 34-mile-long, 8-mile-wide Guyot Glacier or you can explore in kayaks on an optional excursion.

Wildlife abounds in the Gulf of Alaska, offering unrivalled photography opportunities. Humpback whales, orcas, Stellar sea lions, sea otters and harbour seals lazing on floating chunks of ice, can be seen in these waters. Onboard photographer is ready with expert tips on how to get the best from your camera.

​Overnight stay onboard in a Polar Outside Cabin​.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Icy Bay
Credit: Hurtigruten
Day 20
Cordova

Sitting in the Chugach National Forest and only accessible by boat or plane, remote Cordova has retained its tradition small-town authenticity, and its friendly residents will welcome you as you explore the salmon fishing town. You'll be in awe of its spectacular setting between Orca Inlet, Hawkins Island, Mount Eccles, Eyak Lake and the Copper River Delta.

In 1989, Cordova was probably best known for the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Today, after major clean up efforts, its coastline has mostly recovered, and you'll be able to see wildlife like sea otters, eagles, tundra swans, beavers, moose and bears.

Overnight stay onboard in a Polar Outside Cabin​.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cordova
Cordova | Credit: Jonathan Tramontana Hurtigruten
Day 21
College Fjord

Your lecture today may well be related to glaciology. Visit College Fjord, which holds five tidewater glaciers, five valley glaciers and a dozen others.

The 1899 Harriman Expedition team, which charted the fjord, named the glaciers after their alma maters, which include Vassar, Harvard and Yale. Princeton is missing, apparently a deliberate snub. You'll get as close to the glaciers as you can, taking small expedition boats on the fjord if possible, or in kayaks as an optional excursion. From the water, you might glimpse humpback whales, Bald Eagles, otters and sea lions who inhabit this icy wilderness.

Overnight stay onboard in a Polar Outside Cabin​.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
College Fjord
Credit: Hurtigruten
Day 22
Seward → Anchorage

Your cruise ends in Seward, the only deepwater, ice-free port with road, rail and air connections to Alaska’s interior. And while this is where you leave the seas, there’s still plenty more to experience.

Seward is surrounded by vast mountains, magnificent glaciers and incredible wildlife. You’ll enjoy a scenic drive across the spectacular backcountry of the Kenai Fjords National Park. Look out for impressive Dall sheep often seen along the route.

You’ll stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and learn about their work with orphaned or injured animals, from eagles and owls to bison, bears and musk oxen.

In Anchorage, you'll check into your hotel and have the evening free to explore.

Overnight in Anchorage at Hilton Anchorage.

Breakfast
Seward → Anchorage
Alaska Conservation Centre | Credit: Savanah Evans Visit Anchorage
Day 23
Anchorage

Your Alaska expedition cruise ends in Anchorage upon check-out of your hotel.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

Hotel options

Hotel Arts Calgary
Hotel Arts Calgary

Calgary
The Hotel Arts story began in 2005 when a team of local investors purchased and transformed an old Holiday Inn in Calgary’s Beltline/Victoria Park. Boutique luxury and creativity meet in our 185 designer rooms. Stylish decor, modern comfort and brimming inspiration awaits. The Hotel Arts Group includes our flagship Hotel Arts property as well as our two award-winning restaurants, Raw Bar and Yellow Door Bistro It features a spectacular pool and patio covered by an inflatable roof in the cooler months.

Elk + Avenue Hotel
Elk + Avenue Hotel

Banff
Just a few steps from the quaint streets and ample restaurants, shopping and nightlife of downtown Banff, Elk + Avenue Hotel brings an upscale twist to the classic mountain escape. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing night away from it all or an action-packed getaway filled with adventure, our modern spaces effortlessly blend style and comfort to make you feel right at home as you explore the best of Banff.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Vancouver
The Sheraton Wall Centre Downtown Vancouver Hotel is the perfect location for strolling scenic Robson Street and Yaletown or making connections in the nearby business and financial districts. Whatever your plans are, you'll find a feeling of welcome unlike any other at one of the best Vancouver hotels.

Hilton Anchorage Hotel
Hilton Anchorage Hotel

Anchorage
We’re in the heart of downtown, within three blocks of the Egan and Dena'ina convention centers, 5th Avenue Mall, and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Our lobby features an extensive collection of Alaskan art. Visit our fitness center and relax in our indoor pool and steam room. We have a business center open 24 hours. Enjoy American favorites and local specialties, such as wild Alaskan salmon caponata and seared Alaskan halibut in our restaurant. Our open-air, non-smoking lounge offers drinks and televised sports games.

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23 days
from AUD13,980
per person, twin share
Canada
Calgary
Anchorage
Rail
Cruise, Rail Packages
06 May 2023 & 30 May 2023

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
  • Optional shore excursions with Hurtigruten's local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with Hurtigruten's Expedition Team
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Important notes

Please note that the from price includes the All Aboard Promotion with Rocky Mountaineer. Book and deposit by the 31st August 2022 in order to secure the reduced package rate. The package includes the saving of AUD540 per person.

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Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.
How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

For more information please visit - Contact us | Entire Travel Group