My Account - Login
Ready to choose your dates?
View Dates & Pricing

CANADIAN & ALASKAN MASTERPIECE (COACH, ROCKY MOUNTAINEER SILVERLEAF & INSIDE CABIN) - 2017

Tour Code - 8922 19 days - VANCOUVER to VANCOUVER $5685 AUD
The ultimate holiday to Canada & Alaska. Travel through British Columbia & Alberta onboard the amazing Rocky Mountaineer and see Vancouver, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Sun Peaks & Whistler. Then embark on a seven night cruise to Alaska taking in the beautiful Glacier Bay, Inside Passage, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan.

NOTE: Guaranteed share option is not available on this tour

Standard Features

Destinations

  • SIGHTSEEING
    In Vancouver, Banff, and Victoria; Stanley Park, Sulphur Mountain gondola ride, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Butchart Gardens.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Glacier National Park, Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Sunwapta Pass, Jasper National Park, British Columbia's Gold Rush & Cariboo regions, Strait of Georgia, Gulf Islands, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and Inside Passage.
  • GUIDES
    Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while cruising the Inside Passage on Holland America's MS Volendam.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    2-day, all-daylight rail journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; 7-night Holland America cruise on the MS Volendam in Inside Cabin; Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS
    Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
9
8
7

On Rocky Mountaineer-2 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L)
on Holland America cruise-7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D).

Day by Day

  1. VANCOUVER.
    Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

  2. VANCOUVER.
    This morning, an included city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown, the harbour, beaches, and more. The remainder of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions. You could take a water-taxi to lively Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafes, or visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops, and art galleries!

  3. VANCOUVER-ROCKY MOUNTAINEER-FRASER CANYON-KAMLOOPS.
    An exciting morning as you board the Rocky Mountaineer for a 2-day, all-daylight, classic rail journey. The train travels through some of Canada's most spectacular scenery. Follow the Fraser River through snowcapped mountains, eventually arriving at Kamloops. (B,L)

  4. KAMLOOPS-ROCKY MOUNTAINEER-YOHO NATIONAL PARK-SPIRAL TUNNELS-BANFF NATIONAL PARK.
    Reboard the train and prepare for spectacular sights, such as Shuswap Lake, the Monashee Mountains, and Glacier National Park. Travel through the heart of the Selkirk Mountains before entering stunning Yoho National Park. The train winds through the Spiral Tunnels before climbing Kicking Horse Pass. Cross the Continental Divide and enter the province of Alberta and BANFF NATIONAL PARK. (B,L)

  5. BANFF NATIONAL PARK.
    Morning sightseeing includes a visit to Sulphur Mountain for a GONDOLA RIDE, complete with panoramic views of Banff's spectacular scenery. The balance of the day is at leisure. Play golf, horseback ride, hike the many wilderness trails in the area, stroll through Banff, or simply relax at the hot springs. Your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies and can offer recommendations for dinner.

  6. BANFF NATIONAL PARK-LAKE LOUISE.
    Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. Travel to Lake Louise and Yoho National Park, see the Natural Bridge spanning Kicking Horse River, and visit Emerald and Moraine Lakes. Overnight in Lake Louise, where green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria.

  7. LAKE LOUISE-COLUMBIA ICEFIELD-JASPER NATIONAL PARK.
    Scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake, then climb Sunwapta Pass for stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers. Next stop: 365-metres (1,200-feet) thick COLUMBIA ICEFIELD for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride.

  8. JASPER NATIONAL PARK-MOUNT ROBSON-SUN PEAKS.
    Stand at the base of awesome 3,953-metre (12,970-foot) Mount Robson. Travel through British Columbia's Fur Trade and Cariboo regions for tantalising glimpses of the soaring granite mountains of Canada's Rockies. Watch for wildlife as you continue to the internationally renowned Sun Peaks ski resort.

  9. SUN PEAKS-LILLOOET-WHISTLER.
    Head south, following the once-treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. From Lillooet, "Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route," our motorcoach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes, with a mid-afternoon arrival in Whistler. There are optional activities to choose from, including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes and glaciated peaks of Garibaldi Provincial Park.

  10. WHISTLER-FERRY CROSSING-VICTORIA.
    Set sail across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. In Victoria, sightseeing includes BUTCHART GARDENS, the Empress Hotel, Legislative Buildings, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

  11. VICTORIA.
    A day at leisure gives you the chance to stroll around the harbour, go shopping on Government Street, or have lunch in one of the many pubs. Your Tour Director will suggest several optional excursions, including a whale-watching cruise.

  12. VICTORIA-VANCOUVER (EMBARKATION).
    Board your ferry this morning and head back to the Canadian mainland, where you will transfer to Holland America's luxurious MS Volendam for a 7-night voyage through the famed Inside Passage. (D)

  13. SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE.
    Spend the day cruising one of the world's most spectacular waterways. Located along the coast of British Columbia, the Inside Passage is the longest sheltered inland waterway in the world. Watch the water for orcas and humpback whales. (B,L,D)

  14. JUNEAU.
    Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on Gastineau Channel, Alaska's capital city of Juneau has massive Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefield at its back door. Visit the rustic shops in town-or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee, or fish. There's no end to the adventure because of the long daylight hours. (B,L,D)

  15. SKAGWAY.
    In winter, the sidewalks are all but rolled up in Skagway, so you can imagine the frightful conditions endured by gold prospectors who passed through en route to the Yukon. Take your time and poke your head into every little shop, from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Kennedy's Dry Goods. The Red Onion Saloon, with its honky-tonk piano and costumed barmaids, is a treasure trove of memorabilia featuring pictures of Klondike Kate, Peahull Annie, and other historic characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of `98 Museum. (B,L,D)

  16. SCENIC CRUISING: GLACIER BAY.
    Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. How does it feel when a colossal chunk of ice splits off a glacier and crashes into the sea? The sound is like thunder. The impact shoots water hundreds of metres into the air. You hold your breath as you capture the moment photographically, then you wait for it all to happen again. (B,L,D)

  17. KETCHIKAN.
    Built over the water and up weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains with a hospitable air. (B,L,D)

  18. SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE.
    Cruise through the awe-inspiring Inside Passage, keeping watch for spouting whales, soaring eagles, and other wildlife. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and onboard entertainment. (B,L,D)

  19. VANCOUVER (DISEMBARKATION).
    Disembark the ship this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule homebound flights after Noon. (B)

Prev Year Available 2017 Tours Next Year
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
(from)
Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE VANCOUVER 01 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 $152 AUD $83 AUD $60 AUD
PRE VANCOUVER 01 Jun 2017 30 Sep 2017 $195 AUD $104 AUD $74 AUD
PRE VANCOUVER 01 May 2017 31 May 2017 $152 AUD $83 AUD $60 AUD
POST VANCOUVER 01 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 $152 AUD $83 AUD $60 AUD
POST VANCOUVER 01 Jun 2017 30 Sep 2017 $195 AUD $104 AUD $74 AUD
POST VANCOUVER 01 May 2017 31 May 2017 $152 AUD $83 AUD $60 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $164 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $599 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $595 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $598 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $601 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $608 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $594 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $606 AUD
INCLUDED Port Charges $605 AUD

Departures marked are guaranteed to operate.

Where "GD" appears next to a departure, the itinerary is a “Guaranteed Departure” and therefore guaranteed to operate. Tours without the “GD” indicator are still planned to operate, however may be subject to rescheduling. Many factors determine whether a departure becomes guaranteed. Ask your travel agent for advice on the best option for you.

PLEASE NOTE: This guarantee does not apply in any situation where the safety of clients is at potential risk or in the case of global health warnings; or when the operation of a tour is not possible for reasons beyond our control (such as industrial action/strikes and operational restrictions); or a Force Majeure event.

A Force Majeure event is an inevitable or unpredictable event including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane (or other natural disaster), act of war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities (regardless of whether war is declared), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, terrorist activities, nationalisation, government sanction, political unrest, blockage, embargo, labour dispute or strike.

 

* Availability

Book Now – There is at least one seat available on this departure date and can be confirmed to you at the time of booking. Please note availability may be subject to change and is updated on this website at 24 hour intervals. Click Book Now above to begin your booking.

Please Call – Places may not be booked online but may still be available by speaking with one of our travel consultants. Clicking this button brings up a form and telephone number for you to call or email us.