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Rockies Highlights & Holland America Alaska Cruise from Calgary

14 Night Hotels from £2,649 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Begin your tour in Calgary, transferring to Banff and its spectacular array of sightseeing opportunities. From here, travel for two days on the renowned Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver where you’ll spend two nights before embarking on a 7-night Alaskan cruise on Holland America.

This is tailor-made itinerary and hotels and durations can be amended as you wish subject to train and cruise schedules. 

 

Details

Day 1

Fly to Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and make your independent transfer to your chosen Calgary hotel before spending the rest of the day exploring the ‘Cowboy City’ and the many attractions it has to offer.

Standard Hotel: International Hotel of Calgary

Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

Day 2

Calgary to Banff

This morning offers you another sightseeing opportunity in Calgary, perhaps with a trip to the top of Calgary Tower for amazing 360-degree views of the city and Rocky Mountains. In the afternoon, catch the included scheduled coach transfer from Calgary to your hotel in Banff – your base for the night.

Standard Hotel: Mount Royal Hotel Banff

Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

Day 3 & 4

Banff

Spend the next two days in Banff, exploring at your own pace and seeing what this bustling resort town has to offer – if you’d prefer, you can book excursions to really make the most of your time here.

Optional Excursions from Banff:

The Icefields Parkway Tour from Banff (10 hours) – Leaving from your hotel, prepare for the unforgettable experience of the Columbia Icefield. This impressive area covers an expanse of 325sq km and reaches depths of up to 320m. It’s one of the largest ice masses south of the Arctic Circle. Your scenic route will be enhanced by venturing onto the Athabasca Glacier, a substantial part of the ice blanket, in a special ice explorer. You’ll also be able to enjoy an included alpine picnic lunch – Ice Explorer ride is included (see prices at the bottom of the price panel)

Explore Banff, including gondola (4.5 hours) – Depart from your hotel and take a guided bus tour through the mountains of Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade and Norquay, learning along the way about the natural attractions of the wind-shaped hoodoos, and the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Be sure to be aware of the Surprise Corner along the Tunnel Mountain Drive! There will also be a tranquil ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a four-person, fully-enclosed gondola, taking around 8 minutes and offering spectacular views of Bow Valley (See prices at the bottom of the price panel)

Standard Hotel: Mount Royal Hotel Banff

Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

Day 5

Rocky Mountaineer: Banff to Kamloops

Check out of your hotel this morning and catch a taxi to the train station, where you’ll board the Rocky Mountaineer train and experience an unforgettable rail excursion from Banff to Kamloops. View some of the most amazing sights in Western Canada from the comfort of this renowned service as it travels through Kicking Horse Pass. You’ll arrive at the arid ranchland of British Columbia in the late afternoon, where you’ll disembark for the night. The evening is at leisure once you’ve arrived in Kamloops.

Overnight in Kamloops (Breakfast and lunch included)
Standard: Thompson Hotel or similar
Deluxe: Thompson Hotel or similar

Day 6

Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops to Vancouver

Set out today on the last stretch of your rail experience, as the Rocky Mountaineer takes you through ‘cowboy country’ ranchlands and past the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. Finding yourself in true pioneer territory, you can list en-route to the history and legends of the West as you enjoy the comforts of your luxury train. The final stretch of this journey takes you through farmlands and past historic towns as you make your way to Vancouver. Once you arrive in Vancouver, catch a taxi to your hotel for the next two nights.

(Breakfast and lunch included) 

Standard: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Deluxe: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Fairmont Waterfront

Day 7

Vancouver

Spend the day experiencing the delights of this city with a day at leisure. A hop on/hop off bus tour is a great way to see the highlights in a day.

Standard: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Deluxe: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Fairmont Waterfront

Day 8

Embarkation

The morning is yours to spend at leisure, then early this afternoon catch a taxi to the Vancouver cruise terminal where you can board your ship for the cruise portion of your tour.

Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam (Dinner included)

Day 9

Inside Passage

Spend today sailing through the dramatic scenery of the renowned Inside Passage.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 10

Port of Call Juneau, Alaska

The capital of Alaska, Juneau, has much to offer in the way of activities, attractions and breath-taking scenery found right at its backdoor, including the mighty Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields. Go whale-watching, hiking or rafting, or explore the Tongass National Forest and visit the shops in town. Due to the long daylight hours, there’s plenty of time for your perfect Juneau adventure.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 11

Port of Call Skagway, Alaska

Today will be spent in Skagway, a borough on the Alaska panhandle and a popular stop for cruise tours. There’s a rich history to this location which is fun to explore during your time here, from the stores of Trail Bench and Lynch & Kennedy’s Dry Goods, to the Red Onion Saloon with memorabilia such as pictures of Klondike Kate and Peahull Annie. Take a trip to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park where you can take a stroll into the past with restored buildings and old wooden boardwalks.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 12

Glacier Bay

Take a memorable trip through the Glacier Bay National Park today, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which protects a unique eco-system of plants and wildlife. Be sure to listen out for the moment when a huge chunk of ice splits from the glacier and crashes into the sea, shooting water thousands of feet into the air. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 13

Port of Call Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and is a unique location, built over the water. Deep fjords have been created by retreating glaciers have left granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea, creating numerous waterfalls cascading into the waters. While you’re here, visit the Tongass Historical Museum, Creek Street, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village – Ketchikan’s top attractions.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 14

Inside Passage

Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage today, offering up amazing scenery along the way.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 15

Vancouver

After breakfast you will disembark the the ship in Vancouver where your holiday concludes; catch a taxi to the airport for your flight home.

(Breakfast included)

Day 16

Arrive back home

What’s Included

  • Return flights
  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights as shown or similar
  • Scheduled coach transfer from Calgary to Banff
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer journey in Silverleaf Service.  Upgrades to Goldleaf available.
  • Transfers to/from Kamloops train station/hotel
  • 7 night Holland America Alaskan cruise in an inside cabin on the ms Nieuw Amsterdam.  Upgrades available at supplement for Ocean View & Balcony Cabins

What’s Not Included

  • Transfers from Calgary airport to hotel, train station transfers in Banff & Vancouver, transfer to port in Vancouver and airport at the end of the cruise.
  • Train & Cruise gratuities
  • Optional excursions listed in the day to day itinerary, these can be pre-booked see prices at the bottom of the price panel

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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