Beautiful Rocky Mountain and Alaska Cruise scenery
Beautiful Rocky Mountain and Alaska Cruise scenery
Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Alberta
Scenic Vistas of Yoho National Park & Lake Louise
Scenic Vistas of Yoho National Park & Lake Louise
Athabasca Glacier & Stunning scenery in Jasper
Athabasca Glacier & Stunning scenery in Jasper
Incredible views from The Rocky Mountaineer
Incredible views from The Rocky Mountaineer
Holland America MS Koningsdam Cruise Ship in Alaska
Holland America MS Koningsdam Cruise Ship in Alaska
Alaska Cruise Destinations: Inside Passage, Juneau, Glacier Bay & Ketchikan
Alaska Cruise Destinations: Inside Passage, Juneau, Glacier Bay & Ketchikan
Holland America MS Koningsdam; Sea View Bar, The Dining Room, Tamarind Restaurant
Holland America MS Koningsdam; Sea View Bar, The Dining Room, Tamarind Restaurant

Canadian Rockies at Leisure plus Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

16 nights from £4,049 per person Including Flights

Overview

Take in the best of the Canadian Rockies at leisure on this relaxed yet awe-inspiring independent tour, journeying westwards from Calgary through Banff, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoo rock formations. You’ll have plenty of time to explore this stunning area, from a ride in the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, to Lake Louise and the Athabasca Glacier.

Experience a two day rail trip on board the Rocky Mountaineer, enjoying the ever-changing scenery between Jasper and Vancouver. Then board the Holland America cruise ship for seven days, cruising northwards to Alaska along the Inside Passage to Glacier Bay before returning to Vancouver (JV / HAL)

Highlights

  • Seven night cruise onboard the Holland America ms Koningsdam, cruising through the dramatic Inside Passage to spectacular Glacier Bay, and calling at the fascinating Alaskan towns of Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway.
  • Two days on the “Journey Through the Clouds” onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Icefields Parkway Discovery Tour including a trip on an Ice Explorer and the Glacier Skywalk
  • Mountains Lakes and Waterfalls tour of Banff National Park
  • Experience the beautiful national park of Jasper with a two night stay
  • Visit the spectacular Lake Louise staying at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for two nights

"Glacier Bay was a huge highlight of the cruise! A whole day is spent meandering from glacier to glacier, with everyone watching quietly waiting for the moment that one calves and the sound of thunder fills the air as the ice hits the ocean. It’s really like nothing I’ve experienced anywhere!  A nice surprise for me was how easy it was to find a quite spot on the ship to view the glaciers – Holland America make sure not to fill their ships to capacity and there’s plenty of deck space for everyone, so no fighting for room to take a picture!
Holly, North America Specialist

Itinerary Overview

Fly to Calgary 1 night - Banff 2 nights - Lake Louise 2 nights - Jasper 2 nights - Kamloops 1 night - Vancouver 1 night - On board the HAL ms Koningsdam 7 nights - Flight home from Vancouver

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Day 1

Fly to Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and transfer independently to your hotel, enjoying an evening exploring Cowboy town. Head to pedestrianised Stephen Avenue for a great choice of restaurants and bars.

Classic Hotel – Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown (Standard room) or Ramada Hotel Downtown Calgary (Standard room)
Superior Hotel – Calgary Marriott Hotel (Standard room) or The Westin (Traditional Main Building)
Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Palliser (Junior Suite)

Day 2

Calgary to Banff

Pick up a coach transfer this morning and travel west towards the Rocky Mountains. Upon arrival into Banff you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure to explore this charming town.

Classic Hotel (2 nights) – Banff Inn or Brewster’s Mountain Lodge
Superior Hotel (2 nights) – Royal Canadian Lodge (Standard room) or Buffalo Mountain Lodge (Premier Room)
Deluxe Hotel (2 nights) - Fairmont Banff Springs (Deluxe room)

Day 3

Banff

You have today free to choose from several different excursions to experience the Banff National Park. Here are a couple of options:

Explore Banff including the Banff Gondola and Lake Minnewanka Cruise (6.5 hours includes lunch) – a journey through the highlights of the national park including a trip on the gondola ascending Sulphur Mountain to admire the spectacular views of the Rockies and an unforgettable cruise on beautiful Lake Minnewanka

Helicopter Flightseeing - enjoy a birds eye view of the Rockies: Option 1 Mount Assiniboine Helicopter Tour (30 minutes) or Option 2 Three Sisters Peak Tour (20 minutes)

There are also several other options such as a guided horseback ride, evening wildlife safari. Or you could enjoy golf or a spa session at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

Day 4

Banff to Lake Louise

After check-out, join the Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Tour departing Banff and ending at Lake Louise, and taking the full day. Enjoy the wonderful sights of the Banff and Yoho National Parks, Moraine Lake, Takakaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass, Valley of the Ten Peaks and Spiral Tunnels. On arrival at Lake Louise, you’ll check into the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Classic Hotel (2 nights) – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont room) or Post Hotel
Superior Hotel (2 nights) - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Mount Temple room)
Deluxe Hotel (2 nights) - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview room)

Day 5

Lake Louise

Enjoy a day at leisure in Lake Louise, where you can take a stroll through the stunning landscape, perhaps hire a canoe on the lake, or simply relax and take in the views. You can take the Lake Louise Sightseeing lift, either riding by open chair or enclosed gondola to the top elevation of 6850 feet where you can visit the Wildlife Interpretive Centre and enjoy a stroll to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views.

Day 6

Lake Louise to Jasper

Leave Lake Louise behind and take a full day guided tour which will take you along the Icefields Parkway and into Jasper. At the Columbia Icefield you will enjoy a 90-minute glacier adventure on a unique Ice Explorer vehicle, visit the Discover Centre and brave the Glacier Skywalk – a glass-floored platform extending 30 meters out over the Sunwapta Canyon. Lunch is included, and you will have a great day in this most scenic part of the world. Arrive in Jasper at the end of the afternoon for a two night stay in this lovely town.

Classic Hotel (2 nights) – Marmot Lodge (Standard room) or Lobstick Lodge (Standard room)
Superior Hotel (2 nights) - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont room) or Sawridge Inn (Outside View room with balcony)
Deluxe Hotel (2 nights) - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe room)

Day 7

Jasper

Today you will experience the best of Jasper National Park on a four hour tour including lunch and a cruise on gorgeous Maligne Lake*. Travel the trails of the early explorers, along the Athabasca Canadian Heritage River. Stroll above Maligne Caynon with its narrow gorge and limestone walls and visit the place of First Nation legend at Medicine Lake.

* Departures 1 to 19 May will not include the cruise as it is too early in the season for this to operate

Day 8

Jasper to Kamloops

This morning take the hotel transfer to the station to board the Rocky Mountaineer. Sit back and enjoy views of the dramatic landscape of the Continental Divide, as your route takes you through winding valleys, mountain ranges and the Yellowhead Pass. On arrival in Kamloops you will be taken to your allocated hotel.

Overnight Kamloops (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 9

Kamloops to Vancouver

Continue west today towards Vancouver, passing the Coast and Cascade Mountains and Fraser River Valley. Enjoy the great food on board the train, and be entertained by the commentary and chat of the Rocky Mountaineer on board team. Your rail journey comes to an end upon arrival in Vancouver this evening when you transfer to your hotel.

Classic Hotel – Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre (Standard room) or Georgian Court Hotel (Deluxe room)
Superior Hotel – Fairmont Vancouver Hotel (Fairmont room) or Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown (Harbourview room)
Deluxe Hotel – Fairmont Vancouver Hotel (Deluxe room)

Day 10

Embarkation

Transfer independently early this afternoon to the Vancouver cruise terminal where you’ll board the ms Koningsdam for 7 nights

Day 11

Inside Passage

Today sees you journey through the dramatic Inside Passage.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 12

Port of Call Juneau, Alaska

Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is located at the foot of the Gastineau Channel, with the Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields at its back door. Outdoor pursuits are in abundance here, from kayaking and rafting to fishing and hiking through the stunning scenery – the long daylight hours means there’s plenty of time for your perfect Juneau adventure.

"We chose the BEST OF JUNEAU excursion which included WHALE WATCHING, MENDENHALL GLACIER & ORCA POINT LODGE MEAL. The waterfall at Mendenhall is just as spectacular as the glacier itself and well worth the 20 minute or so ‘hike’ (easy walk)!  The whale watching itself was spectacular, we saw so many humpback whales and the nature guide was very knowledgeable, able to point out individual animals and give us some back story on each one, which made the experience feel more personal. Orca Point itself is a really beautiful little island, and you feel like you’re deep in the wilderness."
Holly, North America Specialist
 

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 13

Port of Call Skagway, Alaska

Take time to get to know Skagway, a unique and quirky destination with its roots based firmly in the past. Visit the Red Onion Saloon with its honky-tonk piano, costumed barmaids and a treasure trove of memorabilia featuring vintage characters. Another spot to visit is the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park which boasts restored buildings and wooden boardwalks.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 14

Glacier Bay

A fantastic destination for people seeking wildlife as well as the beautiful surroundings, Glacier Bay National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site protecting a unique eco-system. The ever-changing landscape of snow-capped peaks, freshwater lakes, tidewater glaciers and deep fjords make this a truly stunning region and one of the highlights of your trip.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 15

Port of Call Ketchikan, Alaska

A small but scenic town built out over the water, Ketchikan is a unique destination found on the shores of the Tongass Narrows. Situated on Revillagigedo Island in southeast Alaska, this town is perfect for relaxing – wander along Creek Street, visit the Tongass Historical Museum and Totem Bight State Park, and admire the charm of the harbour.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 16

Inside Passage

Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage today. Wrap up warm and get up on deck to watch the beautiful coastline and spot wildlife.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 17

Vancouver

After breakfast you will disembark your cruise ship in Vancouver, where your holiday comes to an end.

(Breakfast included)

  • Return transatlantic flights

On the tour:

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer journey in Silverleaf Service. Upgrade to Goldleaf for a supplement
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches onboard the train
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation in Classic hotels. Upgrade to Superior or Deluxe for a supplement.
  • Excursions as detailed in the itinerary unless stated "optional"

On the cruise:

  • Accomodation for 7 nights in an Interior Stateroom. Ocean-view and Verandah Staterooms are available at a supplement
  • All meals are included for the duration of the cruise
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Luxury bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player

What's Not Included

  • Transfers from Calgary Airport to Hotel, Hotel In Vancouver to Port and Port to Vancouver Airport.
  • Gratuities on the tour and cruise.  Cruise Gratuities are currently $12 per person per night.  15% service charge will be added to drinks purchased.
  • Meals and drinks unless stated
  • Optional excursions

Please note that the first nine days of this holiday will be an independent tour, which means that there will not be a tour manager escorting you. However you can pick and choose your hotels and excursions so that everything is pre-booked, all transportation is included (except airport transfers) and you will be given full details of all meeting points and times. So you can relax as everything is taken care of.

Holly Reid
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