Beautiful Rocky Mountain & Alaskan Cruise Scenery
Beautiful Rocky Mountain & Alaskan Cruise Scenery
Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Alberta
Banff Helicopter Tour, Aerial View, Lake Scenery & Gondolas
Banff Helicopter Tour, Aerial View, Lake Scenery & Gondolas
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's Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Ship
Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Ship
Alaska Cruise Destinations: Inside Passage, Juneau, Glacier Bay & Ketchikan
Alaska Cruise Destinations: Inside Passage, Juneau, Glacier Bay & Ketchikan

Rocky Mountaineer Journey through the Clouds at Leisure & Alaska Cruise

16 Nights from £4,249 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

Highlights

  • Seven day cruise on board the Holland America ms Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Full day tour of Banff including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and a ride up the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain
  • Tour of Yoho National Park with views of Kicking Horse River and Emerald Lake
  • Overnight stay at the iconic Fairmont Lake Louise
  • Two day Rocky Mountaineer train journey "Journey through the Clouds"

"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 quiet spot on the ship to view the glaciers, there was plenty of deck space for everyone so you didn't have to fight 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 mights - Kamloops 1 night - Vancouver 1 night - On board the HAL ms Koningsdam 7 nights - Flight home from Vancouver

Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Fly to Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and transfer independently to your hotel. Explore downtown this evening, perhaps stroll Stephen Avenue choosing from one of the many lovely restaurants for dinner.

SilverLeaf Hotel: Delta Calgary Downtown

GoldLeaf Hotel: Hyatt Regency Calgary

Day 2

Calgary to Banff

Leave Calgary this morning and travel west towards the Rocky Mountains. You will have a full day tour, ending in Banff, and taking in the highlights of this stunning part of Canada. At Kananaskis you will have a spectacular experience on a 12 minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour for a birds-eye view of the Rockies.* The tour will continue to Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos, including a trip on the Banff Gondola. Arrive in Banff late afternoon for a two night stay.

SilverLeaf Hotel: Banff Park Lodge

GoldLeaf Hotel: Rimrock Resort

Day 3

Banff

Today is a free day to be spent enjoying the delights of Banff National Park, where you can choose from soaking in the mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs or taking a gentle stroll along the nature trails in the mountains. Banff also has a great selection of historic museums if you want to explore the heritage of this beautiful location.

SilverLeaf Hotel: Banff Park Lodge

GoldLeaf Hotel: Rimrock Resort

Day 4

Banff to Lake Louise

Spend the morning in Yoho National Park, with a half-day tour exploring the natural wonders of the area. Along the way you’ll be treated to views of Kicking Horse River, Emerald Lake and the Spiral Tunnels, with the tour ending in Lake Louise. The rest of the afternoon is to be spent at leisure, admiring the beauty of the Lake Louise area.

SilverLeaf Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Room

GoldLeaf Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Lakeview Room

Day 5

Lake Louise

Spend a free day in Lake Louise, where you can make the most of the local activities such as hiking through the mountain scenery, canoeing along the waters, or simply taking in the views of one of the most photographed lakes in the world.

SilverLeaf Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Room

GoldLeaf Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Lakeview Room

Day 6

Lake Louise to Jasper

Take a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks along the Icefields Parkway today, where you’ll see such highlights as Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield** and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the most spectacular sights in Canada and you’ll have a chance to venture out on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn about the geological features. There will be time for lunch (not included) before arriving into Jasper late in the afternoon.

SilverLeaf Hotel: Marmot Lodge or similar

GoldLeaf Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 7

Jasper

Today enjoy a half day sightseeing tour in the Jasper National Park, where you can see the natural attractions, wildlife and rugged peaks of the surrounding scenery. This national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies largest national park. The remainder of the day is yours to explore Jasper independently.

SilverLeaf Hotel: Marmot Lodge or similar

GoldLeaf Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 8

Jasper to Kamloops

Take a trip to Kamloops in style today as you journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The dramatic landscape of the Continental Divide will leave you awe-struck today, as your route takes you through winding valleys and mountain ranges. Highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River

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. One highlight is the rushing water of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey comes to an end upon arrival in Vancouver this evening.

SilverLeaf Hotel: Georgian Court

GoldLeaf Hotel: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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)

 

 * Helicopter Tour on Day 2 is subject to weather conditions

** Columbria Icefields Discovery Centre opens 17th April 2020. For departures prior to this you will enjoy full-day sighseeing tour along the Icefields Parkway instead.

On the tour:

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer journey in Silverleaf Service.
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches onboard the train
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation including taxes
  • Calgary Tower admission
  • Calgary to Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver

On the cruise:

  • Interior Stateroom, Ocean-view and Verandah Staterooms 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 unless stated.

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