Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska by Sea
Embark on a rail-cruise adventure of a lifetime on this incredible 16-day tour.
Book a qualifying USA or Canada rail vacation or rail-cruise package of $1,000 or more per person from the Vacations By Rail 2017 brochure and select one of the following complimentary travel add-ons to include with your package:
- FREE pre- or post-night hotel stay
- FREE coach class connecting rail
Embark on a rail-cruise adventure of a lifetime on this incredible 16-day tour. Start your vacation in the Canadian Rockies with a 2-day journey aboard the renowned Rocky Mountaineer, an all-daylight train adventure that fully captures the majestic scenery of the region. Spend a few days in the seaport city of Vancouver before you board the ms Zaandam for a 7-day cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage to Anchorage. After you disembark, enjoy visits to Denali National Park and Fairbanks.
Highlights and Inclusions
- 2 days of scenic rail travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer
- Hotel accommodations for 8 nights
- 25 meals
- 7-night cruise aboard Holland America's ms Zaandam cruise ship through Alaska's Inside Passage.
- Vancouver Hop On/ Hop Off tour
- Denali Natural History Tour
- Port of Call:
Day 1 - Calgary to Banff
Arrive in Calgary and transfer to the resort town of Banff. Overnight Banff.
Day 2 - Rocky Mountaineer
This morning board the sleek Rocky Mountaineer to begin your journey through the stunning Canadian Rockies as you head from Banff to Kamloops. Highlights of today's trip include the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie. Overnight Kamloops. (B, L)
Day 3 - Kamloops to Vancouver
Your second day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer takes you deeper into incredible scenery en route to Vancouver. Highlights include the Thompson River and Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Once in Vancouver, check into your hotel where the remainder of the evening is at leisure. Overnight Vancouver. (B,L)
Day 4 - Explore Vancouver
Tour Vancouver on a San Francisco-style trolley on the Vancouver Hop-On, Hop-Off tour. Visit popular parts of the city including Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown and Granville Island. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 5 - Vancouver at Leisure
See Vancouver at your own pace. Spend the day shopping on Robson Street or visiting attractions like the Vancouver Art Gallery, which houses a multitude of unique exhibits year round. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 6 - Board Holland America
Board the Holland America cruise ship for your relaxing cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage. With amenities like a spa and salon, the Pinnacle Grill, and a Culinary Arts Center-presented by Food & Wine Magazine, this cruise ship has something for every traveler. Overnight ship. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Alaska's Inside Passage
Spend the day at sea sailing through the breathtaking Inside Passage of Alaska. The scenery is remarkable, with forests and tumbling glaciers. Be on the lookout for whales or other aquatic life that are known to live in the region. Overnight ship. (B,L,D)
Day 8 - Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan is the southernmost city in Alaska and the first port of call. During your visit, you may wish to visit to Creek Street, a wooden boardwalk featuring museums, galleries, restaurants, and popular local shops. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 9 - Juneau, Alaska
Today's port of call is Juneau, Alaska's capital city. It is home to the Juneau Icefield, a large ice mass encompassing more than 30 glaciers including the mighty Mendenhall Glacier. Browse the rustic local shops, or climb aboard the Mt. Roberts Tramway for dazzling views. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 10 - Skagway, Alaska
Spend the day in Skagway. Take your time and shop at stores such as the Trail Bench and Lynch & Kennedy's Dry Goods. Or stop at The Red Onion Saloon, a restaurant with a honky-tonk piano and costumed barmaids. Overnight Ship. (B,L,D)
Day 11 - Glacier Bay, Alaska
Today brings a visit to Glacier Bay, located in southeastern Alaska. Glacier Bay is famous for having the most actively calving tidewater glaciers in the world. The area has 16 of them, 12 of which reach shorelines and have calved to produce icebergs. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 12 - At Sea
Spend your last day of the cruise at sea. Stop in the Casino or take one last chance to soak in the striking scenery in the Crows Nest, a room that offers sweeping 270° views during the day. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 13 - Seward, Alaska
Disembark the Holland America cruise ship in historic Seward, Alaska. Transfer to your Anchorage hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Anchorage.
Day 14 - Denali National Park
Travel from Anchorage to Denali National Park aboard a luxury dome railcar. Upon your arrival check into your hotel and begin exploring this phenomenal National Park. Overnight Denali.
Day 15 - Denali to Fairbanks
Start your morning early on the Denali Natural History Tour. This tour takes you in search of caribou, Dall sheep, bear, moose and a view of Mt. McKinley. Later today, travel to Fairbanks by train. Overnight Fairbanks.
Day 16 - Fairbank, Alaska
Your journey comes to an end today.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Hotels include the Metropolitan, Rimrock Resort Hotel (or similar). Bask in the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies through the panoramic windows of the custom-designed single-level dome coach in the SilverLeaf Service. Travel aboard the Holland America cruise ship in an Oceanview cabin including two lower beds convertible to one Queen-size bed, bathtub, and shower.
Hotels include the Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Banff Springs (or similar) Travel first-class aboard Rocky Mountaineer’s GoldLeaf Service. A custom-designed bi-level dome coach puts travelers right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies as they enjoy gourmet meals prepared by onboard chefs. Travel aboard the Holland America cruise ship in an Oceanview cabin including two lower beds convertible to one Queen-size bed, bathtub, and shower.
Accommodations are available for inside cabins and moderate hotels. Ask your rail specialist for more details.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be similar in quality and amenities.
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Dates & Prices
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|23rd May 2017||$4,025||Book Now|
|20th June 2017||$4,195||Book Now|
|18th July 2017||$4,295||Book Now|
|15th August 2017||$4,205||Book Now|
|29th August 2017||$4,115||Book Now|
|23rd May 2017||$4,715||Book Now|
|20th June 2017||$4,905||Book Now|
|18th July 2017||$4,975||Book Now|
|15th August 2017||$4,915||Book Now|
|29th August 2017||$4,825||Book Now|
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Outside Stateroom / SilverLeaf / Superior Hotels: Departs 23rd May 2017 ($4,025), 20th June 2017 ($4,195), 18th July 2017 ($4,295), 15th August 2017 ($4,205), 29th August 2017 ($4,115)
Outside Stateroom / GoldLeaf / Deluxe Hotels: Departs 23rd May 2017 ($4,715), 20th June 2017 ($4,905), 18th July 2017 ($4,975), 15th August 2017 ($4,915), 29th August 2017 ($4,825)
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2017 port taxes of $241-$250 per person are not included.