First Passage to the West
Journey through the Clouds
Rainforest to Gold Rush
2 Day Rail Trips
A spectacular circle tour of the Canadian Rockies and Alaskan coast starting and ending in Vancouver. Four days of Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service is the perfect combination with your Holland America Cruise.
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*Fuel Surcharge $15.00 per person + GST
- 4 day Rocky Mountaineer® GoldLeaf Service.
- 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise
- 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners
- 7 nights luxury hotel accommodation
- 2 night moderate accommodation in Kamloops
- Accommodation in Large Outside Stateroom onboard the ms Ryndam (Category C)*
- Meet-and-greet service at Vancouver airport with downtown transfer by limousine, including gratuities
- Jasper Tour
- Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer
- Glacier Helicopter Tour* and Ranch Lunch
- CDN $100 Rocky Mountaineer onboard souvenir credit
- Choice of activity in Vancouver
- Vancouver sightseeing tour, including transfer to cruise terminal
- Private limousine transfer between cruise terminal and Vancouver Airport
- Rail station transfers in Banff, Kamloops and Jasper
- Luggage handling and National Parks Pass
- Port taxes and fees
- Exclusive Attractions Pass
- Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
- Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Admission - Banff
- Banff Upper Hot Springs
- Hop-On Hop-Off Attractions Loop Tour in Vancouver
- Banff Tour and Banff Gondola
- Jasper Tramway, including transportation to/from tramway
- Admission to the Calgary Tower
Day 1 Arrival - Vancouver
You will be met on arrival at Vancouver International Airport and transferred to downtown Vancouver by limousine. Spend the rest of the day exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight at The Sutton Place Hotel.
Day 2 Vancouver to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior, while enjoying the added comforts and amenities of GoldLeaf Service. Watch panoramic views of the spectacular scenery through dome windows and enjoy gourmet meals in the GoldLeaf Dining Room. On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountains to the desert-like environment of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River, before the train winds along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Dinner is included this evening at your Kamloops accommodation. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 3 Kamloops to Jasper
Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Overnight at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 4 Jasper
Spend either the morning or the afternoon touring Jasper by motorcoach. Attractions include Pyramid and Patricia lakes, Maligne Canyon and the Athabasca viewpoint. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper National Park independently. Overnight at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 5 Jasper to Banff
Travel to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Banff this afternoon. Overnight at Rimrock Resort.
Days 6 Banff
A full-day tour takes you through the magnificent Canadian Rockies, with commentary provided along the way. The highlight of your tour is a 25-minute helicopter flight above the six glaciers of Mount Resolute, Mount Cline and the Whitegoat Peaks. You will also view a 900-foot waterfall and see spectacular aqua-green high-alpine lakes. A visit to a local ranch will provide time to explore walking trails and enjoy lunch at your leisure. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff early this afternoon. Overnight at Rimrock Resort.
*Guests may replace Glacier Helicopter Tour and ranch lunch with a Yoho Park Tour and guided lakeshore stroll on Day 6. A $219 per person price reduction will apply.
Day 7 Banff to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, while once again enjoying GoldLeaf Service. Your journey offers a diverse array of scenery as you travel between the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Dinner is included this evening at your Kamloops accommodation. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 8 Kamloops to Vancouver
On today's journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery as you travel from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and forests surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountains, to the lush green fields of the Fraser River valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Overnight at The Sutton Place Hotel.
Day 9 Vancouver
The cosmopolitan city of Vancouver is nestled between the ocean and the Coast Mountains and is blessed with green spaces throughout the downtown core. Select today from a full day excursion to Victoria including Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress, a Whistler Mountaineer excursion to Whistler by rail and motorcoach, or a scenic flightseeing tour of Vancouver. Overnight at The Sutton Place Hotel.
Please advise your choice of activity at the time of booking to avoid disappointment. All three of these tours are quite popular and they do sell out.
Day 10 Board Alaskan Cruise
Vancouver's beauty is proudly unveiled during today's fully-commentated four-hour tour. Venture through exotic Chinatown and historic Gastown, before arriving at The Vancouver Lookout. Take an exhilarating glass door elevator ride in British Columbia's tallest building offering a spectacular 360-degree panoramic viewing deck. Continue on to nature's splendor, the thousand acres of Stanley Park surrounded by brilliant city and ocean views. After a drive along English Bay Beach you'll arrive at Granville Island Public Market. You will arrive at the Vancouver Cruise Terminal early this afternoon where you board your ship. Overnight on Holland America's ms Ryndam.
Day 11 Cruise the Inside Passage
Enjoy sailing the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America's ms Ryndam.
Day 12 Port of Call - Juneau, Alaska
Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door. Juneau is the place to let your imagination run wild. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest. Visit the rustic shops in town. Or get out and kayak, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee or fish. There's no end to the adventure because of the long daylight hours. Overnight on Holland America's ms Ryndam.
Day 13 Port of Call - Skagway, Alaska
Take your time and poke into every little store 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 vintage characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of '98 Museum. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park boasts restored buildings and wooden boardwalks that invite you to take a stroll into the past. Overnight on Holland America's ms Ryndam.
Day 14 Glacier Bay Scenic Cruise
As Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. Bring out the camera and listen for the thunderous sound of a monumental chunk of ice that has split from a glacier as it crashes into the sea. The impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. Overnight on Holland America's ms Ryndam.
Day 15 Port of Call - Ketchikan, Alaska
Built out over the water and climbing weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains with a cheerful air. Take time to explore Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village, Ketchikan's main attractions. Deep water fjords created by retreating glaciers has left behind stunning granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls cascading into placid waters. Overnight on Holland America's ms Ryndam.
Day 16 Cruise the Inside Passage
Once again, cruise the Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America's ms Ryndam.
Day 17 Vancouver Departure
After breakfast you will disembark the ms Ryndam and be transferred by private limousine to Vancouver International Airport, where your vacation concludes.
Deluxe Room Categories included on the Rail and Cruise - Rockies Panorama
Vancouver: The Sutton Place Hotel, Sutton Room
Jasper: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Deluxe Room
Banff: Rimrock Resort, Grandview Room
Please note: Deluxe accommodation is not available in Kamloops