First Passage to the West
Journey through the Clouds
Rainforest to Gold Rush
2 Day Rail Trips
Combine the Rocky Mountaineer with two-night stays in Lake Louise, Banff and Vancouver and a Glacier Bay Inside Passage cruise to create your perfect two-week vacation.
More information on the ms Ryndam and Holland Ameria Line cruises.
Call 877-929-7245 for air fares and schedules from your city to and from Calgary.
*Fuel Surcharge $15.00 per person + GST
- 2 day Rocky Mountaineer® GoldLeaf Service.
- 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise
- 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
- 6 nights luxury hotel accommodation
- 1 night moderate accommodation in Kamloops
- Accommodation in Large Outside Stateroom onboard the MS Ryndam (Category C)*
- Private limousine transfer between Calgary and Lake Louise including gratuities
- Tour to Banff, including Glacier Helicopter Tour* and Ranch Lunch
- Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
- 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 Vancouver
- 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
- Tour to Lake Louise
- Tour from Lake Louise to Calgary, including Banff Tour and Banff Gondola
- Jasper Tramway, including transportation to/from tramway
- Admission to the Calgary Tower
Westbound Itinerary - Calgary to Vancouver
Day 1 Arrival - Calgary to Lake Louise
You will be met on arrival at Calgary International Airport and transferred to Lake Louise by private limousine. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Day 2 Free Day in Lake Louise
Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Day 3 Lake Louise to Banff with Helicopter Tour*
Today your tour takes you through the magnificent Canadian Rockies past the Saskatchewan River Crossing to Cline River. Here you will enjoy a 25-minute helicopter flightseeing tour above the six glaciers of Mount Resolute, Mount Cline and the Whitegoat Peaks. You will also view a 270-metre (900-foot) waterfall, see some spectacular aqua-green high-alpine lakes and cross over a 2,700-metre (9,000-foot) mountain pass. A visit to a local ranch will provide ample time to discover the walking trails on-site 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 3. A $219 per person price reduction will apply.
Day 4 Banff Sightseeing
Enjoy a three-hour motorcoach sightseeing tour of Banff this morning. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure in Banff. Overnight at Rimrock Resort.
Day 5 Banff to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior, while enjoying the added comforts and amenities of GoldLeaf Service. Enjoy panoramic views of the spectacular scenery through dome windows and gourmet meals in the GoldLeaf Dining Room. 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.
Days 6 Kamloops to Vancouver
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of 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 7 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 8 Board Alaskan Cruise
Vancouver's beauty is proudly unveiled during your fully-commentated fourhour 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 9 Cruise the Inside Passage
Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America's ms Ryndam.
Day 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 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 14 Day 14 Cruise the Inside Passage
Once again, cruise the Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America's ms Ryndam.
Day 15 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 Vista
Lake Louise: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Deluxe Lakeside Room
Banff: Rimrock Resort, Grandview Room
Vancouver: The Sutton Place Hotel, Sutton Room
Please note: Deluxe accommodation is not available in Kamloops