First Passage to the West
Journey through the Clouds
Rainforest to Gold Rush
2 Day Rail Trips
This is one of the most popular Rocky Mountaineer tours. See all the attractions of the Canadian Rockies in a week long rail journey including Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary. After your rail tour you will enjoy a 7 night cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage. All of the must-see attractions of Juneau, Ketchikan, Glacier Bay and Skagway are included in this week-long itinerary. A must for true rail/cruise enthusiasts.
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- 2 days onboard the spectacular Rocky Mountaineer® in your choice of RedLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service.
- 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise,Verandah or Ocean-View Stateroom
- 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners
- 9 nights hotel accommodation
- Admission to the Calgary Tower and Vancouver Lookout
- Jasper Tour
- Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
- North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
- Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
- Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
- Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
- Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper
- Luggage handling and National Parks Pass
- 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
Day 1 - Vancouver
Board Alaskan Cruise. Arrive at Vancouver International Airport and make your own way to the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your ship. Overnight on Holland America's ms Zuiderdam. (D)
Embarkation commences at 12 noon and scheduled sailing time is 5pm. Guests must be checked in by 3pm to guarantee boarding.
Day 2 - Cruise the Inside Passage
Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Zuiderdam. (B, L)
Day 3 - 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, set out and whale watch, flightsee, hike, kayak, raft or fish. Due to the long daylight hours, there’s plenty of time for your perfect Juneau adventure. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Zuiderdam. (B, L, D)
Day 4 - 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 Zuiderdam. (B, L, D)
Day 5 - 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 Zuiderdam. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - 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 Zuiderdam. (B, L, D)
Day 7 - Cruise the Inside Passage
Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Zuiderdam. (B, L, D)
Day 8 - Vancouver
After breakfast you will disembark the ms Zuiderdam and be transferred by taxi to your Vancouver accommodation. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this scenic city at your leisure. Overnight in Vancouver. (B)
Day 9 - Vancouver
Enjoy a free day to explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 10 - Vancouver
Enjoy another free day in Vancouver to explore on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 11 - Vancouver to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. (B, L)
Day 12 - Kamloops to Jasper
Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Overnight in Jasper. (B, L)
Day 13 - Jasper
Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 14 - Jasper to Lake Louise
Travel along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. 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. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving at Lake Louise. Overnight at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Day 15 - Lake Louise to Banff
After lunch, a tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Banff. Overnight in Banff.
Day 16 - Banff to Calgary with Summit Helicopter
Enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary.
A price reduction of $119 will apply for the Summit Helicopter Tour in the event of inclement weather or if a guest chooses not to fly.
Day 15 - Calgary
Your Western Explorer with Cruise vacation ends with check-out from your Calgary hotel.