Embark on a rail-cruise adventure of a lifetime on this incredible 16-day tour.
About the 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 ship for a 7-day cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage to Anchorage. After you disembark, enjoy visits to Denali National Park and Fairbanks.
- Scenic rail travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Railroad's Denali Star
- 7 nights aboard Holland America Line cruise ship
- Hotel accommodations for 8 nights
- 25 meals
- Vancouver Hop-on Hop-off tour, including admission to Vancouver Lookout Tower
- Ports of Call:
Day 1 - Calgary to BanffArrive in Calgary and transfer to the resort town of Banff. Overnight Banff.
Day 2 - Rocky MountaineerThis 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 VancouverYour 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 VancouverTour Vancouver on a Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing tour. Visit popular parts of the city including Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown and Granville Island. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 5 - Vancouver at LeisureSee Vancouver at your 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 Cruise ShipBoard 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 PassageSpend 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 - KetchikanKetchikan is the southernmost city in Alaska and the first port of call. During your visit, you may wish to visit Creek Street, a wooden boardwalk featuring museums, galleries, restaurants, and popular local shops. Overnight ship. (B,L,D)
Day 9 - JuneauToday'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 - SkagwaySpend 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 BayToday 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 SeaSpend 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*
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.
*Departures in 2021 will disembark in Whittier, Alaska
Day 14 - Denali National ParkTravel from Anchorage to Denali National Park aboard the Denali Star. Upon your arrival check into your hotel and begin exploring this phenomenal National Park. Overnight Denali.
Day 15 - Denali to FairbanksSpend your morning at leisure in Denali. Later today, reboard the Denali Star and travel to Fairbanks by train. Overnight Fairbanks.
Day 16 - FairbanksYour journey comes to an end today.
Hotels include the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Rimrock Resort Hotel, Hilton Anchorage, Grande Denali Lodge, and Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. Bask in the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies through the panoramic windows of Rocky Mountaineer's 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. Accommodations on Alaska Railroad’s Denali Star are in Adventure Class.
Hotels include the Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Banff Springs, Hilton Anchorage, Grande Denali Lodge, and Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. 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 a Veranda Suite including two lower beds convertible to one Queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Accommodations on Alaska Railroad’s Denali Star are in GoldStar Service.
Accommodations are available for inside cabins and moderate hotels. Ask your rail specialist for more details.
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Port taxes of $235-$245 per person are not included.
2020 sailings will be on the ms Noordam and 2021 on ms Nieuw Amsterdam.