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Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska by Sea

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16 days From $6,963 per person
5.0 stars(8 reviews)

Embark on a rail-cruise adventure of a lifetime on this incredible 16-day tour.

Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2025 Tour code: WC-RASN-25

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.


What’s included


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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 - Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Traverse urban cityscapes, seaside parks, and ancient rain forests today as you explore Vancouver and the North Shore. Begin with the highlights of downtown before you continue across the Lion's Gate Bridge to Vancouver's scenic North Shore, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Don't miss the impressive collection of First Nations artwork and the historic Story Centre. From the spectacular Cliffwalk, gaze out over the Capilano River before you walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to the other side where many unique experiences await.

Return to downtown Vancouver and get ready to engage all your senses as you step out into Granville Island Market. This market is an artisan haven for all things local and hand-made, including delicious food, coffee, tea, eclectic artwork, and west coast music. Carry on through bustling Chinatown and continue to historic Gastown, the heart of Vancouver. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 5 - Vancouver at Leisure

See Vancouver at your own pace today. Spend the day shopping on Robson Street or visiting attractions like the Vancouver Art Gallery, which houses a multitude of unique exhibits year-round. You can opt for a more active day with a bike tour of Stanley Park, or a walking food tour of the Granville Island Market. Alternately, take to the skies via seaplane to get a complete aerial view of the city and the north shore mountains. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 6 - Board Cruise Ship

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Ketchikan

Ketchikan 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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 - Juneau

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 Skagway

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 - Glacier Bay

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 - Whitter

Disembark the Holland America cruise ship in Whittier, 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 the Denali Star. Upon your arrival check into your hotel and begin exploring this phenomenal National Park. Overnight Denali.

Day 15 - Denali to Fairbanks

Spend your morning at leisure in Denali. Later today, reboard the Denali Star and travel to Fairbanks by train. Overnight Fairbanks.

Day 16 - Fairbanks

Your journey comes to an end today.

Additional information

Pricing Plans

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.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Alaska Railroad's Denali Star
Rocky Mountaineer's First Passage to the West


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5.0 stars5.0 / 5 · 8 reviews

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5 stars

Submitted 03 Aug 2023

Great people and ride

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5 stars

Submitted 05 Jun 2023

what a trip, 17 days of bliss. planes, 3 trains and a 7 day cruse. everything went perfectly and surpassed all my expectations! Just WOW.

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5 stars

Submitted 28 Aug 2022

Excellent itinerary, well arranged. Only real issue was that one day in Denali Park is much too short, need two or three.

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5 stars

Submitted 18 Jun 2019

Vacations by Rail was great to work with, our agent Ryan never got tired of my questions and was always helpful. The whole trip was so easy because they did all the work, our vouchers arrived and off we went. The Rocky Mountaineer is by far the most amazing train trip you could ever take through the Canadian Rockies.

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Robert H., New Lenox, IL

5 stars

Submitted 30 Dec 2018

Great service, great food, the scenery was tremendous. Just perfect!

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Linda D, Brighton, IL

5 stars

Submitted 21 Dec 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the rail vacation. It is something we always wanted to do and was on our bucket list. We were not disappointed at all.

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