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Majesty of the Rockies with Alaskan Cruise

21 Days from $7,266 per person

Style: Luxury | Pace: Active

Take in the majesty of the Rocky Mountains as you travel in luxurious comfort by road, rail and sea to the most dazzling national parks, glaciers and historic villages of Western Canada and Alaska. Savor delicious local cuisine in trendy Vancouver and meet passionate Local Experts, as you discover Mother Nature’s bounties from the Rockies to the waters of Alaska.

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Overview

Take in the majesty of the Rocky Mountains as you travel in luxurious comfort by road, rail and sea to the most dazzling national parks, glaciers and historic villages of Western Canada and Alaska. Savor delicious local cuisine in trendy Vancouver and meet passionate Local Experts, as you discover Mother Nature’s bounties from the Rockies to the waters of Alaska.

  1. On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. At 6 pm, join your Traveling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar.

    meal(s):Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Four Seasons
  2. This morning, experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. Later, board your ferry and relax in the exclusive SeaWest Lounge all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation tour will introduce you to the city's highlights. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please until your Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant, situated on Victoria's beautiful waterfront. 

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Grand Pacific
  3. Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens’ Blue Poppy Restaurant and gain access to the stunning grounds before they are open to the general public. You’ll have ample time to explore before enjoying the afternoon at leisure in Victoria. Why not head to Royal British Columbia Museum or explore downtown Victoria and take a stroll along the beautiful inner harbor.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Grand Pacific
  4. Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland and continue along the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway. En route to Whistler, stop to view roaring Shannon Falls. If you've enjoyed this years' Winter Olympics, why not learn more in Whistler, the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics? Explore Whistler and learn about its ascendancy onto the world stage. Dine at the AAA-rated four-diamond restaurant SIDECUT for a Highlight Dinner of featuring a modern take on traditional steakhouse fare. Rest up at the Four Seasons Resort, Whistler, a luxurious retreat set against a backdrop of alpine meadows. 

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Four Seasons Resort
  5. In the morning, a First Nations Ambassador welcomes you at the award-winning Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center, showcasing the native peoples’ art, history and culture. Once here, you'll learn about traditional teas important to the region, before taking part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea blend from the forest and local flora. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Why not take an easy nature walk around Lost Lake or head to Whistler Museum where you can find out about Whistler's early settlers?

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Four Seasons Resort
  6. Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region. Known for producing some of the best wines in the world, this fertile land holds the majority of vineyard acreage in the province and is home to both boutique vineyards and larger distinguished operations. Savor a delicious Dinner with wine at your luxury hotel, prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients from the valley.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Grand Okanagan Resort
  7. Journey through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks—Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff—with informative talks on the distinguishing highlights of each park. En route, stop at Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings. Famed for its vibrant color, this iconic beauty spot offers an idyllic photo opportunity. In the afternoon, enjoy an engaging nature talk at Lake Louise before strolling along the lake, before continuing to the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. For your evening meal, choose from one of the resort's four unique dining venues, including contemporary Canadian cuisine at the Fairview or Italian dishes at Lago Italian Kitchen.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:The Fairmont Chateau
  8. This morning, visit Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Explore Banff Your Way and choose to ride the Banff Gondola or visit Whyte Museum. Later, join a private meet-and-greet with a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. Hear fascinating tales of what it’s like to wear the famous red serge uniform, before having the opportunity to ask questions and have your picture taken with the Mountie. For dinner, choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel, with each taking pride in sourcing fresh ingredients from local farmers, purveyors and artisans. Get some royal shut-eye at The Fairmont Banff Springs, otherwise known as Canada’s 'Castle in the Rockies.'

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:The Fairmont Banff Springs
  9. Enjoy a full day at leisure to take in the wonders of Banff at your own pace. Your Traveling Concierge is on hand to assist with local recommendations.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:The Fairmont Banff Springs
  10. Travel along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenery. At the Icefields Visitor Center, embark on a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. With your expert driver-guide, step out onto the frosty flow, formed centuries ago. In the evening, enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine at the hotel before joining your friends for stargazing, complete with a roaring fire, liqueur and s'mores on the hotel's magnificent grounds.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  11. In the morning, embark on a private, narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites of the Canadian Rockies. Then, join your Traveling Concierge for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective of the beautiful park as you join a National Park Guide on an afternoon scenic float trip (waiver required) down the Athabasca River.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  12. If you choose, board the optional Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service to relive the golden age of rail travel on your way to Vancouver with an overnight stay in Kamloops. Alternatively, journey west by luxury coach and arrive at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ tallest peak, before descending through the Columbia Mountains, arriving in Sun Peaks.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
  13. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, as you cross the bridge for spectacular views from the top of the canyon. The rest of the day is yours to explore Vancouver. A haven for sports enthusiasts and keen history buffs alike, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Four Seasons
  14. Take your transfer to Canada Place where your Alaska cruise begins on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:MS Nieuw Amsterdam
  15. With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:MS Nieuw Amsterdam
  16. The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains and bathed in the blue hue of the ice. Arrive in Juneau, where you can shop downtown, kayak, dogsled, raft or flightsee.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:MS Nieuw Amsterdam
  17. Step into the town's colorful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:MS Nieuw Amsterdam
  18. From the comfort of your ship, enjoy pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:MS Nieuw Amsterdam
  19. While ashore, check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles or an optional guided through town or a harbor cruise.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:MS Nieuw Amsterdam
  20. Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:MS Nieuw Amsterdam
  21. Sail into Vancouver Harbor this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the trip hotel if you wish to extend your stay. Airport arrival will be at approximately 9:30 am.

    meal(s):Breakfast
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  • Chairman's Collection
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Special Small Group Departure
5 May 19 25 May 19 checkmark $8,045$7,438pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote Book Now
12 May 19 1 Jun 19 $7,845$7,266pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote Book Now
19 May 19 8 Jun 19 checkmark $7,965pp Request Quote Book Now
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9 Jun 19 29 Jun 19 $8,820$8,168pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote Book Now
16 Jun 19 6 Jul 19 checkmark $8,765pp Request Quote Book Now
23 Jun 19 13 Jul 19 $8,765$8,118pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote Book Now
30 Jun 19 20 Jul 19 $9,120$8,438pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote Book Now
7 Jul 19 27 Jul 19 checkmark $8,865$8,208pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote Book Now
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14 Jul 19 3 Aug 19 $9,045$8,370pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote Book Now
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  • Special Small Group Departure: This departure indicates a tour limited to a small number of guests.
  • Chairman's Collection: This departure includes a special royal dinner as part of Luxury Gold's Chairman Collection.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $4,795 per person

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Traveling Concierge and Driver $177 per person

AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift!  Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Meal Summary

20 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners and 7 Dinners with Wine.

ON-BOARD ROCKY MOUNTAINEER:*

2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, on-board snacks and all beverages, including alcohol.

Included Highlights

VIP Experiences

  • Whistler: With your Squamish Lil'wat Ambassador take part in a tea workshop with a master-blender and create your own unique blend
  • Banff: Enjoy a private meeting with a retired Royal Canadian Mountie to learn about the service and hear his personal stories

Journey Highlights

  • Victoria: The oldest city in the Pacific Northwest and the gem of British Columbia, Victoria is a grand, elegant wonder. Explore this Garden City with her historic charm, baroque architecture, colorful squares and lively waterfront
  • Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes
  • Maligne Lake: Cruise along the crystal-clear, reflective waters of Canada’s most famous lake. Prepare for a breathtaking display of nature’s beauty as you learn how early French Traders navigated waters crowned by snow-laden peaks and nestled between glaciers
  • Vancouver: Cross the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230 feet high, for a squirrel's eye view
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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Banff

Explore the Rockies Tour 20 min

Adult Price: $195.00 | Child Price: $195.00

Blades humming, the helicopter from Rockies Heli Canada rises up from the Kananaskis Base and soars away over the valley, crossing snow-capped mountains, rivers, and lakes. Rising to 9,500 feet, gaze upon all of these breathtaking panoramic views as you glide smoothly by on the Explore the Rockies tour. The tour is long enough to get beyond the face of the Rockies and “behind” the peaks. This exciting option typically will provide the excitement of flying through or over a mountain pass with frequent sightings of Big Horn Sheep and occasionally herds of Elk. Subject to weather permitting.

Banff

Grand Rockies Tour 30 mins

Adult Price: $325.00 | Child Price: $325.00

The thrill of flight and the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies as seen from an eagle's perspective - the Grand Rocky Mountain Tour is Rockie Heli's most popular flight from our RHT-K base, the tour will introduce you to the spectacular scenery of the Spray Lakes Valley, the Iconic Three Sisters Mountains of Canmore as well as stunning Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. Subject to weather permitting.

Banff

Summit Helicopter Tour, 12 mins

Adult Price: $135.00 | Child Price: $135.00

The Summit Tour will provide you with you first glimpse into the spectacular Rocky Mountains.   Flying up to 7,000 ft. (2,300 m) above sea level, this tour will give you a taste of beautiful Kananaskis Country and the glorious peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Subject to weather condition.

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