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Testify to the supreme majesty of Western Canada and Alaska by road, rail and sea. The first part of your incredible journey is via luxury, escorted touring through historic towns and verdant National Parks. Then you have the option to experience one of the world's most romantic train journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer or embarking on a classic cruise on the glacial waters of Alaska.
Dine at the highly rated YEW Seafood and Bar in Vancouver. Meet a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman who'll fascinate you with personal stories and traditions of the ‘Mounties'. The graceful Emerald Lake Lodge is set on a 13-acre peninsula making the perfect location to enjoy Yoho National Park.
Welcome to Canada's vibrant port city of Vancouver. On arrival at Vancouver International Airport you'll be met and transferred to your luxury downtown hotel in the heart of the city's premier shopping and entertainment district. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with drinks at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood and Bar.
Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. A stop will also be made at Granville Island Public Market, with time to browse through this bustling market. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Soar over the Capilano River as you cross the suspension bridge, climb through the old growth fir trees on the Treetops Adventure, and rise high above the canyon along a towering wall of granite on the new Cliffwalk. The rest of the day is free.
Board your ferry and relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge, with scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation introduces you to the Inner Harbor, the ornate Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please until your Highlight Dinner with wine at the Canoe Brewpub restaurant situated on Victoria's beautiful waterfront.
Begin the day with a visit to Butchart Gardens' Blue Poppy Restaurant, and gain access to the grounds before they have opened to the general public. You'll have ample time to explore the 55 acres (22 ha) of exquisite floral displays, meandering paths and spectacular views. Learn more about your favorite flora before enjoying the afternoon at leisure in Victoria.
Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland and continue along one of the most scenic highways - the Sea-to-Sky. En route to Whistler stop to view the roaring 300 foot Shannon Falls tumbling down the mountainside. On arrival in Whistler, your Local Expert will explain Whistler's history, from its humble resort roots, to its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the evening, dine at Hy's Steakhouse with perfectly grilled steak or local seafood with wine.
In the morning, you will be welcomed by a First Nations Ambassador at the award-winning Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center, showcasing First Nations' art history and culture. Next, take part in a private 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 - perhaps enjoy flight-seeing over British Columbia's vast alpine wilderness?
Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best fruit and hybrid wines in the world. Your home for the night is at the lakeside Delta Grand Okanagen Resort. In the evening, enjoy dinner complemented by local wines.
Journey through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff. En route stop at Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings. In the afternoon, depart for another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake, before continuing to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. For your evening meal, choose one of the resort's four unique dining venues.
Enjoy an interpretive talk along the shore of Lake Louise also known as the 'Jewel of the Rockies' and learn about the history and geography of the area. The rest of the morning is yours to do as you please. Take a canoe out on the lake, take a hike to Lake Agnes and the historic teahouse or just relax and take in the beauty of the lake, surrounded by dense green forest and crowned by the glistening Victoria Glacier. In the afternoon, head out for the popular resort city of Banff to enjoy an orientation tour including viewpoints, landmarks, historic places and a ride aboard the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy a private meet and greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, wearing the iconic red serge uniform. For your evening meal, choose from a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure.
Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenes such as the Crowfoot Glacier and Columbia Icefield, North America's largest sub-polar ice pack. At Athabasca Glacier, climb on-board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour over steep grades, snow and ice as you ascend part way up the glacier. Your home for the night two nights the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in the heart of Jasper National Park – an alpine wonderland. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at the hotel before joining your friends for stargazing, complete with a roaring fire, liqueur and s'mores.
Transfer from the Fours Seasons Vancouver to board ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam.
With the most Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view.
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.
Step into the town's colourful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.
From the comfort of your ship, enjoy pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park.
While ashore, check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles or an optional guided through town or a harbour cruise.
Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver.
Sail into Vancouver Harbour this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel, if you wish to extend your stay.
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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 $1,725.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $162 per person.
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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.
Past Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the Land Only price of the vacation..
1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 13 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 5 Dinners (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD).
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2 Gourmet Breakfasts (FB), 1 Lunch Selection (L) and all snacks and beverages, including alcohol.
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 48 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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