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Majesty of the Rockies with Alaskan Cruise

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Beauty Creek, Jasper
Tour Style: Luxury
22 Days from $6,436 per person

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.

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  1. 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.

    meal(s):WD
    hotel:Four Seasons Vancouver.
  2. 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. 

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  3. 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. 

    meal(s):FB, DW
    hotel:Grand Pacific, Victoria (2 nights).
  4. 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.

    meal(s):FB
    hotel:Grand Pacific, Victoria.
  5. 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. 

    meal(s):FB, DW
    hotel:Four Seasons Resort Whistler.
  6. 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? 

    meal(s):FB
  7. 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.

    meal(s):FB, DW
    hotel:Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna
  8. 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.

    meal(s):FB, DW
    hotel:The Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise
  9. 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.

    meal(s):FB, DA
    hotel:The Fairmont Banff Springs (2 nights).
  10. Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and take advantage of the hotel facilities, browse the shops along Banff Avenue or join a helicopter tour flying over the Canadian Rockies.
    meal(s):FB
    hotel:The Fairmont Banff Springs.
  11. 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.

    meal(s):FB, CD
    hotel:The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (2 nights).
  12. In the morning, embark on a private, narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake, one of the jewels of the Canadian Rockies. Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites of the Canadian Rockies. Then, join your Travelling Concierge for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Canadian Rockies. Stroll along the canyon's trail, past beautiful waterfalls, astounding rock formations and learn about the underground river system. Gain a unique perspective of the beautiful park on an afternoon raft trip.
    meal(s):FB
  13. If you choose to, board the Optional Rocky Mountaineer (GoldLeaf Service) to relive the golden age of rail travel on your way to Vancouver. Otherwise, head west over Yellowhead Pass and arrive at Mount Robson, the Rockies' tallest peak at 12,989 feet (3,989 metres). Follow the Thompson River as you descend through the Columbia Mountains and arrive at your overnight hotel in the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks.
    meal(s):FB
    hotel:Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.
  14. Returning to the Pacific Coast, arrive back in Vancouver and head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park. Cross the spectacular suspension bridge, 230 feet (70 metres) above the Capilano River, and join the award-winning Treetops, a guided nature tour along a series of elevated walkways, offering fabulous photo opportunites. In the evening, gather with your Travelling Concierge and travelling companions for dinner at the hotel.
    meal(s):FB, D
    hotel:Four Seasons Vancouver.
  15. Transfer from the Fours Seasons Vancouver to board ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam.

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

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Ms Nieuw Amsterdam or Ms Volendam
  17. 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):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Ms Nieuw Amsterdam or Ms Volendam
  18. Step into the town's colourful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Ms Nieuw Amsterdam or Ms Volendam
  19. From the comfort of your ship, enjoy pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park.

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

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Ms Nieuw Amsterdam or Ms Volendam
  21. Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Ms Nieuw Amsterdam or Ms Volendam
  22. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast

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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 $187 per person.

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Meal Summary

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.

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • Vancouver: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood and Bar inside the Four Seasons Vancouver.
  • Banff: Experience traditional, regional and contemporary à la carte dining at your choice of the Fairmont's fine restaurants.
  • Jasper: Join your Traveling Concierge for a lively Celebration Dinner with wine.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Whistler: Enjoy the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center where you will embark on a walking tour followed by a Tea Workshop with a masterblender where you will create your own personal concoction.
  • Yoho National Park: Enjoy a liqueur with friends before roasting s'mores around a bonfire and enjoying dark-sky star-gazing.
  • Banff: Meet a Mountie, in his iconic uniform, and hear personal, on-the-job stories.
  • Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes.
  • Jasper: Enjoy an included float trip down the Athabasca River. With a wildlife expert, learn about the fascinating history and nature of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Maligne Lake: This irrigation system mystified early French Canadian fur traders. Find out why as you explore Maligne Canyon and enjoy a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake.
  • Vancouver: Cross the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230 feet (70 meters) above the Capilano River. 

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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.

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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