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Wonders of the Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise

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Victoria
Tour Style: Value
17 Days from $3,020 per person

Capturing the astounding natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies from magnificent snowcapped mountains to glistening glacial lakes this trip will leave you breathless. 

Marvel at the wonderful scenery offered by the National Parks and get acquainted with mountain towns and their stunning backdrops before you head from sky to sea into beautiful British Columbia. Be delighted by charming Victoria before sailing through the picturesque Gulf islands to Vancouver, one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world. Perhaps embark on a once in a lifetime Alaskan cruise.

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  1. Welcome to Calgary, gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
    hotel:Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown
  2. Take a short orientation tour of Calgary before the journey from Calgary to Banff. In Banff, your sightseeing tour takes you along Tunnel Mountain Drive where you'll view Cascade Mountain, Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls and other natural attractions.
    hotel:Banff Voyager Inn
  3. Today is a free day for you to explore the area at your leisure. Why not take an exhilarating helicopter flightseeing tour?
  4. Drive along the Icefields Parkway, offering spectacular mountain landscape views. Stop at Peyto Lake and marvel at its beautiful azure-blue waters. See the Columbia Icefield, the largest in the Rockies. Ride across the Athabasca Glacier aboard a giant Ice Explorer for a closer look at this massive glacier. Later, arrive in Jasper for an orientation tour.
    hotel:Marmot Lodge
  5. Enjoy a full day at leisure in the largest National Park of the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of the area will leave you breathless and optional activities abound.
  6. See more of Jasper National Park and enjoy views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Pass through white-fenced ranch lands before reaching Sun Peaks.
    hotel:Sun Peaks Lodge
  7. Pass through the Nicola Valley before boarding a ferry to Victoria. After, drive to charming Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. An introductory sightseeing tour takes you along the waterfront district, past the Parliament Buildings and Government Street and through Beacon Hill Park.
    hotel:Comfort Inn and Suites
  8. This morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant with its conservatory atmosphere where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the many delights Victoria has to offer.
    meal(s):Iconic Breakfast
  9. Travel back to Vancouver. Explore historic Gastown, the city's oldest neighborhood, designated a National Historical Site. Stop at Stanley Park, with its famous collection of totem poles.
    meal(s):CB
    hotel:The Georgian Court
  10. You will be transferred to Canada Place where your cruise begins with the Inside
    Passage on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam. Your ship sails at 4:30 p.m., passing below Vancouver's spectacular Lion's Gate suspension bridge.

    meal(s):Dinner
  11. With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Arrive in Juneau where you can shop downtown, raft or flightsee.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Step into the town's past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. From your ship, view pristine Glacier Bay National Park.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Visit the world's largest collection of standing totem poles or enjoy a variety of optional excursions.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  16. Today is a relaxing day as you cruise back to Vancouver.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  17. 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 staterooms are on a request basis only for the cruise portion.

Single Room Supplement: from $625 p.p. for the land only tour, or from $1525 for land and cruise. 

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $103 per person.

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Meal Summary

2 Breakfasts.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • View stunning mountains and falls on your sightseeing tour
  • Sightseeing includes Peyto Lake, the Columbia Icefield and riding aboard a giant ice explorer across the Athabasca Glacier
  • Admire soaring mountain peaks, majestic Victoria Glacier and the glistening waters of the lake
  • Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming town
  • Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens
  • Embark on an introductory sightseeing tour of the city
  • Sightseeing includes Gastown, Stanley Park and Prospect Point

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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.

Jasper

Jasper Float Trip

Adult Price: $73.00 | Child Price: $30.00

Join the fun and experience an easy rafting / scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the “fur traders” over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 7 meter / 25 foot long, oar powered rafts; offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery drifting down a route that was used by fur traders many years ago. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required.

Jasper

Mount Edith Cavell Guided Walk

Adult Price: $72.00 | Child Price: $45.00

Join your guide on the “Path of the Glaciers” with Mount Edith Cavell's snow-capped peak towering a mile overhead. See the emerald green of the “Lake of Forgiveness” and look out for incredible glacial formations, including icebergs and ice avalanches. Be sure to wear your good walking shoes for this 90-minute moderate walk. You'll have plenty of stops for picture taking, enjoying the scenery and learning about the local history and geography. You may also spot wildlife during the 40-minute drive to and from this area. Operates seasonally.

Jasper

Magline Lake Cruise

Adult Price: $65.00 | Child Price: $33.00

Nestled in a ring of towering mountains, Maligne Lake is the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Here you’ll discover world-famous Spirit Island, the crown jewel of Jasper National Park. The Maligne Lake Cruise is an experience like no other with an experienced crew who will guide you through the rich history, ecology and geology of Maligne Lake. This interpretive tour has been declared the “Best Boat Cruise in Canada” by 8 million Reader’s Digest subscribers. You’ll be inspired by the beauty of Maligne Lake’s vibrant blue waters and by the stunning lofty peaks as you cruise to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination and one of the most photographed locations in the Rockies, accessible only by boat. Subject to weather conditions.

Banff

Brewster Banff Gondola

Adult Price: $49.00 | Child Price: $25.00

At the Banff Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7,486 feet ( 2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction or go to the restaurant area to enjoy the views inside or from its upper deck. You can also take the Banff Skywalk for a short self-guided interpretive walkway along the summit ridge leading to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada. Subject to weather conditions.

Vancouver

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Adult Price: $44.00 | Child Price: $15.00

Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, allow 2 - 3 hours for your visit to Vancouver's iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge, hanging 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. The park offers more than just the bridge. Its surrounding 27 acres celebrate nature, history and culture in unique and thrilling ways. No more so than with the newest attraction, CLIFFWALK. Cliffwalk hangs for 213m (700ft) and reaches 91m (300ft) high, hugging the granite cliffside and offering a panoramic view of the thriving rainforest and canyon far below. On Treetops Adventure venture from one magnificent old growth Douglas-fir to another on a series of seven elevated suspension bridges, reaching as high as 110 feet (33m), for a squirrel's eye view of the forest. Guides, signage and interactive exhibits throughout the park help you in your understanding of rainforest ecosystems and their sustainability.

Victoria

Victoria Whale Watching Excursion

Adult Price: $121.00 | Child Price: $90.00

Board your vessel to enjoy a three-hour whale-watching expedition in the waters off Victoria. While it can’t be guaranteed in advance which of the abundant marine wildlife you’ll see on your journey, chances are you’ll also spot magnificent bald eagles, porpoises or seals. Spring and summer are the best times of the year to see the resident Orca whales in all their glory.

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