Rocky Mountaineer and Holland America cruise ship in Glacier Bay
Rocky Mountaineer and Holland America cruise ship in Glacier Bay
Calgary city skyline views
Calgary city skyline views
Athabasca Mountains, Columbia Icefield & Bow Lake
Athabasca Mountains, Columbia Icefield & Bow Lake
Maligne Canyon, Pyramid Lake, Aurora Borealis & Old Fort Point, Jasper
Maligne Canyon, Pyramid Lake, Aurora Borealis & Old Fort Point, Jasper
Sights of the Rocky Mountaineer Cloud Route
Sights of the Rocky Mountaineer Cloud Route
Vancouver Park & Skyline views
Vancouver Park & Skyline views
Holland America's Nieuw Cruise Ship & Alaska Destinations: Inside Passage, Juneau, Ketchikan & Glacier Bay
Holland America's Nieuw Cruise Ship & Alaska Destinations: Inside Passage, Juneau, Ketchikan & Glacier Bay

Canadian Rockies Explorer with Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

14 nights from €4,179 per person Including Flights

Overview

Explore the stunning national parks of Jasper and Banff, with a host of spectacular locations in between including Lake Louise and Icefields Parkway. Enjoy two days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, travelling through the stunning Canadian Rockies by rail. Then continue your adventure on a cruise of a lifetime, through the Inside Passage to Alaska with Holland America. (JV / HAL)

Highlights:

  • Seven night cruise onboard the Holland America ms Koningsdam, cruising through the dramatic Inside Passage to spectacular Glacier Bay, and calling at the fascinating Alaskan towns of Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway.
  • Marvel at spectacular Lake Louise – one of the most photographed lakes in the world.
  • Take a two-day “Journey Through the Clouds” rail journey through the Rockies onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Enjoy a tour of the Icefields Parkway including a trip on an Ice Explorer and the Glacier Skywalk
  • Discover the mountains, lakes and waterfalls on a tour of Banff National Park
  • Experience the beauty of Jasper National Park with a tour including lunch and a cruise on beautiful Lake Maligne.

"Glacier Bay was a huge highlight of the cruise! A whole day is spent meandering from glacier to glacier, with everyone watching quietly waiting for the moment that one calves and the sound of thunder fills the air as the ice hits the ocean. It’s really like nothing I’ve experienced anywhere!  A nice surprise for me was how easy it was to find a quite spot on the ship to view the glaciers – Holland America make sure not to fill their ships to capacity and there’s plenty of deck space for everyone, so no fighting for room to take a picture!"
Holly, North America Specialist

Itinerary Overview
Fly to Calgary 1 night - Lake Louise 1 night - Banff 1 night - Jasper 2 nights - Rocky Mountaineer 2 day train journey with 1 night in Kamloops - Vancouver 1 night - Holland America Cruise from Vancouver 7 nights calling at Jueanu, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan disembark Vancouver - Fly home

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Day 1

Fly to Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and transfer independently to your hotel, enjoying an evening exploring Cowboy town. You could head to pedestrianised Stephen Avenue for a great choice of restaurants and bars.

Classic Hotel – Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown (Standard room) or Ramada Hotel Downtown Calgary (Standard room)
Superior Hotel – Calgary Marriott Hotel (Standard room) or The Westin (Traditional Main Building)
Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Palliser (Junior Suite)

Day 2

Calgary to Banff

Pick up a coach transfer this morning and travel west towards the Rocky Mountains. Upon arrival into Banff you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure to explore this charming town. We can book several excursions for you to enjoy in the afternoon such as a cruise on Lake Minnewanka, an evening wildlife tour or a trip up Sulphur Mountain on Banff Gondola.

Classic Hotel – Banff Inn or Brewster’s Mountain Lodge
Superior Hotel – Royal Canadian Lodge (Standard room) or Buffalo Mountain Lodge (Premier Room)
Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Banff Springs (Deluxe room)

Day 3

Banff to Lake Louise

After check-out, join the Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Tour departing Banff and ending at Lake Louise, and taking the full day. Enjoy the wonderful sights of the Banff and Yoho National Parks, Moraine Lake, Takakaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass, Valley of the Ten Peaks and Spiral Tunnels. On arrival at

Lake Louise, you’ll check into the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Classic Hotel – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont room) or Post Hotel
Superior Hotel - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Mount Temple room)
Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview room)

Day 4

Lake Louise to Jasper

Depart Lake Louise and take a full day guided tour which will take you along the Icefields Parkway and into Jasper. At the Columbia Icefield you will enjoy a 90-minute glacier adventure on a unique Ice Explorer vehicle, visit the Discover Centre and brave the Glacier Skywalk – a glass-floored platform extending 30 meters out over the Sunwapta Canyon. Lunch is included, and you will have a great day in this most scenic part of the world. Arrive in Jasper at the end of the afternoon for a two night stay in this lovely town.

Classic Hotel (2 nights) – Marmot Lodge (Standard room) or Lobstick Lodge (Standard room)
Superior Hotel (2 nights) - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont room) or Sawridge Inn (Outside View room with balcony)
Deluxe Hotel (2 nights) - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe room)

Day 5

Jasper

Today you will experience the best of Jasper National Park on a four hour tour including lunch and a cruise on gorgeous Maligne Lake*. Travel the trails of the early explorers, along the Athabasca Canadian Heritage River. Stroll above Maligne Caynon with its narrow gorge and limestone walls and visit the place of First Nation legend at Medicine Lake.

* Departures 1 to 19 May will not include the cruise as it is too early in the season for this to operate

Day 6

Rocky Mountaineer - Jasper to Kamloops

This morning take the hotel transfer to the station to board the Rocky Mountaineer. Sit back and enjoy views of the dramatic landscape of the Continental Divide, as your route takes you through winding valleys, mountain ranges and the Yellowhead Pass. On arrival in Kamloops you will be taken to your allocated hotel.

Overnight Kamloops (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7

Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops to Vancouver

Continue west today towards Vancouver, passing the Coast and Cascade Mountains and Fraser River Valley. Enjoy the great food on board the train, and be entertained by the commentary and chat of the Rocky Mountaineer on board team. Your rail journey comes to an end upon arrival in Vancouver this evening when you transfer to your hotel.

Classic Hotel – Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre (Standard room) or Georgian Court Hotel (Deluxe room)
Superior Hotel – Fairmont Vancouver Hotel (Fairmont room) or Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown (Harbourview room)
Deluxe Hotel – Fairmont Vancouver Hotel (Deluxe room)

Day 8

Embarkation

Transfer independently early this afternoon to the Vancouver cruise terminal where you will board the ms Koningsdam cruise ship.

Overnight onboard (Dinner included)

Day 9

Inside Passage

Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 10

Port of Call Juneau, Alaska

Situated at the foot of the mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, Juneau is a city made for nature lovers. There’s so much to do here that makes the most of the beautiful scenery, such as hiking, fishing and kayaking. Take a trip to the nearby Juneau Icefields or the Mendenhall Glacier, each found on Juneau’s doorstep. Due to the long daylight hours, there’s plenty of time for your perfect Juneau adventure.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 11

Port of Call Skagway, Alaska

Explore Skagway today, visiting the quaint stores and bars, and visiting the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park which has restored buildings and wooden boardwalks inviting you to take a step back in time.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 12

Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park is today’s port of call, with a scenic cruise journeying through this beautiful region. Listen out for the sound of chunks of ice crashing into the water – Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 13

Port of Call Ketchikan, Alaska

Set out over the waters and clinging to weathered stairways – Ketchikan, the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’, is a cheerful destination found on Revillagigedo Island.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 14

Inside Passage

Today sees you embark on your last stretch of the tour, sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 15

Vancouver

After breakfast you will disembark your cruise ship in Vancouver, where your holiday comes to an end as you head to the airport for your flight home

(Breakfast included)

  • Return transatlantic flights

On the tour:

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer journey in Silverleaf Service. Upgrade to Goldleaf for a supplement
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches onboard the train
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in Classic hotels. Upgrade to Superior or Deluxe for a supplement.
  • Excursions as detailed in the itinerary unless stated "optional"

On the cruise:

  • Accomodation for 7 nights in an Interior Stateroom. Ocean-view and Verandah Staterooms are available at a supplement
  • All meals are included for the duration of the cruise
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Luxury bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player

Please note that the first seven days of this holiday will be an independent tour, which means that there will not be a tour manager escorting you. However you can pick and choose your hotels and excursions so that everything is pre-booked, all transportation is included (except airport transfers) and you will be given full details of all meeting points and times. So you can relax as everything is taken care of.

Dave Hennessy
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