Alaska Cruise • Vancouver • Kamloops • Banff • Lake Louise • Calgary
Adventure in the Rockies! This journey brings you to the stunning mountain towns of Banff and Lake Louise, with a trio to the Columbia Icefields and a helicopter tour through soaring peaks of the Rockies. Start or finish your trip with a luxurious Alaska Cruise.
Alaska is a place like no other. With snow-capped mountains, massive glaciers and majestic wildlife, it's positively brimming with natural beauty.
Visitors to Canada - and Canadians too - are often struck by the sheer size of this country. Dividing the east and west of the immense territory is a boundary of almost unimaginable magnitude: the Canadian Rockies. The range's mammoth proportions make the rail line that united the country all the more profound. First Passage to the West route retraces the steps of the 19th - century explorers who first forged a route to the west, and gives a living history lesson of the building of a nation.
See the historic spot of the last spike at Craigellachie, British Columbia, where the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed in 1885.
Enjoy locally sourced food and always - friendly service.
Keep your eyes peeled for abundant local wildlife, like elk.
Capture photos of quintessential Canadian landscapes from your seat on the train.
Go for hikes against awe-inspiring backdrops.
Relax on the shores of pristine lakes surrounded by breathtaking mountain peaks.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Begin your journey at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your ship. Overnight on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam. D
Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam. B, L, D
The town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest, visit the rustic shops in town, set out and whale watch, sightsee, hike, kayak, raft, or fish. Overnight on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam. B, L, D
Explore the shops from Trail Branch to Lynch & Kennedy's Dry Goods, the Red Onion Saloon, and the nostalgic Trail of '98 Museum. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park boasts restored buildings and wooden boardwalks that invite you to take a stroll into the past. Overnight on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam. B, L, D
As Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than any place in the world. Overnight on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam. B, L, D
Explore Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village, Ketchikan's main attractions. Deep water fjords created by retreating glaciers have left behind stunning granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and waterfalls cascading into placid waters. Overnight on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam. B, L, D
Cruise the Inside Passage past Haida Gwaii (formerly known as he Queen Charlotte Islands) and Vancouver Island. Overnight on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam. B, L, D
After breakfast you will disembark the ms Nieuw Amsterdam in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Enjoy a day at leisure and check out Vancouver's must-see attractions. Explore the city's museums, art galleries, gardens, and varied neighbourhoods. Overnight in Vancouver. B
Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver's majestic North Shore including the Capiliano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included) Overnight Vancouver.
Travel on board Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops. You will see dramatic changes in scenery, from lush green fields of the Frazer Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. B, L
Your journey continues east to the mighty Canadian rockies and the province of Alberta. Travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today's highlights inlude Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels, and the glaciers and snow capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends in Lake Louise. B, L
Today, enjoy a full-day tour along one of the most scenic highways in the world as you travel to Jasper National Park on the Icefields Parkway. The Columbia Icefields is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. At the Columbia Icefield Centre, time is provided for lunch (not included) after you have had a chance to experience the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure (admission included). Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Afterward, brief stops will be made at Bow and Peyto Lakes before arrving back in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.
This morning explore beautiful Lake Louise in your own. After lunch, half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight Banff
Explore Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include the minereal pools at Upper Hot Springs, a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, historic museums, Lake Minnewanka or golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight Banff.
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour to Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today's adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight Calgary.
Your vacation ends with checkout from your Calgary hotel.
|DATE||SilverLeaf Service||GoldLeaf Service||GoldLeaf Deluxe|
|August 25 September 1||$7,190||$9,765||$11,180|
|Sept. 8 - 15||$7,040||$9,450||$10,850|
|September 22 - 28||$6,195||$9,295||$10,610|
Additonal date of September 22, 2018 - GoldLeaf ($8,030) and GoldLeaf Deluxe ($9,240)
Guests booking GoldLeaf Deluxe Service will travel in GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer, plus enjoy upgraded hotel accommodation throughout their tour (note: all accommodation in Kamloops is moderate). Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes and additional fees not included.
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