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Spectacular West with Alaska Cruise - ms Volendam

13 Days / 12 Nights
Calgary to Vancouver or Vancouver to Calgary
From USD$5,077 per person
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Alaska Cruise & Canadian Rockies Train Tours highlights: Vancouver | Rocky Mountaineer | Jasper | Banff | Calgary | This popular one-way tour allows you to see the best of the Canadian Rockies and cruise the Alaska inside passage in the shortest possible time. Travel on-board award winning Rocky Mountaineer between Vancouver & Jasper. Continue along famed Icefield Parkway between Jasper and Banff by coach and stay in Rocky Mountain resorts of Banff & Jasper.

  • 7 day Alaska Cruise
  • Sightseeing Tour of Banff with Gondola Ride
  • Sightseeing stop at the jewel of the Rockies Lake Louise
  • Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Travel the Scenic Icefield Parkway with picnic lunch included

    Early Booking Bonus
    Book by 31 October, 2017, receive up to $1,050 per couple in added value which can be used for additional hotel nights, city sightseeing tours, activities or private transfers.
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The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Departs Calgary

Day 1 Calgary to Banff with Banff sightseeing (Coach) Depart downtown Calgary and travel west through the rolling foothills with the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the horizon. Upon arrival into Banff you will visit such points as Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoo rock formations, before a stop at the Banff Gondola. At the top of Sulphur Mountain spectacular views await from the 360 degree observation deck. After the tour your Driver/Guide will take you to your hotel.

Day 2 Banff to Jasper (Coach) - Ice Explorer Ride & Glacier Skywalk Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways in North America - the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield that covers an area of nearly 125 sq mi (325 sq km) and reaches a depth of 1050 ft (320 m). Time allows for an Ice Explorer ride (included) on the Athabasca Glacier, then a stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk (included) experiencing a glass-floored observation platform 918 ft (280 m) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Photo stops along the Parkway will be made at Lake Louise, Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bears, elk, moose & mountain sheep, so keep your camera handy. Please note: mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June. (picnic lunch included today)

Day 3 Jasper to Kamloops (Rail) All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for a scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. Leaving Jasper National Park, travel the ‘Yellowhead’ route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson ‘the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and follow the mighty Thompson River, the route of early fur traders, before arriving in Kamloops. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 4 Kamloops to Vancouver (Rail) Leaving Kamloops, follow the Thompson River through Ashcroft, one of Canada’s driest towns, with an average rainfall of just 18 centimetres. Pass through Rainbow Canyon, named for its cliffs striped with pinks, greens and greys creating a stunning rainbow effect. Continue on to the Fraser Canyon, where at Hell’s Gate watch water torrent past the canyon walls at its narrowest point. The last leg of the journey takes you through the fertile farming region of the Fraser Valley to arrive in the Pacific port of Vancouver late afternoon. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 5 Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s magnificent North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the mountains to visit the original Vancouver tourist attraction – Capilano Suspension Bridge. Spend time exploring our temperate rainforest and learn all about Salmon at the Fish Hatchery. Your tour coach continues its climb up Grouse Mountain where you’ll take the Skyride to the Peak of Vancouver with breathtaking views over the Lower Mainland and Coast Mountain Range. After time well spent in Vancouver’s back yard, your guide will drive you back to downtown and your hotel.

Day 6 Embarkation in Vancouver Your Alaska journey starts early this afternoon at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board the ms Volendam. (Dinner is included today)

Day 7 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 8 Port of Call Juneau No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 9 Port of Call Skagway Some of the aspiring Klondike gold rushers who made it to Skagway took a look at the 500-mile journey that still lay ahead of them and decided a change of profession was in order. So many of them set up shop as provisioners that Skagway was the largest city in Alaska by the end of the 19th century. Booms fade and dreams move on, but the glory days still reverberate through the town. Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 10 Cruise Glacier Bay A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park with Holland America Line will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than any place else in the world. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 11 Port of Call Ketchikan Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions – Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village – try a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. These deep-water fjords were gouged out by retreating glaciers, leaving granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls plunging into placid waters. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 12 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage Enjoy sailing through the fjords of the Inside Passage. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 13 Disembarkation in Vancouver After breakfast you will disembark the ms Volendam in Vancouver where your cruise tour ends. (Breakfast is included today)

Departs Vancouver

Day 1 Embarkation in Vancouver Your Alaska journey starts early this afternoon at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board the ms Volendam. (dinner included)

Day 2 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 3 Port of Call Juneau No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 4 Port of Call Skagway By the end of the 19th century, Skagway was the largest city in Alaska. Klondike booms fade and dreams move on, but the glory days still reverberate through the town. Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 5 Cruise Glacier Bay A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park with Holland America Line will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than any place else in the world. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 6 Port of Call Ketchikan Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions – Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village – try a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. These deep water fjords were gouged out by retreating glaciers, leaving granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls plunging into placid waters. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 7 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage Enjoy sailing through the fjords of the Inside Passage. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 8 Disembarkation in Vancouver After breakfast you will disembark in Vancouver and take a transfer (included) to your hotel. Balance of day is at leisure. Canada’s third largest metropolitan centre, Vancouver is a busy port city with a thriving multi-cultural ambiance. Restaurants, shopping, nightlife, a mild climate and a cosmopolitan atmosphere makes Vancouver a favourite tourist destination. (breakfast included)

Day 9 Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s magnificent North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the mountains to visit the original Vancouver tourist attraction – Capilano Suspension Bridge. Spend time exploring our temperate rainforest and learn all about salmon at the Fish Hatchery. Your tour coach continues its climb up Grouse Mountain where you’ll take the Skyride to the Peak of Vancouver with breathtaking views over the Lower Mainland and Coast Mountain Range. After time well spent in Vancouver’s back yard, your guide will drive you back to downtown and your hotel.

Day 10 Vancouver to Kamloops (Rail) All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. Pass through the rich fields of the Fraser River Valley and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. Follow the Thompson River through spectacular landscapes to historic Kamloops. (breakfast & lunch included)

Day 11 Kamloops to Jasper (Rail) Back onboard the Rocky Mountaineer follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson, at 3954 metres (12,972 feet), which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon. (breakfast & lunch included)

Day 12 Jasper to Banff (Coach) Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways in North America - the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield that covers an area of nearly 125 sq mi (325 sq km) and reaches a depth of 1050 ft (320 m). Time allows for an Ice Explorer ride (included) on the Athabasca Glacier, then a stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk (included) to experience a glass-floored observation platform 918 ft (280 m) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. After, continue along the Icefield Parkway where stops will be made at Lake Louise, Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bears, elk, moose & mountain sheep, so keep your camera handy. Please note: mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June. (picnic lunch included)

Day 13 Morning tour of Banff, mid-day transfer to Calgary (Coach) This morning tour the town of Banff and its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind) & Bow Valley Viewpoint, Surprise Corner, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and Bankhead: An abandoned mining town and the relic of Banff’s industrial past. At the end of the tour you will be taken to the Banff Gondola for a breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain for an awe inspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty. Return to downtown Banff at your leisure. (transfer not included) Mid-afternoon depart for Calgary on a scheduled coach transfer; following the Trans-Canada Highway, leave the Rocky Mountains to the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2000 kilometres and extend as far south as Mexico. This is ‘cattle ranching country’ and the breadbasket of Canada. Arrive into Calgary late afternoon with drop-off at Calgary Airport or downtown hotels.

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 5 nights
  • 7 day Alaska Cruise on-board Holland America’s MS Volendam, round-trip
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train between Vancouver and Jasper
  • Return transfers between rail depot and hotel in Kamloops
  • Taxi transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper & Vancouver
  • Transfer from Vancouver hotel to cruise terminal
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
  • Full day tour between Jasper and Banff with picnic lunch included
  • Ice Explorer Ride onto Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Sightseeing tour of Banff
  • Banff Gondola
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Calgary and Banff
  • Travel Documentation
  • Total # of meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners

Not Included

  • Onboard ship gratuities
  • Port charges and taxes
  • Fuel surcharges

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Holland America - ms Volendam (Ocean View Stateroom)
  • Vancouver - Rosedale on Robson (One Bedroom Deluxe)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Banff - Elk+Avenue Hotel (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Holland America - MS Volendam (Ocean View Stateroom)
  • Vancouver - Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel (City View Room)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service)
  • Holland America - MS Volendam (Verandah Suite)
  • Vancouver - Fairmont Waterfront (Fairmont Room)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

  • Enjoy panoramic views from oversized windows in our single-level dome
  • Relax in reclining dome-level seats
  • Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference
  • Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks

Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

  • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of the bi-level dome coach
  • Hot gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by Executive Chefs
  • Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks
  • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach

Moderate Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Elk Avenue Hotel

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Banff

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Vancouver

Holland America Volendam - Ocean View Stateroom

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Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel

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Vancouver

Holland America Volendam - Ocean View Stateroom

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Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Vancouver

Holland America Volendam - Verandah Suite

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The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Departs Calgary

Day 1 Calgary to Banff with Banff sightseeing (Coach) Depart downtown Calgary and travel west through the rolling foothills with the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the horizon. Upon arrival into Banff you will visit such points as Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoo rock formations, before a stop at the Banff Gondola. At the top of Sulphur Mountain spectacular views await from the 360 degree observation deck. After the tour your Driver/Guide will take you to your hotel.

Day 2 Banff to Jasper (Coach) - Ice Explorer Ride & Glacier Skywalk Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways in North America - the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield that covers an area of nearly 125 sq mi (325 sq km) and reaches a depth of 1050 ft (320 m). Time allows for an Ice Explorer ride (included) on the Athabasca Glacier, then a stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk (included) experiencing a glass-floored observation platform 918 ft (280 m) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Photo stops along the Parkway will be made at Lake Louise, Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bears, elk, moose & mountain sheep, so keep your camera handy. Please note: mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June. (picnic lunch included today)

Day 3 Jasper to Kamloops (Rail) All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for a scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. Leaving Jasper National Park, travel the ‘Yellowhead’ route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson ‘the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and follow the mighty Thompson River, the route of early fur traders, before arriving in Kamloops. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 4 Kamloops to Vancouver (Rail) Leaving Kamloops, follow the Thompson River through Ashcroft, one of Canada’s driest towns, with an average rainfall of just 18 centimetres. Pass through Rainbow Canyon, named for its cliffs striped with pinks, greens and greys creating a stunning rainbow effect. Continue on to the Fraser Canyon, where at Hell’s Gate watch water torrent past the canyon walls at its narrowest point. The last leg of the journey takes you through the fertile farming region of the Fraser Valley to arrive in the Pacific port of Vancouver late afternoon. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 5 Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s magnificent North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the mountains to visit the original Vancouver tourist attraction – Capilano Suspension Bridge. Spend time exploring our temperate rainforest and learn all about Salmon at the Fish Hatchery. Your tour coach continues its climb up Grouse Mountain where you’ll take the Skyride to the Peak of Vancouver with breathtaking views over the Lower Mainland and Coast Mountain Range. After time well spent in Vancouver’s back yard, your guide will drive you back to downtown and your hotel.

Day 6 Embarkation in Vancouver Your Alaska journey starts early this afternoon at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board the ms Volendam. (Dinner is included today)

Day 7 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 8 Port of Call Juneau No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 9 Port of Call Skagway Some of the aspiring Klondike gold rushers who made it to Skagway took a look at the 500-mile journey that still lay ahead of them and decided a change of profession was in order. So many of them set up shop as provisioners that Skagway was the largest city in Alaska by the end of the 19th century. Booms fade and dreams move on, but the glory days still reverberate through the town. Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 10 Cruise Glacier Bay A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park with Holland America Line will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than any place else in the world. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 11 Port of Call Ketchikan Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions – Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village – try a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. These deep-water fjords were gouged out by retreating glaciers, leaving granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls plunging into placid waters. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 12 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage Enjoy sailing through the fjords of the Inside Passage. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included today)

Day 13 Disembarkation in Vancouver After breakfast you will disembark the ms Volendam in Vancouver where your cruise tour ends. (Breakfast is included today)

Departs Vancouver

Day 1 Embarkation in Vancouver Your Alaska journey starts early this afternoon at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board the ms Volendam. (dinner included)

Day 2 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 3 Port of Call Juneau No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 4 Port of Call Skagway By the end of the 19th century, Skagway was the largest city in Alaska. Klondike booms fade and dreams move on, but the glory days still reverberate through the town. Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 5 Cruise Glacier Bay A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park with Holland America Line will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than any place else in the world. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 6 Port of Call Ketchikan Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions – Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village – try a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. These deep water fjords were gouged out by retreating glaciers, leaving granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls plunging into placid waters. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 7 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage Enjoy sailing through the fjords of the Inside Passage. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 8 Disembarkation in Vancouver After breakfast you will disembark in Vancouver and take a transfer (included) to your hotel. Balance of day is at leisure. Canada’s third largest metropolitan centre, Vancouver is a busy port city with a thriving multi-cultural ambiance. Restaurants, shopping, nightlife, a mild climate and a cosmopolitan atmosphere makes Vancouver a favourite tourist destination. (breakfast included)

Day 9 Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s magnificent North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the mountains to visit the original Vancouver tourist attraction – Capilano Suspension Bridge. Spend time exploring our temperate rainforest and learn all about salmon at the Fish Hatchery. Your tour coach continues its climb up Grouse Mountain where you’ll take the Skyride to the Peak of Vancouver with breathtaking views over the Lower Mainland and Coast Mountain Range. After time well spent in Vancouver’s back yard, your guide will drive you back to downtown and your hotel.

Day 10 Vancouver to Kamloops (Rail) All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. Pass through the rich fields of the Fraser River Valley and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. Follow the Thompson River through spectacular landscapes to historic Kamloops. (breakfast & lunch included)

Day 11 Kamloops to Jasper (Rail) Back onboard the Rocky Mountaineer follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson, at 3954 metres (12,972 feet), which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon. (breakfast & lunch included)

Day 12 Jasper to Banff (Coach) Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways in North America - the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield that covers an area of nearly 125 sq mi (325 sq km) and reaches a depth of 1050 ft (320 m). Time allows for an Ice Explorer ride (included) on the Athabasca Glacier, then a stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk (included) to experience a glass-floored observation platform 918 ft (280 m) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. After, continue along the Icefield Parkway where stops will be made at Lake Louise, Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bears, elk, moose & mountain sheep, so keep your camera handy. Please note: mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June. (picnic lunch included)

Day 13 Morning tour of Banff, mid-day transfer to Calgary (Coach) This morning tour the town of Banff and its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind) & Bow Valley Viewpoint, Surprise Corner, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and Bankhead: An abandoned mining town and the relic of Banff’s industrial past. At the end of the tour you will be taken to the Banff Gondola for a breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain for an awe inspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty. Return to downtown Banff at your leisure. (transfer not included) Mid-afternoon depart for Calgary on a scheduled coach transfer; following the Trans-Canada Highway, leave the Rocky Mountains to the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2000 kilometres and extend as far south as Mexico. This is ‘cattle ranching country’ and the breadbasket of Canada. Arrive into Calgary late afternoon with drop-off at Calgary Airport or downtown hotels.

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 5 nights
  • 7 day Alaska Cruise on-board Holland America’s MS Volendam, round-trip
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train between Vancouver and Jasper
  • Return transfers between rail depot and hotel in Kamloops
  • Taxi transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper & Vancouver
  • Transfer from Vancouver hotel to cruise terminal
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
  • Full day tour between Jasper and Banff with picnic lunch included
  • Ice Explorer Ride onto Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Sightseeing tour of Banff
  • Banff Gondola
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Calgary and Banff
  • Travel Documentation
  • Total # of meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners

Not Included

  • Onboard ship gratuities
  • Port charges and taxes
  • Fuel surcharges

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Holland America - ms Volendam (Ocean View Stateroom)
  • Vancouver - Rosedale on Robson (One Bedroom Deluxe)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Banff - Elk+Avenue Hotel (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Holland America - MS Volendam (Ocean View Stateroom)
  • Vancouver - Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel (City View Room)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service)
  • Holland America - MS Volendam (Verandah Suite)
  • Vancouver - Fairmont Waterfront (Fairmont Room)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

  • Enjoy panoramic views from oversized windows in our single-level dome
  • Relax in reclining dome-level seats
  • Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference
  • Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks

Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

  • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of the bi-level dome coach
  • Hot gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by Executive Chefs
  • Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks
  • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach

Moderate Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Elk Avenue Hotel

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Banff

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Vancouver

Holland America Volendam - Ocean View Stateroom

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Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel

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Vancouver

Holland America Volendam - Ocean View Stateroom

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Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Vancouver

Holland America Volendam - Verandah Suite

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Departure dates

(Tour Code: CR251) Departs from Calgary: Friday May 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Sep 7, 14 (Tour Code: CR250) Departs from Vancouver: Wednesdays May 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul 4, 11, 18, 25 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sep 5, 12, 19

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Calgary Departures 04 May - 11 May, 2018 18 May - 24 Aug, 2018 31 Aug - 14 Sep, 2018 Vancouver Departures 09 May - 16 May, 2018 23 May - 29 Aug, 2018 05 Sep - 19 Sep, 2018 Port Charges Upgrade to GoldLeaf 04 May - 19 Sep, 2018

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$5,077
$5,348
$5,212
-
$5,111
$5,315
$5,179
$294
-
$574

-
$7,634
$8,177
$7,904
-
$7,736
$8,143
$7,871
$294
-
$574

-
$4,612
$4,794
$4,703
-
$4,624
$4,760
$4,670
$294
-
$574

-
$2,911
$2,911
$2,911
-
$2,895
$2,895
$2,895
$294
-
$574

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Calgary Departures 04 May - 11 May, 2018 18 May - 24 Aug, 2018 31 Aug - 14 Sep, 2018 Vancouver Departures 09 May - 16 May, 2018 23 May - 29 Aug, 2018 05 Sep - 19 Sep, 2018 Port Charges Upgrade to GoldLeaf 04 May - 19 Sep, 2018

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$5,163
$5,429
$5,293
-
$5,214
$5,395
$5,259
$294
-
$574

-
$7,805
$8,337
$8,065
-
$7,941
$8,303
$8,031
$294
-
$574

-
$4,683
$4,860
$4,770
-
$4,706
$4,827
$4,736
$294
-
$574

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$2,911
$2,911
$2,911
-
$2,895
$2,895
$2,895
$294
-
$574

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

Calgary Departures 04 May - 11 May, 2018 18 May - 24 Aug, 2018 31 Aug - 14 Sep, 2018 Vancouver Departures 09 May - 16 May, 2018 23 May - 29 Aug, 2018 05 Sep - 19 Sep, 2018 Port Charges

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$7,624
$8,560
$8,016
-
$7,590
$8,527
$7,983
$294

-
$11,983
$13,857
$12,769
-
$11,949
$13,824
$12,735
$294

-
$6,636
$7,261
$6,898
-
$6,602
$7,227
$6,864
$294

-
$3,790
$3,790
$3,790
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$3,775
$3,775
$3,775
$294

Prices are per person and include all land taxes, cruise ship port taxes are not included.

Child age 10 yrs & under

Start planning your tailor-made holiday by contacting one of our specialists

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Saturday 9am - 5pm
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