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Rockies Delight with Alaska Cruise - ms Nieuw Amsterdam

13 Days / 12 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$4,373 per person
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Alaska Cruise and Canadian Rockies Train Tour highlights: Alaska Cruise | Vancouver | Rocky Mountaineer | Banff | A popular circle tour from Vancouver allows you to experience the award winning Rocky Mountaineer rail journey and a Holland America Alaska Cruise. Stay in Vancouver, Kamloops and the Rocky Mountain resort of Banff.

  • 7 day round-trip cruise from Vancouver to Alaska
  • Vancouver Lookout Tower
  • Grouse Mountain Sightseeing Tour
  • Sightseeing Tour of Banff
  • Banff Gondola

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    Book by 15 September, 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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Departs Vancouver

Day 1 Embarkation in Vancouver Your Alaska journey starts early this afternoon at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board the ms Nieuw Amsterdam. (Dinner is included today)

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 are included today)

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 are included today)

Day 4 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 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 are included today)

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 are included today)

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

Day 8 Disembarkation in Vancouver After breakfast you will disembark the ms Nieuw Amsterdam 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. The city is located in a spectacular setting with the Coast Mountains across the Burrard Inlet to the north, and the waters of the Strait of Georgia to the west. Restaurants, shopping, nightlife, a mild climate and a cosmopolitan atmosphere make Vancouver a favourite tourist destination. (Breakfast is included today)

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 is included today)

Day 11 Kamloops to Banff (Rail) Departing Kamloops, follow the South Thompson River to Shuswap Lake with its thousand miles of shoreline. Pass Craigellachie where the ‘last spike’ was driven, completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. Enter Rogers Pass with its tunnels, snow-sheds and glistening Glaciers. The Kicking Horse River leads you to Kicking Horse Pass, the Spiral Tunnels, then over the Continental Divide to Banff and Banff National Park. (Breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 12 Morning sightseeing tour of Banff with Gondola 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 aweinspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty. Return to downtown Banff at your leisure (transfer not included).

Day 13 Banff to Calgary (Coach) This morning is free to explore Banff before your scheduled coach to Calgary departs midday. Follow the Trans Canada Highway and 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 Calgary mid afternoon with drop-off at Calgary Airport or downtown hotels.

Departs Calgary

Day 1 Calgary to Banff (Coach) Leave the Stampede City of Calgary on the express service to Banff where you will have ample opportunity to take in the sights.

Day 2 Morning sightseeing tour of Banff with Gondola 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)

Day 3 Banff to Kamloops (Rail) All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. As the train crosses over the continental divide you pass through the spiral tunnels in Yoho National Park, a remarkable engineering achievement. Continue on through the Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park with endless views of snow-capped mountains and stunning glaciers. Pass by Craigellachie, where the last spike was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway Trans Canada link in 1885. (breakfast & lunch included)

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

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 Nieuw Amsterdam. (dinner included)

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 included)

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 included)

Day 9 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 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 included)

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 included)

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

Day 13 Disembarkation in Vancouver After breakfast you will disembark in Vancouver where your cruise tour ends. (breakfast included)

Package Includes:

  • 7 day / 7 night Alaska Cruise on-board Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam, round-trip
  • Accommodation including provincial taxes for 5 nights
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train between Vancouver and Banff
  • Transfer in Vancouver from airport to hotel
  • Transfer from Vancouver cruise terminal to hotel
  • Transfers between rail depot and hotel in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff
  • Transfer from Banff hotel to Calgary airport
  • Admission to Vancouver Lookout
  • Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
  • Sightseeing tour of Banff
  • Banff Gondola
  • National Park fees
  • Travel Documentation
  • Total # of meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

Not Included

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

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Holland America - ms Nieuw Amsterdam (Ocean View Stateroom)
  • Vancouver - Rosedale on Robson (One Bedroom Deluxe)
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Brewster's Mountain Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Holland America - ms Nieuw Amsterdam (Ocean View Stateroom)
  • Vancouver - Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel (City View Room)
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Holland America - ms Nieuw Amsterdam (Verandah Stateroom)
  • Vancouver - Fairmont Waterfront (Fairmont Room)
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • 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

Holland America ms Nieuw Amsterdam - Ocean View Stateroom

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Vancouver

Brewster Mountain Lodge

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Banff

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Holland America ms Nieuw Amsterdam - Ocean View Stateroom

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Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel

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Vancouver

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

Holland America ms Nieuw Amsterdam - Verandah Stateroom

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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Vancouver

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation.

Departs Vancouver

Day 1 Embarkation in Vancouver Your Alaska journey starts early this afternoon at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board the ms Nieuw Amsterdam. (Dinner is included today)

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 are included today)

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 are included today)

Day 4 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 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 are included today)

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 are included today)

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

Day 8 Disembarkation in Vancouver After breakfast you will disembark the ms Nieuw Amsterdam 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. The city is located in a spectacular setting with the Coast Mountains across the Burrard Inlet to the north, and the waters of the Strait of Georgia to the west. Restaurants, shopping, nightlife, a mild climate and a cosmopolitan atmosphere make Vancouver a favourite tourist destination. (Breakfast is included today)

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 is included today)

Day 11 Kamloops to Banff (Rail) Departing Kamloops, follow the South Thompson River to Shuswap Lake with its thousand miles of shoreline. Pass Craigellachie where the ‘last spike’ was driven, completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. Enter Rogers Pass with its tunnels, snow-sheds and glistening Glaciers. The Kicking Horse River leads you to Kicking Horse Pass, the Spiral Tunnels, then over the Continental Divide to Banff and Banff National Park. (Breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 12 Morning sightseeing tour of Banff with Gondola 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 aweinspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty. Return to downtown Banff at your leisure (transfer not included).

Day 13 Banff to Calgary (Coach) This morning is free to explore Banff before your scheduled coach to Calgary departs midday. Follow the Trans Canada Highway and 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 Calgary mid afternoon with drop-off at Calgary Airport or downtown hotels.

Departs Calgary

Day 1 Calgary to Banff (Coach) Leave the Stampede City of Calgary on the express service to Banff where you will have ample opportunity to take in the sights.

Day 2 Morning sightseeing tour of Banff with Gondola 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)

Day 3 Banff to Kamloops (Rail) All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. As the train crosses over the continental divide you pass through the spiral tunnels in Yoho National Park, a remarkable engineering achievement. Continue on through the Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park with endless views of snow-capped mountains and stunning glaciers. Pass by Craigellachie, where the last spike was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway Trans Canada link in 1885. (breakfast & lunch included)

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

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 Nieuw Amsterdam. (dinner included)

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 included)

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 included)

Day 9 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 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 included)

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 included)

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

Day 13 Disembarkation in Vancouver After breakfast you will disembark in Vancouver where your cruise tour ends. (breakfast included)

Package Includes:

  • 7 day / 7 night Alaska Cruise on-board Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam, round-trip
  • Accommodation including provincial taxes for 5 nights
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train between Vancouver and Banff
  • Transfer in Vancouver from airport to hotel
  • Transfer from Vancouver cruise terminal to hotel
  • Transfers between rail depot and hotel in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff
  • Transfer from Banff hotel to Calgary airport
  • Admission to Vancouver Lookout
  • Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
  • Sightseeing tour of Banff
  • Banff Gondola
  • National Park fees
  • Travel Documentation
  • Total # of meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

Not Included

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

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Holland America - ms Nieuw Amsterdam (Ocean View Stateroom)
  • Vancouver - Rosedale on Robson (One Bedroom Deluxe)
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Brewster's Mountain Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Holland America - ms Nieuw Amsterdam (Ocean View Stateroom)
  • Vancouver - Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel (City View Room)
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Holland America - ms Nieuw Amsterdam (Verandah Stateroom)
  • Vancouver - Fairmont Waterfront (Fairmont Room)
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • 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

Holland America ms Nieuw Amsterdam - Ocean View Stateroom

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Vancouver

Brewster Mountain Lodge

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Banff

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Holland America ms Nieuw Amsterdam - Ocean View Stateroom

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Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel

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Vancouver

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

Holland America ms Nieuw Amsterdam - Verandah Stateroom

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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Vancouver

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Departure dates

2017 Pricing (Tour Code: CR272) Tour Starts in Vancouver: Saturdays Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 Sep 2, 9, 16, 23 (Tour Code: CR273) Tour Starts in Calgary: Mondays Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep 4, 11, 18

2018 Pricing (Tour Code: CR272) Tour Starts in Vancouver: Saturdays
May 5, 12, 19, 26 Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 Sep 1, 8, 15, 22 (Tour Code: CR273) Tour Starts in Calgary: Mondays Apr 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 Sep 3, 10, 17

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Vancouver Departures 08 Jul - 19 Aug, 2017 26 Aug - 16 Sep, 2017 23 Sep 2017 Calgary Departures 03 Jul - 21 Aug, 2017 28 Aug - 18 Sep, 2017 Port Charges Upgrade to GoldLeaf 29 Apr - 23 Sep , 2017 **2018 Pricing** Vancouver Departures 05 May - 12 May, 2018 19 May - 26 May, 2018 02 Jun - 23 Jun, 2018 30 Jun - 18 Aug, 2018 25 Aug - 15 Sep, 2018 22 Sep 2018 Calgary Departures 30 Apr 18 - 07 May 18 14 May 18 - 21 May 18 28 May 18 - 18 Jun 18 25 Jun 18 - 13 Aug 18 20 Aug 18 - 27 Aug 18 03 Sep 18 - 17 Sep 18 Port Charges Upgrade to GoldLeaf 30 Apr - 22 Sep , 2018

-
$5,111
$4,836
$4,373
-
$5,111
$4,698
$281
-
$547
-
-
$4,821
$4,957
$5,196
$5,332
$5,060
$4,599
-
$4,821
$4,957
$5,093
$5,332
$5,060
$4,924
$294
-
$302

-
$8,098
$7,548
$6,697
-
$8,098
$7,274
$281
-
$547
-
-
$7,379
$7,652
$8,131
$8,403
$7,859
$7,250
-
$7,379
$7,652
$7,924
$8,403
$7,859
$7,587
$294
-
$302

-
$4,506
$4,323
$3,998
-
$4,506
$4,230
$281
-
$547
-
-
$4,360
$4,451
$4,611
$4,701
$4,520
$4,114
-
$4,360
$4,451
$4,542
$4,701
$4,520
$4,429
$294
-
$302

-
$2,658
$2,658
$2,562
-
$2,658
$2,658
$281
-
$547
-
-
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$2,399
-
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$294
-
$302

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Vancouver Departures 08 Jul - 19 Aug, 2017 26 Aug - 16 Sep, 2017 23 Sep 2017 Calgary Departures 03 Jul - 21 Aug, 2017 28 Aug - 18 Sep, 2017 Port Charges Upgrade to GoldLeaf 29 Apr - 23 Sep , 2017 **2018 Pricing** Vancouver Departures 05 May - 12 May, 2018 19 May - 26 May, 2018 02 Jun - 23 Jun, 2018 30 Jun - 18 Aug, 2018 25 Aug - 15 Sep, 2018 22 Sep 2018 Calgary Departures 30 Apr - 07 May, 2018 14 May - 21 May, 2018 28 May - 18 Jun, 2018 25 Jun - 13 Aug, 2018 20 Aug - 27 Aug, 2018 03 Sep - 17 Sep, 2018 Port Charges Upgrade to GoldLeaf 30 Apr - 22 Sep , 2018

-
$5,203
$4,927
$4,568
-
$5,203
$4,790
$281
-
$547
-
-
$4,856
$5,162
$5,298
$5,434
$5,162
$4,700
-
$4,856
$4,992
$5,298
$5,434
$5,162
$5,026
$294
-
$302

-
$8,282
$7,732
$7,086
-
$8,282
$7,457
$281
-
$547
-
-
$7,467
$8,077
$8,350
$8,622
$8,077
$7,469
-
$7,467
$7,739
$8,350
$8,622
$8,077
$7,805
$294
-
$302

-
$4,577
$4,393
$4,136
-
$4,577
$4,302
$281
-
$547
-
-
$4,384
$4,587
$4,678
$4,769
$4,587
$4,182
-
$4,384
$4,475
$4,678
$4,769
$4,587
$4,497
$294
-
$302

-
$2,658
$2,658
$2,562
-
$2,658
$2,658
$281
-
$547
-
-
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$2,399
-
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$2,724
$294
-
$302

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

Vancouver Departures 08 Jul - 19 Aug, 2017 26 Aug - 16 Sep, 2017 23 Sep 2017 Calgary Departures 03 Jul - 21 Aug, 2017 28 Aug - 18 Sep, 2017 Port Charges **2018 Pricing** Vancouver Departures 05 May - 12 May, 2018 19 May - 26 May, 2018 02 Jun - 18 Aug, 2018 25 Aug - 15 Sep, 2018 22 Sep 2018 Calgary Departures 30 Apr - 07 May, 2018 14 May - 21 May, 2018 28 May - 13 Aug, 2018 20 Aug - 27 Aug, 2018 03 Sep - 17 Sep, 2018 Port Charges

-
$7,069
$6,591
$6,087
-
$7,069
$6,591
$281
-
-
$6,565
$6,937
$7,481
$7,209
$6,402
-
$6,565
$6,701
$7,481
$7,209
$7,073
$294

-
$11,327
$10,369
$9,459
-
$11,327
$10,369
$281
-
-
$10,140
$10,885
$11,973
$11,429
$10,240
-
$10,140
$10,412
$11,973
$11,429
$11,157
$294

-
$6,072
$5,752
$5,393
-
$6,072
$5,752
$281
-
-
$5,809
$6,057
$6,420
$6,239
$5,568
-
$5,809
$5,900
$6,420
$6,239
$6,148
$294

-
$3,365
$3,365
$3,248
-
$3,365
$3,365
$281
-
-
$3,517
$3,517
$3,517
$3,517
$3,083
-
$3,517
$3,517
$3,517
$3,517
$3,517
$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

Jasmine Wong

Travel Designer

Diana He

Travel Designer

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Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Pacific time

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Pacific time

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