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Canadian Rockies & Alaska Ultimate Rail Adventure

14 Days / 13 Nights
Vancouver to Anchorage
From USD$6,373 per person
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Departure dates

(Booking Code: TR160) Starts Vancouver: Sundays, Mondays* & Thursdays May 28, 31 Jun 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29 Jul 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30 Aug 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31 Sep 3

*Please note: Monday departures are combinable with 7 day Holland America Alaska Cruise to Vancouver.

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade

28 May, 2020 31 May - 03 Sep, 2020 Optional Arctic Circle Tour 12-hour Fly/Drive Adventure 5-hour Air Adventure

$6,373
$6,751
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$399
$490

$8,358
$8,908
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$399
$490

$5,821
$6,141
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$399
$490

$3,563
$3,767
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$399
$490

Superior Grade

28 May, 2020 31 May - 03 Sep, 2020 Optional Arctic Circle Tour 12-hour Fly/Drive Adventure 5-hour Air Adventure

$7,001
$7,724
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$399
$490

$9,223
$10,333
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$399
$490

$6,377
$6,970
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$399
$490

$3,953
$4,288
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$399
$490

Deluxe Grade

28 May, 2020 31 May - 03 Sep, 2020 Optional Arctic Circle Tour 12-hour Fly/Drive Adventure 5-hour Air Adventure

$8,336
$8,862
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$399
$490

$11,818
$12,534
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$399
$490

$3,953
$4,288
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$399
$490

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

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Combine the best of Western Canada and Alaska on this 14-day rail journey through the Rocky Mountains, Denali and Prince William Sound. Beginning with a night onboard VIA Rail, you'll see Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff before flying to Fairbanks to board Alaska Railroad for Anchorage. In Alaska, wildlife and glacier viewing awaits.

20th Anniversary Offer
Book by January 29, 2020, receive up to $1,250 per couple in added value which can be used for additional hotel nights, city sightseeing tours, activities or private transfers.
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Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Vancouver
Day 2-3
Vancouver to Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 4
Jasper to Lake Louise Sightseeing Tour
Day 5
Lake Louise to Banff
Day 6
Banff Sightseeing Tour | Banff Gondola
Day 7
Banff to Calgary and Calgary to Fairbanks
Day 8
Fairbanks Sightseeing
Day 9
Fairbanks to Denali | Alaska Railroad
Day 10
Denali National Park Backcountry Adventure
Day 11
Denali to Talkeetna | Alaska Railroad
Day 12
Talkeetna to Anchorage | Alaska Railroad
Day 13
Prince William Sound 26 Glacier Cruise
Day 14
Depart Anchorage

Day 1 Arrive Vancouver
Upon arrival into Vancouver, transfer (own cost) to your hotel. The day is yours to discover this coastal city. Be sure to visit the world-famous Granville Island Public Market to sample local meets, cheeses, artisan pastries and chocolates, and fresh produce.

Day 2 Vancouver to Jasper (Rail)
This afternoon, check in at Pacific Central Station and board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the famous train journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Step back in time to the days of classic rail travel, riding in the original stainless steel ‘streamliner’ railcars made famous by the ‘Canadian’ in the 1950s. Each has been restored with air conditioning, a café car, lounge car, and access to the dome car. (dinner included today onboard VIA Rail).

Day 3 Canadian Rockies by daylight onboard VIA Rail; arrive Jasper late morning (Rail)
Rise to the snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies today as you arrive in Jasper and transfer to your hotel. The day is free to explore this unique alpine community. (breakfast included today onboard VIA Rail)

Day 4 Jasper to Lake Louise Sightseeing Tour (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 325 sq km and reaches a depth of 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 280 m over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. After, continue along the Icefield Parkway where stops will be made at Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bears, elk, moose & mountain sheep. (picnic lunch included)

Please note: Mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June

Day 5 Lake Louise to Banff (Coach)
Depart Lake Louise mid-morning for a short drive via the scenic Bow Valley to Banff, arriving midday.

Day 6 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 7 Banff to Calgary (Coach) and Calgary to Fairbanks (Plane)
This morning you depart on your scheduled coach to Calgary. 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. Arrive Calgary in the afternoon with drop-off at Calgary Airport where you will catch a plane to Fairbanks.

Day 8 Fairbanks - Free Day
The day is free to explore Fairbanks. Alaska’s second-largest city is as diverse and distinct as any place in Alaska. Also, today you have the unique chance for an optional day tour to cross the Arctic Circle and to visit the vast interior (activity not included).

Recommended Options:
• 12-hour Arctic Circle Fly/Drive Adventure
• 5-hour Arctic Circle Air Adventure

Day 9 Fairbanks to Denali (Rail)
Early this morning, take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar to Denali National Park. Arrive late morning; the rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy an optional activity. (breakfast included onboard the train today)

Day 10 Denali National Park Backcountry Adventure (Coach / Bushplane Flight)
This full-day narrated coach trip explores the entire 148km /92mi of the restricted Denali Park Road on your way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge. During your journey to Denali Backcountry Lodge, your experienced driver-guide will help in the search for bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the area. There are numerous stops for wildlife viewing, photography and to stretch your legs and enjoy complimentary snacks. Lunch is included on this full day journey at the Denali Backcountry Lodge and while at the Lodge you can take a nature walk or try panning for gold. You will return to the park entrance via a flightseeing tour in a small bush plane. (lunch included)

Day 11 Denali National Park Entrance to Talkeetna (Rail)
This morning is open for optional activities such as: whitewater rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the Park, landing on a glacier, or hiking. At midday, board the Alaska Railroad and travel by Goldstar Railcar to Talkeetna, best known as base camp for climbers attempting Mount Denali. The evening is at your leisure. Talkeetna is a small but unique gold mining community, famous for its special charm and for its stunning views of Mount Denali. (Lunch is included onboard the train today)

Day 12 Talkeetna to Anchorage (Rail)
The morning is at leisure. Late afternoon, board the Denali Star train and continue your rail journey to Anchorage. Enjoy the evening scenery as you travel south to Anchorage. (dinner included onboard the train today)

Day 13 Prince William Sound 26 Glacier Cruise (Rail)
Depart Anchorage by rail for an adventure into the exciting world of Alaska’s wildlife. The 26 Glacier Cruise travels over 140 miles into Prince William Sound where you will see 26 “named” glaciers and many more unnamed. Get face to face with these towering masses of ice, so close you can “hear” the glaciers move and gaze at their brilliant blue hues. On the 26 Glacier Cruise, you’ll see several types of glaciers, including Alpine (hanging), Piedmont and Tidewater. Glacier calvings (when broken pieces of ice fall into the water and become icebergs) are normally seen on each cruise. (lunch is included onboard)

Day 14 Anchorage Departure
Upon check-out of your Anchorage hotel your tour ends.

Package Includes

  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • VIA Rail onboard accommodation for 1 night
  • Transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper & Vancouver
  • Full day tour between Jasper and Lake Louise
  • Ice Explorer ride on to Athabasca Glacier & Glacier Skywalk
  • Scheduled coach transfer from Lake Louise to Banff hotels
  • Sightseeing tour of Banff & Banff Gondola
  • Scheduled coach transfer from Banff hotel to Calgary Airport
  • Calgary to Fairbanks flight
  • Alaska Railroad - Fairbanks to Denali Goldstar Service
  • Denali hotel shuttle transfer between train station & hotel
  • Denali Backcountry Adventure Tour with flight
  • National Parks entrance fee
  • Alaska Railroad - Denali to Talkeetna Goldstar Service
  • Alaska Railroad - Talkeetna to Anchorage Goldstar Service
  • Prince William Sound 26 Glacier Cruise (Rail)
  • Total # of meals: 2 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Travel documentation package emailed

Hotel & Rail Information: (Moderate Grade)

  • Vancouver – Rosedale on Robson (One Bedroom Deluxe)
  • VIA Rail (Semi-Private Sleeper Berth)
  • Jasper - Moderate Hotel (Standard Room)
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Queen Room)
  • Banff - Elk+Avenue Hotel (Standard Room)
  • Fairbanks – Rivers Edge Resort (Garden Cottage)
  • Denali Park Entrance - Denali Cabins (Standard Cabin)
  • Talkeetna – Susitna River Lodge (Cabin)
  • Anchorage – Westmark Anchorage (Standard Room)

Hotel & Rail Information: (Superior Grade)

  • Vancouver – Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (Traditional Room)
  • VIA Rail (Cabin)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Queen Room)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Fairbanks – Springhill Suites by Marriott (Double Suite)
  • Denali Park Entrance - Grande Denali Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Talkeetna – Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (Guest Lodge Room)
  • Anchorage – Hilton Anchorage (Standard Room)

Hotel & Rail Information: (Deluxe Grade)

  • Vancouver - Fairmont Waterfront (Fairmont Room)
  • VIA Rail (Cabin)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
  • Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
  • Banff – Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Fairmont Room)
  • Fairbanks – Springhill Suites by Marriott (Double Suite)
  • Denali Park Entrance – Grande Denali Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Talkeetna – Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (Guest Lodge Room)
  • Anchorage – Hotel Captain Cook (Deluxe Room)

Moderate Grade

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Vancouver

VIA Rail (Semi Private Berth)

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Chateau Jasper

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Jasper

Lake Louise Inn

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Lake Louise

Elk Avenue Hotel

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Banff

Rivers Edge Resort

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Fairbanks

Denali Cabins

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Denali

Susitna River Lodge

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Talkeetna

Westmark Anchorage Hotel

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Anchorage

Superior Grade

Sheraton Wall Centre Vancouver

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Vancouver

VIA Rail (Cabin)

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Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Lake Louise Inn

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Lake Louise

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Springhill Suites Fairbanks

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Fairbanks

Grande Denali Lodge

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Denali

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Talkeetna

Hilton Anchorage Hotel

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Anchorage

Deluxe Grade

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Vancouver

VIA Rail (Cabin)

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Lake Louise

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Springhill Suites Fairbanks

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Fairbanks

Grande Denali Lodge

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Denali

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Talkeetna

Hotel Captain Cook

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Anchorage