Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Victoria International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Two Night Stay: Inn at Laurel Point
This morning visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring this 22 hectare showplace of colourful gardens. Afterwards enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Beacon Hill and residential areas.
Discover More: Discover Victoria tour, go whale watching, or culinary dinner tour (additional cost)
Opportunity to take a one hour floatplane flight over the Georgia Strait to Whistler (seasonal, must be pre-booked, additional cost).
Drive north to Nanaimo. Board the BC Ferry and travel through the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Journey along the Sea to Sky Highway as the road follows the rugged coastline. Stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before arriving at the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village.
Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
Discover More: Undertake a bear viewing tour with a local expert (additional cost)
Travel along the scenic Duffy Lake Road lined with thick forest into the town of Lillooet. In the afternoon we head to the picturesque ski resort of Sun Peaks. You're Invited: This evening enjoy a fur traders feast and presentation accompanied by a tranquil canoe journey.
Overnight Stay: Hearthstone Lodge
Today you will be rewarded with astounding views as you reach the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Weave through thick forests, past meandering rivers, enjoy vistas of the soaring mountains, ice age glaciers and tumbling waterfalls as you make your way through the spectacular Jasper National Park.
Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge
This morning enjoy a guided walk through the stunning Maligne Canyon, one of Canada’s most spectacular gorges. Depart Jasper and travel along the breath-taking Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America's largest sub-polar ice pack where you’ll climb aboard the mighty 'Ice Explorer' for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. Finish the day at the famous ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’, the beautiful Lake Louise where we will stay in one of the Rockies most stunning and historic properties.
Overnight Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Visit the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River, and Yoho National Park that houses the glacier fed Emerald Lake. Arrive into the impressive Banff National Park and enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos, Bow Falls and a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for incredible views across the Rockies.
Two Night Stay: Caribou Lodge or similar
Today is free for you to enjoy Banff.
Discover More: Take a helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)
Set off on a two day rail experience on ‘The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World’. Settle back in your SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense). Cross Kicking Horse Pass and view glaciers and snow-capped mountains before arriving into Kamloops.
Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)
This morning we re-board the Rocky Mountaineer and continue our journey west. Follow the Thompson River, pass through the magnificent Fraser Valley and arrive into Vancouver.
Two Night Stay: Pinnacle Hotel
You're Invited: Experience Vancouver's delectable food scene as you're guided through some award winning restaurants and cafÄs on a breakfast tasting tour. Later, set-off on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, famous for its totem poles, the waterfront and Gastown. Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge suspended 70 metres above the river. Make your way across, then walk amongst the canopy on the award winning Treetops Adventure.
This morning board your luxurious cruise ship for a 7 night Alaskan Voyage in your Outside Stateroom on the Coral Princess or Star Princess. Discover the many services, facilities and activities on offer.
Sit back and enjoy the scenery. Canada and Alaska’s coastline reveals North America’s last great wilderness. Keep a look out for wildlife such as orcas, humpback whales and bald eagles.
Welcome to the salmon capital of the world! Part of the town is built along a steep hillside, part is built on pilings over the water, where bald eagles watch from waterside perches. The collection of totem poles is an essential stop for anyone interested in native art.
Surrounded by the Gastineau Channel, the Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields, Alaska’s capital is famed for its scenery and isolation.
Cruise into Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike. Enjoy free time to go ashore and stroll along the weathered boardwalks admiring the shop front facades, reminiscent of the gold rush era.
Enter the iceberg strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park. Marvel at the glacial ice wall carved by nature. This breath-taking scenery will be brought to life by a National Park Service Ranger as they help you spot wildlife and interpret the glacial activity.
Within Prince William Sound lies College Fjord and it's collection of glaciers, some reaching forty stories above sea level, dwarfing even the largest of cruise ships.
Disembark in Whittier and travel via the Alaska Wildlife Refuge to Anchorage. Explore Anchorage Markets (subject to operation). After a brief orientation tour of Anchorage, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight Stay: The Hotel Captain Cook
You're Invited: Visit the home of Iditarod (sled dog racing) champion Martin Buser. Meet the friendly dogs and take a virtual trip along the Iditarod trail including a sled dog demonstration. Continue our journey deep into the Alaskan wilderness arriving in Mt. McKinley. Nestled in a prime location, this gorgeous lodge is the perfect starting point for your wilderness adventure.
Overnight Stay: Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Discover More: Scenic flight up close to Mt. McKinley (additional cost)
Board our full dome railcar on the ‘Midnight Sun Express’ train. Open-air viewing platforms allow you to step outdoors for the perfect snapshot. The highlight this evening is a Music of Denali Dinner Show.
Two Night Stay: Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Denali is deep in the Alaskan wilderness and this unique location gives you the opportunity to witness the fascinating landscape and wildlife. Embark on a Tundra Wilderness Tour which takes you into the park for a once in a lifetime experience.
Continue your journey into the heart of the last frontier to Fairbanks. Board an authentic sternwheeler ‘Discovery III’ for a morning cruise. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.
Overnight Stay: Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Seattle (flight not included in price). On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Two Night Stay: Sheraton Seattle*
*day is unescorted
Spend the day exploring the "Emerald City".*
*day is unescorted
Disembark and transfer to Seattle Airport for your flight to Toronto (flight not included in land only bookings.)
Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle or Sheraton Centre*
*day is unescorted
Travel to Niagara Falls and board your cruise for a ride to the foot of Horseshoe falls. Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto.
Discover More: Helicopter flight over the falls. (Additional cost)
Rise to the top of CN Tower for spectacular views over Toronto, and then take in Toronto’s sights. Travel to the beautiful Thousand Islands region and board your vessel for a cruise. Continue to Canada's capital, Ottawa.
Two Night Stay: The Westin Ottawa
Our local guide joins us for a tour of Ottawa. See the Parliament Buildings, City Hall, the Residence of the Prime Minister, Royal Canadian Mint and Museum of Civilisation. You're Invited: In the evening, travel to a First Nations camp on Victoria Island where you will savour a native feast accompanied by vibrant dancers and musicians.
Bienvenue! Welcome to the French-Canadian province of Quebec. Make our way to a traditional Quebecois Sugar Shack. You're Invited: Enjoy French Canadian country hospitality and partake in a lunch that showcases the local country cuisine. Take a scenic drive to Quebec City where we meet our local guide for a tour including the Vieux CarrÄ (Old City).
Two Night Stay: Clarendon Hotel
Spend the day exploring Quebec City.
Discover More: Gastronomic walking tour, or a helicopter flight. (Additional cost)
Leaving Quebec, travel along the shore of the St. Lawrence River. Head for the quintessentially French city of Montreal. On arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, viewing the Olympic Complex, St Joseph’s Oratory, Notre Dame Cathedral and views of the city skyline from the parklands of Mt. Royal.
Overnight Stay: Marriott Chateau Champlain
Farewell your Tour Director and transfer to Montreal cruise port to board your luxurious cruise ship and check into your Outside Stateroom on the Holland America Cruise Ship ms Veendam. Settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the St. Lawrence River and New England.
Dock in Quebec City where there are a wide range of shore excursions available (own expense)
The Gulf of Saint Lawrence is the largest estuary in the world. It is defined by stunning coast line and beautiful islands. Thousands of migratory birds make this area their home during the migration period.
This morning arrive into the city of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. Explore the city, famed for being the birthplace of Canada.
At the northeast end of Nova Scotia sits Cape Breton Island, whose wild topography includes Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Bras d'Or Lake, and miles of rugged coastline. Sydney is the gateway to it all.
Arrive into Halifax and spend the day docked in one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours.
Enter the waters of the United States this morning as you sail along the coast of New Brunswick, past Grand Manan Island and into Bar Harbor.
Arrive into Boston and be joined by a local guide for a walk along the Freedom Trail. See Boston Common, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House.
Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston
Today is at leisure for you to explore one of America’s oldest and most historic cities.
Discover More: Ride the Boston Duck or take a Trolley tour and cruise. (Additional cost)
Transfer to the railway station and board the Amtrak train to New York. A visit to the iconic "Big Apple" is a must on any trip to the USA.
Discover More: Take an urban safari, experience "The Ride" or an elegant dinner cruise (additional cost)
Two Night Stay: New York Hilton Midtown
Discover New York City at your own pace with an included Hop-on Hop-Off Double Decker Bus Tour. Your ticket will allow you to explore over 50 stops throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner.
Transfer to the airport to board your homeward flight.