Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Victoria Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
Two Night Stay: Hilton DoubleTree
Visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showplace of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the 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 take a culinary dinner tour (Additional Cost)
Make our way north along Vancouver Island through forested roads to Campbell River. Famous for migrating salmon, this is a picturesque area where wildlife abounds. Enjoy this pristine environment on board a comfortable cruise with expert naturalists. Sail through the Discovery Passage in pursuit of whales, bears, eagles, sea lions and dolphins.
Overnight Stay: Painter's Lodge
Travel by BC Ferry across the Georgia Strait back to the mainland and the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Finish the day at a magnificent cliff-side resort with some of the best views in British Columbia.
Two Night Stay: West Coast Wilderness Lodge
Ancient rivers have carved countless inlets for us to explore. This morning we'll cruise spectacular inlets while keeping watch for wildlife. This is a stunning area that is renowned as being one of the most naturally gifted in the West Coast. The afternoon is free to soak up the beautiful surroundings and enjoy your unique location.
Travel south to Langdale where we board the BC Ferry to Horseshoe Bay. Journey north 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.
Two Night Stay: Delta Whistler Village Suites
Today is at leisure for you to explore Whistler. You're Invited: This evening we will be met by a local culinary expert and taken to experience three different dining destinations. Each course allows you to taste a different part of Whistler's delights.
Discover More: Take a bear viewing tour, or a Wild West Jeep Tour.(Additional cost)
Travel along the scenic Duffy Lake Road into the town of Lillooet. The days end finds us at the tranquil Little Shuswap Lake staying in a unique deluxe First Nations lodge. You're Invited: Be greeted and taken on a cultural tour that will explain the traditions of the Shuswap people, then indulge in a BBQ dinner that specialises in local cuisine.
Overnight Stay: Quaaout Lodge
Today you will be rewarded with astounding views as you reach 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.
Two Night Stay: The Crimson Jasper
Today you have the opportunity to explore Jasper and it's surrounds. You're Invited: This evening journey to the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner.
Discover More: Discover Jasper tour, or take a relaxing float trip.
This morning enjoy a guided walk through the stunning Maligne Canyon. Depart Jasper and travel along the breath-taking Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, where you’ll climb aboard the mighty 'Ice Explorer' for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the 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.
Two Night Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Today is yours to enjoy the spectacular surroundings.
Discover More: Take a walk through Johnston Canyon.
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. End in the impressive Banff National Park and enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. In the evening catch the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain and enjoy the sweeping panorama of mountains and valleys while dining on a hearty meal.
Three Night Stay: Banff Aspen Lodge
Make your way through Banff National Park to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. Dedicated to the rescue and safe haven for neglected or displaced wolfdogs, this is a unique and special experience that will get you up close to one of the most regal animals in the Rockies. Your guide will explain the significance of Wolves and Wolfdogs in the wild. Wander outside the enclosures and observe these amazing creatures. On our way back enjoy a picnic lunch by a lake in the National Park.
Discover More: Helicopter flight over inspiring mountain scenery, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river. (Additional cost)
The day is yours to explore.
Discover More: Helicopter flight, outback dinner and wagon ride, or float trip. (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)
Continue on board the Rocky Mountaineer following the Thompson River and passing through the magnificent Fraser Valley. Late afternoon we arrive into Vancouver.
Two Night Stay: Sheraton Wall Centre
You're Invited: This morning experience Vancouver's food scene as you're guided on a breakfast tasting tour. Afterwards set-off on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, the waterfront and Gastown. Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and make your way across the bridge 70 metres above the river.
Transfer to Canada Place Pier and check into your comfortable Outside Stateroom (upgrade to Balcony Stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Holland America Cruise Ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.
Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the world's most spectacular waterways passing forests, mountains, islands and inlets.
Cruise into the spectacular Tracy Arm, a narrow, 56 kilometre long fjord, another of Alaska’s most dramatic glacier settings. Tucked away at the end of this waterway are the twin Sawyer Glaciers, calving icebergs into the jade-coloured inland sea. In the afternoon arrive into Alaska’s capital city, Juneau.
Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was once an untamed town. Today, it is civilised, though its colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.
Early this morning your cruise ship enters the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park, where thirteen spectacular glaciers flow from surrounding mountains into the waters of the bay. A National Park Service Ranger will help you spot wildlife, while pointing out sights and explaining glacial activity.
Welcome to the salmon capital of the world! Part of the town is built along a steep hillside and part is built on pilings over the water, where bald eagles watch from waterside perches.
Today is a day of relaxation. Relax on deck with a drink and watch unmatched scenery glide by.
Disembark and transfer to Vancouver Airport to board your flight to Boston (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 12:30pm).
Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston
This morning we are joined by a local guide for a walk along the Freedom Trail. Follow this journey through history which tells stories of the American Revolution which began in Boston. Visit the interesting sights of Boston Common, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House. The afternoon is free for you to explore Boston.
Discover More: Explore more of Boston with the unique Boston Duck Tours or see all that the city has to offer on a fun and informative Old Town Trolley tour and cruise (additional cost)
Travel through the states of Vermont and New Hampshire, passing through small villages and the picturesque White Mountains, which come alive during the autumn foliage. Pass into Canada and the French-Canadian province of Quebec. We continue our journey to the quintessentially French city of Montreal. Montreal is a slice of old Europe mixed with contemporary design, where rich history and culture meet chic modernism. A simple stroll can lead you past 18th Century facades of old Montreal in one step and glittering skyscrapers and modern sculpture in the next.
Two Night Stay: Marriott Chateau Champlain
Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, viewing the Olympic Complex, Notre Dame Cathedral and views of the city skyline from the parklands of Mt. Royal. This afternoon is at leisure to explore this historic and vibrant city.
Continue along the picturesque St. Lawrence River and follow the scenic “Chemin du Roy” (King’s Road), the oldest roadway in Canada before arriving at a traditional Quebecois Sugar Shack. You're Invited: Enjoy French Canadian country charm and hospitality and learn how to make maple candy, then partake in a delicious French Canadian lunch that showcases the local country cuisine. Visit Deschambault, a quaint village along the St Lawrence River, then follow the historic “New France Route” to Quebec City, the UNESCO World Heritage Site spectacularly perched atop Cap Diamant. French is the primary language in this unique city, founded in 1608 as a trading post. Arrive into Quebec City in the afternoon and meet our local guide for a tour of The Plains of Abraham, the Citadel and Parliament buildings. You will then embark on a walking tour within the walls of the Vieux CarrÄ (Old City) and visit Lower Town. This is truly a remarkable city, every building in Old Quebec tells a story and every square exudes the spirit of New France with a history dating back many hundreds of years.
Two Night Stay: Clarendon Hotel or similar
Spend the day exploring the quaint streets, ancient buildings and getting to know the local food and people.
Discover More: Savour the local cuisine while uncovering local gems on a gastronomic walking tour, or take a spectacular helicopter flight over the city and picturesque countryside (additional cost).
Leaving old-world Quebec behind, we drive through rolling countryside following the St Lawrence River to Canada's national capital, Ottawa. 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 skilled musicians.
Overnight Stay: The Westin Ottawa or Delta Ottawa Hotel & Suites
This morning our local guide joins us for a tour of Ottawa, famous for its stately boulevards, imposing buildings and tulip filled gardens during spring. See the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the National Gallery. We view the residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Rideau Canal. Travel through the beautiful Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River and along the shores of Lake Ontario to Toronto.
Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle or Sheraton Centre
Start the day with a journey to the top of CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in the Americas, for some spectacular views over Toronto. Travel up University Avenue to take in the sights of Ontario’s Parliament Buildings, Queen's Park and museum row. Visit Canada’s majestic castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. Enjoy a tour of the castle and free time to explore the magnificent gardens. The afternoon is free for you to explore this modern city.
Visit the historic and beautifully preserved village of Niagara-on-the-Lake before continuing our journey to one of the most spectacular natural sights of North America, Niagara Falls. A highlight today is a thrilling cruise which takes you through churning waters past the American and Bridal Veil Falls and into the inside curve of Horseshoe Falls. Get up close to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world and feel the mist washing over you on this magnificent cruise. Afterwards enjoy some free time or take an optional helicopter ride over the falls.
Overnight Stay: DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa
Discover More: Experience a spectacular helicopter flight over the falls (additional cost)
This morning we cross the border into the United States and journey through the countryside of Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Mountains. Make our way to the quaint and attractive Lancaster County, home to the religious Amish and Mennonite communities who are known for their simple and traditional lives largely void of modern conveniences. This evening savour an authentic, homemade Amish feast prepared in the traditional ways.
Overnight Stay: The Inn at Leola Village
You're Invited: Experience the way of the Amish on a tour through a local village. We are joined by a local guide for a tour around the Amish countryside to learn about the culture, faith and traditional way of life. Continue to the world's most powerful capital, Washington D.C. home to some of the nation's finest national treasures.
Two Night Stay: Renaissance Dupont Circle
Enjoy a city tour viewing such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the John F. Kennedy Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums or historic & cultural sights.
Discover More: Discover some of America's most famous sights and monuments by night (additional cost)
Leaving the city we travel north to Philadelphia, the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ and the birthplace of a nation. You will have free time to explore the Independence Mall area on your own and see the award-winning National Constitution Centre or the Liberty Bell. Continue our journey to the exciting and vibrant New York City. A visit to the bustling and iconic "Big Apple" is a must on any trip to the USA and this thriving city will no doubt live up to its reputation. Wonder at the concrete metropolis of sky scrapers, shops, bars, restaurants, boutiques, iconic and historic sights mixed with the style and culture of the people as you soak up the New York atmosphere.
Two Night Stay: New York Hilton Midtown
Discover More: Board the elegantly appointed Bateaux New York and cruise down the Hudson River while enjoying dinner (additional cost)
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, from The United Nations to Times Square, from Harlem to Battery Park.
Transfer to New York International Airport to board your homeward flight. We hope you have enjoyed your Evergreen tour of Eastern USA and Canada and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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