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: Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina
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 Toronto (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 12:30pm).
Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle or Sheraton Centre
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.
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