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Ultimate Canadian Wilderness and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

(26 days, Victoria - Vancouver, 2017)
Your Price Includes
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 19 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Nieuw Amsterdam#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return Airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cruise the spectacular waterways of the
  • Inside Passage
  • Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for one of the world’s great rail journeys
  • Ride the Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Get up close to magnificent Wolfdogs at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for a delicious dinner with spectacular views
  • Be thrilled on a wildlife cruise through the Discovery Passage in Campbell River
  • Enjoy spectacular scenery and wildlife on a cruise through the inlets of the Sunshine Coast
  • Explore Jasper National Park with a guided walk through the awe-inspiring Maligne Canyon
  • Wander through Butchart Gardens
  • Enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait and Jervis Inlet
You're Invited
  • Explore the award winning culinary scene of Whistler on a dine around dinner
  • Be taken on a First Nations cultural tour followed by a traditional BBQ dinner
  • Get to know a hidden gem in Jasper with a Canadian Rockies Western style dinner in Jasper Stables
  • Guided dine around breakfast in Vancouver
Premium Highlights
  • Discover Canada's "Diamond in the Wilderness" Lake Louise while staying at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Experience Alaska’s number one glacier viewing attraction in the famous Glacier Bay National Park
  • Visit the Olympic ski resort town of Whistler
  • Explore Banff National Park
  • Travel along the Icefields Parkway
  • Discover Vancouver's famous sights and
  • tour Victoria
  • See Emerald Lake in the Rocky Mountains
  • Travel along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway
Dining Highlights
  • 50 superb meals including 24 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB), 9 Lunches (L),12 Dinners (D) & 4 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Dine around dinner in Whistler
  • Canadian Rockies dinner at Jasper Stables
  • Dine around breakfast in Vancouver
  • Welcome and farewell Dinner
Day 1: Arrive Victoria (D)

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

Day 2: Victoria - Butchart Gardens (B)

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)

Day 3: Victoria - Campbell River - Discovery Passage Wildlife Cruise (B,D)

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

Day 4: Georgia Strait - Sunshine Coast (B,D)

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

Day 5: Sunshine Coast Scenic Cruise (B)

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.

Day 6: Sunshine Coast - Whistler (B)

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

Day 7: Whistler (B,D)

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)

Day 8: Whistler - Chase (B,D)

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

Day 9: Chase - Jasper (B)

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

Day 10: Jasper (B,D)

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.

Day 11: Icefields Parkway - Glacier 'Ice Explorer' - Lake Louise (B,D)

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

Day 12: Lake Louise at leisure (B)

Today is yours to enjoy the spectacular surroundings.

Discover More: Take a walk through Johnston Canyon.

Day 13: Lake Louise - Banff (B,D)

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

Day 14: Wolfdog Sanctuary (B,L)

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)

Day 15: Banff at leisure (B)

The day is yours to explore.

Discover More: Helicopter flight, outback dinner and wagon ride, or float trip. (Additional cost)

Day 16: Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops (B,L)

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)

Day 17: Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver (B,L)

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

Day 18: Vancouver Sightseeing (B,D)

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.

Day 19: 7 Night Alaskan Cruise (B,D)

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.

Day 20: Cruising the Inside Passage (B,L,D)

Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the world's most spectacular waterways passing forests, mountains, islands and inlets.

Day 21: Tracy Arm Fjord - Juneau (B,L,D)

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.

Day 22: Skagway (B,L,D)

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.

Day 23: Glacier Bay National Park (B,L,D)

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.

Day 24: Ketchikan (B,L,D)

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.

Day 25: The Inside Passage (B,L,D)

Today is a day of relaxation. Relax on deck with a drink and watch unmatched scenery glide by.

Day 26: Depart Vancouver (B)

Disembark early this morning and transfer to Vancouver Airport (book flight after 2pm).

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