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2018 Itinerary

36 Day Itinerary (Vancouver > Boston)

  • Tour Code

    EPJJ

  • Departure City

    Vancouver

  • Duration

    36 Day

  • Return City

    Boston

Tour Inclusions

included in your price

  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 15 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 8 Day Eastern Canada Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Eurodam#
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Veendam#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience in GOLDLEAF
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes, charges, tipping and gratuities
  • Cruise the spectacular Inside Passage
  • Cruise beautiful Eastern Canada and New England
  • Two night stay at ‘The Castle in the Rockies’ The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • Travel on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • View Niagara Falls on an exciting cruise
  • Rise to the Top of CN Tower
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Enjoy the scenery on a 1000 islands cruise
  • Visit an award winning winery in the Okanagan
  • Guided walking tour of Old Quebec City
  • Take a guided tour of Vancouver, Victoria, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto
  • Wander through world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • See the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel and the historic walls of Quebec City
  • Experience the splendour of Glacier Bay
  • Visit the ports of Halifax in Nova Scotia and Bar Harbor in Maine

dining highlights

  • 76 superb meals including: 34 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB), 15 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 23 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

you’re invited

  • Breakfast at Vancouver Aquarium
  • Canadian Rockies dinner with wildlife walk and presentation in Jasper §
  • Experience Canada’s native cultures while enjoying a traditional First Nations BBQ dinner
  • Experience true French Canadian hospitality at a traditional sugar shack with lunch
  • Learn about the local native culture and enjoy a performance on Victoria Island in Ottawa
  • Day 1 Arrive Vancouver

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Vancouver International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
    Two Night Stay: Sutton Place Hotel

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Vancouver Sightseeing

    You’re Invited: Start the morning with a unique breakfast at the Vancouver Aquarium where there is an opportunity to view a variety of marine life from all over the planet. Later enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park with its intricately carved totem poles, the waterfront area, Gastown with its lively shops and restaurants and Granville Island which is famous for its fresh food markets. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where you can make your way across this spectacular suspension bridge, 70 metres above the Capilano River, and join the award winning Treetops Adventure along a series of elevated walkways.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 3 Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    Set off on a two day rail experience on “The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World”. Settle back in your GoldLeaf carriage as you enter the Fraser Valley then follow the Thompson River towards Kamloops.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 4 Rocky Mountaineer – Lake Louise

    Continue your journey into the soaring, rugged snow-capped mountains. Marvel at the beauty of the glaciers, lakes and forest sitting at the foot of these grand mountains before arriving into the beautiful Lake Louise. Prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey as you arrive at Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”.
    Two Night Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 Lake Louise

    Lake Louise enjoys picture perfect surroundings. Spend the day exploring the lake and soaking up the spectacular scenery.

    Discover More: Enjoy a scenic walk through Johnston Canyon (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 6 Lake Louise – Banff

    Bid farewell to Lake Louise and make your way to Banff. See the glacier fed Emerald Lake and the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River. On arrival into Banff enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls, then take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views over the surrounding peaks and valleys. The next two days you will stay at the “Castle in the Rockies”, one of the most iconic and impressive hotels in Canada.
    Two Night Stay: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 7 Banff at Leisure

    Banff is a picturesque town located within Banff National park and is the quintessential Rocky Mountains town. Today is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions.

    Discover More: Discover wolfdogs, take a breath-taking helicopter flight over inspiring mountain scenery, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 8 Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Jasper

    This morning we travel north along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Enjoy breath-taking mountain scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. We make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack, where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the mighty 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife.
    Two Night Stay: The Crimson Jasper

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 9 Jasper

    Today you have the opportunity to explore Jasper and it’s surrounds. You’re Invited: This evening we journey to the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner followed by a wildlife and wilderness presentation and a short forest walk to try to find an icon of Canada, the beaver (Jasper Stables dinner is seasonal and may not be available on early and late season departures, enquire for details).

    Discover More: Discover Jasper wilderness and wildlife tour, float trip along the Athabasca River or authentic Canadian canoe adventure (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 Jasper – Okanagan – Kelowna

    Depart Jasper and head past the awesome, 3,954 metre Mt. Robson. Continue through the Cariboo Mountains region and into the lush Okanagan Valley to Kelowna. Visit one of Kelowna’s award-winning wineries and sample some of the local wines.
    Overnight Stay: The Cove Lakeside Resort

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11 Kelowna – Whistler

    Travel through scenic landscapes as the road meanders alongside the Nicola River and through sandstone chasms. Follow the Thompson and Fraser River past the town of Lillooet to the charming alpine resort of Whistler. You’re Invited: Head to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for an authentic First Nations BBQ where you will learn about the history and culture of the native Canadians.
    Two Night Stay: Four Seasons Whistler

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 12 Whistler at Leisure

    Today is at leisure for you to explore the resort village of Whistler.

    Discover More: Special opportunity to undertake a bear viewing tour with a local expert (seasonal option), take a Callaghan Jeep tour, or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (additional cost).

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 Georgia Strait – Victoria

    View this spectacular landscape from the air with a one hour floatplane flight over the Georgia Strait to Victoria (seasonal, must be pre-booked, additional cost).

    Travel along the Sea to Sky Highway following the rugged coastline stopping at the awesome Shannon Falls. Board the BC ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island before arriving into Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city.
    Two Night Stay: The Inn at Laurel Point

    Discover More: Culinary dinner tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 14 Victoria Sightseeing – Butchart Gardens

    This morning 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. There is free time to explore Victoria or allow Evergreen to assist you in discovering more about this historic region.

    Discover More: Discover Victoria tour, or go whale watching (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 15 Seattle – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Transfer on the Victoria Clipper to Seattle. Board your luxurious cruise ship and check into your comfortable Outside Stateroom (upgrade to Balcony Stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Holland America Cruise Ship ms Eurodam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Alaskan waterways.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 16 Scenic Cruising

    Relax as you cruise one of the world’s most spectacular waterways. Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck and watch unmatched scenery glide by.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 17 Juneau

    Perched on a thin strip of land at the mouth of Gold Creek, Juneau is arguably one of America’s most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 18 Glacier Bay National 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 19 Sitka

    Sitka is easily one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Alaska, and has a unique blend of Russian history and Tlingit culture.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 20 Ketchikan

    Rich native history makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art. 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 21 Scenic Cruising

    Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise south to the stunning capital of British Columbia, Victoria.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 22 Seattle – Toronto

    Disembark early this morning and transfer to Seattle Airport for your flight to Toronto (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 12:30pm). On arrival at Toronto Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 23 Niagara Falls

    Today you will see one of the most spectacular natural sights of North America as you visit the incredible Niagara Falls. Travel through the countryside before arriving at Niagara for a thrilling cruise to the foot of Horseshoe Falls. Get up close to one of the most amazing waterfalls in the world as you feel the mist washing over you. After some free time or an optional helicopter ride over the falls, visit the historic and beautifully preserved village of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto early this evening. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner.

    Discover More: Experience a spectacular helicopter flight over the falls (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 24 Toronto – Kingston – Ottawa

    This morning take 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, Queens Park and museum row. Travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to the colonial city of Kingston, the gateway to the beautiful Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River. Board your vessel for a cruise of one of the most picturesque areas in Eastern Canada. Travel through the islands and canals and view spectacular old buildings, attractive neighbourhoods and abundant birdlife. Continue following the rivers and lakes to Canada’s capital.
    Two Night Stay: The Westin Ottawa

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 25 Ottawa Sightseeing

    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. Take a break at Byward Market where you have free time to explore before continuing your city tour with a visit to the Canadian Museum of History, Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution. You’re Invited: Travel to a First Nations camp on Victoria Island where you will partake in an informative tour of the Native village, then witness a vibrant performance of traditional dancing.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 26 Ottawa – Quebec City

    Bienvenue! Welcome to the French-Canadian province of Quebec. Make your way to 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 lunch that showcases the local country cuisine. Visit Deschambault a quaint village along the St. Lawrence River before a scenic drive along the “Chemin du Roy” (King’s Road), the oldest roadway in Canada. This historic “New France Route,” takes you 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 Carré (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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 27 Quebec City

    Quebec City is one of the world’s most historical and fascinating cities. Spend the day exploring the quaint streets, ancient buildings and getting to know the local food and people.

    Discover More: Savour the local cuisine on a gastronomic walking tour, or take a spectacular helicopter flight over the city and picturesque countryside (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 28 Quebec City – Montreal

    Leaving old-world Quebec, travel along the shore of the St. Lawrence River. Head for the quintessentially French city of Montreal, located on an island of the St. Lawrence River. 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. Montreal abounds with sightseeing options, such as taking a stroll, bicycle or a horse-drawn carriage through the narrow cobblestone streets of Montreal’s famous Parisian-style historic district, filled with cultural landmarks, museums, boutiques and restaurants.
    Overnight Stay: Marriott Chateau Champlain

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 29 New England Discovery 7 Night Cruise

    Board your cruise ship and check into your Outside Stateroom on the Holland America ms Veendam. Settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the St. Lawrence River and New England.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 30 Quebec City

    Early this morning our cruise ship will dock in Quebec City. There are a wide range of shore excursions available (own expense).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 31 Gulf of St. Lawrence

    The largest estuary in the world, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence fringes the shores of half the provinces of Canada and is a gateway to the interior of the entire North American continent. Geographically, the Gulf is defined by stunning coast line and beautiful islands, including Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands. Thousands of migratory birds make this area their home during the spring and autumn migration period.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 32 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

    This morning arrive into the charming city of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. There is plenty of free time to explore the city famed for being the birthplace of Canada. Be sure to visit Confederation Centre or perhaps enjoy an optional tour to the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ homesite (own expense).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 33 Sydney, Cape Breton Island

    A hundred thousand Gaelic welcomes await you in Nova Scotia. At the northeast end of the province sits Cape Breton Island, whose wild and lovely topography includes Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Bras d’Or Lake, and miles of rugged coastline. Sydney is the gateway to it all. Spend the day in Sydney or take an optional sightseeing tour (shore excursions are at own expense).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 34 Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Arrive into Halifax this morning and spend the day docked in one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours. Explore this fascinating and historic city on your own or perhaps take an optional tour to delightful Peggy’s Cove, possibly the most photographed village in Canada (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 35 Bar Harbor, Maine

    Enter the waters of the United States as you sail along the coast of New Brunswick and past Grand Manan Island. Arrive into Bar Harbor, from where optional tours will be available into the beautiful Acadia National Park (own expense).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 36 Depart Boston

    Arrive into Boston. After disembarking you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight (book flight after 2pm). We hope that you have enjoyed your tour and cruise and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

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