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2018 Itinerary

51 Day Itinerary (Victoria > New York City)

  • Tour Code

    EPAB

  • Departure City

    Victoria

  • Duration

    51 Day

  • Return City

    New York City

Tour Inclusions

included in your price

  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director*
  • 13 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 12 Day Alaskan Wilderness Coach &
  • Rail Tour
  • 8 Day Eastern Canada Experience
  • 5 Day Eastern USA Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Noordam#
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Veendam#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Flight Fairbanks to Dawson City
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes, charges, tipping and gratuities
  • Cruise the famed Inside Passage
  • Cruise Eastern Canada and New England
  • New York City Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
  • View Niagara Falls on an unforgettable cruise
  • Ascend Athabasca Glacier in the ‘Ice Explorer’
  • Take the McKinley Explorer Rail Journey
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail on a guided walk
  • Guided walking tour of Old Quebec City
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour in Alaska
  • Riverboat Discovery cruise in Fairbanks
  • Tour Dawson and hear tales of the Gold Rush
  • Discover Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal’s famous sights
  • Explore the bustling metropolis of New York City
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Stay at a luxurious lodge on Emerald Lake
  • Enjoy scenic cruising of the St. Lawrence River
  • Experience Glacier Bay National Park
  • Explore Denali National Park and Fairbanks
  • Travel through the wild frontiers of the Yukon

dining highlights

  • 100 superb meals including: 50 Full Breakfasts (B), 17 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch, 29 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners
  • Fur Traders Feast in Sun Peaks
  • Mountaintop dinner experience in Banff
  • Music of Denali dinner show
  • Traditional lunch at a Sugar Shack
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

you’re invited

  • Join a local Sun Peaks character for an authentic Fur Traders Feast and canoe ride
  • Visit the home of champion sled dog mushers and learn about the gruelling sport of the Iditarod (sled dog racing)
  • See what it takes to be a competitive musher at the home of Yukon Quest legend Frank Turner
  • Learn about the local native culture and enjoy a performance on Victoria Island in Ottawa
  • Day 1 Arrive Victoria

    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.
    Two Night Stay: DoubleTree by Hilton

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Victoria – Butchart Gardens

    This morning visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the colourful gardens. Afterwards enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria.

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

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 3 Georgia Strait – Whistler

    Drive along Vancouver Island to Nanaimo. Board the BC Ferry and travel through the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Journey along the Sea to Sky Highway to the charming alpine resort of Whistler.
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

    Discover More: Bear viewing tour (seasonal option, additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 4 Whistler – Sun Peaks

    Travel the scenic Duffy Lake Road into the town of Lillooet. Head to the picturesque ski resort of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: Enjoy a fur trader’s feast and presentation accompanied by a tranquil canoe journey.
    Overnight Stay: Cahilty Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 Sun Peaks – Banff

    Enjoy glimpses of the soaring mountains as you make your way through the three spectacular National Parks of Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho, towards the Canadian Rockies. Arrive into Banff National Park where you’ll catch the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy the sweeping views while dining on a hearty meal.
    Two Night Stay: Elk + Avenue Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 Banff at Leisure

    Today is free for you to enjoy Banff.

    Discover More: Discover wolfdogs, helicopter flight, outback dinner and wagon ride, or a float trip (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 7 Banff – Emerald Lake

    Morning sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. On the way to Emerald Lake see the ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’, Lake Louise and the spectacular Natural Bridge. Emerald Lake is so called due to the vibrant turquoise colour of its waters which is surrounded by majestic peaks.
    Two Night Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 Emerald Lake

    Today is yours to enjoy your luxurious Rockies lodge and the spectacular surroundings.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 9 Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Jasper

    Travel along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Stop at the Columbia Icefield, where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a journey onto the Athabasca Glacier. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife where you will be taken to the beautifully carved Maligne Canyon.
    Overnight Stay: Chateau Jasper

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    Set off on “The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World”. Settle back in your SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense) and enjoy incredible views of the soaring mountains including Canada’s highest peak, the 3954 metre Mount Robson.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 11 Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver

    Continue our journey on the Rocky Mountaineer following the Thompson River and passing into the Fraser Valley. Late afternoon arrival into Vancouver.
    Two Night Stay: Metropolitan Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 12 Vancouver Sightseeing

    Set-off on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, the waterfront and Gastown. Make your way across the Capilano Suspension Bridge suspended 70 metres above the river, then walk amongst the canopy on the Treetops Adventure. Finish with an enthralling visit to the 4D virtual reality experience of FlyOver Canada.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 13 Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    This morning board your luxurious cruise ship. Check into your Outside Stateroom on the Holland America ms Noordam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 14 Cruising the Inside Passage

    Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the world’s most spectacular waterways.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 15 Ketchikan

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 16 Juneau

    Surrounded by the Gastineau Channel, the Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefields, Alaska’s capital is famed for its scenery and isolation.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 17 Skagway

    Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagways colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 18 Glacier Bay

    Enter the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park, where spectacular glaciers flow into the bay. A National Park Ranger will help you spot wildlife, while explaining glacial activity.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 19 Scenic Cruising

    Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply watch the scenery glide by.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 20 Seward – Anchorage

    Disembark in Seward and enjoy a scenic rail journey aboard the cruisetrain. Glaciers, canyons, waterfalls and spectacular scenery await at every turn. On arrival in Anchorage be taken on a tour of the points of interest of the downtown area.
    Two Night Stay: The Hotel Captain Cook

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 21 Portage Glacier Cruise

    Travel to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre which is a refuge for orphaned and injured wildlife head to Portage and take a cruise to Portage Glacier for fantastic views of the blue-white icebergs that decorate the lake.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 22 McKinley Explorer Train – Talkeetna – Denali

    Board our full dome McKinley Explorer train. With 360 degree views this is the ultimate way to take in the landscape. You’re Invited: Visit the home of champion sled dog mushers Kathleen Holden and Jerry Sousa. Learn about the Iditarod (sled dog race), meet the dogs and see a demonstration of sled harnessing. Discover More: Scenic flight to Mt. Denali.
    Overnight Stay: Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 23 McKinley Explorer Train – Denali

    Re-board the McKinley Explorer to Denali National Park. This evening is a Music of Denali Dinner Show.
    Two Night Stay: McKinley Chalet Resort

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 24 Denali National Park

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 25 Denali – Fairbanks

    Continue your journey into the heart of the last frontier, Fairbanks. Known as the “Golden Heart City”, Fairbanks has a prominent Gold Rush history.
    Two Night Stay: Westmark Fairbanks Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 26 Fairbanks

    Board an authentic sternwheeler for a unique cruise along one of Alaska’s great rivers. In the afternoon learn of Alaska’s gold mining history. View the Trans Alaska Pipeline, then board replica of the Tanana Valley Railroad to Gold Dredge 8.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 27 Fairbanks – Dawson City, Yukon

    Fly to Dawson City. Dawson was the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush and is now a National Historic Site.
    Two Night Stay: Westmark Inn Dawson

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 28 Dawson City – Yukon River Cruise

    Tour historic Dawson City and see some of the original gold rush era buildings. Head to Gold Dredge No. 4 and Discovery Claim where the first gold was discovered. In the afternoon cruise on the only operating paddle wheeler in the Yukon.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 29 Dawson City – Whitehorse

    Travel via the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse. This journey loosely follows the original overland route to the goldfields first used in 1902.
    Two Night Stay: Westmark Whitehorse Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 30 Taste of the Yukon Dog Sled

    See the S.S. Klondike National historic site and explore the MacBride Museum. You’re Invited: See what it takes to be a competitive musher at the home of Yukon Quest legend Frank Turner. Learn how integral dog sledding is to the Yukon history, then be served a home-cooked lunch to round off this authentic Yukon experience. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 31 Whitehorse to Vancouver

    Transfer to Whitehorse airport for your flight to Vancouver (flight not included in price, day is unescorted).
    Overnight Stay: Pacific Gateway Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 32 Vancouver to Toronto

    Board your flight to Toronto (flight not included in price). On arrival in Toronto, you will be transferred to your hotel (day is unescorted).
    Three Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 33 Toronto

    Spend the day exploring the city of Toronto.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 34 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 35 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 36 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 37 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 38 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 39 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 40 New England Discovery 7 Night Cruise

    Transfer to the pier to board your cruise ship and check into your comfortable Outside Stateroom (upgrade to Balcony Stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Holland America ship ms Veendam. Settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through St. Lawrence River and New England.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 41 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 42 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 43 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 44 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 45 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 46 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 47 Boston Sightseeing

    Arrive into the city of Boston early this morning. After disembarking the ship you will be joined by a local guide for a walk along the Freedom Trail. See Boston Common, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore Boston.
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 48 Boston

    After breakfast the day is at leisure for you to explore more of one of America’s oldest and most historic cities.

    Discover More: Explore Boston with the unique Boston Duck Tours, or discover the city on an Old Town Trolley tour and cruise (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 49 Boston – New York City

    Today’s journey takes us to the railway station where we board the Amtrak train to New York. Settle into your business class seats and enjoy this popular journey. 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 it’s reputation.
    Two Night Stay: New York Hilton Midtown

    Discover More: Take an elegant dinner cruise on the Bateau New York (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 50 New York City Sightseeing

    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, including the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 51 Depart New York

    After breakfast the morning is at leisure before you transfer to the airport to board your homeward flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

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