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2018 Itinerary

18 Day Itinerary (Vancouver > Vancouver)

  • Tour Code

    ERPK

  • Departure City

    Vancouver

  • Duration

    18 Day

  • Return City

    Vancouver

Departure and Return City
  • 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 at your hotel.
    Overnight Stay: Westin Bayshore

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Vancouver – Kamloops

    Make our way out of Vancouver following the fertile Fraser Valley. Pass an abundance of rural scenery and travel through lush countryside before reaching the peaks and valleys of the coastal mountain range. This afternoon arrive at your Kentucky style inn by the Thompson River.
    Overnight Stay: South Thompson Inn

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 Kamloops – Jasper

    Continue your journey into the soaring, rugged snow-capped mountains. Marvel at the beauty of the glaciers, lakes and forests sitting at the foot of these grand mountains. Pass the towering 3954 metre Mt. Robson before arriving into Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife. You're Invited: This evening we journey to the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner (Jasper Stables dinner is seasonal and may not be available on early and late season departures, enquire for details).
    Overnight Stay: Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 Icefields Parkway – Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Lake Louise

    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. Enjoy breath-taking mountain scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. 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 300 metre thick 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.
    Overnight Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 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.
    Two Night Stay: Elk + Avenue Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 6 Banff at Leisure

    This morning you will have breakfast with one of the best views Canada has to offer. Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views and enjoy a sumptuous buffet. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions. Why not discover more of all that this beautiful town has to offer.

    Discover More: Partake in an enjoyable outback dinner and wagon ride, special opportunity to spend time with magnificent wolfdogs, take a breath taking helicopter flight over inspiring mountain scenery, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 7 Banff – Sun Peaks

    Make our way out of the beautiful Banff National Park, travelling through Alberta and into British Columbia. Enjoy glimpses of the soaring mountains as you make your way through the three spectacular national parks of Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Late this afternoon we arrive into the ski resort town of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: This evening our highlight dinner experience involves an authentic Fur Traders presentation and feast.
    Overnight Stay: Cahilty Hotel & Suites

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 Sun Peaks – Whistler

    Today we travel along the scenic Duffy Lake Road and through the historic farming village of Pemberton to the charming alpine resort of Whistler. This evening you are free to explore the village's cobbled pathways and plazas.
    Overnight Stay: Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites

    Discover More: Undertake a bear viewing tour with a local expert (seasonal option) or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 9 Georgia Strait – Victoria

    Travel along the Sea to Sky Highway following the rugged coastline with views of Horseshoe Bay on your right and forested parks and mountains on your left. Stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before boarding the BC ferry and cruising through the Georgia Strait to Nanaimo. Drive south along Vancouver Island to Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city.
    Two Night Stay: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

     Discover More: Culinary dinner tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 10 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.

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 11 Victoria – Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Transfer to the BC ferry and cross the Georgia Strait. Head to Vancouver’s Canada Place Pier to board your cruise ship. 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 12 Cruising the Inside Passage

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 13 Tracy Arm Fjord – Juneau

    This morning we cruise into the spectacular Tracy Arm, a narrow 56 kilometre long fjord which is one of Alaska’s most dramatic glacier settings. The panorama of 7,000-foot mountain peaks and nearly vertical rock cliffs is astounding. In the afternoon arrive into Alaska’s scenic capital city, Juneau, perched in a beautiful setting at the foot of Mount Roberts.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 14 Skagway

    Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was an untamed town controlled by organised criminals. Today the town retains its gold rush character and its colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. For a truly memorable excursion, take an optional ride on the narrow gauge White Pass and Yukon Railroad (shore excursions are at own expense).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 15 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. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to see a pinnacle of ice ‘calve’ or break away from the face of the glacier, and with a thunderous boom land in the bay.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 16 Ketchikan

    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. Rich native history and an outstanding collection of totem poles makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 17 The Inside Passage

    Today is a day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck with a drink and watch unmatched scenery glide by as you travel south through the Inside Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 18 Depart Vancouver

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

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