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2018 Itinerary

19 Day Itinerary (Victoria > Vancouver)

  • Tour Code

    ERPC

  • Departure City

    Victoria

  • Duration

    19 Day

  • Return City

    Vancouver

  • 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: Chateau Victoria

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Victoria – 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, go whale watching, or take a culinary dinner tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 3 Georgia Strait – Whistler

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

    After breakfast drive north along Vancouver Island to Nanaimo. Board the BC Ferry and travel through the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Journey inland along the Sea to Sky Highway as the road follows the rugged coastline with views of Horseshoe Bay on your left and forested parks and mountains on your right. You will have the chance to stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before arriving at the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village. This evening you are free to explore the village’s cobbled pathways and plazas. 
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

    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 4 Whistler – Sun Peaks

    Travel along the scenic Duffy Lake Road lined with thick forest, into the town of Lillooet. In the afternoon head into the mountains to the picturesque ski resort village of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: This evening our highlight dinner involves an authentic Fur Traders presentation and feast.
    Overnight Stay: Hearthstone Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 Sun Peaks – Banff

    Today you will be rewarded with astounding views as you reach the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Travel through British Columbia and into Alberta, enjoying glimpses of the soaring mountains as you make your way through the three spectacular national parks of Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Travel from primeval forests to Ice Age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks. Late this afternoon we arrive into Banff National Park.
    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.

    Discover More: Spend time with magnificent wolfdogs, take a breath-taking helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 7 Banff – Lake Louise

    Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. See the glacier fed Emerald Lake and the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River. Prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey as you arrive at Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the beautiful Lake Louise where you have the opportunity to stay at one of the Rockies most stunning and historic properties. This afternoon you have free time to explore this beautiful lake
    or relax and take in the amazing scenery.
    Overnight Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • 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. Be taken through the park to the beautifully carved Maligne Canyon. You’re Invited: This evening we journey to Jasper Stables at 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: Lobstick Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    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). Enjoy incredible views of the soaring mountains including Canada’s highest peak, the awesome 3954 metre Mount Robson as you journey towards Kamloops.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 10 Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver

    Continue your journey 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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11 Vancouver

    Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, the waterfront, Gastown and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. 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 12 Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    This morning is free to explore Vancouver. With so many shops and attractions so close to your hotel it will be easy to find something to entertain yourself. This afternoon head to 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 Westerdam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 13 Cruising the Inside Passage

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 14 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 15 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 16 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 17 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 18 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 19 Depart Vancouver

    Disembark early this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport to board your homeward flight (book flight after 2pm), or consider taking in more of Vancouver with some post tour accommodation (enquire for details).

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

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