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2018 Itinerary

16 Day Itinerary (Banff > Seattle)

  • Tour Code

    ERBL

  • Departure City

    Banff

  • Duration

    16 Day

  • Return City

    Seattle

Tour Inclusions

included in your price

  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 9 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas#
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cruise the famed Inside Passage
  • Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • See the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls in Banff
  • Discover Vancouver’s famous sights
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway acclaimed as one of the most breathtaking highways in the world
  • Wander through the magnificent Butchart Gardens
  • Enjoy a guided nature walk through the rainforest at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait
  • Visit the Olympic ski resort town of Whistler
  • Travel along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway
  • Visit the picturesque village of Sun Peaks
  • Experience the splendour of Tracy Arm fjord
  • Explore the port of Juneau, the Alaskan capital
  • Relive the gold rush history in the port of Skagway

dining highlights

  • 32 superb meals including: 15 Full Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 10 Dinners (D) & 1 Highlight Dinner
  • Dinner in the Butchart family’s original residence
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

you’re invited

  • Savour an exquisite meal in the original Butchart family residence, while enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding gardens
  • Day 1 Arrive Banff

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Calgary International Airport and transferred from the plains into the majestic Rocky Mountains to your hotel in Banff. Banff is a picturesque town located within Banff National Park. With Mount Rundle and Mount Cascade dominating its skyline, Banff is the quintessential Rocky Mountains town. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
    Two Night Stay: Ptarmigan Inn or similar

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Banff and Lake Louise Sightseeing

    Make our way out of Banff and prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the gorgeous Lake Louise. Spend time relaxing and exploring the surrounds of this iconic and beautiful area. Take a walk around the edge of the lake and gaze at the towering mountains reflected in the lakes surface, or venture inside the phenomenal Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel and soak it all up with a drink in hand. Return to Banff and enjoy a sightseeing tour of some of the natural attractions in and around Banff including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 3 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 an abundance of wildlife that can often be spotted roaming around the town.
    Overnight Stay: Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 Jasper – Sun Peaks

    Bid farewell to Jasper as we make our way out of the beautiful Jasper National Park. Enjoy views of the towering 3,954 metre Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Weave through thick forests, winding rivers and jewelled lakes before arriving in the picturesque ski resort village of Sun Peaks.
    Overnight Stay: Cahilty Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 Sun Peaks – Vancouver

    Travel through lush countryside before reaching the peaks and valleys of the coastal mountain range. Follow the fertile Fraser Valley and pass an abundance of rural scenery before arriving in the exciting city of Vancouver.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Bayshore

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 6 Vancouver Sightseeing

    Vancouver is a beautiful harbour side city with a perfect balance of nature mixed with cityscape. Enjoy a sightseeing tour 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 7 Vancouver – Whistler

    Journey inland along the Sea to Sky Highway as the road follows the rugged coastline with magnificent 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. Whistler is a world famous ski resort sitting at the base of two glorious mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb. This afternoon you are free to explore the village’s cobbled pathways and plazas. Perhaps take the Peak to Peak gondola that travels between the two huge mountains that dominate the village affording magnificent views.
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort

    Discover More: Special opportunity to 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 8 Georgia Strait – Butchart Gardens – Victoria

    Travel back along the Sea to Sky Highway to Tsawwassen. Board the BC ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait that is dotted with forested islands and is home to pods of orcas. Arrive in Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island and make our way to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showpiece of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. You’re Invited: Tonights dinner will be in the original Butchart family residence, savour an exquisite meal while enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding gardens. Afterwards, arrive into Victoria, British Columbia’s historic capital city situated on a beautiful harbour.
    Overnight Stay: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 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 Royal Caribbean cruise ship Explorer of the Seas and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Alaskan waterways.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 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 11 Inside Passage Cruising – Juneau

    Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage with its jaw dropping scenery. Pass mountains, islands and inlets, glaciers, fjords, and rainforest and keep a look out for the abundant wildlife including whales, bald eagles and bears. In the afternoon sail into Juneau, arguably one of America’s most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. Its historic city centre goes back to its gold-rush origins, but nature is the priceless treasure.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 12 Skagway

    The great Klondike gold rush lives on in Skagway’s charming city centre of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors, it was once an untamed town that was the starting point for the gruelling walk up the Klondike Trail in search of gold.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 13 Tracy Arm Fjord

    This morning we cruise into the spectacular Tracy Arm, a narrow, 56 kilometre long fjord carved by glacial activity, and another of Alaska’s most dramatic glacier settings. The panorama of 7,000-foot mountain peaks and nearly vertical rock cliffs is astounding. Tucked away at the end of this remarkable waterway are the twin Sawyer Glaciers, calving icebergs into the jade-coloured inland sea. Among the sights to admire from the icy waters are waterfalls cascading down 900 metre high granite walls.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 14 Scenic Cruising

    Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise south to Victoria. With an array of on board activities and dining options you will be spoiled for choice.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 15 Victoria

    The capital of British Columbia is filled with blooming gardens, heritage architecture and historic charm. The heart of Victoria is its harbour and Old Town that are easily explored on foot.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 16 Depart Seattle

    Disembark early this morning and transfer to Seattle International Airport to board your homeward flight (book flight after 2pm).

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and Availability All prices listed are per person