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2018 Itinerary

21 Day Itinerary (Vancouver > Seattle)

  • Tour Code

    EPCW

  • Departure City

    Vancouver

  • Duration

    21 Day

  • Return City

    Seattle

Tour Inclusions

included in your price

  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 14 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Princess Cruises Ruby Princess#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience, one of the world’s great rail journeys
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Stay in one of the Rockies most stunning lodges, Emerald Lake Lodge
  • Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer train, one of the world’s great rail journeys
  • Visit the “Diamond in the Wilderness”, Lake Louise
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for spectacular views over Banff
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait
  • Take a guided tour around the highlights of Vancouver including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Wander through world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most breath-taking highways in the world
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • Tour Victoria and see Parliament Buildings, Bastion Square, Thunderbird Park and downtown harbour
  • Cruise the Inside Passage one of the world’s most spectacular waterways
  • Experience the splendour of Alaska’s number one glacier viewing attraction in the famous Glacier Bay
  • Explore Juneau, the picturesque Alaskan capital
  • Visit Ketchikan, known as the salmon capital of the world

dining highlights

  • 41 superb meals including: 20 Full Breakfasts (B), 8 Lunches (L), 12 Dinners (D) & 1 Highlight Dinner
  • Mountaintop dinner experience in Banff
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

you’re invited

  • Experience Canada’s native cultures and learn the technique used to make a cedar rope or bracelet
  • 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: Georgian Court Hotel

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Vancouver Sightseeing

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour including Stanley Park with its intricately carved totem poles, the waterfront area, Gastown 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 SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense) and enjoy incredible views of the surroundings. 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 – Jasper

    Continue your journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer 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 and see Canada’s highest peak, the awesome 3954 metre Mount Robson. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife.
    Two Night Stay: Chateau Jasper

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 Jasper

    Jasper is a relaxed town surrounded by wilderness and wildlife. Today you have the opportunity to explore.

    Discover More: Discover Jasper tour, take a relaxing float trip or a canoe adventure (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 6 Icefields Parkway – Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Emerald Lake

    This morning enjoy a guided walk through the stunning Maligne Canyon. Depart Jasper and travel along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Enjoy the scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. Make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack where you’ll climb aboard the mighty ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. Travel into Yoho National Park and see the spectacular Natural Bridge before arriving at our luxurious Rockies lodge on the shores of Emerald Lake, so called due to the vibrant colour of its waters. This afternoon relax and explore the beautiful surroundings.
    Overnight Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 7 Emerald Lake – Banff

    Bid farewell to Emerald Lake and prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the gorgeous Lake Louise. Spend time soaking up the views, relaxing and exploring this iconic and beautiful lake. After lunch head into the impressive Banff National Park, and on arrival into Banff enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos, and Bow Falls. At the end of the day ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for incredible views across the Rockies. Enjoy the sweeping views while dining on a hearty meal.
    Two Night Stay: Caribou Lodge or Ptarmigan Inn

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 Banff at Leisure

    Today is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights.

    Discover More: A unique opportunity to get up close to wolfdogs, take an incredible helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 9 Banff – Kamloops

    Depart Banff National Park and pass from Alberta to British Columbia through three spectacular national parks of Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke. Travel past primeval forests, ice age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks as you depart the Rockies. Late this afternoon we arrive into Kamloops where we’ll stay at a unique ranch style inn located on the shores of the Thompson River.
    Overnight Stay: South Thompson Inn

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 Kamloops – Whistler

    The road meanders through scenic landscapes beside the Thompson and Fraser Rivers. Pass through the sleepy town of Lillooet to the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village. You’re Invited: Head to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for an authentic insight into First Nations culture. Be met by an ambassador and learn about the history and culture of the native Canadians. Hear a welcome song, tour the museum and be taught the technique used to make a cedar rope or bracelet.
    Two Night Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 11 Whistler at Leisure

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

    Discover More: Special opportunity to undertake a bear viewing tour (seasonal option), or take a fun Callaghan Jeep tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 12 Georgia Strait – Victoria

    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: DoubleTree by Hilton

    Discover More: Culinary dinner tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 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.

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 14 Seattle – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 15 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 16 Juneau

    Founded due to the discovery of gold Juneau became the capital of Alaska. Today, not only is it famous for gold and government but also for breathtaking glaciers and stunning views. Juneau is arguably one of USA’s most beautiful capitals.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 17 Skagway

    Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. But when the gold dwindled in 1900, so did the population. Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents, but it still retains the flavour of the gold rush era.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 18 Glacier Bay National Park

    Glacier Bay is the highlight of our voyage. It is a breathtaking national park that boasts some of the world’s most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier, which often drops colossal chunks of ice into the sea. During your scenic cruise, friendly Park Rangers will join the ship to share their knowledge of this amazing place. Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you enjoy an unforgettable day of sailing through this dazzling park, where you’ll glide along emerald waters and past calving icebergs.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 19 Ketchikan

    Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska’s claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan and soon became the staple. Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world’s oldest collection of totem poles. Its abundance of salmon also has it known as the salmon capital of the world.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 20 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 21 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

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