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2018 Itinerary

29 Day Itinerary (Vancouver > Montreal)

  • Tour Code

    EPJE

  • Departure City

    Vancouver

  • Duration

    29 Day

  • Return City

    Montreal

  • 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.

    Overnight Stay: Sutton Place Hotel

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    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. 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 Volendam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 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 4 Tracy Arm Fjord – Juneau

    This morning we cruise into the spectacular Tracy Arm, a narrow, 56 kilometre long fjord, 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. In the afternoon arrive into Alaska’s scenic capital city, Juneau.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 Skagway

    Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was an untamed, violent town controlled by organised criminals. Today, of course, the town is civilised, though 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 6 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 7 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. An outstanding collection of totem poles makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 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 9 Georgia Strait – Victoria

    Disembark early this morning and transfer to the BC ferry. Sail across the Georgia Strait to Swartz Bay, then drive along Vancouver Island to Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city.

    Two Night Stay: Inn at Laurel Point

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 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 11 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.

    You're Invited: Head to the Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre for an authentic First Nations BBQ where you will learn more about the history and culture of the native Canadians.

    Two Night Stay: Four Seasons Whistler

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 12 Whistler at Leisure

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

    Discover More: Special opportunity to undertake a bear viewing tour with a local expert, take a Wild West Jeep tour, or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 Whistler – Kelowna

    Travel through the historic farming village of Pemberton, along the scenic Duffy Lake Road lined with thick forest, into the town of Lillooet. Continue through picturesque landscapes as the road meanders along the side of the Nicola River and through sandstone chasms. This afternoon we will visit one of Kelowna’s award-winning wineries and sample some of the local wines.

    Overnight Stay: The Cove Lakeside Resort

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 14 Kelowna – Okanagan – Jasper

    Make your way through the lush Okanagan Valley and into the Cariboo Mountains. In the afternoon you will be rewarded with astounding views as you reach the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Travel from primeval forests to Ice Age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks. Head past the awesome 3,954 metre Mt. Robson and 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 followed by a wildlife and wilderness presentation and a short forest walk to try to find an icon of Canada, the beaver (Jasper Stables dinner is seasonal and may not be available on early and late season departures, enquire for details.)

    Two Night Stay: The Crimson Jasper

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 15 Jasper

    Today you have the opportunity to explore Jasper and its surrounds.

    Discover More: Discover Jasper wilderness and wildlife tour, float trip along the Athabasca River or authentic Canadian canoe adventure (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 16 Icefields Parkway – Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Lake Louise

    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. 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. 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.

    Two Night Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 17 Lake Louise

    Lake Louise enjoys picture perfect surroundings. Spend the day exploring the lake and soaking up the spectacular scenery.

    Discover More: Enjoy a scenic walk through Johnston Canyon.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 18 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, then take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views over the surrounding peaks and valleys. The next two days you will stay at the “Castle in the Rockies”, one of the most iconic and impressive hotels in Canada.

    Two Night Stay: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 19 Banff at Leisure

    Banff is a picturesque town located within Banff National park and is the quintessential Rocky Mountains town. Today is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions.

    Discover More: Discover wolfdogs, take a breath-taking helicopter flight over inspiring mountain scenery, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 20 Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    Set off on a two day rail experience on ‘The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World’. Settle back in your GoldLeaf carriage. Cross Kicking Horse Pass and view glaciers and snow-capped mountains before arriving into Kamloops.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 21 Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver

    Continue on board the Rocky Mountaineer following the Thompson River and passing through the magnificent Fraser Valley. Late afternoon we arrive into Vancouver.
    Overnight Stay: Sutton Place Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 22 Vancouver – Toronto

    You’re Invited: Start the morning with a unique breakfast at the Vancouver Aquarium where there is an opportunity to view a variety of marine life from all over the planet. Afterwards, transfer to Vancouver Airport to board your flight to Toronto (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 12:30pm).
    Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 23 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 24 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 25 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 26 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 27 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 28 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 29 Depart Montreal

    Transfer to the airport to board your homeward flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

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