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2018 Itinerary

22 Day Itinerary (Vancouver > Seattle)

  • Tour Code

    EPCJ

  • Departure City

    Vancouver

  • Duration

    22 Day

  • Return City

    Seattle

Departure and Return City

Tour Inclusions

included in your price

  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 15 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Eurodam#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience in GOLDLEAF
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Stay in ‘The Castle in the Rockies’
  • The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer train, one of the world’s great rail journeys
  • Board the Ice Explorer and climb onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for spectacular views over Banff
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Take a guided tour of Vancouver’s highlights including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait
  • Wander through world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Visit an award winning winery in the Okanagan, get to know the makers and sample the local wines
  • Cruise the Inside Passage one of the world’s most spectacular waterways
  • 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
  • Experience the splendour of Alaska’s number one glacier viewing attraction, Glacier Bay
  • Explore Juneau, the colourful Alaskan capital
  • Visit Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world

dining highlights

  • 44 superb meals including: 20 Full Breakfasts (B), 1 Highlight Breakfast , 9 Lunches (L), 12 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners
  • First Nations BBQ Dinner in Whistler
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

you’re invited

  • Enter the Vancouver Aquarium before it opens and have breakfast with the marine life
  • Enjoy a Canadian Rockies Western style dinner with wildlife walk and presentation in Jasper
  • Experience Canada’s native cultures while enjoying a traditional First Nations BBQ dinner
  • 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: Sutton Place Hotel

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Vancouver Sightseeing

    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. Later enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver 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 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 GoldLeaf carriage as you 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 – Lake Louise

    Continue your journey 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 before arriving into the beautiful Lake Louise. Prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey as you arrive at Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”.
    Two Night Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 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 (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 6 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 7 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 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.
    Two Night Stay: The Crimson Jasper

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 9 Jasper

    Today you have the opportunity to explore Jasper and it’s surrounds. 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).

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 Jasper – Okanagan – Kelowna

    Depart Jasper and head past the awesome, 3,954 metre Mt. Robson. Continue through the Cariboo Mountains region and into the lush Okanagan Valley to Kelowna. Visit one of Kelowna’s award-winning wineries and sample some of the local wines.
    Overnight Stay: The Cove Lakeside Resort

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11 Kelowna – Whistler

    Travel through scenic landscapes as the road meanders alongside the Nicola River and through sandstone chasms. Follow the Thompson and Fraser River past the town of Lillooet to the charming alpine resort of Whistler. You’re Invited: Head to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for an authentic First Nations BBQ where you will learn 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 (seasonal option), take a Callaghan Jeep tour, or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (additional cost).

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 Georgia Strait – Victoria

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

    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: The Inn at Laurel Point

    Discover More: Culinary dinner tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 14 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. There is free time to explore Victoria or allow Evergreen to assist you in discovering more about this historic region.

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 15 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 Holland America Cruise Ship ms Eurodam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Alaskan waterways.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 16 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 17 Juneau

    Perched on a thin strip of land at the mouth of Gold Creek, Juneau is arguably one of America’s most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 18 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 19 Sitka

    Sitka is easily one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Alaska, and has a unique blend of Russian history and Tlingit culture.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 20 Ketchikan

    Rich native history makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art. Part of the town is built along a steep hillside, part is built on pilings over the water, where bald eagles watch from waterside perches.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 21 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 22 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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