Canadian Highlights Alaska and New England Cruise plus East Coast USA

Highlights of this thrilling 31 day combined land tour and cruise include two amazing seven night luxury cruises and a trip to the gorgeous Lake Louise.

31 Days
Banff to New York City
From (AUD)
$ 12,715
Dates & Pricing

2020 Banff > New York City

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ERBN
Duration:
31 days
Departure City:
Banff
Return City:
New York City

Selected Itinerary

31 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Banff

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

  2. Day 2 - Banff and Lake Louise Sightseeing

    Make your 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. Return to Banff and enjoy a sightseeing tour including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. You’re Invited: This evening, ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for incredible views across the Rockies. Meet a retired Canadian Mountie who will recount exciting and colourful stories of their rich history and traditions. Enjoy the sweeping views while dining on a hearty welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. 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 breathtaking 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 with an abundance of wildlife that can often be spotted roaming around the town. You’re Invited: This evening dine at Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen. This is an authentic experience which goes beyond the table and the stories of Maligne come alive with a special horns and antlers presentation.
    Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. 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 lush forests, winding rivers and jewelled lakes before arriving in the picturesque ski resort village of Sun Peaks.
    Overnight Stay: Cahilty Hotel & Suites

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Sun Peaks – Vancouver

    Travel through the 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: Residence Inn by Marriott or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. 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 Chinatown, Gastown and the waterfront area with its lively shops and restaurants. Take an enthralling ride on the 4D virtual reality experience of FlyOver Canada where you feel like you’re flying across Canada from east to west. This evening, visit Stanley Park. See the intricately carved totem poles before soaking in the sublime views at Prospect Point where you’ll enjoy dinner overlooking the park and harbour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Vancouver – Seattle – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Transfer south and cross the US border. Enjoy coastal scenery and forested countryside before arriving in the “Emerald City”, Seattle. Board your luxurious cruise ship and check into your comfortable inside stateroom (upgrade to ocean view or verandah staterooms additional expense) on the Holland America Cruise Ship ms Oosterdam. Settle in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - Stephens Passage – Juneau

    Sail picturesque Stephens Passage known for its wildlife and dramatic beauty before arriving into 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

  10. Day 10 - Hubbard Glacier

    Enter the narrow inlet of Deception Bay and sail up to the impressive Hubbard Glacier. Known for its sheer size and high levels of activity, it’s not uncommon to see a large piece of ice calve from the face of this gnarled glacier and land with a thunderous boom in the bay. Wildlife is prolific in this area and chunks of ice that break off become floating islands for seals who like the icebergs, because orca sonar doesn’t work well among them.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Sitka

    In and around Sitka, you’ll witness a unique slice of Alaskan history not found anywhere else. Russia controlled Alaska from the mid-1700s until the United States purchased it in 1867. You’ll still see vestiges of Russia’s influence, including the unmistakable onion dome of St. Michael’s Cathedral and the Russian Bishop’s House, both National Historic Landmarks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - The Inside Passage – Victoria

    Today is a day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s facilities, or relax on deck and
    keep an eye out for wildlife as you travel south through the Inside Passage. Pull into the capital of British Columbia, Victoria. Reflecting the charm of Britain, Victoria is an easy city to walk. Explore the inner harbour or venture further afield on one of the shore excursions (additional expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Seattle – Toronto

    Disembark early this morning and transfer to Seattle Airport to board your flight to Toronto (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 2:00pm).
    Overnight Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - 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 east following 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 or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - 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: Visit a First Nations camp at the Canadian Museum of History where you will partake in an informative tour of the Native village, then witness a vibrant performance of traditional styles of Pow Wow dancing. Tonight, dine at the National Arts Centre. Dedicated to the performing arts, this is a culinary experience that indulges the senses.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - 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: Hotel Clarendon

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - 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 (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - Quebec City – Montreal

    Leaving old-world Quebec, travel along 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 the famous Parisian-style historic district, which is filled with cultural landmarks, museums, boutiques and restaurants.
    Overnight Stay: Novotel Montreal

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - New England Discovery – 7 Night Cruise

    This morning, transfer to the pier to board your luxurious cruise ship. Check into your comfortable ocean view stateroom (upgrade to verandah stateroom additional expense) on the Holland America cruise ship ms Zaandam or ms Amsterdam. Settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the St. Lawrence River and New England.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Quebec City

    Early this morning, our cruise ship will dock in Quebec City. There are a wide range of shore excursions available (own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Gulf of St. Lawrence

    The largest estuary in the world, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence fringes the shores of half the provinces of Canada and is a gateway to the interior of the entire North American continent. Geographically, the Gulf is defined by stunning coast line and beautiful islands, including Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands. Thousands of migratory birds make this area their home during the spring and autumn migration period.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

    This morning, arrive into the charming city of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. There is plenty of free time to explore the city famed for being the birthplace of Canada. Be sure to visit Confederation Centre or perhaps enjoy an optional tour to the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ homesite (own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Sydney, Cape Breton Island

    A hundred thousand Gaelic welcomes await you in Nova Scotia. At the northeast end of the province sits Cape Breton Island, whose wild and lovely topography includes Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Bras d’Or Lake, and miles of rugged coastline. Sydney is the gateway to it all. Spend the day in Sydney or take an optional sightseeing tour (shore excursions are at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Arrive into Halifax this morning and spend the day docked in one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours. Explore this fascinating and historic city on your own or perhaps take an optional tour to delightful Peggy’s Cove, possibly the most photographed village in Canada (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Bar Harbor, Maine

    Enter the waters of the United States as you sail along the coast of New Brunswick and past Grand Manan Island. Arrive into Bar Harbor, from where optional tours will be available into the beautiful Acadia National Park (own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Boston Sightseeing

    Arrive into the city of Boston early this morning. After disembarking the ship, you will be joined by a local guide for a walk along the Freedom Trail. See Boston Common, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore Boston.
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Boston

    After breakfast, the day is at leisure for you to explore more of one of America’s oldest and most historic cities.

    Discover More: Explore Boston with the unique Boston Duck Tours, or discover the city on an Old Town Trolley tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  29. Day 29 - Boston – New York City

    Today’s journey takes us to the railway station where we board the Amtrak train to New York. Settle into your business class seats and enjoy this popular journey. A visit to the bustling and iconic “Big Apple” is a must on any trip to the USA and this thriving city will no doubt live up to it’s reputation.
    Two Night Stay: New York Hilton Midtown

    Discover More: Take an elegant dinner cruise on the Bateau New York (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  30. Day 30 - New York City Sightseeing

    Discover New York City at your own pace with an included Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker Bus Tour. Your ticket will allow you to explore over 50 stops throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, from The United Nations to Times Square, from Harlem to Battery Park, including the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Depart New York

    Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 7 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Day Eastern Canada Experience
  • 5 Day Eastern USA Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Nieuw Amsterdam#
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Zaandam or ms Amsterdam#
  • 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 New York City with a Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker Bus Tour
  • Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for a delicious dinner with views over Banff
  • Guided walk of Boston’s Freedom Trail
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Guided walking tour inside Old Quebec City
  • Rise to the Top of CN Tower
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Guided tour of the sights of Montreal
  • Discover Vancouver’s famous sights
  • Sightseeing tour of the Nation’s capital Ottawa
  • Discover Toronto’s famous sights
  • Enjoy the scenery on a 1000 islands cruise
  • Visit the picturesque village of Sun Peaks
  • Experience the grandeur of Hubbard Glacier
  • Explore the beautiful Alaskan capital, Juneau
  • Witness a blend of Russia and USA in Sitka
  • Soak up the rich native culture in Ketchikan
  • Enjoy scenic cruising of the St. Lawrence River
  • Visit the port of Bar Harbor in Maine
  • Visit Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 65 superb meals including: 30 Full Breakfasts (B), 12 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch, 19 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners
  • Dinner with a view up Banff Gondola
  • Traditional lunch at a Sugar Shack
  • Dine at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

YOU’RE INVITED
  • Ascend Banff gondola, meet a retired Canadian Mountie before dinner with a view
  • Dine at Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen
  • Experience true French Canadian hospitality at a traditional sugar shack with lunch
  • Learn about the local native culture and enjoy a vibrant performance in Ottawa

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