Grand Canada & Alaska and Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise

Enjoy a 12 day Canadian Rockies Experience visiting beautiful national parks & spectacular Rocky Mountaineer journey before a 7 night luxury Alaska cruise.

24 Days
Victoria to Fairbanks
From (AUD)
$ 11,145
Dates & Pricing

2020 Victoria > Fairbanks

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPRA
Duration:
24 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
Fairbanks

24 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Victoria

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Victoria International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
    Two Night Stay: Inn at Laurel Point or similar

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Victoria – Butchart Gardens

    This morning visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring this 22 hectare showplace of colourful gardens. Afterwards enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Beacon Hill and residential areas.

    Discover More: Take a horse and carriage ride, or go whale watching (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Georgia Strait – Whistler

    Opportunity to take a one hour floatplane flight over the Georgia Strait to Whistler (seasonal, must be pre-booked, additional cost).

    Drive north to Nanaimo. Board the BC Ferry and travel through the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Journey along the Sea to Sky Highway as the road follows the rugged coastline. Stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before arriving at the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village. Discover More: Bear viewing tour with a local expert, or dinner with a twist on a culinary tour.
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Whistler – Sun Peaks

    Travel along the scenic Duffy Lake Road lined with thick forest into the town of Lillooet. In the afternoon we head to the picturesque ski resort of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: This evening enjoy a fur traders feast and presentation accompanied by a tranquil canoe journey.
    Overnight Stay: Hearthstone Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Sun Peaks – Jasper

    Today you will be rewarded with astounding views as you reach the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Weave through thick forests, past meandering rivers, enjoy vistas of the soaring mountains, ice age glaciers and tumbling waterfalls as you make your way through the spectacular Jasper National Park.
    Overnight Stay: Chateau Jasper or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. 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 breathtaking Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most incredible journeys in the world. 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. Make our way into Yoho National Park to view the spectacular Natural Bridge. Finish the day at the glacier fed Emerald Lake, so named because of the vibrant colour of its waters. Your serene lodge sits right on the shores of the lake surrounded by towering peaks and forest.
    Overnight Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Emerald Lake – Banff

    Visit the famous ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’, beautiful Lake Louise. Spend the morning taking in the stunning surroundings before heading to Banff. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos, Bow Falls and a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for incredible views across the Rockies.
    Two Night Stay: Caribou Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Banff at Leisure

    Today is free for you to enjoy Banff.

    Discover More: Take a helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - 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). 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

  10. Day 10 - Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver

    This morning we re-board the Rocky Mountaineer and continue our journey west. Follow the Thompson River, pass through the magnificent Fraser Valley and arrive into Vancouver.
    Two Night Stay: Pinnacle Hotel or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. Day 11 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    You’re Invited: This morning travel to Grouse Mountain and take the skyride to the top. Head to the habitat of resident grizzlies Grinder and Coola and learn about their lives before partaking in a bear inspired breakfast. Set-off on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, famous for its totem poles, the waterfront and Gastown. Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park suspended 70 metres above the river. Make your way across, then walk amongst the canopy on the award winning Treetops Adventure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    This morning board your luxurious Princess cruise ship for a 7 night Alaskan Voyage in your oceanview stateroom. Discover the many services, facilities and activities on offer.

    Please be advised that shore excursions are an additional expense and can be purchased online prior to departure or onboard your cruise ship. It is recommended to book as early as possible through the cruise company’s’ Cruise Personaliser to ensure availability.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Scenic Cruising

    Sit back and enjoy the scenery. Canada and Alaska’s coastline reveals North America’s last great wilderness. Keep a look out for wildlife such as orcas, humpback whales and bald eagles.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Ketchikan

    Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s first city because it’s the first major community travellers come to as they journeyed north. Today it’s known as the salmon capital of the world and visitors will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Juneau

    Surrounded by the Gastineau Channel, the Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields, Alaska’s capital is famed for its scenery and isolation.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Skagway

    Cruise into Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike. Enjoy free time to go ashore and stroll along the weathered boardwalks admiring the shop front facades, reminiscent of the gold rush era.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Glacier Bay

    Enter the iceberg strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park, the highlight of the voyage. This breathtaking national park 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 and abundant wildlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - College Fjord

    Within Prince William Sound lies College Fjord and it’s collection of glaciers, some reaching forty stories above sea level, dwarfing even the largest of cruise ships. Stretching for miles, College Fjords massive rivers of ice tumble down from mountains and through valleys, dipping into the pristine waters. There you’ll have a chance to watch the awe-inspiring process of glaciers calving, or dropping enormous pillars of ice into the sea, as they crack and land with a thunderous splash. College Fjord not only boasts the world’s largest collection of tidewater glaciers, but it features magnificent snowcapped mountains as far as the eyes can see.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Whittier – Anchorage

    Disembark in Whittier and travel via the Alaska Wildlife Refuge to Anchorage. After a brief orientation tour of Anchorage, the rest of the day is free.
    Overnight Stay: The Hotel Captain Cook

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Anchorage – Denali State Park

    You’re Invited: Visit the home of Iditarod (sled dog racing) champion Martin Buser. Meet the friendly dogs and take a virtual trip along the Iditarod trail including a sled dog demonstration. Continue our journey deep into the Alaskan wilderness arriving in Denali State Park. Nestled in a prime location, this gorgeous lodge is the perfect starting point for your wilderness adventure.
    Overnight Stay: Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

     Discover More: Scenic flight up close to Mt. Denali (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Midnight Sun Express Train – Denali National Park

    Board our full dome railcar on the ‘Midnight Sun Express’ train. Open-air viewing platforms allow you to step outdoors for the perfect snapshot. The highlight this evening is a Music of Denali Dinner Show.
    Two Night Stay: Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Denali National Park

    Denali is deep in the Alaskan wilderness and this unique location gives you the opportunity to witness the fascinating landscape and wildlife. Embark on a Tundra Wilderness Tour which takes you into the park for a once in a lifetime experience of wildlife viewing and magnificent scenery including Mt. Denali. A narrated history of the park and some of the best opportunities to view wildlife await you on this tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Fairbanks

    Continue your journey into the heart of the last frontier, Fairbanks. Fairbanks was founded by miners consumed with the gold fever that swept Alaska at the turn of the century. As gateway to Alaska’s rugged interior, Fairbanks is where the real Alaska begins. Board the only remaining authentic Alaskan sternwheeler ‘Discovery III’ for a cruise along the Chena and Tanana rivers. Get a feel of an old-time steamboat that frequented the river during the gold rush days. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.
    Overnight Stay: Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Depart Fairbanks

    Transfer to Fairbanks Airport for your homeward flight.

    Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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