Grand Canada & Alaska and Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise

Enjoy a 12 day Canadian Rockies Experience with its beautiful national parks & spectacular Rocky Mountaineer journey before your 7 night Alaskan cruise.

24 Days
Victoria to Fairbanks
From (AUD)
$ 13,295
Dates & Pricing

2020 Victoria > Fairbanks

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

Selected Itinerary

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: Embassy Inn 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 the colourful gardens. Afterwards, enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square and Beacon Hill.

    Discover More: Horse and carriage ride, or go whale watching (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Georgia Strait – Whistler

    Optional Flight - 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 and board the BC Ferry. Sail the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay, then journey along the Sea to Sky Highway following the rugged coastline. Stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before arriving at the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village.
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

    Discover More: Bear viewing tour, or culinary dinner tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Whistler – Sun Peaks

    Travel along the scenic Duffy Lake Road 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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Sun Peaks – Jasper

    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. You’re Invited: This evening, we journey to Jasper Stables in the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner §.
    Overnight Stay: Chateau Jasper or similar

    § Jasper Stables is seasonal and may not be available on early or late season departures

    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. 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 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 Ptarmigan Inn

    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 (extra expense)

    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: Residence Inn by Marriott

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. Day 11 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    You’re Invited: This morning, take the skyride up Grouse Mountain. 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 the waterfront and Gastown. Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park suspended 70 metres above the river. Cross the bridge, then walk amongst the canopy on the Treetops Adventure. This evening, visit Stanley Park. See the intricately carved totem poles before dinner with sublime views at Prospect Point.

    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.

    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. Marvel at the glacial ice wall carved by nature. This breathtaking scenery will be brought to life by a National Park Ranger.

    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.

    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 (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Princess Rail – Denali National Park

    Board our full dome railcar on Princess Rail for the famous journey into Denali National Park. 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 wilderness tour which takes you into the park for a once in a lifetime experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Fairbanks

    Continue your journey into the heart of the last frontier to Fairbanks. Board an authentic sternwheeler ‘Discovery III’ for a morning cruise. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 12 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Grand, Coral, Pacific or Royal Princess#
  • 6 Day Alaskan Coach & Rail Tour
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Stay at an authentic Rocky Mountains Lodge, Emerald Lake Lodge
  • Visit the ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’, beautiful Lake Louise
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola
  • Take Princess Rail to Denali National Park
  • Climb the Athabasca Glacier in the Ice Explorer
  • Explore Jasper National Park with a guided walk through Maligne Canyon
  • Wander the world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Tour the highlights of Vancouver including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Take a Wilderness Tour in Denali, Alaska
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Explore Banff National Park
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Victoria
  • Cruise the spectacular Inside Passage
  • Experience Glacier Bay National Park
  • Explore Juneau, the colourful Alaskan capital
  • View College Fjord, home to 16 Glaciers
  • Explore Denali National Park

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 48 superb meals including: 22 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB), 8 Lunches (L), 13 Dinners (D) & 4 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Breakfast with the bears in Vancouver
  • Enjoy dinner with a view at Prospect Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • Music of Denali Dinner Show

YOU’RE INVITED
  • Join a local Sun Peaks character for an authentic Fur Traders Feast and canoe ride
  • Enjoy a Canadian Rockies Western style dinner in Jasper Stables
  • Learn about grizzly bears on a fun and unique breakfast on Grouse Mountain
  • Live the Alaskan Iditarod with a visit to four time champion Martin Buser’s home and kennel

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