Grand Canada & Alaska, New England Discovery Cruise and Voyage of the Glaciers

38 Days
Toronto to Fairbanks
From (AUD)
$ 25,315
Dates & Pricing

2025 Toronto > Fairbanks

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPRR
Duration:
38 days
Departure City:
Toronto
Return City:
Fairbanks

Selected Itinerary

38 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Toronto

    Welcome to Canada! On arrival at Toronto International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your downtown hotel. After check-in, you are free to explore the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, the cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada. This evening, join a pre tour briefing.
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Centre Toronto or similar

  2. Day 2 - 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.

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    Experience a spectacular helicopter flight over the falls (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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 through rolling farmlands, following the rivers and lakes to Canada’s national capital.
    Two Night Stay: Delta Ottawa Hotel City Centre or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - 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. You’re Invited: Visit Madahòkì Farms, an authentic cultural experience. After a traditional arrival and welcome spend some time with their cultural Ambassadors who will share their indigenous culture including a special dinner and dance presentation. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Ottawa – Montréal

    Bienvenue! Welcome to the French-Canadian province of Québec. Head for the quintessentially French city of Montréal, 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. Montréal 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, cafés and restaurants.
    Overnight Stay: Novotel Montréal or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Montreal – Québec City

    Departing Montréal make your way to a traditional Québécois 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 Québec 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 Québec 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 Québec 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 Chateau Laurier

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 - Québec City

    Québec 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - New England Discovery – 7 Night Cruise

    This morning, transfer to the pier and Farewell your Tour Director as you check into your comfortable ocean view stateroom (upgrade to verandah stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Holland America cruise ship ms Zuiderdam#. Settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the St. Lawrence River and New England.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - St. Lawrence River

    Centuries-old fishing villages line the mighty waterway that alternates between imposing cliffs and plateaus and broad estuaries filled with fertile islets. The nearly 1,200-kilometer stretch of the St. Lawrence River is a lighthouse lover’s paradise, with more than 40 of them lining the Québec portion alone.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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. Be sure to keep an eye out for whale and seal sightings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - 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

  12. Day 12 - Sydney, Cape Breton Island

    A hundred thousand Gaelic welcomes await you in Nova Scotia, Latin for “New Scotland.” 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. There are highland villages to see, the scenic Cabot Trail to explore, golden inland seas to sail, and the Fortress of Louisbourg to inspect – where every barn, barracks and pipe and drum corps appears just as it did when King Louis’ troops occupied the site in 1744. Spend the day in Sydney or take an optional sightseeing tour (shore excursions are at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Arrive into Halifax spending 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 (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Portland, Maine

    Enter the waters of the United States, as you sail along the coast of New Brunswick. Arrive into Portland, first settled in 1633. The restored brick buildings and warehouses of the Old Port and the fine upright houses of prosperous captains, merchants and shipbuilders make the city’s past a living part of its present. This evening, enjoy your final night aboard your ship as you sail south towards the historic city of Boston.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Boston - Vancouver

    Arrive into Boston. After disembarking, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Vancouver (flight not included in land only bookings).
    Two Night Stay: Metropolitan Hotel or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park with its intricately carved totem poles, the waterfront area, historic 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - 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). Travel through the Fraser Valley then follow the Thompson River towards Kamloops.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  18. Day 18 - Rocky Mountaineer – Banff

    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. Arrive in Banff, a picturesque town located within Banff National Park and the quintessential Rocky Mountains town. Spend the next two nights in mountain elegance in this warm, modern hotel located in the centre of Banff.
    Two Night Stay: Ptarmigan or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  19. Day 19 - Banff

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    Take a breathtaking helicopter flight or relax on a float trip along the river (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Banff – Lake Louise – Emerald Lake

    Start the day with a tour of Banff including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. Continue to the beautiful Lake Louise, the famous ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’. Enjoy some free time in the spectacular scenery. Your destination today is Emerald Lake, so named because of its vibrant colour of its glacier fed waters. The lodge is right on the lake surrounded by towering peaks and forests
    Overnight stay: Emerald Lake Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - 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 and abundant wildlife. You’re Invited: Walk above the Rockies deepest canyon, Maligne Canyon, then dine at Wilderness Kitchen an original Canadian smokehouse located at the canyon trailhead. This is an authentic experience which goes beyond the table and the stories of Maligne come alive with a special horns and antler presentation.
    Overnight Stay: Chateau Jasper or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Jasper – South Thompson River

    Travel past ice age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks as we weave through lush forests before arriving at our unique ranch style inn on the shores of the South Thompson River.
    Overnight Stay: South Thompson Inn or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - South Thompson River - Whistler

    Travel through scenic landscapes and the Thompson and Fraser River past the town of Lillooet to the charming alpine resort of Whistler. Time at leisure this evening to explore Whistler village
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Georgia Strait - Victoria

    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 in Victoria, British Columbia’s capital.
    Two Night Stay: Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - 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.

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    Take a horse and carriage ride or go whale watching (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Vancouver – 7 night Alaskan Cruise

    Board your luxurious cruise ship and embark on your seven-night voyage in an Oceanview Stateroom on board Princess Cruises Coral Princess through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Cruising the Inside Passage

    Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the world’s most spectacular waterways.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Ketchikan

    Explore Alaska’s first city, now known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’. Part of the town is built along a steep hillside, part is built on pilings over the water.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Juneau

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Skagway

    Cruise into Skagway. Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush. Discover the historic shop facades and wooden boardwalks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Glacier Bay

    Enter the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park, were spectacular glaciers flow into the bay. A National Park Range will help you spot wildlife, while explaining glacial activity.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - College Fjord

    Within Prince William Sound lies College Fjord and its collection of glaciers, some reaching forty storeys above sea level, dwarfing even the largest of cruise ships.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  33. Day 33 - Whittier > Talkeetna

    Disembark in Whittier and travel on the “Direct to the Wilderness” train to Talkeetna. Enjoy unobstructed views from huge glass-domed windows in every rail car.
    Two night stay at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  34. Day 34 - Talkeetna

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    Go on the River, Rail & Trail adventure or the Chulitna Gorge jet-boat adventure. Secure your space early to avoid disappointment (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  35. Day 35 - Talkeetna – Denali National Park

    Get an authentic look into rural Alaskan lifestyle on the Husky Homestead tour. See what goes into creating a championship team and carving a life in Alaska’s interior. Our journey continues deep into the Alaskan wilderness arriving in Denali National Park. Nestled in a prime location this gorgeous lodge is the perfect starting point for your exploration of Denali. The highlight this evening is a Music of Denali Dinner Show.
    Two night stay at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  36. Day 36 - 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.

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    Denali Highway Jeep excursion or Wilderness Wave rafting tour. Book early to avoid disappointment (extra expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  37. Day 37 - Fairbanks

    Continue your journey into the heart of the last frontier to Fairbanks. Board an authentic sternwheeler “Discovery III” for an afternoon cruise. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner.
    Overnight stay: Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  38. Day 38 - Depart Fairbanks

    Transfer to Fairbanks Airport for your homeward flight.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Evergreen Tours cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director whilst coach touring
  • 8 Day Eastern Canada Experience
  • 6 Day Alaskan Coach & Rail Tour
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • 12 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship on both the east & west coast of Canada – Holland America Line ms Zuiderdam and Princess Cruises Coral Princess
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • View Niagara Falls on an exciting cruise
  • Guided walking tour inside Old Québec City, plus see the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel and the historic walls of Québec City
  • Rise to the Top of CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in North America
  • Sightseeing tour of Ottawa, the Nation’s capital, seeing the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament Buildings and Rideau Canal
  • Guided tour of the sights of Montréal including the intricate architecture of Notre-Dame Cathedral and panoramic views of the city from Mount Royal
  • Enjoy the scenery on a 1000 islands cruise
  • Discover Toronto’s famous sights including the historic and majestic Casa Loma, museum row, Queen’s Park, Parliament Buildings and City Hall
  • Browse the shops of Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Take the “Direct to the Wilderness” train from Whittier to Talkeetna
  • Explore Denali National Park
  • Explore Jasper National Park with a guided walk through Maligne Canyon
  • Ride the Ice Explorer onto Athabasca Glacier
  • Discover Vancouver’s famous sights
  • Enjoy a guided nature walk through the forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Wander the world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Experience Alaska’s number one glacier viewing attraction, Glacier Bay National Park
  • Visit the Olympic ski resort town of Whistler
  • Travel along the incredible Icefields Parkway

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 79 superb meals including: 37 Full Breakfasts (FB), 15 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 24 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

YOU’RE INVITED
  • Learn about the local native culture and enjoy a vibrant performance at Madahòkì Farm including a special dinner.
  • Experience true French Canadian hospitality at a traditional Sugar Shack with lunch
  • Get to know a gem of the Rockies with dinner at their deepest canyon, Maligne Canyon

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