Grand Canada & Alaska Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise and East Coast Discovery

From Victoria to New York, experience the best of Canada, Alaska & East Coast USA on this 41 day cruise & tour including a Rocky Mountaineer rail journey.

41 Days
Victoria to New York City
From (AUD)
$ 19,835
Dates & Pricing

2019 Victoria > New York City

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPRU
Duration:
41 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
New York City

41 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

    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 cruise ship for a 7 night Alaskan Voyage in your oceanview stateroom on the Golden Princess or Coral Princess. 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 - Fairbanks – Seattle

    Fly to Seattle (flight not included in land only bookings). On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (day is unescorted).
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Seattle

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Seattle

    Spend the day exploring the ‘Emerald City’ (day is unescorted).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  26. Day 26 - Seattle – Boston

    Fly to Boston (flight not included in land only bookings). On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (day is unescorted).
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  27. Day 27 - Boston Sightseeing

    The morning is free for you to explore Boston. We are joined by a local guide for a walk along the Freedom Trail, follow this journey through history which tells stories of the American Revolution which began in Boston. Visit the interesting sights of Boston Common, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner.

    Discover More: A fun way to uncover more of Boston is by taking a unique Boston Duck Tour, or see all that the city has to o?er on an informative Old Town Trolley tour (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - New England – Montreal

    Travel through the states of Vermont and New Hampshire, passing through Franconia Notch and the picturesque White Mountains, which come alive during the autumn foliage. Pass into Canada and the French-Canadian province of Quebec. We continue our journey to the quintessentially French city of Montreal. Montreal is a slice of old Europe mixed with contemporary design, where rich history and culture meet chic modernism. A simple stroll can lead you past 18th Century facades of old Montreal in one step and glittering skyscrapers and modern sculpture in the next.
    Two Night Stay: Marriott Chateau Champlain or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Montreal Sightseeing

    Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, viewing the Olympic Complex, Notre Dame Cathedral, an intricate and historical basilica built in gothic style, then soak up the fantastic views of the city skyline from the parklands of Mt. Royal. This afternoon is at leisure to explore this historic and vibrant city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  30. Day 30 - Montreal – Quebec City

    Continue along the picturesque St. Lawrence River and follow the scenic “Chemin du Roy” (King’s Road), the oldest roadway in Canada before arriving at 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 French Canadian lunch that showcases the local country cuisine. Visit Deschambault, a quaint village along the St. Lawrence River, then follow the historic “New France Route” 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 Pur or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  31. Day 31 - Quebec City

    Spend the day exploring the quaint streets, ancient buildings and getting to know the local food and people.

    Discover More: Savour the local cuisine while uncovering local gems on a gastronomic walking tour, or take a spectacular helicopter flight over the city and picturesque countryside (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - Quebec City – Ottawa

    Leaving old-world Quebec behind, we drive through rolling countryside following the St. Lawrence River to Canada’s national capital, Ottawa. You’re Invited: Travel to a First Nations camp on Victoria Island where you will partake in an informative tour of the Native village, then witness a vibrant and interactive performance of traditional styles of Pow Wow dancing.
    Overnight Stay: The Westin Ottawa or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  33. Day 33 - Ottawa Sightseeing – Toronto

    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. Travel through the beautiful Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River and along the shores of Lake Ontario to Toronto.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  34. Day 34 - Toronto

    Start the day with 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, Queen’s Park and museum row. Visit Canada’s majestic castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. Enjoy a tour of the castle and free time to explore the magnificent gardens. The afternoon is free for you to explore this modern city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  35. Day 35 - Toronto – Niagara Falls

    Visit the historic and beautifully preserved village of Niagara-on-the-Lake before continuing our journey to one of the most spectacular natural sights of North America, Niagara Falls. A highlight today is a thrilling cruise which takes you through churning waters past the American and Bridal Veil Falls and into the inside curve of Horseshoe Falls. Get up close to one of the most incredible waterfalls in the world and feel the mist washing over you on this magnificent cruise. Afterwards enjoy some free time or take an optional helicopter ride over the falls. Discover More: Experience a spectacular helicopter flight over the falls.
    Overnight Stay: DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  36. Day 36 - Niagara Falls – Lancaster

    This morning we cross the border into the United States and journey through the countryside of Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Mountains. Make our way to the quaint and attractive Lancaster County, home to the religious Amish and Mennonite communities who are known for their simple and traditional lives largely void of modern conveniences. This evening savour an authentic, homemade Amish feast prepared in the traditional ways.
    Overnight Stay: The Inn at Leola Village

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  37. Day 37 - Lancaster – Washington D.C.

    You’re Invited: Experience the way of the Amish on a tour through a local village. We are joined by a local guide for a tour around the Amish countryside to learn about the culture, faith and traditional way of life. Continue to the world’s most powerful capital, Washington D.C. home to some of the nation’s finest national treasures.
    Two Night Stay: The Churchill Hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  38. Day 38 - Washington D.C. Sightseeing

    Enjoy a city tour viewing such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the John F. Kennedy Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums or historic & cultural sights.

    Discover More: Discover some of America’s most famous sights and monuments (additonal cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  39. Day 39 - Washington D.C. – New York

    Leaving the city we travel north to Philadelphia, the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ and the birthplace of a nation. You will have free time to explore the Independence Mall area on your own and see the award-winning National Constitution Centre or the Liberty Bell. Continue our journey to the exciting and vibrant New York City. 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 its reputation. Wonder at the concrete metropolis of sky scrapers, shops, bars, restaurants, boutiques, iconic and historic sights mixed with the style and culture of the people as you soak up the New York atmosphere.
    Two Night Stay: New York Marriott East Side or similar

    Discover More: Board the elegantly appointed Bateaux New York and cruise down the Hudson River while enjoying dinner (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  40. Day 40 - New York 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  41. Day 41 - Depart New York

    Transfer to New York International Airport to board your homeward flight, or consider taking in more of New York with some post tour accommodation (additonal cost, enquire for details).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Included in your price
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director*
  • 12 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 16 Day Eastern Canada & Eastern USA Experience
  • 6 Day Alaskan Wilderness Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Golden or Royal Princess#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • Midnight Sun Express Rail Journey
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port taxes and charges
  • See breathtaking views from your included balcony cabin on Royal Princess
  • Spend two nights in exciting New York City
  • Thrilling cruise up close to Niagara Falls
  • Rise to the Top of CN Tower
  • Stay at an authentic Rocky Mountains Lodge, Emerald Lake Lodge
  • Visit the “Diamond in the Wilderness”, beautiful Lake Louise
  • Climb the Athabasca Glacier in the Ice Explorer
  • Guided walking tour of Old Quebec City
  • Washington D.city tour
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola
  • Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail on a guided walk
  • Visit the world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Take a guided tour around Vancouver
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour in Alaska
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Explore Banff National Park
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • Explore Denali National Park and Fairbanks
  • Experience famous Glacier Bay National Park

Dining highlights
  • 73 superb meals including:39 Full Breakfasts (B), 1 Highlight Breakfast, 8 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch, 22 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners
  • Music of Denali Dinner Show
  • Authentic Amish feast in Lancaster
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

You’re Invited
  • Be taken on a journey with an authentic Fur Traders Feast and canoe ride in Sun Peaks
  • 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
  • Learn about the local native culture and enjoy a performance on Victoria Island in Ottawa
  • Experience true French Canadian hospitality at a traditional sugar shack with lunch
  • Visit an Amish Farm and learn about their culture and lifestyle

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