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

39 Days
Vancouver to Boston
From (AUD)
$ 20,175
Dates & Pricing

2023 Vancouver > Boston

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPRR
Duration:
39 days
Departure City:
Vancouver
Return City:
Boston

Selected Itinerary

39 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver

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

    Please book your flight to arrive into Vancouver prior to 05:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    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. Walk amongst the canopy on the award winning Treetops Adventure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - 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.
    Two Night Stay: Caribou Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Banff

    Today is free for your to enjoy Banff.

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    Take a breathtaking helicopter flight, ride the Banff Gondola or relax on a float trip along the river (extra expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Banff – Lake Louise – Emerald Lake

    Start the day with a tour of Banff including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. Continue along the Trans-Canada Highway past Castle Mountain and Mount Temple to Lake Louise, the “Diamond in the Wilderness”. Enjoy some free time taking in the spectacular scenery.
    Your destination today is Emerald Lake, so named because of the vibrant colour of its glacier fed waters.  Your serene lodge sits right on the shores of the lake surrounded by towering peaks and forests.
    Overnight Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - 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. You’re Invited: This evening, enjoy a Fur Traders feast and storytelling accompanied by a tranquil canoe journey.
    Overnight Stay: Hearthstone Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Sun Peaks – Whistler

    Travel through scenic landscapes past the town of Lillooet to the charming alpine resort of Whistler.
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Georgia Strait – Victoria

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

    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 into Victoria, British Columbia’s capital.
    Two Night Stay: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - 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

  12. Day 12 - Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    This morning, board your luxurious cruise ship. Check into your Outside Stateroom on the Holland America ms Niew Amsterdam or ms Noordam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Cruising the Inside Passage

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Ketchikan

    Welcome to 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

  15. Day 15 - Juneau

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Skagway

    Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway’s colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Glacier Bay

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - College Fjord

    Within Prince William Sound lies College Fjord and its 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 - Seward – Anchorage

    Disembark and enjoy a scenic rail journey aboard the cruisetrain. Glaciers, canyons, waterfalls and spectacular scenery await at every turn.
    Overnight Stay: The Hotel Captain Cook or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Anchorage – Denali State Park

    Get our first taste of the vast natural beauty of Alaska as we travel north from Anchorage to Denali State Park. Visit the quaint and quirky town of Talkeetna, and if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of impressive Mt. Denali.
    Overnight Stay: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - McKinley Explorer Train – Denali

    Relax and soak up the surroundings on board the full-dome McKinley Explorer to Denali National Park. This evening is a Music of Denali Dinner Show.
    Two Night Stay: McKinley Chalet Resort or similar

    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. Later, experience the call of the wild during an incredible visit to a renowned Husky Homestead run by Iditarod Champion Jeff King, and his amazingly cuddly pups and learn what goes into creating a winning team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Denali - Fairbanks

    Continue your journey into the heart of the last frontier, Fairbanks. Known as the “Golden Heart City”, Fairbanks has a prominent Gold Rush history.  Board an authentic sternwheeler for a unique cruise along one of Alaska’s great rivers Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.
    Overnight Stay: Westmark Fairbanks Hotel or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Fairbanks – Seattle

    Transfer to Fairbanks Airport for your flight to Seattle (flight not included in land only bookings, book flight after 12.30pm).
    Overnight Stay: Sheraton Seattle

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Seattle – Toronto

    Transfer to Seattle Airport for your flight to Toronto (flight not included in land only bookings).
    Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  26. Day 26 - 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

  27. Day 27 - 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: Delta Hotel Ottawa City Centre

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  28. Day 28 - 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 to 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

  29. Day 29 - Ottawa – Québec City

    Bienvenue! Welcome to the French-Canadian province of Québec. 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 Clarendon or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  30. Day 30 - 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.

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    Savour the local cuisine on a gastronomic walking tour (extra expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  31. Day 31 - Québec City – Montréal

    Leaving old-world Québec, travel along the St. Lawrence River. 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 Basilica 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 and restaurants.
    Overnight Stay: Novotel Montréal Centre or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - New England Discovery – 7 Night Cruise

    This morning, transfer to the pier and Farewell your Tour Director as you 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#. Settle in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the St. Lawrence River and New England.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  33. Day 33 - Québec City

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  34. Day 34 - 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

  35. Day 35 - 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

  36. Day 36 - 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

  37. Day 37 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Spend the day docked in one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  38. Day 38 - Bar Harbor, Maine

    Enter the waters of the United States as you sail along the coast of New Brunswick into Bar Harbor.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  39. Day 39 - Depart Boston

    Arrive into Boston. After disembarking, you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Boston after 02:00 PM.

    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
  • 12 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 6 Day Alaskan Coach & Rail Tour
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • 8 day Eastern Canada Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury Holland America Line cruise ship on both the west & east coast of Canada
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Stay in an authentic lodge at spectacular Emerald Lake
  • Take the McKinley Explorer Rail Journey
  • Climb the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Explore Jasper National Park with a guided walk through Maligne Canyon
  • Tour the highlights of Vancouver including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Cruise the spectacular Inside Passage and experience Glacier Bay National Park & Juneau, the colourful Alaskan capital
  • Explore Denali National Park
  • Visit the renowned Husky Homestead run by Iditarod Champion Jeff King and his amazingly cuddly pups.
  • View Niagara Falls on an exciting cruise
  • Rise to the Top of CN Tower
  • Sightseeing tour of Ottawa, the Nation’s capital, Toronto & Old Quebec City
  • Visit the port of Charlottetown on the famous Prince Edward Island, Halifax and Sydney, and explore the raw and beautiful scenery in Nova Scotia

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 79 superb meals including: 38 Full Breakfasts (B), 14 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch, 24 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners
  • Music of Denali Dinner Show
  • Dine at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

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 with wildlife walk and presentation in Jasper
  • Learn about the local native culture and enjoy a vibrant performance in Ottawa
  • Experience true French Canadian hospitality at a traditional Sugar Shack with lunch

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