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

From Victoria to Boston, plan to relax and soak up the spectacular scenery that’s full of colourful gardens, tumbling waterfalls and stunning coast lines.

40 Days
Victoria to Boston
From (AUD)
$ 18,075
Dates & Pricing

2020 Victoria > Boston

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPRR
Duration:
40 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
Boston

40 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 - Fairbanks – Seattle

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Seattle (flight not included in land only bookings).  On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Known as the “Emerald City”, Seattle is a scenic city and also a cultural hub with ample sights and activities to keep you enthralled (day is unescorted).
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Seattle

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Seattle

    Spend the day exploring the “Emerald City”. There are countless places to visit and see. Wander Pike Place Market, visit Pioneer Square, ascend the Space Needle or take a tour of  the incredible Boeing Factory (own expense). The choice is yours (day is unescorted).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  26. Day 26 - Seattle – Toronto

    Transfer to Seattle Airport for your flight to Toronto (flight not included in land only bookings). An exciting and vibrant city on the shores of  Lake Ontario, Toronto is instantly recognisable with the iconic CN Tower silhouetted on its skyline (day is unesorted)
    Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  27. Day 27 - 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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - 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: The Westin Ottawa or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  29. Day 29 - 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 a 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

  30. Day 30 - Ottawa – Quebec City

    Bienvenue! Welcome to the French-Canadian province of Quebec. Make your way to 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 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 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 Clarendon

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Quebec City

    Quebec 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.

    Discover More: Savour the local cuisine on a gastronomic walking tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  32. Day 32 - Quebec City – Montreal

    Leaving old-world Quebec, travel along the St. Lawrence River. Head for the quintessentially French city of Montreal, 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. Montreal 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 Montreal

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  33. Day 33 - New England Discovery – 7 Night Cruise

    This morning, transfer to the pier to 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 or ms Amsterdam. Settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the St. Lawrence River and New England.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  34. Day 34 - Quebec City

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  35. Day 35 - 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

  36. Day 36 - 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

  37. Day 37 - 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

  38. Day 38 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Arrive into Halifax this morning and spend 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, possibly the most photographed village in Canada (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  39. Day 39 - Bar Harbor, Maine

    Enter the waters of the United States as you sail along the coast of New Brunswick and past Grand Manan Island. Arrive into Bar Harbor, from where optional tours will be available into the beautiful Acadia National Park (own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  40. Day 40 - Depart Boston

    Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight (book flight after 2pm).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director*
  • 12 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 6 Day Alaskan Wilderness Experience
  • 8 Day Eastern Canada Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Grand or Royal Princess#
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Zaandam or ms Amsterdam#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • Princess rail journey to Denali Nat. Park
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes, charges, tipping and gratuities
  • Cruise Eastern Canada and New England
  • 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
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola
  • Visit the world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Explore Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park
  • Guided tour of Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa
  • Take a wilderness tour in Denali National Park
  • Enjoy a spectacular 1000 islands cruise
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Explore Banff National Park
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • Explore Denali National Park and Fairbanks
  • Enjoy scenic cruising of the St. Lawrence River

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 82 superb meals including: 38 Full Breakfasts (B), 1 Highlight Breakfast, 14 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch, 24 Dinners (D) & 4 Highlight Dinners
  • Enjoy dinner with a view in Vancouver
  • Music of Denali Dinner Show
  • Dine at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

YOU’RE INVITED
  • Fur Traders Feast and canoe ride in Sun Peaks
  • Rockies dinner at 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
  • Learn about the local native culture and enjoy a performance in Ottawa
  • Experience true French Canadian hospitality at a traditional sugar shack with lunch

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