Rockies & Eastern Canada Highlights and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Experience Canada and Alaska like never before on this exhilarating 24 day combined land tour and Alaskan Inside Passage cruise from Banff to Montreal.

24 Days
Banff to Montreal
From (AUD)
$ 7,985
Dates & Pricing

2019 Banff > Montreal

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ERBE
Duration:
24 days
Departure City:
Banff
Return City:
Montreal

Selected Itinerary

24 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Banff

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Calgary International Airport and transferred to Banff in the majestic Rocky Mountains. Banff is a picturesque town located within Banff National Park. With Mount Rundle and Mount Cascade dominating the skyline, it is the quintessential Rocky Mountains town.
    Two Night Stay: Ptarmigan Inn

  2. Day 2 - Banff and Lake Louise Sightseeing

    Make our way out of Banff and prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the gorgeous Lake Louise. Spend time relaxing and exploring the surrounds of this iconic and beautiful area. Take a walk around the edge of the lake and gaze at the towering mountains reflected in the lakes surface, or venture inside the phenomenal Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel. Return to Banff and enjoy a sightseeing tour including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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 with an abundance of wildlife that can often be spotted roaming around the town.
    Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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.
    Overnight Stay: Cahilty Hotel & Suites

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Sun Peaks – Vancouver

    Travel through the countryside before reaching the peaks and valleys of the coastal mountain range. Follow the fertile Fraser Valley and pass an abundance of rural scenery before arriving in the exciting city of Vancouver.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Bayshore or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    Vancouver is a beautiful harbour side city with a perfect balance of nature mixed with cityscape. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including Stanley Park with its intricately carved totem poles, the waterfront area and Gastown with its lively shops and restaurants. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where you can make your way across this spectacular suspension bridge, 70 metres above the Capilano River, and join the award winning Treetops Adventure along a series of elevated walkways.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Vancouver – Whistler

    Journey inland along the Sea to Sky Highway as the road follows the rugged coastline with magnificent views of Horseshoe Bay on your left and forested parks and mountains on your right. You will have the chance to stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before arriving at the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village. Whistler is a world famous ski resort sitting at the base of magnificent Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. This afternoon you are free to explore the village’s cobbled pathways and plazas. Perhaps take the Peak to Peak gondola that travels between the two huge mountains affording magnificent views.
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort

    Discover More: Undertake a bear viewing tour with a local expert, or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Georgia Strait – Butchart Gardens – Victoria

    Travel back along the Sea to Sky Highway to Tsawwassen. Board the BC ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait that is dotted with forested islands and is home to pods of orcas. Arrive in Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island and make our way to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showpiece of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. You’re Invited: Tonight’s dinner will be in the original Butchart family residence, savour an exquisite meal while enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding gardens. Afterwards, arrive into Victoria, British Columbia’s historic capital city situated on a beautiful harbour.
    Two Night Stay: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Victoria

    Today is free for you to explore Victoria. A picturesque harbourside city, it is perfect for exploring on foot.

    Discover More: Go whale watching, or take a horse and carriage ride around Victoria (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Transfer to the BC Ferry and cross the Georgia Strait to Vancouver. Board your luxurious cruise ship and check into your comfortable inside stateroom (upgrade to ocean view or verandah staterooms additional expense) on the Holland America Cruise Ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Settle in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    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

  11. Day 11 - Scenic Cruising

    One of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes and offers opportunities to spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Inside Passage Cruising – Juneau

    Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage with its jaw dropping scenery. In the afternoon sail into Juneau, arguably one of America’s most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. The historic city centre goes back to its gold-rush origins, but nature is the priceless treasure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Skagway

    The great Klondike gold rush lives on in Skagway’s charming city centre of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors, it was once an untamed town that was the starting point for the gruelling walk up the Klondike Trail in search of gold.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Glacier Bay National Park

    Early this morning your cruise ship enters the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park, where thirteen spectacular glaciers flow from surrounding mountains into the waters of the bay. A National Park Service Ranger will help you spot wildlife, while pointing out sights and explaining glacial activity. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to see a pinnacle of ice ‘calve’ or break away from the face of the glacier, and with a thunderous boom land in the bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Ketchikan

    Welcome to the salmon capital of the world! Part of the town is built along a steep hillside and part is built on pilings over the water, where bald eagles watch from waterside perches. Rich native history and an outstanding collection of totem poles makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - The Inside Passage

    Today is a day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck and watch unmatched scenery glide by as you travel south through the Inside Passage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Vancouver – Toronto

    Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Toronto (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 12:30pm).
    Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - 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 (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - 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

  20. Day 20 - 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: 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 performance of traditional dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - 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 Pur or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  22. Day 22 - 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, or take a spectacular helicopter flight over the city and picturesque countryside (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - 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: Marriott Chateau Champlain or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Depart Montreal

    You will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Included in your price
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 10 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 8 Day Eastern Canada Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Nieuw Amsterdam#
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cruise the famed Inside Passage
  • Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise
  • View Niagara Falls on an exciting cruise
  • Rise to the Top of CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in North America
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Guided tour of the sights of Montreal
  • Wander through Butchart Gardens
  • Discover Toronto’s famous sights
  • Uncover Vancouver’s sights including Stanley Park and Gastown
  • Guided walking tour inside Old Quebec City
  • Ascend Athabasca Glacier on the Ice Explorer
  • Sightseeing tour of Ottawa, the Nation’s capital
  • Enjoy a guided nature walk through the rainforest at Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait
  • Visit the Olympic ski resort town of Whistler
  • Visit the picturesque village of Sun Peaks
  • Travel along the Sea to Sky Highway
  • Enjoy the scenery on a 1000 islands cruise
  • Experience the splendour of Glacier Bay National Park
  • Explore the port of Juneau, the Alaskan capital
  • Relive the gold rush history in the port of Skagway

Dining highlights
  • 45 superb meals including: 23 Full Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch, 14 Dinners (D) & 1 Highlight Dinner
  • Dinner in the Butchart family’s original residence
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

You’re Invited
  • Savour an exquisite meal in the original Butchart family residence, while enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding gardens
  • Experience true French Canadian hospitality at a traditional sugar shack with lunch
  • Learn about the local native culture and enjoy a vibrant performance on Victoria Island in Ottawa

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