Rockies, Alaska & Yukon Adventure and Glacier Discovery Cruise

31 Days
Victoria to Whitehorse
From (AUD)
$ 13,695
Dates & Pricing

2019 Victoria > Whitehorse

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPAL
Duration:
31 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
Whitehorse

31 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: DoubleTree by Hilton

    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.

    Discover More: Take a horse and carriage ride, or go whale watching (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Georgia Strait – Whistler

    View this spectacular landscape from the air with a one hour floatplane flight over the Georgia Strait to Whistler (seasonal, must be pre-booked, additional cost).

    Drive along Vancouver Island to Nanaimo. Board the BC Ferry and travel through the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Journey along the Sea to Sky Highway to the charming alpine resort of Whistler.
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

    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

  4. Day 4 - Whistler – Sun Peaks

    Travel the scenic Duffy Lake Road into the town of Lillooet. Head to the picturesque ski resort of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: Enjoy a fur trader’s feast and presentation accompanied by a tranquil canoe journey.
    Overnight Stay: Cahilty Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Sun Peaks – Banff

    Enjoy glimpses of the soaring mountains as you make your way through the three spectacular National Parks of Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho, towards the Canadian Rockies. Arrive into Banff National Park where you’ll catch the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy the sweeping views while dining on a hearty meal
    Two Night Stay: Elk + Avenue Hotel or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Banff at Leisure

    Today is free for you to enjoy Banff.

    Discover More: Discover wolfdogs, helicopter flight, outback dinner and wagon ride, or a float trip (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Banff – Emerald Lake

    Morning sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. On the way to Emerald Lake see the ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’, Lake Louise and the spectacular Natural Bridge. Emerald Lake is so called due to the vibrant turquoise colour of its waters which is surrounded by majestic peaks.
    Two Night Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Emerald Lake

    Today is yours to enjoy your authentic Rockies lodge and the spectacular surroundings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Jasper

    Travel along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Stop at the Columbia Icefield, where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a journey onto the Athabasca Glacier. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife where you will be taken to the beautifully carved Maligne Canyon. Overnight Stay: Mountain Park Lodges or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    Set off on “The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World”. Settle back in your SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense) and enjoy incredible views of the soaring mountains including Canada’s highest peak, the 3954 metre Mount Robson.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. Day 11 - Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver

    Continue our journey on the Rocky Mountaineer following the Thompson River and passing into the Fraser Valley. Late afternoon arrival into Vancouver.
    Two Night Stay: Pinnacle Hotel or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    Set-off on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, the waterfront and Gastown. Make your way across the Capilano Suspension Bridge suspended 70 metres above the river, then walk amongst the canopy on the Treetops Adventure. Finish with an enthralling visit to the 4D virtual reality experience of FlyOver Canada.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    This morning board your luxurious cruise ship. Check into your Outside Stateroom on the Holland America ms Westerdam and 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

  14. Day 14 - Cruising the Inside Passage

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

    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, part is built on pilings over the water.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - Scenic Cruising

    Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply watch the scenery glide by.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Seward – Anchorage

    Disembark in Seward and enjoy a scenic rail journey aboard the cruisetrain. Glaciers, canyons, waterfalls and spectacular scenery await at every turn. On arrival in Anchorage be taken on a tour of the points of interest of the downtown area.
    Two Night Stay: The Hotel Captain Cook

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Portage Glacier Cruise

    Head to Portage and take a cruise to Portage Glacier for fantastic views of the blue-white icebergs that decorate the lake. Travel to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre which is a refuge for orphaned and injured wildlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - 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: Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

    Discover More: Scenic flight to Mt. Denali (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - 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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Denali – Fairbanks

    You’re Invited: In the morning visit Husky Homestead, home of four-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King. Enjoy a warm welcome and take an authentic look into rural Alaskan lifestyle while getting to know a champion Iditarod team. Continue your journey into the heart of the last frontier, Fairbanks. Known as the “Golden Heart City”, Fairbanks has a prominent Gold Rush history.
    Two Night Stay: Westmark Fairbanks Hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Fairbanks

    Learn of Alaska’s gold mining history. View the Trans Alaska Pipeline, then board a replica of the Tanana Valley Railroad to Gold Dredge 8. In the afternoon board an authentic sternwheeler for a unique cruise along one of Alaska’s great rivers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  27. Day 27 - Fairbanks – Dawson City, Yukon

    Fly to Dawson City. Dawson was the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush and is now a National Historic Site.
    Two Night Stay: Westmark Inn Dawson

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Dawson City – Yukon River Cruise

    Tour historic Dawson City and see some of the original gold rush era buildings. Head to Gold Dredge No. 4 and Discovery Claim where the first gold was discovered. In the afternoon cruise on the only operating paddle wheeler in the Yukon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  29. Day 29 - Dawson City – Whitehorse

    Travel via the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse. This journey loosely follows the original overland route to the goldfields first used in 1902. On arrival, see the S.S. Klondike National historic site.
    Two Night Stay: Coast High Country Hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  30. Day 30 - Taste of the Yukon Dog Sled

    Explore the MacBride Museum. You’re Invited: See what it takes to be a competitive musher at the home of Yukon Quest legend Frank Turner. Learn how integral dog sledding is to the Yukon history, then be served a home-cooked lunch to round off this authentic Yukon experience. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Depart Whitehorse

    Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Included in your price
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 13 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Westerdam or Noordam#
  • 12 Day Alaska and Yukon Wilderness Coach & Rail Tour
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • Premium First Class hotels including all service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Flight Fairbanks to Dawson City
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cruise the famed Inside Passage
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Take the McKinley Explorer Rail Journey
  • Scenic rail journey aboard the cruisetrain
  • Stay in an authentic lodge at spectacular Emerald Lake
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour in Alaska
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for a delicious dinner
  • Explore Jasper National Park with a guided walk through Maligne Canyon
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Explore the world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Take a tour around the highlights of Vancouver
  • View Portage Glacier up close on a cruise
  • Riverboat Discovery cruise in Fairbanks
  • Tour historic Dawson and hear tales of the Gold Rush
  • Cruise the Yukon on a paddle wheeler
  • Explore Banff National Park
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Victoria
  • Experience the famous Glacier Bay
  • Explore Juneau, the beautiful Alaskan capital
  • Relive the gold rush history of Fairbanks
  • Explore Denali National Park
  • Travel through the wild frontiers of the Yukon

Dining highlights
  • 60 superb meals including: 30 Full Breakfasts (B), 11 Lunches (L), 16 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners
  • Fur Traders Feast in Sun Peaks
  • Mountaintop dinner experience in Banff
  • Music of Denali dinner show
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

You’re Invited
  • Join a local Sun Peaks character for an authentic Fur Traders Feast and canoe ride
  • Visit the home of champion sled dog musher Jeff King and learn about the gruelling sport of the Iditarod (sled dog racing)
  • See what it takes to be a competitive musher at the home of Yukon Quest legend Frank Turner

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