Rockies, Alaska & Yukon Adventure, Glacier Discovery and New England Cruise plus Eastern USA

Adventure awaits. Leave no stone unturned on this exciting 51 day combined cruise and land discovery tour of Canada, Alaska and the eastern United States.

51 Days
Victoria to New York City
From (AUD)
$ 21,860
Dates & Pricing

2020 Victoria > New York City

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPAB
Duration:
51 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
New York City

51 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 (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 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: Bear viewing tour, or culinary dinner tour (extra expense)

    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 Hotel

    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

    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 (extra expense)

    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: The Crimson 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: Residence Inn by Marriott

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    Set-off on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including the waterfront and Gastown. Make an enthralling visit to the 4D virtual reality experience of FlyOver Canada, then head to Stanley Park to see the intricately carved totem poles. This evening, visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and make your way across the bridge suspended 70 metres above the river, then walk amongst the canopy on the Treetops Adventure. Finish with an inspiring dinner at Capilano.

    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 or ms Noordam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    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.
    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: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge or similar

    Discover More: Scenic flight to Mt. Denali (extra expense)

    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 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

    Board your flight to Whitehorse. This journey loosely follows the original route to the goldfields first used in 1902. On arrival, see the S.S. Klondike National historic site.
    Two Night Stay: Raven Inn

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  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 - Whitehorse to Vancouver

    Transfer to Whitehorse airport for your flight to Vancouver (flight not included in price, day is unescorted).
    Overnight Stay: Pacific Gateway Hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  32. Day 32 - Vancouver to Toronto

    Board your flight to Toronto (flight not included in price, day is unescorted). On arrival in Toronto, you will be transferred to your hotel.
    Three Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  33. Day 33 - Toronto

    Spend the day exploring the city of Toronto.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  34. Day 34 - 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

  35. Day 35 - 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

  36. Day 36 - 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

  37. Day 37 - 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

  38. Day 38 - 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

  39. Day 39 - 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

  40. Day 40 - 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

  41. Day 41 - 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

  42. Day 42 - 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

  43. Day 43 - 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

  44. Day 44 - 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

  45. Day 45 - 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

  46. Day 46 - 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

  47. Day 47 - Boston Sightseeing

    Arrive into the city of Boston early this morning. After disembarking the ship, you will be joined by a local guide for a walk along the Freedom Trail. See Boston Common, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore Boston.
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  48. Day 48 - Boston

    After breakfast, the day is at leisure for you to explore more of one of America’s oldest and most historic cities.

    Discover More: Explore Boston with the unique Boston Duck Tours, or discover the city on an Old Town Trolley tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  49. Day 49 - Boston – New York City

    Today’s journey takes us to the railway station where we board the Amtrak train to New York. Settle into your business class seats and enjoy this popular journey. 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 it’s reputation.
    Two Night Stay: New York Hilton Midtown

    Discover More: Take an elegant dinner cruise on the Bateau New York (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  50. Day 50 - New York City 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, including the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  51. Day 51 - Depart New York

    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
  • 12 Day Alaskan Wilderness Coach &
  • Rail Tour
  • 8 Day Eastern Canada Experience
  • 5 Day Eastern USA Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Westerdam or Noordam#
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Zaandam or ms Amsterdam#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Flight Fairbanks to Dawson City and Dawson City to Whitehorse
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes, charges, tipping and gratuities
  • Cruise the famed Inside Passage
  • Cruise Eastern Canada and New England
  • New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
  • Take the McKinley Explorer Rail Journey
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola
  • View Niagara Falls on an unforgettable cruise
  • Ascend Athabasca Glacier in the ‘Ice Explorer’
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail on a guided walk
  • Guided walking tour of Old Quebec City
  • Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park
  • Riverboat Discovery cruise in Fairbanks
  • Tour Dawson and hear tales of the Gold Rush
  • Discover Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal’s famous sights
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Stay at an authentic lodge on Emerald Lake
  • Enjoy scenic cruising of the St. Lawrence River
  • Experience Glacier Bay National Park
  • Explore Denali National Park and Fairbanks
  • Travel through the wild frontiers of the Yukon

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 99 superb meals including: 50 Full Breakfasts (FB), 16 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 29 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Fur Traders Feast in Sun Peaks
  • Mountaintop dinner experience in Banff
  • Music of Denali dinner show
  • Dine at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa
  • Traditional lunch at a Sugar Shack
  • 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 Iditarod
  • See what it takes to be a competitive musher at the home of Yukon Quest legend Frank Turner
  • 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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