Rockies, Alaska & Yukon Adventure Glacier Discovery Cruise and East Coast Discovery

Starting in Victoria,discover the spectacular Rocky Mountains, Canada's beautiful National Parks, Alaska's Glacier Bay & East Coast USA on this 48 day tour.

48 Days
Victoria to New York City
From (AUD)
$ 19,930
Dates & Pricing

2019 Victoria > New York City

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPAU
Duration:
48 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
New York City

Selected Itinerary

48 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 - Whitehorse – 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 – Boston

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  33. Day 33 - Boston

    Spend the day exploring historical Boston.

    Discover More: Take a Boston Duck Tour, or an Old Town Trolley tour (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  34. Day 34 - Boston Sightseeing

    The morning is free for you to explore Boston. We are joined by a local guide for a walk along the Freedom Trail, follow this journey through history which tells stories of the American Revolution which began in Boston. Visit the interesting sights of Boston Common, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner.

    Discover More: A fun way to uncover more of Boston is by taking a unique Boston Duck Tour, or see all that the city has to o?er on an informative Old Town Trolley tour (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  35. Day 35 - New England – Montreal

    Travel through the states of Vermont and New Hampshire, passing through Franconia Notch and the picturesque White Mountains, which come alive during the autumn foliage. Pass into Canada and the French-Canadian province of Quebec. We continue our journey to the quintessentially French city of Montreal. Montreal is a slice of old Europe mixed with contemporary design, where rich history and culture meet chic modernism. A simple stroll can lead you past 18th Century facades of old Montreal in one step and glittering skyscrapers and modern sculpture in the next.
    Two Night Stay: Marriott Chateau Champlain or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  36. Day 36 - Montreal Sightseeing

    Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, viewing the Olympic Complex, Notre Dame Cathedral, an intricate and historical basilica built in gothic style, then soak up the fantastic views of the city skyline from the parklands of Mt. Royal. This afternoon is at leisure to explore this historic and vibrant city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  37. Day 37 - Montreal – Quebec City

    Continue along the picturesque St. Lawrence River and follow the scenic “Chemin du Roy” (King’s Road), the oldest roadway in Canada before arriving at 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 French Canadian lunch that showcases the local country cuisine. Visit Deschambault, a quaint village along the St. Lawrence River, then follow the historic “New France Route” 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

  38. Day 38 - Quebec City

    Spend the day exploring the quaint streets, ancient buildings and getting to know the local food and people.

    Discover More: Savour the local cuisine while uncovering local gems on a gastronomic walking tour, or take a spectacular helicopter flight over the city and picturesque countryside (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  39. Day 39 - Quebec City – Ottawa

    Leaving old-world Quebec behind, we drive through rolling countryside following the St. Lawrence River to Canada’s national capital, Ottawa. 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 and interactive performance of traditional styles of Pow Wow dancing.
    Overnight Stay: The Westin Ottawa or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  40. Day 40 - Ottawa Sightseeing – Toronto

    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. Travel through the beautiful Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River and along the shores of Lake Ontario to Toronto.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  41. Day 41 - Toronto

    Start the day with 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, Queen’s Park and museum row. Visit Canada’s majestic castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. Enjoy a tour of the castle and free time to explore the magnificent gardens. The afternoon is free for you to explore this modern city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  42. Day 42 - Toronto – Niagara Falls

    Visit the historic and beautifully preserved village of Niagara-on-the-Lake before continuing our journey to one of the most spectacular natural sights of North America, Niagara Falls. A highlight today is a thrilling cruise which takes you through churning waters past the American and Bridal Veil Falls and into the inside curve of Horseshoe Falls. Get up close to one of the most incredible waterfalls in the world and feel the mist washing over you on this magnificent cruise. Afterwards enjoy some free time or take an optional helicopter ride over the falls. Discover More: Experience a spectacular helicopter flight over the falls.
    Overnight Stay: DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  43. Day 43 - Niagara Falls – Lancaster

    This morning we cross the border into the United States and journey through the countryside of Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Mountains. Make our way to the quaint and attractive Lancaster County, home to the religious Amish and Mennonite communities who are known for their simple and traditional lives largely void of modern conveniences. This evening savour an authentic, homemade Amish feast prepared in the traditional ways.
    Overnight Stay: The Inn at Leola Village

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  44. Day 44 - Lancaster – Washington D.C.

    You’re Invited: Experience the way of the Amish on a tour through a local village. We are joined by a local guide for a tour around the Amish countryside to learn about the culture, faith and traditional way of life. Continue to the world’s most powerful capital, Washington D.C. home to some of the nation’s finest national treasures.
    Two Night Stay: The Churchill Hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  45. Day 45 - Washington D.C. Sightseeing

    Enjoy a city tour viewing such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the John F. Kennedy Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums or historic & cultural sights.

    Discover More: Discover some of America’s most famous sights and monuments (additonal cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  46. Day 46 - Washington D.C. – New York

    Leaving the city we travel north to Philadelphia, the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ and the birthplace of a nation. You will have free time to explore the Independence Mall area on your own and see the award-winning National Constitution Centre or the Liberty Bell. Continue our journey to the exciting and vibrant New York City. 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 its reputation. Wonder at the concrete metropolis of sky scrapers, shops, bars, restaurants, boutiques, iconic and historic sights mixed with the style and culture of the people as you soak up the New York atmosphere.
    Two Night Stay: New York Marriott East Side or similar

    Discover More: Board the elegantly appointed Bateaux New York and cruise down the Hudson River while enjoying dinner (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  47. Day 47 - New York 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  48. Day 48 - Depart New York

    Transfer to New York International Airport to board your homeward flight, or consider taking in more of New York with some post tour accommodation (additonal cost, enquire for details).

    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
  • 16 Day Eastern USA & Canada Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Westerdam or Noordam#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Flight Fairbanks to Dawson City
  • Port taxes, charges, tipping and gratuities
  • Cruise the famed Inside Passage
  • Take the McKinley Explorer Rail Journey
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • View Niagara Falls on an incredible cruise
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola
  • Washington D.city tour
  • Take a tour around Vancouver
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Explore the world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail on a guided walk
  • Guided walking tour of Old Quebec City
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour in Alaska
  • Riverboat Discovery cruise in Fairbanks
  • Hear tales of the Gold Rush in Dawson City
  • Explore the bustling metropolis of New York City
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • Stay at an authentic Rockies lodge on picturesque Emerald Lake
  • Sightseeing tour of Ottawa
  • Experience Glacier Bay National Park
  • Explore Denali National Park
  • Travel through the wild frontiers of the Yukon

Dining highlights
  • 85 superb meals including: 47 Full Breakfasts (B), 11 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch, 23 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners
  • Fur Traders Feast in Sun Peaks
  • Mountaintop dinner experience in Banff
  • Music of Denali dinner show
  • Traditional lunch at a Sugar Shack
  • Authentic Amish dinner in Lancaster
  • 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
  • Learn about the local native culture and enjoy a performance on Victoria Island in Ottawa
  • Visit an Amish Farm and learn about their unique way of life
  • Experience true French Canadian Hospitality at a traditional Sugar Shack with lunch

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