Rockies Alaska and Eastern USA

Enjoy an 11 day Canadian Rockies experience, 7 nights on a luxury cruise ship & a 19 day Eastern USA tour on this journey from Victoria to New Orleans.

36 Days
Victoria to New Orleans
From (AUD)
$ 19,400
Dates & Pricing

2019 Victoria > New Orleans

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPEU
Duration:
36 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
New Orleans

36 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: Chateau Victoria or similar

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Victoria – Butchart Gardens

    This morning visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showplace of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. Afterwards enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Beacon Hill and residential areas. There is free time to explore Victoria or allow Evergreen to assist you in discovering more about this historic region.

    Discover More: Go whale watching, or take a horse and carriage ride (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).

    After breakfast drive north along Vancouver Island to Nanaimo. Board the BC Ferry and travel through the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Journey inland along the Sea to Sky Highway as the road follows the rugged coastline with 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. This evening you are free to explore the village’s cobbled pathways and plazas.
    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. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Whistler – Sun Peaks

    Travel along the scenic Duffy Lake Road lined with thick forest, into the town of Lillooet. In the afternoon head into the mountains to the picturesque ski resort village of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: This evening our highlight dinner involves an authentic Fur Traders presentation and feast.
    Overnight Stay: Hearthstone Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Sun Peaks – Banff

    Today you will be rewarded with astounding views as you reach the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Travel through British Columbia and into Alberta, enjoying glimpses of the soaring mountains as you make your way through the three spectacular national parks of Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Travel from primeval forests to Ice Age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks. Late this afternoon we arrive into Banff National Park.
    Two Night Stay: Elk + Avenue Hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Banff at Leisure

    This morning you will have breakfast with one of the best views Canada has to offer. Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views and enjoy a sumptuous buffet. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions.

    Discover More: Spend time with magnificent wolfdogs, take a breathtaking helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Banff – Lake Louise

    Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. See the glacier fed Emerald Lake and the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River. Prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey as you arrive at Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the beautiful Lake Louise where you have the opportunity to stay at one of the Rockies most stunning and historic properties. This afternoon you have free time to explore this beautiful lake or relax and take in the amazing scenery.
    Overnight Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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 and abundant wildlife. Be taken through the park to the beautifully carved Maligne Canyon. You’re Invited: This evening we journey to Jasper Stables at the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner §.
    Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge or similar

    § Jasper Stables is seasonal and may not be available on early or late season departures

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  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). Enjoy incredible views of the soaring mountains including Canada’s highest peak, the awesome 3954 metre Mount Robson as you journey towards Kamloops.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  10. Day 10 - Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver

    Continue your journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer following the Thompson River and passing through the magnificent Fraser Valley. Late afternoon we arrive into Vancouver.
    Overnight Stay: Sheraton Wall Centre

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, the waterfront, Gastown and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. 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. This afternoon head to Canada Place Pier to board your cruise ship. Check into your comfortable ocean view stateroom (upgrade to verandah stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Holland America Cruise Ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam 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

  12. Day 12 - Scenic Cruising

    Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the world’s most spectacular waterways passing forests, mountains, islands and inlets. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - Skagway

    Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was an untamed town controlled by organised criminals. Today the town retains its gold rush character and its colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. For a truly memorable excursion, take an optional ride on the narrow gauge White Pass and Yukon Railroad (shore excursions are at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - The Inside Passage

    Today is a day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck with a drink and watch unmatched scenery glide by.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Vancouver – New York

    Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to New York (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 12:30pm).
    Two Night Stay: New York Hilton Midtown

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - 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. You’re Invited: Enjoy a welcome dinner followed by an entertaining Broadway show. Known as the pinnacle of theatrical performance this truly is a special event.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - New York – Lancaster – Gettysburg

    Make our way through Lancaster County, home to the religious Amish and Mennonite communities who are known for their simple and traditional lives. You’re Invited: We are joined by a local guide for a tour around the Amish countryside. Continue to the historically significant town of Gettysburg where the Battle of Gettysburg was fought.
    Overnight Stay: Wyndham Gettysburg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Gettysburg – Washington D.C.

    This morning we head to the Gettysburg National Military Park and Museum for a guided tour of the battlefields. Gettysburg was the war’s bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties and it was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal “Gettysburg Address”. We then travel to the nations great capital, Washington D.C.
    Two Night Stay: The Churchill Hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Washington D.C.

    Our local guide joins us for a city tour as we view such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery including the site of the John F. Kennedy Memorial.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Washington D.C. – Williamsburg

    Continue through the state of Virginia to some of the most historic towns that still survive today. Discover Colonial Williamsburg and immerse ourselves in the 18th century capital city of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg has been carefully constructed to recreate one of the most important times in U.S. history. Explore the revolutionary city and become a part of the recreation that brings history alive.
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Garden Inn

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Williamsburg – Charleston

    Make our way from Virginia, through North Carolina to South Carolina. Pass into the delightful southern parts of America to the city that inspired the famous dance, Charleston. Charleston is the oldest city in South Eastern USA, is known for its history and well-preserved architecture, and exudes a rich historical charm. 
    Two Night Stay: Courtyard Historic District

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Charleston Sightseeing

    This morning we will be joined by our local guide for a tour through Charleston’s 300 year old historic district. Hear stories of the history and traditions of this gorgeous town as we make our way past mansions, gardens and churches. Wander along The Battery, a seaside promenade lined with stately homes where you can view Fort Sumter. The afternoon is yours to discover this delightful town.

    Discover More: See a different side of Charleston on a relaxing harbour cruise (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Charleston – Savannah

    Head to picturesque Beaufort, a quaint southern town full of character and notable architecture. Continue to the attractive and historic town of Savannah containing one of the largest historic districts in the United States. We’re joined by a local guide as we uncover cobble stoned streets, oak lined alleys, exquisite southern mansions, beautiful squares and a picturesque riverfront. Tonight dine in a local restaurant that is a restored 18th Century cotton warehouse.
    Two Night Stay: DoubleTree by Hilton Historic District

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Savannah

    Spend the day exploring the historic character of Savannah.

    Discover More: Venture out at night for a Ghosts and Gravestones frightseeing tour (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  28. Day 28 - Savannah – Atlanta

    Continue our journey to Atlanta. A city with a rich and passionate history, Atlanta was the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, Dr. King became a minister and preached about peace through non-violence which helped shape the Civil Rights Movement. Learn more of the poignant history of America’s civil rights with a visit to the National Centre for Civil and Human Rights. We will then see the home where Dr. King lived for the first 12 years of his life, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site and monument.
    Overnight Stay: Sheraton Atlanta

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  29. Day 29 - Atlanta – Nashville

    Journey to Nashville or “Music City” the home of country music. Since its inception, Nashville has been linked to music, from Davy Crockett to Miles Davis, from Bob Dylan to Beyoncé, the best of the best come here to learn and share their art. Get a taste of this incredible city with a walk along the famous Honky Tonk Row. You’re Invited: Take a guided tour of the Ryman Auditorium, followed by dinner and a show at the legendary musical institution, the Grand Ole Opry.
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Nashville Downtown

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Nashville

    You’re Invited: Tour the recording studios of Music Row, including Studio B where some of the greats of country music have recorded. Afterwards, feel like one of the greats and get in front of the microphone to record your own song. We then visit the Country Music Hall of Fame that houses one of the best collections of country music memorabilia, instruments and costumes in existence. The rest of the day is free to explore Nashville, the “Music City”.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  31. Day 31 - Nashville – Memphis

    Travel to Memphis, the blues capital of the world. Visit Graceland, the home of “The King”, Elvis Presley. Explore his mansion and see his private costumes, gold records and awards. You’re Invited: Head to B.B. King Blues Club and get a taste of some true southern rock and blues. Enjoy B.B. King’s favourite southern dishes as you listen to the best of Memphis music.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Memphis

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - Memphis

    Tour the famous Sun Studio, known as the birthplace of rock ‘n roll. Explore the memorabilia and hear fascinating stories of fame and fortune, excess and success. The rest of the day is free for you to discover Memphis.

    Discover More: Jump on board the music bus with a tour of Memphis’ musical heritage (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  33. Day 33 - Memphis – Natchez

    Follow the great Mississippi River south through the heart of a nation. You’re Invited: Visit Frogmore Cotton Plantation and Gins where you will learn both the modern and historical stories of a working cotton plantation. We’ll then listen to some traditional gospel music that tells the trials and triumphs of life on a plantation. In the evening arrive into the town of Natchez with a wonderful collection of antebellum architecture. You’re Invited: Tonight you will be hosted for dinner by the 5th and 6th generation homeowners at Glenfield Plantation.
    Overnight Stay: Hotel Vue

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  34. Day 34 - Natchez – New Orleans

    Continue to Oak Alley Plantation, an opulent and beautifully preserved antebellum mansion. Wander through the magnificent landscaped gardens lined with old oak trees and take a tour of the elegant mansion. The afternoon finds us in the vibrant city of New Orleans.
    Two Night Stay: Bourbon Orleans Hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  35. Day 35 - New Orleans

    The last stop on our tour takes us through another musical genre, Jazz. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, New Orleans is home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. Our local guide joins us for a tour of the French Quarter, the oldest neighbourhood and cultural hub of the city. Visit an historic cemetery, referred to as the “City of the Dead,” and learn about this unique above ground burial system. Then visit St. Charles Avenue and the Garden District which is home to some of the best preserved Southern mansions in the country. You’re Invited: Set sail on the Mississippi River aboard a traditional steamboat. Savour the beauty and romance as you dine on a traditional southern meal while relaxing to some smooth Jazz tunes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  36. Day 36 - Depart New Orleans

    After breakfast you will be transferred to New Orleans Airport for your onward flight.

    Discover More: French Quarter tasting tour, or Airboat swamp tour (Note: Due to a late finish, post tour accommodation is required to undertake the tasting tour and is also recommended if doing the Airboat tour, additional cost).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Included in your price
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 11 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 19 Day Eastern USA Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland
  • America Line ms Nieuw Amsterdam#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • 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
  • New York City Hop-On Hop-O? bus tour
  • Learn of the fascinating life of Elvis Presley with a visit to Graceland
  • Stay at Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise
  • Guided tour of iconic Washington D.C
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Live the rock and roll dream with a Memphis tour
  • Ride the Ice Explorer onto Athabasca Glacier
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for a delicious breakfast with views over Ban?
  • Tour the country music capital, Nashville
  • Uncover New Orleans on a guided city tour
  • Get an in depth look at the Gettysburg Battle
  • See the opulent Oak Alley Plantation
  • Guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg
  • Take a tour of historic Charleston
  • Get to know beautiful Savannah
  • Wander through Butchart Gardens
  • Experience Glacier Bay National Park
  • Visit the Olympic ski resort town of Whistler
  • Travel along the incredible Icefields Parkway
  • Visit the National Centre for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta

Dining highlights
  • 65 superb meals including: 34 Full Breakfasts (B), 1 Highlight Breakfast, 8 Lunches (L), 16 Dinners (D) & 6 Highlight Dinners
  • Fur Traders Feast in Sun Peaks
  • Mountaintop breakfast experience in Ban?
  • Southern style dinner at a former cotton warehouse in Savannah
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

You’re Invited
  • Authentic Fur Traders Feast in Sun Peaks
  • Rockies Western style dinner in Jasper Stables §
  • Broadway show in New York City
  • Learn about the unique life of the Amish
  • Guided tour of the iconic Ryman Auditorium, and dinner and a show at the Grand Ole Opry
  • Record your own song at the famous Studio B
  • Dinner and a show at B.King Blues Club
  • Visit Frogmore cotton Plantation and be treated to some traditional gospel singing
  • Dinner at Glenfield Plantation in Natchez
  • Enjoy a Mississippi cruise on an authentic steamboat while enjoying dinner and live jazz

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