Rockies Explorer, Alaska Inside Passage Cruise and East Coast Discovery

33 Days
Victoria to New York City
From (AUD)
$ 14,655
Dates & Pricing

2020 Victoria > New York City

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPUK
Duration:
33 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
New York City

33 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, 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. The afternoon is free to explore Victoria.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Georgia Strait – Whistler

    Optional Flight - 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. 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 (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Whistler – Sun Peaks

    Travel through the historic farming village of Pemberton, along the scenic Duffy Lake Road
    lined with thick forest, into the town of Lillooet. In the afternoon we head into the mountains to the picturesque ski resort village of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: The fur traders were legendary in Western Canada and lived lives of adventure, gruelling work and camaraderie. This evening, our highlight dinner involves an authentic Fur Traders presentation and feast.
    Overnight Stay: Sun Peaks 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: Caribou Lodge

    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 (extra expense)

    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. You’re Invited: Walk above the Rockies deepest canyon; Maligne Canyon, then dine at Wilderness Kitchen an original Canadian smokehouse located at the canyon trailhead. An authentic experience which goes beyond the table and the stories of Maligne come alive with a special horns and antlers presentation.
    Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Jasper – South Thompson River

    Make our way out of beautiful Jasper National Park and enjoy views of the towering 3954 metre Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Weave through thick forests, winding rivers and jewelled lakes and spend the night at a ranch style inn.
    Overnight Stay: South Thompson Inn or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Kamloops – Vancouver

    Travel through lush countryside then reach 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.
    Overnight Stay: Delta Vancouver Suites

    Meals Included: Breakfast, 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 Koningsdam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    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 of spruce and hemlock, 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 as you travel south through the Inside Passage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Vancouver – Boston

    Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver Airport to board your flight to Boston (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 2:00pm).
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - Boston Sightseeing

    The morning is free for you to explore Boston. In the afternoon, 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 (extra expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - 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: Novotel Montreal

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - 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

  22. Day 22 - 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 Clarendon or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Quebec City – Ottawa

    Leaving old-world Quebec behind, we drive through rolling countryside following the St. Lawrence River to Canada’s national capital, Ottawa. Visit the Canadian Museum of History, Canada’s largest cultural institution. You’re Invited: Outside the museum is a First Nations camp. Here you will partake in an informative tour of the Native village, then witness a vibrant performance of traditional styles of Pow Wow dancing. Finish the evening dining in the museum.
    Overnight Stay: The Westin Ottawa

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - 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

  26. Day 26 - 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. You’re Invited: This evening, set sail on Lake Ontario and Toronto Harbour and soak up the magnificent Toronto skyline on a fun and entertaining dinner cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - 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.
    Overnight Stay: DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa

    Discover More: Experience a spectacular helicopter flight over the falls

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - 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

  29. Day 29 - 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

  30. Day 30 - 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: Evening discovery of some of America’s most famous sights and monuments (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  31. Day 31 - 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 (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  32. Day 32 - 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

  33. Day 33 - 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 (enquire for details). We hope you have enjoyed your tour and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 11 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Koningsdam#
  • 16 Day Eastern Canada & Eastern USA Experience
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Return airport transfers
  • Cruise the famed Inside Passage
  • View Niagara Falls on an exciting cruise
  • Spend two nights in vibrant New York City
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise while staying at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Guided walk of Boston’s Freedom Trail
  • Rise to the Top of CN Tower
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola
  • Guided walking tour of Old Quebec City
  • Historical Washington D.C city tour including the White House and Capitol Building
  • Discover Vancouver’s famous sights
  • Wander through Butchart Gardens
  • Discover Toronto’s famous sights
  • Sightseeing tours of Victoria, Ottawa & Montreal
  • Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait
  • Experience Glacier Bay National Park
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • Travel along the Icefields Parkway
  • Travel along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 60 superb meals including: 31 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB), 6 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 17 Dinners (D) & 4 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Mountaintop breakfast experience in Banff
  • Canadian Rockies dinner in Jasper
  • Traditional lunch at a Sugar Shack
  • Dine at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa
  • Authentic Amish dinner in Lancaster

YOU’RE INVITED
  • Authentic Fur Traders Feast in Sun Peaks
  • Canadian Rockies dinner and wildlife presentation at Maligne Canyon in Jasper
  • Experience true French Canadian hospitality at a traditional Sugar Shack with lunch
  • Learn about the local native culture and enjoy a vibrant performance in Ottawa
  • View Toronto’s iconic skyline while sailing on Lake Ontario on board a dinner cruise
  • Visit an Amish Farm and learn of their simple and traditional lives

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