Rockies Explorer and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Wind through the heart of the Rockies and celebrate the mountain ranges, sparkling lakes, wildlife, incredible glaciers and lush forestry that surround you.

18 Days
Victoria to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 7,895
Dates & Pricing

2019 Victoria > Vancouver

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ERPK
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
Vancouver

18 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

    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

    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 (additional cost)

    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: 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 – Jasper

    Today you will be rewarded with astounding views as you reach the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Weave through thick forests, past meandering rivers, enjoy vistas of the soaring mountains, ice age glaciers and tumbling waterfalls as you make your way through the spectacular Jasper National Park. You’re Invited: This evening we journey to the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner at Jasper Stables §.
    Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge or Chateau Jasper

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Icefields Parkway – Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Lake Louise

    This morning enjoy a guided walk through the stunning Maligne Canyon. Depart Jasper and travel along the breathtaking Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack where you’ll climb aboard the mighty ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. Finish the day at the famous ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’, the beautiful Lake Louise where we will stay in one of the Rockies most stunning and historic properties.
    Overnight Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Lake Louise – Banff

    Visit the spectacular Natural Bridge, and Yoho National Park that houses the glacier fed Emerald Lake. End in the impressive Banff National Park and enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls.
    Two Night Stay: Ptarmigan Inn

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - 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: 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

  9. Day 9 - Banff – South Thompson River, Kamloops

    Depart Banff National Park and pass from Alberta to British Columbia through three spectacular national parks of Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke. Travel past primeval forests, ice age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks as you depart the Rockies. Late this afternoon we arrive at our unique ranch style inn located on the shores of the South Thompson River.
    Overnight Stay: South Thompson Inn

    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: Westin Bayshore

    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. This afternoon board your cruise ship. Check into your ocean view stateroom on the luxurious Holland America cruise ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Inside Passage Cruising – Juneau

    Continue cruising the Inside Passage before arriving into Juneau, one of America’s most beautiful state capitals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Skagway

    Originally a trading post for prospectors, Skagway’s colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Glacier Bay National Park

    This morning your cruise ship enters the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park where you can spot wildlife and witness glacier activity.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Ketchikan

    Welcome to the salmon capital of the world, Ketchikan is a fascinating town part built along a steep hillside and part built on pilings over the water.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - The Inside Passage

    Relax as your cruise returns to Vancouver.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Depart Vancouver

    Disembark early this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport to board your homeward flight (book flight after 2pm).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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