Rockies Highlights Alaska Inside Passage Cruise and East Coast Discovery

32 Days
Banff to New York City
From (AUD)
$ 12,700
Dates & Pricing

2019 Banff > New York City

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ERBU
Duration:
32 days
Departure City:
Banff
Return City:
New York City

Selected Itinerary

32 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Banff

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Calgary International Airport and transferred to Banff in the majestic Rocky Mountains. Banff is a picturesque town located within Banff National Park. With Mount Rundle and Mount Cascade dominating the skyline, it is the quintessential Rocky Mountains town. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
    Two Night Stay: Ptarmigan Inn

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Banff and Lake Louise Sightseeing

    Make our way out of Banff and prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the gorgeous Lake Louise. Spend time relaxing and exploring the surrounds of this iconic and beautiful area. Take a walk around the edge of the lake and gaze at the towering mountains reflected in the lakes surface, or venture inside the phenomenal Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel. Return to Banff and enjoy a sightseeing tour including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - 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 with an abundance of wildlife that can often be spotted roaming around the town.
    Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Jasper – Sun Peaks

    Bid farewell to Jasper as we make our way out of the beautiful Jasper National Park. Enjoy views of the towering 3,954 metre Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Weave through lush forests, winding rivers and jewelled lakes before arriving in the picturesque ski resort village of Sun Peaks.
    Overnight Stay: Cahilty Hotel & Suites

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Sun Peaks – Vancouver

    Travel through the countryside before reaching 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.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Bayshore or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    Vancouver is a beautiful harbour side city with a perfect balance of nature mixed with cityscape. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including Stanley Park with its intricately carved totem poles, the waterfront area and Gastown with its lively shops and restaurants. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where you can 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Vancouver – Whistler

    Journey inland along the Sea to Sky Highway as the road follows the rugged coastline with magnificent 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. Whistler is a world famous ski resort sitting at the base of magnificent Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. This afternoon you are free to explore the village’s cobbled pathways and plazas. Perhaps take the Peak to Peak gondola that travels between the two huge mountains affording magnificent views.
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort

    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

  8. Day 8 - Georgia Strait – Butchart Gardens – Victoria

    Travel back along the Sea to Sky Highway to Tsawwassen. Board the BC ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait that is dotted with forested islands and is home to pods of orcas. Arrive in Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island and make our way to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showpiece of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. You’re Invited: Tonight’s dinner will be in the original Butchart family residence, savour an exquisite meal while enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding gardens. Afterwards, arrive into Victoria, British Columbia’s historic capital city situated on a beautiful harbour.
    Two Night Stay: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Victoria

    Today is free for you to explore Victoria. A picturesque harbourside city, it is perfect for exploring on foot.

    Discover More: Go whale watching, or take a horse and carriage ride around Victoria (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Transfer to the BC Ferry and cross the Georgia Strait to Vancouver. Board your luxurious cruise ship and check into your comfortable inside stateroom (upgrade to ocean view or verandah staterooms additional expense) on the Holland America Cruise Ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam. 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

  11. Day 11 - Scenic Cruising

    One of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes and offers opportunities to spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - Skagway

    The great Klondike gold rush lives on in Skagway’s charming city centre of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors, it was once an untamed town that was the starting point for the gruelling walk up the Klondike Trail in search of gold.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Glacier Bay National Park

    Early this morning your cruise ship enters the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park, where thirteen spectacular glaciers ?ow 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

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - The Inside Passage

    Today is a day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck and watch unmatched scenery glide by as you travel south through the Inside Passage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - 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 12:30pm).
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - 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

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - 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

  22. Day 22 - 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

  23. Day 23 - 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

  24. Day 24 - 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

  25. Day 25 - 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

  26. Day 26 - 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

  27. Day 27 - 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

  28. Day 28 - 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

  29. Day 29 - 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

  30. Day 30 - 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

  31. Day 31 - 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

  32. Day 32 - 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
  • 10 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 16 Day Eastern USA & Canada Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Nieuw Amsterdam#
  • 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
  • Spend two nights in exciting New York City
  • View Niagara Falls on a cruise
  • Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Rise to the Top of CN Tower
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Guided walking tour of Old Quebec City
  • Historical Washington D.city tour including the White House
  • Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail on a guided walk
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Discover Toronto’s famous sights
  • Wander through Butchart Gardens
  • Discover Vancouver’s famous sights
  • Sightseeing tour of Ottawa
  • Enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • Travel along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway
  • Visit the picturesque village of Sun Peaks
  • Experience the splendour of Glacier Bay National Park
  • Explore the port of Juneau, the Alaskan capital
  • Relive the gold rush history in Skagway

Dining highlights
  • 56 superb meals including: 31 Full Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 17 Dinners (D) & 1 Highlight Dinner
  • Dinner at Butchart Gardens
  • Traditional lunch at a Sugar Shack
  • Authentic Amish dinner in Lancaster
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

You’re Invited
  • Savour an exquisite meal in the original Butchart family residence at Butchart Gardens
  • Learn of the First Nations 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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