Rockies Highlights with rail, Alaska Inside Passage Cruise and East Coast Discovery

28 Days
Banff to New York City
From (AUD)
$ 13,625
Dates & Pricing

2020 Banff > New York City

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ERRU
Duration:
28 days
Departure City:
Banff
Return City:
New York City

Selected Itinerary

28 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 tour briefing.
    Two Night Stay: Ptarmigan Inn

  2. Day 2 - Banff and Lake Louise Sightseeing

    Make your 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. You’re Invited: This evening, ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for incredible views across the Rockies. Meet a retired Canadian Mountie who will recount exciting and colourful stories of their rich history and traditions. Enjoy the sweeping views while dining on a hearty welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  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. You’re Invited: This evening, we journey to Jasper Stables in 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

  4. Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    Today, you have the opportunity to upgrade your journey to a two day rail experience on board the Rocky Mountaineer. 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 stunning views of the soaring mountains as you journey towards Kamloops.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Rocky Mountianeer Upgrade is unescorted by an Evergreen Tours Tour Director. On this section you will be looked after by Rocky Mountaineer staff.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver

    Continue our journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer following the Thompson River and passing through the magnificent Fraser Valley. Late afternoon we arrive into Vancouver.
    Two night Stay: Residence Inn by Marriott

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  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 Chinatown, Gastown and the waterfront area with its lively shops and restaurants. Take an enthralling ride on the 4D virtual reality experience of FlyOver Canada where you feel like you’re flying across Canada from east to west. This evening, visit Stanley Park. See the intricately carved totem poles before soaking in the sublime views at Prospect Point where you’ll enjoy dinner overlooking the park and harbour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Vancouver – Seattle – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Transfer south and cross the US border. Enjoy coastal scenery and forested countryside before arriving in the “Emerald City”, Seattle. 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 Oosterdam. Settle in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Scenic Cruising

    Relax as you cruise one of the world’s most spectacular waterways. Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck and watch unmatched scenery glide by.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Stephens Passage – Juneau

    Sail picturesque Stephens Passage known for its wildlife and dramatic beauty before arriving into Juneau. Perched on a thin strip of land at the mouth of Gold Creek, Juneau is arguably one of America’s most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Hubbard Glacier

    Enter the narrow inlet of Deception Bay and sail up to the impressive Hubbard Glacier. Known for its sheer size and high levels of activity, it’s not uncommon to see a large piece of ice calve from the face of this gnarled glacier and land with a thunderous boom in the bay. Wildlife is prolific in this area and chunks of ice that break off become floating islands for seals who like the icebergs, because orca sonar doesn’t work well among them.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Sitka

    In and around Sitka, you’ll witness a unique slice of Alaskan history not found anywhere else. Russia controlled Alaska from the mid-1700s until the United States purchased it in 1867. You’ll still see vestiges of Russia’s influence, including the unmistakable onion dome of St. Michael’s Cathedral and the Russian Bishop’s House, both National Historic Landmarks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - The Inside Passage – Victoria

    Today is a day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s facilities, or relax on deck and
    keep an eye out for wildlife as you travel south through the Inside Passage. Pull into the capital of British Columbia, Victoria. Reflecting the charm of Britain, Victoria is an easy city to walk. Explore the inner harbour or venture further afield on one of the shore excursions (additional expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Seattle – Boston

    Disembark this morning and transfer to Seattle Airport to board your flight to Boston (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 12:30pm).
    Overnight Stay: Sheraton Boston

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - 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

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - 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

  22. Day 22 - 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

  23. Day 23 - 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

  24. Day 24 - 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

  25. Day 25 - 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

  26. Day 26 - 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

  27. Day 27 - 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

  28. Day 28 - 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
  • 7 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 15 Day Eastern USA & Canada Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Oosterdam#
  • 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
  • Washington D.C city tour including the White House and Washington Monument
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • See Toronto’s famous sights including Canada’s majestic castle, Casa Loma
  • Discover Vancouver’s sights including an enthralling ride on FlyOver Canada
  • Take a sightseeing tour of Ottawa
  • Enjoy views of Montreal from Mount Royal
  • Visit the picturesque village of Sun Peaks
  • Experience the grandeur of Hubbard Glacier
  • Explore the port of Juneau, the Alaskan capital
  • Witness a blend of Russian and US history in Sitka
  • Soak up the rich native culture in Ketchikan

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 53 superb meals including: 27 Full Breakfasts (FB), 8 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch , 12 Dinners (D) & 5 Highlight Dinner
  • Dinner with a view up Banff Gondola
  • Traditional lunch at a Sugar Shack
  • Dine at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa
  • Authentic Amish dinner in Lancaster
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

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