Rockies Highlights with Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

17 Days
Banff to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 8,345
$ 8,095
Dates & Pricing

2019 Banff > Vancouver

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ERBS
Duration:
17 days
Departure City:
Banff
Return City:
Vancouver

Selected Itinerary

17 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 - 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: Westin Bayshore or similar

    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 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 - Depart Vancouver

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

    Discover More: Fill your day and explore beyond Vancouver with an exciting Sea to Sky tour (additional cost, book flight after 9pm).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Included in your price
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 10 Day Canadian Rockies 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
  • Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • See the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls in Banff
  • Discover Vancouver’s famous sights
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway acclaimed as one of the most breathtaking highways in the world
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait
  • Wander through the magnificent Butchart Gardens
  • Enjoy a guided nature walk through the forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Visit the Olympic 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
  • Explore the port of Juneau, the Alaskan capital
  • Relive the gold rush history in the port of Skagway

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