Rockies Highlights with Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Cruise the Inside Passage on the ms Oosterdam for seven nights and watch glacier lined inlets glide by as you keep an eye out for orcas and bald eagles.

14 Days
Banff to Seattle
From (AUD)
$ 6,495
$ 5,995
Dates & Pricing

2020 Banff > Seattle

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ERBS
Duration:
14 days
Departure City:
Banff
Return City:
Seattle

Selected Itinerary

14 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 - Depart Seattle

    This morning, arrive back into Seattle. Disembark and transfer to Seattle Airport to board your homeward flight (book flight after 2pm), or consider taking in more of Seattle with some post tour accommodation (see page 128). We hope that you have enjoyed your tour and cruise 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
  • 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
  • Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for a delicious dinner with views over Banff
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • See the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls in Banff
  • Visit the picturesque village of Sun Peaks
  • Discover Vancouver’s famous sights including Chinatown, Gastown, the waterfront and Stanley Park
  • Take an enthralling ride on the 4D virtual reality experience FlyOver Canada
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway acclaimed as one of the most breathtaking highways in the world
  • Experience the grandeur of the impressive Hubbard Glacier
  • Explore the port of Juneau, the beautiful Alaskan capital
  • Witness a blend of Russian and US history in Sitka
  • Soak up the rich native culture in Ketchikan

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 31 superb meals including: 13 Full Breakfasts (FB), 8 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

YOU’RE INVITED
  • Ascend Banff gondola, meet with and hear exciting stories about the iconic Canadian Mounties before dinner with a view
  • Get to know a hidden gem in the foothills of Pyramid Mountain with a Canadian Rockies Western style dinner in Jasper Stables
  • 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

Pricing & Availability