Spectacular Rockies, Alaska Inside Passage Cruise and East Coast Discovery

This spectacular 37 day tour includes a seven night luxury Alaska cruise, 15 day Canadian Rockies tour and 16 day Eastern Canada & Eastern USA experience.

37 Days
Vancouver to New York City
From (AUD)
$ 20,460
Dates & Pricing

2020 Vancouver > New York City

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPJU
Duration:
37 days
Departure City:
Vancouver
Return City:
New York City

37 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Vancouver International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
    Two Night Stay: OPUS Hotel or similar

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    You’re Invited: Start the morning with a unique breakfast at the Vancouver Aquarium, where there is an opportunity to view a variety of marine life from all over the planet. Later, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park with its intricately carved totem poles, the waterfront area, and historic 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. Take in the surrounding forest and join the award winning Treetops Adventure along a series of elevated walkways.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    Set off on a two day rail experience on “The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World”. Settle back in your GoldLeaf carriage as you enter the Fraser Valley then follow the Thompson River towards Kamloops.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer – Lake Louise

    Continue your journey into the soaring, rugged snow-capped mountains. Marvel at the beauty of the glaciers, lakes and forests sitting at the foot of these grand mountains. 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.
    Two Night Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Lake Louise

    Lake Louise enjoys picture perfect surroundings. Spend the day exploring the lake and soaking up the spectacular scenery. Take a walk around the edge of the lake or simply sit back, relax and take it all in.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Lake Louise – Banff

    Bid farewell to Lake Louise and make your way to Banff. See the glacier fed Emerald Lake and the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River. On arrival into Banff, enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls, then take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views over the surrounding peaks and valleys. The next two days, you will stay at the “Castle in the Rockies”, one of the most iconic and impressive hotels in Canada.
    Two Night Stay: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Banff at Leisure

    Banff is a picturesque town located within Banff National Park and is the quintessential Rocky Mountains town. Today is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions.

    Discover More: Discover wolfdogs, take a breathtaking helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - 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 and abundant wildlife.
    Two Night Stay: The Crimson Jasper or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Jasper

    Today, you have the opportunity to explore Jasper and its surrounds. 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 §.

    Discover More: Discover Jasper wilderness and wildlife tour, float trip along the Athabasca River, an exhilarating motorcycle sidecar tour or authentic Canadian canoe adventure (extra expense)

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Jasper – Okanagan – Kelowna

    Depart Jasper and head past the awesome, 3,954 metre Mt. Robson. Continue through the Cariboo Mountains region and into the lush Okanagan Valley to Kelowna. Visit one of Kelowna’s award-winning wineries and sample some of the local wines.
    Overnight Stay: The Cove Lakeside Resort

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Kelowna – Whistler

    Travel through scenic landscapes as the road meanders alongside the Nicola River and through sandstone chasms. Follow the Thompson and Fraser River past the town of Lillooet to the charming alpine resort of Whistler. You’re Invited: Head to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for an authentic First Nations BBQ where you will learn about the history and culture of the native Canadians.
    Two Night Stay: Four Seasons Whistler

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Whistler at Leisure

    Today is at leisure for you to explore the resort village of Whistler.

    Discover More: Special opportunity to take a bear viewing tour, or a dinner tasting tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Georgia Strait – Victoria

    Optional flight - Although the journey from Whistler to Victoria is breathtaking, there is the opportunity to view this spectacular landscape from the air with a one hour floatplane flight over the Coastal Mountains and Georgia Strait to the town of Victoria (seasonal, must be pre-booked, additional cost).

    Travel along the Sea to Sky Highway following the rugged coastline stopping at the awesome Shannon Falls. Board the BC ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Afternoon arrival into Victoria, British Columbia’s capital.
    Two Night Stay: The Inn at Laurel Point

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Victoria Sightseeing – 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.

    Discover More: Take a horse and carriage ride, or go whale watching (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Seattle – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Transfer on the Victoria Clipper to Seattle. Board your luxurious cruise ship and check into your comfortable ocean view stateroom (upgrade to verandah stateroom additional expense) on the Holland America Cruise Ship ms Eurodam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Alaskan waterways.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - Glacier Bay National Park

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Sitka

    Sitka is easily one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Alaska, and has a unique blend of Russian history and Tlingit culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Ketchikan

    Part of the town is built along a steep hillside, part is built on pilings over the water, where bald eagles watch from waterside perches. Ketchikan is rich native history making the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Scenic Cruising – Victoria

    Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise south to the stunning capital of British Columbia, Victoria.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Seattle – Boston

    Transfer to Seattle Airport for your flight to Boston (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 12:30pm). On arrival, transfer to your hotel.
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Boston Sightseeing

    The morning is free for you to explore Boston. In the afternoon, 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 offer on an informative Old Town Trolley tour (extra expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - 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

  25. Day 25 - 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

  26. Day 26 - 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

  27. Day 27 - 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

  28. Day 28 - 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

  29. Day 29 - 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

  30. Day 30 - 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

  31. Day 31 - 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

  32. Day 32 - 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

  33. Day 33 - 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

  34. Day 34 - 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

  35. Day 35 - 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

  36. Day 36 - 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

  37. Day 37 - 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
  • 15 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 16 Day Eastern Canada & Eastern USA Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Eurodam#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail experience in GoldLeaf
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Stay in ‘The Castle in the Rockies’
  • The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • Spend two nights in New York City and explore the city on a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
  • View Niagara Falls on an exciting cruise
  • Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise while staying at the famous Chateau Lake Louise
  • Take the Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola
  • Tour the highlights of Vancouver
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Historical Washington D.C. city tour
  • Wander through world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Tour downtown Victoria
  • Discover Toronto’s sights including CN Tower
  • Guided walking tour inside Old Quebec City
  • Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail on a guided walk
  • Cruise the Inside Passage and experience spectacular Glacier Bay
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 68 superb meals including: 35 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB), 9 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 18 Dinners (D) & 4 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Dine at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

YOU’RE INVITED
  • Breakfast at the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Enjoy a Canadian Rockies Western style dinner with wildlife walk and presentation in Jasper
  • Experience Canada’s native cultures and enjoy a First Nations BBQ dinner in Whistler
  • View Toronto’s iconic skyline while sailing on Lake Ontario on board a dinner cruise
  • Learn about the local native culture and take in a performance in Ottawa
  • Learn about the unique lives of the Amish
  • Experience true French Canadian hospitality at a traditional sugar shack with lunch

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