Spectacular Rockies and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

22 Days
Vancouver to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 12,795
Dates & Pricing

2022 Vancouver > Vancouver

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPCJ
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Vancouver
Return City:
Vancouver

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22 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: Sutton Place 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, historic Gastown with its lively shops and restaurants and Granville Island which is famous for its fresh food markets. 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 – Banff

    Continue your journey into the soaring, rugged snow-capped mountains. Marvel at the beauty of the glaciers, lakes and forest sitting at the foot of these grand mountains. Arrive in Banff, a picturesque town located within Banff National Park and the quintessential Rocky Mountains town.
    Two Night Stay: The Moose Hotel or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Banff

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    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, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Banff – Lake Louise

    Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls, then take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain Gondola where you will witness inspiring views over the surrounding peaks and valleys. Continue to the beautiful Lake Louise.
    Two Night Stay: Lake Louise

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Lake Louise at Leisure

    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

  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: Be taken through the park to the beautifully carved Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in the Rockies. Explore this remarkable area, then enjoy an authentic Canadian Rockies dinner.

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

    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 or similar

    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.
    Two Night Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Whistler at Leisure

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

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    Special opportunity to take a bear viewing tour or a dinner tasting tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Georgia Strait – Victoria

    View this spectacular landscape from the air with a one hour floatplane flight over the Georgia Strait to 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 before arriving into Victoria, British Columbia’s capital.
    Two Night Stay: The Inn at Laurel Point or similar

    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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Victoria - Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Today, head to Canada Place Pier to board your cruise ship. Farewell your Tour Director as you check into your comfortable ocean view stateroom (upgrade to verandah stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Holland America Cruise Ship ms Koningsdam and settle in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Scenic Cruising

    Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the world’s most spectacular waterways passing forests, mountains, islands and inlets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - Skagway

    Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was an untamed town controlled by organised criminals. Today, the town retains its gold rush character and its colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. For a truly memorable excursion, take an optional ride on the narrow gauge White Pass and Yukon Railroad (shore excursions are at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - 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. 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

  20. Day 20 - Ketchikan

    Welcome to the salmon capital of the world. Rich native history makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - The Inside Passage

    A day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s many facilities, or simply relax on deck with a drink and watch unmatched scenery glide by.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Depart Vancouver

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

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Evergreen Tours cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director whilst coach touring
  • 15 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer train, one of the world’s great rail journeys
  • Board the Ice Explorer and climb onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for spectacular views over Banff
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait
  • Take a guided tour of Vancouver’s highlights
  • Wander through world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Visit an award winning winery in the Okanagan and sample the local wines
  • Cruise the Inside Passage one of the world’s most spectacular waterways
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • Tour the sights of Victoria
  • Experience the splendour of Glacier Bay
  • Explore Juneau, the colourful Alaskan capital
  • Visit Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 43 superb meals including: 20 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB), 9 Lunches (L), 12 Dinners (D) & 1 Highlight Dinner (HD)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

YOU’RE INVITED
  • Enter the Vancouver Aquarium before it opens and have breakfast with the marine life
  • Walk above the Rockies deepest canyon; Maligne Canyon, then dine at Wilderness Kitchen an original Canadian smokehouse located at the canyon trailhead

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