Grand Canada & Alaska and Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise

24 Days
Vancouver to Fairbanks
From (AUD)
$ 12,895
Dates & Pricing

2023 Vancouver > Fairbanks

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPRA
Duration:
24 days
Departure City:
Vancouver
Return City:
Fairbanks

Selected Itinerary

24 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: Sheraton Vancouver or similar

    Please book your flight to arrive into Vancouver prior to 05:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    Set off on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, famous for its totem poles, the waterfront and Gastown. Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park suspended 70 metres above the river. Walk amongst the canopy on the award winning Treetops Adventure.

    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 SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense). Travel through 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: Caribou Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Banff

    Today is free for your to enjoy Banff.

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    Take a breathtaking helicopter flight, ride the Banff Gondola or relax on a float trip along the river (extra expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Banff – Lake Louise – Emerald Lake

    Start the day with a tour of Banff including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. Continue along the Trans-Canada Highway past Castle Mountain and Mount Temple to Lake Louise, the “Diamond in the Wilderness”. Enjoy some free time taking in the spectacular scenery.
    Your destination today is Emerald Lake, so named because of the vibrant colour of its glacier fed waters.  Your serene lodge sits right on the shores of the lake surrounded by towering peaks and forests.
    Overnight Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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. You’re Invited: Walk above the Rockies deepest canyon; Maligne Canyon, then dine at Wilderness Kitchen an original Canadian smokehouse located at the canyon trailhead. This is an authentic experience which goes beyond the table and the stories of Maligne come alive with a special horns and antler presentation. 
    Overnight Stay: Chateau Jasper or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Jasper – Sun Peaks

    Bid farewell to Jasper as we make our way out of the beautiful Jasper National Park. Enjoy views of the towering 3,954 metre Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Weave through lush forests, winding rivers and jewelled lakes before arriving in the picturesque ski resort village of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: This evening, enjoy a Fur Traders feast and storytelling accompanied by a tranquil canoe journey.
    Overnight Stay: Hearthstone Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Sun Peaks – Whistler

    Travel through scenic landscapes past the town of Lillooet to the charming alpine resort of Whistler.
    Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Georgia Strait – Victoria

    Opportunity to take 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: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - 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

  12. Day 12 - Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    This morning, board your luxurious cruise ship. Check into your Outside Stateroom on the Holland America ms Niew Amsterdam or ms Noordam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Cruising the Inside Passage

    Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the world’s most spectacular waterways.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Ketchikan

    Welcome to the salmon capital of the world! Part of the town is built along a steep hillside, part is built on pilings over the water.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Juneau

    Surrounded by the Gastineau Channel, the Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefields, Alaska’s capital is famed for its scenery and isolation.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Skagway

    Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway’s colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Glacier Bay

    Enter the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park, where spectacular glaciers flow into the bay. A National Park Ranger will help you spot wildlife, while explaining glacial activity.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - College Fjord

    Within Prince William Sound lies College Fjord and its collection of glaciers, some reaching forty stories above sea level, dwarfing even the largest of cruise ships.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Seward – Anchorage

    Disembark and enjoy a scenic rail journey aboard the cruisetrain. Glaciers, canyons, waterfalls and spectacular scenery await at every turn.
    Overnight Stay: The Hotel Captain Cook or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Anchorage – Denali State Park

    Get our first taste of the vast natural beauty of Alaska as we travel north from Anchorage to Denali State Park. Visit the quaint and quirky town of Talkeetna, and if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of impressive Mt. Denali.
    Overnight Stay: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - McKinley Explorer Train – Denali

    Relax and soak up the surroundings on board the full-dome McKinley Explorer to Denali National Park. This evening is a Music of Denali Dinner Show.
    Two Night Stay: McKinley Chalet Resort or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Denali National Park

    Denali is deep in the Alaskan wilderness and this unique location gives you the opportunity to witness the fascinating landscape and wildlife. Embark on a wilderness tour which takes you  into the park for a once in a lifetime experience. Later, experience the call of the wild during an incredible visit to a renowned Husky Homestead run by Iditarod Champion Jeff King, and his amazingly cuddly pups and learn what goes into creating a winning team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Denali - Fairbanks

    Continue your journey into the heart of the last frontier, Fairbanks. Known as the “Golden Heart City”, Fairbanks has a prominent Gold Rush history.  Board an authentic sternwheeler for a unique cruise along one of Alaska’s great rivers Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.
    Overnight Stay: Westmark Fairbanks Hotel or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Depart Fairbanks

    Transfer to Fairbanks Airport for your homeward flight.

    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 for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director whilst coach touring
  • 12 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury Holland America Line cruise ship
  • 6 Day Alaskan Coach & Rail Tour
  • 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
  • Stay in an authentic lodge at spectacular Emerald Lake
  • Take the McKinley Explorer Rail Journey
  • Climb the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer
  • Explore Jasper National Park with a guided walk through Maligne Canyon
  • Wander the world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Tour the highlights of Vancouver including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Take a Tundra Wilderness Tour in Alaska
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Victoria
  • Cruise the spectacular Inside Passage
  • Experience Glacier Bay National Park
  • Explore Juneau, the colourful Alaskan capital
  • View College Fjord, home to 16 Glaciers
  • Explore Denali National Park
  • Riverboat discovery cruise in Fairbanks
  • Visit the renowned Husky Homestead run by Iditarod Champion Jeff King and his amazingly cuddly pups.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 47 superb meals including: 23 Full Breakfasts (FB), 8 Lunches (L), 14 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Music of Denali Dinner Show
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

YOU’RE INVITED
  • Join a local Sun Peaks character for an authentic Fur Traders Feast and canoe ride
  • Enjoy a Canadian Rockies Western style dinner with wildlife walk and presentation in Jasper

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