Spectacular Rockies and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

22 Days
Vancouver to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 14,595
Dates & Pricing

2024 Vancouver > Vancouver

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

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: Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    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. Spend the next two nights in mountain elegance in this warm, modern hotel located in the centre of Banff.
    Two Night Stay: Moose Hotel & Suites or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Banff

    Today is free for you to enjoy Banff.

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    Take a breathtaking helicopter flight or relax on a float trip along the river, (DiscoverMORE is extra expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Banff – Lake Louise

    You’re Invited: This morning, you will have breakfast with one of the best views Canada has to offer.  Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views and enjoy a sumptuous buffet. Later, enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. Continue to the beautiful Lake Louise and the famous ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’, where we will stay in one of the Rockies most stunning and historic properties.
    Two Night Stay: Fairmont Chateau 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. Discover More: Discover Jasper wilderness and wildlife tour, float trip along the Athabasca River or an exhilarating motorcycle sidecar tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Jasper – Okanagan – Kelowna

    Depart Jasper and head past the awesome 3,954 metre high Mt. Robson. Continue through the Cariboo Mountains region and into the lush Okanagan Valley to Kelowna. Visit one of Kelowna’s award-winning wineries.
    Overnight Stay: Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, 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 or 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 Photo Safari tour or a dinner tasting tour, alternatively join the Peak to Peak Gondola (DiscoverMORE is extra expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Georgia Strait – Victoria

    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: Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour 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. Alternatively, indulge in a “Eat Like a Canadian” walking tour (DiscoverMORE is extra expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Transfer to Vancouver where you will farewell your Tour Director as you 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 Koningsdam# 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.   

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Skagway

    Cruise into Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike. Enjoy free time to go ashore and stroll along the weathered boardwalks admiring the shop front facades, reminiscent of the gold rush era.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Glacier Bay National Park

    Enter 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 - Inside Passage

    A day of relaxation as you cruise south. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Depart Vancouver

    Disembark early this morning and transfer to Vancouver International 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 book your flight to depart out of Vancouver after 02:00 PM.

    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 ms Koningsdam#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience in
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • 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
  • Take a guided tour of Vancouver’s highlights
  • Wander the world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait
  • Visit an award winning winery in the Okanagan
  • 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
  • 42 superb meals including: 20 Full Breakfasts (B), 1 Highlight Breakfast, 8 Lunches (L), 12 Dinners (D) & 1 Highlight Dinner
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

YOU’RE INVITED
  • Ascend Banff Gondola and enjoy breakfast with sweeping views of the mountains.
  • 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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