Western Canada By Rail With Alaska Cruise

Day 1 - Calgary. Welcome to Calgary! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2 - Calgary - Banff National Park. The discovery of oil converted this cattle ranching town into a thriving, sophisticated city. Guided sightseeing shows off downtown, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park, the Saddledome, and Canada Olympic Park. Next, drive west through the foothills of the Rockies into BANFF NATIONAL PARK. (B)
Day 3 - Banff National Park. Full day at leisure. Banff is one of Canada's favorite resorts"your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.
Day 4 - Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park. First stop is Lake Louise, whose cold waters reflect the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped mountain ranges, and exquisite lakes come into view as the motorcoach scales two mountain passes. Another highlight today is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 1,200 feet thick. Late this afternoon, join our optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River. In Jasper, an orientation tour showcases the unspoiled beauty. Accommodation for the next two nights is in JASPER NATIONAL PARK.
Day 5 - Jasper National Park. Join the optional narrated cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. On the return journey, you'll be mesmerized by dramatic Maligne Canyon. With much of the afternoon and evening free, consider hiking or exploring Jasper's local charm.
Day 6 - Jasper National Park - Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops. An exciting morning as you board the Rocky Mountaineer for a 2-day, all-daylight, classic rail journey from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast. En route, pass Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Follow the Thompson River and enjoy vistas of the Monashee Mountains. Choose from two classes of services: SilverLeaf Service features a single-level dome coach offering panoramic views from oversized windows and meals served at your seat. An upgrade to GoldLeaf Dome Service offers luxury reminiscent of a bygone era, including extra attendants, an elegant bi-level dome car, and regional cuisine in an exclusive dining room. (B,L)
Day 7 - Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver. Reboard the train and head through the ranchlands along the South Thompson River. Continue through the stark beauty of Fraser Canyon and the turbulence of mighty Hell's Gate. Then, pass through the fertile fields of the Fraser Valley, surrounded by the snowcapped Coast Mountains. After an early evening arrival in Vancouver, transfer to your hotel. (B,L)
Day 8 - Vancouver - Ferry Crossing - Victoria. Morning sightseeing focuses on Vancouver's Chinatown, Gastown, and lovely STANLEY PARK. Afterward, sail across the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, known for its Mediterranean-like climate. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its collection of totem poles.
Day 9 - Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver. Morning departure for Vancouver. Embark your cruise ship. (D)
Day 10 - Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage. One of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers. (B,L,D)
Day 11 - Juneau. Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier. (B,L,D)
Day 12 - Skagway. Step back in time as you stroll along wooden boardwalks, visit the Red Onion Saloon, explore Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, or ride the antique White Pass & Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway. (B,L,D)
Day 13 - Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay. This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and "calve" into the sea. (B,L,D)
Day 14 - Ketchikan. Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed "Salmon Capital of the World" boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street. (B,L,D)
Day 15 - Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage. Cruise through the awe-inspiring scenery of the Inside Passage. Keep your cameras ready for spouting whales, soaring eagles, and other wildlife. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and onboard entertainment. (B,L,D)
Day 16 - Vancouver (Disembarkation). Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule flights after Noon. (B)

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  Tour Name   Western Canada By Rail With Alaska Cruise
  Tour Code  
8934
  Tour Duration    16 Days
  Start City:   Calgary
  End City:   Vancouver
  Price From   USD $3,426.00   See in Cart
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Pricing (Per Person)

Land Start Date Price From:
2017-05-09 USD $3,426.00 See in Cart
2017-05-23 USD $3,526.00 See in Cart
2017-06-06 USD $3,655.00 See in Cart
2017-06-20 USD $3,675.00 See in Cart
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2017-07-18 USD $3,685.00 See in Cart
2017-08-01 USD $3,685.00 See in Cart
2017-08-15 USD $3,685.00 See in Cart
2017-08-29 USD $3,586.00 See in Cart
2017-09-12 USD $3,486.00 See in Cart
    Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.

    Pricing is based on SilverLeaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer. Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service for a supplement of $450. Please book early, as space is limited.

    Pricing is based on inside category J or K; upgrade to an outside category E for $335 or a verandah cabin category B from $1,154 to $1,570.

    Cruise line non-commissionable fare, government taxes, and fees of $458 to $467, depending on date, are not included in cruise price.

    Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Gratuities for cruise are additional and paid on board ship.

    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single Room Supplement:
    from $1,405 based on date and cabin category.

    Triple Room Reduction per person:
    from $160 based on date and cabin category.

    Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • Sightseeing:
    In Calgary and Vancouver; orientation tour in Jasper, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), Stanley Park, and Butchart Gardens. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • Guides
  • Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while cruising on Holland America's MS Volendam.
  • Launch Date
  • 09/13/16 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners; on Rocky Mountaineer"2 breakfast, 2 lunches
  • Notes
  • NOTE:
    Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.
  • Scenic Highlights
  • Scenic Highlights:
    Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Thompson River, Monashee Mountains, Fraser Canyon, Strait of Georgia, and the Gulf Islands.
  • Title
  • Western Canada by Rail with Alaska Cruise
  • Transportation
  • Transportation:
    On Rocky Mountaineer®"2-day, all-daylight rail journey in SilverLeaf Service; GoldLeaf Service upgrades are available; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; Holland America's MS Volendam; private, deluxe airconditioned motorcoach while touring
 

Hotels

    CALGARY International Hotel Calgary (SF)
    BANFF NATIONAL PARK Bow View Lodge (ST)
    JASPER NATIONAL PARK Lobstick Lodge (F)
    KAMLOOPS Decided by Rocky Mountaineer (BA)
    VANCOUVER Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown (F)
    VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)
    ALASKA CRUISE Holland America's MS Volendam
 
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