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Passage Through The Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer & Optional Alaskan Cruise

alberta & the rockies Tours Passage Through The Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer & Optional Alaskan Cruise

Passage Through The Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer & Optional Alaskan Cruise

From the breathtaking wilderness of the Canadian Rockies to cosmopolitan Vancouver and the snow-capped peaks of the Alaskan coastline, experience the spectacular beauty of this corner of North America.  

  • Style: Guided Group Journey
  • Duration: 19 days/18 nights
  • Starts in: Calgary
  • Calgary & Banff
  • Stunning Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway
  • Jasper NP
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Cosmopolitan Vancouver
  • Historic Victoria
  • Whistler
  • Inside Passage

Day 1 Calgary            
Arrive in Calgary and transfer to your hotel. Join your tour director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception at Calgary Tower.            

Day 2 Calgary to Banff    
Head for picturesque Banff National Park. On arrival enjoy dinner at your hotel and relax, taking in the superb surrounding views.            

Day 3 Banff          
The day is yours to explore this charming town at leisure or purchase an optional excursion. Maybe enjoy a heli flightseeing tour, join a Banff Experience Tour or ride the Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views of the Rockies.            

Day 4 Banff to Lake Louise            
Take a short drive to the world famous Lake Louise, known as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’, to marvel at the stunning turquoise waters. Soak up the spectacular surroundings and perhaps stroll along the lake.  

Day 5 Lake Louise to Jasper            
Gaze at spectacular views as you travel along the Icefields Parkway, before stopping at the Columbia Icefield where you will ride an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier.  

Day 6 Jasper to Kamloops (Rocky Mountaineer – SilverLeaf)  
Board the Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service and pass Mount Robson and Pyramid Falls. Arrive in Kamloops in the afternoon.

Day 7 Kamloops to Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer – SilverLeaf)  
Continue towards the Pacific Ocean, passing Hell’s Gate and Fraser Canyon en route to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver.

Day 8 Vancouver    
Enjoy a sightseeing tour through this wonderful city, often voted one of the world’s most liveable places. You can arrange an optional excursion to Granville Island’s famed Public Market or take a stroll through Stanley Park and the shopping malls of Robson Street.            

Day 9 Vancouver to Whistler    
After a leisurely breakfast head off along the Sea to Sky Highway to the picturesque alpine village of Whistler.  

Day 10 Whistler to Victoria    
Head back along the Sea to Sky Highway before taking a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island and charming Victoria.

Day 11 Victoria      
This morning enjoy some free time on Vancouver Island. You can arrange an optional excursion to join a whale watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour. Later visit the renowned Butchart Gardens which have been delighting visitors for over 100 years and enjoy a farewell dinner in the former family residence.            

Day 12 Victoria to Vancouver – Holland America Cruise line
(Optional cruise extension begins). Start the day by boarding a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Vancouver for your flight home, or alternatively join your ship for your Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise and settle in to your well appointed Inside Stateroom.      

Day 13 Inside Passage Cruising      
Enjoy a day at sea as your ship navigates its way past rocky headlands and dramatic cliff faces. Keep an eye out for humpback whales and orcas as you glide through stunning scenery.            

Day 14 Juneau    
Sail into Juneau which has been Alaska’s capital since 1906. Here you have the option to enjoy an optional exhilarating dog sled excursion over a glacier or pan for gold while soaking up the native Alaskan influence.          

Day 15 Skagway    
Reach the northernmost point of the Inside Passage at Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike gold rush of 1898. Take some time to explore this frontier town.    

Day 16 Glacier Bay    
Awake to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park with its striking rivers of ice and glittering icebergs. Enjoy commentary from a local ranger explaining the geological wonders and diverse marine mammals.            

Day 17 Ketchikan            
Arrive into Ketchikan, known as the salmon capital of the world. You might like to join a walking tour of the town or learn about Tlingit Indian culture at the Saxman Native Village.            

Day 18 Inside Passage Cruising
Spend a final day cruising south through the spectacular landscape of the Inside Passage.  

Day 19 Vancouver    
Your adventure ends in Vancouver. Disembark after breakfast and enjoy some time at leisure before being transferred to the airport for your flight home.        

2020 Departures:  
18, 25 Apr          
2, 9, 23, 30 May        
6, 13, 20 Jun        
25 Jul          
8, 22, 29 Aug        
12 Sep  

2021 Departures:  
24* Apr  
1, 15, 22, 29 May  
12, 26 Jun  
31 Jul  
14, 28 Aug  
4, 11 Sep

*April departure – Blue River Safari is not available and this tour will stay at the South Thompson Inn, in lieu of Mike Wiegele Blue River. This will only affect the non-RM passengers.  

Guide Price £4950
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
  • Return airport transfers in Canada
  • 11 nights 3star+ to 4star accommodation including The Banff Park Lodge, the Lake Louise Inn
  • 7 nights aboard a Holland America Line cruise ship in an Inside Stateroom
  • 18 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 11 dinners
  • Port Fees
  • Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 18/04/2020 to 11/09/2021. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.

As we can offer you such a flexible choice of flights, we don't include international airfares with our tour prices. The price you pay will be determined by the time of year you travel, your departure airport, airline and availability.

However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Calgary currently cost from £482 in Economy and £1,553 in Business Class

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