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Enchanting Rockies & Optional Alaskan Cruise

vancouver island & wilderness resorts Tours Enchanting Rockies & Optional Alaskan Cruise

Enchanting Rockies & Optional Alaskan Cruise

Explore picturesque Victoria, Ride the Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier and board the famous Rocky Mountaineer on this tour of Western Canada’s highlights.

  • Style: Guided Group Journey
  • Duration: 19 days/18 nights
  • Starts in: Victoria
Guide Price £5495
per person
Highlights:
  • Visit to Butchart Gardens  
  • Insider Experience in Jasper – Barbecue dinner and wilderness tour  
  • Ride the Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier
  • Banff Gondola on Sulphur Mountain  
  • Famous Rocky Mountaineer  
  • Sightseeing tours in Vancouver
Itinerary:

Days 1-2  Vancouver    
Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to your downtown hotel. Enjoy a welcome reception. On day two, discover Vancouver on a city tour.    

Day 3  Vancouver to Kamloops (Rocky Mountaineer)
Board the famous Rocky Mountaineer and relax in the comfortable SilverLeaf Service. Witness spectacular scenery with amazing views of the Rocky Mountains before arriving into Kamloops for an overnight stay.    

Day 4  Kamloops to Lake Louise (Rocky Mountaineer)  
Your rail journey continues past the impressive Spiral Tunnels and Kicking Horse Canyon. This evening, arrive in Lake Louise and stay at the iconic Chateau Lake Louise.

Day 5 Banff to Lake Louise  
Visit tranquil Moraine Lake (weather permitting) before continuing to Banff. Enjoy spectacular views across the lake before finishing the day with a relaxing wagon ride with a tasty barbecue dinner.

Day 6 Banff    
Explore this beautiful town at leisure. Perhaps take in the views from the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel and visit the legendary springs.

Day 7  Banff to Jasper    
Travel the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s great scenic drives. Take an exciting ride on the Ice Explorer exploring the Athabasca Glacier before arriving in Jasper.    

Day 8 Jasper to Blue River    
Pass Mt Robson on your way to Blue River today. Set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness native wildlife on the riverbank. Then, enjoy a delicious dinner and an overnight escape amidst the serenity of Mike Wiegele Heli Village.    

Day 9 Blue River to Whistler
After breakfast, travel to Whistler where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 10 Whistler to Victoria    
Head south down the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway to Horseshoe Bay and board the ferry to Vancouver Island. Alternatively, take an optional floatplane and enjoy the stunning views (own expense).

Day 11 Victoria    
Enjoy the morning at leisure today or choose a select experience. Perhaps join a whale watching cruise or indulge in the Fairmont’s traditional Afternoon Tea. Later, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens.

Days 12- 13 Inside Passage cruising  
(Optional cruise extension begins) After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. If continuing to Alaska, board your fully escorted APT cruise on Holland America Line and settle into your Inside Stateroom. A day at sea to enjoy the incredible scenery as you head north through icy waters.    

Day 14 Juneau    
Enjoy the lush terrain and vibrant wildflowers of Alaska’s capital, explore the Tongass National Forest or take a ride aboard the Mt Roberts Tramway.    

Day 15 Skagway    
You may opt to ride the antique White Pass and Yukon narrow-gauge railway at this northernmost port of the Inside Passage.

Day 16 Glacier Bay    
Enjoy the breathtaking rivers of ice and skyscraping peaks of Glacier Bay National Park.    

Day 17 Ketchikan    
Located along the shores of Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan’s attractions include Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village.    

Day 18 Inside Passage cruising    
Heading south, watch the glorious landscape slip by.    

Day 19 Vancouver    
After disembarking in the morning, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Additional Options:
Why not upgrade to GoldLeaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy the domed viewing coaches, with larger windows. Please ask your Trailfinders travel consultant for details.

Departs:
Selected departures Apr - Sep 2020 & Apr - Sep 2021.

Prices
Guide Price £5495
per person
Inclusions
  • Return airport transfers in Canada
  • 11 nights 3star+ to 4star accommodation and 7 nights Inside Stateroom on board a Holland America Cruise Line
  • Port fees
  • 18 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 11 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/04/2020 to 30/09/2021. 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.
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