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Rockies Explorer Coach Tour & Alaska Cruise

Lakes, mountains and wildlife abound on this exploration of the Canada and Alaska. Arrive in Victoria and see the sights. After exploring Jasper, Sun Peaks, Whistler and Lake Louise, before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer Train for a journey through incredible landscapes to Vancouver. Complete your journey with a premium cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage. Get up close to glaciers, wildlife and fjords and stop in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.

Itinerary

1

Victoria

Arrive in the quaint city of Victoria and be transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. D

Two night Stay: Victoria, Delta Ocean Pointe or similar

2

Vancouver Island, Butchart Gardens, Freedom of Choice Touring

This morning, visit the world-renowned Butchart Gardens for breakfast and enjoy wandering around the floral displays. Later, enjoy your chosen activity in Victoria. B

 

3

Georgia Strait, Whistler

Take an optional one-hour floatplane across beautiful Georgia Strait to Whistler (own expense). Or journey by ferry across the Georgia Strait to the mainland, then travel along one of the most spectacular drives in the world, the Sea to the Sky Highway. Arrive in Whistler, and after dinner, enjoy free time this evening in this bustling alpine village. BD

Stay: Whistler, Westin Resort & Spa

4

Cariboo Region, Sun Peaks

Depart Whistler this morning and travel through the rugged Cariboo region to the mountain resort Sun Peaks. BD

Stay: Sun Peaks, Delta Sun Peaks Resort

5

Mt. Robson, Jasper National Park, Freedom of Choice Dining

Follow the famous Yellowhead Highway to the fairytale Jasper National Park. BD

Stay: Jasper, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

6

Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Freedom of Choice Dining

Today, you'll travel the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's great scenic drives, and enjoy a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer. Arrive later that afternoon at Lake Louise. BD

Stay: Lake Louise, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

7

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Freedom of Choice Dining

This morning, join a guided walk at Lake Louise with a Mountain Heritage Guide. Later visit the pristine Moraine Lake and ride on the Banff Gondola for spectacular views of the Canadian Rockies. On your way to Banff, you'll Meet a Mountie and hear colourful stories about this Canadian symbol. Enjoy dinner tonight at one of your hotel's restaurants. BD

Two night Stay: Banff, The Fairmont Banff Springs 

8

Banff Sights, Freedom of Choice Touring

After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the quaint town of Banff. Later, join your selected touring activity for another unique experience of Banff. B

 

9

Rocky Mountaineer, Spiral Tunnels

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train and enjoy GoldLeaf Service as you leave the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide. BL

Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer. Kamloops has limited accommodation (two or three star hotels).

10

Kamloops, Vancouver

Board the Rocky Mountaineer again and travel through Fraser Canyon before arriving in Vancouver. BL

Two night Stay: Vancouver, The Fairmount Waterfront

11

Vancouver Sights

Take a guided sightseeing tour of Vancouver this morning, before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers before you commence your cruise. BD

 

12

Holland America Line Cruise

After breakfast today, board your Holland America Line ship the MS Zuiderdam for your 7 night Alaskan cruise. BD

Stay: Holland America Line ship in a spacious Verandah Stateroom

13

Cruising the Inside Passage

Enjoy a day at sea, absorbing the incredible scenery as your ship passes rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage. BLD

14

Juneau

Arrive in Juneau, Alaska's capital and enjoy time to take in the lush terrain and vibrant wildflowers, explore the Tongass National Forest or take a ride aboard the Mt Roberts Tramway. BLD

15

Skagway

Check in to the port of Skagway, at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. You may wish to take the opportunity to ride the antique White Pass and Yukon narrow-gauge railway (own expense). BLD

16

Glacier Bay

Take in the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park with its rivers of ice and skyscraping peaks. BLD

17

Ketchikan

Located along the shores of Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan offers a range of attractions to discover, including Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village. BLD

18

The Inside Passage

Heading south through the Inside Passage, watch the glorious landscape slip by. BLD

19

Vancouver

Arrive back in Vancouver and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

What's included?

  • 2 days aboard Rocky Mountaineer Train - GoldLeaf Seating
  • 2 nights Banff
  • 2 nights Victoria
  • Overnight at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • 7 night Inside Passage cruise on the MS Zuiderdam in a Verandah Stateroom
  • Finest Dining - Includes 40 Meals
  • 18 Breakfasts (B), 8 Lunches (L)and 14 Dinners, Freedom of Choice Dining™ - multi-choice or buffets (D)

How to book

Departures from April to September.

For a full quotation including flights and any pre/post hotel or travel arrangements please call us on (01892) 779900 or email info@awwt.co.uk