Reflections of the Rockies & Alaska Cruise 2017
DestinationNorth America: Canada
Duration 21 days
Was: $7995pp
Save $900* per couple
Exchange price $7545* pp
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Features

Experience the most amazing scenery as you tour the Canadian Rockies by coach and the Rocky Mountaineer Train. Then board your Holland America Line cruise from Vancouver through Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Trip Highlights

  •     Enjoy an indigenous-inspired dinner at the Lil’wat Squamish Cultural Centre, and gain insight into the heritage of the local First Nations
  •     Awake to stunning mountainscapes at Blue River’s Mike Wiegele Heli Village
  •     Experience a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley, keeping an eye out for bears, eagles and moose 
  •     Enjoy a western-style BBQ dinner at the Jasper Stables
  •     Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  •     Visit Grouse Mountain Bear Refuge for breakfast and bear viewing


Included Experiences

  •     Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  •     Two-day rail journey in SilverLeaf aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer
  •     Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  •     Tipping for land and cruise staff, port charges and airport transfers
  •     7 nights aboard your Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  •     13 nights premium accommodation
  •     40 delicious meals - 20 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches and 12 Dinners
  •     Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a special Farewell Dinner


Trip Notes

  •     Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  •     Departure transfer - after your cruise please ensure your onward flight departs after 1 pm
  •     Please note: Apr 24, May 1, May 28 departures have a slight variation to itinerary, please enquire for details
  •     Prices are for land/cruise/rail only. Flights not included

 

Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Victoria
Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Later, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception.
Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa

Day 2. Victoria
Today, take a short tour. Then visit The Butchart Gardens to explore the extraordinary collection of plants on show and exquisite floral displays. Afterwards, enjoy time at your leisure.
Enhance Your Journey: you will have the opportunity to take a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Day 3. Victoria, Whistler
Drive to Chemainus then cross the Georgia Strait by ferry to Horseshoe Bay. Stop at Shannon Falls on your way to Whistler. A Taste of Canada - enjoy an indigenous-inspired dinner at the Lil’wat Squamish Cultural Centre.
Enhance Your Journey: take a floatplane flight across Georgia Strait to Whistler.
Stay: Two Nights: Aava Whistler Hotel

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

Day 4. Whistler
The day is yours to enjoy at leisure.
Enhance Your Journey: perhaps try one of the Select Experiences available.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Day 5. Whistler, Blue River
After breakfast this morning, travel through the rugged Cariboo region to Blue River. Special Stay - an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village. Relax during a laid-back BBQ dinner on the waterfront this evening.
Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

Day 6. Blue River, Jasper
Like a Local - set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank. Later today, follow the famous Yellowhead Highway and pass Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on your way to Jasper National Park. A Taste of Canada - enjoy a western-style BBQ dinner at the Jasper Stables tonight.
Stay: Two Nights: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

Day 7. Jasper
Relax and explore Jasper National Park.
Enhance Your Journey: today in Jasper, perhaps take a Harley Davidson Sidecar Tour; enjoy a rafting adventure on the Athabasca River or an evening wildlife experience.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Day 8. Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise
Visit Maligne Canyon for a walk along its deep rocky caverns. Then, travel along the Icefields Parkway and stop at the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, head to the picture-perfect Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’. Special Stay - settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and relax in spectacular surrounds.
Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Day 9. Lake Louise, Banff
Travel to glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to Banff National Park. Later, explore Banff on a sightseeing tour, then ride the Banff Gondola along Sulphur Mountain.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

Day 10. Banff
Enjoy today at leisure to explore Banff.
Enhance Your Journey: perhaps embark on a helicopter adventure, a Bow River float trip
or a Banff Experience Tour.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Day 11. Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train and pass Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in Kamloops.
Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

Day 12. Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver
Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer. See Fraser Canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Valley, then arrive in Vancouver late this afternoon.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

Day 13. Vancouver
Like a Local - enjoy breakfast and bear viewing at Grouse Mountain Bear Refuge. See Vancouver on a sightseeing tour today. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

Day 14. Vancouver, Embark Cruise
Board your premium cruise ship late morning.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

Day 15. Inside Passage
Enjoy the day at sea as your ship wends its way through the beautiful Inside Passage.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 16. Juneau, Tracy Arm
Here in Alaska’s capital, perhaps enjoy a dog sled ride along a glacier, sample salmon baked over a fire or pan for gold (all at own expense).

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 17. Skagway
Today, enjoy free time in the port of Skagway. Perhaps dig for gold or see some of the local wildlife (both at own expense).

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 18. Glacier Bay
Wake to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park, as rangers join you on board.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 19. Ketchikan
In Ketchikan, perhaps join a walking tour of the town or learn about Tlingit Indian culture at Saxman Native Village (both at own expense).

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 20. Inside Passage
Enjoy majestic landscapes during a day at sea.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

Day 21. Disembark Cruise, Depart Vancouver
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

    Daily Meals Included:
    • Breakfast

Reflections of the Rockies & Alaska Cruise 2017
*Pricing is per person double occupancy/twin share and based on the deposit of a resort week or equivalent points/credits per booking. All savings depicted are based off of Full Brochure Fare. Government Fees, fuel surcharges and Taxes are additional and subject to change unless otherwise specified. Special rates may not be applicable with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and may change at any time and without notice. These offers cannot be used for group bookings. Cancellation, amendment and credit cards fees apply. Rates require a qualified two-bed room resort week deposit or equivalent points/credits. Price includes $199 exchange fee per couple/booking