Western Explorer with Pre-Tour Cruise ms Volendam - 2017
DestinationNorth America: Canada
Duration 16 days
Was: $7084pp
Save $1050* per couple
Exchange price $6559* pp
includes $199 exchange fee per couple/booking

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Features

Cruise the magnificent coast from Vancouver to Alaska on the ms Volendam before your journey by rail. Includes North Shore tour, Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer and Yoho Park Tour.
   
Vacation Highlights

  •         2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  •         7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise, Verandah (GoldLeaf) or Ocean-View (SilverLeaf) Stateroom
  •         9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
  •         8 nights hotel
  •         Vancouver Lookout
  •         North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
  •         Jasper Highlights Tour
  •         Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
  •         Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
  •         Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
  •         Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  •         Calgary Tower
  •         Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper
  •         Hotel-cruise terminal transfers in Vancouver
  •         Luggage handling and National Park Pass


   
Alaska Cruise

    Holland America - ms Volendam

    The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam is reflected in an artful floral motif throughout the ship’s spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms. At the heart of the ship, an elegant sculpture by Luciano Vistosi, inspired by the myriad of mood and colors of a kaleidoscope greets visitors in a soaring three story atrium.

    Guests travelling in SilverLeaf Service packages will stay in Large Ocean-View Staterooms with two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed, a bathtub and a shower. Guests travelling in GoldLeaf Service packages will stay in Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Staterooms featuring two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, private verandah and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Train Experience

At every service level, Rocky Mountaineer Hosts will attend to your needs. They will welcome you with a morning toast, serve up delicious meals and entertain you with interpretive storytelling. Decide which service level – GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service – is right for you. Climb aboard GoldLeaf Service for unparalleled comfort in our bi-level glass-domed coach, or SilverLeaf Service for jaw-dropping panoramic views through oversized picture windows and delectable gourmet cuisine at your seat.

Hotels

Our hotel partners share our passion for exceptional guest service, ensuring that you, our guest, can expect a quality experience from the beginning to the end of your vacation. Hotels are based on your choice of GoldLeaf Deluxe Service, GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service accommodation, and you have the flexibility to change or upgrade your hotel experience as desired. Please note that all accommodations in Kamloops and Quesnel, while charming, are of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded

Highlights

Itinerary

Western Explorer with Pre-Tour Cruise ms Volendam - 2017
Day 1
Vancouver
Begin your journey at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your ship. Overnight on Holland America's ms Volendam.
Dinner

Day 2
Cruise to Alaska
Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America's ms Volendam.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 3
Juneau, Alaska
The town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest, visit the rustic
shops in town, set out and whale watch, flightsee, hike, kayak, raft, or fish. Overnight on Holland America's ms Volendam.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 4
Skagway, Alaska
Explore the shops from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Kennedy's Dry Goods, the Red Onion Saloon, and the nostalgic Trail of '98 Museum. The Klondike
Gold Rush National Historical Park boasts restored buildings and wooden boardwalks that invite you to take a stroll into the past. Overnight on Holland
America's ms Volendam.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 5
Glacier Bay
As Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert
with an ever-changing glacial landscape. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. Overnight on Holland
America's ms Volendam.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 6
Ketchikan, Alaska
Explore Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village, Ketchikan's main attractions. Deep water fjords
created by retreating glaciers have left behind stunning granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and waterfalls cascading into placid waters.
Overnight on Holland America's ms Volendam.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 7
Cruise the Inside Passage
Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America's ms Volendam.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 8
Vancouver
After breakfast you will disembark the ms Volendam in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Breakfast

Day 9
Vancouver
Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver's majestic North Shore including the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain (gondola
admission included). Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 10
Vancouver To Kamloops
Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops. You will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields
of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like
environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the
Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops.
Breakfast/Lunch

Day 11
Kamloops To Jasper
Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest
peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park.
Breakfast/Lunch

Day 12
Jasper
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s
natural attractions and rugged peaks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 13
Jasper To Lake Louise
Travel along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield, where you will ride on
an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, a stop will be made at Bow Lake. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 14
Lake Louise To Banff
This morning explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural
wonders including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Afterwards, you will be transferred to
Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 15
Banff To Calgary
Enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin with a sightseeing tour of Banff, including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the
Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a Summit Helicopter Tour. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 16
Calgary
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

Western Explorer with Pre-Tour Cruise ms Volendam - 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