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Reflections of the Rockies and Alaska Cruise

Victoria to Vancouver

Trip Code: URBWIV21
21 Days
40 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  • 40 meals - 20 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 12 dinners
  • Two-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
  • Tipping for all staff, port charges and airport transfers
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a special Farewell Dinner
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • Visit Vancouver's Grouse Mountain Bear Refuge for breakfast and bear viewing

Travel & Accommodation

A bear watching the camera while in the tall grass
Blue River Safari

Watch for bears as you glide through glaciers and jade-coloured waters to Grizzly Bear Valley

Gaze across Lake Louise at the accommodation of the luxurious Fairmont Chateau
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Stay on the shores of Lake Louise at this prestigious chateau in the heart of the Canadian Rockies

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Departure transfer - after your cruise please ensure your onward flight departs after 1pm
  • Prices include port charges, airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
  • Please note: Blue River Safari Variations to departures on these dates: 22 Apr and 26 Apr departures - Blue River Safari is not available, tour will stay at the South Thompson Inn, Kamloops in lieu of Mike Wiegele Blue River
  • Please note: Variations to departures on these dates: 29 Apr departure - Blue River Safari is not available, tour will stay at the South Thompson Inn, Kamloops in lieu of Mike Wiegele Blue River. In Banff this tour will stay at The Ptarmigan Inn
  • Please note: Variations to departures on these dates: 10 May departure - Blue River Safari is not available
  • Prices are for land, cruise and rail only. Flights not included
North America Map URBWIV21 2018

Victoria to Vancouver

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Enhance Your Journey

Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests and enhance your holiday with a range of optional experiences

Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Your journey begins today upon your arrival in Victoria. Be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. After you check-in and relax, you will meet your fellow guests and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception later today.

Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel & Spa

Enhance Your Journey

Perhaps take a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour.


This morning, enjoy a short orientation tour of Victoria before visiting The Butchart Gardens. Among the most famous gardens in the world, The Butchart Gardens are more than a hundred years old and have a distinctive style all of its own. Spend time wandering through the lovely Sunken Garden and relax in the beautiful setting of the Japanese Garden and Italian Garden. Explore the plants on show, as well as floral displays. Perhaps take a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
Enhance Your Journey

Instead of taking the ferry, you may like to take an enthralling floatplane flight across Georgia Strait to Whistler.

Insider Experience

Enjoy an indigenous-inspired dinner at the Lil’wat Squamish Cultural Centre, and gain insight into the heritage of the local First Nations.


Drive to the town of Chemainus before boarding a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Admire the Coastal Mountains as you travel along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway with a stop at Shannon Falls on your way to Whistler. Instead of taking the ferry, you may like to take an enthralling floatplane flight across Georgia Strait to Whistler (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights: Aava Whistler Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Enhance Your Journey

Enjoy one of the select experiences available to you today. You might like to tour Blackcomb Mountain on a Jeep Safari, or head up to the snow-line of Whistler Mountain by 4x4 or snowcat. Other options include a gondola ride, an informative Tree Trek, an adventurous zip trek or a breathtaking helicopter flight.


Today is yours at leisure to explore this outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise however you wish. Perhaps opt to enjoy one of the select experiences available to you today. You might like to take an incredible floatplane flight, tour Blackcomb Mountain on a Jeep Safari, or head up to the snow-line of Whistler Mountain by 4x4 or snowcat. Other options include a gondola ride, an informative Tree Trek, an adventurous zip trek or a breathtaking helicopter flight (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
Insider Experience

Travel to Blue River today and enjoy an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village, which offers adventure and serenity in a picturesque setting. Relax amid the rustic surrounds of the lodge and enjoy a laid-back dinner on the waterfront this evening.


Travel to Blue River today and enjoy an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village, which offers adventure and serenity in a picturesque setting. Relax amid the rustic surrounds of the lodge and enjoy a laid-back dinner on the waterfront this evening.

Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Insider Experience

Set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank.

Insider Experience

Mingle with your fellow travellers during a delicious western-style BBQ dinner at the Jasper Stables this evening and enjoy the surrounding atmosphere.


Later today, follow the famous Yellowhead Highway and pass the incredible Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on your way to the fairytale Jasper National Park.

Stay: Two Nights: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Enhance Your Journey

Perhaps try a select experience. You might like to take in the sights on a unique and incredible Harley Davidson Sidecar Tour; set off on a thrilling rafting adventure on the Athabasca River or enjoy a memorable evening wildlife experience.


After breakfast today, you have the full day to take time out to relax or explore Jasper. Perhaps try a select experience. You might like to take in the sights on a unique and incredible Harley Davidson Sidecar Tour; set off on a thrilling rafting adventure on the Athabasca River or enjoy a memorable evening wildlife experience (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
Insider Experience

Settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and relax in spectacular surrounds.


Visit the gorgeous Maligne Canyon this morning and walk along its deep rocky caverns. Then, travel along the Icefields Parkway, considered the world’s most scenic highway, and stop at the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. After, continue to Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’ and one of the world’s most stunning locations.

Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning after breakfast you will travel to the glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to Banff National Park. This afternoon, explore the town of Banff on a sightseeing tour, then ride the Banff Gondola along Sulphur Mountain for incredible views of the surrounding area.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge

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  • Breakfast
Enhance Your Journey

If you’re after adventure, then consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for aerial views of this breathtaking region. Perhaps watch for local wildlife on an exhilarating Bow River float trip or set off on a Banff Experience Tour.


Enjoy today at leisure to explore this charming alpine town at your own pace. If you’re after adventure, then consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for aerial views of this breathtaking region. Perhaps watch for local wildlife on an exhilarating Bow River float trip or set off on a Banff Experience Tour (own expense).

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  • Breakfast

Board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train and settle into your carriage with large windows that provide amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. Pass the spellbinding Spiral Tunnels and the impressive Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in Kamloops late in the afternoon. Settle into your comfortable hotel and enjoy ample time to relax this evening.

Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer and continue your rail adventure west towards the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, enjoy incredible front-row views of Fraser Canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Valley. Late this afternoon, arrive in Vancouver where you will spend the next two nights. Settle in to your hotel and enjoy free time this evening to explore at your leisure and try one of the local restaurants for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

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  • Lunch
Insider Experience

Watch for bears and enjoy a delicious breakfast at Grouse Mountain.


During your bear experience you will receive early access to the mountain and get to see some of the resident bears explore their habitat before sitting down to breakfast. Fall in love with the beautiful city of Vancouver and get to know some of its most vibrant areas and best-loved attractions on a fascinating sightseeing tour. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with your fellow guests.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy breakfast this morning before transferring to board your premium Holland America Line cruise ship - the MS Nieuw Amsterdam or the MS Volendam. Settle in to your comfortable cabin and enjoy dinner this evening as you embark on your seven-night Inside Passage cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full day at sea at the beginning of your incredible journey. Relax and absorb the majestic scenery as your ship journeys past dramatic rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage. You also have plenty of time to explore the facilities of your cruise ship. Perhaps relax in one of the many onboard public areas.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today your journey brings you to Juneau, which is Alaska’s capital. Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the massive Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefields are situated at the city’s back door. Spend some time to take in the diverse terrain or perhaps make your way to the town and explore the rustic shops located here. Alternatively, you may also like to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride over a glacier. Other activities available to you include sampling delicious salmon baked over a fire or even trying your hand at panning for gold in this former gold rush town (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today you’ll dock at the port of Skagway, which is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Skagway was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike and still celebrates its gold rush past to this day. You will find a variety of stores and saloons in town that capture the excitement and history of the gold rush days. Here you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or view some of the fascinating local wildlife (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Wake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park this morning, with its formidable rivers of ice, wild coastline and sheltered fjords. As you cruise through the national park, it is easy to see why the area has received World Heritage status. Today, you’ll gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park as local rangers will join you on board to impart their knowledge explain the geological wonders and diverse wildlife of this incredible region.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive today in the Alaskan town of Ketchikan, renowned for its idyllic scenery, rich Alaskan Native culture, and as the salmon capital of the world. Here, you will have free time to relax and explore the town at your leisure. Alternatively, perhaps join a walking tour of the town or learn about fascinating Tlingit culture at Saxman Native Village (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today marks your final day on board your premium Holland America Line cruise ship. You’ll spend the day cruising south through the Inside Passage and its magnificent landscapes and towering glaciers. Relax on board and enjoy the premium facilities of your ship as you take in the incredible views. This evening, savour a final dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your journey comes to an end today. After a final breakfast on board your cruise ship, you will disembark in Vancouver and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

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