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Enjoy the heart of Canada’s pristine landscapes.

Admire the views of Glacier Bay while in Alaska on your Travelmarvel tour of North America.

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21 days, 42 meals. Journey through the spectacular scenery of Canada and Alaska View complete itinerary

Trip code: URJEVV21
Duration: 21 days
Accommodation: Premium Cruise Ship & Hotels
Journey: Vancouver Return
Meals included: 42

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Vancouver

Your journey begins today upon your arrival in the exciting city of Vancouver. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the heart of this cosmopolitan metropolis. After settling into your perfectly positioned accommodation, you’ll be able to meet your Tour Director and fellow guests during a Welcome Reception this evening.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Hotel

    Day 2. Victoria

    Discover Vancouver on a sightseeing tour today. Take in the city’s sleek high-rise-framed Waterfront, and you will also enjoy time to visit Vancouver’s historic heart and oldest neighbourhood, Gastown. Today, it is an area that is a hub for cuisine, fashion, and stylish interior design boutiques. This afternoon, you may wish to enjoy a select experience, like a picturesque Grouse Mountain gondola ride.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 3. Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops

    Today you will board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in your SilverLeaf carriage as you soak up the stunning scenery of the spectacular Coast Mountains, before entering beautiful Fraser Canyon. As you travel, enjoy dramatic views of the thundering waters of Hell’s Gate, then follow the Thompson River before arriving in the town of Kamloops where you’ll stay overnight.
    Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch

    Day 4. Rocky Mountaineer, Jasper

    Reboard the Rocky Mountaineer train and continue on your spectacular journey. View the expansive landscapes during this full day onboard, before you arrive at Jasper late in the afternoon. Enjoy time at leisure this evening to explore the surrounds of this incredibly beautiful area.
    Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch

    Day 5. Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Banff

    Visit Maligne Canyon then travel the Icefields Parkway. Stop at the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier before arriving in Banff.
    Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 6. Banff

    Enjoy today at leisure to explore the charming town of Banff. Perhaps embark on a thrilling helicopter adventure, a Bow River float trip or a Banff Experience Tour.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 7. Banff, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake

    Embark on a memorable exploration of Banff and its surrounds. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for lovely views across Banff National Park. Later, admire the azure waters of Moraine Lake (weather permitting), and also enjoy time to explore the area surrounding Lake Louise. It’s then on to Emerald Lake, named for it’s sparkling brilliant hue. Settle into the charming property, Emerald Lake Lodge. Enjoy time to appreciate this remarkable location as you relax or enjoy a walk to discover the surrounds.
    Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 8. Emerald Lake, Kamloops

    Journey back to Kamloops, along the way stopping to enjoy time to explore the surrounding area. Continue on your way before arriving at your hotel in time for dinner this evening.
    Stay: Kamloops, South Thompson Inn
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 9. Kamloops, Tyax

    Journey to Tyax today, along the way visiting Hat Creek Ranch, which is home to original buildings used by the Gold Rush travelers of the 1860s. You’ll also discover the history and culture of the Shuswap Nation. Enjoy time at leisure before continuing to Tyax for two nights at Tyax Wilderness Lodge.
    Stay: Two Nights: Tyax Wilderness Lodge
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 10. Tyax

    Enjoy a full day to relax and enjoy the wilderness. Your lodge is set in a spectacular natural landscape showcasing mountains, lakes and glaciers. Whether you are interested in hiking the surrounding trails or trying your hand at canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, there is an activity for you.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch
    • • Dinner

    Day 11. Tyax, Whistler

    After breakfast, depart Tyax to continue on your way to Whistler.
    Stay: Whistler, The Summit
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 12. Whistler, Victoria

    Take a ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Arrive on Vancouver Island, then continue on your journey to Victoria where you’ll stay the next two nights.
    Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, Parkside Victoria
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 13. Victoria

    Enjoy time at your leisure then visit The Butchart Gardens and enjoy a Farewell Dinner here. Perhaps take a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 14. Victoria, Vancouver

    After breakfast at your hotel, travel to Vancouver and board your Holland America Line ship for your Alaskan Inside Passage cruise.
    Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 15. Inside Passage

    Enjoy the day at sea as your ship journeys through the beautiful Inside Passage.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch
    • • Dinner

    Day 16. Tracy Arm, Juneau

    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 activities 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 knowledgeable rangers join you on board to explain the geological features of the bay.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch
    • • Dinner

    Day 19. Ketchikan

    In Ketchikan, perhaps join a walking tour of the town or learn about Tlingit 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, as you relax and enjoy the premium surrounds of your cruise ship.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch
    • • Dinner

    Day 21. Disembark Cruise, Depart Vancouver

    Your journey ends after breakfast this morning, as you transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Trip Highlights

    • Stay at the charming Emerald Lake Lodge
    • Enjoy two nights at Tyax Wilderness Lodge
    • Savour a delicious dinner at The Butchart Gardens

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    Photos

    Drift through the Inside Passage watching scenery slip by on your cruise in Alaska.

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    Included Experiences

    • Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
    • Two-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
    • 13 nights premium accommodation
    • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
    • 42 meals – 20 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 13 dinners
    • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a Farewell Dinner
    • Tipping for all cruise staff, port charges and airport transfers

    Additional Information

    Enhance Your Journey

    In Vancouver, Banff, Victoria, Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests with a range of select experiences to be booked during your Canada and USA holiday. Learn more about enhancing your journey here.

    Select Experiences must be booked on tour and cannot be pre-booked ( Floatplane Whistler to Victoria - must be pre-booked) . Maximum and minimum numbers may apply. Prices available on application.

    Trip Notes

    • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
    • Prices include port charges, airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
    • Departure transfer - after your cruise please ensure your onward flight departs after 1pm
    • Prices are for land/cruise and rail only. Flights not included

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    Testimonial

    Canadian Wilderness and Alaska Cruise

    "Overall a great Journey. Stunning Rockies and icefields. Sumptuous on the Rocky Mountaineer."

    - Edna

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