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Travelmarvel

Rockies and Alaskan Adventure

Victoria to Fairbanks

Trip Code: URABWI23
23 Days
44 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 15 nights in premium accommodation
  • Tipping for all staff, port charges and airport transfers
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • 44 meals - 22 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 13 dinners
  • Two-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
  • Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise

Travel & Accommodation

Autumn colored foliage with scattered green pines leading to a backdrop of rocky mountains

Visit Denali National Park

Home to stunning glacial rivers, enormous peaks and unspoiled tundra, you’ll soon be enchanted by Denali National Park.

Rocky Mountaineer travelling through mountains by the side of river

Ride the Rocky Mountaineer

Experience SilverLeaf Service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer rail journey through the Rockies.

White feather like clouds in the sky over the snow capped hills reaching the bay

See Glacier Bay National Park

Witness the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park, with its formidable rivers of ice and wild coastline.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise/rail. Flights not included
  • Blue River Safari is not available on select dates. Enquire for details
  • Prices based on Ocean-View Stateroom include port charges, airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
Canada & Alaska Map URABWI23 2020
Victoria to Fairbanks

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Upon arrival in Victoria you will be met at the airport and 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: Double Tree by Hilton or Marriott Inner Harbour

After breakfast, join a short orientation tour of Victoria, to get to know the elegant capital of British Columbia. Then spend time visiting The Butchart Gardens, which is among the most famous display gardens in the world. More than 100 years old, The Butchart Gardens is set over 22 hectares and has a distinctive style all of its own. With a magnificent array of floral displays to choose from, perhaps meander through the lovely Sunken Garden or explore the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden, showcasing plants from around the world. If you’d prefer to explore further afield, choose from one of the select experiences available to you today. Perhaps embark on an exhilarating whale-watching cruise or enjoy a leisurely horse-drawn carriage tour to discover some of Victoria’s many attractions (own expense).

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This morning after breakfast, you will drive to the small town of Chemainus before boarding a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Admire the stunning Coastal Mountains as you travel along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway with a stop at Shannon Falls on the way. Then continue on to the alpine resort of Whistler, a well-known haven for outdoor enthusiasts, set in stunning mountain scenery. Alternatively, you may like to enjoy a journey with aerial views on a floatplane flight across the Georgia Strait to Whistler (own expense).

Stay: Aava Whistler Hotel

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village, which offers adventure and serenity in a picturesque setting.


After breakfast this morning, travel through the beautiful and rugged Cariboo region to Blue River. Relax amid the rustic surrounds of your lodge and enjoy a laid-back dinner this evening as you prepare for tomorrow’s adventures.

Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley. Here, you are likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank.


This morning after breakfast, you will explore more of the Monashee Mountain region on a special experience. Later today, follow the famous Yellowhead Highway, which bisects the state of British Columbia through spectacular scenery. Pass Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on your way to fairytale Jasper National Park. After settling into your lodge, the rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Arrive at the picturesque Emerald Lake Lodge for an idyllic overnight stay.


After breakfast, visit the natural wonder of Maligne Canyon and spend time walking through its deep rocky ravines. Then travel along the Icefields Parkway, which is considered to be the world’s most scenic highway. Here, you’ll stop at the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, continue on to your accommodation at Emerald Lake.

Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Later this evening, take a wagon ride along the banks of the Bow River and enjoy a tasty steak fry BBQ dinner.


Travel to the stunning ‘Jewel of the Rockies’, Lake Louise, and (weather permitting) glacier-fed Moraine Lake. The azure waters and scenic surrounds of both these iconic landmarks provide picture-perfect views. Later, continue to the charming township of Banff, located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Explore Banff on a sightseeing tour.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge

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After breakfast, enjoy today at leisure to explore more of this alpine township at your own pace. Set in pristine wilderness in the heart of the Canadian Rockies’ oldest national park, Banff offers outdoor adventure and all the attractions of a popular resort town. If you’re after adventure, then why not choose from a range of select experiences available to you. Consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for aerial views of this stunning region. Perhaps watch for local wildlife on a Bow River float trip or why not set off on a Banff Experience tour (own expense).

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This morning, board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train and settle into your carriage with large windows for expansive views of the fabled Rocky Mountains. Pass through the Spiral Tunnels, a historic engineering feat, which snakes its way through the region. Then continue through impressive Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in the city of Kamloops late in the afternoon. There is time to settle into your comfortable hotel and relax this evening.

Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

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Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer and continue your rail adventure west towards the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, enjoy incredible views of Fraser Canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Valley. Late this afternoon, arrive in Vancouver and settle into your comfortable accommodation for the next two nights. This evening, enjoy free time to explore and dine at a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

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Fall in love with the beautiful city of Vancouver and get to know some of its best-loved attractions on a sightseeing tour. You’ll discover the city’s sleek high-rise-framed Waterfront and enjoy a visit to its historic heart, Gastown. A hub for cuisine, fashion and stylish interior design boutiques, you will find an abundance of things to see in this dynamic city. This afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a select experience such as a gondola ride up nearby Grouse Mountain. From here, you’ll see Vancouver from a fresh perspective with incredible city views (own expense). Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.

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Enjoy a delicious breakfast this morning before transferring aboard your premium cruise ship. There is plenty of time to settle into your cabin, explore the ship’s amenities and enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s Noordam or Westerdam

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Feel the wind in your hair as you enjoy a full day on the open waters at the start of your journey through the Inside Passage. Relax and absorb the majestic scenery, which lines this famous stretch of coastline, as your ship cruises past rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage. You’ll also have time to enjoy the onboard facilities.

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Arrive today in the Alaskan town of Ketchikan, which is renowned for its idyllic scenery, rich Alaskan Native culture and is regarded as the salmon capital of the world. Here, enjoy free time to explore at your leisure. Alternatively, you may like to join a walking tour of the town or learn about the history of Tlingit culture at Saxman Native Village (own expense).

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Today your journey brings you to Alaska’s capital, Juneau. Explore the region’s glacial terrain and gold rush history or head into town and visit the rustic shops located here. You may also like to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride over a glacier or try one of the other activities available to you. Perhaps sample delicious salmon baked over a fire or try your hand at panning for gold in this former gold rush town (own expense).

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This morning you’ll dock at the port of Skagway, at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Skagway was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike. 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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Wake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park this morning, with its formidable rivers of ice, pristine fjords and wild coastline. You’ll soon discover why this region has earnt World Heritage status. You’ll also gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park, as local rangers join you on board to explain the geological wonders and diverse wildlife of this region.

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Today marks your final day on board your premium Holland America Line cruise ship. You’ll spend the day cruising north through the open waters of the Gulf of Alaska, enjoying the fresh ocean air and endless horizon. Relax on board and make the most of the premium facilities of your ship, while you enjoy the serenity. This evening, savour a final delicious dinner with your fellow travellers and new friends.

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After a final breakfast on board your cruise ship, you’ll disembark in the port city of Seward. From here, travel to Anchorage via the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre. A sanctuary, set on 200 acres, dedicated to preserving an array of North American wildlife. With viewing points around the park, look out for species including brown bears, bald eagles, bison, lynx and caribou. Later, head to Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, where almost half of the state’s population resides.

Stay: Anchorage Hotel

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Aboard the McKinley Explorer you will travel to Denali township. The McKinley Explorer is the perfect way to travel through Alaska’s vast wilderness, accessing unparalleled views of its stunning interior. Large glass-domed windows run the full length of your rail car and offer 360-degree views, while a host guide accompanies each rail car, as you journey through the Alaskan wilderness in complete comfort.


This morning, set your sights on Alaska’s centrepiece, spectacular Denali National Park.

Stay: Two Nights: Denali, McKinley Chalet Resort

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover Denali National Park during a Tundra Wilderness tour led by a local ranger. Home to stunning glacial rivers, enormous mountain peaks and pristine tundra, you’ll be enchanted by this region’s rugged charm. As you explore, keep an eye out for local wildlife in their natural habitat, such as moose, elk, grizzly bears, Dall sheep and wolves. During your time here, you’ll also enjoy exploring the work of wildlife biologists and discovering why conservation is so paramount to this part of Alaska.


Today, travel deep into the heart of Denali National Park, Alaska’s most popular land attraction, and discover its majestic beauty.

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Travelling to the city of Fairbanks today, you’ll discover Alaska’s largest interior settlement. Board a sternwheeler on the Chena River to get a feel for Fairbanks life and, as you journey further into the Alaskan wilderness, enjoy a trip ashore for a tour through a replica Native Alaskan Athabascan village. Here you’ll learn about local history and culture before returning to Fairbanks for a Farewell Dinner this evening.

Stay: Westmark, Fairbanks Hotel

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Your incredible journey through Canada and Alaska comes to an end today. After breakfast, it’s time to transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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