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Travelmarvel

Rockies and Alaskan Adventure

Victoria to Fairbanks

Trip Code: URABWI24
24 Days
45 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  • Two-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
  • 16 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • 45 meals - 23 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 13 dinners
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner
  • Tipping for all cruise staff, port charges and airport transfers

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 include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Blue River Safari is not available on select dates. Enquire for details
  • Prices are for land/cruise and rail. Flights not included
North America Map URABWI24 2019
Victoria to Fairbanks

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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 and Spa

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 their own. Explore the beautiful plants and floral displays on show.

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Drive to Chemainus before boarding a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Travel along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway with a stop at Shannon Falls on your way to Whistler. Alternatively, you might like to take a floatplane flight across Georgia Strait to Whistler (own expense).

Stay: Aava Whistler Hotel

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an overnight escape at the beautiful Mike Wiegele Heli Village.


Travel to Blue River.

Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Set off on a River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley.


Later today, follow Yellowhead Highway and pass Mt Robson on your way to Jasper National Park.

Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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


Visit Maligne Canyon. Then travel along the Icefields Parkway, stopping at the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier.

Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, experience a wagon ride along Bow River and a BBQ dinner.


Travel to stunning Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’, and (weather permitting) glacier-fed Moraine Lake. Later, continue to Banff to explore this charming alpine town on a sightseeing tour. Then ride the Banff Gondola along Sulphur Mountain.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge

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After breakfast, enjoy today at leisure to explore more of this beautiful alpine resort at your own pace. If you’re after adventure, then why not choose from a range of select experiences available to you today. 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 why not set off on a Banff Experience tour (own expense).

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Board the Rocky Mountaineer train today in Lake Louise and travel through the Rockies to Kamloops.

Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

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Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer and continue your rail adventure. Later, arrive in Vancouver.

Stay: Three Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

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This morning, discover Vancouver on a city sightseeing tour. Then enjoy a day at leisure.

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Enjoy time to explore more of the beautiful city of Vancouver as you choose today before a special Farewell Dinner tonight.

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Enjoy breakfast this morning, then transfer to board your premium cruise ship. Settle into your cabin and enjoy dinner this evening.

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

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Enjoy a full day at sea today. Relax and absorb the majestic scenery as your ship journeys past dramatic rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage.

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Arrive today in the Alaskan city of Ketchikan, which is regarded as the salmon capital of the world, renowned for its idyllic scenery and rich Alaskan Native culture. Enjoy free time here to relax and explore the town at your leisure. Alternatively, perhaps choose to join a walking tour of the town or learn about the history of Tlingit culture at Saxman Native Village (own expense). You’ll be captivated by the incredible collection of Native American totem poles on display.

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Today your journey brings you to Alaska’s capital, Juneau. There is time to explore the region’s glacial terrain and gold rush history or perhaps choose to make your way to the town and explore 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. These 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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This morning you’ll dock at the historic port of Skagway, located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Skagway was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike and you’ll soon see that this is a place that 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, there is also the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or view 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, wild coastline and sheltered fjords. As you cruise through the national park, which covers a vast area of Alaska’s Inside Passage, it is easy to see why this stunning region is regarded as a national monument and has received World Heritage status. Today, you’ll gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park as local rangers join you on board to impart their knowledge, explaining the geological wonders and diverse wildlife found in this region.

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Today you’ll cruise north through the open waters of the Gulf of Alaska.

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Disembark upon arrival in Seward before travelling to Anchorage via the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre. Here you will learn all about Alaska’s remarkable wildlife from grizzly bears to bald eagles. Then continue to Anchorage for an overnight stay.

Stay: Anchorage Hotel

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Travel by train today on the McKinley Explorer to Denali.

Stay: Two Nights: Denali, McKinley Chalet Resort

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Journey into the heart of Denali National Park on a day tour. Watch for local wildlife such as moose, caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep and wolves. Enjoy learning about the work of wildlife biologists and discover why conservation is so paramount to this part of Alaska.

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Cruise the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler in Fairbanks today.

Stay: Westmark, Fairbanks Hotel

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Transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.

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