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Travelmarvel

Rockies and Alaskan Adventure

Vancouver to Fairbanks

Trip Code: URAJEV23
23 Days
44 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Two-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • 44 meals - 22 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 13 dinners
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and special Farewell Dinner
  • Stay at the beautiful Emerald Lake Lodge
  • Journey aboard the McKinley Explorer to Denali
  • Join a tundra wilderness tour led by a local ranger
  • Enjoy a wagon ride and BBQ on the banks of the Bow River

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
  • Prices based on Ocean-View Stateroom include port charges, airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
Canada & Alaska Map URAJEV23 2022
Vancouver to Fairbanks

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Your journey begins today on arrival in Vancouver. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the heart of this cosmopolitan city. After settling in, meet with your Tour Director and fellow guests during a Welcome Reception this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Fall in love with the beautiful city of Vancouver and discover some of its most vibrant districts and best-loved attractions on a sightseeing tour, including the Waterfront and historic Gastown.

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  • Breakfast
View of Garden path framed by manicured lawns and flowers, Canada

Board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer and relax in your SilverLeaf carriage as you take in the stunning scenery. Later, arrive in the city of Kamloops where you’ll stay overnight.

Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Reboard the Rocky Mountaineer as you continue your spectacular rail adventure today. Follow the North Thompson River past rolling landscapes before ascending through the majestic scenery of the Monashee Mountains. Journey onward past Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Alberta Icefields. Then head past Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, before traversing the Yellowhead Pass. Later you’ll enter Jasper National Park, one of Canada’s oldest and largest national parks. Tonight, enjoy free time to explore and perhaps dine in one of Jasper’s restaurants.

Stay: Jasper, Chateau Japsper

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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


Your discovery of Jasper National Park continues today as you explore Maligne Canyon. Enjoy time walking through its deep rocky ravines then hit the road as you travel along the Icefields Parkway, considered to be the world’s most scenic highway. Stop along the way at the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. An Insider Experience awaits for dinner tonight.

Stay: Two Nights, Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today is yours to spend at leisure and 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. Perhaps join a heli-flightseeing tour for aerial views of this breathtaking region. Alternatively, watch for local wildlife on an exhilarating Bow River float trip, or off on a Banff Experience tour (own expense).

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an idyllic overnight stay at the picturesque Emerald Lake Lodge.


Visit Moraine Lake and Lake Louise today. Also known as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’, nothing quite prepares you for this incredible natural setting. Continue on to Emerald Lake Lodge.

Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Clear waters of the lake showing the rocks beneath, edged with tall green trees under a cloudy sky

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Gain an insight into the history of Canada’s Indigenous culture on an interpretive walk and enjoy a First Nations-inspired dinner.


Descend from the Rockies via beautiful Yoho National Park, then continue to Little Shuswap Lake.

Stay: Quaaout Lodge and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel through the vast landscapes of the Cariboo region today, before arriving in Whistler. This famous alpine resort town offers an array of cultural and outdoor discoveries.

Stay: Delta Whistler Village Suites

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  • Breakfast

On your journey south to Victoria this morning, travel along the Sea to Sky Highway for breathtaking views. On the way, stop at Shannon Falls, which towers above the Howe Sound, North America’s southernmost fjord, before taking a ferry ride across the Georgia Strait. Alternatively, you may prefer to experience the region’s natural beauty from the skies on a floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria (own expense).

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

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit The Butchart Gardens for a Farewell Dinner.


Enjoy time at leisure today or, if you’d prefer to explore further afield, consider choosing from one of the select experiences available to you. Perhaps join 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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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast this morning, transfer to Vancouver to board your premium cruise ship. Enjoy time to settle into your cabin, familiarise yourself with life on board and enjoy dinner tonight.

Stay: Seven Nights, Holland America Line’s Noordam or Nieuw Amsterdam

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full day at sea today. Relax and take in the majestic scenery as your ship cruises through the Inside Passage.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in Ketchikan today. Here, you’ll have free time to relax and explore. Alternatively, 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
View of totem pole close up, Alaska

Today you’ll arrive in Juneau. Here, you may like to experience a dog sled ride on a glacier, sample delicious salmon baked over a fire or even try your hand at panning for gold (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, you’ll dock at the port of Skagway. Here you’ll 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 incredible sight of Glacier Bay National Park today. Local rangers join you on board to explain the region’s geological wonders and wildlife.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

During an up-close encounter at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, enjoy the chance to feed the centre’s moose.


Disembark in Whittier before travelling to Anchorage.

Stay: Anchorage Hotel

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  • Breakfast

Travel by train today on the McKinley Explorer to Denali.

Stay: Two Nights: Denali, McKinley Chalet Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast

Cruise the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler in Fairbanks today.

Stay: Westmark, Fairbanks Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.

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  • Breakfast

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