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Travelmarvel

Enchanting Rockies and Alaska Cruise

Vancouver Return

Trip Code: URBEVV19
19 Days
38 Meals
2 Countries
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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
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director, Driver and Cruise Liaison
  • 38 meals - 18 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Enjoy a wagon ride and BBQ on the banks of the Bow River
  • Watch for wildlife on a river safari to Grizzly Bear Valley
  • Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary, inclusions and pricing are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, airport transfers and gratuities
  • Departure transfer - after your cruise please ensure your onward flight departs after 1pm
  • Please note: Blue River Safari and Banff Wagon Ride and BBQ dinner is not available on this departure date 26th April 2025.
  • Please note: we have an additional departure on 5 September 2025 cruising first. Refer to URBEVVC20 Enhanting Rockies and Alaska Cruise (Cruise First)
  • Prices are for land/cruise and rail only. Flights not included (unless specified)
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Vancouver Return

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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 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

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional select experience - Perhaps take a Grouse Mountain gondola ride (additional charges apply).


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

This morning, board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train and settle into your carriage with large panoramic windows for expansive views. Along the way, enjoy incredible front-row views of the region’s natural beauty, taking in some of its many highlights, which include Fraser Valley, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Canyon.

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

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.


Your rail journey continues today past the impressive Spiral Tunnels and Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in Banff National Park.

Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
 Red canoes and wooden hut along the lakes edge, with surrounding snow capped mountains in the distance

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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 Moraine Lake (weather permitting) en route to Banff. Witness the incredible turquoise colours of this spectacular glacier-fed lake.  Later, enjoy a tour of the charming alpine resort town of Banff.

Stay: Two Nights, Banff, Park Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional select experiences - Perhaps join a heli-flightseeing tour, watch for wildlife on a scenic Bow River float trip or take a River Explorer tour (additional charges apply).


Enjoy today at your leisure to discover Banff.

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  • Breakfast

Journey along the Icefields Parkway on your way to Athabasca Glacier for a ride on an Ice Explorer. Later, continue to Jasper.

Stay: Jasper, Chateau Jasper

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Set off on a river safari to Grizzly Bear Valley and look for native wildlife on the riverbank.


Spend the morning in Jasper before departing for Sun Peaks, passing Mt Robson on your way. Stop for lunch at River Safari in Blue River.

Stay: Sun Peaks, Nancy Greene’s Cahilty

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy the scenery as you journey to Whistler. On arrival, spend time at leisure in this popular alpine resort.

Stay: Delta Whistler Village Suites

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  • Breakfast

From the town of Chemainus, take a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Victoria.

Stay: Two Nights, Victoria, DoubleTree by Hilton

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  • Breakfast

Insider Experience

This evening, visit The Butchart Gardens for a Farewell Dinner.

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional select experiences - Perhaps choose to join a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour (additional charges apply).


Spend time exploring the elegant capital of British Columbia today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Flower beds and manicured lawns outside the grand parliament buildingin Victoria, Canada

Travel to Vancouver and board your Holland America Line ship. Enjoy some leisure time and settle into your cabin before dinner on board this evening.

Stay: Seven Nights, Holland America Line’s Zaandam

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full day at sea at the beginning of your phenomenal journey. Relax and absorb the majestic scenery as your ship cruises 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 and perhaps relax in one of the onboard public areas.

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Holland America Line cruise ship cruising down the Inside Passage of Alaska.

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 to you. 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, 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 will also have the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or to view some of the fascinating local wildlife on a tour (own expense).

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  • 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. You’ll gain a 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 found in this remarkable region.

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  • Dinner
View of mountains to top right with a large spanse of water, Alaska

Arrive today in the Alaskan city of Ketchikan, regarded as the salmon capital of the world. Enjoy free time here to relax and explore the town at your leisure. Alternatively, join a walking tour of the town or learn about the history of Tlingit culture during a visit to Saxman Native Village (own expense).

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  • 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. There is time to relax on board and enjoy the premium facilities of your ship while you take in the incredible views. This evening, savour a final dinner on board.

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After breakfast aboard your cruise ship this morning, disembark in Vancouver for your airport transfer and onward flight.

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Everything was wonderful. There were great sight seeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.