Iconic Rockies and Alaska Cruise
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
- Two-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
- 14 nights premium accommodation
- Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
- 41 fine meals - 21 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 12 dinners
- Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a Farewell Dinner
- Tipping for all staff, port charges and airport transfers
Travel & Accommodation
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Stay on the shores of Lake Louise at this prestigious chateau in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Bears at Grouse Mountain
Watch for bears at Grouse Mountain Bear Refuge and enjoy breakfast at the Treetop Restaurant.
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
- Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
- If departing Vancouver flights to depart after 2pm
- Prices include port charges, airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
- Prices are for land/cruise and rail only. Flights not included
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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 in, you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow guests during a Welcome Reception this evening.
Stay: Vancouver, Westin Bayshore
Vancouver, Embark Cruise
After breakfast at your hotel, board your Holland America Line ship for your Alaskan Inside Passage cruise. Enjoy time to settle in before dinner on board this evening.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms NoordamDaily :
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 dramatic rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage.Daily :
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).Daily :
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).Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
Today marks your final day aboard your premium Holland America Line cruise ship. You’ll spend the day cruising south through the Inside Passage and its magnificent landscapes. There is time to relax and enjoy the premium facilities of your ship while you take in the incredible views. This evening, savour a final dinner on board.Daily :
Disembark Cruise, Depart Vancouver
After breakfast today, disembark in Vancouver.
Stay: Two nights: Vancouver, Westin BayshoreDaily :
Visit Grouse Mountain Bear Refuge for breakfast and bear viewing.
Later today, fall in love with the beautiful city of Vancouver and get to know some of its most vibrant areas and best-loved attractions on a fascinating sightseeing tour.Daily :
Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops
Board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer and relax in your SilverLeaf carriage as you soak up the stunning scenery. Later, arrive in the city of Kamloops where you’ll stay overnight.
Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky MountaineerDaily :
Rocky Mountaineer, Jasper
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, which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, before traversing the Yellowhead Pass and entering Jasper National Park, one of Canada’s oldest and largest national parks. Tonight, enjoy free time to explore and perhaps sample the local fare in one of Jasper’s restaurants.
Stay: Two Nights: Chateau JasperDaily :
Savour a delicious BBQ dinner at Jasper Park Stables.
After breakfast today, you have the full day to relax or explore Jasper. Perhaps opt for one of the select experiences available. You might like to take in the sights on a unique and exhilarating Harley Davidson side-car tour, embark on a thrilling rafting adventure along the Athabasca River or enjoy a memorable evening wildlife experience (own expense).Daily :
Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise
Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Still in Jasper National Park, explore Maligne Canyon this morning and enjoy time walking through its deep rocky ravines. Then travel along the Icefields Parkway, which is considered to be the world’s most scenic highway, before stopping at the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, continue on to Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’ and one of the world’s most stunning locations.
Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake LouiseDaily :
Lake Louise, Banff
This morning, travel to the glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting), where the lake’s surrounds and turquoise waters offer picture-perfect vistas. This afternoon, make your way to Banff National Park to explore Banff town on a sightseeing tour, and ride the Banff Gondola along Sulphur Mountain for expansive views of the surrounding region.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park LodgeDaily :
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).Daily :
Banff, Quaaout Lodge
Learn about Canada’s indigenous culture on a walk and a First Nations-inspired dinner at Quaaout Lodge and Spa.
Descend from the Rockies via the beautiful Yoho National Park, then continue to Little Shuswap Lake. Gain an insight into the history of Canada’s indigenous culture on an interpretive walk and enjoy a First Nations-inspired dinner.
Stay: Quaaout Lodge and SpaDaily :
Quaaout Lodge, Whistler
Enjoy an indigenous-inspired feast at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.
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: Two Nights, Delta Whistler Village SuitesDaily :
Today is yours at leisure to explore this outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise however you wish. Nestled in the picturesque setting of the Coast Mountains, Whistler is the perfect base from which to discover this wilderness region. Perhaps choose one of the select experiences available today. You might like to take an enthralling floatplane flight, tour Blackcomb Mountain on a Jeep Safari, or head up to the snow-line of Whistler Mountain by 4x4 or snowcat. Other options include a gondola ride, an informative Tree Trek, a zip trek or an exhilarating helicopter flight (own expense).Daily :
On your journey south to Victoria this morning, travel along the Sea to Sky Highway for breathtaking views. Along 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, Marriott Inner HarbourDaily :
Experience a special Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Garden.
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 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). Later, visit The Butchart Gardens for a Farewell Dinner.Daily :
After breakfast at your hotel you are free to depart from Victoria at any time, alternatively transfer to Vancouver airport for your onward flight.Daily :
In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.
Reflections of the Rockies and Alaska Cruise
Victoria to Vancouver