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Travelmarvel

Passage Through the Rockies and Alaska Cruise

Calgary to Vancouver

Trip Code: URJWCV19
19 Days
35 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 11 nights in premium accommodation
  • Tipping for all cruise staff, port charges and airport transfers
  • 35 meals - 18 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a special Farewell Dinner
  • Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise

Travel & Accommodation

A bear watching the camera while in the tall grass

Blue River Safari

Watch for bears on a river safari, as you glide through Grizzly Bear Valley in the Monashee Mountains.

River bank, suspension bridge with city skyline as a back drop on a clear day

Explore Incredible Calgary

The beauty and culture of Calgary will be a welcome surprise.

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 subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
  • Blue River Safari is not available on select dates. Enquire for details
  • Departure transfer - after your cruise please ensure your onward flight departs after 1pm
  • The optional Rocky Mountaineer option is not escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director
  • Prices based on Ocean-View Stateroom include port charges, airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
  • Perhaps replace your land journey, from Jasper to Vancouver, with a two day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey
  • Additional cost. Enquire for details
Canada & Alaska Map URJWCV19 2020
Calgary to Vancouver

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Touring Variation

Some days of your itinerary provide an opportunity to select a touring variation

Today, be met and transferred to your hotel. Later join a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Calgary, Marriott Downtown Hotel

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a visit to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.


After breakfast, journey to Banff National Park. Upon arrival, tour Banff’s many sights and its stunning natural surrounds.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge

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  • Dinner

Perhaps enjoy a select experience today as a way to take in Banff’s incredible scenery. You might like to take a Banff Experience Tour, enjoy a Bow River float trip or embark on a heli-flightseeing tour (own expense).

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  • Breakfast

Today, travel to view the azure waters of glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting). Later, you’ll continue on your way to the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’, iconic Lake Louise.

Stay: Lake Louise Inn

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  • Dinner

Journey along the Icefields Parkway this morning and stop at Athabasca Glacier for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride. Afterwards, continue to Jasper.

Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise through alpine scenery on a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley, keeping an eye out for bears, eagles and moose.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay overnight at Blue River’s Mike Wiegele Heli Village.

Rocky Mountaineer Rail Option

Perhaps replace Days 6 and 7 touring with a Rocky Mountaineer Rail journey to Vancouver. Board the Rocky Mountaineer and pass Mt Robson and Pyramid Falls before arriving in Kamloops. Stay in Kamloops at a hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer. Additional cost. Enquire for details.


Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village

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  • Dinner

Rocky Mountaineer Rail Option

Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer this morning and continue to Vancouver where you will rejoin your tour group.


Upon arrival in Vancouver, enjoy time at leisure to explore this beautiful cosmopolitan city.

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Coast Coal Harbour Hotel or similar

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  • Breakfast

Enjoy a tour of Vancouver today. Perhaps take a Grouse Mountain gondola ride (own expense).

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  • Breakfast

Travel to Whistler where you may opt to try a select experience (own expense). Perhaps take a floatplane flight, tour Blackcomb Mountain on a Jeep Safari or head up to the snowline of Whistler Mountain by 4x4 or snow cat.

Stay: Whistler, Summit Lodge and Spa

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  • Breakfast

Take a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Victoria, or take 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

Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens.


Enjoy a day at leisure. Perhaps choose a select experience (own expense). Join a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to Vancouver and board your Inside Passage cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s Volendam

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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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Lunch
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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 view some of the fascinating local wildlife (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. Today, you’ll gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park as local rangers will join you on board to impart their knowledge, explaining the geological wonders and diverse wildlife found in this remarkable region.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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, you will have free time 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). Where you’ll be captivated by the collection of Native American totem poles on display.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 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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In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.