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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

  • Guaranteed Ocean-View Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  • 11 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director, Driver and Cruise Liaison
  • 35 meals - 18 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 11 dinners, including a Welcome Reception and special Farewell Dinner
  • Visit Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
  • Cruise through alpine scenery 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
  • The optional Rocky Mountaineer option is not escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director
  • Please note: 26 April departure will stay at South Thompson Inn in lieu of Mike Wigele Blue River. Blue River Safari is not available
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included (unless specified)
Canada & Alaska Map 2025 URJWCV19
Calgary to Vancouver

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Enhance Your Journey

Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests and enhance your holiday with a range of optional experiences

Touring Variation

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

Your journey begins today upon your arrival in Calgary. 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: Calgary, Marriott Downtown Hotel

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a visit to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you to interact with these majestic creatures. This sanctuary is committed to offering educational programs to raise awareness about wolves and wolfdogs, as well as emphasizing the significance of conserving wolves in their natural habitat.


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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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional select experiences - You might like to take a Banff Experience Tour, join a Bow River float trip or embark on a heli-flightseeing tour (additional charges apply).


Today you can relax at leisure or set out on a range of activities.

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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. Spend the afternoon here, before settling into your hotel.

Stay: Lake Louise Inn

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

Journey along the iconic Icefields Parkway this morning. One could argue this is one of the most breathtaking journeys on Earth. This 232 km highway stretches through the glorious Canadian Rockies where you’ll be met with incredible sights around every turn. Stop at the Columbia Icefield for an exhilarating Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier.

Continue along the Continental Divide to Jasper which is nestled in Jasper National Park.

Stay: Jasper, Marmot Lodge

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

 Set off on a remarkable River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank

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. 


Depart Jasper National Park today, stop at Mt  Robson and continue to Blue River.

Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Two bear cubs resting on a log

Rocky Mountaineer Rail Option

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


Today, journey through the rugged landscapes of the Cariboo region, on your way to Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, enjoy time at leisure to explore this beautiful cosmopolitan city.

Stay: Two Nights, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Daily :
  • Breakfast

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional select experiences - Perhaps take a Grouse Mountain gondola ride (own expense).


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional select experiences. 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 (additional charges apply).


Take a scenic drive along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler where you may opt to try a select experience (own expense).

Stay: Whistler, Aava Hotel

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  • Breakfast
Whistler village in the Spring

Take a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Victoria, through the gulf islands.

Stay: Two Nights, Victoria, Marriott Inner Harbour

Daily :
  • Breakfast

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Discover more with our Enhance Your Journey optional select experiences - 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).

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens.


Tonight, enjoy your Insider Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to Vancouver and board your Inside Passage cruise. Settle into your cabin and enjoy dinner 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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  • 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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  • 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. Today, you’ll gain a more 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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive today in the Alaskan town of Ketchikan, regarded as the salmon capital of the world and renowned for its idyllic scenery and rich Alaskan Native cultures. 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 fascinated by the collection of Native American totem poles found on display. 

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Colored timbered houses along the jettys edge surrounded by pine trees

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Would not hesitate to recommend Travelmarvel and we are already looking into our next adventure.