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Travelmarvel

Calgary Stampede, Rockies and Alaska Cruise

Calgary to Vancouver

Trip Code: URJWCV21
21 Days
37 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • Enjoy your two-day ‘Stampede Thrill Package’ to experience rodeo in style
  • Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  • 13 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • 37 meals - 20 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Tipping for all cruise staff, port charges and airport transfers

Travel & Accommodation

Racing horse drawn carriages in an arena

The Calgary Stampede

Experience cowboy fever during the Calgary Stampede in a city where the Old West definitely remains alive and kicking

Single speed boat skiming over the water with the mountains as a backdrop

Blue River Safari

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

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 include port charges, airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
  • The optional Rocky Mountaineer option is not escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director.
  • Departure transfer - after your cruise please ensure your onward flight departs after 1pm
  • Blue River Safari is not available on select dates. Enquire for details
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included unless specified
North America Map URJWCV21 2019
Calgary to Vancouver

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a Welcome Reception at Calgary Tower.


Upon arrival in Calgary today you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Three Nights: Calgary, Marriott Downtown Hotel

Your two-day ‘Stampede Thrill Package’ includes a ticket to the Afternoon Rodeo, gate admission; a souvenir program, an evening ticket to the Chuckwagon Races and the Grandstand Show, and two thrilling Skyrides over Stampede Park.

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Enjoy a full day to return to Stampede Park and experience all of the delights that the Calgary Stampede has to offer.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.


This morning, depart for beautiful Banff National Park. On arrival in Banff, enjoy a sightseeing tour and get to know the town’s stunning surrounds.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge

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Today is at your leisure to discover beautiful Banff. Perhaps join a Banff Experience tour, take a Bow River float trip or embark on a heli-flightseeing tour (own expense).

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After a leisurely morning, visit Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’.

Stay: Lake Louise Inn

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Journey along the Icefields Parkway today and stop at Athabasca Glacier for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride. Then continue on to the alpine resort town of Jasper.

Stay: Jasper, Marmot Lodge

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley, keeping an eye out for bears, eagles and moose along the way.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Awake to striking mountainscapes at Blue River’s Mike Wiegele Heli Village.


Walk through Maligne Canyon before descending the Canadian Rockies and journeying to Blue River. Perhaps replace Days 8 and 9 touring with a memorable rail journey from Jasper to Vancouver aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Additional cost. Enquire for details.

Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village

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Travel through the Cariboo region before arriving in Vancouver.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Coast Coal Harbour

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Enjoy a tour of Vancouver, taking in some of its most iconic sights. Consider taking a Grouse Mountain gondola ride (own expense).

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Take a scenic drive along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler.

Stay: Whistler, Summit Lodge and Spa

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On your return from Whistler, either board a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Victoria or perhaps consider taking a floatplane flight to Victoria (own expense).

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

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Experience a special Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens.


Enjoy time at leisure then visit The Butchart Gardens. Perhaps take a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour (own expense). Tonight, visit The Butchart Gardens for a Farewell Dinner.

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Travel by ferry from Victoria to Vancouver and board your premium cruise ship.

Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Volendam or ms Nieuw Amsterdam

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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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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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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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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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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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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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