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Travelmarvel

Highlights of the Rockies & Alaska Cruise

Vancouver return

Trip Code: URVEVV17
17 Days
33 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  • 9 nights premium accommodation
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • 33 meals - 16 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 11 dinners, including a Welcome Reception and a special Farewell Dinner
  • Relax over a BBQ dinner at South Thompson Inn
  • Experience close encounters with Canadian wildlife at the British Columbia Wildlife Park
  • Indulge during a Canadian feast at the Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen

  • Learn about Canada’s indigenous culture on a walk and a First Nations-inspired dinner at Quaaout Lodge & Spa

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Departure transfer - after your cruise please ensure your onward flight departs after 1pm
  • The optional VIA Rail is not escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director and gratuities are not included
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
Canada Alaska map URVEVV17 2021
Vancouver return

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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

Fly into Vancouver today, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, meet with your Tour Director and fellow guests during a Welcome Reception this evening.

Stay: Vancouver, The Sutton Place Hotel

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner at your hotel.

VIA Rail Overnight Option

Perhaps replace Days 2 and 3 with a rail journey from Vancouver to Jasper. Spend the morning at leisure in Vancouver before you board the VIA Rail for your exciting overnight train journey. Stay: Via Rail Sleeper Plus. Additional cost. Enquire for details.


Explore Vancouver, including the waterfront and Gastown district. Later, enjoy the scenery on the way to the Thompson Valley.

Stay: Thompson Valley, South Thompson Inn

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Meet Canadian wildlife up close at the British Columbia Wildlife Park.

VIA Rail Jasper

Arrive early into Jasper and be transferred to your lodge ahead of a day to relax and explore.


Continue your journey to Jasper via Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. An evening at leisure gives you the chance to explore your beautiful surrounds.

Stay: Two Nights, Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges

Daily :
  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, sit down to a Canadian feast at the Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen.


With a full day at leisure, you might like to join one of the select experiences on offer. Perhaps take in the sights on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle tour, embark on a rafting adventure along the Athabasca River or enjoy an evening wildlife experience (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy the morning at leisure to further explore. Then, travel along the Icefields Parkway, considered the world’s most scenic highway, and stop at the Columbia Icefield for an exhilarating Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. Stop at Moraine Lake and Lake Louise before arriving at Banff.

Stay: Two Nights, Banff, Ptarmigan Inn

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Enjoy today at leisure to explore this beautiful alpine resort at your own pace. If you’re after adventure, then why not choose from a range of select experiences. Consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for amazing views over the region. Watch for local wildlife on a Bow River float trip or why not set off on a Banff Experience tour (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
Mountain ranges reflecting in the lake on a clear day

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Gain an insight into the history of Canada’s Indigenous culture on an interpretive walk and enjoy a First Nations-inspired dinner.


Leaving Banff, descend from the Rockies via beautiful Yoho National Park, then continue to Little Shuswap Lake.

Stay: Quaaout Lodge & Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel through the vast landscapes of the Cariboo region before arriving in Whistler. This famous alpine resort town offers an array of cultural and outdoor discoveries.

Stay: Delta Whistler Village Suites

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel along the Sea to Sky Highway to Vancouver. Get together for dinner tonight.

Stay: Vancouver, The Sutton Place Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Board your Holland America Line ship for your Alaskan Inside Passage cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights, Holland America Line’s Volendam

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full day on the open water at the start of your journey through the Inside Passage.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dock at Alaska’s beautiful capital, Juneau. Here, perhaps join a dog sled ride over a glacier, sample salmon baked over a fire or even try your hand at panning for gold in this former gold rush town (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning you’ll dock at the historic port of Skagway, located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Here, there are also opportunities to learn more about gold prospecting or view local wildlife (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Wake up within Glacier Bay National Park. Today, you’ll gain an insight into the unique nature of this national park as local rangers join you on board to explain the geology and wildlife found here.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Looking across the water to the blue glacier meeting waters edge with partial snow covered rocky mountains

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Ketchikan houses, Alaska

Spend the day cruising south through the Inside Passage. There is time to relax and enjoy the premium facilities of your ship while you cruise. This evening, join a final dinner on board.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark in Vancouver for your airport transfer and onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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