Rocky Mountaineer Journey through the Clouds at Leisure and Alaska Cruise Tour

Canada and Alaska, North America
Overview

In this tour experience scenic railway the Rocky Mountaineer Journey through the clouds. Enjoy a tour of Jasper National Park, Banff gondola ride. Enjoy magnificent scenery and unique experiences on an Alaska Cruise with Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Sail the Inside Passage with an Insider Filled with icy fjords that tower over the Pacific Ocean while snowy peaks stretch towards the horizon, Alaska feels boundless.

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Rocky Mountaineer Journey through the Clouds at Leisure & Alaska Cruise Tour
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Pit Stops

  • UK – Calgary (1N)
  • Banff (2N)
  • Jasper (1N)
  • Kamloops (1N)
  • Vancouver (1N)
  • Alaska Cruise (7N)
  • Vancouver – UK
Tour Includes

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • 7 nights in hotels, 7 nights cruise on Ms Volendam Holland & America and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 31 meals: 15 breakfasts, 9 lunches , 7 dinners
  • Inside stateroom on Ms Volendam Holland America
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided Excursions as described
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
Tour Highlights

  • Experience breathtaking mountain views and can capture that signature Banff National Park
  • Take a stroll around Lake Louise
  • Athabasca Glacier – Ride the Ice Explorer (Snow coach) along the Columbia Icefield
  • Board the world famous Rock mountaineer train. Enjoy your Silver leaf service jaw-dropping panoramic views through oversized picture windows and delectable gourmet cuisine at your seat
  • Travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and along rocky lakeshores.
  • CLIFFWALK at Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Cruise the Inside Passage to Alaska with Holland America
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 LONDON – CALGARY

Fly to Calgary. On arrival Calgary you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Westin.

DAY 2 CALGARY – BANFF (B)

After breakfast, we start our day with Calgary Orientation tour Pass by Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park, Canada Olympic Park, Heritage Park and downtown. Leaving the city we travel west on the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we arrive in Lake Banff. Check out the surreal rock formations near Tunnel Mountain Drive, shaped by thousands of years of wind and rain. Head next to the Banff Gondola, gliding above the nearby peaks near town, as you enjoy the incredible views on the ride up. Once you reach the top, take some time to visit the boardwalk and the 360-degree observation deck for more panoramas of the stunning collection of peaks nearby. Then continue to Bow Falls, a gushing waterfall near town which offers great photo opportunities. Then check in at hotel Fox Suites.

DAY 3 BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – LAKE MORAINE – BANFF (B)

After breakfast the morning is free for your leisure. This afternoon sightseeing tour will take you to the ‘Jewel of the Canadian Rockies’, Lake Louise and the world-renowned Moraine Lake. This trip will leave a lasting impression of your holiday to the Rockies. Accompanied by our interpretive guides you will be able to capture the magic of these two pristine settings.

DAY 4 BANFF – JASPER (B)

After breakfast we leave for Jasper national park. The Columbia Icefield, located in Jasper National Park, presents an awesome sight when first viewed from the IcefieldsParkway. It is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most interesting and accessible icefields in North America. The Icefield covers an area of nearly 325 square kilometres and reaches a depth of 365 metres.(1200 feet) Your route is spectacular as you travel one of the most scenic highways in the world – the Icefield Parkway. Glacier-fed rivers and streams, majestic peaks, peaceful lakes and broad-reaching valleys combine to create not only a harmonious blend of scenic wonders for guests, but also a protected habitat for Canadian Rockies wildlife. At the Columbia Icefield Centre, time is provided for lunch and now for your Glacier Experience, an experienced guide takes you out onto the Athabasca Glacier. On arrival Jasper you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel The Crimson.

DAY 5 JASPER – KAMLOOPS (B/L)

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops. You will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops.

DAY 6 KAMLOOPS – VANCOUVER (B/L)

Your rail adventure continues west towards Vancouver. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Arrive in Vancouver and transfer to your downtown hotel. Part of Vancouver’s appeal is the sheer beauty of its setting. Behind the sweep of its beaches soar high rise buildings. The city’s harbours and inlets are freckled with pleasure craft and ocean going vessels from around the world. To the north of Vancouver are inviting mountain parks, such as Grouse Mountain; to the south and east are the fertile farmlands of the Fraser River Valley. Overnight stay at hotel Sheraton Wall Centre – Vancouver.

DAY 7 VANCOUVER (B)

After breakfast we take The Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain Tour takes you to the amazing temperate rainforest of Vancouver’s North Shore. This is your best option for a light adventure, half-day excursion into the stunning nature that surrounds the city. Stops include Capilano Fish Hatchery, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. CLIFFWALK is the newest attraction at Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge, this heart-stopping cliff-side journey takes guests through rainforest vegetation on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River to previously unexplored areas of the park. Not for the faint of heart, it is high and narrow and, in some sections, glass (very strong glass) is all that separates guests from the canyon far below. If you are looking for some thrilling Vancouver activities, check out CLIFFWALK at Capilano Suspension Bridge. The day is free for your own leisure and other activities.

DAY 8 VANCOUVER – ALASKA CRUISE (B/D)

After breakfast the morning is free for your own leisure. Then in the afternoon transfer to Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

DAY 9 INSIDE PASSAGE (CRUISING) (B/L/D)

You’ll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months.

DAY 10 JUNEAU, ALASKA (B/L/D)

Surrounded by fjords, forest and snow-capped mountains, Juneau is one gorgeous state capital. Its historic down town harkens back to its gold-rush origins and you can still pan for gold.

DAY 11 SKAGWAY, ALASKA (B/L/D)

Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich . It’s home to gold-rush-era buildings, now preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

DAY 12 GLACIER BAY (B/L/D)

Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska’s Inside Passage is located in the southeastern corner and a marine wilderness rich area with glaciers, mountains, coastlines, fjords, rivers, and lakes.

DAY 13 KETCHIKAN, ALASKA (B/L/D)

Cruise to Ketchikan, AK and see the salmon capital of the world while enjoying Native art and the splendor of Misty Fjords.

DAY 14 SCENIC CRUISING THE INSIDE PASSAGE (B/L/D)

See Alaska’s Inside Passage as it reveals magical blue fjords and white sheets of ice posing as majestic glaciers all the way from Juneau to Vancouver. Sail through the dramatic Inside passage

DAY 15 ALASKA CRUISE – VANCOUVER – LONDON (B)

After breakfast you will disembark and transfer to Vancouver International airport to board your flight to London.

DAY 16 LONDON

Arrive home today.

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