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CANADIAN ROCKIES GETAWAY CIRCLE WITH CRUISE

Keep a lookout for a range of wildlife on this trip that includes a visit to Yoho National Park. Start your trip with a luxurious Alaska Cruise.

Travel Style

Rail

Start

Vancouver

Finish

Vancouver

Trip Code

CRGC139

Countries

2

Number of countries visited

Days

18

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

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Itinerary

CANADIAN ROCKIES GETAWAY CIRCLE WITH CRUISE
Trip Code: CRGC139

  • Map

    Trip Route

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: Rocky Mountaineer
    • Countries: Canada, USA
    • Min/Max: 1 or more passengers
    • Style: Rail (Rail Plus Cruise)
    • Duration: 18 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Vancouver Lookout
    • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
    • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
    • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
    • Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
    • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Vancouver

    Day 1

    Begin your journey at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your ship. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

  • Cruise the Inside Passage

    Day 2

    Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

  • Port of Call Juneau, Alaska

    Day 3

    Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door. Juneau is the place to let your imagination run wild. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest, visit the rustic shops in town, set out and whale watch, flightsee, hike, kayak, raft or fish. Due to the long daylight hours, there’s plenty of time for your perfect Juneau adventure. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

  • Port of Call Skagway, Alaska

    Day 4

    Take your time and poke into every little store from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Kennedy’s Dry Goods. The Red Onion Saloon, with its honky tonk piano and costumed barmaids, is a treasure trove of memorabilia featuring pictures of Klondike Kate, Peahull Annie and other vintage characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of ‘98 Museum. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park boasts restored buildings and wooden boardwalks that invite you to take a stroll into the past. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

  • Glacier Bay Scenic Cruise

    Day 5

    As Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. Bring out the camera and listen for the thunderous sound of a monumental chunk of ice that has split from a glacier as it crashes into the sea. The impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

  • Port of Call Ketchikan, Alaska

    Day 6

    Built out over the water and climbing weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains with a cheerful air. Take time to explore Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village, Ketchikan’s main attractions. Deep-water fjords created by retreating glaciers has left behind stunning granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls cascading into placid waters. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

  • Cruise the Inside Passage

    Day 7

    Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

  • Disembark in Vancouver

    Day 8

    After breakfast you will disembark the ms Nieuw Amsterdam in Vancouver. Take full advantage of a free day at leisure in Vancouver, and check out Vancouver’s must-see attractions like the Vancouver Aquarium (admission not included), Stanley Park, or Granville Island, explore the city’s museums, art galleries, gardens, and varied neighbourhoods, or take a day trip to discover the nearby resort town of Whistler or British Columbia’s charming capital on Vancouver Island, Victoria. Overnight in Vancouver.

    SilverLeaf: Hampton Inn and Suites (King Standard or Queen Double Room), GoldLeaf: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (Deluxe City View Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (Premier City View Room)

  • North Shore Sightseeing Tour

    Day 9

    Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.

    Grouse Mountain: There's no better way to see Vancouver than from the top of Grouse Mountain, one of Vancouver's most visited attractions. Catch the Skyride Gondola for a birds eye view of the city, nestled between soaring mountains and the glittering Pacific Ocean. As you explore the summit, make sure to visit the wildlife refuge and say 'Hi!' to the rescued grizzly bears playing, eating, and getting their paws dirty.

    SilverLeaf: Hampton Inn and Suites (King Standard or Queen Double Room), GoldLeaf: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (Deluxe City View Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (Premier City View Room)

  • Free Day in Vancouver

    Day 10

    Take full advantage of a free day at leisure in Vancouver, and check out Vancouver’s must-see attractions like the Vancouver Aquarium (admission not included), Stanley Park, or Granville Island, explore the city’s museums, art galleries, gardens, and varied neighbourhoods, or take a day trip to discover the nearby resort town of Whistler or British Columbia’s charming capital on Vancouver Island, Victoria. Overnight in Van

  • Vancouver • Kamloops

    Day 11

    Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops. You will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops.

  • Kamloops • Jasper

    Day 12

    Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park.

    SilverLeaf: Marmot Lodge (Standard Room), GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)

  • Experience Jasper to Lake Louise Tour

    Day 13

    Travel along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield, where you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, a stop will be made at Bow Lake. Overnight in Lake Louise.

    Ice Explorer: Tour the Athabasca Glacier in a giant six-wheel drive Ice Explorer vehicle while your guide explains the history of this ancient glacier and points out interesting geological features. Think of it like a "monster-truck meets glacier" adventure where you learn new things!

    SilverLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room), GoldLeaf:Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview Room)

  • Experience Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff

    Day 14

    This morning explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.

    SilverLeaf: Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa (Hotel Room), GoldLeaf: Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Rimrock Resort Hotel (Grandview Room)

  • Experience Banff Highlights Tour

    Day 15

    This morning explore Banff on your own. After lunch, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park including Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Overnight in Banff.

    Banff Gondola: Climb Sulphur Mountain in a record-breaking eight minutes and get a bird's-eye view of six mountain ranges. Sorry, did we say 'climb'? We mean 'ascend in style' in your fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin! Phew! If you're keen to break in your hiking boots, try the 1-kilometre self-guided walk along the summit ridge and keep your eyes open for bighorn sheep and various bird species.

    SilverLeaf: Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa (Hotel Room), GoldLeaf: Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Rimrock Resort Hotel (Grandview Room)

  • Banff • Kamloops

    Day 16

    Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the BC Interior. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops.

  • Kamloops • Vancouver

    Day 17

    Your journey continues towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. You will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver.

    SilverLeaf: Hampton Inn and Suites (King Standard or Queen Double Room), GoldLeaf: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (Deluxe City View Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (Premier City View Room)

  • Vancouver

    Day 18

    Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.


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