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CLASSIC RAIL CIRCLE WITH CRUISE

Experience two train routes from alpine-inspired Whistler to the wildlife-rich stomping grounds of Jasper. Finish your trip with a luxurious Alaska Cruise.

Travel Style

Rail

Start

Vancouver

Finish

Vancouver

Trip Code

CRCWC138

Countries

2

Number of countries visited

Days

16

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

Inquire about a price

Itinerary

CLASSIC RAIL CIRCLE WITH CRUISE
Trip Code: CRCWC138

  • 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: 16 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Vancouver Lookout
    • Jasper Highlights Tour
    • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Vancouver

    Day 1

    Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

    SilverLeaf: Sheraton Wall Centre (Traditional Room), GoldLeaf: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver (Deluxe Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver (Deluxe Harbour Room)

  • Vancouver • Whistler

    Day 2

    Following your motorcoach transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor to the resort town of Whistler. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler.

  • Whistler • Quesnel

    Day 3

    Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel.

  • Quesnel • Jasper

    Day 4

    Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper.

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

  • Experience Jasper Highlights Tour

    Day 5

    Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper.

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

  • Exploring Jasper National Park

    Day 6

    Enjoy a day touring at your leisure in Jasper National Park with your rental car. Area highlights include Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon, Miette Hot Springs, Maligne Lake, and Whistlers Mountain. Overnight in Jasper.

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

  • Jasper • Kamloops

    Day 7

    Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

  • Kamloops • Vancouver

    Day 8

    Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey 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 this evening.

    SilverLeaf: Sheraton Wall Centre (Traditional Room), GoldLeaf: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver (Deluxe Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver (Deluxe Harbour Room)

  • Board in Vancouver

    Day 9

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

  • Cruise the Inside Passage

    Day 10

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

  • Port of Call Juneau, Alaska

    Day 11

    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 12

    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 13

    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 everchanging 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 14

    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 15

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

  • Vancouver

    Day 16

    After breakfast you will disembark the ms Nieuw Amsterdam in Vancouver.


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