The Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise

The Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise

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The Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise

20 Days Starting in vancouver and ending in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Visiting: Vancouver, Kelowna, Glacier National Park of Canada, Yoho National Park Of Canada, Banff National Park, Lake Louise Inn, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park Of Canada, Mount Robson, Sun Peaks, Lillooet, Whistler, Victoria, Inside Passage, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Ketchikan

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Tour code:

8904-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

25 - 43

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Whale Watching

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Tour Overview

Canada’s national parks and scenic drives highlight this wonderful Canadian Rockies tour that overnights in Vancouver, Kelowna, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Sun Peaks, Whistler, and Victoria. Plus, you’ll enjoy a 7-night Alaska cruise where you’ll witness the amazing Inside Passage, one of the world’s most picturesque sea lanes with unbelievable beauty. You’ll spend time in Banff National Park, with its valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, rivers, and meadows, and Jasper National Park, with its majestic mountains and abundant wildlife. Other Canadian national parks on this tour include Glacier National Park, with its rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls, and Yoho National Park, with its vertical rockwalls, waterfalls, and beautiful peaks. In addition to national parks, you’ll also visit some of Canada’s most popular resort towns on this Canadian Rockies tour. In the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the shores of Lake Okanagan and surrounded by orchards and vineyards, enjoy a winery tour. In the mountain resort of Sun Peaks, you’ll overnight after a beautiful drive that includes passing Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ highest mountain at 12,972 feet. Spend two nights in the alpine town of Whistler, surrounded by stunning glaciated mountains. A tour highlight is a stop at the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Here, you’ll ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice that is 1,200 feet thick. You’ll also travel to the Pacific Coast, where you’ll sail across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria for a sightseeing tour, two overnights, free time to discover some of Victoria’s most popular attractions, and a visit to Butchart Gardens, rated as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. For the value-minded traveler, this Canadian Rockies tour with an Alaska cruise is a dream vacation!

Highlights

  • Witness the amazing Inside Passage, one of the world’s most picturesque sea lanes with unbelievable beauty

  • Spend time in Banff National Park, with its valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, rivers, and meadows

  • Visit Jasper National Park, with its majestic mountains and abundant wildlife

  • Stop at the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies

Places You'll See

Sandman Suites On Davie

Banff Inn

Ramada By Wyndham Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre

Lobstick Lodge

Sun Peaks Lodge

Listel Whistler Hotel

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Sandman Suites On Davie

Banff Inn

Ramada By Wyndham Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre

Lobstick Lodge

Sun Peaks Lodge

Listel Whistler Hotel

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Sandman Suites On Davie

Banff Inn

Ramada By Wyndham Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre

Lobstick Lodge

Sun Peaks Lodge

Listel Whistler Hotel

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Sandman Suites On Davie

Banff Inn

Ramada By Wyndham Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre

Lobstick Lodge

Sun Peaks Lodge

Listel Whistler Hotel

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sandman Suites On Davie
Meals Included: No Meals

Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 : Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sandman Suites On Davie
Meals Included: No Meals

This morning, an included city tour highlights Stanley Park, Chinatown, the harbor, beaches, and more. The rest of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director can suggest ways to further explore the city. Maybe take a water taxi to Granville Island with outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafés or, visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock.

Day 3 : Vancouver,Kelowna
Location: Vancouver, Kelowna
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Ramada By Wyndham Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre
Meals Included: No Meals

Our journey begins in British Columbia’s fertile valleys and continues through rich mountain forests to Okanagan Lake. Travel along the lake to the resort city of Kelowna, beautifully situated on the lake shore and surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample local wines on the included winery tour.

Day 4 : Kelowna,Banff National Park
Location: Kelowna, Glacier National Park of Canada, Yoho National Park Of Canada, Banff National Park
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Banff Inn
Meals Included: No Meals

Motor north through the Okanagan Valley, famous for its peaches and vineyards. Climb up 4,379-foot-high Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. Take a break at the pass, perfect for photos of the rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enter Yoho National Park and ascend Kicking Horse Pass at 5,421 feet. Reach Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park, known for its unparalleled mountain scenery nestled in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies. An orientation tour highlights Banff’s unspoiled beauty.

Day 5 : Banff National Park
Location: Banff National Park
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Banff Inn
Meals Included: No Meals

Enjoy the day exploring Banff, one of Canada’s favorite year-round resorts, and home to 53 species of mammals. The most commonly seen are deer and big horn sheep. If the timing is right, you may spot black bears, grizzlies, or wolves. Your Tour Director will also have suggestions for an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Day 6 : Banff National Park,Lake Louise,Columbia Icefield,Jasper National Park
Location: Banff National Park, Lake Louise Inn, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park Of Canada
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Lobstick Lodge
Meals Included: No Meals

First, to Lake Louise, its turquoise waters a perfect natural mirror that reflects the mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach continues northward into Jasper National Park. A highlight today is a stop at the Columbia Icefield to ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice measuring 750 feet thick. This afternoon, join our optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of the town of Jasper upon arrival.

Day 7 : Jasper National Park
Location: Jasper National Park Of Canada
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Lobstick Lodge
Meals Included: No Meals

Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, and embark on a narrated cruise. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer—from quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Day 8 : Jasper National Park,Mount Robson,Sun Peaks
Location: Jasper National Park Of Canada, Mount Robson, Sun Peaks
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Sun Peaks Lodge
Meals Included: No Meals

Leave Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking at 12,972 feet. Continue following the Yellowhead Highway south along the North Thompson River—a route pioneered by fur trappers. Overnight in the mountain resort village of Sun Peaks.

Day 9 : Sun Peaks,Lillooet,Whistler
Location: Sun Peaks, Lillooet, Whistler
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Listel Whistler Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

Head south, following the once treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. Via Lillooet, “Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route,” your motorcoach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes with a late-afternoon arrival in Whistler.

Day 10 : Whistler
Location: Whistler
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Listel Whistler Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

Spend the day in the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain. Enjoy free time to explore many sites of the 2010 Winter Olympics held here. You may decide to join one of the optional excursions, including a flightseeing tour by floatplane over the glaciated peaks, or a gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains—the perfect bear-spotting vantage point.

Day 11 : Whistler,Ferry Crossing,Victoria
Location: Whistler, Victoria
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
Meals Included: No Meals

Set sail across the Strait of Georgia, known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Afternoon sightseeing includes world-famous Butchart Gardens, and then a tour of the beautiful city of Victoria featuring Bastion Square, Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles, and the inner harbour.

Day 12 : Victoria
Location: Victoria
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
Meals Included: No Meals

A day at leisure gives you the chance to discover this splendid city, including the Royal British Columbia Museum, shopping on Government Street, or a leisurely stroll around the harbor. Perhaps join the optional wildlife and whale-watching trip cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles.

Day 13 : Victoria,Ferry Crossing,Vancouver (Embarkation)
Location: Victoria, Vancouver
Accommodation: Overnight Cruise
Meals Included: Dinner

A scenic ferry crossing to the mainland. Upon arrival, transfer to Canada Place to board Holland America’s MS Koningsdam or MS Zaandam for an unforgettable Inside Passage cruise. Your package price includes Holland America’s ‘Have It All Premium Cruise Package.'

Day 14 : Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage
Location: Inside Passage
Accommodation: Overnight Cruise
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day cruising one of the world’s most spectacular waterways. Located along the coast of British Columbia, the Inside Passage is the longest sheltered inland waterway in the world. Watch the water for orcas and humpback whales.

Day 15 : Juneau
Location: Juneau
Accommodation: Overnight Cruise
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on Gastineau Channel, Alaska’s capital city of Juneau has massive Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefield at its back door. Visit the rustic shops in town—or get out and kayak, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee, or fish. There’s no end to the adventure because of the long daylight hours.

Day 16 : Skagway
Location: Skagway
Accommodation: Overnight Cruise
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In winter, the sidewalks are all but rolled up in Skagway, so you can imagine the frightful conditions endured by gold prospectors who passed through en route to the Yukon. Take your time and poke your head into every little shop, 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 historic characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of ’98 Museum.

Day 17 : Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay
Location: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Accommodation: Overnight Cruise
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. How does it feel when a colossal chunk of ice splits off a glacier and crashes into the sea? The sound is like thunder. The impact shoots water hundreds of meters into the air. You hold your breath as you capture the moment on camera, then you wait for it all to happen again.

Day 18 : Ketchikan
Location: Ketchikan
Accommodation: Overnight Cruise
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Alaska’s “First City” of Ketchikan is so named because it is the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain. An important hub of the salmon-fishing and -packing industries—visitors can try their luck on a sport-fishing excursion or simply savor the fresh seafood at one of the local restaurants. It is also one of the best spots along the Inside Passage to explore the rich cultural sights of Native Alaskan nations like the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.

Day 19 : Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage
Location: Inside Passage
Accommodation: Overnight Cruise
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes, from Misty Fjords National Monument to famed Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Sailing the Inside Passage offers opportunities to spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife, with humpback whales and orca plying the bountiful waters alongside the ships, bald eagles soaring overhead and brown bears lumbering on the shoreline.

Day 20 : Vancouver (Disembarkation)
Location: Vancouver
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends this morning. Please schedule homebound flights after noon.

What's Included

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

UNESCO Sites

Banff National Park|Glacier Bay|Jasper National Park|Yoho National Park

Notes

Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.

At least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

Maximum elevation on tour: 7,500 ft.

Accommodation

Sandman Suites on Davie



This hotel is located in downtown Vancouver in a neighborhood complete with local shops, lounges, restaurants, and close to English Bay as well as a Granville Market. The hotel includes Moxie's Grill & Bar, a spa, fitness center, swimming pool, and business center.





Ramada by Wyndham Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre



The Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre Kelowna offers 135 deluxe rooms and suites & over 6,750 square feet of meeting space. Our swimming pool, whirl pool and fitness facility are available for your enjoyment. We are proud to be 100% Non-Smoking.





Banff Inn



All guest rooms are non-smoking and have complimentary wireless service, confidential voice mail and individually controlled air conditioning and heating. The Banff Inn offers modern hotel accommodations located on Banff Avenue, only minutes away from the downtown shops, restaurants and many of Banff's attractions. Centrally located sauna, steam room, and large Jacuzzi whirlpool.





Lobstick Lodge



Lobstick Lodge is located in a secluded mountain setting near east end of town, 5 blocks from CNR station. Enjoy large open rooms with spectacular mountain views right outside your window.





Sun Peaks Lodge



The Sun Peaks Lodge, the only fully renovated hotel, is located in the heart of the quaint village of Sun Peaks. Convenient to everything. Just steps away from the chairlift for skiing, hiking and biking and the 18-hole Golf Course. All the village shops & restaurants are located directly outside the front door.





Listel Whistler Hotel



This beautiful property is ideally located in downtown Whistler and offers guests a relaxing stay. The hotel features easy access to local surroundings, an outdoor pool, spa, business center, concierge service, and gift shop. All guestrooms are fully equipped with cable television, telephones, refrigerators, in-room safes, and coffeemakers.





Royal Scot Hotel & Suites



Located in the center of downtown, the Royal Scot hotel & Suites is just a short walk to Victoria's famous Inner Harbour as well as shopping, dining, entertainment, and attractions. The hotel features an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, game room, concierge service, guest laundry, gift shop, business center, Internet access, restaurant, and lounge.

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  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above (At least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older)

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1961

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Cosmos is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and to reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    All guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for travel through February, 2023. Beginning March 1, 2023, while we highly recommend vaccination, we will no longer require it. We ask all guests to comply with airline and destination requirements, which still may apply. To check your destination requirements for your travel dates, view the Latest Travel & Health Restrictions for Travel.

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I recently did a 2-week "best of Italy" tour with this company. Our guide, Daniella, was fantastic, the itinerary was excellent and they catered for my rather difficult dietary requirements really well. Really happy and will certainly book with them again

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A wonderrful experience

09-Nov-2022

WE saw so much. The tour director Mladin was very knowledgeable and made the experience so enjoyable. The bus driver Paul was so nice and helpful. A couple of the hotels had no refrigerators to keep the water cold. We had to carry our own luggage to and from the rooms. There should have been porters to help us. Over all we had a great time.

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18-Dec-2022

The tour director expertise and personality made the trip all the more pleasant. No stress. The local guides as well added to the beauty of this trip. They were knowledgeable and personable. I also have to mention the travelers (the group of 21). The people were friendly an accommodating. This is my third trip with this tour company and I will continue to travel with this company due to excellent planning and customer service. Thank you

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    Cosmos requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of cosmos charges.

    Up to 65 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 64 days before tour starts: Forfeit 20% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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