Spirit of the Rockies with Alaska Cruise

Spirit of the Rockies with Alaska Cruise

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Spirit of the Rockies with Alaska Cruise

19 Days Starting in vancouv and ending in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Visiting: Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper, Sun Peaks, Whistler, Victoria, Inside Passage, Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Ketchikan, North America

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

CRI-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 36

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Ice Activities

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Tour Overview

Nothing lifts your spirits like sunny days, blue skies, and even bluer water – not to mention soaring peaks, stunning glaciers, and heartwarming wildlife. This lofty tour of Western Canada leads you to see the inspirational sights of British Columbia and Alberta – and from a variety of vantage points. Enjoy a two-day scenic rail journey from bustling Vancouver to the still beauty of Banff National Park; cross the Columbia Icefield aboard an exciting Ice Explorer; then get ready to melt as you ferry to the “garden city” of Victoria to tiptoe through the tulips. You’ll also relish the timeless scenery of Jasper National Park and the newer resorts of Sun Peaks and Whistler. These dream sights are complemented by the dreamiest of hotels as you rest your wonder-filled head at the best of the Fairmont Collection, including the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise, Jasper Park Lodge, and the Chateau Whistler Resort. Catch the spirit of Alaska by adding a leisurely cruise around the 49th state to your tour of Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies. While your ship will sail through the glacial beauty of the Inside Passage, Tracy Arm, and Glacier Bay National Park, you’ll personally cruise through several exciting ports of call, including the capital city of Juneau, the gold rush town of Skagway, and totem-pole-dotted Ketchikan.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a two-day scenic rail journey from bustling Vancouver to the still beauty of Banff National Park

  • Get ready to melt as you ferry to the “garden city” of Victoria to tiptoe through the tulips

  • Also relish the timeless scenery of Jasper National Park and the newer resorts of Sun Peaks and Whistler

  • Cruise through several exciting ports of call, including the capital city of Juneau, the gold rush town of Skagway, and totem-pole-dotted Ketchikan

Places You'll See

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive In Vancouver,British Columbia

Location: Vancouver

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Meals Included: No Meals

At 6pm, meet your travel companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2: Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. The afternoon is free to explore the many attractions at your leisure before dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Vancouver,Rocky Mountaineer,Kamloops

Location: Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

At Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Station, board the Rocky Mountaineer train to follow the Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River through beautiful landscapes to historic Kamloops. Tonight, enjoy free time in Kamloops.

Day 4: Kamloops,Rocky Mountaineer,Banff,Alberta

Location: Kamloops, Rocky Mountaineer, Banff

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, journey from Kamloops eastward to Shuswap Lake with its many miles of shoreline. Follow the Kicking Horse River and pass over the Continental Divide into Banff National Park.

Day 5: Banff

Location: Banff

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Breathe in the fresh mountain air! This morning, tour the highlights of Banff: Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, and Surprise Corner. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy all that Banff has to offer. You may wish to ride on the Banff Gondola, visit the shops on Main Street, or perhaps take an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for impressive views of the Rocky Mountains and Banff.

Day 6: Banff,Lake Louise

Location: Banff, Lake Louise

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

En route to Lake Louise, a side trip showcases one of the crown jewels of the Rockies—Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks (weather permitting). Here, 10 mountain peaks soar above 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. Arrive enchanting Lake Louise for a [LF] guided heritage walk along the lake. Enjoy an overnight and dinner at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Day 7: Lake Louise,Columbia Icefield,Jasper

Location: Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel on awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to Jasper National Park. Ride an exciting Ice Explorer with a Glaciologist Guide on the Athabasca Glacier and see thundering Athabasca Falls. Your overnight destination is the charming village of Jasper in Jasper National Park.

Day 8: Jasper,Sun Peaks

Location: Jasper, Sun Peaks

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sun Peaks Grand

Meals Included: Breakfast

Departing Jasper, watch the scenery unfold while traveling the Yellowhead Highway.

Day 9: Sun Peaks,Whistler,British Columbia

Location: Sun Peaks, Whistler

Accommodation: Resort

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast

A spectacular day lies ahead! This morning, travel past some of the most beautiful and rugged lakes and mountains in British Columbia. This afternoon, we arrive in Whistler—one of Canada’s newest and most exciting mountain resorts, and host of the 2010 Winter Olympics— and settle into the deluxe Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Day 10: Whistler,Victoria

Location: Whistler, Victoria

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Visit the [LF] Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people, for a private presentation and breakfast. Afterward, Victoria awaits! Board a BC Ferry for a picturesque cruise to Vancouver Island and the charming, very British “Garden City” of Victoria. This afternoon, discover British Columbia’s capitol on a city highlights tour. Later, you may want to stroll around the Parliament buildings or do some shopping. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this delightful harbor city.

Day 11: Victoria

Location: Victoria

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Free time this morning before an afternoon visit to world-famous [LF] Butchart Gardens.

Day 12: Victoria,Vancouver (Embarkation)

Location: Victoria, Vancouver

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel on a scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver where you will begin your 7-Night Alaska’s Inside Passage cruise.

Day 13: Cruising: Inside Passage,Alaska

Location: Inside Passage

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Alaska’s Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that wind through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperate rain forests along the rugged coast of Southeast Alaska. 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.

Day 14: Cruising: Tracy Arm,Juneau,Alaska

Location: Tracy Arm, Juneau

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Steep cliffs and glacier-covered mountains flank the Tracy Arm fjord, fringed by the largest intact coastal temperate rain forest in the United States. Old-growth trees colonized Tracy Arm's mouth long ago as the Ice Age retreated. Continue cruising to Juneau, Alaska and visit the most remote, most beautiful and strangest state capital in the United States. Surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, visitors seeking things to do in Juneau indoors and outdoors can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capitol building all in one day.

Day 15: Skagway

Location: Skagway

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the port town of Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons, and guesthouses. As the gold rush faded into the 1900s, so did Skagway—but today it has been reinvigorated as a gateway for a new kind of visitor: those looking to explore Alaska’s colorful history, pristine wildlife, and unrivaled natural beauty.

Day 16: Cruising: Glacier Bay National Park

Location: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On your cruise to Glacier Bay (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), close your eyes and take in the sounds—the creaks and groans of “living” ice, the shrill cries of gulls and soaring eagles, the splash of a breaching humpback whale. Frosted peaks towering over mossy forests, wide tidewater glaciers (there are seven in the park), and marine wildlife are givens on Glacier Bay cruises, but every experience in this changing biosphere is unique.

Day 17: Ketchikan

Location: Ketchikan

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take an adventure and cruise to Ketchikan, Alaska. Alaska's "First City" of Ketchikan is so named because it’s 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.

Day 18: Cruising: Inside Passage

Location: Inside Passage

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Scenic cruising through the Inside Passage offers outstanding opportunities to spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife.

Day 19: Vancouver,Bc (Disembarkation)

Location: Vancouver, Vancouver

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Schedule flights departing from Vancouver International Airport after Noon.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

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

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Meals

Breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 12 dinners

Notes

Kamloops properties are considered moderate 2 or 3-star hotels or motor inns. Rocky Mountaineer determines hotels that also meet our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

Moraine Lake is typically accessible from late May to early September.

Visiting and participating in activities in this region may be subject to favorable weather conditions.

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

UNESCO Sites

Banff National Park|Glacier Bay|Jasper National Park

Accommodation

Vancouver:Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Banff:Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Lake Louise:Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Jasper:Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Sun Peaks:Sun Peaks Grand
Whistler:Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
Victoria:Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Check out our Q&As

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

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

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

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

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For over 90 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • 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 Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    The Globus Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Globus, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways and Cosmos, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

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Lisset  

Great Value for your Money

19-Dec-2022

This is my second time travelling with Globus, would have been my third if not for COVID. The way they plan everything is super organized, the tour managers are very caring and knowledgeable. We always enjoy all the site visits planned for each trip. They start by picking you up from the airport and from then on everything is taken care of up until the last day of your trip, even dropping you off at the airport not matter the time of day or night. The hotels at every city are always great and centrally located so you can walk around during your free time or plan your own visits to different sites.

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We had a fantastic guide, with a great mix of free time and guided tours.

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