Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Alaska Cruise (Verandah Cabin)

Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Alaska Cruise (Verandah Cabin)

20 Days Starting and ending in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Visiting: Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Banff, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper, Mount Robson, Inside Passage, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Ketchikan

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

DIRWBA19

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours, Cruise

Interests:

Cultural, Wildlife Tours

Activities:

Hiking, Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey with the "Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Alaska Cruise (Verandah Cabin)" tour. This adventure begins in the vibrant city of Vancouver, taking you through the heart of Canada's stunning natural landscapes, including visits to Victoria, the awe-inspiring Columbia Icefield, and the majestic Banff and Jasper National Parks. Along the way, immerse yourself in local culture at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, sample cider at a local Vancouver Island Ciderhouse, and marvel at the breathtaking views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. Your journey continues with a scenic cruise across Maligne Lake and a drive along the picturesque Icefields Parkway. The adventure doesn't end there; cap off your tour with an Alaska Cruise, where you'll explore the Inside Passage, Juneau, and much more from the comfort of your Verandah Cabin. With expert guides, luxury accommodations, and a blend of cultural and natural wonders, this tour promises an experience of a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Explore Vancouver

  • Victoria

  • Columbia Icefield Adventure

  • Visit Kamloops

  • Banff National Park

  • Jasper National Park

  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

  • local Vancouver Island Ciderhouse

  • Sea-to-Sky Gondola

  • Maligne Canyon

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Voyage To Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Pinnacle Harbourfront, Vancouver
Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Tackle the ‘Great Outdoors’ on this effortlessly delivered adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2 : Sample Cider On Vancouver Island
Location: Victoria
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, delve into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. Dive into Culture and taste local cider at a familly-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria.

Day 3: Explore Butchart Gardens In Victoria
Location: Victoria
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today on your Canadian Rockies tour, the Garden City comes to life as you greet the day before opening hours with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens that have colourfully transformed a once unused quarry. After breakfast, enjoy time in the garden before the crowds. Spend the rest of the day exploring the walkable capital of British Columbia perhaps treating yourself to high tea or tucking into local fish and chips. Or, join an optional Victoria Whale Watching cruise and keep your eyes peeled for orca and humpback whales, bald eagles, porpoises and seals.


Day 4: Take In The Sights Of Chemainus, Squamish, And Whistler
Location: Whistler
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast

See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Ascend to Summit Lodge, admiring the views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola.

Day 5: Explore Whistler Make Travel Matter
Location: Whistler
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy an insightful MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and learn about the First Nations at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Get a first-hand look into the traditional way of life of the original inhabitants of the area and their collection of artifacts and contemporary pieces led by Aboriginal Ambassadors who share their own stories and first-hand cultural experiences. After lunch at the Centre, enjoy your time at leisure.

Day 6: Travel To Sun Peaks
Location: Sun Peaks
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sun Peaks Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We continue towards Sun Peaks where we’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7: Explore The Rocky Mountain National Parks
Location: Banff
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Banff Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast

Drive through Glacier & Yoho National Park en route to Banff. Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. The excitement of Canada’s highest suspension bridges awaits at the Golden Skybridge! Explore canyon ridge walking trails with sweeping views of the Columbia Valley and the Rocky and Purcell mountain ranges. We then overnight in beautiful Banff National Park.

Day 8: Wander Beautiful Banff
Location: Banff
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Banff Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Your morning is at leisure, perhaps do an optional gondola ride or explore on your own terms. Later in the morning, you will have your orientation tour of Banff National Park. This evening, meet a Mountie dressed in traditional red serge uniform and hear about their exciting history before enjoying dinner.

Day 9: Cross The Athabasca Glacier
Location: Athabasca Glacier
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Forest Park Hotel, Jasper
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a lakeside talk at Lake Louise, then board an Ice Explorer and drive over the Athabasca Glacier. Continue your drive along the Icefields Parkway to your overnight in Jasper.

Day 10 : Walk Through The Wilderness In Jasper
Location: Jasper
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Forest Park Hotel, Jasper
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island. Travel on to Jasper and this evening join Matricia Bauer for a one of a kind Be My Guest experience, on traditional First Nations land. Learn how to make curated drink bitters from foraged ingredients, enjoy a designer cocktail and listen to stories and drumming over dinner.

Day 11: Marvel At Mount Robson
Location: Mount Robson
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: South Thompson Inn & Conference Center, Kamloops
Meals Included: Breakfast

Admire Mount Robson – the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. End the day in the Tournament Capital of Canada, Kamloops. Though the city is known for hosting competitions, we will take it easy and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Day 12: Through The Coast Mountains And Fraser Valley
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Pinnacle Harbourfront, Vancouver
Meals Included: Breakfast

Drive from Kamloops, past dramatic moutainscapes toward the scenic coastal setting of Vancouver.

Day 13: Embark On Your Alaskan Cruise
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Accommodation Name: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Make your way to The Port of Vancouver’s cruise terminal at Canada Place, where your Alaska cruise begins on the ms Koningsdam.

Day 14: Cruise Inside Passage
Location: Inside Passage
Accommodation: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Accommodation Name: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Only accessible by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view.

Day 15: Cruise Tracy Arm And Juneau
Location: Juneau
Accommodation: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Accommodation Name: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive in Juneau where you can shop downtown, raft or flightsee.

Day 16: Glimpse At Gold Rush Life In Skagway
Location: Skagway
Accommodation: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Accommodation Name: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Step into the town's past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Day 17: Cruise Through Glaciers
Location: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Accommodation: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Accommodation Name: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From your ship, view pristine Glacier Bay, National Park.

Day 18: Discover The Charm Of Ketchikan
Location: Ketchikan
Accommodation: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Accommodation Name: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the world's largest collection of standing totem poles or enjoy a variety of optionals.

Day 19: Sail The Remote Inside Passage
Location: Inside Passage
Accommodation: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Accommodation Name: Holland America MS Koningsdam
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is a relaxing day as you cruise back to Vancouver.

Day 20: Depart Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
Meals Included: Breakfast

Sail into Vancouver Harbor this morning with port arrival at approximately 9:30. Depart at your leisure.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • All transport and transfers shown

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

What's Not Included

Accommodation

19 nights

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  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

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

    Yes

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