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Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer (Silver Leaf) and Alaska Cruise (Inside Stateroom)

Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer (Silver Leaf) and Alaska Cruise (Inside Stateroom)

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Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer (Silver Leaf) and Alaska Cruise (Inside Stateroom)

17 Days Starting and ending in Vancouver (BC)

Visiting: Vancouver, Inside Passage, Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park, Ketchikan, Victoria, Kamloops, Mount Robson, Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Banff

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

DSCRSIA19

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Tour Overview

Your Canada sightseeing will have you strolling historic Vancouver and Victoria, visiting UNESCO-listed Mount Robson, Jasper, and Banff National Parks. Relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer for two days of all-daylight rail travel through Canada's West and the Canadian Rockies. Continue travel via cruise ship through the calm, protected waters of the Inside Passage, through glacier-carved fjords, snowcapped mountains and lush forests of Sitka spruce and the western hemlock.

Highlights

  • 15 Breakfast (B)

  • 11 Lunch (L)

  • 8 Dinner (D)

  • Vancouver: Visit Maan Farms for an immersive and delicious peek at local farming. Learn how Maan Farms began producing cole crops, but soon shifted to growing the strawberries, raspberries and blueberries for which they became famous. From one small berry stand, Maan Farms has grown into a place with something for everyone. Enjoy a local Indian lunch with an experience on the farm (seasonal) ranging from U-pick during berry season, behind the scenes winery tour or fall pumpkin patch exploration.

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)

  • Vancouver: Embark on a morning tour of Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods with your Travel Director. Savour the smells of freshly steamed Siopao in Chinatown and admire the Victorian Facades of Gastown as you make your way to the leafy sanctuary of Stanley Park to view First Nations totem poles.

  • Victoria: Enjoy some sightseeing around Victoria and bask in some of its wonderful sights. Take a leisurely stroll along the Inner Harbour where you will have the chance to watch street buskers perform. Take a look at the Parliament Buildings erected in 1897 with its beautiful orderly gardens. Or venture to Victoria's unique shopping areas in Market Square.

  • Mount Robson: Take a visit to one of the world's crown jewels at Mount Robson and admire one of the finest views in the Rocky Mountains.

  • Jasper: Take time to enjoy the wonders of Jasper National Park. Hop on mountain bikes and travel along the park's network of trails or embark on a hike through river-cut canyons. You could also try out white water rafting along routes taken by early explorers.

  • Jasper: Enjoy a guided walk around Maligne Canyon. Admire this incredible natural landmark as you cross six bridges built across various points of this breath-taking canyon.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Start Your Cruise In Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Accommodation: Holland America MS Zuiderdam

Meals Included: Dinner

Transfer to Canada Place to board Holland America Line's MS Koningsdam. The latest cruise check-in is at 1pm.

Day 2: Cruise Through Alaskan Beauty

Location: Vancouver, Inside Passage

Accommodation: Holland America MS Zuiderdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Be inspired by Alaska's astounding beauty.

Day 3: Spot Glaciers In Tracy Arm

Location: Inside Passage, Tracy Arm, Juneau

Accommodation: Holland America MS Zuiderdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm and arrive in Juneau.

Day 4: Cruise To Skagway, Alaska

Location: Juneau, Skagway

Accommodation: Holland America MS Zuiderdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Day 5: Cruise Through Glacier Bay, Alaska

Location: Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park

Accommodation: Holland America MS Zuiderdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See the pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park from the ship.

Day 6: Tour Ketchikan, Alaska

Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Ketchikan

Accommodation: Holland America MS Zuiderdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore Ketchikan.

Day 7: Cruise The Inside Passage

Location: Ketchikan, Vancouver

Accommodation: Holland America MS Zuiderdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Relax and cruise back to Vancouver.

Day 8: Arrive In Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Accommodation: Pinnacle Harbourfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Welcome Reception

Disembark in Vancouver Harbor, make your way to the hotel and join your Spectacular Canadian Rockies trip on Day 1 for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m.

Day 9: The Delights Of Vancouver And Victoria Make Travel Matter

Location: Vancouver, Victoria

Accommodation: Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Vancouver, home to Gastown’s Victorian façades, a vibrant Chinatown and towering Sitka Spruce. Embark on a sightseeing tour of the city’s historic neighborhood, savoring the smells of freshly steamed Siopao in Chinatown before making your way to the leafy sanctuary of Stanley Park for the first Indigenous experience of the day, viewing First Nations totem poles. Gain insights into Indigenous cultures and values during a visit to the Bill Reid Gallery, the only gallery in Canada dedicated to Northwest Indigenous art, on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience including a docent-led tour and time to explore the gallery on your own. Continue by ferry to Vancouver Island for an orientation of gorgeous Victoria.

Day 10: Admire The Colours Of Victoria

Location: Victoria

Accommodation: Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

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 11: Relax And Enjoy The Outdoors In Kamloops Stays With Stories

Location: Victoria, Kamloops

Accommodation: South Thompson Inn & Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Cruise by ferry to the home of the Maan Family for a Be My Guest experience at their family-run farm. Meet your hosts, fourth generation owners, and learn how they turned one small berry stand into a farm that now provides quality produce to locals. Get the inside scoop on a behind-the-scenes winery tour or seasonal U-pick experience of their strawberries, raspberries or blueberries followed by a tasty lunch of Indian-inspired fare. Next up, you’ll make your way to Kamloops for a Stays with Stories experience at The South Thompson Inn. Admire the original brick manor and carriage houses of this former racing stable.

Day 12: Gaze Upon Mount Robson

Location: Kamloops, Mount Robson, Jasper

Accommodation: Forest Park Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

The grand peak of UNESCO-listed Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972 feet (3,954 meters), will make you gasp. Stop at the Mount Robson Visitor Center postcard-worthy views before continuing to the raw wilderness of Jasper National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll spend the next two nights of your Canadian Rockies tour. If you’re eager to start your exploration of the park, join an optional Jasper Guided Hike taking in hills, jagged peaks, forests, meadows, marshes, streams and glacial lakes with a licensed guide.

Day 13: Admire Jasper National Park

Location: Jasper

Accommodation: Forest Park Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Maligne Canyon springs to life this morning on a guided hike. Later, take to the aqua waters and cruise Maligne Lake (seasonal), admiring views of its three glaciers and Spirit Island. Then kick back with more gorgeous views over a delicious lunch with wine at the lakeside Maligne Lake Chalet. Continue your exploration choosing to join an Optional Experience easy rafting trip down the Athabasca River, a route used by the “fur traders” over two centuries ago, keeping your eyes peeled for local wildlife. Later tonight, take in an optional theatre performance highlighting the best of this little mountain town.

Day 14: Voyage To Athabasca Glacier

Location: Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Banff

Accommodation: Banff Park Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast

Get ready for the icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield as you journey along the Icefields Parkway to Athabasca Glacier. Cross its icy terrain, one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world, on board a specially designed ‘Ice Explorer’. Your Canadian Rockies tour takes you to Lake Louise, where there is time to soak in the majestic beauty of the lake and its turquoise, glacier-fed waters fringed by high peaks, deep forests and overlooked by Victoria Glacier. Continue on to the township of Banff, in the heart of UNESCO-listed Banff National Park.

Day 15: Explore Banff

Location: Banff

Accommodation: Banff Park Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Banff is yours to explore – and your Travel Director is eager to help plan the perfect day. Opt to take the Banff Gondola Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. And after lunch on your own, the Three Sisters Peak or Mt Assiniboine will impress on optional helicopter flights. Then enjoy Banff sightseeing including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and other local sights. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner celebrating all you’ve seen on your Canadian Rockies Tour.

Day 16: Start Your Railway Journey To Kamloops

Location: Banff, Kamloops

Accommodation: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Your train journey starts as you travel through the Rockies on your way to Vancouver, stopping overnight in Kamloops.

Day 17: Depart Vancouver

Location: Kamloops, Vancouver

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Continue your journey by rail through British Colombia to Vancouver. Train arrival into Vancouver is between 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, please take this into consideration when booking your flights.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • All transport and transfers shown

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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

  • Optional Experiences and free time

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Check out our Q&As

  • 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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08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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