The Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

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The Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Cruise

Combine cosmopolitan cities, breathtaking mountain scenery, and a spectacular two-day rail journey on board The Rocky Mountaineer train through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Ocean before joining an unforgettable cruise through the glacial magnificence and gold-rush towns of Alaska.

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  • Jasper National Park Jasper National Park
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  • Mount Robson Mount Robson
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  • Victoria Victoria
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  • Inside Passage Cruising, Alaska Inside Passage Cruising, Alaska
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  • Ketchican, Alaska Ketchican, Alaska
  • Cruising, Alaska Cruising, Alaska
  • Alaska Alaska

Itinerary Map

Book Early With heavy demand for this tour and limited Rocky Mountaineer seat availability you are encouraged to book early.

DAY 1 : UK - Calgary.

Fly to Calgary and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 2 : Calgary - Banff.

The discovery of oil converted this cattle ranching town into a thriving, sophisticated city. On this morning's tour you can many of its attractions including the Saddledome, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park and Canada Olympic Park. Later, drive to Banff National Park and the mountain resort of Banff, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.

DAY 3 : Banff.

The day is yours to enjoy the many pleasures of Banff, one of Canada's favourite year-round resorts. Perhaps join an optional helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies?

DAY 4 : Banff - Lake Louise - Jasper National Park.

Travel first to Lake Louise, its azure-blue waters a perfect natural mirror, reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Next, precipitous gorges, snow-capped mountain ranges, and lakes of exquisite colours come into view as you head through two mountain passes. Another highlight is a stop at the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride over the 1,200-feet thick Athabasca Glacier. End the day with a short tour to explore the unspoilt beauty of Jasper, where you'll stay for the next two nights.

DAY 5 : Jasper.

Why not join an optional trip to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you can enjoy a narrated cruise?

DAY 6 : Jasper - Rocky Mountaineer Train - Kamloops.

Prepare for the trip of a lifetime as you board the famous Rocky Mountaineer for a two-day, all daylight, classic rail journey from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast. Passing Mount Robson, at 12,972 feet the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, the train follows the route of the 'Overlanders', 19th century homesteaders who attempted to settle this rugged region. Follow the Thompson River and admire vistas of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops, a major cattle ranching centre. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7 : Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Train - Vancouver.

Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer and continue on an amazing journey through vast ranchlands alongside the South Thompson River, the stark beauty of the Fraser Canyon, see the raging turbulence of Hell's Gate - where the river funnels into a gap just 100 feet wide, and the fertile Fraser Valley, surrounded by the snow-capped Coast Mountains. Reaching The Rocky Mountaineer Station in the early evening, you'll be taken to your hotel for an overnight stay. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8 : Vancouver - Victoria.

Morning sightseeing focuses on Vancouver's beautiful beaches and harbour, Chinatown, Gastown and lovely Stanley Park. Afterwards, set sail across the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world famous Butchart Gardens and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles.

DAY 9 : Victoria - Vancouver.

Morning departure for Vancouver. Transfer to the cruise port to embark MS Volendam for your seven night Alaska cruise. Includes Dinner

DAY 10 : Inside Passage Cruising.

The beauty of the Inside Passage will amaze you as you cruise past 1,000 miles of epic scenery, towering glaciated mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands and virgin forests. There is also plenty of animal and marine life to look out for: sea lions, eagles and porpoises. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 : Juneau.

An afternoon arrival in Juneau, Alaska's capital. The city has a gold rush story to rival that of Klondike, and is only accessible by seaplane or boat. An optional wildlife cruise and salmon fishing will normally be available, and you'll also have the opportunity to take an optional excursion to Juneau's own glacier, Mendenhall. This impressive river of blue ice is about 1.5 miles wide and over 12 miles long! Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12 : Skagway.

Morning arrival in Skagway, Alaska's gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon. Skagway was the turbulent staging point for prospectors and still has old-fashioned weathered boardwalks and old-time saloons. Optional sightseeing includes a ride in a vintage parlour car to see the White Pass and Yukon route. The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore some more, before setting sail again late this evening. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13 : Glacier Bay.

Cruise into spectacular Glacier Bay early this morning, where forests give way to a rugged landscape rising to rocky peaks. Sixteen huge mountains converge to create an awe-inspiring panoramic wonder, a dramatic scene of awesome glaciers and massive icebergs. Wildlife is abundant, and you may spot eagles, seals, mountain goats, moose and bears in their natural habitat. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14 : Ketchikan.

A morning arrival in colourful Ketchikan, situated on Revillagigedo Island and known as the 'salmon capital of the world'. Here, a picturesque harbour shelters fishing boats and seaplanes. A wide choice of optional excursions will be available, including an outing to see Indian Heritage Villages and Totem Bight State Park. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15 : At sea.

Continue cruising south along British Columbia's spectacular coastline. Animal and marine life are abundant in this area and with a little luck you may spot a pod of mighty, yet graceful killer whales. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16 : Vancouver - UK.

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast

DAY 17 : Home landing in the UK.

Maximum elevation on this tour is 7,500 ft.

Hotels on Tour

  • Vancouver:Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown
  • Victoria:Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
  • NOTE:Accommodation as stated or similar
  • Calgary:International Hotel
  • Banff:Bow View Lodge
  • Jasper:Lobstick Lodge
  • Kamloops:Silverleaf service

Rocky Mountaineer Service Levels

The Rocky Mountaineer rail journey is based on SilverLeaf Service or you may wish to upgrade to GoldLeaf Service.

SilverLeaf Service includes the following:

*Coach style Single level dome

*Window style Oversized domed windows

*Included meals served on board Delicious hot entrée options

*Meal service style Served at your seat

*Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts Two

*Alcoholic beverages Complimentary wine or *beer at lunch

*Non alcoholic beverages Included

*Luggage in Kamloops Delivered to your hotel

GoldLeaf Service includes the following:

*Coach style Bi-level dome

*Window style Fully domed windows with panoramic views upstairs, private dining room on the lower level with large picture windows

*Included meals served on board Gourmet à la carte meals

*Meal service style Served in the dining room

*Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts Three to four plus full culinary team

*Alcoholic beverages Complimentary throughout journey

*Non alcoholic beverages Included

*Outdoor viewing area Large open-air vestible

*Luggage in Kamloops Delivered to your hotel

Cruise Upgrades

Why not enhance your Alaska experience to get the most incredible natural scenery for your money by upgrading on your cruise to an Ocean-View or Verandah Stateroom?

To upgrade, click the 'Change Cabin' button as you proceed through the booking process online and select the stateroom grade you would like.

What's Included

  • Flights UK - Calgary; Vancouver - UK
  • Accommodation standard room on tour and large interior stateroom on cruise
  • 24 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Services of a tour director on tour
  • Porterage for one suitcase per person on tour
  • Transfers between hotels, airports and cruise ship
  • All local, port and airport taxes
  • VIP Home Chauffeur Service included within 50 miles of departure airport

Holiday Highlights

  • Banff National Park
  • Lake Louise
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
  • Jasper National Park
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train
  • Thompson River & Monashee Mountains
  • Fraser Canyon
  • Vancouver
  • Strait of Georgia
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Inside Passage Cruising
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • Glacier Bay
  • Ketchikan

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