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Grand Canadian Rail, Rockies and Alaska Cruise

Price per person
from £4,191

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 17 days

  • Canada

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

A classic rail journey across Canada's heartland, with an exploration of the Canadian Rockies and time to visit Vancouver and Victoria  before embarking on a once in a lifetime cruise to Alaska.

At a glance


  • Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise
  • VIA Rail® Canadian Train Toronto to Jasper
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
  • Lake Louise
  • Yoho National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • Inside Passage Cruising
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • Glacier Bay
  • Ketchikan
Grand Canadian Rail & the Rockies & Alaska Cruise map

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

A classic rail journey across Canada's heartland, with an exploration of the Canadian Rockies and time to visit Vancouver and Victoria  before embarking on a once in a lifetime cruise to Alaska.

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Toronto

Day
1

Your tour starts today.

Toronto - Niagara Falls - Toronto.

Day
2

Leave bustling Toronto and travel along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. Sightseeing in Niagara Falls includes a sightseeing cruise past the world-famous falls. Later, visit picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, where there is time to browse the shops of Main Street. Return to Toronto and spend the evening exploring the city sights independently, including Harbor front, Ontario Place and Chinatown.

Toronto - VIA Rail® 'Canadian' train

Day
3

On this mornings sightseeing tour see Toronto City Hall, the downtown banking district, Roger's Center and the stunning CN Tower, more than a third of a mile high. This evening why not join the optional outing that combines dinner with the spectacular sight of Toronto's lights from the CN Tower? Afterwards, transfer to Union Station for a late-evening departure on the CANADIAN, VIA Rail's premier transcontinental train. Spend the next three days and nights on this classic trip across Canada's heartland. Accommodation is in first-class rail cars that are refurbished art-deco cars from the 1950's. Make sure to visit the observation dome for views of the Canadian countryside as you roll past Ontario's landscapes, or pass the time in one of the comfortable lounges. All meals are included, and you won't want to miss any of them, as the chef offers a tempting array of soups, salads, main courses, and desserts.

VIA Rail® 'Canadian' train

Day
4

Watch the scenery as you whisk by the ever changing landscape and travel the full length of the Canadian National Railway's breathtaking mainline. Pass sparkling lakes and sun-dappled forests while enjoying the many great onboard features at your disposal. Your first class 'Sleeper Plus' rail cars are refurbished Art Deco cars from the 1950's. Try the observation dome for unparalleled views, or relax in one of the comfortable lounges.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

VIA Rail® 'Canadian' train - Winnipeg

Day
5

After a brief stop in Winnipeg, re-board the 'Canadian' for a memorable journey through Manitoba's prairies and into Saskatchewan.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

VIA Rail® - Jasper

Day
6

Enjoy an early breakfast as you continue on the 'Canadian' into the very heart of the Canadian Rockies. Arrive at the beautiful mountain resort of Jasper early in the afternoon. End the day with a short tour to experience its unspoiled beauty, with the rest of the evening free.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jasper

Day
7

Begin the day with an optional excursion to Maligne Lake, and a narrated cruise. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. With free time this evening you might take a hike and watch for elk.

Jasper - Columbia Icefield - Banff

Day
8

Today, travel through Jasper National Park, stopping along the way at the Columbia Icefield for an exciting Ice Explorer ride on the 1200-feet thick Athabasca Glacier. Then continue down the Icefield Parkway to the lively mountain resort of Banff for two nights.

Banff

Day
9

This morning, consider an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies. Later, join your tour group for a fun filled optional dinnertime experience. Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride along scenic trails before returning to Boundary Ranch for a BBQ steak dinner.

Banff - Lake Louise - Kamloops

Day
10

Travel to Lake Louise, its azure blue waters mirroring the surrounding mountains and glaciers, before proceeding over Kicking Horse Pass on the Continental Divide. Travel through Yoho National Park, where Precambrian fossils were discovered, and Glacier National Park, where recreational mountain climbing was introduced to North America a century ago. Late this afternoon arrive at the cattle ranching centre of Kamloops.

Kamloops - Ferry Crossing - Victoria

Day
11

Travel through British Columbia's Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline, the vegetation changes from desert landscape to lush alpine forests. Board the afternoon ferry for the spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Thunderbird Park and world famous Butchart Gardens. This evening, consider a stroll along the lively Waterfront Promenade.

Victoria

Day
12

Be sure to discover some of the attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum, afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel, a whale watching cruise on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and fine shopping along Government Street. This evening, why not join an optional excursion in Chinatown, complete with colourful lanterns and dinner at an authentic restaurant?

Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver

Day
13

This morning, set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its mild, almost Mediterranean climate. In Vancouver, city sightseeing includes Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown and many other famous landmarks. The remainder of the day is free to explore and experience British Columbia's premier shopping and entertainment location on Robson Street.

Vancouver

Day
14

With a full day at leisure, perhaps join an optional excursion to the world famous Whistler resort and Shannon Falls or a short trip to the Capilano Suspension Bridge - 230 feet above the river.

Vancouver

Day
15

Enjoy a further day at leisure to discover the bustling city of Vancouver.

Vancouver to embark

Day
16

Enjoy the morning at leisure before transferring to the cruise port for your seven night cruise.

Transfer to the airport for your return flights to the UK.

Home landing in the UK.

Day
17

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Toronto: Chelsea Hotel
  • Jasper: Lobstick Lodge
  • Banff: Mount Royal Hotel
  • Kamloops: Ramada Kamloops
  • Victoria: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
  • Vancouver: Sandman Suites on Davie

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