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Mountain Rails and Alaskan Cruise 15 Days / 14 Nights

Canada invites you to an unforgettable fourteen nights journey with mountain rails and the ms Volendam to explore Canada like never before. Shop and Hike in Banff, Walk on the Icefield, Raft and Ride in Jasper, Listen to the Tales of Cowboy’s Land and Appreciate the Architecture in Vancouver while travelling in the Mountain Rails. Navigate your way Cruising from the scenic routes to the Inside Passage, Port of Junaeu, Port of Skagway, Glacier Bay and Port of Ketchikan that gives you the best view of the mountains, landscapes & water in the world.

 

Tour Nights

  • Banff: 2 nights
  • Jasper: 2 nights
  • Kamloops: 1 nights
  • Vancouver: 2 nights
  • Alaskan Cruise: 7 nights
  • Tour code: AWCA02
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour
  • Fixed Departure

Tour At a Glance

  • Explore the majestic mountains, architecture and natural habitat
  • Discover the mountains via rail routes, sightseeing and hiking
  • Experience the comfort of luxury trains, the adventure of icefields and the thrill of cowboy lifestyle and Gold Rush
  • Cruise through the most beautiful passages to the ports and see marine wildlife

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Arrival in Calgary/Banff
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    Arrival in Calgary/Banff

    Upon your arrival at Calgary’s International airport take the transfer to the Banff’s tranquil parkland town followed by a hotel check in. After the needed rest, the day is yours to discover your likes and dislikes from shops offering interesting stuff, food outlets and local attractions. Rejuvenate yourself at your overnight stay at a hotel in BANFF. 

  • Day 2 Banff
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    Banff

    This is your day to discover the notable mountain resort of Canada. You may either choose to go on a wildlife tour and observe animals in their natural habitat or you can opt for a guided hike on the trails that leave from the town or nearby locations along the highway. Return for an overnight stay at a hotel in Banff. 

  • Day 3 Banff to Japser including Columbia Icefield Excursion
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    Banff to Japser including Columbia Icefield Excursion

    Unlike the previous day, this day is fully dedicated for sightseeing and transfer to Jasper. In between there would a stop at Columbia Icefield along the famous Icefields Parkway. Before you reach Jasper, you would be see the huge Columbia Glacier that covers nearly 325-km2. Here, an Ice Explorer ride will take you onto the ancient Athabasca Glacier and you would get a chance to walk on the Glacier SkyWalk – a glass-floored platform extending 30m out over the Sunwapta Canyon. Post walk you depart from here and arrive at Jasper late in the afternoon . Check in here for an overnight stay at a hotel in Jasper.  Read More

  • Day 4 Jasper
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    Jasper

    This is the day you can design for yourself and write your own voyage story. You can either choose to raft in the Athabasca River or opt to go for a motorcycle sidecar to enjoy being driven along the park’s charming roads. Return for an overnight stay at a hotel in Jasper. 

  • Day 5 Rocky Mountaineer Jasper to Kamloops
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    Rocky Mountaineer Jasper to Kamloops

    Post check out, leave in the shuttle provided by the hotel to Jasper train station and board the Rocky Mountaineer train. This is the beginning of a stunning rail expedition from Jasper to Kamloops. This one of a kind service offered during the daylight allows you to capture some of the best views of Western Canada. You would be crossing the Rocky Mountains through the Kicking Horse Pass and would reach the dry prosperous land of interior British Columbia by late afternoon. Enjoy your evening here as your overnight stay at a hotel in Kamploops is already arranged including breakfast and lunch.  Read More

  • Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Vancouver
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    Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Vancouver

    This is going to be your last day of rail experience on this tour. Board The Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy your way through “cowboy country” ranchlands and the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. Soon you will find yourself in the mainland and would be able treat yourself with the history and legends of its people along with comfortably using the services of the luxury train. Your train journey ends when it reaches the last stretch that passes through lush farmlands and historic towns mirroring the past on your way to Vancouver.  Your overnight st ay at a hotel in Vancouver including breakfast and lunch would be waiting your arrival.  Read More

  • Day 7 Victoria Excursion
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    Victoria Excursion

    This day is entirely dedicated to the exploration of the city of Victoria. You begin your journey with a cruise that crosses the picturesque Gulf Islands and takes you to the commendable Butchart Gardens. Post your garden visit, sightseeing for Victoria City begins and you witness the stately homes, gardens and other historical landmarks of the city including University of Victoria, Beacon Hill Park, Royal British Columbia Museum, Thunderbird Park, the Parliament Building and the elite homes of the Uplands and Oak Bay. The sightseeing would be wrapped by early evening and you would proceed for an overnight stay at a hotel in Vancouver.  Read More

  • Day 8 Vancouver – Alaskan Cruise
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    Vancouver – Alaskan Cruise

    Check out from the hotel for an individual transfer to Vancouver crusie terminal. Bpard Holland America Line’s cruise ship and begin your first day of cruise experience. You would receive a welcome by the crew who are goingto be your host throught your cruise trip. After ensuring the facilities and services available, you would be able te enjoy a beautiful sunset and soon many other renowned spectualuar passages in the world. Enjoy your dinner and overnight at the ms Volendum. 

  • Day 9 Inside Passage
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    Inside Passage

    Enjoy this day cruising through the scenic Inside Passage. As soon a syou cross the deck rails wou would see beautiful rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks of Alaska. Also, you would watch marine birds, whales and sea lions playing along the coastlines. Full board and overnight at the ms Volendam. 

  • Day 10 Port of Juneau
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    Port of Juneau

    The travel today begins to the Stephens Passage and witnesses it flowing into the Boundary Ranges at Tracy Arm, a narrow and twisting 48 kilometere long fjord that ends at the twin Sawyer glaciers. You would navigate your way through rain forest to ancient stone where the land rises to 2100, towering peaks and ending at the twin Sawyer Glaciers. After this, you would arrive at the port of Juneau. Here, you would have enough time to discover the distinctive culture of this state capital. Full board and overnight at the ms Volendam. 

  • Day 11 Port of Skagway
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    Port of Skagway

    Today is the day to cruise to the Gold Rush stopover town of Skagway that would allow you to travel in the gold fields. You may choose to ecplore the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, the Red Onion Saloon and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Full board and overnight at the ms Volendam. 

  • Day 12 Glacier Bay
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    Glacier Bay

    This is the day to cruise to explore the famous waters of Glacier Bay at the Glacier Bay National Park. Also declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, this park has a distinct ecosystem with plants and animals living together in an ever-changing glacial landscape. Full board and overnight at the ms Volendam. 

  • Day 13 Port of Ketchikan
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    Port of Ketchikan

    Today, you will cruise into the port of Ketchikan that is set along the shores of the Tongass Narrows distinctly known for its numerous shops and houses built suspended above the water. It is also known as the Salmon Capital of the World and is covered by natural amazements on all its side. Its major tourist attractions are- Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and the Saxman Village. Full board and overnight at the MS Volendam. 

  • Day 14 Inside Passage
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    Inside Passage

    The ship slowly moves along the Alaskan and British Columbian coastlines today, allowing you to witness the subtle changes in the landscapes occurring, as the ships descends further south that has a warmer climate being the Pacific Northwest temperate area. 

  • Day 15 Vancouver Departure
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    Vancouver Departure

    Today, you have an early morning arrival at the port of Vancouver and after disembarking the MS Volendam, you would be individually transferred to Vancouver’s International Airport on time to check in for your return flight. Breakfast included. 

Dates and Prices

  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
  • PRICE (PP)

Hotels

  • Elk + Avenue Hotel
    Elk + Avenue Hotel
    Banff
  •  Marmot Lodge
    Marmot Lodge
    Jasper
  • The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre
    The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre
    Kamloops
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown
    Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown
    Vancouver
  •  Holland America Cruise
    Holland America Cruise
    Alaska

Elk + Avenue Hotel

Banff
  • Elk + Avenue Hotel

The Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in downtown Banff. At the edge of the town centre, this hip hotel in Banff National Park is 2 km from the Trans-Canada Highway, 4 km from the Banff Gondola and 8 km from Mount Norquay ski res

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Marmot Lodge

Jasper
  •  Marmot Lodge

It is located on the main street in Jasper, this straightforward hotel is 9 km from Maligne Canyon, 25 km from Marmot Basin ski resort and 34 km from Athabasca Falls.

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The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre

Kamloops
  • The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre

This modern downtown hotel is a 3-minute walk from Lake City Casino and a 13-minute walk from Riverside Park. Set 5.9 km from Kamloops Convention Centre.

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown

Vancouver
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown

A 7-minute walk from shopping on Robson Street, this low-key hotel is also a 10-minute walk from the Hornby Street Aqua bus, which offers direct access to Granville Island.

More info

Holland America Cruise

Alaska
  •  Holland America Cruise

More info

What's Included?

  • Transfers between Calgary Airport and Banff.
  • Full day sightseeing transfer from Banff to Jasper, including a visit to Columbia Icefields (Ice Explorer ride included).
  • Transfer from hotel to Jasper train station (depending on availability).
  • Transfer to and from Kamloops train station.
  • Full-day excursion to Victoria including Butchart Gardens visit.
  • Jasper / Kamloops / Vancouver rail passage on the Rocky Mountaineer (Silver Leaf Service).
  • Hotel accommodation for 7 nights; 7 night cruise from Vancouver to the Glacier Bay,Alaska.
  • Meals on two breakfasts and two lunches on board the Rocky Mountaineer; full board Days 8-14 starting with dinner on Day 8 and ending with breakfast on Day 15.
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST. 

What's not Included?

  • Return International Flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Transfers to and from airport and / or train stations unless otherwise specified.
  • Daily excursions to port during the Alaskan cruise.
  • Airport improvement fee.
  • National park entrance fees.
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise stated.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing. 
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