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Luxury

Rockies Explorer and Alaska Cruise

Vancouver Return
19 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UT19BEVV
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

Get to know the locals

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are true icons of the nation, and you'll love hearing their stories when you Meet a Mountie

Stop to Smell The Roses

Explore The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive and enjoy breakfast

Natural Wonder and Wildlife

Cruise Glacier Bay National Park with its rivers of ice, and keep close watch for marine life like whales and orcas

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated APT Tour Director and Cruise Escort
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • Seven-night Holland America Line Inside Passage cruise in a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • A total of 41 meals as well as beer and wine included with dinner on your cruise

Map & Itinerary

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Vancouver Return

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Welcome to the beautiful city of Vancouver. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax in your room before meeting your fellow travellers and APT Tour Director at a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Daily :
  • Dinner

On your first day in Vancouver, you’ll spend the morning exploring the city sights with your Tour Director. Armed with plenty of insights, you’ll enjoy your free afternoon.

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  • Breakfast

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy GoldLeaf Service as you travel to Kamloops.

Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited accommodation, two or three-star hotels)

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Your rail journey continues into the Canadian Rockies on the way to Banff National Park.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You may like to take part in the Banff Experience - which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, absorb bird’s-eye views of the park on a heli-flightseeing excursion. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River or learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player with an elite team. You might like to spend your morning relaxing at the Willow Stream Spa or set out on a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants located within your hotel.


It’s up to you to decide how you’d like to explore World Heritage-listed Banff National Park today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This morning, meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On the sparkling shores of Lake Louise, join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the rich natural history of the area.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, dine at one of the restaurants in your hotel.


Ride the Banff Gondola and tour the town, then travel to Lake Louise.

Stay: Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Lakeview Room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Arrive later in Jasper National Park and tonight, relax with dinner at your choice of your lodge’s restaurants.


As you travel along the Icefields Parkway, stop at the Columbia Icefield. Here, you’ll board a specially designed Ice Explorer vehicle and journey right onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier.

Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later, skim over the waterways of Blue River, watching for the grizzly and black bears that are frequently sighted here.


Stop to admire Mt Robson as you drive along Yellowhead Highway. Continue to Sun Peaks.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Journey through the historic Cariboo region to the alpine resort village of Whistler.

Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel via Shannon Falls to Horseshoe Bay, then ride the ferry across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Make a brief stop in Chemainus then continue to Victoria. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, Hotel Grand Pacific

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart family residence.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

This afternoon presents you with the chance to select from a range of activities. Perhaps join a whale watching cruise; take a seaplane flight; learn about the city’s heritage district on a guided tour; fish for salmon; ride in a horse-drawn carriage; or delight in afternoon tea at the elegant Fairmont Empress.


Tonight, as the land portion of your trip draws to an end, enjoy a special dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill.


Board your ship in Vancouver.

Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line in a Verandah Stateroom

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Glide past rocky headlands and over the icy waters of the Inside Passage, one of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After a morning of scenic cruising, arrive at Alaska’s capital, Juneau. Explore the at leisure or set off on an excursion (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive at the Inside Passage’s northernmost point, Skagway. Once a gateway city for the Klondike Gold Rush, the frontier atmosphere remains evident today. Here, a variety of excursions are on offer (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Absorb the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park and take in the insightful commentary of local rangers.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dock in Ketchikan today, set on the shores of the Tongass Narrows near the landscapes of Misty Fjords National Monument.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Heading south through the Inside Passage, this is your last chance to enjoy the glorious landscapes as you advance closer to your final port of call.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport this morning.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Premier Inside Passage Cruise

Stay in a Verandah Stateroom on your seven-night Alaskan cruise, and dine at the Pinnacle Grill

Iconic Hotels

Stay in iconic hotels which exude a regional charm, and are perfectly positioned in central or unique locations

Guaranteed GoldLeaf Service

Enjoy the comfort of GoldLeaf Service aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, and glide past the steep rocky slopes

For my highlights Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf, Athabasca Glacier, Sulphur Mountain Gondola. And could you clone Trent Phillips. He is an outstanding tour escort.