Enjoy an enriching cultural experience as you enjoy a First Nations performance and a gourmet barbecue dinner
Discover the world of glacier ice with a journey onto the Athabasca Glacier in a specially designed vehicle
Explore this vibrant Alaskan city renowned for its totem poles and close proximity to stunning Misty Fjords National Monument
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest
Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel, with lovely views of the city skyline. After time to settle in, meet your fellow travellers at an informal Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, The Fairmont Waterfront HotelDaily :
Join a local guide for a tour of cosmopolitan Vancouver, discovering the city’s must-see attractions. Visit Stanley Park, a world-class, 400-hectare evergreen oasis located just steps away from downtown Vancouver. Head over to Granville Island, the bustling heart of Vancouver’s cultural scene, then enjoy panoramic views of picturesque English Bay. With free time at hand this afternoon and evening, you may like to step out and immerse yourself in this vibrant harbourside city at your leisure. Perhaps wander the old cobblestone streets of Gastown, the birthplace of Vancouver, or pay a visit to the shopping mecca of Robson Street. Those seeking tranquillity might like to take a breather in Queen Elizabeth Park.Daily :
Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in the comfort of your GoldLeaf carriage as you set out into the mountains aboard one of the only passenger trains that covers this historic route. Gaze up at the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains and pass the waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Glide past the steep rocky slopes as your train follows the Thompson River on the way to Kamloops where you will stay for the night.
Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited accommodation - two or three-star hotels)Daily :
Your rail journey continues east towards the Canadian Rockies. Journey through vast ranchlands, past Shuswap Lake and along the South Thompson River. See the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels and traverse Kicking Horse Pass, which takes you across the Continental Divide of the Americas and into the province of Alberta. On arrival in Banff National Park, disembark and head for the ‘Castle in the Rockies’ - The Fairmont Banff Springs.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff National Park, The Fairmont Banff SpringsDaily :
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 trip. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River or, for the more adventurous, join a guide and go for a paddle in a canoe. You might like to spend your morning relaxing at the Willow Stream Spa or set out on a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.
This evening, you'll enjoy the chance to relax with dinner at one of the superb restaurants located within your hotel.
Verdant forests, glacial lakes, crystalline rivers and soaring mountain peaks - the World Heritage-listed landscapes of Banff National Park are at your doorstep and you've the chance to explore them on your chosen activity.Daily :
Meet a Mountie in Banff.
This evening, choose where to dine from a selection of exceptional restaurants within your hotel.
Ride the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, from where you'll enjoy panoramic views out over six mountain ranges. Later, wander through the mountain town of Banff on a tour, before travelling to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Overlooking the impossibly blue waters of Lake Louise, you'll treasure your stay at one of the most alluring locations on the planet.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff National Park, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Lakeview RoomDaily :
Join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the rich natural history of the area as you take a leisurely stroll along the shores of Lake Louise.
Today's excursion takes you right into the heart of Banff National Park. First, you'll travel to Moraine Lake and discover that this glacier-carved lake is perhaps just as photogenic as the 'Jewel of the Rockies', Lake Louise. You'll look forward to a relaxing evening left free for you to enjoy your time in this beautiful setting.Daily :
Join Highway 93, otherwise known as the Icefields Parkway, and wind along one of the world's most scenic stretches of road, past glaciers, vast icefields, sweeping valleys and brilliant blue lakes. After pausing to take in Peyto Lake, make a stop at the giant Columbia Icefield. Here, you’ll board a specially designed Ice Explorer vehicle and journey right onto the Athabasca Glacier. Later, stroll over glacier-sculptured valleys and waterfalls along the Glacier Skywalk. Continue on via Athabasca Falls to The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, on the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert.
Stay: Two Nights: Jasper National Park, The Fairmont Jasper Park LodgeDaily :
Enjoy a refined lakeside barbecue and First Nations entertainment in Jasper.
Today, our Freedom of Choice activities offer a thrilling perspective on this rugged wilderness. Take in the park on Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour, embark on a Maligne Valley experience, go rafting down the Athabasca River or ride the Jasper Tramway. You may prefer to set out on an interpretive nature hike or perhaps take part in an evening wildlife discovery.
With its impressive collection of glaciers, lakes, forests and mountains, it's easy to see why World Heritage-listed Jasper National Park is considered one of Western Canada's most beautiful regions. With a free afternoon at hand, why not explore some more via one of the many walking trails, or enjoy some time out at the lodge.Daily :
Spot bears and other wildlife on a Blue River Safari.
Join the Yellowhead Highway and re-enter British Columbia, stopping to take in views of Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy lunch then continue your journey to Sun Peaks.
Stay: Sun Peaks Grand HotelDaily :
Follow the historic tracks of the early gold rush pioneers through the Cariboo region. Travel via the rural town of Lillooet, and stop at both Seton and Duffey lakes. Then re-enter the Coast Mountains on your way to Whistler. Ringed by mountains, forests and valleys, you'll see why this destination attracts outdoor enthusiasts.
Stay: Two Nights: Whistler, The Westin Whistler Resort and SpaDaily :
Enjoy a tour and breakfast at Whistler's Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.
Select the Freedom of Choice activity that appeals to you. Take an eco-trek to Lost Lake or enjoy a floatplane flight for a new perspective on the region. Alternatively, explore Whistler Mountain on a 4WD or snowcat adventure, enjoy a mountain Jeep safari or ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Others may prefer a tree trek or a zip trek.
After a fun-filled day, you'll appreciate an evening at leisure.Daily :
Travel south from Whistler, via Shannon Falls to Horseshoe Bay. Here, take a ferry to Vancouver Island and the small city of Nanaimo. Continue by coach via Chemainus, arriving later in Victoria.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver Island, Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and SpaDaily :
Explore The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive and enjoy breakfast.
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 Fairmont Empress Hotel.
On the final evening of your land journey, enjoy a special dinner with your fellow travellers.Daily :
Enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill on board your Holland America Line ship.
Return to Vancouver and board your ship for your Alaska Inside Passage cruise.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line in a Verandah StateroomDaily :
The excitement builds today as you open your curtains to the legendary scenery of the Inside Passage. Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship cruises past fjords and tiny islands off the coast of British Columbia.Daily :
Cruise past the soaring cliffs at the entrance of Tracy Arm, a narrow and twisting fjord. Continue to Alaska’s capital, Juneau, set at the foot of the mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel. Disembark and choose to explore at leisure or set off on one of the available excursions (own expense).Daily :
Arrive in Skagway, at the Inside Passage’s northernmost point. Once a gateway city for the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway’s frontier-style air remains evident today. Here, a variety of excursions are on offer (own expense).Daily :
Wake to the breathtaking sight of World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park, with its rivers of ice and skyscraping peaks. As you cruise, you’ll benefit from the insightful commentary of local rangers who have come aboard your ship to explain the geological wonders and point out some of the diverse wildlife and marine mammals.Daily :
A cheerful town set on the shores of the Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan and its surrounds present a range of attractions, including Misty Fjords National Monument - one of America’s largest wilderness areas.Daily :
Heading south through the Inside Passage, watch the glorious landscape slip by on your final day at sea. Or relax and make use of the wonderful amenities on board your ship.Daily :
Disembark your ship on arrival in Vancouver today and transfer to the airport.Daily :
Our carefully selected range of hotels, lodges and resorts enhance your surrounds and boast sumptuous cuisine
Stay in elegant suites and staterooms on your seven-day Alaskan cruise, and dine at the Pinnacle Grill
Enjoy the comfort of a GoldLeaf carriage aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, and glide past the steep rocky slopes
I am sure that no other holiday we ever take will quite match it. We had a great tour group - all from Adelaide, and we have made some life long friends.