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Luxury

Classic Rockies and Alaska Cruise

Victoria to Vancouver
23 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UT23BWIV
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Trip Highlights

Sumptuous Local Specialties

Dine on regional produce at a special dinner in the Clubhouse at Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course

A Glimpse into a Pioneer Past

Discover Alaska's gold rush history in the former frontier town of Skagway, where heritage buildings line the streets

Canada's First Nations

Enjoy breakfast and a tour of the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, and discover the region's history

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 Alaska Inside Passage cruise in a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
  • A total of 46 meals as well as beer and wine included with dinner on your cruise

Map & Itinerary

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Victoria to Vancouver

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

On arrival in Victoria, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax in your room before meeting your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, Hotel Grand Pacific (or similar)

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Butchart Gardens before the crowds and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence. With exclusive access to the gardens before they open to the general public, you’ll relish the chance to inspect the incredible display of blooms in true serenity.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

The afternoon on your selected sightseeing experience. Perhaps join a whale watching cruise, looking for dorsal fins on the horizon; take in the views on a seaplane flight; learn about the city’s heritage district on a guided tour; fish for salmon; ride through Victoria in a horse-drawn carriage; or delight in afternoon tea at the elegant Fairmont Empress.


Your day is dedicated to exploring Victoria.

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  • Breakfast

Make a brief stop in Chemainus before riding the ferry across Georgia Strait. Treasure the scenery as you travel north along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway, passing Shannon Falls before arriving at Whistler. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Victoria to Whistler (own expense). Arrive in Whistler by midday and enjoy more time at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

The heritage of Canada’s indigenous people comes to light at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Enjoy breakfast and tour the museum, then discover your First Nations ‘animal spirit’ with the help of your guide.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Will you take an eco-trek to Lost Lake or enjoy a stunning floatplane flight? Perhaps explore Whistler Mountain on a snowcat adventure, enjoy a mountain Jeep safari, ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola or set out on a tree trek or zip trek.


Spend the day immersed in the culture and landscapes of Whistler.

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  • Breakfast

Bid farewell to Whistler after breakfast this morning and travel through the lush Coast Mountains as you follow the historic tracks of the early gold rush pioneers through the Cariboo region. Make a stop at both Duffey and Seton lakes, travel via the remote rural town of Lillooet, then arrive in Sun Peaks. Canada’s second largest ski area, this lovely village is set beneath three famous summits.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On arrival in Blue River, board a custom-designed boat and skim over the waterways, watching for the grizzly and black bears that are frequently sighted here, as well as other native creatures.


Join the Yellowhead Highway and before crossing into Alberta, stop to take in views of the south face of Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Today’s journey concludes on arrival at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in the heart of beautiful Jasper National Park.

Stay: Two Nights: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a stylish alfresco dining experience set for you by the tranquil shores of Trefoil Lake. Relax in this memorable setting and absorb the beautiful rhythms of a group of First Nations performers while chefs transform the freshest regional produce into a gourmet barbecue dinner to savour.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps take an exhilarating 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.


Are you ready to be acquainted with the World Heritage-listed landscapes of Jasper National Park? With our Freedom of Choice activities, it’s your decision as to how you’ll spend your morning.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Join the Icefields Parkway and wind through the majestic scenery of the Canadian Rockies. After pausing to take in Maligne Canyon and Athabasca Falls, stop at the Columbia Icefield. Here, you’ll board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier. Later, wander along the Glacier Skywalk and admire Peyto Lake before continuing to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where you’ll be treated to views of the famous turquoise waters from your room.

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

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later, on the 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 your choice of restaurants located within your hotel.


Today’s excursion takes you right into the heart of Banff National Park. First, you’ll travel to Moraine Lake and spend time marvelling at its glacially fed waters tinted a brilliant shade of blue.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight’s Canadian dinner in the Clubhouse at Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course showcases locally sourced specialties.


The morning takes you along the Trans-Canada Highway to Banff. On a tour of the alpine town, look for the Rocky Mountain-style heritage buildings which feature locally sourced natural materials. You can’t visit Banff without a ride on the Banff Gondola, which whisks you to the top of Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views.

Stay: Three Nights: Banff National Park, The Fairmont Banff Springs in a Mountain View Room

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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, soar above the mountains and trees on a wonderful heli-flightseeing trip. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River or, for an action-packed experience, 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.


It’s your turn to choose how you’d like to experience Banff National Park thanks to the Freedom of Choice inclusions on offer today.

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, dine at any one of your hotel’s fine restaurants.


World Heritage-listed Banff National Park is without a doubt one of the most incredible locations of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. While it is best known as a winter playground, the warmer months give way to endless sweeps of lush, green landscapes. As the snow begins to melt, tumbles of crystal-clear water rushes into lakes and streams, hiking trails through pine forests and along mountainsides are unveiled, and bears awaken from their winter slumber. Rising to a full day at leisure here, there are virtually endless opportunities for both relaxation and adventure. How will you spend your free time in one of the most naturally beautiful locations on Earth? Your APT Tour Director will be on hand throughout the day should you need any inspiration.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in GoldLeaf Service. From your split-level, glass-dome carriage, you’ll traverse Kicking Horse Pass, which takes you across the Continental Divide of the Americas. Travel through the Spiral Tunnels and along the South Thompson River to the city of Kamloops.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey continues this morning. Relax while you glide past steep rocky slopes as your train follows the Thompson River. Pass the thundering waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon and admire the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains as you travel to Vancouver. Settle in and enjoy leisure time upon arrival at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (or similar)

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Step out for a sightseeing tour of Vancouver that will introduce you to the city’s must-see attractions. Visit Stanley Park, a world-class, 400-hectare evergreen oasis located just steps away from downtown Vancouver. Then head to Granville Island, the bustling heart of Vancouver’s cultural scene. Here, wander amid the colourful public market. You’ll also see picturesque English Bay and Vancouver Harbour, before enjoying the afternoon and evening to spend at your leisure. Perhaps wander through the old cobblestone streets of Gastown, whilst others may prefer to visit the shopping mecca of Robson Street. As the land portion of your journey draws to an end, get together with your fellow travellers and Tour Director during a special dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill.


Greet your ship at Vancouver Harbour and settle in for your unforgettable Inside Passage Cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam in a Verandah Stateroom

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship cruises along coastal British Columbia and the Alaska Panhandle. Glide past rocky headlands and over the icy waters of the Inside Passage, one of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Spend this morning on your ship, taking in soaring cliffs and glaciers. Continue to Alaska’s capital, Juneau, set at the foot of the majestic Coast Mountains on the Gastineau Channel. Here, you may explore at leisure, or set off on one of the exciting excursions available to you (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Reach the Inside Passage’s northernmost point, Skagway. Once a gateway city for the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway’s frontier-style atmosphere remains evident today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Draw back your curtains to World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park, with its rivers of ice and skyscraping peaks. As you cruise you’ll benefit from commentary from local rangers who have come aboard your ship. Keep watch for whales, which are known to grace these waters frequently, as well as harbor seals and sea otters bobbing above the water. Look up as you may even spot bald eagles circling overhead.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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, with glacial valleys and frosted peaks where wildlife roam in abundance. Disembark and spend the day exploring as you please.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Heading south through the Inside Passage, this is your last chance to enjoy the glorious landscapes as you advance closer to Vancouver. Perhaps you’ll spend some time above deck, hoping to capture one last glimpse of wildlife, or relax and make use of the amenities on board your ship.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your ship on arrival in Vancouver and transfer to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Premier Inside Passage Cruise

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

Relax In Luxury

Our carefully selected range of hotels, lodges and resorts enhance your surrounds and boast sumptuous cuisine

Guaranteed GoldLeaf Service

Enjoy the comfort of GoldLeaf Service aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer as you glide past towering peaks

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.