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Luxury

Sparkling Rockies and Ultra-Luxury Alaska Cruise

Vancouver Return
26 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UT26BEVV
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Trip Highlights

A True Gem of the Rockies

Indulge at the finest hotels that Canada has to offer, including the sensational Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon

Drink in the Okanagan Valley

Travel to Gray Monk Estate Winery for a tour of the vineyard before a sublime dinner with perfectly paired wines

A Cultural Encounter

At Whistler's Squamish Lil'wat cultural centre, enjoy breakfast and learn about First Nations animal symbolism

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated APT Tour Director and Cruise Escort
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • 12-night six-star Seabourn Inside Passage cruise in a Veranda Suite
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • A total of 58 meals and free-flowing drinks 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

On arrival at Vancouver Airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Settle in to your room before a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel Georgia

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  • Dinner

Your Tour Director reveals to you the city’s most beautiful attractions on a leisurely morning tour, including Stanley Park, Granville Island and English Bay. During a free afternoon and evening, you may like to wander through the old cobblestone streets of Gastown, the birthplace of Vancouver. Others may prefer to visit the shopping mecca of Robson Street.

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  • Breakfast

Relax in GoldLeaf Service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer as you set out for the rugged wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. Traverse the lush fields of the Fraser River Valley and gaze out at the peaks of the Coast Mountains. Pass Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and glide past rocky slopes as your train follows the Thompson River to Kamloops.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Settle in as your Rocky Mountaineer journey continues east towards the Canadian Rockies. Pass Shuswap Lake and follow along the South Thompson River. Travel through the Spiral Tunnels and traverse Kicking Horse Pass. On arrival in Banff National Park, disembark and head for your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs in a Mountain View Room.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take part in the Banff Experience - which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site - or enjoy a bird’s-eye views of the park on a 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. Relax at the Willow Stream Spa or set out on a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, enjoy Freedom of Choice Dining at one of your hotel’s restaurants.


Gain a true sense of the region’s beauty as you head out on your chosen activity today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

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


Before touring the town of Banff, board the Banff Gondola as it whisks you to the top of Sulphur Mountain. From here, enjoy views over six mountain ranges. Onwards, stop at Moraine Lake before arriving at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Join Highway 93, the Icefields Parkway, and travel along one of the world’s most scenic stretches. After pausing to admire Peyto Lake, board an Ice Explorer and ride onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Later, stroll along the Glacier Skywalk for panoramic views. You’ll then travel via Athabasca Falls and Maligne Canyon on your way to Jasper.

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

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Dine at your choice of restaurants located within your lodge.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour; embark on a Maligne Valley Experience; go rafting down the Athabasca River; or ride the Jasper Tramway. Other options include, an interpretive nature hike or an evening wildlife discovery.


The landscapes of Jasper National Park are more beautiful than you can imagine. So too is your vantage point - a timber lodge on shores of pine-ringed Lac Beauvert. Today, you’ll discover for yourself the splendour of one of Canada’s most famous national parks on your preferred activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Dinner tonight takes place in the resort’s Gernot suite, accompanied by matching wines.


Arrive today at Sparkling Hill Resort. Owned by the former head of the Swarovski crystal company and bejeweled with 3.5 million crystals, this European-style retreat is one of British Columbia’s finest.

Stay: Two Nights: Vernon, Sparkling Hill Resort in a Lakeview Room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head to Gray Monk Estate Winery for a first-hand look at the wine-making process with a tour and tasting. Complete the day with dinner and paired wines at the estate’s Grapevine Restaurant.


With the day at leisure, explore your surrounds or make the most of your complimentary access to the resort’s facilities. This includes: steam rooms and saunas; an indoor pool; an outdoor infinity pool; and a fitness centre.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Follow the historic tracks of the early gold rush pioneers through the rugged Cariboo region. Make a stop at both Seton and Duffey lakes before arriving at Whistler - a destination that attracts outdoor enthusiasts.

Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

A journey along the Sea to Sky Highway takes you past mountains and via Shannon Falls on one of the most scenic drives in the country. At Horseshoe Bay, take a ferry to Vancouver Island and the city of Nanaimo. Continue by coach to Victoria. Forgo the journey by land and ferry, and take a one-hour floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights: Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Butchart Gardens before the crowds and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Join a whale watching cruise; take in the views on a seaplane flight; tour the city’s heritage district; 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.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel back to Vancouver and board the Seabourn Sojourn for your six-star Alaska Inside Passage cruise. Be whisked to your Veranda Suite, where chilled Champagne awaits alongside ocean views, then familiarise yourself with your ship’s amenities before dinner this evening.

Stay: 12 Nights: Seabourn Sojourn in a Veranda Suite

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today is spent on board as you glide north through Queen Charlotte Sound. Your ship will sail past the 250-kilometre-long island of Haida Gwaii. Meaning ‘Islands of the People’, the remote archipelago is known for its strong First Nations culture, as well as its unique flora and fauna. Old-growth forests of the deepest green brush past as the frothy ocean swells and recedes beneath rocky shores. To enhance your experience, a veteran expedition team joins you on board. In some locations, they will lead exhilarating sea-level adventures by kayak and Zodiac vessels. Other times, they will host presentations and lectures on the destinations you will visit along the way.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ringed by forested mountains on the shores of a pristine waterway bustling with ferries, fishing boats and sea planes, arrive at Ketchikan on the western side of Revillagigedo Island. Enjoy the morning and afternoon to explore at your own pace. From the waterfront, wander through the town along the wooden walkways, then take the stairs to Harbor View Park for fantastic views. While a short walk from the port reveals the world’s largest collection of totem poles. This afternoon, your ship will cruise Clarence Strait and Snow Pass.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sitka emerges between shores carpeted in evergreen spruce trees. In the former historic centre of Russia’s Alaskan empire, the day is devoted to independent discoveries. Delve into Russian history or hit the walking trails.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning your ship will glide through the Inian Islands. After lunch, dock at Icy Strait Point, set close to Alaska’s largest native Tlingit village of Hoonah. You have the remainder of the day to explore as you wish.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

As your ship slithers into Juneau, you’re left to decide how your day pans out in the state’s capital, accessible only by air or sea.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Edging further north, sail via the tidewaters and soaring cliffs of the Tracy Arm fjord. Stand on the bow as you drift into silent bays, sailing close to 2,000-metre-high mountains, waterfalls and the twin Sawyer Glaciers. Next, your ship enters Tracy Arm’s sister fjord, Endicott Arm, where a narrow channel filled with floating ice leads to Dawes Glacier at its end.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Through Decision Passage and Sumner Strait, glide between islands towards Wrangell. A destination out of reach of large cruise ships, today this spectacular area is yours to enjoy without the crowds. As the town is set in the heart of the Inside Passage and the Tongass National Forest, the surrounding landscapes are teeming with wildlife. Deer graze, wolves run and bears wander amidst the pines.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After enjoying the scenery of Behm Narrows, your ship will enter Rudyerd Bay, one of the great bays of Misty Fjords National Monument. This breathtaking natural landscape has been carved over millennia by glaciers. Long saltwater fjords are lined by soaring cliffs and water tumbles from the sky to plunge into the icy seas below. Stand on the open bow with your naturalist guides, learning about the geology of the area. Listen for the whistles of humpback whales as they slide serenely in and out of the water.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Back in Canadian waters, drop anchor at Prince Rupert on Kaien Island. Here, on British Columbia’s rugged northwest coast, you have the day to discover what makes this town so special. Soak up thousands of years of local First Nations’ history or spend time in the town centre where deer roam freely.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today, the native Kitasoo and Xai’xais people reveal their culture, heritage and spirituality. Storytelling, song and dance will be performed at their Big House before a salmon bake.


After exploring Klemtu, you have the chance to experience more of this historic region on intimate excursions by kayak or Zodiac. As evening falls, your ship sails through Bella Bella.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Few travellers have the pleasure of visiting the tiny village of Alert Bay. Enjoy most of the day here to explore the First Nations history and culture. Later today your ship will cruise through Johnstone Strait and the Seymour Narrows. These waters are renowned as some of the best orca whale watching sites in the world, so a trip to the bow is a must.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Guaranteed GoldLeaf Service

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

Relax In Luxury

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

Ultra-luxury Alaska Cruise

Cruising on an ultra-luxury small ship with Seabourn, experience the Inside Passage in a fashion most elegant & intimate

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary