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Luxury

Rockies, Alaska Cruise and West Coast USA

Vancouver to Los Angeles
31 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTW31VS
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

Mountain Heritage Guided Walk

The beauty of Lake Louise is spellbinding, and you’ll stroll to its edge in the company of an expert guide

Explore Yosemite National Park

From Yosemite Valley and its plunging falls to El Captain, be amazed by one of America's finest national parks

Banff's Glacier Skywalk

Wander along a cliff-edge walkway to an all-glass viewing platform where breathtaking views of glaciers await

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated APT Tour Director and Cruise Escort
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • Four-night Holland America Line Alaska Inside Passage cruise in a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in seven locations
  • A total of 59 meals, as well as beer and wine with dinner on your cruise

Map & Itinerary

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Vancouver to Los Angeles

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

Enjoy a Welcome Dinner on arrival tonight.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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  • Dinner

Following a guided tour of the city, enjoy time at leisure to explore as you wish.

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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 (two or three-star hotels)

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  • 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

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  • 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

Tonight, enjoy dinner at one of a number of restaurants within your hotel.


Select from a range of activities in Banff National Park.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, you may choose where to have dinner. Select one of the many exceptional restaurants located within your hotel.


Board the Banff Gondola and ascend Sulphur Mountain, where you’ll be awestruck by the sweeping panoramic views out over six mountain ranges. Returning to the foot of the mountain and enjoy a guided tour of the town, then set out along the Trans-Canada Highway. Travel through the lush forest of Banff National Park on your way to the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Overlooking the turquoise shores of Lake Louise, you’ll treasure your stay at one of the most alluring locations on the planet.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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.


Travel to Moraine Lake, located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and spend time marvelling at its glacially fed waters tinted a brilliant shade of blue. You’ll then look forward to a free evening at Lake Louise, during which you can enjoy the location as you wish.

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  • Breakfast

Ride onto the Athabasca Glacier and visit the Glacier Skywalk. Continue to Jasper.

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

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, a stylish alfresco dining experience awaits by the shores of Trefoil Lake. Absorb the rhythms of a group of First Nations performers while chefs prepare a gourmet barbecue dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

See the park on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour; embark on a Maligne Valley experience; go rafting down the Athabasca River; ride the Jasper Tramway; join an interpretive nature hike; or enjoy an evening wildlife discovery.


Today, our Freedom of Choice options offer a thrilling perspective on this rugged wilderness.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On a Blue River Safari, a custom-designed boat will take you over glacier-fed waterways up close to the bears seen on the banks. Piloted by an expert guide, not only will you spot wildlife, you’ll see glaciers and pass right by waterfalls toppling from the snow-capped mountains nearby.


Join the Yellowhead Highway and re-enter British Columbia, stopping to take in views of Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Continue your journey to Sun Peaks.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Follow the historic tracks of the early gold rush pioneers through the Cariboo region.

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

This afternoon, 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 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.

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  • Breakfast

Ride a ferry across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Continue to Victoria. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights: Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Butchart Gardens before the crowds this morning and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence. You’ll enjoy plenty of time to explore the colourful gardens in true serenity before the gates open to the general public.

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.


On the final evening of your land journey, enjoy a special dinner with your fellow travellers.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, celebrate the beginning of your cruise with a Sail Away Dinner at the Pinnacle Grill.


Board your ship in Vancouver and get ready for your Inside Passage cruise.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full day at sea as you cruise past the islands and fjords of the Inside Passage.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Discover Juneau, Alaska’s capital.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in Skagway at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, admire the glaciers and abundant wildlife of Glacier Bay National Park.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Step ashore in Ketchikan, set on the sparkling shores of the Tongass Narrows.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise south through the Inside Passage.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fly to San Francisco (flight not included).

Stay: Three Nights: The Westin St Francis, San Francisco on Union Square

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Get your bearings as you take in the sights of San Francisco. Absorb the mist-shrouded waterfront along with vistas of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. In the afternoon, take a ferry to the prison-island of Alcatraz for a guided tour.

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the Napa Valley Wine Train and enjoy a multi-course lunch as you travel to Grgich Hills Estate.


After your day in the Napa Valley, journey back to San Francisco via the town of Sausalito.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After dinner, set out on an evening wilderness walk with a local ranger.


Today, head to Yosemite National Park in central California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Stay: Two Nights: Yosemite National Park, Tenaya Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

After an adventurous day, recharge at one of the restaurants within your lodge.


Board an open-air tram tour with a local ranger and see the granite monolith of Half Dome, the vertical face of El Capitan and thundering Yosemite Falls.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Trade mountains for sea breezes as you head for Monterey. Journey along 17-Mile Drive, marvelling at Bird Rock and Cypress Point Lookout. Spend time in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Stay: InterContinental The Clement Monterey

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  • Breakfast

Today, visit the Santa Barbara Mission and the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

Stay: Hyatt Santa Barbara

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose to explore the Getty Centre or enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Warner Bros. Studio.


Continue along the coast to Los Angeles. On arrival, set out on your chosen activity.

Stay: Two Nights: Los Angeles, Loews Hollywood Hotel

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  • Breakfast

Discover the many faces of Los Angeles on today’s city tour. See the downtown area, City Hall and Disney Concert Hall. Marvel at the famous sights along Sunset Strip and scope out Beverly Hills, then head to Santa Monica. You’ll also explore eclectic Venice Beach and the quaint canal district.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport this morning.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Wake to Breathtaking Views

We've reserved coveted Lakeview Rooms for you at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

APT's Signature Experiences

Special sightseeing experiences, like lunch aboard the Wine Train in the Napa Valley, make your holiday exceptional

The Choice Is All Yours

Design your day to your own interests thanks to our wide range of Freedom of Choice sightseeing and dining inclusions

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.