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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

Trip Highlights

Stop to Smell The Roses

Explore The Butchart Gardens and enjoy breakfast.

Get to know the locals

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are true icons of the nation, enjoy hearing their stories when you Meet a Mountie.

Natural Wonder and Wildlife

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Guaranteed maximum 40 guests
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 40 meals
  • Expert APT tour director and cruise liaison
  • Guaranteed Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • Guaranteed verandah on your cruise
  • Transfers, port charges, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

North America Map UT19BEVV 2020
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™ - Dining

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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

Once you’ve landed in Vancouver, we’ll meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel before tonight’s welcome dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After an exclusive breakfast at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s Cliff House Restaurant, you’ll join an insightful nature exploration through the grounds and across the suspension bridges.


You have time after your Signature Experience to explore the city with your tour director.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Your rail holiday starts this morning when you board the Rocky Mountaineer. Relax and soak up the views from your bi-level glass-dome carriage in GoldLeaf Service.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The Canadian Rockies are on your mind today as your rail journey continues. Carve your way through the stunning scenery and Spiral Tunnels all the way to Banff National Park.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Today you may like to take part in the Banff Experience which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, board the Banff Gondola, or set off on a heli-flightseeing excursion. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River, or learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player. Otherwise, spend some time at the Willow Stream Spa.


Choose your activity today. Tonight, your hotel offers an impressive dining range.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose where to have dinner.


After your Signature Experience, tour Banff then travel via Moraine Lake to Lake Louise.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose where to dine at your lodge.


Travel along the Icefields Parkway, and stop at the Columbia Icefield. Board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey onto the Athabasca Glacier. Arrive later in Jasper National Park.

Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head for the Monashee Mountains, locally known as Grizzly Bear Valley, and set off on a Blue River Safari. A custom-designed boat, led by an expert guide, will take you over glacier-fed waterways for the chance to glimpse local bears.


Take in views of Mt Robson as you travel along the Yellowhead Highway. Head for the Monashee Mountains, locally known as Grizzly Bear Valley, and set off on a Blue River Safari to hopefully glimpse a few of the local bears.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Follow the tracks of early gold rush pioneers through the Cariboo region, stopping at Seton and Duffey lakes. Later, re-enter the Coast Mountains. Ringed by mountains, forests and valleys, you’ll soon see why Whistler attracts outdoor enthusiasts.

Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel south to Horseshoe Bay and take a ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Continue to Chemainus before arriving in Victoria. If you’d rather forgo the journey by land and ferry, take a floatplane flight instead (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights, Victoria, Hotel Grand Pacific

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Butchart Gardens before the general public are granted access, and enjoy an exclusive breakfast in the original Butchart residence.


Later today, a special dinner is served for you and your fellow travellers.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Return to Vancouver and board your ship for a cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage. This afternoon, settle in and explore the ship.

Stay: Seven Nights, Holland America Line’s Volendam

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Ah the sea! Spend today on board, gliding 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

Alaska’s capital, Juneau, is set at the foot of the mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, and outdoor activities are plenty. Disembark and explore at leisure or with an optional excursion (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in Skagway, the Inside Passage’s northernmost point. See heritage buildings, now protected as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and maybe set off on an excursion (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Wake among the breathtaking scenery of Glacier Bay National Park. Take in the calving tidewater glaciers and learn from local rangers who explain the geological wonders.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Glacier Bay view from the water towards white glacier, Alaska

Dock in Ketchikan today, set on the tranquil shores of the Tongass Narrows, and spend some time exploring as you please.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Head through the Inside Passage, taking in the scenery as you near your final port.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Say goodbye as you are taken to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Iconic Fairmont Property

Really enjoy the chance to relax at Fairmont Banff Springs with two nights at this iconic property.

Verandah Stateroom Views

As your cruise the Inside Passage, marvel at the stunning coastal scenery from your Verandah Stateroom.

Experience GoldLeaf Service

Admire panoramic vistas through full-length dome windows and savour gourmet dining aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.

While the choice of activities and the opportunity to do more than one was a bonus. Freedom of Choice Dining gave us a chance to meet and get to know everyone on the tour.