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Luxury

Elegant Rockies and Ultra-Luxury Alaska Cruise

Victoria to Vancouver
27 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UT27BEIV
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Trip Highlights

Stop to Smell The Roses

Explore The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive and enjoy breakfast

The Fruits of the Region

Savour the flavours of a sumptuous dinner with paired wines at Gray Monk Estate Winery in Vernon

A Cultural Immersion

Dive into the culture and heirtage of the Kitasoo and Xai'xais people with story telling, song and dance

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 five locations
  • A total of 59 meals and free-flowing drinks 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, Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


Spend the afternoon on your selected sightseeing experience. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today, take the ferry from Victoria across Georgia Strait to Vancouver. On arrival, explore the city on a guided tour. Perhaps take a half-hour floatplane flight from Victoria to Vancouver (own expense).

Stay: Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel Georgia

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  • Breakfast

Relax in GoldLeaf Service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer as you set out for the Rockies. Traverse the lush fields of the Fraser River Valley and gaze out at the peaks of the Coast Mountains. Pass Hell’s Gate 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)

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  • 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 to Banff National Park.

Stay: Two Nights, Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs in a Deluxe 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 take in 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 what it takes to be a Canadian ice hockey player. Relax at the Willow Stream Spa or set out on a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Finish your day with a Freedom of Choice Dining evening at your hotel.


Head out on your chosen activity today and explore Banff your way.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Dine at one of your hotel’s restaurants this evening.


Board the Banff Gondola and travel to the top of Sulphur Mountain from where you’ll enjoy panoramic views over six mountain ranges. Tour the town of Banff then 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

Daily :
  • 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; ride the Jasper Tramway; take an interpretive nature hike; or join an evening wildlife discovery.


Discover the region on your preferred activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Dinner tonight in the resort’s Gernot suite is accompanied by matching wines.


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

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.


Today, 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. Complete the day with dinner and paired wines at the estate’s Grapevine Restaurant.

Daily :
  • 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: Two Nights, The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • 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

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.


This afternoon, select the Freedom of Choice activity that appeals to you. After a fun-filled day, you’ll appreciate an evening at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast in Whistler before joining the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway. Pass Shannon Falls on your way to Vancouver.

Stay: Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel Georgia

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Board the Seabourn Sojourn and be whisked to your Veranda Suite, where chilled Champagne awaits alongside ocean views. Familiarise yourself with your suite and the ship’s amenities before tonight’s dinner.

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. Old-growth forests of the deepest green brush past as the frothy ocean swells and recedes beneath rocky shores. A veteran Expedition Team joins you on board. In some locations, they will lead sea-level adventures by kayak and Zodiac vessels (own expense). Other times, they will host presentations and lectures on the destinations you visit along the way.

Daily :
  • 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. Or, delve into the town’s history with a variety of excursions on offer (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Relax on board as your ship glides between the Inian Islands and the waters of Icy Strait where the Inside Passage meets the Gulf of Alaska. 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. You may like to visit the restored 1912 Alaska salmon cannery and museum, wander through dense rainforest along one of the many nature trails or taste traditional Alaskan fare at a waterside restaurant.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today your ship slithers into Juneau, the state’s secluded capital accessible only by air or sea. Here, you’re left to decide how your day pans out. Explore the network of busy streets in the city’s centre, backdropped by tree-covered Mt Juneau and Mt Roberts. Wind along the network of stairs and walkways past colourful heritage stores and homes, or spend time by the waterfront which buzzes with ships and fishing boats at this time of the year.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sail north via the tidewaters and soaring cliffs of 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. Set in the heart of the Inside Passage and the Tongass National Forest, the surrounding landscapes are teeming with wildlife.

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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. 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. Explore at your own leisure or set off on one of the excursions available to you (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.


Today at Klemtu, experience more of this historic region on intimate excursions by kayak or Zodiac (own expense). As evening falls, your ship sails through Bella Bella.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy most of the day at Alert Bay 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark and transfer to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

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

Ultra-luxury Alaska Cruise

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

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible