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Luxury

Incredible Rockies and Alaska Expedition Cruise

Victoria to Anchorage
27 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UT27BWIV
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

The Fruits of the Region

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

Glacier Skywalk

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

Fjordland Wonders

Encounter the unique wildlife and pristine natural landscapes of this remote marine park

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated APT Tour Director and Cruise Escort
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • APT guided group aboard a 12-night Small Ship Expedition cruise
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in six locations
  • A total of 59 meals and free-flowing drinks on your cruise

Map & Itinerary

North America Map UT27BWIV 2019

Victoria to Anchorage

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

Be met and transfer to your hotel before this evening’s Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps join a whale watching cruise; take in the views on a seaplane flight; discover 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 Fairmont Empress.


Discover more of Victoria on your selected sightseeing activity. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Ride the ferry across Georgia Strait. Travel via Shannon Falls to Whistler. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Victoria to Whistler (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights: The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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. 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 your sightseeing activity. After, enjoy the evening at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a superb private dining experience in the resort’s elegant Gernot suite with paired wines.


Travel by coach via both Duffey and Seton lakes to Sparkling Hill Resort, owned by Mr Gernot Langes-Swarovski, former head of Swarovski.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head to Gray Monk Winery Estate and enjoy a tour and tasting. Complete the day with dinner and perfectly paired wines at the estate’s Grapevine Restaurant.


With most of today at leisure, perhaps you may like to explore the region, or make use of your complimentary access to the resort’s facilities.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel via Kamloops into the Canadian Rockies. Stop to take in views of Mt Robson, then continue on into Alberta and the scenery of Jasper National Park.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Dine at one of your lodge’s restaurants.

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.


Today is yours to discover more of Jasper.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Dine at one of your hotel’s restaurants.


Take in Maligne Canyon before joining the Icefields Parkway which winds through the majestic scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Visit Athabasca Falls, then stop at the Columbia Icefield. Here, board an Ice Explorer vehicle and travel onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier. Later, enjoy a stroll along the Glacier Skywalk. Enter Banff National Park and travel via the blue waters of Peyto Lake to your hotel.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide for a stroll along the shores of Lake Louise and learn about the rich natural history of the area.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

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


Travel to Banff via the picturesque Moraine Lake. On arrival, enjoy a guided tour of Banff before boarding the Banff Gondola and ascending to the top of Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views out over six mountain ranges.

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

Daily :
  • 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, 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.


From glacial lakes to soaring mountain peaks – the World Heritage-listed landscapes of Banff National Park are at your doorstep and you’ve the chance to explore them on your chosen activity.

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  • Breakfast

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in your GoldLeaf carriage on the way to Kamloops.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Sit back and relax as you glide past steep rocky slopes as your train follows the Thompson River. Pass Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon and admire the Coast Mountains as you travel to Vancouver. Settle in and enjoy leisure time upon arrival at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This morning, tour Vancouver. Visit Stanley Park, Granville Island and picturesque English Bay, before enjoying the afternoon at your leisure. Tonight, savour a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy free time in Vancouver this morning before boarding Le Soléal and settling in to your spacious cabin. This evening, attend Welcome Drinks with your fellow travellers and captain, and indulge in the first of many delicious dinners on board.

Stay: 12 Nights: Le Soléal, stay in a spacious Deluxe Balcony Stateroom

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today your ship will cruise through the Seymour Narrows and Johnstone Strait. 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take in the wildlife and wonders of Fjordland – a marine park set far to the east of the usual ship route.


Watch out for fascinating native wildlife.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise into Walker Cove, one of the great bays of Misty Fjords National Monument. Part of the Tongass National Forest, take in great granite domes, forested hills and cascading waterfalls that make this area so spellbinding. Catch a glimpse of the great Alaskan brown bear that frequents this area in search for salmon in nearby streams.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps take a nature walk as you try to spot the bears, deer, eagles and other animals that are abundant. Alternatively, tour the local harbour and learn about the lives of the fishermen of the area.


Today, cruise the Wrangell Narrows and arrive at Petersburg, a fishing harbour. Later, cruise to Le Conte Glacier. Weather and ice conditions permitting, you’ll set off by Zodiac to view the tidewater glacier up close as it winds its way down from the Stikine Icefield.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, you will be able to discover the ethereal beauty of Tracy Arm Fjord as you cruise to the foot of the twin Sawyer Glaciers. Set out once more in Zodiacs and keep an eye out for calving glaciers, huge masses of ice breaking away and falling into the water.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive at The Brothers, an archipelago off the coast of Admiralty Island that is a photographer’s paradise. Keep on the lookout for whales, Steller sea lions and eagles. After lunch, sail to the brown bear haven of Admiralty Island.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

At Kuiu Island, take off aboard a Zodiac and explore the glittering fjords of Tebenkof Bay, home to a variety of marine mammals. During lunch, cruise the Chatham Straits to Baranof Island; a rugged island with numerous coves, bays and inlets.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Anchor near the tiny hamlet of Elfin Cove on Chichagof Island, accessible only by boat or floatplane. Here, a local resident will join you on board.


On arrival at Point Adolphus, watch for the mighty humpback whales that spend the summer feeding here. Afterwards, travel to shore by Zodiac and enjoy time at leisure to explore.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today cruise alongside the St Elias Range. The tallest coastal mountain range in the world, the peaks are capped with snow all year round. Enter Yakutat Bay to view Hubbard Glacier, North America’s longest tidewater glacier. This evening, if weather permits, we will enter Icy Bay to see the Malaspina and Guyot Glaciers.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, arrive at Kayak Island. Here, visit the cave and plaque that commemorates Captain Vitus Bering, who landed on the island’s shores in 1741. Back on board, enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure as your ship journeys north.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Glide past the breathtaking icebergs and coves of Prince William Sound, with the intention of exploring Barry Arm and College Fjord. Later, enjoy your final night aboard with your fellow passengers.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll disembark your ship in Seward and transfer to Anchorage 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

Sail Aboard Le Soléal

Voyage aboard Le Soléal for an unforgettable expedition adventure

Wake to Breathtaking Views

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

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