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Luxury

Rockies Explorer and Alaska by Air, Land and Sea

Vancouver to Seattle
18 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTA18
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • Luxury dining - a total of 30 meals
  • Expert APT tour director
  • Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • GoldLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Ocean View Room at Cape Fox Lodge
  • Transfers and gratuities
  • Cruise through the incredible Tracy Arm Wilderness Area, home to deep fjords and sheer granite cliffs

Map & Itinerary

Canada & Alaska Map 2022 UTA18
Vancouver to Seattle

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™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

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

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Be guided through Vancouver’s must-see sites today.

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  • 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 (three-star accommodation)

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  • 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, in a Mountain View Room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
View of Banff Springs Exterior Mountains, Canada

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Tonight, choose where to dine at your hotel.


Enjoy a Signature Experience this morning. Later, 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™

At your lodge, choose where to dine this evening.


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

Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Take in Maligne Canyon before re-entering the province of British Columbia. Your journey follows the famous Yellowhead Highway. Pass Mt Robson which, at 3,954 metres, is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Later, arrive in the alpine village of Sun Peaks.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • 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

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  • Breakfast

Travel south to Horseshoe Bay and board your BC Ferries service 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

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Enjoy a Signature Experience this morning. Tonight, a special dinner is served for you and your fellow travellers.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a special Welcome to Alaska dinner at your lodge and learn about the native Tlingit community during a cultural presentation.


Board your included flight from Victoria to Ketchikan in Alaska. Transfer to your lodge and settle in before a Signature Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Ketchikan, Cape Fox Lodge in a guaranteed Ocean View Room

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today will be spent exploring Misty Fjords National Monument, one of nature's most spectacular creations. A boat ride takes you to Rudyerd Bay, an ice-carved masterpiece deep within the Monument. Here, you'll learn about the natural history of the fjords and listen to the call of nesting sea birds as you glide past towering glacier-sculpted cliffs and shimmering waterfalls. The afternoon has been left free for you to relax back at your lodge.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

With a morning at leisure to discover Ketchikan at your own pace, you might like to visit historic Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum or the Southeast Alaska Discovery Centre. Alternatively, see the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, visit Saxman Native Village or explore Totem Bight State Historical Park (own expense). Later, fly from Ketchikan to Sitka (flight included) and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: Sitka, Totem Square Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps discover the best of Sitka on a guided tour, including a wildlife tour through the Alaska Raptor Centre, a visit to the Sitka National Historical Park and a stop at the Fortress of the Bear. Alternatively, keep an eye out for Alaskan wildlife as you head out on a leisurely kayaking excursion to explore Sitka's sheltered waterways, harbours and picturesque coves. Another option is a wildlife-viewing cruise that gives you the opportunity to see whales, sea otters, porpoises, sea lions, harbour seals, brown bears and more.


This morning, choose from the sightseeing activities on offer. A free afternoon gives you the chance to explore Sitka at your leisure. Perhaps discover the town’s historic Russian buildings which have been maintained as miniature museums, learn more about Sitka’s history at the Sheldon Jackson Museum, or visit the Southeast Indian Cultural Centre (own expense). Later, board your included flight to Juneau and transfer to your hotel.

Stay: Three Nights, Juneau, Four Points by Sheraton in a guaranteed Sea View Room

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cruise through the incredible Tracy Arm Wilderness Area, home to deep fjords and sheer granite cliffs. Have your camera handy as you glide past cobalt-blue icebergs, thundering waterfalls and an abundance of Alaskan wildlife. Your boat will get as close as possible to the ever-changing Twin Sawyer Glaciers, which cannot be accessed by larger ships.


Enjoy an exciting Signature Experience today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

You might choose to head out on a seaplane excursion to the Juneau Icefield, including an Alaskan salmon feast at the remote Taku Glacier Lodge. Alternatively, get up-close to the impressive Mendenhall Glacier on a guided canoe trip, with the option to step onto the glacier itself and see its incredible ice caves. Another option is a helicopter ride over the Juneau Icefield and Herbert Glacier, home to spectacular rock formations and icefalls. Or for a true Alaskan experience, perhaps upgrade to a helicopter dog sled tour on the Herbert Glacier (additional expense).


It’s up to you how you spend today as you choose from the sightseeing activities on offer, before a farewell dinner tonight.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your incredible discovery of Alaska comes to an end today. Board an included flight from Juneau to Seattle for your onward flight home.

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  • Breakfast

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family