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Luxury

Natural Wonders of the Rockies and Alaska

Victoria to Anchorage
26 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTAH26
  • Classic Journey
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Stop to Smell The Roses

Explore The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive and enjoy breakfast

Answer The Call of the Wild

Discover your pioneering spirit in Denali National Park, spotting wildlife amid the striking landscape

Music of Denali

After a day of exploring, sit down for dinner and a show that retells the story of the first men to summit Denali

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated APT Tour Director and Cruise Escort
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • Seven-night Holland America Line Alaska Inside Passage cruise in a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom
  • A total of 51 meals, as well as complimentary beverages throughout your cruise
  • APT's Freedom of Choice inclusions in six locations

Map & Itinerary

North America Map UTAH26 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

On arrival in Victoria, be met and transferred to your hotel before 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 this morning and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence. You’ll enjoy plenty of time to explore the colourful gardens in serenity before the gates open to the general public.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


Your day is dedicated to exploring Victoria. This afternoon presents you with the chance to select from a range of activities.

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  • Breakfast

Today, ride the ferry across Georgia Strait, then 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 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

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.


Spend the day immersed in the landscapes of Whistler.

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  • Breakfast

Travel through the lush Coast Mountains en route to the alpine village of Sun Peaks.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, select from a number of restaurants located within your hotel.


Travel to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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

Daily :
  • 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.


Today’s sightseeing excursions reveal the sheer beauty of Banff National Park. First, you’ll 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. It’s the striking colour of the water and location - surrounded by snow-capped mountains - that makes it one of the most photographed sites in the Rockies. You’ll look forward to a free evening at Lake Louise, during which you can enjoy the location as you wish.

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.


Tour Banff before riding the Banff Gondola and ascending Sulphur Mountain, where you’ll be awestruck by the sweeping panoramic views out over six mountain ranges.

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

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  • 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.


Choose your activity today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Enjoy a choice of restaurants from which to dine at this evening.


Travel along the Icefields Parkway to Peyto Lake. Journey onto Athabasca Glacier. Continue onwards to Jasper.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • 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.


Select your activity and venture into the landscapes of Jasper National Park.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Relax in your glass-domed GoldLeaf Service carriage as you descend the Rockies.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Continue your rail journey to Vancouver.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Explore Vancouver on a guided tour.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill.


Board your ship for your Alaska Inside Passage Cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam in a Verandah Stateroom

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The excitement builds today as you open your curtains to the legendary scenery of the Inside Passage. Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship cruises past fjords and tiny islands off the coast of British Columbia.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A cheerful town set on the shores of the Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan and its surrounds present a range of attractions, including Misty Fjords National Monument - one of America’s largest wilderness areas. Disembark and spend the day exploring as you please.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise to Alaska’s capital, Juneau, set at the foot of the mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel. Outdoor activities abound here, while the town centre is home to a wealth of cultural attractions. Disembark and choose to explore at leisure or set off on one of the available excursions (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in Skagway, at the Inside Passage’s northernmost point. Once a gateway city for the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway’s frontier-style atmosphere remains evident today, with many of its colourful heritage buildings now protected as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Here, a variety of excursions are on offer (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Wake to the breathtaking sight of World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park, which boasts more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world. As you cruise through the national park and take in the rivers of ice and sky-high peaks, you’ll benefit from the insightful commentary of local rangers who will come aboard your ship to explain the geological wonders and point out some of the diverse wildlife and marine mammals. You may be among the lucky few to sight whales in the wild. Humpbacks and orcas are plentiful in these waters.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Admire the scenery as you cruise north.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark in Seward and travel via Anchorage into Denali National Park.

Stay: Three Nights: Denali National Park, McKinley Chalet Resort in a Junior Suite

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Watch for wildlife on a Tundra Wilderness Tour through Denali National Park.


Spend the day immersed in the landscapes of Denali National Park.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an entertaining night at the Music of Denali Musical Theatre.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps tour a Husky Homestead; explore the park on an ATV; go whitewater rafting; or enjoy a round of golf at a unique Alaskan course.


Explore Denali National Park on your chosen activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Board the deluxe dome railcars of the McKinley Explorer train and travel to Anchorage. Attend a Farewell Dinner tonight.

Stay: Anchorage, Hotel Captain Cook

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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.

Premier Inside Passage Cruise

Stay in a Verandah Stateroom on your seven-night Alaskan cruise, and dine at the Pinnacle Grill.

McKinley Explorer Train

Board the deluxe glass-domed railcars that offer 360 degree views of the lush surrounds of McKinley

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