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Rockies with Alaska by Sea and Land

Victoria to Fairbanks
25 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTAP25
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Tundra Wilderness Tour

Home to glacial rivers and soaring peaks, discover the beauty of Denali National Park on a Tundra Wilderness Tour.

Stop to Smell The Roses

Explore The Butchart Gardens and enjoy breakfast.

Sail Through History

Step aboard a sternwheeler and cruise through Fairbanks. Discover Alaska's history with every turn of the paddlewheel.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Guaranteed maximum 40 guests
  • GoldLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Luxury dining - a total of 48 meals
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Guaranteed verandah on your cruise
  • Transfers, port charges, porterage and gratuities
  • Expert APT tour director and cruise liaison
  • Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Map & Itinerary

North America Map UTAP25 2020
Victoria to Fairbanks

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

Be taken to your hotel for 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 general public are granted access, and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence.


Enjoy a Signature Experience before the rest of the day is left free.

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  • Breakfast

Ride the ferry across Georgia Strait, and travel the Sea to Sky Highway, pausing at Shannon Falls. Or if you’d rather, take a floatplane flight instead (own expense).

Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa

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  • Breakfast

Travel through the Coast Mountains and stop at Duffey and Seton lakes on the way to Sun Peaks.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose one of your lodge’s restaurants to dine at.


Spend this morning travelling. Be brought to a pause at Mt Robson on your way to Jasper.

Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose where to enjoy dinner at your hotel at Lake Louise.


Take in Maligne Canyon and then wind through the Rockies along the Icefields Parkway. See Athabasca Falls before stopping at the Columbia Icefield to board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier. Keep going to Lake Louise.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This morning, meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Your hotel has plenty of restaurants to choose from for dinner.


Travel along the Trans-Canada Highway to Banff National Park, taking pause at Moraine Lake. Once you’ve arrived in Banff, set off exploring and meet a Mountie.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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.


We get it - you love choosing what to do. As such, we’ve dedicated today to your favourite Freedom of Choice inclusion.

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  • Breakfast

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and soak up the views from your bi-level glass-dome carriage, complete with GoldLeaf Service.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey continues. Following along the Thompson River, pass the waters of Hell’s Gate, and gaze up at the Coast Mountains on your way to Vancouver.

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Really seize the day - on a guided discovery explore Vancouver’s most famous sites including Stanley Park, and Granville Island, the bustling heart of Vancouver’s cultural scene. Also see English Bay and Vancouver Harbour. The rest of the day is all yours to do as much or as little as you please.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Head to the harbour where your ship awaits, and take a moment to settle in.

Stay: Seven Nights, Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess, Grand Princess or Pacific Princess

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your day is enjoyed on board. Take in coastal views or relax and enjoy the facilities.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Misty Fjords with two canoes at the bottom of waterfall

Disembark in Alaska’s picturesque capital, set along the Gastineau Channel, and spend your time exploring at leisure or with an optional excursion (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arriving in Skagway, a delightful frontier-style atmosphere is still evident in the colourful heritage buildings.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

You might need to pinch yourself this morning – wake to the World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park. Take in the calving tidewater glaciers and learn from local rangers who explain the geological wonders.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise amid the five tidewater glaciers of College Fjord. Humpback whales might be found slipping around in the water, so make sure you keep an eye out for them.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Join an exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service to Talkeetna. From here you’ll be taken to your wilderness lodge for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Mount McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
View of snow capped Mt McKinley, Alaska

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take a jetboat tour or a float trip down the Talkeetna River, join a guide for a stroll around Byers Lake, or ride in a horse-drawn wagon.


Breakfast is at a leisurely pace today, with the Alaska Range set in the background. Then, a Freedom of Choice activity is waiting.

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Join an experienced mountaineer for a first-hand account of what it’s like to scale Denali, North America’s highest mountain peak.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose where you’d like to have dinner this evening at your resort.


After your Signature Experience, keep going through Denali National Park and arrive at your resort in time for dinner.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

A Tundra Wilderness Tour is the perfect chance to see local moose, grizzlies, caribou, eagles and wolves in the national park.


After your Signature Experience, look forward to a free evening.

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  • Breakfast
Alaskan bears wandering through a watering hole amongst green fields, Alaska

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cruise the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and travel back to a time when riverboats filled Alaska’s waterways.


Enjoy your Signature Experience today.

Stay: Two Nights, Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

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  • Breakfast

Take a trip through Alaska’s gold rush history as you travel along the Tanana Valley Railroad to Gold Dredge 8. Take your seat at a farewell dinner tonight.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Be taken to the airport after breakfast.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

McKinley Chalet Resort

In the heart of the Denali Canyon, McKinley Chalet Resort is your humble abode. Soak up views from your Junior Suite.

Alaska with Princess Cruises

Stay in a Verandah Stateroom on your seven-night Alaskan voyage with Princess Cruises.

Experience GoldLeaf Service

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

The experience was so well organised & made extra special by our wonderful Tour Director & Driver... I would consider myself very fortunate to experience their knowledge and leadership again.