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Luxury

Rockies with Alaska by Sea and Land

Victoria to Fairbanks
26 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTAP26
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

Stunning River Safari

Skim along Blue River in special boats, keeping a close eye out for the grizzly and black bears often spotted here

Sail Away in Style

Toast your Inside Passage cruise with Princess Cruises during a Sail Away Dinner at Sabatini's Italian restaurant

Answer The Call of the Wild

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated APT Tour Director and Cruise Escort
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • Seven-night Princess Cruises Alaska Inside Passage cruise in a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
  • A total of 52 meals, as well as beer and wine with dinner on your cruise

Map & Itinerary

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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™ - 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 settle in to your room then meet your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort (or similar)

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose from a number of experiences. Perhaps 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. With a free evening at hand, you may explore the city on your own terms.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Pause in the town of Chemainus before taking the ferry across Georgia Strait. Treasure the scenery as you travel north along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway, passing Shannon Falls before arriving at Whistler. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Victoria to Whistler (own expense). Arrive in Whistler by midday and enjoy more time at leisure.

Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel through the Coast Mountains, stopping at both Duffey and Seton lakes on your way to Sun Peaks, Canada’s second largest ski area set beneath three famous summits - Mt Tod, Sundance Mountain and Mt Morrisey.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On arrival in Blue River, skim over the waterways watching for the grizzly and black bears that are frequently sighted here.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose your dining experience at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.


Join the Yellowhead Highway and stop to take in views of Mt Robson, before arriving in Jasper where you’ll enjoy the grand Canadian lodge experience.

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

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

Enjoy a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour; embark on a Maligne Valley experience; go rafting down the Athabasca River; or ride the Jasper Tramway. You may prefer to set out on an interpretive nature hike or take part in an evening wildlife discovery.


Today’s Freedom of Choice activities offer a thrilling perspective of Jasper National Park.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose your dining experience at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.


Join the Icefields Parkway and wind through the majestic scenery of the Canadian Rockies. After pausing to take in Maligne Canyon and Athabasca Falls, stop at the giant Columbia Icefield. Here, journey right onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier. Later, in Banff National Park, admire Peyto Lake before continuing on to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide on the shores of Lake Louise and learn about the rich natural history of the region.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Look forward to dining at one of your hotel’s restaurants tonight.


Set out along the Trans-Canada Highway through the lush, evergreen forests of Banff National Park. En route, stop to absorb one of the most photographed panoramas of Banff National Park, the turquoise waters of Moraine Lake. In Banff later, head to the town centre for a tour, then board the Banff Gondola and ascend Sulphur Mountain from where you’ll enjoy panoramic views out over six surrounding mountain ranges.

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

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

Take part in the Banff Experience - which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Or, absorb bird’s-eye views of the national park on a heli-flightseeing trip. 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.


World Heritage-listed Banff National Park is without a doubt one of the most beautiful locations of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. While it is best-known as a winter playground, the warmer months bring lush landscapes that are perfect for outdoor activities. Experience it all on your chosen activity today. You’ll then look forward to a relaxing evening left free for you to enjoy your surrounds.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in your glass-dome GoldLeaf Service carriage. Traverse Kicking Horse Pass, travel through the Spiral Tunnels and journey past Shuswap Lake as you’re indulged with free-flowing drinks.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Your rail journey continues this morning. Enjoy views to rocky slopes as your train follows the Thompson River and the Coast Mountains on the way to Vancouver.

Stay: Two Nights: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Explore Vancouver on a guided tour. Visit Stanley Park, then head to Granville Island, the bustling heart of Vancouver’s cultural scene. Also see English Bay and Vancouver Harbour, before some free time.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, celebrate the beginning of your ocean adventure with a Sail Away Dinner at the elegant Sabatini’s.


Bound for the glacial waters and wild landscapes of Alaska’s Inside Passage, your Princess Cruises ship awaits on Vancouver Harbour. Step aboard, settle in and familiarise yourself with the ship.

Stay: Seven Nights: Princess Cruises’ Coral Princess or Golden Princess in a Verandah Stateroom

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship cruises along coastal British Columbia and the Alaska Panhandle. Glide past rocky headlands and over the icy waters of the Inside Passage, one of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive at the city of Ketchikan, set on the shores of the Tongass Narrows. Ketchikan acts as a gateway to a wide variety of attractions, including Misty Fjords National Monument - one of America’s largest wilderness areas.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After a morning of scenic cruising, arrive at Alaska’s capital, Juneau. Spend the day at leisure, or set off on one of the excursions available to you (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in Skagway at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Once a gateway city for the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway’s frontier-style atmosphere remains evident today. Never failing to intrigue visitors with its wide range of historic buildings and stories to be told, there are a variety of unique excursions on offer (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Draw back your curtains to World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park. As you cruise through rivers of ice and between skyscraping peaks, you’ll enjoy commentary from rangers who have come aboard your ship.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Relax and take in the scenery today as you cruise through College Fjord, with its five stunning tidewater glaciers, five large valley glaciers and many smaller glaciers, most of which were named after Ivy League schools. Like Glacier Bay, humpback whales can often be seen feeding in the waters of the fjord.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in the Alaskan port of Whittier. Here, disembark your ship for the final time and board Princess Cruises’ exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service. Along the way, enjoy listening to insightful commentary about the region and its iconic wildlife. After settling in to your room, enjoy a bountiful dinner at your wilderness lodge.

Stay: Two Nights: Mount McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

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

Take a thrilling jetboat tour along the Talkeetna River; enjoy a float trip down the Talkeetna River; join a guide for an easy stroll around Byers Lake; or take a ride in a horse-drawn wagon.


Enjoy views of the Alaska Range during breakfast. If the clouds part, you may even glimpse the ever elusive peak of Denali, formerly known as Mt McKinley. It’s then time to embark on your chosen activity.

Daily :
  • 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.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an evening of fun, festivity and traditional Alaskan food at the Music of Denali Musical Theatre tonight.


Travel to your lodge at Denali National Park.

Stay: Two Nights: Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Embark on a tundra wilderness tour to spot wildlife that call the park home as you discover the extraordinary landscapes of the Alaskan tundra.


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Arrive in Fairbanks today.

Stay: Two Nights: Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

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  • Breakfast

Take a trip back through Alaska’s gold rush history as you travel along the Tanana Valley Railroad to Gold Dredge 8, a National Historical Monument. See first-hand how the dredge worked the gold fields back in the early 1900s and then pan for gold. Continue on to see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Later this evening, enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner with your fellow passengers.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Experience GoldLeaf Service

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

Alaska with Princess Cruises

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

We take care of everything

APT's hassle-free holiday lifestyle gives you absolute peace of mind, relax knowing that we take care of everything

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home