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Luxury

Eastern Canada, USA, Rockies & Alaska Cruise

Montreal to Vancouver
36 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTE36
  • Classic Journey
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Rhode Island's Elite

Wander through the grand dame of Newport's summer estates, the Breakers, owned by the Vanderbilt family.

Get to know the locals

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are true icons of the nation, enjoy hearing their stories when you Meet a Mountie

Dine in the Pinnacle Grill

Set sail for the Inside Passage and celebrate with a special dinner at Holland America Line's renowned Pinnacle Grill

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
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in nine locations
  • A total of 69 meals, as well as complimentary beverages throughout your cruise

Map & Itinerary

North America Map UTE36 2019

Montreal to Vancouver

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

Welcome to Montréal. Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel before spending the evening at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Montréal, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps take a walking tour of Old Montréal; meet a Montréaler; or take a food tour. Or, you may like to explore one of the world’s largest underground complexes. Experience the distinctly French ambience of Old Montréal during dinner tonight.


Enjoy a Welcome Breakfast as you get to know your group of travellers, before heading out to explore this charming French-Canadian city on a guided tour. This afternoon, discover more of Montréal on your chosen sightseeing activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

At a traditional sugar shack, learn how authentic maple syrup is produced. Enjoy a tour followed by a hearty Québecois meal with live entertainment. Later, Québec City’s French flair comes to the fore on a guided city tour. Stroll through the Petit Champlain, visit Place-Royale and admire the Old Port as you soak up the city’s European style and heritage architecture throughout the day.

Stay: Two Nights, Québec City, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

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

Perhaps take in the sights on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride; enjoy a walking tour and learn more about the city; go for a cruise on the St Lawrence River; or take off on a culinary tour.


This morning’s Freedom of Choice options will introduce you to a different side of the city. Tonight is then yours to spend at leisure.

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  • Breakfast

Farewell Québec City after breakfast at your hotel and continue your journey to the nation’s spectacular capital, Ottawa.

Stay: Two Nights, Ottawa, Fairmont Château Laurier

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps explore the Canadian Museum of History; visit the Canadian War Museum; or head out on a guided bicycle tour. Alternatively, take to the skies in a vintage open-cockpit biplane then visit the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.


A city tour today includes a visit to Parliament Hill, a National Historic Site that dominates the skyline. After your tour, enjoy one of the Freedom of Choice sightseeing activities available to you.

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  • Breakfast

Set out alongside the shores of Lake Ontario. From here, you will embark on a cruise amid the beautiful 1,000 Islands. Dotting the waterways of Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River on the Canada-USA border, the 1,000 Islands boast stunning scenery. On your return to land, continue to the vibrant, buzzing city of Toronto.

Stay: Two Nights, Toronto, Fairmont Royal York

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Get to grips with Toronto’s fascinating sights on a city tour that includes a trip up to the LookOut Level of the CN Tower - the tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere. With the afternoon and evening free to spend at leisure, you’ll have ample time to step out and explore. If you’re feeling peckish, perhaps choose to head out to the bustling Kensington Market, located in one of the city’s most eclectic and interesting neighbourhoods.

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Dine overlooking Niagara Falls tonight before an exclusive visit to the Illumination Tower where you will be able to create your very own light display on the falls.


Visit the township of Niagara-on-the-Lake then head for Niagara Falls. Perhaps embark on an optional helicopter flight (own expense) and after, cruise to the base of the falls.

Stay: Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview in a Fallsview Room

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy views of the falls during breakfast on the top floor of your hotel. Cross the border into the USA and travel to Lancaster.

Stay: Lancaster Arts Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, discover Pennsylvania Amish Country. A local Amish guide will take you through the painted farm houses and green paddocks. The afternoon takes you to Washington DC.

Stay: Two Nights, Fairmont Washington DC Georgetown

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

On a guided city tour, pause at the Arlington National Cemetery, pass by the White House and visit the National Mall, home to such attractions as the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and more.

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  • Breakfast

Stop in Philadelphia for a city tour on your way to New York City. Settle in to your hotel in Midtown Manhattan before dinner.

Stay: Three Nights, InterContinental New York Barclay

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Be enamoured by the famous sights of New York as you hit the streets of Manhattan with a guide. Take in Fifth Avenue, Times Square and the Lincoln Center. Experience some of the city’s dynamic neighbourhoods, such as Greenwich Village, artistic Soho and the Financial District including Wall Street.

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps cruise to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum; or head to the One World Observatory and gaze out onto this thriving, concrete jungle.


Select from our memorable activities today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Breakers, one of the famous Newport Mansions. Inspired by 16th-century Italian palaces, it was once a vacation ‘cottage’ of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and is today worth in excess of $100 million.


Travel along the coast to Rhode Island and the city of Newport. Continue on to Boston and enjoy a free evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Boston, Fairmont Copley Plaza

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose to explore the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum; enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Fenway Park; or join the Freedom Trail walking tour.


Set out on a city tour, taking you to the famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Common, the Bull and Finch Pub from the TV show Cheers and much more. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to visit Harvard University. Afterwards, select your sightseeing activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly to Vancouver on Canada’s stunning west coast today (flight not included).

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

With your APT Tour Director at the helm, you’ll explore the sights of Vancouver. Visit Stanley Park, then head to Granville Island. You’ll also see picturesque English Bay and Vancouver Harbour.

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  • Breakfast

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in GoldLeaf Service as you travel to Kamloops.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Your rail journey continues into the Canadian Rockies on the way to Banff National Park.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, dine at one of your hotel’s superb restaurants.


The World Heritage-listed landscapes of Banff National Park are at your doorstep and you’ve the chance to explore with your choice of activity today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

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.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, you may choose where to have dinner. Select one of the many exceptional restaurants located within your hotel.


Ride the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Back on the ground, tour Banff then travel to Lake Louise.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Select from a number of restaurants for dinner.


Travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic drives in the world. Journey onto Athabasca Glacier and arrive later at your lodge in Jasper National Park.

Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Blue River, skim over the waterways watching for grizzly and black bears.


Admire Mt Robson en route to Sun Peaks.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Traverse the Cariboo region, stopping at Seton and Duffey lakes on the way to Whistler.

Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel via Shannon Falls to Horseshoe Bay, then ride the ferry across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Visit Chemainus then continue to Victoria. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria (own expense). Arrive in Victoria in the early afternoon and enjoy more time at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Victoria, Hotel Grand Pacific

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Butchart Gardens for breakfast and explore the gardens before the crowds arrive.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


It’s your chance to shape your day as you set out on your chosen activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Celebrate the beginning of your voyage with a Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill.


Travel back to Vancouver where your ship awaits. Step aboard and ready yourself for your Alaska Inside Passage journey.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a day at sea as your ship cruises past the islands and fjords along coastal British Columbia and the Alaska Panhandle.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Spend a leisurely morning on your ship. Enjoy the scenery as you cruise to Juneau.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Reach the Inside Passage’s northernmost point, Skagway. Once a gateway city for the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway’s frontier-style atmosphere remains evident today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

With the day cruising Glacier Bay National Park, you’ll benefit from the commentary of local rangers who have come aboard.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dock in Ketchikan, set on the shores of the Tongass Narrows. Here, you may explore at your own pace or join one of the optional excursions on offer (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Spend a day on board as you cruise south through the Inside Passage towards your final port of call.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport in Vancouver.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Discover New York City

Take a bite out of the Big Apple with a visit to Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and iconic Manhattan

Guaranteed GoldLeaf Service

Enjoy the comfort of GoldLeaf Service aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer as you glide past towering peaks

Premier Inside Passage Cruise

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

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.