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Luxury

Rockies, Alaska Cruise and West Coast USA

Vancouver to Los Angeles
31 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTW31VS
  • Classic Journey
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Glacier Skywalk

Wander along a cliff-edge walkway to an all-glass viewing platform where breathtaking views of glaciers await

Starlight Hike

Set out on an evening wilderness walk through Yosemite National Park with a local ranger and learn about the wildlife.

A View to Remember

Step aboard the Banff Gondola and be whisked to the summit of Sulphur Mountain

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 seven locations
  • A total of 57 meals, as well as complimentary beverages throughout your cruise

Map & Itinerary

North America Map UTW31VS 2019

Vancouver to Los Angeles

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

Enjoy a Welcome Dinner on arrival tonight.

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Following a guided tour, enjoy time at leisure.

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  • Breakfast

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

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

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Your journey continues to Banff National Park.

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

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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, enjoy dinner at one of a number of restaurants within your hotel.


Select your activity. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a restaurant within your hotel.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This morning, 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.


Board the Banff Gondola and ascend Sulphur Mountain, where you’ll be awestruck by the sweeping panoramic views out over six mountain ranges. Returning to the foot of the mountain and enjoy a guided tour of the town, then set out along the Trans-Canada Highway. Travel through the lush forest of Banff National Park on your way to the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Overlooking the turquoise shores of Lake Louise, you’ll treasure your stay at one of the most alluring locations on the planet.

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

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  • 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.


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. You’ll then look forward to a free evening at Lake Louise, during which you can enjoy the location as you wish.

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  • Breakfast

Ride onto the Athabasca Glacier and visit the Glacier Skywalk. Continue to Jasper.

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

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, a stylish alfresco dining experience awaits by the shores of Trefoil Lake. Absorb the rhythms of a group of First Nations performers while chefs prepare a gourmet barbecue 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.


Today, our Freedom of Choice options offer a thrilling perspective on this rugged wilderness.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On a Blue River Safari, a custom-designed boat will take you over glacier-fed waterways up close to the bears seen on the banks. Piloted by an expert guide, not only will you spot wildlife, you’ll see glaciers and pass right by waterfalls toppling from the snow-capped mountains nearby.


Join the Yellowhead Highway and re-enter British Columbia, stopping to take in views of Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Continue your journey to Sun Peaks.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Travel to the alpine resort town of Whistler.

Stay: Two Nights, The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

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  • 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.


After a fun-filled day, you’ll appreciate an evening at leisure.

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  • Breakfast

Ride a ferry across Georgia Strait to Victoria. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights, Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

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  • Breakfast
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

This afternoon presents you with the chance to select from a range of activities. 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.


Enjoy a special dinner with your fellow travellers this evening.

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the Pinnacle Grill.


Board your ship in Vancouver and get ready for your Inside Passage cruise.

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

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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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After a morning of scenic cruising, your ship docks in Juneau. Here, you can take part in an excursion (own expense).

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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. See 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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  • 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. 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. 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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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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Heading south through the Inside Passage, watch the glorious landscape slip by on your final day at sea. Or relax and make use of the wonderful amenities on board your ship.

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Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to San Francisco (flight not included).

Stay: Three Nights, The Westin St Francis, San Francisco on Union Square

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Enjoy the day at leisure before joining your Tour Director at tonight’s dinner.

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Today is dedicated to discovering the iconic sights and hidden gems of San Francisco with a guided city tour. This afternoon, set out for the prison-island of Alcatraz by ferry for a tour of this haunting location.

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose where to dine in your lodge.


Travel to Napa Valley for a wine tasting and tour at an iconic vineyard, then head to Yosemite National Park.

Stay: Two Nights, Yosemite National Park, Tenaya Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Set out on an evening wilderness walk with a local ranger and gain a whole new perspective of your surrounds.


Board an open-air tram tour with a local ranger and see the wonders of this magnificent World Heritage-listed park.

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  • Breakfast

Journey along 17-Mile Drive to Monterey. Spend time in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a popular seaside resort town founded in 1880.

Stay: InterContinental The Clement Monterey

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Experience a unique wine tasting in Los Olivos.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Santa Barbara, visit Mission Santa Barbara for an after-hours tour led by a resident Franciscan friar.


Your day is spent making the most of the places you visit with exclusive and unique Signature Experiences.

Stay: Hyatt Santa Barbara

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose to explore the Getty Centre or enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Warner Bros. Studio.


Continue along the coast to Los Angeles. On arrival, set out on your chosen activity.

Stay: Two Nights, Los Angeles, Loews Hollywood Hotel

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Discover Los Angeles, the city of stars, on a city tour. See the downtown area, City Hall and Disney Concert Hall. Marvel at Sunset Strip and scope out Beverly Hills, then head to Santa Monica and explore Venice Beach and the canal district.

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  • Dinner

Your North America journey comes to an end after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

Experience GoldLeaf Service

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

Premier Inside Passage Cruise

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

San Francisco Stay

The ideal introduction to your holiday, two nights at The Westin St Francis welcome you to the USA.

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible