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Luxury

Rockies Highlights & Alaska Cruise with National Parks

Calgary to Jackson
32 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTW32
  • Classic Journey
  • Small Group Discovery
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

A Grand Flight

Embark on a flight-seeing tour of Grand Canyon National Park, taking in unforgettable views.

Birds of Prey Encounter

Encounter the resident raptors of Jackson and learn about the local birds of prey.

Meet Friendly Wolfdogs

Get up-close to the striking wolves and wolfdogs of Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.

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 Inside Passage cruise in a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • A total of 58 meals, as well as complimentary beverages throughout your cruise

Map & Itinerary

North America Map UTW32 2019

Calgary to Jackson

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 met and transferred to your hotel where you’ll enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Calgary, Fairmont Palliser

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, enjoy a close encounter with the resident wolfdogs and learn about the efforts to protect these animals.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose from one of the many restaurants on offer at your hotel.


On arrival in Banff, embark on a tour of the town and ride the Banff Gondola, ascending Sulphur Mountain, for panoramic views.

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

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

Enjoy the Banff Experience - which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site; take to the skies on a heli-flightseeing trip; join a float trip along the Bow River; learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player; relax at the Willow Stream Spa; or go for a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.


Select from a range of Freedom of Choice activities today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

On arrival in Jasper, your adventures are rewarded with dinner at one of your lodge’s restaurants.


Travel along the Icefields Parkway through the Canadian Rockies. Admire Peyto Lake then ride onto Athabasca Glacier.

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

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

Perhaps take a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour; embark on a Maligne Valley experience; go rafting down the Athabasca River; or ride the Jasper Tramway. Alternatively, set out on a nature hike or an evening wildlife discovery.


Select from our Freedom of Choice activities.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

At Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, enjoy a Freedom of Choice Dining evening.


Visit Maligne Canyon and Athabasca Falls, then stroll along the Glacier Skywalk before pausing to enjoy lunch. Arrive at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On the shores of Lake Louise, join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the region’s natural history.


Today’s excursion takes you to Moraine Lake. The striking blue water surrounded by snow-capped mountains makes it one of the most photographed sites in the Rockies.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy GoldLeaf Service 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

Your Rocky Mountaineer journey continues this morning as you travel to Vancouver.

Stay: Two Nights, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Enjoy a tour of the city’s sights. As the land portion of your journey comes to an end, enjoy dinner with your group.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a delightful Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill.


Travel to Seattle and board your ship.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Wake up to the World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park. As you cruise, benefit from the commentary of local rangers who have come aboard.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in Sitka, flanked by snow-capped mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Once the capital of Russian Alaska, Sitka still retains its strong Russian and Tlingit heritage.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Besides the main attractions of the town itself, Ketchikan also acts as a gateway to Misty Fjords National Monument.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy one last day along the Inside Passage, before your ship docks in Victoria.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

Stay: Two Night Stay: San Francisco, Hotel Zetta

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, hear about the rich history of the area from a local rock climber.


Head for the picturesque vineyards of Sonoma Valley for a wine tasting and tour at a boutique winery. Your journey continues through California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range to the World Heritage-listed Yosemite National Park.

Stay: Two Nights, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley Lodge (or similar)

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today you have the chance to walk amongst giants on a Sequoia Grove tour. These majestic trees, the largest of their kind, are found nowhere else on the planet but within Sierra Nevada. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps relax at your hotel, or take a stroll through one of the park’s many exciting walking trails.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Journey via Tiago Pass down the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada. This winding route affords breathtaking scenes at every bend. As you enter Death Valley National Park, towering granite walls, emerald valleys and sparkling lakes give way to colossal mountains, sparse deserts and extinct volcanic craters. Settle in to your hotel, a lush oasis in the middle of the desert.

Stay: The Oasis at Death Valley

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Revisit the glory of the city’s past at the Neon Museum, home to a collection of Las Vegas’ most iconic signs.


Today, descend 82 metres below sea level at Badwater Basin, the lowest point in elevation in North America. Here, admire the large salt flats which stretch as far as the eye can see. Later, the flashing lights of Las Vegas beckon. On arrival, take in a tour of the famous Las Vegas strip.

Stay: Two Nights, Las Vegas, The Cromwell

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Embark on a flight-seeing tour of Grand Canyon National Park, taking in views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado Plateau.


Explore Grand Canyon National Park on foot after touching down.

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  • Breakfast

Your journey continues onwards to the tangerine rock pillars of Bryce Canyon National Park. See the spiralling hoodoo formations which elicit the sense of stepping into another world. Later this afternoon, arrive at Zion National Park.

Stay: Two Nights, Zion National Park, Zion Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

With a day at leisure, explore red cliffs, tranquil grottos, rushing rivers and bursts of greenery. Perhaps stroll along one of the many scenic walking trails, or board the shuttle which follows a designated path to the park’s viewpoints. Alternatively, venture just outside the park to Springdale and peruse the many art galleries and local cafes.

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  • Breakfast

Continue north to Park City, Utah’s mecca for outdoor activities. In winter, the snow-dusted mountain slopes invite skiing and snowboarding. In summer, the same paths are abuzz with hikers and cyclists. Spend the day experiencing this adventurous town at leisure.

Stay: Hotel Park City, Autograph Collection

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  • Breakfast

Cross the rugged terrain of the Wasatch Mountain Range on a thrilling mountain drive, passing idyllic farmland and vast ranchlands en route to Jackson.

Stay: Two Nights, Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Encounter the resident raptors of the area and learn about the local birds of prey.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps explore the fascinating exhibit at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Alternatively, ascend to great heights on the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort gondola and take in panoramic views.


After a morning at leisure, choose your sightseeing activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Start your day with a float trip down Snake River and admire the Grand Teton mountain range. The world’s first national park is your next port of call. Explore the lower loop with its many geysers, hot springs and mud pots.

Stay: Two Nights, Yellowstone National Park Lodges

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  • Breakfast

Relish more time to unearth the park’s lesser-known treasures on the upper loop. With less crowds, perhaps glimpse local wildlife.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Head back to Jackson before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Relax In Luxury

Our carefully selected range of hotels, lodges and resorts enhance your surrounds and boast sumptuous cuisine

Premier Inside Passage Cruise

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

An Oasis in the Desert

Unwind amid elegance in a lush sanctuary surrounded by the vast desert at The Oasis at Death Valley.

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