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Luxury

Sparkling Rockies and Alaska Expedition Cruise

Vancouver to Anchorage
27 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UT27BEVV
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Trip Highlights

Drink in the Okanagan Valley

Travel to Gray Monk Estate Winery for a tour of the vineyard before a sublime dinner with perfectly paired wines

Stop to Smell The Roses

Explore The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive and enjoy breakfast

Fjordland Wonders

Encounter the unique wildlife and pristine natural landscapes of this remote marine park

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated APT Tour Director and Cruise Escort
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • APT guided group aboard a 12-night Small Ship Expedition cruise
  • APT's Freedom of Choice inclusions in six locations
  • A total of 59 meals and free-flowing drinks on your cruise

Map & Itinerary

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Vancouver to Anchorage

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 at Vancouver Airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Settle in to your room before a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel Georgia

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  • Dinner

Your Tour Director reveals to you the city’s most beautiful attractions on a leisurely morning tour, including Stanley Park, Granville Island and English Bay. During a free afternoon and evening, you may like to wander through the old cobblestone streets of Gastown, the birthplace of Vancouver. Others may prefer to visit the shopping mecca of Robson Street.

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  • Breakfast

Relax in your GoldLeaf carriage on the Rocky Mountaineer as you set out for the rugged wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. Traverse the lush fields of the Fraser River Valley and see the peaks of the Coast Mountains. Pass Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and glide past rocky slopes as your train follows the Thompson River to Kamloops.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey continues east towards the Canadian Rockies. Pass Shuswap Lake and follow the South Thompson River. Travel through the Spiral Tunnels and traverse Kicking Horse Pass. On arrival in Banff National Park, disembark and head for your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs in a Deluxe Mountain View Room

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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

This evening, you’ll enjoy the chance to relax with dinner at one of the superb restaurants located within your hotel.


Explore the World Heritage-listed landscapes of Banff National Park with your chosen activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Dine at one of your hotel’s superb restaurants.


Then, before touring the town of Banff, board the Banff Gondola and ascend to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Later, head for Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise via Moraine Lake. Settle in to your Lakeview Room.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Join the Icefields Parkway today, a route that winds past sweeping valleys and pristine lakes. Pause to admire the impossibly blue hue of Peyto Lake. The colour is caused by the copious amounts of glacial rock flour distributed into the lake during the summer months. Board an Ice Explorer and ride onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Later, stroll along the Glacier Skywalk for panoramic views. You’ll then travel via Athabasca Falls on your way to Jasper.

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

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Dine at your choice of restaurants located within your lodge.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour; embark on a Maligne Valley experience; go rafting down the Athabasca River; or ride the Jasper Tramway. Other options include an interpretive nature hike or an evening wildlife discovery.


The landscapes of Jasper National Park are more beautiful than you can imagine. So too is your vantage point - a timber lodge on shores of pine-ringed Lac Beauvert. Today, select your preferred activity. Following your activity, take advantage of some free time.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy a superb private dining experience in the resort’s elegant Gernot suite with paired wines.


Depart Jasper and arrive at Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon. Owned by Mr Gernot Langes-Swarovski, the former head of the Swarovski crystal company, and bejeweled with 3.5 million crystals, this European-style retreat is one of British Columbia’s finest.

Stay: Two Nights: Vernon, Sparkling Hill Resort in a Lakeview Room

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This afternoon, head to Gray Monk Estate Winery and get an insight into the wine-making process with a tour and tasting. You’ll then finish your day with a delightful dinner complete with paired wines at the winery’s Grapevine Restaurant.


With most of today at leisure, perhaps explore the stunning surrounds of Vernon, or make the most of your complimentary access to the resort’s exceptional facilities. These include the luxurious European-style KurSpa, the seven steam and sauna rooms, the Kneipp water pool, the infinity salt water pools and a hot pool.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Follow the historic tracks of the early gold rush pioneers through the rugged Cariboo region. Make a stop at both Seton and Duffey lakes before arriving at Whistler - a destination that attracts outdoor enthusiasts.

Stay: Two Nights: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

Take an eco-trek to Lost Lake or enjoy a floatplane flight. 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.


This afternoon, select your sightseeing activity. Afterwards, you’ll appreciate an evening at leisure.

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  • Breakfast

Travel via Shannon Falls to Horseshoe Bay. Here, ride a ferry to Vancouver Island and the small city of Nanaimo. Then travel via Chemainus, home to a number of outdoor murals, 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 and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Join a whale watching cruise; take in views on a seaplane flight; tour the city’s heritage district; fish for salmon; ride through Victoria in a horse-drawn carriage or delight in afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress.


After, enjoy your selected Freedom of Choice sightseeing activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Return to Vancouver by ferry. Enjoy time at leisure, then board Le Soléal and settle in to your spacious cabin before dinner.

Stay: 12 Nights: Le Soléal, stay in a spacious Deluxe Balcony Stateroom

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, your ship will cruise through the Seymour Narrows and Johnstone Strait. These waters are renowned as some of the best orca whale watching sites in the world, so a trip to the bow is a must.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take in the wildlife and wonders of Fjordland - a marine park set far to the east of the usual ship route.


Watch out for fascinating native wildlife.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise into Walker Cove, one of the great bays of Misty Fjords National Monument. Part of the Tongass National Forest, take in granite domes, forested hills and cascading waterfalls. Catch a glimpse of the great Alaskan brown bear that frequents this area in search for salmon in nearby streams.

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

Perhaps take a nature walk as you try to spot the bears, deer, eagles and other animals that are abundant. Alternatively, tour the local harbour and learn about the lives of the fishermen of the area.


Cruise the Wrangell Narrows and arrive at Petersburg, a fishing harbour. Later, cruise to Le Conte Glacier. Weather and ice conditions permitting, you’ll set off by Zodiac to view the tidewater glacier up close as it winds its way down from the Stikine Icefield.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, you will be able to discover the ethereal beauty of Tracy Arm Fjord as you cruise to the foot of the twin Sawyer Glaciers. Set out once more in Zodiacs and keep an eye out for calving glaciers, huge masses of ice breaking away and crashing into the water.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive at The Brothers, an archipelago off the coast of Admiralty Island that is a photographer’s paradise. Keep on the lookout for whales, Steller sea lions and eagles. After lunch, sail to the brown bear haven of Admiralty Island.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

At Kuiu Island, take off aboard a Zodiac and explore the glittering fjords of Tebenkof Bay, home to a variety of marine mammals. During lunch, cruise the Chatham Straits to Baranof Island; a rugged island with numerous coves, bays and inlets.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Anchor near the tiny hamlet of Elfin Cove on Chichagof Island, accessible only by boat or floatplane. Here, a local resident will join you on board.


On arrival at Point Adolphus, watch for the mighty humpback whales that spend the summer feeding here. Afterwards, travel to shore by Zodiac and enjoy time at leisure to explore.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today cruise alongside the St Elias Range. The tallest coastal mountain range in the world, the peaks are capped with snow all year round. Enter Yakutat Bay to view Hubbard Glacier, North America’s longest tidewater glacier. A highly active glacier, with two major surges in the past 30 years, here you may have the opportunity of hearing the thunderous roar of a calving iceberg as it crashes into the water. This evening, if weather permits, you’ll enter Icy Bay to see the Malaspina and Guyot Glaciers.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, arrive at Kayak Island. Here, visit the cave and plaque that commemorates Captain Vitus Bering, who landed on the island’s shores in 1741. Back on board, enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure as your ship journeys north.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Glide past the breathtaking icebergs and coves of Prince William Sound, with the intention of exploring Barry Arm and College Fjord. Later, enjoy your final night aboard with your fellow passengers.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your journey comes to an end today. After breakfast, you will disembark your ship in Seward, one of Alaska’s oldest communities. From here, you’ll transfer to Anchorage for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

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Voyage along the Inside Passage aboard the expedition ship, Le Soleal

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Guaranteed GoldLeaf Service

Enjoy the comfort of a GoldLeaf carriage aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, and glide past the steep rocky slopes

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