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Luxury

Rockies and Alaska Adventure

Victoria to Fairbanks
28 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTAP28
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  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
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Trip Highlights

Answer The Call of the Wild

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

Sail Through History

Step aboard a sternwheeler and cruise through Fairbanks. Discover Alaska's history with every turn of the paddlewheel

Sail Away in Style

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

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 six locations
  • A total of 54 meals, as well as complimentary beverages included 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

Welcome to British Columbia’s picturesque capital. Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Dinner tonight.

Stay: Two Nights: Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Butchart Gardens before the crowds have arrived and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence. With access to the gardens before they open to the general public, you’ll relish the chance to inspect the incredible display of blooms in serenity.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - SIghtseeing

Join a whale watching cruise; take a seaplane flight; tour the heritage district; fish for salmon; ride in a horse-drawn carriage; or enjoy afternoon tea at the elegant Fairmont Empress.


With a choice of activities this afternoon you can discover more of Victoria.

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Ride the ferry across Georgia Strait to Vancouver. Here, join your APT Tour Director for a discovery of the famous attractions. Perhaps take a half-hour floatplane flight from Victoria to Vancouver (own expense).

Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

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Pay a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and relish the chance to wander amongst the treetops and over the mighty Capilano River on this 140-metre long bridge. Later, treasure the scenery as you travel north along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway, passing Shannon Falls before arriving at Whistler. Tonight’s dinner is to be enjoyed at your hotel’s restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • 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

Perhaps take an eco-trek to Lost Lake or enjoy a thrilling floatplane flight over stunning alpine landscapes. You might like to explore Whistler Mountain on a snowcat adventure, enjoy a mountain Jeep safari, ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola or perhaps set out on a tree trek or zip trek.


This afternoon, delve into Whistler’s wilderness on your chosen Freedom of Choice activity.

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  • Breakfast

Travel through the Coast Mountains as you follow the historic tracks of the early gold rush pioneers through the Cariboo region. Make a brief stop at both Duffey and Seton lakes then travel via Lillooet, before arriving in Sun Peaks - Canada’s second-largest ski area.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

At Lake Louise, you’ll be spoilt for choice with numerous restaurants from which to choose for dinner.


Pass the community of Salmon Arm then continue on via Sicamous, known as the ‘Houseboat Capital of Canada’ thanks to its location on the shores of the Eagle River, Mara Lake and Shuswap Lake. As you traverse the landscapes of the Rockies, stop at the historic resort town of Revelstoke - home to North America’s greatest vertical ski slopes before arriving at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On the shores of Lake Louise, join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide 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

Choose where to dine this evening.


As you travel towards Banff, stop to admire Moraine Lake on your way to Banff, where a tour includes a trip on the Banff Gondola.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take part in the Banff Experience; absorb views of the park on a stunning heli-flightseeing trip; enjoy a float trip along the Bow River; learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player; visit the Willow Stream Spa; or go for a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.


Today presents an outstanding opportunity to explore Banff your way with a range of included sightseeing options available.

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Select from a number of restaurants within your lodge for dinner.


Enjoy the scenery along the Icefields Parkway today. Visit Peyto Lake then journey onto Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, make a brief stop at Athabasca Falls and Maligne Canyon.

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

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose to take a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour; embark on a Maligne Valley experience; go rafting down the Athabasca River; or perhaps ride the Jasper Tramway for views of the park. Alternatively, set out on an interpretive nature hike or take part in an evening wildlife discovery.


Are you ready to venture into Jasper National Park? Select from a range of activities today.

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  • Breakfast

Relax in your glass-domed GoldLeaf Service carriage as you descend the Rockies.

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

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Your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey continues this morning as you travel via rocky slopes and rivers all the way to Vancouver.

Stay: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the elegant Sabatini’s.


Your ship awaits you on the harbour today. Step aboard and ready yourself for your Inside Passage cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights: Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess in a Verandah Stateroom

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With a full day on board as your ship glides past rocky headlands and over the still blue waters of the Inside Passage, you can do as much or as little as you wish. Take in the spectacular coastal views or relax and enjoy the onboard facilities.

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Arrive today at the city of Ketchikan, set right 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. It is known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’, and can also lay claim to being the home of the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles.

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Cruise past the entrance to Tracy Arm fjord then disembark to explore Alaska’s capital city, Juneau, which is set at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel. Juneau has a strong gold rush history, with gold first discovered by prospectors here in 1880. Its incredible prospecting and beautiful scenery has been drawing visitors here since the early 1900s. There’s much to see and do in Juneau, with the town boasting great fishing, wildlife spotting, and many other exhilarating outdoor activities amid the stunning landscape.

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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). Or, choose to explore on your own.

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Wake up to the sight of World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park, which boasts more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world. As you cruise through the park and take in the rivers of ice and skyscraping peaks, you’ll benefit from the commentary of rangers who have come aboard to explain the wonders and point out some of the wildlife. Humpback and grey whales, as well as orcas, are known to grace these waters frequently, so be sure to keep watch for that tell-tale ripple beneath the water. Also be on the lookout for harbor seals and sea otters slipping in and out of the icy water. You may even spot bald eagles circling overhead.

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Today you’ll 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.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Be welcomed to Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge with an Alaskan native performance, including storytelling, song and dance.


Disembark your ship in Whittier and travel via Anchorage to Cooper Landing in Kenai Fjords National Park. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you will join a local guide to learn about the region.

Stay: Two Nights: Cooper Landing, Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Today, you may like to get out amid nature and explore the quaint community of Cooper Landing. Perhaps tour Seward and the Alaska SeaLife Center, an aquarium and world-class cold water marine research facility. Alternatively, embark on a nature hike along a trail used by gold prospectors 100 years ago or enjoy a float trip on the Kenai River.


One of the best things about Alaska is you are never far from the wilderness and the Kenai Peninsula is no exception. Explore the region with a range of included sightseeing options available.

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  • Breakfast

Your journey continues to your next wilderness lodge. Before dinner, enjoy time at leisure to relax or explore the area.

Stay: Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

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  • Dinner
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.


Ride a Princess Rail Service dome car into Denali National Park, listening to insightful onboard commentary en route. This evening, enjoy an entertaining dinner and show at the Music of Denali Musical Theatre. During the show you will learn about the region’s history and the first men to scale Denali.

Stay: Two Nights: Denali National Park, McKinley Chalet Resort in a Junior Suite

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Denali National Park on a Tundra Wilderness Tour as you try to spot moose, caribou, eagles, wolves, grizzly bears and other wildlife known to call the region home.


Discover the extraordinary landscapes of the Alaskan tundra as you journey through the park in the shadow of ‘The Great One’, the towering snow-capped peak of Denali. Afterwards, look forward to a free evening. Perhaps you’ll head back out to explore on your own unless you choose to relax and enjoy the facilities at your lodge.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Here, board a sternwheeler and cruise the Chena River, travelling back to a time when riverboats filled the waterways of Alaska’s interior during the late 1800s.


Continue your journey to the city of Fairbanks. Known as the ‘Golden Heart City’, Fairbanks prides itself on the warmth of its locals. See a bush pilot demonstration and tour a replica of an Athabascan Indian village, offering an insight into the First Nations people of this region.

Stay: Two Nights: Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge

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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. Will you strike it lucky? Continue on to see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Later this evening, enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner with your fellow passengers.

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Your Alaska journey comes to an end today. After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Fairbanks for your onward flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

Wake to Breathtaking Views

We've reserved coveted Lakeview Rooms for you at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Guaranteed GoldLeaf Service

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

Alaska with Princess Cruises

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