Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

See wilderness and wildlife on this cruise, rail & coach tour combination.

By coach, luxury rail and cruise ship travel through the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver then on to spectacular Alaska. Our tailor-made journey escorts you from Calgary and into the Rocky Mountains from where you board the fabulous Rocky Mountaineer. After arriving in Vancouver board Holland America Line's ms Volendam where you will encounter world-class amenities, award-winning service and elegance at every turn. Holland America Line is known for graceful mid-sized ships offering a generous amount of personal space.

Tour highlights

    • 7 night Inside Passage cruise to Alaska 
    • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey 
    • Visit sparkling Vancouver, Canada's Pacific city 
    • Discover the Rocky Mountain towns of Banff and Jasper

Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Banff

UK to Banff

Depart the UK and arrive into Calgary International airport before making your way to Banff to begin you Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Cruise adventure. Why not add on a pre-stay in Calgary? This buzzing and vibrant city has long been the crossroads for Canada, situated on 2 rivers where the prairies meet the Rocky Mountains. Speak to one of our Canadian Specialist to will happily help you book the perfect Canada holiday.

Overnight accommodation in Banff

Day 2: Banff to Lake Louise

Banff to Lake Louise

Climb aboard your coach for the express service into the Rocky Mountains for a half-day tour of Yoho National Park where you can immerse yourself in natural wonders that include Emerald Lake, the Spiral Tunnels and a naturally formed rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Spend the remainder of your day at leisure as you enjoy the majestic sights of Lake Louise from the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel.

Overnight accommodation in Lake Louise

Day 3: Lake Louise to Jasper

Lake Louise to Jasper

Experience the sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via the renown Icefields Parkway, which also includes a visit to Bow Lake and Athabasca Falls The Columbia Icefield is one of the worlds largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Hope aboard the Ice Explorer for an incredible 3-hour guided tour of the ancient Athabasca Glacier where this unique 6-wheeled vehicle will transport you to locations otherwise inaccessible for one memorable adventure.

Overnight accommodation in Jasper

Day 4: Rocky Mountaineer - Jasper to Kamloops

Rocky Mountaineer: Journey through the Clouds

Leaving the Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta behind you, take a magical journey on-board the Rocky Mountaineer towards the town of Kamloops. Pass through the stunning Jasper National Park before reaching the highest peak of the Canadian Rockies at Mount Robson. Climbing over Yellowhead Pass and feeling the cool glacier spray from Pyramid Falls, your first day's journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer will conclude at Kamloops, BC where your will spend the evening.

Overnight accommodation in Kamloops

Day 5: Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops to Vancouver

Rocky Mountaineer: Journey through the Clouds

Hopping back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, today you will witness the rushing waters of 'Hell's Gate' in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock formations along the Thompson River as you make your way west towards the Pacific Ocean. Notice the dramatic change in scenery as you pass by river canyons and the Cascade Mountains through forests and the lush green fields of Fraser Valley. You time on the Rocky Mountaineer will conclude in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, but as one adventure ends another is about to begin.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Vancouver

Vancouver and North Shore Sightseeing Tour

Whilst in Vancouver you will have the opportunity to embark on a half day sightseeing tour of Vancouver's spectacular North Coast. Your adventure will take you across the Lions gate Bridge into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure and discover more about British Columbia's First Nation heritage, before taking the Grouse Mountain gondola high above Vancouver and take in the breath-taking views of the city, ocean and surround mountain range.

Overnight accommodation in Vancouver

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: ms Volendam - Vancouver

Holland America: ms Volendam - Vancouver

Head to Vancouver cruise terminal were you will have your first glimpse of Holland America's ms Volendam, your home for your 7-night Alaskan adventure. Once on-board this grand 10-floor ship, you will notice the beautiful garden theme of ms Volendam with huge vases of fresh flowers and floral fabrics running throughout the ship. On-board activities allow you to pursue new interests or simple relax and rejuvenate. Learn something new with one of the many shows and workshops, or unwind at The Greenhouse Spa and Salon with a selection of spa treatments and therapies.

Overnight accommodation aboard ms Volendam

Day 8: ms Volendam - Inside Passage

Holland America: ms Volendam - Inside Passage

Your sailing today will take you through the dramatic Inside Passage. This network of passages will see you weave your way through the islands of the Pacific coast of North America and northwards to wards Alaska.

Overnight accommodation aboard ms Volendam

INCLUDES : Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: ms Volendam - Juneau, Alaska

Holland America: ms Volendam - Port of Call Juneau, Alaska

At the foot of the grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, Juneau has the benefit of having the immersive Juneau Icefields and the massive Meadenhall Glacier right on its doorstep! Allow your imagination to run wild as you explore Tongass National Forest, visit the rustic shops in town, hike, kayak, raft or fish. Due to the long hours of daylight in Juneau, there is plenty of time to explore this destination.

Overnight accommodation aboard ms Volendam

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: ms Volendam - Skagway, Alaska

Holland America: ms Volendam - Port of Call Skagway, Alaska

Step back in time to the gold rush settlement of Skagway. Take some time to browse around every tiny store in town from Lynch and Kennedy's Dry Goods to the Trail Bench. This place is a treasure trove of memorabilia and to complete the picture of it rip-roaring days, make sure you take a visit to the nostalgic Trail of '98 museum. Stroll along wooden boardwalk and restored buildings as you wonder through Klondike Gold Rush National Park.

Overnight accommodation aboard ms Volendam Shops selling local curios are housed in the original wooden buildings and costumed barmaids staff the local saloon.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: ms Volendam - Glacier Bay, Alaska

Holland America: ms Volendam - Glacier Bay Scenic Cruise

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and biosphere reserve, Glacier Bay National Park is a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in this glacier landscape. The site has more actively calving glaciers than anywhere else in the world, so don't forget your camera and listen out for the thundering moments where momentous chucks of glacier ice crash in to the sea. The size of the impact can often be so vast it shoots water hundreds of feet in to the air!

Overnight accommodation aboard ms Volendam

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: ms Volendam - Ketchikan, Alaska

Holland America: ms Volendam - Port of Call Ketchikan, Alaska

The fishing port of Ketchikan is built out over the water creating an intriguing destination to explore. Climbing weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrow. Spend your time here discovering many of Ketchikan's main attractions that include Tongass Historical Museum, Saxman Village and Totem Bright State Park. Over hundreds of years, glaciers have slowly carved their imprint in to the landscape leaving behind stunning granite cliffs that tower thousands of feet above the sea and have left are dressed with the beauty of cascading waterfalls throughout.

Overnight accommodation aboard ms Volendam

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: ms Volendam - Inside Passage

Holland America: ms Volendam - Inside Passage

Enjoy the return journey and what is your final night on-board the ms Volendam as you once more pass through the Inside Passage, keeping a close look out for the spectacular wildlife that call this waterway home. This incredible journey will draw to a close the following morning as you arrive in to Vancouver, but should you wish to extend you stay in Canada, Vancouver offers plenty of activities and hotels to suit all your needs. Speak to one of our Canada Specialists who would be happy to tailor-make the perfect ending to this once in a lifetime adventure for you.

Overnight accommodation aboard ms Volendam

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Train Cabins

SilverLeaf

  • Enjoy the beautifully natural scenery outside from the custom designed single level coach with oversized windows
  • Delicious, hot gourmet meals served at your seat and to your own preference
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served throughout your journey along with gourmet snacks
  • Welcome aboard toast
  • Overnight accommodation during your rail journey at a popular hotel
  • Luggage delivered to your overnight accommodation
  • GoldLeaf

  • Luxury and comfort in Rocky Mountaineers most popular service level
  • Custom designed two level glass domed coach with full length windows allow you to enjoy even more to the spectacular Canadian vistas
  • Exclusive dining room where you will enjoy hot a la carte meals throughout your journey
  • Readily available complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages along with gourmet snacks
  • Welcome aboard toast
  • Overnight accommodation during your rail journey at a deluxe hotel
  • Luggage delivered to your overnight accommodation
  • Pricing

    Band 1: 3rd May 2018 - 3rd May 2018

    Band 2: 10th May 2018 - 17th May 2018

    Band 3: 24th May 2018 - 24th May 2018

    Band 4: 31st May 2018 - 7th June 2018

    Band 5: 14th June 2018 - 13th September 2018

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