2017 SEASON
Jul 2017 - Sep 2017
2018 SEASON
Apr 2018 - Sep 2018

22 Day Rockies Odyssey & Alaska Cruise

APT Guided Tour & Cruise starting in Victoria and finishing in Vancouver

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Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 22 Day Rockies Odyssey & Alaska Cruise. Indulge in the ultimate Canadian Rockies experience during this extravagant journey through the heart of the most beautiful mountain scenery on Earth, then board your Inside Passage...read more

Overview

Operator: APT
Type: Coach Tour & Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 22 Days
From: Victoria to Vancouver
Tour Code: UT22BWIV
Visits: Canada, USA
Our Price From:
$ 13,670
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Arrive Victoria

Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel before a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers. Stay Two Nights: Vancouver Island, Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa (D)
2

Victoria, The Butchart Gardens

Visit The Butchart Gardens for breakfast and explore the gardens before the crowds arrive. It's then up to you to decide how to spend your afternoon with six Freedom of Choice activities on offer. (B)
3

Victoria, Georgia Strait, Whistler

Today ride the ferry across Georgia Strait, then travel via Shannon Falls to Whistler. Stay Two Nights: Whistler, The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa (B/D)
4

Whistler

For an insight into the heritage of Canada's indigenous people, you'll enjoy breakfast and a tour at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Set out on your preferred activity this afternoon. (B)
5

Whistler, Sun Peaks

Travel through the rugged Cariboo region to the alpine village of Sun Peaks. Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (B/D)
6

Sun Peaks, Blue River, Mt Robson, Jasper

Skim over the waterways of Blue River, watching for the grizzly and black bears that are frequently sighted here. After lunch, pause at Mt Robson on the way to Jasper. Stay Two Nights: Jasper National Park, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B/L)
7

Jasper

Select from a range of activities in Jasper National Park. This evening, enjoy a lakeside barbecue and entertainment from a First Nations group. (B/D)
8

Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise

Travel along the Icefields Parkway then ride onto the Athabasca Glacier. Later, stroll along the Glacier Skywalk, before heading to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Stay Two Nights: Banff National Park, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in a Lakeview Room (B)
9

Lake Louise, Moraine Lake

Visit Moraine Lake, then join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide for a stroll along the shores of Lake Louise. Tonight, dine at one of the restaurants in your hotel. (B/D)
10

Lake Louise, Banff

Explore the mountain town of Banff on a tour, then ride the Banff Gondola. Afterwards, you'll Meet a Mountie. Tonight, dine at one of the restaurants in your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Banff National Park, The Fairmont Banff Springs (B/D)
11

Banff

Set out on your chosen activity this morning. The remainder of the day is left free for you to explore at your own pace. (B)
12

Banff, Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops

Board the famous Rocky Mountaineer and relax in the comfort of your GoldLeaf carriage as you roll through the Rockies. Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited accommodation - two or three-star hotels) (B/L)
13

Kamloops, Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver

Your spectacular rail journey continues west today as you make your way to Vancouver. Stay Two Nights: Vancouver, The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (B/L)
14

Vancouver

Explore Vancouver on a guided tour. As the land portion of your journey comes to an end, celebrate with a special dinner. (B/D)
15

Vancouver, Embark Ship

Board your ship and enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill. Stay Seven Nights: Holland America Line in a Verandah Stateroom (B/D)
16

Cruise the Inside Passage

Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship cruises through the idyllic Inside Passage. (B/L/D)
17

Tracy Arm, Juneau

Cruise to the entrance of Tracy Arm then dock in Juneau, Alaska's capital. (B/L/D)
18

Skagway

Journey to Skagway, a gateway for the gold rush. Spend time exploring the town where frontier history still lives on. (B/L/D)
19

Glacier Bay National Park

Wake to the sight of Glacier Bay National Park and enjoy insightful commentary from local rangers who have come aboard. (B/L/D)
20

Ketchikan

Dock in Ketchikan today, set on the tranquil shores of the Tongass Narrows. (B/L/D)
21

The Inside Passage

Continue cruising south through the picturesque Inside Passage. (B/L/D)
22

Disembark Ship, Depart Vancouver

Transfer to the airport in Vancouver where your tour ends. (B)

Day By Day

1

Arrive Victoria

Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel before tonight's Welcome Dinner. Stay Two Nights: Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort (D)
2

Victoria, The Butchart Gardens

The day is dedicated to exploring Victoria. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Decide how to spend your afternoon with a number of Freedom of Choice activities on offer. 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.
Signature Experiences:
  • Visit The Butchart Gardens for breakfast and explore the gardens before the crowds arrive.
3

Victoria, Georgia Strait, Whistler

Today ride the ferry across Georgia Strait, then travel via Shannon Falls to Whistler. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Victoria to Whistler (own expense). Stay Two Nights: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa (B/D)
4

Whistler

Spend the day immersed in the culture and landscapes of Whistler. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose your activity this afternoon. 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.
Signature Experiences:
  • 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.
5

Whistler, Sun Peaks

Travel through the rugged Cariboo region to the alpine village of Sun Peaks. Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (B/D)
6

Sun Peaks, Blue River, Mt Robson, Jasper

After lunch, pause at Mt Robson on the way to Jasper. Stay Two Nights: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • 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.
7

Jasper

Spend a full day in Jasper. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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.
Signature Experiences:
  • 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.
8

Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise

Travel along the Icefields Parkway then ride onto the Athabasca Glacier. Later, stroll along the Glacier Skywalk, before heading to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Stay Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Lakeview Room (B)
9

Lake Louise, Moraine Lake

Today's sightseeing excursions reveal the sheer beauty of Banff National Park. First, you'll 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. It's the striking colour of the water and location - surrounded by snow-capped mountains - that makes it one of the most photographed sites in the Rockies. You'll look forward to a free evening at Lake Louise, during which you can enjoy the location as you wish. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Tonight, dine at one of the restaurants in your hotel.
Signature Experiences:
  • On the sparkling shores of Lake Louise, join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the rich natural history of the area.
10

Lake Louise, Banff

Explore the mountain town of Banff on a tour, then ride the Banff Gondola. Stay Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • This evening, you may choose where to have dinner. Select one of the many exceptional restaurants located within your hotel.
Signature Experiences:
  • Meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
11

Banff

Set out on your chosen activity this morning. The remainder of the day is left free for you to explore at your own pace. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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.
12

Banff, Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in the comfort of GoldLeaf Service as you roll through the Rockies in a glass-dome carriage. Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited accommodation, two or three-star hotels) (B/L)
13

Kamloops, Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver

Your spectacular rail journey continues west today as you make your way to Vancouver. Stay Two Nights: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (or similar) (B/L)
14

Vancouver

Explore Vancouver on a guided tour. As the land portion of your journey comes to an end, celebrate with a special dinner. (B/D)
15

Vancouver, Embark Ship

Board your ship and get ready to embark on your Inside Passage Cruise. Stay Seven Nights: Holland America Line in a Verandah Stateroom (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill.
16

Cruise the Inside Passage

Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship cruises through the idyllic Inside Passage. (B/L/D)
17

Juneau

Cruise past soaring cliffs and glaciers on your way to Juneau, Alaska's capital. (B/L/D)
18

Skagway

Journey to Skagway, a gateway for the gold rush. Spend time exploring the town where frontier history still lives on. (B/L/D)
19

Glacier Bay National Park

Wake to the sight of Glacier Bay National Park and enjoy insightful commentary from local rangers who have come aboard. (B/L/D)
20

Ketchikan

Dock in Ketchikan today, set on the tranquil shores of the Tongass Narrows. (B/L/D)
21

The Inside Passage

Continue cruising south through the picturesque Inside Passage. (B/L/D)
22

Disembark Ship, Depart Vancouver

Transfer to the airport this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Explore The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive and enjoy breakfast
  • Enjoy a tour and breakfast at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler
  • Spot bears and other wildlife on a Blue River Safari
  • Enjoy a refined lakeside barbecue and First Nations entertainment in Jasper
  • Take a stroll by Lake Louise with an expert Mountain Heritage Guide
  • Meet a Mountie in Banff
  • Enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill on board your Holland America Line ship

Included Experiences

  • Everything as detailed, including gratuities and airport transfers
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • Seven-night Holland America Line Inside Passage Cruise
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations

Fine Dining

  • A total of 44 meals, as well as beer and wine with dinner on your cruise

Outstanding Accommodation

Trip Notes

  • Upgrade this tour to include the APT Gold Experience. Select option when you make an enquiry.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Due to seasonal conditions, Blue River Safari with lunch on Day 6 is not available on 26 & 29 April and 3 May 2017 departures
  • Please ensure your onward flight from Vancouver departs no earlier than 1pm.
  • Triple rooms may only contain two beds in one room
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Price is for land, cruise and rail only. Flights not included

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy an enriching cultural experience as you enjoy a First Nations performance and a gourmet barbecue dinner.
  • Wander along a cliff-edge walkway to an all-glass viewing platform where breathtaking views of glaciers await.
  • Enjoy an after-hours visit to The Butchart Gardens and savour breakfast before exploring the exquisite grounds.

Included Experiences

  • 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 five locations

Fine Dining

  • A total of 44 meals as well as beer and wine included with dinner on your cruise

Outstanding Accommodation

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Please ensure your onward flight from Vancouver departs no earlier than 1pm
  • Blue River Safari with lunch on Day 6 is not available on Apr 21, Apr 25, Apr 28 and May 2 departures, due to seasonal conditions
  • Guests will stay at Sawridge Inn on Days 6 and 7 on Apr 21 departure - Itinerary varies slightly
  • Prices are for cruise/rail and land only. Flights not included

Operator Details

Region: Canada & Alaska
Type: Coach Tour & Cruise
Max Group Size: 40 (Avg. 38)
Gratuities: All Included
Style: Ocean Cruise
Shore Excursions: All Included
Flights: Earlybird Air Deals Available
Airport Transfers: Included in Price
Accommodation: 4-5 Star
Free WiFi: Yes
Drinks: Onboard Beverages Included
* Source: APT for river cruises in Canada & Alaska. Some variances may occur on individual trips and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (6)

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Australia
Trip Date: 14/05/2016

“Exciting trip through the Rockies and Alaska”

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Canada with APT. The online booking was very simple to follow ensuring that any mistakes on the part of the client were picked up and addressed. All our experiences were exactly as stated in the information guide. Our tour director was a mine of information and through his conversations we all learned a great deal about Canada and the local wildlife, geography and customs. The hotels were of a very high standard and we all enjoyed magnificent views from our room. Highlights were standing on a glacier and drinking the melting water - only a few people in the world experience this. Seeing the snow capped mountains and bears emerging from hibernation and enjoying the dandelions was delightful also. The Rocky Mountaineer was a wonderful highlight. We were all made to feel very special and the cuisine and service on board was unsurpassed. APT has an excellent reputation and from my personal experience is probably one of the best tour companies currently operating.

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Australia
Trip Date: 27/05/2015

“You get what you pay for”

Was a wonderful holiday. The scenery in Canada was exceptional and the tour and cruise were top shelf. APT are expensive, but you get what you pay for. Top price...Top tour.

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Australia
Trip Date: 13/05/2015

“Value of tour was very good”

The value of tour and the received service was very good. This was made better by the overall cost of the tour quoted by Global Journeys. Cheaper than APT's quote. All communication was undertaken online and by email. Even though answers to questions asked were slow the service and response by Yvonne Brooks was more than adequate.

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Australia
Trip Date: 25/04/2015

“We had a great time”

Dealing with Global Journeys was as wonderful this time as it was our first time. To get a reply to our emails on the day they were sent meant a lot to us and this is what our consultant did. She is always friendly and nothing seems to be too much trouble. We will be booking a tour for next year with Global Journeys as soon as we decide where we want to go. We have used a few travel agents but Global Journeys are the best we have found to date. (MD. Thanks Debbie!) We thoroughly enjoyed our APT Canada coach tour. Our whole group was wonderful. There wasn't one person we didn't get on with. Our tour guide and coach driver were just great. They obviously enjoy their jobs. The Rocky Mountaineer was wonderful too. The inside passage cruise however wasn't enjoyed as much. The ship was old, the service not that great and the buffet food ordinary. Overall though we had a great time.

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