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22 Day Rockies Odyssey & Alaska Cruise

APT Tour & Cruise starting in Victoria and finishing in Vancouver

Read 9 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


Operator: APT
Type: Tour & Cruise (Premium)
Max Group Size: 40
Duration: 22 Days
From: Victoria to Vancouver
Tour Code: UT22BWIV
Visits: Canada, USA
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$ 12,701
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day


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)

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.

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)


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.

Whistler, Sun Peaks

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

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.


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.

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)

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.

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.


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.

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)

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)


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

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.

Cruise the Inside Passage

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


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


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

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)


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

The Inside Passage

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

Disembark Ship, Depart Vancouver

Transfer to the airport this morning. (B)

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

APT Reviews: (223)
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Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide

Reviews (9)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Rockies Odyssey & Alaska Cruise with APT.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2017
1 Trip
“Takes the cake!”
Booking With Global Journeys
We have had 8 overseas cruises and land trips and can say without doubt this APT Canada and Alaska 22 day holiday takes the cake. Cruise Director Willo Jones impressed with her knowledge of history and British Columbia and was most helpful in all aspects. A credit to APT. The APT staff on our Holland America cruise were excellent ambassadors. All in all a great trip made even more enjoyable by interaction between fellow travellers.
VIC, Australia
Aug 2017
1 Trip
“ This trip was brilliant and the scenery was truly amazing.”
Booking With Global Journeys
This is our first time with APT and would definitely travel with them again. Most of our accommodation was first class as was the beautiful food, great tour director (Jennet) and the driver (Mark) they really added to the enjoyment of the trip. We would have preferred a smaller tour group, however having said that the organisation went so smoothly, it really wasn't a problem. This is our first time with Global journeys with Yvonne and I would definitely book through them again as the service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble.
VIC, Australia
Jun 2017
1 Helpful Vote
“Canada and Alaska - What an Odyssey”
Booking With Global Journeys
What a trip - we all had a ball, our touring party were great bunch of people from all over Australia. Our tour guide Nancy Fletcher and Coach driver Les were truly professional through and through. Our most popular highlight was without a doubt the 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer "Gold Leaf". The entire Train crew spoiled us all so much we felt like Royals by the finish. From day 1 the whole trip went off without a hitch and we put this down to our agent Hannah Campbell at Global Journeys, our second trip handled by Hannah and will not be the last.
TAS, Australia
May 2016
2 Trips
“Exciting trip through the Rockies and Alaska”
Booking With Global Journeys
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.
WA, Australia
May 2015
1 Trip
“You get what you pay for”
Booking With Global Journeys
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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