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20 Day Majestic Canadian Rockies & Alaska

Cosmos Tour & Cruise starting in Vancouver and finishing in Vancouver

Read 24 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 20 Day Majestic Canadian Rockies & Alaska. See some of Canada and Alaska's most spectacular scenery on this 20 day tour. Travel through British Columbia's fertile valleys and rich mountain forest. Visit Canada's famous...read more

Overview

Operator: Cosmos
Type: Tour & Cruise (Affordable)
Style: Regional Discovery
Max Group Size: 50
Duration: 20 Days
From: Vancouver to Vancouver
Tour Code: 8904
Visits: Canada, USA
Our Price From:
$ 3,786
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
2

Vancouver

This morning, an included city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown, the harbour and beaches, and more. The remainder of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions for your further exploration of the city. Take a water taxi to lively Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafes. Or, visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops, art galleries, and street vendors.
3

Vancouver - Kelowna

This morning, our journey begins in British Columbia's fertile valleys and continues through rich mountain forests to Lake Okanagan. Travel along the lake to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the lake shore and surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample the local wines on the included WINERY TOUR this afternoon.
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Kelowna - Glacier National Park - Yoho National Park - Banff National Park

Motor north through the Okanagan Valley, famous for its peaches and vineyards. Then, begin the climb up 4,379-foot (1335 metres) high Rogers Pass in GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Take a break at the pass, a perfect spot for photos of the impressively rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enter YOHO NATIONAL PARK and scale Kicking Horse Pass at an altitude of 5,421 feet (1652 metres) . This evening, reach BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.
5

Banff National Park

Banff is one of Canada's favourite year-round resorts, with activities ranging from skiing in winter to hiking, boating, and fishing in summer. With this free day, your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.
6

Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park

A day of scenic grandeur. First, Lake Louise, its turquoise waters a perfect natural mirror that reflects the mountains and glaciers. A highlight on today's agenda is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to board the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice that is 1,200 feet (365 metres) thick. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach continues northward into JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Late this afternoon, your Tour Director suggests an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.
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Jasper National Park

Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer-from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.
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Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Sun Peaks

Leave Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking at 12,972 feet (3954 metres). Continue following the Yellowhead Highway south along the North Thompson River-a route pioneered by fur trappers a century ago. Overnight at the mountain resort of Sun Peaks.
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Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler

Head south, following the once-treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. Via Lillooet, "Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route," your motorcoach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes, with a late-afternoon arrival in Whistler.
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Whistler

Spend the day in the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Free time to explore many of the 2010 Winter Olympics' sites or join one of the many optional excursions, including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes and glaciated peaks of Garibaldi Provincial Park.
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Whistler - Ferry Crossing - Victoria

Set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Afternoon arrival in Victoria. Sightseeing today includes Marine Drive, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles. Then, visit world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, one of Victoria's most celebrated sites and rated among the most beautiful gardens in the world. Once there, stroll through the colourful arrangements of the Sunken Garden, the Japanese and Italian Gardens, the English Rose Garden, and the magnificent Ross Fountain.
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Victoria

Today is at leisure to discover some of the attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum, Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, an IMAX presentation at the National Geographic Theatre, whale watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and fine shopping along Government Street.
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Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver (Embarkation)

VANCOUVER (EMBARKATION). Early this morning, board the ferry for a scenic crossing to the mainland. Upon arrival, transfer to Canada Place to board Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam for an unforgettable Inside Passage cruise. (D)
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Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

Spend the day cruising one of the world's most spectacular waterways. Located along the coast of British Columbia, the Inside Passage is the longest sheltered inland waterway in the world. Watch the water for orcas and humpback whales. (B/L/D)
15

Juneau

Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on Gastineau Channel, Alaska's capital city of Juneau has massive Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefield at its back door. Visit the rustic shops in town-or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee, or fish. There's no end to the adventure because of the long daylight hours. (B/L/D)
16

Skagway

In winter, the sidewalks are all but rolled up in Skagway, so you can imagine the frightful conditions endured by gold prospectors who passed through en route to the Yukon. Take your time and poke your head into every little shop, from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Kennedy's Dry Goods. The Red Onion Saloon, with its honky-tonk piano and costumed barmaids, is a treasure trove of memorabilia featuring pictures of Klondike Kate, Peahull Annie, and other historic characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of `98 Museum. (B/L/D)
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Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. How does it feel when a colossal chunk of ice splits off a glacier and crashes into the sea? The sound is like thunder. The impact shoots water hundreds of metres into the air. You hold your breath as you capture the moment photographically, then you wait for it all to happen again. (B/L/D)
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Ketchikan

Built over the water and up weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains with a hospitable air. (B/L/D)
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Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

Cruise through the awe-inspiring Inside Passage, keeping watch for spouting whales, soaring eagles, and other wildlife. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and onboard entertainment. (B/L/D)
20

Vancouver (Disembarkation)

Disembark the ship this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule homebound flights after Noon. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • SIGHTSEEING: In Vancouver and Victoria; orientation tour in Jasper, Stanley Park, included winery tour, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Butchart Gardens.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Lake Okanagan, Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park, Yoho National Park, Kicking Horse Pass, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Fraser River, Mount Robson, Seton & Duffey Lakes, Whistler, Strait of Georgia, and the Gulf Islands.
  • TRANSPORTATION: 7-night Holland America cruise on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam (INSIDE CABIN); private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • GUIDES: Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while cruising the Inside Passage on Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Included Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners

Accommodation

  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Vancouver Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver City Center (F), Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre (F), Banff National Park Bow View Lodge, High Country Inn or Inns of Banff (ST), Jasper National Park Marmot Lodge (F), Sun Peaks Sun Peaks Lodge (ST), Whistler Listel Hotel Whistler (MF), Victoria Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F), Alaska Cruise Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Operator Details

Cosmos Reviews: (1379)
Tours on Sale: 189
Accommodation: 3.5 Star
Average Age: 35-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours
Max Group Size(s): 50
Budget: Low Cost
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

Reviews (24)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Majestic Canadian Rockies & Alaska with Cosmos.
QLD, Australia
Sep 2017
1 Helpful Vote
2 Trips
“Amazing Canadian Rockies & Alaska”
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We had a very good experience booking our trip through Global Journeys and this was our third time using their services. Georgie our consultant was very helpful and answered all our queries promptly. Our tour director, Serena Campbell, was excellent. Serena was very caring, organized, knowledgeable about the area we went and advised us on good restaurants. She also arranged unscheduled stops to give us the opportunity to take photos of beautiful Rockies area. We were lucky as we had a very good weather from day one until the tour finished. The cruise to Alaska with Holland America was smooth and enjoyable. The most memorable one is the Glacier Bay where we witnessed pieces of glacier broke off and fell into the water.
QLD, Australia
Aug 2017
2 Helpful Votes
“Excellent trip ”
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We had a fantastic tour director in Kacey, he was calm witty and full of information. Our driver Steve was a great driver and very careful. Banff , Lake Louise Sun peaks and Whistler were fantastic with great accommodation (Jasper was the only disappointment - the hotel was a big walk out of town and needs refurbishing but the breakfast was good). Steve and Kacey took us around the town to familiarise us with the places which was fantastic, Can't say enough about them they were fantastic. Holland American cruise was out of this world.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2017
1 Trip
“Rocky Mountains and Cruise to Alaska”
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The Global Journeys booking process was great. The cruise to Alaska was very good but the ship was a bit too small to offer enough on-board activities. it will always be a good idea to check the average weather situation for any of the ports of call. We learned after the event, that one visited port was referred to as the 'rain capital of Alaska' (for good reason).

The land based part of the trip saw large portions of each day devoted to sitting in the coach. There will never be enough time for multiple excursions when the coach arrives in town at, say, 4 pm with departure the next day at 8 am (some days were earlier). There were a couple of very poor hotels with sub standard rooms.
QLD, Australia
Jul 2017
1 Helpful Vote
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“What a great tour”
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I would recommend to all who would want to see beautiful scenery, experience the two great states of Canada and Alaska. There could have been some slight improvements eg. breakfasts offered. Another day around Jasper & the Rockies. More access/options with coach /guides on free time to see more. What a magnificent experience.
ACT, Australia
Jul 2017
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I had an amazing time. The tour director and coach driver were excellent. Really enjoyed this holiday. This was my second trip with Cosmos and both trips have been more than expected. Madeline at Global Journeys has been wonderful to me. I am not good with computers and she helped me out. Just checking out next years holiday! I'm sure it will be as great as the last two.

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