19 Day Canadian & Alaskan Masterpiece

Cosmos Tour & Cruise starting in Vancouver and finishing in Vancouver

Read 68 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 19 Day Canadian & Alaskan Masterpiece. The ultimate holiday to Canada & Alaska. Travel through British Columbia & Alberta onboard the amazing Rocky Mountaineer and see Vancouver, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper...read more
Overview
Operator: Cosmos
Type: Tour & Cruise (Affordable)
Style: Regional Discovery
Max Group Size: 50
Duration: 19 Days
From: Vancouver to Vancouver
Tour Code: 8922
Visits: Canada, USA
Our Price From:
$ 5,077
Per Person ($AU)
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Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
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Vancouver
This morning, an included city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown, the harbour, beaches, and more. The remainder of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions. You could 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, and art galleries!
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Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer - Fraser Canyon - Kamloops
An exciting morning as you board the Rocky Mountaineer for a 2-day, all-daylight, classic rail journey. The train travels through some of Canada's most spectacular scenery. Follow the Fraser River through snowcapped mountains, eventually arriving at Kamloops. (B/L)
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Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer - Yoho National Park - Spiral Tunnels - Banff National Park
Reboard the train and prepare for spectacular sights, such as Shuswap Lake, the Monashee Mountains, and Glacier National Park. Travel through the heart of the Selkirk Mountains before entering stunning Yoho National Park. The train winds through the Spiral Tunnels before climbing Kicking Horse Pass. Cross the Continental Divide and enter the province of Alberta and BANFF NATIONAL PARK. (B/L)
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Banff National Park
This morning, join our optional excursion to Sulphur Mountain for a gondola ride, complete with panoramic views of Banff's spectacular scenery. The balance of the day is at leisure. Play golf, horseback ride, hike the many wilderness trails in the area, stroll through Banff, or simply relax at the hot springs. Your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies and can offer recommendations for dinner.
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Banff National Park - Lake Louise
Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. Travel to Lake Louise and Yoho National Park, see the Natural Bridge spanning Kicking Horse River, and visit Emerald and Moraine Lakes. Stay overnight in Lake Louise, where green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria.
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Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park
Scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake, then climb Sunwapta Pass for stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers. Next stop: 1,200-foot (365 metre) thick COLUMBIA ICEFIELD for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride.
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Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Sun Peaks
Stand at the base of awesome 12,972-foot ( 3653 metre) Mount Robson. Travel through British Columbia's Fur Trade and Cariboo regions for tantalising glimpses of the soaring granite mountains of Canada's Rockies. Watch for wildlife as you continue to the internationally renowned Sun Peaks ski resort.
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Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler
Head south, following the once-treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. From Lillooet, "Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route," our motorcoach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes, with a mid-afternoon arrival in Whistler. There are optional activities to choose from, 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 to Vancouver Island. In Victoria, sightseeing includes BUTCHART GARDENS, the Empress Hotel, Legislative Buildings, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.
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Victoria
A day at leisure gives you the chance to stroll around the harbour, go shopping on Government Street, or have lunch in one of the many pubs. Your Tour Director will suggest several optional excursions, including a whale-watching cruise.
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Victoria - Vancouver (Embarkation)
Board your ferry this morning and head back to the Canadian mainland, where you will transfer to Holland America's luxurious MS Volendam for a 7-night voyage through the famed Inside Passage. (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)
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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)
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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)
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Vancouver (Disembarkation)
Disembark the ship this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule homebound flights after Noon. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore the "Jewel of the Pacific" further. (B)
Cosmos Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • SIGHTSEEING: In Vancouver, Banff, and Victoria; Stanley Park, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Butchart Gardens.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Glacier National Park, Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Sunwapta Pass, Jasper National Park, British Columbia's Gold Rush & Cariboo regions, Strait of Georgia, Gulf Islands, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and Inside Passage.
  • TRANSPORTATION: 2-day, all-daylight rail journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; 7-night Holland America cruise on the MS Volendam in 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 Volendam.
  • MEALS: On Rocky Mountaineer-2 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L); on Holland America cruise-7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Included Meals
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: Moderate Deluxe (MD), First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Tourist Class (T), Superior Tourist Class (ST), Best Available (BA)
  • Vancouver Sandman Vancouver City Center (F) or Sutton Place Hotel (MD), Kamloops Determined by Rocky Mountaineer (BA), Banff National Park Banff Inn (ST), Inns of Banff (T) or Bow View Lodge (ST), Lake Louise Lake Louise Inn (F) or Mountaineer Lodge (ST), Jasper National Park Marmot Lodge (F), Sun Peaks Nancy Greene's Cahilty Lodge (F), Whistler Listel Whistler Hotel (MF), Crystal Lodge (F) or Pinnacle Hotel (F), Victoria Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F); Alaska Cruise Holland America's MS Volendam
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Reviews (68)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Canadian & Alaskan Masterpiece with Cosmos.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2018
3 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Spectacular Canada and Alaska”
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We chose the last tour of the season, and had the most spectacular weather to add to the spectacular scenery.
An extremely well organised tour combining the Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf, the Cosmos land tour with our wonderful tour guide Tamara and wonderful accommodation along the way, then connecting to the Holland America cruise to Alaska and the Inside Passage. Don't leave it too long to add this trip to your bucket list...
VIC, Australia
Aug 2018
3 Helpful Votes
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“Canada/Alaskan cruise”
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Yvonne was so helpful and prompt in sending us information and documents. She made sure that everything was in order before we left. Our Cosmos tour with the Rocky Mountaineer was a delight and well organised. Our tour director Annette and driver were very knowledgeable and helpful. Our cruise on Holland America was just restful and wonderful to end the 19 day tour. The accommodation on the tour was excellent and very convenient to access food and meals. A very memorable trip and will look forward to future travels with Cosmos and will not hesitate recommending them to our friends.
VIC, Australia
Aug 2018
2 Helpful Votes
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“Canada & Alaska ”
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We had a wonderful trip beginning with the Rocky Mountaineer. The local guide with Cosmos was very organised and helpful and made the trip run smoothly. We were lucky we had a group on our tour of mostly Australians in the same stage of life that all got on very well together. Of course the scenery was stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip.
QLD, Australia
Aug 2018
4 Helpful Votes
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While the overall tour was good, there were some highs and lows on the tour. The highs are definitely the two days spent on the Rocky Mountaineer and the seven day cruise on the Volendam in the inside passage. I opted for the Gold Leaf experience and was really pleased with the whole experience except that I could not understand why we were sent to a different hotel than the Silver Leaf guests which was a shuttle bus ride of twenty minutes out of town. The seven day inside passage component was absolutely fantastic. Each stop was long enough to do side tours or activities with enough time to see each downtown area with gift shops and eateries before re-boarding the ship.

I felt the coach component was a little hectic with a couple of really early starts and a couple of long days on the coach, one which was a result of a road closure due to forest fires which was no fault of the tour company. I would like to mention that while all the hotels were comfortable, three of them were not air conditioned and as the temps in each area at the time were quite high it meant that the rooms were both hot and stuffy unless you had a good breeze and could open your windows which was not the case in all instances. We were upgraded in Jasper to a beautiful hotel, The Jasper Park Loge which is a Fairmont hotel but one of the three hotels that were not air-conditioned. This hotel was also out of town and required a shuttle bus to get back to town. I can only say that after a long day on a coach the last thing I wanted to do was get another bus so that I could visit the local area and eateries.

Unfortunately due to the forest fires at this time of year some areas were hazy and the full benefits of the views could not be fully appreciated but overall the scenery was still fantastic and I am really glad that I took this tour.
SA, Australia
Jul 2018
2 Helpful Votes
“Canadian and Alaskan Materpiece Sep/Aug 2018”
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Had a wonderful time, in fact the time of our lives. Highly recommend. Mark Love, our tour guide was exceptional. Excellent local knowledge, exceptional interpersonal skill, the tour was conducted like a well oiled machine. We had a great tour group, and everyone on our tour had a great time. Beautiful country, excellent paced tour. Thanks also to Terry our bus driver.
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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
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Interior Stateroom (Included)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 151–233 sq. ft.

  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerhead
  • 5X magnifying make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer
  • Fragrant soap, lotion, shampoo from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Flat-panel TV with video-on-demand
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • Mini fridge, room safe, corner bar unit
  • Bedside USB ports
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