21 Day Great Canadian Rail Journey & Alaska Cruise

Globus Tour, Cruise & Rail Journey starting in Toronto and finishing in Vancouver

Read 12 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus's 21 Day Great Canadian Rail Journey & Alaska Cruise. Enjoy sightseeing in Toronto and a Maid of the Mist cruise at Niagara Falls before boarding VIA Rail's Canadian Train for your journey through Manitoba and Saskatchewan....read more
Overview
Operator: Globus
Type: Tour, Cruise & Rail Journey (Premium)
Max Group Size: 45
Duration: 21 Days
From: Toronto to Vancouver
Tour Code: CZI
Visits: Canada, USA
Our Price From:
$ 6,789
Per Person ($AU)
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Arrive In Toronto
Welcome to Toronto! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
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Toronto Excursion To Niagara Falls
Drive along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. For the adventurous, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the falls. Then, enjoy a Niagara Falls sightseeing CRUISE for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Return to Toronto for a sightseeing tour of the downtown area and a free evening. (B) NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. Favourable conditions usually exist from May to mid-October. When weather is unfavourable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
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Toronto - Via Rail, The Canadian - Ontario
A day at leisure to enjoy all that Toronto has to offer. This evening, enjoy dinner atop the 1,815-foot (553 metre) tall CN TOWER. Later, transfer to Union Station for a late-evening departure on the CANADIAN, VIA Rail's premier transcontinental train. Spend the next three days and nights on this classic trip across Canada's heartland. Your Sleeper Plus class rail cars are refurbished art-deco cars from the 1950s. Domed observation cars let you enjoy views of the Canadian countryside as you r oll past Ontario's landscapes. (B/D) NOTE: On VIA Rail, beds in your private cabin are arranged by day in arm chair style. By night, beds are converted to upper and lower bunkbed-style arrangement. Guests must be able to climb a ladder to reach the upper bed. NOTE: Train travel is subject to unforeseen delays.
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Via Rail, The Canadian - Ontario
Watch the scenic countryside from your windows as you relax in firstclass refurbished art deco cars from the 1950s. Travel past the sparkling lakes and sun-dappled forests of Ontario. Try the observation dome for unparalleled views or enjoy quiet conversation in one of the comfortable lounges. (B/L/D)
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Via Rail, The Canadian - Winnipeg, Manitoba
Enter Manitoba with its endless golden prairies and vast cultivated fields. Arrive in Manitoba's capital city of Winnipeg, where you may disembark the train, if time allows, to explore this historic city. Reboard the train late this morning and continue west. (B/L/D)
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Via Rail, The Canadian Through Saskatchewan & Alberta - Jasper
From Winnipeg to Jasper, the train roughly parallels the famed Yellowhead Route, Canada's historic trail of westward expansion. Arrive in Jasper this afternoon for a 2-night stay. (BR)
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Jasper Excursion To Maligne Lake
Enjoy a day in Jasper to explore at your leisure. You may wish to play a round of golf on one of the top-rated courses in North America o r stroll the streets of Jasper with its array of specialty stores. This evening, enjoy an excursion to Maligne Lake for a fully-narrated CRUISE to Spirit Island. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
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Jasper - Columbia Icefield - Lake Louise - Banff
This morning, travel through JASPER NATIONAL PARK on Icefields Parkway to the 750-foot (215 metre) thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ICE EXPLORER RIDE. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savour stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into BANFF NATIONAL PARK. (B/D)
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Banff
This morning's sightseeing includes the Bow River and Falls. The rest of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for a bird's-eye view of the Rockies. (B)
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Banff - Kelowna
This morning, travel through the spectacular beauty of Yoho National Park, one of Canada's most popular recreational areas and site of pre-Cambrian fossil finds. On to Canada's Glacier National Park, where the motorcoach climbs 4,379-foot (1335 metre) high Rogers Pass, a perfect spot for photos of the surrounding mountain cliffs and glaciers. Continue to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the shores of Okanagan Lake. The evening is at leisure. (B)
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Kelowna - Victoria
Catch a BC FERRY to Vancouver Island and the very British "Garden City" of Victoria. Upon arrival, visit world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS. Later, your orientation tour of Victoria includes the gardens of Beacon Hill Park, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. Over dessert this evening, enjoy a private PRESENTATION with a local storyteller and historian who will entertain you with stories of the city's interesting characters and colourful events. (B/D)
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Victoria
Today is at leisure for independent sightseeing and shopping. Your Tour Director suggests an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip. For shoppers, Government Street's elegant shops and Market Square's collection of specialty stores are good places to start. History buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this harbour city. (B)
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Victoria - Vancouver
This morning, take the FERRY and sail through the Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Arrive in Vancouver for a city tour that includes the harbour and beaches, Chinatown, historic Gastown, and Stanley Park with its towering evergreen forests and totem poles. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. (B/D)
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Vancouver (Embarkation)
This morning is at leisure to explore Vancouver. This afternoon, transfer to the pier to embark on your Holland America cruise ship. (B/D)
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Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage
Sit back and relax as you cruise through the beautiful and awe-inspiring scenery of the Inside Passage. Keep your cameras ready for spouting whales, soaring eagles, barking seals, and other wildlife. (B/L/D)
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Tracy Arm & Juneau
This narrow, 42-kilometre-long (26-mile-long) fjord is another of Alaska's most dramatic glacier settings. The lush rainforest recedes to reveal a stunning canyon of bare rock. The panorama of 2,134-metre (7,000-foot) mountain peaks and nearly vertical rock cliffs is astounding. Waterfalls appear at every turn. Icebergs make their way to the sea in all sorts of wondrous shapes. And tucked away at the end of this remarkable waterway are two very active reminders of the Ice Age-the twin Sawyer Glaciers, which calve icebergs into the jade-coloured inland sea. Kittiwakes, mountain goats, and seals are a common sight. Whales and bears may even make an appearance in this magical place. Visit one of the most remote capital cities-Juneau. Accessible only by air and water, Juneau is located at the base of two towering mountains in the heart of Alaska's Inside Passage, and is home to a rich Gold Rush history, Native culture, wildlife, and a wealth of natural wonders. Shop for gold nuggets, visit the stately Governor's Mansion, saunter through the swinging doors of the historic Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier, an impressive river of ice that is 19 kilometres (12 miles) long and 2.4 kilometres (1.5 miles) wide. (B/L/D)
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Skagway
Once a major port for gold prospectors who passed through en route to the Yukon, today you can still ride the antique White Pass & Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway up past Deadhorse Gulch to see what it was like ages ago. Step back in time as you stroll the wooden sidewalks of the town, preserved as a U.S. National Historic Park. (B/L/D)
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Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay National Park
This Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site protects a unique ecosystem in an ever-changing glacial landscape. Witness the spectacle of thunder and flying spray as huge slabs of ice break off and "calve" into the sea-making for lasting memories. National Park rangers accompany the ship, adding expert commentary to the day's events. (B/L/D)
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Ketchikan
Experience Native Alaska firsthand. Meet the spirits of the raven, whale, and eagle as you view the largest collection of totems in the world at Saxman Totem Park or Totem Bight State Historic Park. Or, explore Creek Street, now home to contemporary art galleries and quaint boutiques. (B/L/D)
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Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage
Take a second spin through Alaska's Inside Passage to enjoy the spectacular contrast from wide bays of still waters and barrier islands to narrow waterways edged with towering forested cliffs. (B/L/D)
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Vancouver (Disembarkation)
The holiday ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Vancouver International Airport. Please schedule flights after Noon. (B)
Globus Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • TORONTO: Sightseeing; dinner at CN Tower.
  • NIAGARA FALLS: Sightseeing cruise.
  • TORONTO-JASPER: Private bedroom on VIA Rail's the Canadian (travel in Sleeper Plus class).
  • JASPER NATIONAL PARK: Cruise Maligne Lake; sightseeing.
  • COLUMBIA ICEFIELD: Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield.
  • BANFF NATIONAL PARK: Sightseeing.
  • VICTORIA: Orientation tour; Butchart Gardens; private presentation by local historian and storyteller.
  • VICTORIA-VANCOUVER: Scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands.
  • VANCOUVER: Sightseeing tour; farewell dinner.
  • ALASKA CRUISE EXTENSION: 7-night cruise aboard Holland America (INSIDE CABIN CATEGORY K)
  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.
  • FREE WI-FI: Available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Included Meals
  • 20 Breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches
  • 13 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: Moderate Deluxe (MD), First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF)
  • Toronto Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre (SF), Via Rail, The Canadian Sleeper Plus class, Jasper Chateau Jasper (SF), Banff Banff Park Lodge (F), Kelowna Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort (SF), Victoria Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort (MD), Vancouver Westin Bayshore Vancouver (MD) or Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (MD); Alaska Cruise Extension 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.
Reviews (12)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Great Canadian Rail Journey & Alaska Cruise with Globus.
VIC, Australia
Sep 2018
“Great Canadian rail journey ”
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We had a wonderful time! The accommodation everywhere we stayed was excellent, the food was delicious and the Canadian people are delightful and super friendly! Our only issue was the train, the cabin was so small we had to take it in turn to move around. The service on train was excellent as was the food, it was an experience and we shared many a laugh with our fellow passengers! Canada is breathtakingly beautiful, felt like we were inside a postcard.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2018
2 Trips
“Canada and Alaska 2018”
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Global Journeys' service is always excellent. The train and ship were well done and unique experiences but we won't be repeating them. Not an issue with the tour as such, but the North American tipping experience takes the shine off any visit.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2018
1 Trip
“Great Canadian Rail Journey”
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Excellent guide Sybille and bus driver Garod. Accommodation was excellent. Pace was perfect. All the people were great to travel with and no one was late getting back on the coach after we stopped for photo opportunities or toilet breaks (even though there was a toilet available on the coach, we still had plenty of breaks). Staff at the hotel accommodation were excellent and helpful. Some of the hotels had DIY laundry which was helpful so you do not have to pack as many clothes. The cruise ship also had a package to get your laundry done. The cost for us was USA$49.00 for unlimited washing as long as you can put it in a small blue washing bag that they supplied one of, and we just asked our room steward for more which was not a problem. There was no DIY facility on the ship for laundry.

When there was a meal supplied the food was excellent. The only negative was the staff on the train. The dining staff were excellent from Toronto to Edmonton but the new dining staff from Edmonton to Vancouver were rude, especially the man who was in charge of the dining car. On the cruise ship the only downer was the overcharging of the helicopter tour in Skagway. Got charged extra USA$130.00 for being 2kg overweight with most of my extra layers on due to the fact you are going on a freezing glacier so had to rug up. Then they tried to charge me twice for that tour, which was prepaid before I left Australia. (Globus has no control over the cruise, my negative about the cruise is aimed at Holland America). Over all had an excellent time with my fellow travellers on this holiday.
NSW, Australia
May 2018
2 Helpful Votes
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“Great Canadian Rail Journey & Alaska Cruise”
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We thoroughly enjoyed our recent holiday with Global Journeys and Globus. It was a "trouble-free" experience and we thank Yvonne Brooks for ensuring everything went to plan. The whole trip offered very good value for money (compared to other offerings we had looked at). Very few operators offer a package that takes you from the eastern side of Canada (including a visit to the amazing Niagara Falls) to the west across the plains and the Rockies and then onto a ship to sail through the beautiful Inside Passage.

The Rockies were spectacular and the sites we visited were breathtaking. Butchart Gardens in Victoria on Vancouver Island are a "must see". Alaska looks like the "last frontier" and Glacier Bay offered sights we'll never forget. We went Dog-sledding in Skagway which was a unique experience. All in all it was a wonderful holiday. Thank you Global Journeys.
New Zealand
Sep 2017
3 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Great Canadian train trip/ Alaska”
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We were a bit disappointed with the beginning of the train trip. We had expected refurbished carriages. But the ones we got were very basic. We did enjoy the trip once the train got to Jasper and we travelled by coach through the rest of Canada. The trip to Alaska was wonderful. The ship was all we expected if not more. Would recommend the trip from Jasper to Vancouver Island to Alaska and back.
Globus
Globus Reviews: (589)
Tours on Sale: 313
Accommodation: 4.5 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 44 & 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA
Holland America Line Cabin Types
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Ocean View Stateroom
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Ocean View Stateroom (Upgrade)

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 175–282 sq. ft.

  • Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
  • Luxurious 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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