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22 Day Majesty of the Rockies & Alaska Cruise

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Read 8 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Luxury Gold's 22 Day Majesty of the Rockies & Alaska Cruise. Discover the supreme majesty of Western Canada and Alaska by road, rail and sea. The first part of your incredible journey is via luxury, escorted touring through historic...read more

Overview

Operator: Luxury Gold
Type: Luxury Gold Tour (Premium)
Style: Gold Luxury
Max Group Size: 40
Duration: 22 Days
From: Vancouver to Vancouver
Tour Code: ACRI
Visits: Canada, USA
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$ 9,063
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Day By Day

1

Vibrant Vancouver

On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you'll be met and transferred to your luxury downtown hotel in the heart of the city. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar. (DW) Stay Two Nights: Four Seasons Vancouver
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Vancouver, The Most Livable City

(Relaxed Start) Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. A stop will also be made at Granville Island Public Market, with time to browse through this bustling market. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Cross over the Capilano River as you cross the suspension bridge, see close-up fir trees on the Treetops Adventure, and rise high above the canyon along a towering wall of granite on the new Cliffwalk. The rest of the day is free. (FB)
3

Victoria - Putting The British Into British Columbia

(Relaxed Start) Board your ferry and relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge, with scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation introduces you to the Inner Harbour, the ornate Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please until your Highlight Dinner with wine at the Canoe Brewpub restaurant, situated on Victoria's beautiful waterfront. (FB/DW) Stay Two Nights: Grand Pacific, Victoria
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Exploring Victoria

Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens' Blue Poppy Restaurant, and gain access to the grounds before they are open to the general public. You'll have ample time to explore the 55 acres (22 ha) of stunning floral displays, meandering paths and spectacular views. Learn more about your favourite flora before enjoying the afternoon at leisure in Victoria. (FB)
5

The Ultimate Resort Of Whistler

Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland and continue along one of the most scenic highways - the Sea-to-Sky. En route to Whistler, stop to view the roaring 300-foot-high (91 metres) Shannon Falls tumbling down the mountain side. On arrival your Local Expert will explain Whistler's history, from its humble resort roots, to its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the evening, dine at Hy's Steakhouse with perfectly grilled steak or local seafood with wine. (FB/DW) Stay Two Nights: Four Seasons Resort Whistler
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First Nations Culture And History

(Relaxed Start) In the morning, you will be welcomed by a First Nations Ambassador at the award-winning Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, showcasing First Nations' art history and culture. Next, take part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea blend from the forest and local flora. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Perhaps enjoy flightseeing over British Columbia's vast alpine wilderness? (FB)
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The Napa Valley Of The North

Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best fruit and hybrid wines in the world. Your home for the night is at the lakeside Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. In the evening, enjoy dinner paired with wine. (FB/DW) Stay: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna
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Lake Louise And Four Exquisite National Parks

Journey through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff. En route, stop at Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings. In the afternoon, depart for another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake, before continuing to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. For your evening meal, choose one of the resort's four unique dining venues. (FB/DW) Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
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The Unspoiled Wilderness Of Banff National Park

(Relaxed Start) Enjoy an engaging talk at Lake Louise before strolling along the lake. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation of Banff and a ride on-board the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Later, join in a private meet-and-greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, wearing the world-famous red serge uniform. For dinner, choose from a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure. (FB/DW) Stay Two Nights: The Fairmont Banff Springs
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Banff Sights At Leisure

(Relaxed Start) The day is free to relax and take advantage of the hotel facilities, browse the shops along Banff Avenue, or take a helicopter tour flying over the Canadian Rockies. (FB)
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Along The Icefields Parkway To Jasper National Park

Motor along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenery. Climb on-board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour over steep grades, snow and ice as you ascend part way up the glacier of the Athabasca Glacier. Your home for the next two nights, in the heart of Jasper National Park - an alpine wonderland. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at the hotel before joining your friends for stargazing, complete with a roaring fire, liqueur and s'mores. (FB/DW) Stay Two Nights: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
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Jasper National Park And Iconic Maligne Lake

In the morning, embark on a private, narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites of the Canadian Rockies. Then, join your Travelling Concierge for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective of the beautiful park as you join a National Park Guide on an afternoon scenic float trip* down the Athabasca River. (FB)
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Mount Robson And Sun Peaks

If you choose to, board the optional Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service to relive the golden age of rail travel on your way to Vancouver with an overnight in Kamloops. Alternatively, journey west and arrive at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies' tallest peak at 12,989 feet (3,989 metres). Descend through the Columbia Mountains, arriving at your hotel in the ski resort of Sun Peaks. (FB) Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
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Return To Vancouver

Returning to the Pacific Coast, arrive back in Vancouver and transfer to Vancouver International Airport, or the tour hotel in Vancouver for guests extending their stay in Vancouver. Those taking the Alaska cruise with Holland America Line have the rest of your evening at leisure in Vancouver. (FB) Stay: Four Seasons, Vancouver
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Join Your Holland America Cruise

Transfer from the Fours Seasons Vancouver to board your Alaska cruise. Stay Seven Nights: MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam. (FB)
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Cruise The Inside Passage

With the most Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view. (FB)
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Cruise Tracy Arm And Juneau

The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains and bathed in the blue hue of the ice. Arrive in Juneau, where you can shop downtown, kayak, dogsled, raft or flightsee.
18

Skagway, Alaska

Step into the town's colourful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.
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Cruise Glacier Bay Alaska

From the comfort of your ship, enjoy pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park.
20

Ketchikan

While ashore, check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles or an optional guided through town or a harbour cruise.
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Scenic Cruise Of The Inside Passage

Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver.
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Depart Vancouver

Sail into Vancouver Harbour this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel, if you wish to extend your stay.

Trip Inclusions

Exclusive Insights

  • Whistler: With your Squamish Lil'wat Ambassador take part in a tea workshop with a master-blender and create your own unique blend.
  • Banff: Enjoy a private meeting with a Royal Canadian Mountie to learn about the service and hear his personal stories.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes.
  • Maligne Lake: This irrigation system mystified early French Canadian fur traders. Find out why as you explore Maligne Canyon and enjoy a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake.
  • Vancouver: Cross the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230-foot-high (70 metres), for a squirrel's eye view.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Vancouver: Explore Chinatown and Gastown, visit the totem poles of Stanley Park and take in the spectacular views of English Bay.
  • Victoria: Enjoy an introduction to this sparkling city, including the Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square.
  • Banff National Park: View Moraine Lake.
  • Yoho National Park: The Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge.

Epicurean Dining

  • Vancouver: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar inside the Four Seasons Vancouver.
  • Whistler: Enjoy a delectable dinner with fresh seafood or perfectly grilled steak at Hy's Steakhouse.
  • Kelowna: Your resort's reputation for fine food is hard to overlook - join us for a dinner with wine.
  • Lake Louise: Enjoy a unique collection of Whistler restaurants during your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Banff: Experience traditional, regional and contemporary à la carte dining at your choice of the Fairmont's fine restaurants.
  • Jasper: Enjoy a liqueur with friends before roasting s'mores around a bonfire and stargazing.
  • Included Quality Dining: 13 Full Breakfasts (FB), 7 Dinners all with wine (DW); On-board Rocky Mountaineer: 2 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Lunches (L), on-board snacks and all beverages, including alcohol.
  • On-board Inside Passage Cruise: 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 6 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D).

Outstanding Hotels

  • Vancouver: Rising above Pacific Centre, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver offers award-winning relaxed, urban luxury.
  • Jasper: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is situated in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which wraps around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert surrounded by nature and abundant wildlife.
  • Sun Peaks: An internationally renowned year-round destination resort offering luxury in the heart of Sun Peaks.
  • Victoria: The Grand Pacific Hotel is perched right on the Inner Harbou, close to Victoria's downtown.
  • Whistler: The Four Seasons Resort Whistler is a luxurious retreat in alpine meadows.
  • Kelowna: Gorgeous Okanagan Lake provides the backdrop for an unforgettable hotel at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort with views of the lake, the mountains, and the Kelowna city skyline.
  • Lake Louise: Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Banff: Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", the Fairmont Banff Springs, has been providing legendary hospitality to guests for more than 125 years.

Additional 5 Star Services

  • Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat touring coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery right to your door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • With Insight Flourishes, from time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on your arrival and departure day, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold
  • Ferry from Vancouver to Victoria in the Seawest Lounge, featuring comfortable lounge seating, a quiet atmosphere, Starbucks® coffee, tea, juice, fresh pastries, newspapers and magazines.
  • All facilities aboard Holland America Line's MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam*

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Twin prices are per person.
  • Guaranteed Room Share is not availabl.
  • This tour is also available with the Calgary Stampede
  • 23 May, 18 Jul, 22 Aug, 05 Sep 2018: These departures cruise on the MS Volendam. All other departures sail on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam.

Operator Details

Luxury Gold Reviews: (26)
Tours on Sale: 52
Accommodation: 4+ to 5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Guided Tours
Max Group Size(s): 40 & 24
Budget: Luxury
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

Reviews (8)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Majesty of the Rockies & Alaska Cruise with Luxury Gold.
VIC, Australia
Sep 2017
2 Helpful Votes
5 Trips
“Worry free holiday. It was magic.”
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The hotels were fantastic on the whole. Only one which wasn't up to standard and apparently Insights not staying there next year anyway. Ben, our Tour Director was absolutely fabulous. He had us in fits of laughter lots of times. Jemma was helpful all through the quote and then the booking and payment right up until we left on our magic trip.
QLD, Australia
Aug 2017
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Rocky Mountains portion was excellent, but cruise was disappointing.”
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The Rocky Mountains part of the tour really was excellent. Accommodation really was 5 star in most locations though often with the worst views. Food was very good where provided although a few breakfasts were more Denny's than 5 star. We experienced a lot of smoke from the British Columbia bush fires which did take the gloss away a little, but we still had a good time thanks to the excellent tour concierge, Ben Hutchison.

The cruise though was more 3 star. We cruise a lot and this ship, Nieuw Amsterdam, was cheap and nasty. Our verandah room was more like a back office of a factory. Food was more Ramada Inn than 5 star, and staff in general had a could not care less attitude. We disliked our first Holland America cruise and this, our second, was worse. To cap it all on the last day they destroyed both of our suitcases requiring me to spend $200 to buy a replacement and to try to temporary repair the other. My grading below only applies, to the Insight portion of the trip.
NSW, Australia
Jun 2017
4 Helpful Votes
“Magestic!”
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Insight as usual has put together another fabulous, hassle free journey.......wonderful scenery, great accommodation and food. The wildlife wasn't as abundant as we thought it would be but I guess that was because we went just prior (June/July) to the salmon season.

The Rocky Mountaineer was pleasant, with exceptional service but in hindsight an over rated expense…. I think it would be very pretty if there was more snow around on the trees etc but otherwise it was a bit boring.
The other problem about the train was that freight trains have priority….at one time we were stationary for 1-2 hours while waiting, we spent 12 hours on the train that day and although we were well fed and watered but it felt like a long haul fight and we were all totally exhausted and fed up by the end.

The Inside Passage Alaskan Cruise was fabulous….and I didn’t get seasick once!...very calm cruise.....the scenery is spectacular. If you can afford it get a veranda stateroom....it was worth the extra money to be able to sit and enjoy the majestic landscape quietly and serenely, away form all the hustle and bustle of the ship.
SA, Australia
Jun 2017
3 Helpful Votes
“Bucket list trip to Canada Rockies and Alaska”
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A great combination of travel in Canada and Alaska. Coach through Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer back to Vancouver. Cruise to Allask and the Inside Passage finished it in great style. Too many highlights to list.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2016
2 Trips
“Best tour yet!”
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The Insight tour concierge was just the best, a local with great knowledge and experience. Hannah at Global Journeys made sure all matters were completed on time and ready for us to have a hassle free tour.
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