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17 Day Highlights of the Rockies & Alaska Cruise

Travelmarvel Tour & Cruise starting in Vancouver and finishing in Vancouver

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 17 Day Highlights of the Rockies & Alaska Cruise. Explore the highlights of the Canadian Rockies, and enjoy the sights from aboard the glass-domed VIA Rail. Conclude your holiday with a seven-night cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage.


Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: Tour & Cruise (Premium)
Max Group Size: 48
Duration: 17 Days
From: Vancouver to Vancouver
Tour Code: URVEVV17
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Canada, USA
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Day By Day


Arrive Vancouver

Upon arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. Meet your Tour Director at a Welcome Reception this evening. Stay: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Hotel

Vancouver, VIA Rail

Discover Vancouver's best-loved attractions on a sightseeing tour, including the Waterfront, Gastown, Granville Island and Stanley Park. Enjoy this afternoon at leisure to relax or explore the city further. Later this evening, board the VIA Rail for your overnight train journey to the Canadian Rockies. Stay: VIA Rail, Sleeper Touring Class (B)

VIA Rail, Jasper

Awake to stunning views as you travel into the Canadian Rockies, and enjoy access to the Park Car and its glass-domed observation deck. Arrive in Jasper National Park this afternoon. Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges (B/L)

Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise

Depart Jasper today and travel along the Icefields Parkway. You'll then stop at the Columbia Icefield for a ride onto Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer. Later, travel to Canada's world-famous natural wonder Lake Louise. Stay: Lake Louise Inn (B/D)

Lake Louise, Banff

See the turquoise waters of glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to beautiful Banff National Park. This afternoon, explore Banff on a sightseeing tour, then ride the Banff Gondola for incredible views. Stay Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge (B)


Enjoy today at your leisure to relax and explore the surrounds of Banff National Park. If you're after adventure, then consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for aerial views of this breathtaking region. Others might like to watch for local wildlife on an exhilarating Bow River float trip, or you may choose to set off on a fascinating Banff Experience Tour during which you'll discover more of the history of Banff and visit Johnston Canyon. (B)

Banff, Quaaout Lodge

Descend from the Rockies to the beautiful fir-cloaked region of Revelstoke, then continue to the pretty location of Little Shuswap Lake. Gain an insight into the history of Canada's indigenous culture on an interpretive walk, and enjoy a First Nations-inspired dinner at Quaaout Lodge & Spa. Stay: Quaaout Lodge and Spa (B/D)

Quaaout Lodge, Whistler

Travel through the vast landscapes of the Cariboo region today, before arriving in Whistler. This famous alpine resort-town has long been considered an adventure playground for outdoor enthusiasts, and there is plenty here for you to discover with a day at leisure to explore. Stay: Aava Whistler Hotel (B)

Whistler, Vancouver

This morning after breakfast, you have time at leisure to enjoy exploring Whistler. In Whistler, you may like to explore nearby forests by Tree Trek or Zip Trek or perhaps set off on a Blackcomb Glacier Jeep Safari. Alternatively, take a float trip down Bow River. Later, travel the Sea to Sky Highway to Vancouver and enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Stay: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Hotel (B/D)

Vancouver, Embark Cruise

After a leisurely morning in Vancouver, its time to board your premium cruise ship for your exciting seven-night Inside Passage Cruise. Enjoy dinner on board and relax amid your ship's comfortable facilities. Stay Seven Nights: Holland America Line's MS Nieuw Amsterdam (B/D)

Inside Passage

Enjoy a full day at sea at the beginning of your incredible journey. Relax and absorb the majestic scenery as your ship cruises past dramatic rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage. You also have plenty of opportunities to discover the comfortable public areas available to you on board your ship. (B/L/D)

Tracy Arm, Juneau

Today visit Juneau, which is Alaska's capital. Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the massive Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefields are situated at the city's back door. Spend some time in Juneau to take in the diverse terrain or perhaps make your way to the town and explore the rustic shops that are located here. Alternatively, those seeking more adventure may like to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride over a glacier. Perhaps sample delicious salmon baked in the traditional way over a fire or even try your hand at panning for gold (all options are at own expense). (B/L/D)


Today you'll dock at the port of Skagway, which is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Skagway was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike and still celebrates its gold rush past to this day. You will find a variety of stores and saloons in town that capture the excitement and history of the gold rush days. Here you'll also have the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or view some of the fascinating local wildlife (both options at own expense). Reboard your ship and enjoy dinner on board this evening. (B/L/D)

Glacier Bay

Wake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park this morning, with its formidable rivers of ice, wild coastline and sheltered fjords. As you cruise through the national park, it is easy to see why the area has received World Heritage status. Today, knowledgeable local rangers will join you on board. They will explain the geological wonders and diverse wildlife of this incredible region, giving you an insight into what makes this area of Alaska so incredibly unique. (B/L/D)


Arrive in Ketchikan, renowned for its idyllic scenery, rich Alaskan Native culture, and as the salmon capital of the world. Enjoy free time to explore this southernmost entrance to the Inside Passage. Perhaps join a walking tour of the town, or learn about Tlingit culture including the significance of totem poles at Saxman Native Village (both own expense). (B/L/D)

Inside Passage

Spend today cruising south through the Inside Passage. Relax on board and enjoy the premium facilities of your ship as you take in the incredible views. (B/L/D)

Disembark Cruise, Depart Vancouver

Your journey comes to an end today. After a final breakfast on board your ship, transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Stay at the First Nations-owned and operated Quaaout Lodge & Spa

Included Experiences

  • Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  • Overnight rail journey aboard VIA Rail in Sleeper Touring Class
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a special Farewell Dinner
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • 33 meals - 16 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Tipping for all cruise staff, port charges and airport transfers

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Departure transfer - after your cruise please ensure your onward flight departs after 1pm
  • Prices are for land/cruise and rail only. Flights not included

Operator Details

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Tour Accommodation: 4 Star
Tour Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & River Cruises
Budget: Premium & Affordable
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, New Zealand, South & Central America, USA

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