Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise

19 Day Guided Tour & Cruise from Vancouver to Vancouver with APT

Read 8 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 19 Day Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise. Explore Canada & Alaska's majestic beauty by land, rail and ocean cruise. Discover the famous Rocky Mountains onboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train, before visiting Banff, Jasper & more

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4.5 - 5 Star
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Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
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Rail Journey
Trip Style
Rail Journey
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Canada, USA
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340 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.9 out of 5
8 Reviews
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1 Arrive Vancouver
Once you've landed in Vancouver, we'll meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel before tonight's welcome dinner. Stay Two Nights: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (D)
2 Vancouver
You have time after your Signature Experience to explore the city with your tour director. (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • After an exclusive breakfast at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park's Cliff House Restaurant, you'll join an insightful nature exploration through the grounds and across the suspension bridges.
3 Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops
Your rail holiday starts this morning when you board the Rocky Mountaineer. Relax and soak up the views from your bi-level glass-dome carriage in GoldLeaf Service. Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (two or three-star hotels) (B/L)
4 Kamloops, Rocky Mountaineer, Banff
The Canadian Rockies are on your mind today as your rail journey continues. Carve your way through the stunning scenery and Spiral Tunnels all the way to Banff National Park. Stay Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs (B/L)
5 Banff
Choose your activity today. Tonight, your hotel offers an impressive dining range. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • This evening, dine at one of your hotel's restaurants.
  • Today you may like to take part in the Banff Experience which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, board the Banff Gondola, or set off on a heli-flightseeing excursion. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River, or learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player. Otherwise, spend some time at the Willow Stream Spa.
6 Banff, Lake Louise
After your Signature Experience, tour Banff then travel via Moraine Lake to Lake Louise. Stay: Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Lakeview Room (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Tonight, choose where to have dinner.
Signature Experiences:
  • Meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
7 Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper
Travel along the Icefields Parkway, and stop at the Columbia Icefield. Board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey onto the Athabasca Glacier. Arrive later in Jasper National Park. Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose where to dine at your lodge.
8 Jasper, Mt Robson, Blue River, Sun Peaks
Take in views of Mt Robson as you travel along the Yellowhead Highway. Head for the Monashee Mountains, locally known as Grizzly Bear Valley, and set off on a Blue River Safari to hopefully glimpse a few of the local bears. Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Head for the Monashee Mountains, locally known as Grizzly Bear Valley, and set off on a Blue River Safari. A custom-designed boat, led by an expert guide, will take you over glacier-fed waterways for the chance to glimpse local bears.
9 Sun Peaks, Whistler
Follow the tracks of early gold rush pioneers through the Cariboo region, stopping at Seton and Duffey lakes. Later, re-enter the Coast Mountains. Ringed by mountains, forests and valleys, you'll soon see why Whistler attracts outdoor enthusiasts. Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa (B)
10 Whistler, Georgia Strait, Victoria
Travel south to Horseshoe Bay and take a ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Continue to Chemainus before arriving in Victoria. If you'd rather forgo the journey by land and ferry, take a floatplane flight instead (own expense). Stay Two Nights: Victoria, Hotel Grand Pacific (B)
11 Victoria, The Butchart Gardens
Later today, a special dinner is served for you and your fellow travellers. (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit The Butchart Gardens before the general public are granted access, and enjoy an exclusive breakfast in the original Butchart residence.
12 Victoria, Vancouver, Embark Ship
Return to Vancouver and board your ship for a cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage. This afternoon, settle in and explore the ship. Stay Seven Nights: Holland America Line's Volendam (B/D)
13 The Inside Passage
Ah the sea! Spend today on board, gliding past rocky headlands and over the icy waters of the Inside Passage, one of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world. (B/L/D)
14 Juneau
Alaska's capital, Juneau, is set at the foot of the mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, and outdoor activities are plenty. Disembark and explore at leisure or with an optional excursion (own expense). (B/L/D)
15 Skagway
Arrive in Skagway, the Inside Passage's northernmost point. See heritage buildings, now protected as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and maybe set off on an excursion (own expense). (B/L/D)
16 Glacier Bay National Park
Wake among the breathtaking scenery of Glacier Bay National Park. Take in the calving tidewater glaciers and learn from local rangers who explain the geological wonders. (B/L/D)
17 Ketchikan
Dock in Ketchikan today, set on the tranquil shores of the Tongass Narrows, and spend some time exploring as you please. (B/L/D)
18 The Inside Passage
Head through the Inside Passage, taking in the scenery as you near your final port. (B/L/D)
19 Disembark Ship, Depart Vancouver
Say goodbye as you are taken to the airport. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Explore The Butchart Gardens and enjoy breakfast
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are true icons of the nation, enjoy hearing their stories when you Meet a Mountie
  • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park with its rivers of ice, and keep close watch for marine life like whales
Trip Inclusions
  • Guaranteed maximum 40 guests
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Expert APT tour director and cruise liaison
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • Transfers, port charges, porterage and gratuities
Included Meals
  • Luxury dining - a total of 40 meals
  • Option to add a 'Personalise Your Cruise' package which includes Holland America's Elite Beverage Package
  • Seven-night Holland America Line Inside Passage cruise in a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom aboard the Volendam
  • Enjoy a superb two-night stay at the 'Castle in the Rockies' - The Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Enjoy a wonderful overnight stay at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Relax during an overnight stay at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Stay overnight at The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa
  • Stay two nights at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria
  • Stay at The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
  • Enjoy a two night stay in Vancouver at The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Please ensure your onward flight from Vancouver departs no earlier than 1pm
  • Due to seasonal conditions, Blue River Safari is not available on select dates
  • Personalise your cruise by adding an elite beverage package, Wi-Fi, Laundry service and a sail away dinner at the ship's Pinnacle Grill – Enquire for details
  • Prices are for land, rail and cruise only. Flights not included

Reviews (8)

19 Day Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

Rating 4.9 out of 5
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“Flawless & an Amazing Holiday”
- VIC, Australia May 2019

We had the best holidays of our lifetime! Everything was top notch, from the excellent service from Jemma at Global Journeys, our very professional APT Tour Director Mary, coach driver Rob and our Alaska cruise guide, the lovely Cara, they just made the whole trip almost flawless, first class in every way.
They really looked after us very well and exceeded our expectations. We had a terrific holiday. A huge thank you to all especially Jemma, she was extremely helpful, more

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“Wonderful Rockies & Alaska tour.”
- VIC, Australia May 2019 2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful tour with APT, very well organised, great tour guides and coach driver. Cruise to Alaska was very relaxing after a hectic ground tour.

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“Wonderful trip.”
- VIC, Australia Aug 2017 3 Helpful Votes

Both Canada and Alaska parts were great. It is very hard to put out one thing cause everything was just wonderful. The group of fellow passengers were great and there was no trouble with anyone and the mix of people were great. Global Journeys were a great help with everything we need. Thank you so much.

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“So many wonderful thoughts in my head!”
- QLD, Australia Jun 2015 3 Helpful Votes

This is what I wrote to my best friend about the trip. It sums it up. So many wonderful thoughts in my head. Sitting on a sundeck in a herb garden outside our room in Vancouver when we arrived with a beer. So tired yet so exhilarated by being in Canada we stayed up and partied all afternoon! The Rocky Mountaineer train trip....... bloody hell it was amazing mate. Forests, streams, lakes and mountains snow capped and water falls. All seen whilst being served the most amazing food and drinks more

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“Just a delightful memory”
- WA, Australia Aug 2014 3 Helpful Votes

This is just a note to say how much we enjoyed the tour of the Rockies and Alaska that you organised for us last August. It's a spectacular train journey and the accommodation all along the way was first rate. The tour leader, Sue, and the driver of the bus, Charles, were just lovely people. We thought that the 19 day tour was just enough for us - after that we went across to Toronto and up to Quebec .. then back by rail across Canada. That was a very relaxing and laid back part of our trip. more

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Deck Plans

Category VA
Verandah Stateroom
Category VB
Verandah Stateroom
Category VC
Verandah Stateroom
Upper Promenade Deck (Level 4)

Cabin Types

Verandah Stateroom
Verandah Stateroom  Verandah Stateroom  Verandah Stateroom  

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 228-420 sq. ft. including verandah.

  • 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

Prices & Dates

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Saturday 25 Apr 2020 Wednesday 13 May 2020 11,895 per person 430 per person 11,465 per person Enquire
Saturday 09 May 2020 Wednesday 27 May 2020 12,995 per person 474 per person 12,521 per person Enquire
Saturday 16 May 2020 Wednesday 03 Jun 2020 13,995 per person 514 per person 13,481 per person Enquire
Saturday 30 May 2020 Wednesday 17 Jun 2020 15,495 per person 574 per person 14,921 per person Enquire
Saturday 06 Jun 2020 Wednesday 24 Jun 2020 15,995 per person 595 per person 15,400 per person Enquire
Saturday 20 Jun 2020 Wednesday 08 Jul 2020 15,995 per person 595 per person 15,400 per person Enquire
Saturday 11 Jul 2020 Wednesday 29 Jul 2020 15,995 per person 595 per person 15,400 per person Enquire
Saturday 01 Aug 2020 Wednesday 19 Aug 2020 15,795 per person 587 per person 15,208 per person Not Avail
Saturday 08 Aug 2020 Wednesday 26 Aug 2020 15,795 per person 587 per person 15,208 per person Enquire
Saturday 29 Aug 2020 Wednesday 16 Sep 2020 15,595 per person 578 per person 15,017 per person Enquire
Wednesday 02 Sep 2020 Sunday 20 Sep 2020 14,595 per person 540 per person 14,055 per person Enquire
Saturday 05 Sep 2020 Wednesday 23 Sep 2020 14,995 per person 554 per person 14,441 per person Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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MS Noordam
Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category SY $ 1,100
MS Volendam
Category A  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category B  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category SA $ 1,000 - $ 1,950

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

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Trip Notes
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