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Eastern Canada, Rockies Explorer and Alaska Cruise

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Our Price From 22,980 Per Person
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 Trip Length
28 Days
 Trip Starts
Toronto
 Trip Finishes
Vancouver
28 Day Eastern Canada, Rockies Explorer and Alaska Cruise Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Canada, USA
Trip Operator
Trip Style
Tour & Cruise
Departures
Accommodation
4.5 - 5 Star
Max. Group Size
40
Guide Level
Fully Guided, Locally Guided
Trip Code
UTE28
Ship
Ship Class
R Class
Passengers
1432
Crew
604
Launched
2000
Refurbished
2017

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 28 Day Eastern Canada, Rockies Explorer and Alaska Cruise. The roar of Niagara Falls and the peace of Glacier Bay? The wilderness of Jasper National Park and the dazzling skyscrapers of Montréal? Why not have it all! For this fast-paced journey, you’ve come to the right place.

Itinerary

Once you've arrived, we'll transfer you to your hotel where you can settle in. Stay Two Nights: Toronto, Fairmont Royal York

Mingle over a welcome breakfast before setting off on a discovery of the city, including a visit to the CN Tower. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose where to dine at your hotel this evening.

Stop in at Niagara-on-the-Lake, and then head for Niagara Falls. Maybe set off on a helicopter flight (own expense) before cruising to the base of the falls. Stay: Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview, in a Fallsview Room (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • At dinner, overlook Niagara Falls before an exclusive visit to the Illumination Tower where you can project your very own light display on the falls.

Today, travel along the Thousand Islands Parkway, stopping to cruise through the beautiful Thousand Islands. By the late afternoon you'll arrive in Ottawa, where dinner has been arranged this evening. Stay Two Nights: Ottawa, Fairmont Chateau Laurier (B/D)

Start off your day with a guided tour, pausing at Parliament Hill among other sites. Afterwards, select your Freedom of Choice activity. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Maybe a flight in a vintage open-cockpit biplane is your style? Or would you prefer to visit the Canadian War Museum? Maybe you'll spend time at the Canadian Museum of History, or set off on a guided bicycle exploration.

Today you're on high alert for exciting sightings of deer, wolves and black bears at Parc Omega, a vast safari park home to a broad variety of unique Canadian wildlife.

Later, continue to the enthralling French-Canadian hub of Quebec City. Stay Two Nights: Quebec City, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, in a Deluxe ‘Old Quebec' View Room (B)

Set off on a guided tour of Quebec City this morning and enjoy a choice of sightseeing options. This afternoon, head for Ile d'Orleans. Nicknamed the ‘Garden of Quebec', this sleepy island is a food lover's paradise, and you'll enjoy a delectable Signature Experience here. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Maybe you'd like to see the sights by foot. Otherwise, a cruise on the St Lawrence River or a food tour are on offer.
Signature Experiences:
  • Visit a sugar shack and learn how maple syrup is made, followed by dinner.

Set off from Quebec City for the charming and historic city of Montreal, where a fascinating guided tour takes you to Old Montreal and Mount Royal. Stay Two Nights: Montreal, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth (B)

Enjoy a range of touring options today. This evening, enjoy dinner with a Quebecois flavour. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Take a walking tour of Old Montreal or meet a local Montrealer. Otherwise, a food tour is also on the table, as is an exploration of one of the world's largest underground complexes.
Signature Experiences:
  • Savour the beauty of the AURA Experience, a remarkable multi-media show at Montréal's magnificent Notre Dame Basilica. Immerse yourself in the spectacle as unique projections illuminate the picturesque interior of the gothic cathedral, all accompanied by orchestral music.

Fly to Vancouver today (flight not included). 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 (B/D)

Today you'll experience the very best of Vancouver on a fantastic half-day sightseeing tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, you'll soak in the scenery at the vast Stanley Park, explore the trendy Granville Island and immerse yourself in the historic neighbourhood of Gastown. (B)

Your rail journey starts this morning when you board the Rocky Mountaineer. Relax and soak up the views from the bi-level glass-dome carriage in GoldLeaf Service. Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (three-star accommodation) (B/L)

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, in a Mountain View Room (B/L)

Choose your activity today. Tonight, your hotel offers an impressive range of restaurants for dinner. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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-sightseeing excursion. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River, or learn how to be a Canadian ice hockey player. Otherwise, spend some time at the Willow Stream Spa.
  • This evening, dine at one of your hotel's restaurants.

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 dine.
Signature Experiences:
  • Meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Travel along the Icefields Parkway, and stop at the Columbia Icefield. Board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey onto Athabasca Glacier. Arrive later in Jasper National Park. Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • At your lodge, choose where to dine this evening.

Take in Maligne Canyon before re-entering the province of British Columbia. Your journey follows the famous Yellowhead Highway. Pass Mount Robson which, at 3,954 metres, is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Later, arrive in the alpine village of Sun Peaks. Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (B/D)

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 so many outdoor enthusiasts. Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa (B)

Travel south to Horseshoe Bay and board your BC Ferries service to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Continue to Chemainus before arriving in Victoria. Stay Two Nights: Victoria, Hotel Grand Pacific (B)

Tonight, a special dinner is served for you and your fellow travellers. (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit The Butchart Gardens before the general public is granted access, and enjoy an exclusive breakfast in the original Butchart residence.

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 Zaandam in a Vista Suite (B/D)

Spend today on board, gliding past rocky headlands and over the icy waters of the picturesque Inside Passage. (B/L/D)

Alaska's capital, Juneau, is set at the foot of the mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, and outdoor activities are plentiful.

Disembark and explore at leisure or with an optional excursion (own expense). (B/L/D)

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)

Wake among the breathtaking scenery of Glacier Bay National Park. Take in the calving tidewater glaciers and learn from local rangers about the area's geological wonders. (B/L/D)

Dock in Ketchikan today, set on the tranquil shores of the Tongass Narrows, and spend some time exploring as you please. (B/L/D)

Cruise through the Inside Passage, taking in the scenery as you near your final port. (B/L/D)

Say goodbye as you are transferred to the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • At dinner, overlook Niagara Falls before an exclusive visit to the Illumination Tower where you can project your very own light display on the falls.
  • Visit a sugar shack and learn how maple syrup is made, followed by dinner.
  • Savour the beauty of the AURA Experience, a remarkable multi-media show at Montréal's magnificent Notre Dame Basilica.
  • Meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • Visit The Butchart Gardens before the general public is granted access, and enjoy an exclusive breakfast in the original Butchart residence.

  • A maximum of 40 guests in your APT group
  • Freedom of Choice inclusions
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • GoldLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Guaranteed verandah on your Holland America Line cruise
  • Transfers, port charges, porterage and gratuities

  • 53 included meals over the course of your trip.

  • Seven-night Holland America Line Inside Passage cruise aboard Holland America Line's Zaandam in a Vista Suite
  • 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
  • Two nights at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City
  • Enjoy two nights at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
  • Relax for two nights at the Fairmont Château Laurier
  • A Fallsview Room at the Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview
  • Relax for two nights at the Fairmont Royal York

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Flight from Montreal to Vancouver is not included in the tour price
  • Please ensure your flight from Vancouver departs no earlier than 1pm
  • Departures 22 August and 5 September 2024 have a variation to itinerary - Guests will stay in Montreal on Days 6 and 7 and in Quebec City on Days 8 and 9. Flight Quebec City to Vancouver is not included in the tour price
  • Prices are for land/cruise and rail only. Flights not included (unless specified)
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Cabins

Verandah Stateroom (Included)

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - Holland America's signature Mariner's Dream™ bed - with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown. Approximately 213-379 sq. ft. including verandah.

Vista Suite (Upgrade)

With a verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed, Holland America's signature Mariner's Dream™ bed, with plush Euro-Top mattresses, , plus a shower with premium massage head and a refrigerator. Approximately 260-356 sq. ft. including verandah.

Signature Suite (Upgrade)

These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one sofa bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall. Approximately 273–456 sq. ft. including verandah.

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Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category SA $ 1,400
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