Majestic Canadian Rockies & Alaska

20 Day Guided Tour & Cruise from Vancouver to Vancouver with Cosmos

Read 41 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 20 Day Majestic Canadian Rockies & Alaska. Canada’s national parks and scenic drives highlight this wonderful Canadian Rockies tour that overnights in Vancouver, Kelowna, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Sun...read more

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Guided Tour & Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Vancouver
Guided Tour & Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Vancouver
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
50
Max Group Size
50
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Cruise
Trip Style
Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Canada, USA
Trip Operated By:
Cosmos
Cosmos
1,761 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.6 out of 5
41 Reviews
Trip Code:
8904

Itinerary

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1 Vancouver.
Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
2 Vancouver.
This morning, an included city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown, the harbor and beaches, and more. The remainder of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions for your further exploration of the city. Take a water taxi to lively Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafes. Or, visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops, art galleries, and street vendors.
3 Vancouver - Kelowna.
This morning, our journey begins in British Columbia's fertile valleys and continues through rich mountain forests to Lake Okanagan. Travel along the lake to the resort city of Kelowna's beautiful setting on the lake shore, surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample the local wines on the included WINERY TOUR this afternoon.
4 Kelowna - Glacier National Park - Yoho National Park - Banff National Park.
Motor north through the Okanagan Valley, famous for its peaches and vineyards. Then, begin the climb up 1335 metre (4,379-foot) high Rogers Pass in GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Take a break at the pass, a perfect spot for photos of the impressively rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enter YOHO NATIONAL PARK and ascend Kicking Horse Pass at an altitude of 5,421 feet. Reach BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. An orientation tour includes Banff's unspoiled beauty.
5 Banff National Park.
Banff is one of Canada's favorite year-round resorts, with activities ranging from skiing in winter to hiking, boating, and fishing in summer. With this free day, your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.
6 Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park.
Spend a day of scenic grandeur, first with Lake Louise-its turquoise waters providing a perfect natural mirror reflecting the mountains and glaciers. A highlight today is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to board the Ice Explorer, an allterrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 229 metre (750 feet) thick. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach continues northward into JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Late this afternoon, your Tour Director suggests an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.
7 Jasper National Park.
Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer-from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.
8 Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Sun Peaks.
Leave Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking at 3955 metres (12,972 feet). Continue following the Yellowhead Highway south along the North Thompson River-a route pioneered by fur trappers a century ago. Overnight at the mountain resort of Sun Peaks.
9 Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler
Head south, following the once-treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. Via Lillooet, "Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route," your motorcoach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes, with a late-afternoon arrival in Whistler.
10 Whistler.
Spend the day in the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Free time to explore many of the 2010 Winter Olympics' sites or join one of the many optional excursions, including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes and glaciated peaks of Garibaldi Provincial Park.
11 Whistler - Ferry Crossing - Victoria.
Set sail across the spectacular Gulf Islands. Afternoon arrival in Victoria. Visit world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, one of Victoria's most celebrated sites and rated among the most beautiful gardens in the world. Sightseeing continues with Marine Drive, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles.
12 Victoria.
Today is at leisure to discover some of the attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum. Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, an IMAX presentation at the National Geographic Theatre, whale watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and fine shopping along Government Street.
13 Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver (Embarkation).
A scenic ferry crossing to the mainland. Upon arrival, transfer to Canada Place to board Holland America's MS Koningsdam or MS Volendam for an unforgettable Inside Passage cruise. (D)
14 Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage.
Spend the day cruising one of the world's most spectacular waterways. Located along the coast of British Columbia, the Inside Passage is the longest sheltered inland waterway in the world. Watch the water for orcas and humpback whales. (B/L/D)
15 Juneau
Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on Gastineau Channel, Alaska's capital city of Juneau has massive Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefield at its back door. Visit the rustic shops in town-or get out and kayak, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee, or fish. There's no end to the adventure because of the long daylight hours. (B/L/D)
16 Skagway.
In winter, the sidewalks are all but rolled up in Skagway, so you can imagine the frightful conditions endured by gold prospectors who passed through en route to the Yukon. Take your time and poke your head into every little shop, from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Kennedy's Dry Goods. The Red Onion Saloon, with its honky-tonk piano and costumed barmaids, is a treasure trove of memorabilia featuring pictures of Klondike Kate, Peahull Annie, and other historic characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of '98 Museum. (B/L/D)
17 Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay.
Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. How does it feel when a colossal chunk of ice splits off a glacier and crashes into the sea? The sound is like thunder. The impact shoots water hundreds of meters into the air. You hold your breath as you capture the moment on camera, then you wait for it all to happen again. (B/L/D)
18 Ketchikan.
Built over the water and up weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains with a hospitable air. (B/L/D)
19 Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage.
Cruise through the awe-inspiring Inside Passage, keeping watch for spouting whales, soaring eagles, and other wildlife. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and onboard entertainment. (B/L/D)
20 Vancouver (Disembarkation).
Your holiday ends this morning. Please schedule homebound flights after Noon. (B)

Cosmos Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • VANCOUVER: Sightseeing; Stanley Park
  • KELOWNA: Winery tour & tasting; Okanagan Valley
  • BANFF NATIONAL PARK: Orientation tour; stay two nights inside Banff National Park
  • LAKE LOUISE: Visit the lake
  • COLUMBIA ICEFIELD: Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
  • JASPER NATIONAL PARK: Orientation tour; stay two nights inside Jasper National Park
  • VICTORIA: Sightseeing; visit Butchart Gardens
  • HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE: 7-night Inside Passage cruise. (INSIDE CABIN CATEGORY J)
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
  • TRANSPORTATION: Holland America cruise on the MS Koningsdam or MS Volendam; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi
  • HOTELS: Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary
  • COSMOSGO: Get the mobile app for trip information
Included Meals
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Vancouver Sandman Vancouver City Centre (F), Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre (F), Banff National Park Rundlestone Inn (MF) or similar, Jasper National Park Marmot Lodge (F), Sun Peaks Sun Peaks Lodge (ST), Whistler The Listel Hotel (MF), Victoria Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F); Alaska Cruise Holland America’s MS Volendam or MS Koningsdam
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included

Reviews (41)

20 Day Majestic Canadian Rockies & Alaska reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Canada Alaska”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2019 1 Helpful Vote

First time traveller with Cosmos. Bit concerned when it had no meals included but found it easy to source meals. Our tour guide was brilliant and our bus driver did a fantastic job getting us around. Highlight of our trip was the great bunch of people on our tour. Would definitely travel with Cosmos again.

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“Everything went perfectly”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2019 1 Helpful Vote

We travelled to Canada for a 13 night coach trip from Vancouver to Banff, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Whistler and Victoria on Vancouver Island. The coach was very comfy and the accommodation was nice. Our tour director was very knowledgeable and very approachable. We then went on a 7 day cruise up to Alaska which was magical. I cannot fault any part of this trip. Everything went perfectly with no hiccups and was handled extremely professionally.

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“Fantastic experience!”
- VIC, Australia Aug 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience to Canada and Alaska. It was all organised and the tour with Cosmos was amazing! Our tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. The accommodation was fantastic, very comfortable! Would highly recommend this tour, including the stunning cruise through Alaska.

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“Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Cruise”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2019 View Photo

What an amazing journey we had with Globus. I'm asked what were the highlights - it was all highlights! The scenery, the hotels we stayed in were all amazing. The fellow passengers were all wonderful, we made some wonderful friendships along the way. I would recommend Global Journeys any day - Jemma was amazing answering all our questions and so helpful.

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“Fabulous holiday package”
- VIC, Australia Jul 2019 View Photo

We had an absolutely amazing holiday, couldn't be happier with the tour we booked through Global Journeys starting with Jemma Rosen who booked our holiday and helped with any questions I had. The Cosmos Majestic Canadian Rockies tour was perfect with 2 day stays in Vancouver, Banff, Jasper, Whistler and Victoria all with great accommodation. Tour highlights were Lake Louise & Ice Explorer. We travelled in August and had perfect weather. Our tour director Neela and driver Neil were amazing, that...read more

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Cabin Types

Interior Stateroom
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2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 151–233 sq. ft.

  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth 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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