Canadian & Alaskan Masterpiece

19 Day Tour & Cruise from Vancouver to Vancouver with Cosmos

Read 87 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 19 Day Canadian & Alaskan Masterpiece. Experience the ultimate holiday to Canada & Alaska on this truly unforgettable 19-day tour. Travel through British Columbia and Alberta to see breath-taking scenery. Visit Canada’s w...read more

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Tour & Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Vancouver
Tour & Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Vancouver
Accommodation
Accommodation
3 - 4 Star
50
Max Group Size
50
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Cruise
Trip Style
Cruise
Rail Journey
Trip Style
Rail Journey
Countries Explored:
Canada, USA
Trip Operated By:
Cosmos
Cosmos
1,775 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.7 out of 5
87 Reviews
Trip Code:
8922

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, beaches, and more. The remainder of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions. You could 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, and art galleries!
3 Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops
An exciting morning as you board the Rocky Mountaineer for a 2 - day, all - daylight, classic rail journey. The train travels through some of Canada's most spectacular scenery. Follow the Fraser River through snowcapped mountains, eventually arriving at Kamloops. (B/L)
4 Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer - Lake Louise
Reboard the train and prepare for spectacular sights, such as Revelstoke National Park, Shuswap Lake, the Monashee Mountains, Glacier National Park, and Castle Mountain, which early explorers compared to that of a medieval castle. Travel through the heart of the Selkirk Mountains before entering stunning Yoho National Park. The train winds through the Spiral Tunnels before climbing Kicking Horse Pass. Cross the Continental Divide into the province of Alberta. Enter Banff National Park, and journey to Lake Louise, where green - blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. (B/L)
5 Lake Louise - Banff National Park
Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. Visit Natural Bridge and Emerald and Moraine lakes before arriving in Banff. Upon arrival, an orientation tour includes Banff's unspoiled beauty. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for independent activities.
6 Banff National Park
Today is at leisure. Play golf, horseback ride, hike the many wilderness trails in the area, stroll through Banff, or simply relax at the hot springs. Banff National Park is the perfect place for photographers and wildlife watching, and as a visitor you may be lucky enough to encounter some of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. If the timing is right, you may spot black bears, grizzlies, or wolves. Your Tour Director will also have suggestions for an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies and can offer recommendations for dinner.
7 Banff National Park - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park
Scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake, then climb Sunwapta Pass for stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers. Next stop: the Columbia Icefield to ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice measuring 750 feet thick.
8 Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Sun Peaks
Stand at the base of the awesome 12,972 - foot Mount Robson. Travel through British Columbia's Fur Trade and Cariboo regions for tantalising glimpses of the soaring granite mountains of Canada's Rockies. Watch for wildlife as you continue to the internationally renowned Sun Peaks ski resort.
9 Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler
Head south, following the once - treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. From Lillooet, "Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route," our motorcoach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes, with a mid - afternoon arrival in Whistler. There are optional activities to choose from, including flightseeing by floatplane over glaciated peaks or a Gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains for the perfect bearspotting perch.
10 Whistler - Ferry Crossing - Victoria
Set sail across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. In Victoria, sightseeing includes Butchart Gardens, the Empress Hotel, Legislative Buildings, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.
11 Victoria
A day at leisure gives you the chance to stroll around the harbor, go shopping on Government Street, or have lunch in one of the many pubs. You may choose to join an optional wildlife and whale - watching trip. Cruise the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles. Your Tour Director will suggest several optional excursions, including a flightseeing excursion with spectacular vistas of downtown Victoria.
12 Victoria - Vancouver (Embarkation)
Board your ferry this morning and head back to the Canadian mainland, where you will transfer to Holland America's luxurious MS Volendam for a 7-night voyage through the famed Inside Passage. (D)
13 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)
14 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)
15 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)
16 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, COLUMBIA ICEFIELD then you wait for it all to happen again. (B/L/D)
17 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)
18 Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage
Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes, from Misty Fjords National Monument to famed Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Sailing the Inside Passage offers opportunities to spot some of Alaska's most iconic wildlife, with humpback whales and orca plying the bountiful waters alongside the ships, bald eagles soaring overhead and brown bears lumbering on the shoreline. (B/L/D)
19 Vancouver (Disembarkation)
Your holiday ends this morning. Please schedule homebound flights after noon. (B)

Cosmos Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • VANCOUVER Sightseeing; Stanley Park
  • ROCKY MOUNTAINEER 2-day scenic rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
  • LAKE LOUISE Sightseeing including Yoho National Park, Natural Bridge, Emerald Lake, and Moraine Lake
  • BANFF NATIONAL PARK Orientation tour; stay two nights inside Banff National Park
  • COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
  • JASPER NATIONAL PARK Stay inside Jasper National Park
  • VICTORIA Sightseeing; visit Butchart Gardens
  • HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE 7-night Inside Passage cruise on the MS Volendam
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
  • Transportation: 2-day, all-daylight rail journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer® in SilverLeaf Service; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; 7-night Holland America cruise on the MS Volendam; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.
  • Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
Included Meals
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist Class (ST), Best Available (BA)
  • Vancouver Sandman Vancouver City Centre (F) or similar, Kamloops Determined by Rocky Mountaineer (BA), Lake Louise Mountaineer Lodge (ST) or similar, Banff National Park Banff Inn (ST) or similar, Jasper National Park Marmot Lodge (F) or similar, Sun Peaks Cahilty Hotel & Suites (F), Whistler The Listel Hotel (MF), Victoria Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F); Alaska Cruise Holland America’s MS Volendam
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 (87)

19 Day Canadian & Alaskan Masterpiece reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Cruise experience ”
- South Australia , Australia Sep 2019 1 Helpful Vote

The hotels were fabulous. The tour guide we had Michelle was absolutely fabulous would recommend her very highly. Nothing was too much gave a lot of information. The whole tour was wonderful. Rocky Mountain excellent silver class. Was great I thought even better than gold class, food fantastic all the crew in our carriage went out of they way to make us have a good time. Unfortunately we didn’t see and bears which was disappointing. On the Volendam on the second night on the ship the crew noticed...read more

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“Canadian and Alaskan Masterpiece”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2019 2 Helpful Votes

The trip in general was good. Hotels good but in Vancouver the room was small though good location. Cosmos was organised. Volendam cruise was good, but, not enough entertainment during the day and food while good in variety and taste sometimes not warm or hot enough. Booking with Georgie was well organised and she emailed and helped whenever we needed. Thank you Georgie.

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“Hassle free holiday”
- VIC, Australia Jul 2019 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

It was a hassle free holiday we had after a long time. The tour was exactly what we expected. We are really happy with how it was organised. We feel that we wouldn’t be able to cover what we saw during the tour if we were on our own. Thanks so much for that. The Tour Leader Jody and the driver Peter were two wonderful people who were so knowledgeable, professional and lovely to be with. We would not hesitate to book another holiday with Global Journeys.
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“Wonderful Canada & Alaska adventure”
- QLD, Australia Jul 2019 1 Helpful Vote

The tour was an adventure everyday. The train, the coach and cruise were equally memorable. The scenery was picturesque. We saw emerald green lakes, eagles, bears, orcas, seals, whales. We even saw elks in the Main Street of Banff. Even though we had a number of one night stopovers on the coach leg of the tour it was at an easy pace. Jemma at Global Journeys made the booking side of our adventure easy. She was easily contactable and always replied to any query promptly.

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“Highly recommended ”
- NSW, Australia Jul 2019 3 Helpful Votes

Our coach tour director, Judes, was fabulous. The group that we travelled with was full of fun and very inclusive. It was easy to book through Global Journeys. Hannah was very helpful and responded to questions very quickly. The trip itself was amazing! Visiting Canada (BC and Alberta) and Alaska has been on my bucket list for a long time, and this trip ticked all the boxes. I saw black bear catching salmon in the wild, went on a sled ride with the huskies, up in a float plane in Alaska and a...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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