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Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

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Fully Guided Locally Guided Coach Group Cruise Rail Scenic / Sightseeing Rocky Mountaineer
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 Trip Length
17 Days
 Trip Starts
Vancouver
 Trip Finishes
Vancouver
17 Day Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise Itinerary (Trafalgar)
Countries Explored: Canada USA
Accommodation
4 Star
Max. Group Size
48
Trip Style
Discoveries
Trip Code
DSCSI

Overview

Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 17 Day Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise. Relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer for two days of all-daylight rail travel through Canada's West and the Canadian Rockies.

Itinerary

Transfer to Canada Place to board Holland America Line's ms Volendam. (D)

With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view. (B/L/D)

The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains and bathed in the blue hue of the ice. Arrive in Juneau, where you can shop downtown, kayak, dogsled, raft or flightsee. (B/L/D)

Step into the town's colourful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. (B/L/D)

From the comfort of your ship, enjoy pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. (B/L/D)

Go ashore in Ketchikan for an optional guided tour through town or a harbour cruise. (B/L/D)

Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver. (B/L/D)

Disembark in Vancouver Harbour, transfer to the hotel and join your Spectacular Canadian Rockies trip on Day 1 for a Welcome Reception at 6 pm (B/WR)

Embark on a morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods. Savour the smells of freshly steamed Siopao in Chinatown and admire the Victorian façades of Gastown as you make your way to the leafy sanctuary of Stanley Park to view First Nations totem poles. We continue by ferry to Vancouver island and Connect with Locals during a Be My Guest lunch visit to a family-owned working farm, where we'll enjoy fresh farm-to-table flavours. Later, we enjoy some sightseeing in Victoria. (B/BMG) Stay: Chateau Victoria

Embrace the Garden City status of Victoria as you greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens that have colourfully transformed a once unused quarry. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the walkable capital of British Columbia. (B)

In Kamloops, the soul-stirring sounds of the Shuswap melodies welcome us, as we gain insights into First Nations' traditions and culture. Be entertained by a storytelling member of the First Nations followed by a delicious dinner. (B/D) Stay: South Thompson Inn

This afternoon you'll stop at the Mount Robson Visitor Center where you can admire UNESCO-listed Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies in all its 12,972 feet (3,954 meters) of glory. Continue to the raw wilderness of Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we'll spend the next two nights. (B) Stay: Chateau Jasper

Join an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon this morning. Later, take to the aqua waters and cruise Maligne Lake to Spirit Island (seasonal), admiring views of its three glaciers and Spirit Island. After the cruise enjoy a delicious lunch with wine at the lakeside Maligne Lake Chalet. (B/L)

The icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield beckon as we journey along the Icefields Parkway to Athabasca Glacier. Cross its icy terrain on board a specially designed Ice Explorer and Continue on to Lake Louise, where there is time to soak in the majestic beauty of the lake and its turquoise, glacier-fed waters, fringed by high peaks, deep green forests and overlooked by Victoria Glacier. Continue on to the township of Banff, in the heart of UNESCO-listed Banff National Park. Settle in for an evening at leisure. (B) Stay: Banff Park Lodge

Join a Local Specialist and learn about his experiences as a retired Mountie and the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Spend the afternoon exploring the rugged beauty of Banff, from its postcard viewpoint of Surprise Corner to Bow Falls. The rest of the day is free for you to pursue your own interests. Your Travel Director will be available to help plan the perfect day for you. Tonight, we join our newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner to toast the end of our unforgettable encounter with Canada's Rockies. (B/FD)

Your train journey starts as you travel through the Rockies on your way to Vancouver, stopping overnight in Kamloops. (B/L) Stay: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

Continue your journey by rail through British Colombia to Vancouver. Upon arrival into Vancouver, your included transfer will take you to the Vancouver Airport or your post night hotel. (B/L)

Trip Inclusions

  • City tour of Vancouver, Victoria, Banff
  • Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway and continue along Scenic Maligne Lake Drive, past disappearing Medicine Lake.
  • View Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Athabasca Glacier, Mount Robson, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park
  • Visit Butchart Gardens
  • Visit Maligne Canyon during a guided walk & enjoy a Maligne Lake cruise to Spirit Island.

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 dinners

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
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Rocky Mountain Splendor 0 , VIC, Australia, Aug 2022
This 17 Day Trip that we booked through Global Journeys was excellent. The trip consisted of two components, namely: (1) A cruise with Holland America to Alaska & back to Vancouver (8 days) & (2) A trip with Trafalgar Tours that took us to Victoria Island in British Columbia & the Rocky Mountains right up to Banff (9 days). The return journey from Banff ...read more to Vancouver was over a 2 day period by train with an overnight stop in Kamloops. The Rocky Mountaineer journey via coach & train was simply brilliant. We were able to see & walk on the 'glaziers' - something that Trafalgar Tours made possible. The hotels we were put up & food served was par excellence. There was a cross section of travelers from many countries with ages ranging from 45 to 75 years & everyone got along well and looked after each others welfare.

The pace of the tour was quite relaxed & good - we were never rushed. The Tour Director Allen Gibson was superb & knowledgeable, With COVID there was a Health & Wellbeing Official on the coach who took good care of sanitizing the interior of the coach at every turn, John our driver was very courteous & knew all the roads/short cuts and most importantly kept us safe. Travelling from Australia to North America in August was ideal as it was Summer over there & gave us every opportunity to be outdoors. The cruise to Alaska & back was good with just 3 stops at ports for a brief period of approx. 6.5 hours which did not leave you much time to explore the towns once you went on the pre-booked excursions. We felt there was too much sailing, would have liked more time at the ports. Internet was not complimentary on the ship & had to be purchased at quite a high price. Many people on the ship could not wait to get off the few port stops to go to local pubs & use the complimentary Wi-Fi.

Hannah Campbell was the ultimate professional who listened to what we wanted as regards to the tour & put together all the paperwork and followed up with Trafalgar Tours every step of the way & kept us in the loop. We had no worries as all the 'final' paper work was sent to us by Hannah well in time prior to departure from Melbourne. A very big thank you to Hannah for her efforts.
Beautiful Alaska Cruise with Excellent Coach Tour and a Fabulous Rocky Mountaineer Train Trip   7 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2017
The whole trip went without a hitch from our arrival in Vancouver, then on a fabulous 7 night Inside Passage cruise on the "Niew Amsterdam" visiting Juneau, Skagway, John Hopkins Inlet, Ketchikan & back to Vancouver. Then we boarded our coach & then onto a ferry to Vancouver Island visiting Butchart Gardens (absolutely beautiful) then a ferry back to ...read more the mainland and on to Kamloops, and then to Jasper. As it had been snowing during the day, on our arrival in Jasper, it was like a Christmas fairyland. (The snow was unprecedented but was very welcome).

Next day a raft ride on the Athabasca River, then to the Athabasca Glacier, then onto Banff National Park, visiting the famous Fairmont Hotel, then to Canmore for an awesome helicopter ride over the mountains. We then returned to Jasper overnight and then over the next 2 days, we rode the Rocky Mountaineer Railway (GoldLeaf Class which was terrific) back to Vancouver. My wife and I could not fault the whole trip from start to finish. Would thoroughly recommend the whole tour to everyone and Global Journeys (Yvonne Brooks) was excellent to deal with.
A Memorable and Educational Canadian Adventure   16 , VIC, Australia, Jul 2017
Over the past fortnight, since returning from our wonderful adventure, we have had a marvellous time sorting through the thousands, literally thousands, of photos and videos we took of this spectacular part of the world. There were many highlights in the three weeks but the day spent in Glacier Bay stands out for me. Possibly because we visited in mid ...read more summer, or more likely because of good luck, we experienced excellent visibility this day ( after the early morning fog lifted! ) as we did in the Rockies too, viewing peaks and summits not seen for weeks prior to our visit. Glacier Bay was a definite prerequisite for our trip because of friends' advice. Now we strongly recommend choosing an itinerary including Glacier Bay when cruising the Inside Passage.

We have been regular overseas travellers but this was our first experience of a fully organised tour. This Trafalgar tour met all our expectations. The organisation was seamless, with punctuality, cleanliness and comfort featuring. The Tour Director and Coach Driver were both outstanding. The passion and knowledge of the Tour Leader was a special feature of the tour. We learnt so much of the history, geography, geology and anthropology of Western Canada while at the same time being entertained with humour and an easygoing caring manner. It was especially wonderful to have luggage organised each day, to find it waiting in your hotel room, and not once was there a hitch with our luggage. This is a great help for us seniors!

All the accommodation was of a high standard. We enjoyed the variety of styles and appreciated the convenient position of the hotels in the towns.

Thank you Yvonne for your work in planning and booking our trip. We found the online booking process quite seamless too and really appreciated your quick responses to any queries and your immediate availability. The written information we received certainly covered every detail of the tour and every component was met. On hindsight we would choose to do the cruise part of the tour last rather than the Rocky Mountaineer. Cruising is very relaxing and although the luxury of the Gold Class Rocky Mountaineer experience was breathtaking, and an experience I fully recommend to others, we encountered some bad luck. A four and a half hour delay at the beginning of day one resulted in all passengers leaving the train at 7pm and completing the journey, a three hour trip, in buses. Train delays are common, we learnt, but the length of this delay was exceptional. We have since received an email from the Rocky Mountaineer offering us $300.00 pp compensation which we accepted but as yet we have not received it. Had this delay occurred on day two our flight home may have been jeopardised. In light of this we believe it would be wise to suggest travellers spend a night in a hotel at the conclusion of the train journey rather than going directly to the airport for the long flight home.

In conclusion let me say the tour you booked provided us a magnificent experience. We will wholeheartedly recommend Holland America Line cruises, superb, Trafalgar Tours and the unique Rocky Mountaineer experience. Global Journeys will definitely be included in our recommendations and if we are fortunate enough to travel again we will be back in contact.
We had an amazing time. 4 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2017
We had an amazing time. The Alaskan cruise was excellent and the Rocky Mountains tour and Rocky Mountaineer experience was terrific.
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Cabins

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 143–225 sq. ft.

  • Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Premium massage showerhead
  • Fragrant soap, lotion, shampoo from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • Mini fridge and room safe

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 175–282 sq. ft.

  • Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
  • Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • Premium massage showerhead
  • Fragrant soap, lotion, shampoo from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • Mini fridge, room safe

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 228-405 sq. ft. including verandah.

  • Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed  with plush Euro-Top mattresses
  • Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • Premium massage showerhead
  • Fragrant soap, lotion, shampoo from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • Room Safe & Generous Storage

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 260-356 sq. ft. including verandah.

  • Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
  • Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • Premium massage showerhead
  • Fragrant soap, lotion, shampoo from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
  • Mini bar & room safe

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