1 Arrive Victoria
Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. After time to check in and relax, you'll meet your fellow guests and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception later today. Stay Two Nights: Victoria, Marriott Inner Harbour
After breakfast, join a short orientation tour of Victoria, to get to know the elegant capital of British Columbia. Then spend time visiting The Butchart Gardens, which is among the most famous display gardens in the world. If you'd prefer to venture further afield, choose from one of the select experiences available to you today. Perhaps join an exhilarating whale-watching cruise or enjoy a leisurely horse-drawn carriage tour to discover some of Victoria's many attractions (own expense). (B)
3 Victoria, Whistler
Drive to Chemainus before boarding a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Admire expansive views of the Coastal Mountains as you journey along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, with a stop at Shannon Falls en route to Whistler. Instead of taking the ferry, you may like to take a floatplane flight across the Georgia Strait to Whistler at your own expense. Stay Two Nights: Whistler, Aava Whistler Hotel (B/D)
After breakfast, today is yours to explore. Whistler is known for being a year-round haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Perhaps choose a select experience to make your own discoveries around this scenic resort. Take an incredible floatplane flight, tour Blackcomb Mountain on a Jeep tour, or head up to the snowline of Whistler Mountain by 4x4 or on a snowcat. Other options available include a gondola ride, an informative Tree Trek, an adventurous Zip Trek or a helicopter flight all at own expense. (B)
After breakfast, journey through the rugged Cariboo region to Blue River. Arrive at your resort, which offers adventure and serenity in Blue River's picturesque back country setting. This evening, settle in and relax in your lodge's rustic surroundings over a laid-back dinner as you prepare for tomorrow's adventures. Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village (B/D)
Insider Experience: Enjoy an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village.
6 Blue River, Jasper
This morning after breakfast, there's an opportunity to explore more of the Monashee Mountain region and learn about local wildlife that can be found here. After your Insider Experience, follow the famous Yellowhead Highway, which bisects the state of British Columbia through spectacular scenery. Pass Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on your way to fairytale Jasper National Park. After settling into your lodge, the rest of the evening yours to enjoy. Stay Two Nights:: Jasper, Crimson Lodge (B)
Insider Experience: You will set off on a river safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley. Here, you are likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank, during your safari.
After breakfast this morning, you have the whole day to relax or explore in Jasper National Park. Perhaps choose one of the select experiences on offer. Take in the sights on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle tour, join a rafting adventure along the Athabasca River or enjoy an evening wildlife experience at your own expense. (B/D)
Insider Experience: Tonight, mingle with fellow travellers during a Canadian feast at the Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen.
8 Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise
Visit Maligne Canyon this morning and walk through its deep rocky ravines. Then, travel along the Icefields Parkway and stop at the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. Later, continue to Lake Louise, which is known as the 'Jewel of the Rockies'. Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (B/D)
Insider Experience: Settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and relax in iconic surrounds.
9 Lake Louise, Banff
Travel to glacier-fed Moraine Lake weather permitting. Then later, arrive in Banff with time to explore this charming alpine town on a sightseeing tour. Stay Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge (B)
Enjoy today at leisure to discover more of this beautiful resort at your own pace. If you're after adventure, then why not choose from a range of select experiences on offer. Consider joining a spectacular heli-flightseeing tour for aerial views of this breathtaking region, watch for local wildlife on a Bow River float trip or perhaps set off on a Banff Experience tour, to find out about the local area at own expense. (B)
11 Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops
This morning, board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train and settle into your carriage with large panoramic windows for expansive views of the fabled Rocky Mountains. Your journey takes you through the Spiral Tunnels, a historic feat of engineering which snakes its way through the region. Then continue on through Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in the city of Kamloops late in the afternoon for an overnight stay. On arrival, there is time to settle into your comfortable hotel, explore, relax and dine this evening. Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (B/L)
12 Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver
Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer and continue your rail adventure west towards the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, enjoy incredible front-row views of the region's natural beauty. Taking in some of its many highlights, which include Fraser Canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Valley. Late this afternoon, arrive in Vancouver where you will spend the next two nights. Settle into your hotel and enjoy free time to explore. Tonight, you might like to try a local restaurant for dinner. Stay Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (B/L)
Today, fall in love with the beautiful city of Vancouver. On a sightseeing tour, get to know some of the city's most vibrant districts and best-loved attractions, such as Gastown and Granville Island. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with your fellow guests. (B/D)
14 Vancouver, Embark Cruise
Enjoy breakfast this morning before transferring aboard your premium cruise ship. There is plenty of time to settle into your cabin, explore the ship's amenities and enjoy dinner this evening. Stay Seven Nights: Holland America Line's Nieuw Amsterdam or Noordam (B/D)
15 Inside Passage
Enjoy a full day on the open water at the start of your journey through the Inside Passage. Relax and take in the majestic scenery, which lines this famous stretch of coastline, as your ship cruises past rocky headlands and glides over the icy waters of the Inside Passage. You'll also have time to enjoy the ship's onboard facilities. (B/L/D)
Arrive today in the Alaskan town of Ketchikan, renowned for its idyllic scenery and Alaska Native cultures. Ketchikan is also regarded as the salmon capital of the world and plays host to a large collection of standing totem poles. Here, enjoy free time to relax and explore as you like. Alternatively, you may prefer to join a walking tour of the town or learn about the history of Tlingit culture at Saxman Native Village at own expense. (B/L/D)
Today your journey brings you to Alaska's capital, Juneau. Explore the region's glacial terrain and gold rush history or head into town and visit the rustic shops located here. You may also like to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride over a glacier or try one of the other activities available to you. Perhaps sample delicious salmon baked over a fire or try your hand at panning for gold in this former gold rush town at own expense. (B/L/D)
This morning you'll dock in the port of Skagway, at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Skagway was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike. You will find a variety of stores and saloons in town that capture the excitement and history of the gold rush days. Here you'll also have the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or view some of the fascinating local wildlife at own expense. (B/L/D)
19 Glacier Bay
Wake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park this morning, with its glaciers, fjords and wild coastline. You'll soon discover why this vast region has earned World Heritage status. You'll also gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park, as local rangers join you on board. They will explain the national park's geological wonders and diverse wildlife, from black bears to bald eagles. (B/L/D)
20 Day at Sea
Today marks your final day on board your premium Holland America Line cruise ship. You'll spend the day cruising north through the open waters of the Gulf of Alaska, enjoying the fresh ocean breeze and endless horizon. Relax on board and make the most of the premium facilities of your ship, while you enjoy the serenity. This evening, savour a final dinner aboard with your fellow travellers and new friends. (B/L/D)
21 Disembark Cruise, Whittier, Denali
After breakfast this morning, disembark in the port city of Whittier. From here, travel by rail into Denali National Park. Along the way, look out for species including brown bears, bald eagles, bison, lynx and caribou. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at Karstens Public House in Denali Square. Stay Two Nights: Denali, McKinley Chalet Resort (B/D)
22 Denali National Park
This morning, travel deep into the heart of Denali National Park, which is Alaska's most popular land attraction. Home to glacial rivers, mountain peaks and pristine tundra, you'll be enchanted by this region's rugged charm. As you explore, keep an eye out for local wildlife, such as moose, elk, grizzly bears, Dall sheep and wolves. You'll also explore the work of wildlife biologists and discover why conservation is so paramount to this part of Alaska. (B)
Insider Experience: Discover Denali National Park's majestic beauty during a Tundra Wilderness Tour led by a local ranger.
23 Denali, Anchorage
After breakfast this morning, travel to Talkeetna, a quaint Alaskan town found near the confluence of three major glacial rivers. The surrounding wilderness scenery is spectacular and you'll enjoy time exploring this hub for nature and adventure enthusiasts or visiting its historical sites and shops. Later, continue to Anchorage, with time to relax this evening. Stay Two Nights: Anchorage Hotel (B)
Today, head out on a tour of Anchorage and the surrounding area. Visit Lake Hood and admire the surrounds. Then set off for your Insider Experience. Later, visit the Alaska Native Heritage centre to learn about Indigenous traditions. This evening, celebrate an incredible journey through Canada and Alaska with a memorable Farewell Dinner. (B/D)
Insider Experience: Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, where you'll enjoy the chance to feed the centre's moose. Marvel at the sheer size of these mammoth mammals; the Alaska moose is the largest North American subspecies.
After breakfast this morning, we'll transfer you to the airport for your onward flight. (B)