Rockies Highlights and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

13 Days
Banff to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 4,895
Dates & Pricing

2022 Banff > Vancouver

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ERBL
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Banff
Return City:
Vancouver

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Banff

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Calgary International Airport and transferred to Banff in the majestic Rocky Mountains. Banff is a picturesque town located within Banff National Park. With Mount Rundle and Mount Cascade dominating the skyline, it is the quintessential Rocky Mountains town. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a tour briefing and Welcome Dinner. Please book your flight to arrive no later than 3pm.
    Two Night Stay: Ptarmigan Inn or similar

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Banff and Lake Louise Sightseeing

    Make your way out of Banff and prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the gorgeous Lake Louise. Spend time relaxing and exploring the surrounds of this iconic and beautiful area. Take a walk around the edge of the lake and gaze at the towering mountains or venture inside the phenomenal Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel. Return to Banff and enjoy a sightseeing tour including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Jasper

    This morning, we travel north along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. We make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack, where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the mighty 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness with an abundance of wildlife that can often be spotted roaming around the town. You’re Invited: Walk above the Rockies deepest canyon; Maligne Canyon, then dine at Wilderness Kitchen an original Canadian smokehouse located at the canyon trailhead.
    Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Jasper – Sun Peaks

    Bid farewell to Jasper as we make our way out of the beautiful Jasper National Park. Enjoy views of the towering 3,954 metre Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Weave through lush forests, winding rivers and jewelled lakes before arriving in the picturesque ski resort village of Sun Peaks.
    Overnight Stay: Hearthstone Lodge or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Sun Peaks – Vancouver

    Travel through the countryside before reaching the peaks and valleys of the coastal mountain range. Follow the fertile Fraser Valley and pass an abundance of rural scenery before arriving in the exciting city of Vancouver.
    Overnight Stay: Residence Inn by Marriott or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    This morning enjoy a Vancouver sightseeing tour including Chinatown, Gastown and watefront area with its lively shops and restaurants. Farewell your Tour Director as you board your luxurious cruise ship and check into your comfortable inside stateroom (upgrade to ocean view or verandah staterooms additional expense) on the Holland America Cruise Ship ms Koningsdam#.  Settle in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Scenic cruising

    Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the world’s most spectacular waterways passing forests, mountains, islands and inlets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Inside Passage Cruising – Juneau

    Sail into Juneau, arguably one of America’s most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. The historic city cenre goes back to its gold-rush origins, but nature is the priceless treasure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Skagway

    Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was an untamed town controlled by organised criminals. Today, the town retains its gold rush character and its colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. For a truly memorable excursion, take an optional ride on the narrow gauge White Pass and Yukon Railroad (shore excursions are at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Glacier Bay National Park

    Early this morning, your cruise ship enters the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park, where thirteen spectacular glaciers flow from surrounding mountains into the waters of the bay. A National Park Service Ranger will help you spot wildlife, while pointing out sights and explaining glacial activity. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to see a pinnacle of ice ‘calve’ or break away from the face of the glacier, and with a thunderous boom land in the bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Ketchikan

    Welcome to the salmon capital of the world! Part of the town is built along a steep hillside and part is built on pilings over the water. Rich native history and an outstanding collection of totem poles makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - The Inside Passage

    A day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s many facilities, or simply relax on deck with a drink and watch unmatched scenery glide by.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Depart Vancouver

    Disembark early this morning and transfer to Vancouver Airport to board your homeward flight (book flight after 2pm).

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Evergreen Tours cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director whilst coach touring
  • 6 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Nieuw Amsterdam#
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cruise the famed Inside Passage
  • Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway acclaimed as one of the most breathtaking highways in the world
  • See the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls in Banff
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Visit the picturesque village of Sun Peaks
  • Experience the splendour of Glacier Bay
  • Explore the port of Juneau, the Alaskan capital
  • Witness a blend of Russian and US history in Sitka
  • Soak up the rich native culture in Ketchikan

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 28 superb meals including:
  • 12 Full Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 8 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Canadian Rockies dinner in Jasper

Pricing & Availability