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Majesty of the Rockies and Alaska Cruise Ocean View Stateroom GoldLeaf (Summer 2018)

Duration: 22 days Visiting: Canada, Alaska

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Travel in luxurious comfort by road, rail and sea to the most dazzling national parks, glaciers and historic villages of Western Canada and Alaska. Savour delicious local cuisine in trendy Vancouver and meet passionate Local Experts, as you discover Mother Nature’s bounties from the Rockies to the waters of Alaska.

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  1. Day 1

    Vibrant Vancouver.

    On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar.

  2. Day 2 - Relaxed Start

    Vancouver, the Most Livable City.

    Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. Stop at Granville Island Public Market, and take time to browse through this bustling market. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, as you cross the bridge for spectacular views from the top of the canyon. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

  3. Day 3 - Relaxed Start

    Victoria - Putting the British into British Columbia.

    Board your ferry and relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation tour introduces you to the city. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please until your Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant, situated on Victoria's beautiful waterfront.

  4. Day 4

    Exploring Victoria.

    Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens’ Blue Poppy Restaurant. Gain access to the grounds before they are open to the general public. You’ll have ample time to explore. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Victoria.

  5. Day 5

    The Ultimate Resort of Whistler.

    Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland and continue along the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway. En route to Whistler, stop to view roaring Shannon Falls. In Whistler, your Local Expert will explain its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the evening, dine at Hy's Steakhouse for a Highlight Dinner with wine and perfectly grilled steak or local seafood.

  6. Day 6 - Relaxed Start

    First Nations Culture and History.

    In the morning, you will be welcomed by a First Nations Ambassador at the award-winning Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, showcasing First Nations' art history and culture. Next, take part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea blend from the forest and local flora. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.

  7. Day 7

    The Napa Valley of the North.

    Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best wines in the world. Savour a delicious dinner prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients from the valley and paired with wine.

  8. Day 8

    Canada's Exquisite National Parks.

    Journey through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff. En route, stop at Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings. In the afternoon, visit another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake, before continuing to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. For your evening meal, choose from one of the resort's four unique dining venues.

  9. Day 9 - Relaxed Start

    The Unspoiled Wilderness of Banff National Park.

    Enjoy an engaging talk at Lake Louise before strolling along the lake. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation of Banff and a ride on-board the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Later, join in a private meet-and-greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, wearing the world-famous red serge uniform. For dinner, choose from a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure.

  10. Day 10 - Relaxed Start

    Banff Sights at Leisure.

    Enjoy the day at your leisure.

  11. Day 11

    Along the Icefields Parkway.

    Travel along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenery. Climb on-board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour over steep grades, snow and ice as you ascend part way up the glacier of the Athabasca Glacier. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at the hotel before joining your friends for stargazing, complete with a roaring fire, liqueur and s'mores.

  12. Day 12

    Jasper National Park and Iconic Maligne Lake.

    In the morning, embark on a private, narrated cruise on the waters of Maligne Lake (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island. Then, join your Travelling Concierge for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective of the park as you join a National Park Guide on a scenic float trip down the Athabasca River.

  13. Day 13

    Rocky Mountaineer.

    Enjoy GoldLeaf Service as you journey through the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver. Your carriage has two levels: take in dazzling vistas upstairs from the glass-topped dome coach and enjoy gourmet meals downstairs. View spectacular scenery as the train crosses the Continental Divide back to British Columbia. On arrival at Kamloops, your bags will be waiting in your hotel room.

  14. Day 14

    Return to Vancouver

    Your magical GoldLeaf ride on-board the Rocky Mountaineer continues. Relax while rail staff ensure your every need is attended to. On arrival at Vancouver, you will be transferred to the Vancouver International Airport, or to the hotel for those extending their stay. Airport arrival will be between 18:30 and 20:00 depending on rail traffic.

  15. Day 15

    Join Your Holland America Line Cruise.

    Board your cruise to experience the ever-changing panorama and vast wilderness that stretches from British Columbia to Skagway, Alaska. Step into a world of comfort and elegance with impeccable service and gourmet dining.

  16. Day 16

    Cruising the Inside Passage.

    With the most Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view.

  17. Day 17

    Cruise Tracy Arm and Juneau.

    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.

  18. Day 18

    Skagway, Alaska.

    Step into the town's colourful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.

  19. Day 19

    Cruise Glacier Bay.

    From the comfort of your ship, enjoy pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park.

  20. Day 20

    Exploring Ketchikan.

    While ashore, check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles or an optional guided through town or a harbor cruise.

  21. Day 21

    Scenic Cruise of the Inside Passage.

    Today is a day for relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver.

  22. Day 22

    Depart Vancouver.

    Sail into Vancouver Harbor this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel, if you wish to extend your stay. Airport arrival will be at approximately 09:30.

Accommodation

 

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Vancouver (Contemporary) - Canada

Rising above Pacific Centre, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver offers award-winning relaxed, urban luxury.

Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria

Victoria (Traditional) - Canada

The Grand Pacific Hotel is perched right on the Inner Harbour, close to Victoria’s downtown.

Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Whislter (Contemporary) - Canada

The Four Seasons Resort Whistler is a luxurious retreat set against a backdrop of alpine meadows.

Grand Okanagan Resort Kelowna

Kelowna (Contemporary) - Canada

Gorgeous Okanagan Lake provides the backdrop for an unforgettable hotel at the Grand Okanagan Resort with views of the lake, the mountains, and the Kelowna city skyline.

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise (Heritage) - Canada

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Fairmont Banff Springs

Banff (Heritage) - Canada

Canada’s 'Castle in the Rockies', the Fairmont Banff Springs has been providing legendary hospitality to guests for more than 125 years.

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Jasper (Traditional) - Canada

Situated in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge wraps around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert.

Guest Reviews & Experiences

Our guests rate us 4.5 out of 5 based on
893 independent user reviews received during the past year.

  • 04 August, 2018

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    Trip: Rockies were definitely wow factor as were the glaciers on the cruise. Locations were interesting and the scenery was too die for.

    Service: Yes I would highly recommend them. The tour director and bus driver were excellent. Very tolerant , patient , knowledgeable and were available to answer any questions and help with any issues.

  • 10 June, 2018

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    Trip: Enable me to see such beautiful landscapes and oceans in absolute luxury and comfort ,with excellent service, care, and attention from all concerned.Will highly recommend this itinerary to evryone!

    Service: Their Customer service was consistently excellent right through our trip especially due to our Tour Director Karen Frey.Also all of our Hotels were fantastic, and the Coach, Rocky Mountaineer, and the New Amsterdam were all brilliant. I would also like to add our coach driver,Owen, was exceptional ., And our cabin stewards on the Niew Amsterdam,Mantri and Komar, we're off the highest standard , and extremely personable at all times.

  • 09 June, 2018

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    Trip: Great ship fabulous destination

    Service: Our trip was above and beyond our expectations, we had traveled with Insight twice before and our hosts have always been fantastic, we will always recommend Insight to our friends and will travel with you again in the future.

  • 02 June, 2018

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    Trip: Picturesc and comfortable trip

    Service: Excellent and passionate knowledge of Canada and all areas visited

  • 02 June, 2018

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    Trip: Just the right amount of locations and free time with enriched experience of the Rocky mountaineer and inside passage cruise

    Service: Brilliant travel concierge and coach driver who had a wealth of knowledge that enlightened us to Western Canada’s beauty and treasures. Coach driver went way beyond what we expected cleaning windows whilst waiting for us at locations to ensure our view was always spectacular

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