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Majesty of the Rockies and Alaska Cruise Ocean View Stateroom (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

    Mount Robson and Sun Peaks.

    If you choose, board the optional Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service to relive the golden age of rail travel on your way to Vancouver with an overnight stay in Kamloops. Alternatively, journey west and arrive at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ tallest peak. Descend through the Columbia Mountains, arriving in Sun Peaks.

  14. Day 14

    Return to Vancouver

    Returning to the Pacific Coast, arrive back in Vancouver and transfer to Vancouver International Airport, or the tour hotel in Vancouver for guests extending their stay in Vancouver. Those taking the Alaska cruise with Holland America Line have the rest of your evening at leisure in Vancouver.

  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.

Highlights

 

VIP EXPERIENCES

  • Whistler: With your Squamish Lil'wat Ambassador take part in a tea workshop with a master-blender and create your own unique blend.
  • Banff: Enjoy a private meeting with a Royal Canadian Mountie to learn about the service and hear his personal stories.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes.
  • Maligne Lake: Cruise along the crystal-clear, reflective waters of Canada’s most famous lake. Prepare for a breathtaking display of nature’s beauty as you learn how early French Traders navigated waters crowned by snow-laden peaks and nestled between glaciers.
  • Vancouver: Cross the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230-foot-high (70 metres), for a squirrel's eye view.
  • Victoria: The oldest city in the Pacific Northwest and the gem of British Columbia, Victoria is a grand, elegant wonder. Explore this Garden City with her historic charm, baroque architecture, colourful squares and lively waterfront.

EXCEPTIONAL DINING

  • Vancouver: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar inside the Four Seasons Vancouver.
  • Jasper: Enjoy a glass of liqueur with friends before roasting s’mores around a bonfire and stargazing.
  • Jasper: Join your Travelling Concierge for a lively Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine.
  • Whistler: Enjoy a delectable Highlight Dinner with fresh seafood or perfectly grilled steak at Hy's Steakhouse.
  • Kelowna: Your resort's reputation for fine food is hard to overlook - join us for a dinner with wine.
  • Lake Louise: Enjoy a unique collection of Whistler restaurants during your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Banff: Experience traditional, regional and contemporary à la carte dining with your choice of fine restaurants at the Fairmont.
  • Included Quality Dining: 13 Full Breakfasts (FB), 7 Dinners all with wine (DW); On-board Rocky Mountaineer: 2 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Lunches (L), on-board snacks and all beverages, including alcohol; On-board Inside Passage Cruise: 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 6 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D).

INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services Relax in comfort on Luxury Gold’s air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Inclusive Luxury Gold Services Included complimentary, private transfers are available on start and end dates, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

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.

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Sun Peaks (Traditional) - Canada

An internationally renowned year-round destination resort offering luxury in the heart of Sun Peaks.

Guest Reviews & Experiences

Our guests rate us 4.5 out of 5 based on
1031 independent user reviews received during the past year.

  • 24 September, 2018

    TRIP:
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    Trip: The itinerary was exactly what I was hoping for. The Rockies were majestic and to finish our holiday with a relaxing cruise was the best way to do it. The only complaint I had is I thought the cruise was organised by Luxury Gold. We had to make our own way from the hotel to the cruise liner and back to the airport when the cruise was ended.

    Service: Comfortable transport, luxury accommodation, great additional activities, beautiful scenery and Bob our coach driver was exceptional. Our tour guide Keith was very professional but also a lot of fun and he and Bob were a great combination.

  • 08 September, 2018

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    Trip: I feel we didn't have enough time to explore and enjoy Buchart Garden, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Would be nice to have more time in these places. Arrived Lake Louise in the afternoon and departed Banff early next morning.

    Service: I feel we were not given enough time in Buchart Garden, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. It would be nice to have a bit more time to explore and enjoy these places. Tour arrived in Lake Louise in late afternoon (can't remember the time) and departed early the following morning.

  • 16 June, 2018

    TRIP:
    SERVICE:

    Trip: very well organised. excellent experiencde

    Service: above average

  • 16 June, 2018

    TRIP:
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    Trip: Itinerary and accommodation good. Our tour guide was excellent and so was our driver.

    Service: Good

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