Western Canada by Rail & Vancouver Alaska Cruise
Holiday Ref: 16128
The wilderness of the Canadian Rockies needs to be experienced first-hand. On this tour you will venture from Banff to Jasper along the Icefields Parkway, a remarkable journey never to be forgotten. Board VIA Rail’s “Canadian” for your rail journey to Vancouver highlights include Hell’s Gate (gorge), Suicide Rapids in the North Thompson Canyon and Cisco Tunnels above the Fraser River.
Available weekly departures April – September 2019 – call for detail.
Upon arrival into Calgary Airport, transfer by scheduled service motor-coach to the resort town of Banff. Overnight Banff
Today you will take a 3 hour tour of Banff visiting its landmarks and its historic places. Hear how the 11,000 year old human of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered the Cave & Basin, now a National Historic Site – you will have time to enjoy the sights, taking photos, and participating in short walks to view points, on the many stops of the tour. Overnight Banff
Today you will transfer by coach from Banff to Jasper where you will stay for 2 nights, travelling along the scenic Icefields Parkway ranked one of the most scenic drives in the world. Overnight Jasper
You will have the morning at leisure until you board Via Rail’s “Canadian” for a journey through the Rockies to Vancouver. Overnight onboard the train
Upon arrival into Vancouver train station transfer (independently) to your overnight hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight Vancouver
Today you will take a tour of Vancouver. The highlights of this tour include stops in Stanley Park at the Totem Poles and Queen Elizabeth Park. You will also travel by Chinatown, Gastown, Prospect Point and English Bay Beaches. Admission to the Lookout Tower is included. Overnight Vancouver
Enjoy your free day in Vancouver. There is much to see and do. From fantastic shopping to great optional sightseeing tours. Spend the day doing what you want. Overnight Vancouver
Morning at leisure. Transfer (independently) to the cruise terminal where you will board your ship for a 7 night Alaska Cruise onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam