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Western Canada by Rail & Vancouver Alaska Cruise

Holiday Reference: 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.


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Day 1 - Fly UK to Calgary

Upon arrival into Calgary Airport, transfer by scheduled service motor-coach to the resort town of Banff. Overnight Banff

Day 2: Banff sightseeing

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

Day 3 & 4 – Jasper

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

Day 5 – Jasper to Vancouver by rail

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

Day 6 - Vancouver

Upon arrival into Vancouver train station transfer (independently) to your overnight hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight Vancouver

Day 7 - Vancouver Sightseeing

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

Day 8 – Vancouver Free Day

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

Day 9 - 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

Day 10 – Cruise the Inside Passage

Day 11 – Juneau, Alaska

Day 12 – Skagway, Alaska

Day 13 – Glacier Bay National Park (Cruising)

Day 14 – Ketchikan, Alaska

Day 15 – Cruise the Inside Passage

Day 16 – Disembark Vancouver – Fly Vancouver to UK

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14 Nights from £2,499 pp
Price Includes

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Whats Included
  • Return flights from the UK

  • 2 nights Banff

  • Coach Transfer Banff to Jasper

  • 2 night Jasper

  • ABTA and ATOL protection
  • Via Rail’s ‘Canadian’ Semi Private berth for 1 night from Jasper to Vancouver

  • 1 lunch & 1 breakfast onboard Via Rail

  • 2 nights pre-cruise hotel in Vancouver

  • 7 night Alaska Cruise onboard Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam

  • All meals & entertainment onboard ship

  • FREE $200 onboard ship credit per stateroom

  • FREE 3 hour Discover Banff & Wildlife Tour

  • FREE Vancouver City & The Lookout Tour

  • ABTA and ATOL protection
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You can swap out any part of this itinerary, add activities, tours or extend your stay and even upgrade your accommodation and flights to build your dream holiday.

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