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16 Day Alaska & Canada Tour, Rail, Cruise and Flights

Vancouver - Kamloops - Jasper - Banff - Lake Louise - Victoria - Seattle - Ketchikan - Tracy Arm Fjord - Juneau - Skagway

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Return international flights from Australia with Air Canada

7-night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise with Emerald Princess

2 days of Canada Rocky Mountaineer Rail

Modern hotel accommodation

From $7,299 $9,299 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


See the majestic sights of The US & Canada by land, sea and rail in one package!

Your trip begins with a flight to Vancouver and boarding the Rocky Mountaineer Rail. This spectacular glass-domed train journey will offer you the best views through Canada's changing scenery on your 2-day journey to Jasper!

After 2 days exploring the gorges and icefields of Jasper and Banff National Parks - you'll make your way back to Vancouver crossing the Continental Divide and Rogers Pass. 

The second half of your trip will be in the comforts of the Emerald Princess while cruising Alaska's Inside Passage. Enjoy the mountain and glacier views from the ship for 7 nights sailing to places like Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway and Victoria.

A remarkable way to experience some of North America's most beautiful sites!

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16

Day 1

Australia Vancouver

Your adventure starts today with your flight to Canada. On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Rosedale Hotel or similar, Vancouver

Meals included: inflight only

 

Day 2

Rocky Mountaineer Rail (Vancouver to Kamloops)

Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the interior’s largest city, Kamloops. On today’s journey, you will see dramatic changes in scenery from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coastal Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and snow sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into your overnight destination, Kamloops.

Rocky Mountaineer Rail’s custom-designed, single-level, glass-domed SilverLeaf coach puts you right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Relax and take in the dazzling vistas, and enjoy delicious meals at your seat.

Service and interpretive commentary by knowledgeable and friendly onboard attendants. Enjoy panoramic views from oversized windows in our single-level dome coach; 167% larger viewing area than RedLeaf service. Relax in reclining dome-level seats which can rotate to accommodate groups of four. The train departs at 7.30am and arrives at 5.35pm

Accommodation: Thomson Hotel or similar, Kamloops

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

 

Day 3

Rocky Mountaineer Rail (Kamloops to Jasper)

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), Pyramid Falls, as well as the climb over Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends upon arrival in the town of Jasper this evening. The train departs at 8.10am and arrives at 6.10pm.

Accommodation: Lobstick Lodge or similar, Jasper

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

 

Day 4

Jasper to Banff

Start the morning with a refreshing hike in Maligne Canyon, one of the world’s largest and deepest limestone gorges criss-crossed by 6 narrow bridges. Then head south on the Icefields Parkway to experience the thundering waters of Athabasca Falls, picturesque Peyto Lake, and majestic Castle Mountain. At the Columbia Icefield, ride the “Ice Explorer” on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk!

Accommodation: Banff Inns Hotel or similar, Banff

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 5

Banff National Park

Enjoy scenic views, including the spectacular Lower Falls, as you walk through Johnston Canyon. At Lake Louise, stroll the shores of the glacier-fed lake and enjoy the atmosphere of the world-famous Chateau Lake Louise. Afternoon highlights include Moraine Lake, the Banff Springs Hotel, the Upper Hot Springs, and views from the top of Sulphur Mountain.

Accommodation: Mountaineer Lodge or similar, Lake Louise

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 6

Vancouver

Today you will head west crossing the Continental Divide and Rogers Pass, the highest pass in the Rockies. Learn about the Spiral Tunnels, a railroad engineering marvel. Relax and enjoy the passing scenery of Glacier National Park on your way back to Vancouver.

Accommodation: Rosedale Hotel or similar

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 7

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise (boarding)

This morning your will be transferred by coach from your Vancouver Hotel to the Seattle cruise terminal by coach. You will then check in for the Alaska Inside passage cruise on the Star Princess ship. The ship will depart at about 4pm.

Accommodation: Star Emerald ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 8

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise (at sea)

Enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards Alaska.

Accommodation: Star Emerald ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 9

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise (Ketchikan)

Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community travellers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means "eagle with spread-out wings," a reference to a waterfall near town.

In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska's claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska's fourth-largest city.

Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world's oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city's colorful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.

Arrive into port at approximately 6.30am and depart at about 3pm

Accommodation: Star Emerald ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 10

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise (Tracy Arm Fjord & Juneau)

Named after Civil War general Benjamin Franklin Tracy, this narrow fjord is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Juneau. Breathtaking Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles long, with nearly a quarter of its area covered in ice. In fact, it encompasses some of Alaska's largest glaciers, including the twin Sawyer glaciers, which often expel enormous chunks of ice into the waters below in a magnificent process known as calving. During the summer when Princess ships visit, icebergs float along the surface of the glistening water in an array of sizes, from just a few inches up to three stories wide.

Some 30,000 people live in Juneau. Its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Only Kiruna, Sweden, and Sitka, Alaska, exceed Juneau's 3,248 square miles. Today Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains. Arrive into port at Juneau at approximately 2.30 pm and depart at about 11 pm.

Accommodation: Star Emerald ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 11

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise (Skagway)

Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. Skagway may have boasted the shortest route to the Klondike, but it wasn't the easiest.

Over 100 years ago, the White Pass route through the Coast Mountains and the shorter but steeper Chilkoot Trail were used by countless stampeders. Many a would-be miner perished on the treacherous Chilkoot Trail.

The gold rush was a boon and by 1898, Skagway was Alaska's largest town with a population of about 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling houses prospered. But when the gold yield dwindled in 1900, so did the population as miners quickly shifted to new finds in Nome.

Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavour of the gold rush era. Arrive into port at Skagway at approximately 6.3am and depart at about 5pm.

Accommodation: Star Princess ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 12

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise (at sea)

Enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards British Columbia.

Accommodation: Star Emerald ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 13

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise (Victoria)

Victoria exudes old-world charm and fragrant and colourful flowers are everywhere. Founded in 1843 by James Douglas of the Hudson's Bay Company, the city was first known as Fort Victoria. By 1848, Vancouver Island was a British colony and Victoria was its capital.

In 1858, Victoria was a tent city and the base for some 25,000 prospectors on their way to the Frasier River gold fields. When Vancouver Island was incorporated with mainland British Columbia in 1868, Victoria became the capital of the entire province.

Although it's a port city, Victoria is not as industrially oriented as Vancouver. The harbours, especially Inner Harbour, are dotted with pleasure craft, ferries and floatplanes. The city is renowned for its beautiful gardens, charming houses and very British feel. Arrive into port at Victoria at approximately 7pm and depart at about 11.59pm.

Accommodation: Star Emerald ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 14

Seattle departure

Your Alaska cruise arrives back in Seattle this morning at around 7am. Transfer to airport for your flights to Australia

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Day 15

In transit due to dateline

Meals included: inflight only

Day 16

Australia

Arrive home.

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide*, Hobart*, Canberra* and Perth* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Air Canada (subject to availability)
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities
  • 2 days of Canada Rocky Mountaineer Railway Silver Leaf Service# from Banff to Vancouver (#Upgrade to Gold Leaf Class on the Rocky Rail at additional cost, subject to availability)
  • 7 night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise onboard the Emerald Princess ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony cabins at additional cost, subject to availability).
  • Meals as indicated: 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • National Parks Pass & Toll Fee
  • Airport, cruise port and train station transfers
  • Transfer from Vancouver to Seattle by motor coach
  • English Speaking Tour guide during coach tour
  • All taxes and fees included
  • All prepayable airport taxes cruise taxes, & port charges are included in the cost.
  • Guided lake shore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Rocky Mountain information package
  • Complimentary book of the Canadian Rockies

 

Accommodation

Vancouver - Rosedale Hotel or similar
Kamloops - Thomson Hotel or similar
Jasper - Lobstick Lodge or similar
Banff - Banff Inns Hotel or similar
Lake Louise - Mountaineer Lodge or similar
Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Star Emerald ship in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrades to Oceanview or Balcony cabins available at additional cost, subject to availability)

 

All Traveldream deals are backed by a 14-day refund guarantee! 

Exclusions

  • Any visas or ESTA as required
  • Meals not mentioned
  • All drinks
  • Any additional requests
  • Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $3000. 

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.

 

Group Size

The group size for the coach tour is a maximum of 44 travellers. However, depending on your departure date the group size could be between 25-35 travellers. 

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