Western Explorer with Post Tour Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam
• Calgary • Banff • Lake Louise • Icefields Parkway • Jasper • Kamloops • Vancouver • Inside Passage • Juneau • Skagway • Glacier Bay • Ketchikan
If you think your Rocky Mountaineer journey couldn't possibly get any more relaxing than life on board a luxurious train while taking in the sights, think again. After all, life onboard a luxurious ship while taking in the sights is pretty spectacular too. Remote and isolated, Alaska is a land of natural beauty. Glittering forests of ice conceal a hidden world populated by playful seals, lumbering bears and breaching humpbacks.
Day 01: Calgary Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in "The Heart of the New West" independently.
Overnight at: Silverleaf: Delta Calgary Downtown - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Junior Suite
Day 2: Calgary > Banff with Summit Helicopter Tour(Coach) Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue onto Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late afternoon.
Overnight at: Silverleaf: Banff Caribou Lodge - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Deluxe Room
Day 3: Banff > Lake Louise(Coach) A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.
Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 pm, scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 pm. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.
Overnight at: Silverleaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room
Day 4: Lake Louise > Jasper(Coach) Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch(not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon.
Overnight at: Silverleaf: The Crimson, Jasper - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room
Day 5: Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.
Overnight at: Silverleaf: The Crimson Jasper - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room
Day 6: Jasper > Kamloops(Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.
Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train
Depart Jasper 8:10 am Arrive Kamloops 5:00 pm
Day 7: Kamloops > Vancouver(Train) Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery , from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.
Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train
Depart Kamloops 7:35 am Arrive Vancouver 5:30 pm
Overnight at: Silverleaf: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront - Standard Room Goldleaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Signature Harbour View Room
Day 8: Vancouver - Embarkation Check out of your hotel and transfer to Canada Place to board your Holland America Line Cruise Ship "ms Niew Amsterdam"
Depart Vancouver 4:30 pm
Day 9: Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a lifeline to the outside world. All day long it hums with activity.
Day 10: Tracy Arm > Juneau Nestled between 3,000-foot high granite walls, the narrow, twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles. The shoreline is spotted with waterfalls created by melting snowcaps and trees sprouting at odd angles from rocky outcroppings. The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains on either side, and are often bathed in a light mist that amplifies the blue hue of the ice. The glaciers also are home to black and brown bears, wolves, deer and moose, and seals and whales make their home in the fjord's icy waters.
Arrive Tracy Arm 10:00 am Depart Tracy Arm 10:30 am
No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flight see or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.
Arrive Juneau 1:00 pm Depart Juneau 10:00 pm
Day 11: Skagway Some of the aspiring Klondike gold rushers who made it to Skagway took a look at the 500-mile journey that still lay ahead of them and decided a change of profession was in order. So many of them set up shop as provisioners that Skagway was the largest city in Alaska by the end of the 19th century. Booms fade and dreams move on, but the glory days still reverberate through the town. Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
Arrive Skagway 7:00 am Depart Skagway 9:00 pm
Day 12: Glacier Bay Scenic Cruise If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice. The glaciers practically terminate in your lap. A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park with Holland America Line will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape.
When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world
Arrive Glacier Bay 7:00 am Depart Glacier Bay 4:00 pm
Day 13: Ketchikan Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions - Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village.
Arrive Ketchikan 10:00 am Depart Ketchikan 6:00 pm
Day 14: Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage Spend the day relaxing onboard the ms Niew Amsterdam as you cruise on the Inside Passage
Day 15: Arrive Vancouver Arrive into Vancouver at 7:00 am.
Disembark your cruise ship.
Rocky Mountaineer Train Service
SilverLeaf Service • A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • A selection of delicious hot gourmet breakfast and lunch options, as well as tasty snack options, served by a culinary team member at your seat • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • A dedicated culinary team member and two onboard Hosts in each SilverLeaf Service coach • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Kamloops, and Quesnel • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package
GoldLeaf Service • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of our custom-designed bi-level dome coach • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an Ã la carte menu, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • A full culinary team and three or four onboard Hosts in each GoldLeaf Service coach • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Kamloops, and Quesnel • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package
GoldLeaf Deluxe Service • Includes all features of our award-winning GoldLeaf Service, plus you'll receive upgraded deluxe hotel accommodation off the train
Please note: • All accommodations in Kamloops and Quesnel, while charming, are of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded. • Please be sure to carry any medication with you as you will not have access to your checked luggage onboard the train
The ms Nieuw Amsterdam exemplifies the classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements. The ambiance of the elegant ms Nieuw Amsterdam will provide a comfortable, spacious and relaxing backdrop as you sail up the Pacific Coast to picturesque Alaska.
• 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer 'Journey through the Clouds' Railtour, Silverleaf or Goldleaf Service. • 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise ms Niew Amsterdam (Verandah Deck - Category VC - GoldLeaf Service) (Ocean-View - Category D - SilverLeaf Service) • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners • 7 Nights hotel accommodation • Calgary Tower • Calgary to Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing • Yoho Park Tour Banff to Lake Louise • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper • Jasper Highlights Tour • Vancouver Lookout • Rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver • Hotel to cruise terminal in Vancouver • Luggage handling • National Park Pass
Pricing (per person) $CAD
Apr 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
Sep 2, 9, 16
Booking conditions • Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD), and include the Canadian GST
• Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for triple or child prices
• Please contact World Journeys for the updated CAD exchange rate
• Meal plan includes all breakfast and dinners
• Please note all accommodation in Kamloops is of a moderate standard
• Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD), and include the Canadian GST • Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for triple or child prices • Please contact World Journeys for the updated CAD exchange rate • Meal plan includes all breakfast and dinners • Please note all accommodation in Kamloops is of a moderate standard
Not included • Transportation from Calgary airport
• Transportation to Vancouver airport
• Meals, other than specified
• Activities, other than specified
• Onboard ship gratuities charged at USD $12 per person per day plus 15% on liquor purchases
• Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
• Port charges and taxes, approximately CAD$294.00 per person
• Fuel surcharges
• Transportation from Calgary airport • Transportation to Vancouver airport • Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Onboard ship gratuities charged at USD $12 per person per day plus 15% on liquor purchases • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Port charges and taxes, approximately CAD$294.00 per person • Fuel surcharges
Book by August 25 and receive $1000 CAD per couple in added value
Offer valid on new 2018 bookings made between April 3, 2017 and August 25, 2017. This offer is applicable to 2018 Rocky Mountaineer packages of eight or more days for travel during the 2018 summer season between April and October on select dates. Maximum offer value of $500 CAD added value credit per adult ($1000 CAD added value credit per couple) is with qualifying packages of eight days or more in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service. Applicable to single, double, triple or quad package prices. Qualifying packages can be purchased in any class of train travel or grade of accommodation. Credits can only be used towards the purchase of additional services offered by Rocky Mountaineer - the credit cannot be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer may be amended without prior notice.