Grand Rail Circle Tour with Post Tour Cruise ms Niew Amsterdam

Grand Rail Circle Tour with Post Tour Cruise ms Niew Amsterdam

21 Days/20 Nights Roundtrip Vancouver

Price fromCAD$9,197

Rocky Mountaineer Rail touring through majestic Rockies, Holland America Inside Passage Cruising through Alaska. Marvel at the awe-inspiring glaciers of the Canadian Rockies onboard three rail journeys, followed by a leisurely seven day cruise exploring the dramatic Alaskan seascape.

Grand Rail Circle Tour with Post Tour Cruise ms Niew Amsterdam map

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.

Overnight Vancouver SilverLeaf & Whistler Service: Holiday Inn Downtown Vancouver - Standard Room GoldLeaf & Whistler Service: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room GoldLeaf Deluxe & Whistler Service: Four Seasons Hotel - Premier City View Room

Day 2: Vancouver > Kamloops(Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Vancouver: 7:30 am Arrive Kamloops: 5:40 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 3: Kamloops > Banff(Train) Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today's highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Kamloops 6:25 am Arrive Banff 7:00 pm

Overnight Banff SilverLeaf & Whistler Service: Banff Park Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf & Whistler Service: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe & Whistler Service: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 4: Banff Sightseeing This morning you are free to explore scenic Banff on your own. After lunch (own expense) enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos.

Overnight Banff SilverLeaf & Whistler Service: Banff Park Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf & Whistler Service: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe & Whistler Service: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 5: Banff > Lake Louise 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.

Overnight Lake Louise SilverLeaf & Whistler Service: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf & Whistler Service: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview room GoldLeaf Deluxe & Whistler Service: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. 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.

Day 6: Lake Louise > Jasper(Bus) 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 Jasper SilverLeaf & Whistler Service: Lobstick Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf & Whistler Service: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe & Whistler Service: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 7: Jasper > Quesnel(Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia's Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train.

Depart Jasper 6:55 am Arrive Quesnel 6:30 pm

Overnight Quesnel

Day 8: Quesnel > Whistler(Train) Your journey continues south today to the four-season resort of Whistler. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in the resort town of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games alpine events.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train.

Depart Quesnel 7:10 am Arrive Whistler 7:30 pm

Overnight Whistler SilverLeaf & Whistler Service: Delta Whistler Village Suites - Standard Room GoldLeaf & Whistler Service: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe & Whistler Service: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel - Deluxe Slopeside room

Day 9: Whistler > Vancouver(Train) The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. This afternoon return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon snack is served onboard. On arrival at the North Vancouver train platform, you will be transferred to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver.

Depart Whistler 2:45 pm Arrive Vancouver 7:00 pm

Overnight Vancouver SilverLeaf & Whistler Service: Holiday Inn Downtown Vancouver - Standard Room GoldLeaf & Whistler Service: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room GoldLeaf Deluxe & Whistler Service: Four Seasons Hotel - Premier City View Room

Day 10: 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 5:00 pm

Day 11: 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 12: 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 Aawyer 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, flightsee or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.

Arrive Juneau 1:00 pm Depart Juneau 10:30 pm

Day 13: 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 14: 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 anywhere else in the world.

Arrive Glacier Bay 7:00 am Depart Glacier Bay 4:00 pm

Day 15: 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 16: Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage Spend the day relaxing onboard the ms Noordam as you cruise on the Inside Passage

Day 17: Arrive Vancouver Arrive into Vancouver at 7:00 am.

Disembark your cruise ship.

• Independent rail/coach tour with post cruise • 5 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service • 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise (Verandah Deck - Category VC - GoldLeaf Service) (Ocean-View - Category D SilverLeaf Service) • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 7 dinners, 1 afternoon snack • 13 nights hotel accommodation • Vancouver Lookout • Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper • Jasper Highlights Tour • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Quesnel, and Whistler • Hotel to cruise terminal transfer in Vancouver • Luggage handling • National Park Pass

Pricing (per person) $CAD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017

SilverLeaf Service

Apr 30

May 7, 14

May 21

May 28

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

Jul 2, 9, 16, 23,

Jul 30

Aug 6, 13

Aug 20, 27

Sep 3

Sep 10

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service

Apr 30

May 7, 14

May 21

May 28

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

Jul 2, 9, 16, 23,

Jul 30

Aug 6, 13

Aug 20, 27

Sep 3

Sep 10

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service

Apr 30

May 7, 14

May 21

May 28

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

Jul 2, 9, 16, 23,

Jul 30

Aug 6, 13

Aug 20, 27

Sep 3

Sep 10

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

-

-

$9,197

$9,360

$9,462

$10,076

$10,229

$10,229

$10,025

$9,923

$9,871

$9,871

$9,657

$294

$1,371

-

$12,723

$12,979

$13,350

$13,912

$14,117

$14,117

$13,912

$13,745

$13,541

$13,541

$13,388

$294

$1,860

-

$14,270

$14,526

$14,950

$15,564

$15,820

$15,820

$15,600

$15,396

$15,242

$15,242

$15,023

$294

$1,860

-

-

$13,505

$13,826

$14,032

$15,265

$15,574

$15,574

$15,214

$14,994

$14,840

$14,840

$14,480

$294

$1,371

-

$18,999

$19,564

$20,302

$21,382

$21,639

$21,639

$21,258

$20,899

$20,539

$20,539

$20,160

$294

$1,860

-

$22,029

$22,615

$23,386

$24,671

$25,083

$25,083

$24,671

$24,288

$23,877

$23,877

$23,518

$294

$1,860

Departs

2017 Departure Dates Sunday
Apr 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Jun 4, 11, 18, 25
Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
Sep 3, 10

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 Quesnel and Kamloops is of a moderate standard

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Transportation to/from Vancouver airport • Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Shipboard gratuities charged at USD $12 per person per day plus 15% on liquor purchases • Port charges and taxes, approximately CAD 280 per person • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Fuel surcharges

Book by July 28 and receive one nights hotel accommodation!

Book by July 28 and receive one nights hotel accommodation on select packages of 5 days or more in 2017. Free Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, or Calgary accommodation matches the accommodation grade of the package booked. Free Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary accommodation can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer package starting or ending in Vancouver or Calgary. Free Seattle accommodation can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer package including Coastal Passage starting or ending in Seattle. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer, have no cash value and are non-transferable. Offers are capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn, or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply. Please enquire for more details!