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Tour Description

Included Signature Experiences

  • Enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart family home surrounded by gorgeous floral displays, at the renowned Butchart Gardens in Victoria
  • Ride a gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park for spectacular views of the Rockies
  • Join a Mountain Heritage Guide for a stroll along the shores of Lake Louise, where you’ll learn the natural history and stories of the area
  • Travel the Icefields Parkway and journey onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the sights of Vancouver, including the spectacular Waterfront, historic Gastown and Stanley Park
  • Walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge above majestic rainforest

APT Tour Highlights

  • Fully escorted tour and Alaskan cruise with an experienced local APT Tour Director on hand throughout
  • Tipping included for your Tour Director, driver, rail, restaurants, activities and your Inside Passage cruise staff
  • Seven night Voyage of the Glaciers cruise on Princess Cruises’ premium Diamond Princess or Sapphire Princess in a Verandah Stateroom

Freedom Of Choice Touring

  • Victoria – a selection of seven different tour experiences is on offer, including Traditional Afternoon Tea; Whale Watching; Seaplane Flightseeing; a horse-drawn carriage tour and more
  • Banff – choose from a range of seven activities, including Heli Flightseeing; a Bow River float trip; some golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course; cruising Lake Minnewanka and more
  • Jasper – choose from a range of seven activities, including Heli Flightseeing; a Bow River float trip; some golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course; cruising Lake Minnewanka and more

Outstanding Places to Stay

Finest Dining

  • 19 Full Breakfasts (B), 8 Lunches (L) and 14 Dinners (D)
  • Dine Around Dinners - Enjoy a choice of delicious cuisine at restaurants in Banff at Lake Louise and Jasper

 

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Day
1
Victoria
Arrive at Vancouver Airport and be met and transferred to Victoria. Meet your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner. Two Night Stay: Victoria, Delta Ocean Pointe (D)
Day
2
Victoria, Butchart Gardens, Freedom of Choice Touring
This morning, visit the world-renowned Butchart Gardens for a unique breakfast in the gardens. Established in 1904 by Jennie Butchart and maintained by successive generations of the Butchart family since then, take your time exploring and learning about the displays. The garden has established an international reputation for its year round display of flowering plants. In the afternoon, you have your choice of touring activity in Victoria. There’s an opportunity to watch whales breaching and interacting off Vancouver Island; you can take a seaplane flight to get a birds eye view of the island and coastline; perhaps stay on solid ground and take a guided tour of the wonderful houses and gardens around the town; or take an historic guided walking tour of the town. Other options include a horse-drawn carriage ride around the streets of Victoria or a delicious traditional high tea at The Fairmont Empress Hotel. (B)
Day
3
Georgia Strait, Whistler
You may like to take our optional one-hour floatplane across beautiful Georgia Strait to Whistler, which you can then explore in the afternoon (own expense). Alternatively, take the ferry to the mainland this morning. Journey by coach into the Coast Mountains and on to Whistler. Stay: Whistler, Westin Resort and Spa (B/D)
Day
4
Kelowna
Travel through the Cariboo region before arriving in Kelowna, a renowned winery area in the Okanagan region. Stay: Kelowna, Delta Grand Okanagan (B/D)
Day
5
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Dine Around Dinner
Follow the South Thompson River to Shuswap Lake. Pass Kicking Horse River, cross the Continental Divide to Banff. Tonight, dine at the hotel. Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Banff Springs, the Castle in the Rockies (B/D)
Day
6
Banff Sights, Freedom of Choice Touring
Today begins with a sightseeing tour of Banff and the surrounding area. Afterwards, join your selected Freedom of Choice Touring activity. Whether it be a wilderness experience to spot famous Canadian flora and fauna, a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs, a helicopter tour over the region, a float trip down the Bow River that runs through Banff, or a cruise along picturesque Lake Minnewanka - it’s your choice and it’s all included as part of your tour. (B)
Day
7
Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Freedom of Choice Dining
This morning, arrive at the Banff Gondola and take a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain, enjoying the incredible views of the Rockies. Then visit the clear blue-green Moraine Lake at the base of a valley hemmed in by ten lofty mountain peaks. Later, arrive at Lake Louise, a stunning lake set against the stark backdrop of Victoria Glacier. This afternoon you join a Mountain Heritage Guide for a walking tour of the lake with expert commentary throughout. Tonight, choose which of the chateau’s four restaurants you wish to dine in with our Dine Around Dinner. Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in Banff National Park (B/D)
Day
8
Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper, Freedom of Choice Dining
Journey along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s great scenic drives, over massive icefields straddling the Continental Divide. Stop at many stunning lakes and rivers to admire the incredible views before arriving at the giant Columbia Icefield for a ride in a specially-designed Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier. When the Ice Explorer stops, take the opportunity to get out onto the glacier and stand on ice that once fell as snow some 400 years ago. Arrive this afternoon in Jasper National Park, a fairytale mountain retreat boasting modern amenities and surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Tonight you can choose exactly what you feel like eating with our Dine Around Dinner at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s four outstanding restaurants. Stay: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B/D)
Day
9
Jasper, Freedom of Choice Touring
After breakfast today, enjoy your selected touring experience with our Freedom of Choice activities including Heli Flightseeing; a Bow River float trip; some golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course; cruising Lake Minnewanka and more. (B)
Day
10
Rocky Mountaineer Rail, Mt Robson
Board the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer train. You’ll be travelling in GoldLeaf Service, meaning you can sit back, relax and be pampered in true comfort. Pass by Mt Robson, which at 3954 metres is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. View the expansive glaciers of the Alberta Icefields and the two-tiered Pyramid Falls. See the snow-capped Monashee Mountains, which vary from glaciated peaks in the north, to low tree-covered hills further south. Then follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus arriving in Kamloops late this afternoon. Tonight you may wish to take in an optional dinner show ‘Rhythms on the Rails’ in Kamloops (own expense). Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer. Kamloops has limited accommodation (two or three-star hotels) (B/L)
Day
11
Vancouver
Rejoining the Rocky Mountaineer, continue the westward journey towards the Pacific Ocean. See the thundering waters of Hell’s Gate before entering the spectacular Fraser Canyon. The canyon overlooks a stretch of the Fraser River that descends rapidly through narrow rock gorges, and has become a highlight of your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey. You’ll view the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains and pass through the fertile fields of the Fraser Valley before arriving late this afternoon in Vancouver. Two Night Stay: Vancouver, The Fairmont Waterfront with spectacular views (B/L)
Day
12
Vancouver
Enjoy a tour of Vancouver, including the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Tonight enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers (B/D)
Day
13
Alaska Princess Cruises Cruise
After a leisurely breakfast, make your way to the waterfront and board your ship for your cruise of the magnificent Inside Passage. Seven Night Cruise: Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess or Sapphire Princess in a premium Verandah Stateroom (B/D)
Day
14
Cruising the Inside Passage
Enjoy a full day at sea at the commencement of your journey along the Alaska Panhandle and coastal British Columbia. Relax and absorb the incredible scenery as your ship wends its way past rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage. Make time today to explore your cruise ship and its amenities. You could stroll the teak decks that circle the ship; relax in the elegant public areas; work out in the ship’s modern fitness centre or be pampered in the indulgent spa; wander the duty free boutiques or simply enjoy the views. (B/L/D)
Day
15
Ketchikan
Widely regarded as the salmon capital of the world, Ketchikan is the place to indulge in all things salmon. Perhaps join a tour of the town, visiting the busy fishing harbour and totem park, or immerse yourself in the Tlingit Indian culture at Saxman Native Village (own expense). (B/L/D)
Day
16
Tracy Arm
This spectacular glacier-carved fjord has sheer vertical walls that clearly showcase nature’s artistry. Linger in this magical place to watch blocks of ice calving off the glaciers towering faces. (B/L/D)
Day
17
Juneau
This afternoon your cruise ship arrives in Juneau, Alaska’s pretty capital. Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, and with the massive Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefields at its back door, Juneau is a place to let your imagination run wild. Early settlers in Juneau included miners during Alaska’s gold rush and Russian fur traders, meanwhile the native Alaskan influence still remains prominent today. Disembark and spend some time in Juneau to take in the lush terrain and vibrant wildflowers, visit the rustic shops in town, or take a ride aboard the Mt Roberts Tramway. You may also explore the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States and remote enough to be home to many species of endangered and rare flora and fauna. (B/L/D)
Day
18
Skagway
Located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage, Skagway’s history as a frontier town and gold rush gateway remains evident today. On arrival in Skagway, take an included excursion on the antique White and Yukon Pass narrow-gauge railway. Built in 1898, this railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Take in the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges and waterfalls from the comfort of vintage passenger coaches as you traverse cliff-hanging turns, bridges and trestles. (B/L/D)
Day
19
Victoria
Enjoy a day at sea and spend the evening docked in Victoria. (B/L/D)
Day
20
Seattle
Arrive in Seattle this morning. After disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
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