2017 SEASON
Apr 2017 - Sep 2017

19 Day Canadian & Alaskan Masterpiece

Cosmos Guided Tour & Cruise starting in Vancouver and finishing in Vancouver

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Read 42 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 19 Day Canadian & Alaskan Masterpiece. The ultimate holiday to Canada & Alaska. Travel through British Columbia & Alberta onboard the amazing Rocky Mountaineer and see Vancouver, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper...read more

Overview

Operator: Cosmos
Type: Coach Tour & Cruise (Low Cost)
Style: Regional Discovery
Duration: 19 Days
From: Vancouver to Vancouver
Tour Code: 8922
Visits: Canada, USA
Our Price From:
$ 5,086
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
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Vancouver

This morning, an included city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown, the harbour, beaches, and more. The remainder of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions. You could take a water-taxi to lively Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafes, or visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops, and art galleries!
3

Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer - Fraser Canyon - Kamloops

An exciting morning as you board the Rocky Mountaineer for a 2-day, all-daylight, classic rail journey. The train travels through some of Canada's most spectacular scenery. Follow the Fraser River through snowcapped mountains, eventually arriving at Kamloops. (B/L)
4

Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer - Yoho National Park - Spiral Tunnels - Banff National Park

Reboard the train and prepare for spectacular sights, such as Shuswap Lake, the Monashee Mountains, and Glacier National Park. Travel through the heart of the Selkirk Mountains before entering stunning Yoho National Park. The train winds through the Spiral Tunnels before climbing Kicking Horse Pass. Cross the Continental Divide and enter the province of Alberta and BANFF NATIONAL PARK. (B/L)
5

Banff National Park

Morning sightseeing includes a visit to Sulphur Mountain for a GONDOLA RIDE, complete with panoramic views of Banff's spectacular scenery. The balance of the day is at leisure. Play golf, horseback ride, hike the many wilderness trails in the area, stroll through Banff, or simply relax at the hot springs. Your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies and can offer recommendations for dinner.
6

Banff National Park - Lake Louise

Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. Travel to Lake Louise and Yoho National Park, see the Natural Bridge spanning Kicking Horse River, and visit Emerald and Moraine Lakes. Overnight in Lake Louise, where green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria.
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Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park

Scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake, then climb Sunwapta Pass for stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers. Next stop: 365-metres (1,200-feet) thick COLUMBIA ICEFIELD for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride.
8

Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Sun Peaks

Stand at the base of awesome 3,953-metre (12,970-foot) Mount Robson. Travel through British Columbia's Fur Trade and Cariboo regions for tantalising glimpses of the soaring granite mountains of Canada's Rockies. Watch for wildlife as you continue to the internationally renowned Sun Peaks ski resort.
9

Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler

Head south, following the once-treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. From Lillooet, "Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route," our motorcoach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes, with a mid-afternoon arrival in Whistler. There are optional activities to choose from, including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes and glaciated peaks of Garibaldi Provincial Park.
10

Whistler - Ferry Crossing - Victoria

Set sail across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. In Victoria, sightseeing includes BUTCHART GARDENS, the Empress Hotel, Legislative Buildings, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.
11

Victoria

A day at leisure gives you the chance to stroll around the harbour, go shopping on Government Street, or have lunch in one of the many pubs. Your Tour Director will suggest several optional excursions, including a whale-watching cruise.
12

Victoria - Vancouver (Embarkation)

Board your ferry this morning and head back to the Canadian mainland, where you will transfer to Holland America's luxurious MS Volendam for a 7-night voyage through the famed Inside Passage. (D)
13

Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

Spend the day cruising one of the world's most spectacular waterways. Located along the coast of British Columbia, the Inside Passage is the longest sheltered inland waterway in the world. Watch the water for orcas and humpback whales. (B/L/D)
14

Juneau

Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on Gastineau Channel, Alaska's capital city of Juneau has massive Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefield at its back door. Visit the rustic shops in town-or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee, or fish. There's no end to the adventure because of the long daylight hours. (B/L/D)
15

Skagway

In winter, the sidewalks are all but rolled up in Skagway, so you can imagine the frightful conditions endured by gold prospectors who passed through en route to the Yukon. Take your time and poke your head into every little shop, from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Kennedy's Dry Goods. The Red Onion Saloon, with its honky-tonk piano and costumed barmaids, is a treasure trove of memorabilia featuring pictures of Klondike Kate, Peahull Annie, and other historic characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of `98 Museum. (B/L/D)
16

Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. How does it feel when a colossal chunk of ice splits off a glacier and crashes into the sea? The sound is like thunder. The impact shoots water hundreds of metres into the air. You hold your breath as you capture the moment photographically, then you wait for it all to happen again. (B/L/D)
17

Ketchikan

Built over the water and up weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains with a hospitable air. (B/L/D)
18

Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

Cruise through the awe-inspiring Inside Passage, keeping watch for spouting whales, soaring eagles, and other wildlife. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and onboard entertainment. (B/L/D)
19

Vancouver (Disembarkation)

Disembark the ship this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule homebound flights after Noon. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • SIGHTSEEING: In Vancouver, Banff, and Victoria; Stanley Park, Sulphur Mountain gondola ride, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Butchart Gardens.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Glacier National Park, Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Sunwapta Pass, Jasper National Park, British Columbia's Gold Rush & Cariboo regions, Strait of Georgia, Gulf Islands, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and Inside Passage.
  • GUIDES: Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while cruising the Inside Passage on Holland America's MS Volendam.
  • TRANSPORTATION: 2-day, all-daylight rail journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; 7-night Holland America cruise on the MS Volendam in Inside Cabin; Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Accommodation

  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist Class (ST), Tourist Class (T)
  • Vancouver Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver City Centre (F), Kamloops Determined by Rocky Mountaineer (BA), Banff National Park Rundlestone Lodge (MF), or Mount Royal (F), or Bow View Lodge (ST), Lake Louise Lake Louise Inn (F), Jasper National Park Marmot Lodge (F), Sun Peaks Nancy Greene's Cahilty Lodge (F), Whistler Listel Whistler Hotel (MF), Victoria Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F), Alaska Cruise Holland America's MS Volendam

Included Meals

  • On Rocky Mountaineer - 2 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L); on Holland America cruise - 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D).

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
  • Guaranteed share option is not available on this tour

Operator Details

Region: Canada & Alaska
Style: Regional Discovery
Accommodation: 3+ Star
Location: Outskirts - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 8 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 50 (Avg. 39)
Free WiFi: Onboard
* Source: Cosmos for trips in Canada & Alaska. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (42)

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Australia
Trip Date: 10/09/2016

“Fantastic tour of Canada and Alaska”

My husband and I have just arrived back from a 19 day Canadian and Alaskan Masterpiece Cosmos tour. We had a fantastic time, met great people and saw some fantastic places. We could not fault Cosmos, everything was excellent our tour guide Brad and coach driver John were very informative about all the places we visited and very helpful on things to do and see in our free time. All the accommodation was very good. The 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer were excellent and we would highly recommend Cosmos. If there was anything that we would suggest to improve this tour is to maybe add an extra few days so that you could spend an extra night in a couple of the places that you don't get a chance to see because you arrive late and leave early the next day.

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Australia
Trip Date: 30/07/2016

“Great 1st Time Cruisers”

Great coach driver and Sybill was an excellent tour guide/host. British Columbia, Canada is so beautiful but if we do it again we would book for 21 days (not 19 days as it's not long enough). For the Rocky Mountaineer , I would recommend others travel to upgrade to Gold ticket, it is worth the money paying extra. The Alaskan cruise was good and relaxing, the water was very calm for 1st time cruisers and are now looking at European river cruises next year.

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Australia
Trip Date: 23/07/2016

“Fantastic trip”

After (between the lines) been told by Hell world not to go with Cosmos, I decided to compare APT and Cosmos/Globus, saved myself a lot of money for basically the same tour. I have no regrets, trip was fantastic. Canada is a beautiful country. Tour guide Elaine and driver Rob were excellent in their jobs, very caring and concerned for the whole group. Rocky mountaineer blew my mind, Goldleaf definitely the way to go. Alaska cruise, couldn't fault it, my friends and I had the time of our lives. I have no hesitation to recommend Cosmos and willing and able I will book a tour again with Global Journeys.

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Australia
Trip Date: 04/06/2016

“Spactacular!”

The trip was much more exciting than I imagined it would be. The scenery and wild life was amazing and there was enough free time to do your own thing. Sharon, our tour guide was informative, had a sense of humour and worked extremely hard. The cruise was enjoyable although the extra excursions were very expensive and not very exciting. It was difficult organising expenses when meals were not included. I don't usually comment on airlines as I think they have a difficult job and most airlines are much the same but Air Canada was not good. The service was disorganised and the stewards were very abrupt. The food was ghastly.

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