2017 SEASON
May 2017 - Sep 2017

17 Day Wonders of the Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise

Costsaver Guided Tour starting in Calgary and finishing in Vancouver

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Costsaver's 17 Day Wonders of the Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise. Capturing the astounding natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies from magnificent snowcapped mountains to glistening glacial lakes this trip will leave you breathless. Marvel at the wonderful scenery offered...read more

Overview

Operator: Costsaver
Type: Coach Tour (Low Cost)
Duration: 17 Days
From: Calgary to Vancouver
Tour Code: SWONI
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Canada, USA
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$ 3,690
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Arrive Calgary

Welcome to Calgary, gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon. Stay: Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown
2

Calgary - Banff (2 Nights)

Take a short orientation tour of Calgary before the journey from Calgary to Banff across the gently rolling prairies of Alberta. In Banff, your sightseeing tour takes you along Tunnel Mountain Drive where you view Cascade Mountain, Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls and other natural attractions like the surreal hoodoos. Stay: Banff Voyager Inn
3

Banff Free Time

Today is set aside as a free day for you to explore the area at your leisure. Why not take an exhilarating helicopter flightseeing tour, a ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain at 7,500 feet (2,301 metres) on the Banff gondola or a more in depth exploration of Banff National Park and the surrounding wilderness.
4

Banff - Icefields Parkway - Jasper (2 Nights)

Drive along the Icefields Parkway, offering spectacular mountain landscape views. Stop at Peyto Lake and marvel at its beautiful azure-blue waters. See the Columbia Icefield, the largest in the Rockies. Ride across the Athabasca Glacier aboard a giant Ice Explorer for a closer look at this massive glacier. Later, arrive in Jasper for an orientation tour. Stay: Marmot Lodge
5

Jasper National Park Free Time

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the largest National Park of the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of the area will leave you breathless. Optional activities abound-from a gentle float trip on the scenic Athabasca River, to a wilderness hike to view the glacier on Mount Edith Cavell, or a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake.
6

Jasper - Sun Peaks

See more of Jasper National Park and enjoy views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Pass through white-fenced ranch lands before reaching Sun Peaks. Stay: Sun Peaks Lodge
7

Sun Peaks - Victoria (2 Nights)

Pass through the Nicola Valley before reaching the coast where you board a ferry for the crossing to Victoria. Enjoy picturesque views of the many islands dotting the Strait of Georgia before docking at Swartz Bay. A short drive takes you into the charming city of Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. An introductory sightseeing tour takes you along the waterfront district, past the Parliament Buildings and Government Street, through Beacon Hill Park and along the Dallas Road waterfront. Stay: Comfort Inn and Suites
8

Victoria Free Time

This morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant with its conservatory atmosphere where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the many delights Victoria has to offer. (B)
9

Victoria - Vancouver

Travel back to the mainland by ferry and arrive in Vancouver, one of the world's most naturally beautiful cities. Explore historic Gastown, the city's oldest neighbourhood, designated a National Historical Site. Finally, stop at Stanley Park, with its famous collection of totem poles. (CB) Stay: The Georgian Court
10

Vancouver - Inside Passage Cruise

For guests continuing on Holland America Line's Alaska cruise, you will be dropped off at Canada's Place where you will board the MS Volendam. Your ship sails at 4:30 p.m., passing below Vancouver's spectacular Lion's Gate suspension bridge. (D)
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At Sea

Your first full day at sea and there's plenty of time to ease into shipboard life and take in the amazing scenery of 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. (B/L/D)
12

Tracy Arm - Juneau

Nestled between 3,000-foot (914 metre) high granite walls, the narrow, twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles (56 kilometres). 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. 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. (B/L/D)
13

Skagway

Some of the aspiring Klondike gold rushers who made it to Skagway took a look at the long journey that lay ahead of them and decided a change of profession was in order. So many of them set up shop as provisioners in Skagway, 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 and 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. (B/L/D)
14

Glacier Bay National Park

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. (B/L/D)
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 - try a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. These deep-water fjords were gouged out by retreating glaciers, leaving granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls plunging into placid waters. (B/L/D)
16

At Sea

Your last full day is spent at sea returning through the Inside Passage. (B/L/D)
17

Depart Vancouver

Arrive back in Vancouver between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. for your departing flights. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Banff: View stunning mountains and falls on your sightseeing tour
  • Icefields Parkway: Sightseeing includes Peyto Lake, the Columbia Icefield and riding aboard a giant ice explorer across the Athabasca Glacier
  • Jasper: Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming town
  • Lake Louise: Admire soaring mountain peaks, majestic Victoria Glacier and the glistening waters of the lake
  • Vancouver; Sightseeing includes Gastown, Stanley Park and Prospect Point
  • Victoria: Embark on an introductory sightseeing tour of the city
  • Victoria: Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens
  • Cruise the Inside Passage onboard the MS Volendam.

Dining Highlights

  • 2 Breakfasts

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Ferry across to Victoria from the coast of British Columbia and from Victoria to Vancouver
  • Hand-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included

 

Operator Details

Region: Canada & Alaska
Style: Coach Tour
Accommodation: 3+ Star
Location: Outskirts - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 51 (Avg. 42)
Free WiFi: Onboard
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