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May 2017 - Sep 2017

21 Day Majesty of the Rockies & Alaska Cruise

Insight Vacations Gold Luxury Tour starting in Vancouver and finishing in Vancouver

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Read 4 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Insight Vacations's 21 Day Majesty of the Rockies & Alaska Cruise. Testify to the supreme majesty of Western Canada and Alaska by rail, road, and sea. The first part of your incredible journey is via luxury, escorted touring...read more

Overview

Operator: Insight Vacations
Type: Coach Tour & Cruise (Luxury)
Style: Gold Luxury
Duration: 21 Days
From: Vancouver to Vancouver
Tour Code: ACRAI
Visits: Canada, USA
Our Price From:
$ 8,450
Per Person ($AU)
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Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Vibrant Vancouver

Welcome to Canada's vibrant port city of Vancouver. On arrival at Vancouver International Airport you'll be met and transferred to your luxury downtown hotel in the heart of the city's premier shopping and entertainment district. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with drinks at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood and Bar. (WD) Stay: Four Seasons, Vancouver
2

Victoria - Putting The British Into British Columbia

Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. Explore historic Gastown, Chinatown, the eclectic community of English Bay and view the famous totem poles in Stanley Park. Later, board your ferry and relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge, with scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation tour introduces you to the Inner Harbour, the ornate Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square. (FB) Stay: Grand Pacific, Victoria
3

Exploring Victoria

Begin the day with a visit to Butchart Gardens with ample time to explore the 55 acres (22 ha) of exquisite floral displays, meandering paths and spectacular views which have delighted visitors for over 100 years. With a botanist on hand, find out more about your favourite flora before enjoying the afternoon at leisure in Victoria. (FB) Stay: Grand Pacific, Victoria
4

The Ultimate Resort Of Whistler

Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland. On the way to Whistler stop to see the roaring Shannon Falls. Upon arrival in Whistler, you visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and take part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea concoction. Stay: Four Seasons Resort Whistler
5

On To The Napa Valley Of The North

Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best fruit and hybrid wines in the world. Your home for the night is at the lakeside Delta Grand Okanagen Resort. In the evening, enjoy dinner complemented by local wines. (FB/D) Stay: Delta Grand Okanagen Resort, Kelowna
6

The Three Exquisite National Parks

Journey through three of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho en route to Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings. Built of hand-hewn timber and featuring massive stone fireplaces, your destination is the beautiful Emerald Lake Lodge. After dinner, savour a liqueur at the lodge before stargazing under the night sky and roasting s'mores (a traditional campfire treat) by a lakeside bonfire. (FB/D) Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge, Yoho National Park
7

Iconic Lake Louise And Moraine Lake

(Relaxed Start) The morning is yours to relax in the peaceful setting of Emerald Lake before heading to the Spiral Tunnels viewpoint and pass by the spectacular Natural Bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River, before departing for another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake. An easy walk along the Moraine Lake shoreline is the best way to appreciate the beauty of this famous alpine lake. A flat, easy trail weaves its way through shoreline trees and offers extraordinary views of the Ten Peaks, a series of encircling summits all over 10,000 feet (3,048 metres). Hike up the Rock Pile for an alternative view of the turquoise waters and nearby Tower of Babel. Then drive to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. (FB) Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
8

The Unspoiled Wilderness Of Banff National Park

(Relaxed Start) Enjoy an interpretive talk along the shore of Lake Louise also known as the 'Jewel of the Rockies' and learn about the history and geography of the area. The rest of the morning is yours to do as you please. Take a canoe out on the lake, take a hike to Lake Agnes and the historic teahouse or just relax and take in the beauty of the lake, surrounded by dense green forest and crowned by the glistening Victoria Glacier. In the afternoon, head out for the popular resort city of Banff to enjoy an orientation tour including viewpoints, landmarks, historic places and a ride aboard the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy a private meet and greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, wearing the iconic red serge uniform. For your evening meal, choose from a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure. (FB/DA) Stay: The Fairmont Banff Springs
9

Banff At Leisure

(Relaxed Start) Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and take advantage of the hotel facilities, browse the shops along Banff Avenue or join a helicopter tour flying over the Canadian Rockies. (FB) Stay: The Fairmont Banff Springs
10

Along The Icefields Parkway To Jasper National Park

Motor along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenes such as the Crowfoot Glacier and Columbia Icefield, North America's largest sub-polar ice pack. At Athabasca Glacier, climb on-board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour over steep grades, snow and ice as you ascend part way up the glacier. Your home for the night two nights the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in the heart of Jasper National Park - an alpine wonderland of immense forests, bejewelled lakes, soaring waterfalls, soothing mineral hot springs, rugged glaciers, colourful meadows and majestic mountains. After a Celebration Dinner, enjoy a fun and interactive talk by a wildlife expert that will transport you back in time through storytelling and costume. Their firsthand experience in Jasper's environment reveal an authentic voice teaching about some of the park's most interesting residents including elk, moose, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, grizzly bear, black bear, beaver and caribou. (FB/HD) Stay: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
11

Jasper National Park And Iconic Maligne Lake

In the morning, embark on a private, narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake, one of the jewels of the Canadian Rockies. Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites of the Canadian Rockies. Then, join your Travelling Concierge for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Canadian Rockies. Stroll along the canyon's trail, past beautiful waterfalls, astounding rock formations and learn about the underground river system. Gain a unique perspective of the beautiful park on an afternoon raft trip. (FB) Stay: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
12

Mount Robson And Sun Peaks

If you choose to, board the Optional Rocky Mountaineer (GoldLeaf Service) to relive the golden age of rail travel on your way to Vancouver. Otherwise, head west over Yellowhead Pass and arrive at Mount Robson, the Rockies' tallest peak at 12,989 feet (3,989 metres). Follow the Thompson River as you descend through the Columbia Mountains and arrive at your overnight hotel in the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks. (FB/D) Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
13

Return To Vancouver

Returning to the Pacific Coast, arrive back in Vancouver and head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park. Cross the spectacular suspension bridge, 230 feet (70 metres) above the Capilano River, and join the award-winning Treetops, a guided nature tour along a series of elevated walkways, offering fabulous photo opportunites. In the evening, gather with your Travelling Concierge and travelling companions for dinner at the hotel. (FB/CD) Stay: Four Seasons Vancouver
14

Alaska Cruise

Guests are transferred to Canada Place to board Holland America Line's MS Nieuw Amsterdam for an unforgettable Alaska Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise. (FB) Stay: Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam
15

Cruise The Inside Passage

(Relaxed Start) With the most Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view. (FB) Stay: Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam
16

Cruise Tracy Arm And Juneau

(Relaxed Start) The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains and bathed in the blue hue of the ice. Arrive in Juneau, where you can shop downtown, kayak, dogsled, raft or flightsee. (FB) Stay: Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam
17

Skagway, Alaska

(Relaxed Start) Step into the town's colourful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. (FB) Stay: Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam
18

Cruise Glacier Bay Alaska

(Relaxed Start) From the comfort of your ship, enjoy pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. (FB) Stay: Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam
19

Ketchikan

(Relaxed Start) While ashore, check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles or an optional guided through town or a harbour cruise. (FB) Stay: Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam
20

Scenic Cruise Of The Inside Passage

(Relaxed Start) Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver. (FB) Stay: Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam
21

Depart Vancouver

Sail into Vancouver Harbour this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel, if you wish to extend your stay. Airport arrival time will be 9:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights. (FB)

Trip Inclusions

Exclusive Insights

  • Whistler: Enjoy the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre where you will embark on a walking tour followed by a Tea Workshop with a master-blender where you will create your own personal concoction.
  • Yoho National Park: Enjoy a liqueur with friends before roasting s'mores around a bonfire and enjoying dark-sky star-gazing.
  • Lake Louise: Join a naturalist walk along the milky-blue waters at the foot of Victoria Glacier.
  • Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes.
  • Jasper: Enjoy an included float trip down the Athabasca River. With a wildlife expert, learn about the fascinating history and nature of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Maligne Lake: This irrigation system mystified early French Canadian fur traders. Find out why as you explore Maligne Canyon and enjoy a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake.
  • Vancouver: Cross the spectacular suspension Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230 feet (70 metres) above the Capilano River for a squirrel's eye view.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Victoria: Enjoy an introduction to this sparkling city, including the Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square.
  • Banff National Park: View Moraine Lake, the Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge.

Epicurean Dining

  • Vancouver: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood and Bar inside the Four Seasons Vancouver.
  • Whistler: Your resort's reputation for fine food is hard to overlook - join us for a Dinner with wine.
  • Banff: Experience traditional, regional and contemporary à la carte dining at your choice of the Fairmont's fine restaurants.
  • Jasper: Join your Travelling Concierge for a lively Celebration Dinner with wine.
  • 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 13 Full Breakfasts (FB) 1 Dine-Around (DA), 5 Dinners (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD); On-board the Rocky Mountaineer: 2 Gourmet Breakfasts (FB) 1 Lunch Selection (L) on-board snacks and all beverages, including alcohol; Included on-board Alaska Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise: 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 6 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D).

Outstanding Hotels

  • Hotel Overview: Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff. The Four Seasons Resort in Whistler is a true luxury resort hotel located in Whistler's Upper Village.

Additional Five Star Services

  • Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 guest coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery right to your door. Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
  • With Insight Flourishes, from time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Included airport transfers on Day 1 and 21.
  • Ferry from Vancouver to Victoria in the Seawest Lounge, featuring comfortable lounge seating, a quiet atmosphere, Starbucks® coffee, tea, juice, fresh pastries, newspapers and magazines.
  • All facilities aboard Holland America Line's MS Nieuw Amsterdam.

Authentic Experiences

  • Vancouver: Explore Chinatown and Gastown, visit the totem poles of Stanley Park and take in the spectacular views of English Bay.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Guaranteed Room Share is not available
  • Twin prices are per person. Seasonal adjustments and/or black out dates apply.

Operator Details

Region: Canada & Alaska
Style: Gold Luxury
Accommodation: 5+ Star
Location: Central - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Luxury Coach (Extra Leg Room)
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Included in Price
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 40 (Avg. 38)
Free WiFi: Onboard
* Source: Insight Vacations 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 (4)

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Australia
Trip Date: 28/08/2016

“Best Tour Yet”

The Insight tour concierge was just the best, a local with great knowledge and experience. Hannah at Global Journeys made sure all matters were completed on time and ready for us to have a hassle free tour.

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Brendan's Holiday

Australia
Trip Date: 19/06/2016

“Beautiful Canadian Rockies & Alaska Tour ”

Hannah Campbell from Global Journeys was excellent to work with, with quick responses and effective communication, Insight Tours gave us a fantastic tour through the Canadian Rockies, great hotels and meals, with a very knowledgeable Tour Director and Coach Captain. June/July is a great time to visit the Rockies and Alaska. We plan to book with Global Journeys again.

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Australia
Trip Date: 14/07/2014

“Everything happened with a minimum of fuss”

The tour with Insight Vacations was great. Accommodation was first class, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, well organised and along with our coach driver were great fun to be with. Everything happened with a minimum of fuss. Thanks Yvonne for all your help in organising this trip. This is the second time we've booked with Global Journeys and we'll definitely contact you again when planning our next trip.

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Trip Date: 30/04/2012

“Cruise was very relaxing”

Overall the tour was excellent. Only comment is that the coach tour could have been a day or two shorter, as by doing the train at the end of the coach tour takes a bit away from the train experience. The Insight Vacations guide & driver were fantastic and everything happened as you would expect. The Alaskan Passage cruise was also very good and relaxing, especially the glacier bay day.

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