12-day Premium Land Tour and optional 7-night Inside Passage Cruise
This wonderful 12 day/11 night escorted coach tour with APTouring includes the very best of the Canadian Rockies including the famous Rocky Mountaineer train through the Rockies and an optional fabulous 7 night Holland America Lines Cruise through the Inside Passage to Alaska. APTouring’s Travelmarvel service provides most meals, tips, gratuities, transfers and excursions included, there’s nothing for you to do but relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, wildlife and culture on this relaxing tour of the Canadian Rockies and the Inside Passage.
Day 1. Arrive Victoria Day 2. Victoria Day 3. Victoria, Whistler Day 4. Whistler Day 5. Quaaout Lodge, Lake Louise Day 6. Lake Louise, Banff Day 7. Banff Day 8. Banff, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper Day 9. Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops Day 10. Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver Day 11. Vancouver Day 12. Depart Vancouver – Embark Inside Passage Cruise (Optional) Day 13. Cruise the Inside Passage Day 14. Tracey Arm, Juneau Day 15. Skagway Day 16. Glacier Bay Day 17. Ketchikan Day 18. Cruise the Inside Passage Day 19. Depart Vancouver
PREMIUM INCLUSIONS-EXCEPTIONAL VALUE
YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES
√ Arrival and departure airport transfers in Canada.
√ Dedicated services of the same professional Canadian APT Travelmarvel Tour Director and driver for the entire land component of the tour, plus a cruise escort.
√ Two days aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train enjoying the benefits of SilverLeaf Service.
√ The additional services of expert local guides in select locations.
√ All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
√ Tipping for your Tour Director, driver and local guides, plus hotel, restaurant and cruise staff.
INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE EXPERIENCE (OPTIONAL)
√ Seven night Inside Passage cruise in a Inside Stateroom aboard a Holland America Line ship.
√ Enjoy three gourmet meals a day on your Inside Passage cruise.
√ Indulge in a delightful Welcome Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria.
√ Learn about Canada’s indigenous culture on a walk and First Nations-inspired dinner at Quaaout Lodge & Spa.
√ Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
√ Enjoy a trail ride along the banks of the Bow River and a tasty BBQ dinner.
√ Enjoy incredible views when riding the Banff Gondola along spectacular Sulphur Mountain.
√ Travel onto the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer.
√ Premium accommodation in Victoria, Whistler, Quaaout Lodge, Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper and Vancouver.
QUALITY DINING – INCLUDING 17 MEALS
√ 11 breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L), and 4Dinners (D)
OPTIONAL 7-NIGHT INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE
√ Guaranteed Inside Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaska cruise (including 20 meals).
Day 1. Arrive Victoria. Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. A Taste of Canada – meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director during an indulgent late Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Here, savour delectable pastries, sweets and hand-made signature Empress scones, prepared by an award-winning pastry chef, in a truly remarkable setting. Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa
Day 2. Victoria. Enjoy a short orientation tour then visit The Butchart Gardens. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enhance Your Journey: you will have the opportunity to take a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 3. Victoria, Whistler. Drive to Chemainus before boarding a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Admire the Coastal Mountains as you travel along the Sea to Sky Highway, and stop at Shannon Falls on your way to Whistler. Enhance Your Journey: you may like to take a floatplane flight across Georgia Strait to Whistler. Stay: Aava Whistler Hotel Daily Meals Included: B
Day 4. Whistler, Quaaout Lodge. Travel through the Cariboo region to Little Shuswap Lake. Special Stay – learn about Canada’s indigenous culture on an interpretive walk and enjoy a First Nations-inspired dinner as you relax and unwind at Quaaout Lodge and Spa. Stay: Quaaout Lodge and Spa. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 5. Quaaout Lodge, Lake Louise. After breakfast, head past the fir-cloaked region of Revelstoke on your way to the incredible setting of Lake Louise, known as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’. Special Stay – settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 6. Lake Louise, Banff. Visit Moraine Lake (weather permitting). Then on arrival in Banff, enjoy a tour and a Banff Gondola ride for incredible views. A Taste of Canada – tonight, enjoy a trail ride along the Bow River and a hearty BBQ dinner. Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 7. Banff. Enjoy today at your leisure to discover Banff. Enhance Your Journey: you may wish to explore Banff on one of the exciting Select Experiences that are available. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 8. Banff, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper. Journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway and take in the stunning views along the way. Stop at Athabasca Glacier for a memorable Ice Explorer ride, then continue to Jasper. Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 9. Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops. Board the Rocky Mountaineer train in Jasper. View the expansive glaciers of the Alberta Icefields, pass by Mt Robson and follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus, arriving in Kamloops this afternoon. Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer. Daily Meals Included: BL
Day 10. Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver. Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer. See Fraser Canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Valley, then arrive in Vancouver late this afternoon. Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel Daily Meals Included: BL
Day 11. Vancouver. Visit Vancouver’s many attractions on a sightseeing tour. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 12. Vancouver, Embark Cruise. This morning is at leisure before heading home. or boarding your premium Holland America Line ship for your magical seven-night Inside Passage cruise. Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Volendam. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 13. Inside Passage. Enjoy the day at sea as your ship wends its way past rocky headlands and over the still blue waters of the beautiful Inside Passage. Daily Meals Included: BLD
Day 14. Tracy Arm, Juneau. Witness the impressive Tracy Arm fjord before exploring the Alaskan capital, Juneau. Here, you can enjoy the following experiences: a dog sled ride, sample salmon baked over a fire or pan for gold (all at own expense). Daily Meals Included: BLD
Day 15. Skagway. Today you’ll dock at the port of Skagway at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Once a frontier town and gateway for the gold rush, there’s a variety of stores and saloons in town that capture the excitement of the gold rush days. Here you can discover gold prospecting or view some of the local wildlife (own expense). Daily Meals Included: BLD
Day 16. Glacier Bay. Wake up to the breathtaking sight of World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park this morning with its formidable rivers of ice, wild coastline and sheltered fjords. As you cruise through the national park, you’ll see why the area is so treasured. Today, local rangers will join you on board to explain the geological wonders and diverse wildlife of this incredible region. Daily Meals Included: BLD
Day 17. Ketchikan. Arrive in Ketchikan this morning, the salmon capital of the world, and enjoy free time to explore this fascinating town’s many attractions. Perhaps join a walking tour of the town or learn about Tlingit Indian culture at Saxman Native Village (both at own expense). Daily Meals Included: BLD
Day 18. Inside Passage. Spend today cruising south through the majestic landscape of the Inside Passage. Daily Meals Included: BLD
Day 19. Disembark Cruise, Depart Vancouver. This morning, disembark your ship after a delicious breakfast. Then you’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Daily Meals Included: B
19 Day/18 night Land/Cruise URJWIV19 2016
Tour prices in £’s per person based
on two adults sharing a double room
23* & 30*Apr 3075 07*, 14 May 3155 28 May 3475 04, 18 Jun 3555 02 & 23** Jul 3675 06, 13, 20 Aug 3555 27 Aug; 03 & 10 Sep 3395 Prices include:
18-nights hotel/cruise accommodation, 37 meals, escorted coach tour transportation, transfers, 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train – SilverLeaf Service, 7-night Inside Passage Cruise with Holland America, Inside Stateroom, port charges, excursions as per the itinerary, driver and local guide tipping and the services of a professional tour directory.
12 Day/11 night Land tour
Tour prices in £’s per person based
on two adults sharing a double room
23* & 30* Apr 2275 07* & 14 May 2355 28 May; 04 & 18 Jun 2595 02 & 23** Jul; 06 & 13 Aug 2675 20 & 27 Aug; 03 & 10 Sep 2675 Prices include:
11-nights hotel accommodation, 15 meals, escorted coach tour transportation, transfers, 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train – SilverLeaf Service, excursions as per the itinerary, driver and local guide tipping and the services of a professional tour directory.
* Due to seasonality some accommodations and/or sightseeing excursions may differ – please enquire at the time of booking.
** Itinerary varies slightly – guests will stay at Deer Lodge on Day 5
Cruise upgrades are possible – please enquire at the time of booking.
The Rocky Mountaineer journey is not escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director.
Please ensure your onward flight departs Vancouver no earlier than 1 pm.
Just America will be pleased to assist with transatlantic flights, additional pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations within North America. Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org