14-day Premium Land Tour and optional 7-night Inside Passage Cruise
This wonderful 14 day/13 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. Whistler, Blue River Day 6. Blue River, Jasper Day 7. Jasper Day 8. Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise Day 9. Lake Louise, Banff Day 10. Banff Day 11. Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops Day 12. Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver Day 13. Vancouver Day 14. Depart Vancouver – Embark Inside Passage Cruise (Optional) Day 15. Cruise the Inside Passage Day 16. Tracey Arm, Juneau Day 17. Skagway Day 18. Glacier Bay Day 19. Ketchikan Day 20. Cruise the Inside Passage Day 21. 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.
√ Awake to stunning mountainscapes at Blue River’s Mike Wiegele Heli-Village..
√ Enjoy an indigenous-inspired dinner at the Lil’wat Squamish Cultural Centre and gain insight into the heritage of the local First Nations.
√ Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
√ Experience a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley, keeping an eye open for bears, eagles and moose.
√ Enjoy a western-style BBQ dinner at the Jasper Stables.
√ Visit Grouse Mountain Bear Refuge for breakfast and bear viewing.
√ Enjoy incredible views when riding the Banff Gondola along spectacular Sulphur Mountain.
√ Travel onto the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer.
√ Visit Maligne Canyon for a walk along its deep rocky caverns.
√ Journey aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.
√ Premium accommodation in Victoria, Whistler, Blue River, Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper and Vancouver.
QUALITY DINING – INCLUDING 20 MEALS
√ 13 breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L), and 5 Dinners (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. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Later, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception. Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa
Day 2. Victoria. Today, take a short tour. Then visit The Butchart Gardens to explore the extraordinary collection of plants on show and exquisite floral displays. Afterwards, enjoy time at your 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 then cross the Georgia Strait by ferry to Horseshoe Bay. Stop at Shannon Falls on your way to Whistler. A Taste of Canada – enjoy an indigenous-inspired dinner at the Lil’wat Squamish Cultural Centre. Enhance Your Journey: take a floatplane flight across Georgia Strait to Whistler.
Stay: Two Nights: Aava Whistler Hotel. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 4. Whistler. The day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Enhance Your Journey: perhaps try one of the Select Experiences available. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 5. Whistler, Blue River. After breakfast this morning, travel through the rugged Cariboo region to Blue River. Special Stay – an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village. Relax during a laid-back BBQ dinner on the waterfront this evening. Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 6. Blue River, Jasper. Like a Local – set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank. Later today, follow the famous Yellowhead Highway and pass Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on your way to Jasper National Park. A Taste of Canada – enjoy a western-style BBQ dinner at the Jasper Stables tonight. Stay: Two Nights: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 7. Jasper. Relax and explore Jasper National Park. Enhance Your Journey: today in Jasper, perhaps take a Harley Davidson Sidecar Tour; enjoy a rafting adventure on the Athabasca River or an evening wildlife experience. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 8. Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise. Visit Maligne Canyon for a walk along its deep rocky caverns. Then, travel along the Icefields Parkway and stop at the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, head to the picture-perfect Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’. Special Stay – settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and relax in spectacular surrounds. Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 9. Lake Louise, Banff. Travel to glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to Banff National Park. Later, explore Banff on a sightseeing tour, then ride the Banff Gondola along Sulphur Mountain. Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 10. Banff. Enjoy today at leisure to explore Banff. Enhance Your Journey: perhaps embark on a helicopter adventure, a Bow River float trip or a Banff Experience Tour. Daily Meals Included: B
Day 11. Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops. Board the Rocky Mountaineer train and pass Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in Kamloops. Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 12. 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 13. Vancouver. Like a Local – enjoy breakfast and bear viewing at Grouse Mountain Bear Refuge. See Vancouver on a sightseeing tour today. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner. Daily Meals Included: BD
Day 14. 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 15. 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 16. 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 17. 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 18. 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 19. 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 20. Inside Passage. Spend today cruising south through the majestic landscape of the Inside Passage. Daily Meals Included: BLD
Day 21. 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
21 Day/20 night Land/Cruise URBWIV21 2016
Tour prices in £’s per person based
on two adults sharing a double room
24* & 28*Apr 3195 01*, 05*, 08** 3315 15 & 19 May 3435 26 May 3635 29 May 3715 05 Jun 3795 19 & 26 Jun; 10, 24, 31 Jul 3875 07, 11, 14, 18 Aug 3715 21 & 28 Aug; 01, 04, 08 Sep 3555 Prices include:
20-nights hotel/cruise accommodation, 40 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.
14 Day/13 night Land tour
Tour prices in £’s per person based
on two adults sharing a double room
24* & 28* Apr 2395 01, 05, 08** May 2515 15 & 19 May 2555 26 & 29 May 2755 05 Jun 2795 19 & 26 Jun; 10, 24, 31 Jul 2835 07, 11, 14, 18, 21, 28 Aug 2835 01, 04, 08 Sep 2835 Prices include:
13-nights hotel accommodation, 20 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 8
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