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Rockies, Rail and an Alaska Cruise

15 Days from £3,749
The ultimate way to discover the west, this holiday includes both a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer and an Alaskan cruise.

Departure from: May 2018 - Sep 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with Air Canada
  • 6 nights room only in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 7 nights full board on board Holland America Line's Volendam
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager (pre-cruise)
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
CLASSIC TOURING
CRUISE
RAIL

Included holiday highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Banff
  • Lake Louise
  • Two-day journey on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • A 7-night cruise through Alaska
  • Vancouver city tour

Your Itinerary

HIDE FULL ITINERARY

DAY 1 UK/Banff

Depart on your scheduled flight to Calgary today. On arrival, we will transfer you to the Rocky Mountains and your hotel in Banff. This will be our base for the next three nights.​

DAY 2 Banff

This morning we'll head out together to explore Banff. The views are bound to take your breath away, so be sure to remember your camera! During our tour we'll see the Hoodoos of Bow Valley – imposing spires of rock, carved by wind and water, and the fabulous Surprise Corner. Here, a stunning view of the famous Banff Springs Hotel suddenly opens up before you.

DAY 3 Lake Louise

Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of Lake Louise - a glacial, jade-green lake surrounded on all sides by towering peaks. It's been described as one of Canada's most beautiful locations and you'll see it in all its glory on today's included excursion. If you wish, there will be plenty of time to take in the views from hiking trails along the shore.​

DAY 4 Rocky Mountaineer

Today's the day you'll step aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train. You've an exciting two-day journey ahead and will enjoy SilverLeaf service on board. Breakfast and lunch will be served at your seat and complimentary snacks, tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available throughout the journey. Beer and wine is included with your meals, and a full bar service is also available.
Sit back in your reclining seat, enjoy the commentary and relax as the scenic grandeur of the Rockies unfolds. Today's journey takes us through tunnels, over high mountain passes and along the South Thompson River to Kamloops. We'll stay in a hotel here overnight.

DAY 5 Rocky Mountaineer

We'll climb back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer and continue our journey to Vancouver, following the course of the Thompson and then the Fraser River. On arrival in Vancouver we will transfer you to your hotel for a two-night stay.​

DAY 6 Vancouver

Surrounded by mountains, forests and islands, Vancouver is one of the most beautifully located cities in the world and you are free to do as you please here today. If you want to explore further afield, our optional tour to Victoria, on Vancouver Island, comes highly recommended. You'll travel by ferry to the capital of British Columbia and visit the famous Butchart Gardens, Parliament building and the impressive Empress Hotel.

DAY 7 Vancouver & Volendam

Today we'll transfer you to Vancouver harbour and you'll board your cruise ship, Volendam. You'll have plenty of time to settle into you comfortable cabin and explore the ship, before setting sail on your seven-night cruise at 5pm.​

DAY 8 The Inside Passage

As your cruise through North America's most scenic coastal landscape begins, you'll want to spend time on deck gazing at the scenery and watching out for wildlife. You never know, you could be lucky enough to spot breaching whales, soaring eagles, inquisitive seals, and grizzly bears.​

DAY 9 Juneau

Early this afternoon we'll dock in the Alaskan capital, Juneau, where you can step ashore and make your own discoveries. The 13-mile long Mendenhall Glacier is definitely a worth a visit.​

DAY 10 Skagway

Today we arrive in Skagway, a lively relic of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. With its wooden sidewalks and turn-of-the-century buildings, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time.​

DAY 11 Glacier Bay

Get ready for one of the scenic highlights of your cruise as we head to Glacier Bay. You'll see enormous icebergs floating in the blue-green water, and if we're lucky, we might watch as a glacier 'calves', sending thousands of tons of ice thundering into the bay.​

DAY 12 Ketchikan

This afternoon our journey takes us to Ketchikan, a quaint town clinging to the mountainside. It's a lovely place to explore at your own pace, and maybe sample some fresh Alaskan salmon. Or, you could explore Totem Poles Park, the choice is entirely yours.​

DAY 13 Cruising at sea

It's your final day on board, so take every opportunity to appreciate the scenery as it unfurls before your very eyes. We'll cruise the Inside Passage back towards Vancouver and you'll have plenty of time to relax with new-found friends, reliving the wonderful moments you've shared.​

DAY 14 Vancouver/UK

Your cruise comes to an end as you disembark in Vancouver. A Local Guide will take you on a city tour and later we will transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.​

DAY 15 UK

You'll arrive in the UK today.


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

HIDE ACCOMMODATION ITINERARY

Day 1 - 3 :

Mount Royal Hotel
Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff and overlooking the mountains, this historic hotel is in a redbrick building dating to 1908.

Warm, relaxed rooms and suites have free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas.

Dining options include a Canadian restaurant with communal tables, a rib shack, and a cozy lounge with a fireplace. There''s also a hot tub and a sauna.

Day 4 :

Kamloops Hotel Kamloops
Your hotel in Kamloops this evening is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer and will be advised when you board the train.

Day 5 - 6 :

Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown
A 7-minute walk from shopping on Robson Street, this modern hotel is also a 10-minute walk from the Hornby Street Aquabus, which offers direct access to Granville Island. Subdued rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. The facility also offers a casual restaurant/lounge, an indoor heated pool and a 24-hour exercise room, plus a spa.

Day 7 - 13 :

MS Volendam
You’ll sail aboard Holland America Line’s Volendam where many fresh floral arrangements are on display reflecting the garden theme of the ship. Facilities include a spa and salon, fitness centre, two outdoor pools, tennis courts, five different restaurants, a show lounge and four bars.

Your holiday price is based on an inside cabin, however it is possible to upgrade your cabin to range of outside cabins and suites (subject to availability) for the latest cabin availability and price information please call our Holiday Advisors on 01858 415 420.


Dates and Prices

 
DEPARTURE
DATE
DEPARTING
FROM
DEPARTURE
WAS
NOW
STATUS
 

THU 10 MAY 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£3,899

£3,749

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Thursday 10 May 2018

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

THU 24 MAY 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£4,149

£3,999

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Thursday 24 May 2018

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 06 June 2018

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

THU 07 JUN 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£4,249

£4,099

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Thursday 07 June 2018

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

THU 30 AUG 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£4,249

£4,099

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Thursday 30 August 2018

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

THU 13 SEP 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£4,149

£3,999

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Thursday 13 September 2018

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

THU 09 MAY 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£3,899

£3,749

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Thursday 09 May 2019

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

THU 23 MAY 19

London (Heathrow)

£4,149

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Thursday 23 May 2019

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 05 June 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

THU 06 JUN 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£4,249

£4,099

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Thursday 06 June 2019

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

THU 29 AUG 19

London (Heathrow)

£4,249

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Thursday 29 August 2019

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

THU 12 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

£4,149

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Thursday 12 September 2019

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Vancouver - Victoria on Vancouver Island including Butchart Gardens

FROM £150

Enjoy the opportunity to go by scenic ferry to Vancouver Island and visit Victoria, the state capital of British Columbia. Soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque seaside town by strolling around the Inner Harbour and marvel at the wonderful architecture of the nearby Parliament buildings and the Empress Hotel. No visit to the island would be complete without going to see the world famous Butchart Gardens. Take time to amble around and admire the wonderful flower gardens that Jenny Butchart created out of the old cement quarry!! Please note: This is a long but rewarding day

Full Day - Moderate Walking - Not to be missed

Please note: To ensure that you enjoy and experience your holiday to its fullest, we may need to combine this excursion with customers travelling on another one of our tours.

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Local Knowledge

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Favourite Moments

Marvel at an incredible ice-age wonder as you cruise past the towering mountains and floating icebergs of spectacular Glacier Bay.


Rocky Mountaineer

A Rocky Mountaineer rail journey through the Canadian Rockies provides unparalleled vantage points to some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. Indulge all your senses as you wind through awe-inspiring landscapes, complemented by gourmet cuisine, vibrant storytelling, and impeccable service.



The Route - First Passage to the West

Travel through Canada's stunning Rocky Mountains, alongside the powerful Kicking Horse River, and pass by monumental landmarks from the early days of the National Railway. This legendary route along the Canadian Pacific track is famous for uniting the country and connecting British Columbia to Canada over 125 years ago. Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. This is the only passenger rail service on this historic route, and its construction is one of the most important in Canadian history as it united Canada from east to west. You'll also transverse the Continental Divide and be inspired by spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons. If you're a history buff, this route is for you.

Day 1 Banff To Kamloops

Travel on-board the Rocky Mountaineer from the resort town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie – where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops

Day 2 Kamloops To Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley.

Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening

First Passage to the West Route Map
Rocky Mountaineer




World-class travel means world-class service

Select from either SilverLeaf Service or upgrade to the GoldLeaf Service while onboard the train
SilverLeaf Service
SilverLeaf Service
Window Style A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows
Meal Service Style Gourmet meals plated to your preference and serviced at your seat and a refreshing welcome aboard toast
Number of Hosts Two, plus a culinary team member
Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages and snacks Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and gourmet snacks
Style of Hotels & Room Selection Comfortable accommodations with restaurants on the property or within walking distance and complimentary baggage delivery to your hotel
Full Storytelling Included
GoldLeaf Service
SilverLeaf Service
Window Style A custom-designed bi-level dome coach with meal service below with large picture windows and seating up top with panoramic views
Meal Service Style Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches, morning scones and afternoon wine and cheese and a refreshing welcome aboard toast
Number of Hosts Three to four, plus full culinary team
Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages and snacks Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and gourmet snacks
Outdoor Viewing Area An exclusive outdoor viewing platform
Full Storytelling Included
Style of Hotels & Room Selection Luxurious hotels with premium room categories and complimentary baggage delivery to your hotel