Canadian Rockies and an Alaskan Cruise

From £3,799.00
Duration 16 Days
Departures from: May 2025 - Aug 2025
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From £3,799.00
Duration 16 Days
Departures from: May 2025 - Aug 2025
Tour Overview

Canada's most spectacular sights are all yours to enjoy as you journey through the Rocky Mountains and embark on a thrilling cruise along the dramatic coastline of Alaska. Your first stop is Banff National Park, where snow-capped peaks, sparkling lakes and wondrous wildlife will stop you in your tracks. Equally breathtaking is Lake Louise – said to be one of the most beautiful places in the whole of Canada. A journey by road through the Rocky Mountains and across British Columbia then takes you to Vancouver. Another splendid beauty, this city is surrounded by water, mountains and forests and always tops the 'best places to live in the world' lists! Now it's time to board the Zaandam, your floating hotel for the next seven nights as you set off on a thrilling Alaskan cruise. As you sail along North America's most scenic coastal landscape, watch for wildlife from the deck – you could spot whales, eagles, seals and grizzly bears. Step ashore in Alaska's capital, Juneau, to view the Mendenhall Glacier, and in Skagway, a lively relic of the Klondike Gold Rush. At Glacier Bay look for huge icebergs floating in the water, before your cruise comes to an end back in Vancouver.

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from London
  • 7 nights in great quality hotels
  • 7 nights on board your cruise ship plus 1 night in flight
  • 21 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Travelsphere Holiday Director (pre-cruise)
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Banff National Park
  • Discover the beauty of Lake Louise
  • Vancouver city tour
  • Cruise Alaska's Inside Passage
  • Dock in the Alaskan capital of Juneau
  • Spend the day in the goldrush town of Skagway
  • Cruise Glacier Bay National Park
  • Visit Ketchikan


Day 1 UK - Calgary

Today you will fly to Calgary. On arrival, we'll transfer you to the mountain town of Banff for a three night stay.

Day 2 Banff

This morning we'll head out together to explore Banff National Park. Snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, sparkling streams and swathes of forest are just some of the attractions in this stunning destination. The wildlife is equally impressive, so look out for black and grizzly bears, wolves, elk and deer on land, then keep your eyes peeled for eagles, hawks and ospreys in the sky. Other breaktaking sights will be the Hoodoos of Bow Valley, imposing spires of rock carved by the forces of nature which stand guard over the Bow River, and Surprise Corner. As the name suggests, sensational picture-postcard views are waiting for you here, so remember to bring your camera!

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. You'll see it in all its glory this morning, and will have plenty of time to take in the views from hiking trails along the shore. We'll also stop at beautiful Moraine Lake - you can decide which is your favourite.

Day 4 Banff - Kelowna

Today we're taking to the road and heading through the Rockies via Revelstoke and Vernon to the Kelowna area in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery that we pass through on this thrilling journey.

Day 5 Kelowna - Vancouver

The beauty of Vancouver is beckoning today, and on the way you can just relax and take in the views - you won't want to miss a thing. As we make our way across British Columbia we'll pass mountains, lakes, valleys and forests, and keep a lookout for wildlife too.

Day 6 Vancouver

Vancouver boasts one of the most beautiful settings in the world, surrounded by mountains, forests and islands. A sightseeing tour will introduce you to highlights including the historic Gastown district, bustling Chinatown and Stanley Park, one of the worlds biggest urban parks. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Day 7 Vancouver - at leisure

Today has been left for you to spend time at leisure in this amazing city. Make sure you find time to visit the foodie attraction of Granville Island Market, and FlyOver Canada at Canada Place is great fun. Alternatively you could join an optional excursion to Whistler, travelling on the incredible Sea to Sky Highway.

Day 8 Vancouver - board ship

Your tour takes a new twist today, as we transfer you to Canada Place to join your cruise ship, Zaandam. On board, once you've unpacked and settled into your comfortable stateroom, why not explore your wonderful floating hotel.

Meals included: L,D

Day 9 The Inside Passage

Ahead lie days of luxurious relaxation and exploration as your ship traces the outline of North America's most scenic coastal landscape. As well as enjoying the ship's facilities, make sure you spend plenty of time on deck keeping a watchful eye for wildlife. If you're lucky you could see whales and seals in the water, eagles soaring overhead and grizzly bears on the shoreline.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 10 Juneau

Early this afternoon we'll dock in the Alaskan capital, Juneau, which stands on one of the largest wilderness areas of the United States. No roads lead into or out of the city, and it is surrounded by nature. Step ashore for a day of discovery in the great outdoors, with a visit to the 12-mile-long river of ice known as the Mendenhall Glacier just one recommendation. You might also see bears on the shore and bald eagles soaring above you.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 11 Skagway

This morning we arrive in Skagway, a lively relic of the Klondike Gold Rush, when gold was discovered here in 1896. With its wooden sidewalks and turn-of-the-century buildings, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you head off to explore at your own pace.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 12 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 catch sight of a glacier 'calving', sending thousands of tons of ice thundering into the bay. Don't put your camera down for a minute, as this area is a popular hangout for an incredible range of wildlife too. You might see humpback whales and sea otters in the water and grizzly, brown and black bears on the shore.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 13 Ketchikan

Today our journey takes us to Ketchikan, a quaint, weathered town clinging to a mountainside. Known as the 'salmon capital of the world', it's a lovely place to explore, and of course, it is the best place to sample some fresh Alaskan salmon. There's also an option to discover Totem Pole Park - Ketchikan is home to the world's largest collection of these fascinating works of art.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 14 The Inside Passage

It's your final day on board, so take every opportunity to appreciate the scenery as we cruise the Inside Passage. This series of deep fjords and tiny islands shaped by nature offers views that will simply take your breath away.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 15 Vancouver - UK

We'll disembark the ship this morning and head to Vancouver's North Shore. Here you'll see the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge. After time for lunch we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included: B

Day 16 UK

You'll arrive back in the UK today.

Additional Information

The 30 Aug 2025 departure will sail on the Koningsdam instead of the Zaandam. 



Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Mount Royal Hotel

Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff and overlooking the mountains, this historic hotel has been situated here since 1908. The hotel has been completely updated this winter inspired by the history of the hotel and the area.

Warm, relaxed rooms and suites benefit from a desk area, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, kettle and coffee machine, smart TV, hairdryer, safe and iron.

There are four dining options at the hotel including Tony Roma's restaurant, a guest lounge and Toque Canadian Pub. Additionally the hotel boasts a library, and roof top lounge with outdoor hot tubs.

Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel

The Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites offers environmentally friendly lodging and a great central location. Hotel amenities include a fitness centre, pool and hot tub.

Century Plaza Hotel

A 6-minute walk from Robson Street's upscale shopping and 4-minute walk from Davie Street's restaurants and nightlife. Studios featuring modest furnishings offer kitchenettes and free WiFi. An informal on-site restaurant and lounge serves a menu of International cuisine. There's also a coffee shop with snacks, and a comedy club. A low-key spa offers treatments for a charge. The fitness centre is open 24/7.

MS Zaandam

On board you’ll find beautifully designed public spaces, all decorated in line with the ship’s musical theme, along with a choice of restaurants, a fitness centre, swimming pool, spa and salon. Cabins are comfortable and feature en suite facilities, TV, DVD player, hairdryer and safe.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Experience breath-taking views from one of several observation decks where you will have views of the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and keep your eyes peeled for the bears that roam in this area.

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Experience breath-taking views from one of several observation deck...

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Vancouver - Whistler Day Trip

Vancouver - Whistler Day Trip

Leave the city of Vancouver behind and travel the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. The journey takes in unforgettable British Columbia wilderness including waterfalls, forested mountains and if you are lucky, wildlife such as eagles and black bears. The mountain resort town of Whistler is surrounded by the Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains and it's pedestrianised village centre is filled with charming shops, galleries and restaurants. Enjoy a full day away from the city.
Leave the city of Vancouver behind and travel the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. The journey takes in unforgettable British Columbia wilderness including waterfalls, forest...

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