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  • Seward, Alaska
  • Gold Leaf Dome Coach - Rocky Mountaineer
  • Canadian Rocky Mountains, Canada

Rockies Tour and Alaskan Adventure

13-day rail & cruise


In Brief

  • 2 Nights Banff
  • 1 Night Kamloops
  • 3 Nights Vancouver
  • 1 Night Inside Passage
  • 1 Night Ketchikan
  • 1 Night Tracy Arm
  • 1 Night Skagway
  • 1 Night Sitka
  • 1 Night Hubbard Glacier
  • 1 Night Anchorage


Recommended for:
All-inclusive | Mountains | Natural world | Ocean cruise | Rail journey | Wildlife

Big, bold and impossibly beautiful, the Canadian Rockies and Alaska need to be seen to be believed. Spend 5 nights succumbing to the Rockies’ striking allure and enthralling, local wildlife, including 2 days on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.

Then spend 7 nights aboard the newly refurbished ultra-luxurious Seven Seas Mariner® as it cruises the Alaskan coast. And, with unlimited shore excursions in every port, you could also hike through the secluded Tongass Rainforest in Ketchikan, climb the famed Mendenhall Glacier from Juneau, and gaze as the Humpback Whales breach in Stephen’s Passage and truly immerse yourself in this unique region.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Fly UK to Calgary

Fly UK to Calgary, arriving the same day. Arrive at Calgary airport and transfer to the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff.

Day 2

After breakfast, enjoy a half day tour of incredible Banff, including Gondola ride, Bow River Falls, and Surprise Corner, before enjoying the rest of your day at your leisure.

Day 3
Banff to Kamloops

Join the Gold Leaf Service aboard Rocky Mountaineer to begin your two-day rail journey to Vancouver.

Marvel at the spectacular landscapes as you pass through the famed Spiral Tunnels and Rogers Pass before arriving in Kamloops for your overnight stay.

Day 4
Kamloops to Vancouver

Rejoin Rocky Mountaineer in time for breakfast on your second day and the last stretch to Vancouver.

Following the Thompson River, you’ll see the incredible Hell’s Gate and Fraser Canyon.

Arrive in Vancouver, and continue to soak in the spectacular vistas from your Harbourview Room at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel for 2 nights.

Day 5

Enjoy breakfast, and start on a full day city tour of Vancouver, visiting sights like the incredible Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

“Gassy Jack” Deighton saw a chance to make money from the miners on their way to the Yukon and the saloon he built became the focus of the shanty town known as Gas Town. From here, modern Vancouver was born - Canada’s third largest city. The government persuaded the settlers to change the name of the town to Vancouver, after Captain George Vancouver, who sailed the area’s waters in 1792. Today Vancouver offers travelers tram rides to the top of Grouse Mountain, the lovely Ming Dynasty Gardens, historic Gas Town and picturesque Stanley Park.

Day 6

Enjoy another delicious breakfast and spend the early morning sightseeing, before rejoining the group to board Seven Seas Mariner® in the afternoon.

Day 7
Cruising The Inside Passage

Day 8

Ketchikan, on the southwest side of Revillagigedo Island, grew up around salmon canneries and sawmills. Ketchikan's name supposedly comes from the native term "Katch Kanna", which roughly translates: "spread wings of a thundering eagle." At one time Ketchikan was proclaimed the “Salmon Capital of the World.” An outstanding collection of totem poles make a visit to Ketchikan essential for anyone interested in Native art. Travelers flock to Ketchikan for their first look at the North Country, and are rarely disappointed.

Day 9
Cruise Tracy Arm

This stupendous fjord is part of the 30 mile long Tracy Arm - Fords Terror Wilderness region -- located about 60 miles southeast of Juneau. Tracy Arm charms the traveler with snow capped peaks, shear rock palisades, waterfalls, rainbows and massive tidewater glaciers. Drift among the icebergs for close-up view of Sawyer Glaciers, gleaming subtle shades of blue under a glorious expansive sky. Be sure to watch for seals and whales frolicking among the clear, cerulean waters.

Day 10

Skagua, as it is known by the Tlingit, means” windy place.” Skagway, a place of many names, and much history is the northern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway. It was known to thousands of hopeful gold rushers as the gateway to the gold fields. Skagway retains the flavor of the gold rush era and the character of such colorful inhabitants as Soapy Smith “King of the Frontier Con Men”; especially on Broadway, with its false-front buildings, and in the Trail of ‘98 Museum, with its outstanding collection of gold fever memorabilia.

Day 11

Founded by Russian fur traders as New Archangel in 1799, Sitka was the historic center of Russia’s Alaskan empire. The Russian flag was replaced by the Stars and Stripes when the United States purchased the Alaska territory in 1867. Today, picturesque Sitka, is known for its fishing industry, an annual summer classical music festival and, of course, its many historic visitor attractions. On a clear day Sitka, the only city in southeast Alaska that actually fronts the Pacific Ocean, rivals Juneau for the sheer beauty of its surroundings.

Day 12
Cruising Hubbard Glacier

Day 13

Seward was originally founded in 1903 as the southern terminus for the Alaska Railroad, a distinction it still holds today. The picturesque harbor with its colorful wood-frame houses and background of soaring cliffs looks out on Resurrection Bay, so named by a band of Russians explorers who found this calm spot along the storm-tossed Gulf of Alaska on Easter Sunday. From downtown Anchorage you can view two active volcanoes, the highest point on the continent of North America (Mount McKinley), and six major mountain ranges.

Seward was originally founded in 1903 as the southern terminus for the Alaska Railroad, a distinction it still holds today.

Disembark in Seward, Alaska and return home.


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