All-inclusive | Mountains | Natural world | Ocean cruise | Rail journey | Wildlife
From the soaring ice-capped mountains and pristine alpine lakes of the Canadian Rockies, to the incredible, sheer glaciers, shrouded in mist and verdant forestry of Alaska, this is truly a journey to remember.
Start with a 6 night tour of the Great White North, including 2 days onboard the legendary Rocky Mountaineer soaking in the magnificent Canadian scenery from the custom-built Gold Leaf Service dome cars.
Then continue your adventure with an 11 night all-inclusive luxury cruise aboard the newly-upgraded Seven Seas Navigator®, to emerge truly rejuvenated and renewed by the wonders of this stunning region.
Day by day itinerary
UK to Calgary and Banff
Fly from the UK to Calgary, arriving the same day.
Arrive at Calgary airport and transfer to the stunning Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff. The rest of your day is at your leisure.
Banff to Kamloops
Board Rocky Mountaineer's Gold Leaf Service to begin your 2 day all daylight journey to Vancouver.
Travel through Canada’s stunning Rocky Mountains and pass by monumental landmarks from the early days of the railway before arriving in Kamloops for your overnight stay.
Kamloops to Vancouver
Rejoin Rocky Mountaineer in time for breakfast on your second day and your final leg to Vancouver.
Admire the Rainbow Canyon with its beautiful colourful cliffs, and the lush Fraser Valley as you travel alongside the Thompson River.
Arriving in Vancouver, to transfer to your Harbourview Room at the spectacular Fairmont Waterfront Hotel for 3 nights.
After breakfast, visit iconic sights like the Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge on a full-day guided city tour of Vancouver
After breakfast, see Vancouver and its amazing countryside from the skies as you embark on a panoramic Flightseeing Tour.
The rest of your day is at your leisure.
Cruising The Inside Passage
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.
In 1880, Joe Juneau and Richard Harris were prospecting for gold with the help of Indian guides. Here they discovered nuggets “as large as beans” at the mouth of the aptly named Gold Creek. Out of their discoveries came three of the largest gold digs in the world where more than $150 million in gold was mined. Juneau’s surrounding beauty and natural wonders have attracted cruise ship travelers for over a century, with steamship companies bringing tourists here since the early 1880’s.
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.
Cruising Hubbard Glacier
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.
Cruising The Outside Passage
Victoria is a picture-perfect city exuding old-world charm, with fragrant and colorful flowers everywhere. Founded in 1843 by James Douglas of the Hudson’s Bay Company, it was first known as Fort Victoria. By 1848, Vancouver Island was made a British colony. In 1868, Vancouver Island was incorporated with mainland British Columbia. Although it is a port city, Victoria is not as industrially oriented as Vancouver. The harbors, especially Inner Harbour, are dotted with pleasure crafts, ferries, and floatplanes.
Nestled against the wooded hills along the mouth of the Columbia River, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. With its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the “Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest.” Named for the early fur trader, John Jacob Astor, Astoria offers the traveler Fort Clasop, the reconstructed winter quarters of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the elegant Victorian mansion of Captain Flavel and excursions into the breathtaking surroundings including Mount St. Helens.
Cruising The Pacific Ocean
From the first Spanish Mission founded by the “Sacred Expedition” in 1776, to the rip-roaring days of the Barbary Coast and California Gold Rush to rising phoenix-like after the great earthquake of 1906, San Francisco never ceases to please the eye, the heart and the palate. With such iconic sites as Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Victorian architecture of Pacific Heights, Union Square, colorful trolley cars, Muir Woods and the surrounding vineyards of Napa and Sonoma Valley, the “City by the Bay” is always a must-see on any visitor’s list to the West Coast.
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