This is an exhilarating experience in the Canadian Rockies - this journey takes you from the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver to the heart of the Rockies through spectacular Mountain scenery. It's Insider moments like… exploring the Columbia Icefield aboard an Ice Explorer with an expert, who'll explain the effects of climate change and its impact as you take your first steps onto the jaw-dropping Athabasca Glacier.
Please note that this holiday can be taken as an escorted tour or individual tailor-made adventure....Please call Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal Canadian trip..
Solo Traveller? Offers available, please call for details.
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Price per person includes:
Return flights from UK to Vancouver
UK Private door to door airport transfers and transfers in Canada
8 nights accommodation in superior hotels in sought-after locations
7 night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
1 night Rocky Mountaineer train from Banff to Vancouver
Meals – 8 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners. All meals provided aboard Alaska Inside Passage Cruise.
Insider Experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Travel in luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and on-board restroom
The services of professional Tour Directors throughout your holiday
All hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Audio headsets for all guided visits and included sightseeing
City tour of Vancouver, Victoria and Banff
Victoria and Butchart Gardens
Lake Louise and Stanley Park National Parks
Glacier and Mount Robson National Parks
Yoho and Banff National Parks
Scenic drive along Icefields Parkway
FREE DOOR TO DOOR UK TRANSFERS
We believe your holiday should be a relaxing and hassle free experience from start to finish. This is why we include complimentary private UK airport transfers with every escorted holiday.
You will be collected from your home by a private chauffeur-driven car and taken to your departure airport. At the end of your holiday, you will be met at the airport upon arrival for a relaxing journey home.
No worries. No hassle.
(Only available on escorted tours)
Day 1 : Arrive Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver, the entire days is yours to enjoy.
Day 2 : Vancouver – Inside Passage Cruise (7 nights)
Enjoy the day on your own until you are transferred to Canada Place where your cruise begins with the Inside Passage.
Day 3 : Inside Passage Cruise
With most of southwest Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view.
Day 4 : Cruise Tracy Arm and Juneau
The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains and bathed in the blue hue of the ice. Arrive in Juneau, where you can shop downtown, kayak, dogsled, raft, or flightsee.
Day 5 : Cruise to Skagway, Alaska
Step into the town's colourful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
Day 6 : Cruise Glacier Bay, Alaska
From the comfort of your ship, enjoy pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park.
Day 7 : Ketchikan
While ashore, check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles or an optional guided tour through town or a harbour cruise.
Day 8 : Cruise the Inside Passage
Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver.
Day 9 : Arrive Vancouver
Sail into Vancouver Harbour this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to the hotel and gather at 6 p.m. for your Welcome Reception.
Day 10 : Vancouver - Strait of Georgia - Victoria (2 nights)
Set out for Stanley Park to view First Nations totem poles, then, explore Chinatown and Gastown. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria. En route, visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly-balanced vintages, aged in French oak barrels. Indulge in a Be My Guest lunch of local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines. On arrival in Victoria, enjoy a tour of the city.
Day 11 : Victoria Sightseeing and Free Time
Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens. Meet with a representative who can answer any questions before exploring on your own. Back in Victoria, enjoy the rest of your day.
Day 12 : Victoria - Kamloops
Cruise back to the mainland, ending your journey in Kamloops. Visit the British Columbia Wildlife Park, where you get a chance to view black bear, bison and many other species. Then relax and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds of your riverside inn before enjoying dinner followed by s'mores roasted on an open fire.
Day 13 : Kamloops - Mount Robson - Jasper (2 nights)
Travel into the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stop for a knock-out view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arriving in Jasper, the rest of the day is on your own.
Day 14 : Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time
Start the day with an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Then take a private cruise to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake.The rest of the day is yours to spend in Jasper. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel and then, learn all about the native wildlife during an interactive presentation by a Local Specialist.
Day 15 : Jasper - Athabasca Glacier - Lake Louise - Banff (2 nights)
Travel along the stunning Icefields Parkway and ride out on the Athabasca Glacier ice sheet aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer. Travel on to Banff National Park and picturesque Lake Louise before you settle into Banff.
Day 16 : Banff Sightseeing and Free Time
Learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a Local Specialist during “Meet a Mountie.” Later, immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including Surprise Corner and Bow Falls. This evening, travel to the Guinn family ranch for a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. Enjoy pristine views and abundant wildlife on a horse drawn hayride. Back at the ranch, enjoy a delicious meal of Alberta Beef with all the trimmings. After dinner, join a private lesson in country western line-dancing.
Day 17 : Banff - Kamloops
Journey through the Rocky Mountains and view spectacular scenery as the train crosses the Continental Divide back to British Columbia. On arrival in Kamloops, your bags are waiting at your hotel room.
Day 18 : Kamloops - Vancouver
Relax and continue through the Rocky Mountains on the Rocky Mountaineer train.
This is the end of your tour but doesn't have to be the end of your adventure. Perhaps you would like to extend your stay and head over the border spend a few days in Seattle or maybe include a stop over in Niagara Falls.
Call the Canada and USA specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your Spectacular Canadian Rockies and Rocky Mountain Train and Inside Passage Cruise.
As I have not been on holiday yet the following comments relate only to setting up the holiday. Monica my Bon Voyage contact could not be more helpful, she has sorted out any queries I have had and is very friendly and efficient.