Rocky Mountaineer Grand Rail Circle with Post-Tour Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Take the ultimate rail and cruise journey through Western Canada and Alaska on-board the famous Rocky Mountaineer.

This once-in-a-lifetime journey combines two classic Rocky Mountaineer train routes, a luxurious Alaska Cruise and the magnificent Canadian Rockies all in one unforgettable adventure. As you travel through the dramatic scenery and incredible sights, you’ll be treated to a luxurious, 5-star service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. You’ll be indulged in the comfort of your seat by master chefs and impeccable attendants who provide exquisite food, wine and service throughout. Highlights of this itinerary include cosmopolitan Vancouver, impressive resort of Whistler, Banff and Jasper National Parks, stunning Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. Included is a ride on the incredible Ice Explorer to the Athabasca Glacier before journeying back to Vancouver to embark on an incredible cruise of the Inside Passage and Alaska’s Glaciers.

2019 Departure Dates

21, 28 April

05, 12, 19, 29 May

02, 09, 16, 23, 30 June

07, 14, 21, 28 July

04, 11, 18, 25 August 

01, 08 September

Duration
21 days
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Cycling along the Seawall and Stanley Park, Vancouver

Trip highlights

  • Rocky Mountaineer's ultimate rail and cruise itinerary
  • Combines two classic rail journeys with a luxurious Alaskan Cruise
  • Journey through the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies
  • Spot incredible wildlife among the dramatic scenery

Arrive in Vancouver and spend some time exploring this cosmopolitan city, from Coal Harbor to Stanley Park along the city's Sea Wall or through historic Gastown. Take an unforgettable sunset cruise to the Strait of Georgia to view breaching gray and humpback whales.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Sheraton Wall Centre / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Today, begin your adventure onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from coastal Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia. Admire the dramatic change in scenery from lush green fields, winding river canyons and the mountain peaks, as you enjoy the 5-star luxury service on board. Highlights include Hell's Gate, Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River.Overnight in Kamloops

Today, you continue your journey east towards the magnificent Canadian Rockies. You'll travel across rolling ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores and over high mountain passes enjoying a spectacular array of scenery. Today's highlights include: Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff where you will spend the night.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Banff Park Lodge / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Banff Springs

Enjoy the morning at leisure to explore the scenic resort town of Banff. After lunch, you'll take a half-day sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and a trip on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Over night in Banff.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Banff Park Lodge / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Banff Springs

Today is yours free to further explore Banff and Banff National Park. Shop among the quaint boutiques or take one of Rocky Mountaineer's optional excursions including the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, historic museums, Lake Minnewanka or golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Banff Park Lodge / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Banff Springs

Today you'll take a half day tour into Yoho National Park where you'll get to see some of the park's natural wonders including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The tour will end in Lake Louise where you'll have the remainder of the day to explore the spectacular lake at leisure. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Room / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Lakeview Room

Enjoy a free day in stunning Lake Louise. Take a guided hike around the Lake, try canoeing on the turquoise waters or just relax and take in the breathtaking views. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Room / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Lakeview Room

Today you'll journey along the famous Icefields Parkway, enjoying stunning views of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Highlights include: Bow Lake and a ride on the incredible Ice Explorer to the middle of Athabasca Glacier, one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America.Overnight in Jasper.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Lobstick Lodge / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park, Jasper National Park. Be inspired by the rugged peaks, dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife, before having the rest of the day to explore Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Lobstick Lodge / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer again today, from Jasper to Quesnel. Highlights on your journey include the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass, Moose Lake and the Fraser River. Overnight in Quesnel.

Today you continue your journey south enjoying the comfort and luxury onboard the Rocky Mountaineer. You'll see sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake before arriving for your overnight night stop in the resort of Whistler.

This afternoon you'll return to Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer. Highlights along the journey include the Cheakamus Canyon, Mount Garibaldi, Howe Sound and the stunning Coast Mountains. On arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Sheraton Wall Centre / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Today you'll experience a full day sightseeing tour of Vancouver's incredible North Shore. You'll travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains before visiting Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure Park, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia's First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breath-taking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Sheraton Wall Centre / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Today you'll set sail from Vancouver's cruise terminal where you'll board your ship and begin cruising along the Inside Passage.Overnight on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

Suggested Accommodation

  • ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Today, you'll continue sailing through the dramatic scenery of the Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

Suggested Accommodation

  • ms Nieuw Amsterdam

First port of call is Juneau, located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the town has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields right at its back door. Due to the long daylight hours, there's plenty of time for your perfect Juneau adventure, whether shopping in the town, whale watching or exploring the lush Tongass National Forest.Overnight on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

Suggested Accommodation

  • ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Next port of call is Skagway, visit The Red Onion Saloon, with its honky tonk piano and costumed barmaids before exploring the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, boasting restored buildings and wooden boardwalks that invite you to take a stroll into the past. Overnight on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

Suggested Accommodation

  • ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Today you'll take a scenic cruise of Glacier Bay, a Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. Make sure you have your camera at the ready to capture these incredible natural sights.

Suggested Accommodation

  • ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Deep water fjords created by retreating glaciers has left behind the stunning granite cliffs where Ketchikan is located. Take time to explore Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

Suggested Accommodation

  • ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Enjoying another day sailing along the dramatic and scenic Inside Passage.Overnight on Holland America's ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

Suggested Accommodation

  • ms Nieuw Amsterdam

After breakfast onboard, it is time to disembark the ms Nieuw Amsterdam in Vancouver and continue your journey home.

Suggested Accommodation

  • ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Included

  • International Flights
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation
  • 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise
  • 5-days onboard Rocky Mountaineer - GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service
  • 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches and 7 dinners and one Afternoon Snack
  • Vancouver Lookout & North Shore Sightseeing Tour
  • Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Quesnel and Whistler
  • Hotel-cruise terminal transfers in Vancouver
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass