20 Night tour Itinerary

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

The ultimate Rocky Mountaineer journey through the Canadian Rockies

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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, five-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.

2018 Tour Departures:
From 22nd April 2018 - 9th September 2018
Starts Vancouver (Westbound) - Sunday Departures

Our Experts Recommend:
  • 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

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
21 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Group basis, Escorted
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
  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take a sunset cruise from Coal Harbour to view breaching gray and humpback whales
    • Head to Granville Island's market to sample some fresh farm-to-table produce
    • Walk through the treetops at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
    • Spend an evening in historic Gastown to enjoy its shops, bars and restaurants
    • Stroll through Stanley Park and along the city's Sea Wall for incredible skyline views
  • Banff

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Head to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola and enjoy a dinner in the clouds
    • Relax in Banff town and enjoy the lively atmosphere of shops, bars and restaurants
    • Explore Yoho National Park on an included sightseeing tour
    • Take an evening wildlife excursion to view grizzly bears, bighorn sheep and eagles
    • Take a dip in the natural Banff Upper Hot Springs
  • Lake Louise

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take a canoe out on to the Lake's stunning turquoise waters
    • Hike the short trail around the lake for amazing views
    • Make sure to set your alarm to watch the sunrise over the lake
    • Spot incredible wildlife around Lake Louise mountain
    • Enjoy a sunset dinner at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise overlooking the lake
  • Jasper

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Journey along the incredible Icefields Parkway - one of the world's most scenic drives
    • Take the Ice Explorer excursion out to the amazing Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier
    • View the breath taking night skies full of stars, or even the Northern Lights
    • Take a scenic cruise out on the calm waters of Maligne Lake and visit Spirit Island
    • Tour some Jasper's fantastic breweries and sample some of the award-winning beers
  • Whistler

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola up to the top of Blackcomb Mountain
    • Try a gentle white water rafting cruise down the Cheakmus River
    • Soar above the ground on a Treetop Adventure - perfect for all the family
    • Relax in Whistler Village and enjoy the lively atmosphere of shops, bars and restaurants
    • Hike along the Rainbow Trail along some of the highest lakes in Canada
  • Alaska

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Board the luxurious ms Nieuw Amsterdam for your Alaska Cruise in Vancouver
    • Sail through the dramatic scenery of the Inside Passage
    • Visit the ports of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan in Alaska
    • Sail to the breath taking UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay
    • View the incredible glacial landscape and unique ecosystem of flora and fauna