2016: August: My Canada & Alaska Encounter (11th – 31st August 2016)

21 Day Rocky Mountaineer and Inside Passage Cruise
11th – 31st August 2016
Victoria to Vancouver

Cost From: AU$9,895.00 per person share twin
Single Supplement Available upon request

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Rocky Mountaineer Upgrade to Goldleaf: AU$650 per person share twin
Cruise Upgrade to Verandah Suite: Category A: $2400 per cabin, Category B: AU$2600 per cabin, Category C: $2700 per cabin
Single Supplement from AU$3200.

Fly Free and Companion Fly Free Deals Available – Please contact My Travel Expert for more details!

Tour Inclusions

  • Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  • Two-day rail journey in SilverLeaf aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • Tipping for land and cruise staff, port charges and airport transfers
  • 7 nights aboard your Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  • 13 nights premium accommodation
  • 40 delicious meals – 20 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches and 12 Dinners
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a special Farewell Dinner

Insider Experiences

  • Enjoy an indigenous-inspired dinner at the Lil’wat Squamish Cultural Centre, and gain insight into the heritage of the local First Nations
  • Awake to stunning mountainscapes at Blue River’s Mike Wiegele Heli Village
  • Experience a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley, keeping an eye out for bears, eagles and moose
  • Enjoy a western-style BBQ dinner at the Jasper Stables
  • Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Visit Grouse Mountain Bear Refuge for breakfast and bear viewing

Trip Highlights

  • Travel onto the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer
  • Enjoy Incredible Views when riding the Banff Gondola along Sulpher Mountains

Visits: Victoria, Whistler, Blue River, Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise, Banff, Kamloops, Vancouver, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan

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Itinerary:

11th August 2016, Day 1. Arrive Victoria: Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Later, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception. Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa

12th August 2016, Day 2. Victoria: Today, take a short tour. Then visit The Butchart Gardens to explore the extraordinary collection of plants on show and exquisite floral displays. Afterwards, enjoy time at your leisure. Enhance Your Journey: you will have the opportunity to take a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

13th August 2016, Day 3. Victoria, Whistler: Drive to Chemainus then cross the Georgia Strait by ferry to Horseshoe Bay. Stop at Shannon Falls on your way to Whistler. A Taste of Canada – enjoy an indigenous-inspired dinner at the Lil’wat Squamish Cultural Centre. Enhance Your Journey: take a floatplane flight across Georgia Strait to Whistler. Stay: Two Nights: Aava Whistler Hotel. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Dinner

14th August 2016, Day 4. Whistler: The day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Enhance Your Journey: perhaps try one of the Select Experiences available. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

15th August 2016, Day 5. Whistler, Blue River: After breakfast this morning, travel through the rugged Cariboo region to Blue River. Special Stay – an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village. Relax during a laid-back BBQ dinner on the waterfront this evening. Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Dinner

16th August 2016, Day 6. Blue River, Jasper: Like a Local – set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank. Later today, follow the famous Yellowhead Highway and pass Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on your way to Jasper National Park. A Taste of Canada – enjoy a western-style BBQ dinner at the Jasper Stables tonight. Stay: Two Nights: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Dinner

17th August 2016, Day 7. Jasper: Relax and explore Jasper National Park. Enhance Your Journey: today in Jasper, perhaps take a Harley Davidson Sidecar Tour; enjoy a rafting adventure on the Athabasca River or an evening wildlife experience. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

18th August 2016, Day 8. Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise: Visit Maligne Canyon for a walk along its deep rocky caverns. Then, travel along the Icefields Parkway and stop at the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, head to the picture-perfect Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’. Special Stay – settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and relax in spectacular surrounds. Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

19th August 2016, Day 9. Lake Louise, Banff: Travel to glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to Banff National Park. Later, explore Banff on a sightseeing tour, then ride the Banff Gondola along Sulphur Mountain.Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Dinner

20th August 2016, Day 10. Banff: Enjoy today at leisure to explore Banff.Enhance Your Journey: perhaps embark on a helicopter adventure, a Bow River float trip or a Banff Experience Tour.Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

21st August 2016, Day 11. Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops: Board the Rocky Mountaineer train and pass Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in Kamloops. Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch

22nd August 2016, Day 12. Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver: Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer. See Fraser Canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Valley, then arrive in Vancouver late this afternoon. Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch

23rd August 2016, Day 13. Vancouver: Like a Local – enjoy breakfast and bear viewing at Grouse Mountain Bear Refuge. See Vancouver on a sightseeing tour today. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Dinner

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24th August 2016, Day 14. Vancouver, Embark Cruise: Board your premium cruise ship late morning. Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Dinner

25th August 2016, Day 15. Inside Passage: Enjoy the day at sea as your ship wends its way through the beautiful Inside Passage.Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

26th August 2016, Day 16. Juneau, Tracy Arm: Here in Alaska’s capital, perhaps enjoy a dog sled ride along a glacier, sample salmon baked over a fire or pan for gold (all at own expense). Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

27th August 2016, Day 17. Skagway: Today, enjoy free time in the port of Skagway. Perhaps dig for gold or see some of the local wildlife (both at own expense). Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

28th August 2016, Day 18. Glacier Bay: Wake to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park, as rangers join you on board.Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

29th August 2016, Day 19. Ketchikan: In Ketchikan, perhaps join a walking tour of the town or learn about Tlingit Indian culture at Saxman Native Village (both at own expense).Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

30th August 2016, Day 20. Inside Passage: Enjoy majestic landscapes during a day at sea. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

31st August 2016, Day 21. Disembark Cruise, Depart Vancouver: Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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