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Western Explorer Rail Tour with Inside Passage Cruise of Alaska

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Total 14 nights

Day 1
Calgary Arrival

Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in “The Heart of the New West” independently.

Overnight in Calgary

Day 2
Calgary to Banff with Summit Helicopter Tour

Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon.

Overnight in Banff

Day 3
Banff to Lake Louise

A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.

Overnight in Lake Louise

Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Day 4
Lake Louise to Jasper

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon

Overnight in Jasper

Day 5
Jasper Highlights Tour

Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada’s largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a short scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home.The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper.

Overnight in Jasper

Day 6
Jasper to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.

Overnight in Kamloops - Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 7
Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Overnight in Vancouver

Day 8

Make your way to the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your ship.

Overnight on NCL’s Norwegian Sun - Dinner included

Day 9
Cruise the inside passage

Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Overnight on ship - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 10
Port of Call: Ketchikan, Alaska

Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.” Chances are you’ll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world’s most lush wilderness.

Overnight on ship - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 11
Port of Call: Juneau, Alaska

Day 4 Port of Call Juneau, Alaska Juneau has been called “Alaska’s peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Kayak up one of the area’s many protected waterways, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold.

Overnight on ship - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 12
Port of Call: Skagway, Alaska

In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travelers come in search of other riches – to experience yesteryear along Skagway’s charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days.

Overnight on ship - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 13
Cruise Glacier Bay

Sail to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Comprised of 3.3 million acres of natural wonders, it is home to magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant birds and wildlife.

Overnight on ship - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 14
Port of Call Victoria, Canada

Roam the spacious lawns of stunning Butchart Gardens with its exotic flora, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains. Explore historic Bastion Square, the treasures of Chinatown and the many sights and sounds to be found along the boardwalk of the Inner Harbour.

Overnight on ship - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 15
Seattle Departure

After breakfast you will disembark the Norwegian Sun on the western side in Seattle

Breakfast included

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What a truly wonderful holiday to the Canadian Rockies & Alaska. It's difficult to imagine how it could get much better than this starting with an escorted coach tour to see the highlights of the Icefield Parkway visiting Calgary, Banff & Jasper along the way before you board the world famous Rocky Mountaineer train for a 3 day rail tour that eventually ends in Seattle after visiting Vancouver. As if that wasn't enough you then board the beautiful MS Westerdam for a 7 day cruise along Alaska's Inside Passage. The holiday features upgraded carriages on the train and upgraded cabins on the cruise with many other exciting excursions so read on for more details..

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • 3 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service Rail tour
  • 7 night Alaska Explorer Cruise, Verandah (GoldLeaf) or Ocean View (SilverLeaf) Stateroom
  • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation - choice of standard
  • Calgary Tower
  • Calgary to Banff tour, including Banff Gondola ride
  • Summit Helicopter flightseeing
  • Yoho Park tour, (Banff to Lake Louise)
  • Icefield Parkway tour, including Ice Explorer tour on glacier (Lake Louise to Jasper)
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver & Seattle
  • Luggage handling & National Park passes
  • Trans Atlantic Flights


LocationSilver LeafRoom TypeGold LeafRoom TypeGold Leaf DeluxeRoom Type
CalgaryInternational Hotel & SuitesStandardFairmont Pallister (Fairmont Room)FairmontFairmont Pallister (Junior Suite)Junior Suite
BanffBanff Caribou LodgeStandardFairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room)FairmontFairmont Banff SpringsDeluxe
Lake LouiseFairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Room)FairmontFairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)Fairmont LakeviewFairmont Cheateau Lake LouiseDeluxe Lakeview
JasperMarmot LodgeStandardFairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)FairmontFairmont Jasper Park LodgeDeluxe
VancouverHoliday Inn DowntownStandardFour Seasons Hotel Vancouver (Deluxe City-View Room)Deluxe City-ViewFour Seasons Hotel VancouverSignature Harbor View
SeattleFairmont Olympic (Fairmont Room)FairmontFairmont Olympic (Deluxe Room)DeluxeFairmont OlympicDeluxe
Alaska CruiseMS WesterdemOcean View StateroomMS WesterdamDeluxe Verandah Ocean View StateroomMS WesterdamDeluxe Ocean View Verandah Stateroom

Financial Protection

By booking this complete package with Complete North America you benefit from reduced rates on flights, accommodation and car rental along with complete financial protection. Package holidays are sold by Complete North America Limited as a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group. All payments will be handled by Hays Travel Limited and will be financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under Hays Travel Limited's ATOL Number 10531. The ATOL scheme ensures that you will not lose the money you have paid over and will not be stranded abroad should the ATOL holder fail.

Note: ‘From’ prices are per person based on 2 people sharing one room travelling in low season and are subject to availability. Click the 'Quick Enquiry' tab above or call us today on 0115 9610590 for an instant price based on your specific travel dates / travel party requirements

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