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Discover the best of the Canadian Rockies and Alaska on this land and sea adventure! Your journey begins in the gorgeous mountain towns of Banff and Jasper, where you’ll experience amazing valley, glacier, lake and mountain views. From Jasper, take a breathtaking ride on the train through the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver, where you’ll spend two nights enjoying all the city’s best sights and sounds. From Vancouver, embark on a spectacular seven-night Alaskan cruise with exciting stops in Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau and Glacier Bay.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Banff including admission to the Banff Gondola
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper
  • Maligne Lake Cruise
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout Tower
  • Norwegian Cruise Line's 7 Day Glacier Bay from Vancouver (Northbound) on the Norwegian Jewel®

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Jasper to Vancouver on The Canadian®
  • 7 nights' accommodations; 1 night onboard VIA Rail; 7 nights' onboard the Jewel
  • Transfer from Calgary airport to Banff hotel
  • Transfer from Seward cruise port to Anchorage airport
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN BANFF
Today, a private transfer will take you from the Calgary airport to your hotel in the quaint mountain town of Banff. (Overnight in Banff)

DAY 2 BANFF
Enjoy some of the best sights of the Canadian Rockies on your guided tour. Learn about culture, geology and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. Then soar up the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a 360-degree view of six mountain ranges and the Bow Valley. (Overnight in Banff)

DAY 3 BANFF TO JASPER
Today, enjoy a sightseeing adventure along the Icefields Parkways through the Canadian Rockies as you head north to Jasper. Stop at the Columbia Icefield and board an Ice Explorer to go onto Athabasca Glacier. You'll also visit the Glacier Skywalk, with a glass-floored observation platform jetting out over the Sunwapta Valley, you'll have some amazing views of the valley, glaciers, lakes and mountains! (Overnight in Jasper) L

DAY 4 JASPER
Explore Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies today. On this tour, stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls, discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake and stroll the shores of Maligne Lake. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 5 JASPER TO VANCOUVER
Today, travel to the VIA Rail station and enjoy a relaxing day on the train. The scenery will be breathtaking as you travel through the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail).

DAY 6 VANCOUVER
Welcome to Vancouver! Check into your hotel and begin discovering the surrounding area at your leisure. There are so many reasons to love this city, and during your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to experience moments that make it so special. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 7 VANCOUVER
Today, use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to explore all the must-see attractions, landmarks and points of interest throughout the city. Visit Granville Island, historic Gastown, Chinatown, the bustling downtown area, or any other wonderful stops along the way. Use your included admission to the Vancouver Lookout to get an amazing 360-degree view of the city below. You can really take in all that makes Vancouver such a special place. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 8 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN JEWEL® (EMBARK AT 4:00 PM)
Departure on the Jewel® is at 4:00 pm today! While at sea, take some time getting acquainted with many of the ships amenities including the delicious dining options, bars and lounges, dazzling casino! (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 9 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN JEWEL
Today, sail through the islands of the Inside Passage and get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else! (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 10 KETCHIKAN (DOCKED 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Spend the day in Ketchikan. 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 onboard Norwegian)

DAY 11 JUNEAU (DOCKED 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM)
Today you will dock in 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 onboard Norwegian)

DAY 12 SKAGWAY (DOCKED 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
Today, you'll sail into beautiful Skagway. 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 onboard Norwegian)

DAY 13 CRUISE GLACIER BAY
Today you will 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 onboard Norwegian)

DAY 14 CRUISE HUBBARD GLACIER
Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier, North America's largest tidewater glacier. It's 1350 square miles of blue ice and one of the most active in Alaska! (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 15 SEWARD (DISEMBARK AT 5:00 AM) TO ANCHORAGE
After disembarking from the Norwegian Jewel in Seward, Alaska, a transfer will take you from the cruise port to the Anchorage Airport.

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium – home of the Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions.

Fairmont Banff Springs

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies",

Fairmont Banff Springs

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies",

Fairmont Banff Springs

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies",

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Just a fifteen-minute walk from downtown, the Banff Caribou Lodge invites you into a world away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday, with all the amenities of a first class resort hotel.

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Distinct from the majority of Banff hotels, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is situated on Tunnel Mountain – formerly called “Sleeping Buffalo” by the First Nations living in the region.

Banff Ptarmigan Inn

For those who love to play in the great outdoors, there's no better place than Banff, and no better place to call home after a day of adventure than the Banff Ptarmigan Inn.

Elk & Avenue

The Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in downtown Banff with 162 rooms featuring queen and king beds, including lofts and junior suites—fully equipped with all the modern-day amenities.

Fox Hotel & Suites

The Fox Hotel & Suites is located in the scenic Banff National Park. This mountain accommodation offers hotel rooms perfect for the traveler staying for a few days or even a week.

Rimrock Resort Hotel

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on Sulphur Mountain and Banff National Park. The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.

Chateau Jasper

The newly renovated Chateau Jasper is a cozy hotel with a variety of accommodations and facilities.

Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge welcomes you to the Canadian Rockies. Recently renovated and conveniently located in the town of Jasper, you will experience a serene atmosphere in a majestic mountain setting.

Marmot Lodge

Marmot Lodge offers 107 guestrooms and suites with exterior entry. Large families and groups will love the convenience of our kitchen suites along with a separate bedroom. All guests have access to our heated indoor pool, sauna, and an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi.

The Crimson Jasper

The Crimson was inspired by true Canadian colours: Jasper's sunsets and fall foliage, our Canadian flag and the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver

For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

Those who stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel enjoy an innovative fitness center with treadmills and elliptical trainers, as well as a whirlpool and heated indoor swimming pool. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, free high-speed Internet, fog-free mirrors, plush bathrobes, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms are also smoke-free so that those guests that have allergies or sensitivities never have to worry

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Have the freedom to enjoy your vacation on your terms on board Norwegian Cruise Lines. Freestyle Cruising offers a wide array of complimentary dining options, all included in the cruise price, and dine on your schedule. With an assortment of entertainment options there is never a second to be bored, from Broadways shows to adults-only clubs.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Have the freedom to enjoy your vacation on your terms on board Norwegian Cruise Lines. Freestyle Cruising offers a wide array of complimentary dining options, all included in the cruise price, and dine on your schedule. With an assortment of entertainment options there is never a second to be bored, from Broadways shows to adults-only clubs.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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