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Discover the Canadian Rockies and wild Alaska on this incredible rail and sail journey. Spend two days discovering Banff before traveling from Jasper to Vancouver onboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer while taking in the passing, ever-changing landscapes. Then, you’ll board the Norwegian Bliss in Seattle for an exciting seven-day cruise of Glacier Bay. Docking in fascinating towns such as Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway, you’ll have more than enough time to explore and experience the region’s glaciers and unrivalled beauty. This combination of sought-after adventures will leave you with memories for years to come.

Highlights

  • Take a breathtaking gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff
  • Explore the famous Icefields Parkway and unforgettable, wild landscapes in Jasper
  • Experience a luxurious train journey on the world famous Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops; Kamloops to Vancouver
  • Check out the Space Needle and Pike Place Market in Seattle
  • Discover the awe of Alaska onboard the Norwegian Bliss
  • See the hand carved totem poles in Ketchikan
  • Marvel at the Mendenhall and Sawyer Glaciers in Juneau
  • Visit the Gold Rush-era town of Skagway
  • Find the elusive Himalayan blue poppy at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, B.C.

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Vancouver in SilverLeaf class
  • Norwegian Cruise Line’s 7-Day Alaska with Glacier Bay Cruise on the Norwegian Bliss®
  • One-way Amtrak in Coach accommodations from Vancouver to Seattle on the Cascades®
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Banff
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Jasper
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Kamloops
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Vancouver
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Seattle
  • Admission to the Banff Gondola
  • Icefields Parkway tour from Banff to Jasper
  • Sightseeing tour of Jasper
  • Transfer from Calgary airport to Banff hotel
  • Transfers to/from cruise port
  • 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches)
Trip Map

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 – BANFF
Transfer from Calgary airport to your hotel in Banff. When you arrive in Banff, you’ll quickly realize why it is one of the most visited regions of Alberta, Canada. (Overnight in Banff)

DAY 2 – BANFF
Explore Banff by taking a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. At the summit, you’ll be mesmerized by the 360-degree views of the surrounding landscapes. (Overnight in Banff)

DAY 3 – BANFF TO JASPER
Set out to explore on an exciting tour of the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper. See the magnificent Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier, and step out onto the glass-floored platform of the Glacier Skywalk!(Overnight in Jasper) L

DAY 4 – JASPER
Experience the wild wonders of the Canadian Rockies during your included tour of Jasper. Tour the historic, charming townsite before heading to Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake, and taking an optional cruise on beautiful Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 5 – JASPER TO KAMLOOPS
This morning, board the famous navy and gold carriages of the Rocky Mountaineer. Settle into the luxurious confines of SilverLeaf Class or speak to one of our Rail Experts about upgrading. As you relax, enjoy the dramatic passing scenery as your train makes its way through western Canada. Spot the verdant vistas of Fraser Valley, wind through lush forests and along river canyons, all the while admiring the surrounding peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains. Enjoy sumptuous meals on board before spending the night in Kamloops. (Overnight in Kamloops) B, L

DAY 6 – KAMLOOPS TO VANCOUVER
Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer this morning and settle in for another day of simply stunning scenery. Disembark the Rocky Mountaineer in Vancouver and travel to your hotel for a one-night stay. (Overnight in Vancouver) B, L

DAY 7 – VANCOUVER TO SEATTLE
Board the Cascades train in Vancouver to Seattle. With multiple departures, you can be flexible about when you want to travel. Relax and settle in as you enjoy the spectacular views out your window along the way. Once in Seattle, travel on your own to your hotel and check in. Then, get rested for your cruise, which starts tomorrow! (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 8 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN BLISS
Transfer from your hotel to the cruise port. Board the Norwegian Bliss and begin discovering all of the ship’s wonderful amenities. (Overnight onboard the Bliss)

DAY 9 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN BLISS
While at sea, continue enjoying life onboard the Bliss. Have a cocktail at one of the many bars, relax at the spa, enjoy some live entertainment at the Theatre, enjoy meals in one or more than a dozen dining venues, or try your luck in the lively casino. (Overnight onboard the Bliss)

DAY 10 – KETCHIKAN
Spend the day in Ketchikan. Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “Spread Wings of the Eagle.” Visit Harbour View Park, stroll along Creek Street boardwalk and discover its unique shops, learn all about the native cultures of the Tongass and Cape Fox Tlingits in local museums, marvel at the hand-carved Ketchikan totem poles located throughout downtown and in the nearby Saxman Totem Village, or dine on some of the freshest halibut and salmon found anywhere in North America. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 11 – JUNEAU
Today, you will dock in Juneau, Alaska, for an entire day of exploring. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies only 12 miles outside Juneau, a worthwhile day trip on your own. Upon boarding the ship, prepare to experience all the beauty and majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard and Sawyer Glacier and see humpback whales off Icy Strait Point during your journey. (Overnight onboard the Bliss)

DAY 12 – SKAGWAY
Sail into beautiful Skagway. Visit the Skagway Museum, Centennial Statue, the easily walkable historic downtown, Gold Rush-era homestead, or head down to Pullen Creek and watch the salmon run. (Overnight onboard the Bliss)

DAY 13 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN BLISS
Today you will sail to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Get glimpses of Mount Fairweather, the Grand Pacific and Margerie glaciers, and spot maritime wildlife. As the ship journeys deeper into the bay, the landscape will continue to leave you in awe. (Overnight onboard the Bliss)

DAY 14 – VICTORIA
Dock in Victoria, British Columbia, located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Stop by Fisherman’s Wharf for some fish and chips or ice cream, have tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, wander through Government Street’s many souvenir shops, or roam Butchart Gardens in search of the elusive Himalayan blue poppy. (Overnight onboard the Bliss)

DAY 15 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SEATTLE
Disembark the cruise ship and take your optional transfer from the cruise port to King Street Station, your hotel, or Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to continue with your onward travels.

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.

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

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.

Moose Hotel and Suites

The Banff Lodging Company is proud to announce the opening of a brand new 4 star hotel property for 2016, The Moose Hotel & Suites. The design of the Moose will be Mountain elegance with warm, rich, natural materials. Located a 1 minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff, the Moose Hotel & Suites features 174 air conditioned guests rooms, with a combination of One and Two Bedroom Suites and hotel rooms.

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.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Surrounded by captivating mountains and sparkling lakes, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort Hotel welcomes you to The True Rocky Mountain Experience. Situated in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort invites you to experience the unique accommodations and luxury Signature Cabins, sure to invoke memories that will last a lifetime.

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.

Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre

Set amidst the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Jasper is a resort style hotel that offers the rustic charm you’d expect in Jasper National Park.

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.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Our prime location in the heart of downtown Seattle offers you the combination of majestic Olympic Mountains views, the vibrancy of the Emerald City and the relaxing, quiet magnificence of the Puget Sound.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

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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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