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14 Day Inspiring Canada With Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

14 Day Inspiring Canada With Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader who will accompany you throughout the tour. If your trip includes multiple countries, you will be met by a new tour leader in each country and any internal flights included will be unescorted.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted
These tours allow you to experience the destination at unsurpassed value. You'll travel with between 40-50 other guests depending on your selected tour*. Enjoy features such as a wide range of included sightseeing, comfortable accommodation and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.
*Note: group size may exceed this. Please refer to the important information section of the Fine Print to view maximum group size for your selected tour. 
Group Size
Group Tour - Classic
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Make the most of your cruise and travel independently, with everything organised for you. Your international flights, pre-cruise stay, and cruise are organised so all you have to do is relax and enjoy your time at sea. Of course, there is the option of extending your tour if you don’t want to head straight to the airport upon disembarkation.

Cruise Style

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Classic Tour
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✓ Incredible sightseeing including Banff National Parks snow-capped peaks, visit iconic Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway, experience the iconic Rocky Mountaineer and cruise the Inside Passage to Alaska
✓ 2 day journey on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf including gratuities
✓ 7 nights Alaska cruise with Royal Caribbean including gratuities
✓ 6 nights accommodation in comfortable 3 star accommodation
✓ Delicious breakfast daily, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
✓ Spend two nights in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff 
✓ Fully Escorted by an expert Canadian Tour Leader throughout Canada 
✓ Dedicated transportation as outlined in the itinerary
✓ All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
✓ Porterage at hotels for one piece per person
✓ All National Park fees

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Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.


Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown or Similar

Welcome to Calgary!

Upon checking-in, you have the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Calgary International Airport (YYC) is located approximately 20km from downtown Calgary. There are a range of transportation options available. Taxis are available for approximately CAD$45-55 per vehicle.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Banff Caribou Lodge or Similar

This morning, we gather with our fellow travellers over breakfast before embarking on a captivating exploration of Calgary's landmarks, both modern and historic. From the iconic Calgary Tower to the storied Fort Calgary and the imposing skyscrapers of the bustling commercial district, we marvel at the city's diverse architectural tapestry.

As we bid farewell to Calgary, our gaze shifts towards the majestic Rocky Mountains, looming on the distant horizon. Prepare to be enchanted as we traverse through the picturesque foothills, gradually entering the breathtaking expanse of Banff National Park.

Our journey through Banff National Park is a feast for the senses, encompassing highlights such as the charming Banff town site, the commanding presence of Tunnel Mountain, and the awe-inspiring vista of the Banff Springs Hotel. Delight in the natural wonders of Johnston Canyon and the peculiar formations of the Hoodoos, before cruising along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway. Our adventure culminates at the renowned Lake Louise, offering an unforgettable rendezvous with one of the world's most iconic alpine lakes. We return to Banff whilst looking out for bears and moose, before retiring to our hotel in the heart of Banff.

Optional Tour - Banff Gondola including transfers

Discover sweeping scenes of six mountain ranges, the Bow Valley and the charming town of Banff from the Sulphur Mountain summit. Once you're at the top, begin your adventure by strolling the boardwalk to the Cosmic Ray Station and Sanson's Peak and learn about Canada's first national park. Then, head inside to explore our world-class mountaintop discovery center. Fuel up on grab-and-go fare at Castle Mountain Coffee or enjoy an elegant meal at the award-winning Sky Bistro. Exceptional service and jaw-dropping vistas are hallmarks of all our summit dining experiences. Summer nights are equally stellar on Sulphur. Think rooftop patio sips and dazzling sunsets. Join us for the best of summer here in the mountains! Includes return transfers from your hotel.

Optional Tour - Banff Evening Wildlife Safari

As the sun sets behind the craggy peaks, the wildlife of Banff National Park become more active in the cool hours before dark. We see wildlife on 95% of our tours, so this is your best chance to get up close with some of Banff’s wildest residents.

Your guide will lead a paved road bus tour to the hotspots where you are most likely to see Rocky Mountain creatures. You might spot an elk sauntering across a clearing, bighorn sheep grazing in an alpine meadow and sometimes even a grizzly bear snuffling through a berry bush. You’ll also learn about how the park protects these animals and their natural habitat from many threats to the ecosystem. Includes hotel pick-up.

Duration: 2 hours.

Banff Caribou Lodge or Similar

After a delicious breakfast, begin your northward journey along the Icefields Parkway, where you'll be enchanted by an array of breathtaking landscapes. Admire the shimmering blue-green lakes, meandering mountain streams, lush forests, and majestic snow-capped peaks that dominate the scenery.

Alternatively, you may opt for a leisurely day in Banff, allowing you to explore the townsite further and fully embrace the mountain lifestyle.

Optional Tour - Icefield Explorer Snow Coach Ride

Upon reaching the Columbia Icefield, you can choose to embark on an exciting and informative ride aboard an all-terrain Ice Explorer—an expansive vehicle engineered specifically for glacier exploration (Additional expense). Led by an experienced driver-guide, this exhilarating excursion promises a wealth of captivating insights into glaciers and their environmental significance. During this unforgettable adventure, the snow coach will transport you to a designated area where you can pause to capture breathtaking photos, traverse the icy terrain on foot, and collect pristine glacier water to refill your bottle.

Optional Tour - Three Sisters Peaks Helicopter Tour with Transfers

An excellent introduction to the dramatic views of helicopter sightseeing, this 25-minute tour of the Spray Lakes and Spray Valley takes you over the forested slopes of Mount Buller, a favourite destination for many intermediate climbers. The tree line stops well short of the summit, offering a dramatic view of the shale patterns and rocky outcroppings of the surrounding mountains of the Goat Range as they tumble into the trees of the Spray Valley.

Includes return transfers from downtown Banff.

Please note: You may only select this option if you are not visiting the Icefields Parkway and Columbia Icefield.

Optional Tour - Wagon Ride With Cowboy BBQ Cookout Dinner

Enjoy an evening in the great outdoors on this true Western excursion. Your covered wagon ride takes you along the Bow River while watching for wildlife such as ground squirrels, porcupines, and beavers scurrying around the marshes and meadows. Midway through the ride, you’ll arrive at 3 Mile Cabin to enjoy genuine Western hospitality at the outdoor cookout facilities for a top-quality Western meal with all the fixings. After a hearty meal, the wagon follows the base of Sulphur Mountain back to Banff. 

Important Information: The trip departs from Warner Stables located approximately a 15-minute walk from downtown Banff. Your tour leader or hotel concierge will be able to assist you with a taxi (own expense).

Kamloops Hotel Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain hamlet of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's Interior. Your journey takes you through ever-changing scenery as you travel between the iconic glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.

Century Plaza Hotel or Similar

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 B.C. Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Cascade and Coast 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 with a transfer to your hotel.

Century Plaza Hotel or Similar

Indulge in a captivating sightseeing expedition of Vancouver, showcasing iconic attractions including Stanley Park with its renowned totem pole collection, picturesque English Bay, the vibrant ambiance of Robson Street, historic Gastown, bustling Chinatown, and the majestic Canada Place and Cruise Ship Pier.

The afternoon and evening is at leisure in Vancouver. There are countless restaurants, shops and bars within walking distance from your centrally located hotel. Your Tour Leader will be on hand to provide recommendations.

Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning offers you an opportunity for any final shopping endeavours in Canada before your transfer to the Vancouver Cruise Terminal for your voyage to Alaska. Your included transfer to the cruise port departs around 1pm.

Upon checking in to the cruise, commence your exploration of the myriad amenities aboard your ship.

Please note that ports of call may vary depending on ship schedules and sailing dates.

Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely day at sea cruising the spectacular Inside Passage.

Your vessel provides an ideal vantage point for admiring the beauty of British Columbia's Inside Passage. Stretching over 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border, this archipelago boasts serene waters nestled between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. As you navigate this route, prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring rugged landscapes and encounter a plethora of wildlife, including orcas, humpback whales, rare white spirit bears, and countless seabirds.

Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose amongst the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-beaten-track Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking along Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.

There are a range of shore excursions on offer today. Join your pre-booked option or arrange something when you get onboard with the Shore Excursions desk.

Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tracy Arm Fjord extends over 30 miles alongside the wilderness of Tongass National Forest. Sailing through this deep and narrow passage delivers some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll find in Alaska. See active glaciers carved into 7,000-foot-tall mountain peaks and plunging waterfalls burrowed into evergreen-clad cliffs. Glimpse native wildlife and watch deep blue icebergs float past the ship. Discover the twin Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm Fjord. While viewing the massive face of these tidewater glaciers, spanning more than a half-mile wide, you can hear the roar and feel the rumble of huge pieces of ice calving into the water in a spectacular display.

Tracy Arm Fjord is home to a spectacular array of wildlife. See pigeon guillemots, kittiwakes and arctic terns. Mountain goats graze on rocky slopes, while newborn seal pups sun on ice floes. Glimpse black bears hunting for lunch and soaring eagles— or watch for the fluke of a whale diving below.

We then sail to Alaska’s remote capital, Juneau.

You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snow capped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque central area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historical landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbour to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.

Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Haines offers diverse activities for all ages and interests, from wildlife tours to cultural immersion. Prepare for an incredible journey into the untouched beauty of the Haines wilderness. Wildlife photography tours in Haines, Alaska provide endless opportunities to capture stunning shots of bears, eagles, moose, and whales amidst breathtaking natural landscapes. Join bear-viewing tours for a chance to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, fishing along rivers or grazing in meadows.

For adventure enthusiasts, the Glacial Fjords Bicycle Tour offers an exhilarating way to explore Haines's stunning scenery on two wheels. Experience the world's largest population of bald eagles at the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, ideal for birdwatchers.

You can also enjoy guided hikes, wildlife spotting, and cultural experiences, while the White Pass Summit Excursion offers a historic train journey through rugged mountain terrain with panoramic views.

Haines, Alaska shore excursions cater to everyone, promising unforgettable encounters with wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and rich cultural experiences. Explore this hidden gem and embark on your unforgettable journey today.

Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Welcome to Ketchikan, Alaska! This remarkable locale offers a wealth of shore excursions to suit every traveller. Whether you're drawn to nature, culinary delights, or thrilling adventures, Ketchikan has something for you. 

Experience the must-see lumberjack show in Ketchikan—an action-packed showcase of rugged skills in chopping, sawing, and log-rolling, immersing you in the region's rich heritage. For fishing enthusiasts, Ketchikan, known as the salmon capital of the world, offers guided trips for salmon reeling, suitable for all levels of expertise.

Indulge in a shopping spree in Ketchikan's downtown district, boasting unique shops and boutiques offering local artwork and handmade goods, perfect for picking up Alaskan souvenirs. Nature lovers can embark on a wildlife safari boat tour through neighbouring fjords and islands, spotting bald eagles, seals, whales, and other captivating wildlife.

Delight in a seafood feast showcasing fresh Alaskan delicacies against a backdrop of stunning mountains and waters, offering a culinary experience not to be missed. For a relaxed city tour, hop on the historic Ketchikan Trolley, exploring the vibrant ambiance, rich culture, and iconic landmarks with knowledgeable guides.

Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is a full day to relax and enjoy the many activities, restaurants and entertainment your ship has to offer whilst cruising the stunning Inside Passage.


Welcome back to Vancouver. Your ship will arrive in port at approximately 7:00AM this morning. At the appropriate time, disembark your Alaska cruise and make your own way to the airport for your onward flight. We hope you have had an unforgettable experience in Canada.

Vancouver's Canada Place Cruise Terminal is located approximately 15kms from Vancouver International Airport. There are a range of transportation options available. Taxis are readily available and will cost approximately $35-45. The Skytrain is also available to the airport from Waterfront Station, located approximately 150 metres from the Cruise Terminal.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.


  • Incredible sightseeing including Banff National Park's snow-capped peaks, visit iconic Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway, experience the iconic Rocky Mountaineer and cruise the Inside Passage to Alaska
  • 2 day journey on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf including gratuities
  • 7-night Alaska Inside Passage cruise with Royal Caribbean including gratuities
  • 6 nights accommodation in comfortable 3 star accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Spend two nights in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff
  • Fully Escorted by an expert Canadian Tour Leader throughout Canada (except on Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Dedicated transportation as outlined in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Porterage at hotels for one piece per person
  • All National Park fees

  • Calgary – Admire the modern and historic icons of Calgary on a guided tour
  • Lake Louise – Explore this iconic lake known for its turquoise, glacier-fed waters ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a chateau
  • Banff – Enjoy a tour of Banff National Park, featuring the Banff town site, Tunnel Mountain, a spectacular view of the Banff Springs Hotel, Johnston Canyon, the Hoodoos and the Bow Valley Parkway
  • Banff National Park – Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of Grizzly Bears, wolves, cougars, black bears and moose during your sightseeing tours
  • Icefields Parkway – Enjoy a dazzling display of vast icefields, deep canyons, dense forests and glacier-fed streams on this iconic drive
  • Rocky Mountaineer – Ride the Rocky Mountaineer train for a spectacular 2 day rail journey through jagged mountain ranges and verdant river valleys
  • Explore the metropolis of Vancouver on a sightseeing tour, including Stanley Park, Prospect Point, English Bay, historic Gastown and bustling Chinatown
  • Alaska Cruise – Board a deluxe cruise to travel the Inside Passage to Alaska
  • Alaska Cruise – Get an up-close view of Alaska’s wild seascapes 
  • Alaska Cruise – Feel the pioneer spirit of Alaska, from First Nations tribes to early Russian settlers to Gold Rush prospectors

Within the unique world of rail travel, Rocky Mountaineer is so much more than just a train. It's the key to unlocking a hidden world of unparalleled beauty as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain in the Canadian Rockies. And your job aboard their all-dome fleet? To indulge in the most luxurious journey you've ever experienced. It's a tall order, but you're moving in the right direction. Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches served at your spacious seat means you won't have to miss a moment of the splendor out your window. Nor will you miss a moment of the latest captivating yarn or historical tidbit from your onboard Host.

Travel through scenic valleys, the Coast Mountains range and the Fraser Canyon with its spectacular white water rapids and dramatic landscape. You will follow the route of the Fraser River, home of British Columbia’s largest salmon run, pass by the Albreda Glacier and magnificent Pyramid Falls, and hopefully see wildlife on the way. The highlight of this route is majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Rocky Mountaineer service levels

SilverLeaf - Included

  • Your SilverLeaf service on board Rocky Mountaineer includes:
  • A refreshing welcome aboard toast
  • A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows
  • Regionally inspired meals created by our team of award-winning chefs
  • Gourmet meals plated to your preference and serviced at your seat
  • Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and gourmet snacks
  • Complimentary baggage delivery to your hotel

GoldLeaf  - Upgrade available from $1,264 per person
In addition to the SilverLeaf inclusions listed above, your GoldLeaf experience includes:

  • A custom-designed bi-level dome coach with meal service below and seating up top
  • An exclusive outdoor viewing platform
  • Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches, morning scones and afternoon wine and cheese

For more information on the Rocky Mountaineer, click HERE.

Please select the GoldLeaf upgrade under 'Upgrade Options' when finalising your booking. Please note, the GoldLeaf upgrade is subject to availability.

Cruise from Vancouver to Alaska, where Serenade of the Seas serves up snow-capped scenery everywhere you look. Onboard, panoramic views and acres of glass ensure that you’ll never miss a moment of the wilderness – from breeching humpback whales to calving icy blue glaciers. You’ll find some of the best scenic views from the cruise ship in the Main Dining Room, which offers two levels of glass windows. This means that every course comes served with a side of stunning Alaska landscapes. 

The pool onboard Serenade of the Seas has a retractable glass roof, so you can soak up long hours of sunlight on summer days that seem to last forever – all while watching snow-capped mountains and misty forests roll gently by.

Whether you’re craving Far East flavours at Izumi or elevated Italian comfort food at Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen, bold and delicious is always on the menu onboard Serenade of the Seas. And if you want to really dial up date night, there’s the exclusive Chef’s Table.

Stateroom Details
Each stateroom aboard Serenade of the Seas includes the following services and amenities;

Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
Daily housekeeping
Nightly turndown service
Daily stateroom attendant
Generous storage
Safes for your valuables

Two lower beds convertible to one Royal King bed, with seating and a desk. Each room includes a private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, TV and phone. (Approximately 12 square metres).

OCEAN VIEW - FROM an additional $599 per person, twin share (Single from an additional $1,198)
These staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one Royal King bed—includes seating and a desk, with a window allowing natural light into the room. Each room includes a private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, TV and phone. (Approximately 12 square metres).

OCEANVIEW BALCONY  - FROM an additional $1,499 per person, twin share (Single from an additional $2,998)
Sliding glass doors open onto your private balcony from this comfortable stateroom, which includes two lower beds convertible to one Royal King bed. Each room includes a private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, TV and phone. — (Approximately 18 square metres with a 4sqm balcony).

Please note your upgrade request in the 'Special Request' field whilst making your booking. Once your upgrade has been confirmed, the additional amount will be added to your invoice and payable with your final payment.

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $1,110.00 per person within 7 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $2,220.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This package is sold as land only, however you do have the option of adding domestic & international airfares to your booking. Simply click on’ book now’, and under upgrades ,  you will be asked “Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?”. By selecting this option Inspiring Vacations will contact you to discuss adding flights to your chosen destination. We can then assist with turning your booking into a flight inclusive package.

Upon completing the purchase of your package and fulfilling the following booking requirements, you will be granted access to our flight portal via your Traveller Hub.

  • 1st installment or full payment has been made
  • Your booking is within 11 months of departure
  • Your booking is labeled as ‘confirmed’ in Traveller Hub

Once these criteria have been met, access will be made available to you via Traveller Hub to book your flights via our flight portal.

The following requests are able to be processed through the online flight portal:

  • Airline Preferences - You may wish to fly with a particular airline
  • Cabin Preferences - These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
  • Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) - You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.

The online flight portal is unable to process the following requests and you must book these yourself independently:

  • Stopovers - Is where you might want to stop in transit for a certain amount of days prior to your tour or after your tour.
  • One way flights
  • Different start or end city to the tour - you may not amend the arrival or departure city of your itinerary. 
  • Around the world tickets  - Is when a ticket includes multiple stops in different continents.
  • Return home to a different city from the one you departed.
  • Frequent Flyer point redemption - Is when an airline allows you to redeem points to pay for your flights or upgrade your ticket.  

Online check-in 

Some airlines may not permit online check-in where flights have been booked by a travel company. Where unavailable to do so online, you will be required to check-in at the airport. Inspiring Vacations cannot check-in online on behalf of our customers

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a ‘3’

3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping in Canada is a complex cultural practice. While not technically mandatory, it's deeply ingrained in the service industry and considered a crucial part of an employee's income. Understanding the tipping etiquette can be confusing for visitors, as it varies depending on the type of service, location, and even the bill amount.

Here is some information to assist you with tipping in the Canada.
Tipping in the Canada is expected, but not mandatory. Generally 15-20% of the bill (before tax) is considered standard for good service, while higher tips are customary for exceptional service. Some restaurants may automatically add gratuity, so check your bill carefully. 

Tipping your tour leader in the Canada is not as common as tipping in restaurants, but it's certainly a kind gesture and a way to show your appreciation for their hard work and guidance throughout your trip. If you had a good experience, CAD$5-$10 per person per day is a decent starting point. For exceptional service or longer tours, aim for CAD$10-$20 or a lump sum at the end.

Ultimately, tipping your tour leader is a personal decision. If you felt they provided a valuable service and made your trip more enjoyable, a tip is a thoughtful way to express your thanks. Remember, even a small gesture can go a long way in showing your appreciation for their hard work.

While navigating the intricacies of tipping can feel overwhelming at first, understanding the basics will ensure you navigate this cultural practice confidently during your visit to Canada.

The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $5,073.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with nib to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply by clicking HERE.

Note that Inspiring Vacations cannot provide advice with regards to any insurance product.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return.

Visas may be required.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting for up-to-date information in terms of entry requirements.

Group Size
Minimum: 20
Maximum: 50

Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels:

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $437.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $388.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

To enhance your journey, we are offering guests a choice of the following optional activities (prices are per person):

  • Banff Gondola including transfers (Day 2) - $124 per person
  • Banff Evening Wildlife Safari (Day 2) - $81 per person
  • Icefield Explorer Snow Coach Ride (Day 3) - $130 per person
  • Three Sisters Peaks Helicopter Tour with Transfers (Day 3) - $426 per person
  • Wagon Ride With Cowboy BBQ Cookout Dinner (Day 3) - $180 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online.

Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 70 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.

  • International airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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