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Typically $11,904
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Book Now with only a $99 deposit pp
Single Traveller
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16 Day Canada's Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

16 Day Canada's Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader or local guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted
Independent Tour
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✓ Incredible sightseeing, explore the breathtaking Rockies and Banff National Park, travel on Rocky Mountaineer and cruise the remote Inside Passage to Alaska
✓ 2 day journey on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service
✓ 8 nights accommodation in central 3 to 5-star accommodation
✓ Including two magical nights at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
✓ 7 nights cruising the Inside Passage and Alaska with Royal Caribbean
✓ 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
✓ Embark on a scenic cruise on Lake Minnewanka in Banff
✓ Ride the Banff Gondola for sweeping views of the Rockies
✓ Enjoy leisurely two night stays in Banff and Lake Louise
✓ Dedicated transportation as outlined in the itinerary
✓ Luggage handling and rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Lake Louise
✓ All national park fees

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

 

What we love about this tour

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.

Itinerary

Hotel
Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown or Similar

Arrive in Calgary and make your own way to your centrally located hotel. Spend time exploring this cosmopolitan independently. That could be going to the top of the Calgary Tower, exploring Prince's Island Park or much more. 

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.

Hotel
Banff Ptarmigan Inn or Similar

Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Banff where you will enjoy a spectacular boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka. Whilst on board, watch for wildlife as you cruise amongst towering mountain peaks.

Continue on to a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos, a striking rock formation overlooking the township. 

Afterwards, ride the Banff Gondola and experience a world of adventure and beauty at the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain. 

Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon.

Hotel
Banff Ptarmigan Inn or Similar

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. Banff has activities for all, explore the Buffalo Nations and Whyte museums, relaxing in the Banff hot springs, exploring the bustling town, to outdoor wildlife adventures. 

Hotel
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or Similar

A morning 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 awe-inspiring location.

Note: This package will only use the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. If it is unavailable, you will be advised and asked to change to another date or receive a full refund.

Hotel
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or Similar

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. With its unique history and picturesque scenery, Lake Louise will not disappoint. Learn about the local wildlife, paddle the lake by canoe, or simply relax amongst the beauty. 

Hotel
Kamloops Hotel Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise 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.

Hotel
Georgian Court Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

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. 

Hotel
Georgian Court Hotel or Similar

The Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains form the backdrop to your day at leisure in Vancouver. You might want to do some shopping down on Robson Street, relax in Vancouver’s playground Stanley Park or stroll through the markets of Granville Island. If you prefer to explore the outdoors, take a gondola ride to the summit of Grouse Mountain. 

Cruise
Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

You have some time this morning for some last minute shopping before making your own way to the Vancouver Cruise Terminal to board your Alaskan Inside Passage cruise.

Once you have checked in to the cruise, begin exploring all that your ship has to offer. 

Ports of call may vary cruise to cruise based on ship schedules. 

Cruise
Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you’ll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds.

Meals
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.

Cruise
Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 snowcapped 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.

Cruise
Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago – and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time tram ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to ramp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting on Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Cruise
Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Meals
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 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.

Cruise
Serenade of the Seas or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Meals
Breakfast

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.

Inclusions

  • Incredible sightseeing, explore the breathtaking Rockies and Banff National Park, travel on Rocky Mountaineer and cruise the remote Inside Passage to Alaska
  • 2 day journey on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service
  • 8 nights accommodation in central 3 to 5-star accommodation
  • Including two magical nights at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • 7 nights cruising the Inside Passage and Alaska with Royal Caribbean
  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Embark on a scenic cruise on Lake Minnewanka in Banff
  • Ride the Banff Gondola for sweeping views of the Rockies
  • Enjoy leisurely two night stays in Banff and Lake Louise
  • Dedicated transportation as outlined in the itinerary
  • Luggage handling and rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Lake Louise
  • All national park fees

  • Tour the region around Banff amidst snow-capped peaks, sparkling glaciers and emerald green lakes
  • Enjoy a dazzling display of vast icefields, deep canyons, dense forests and glacier-fed streams
  • Embark on a scenic cruise on the pristine waters of Lake Minnewanka 
  • Ride the Banff Gondola and experience a world of adventure and beauty at the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain
  • Ride Rocky Mountaineer train for a spectacular rail journey through jagged mountain ranges and verdant river valleys
  • Explore the cosmopolitan cities of Vancouver and Calgary
  • Board a deluxe cruise to travel the Inside Passage and up into Alaska
  • Get an up-close view of Alaska’s wild seascapes, no matter which direction you look
  • 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. 

Rocky Mountaineer service levels

SilverLeaf Service - Included
Your SilverLeaf service onboard 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 Service - Additional $3,268 per person (Single from an additional $5,256).
In addition to the SilverLeaf inclusions listed above, your GoldLeaf experience includes:

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

In addition to the enhance experience on the train, you will also receive upgraded hotels throughout your Canada adventure:

Calgary: Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Banff: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Lake View Room)
Kamloops: Kamloops Hotel 4-star
Vancouver: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

For more information on the Rocky Mountaineer, click HERE.

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

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 $1,099.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $2,198.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

It is the traveller'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 for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

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 ”2”

Leisurely Paced Tour: This itinerary will be conducted at a relaxed pace. You will typically spend several nights at one location which means less time spent packing and unpacking, and more sightseeing. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and handling your own luggage.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $5,117.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.

Group Size
This package is made up of multiple components which will be provided by different operators throughout your trip. As such, group size will differ between operators and can be as intimate as 2 people or as lively as up to 60 people, depending on the activity and advertised inclusions. There may be unique cases where your selected travel date exceeds the expected group size for special events or types of activities, particularly during popular times of travel. For packages that include a train or cruise, you will be travelling with other passengers up to the capacity of this component.  

When travelling with a group, no matter the size, we ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. 

Tour Styles - Partially Escorted. 
To meet the needs of various types of travellers, 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: 

  • A portion of these packages runs as a group tour where you will be escorted by an expert tour leader. Another portion is independent, whether conducted by rail, cruise or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

Children
Children must share a room with parents at all times and are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent inflight and is subject to change, depending on the flight schedule. Please refer to the day-by-day itinerary for the time spent in your destination(s).

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

  • International Airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional Activities
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Tipping/Gratuities
  • Airport transfers

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