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Rockies Alaska Experience Eastbound

  • Vancouver
  • Alaska Cruise
  • Kamloops
  • Jasper
  • Banff
  • 16 nights from
  • £5,575 per person
  • Holidays in 2025 From £5,799
  • Trip Code: CR-1345

    • Free cabin upgrades available
    • Book by 30th April and save £150 per person
    • Receive a free case of wine

Holiday Overview

Rockies Alaska Experience Eastbound

Journey through the western reaches of Canada and experience some of the most breathtaking landscapes and untouched wildlife in the northern hemisphere.

Explore the abundant nature, culture and tradition of British Columbia, relax to the railway rhythm of the award winning Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service, one of the most luxurious ways to see the majestic, snow–capped Rocky Mountains and the mighty waters of the Thompson & Fraser Rivers.

Enjoy the vibrant charms of Vancouver and embark on an unforgettable Alaskan cruise (choose from Holland American Line or Celebrity), spotting orcas, humpback whales and even bald eagles along the way.

This itinerary can be booked for a range of dates from April to September 

Rockies Alaska Experience Eastbound includes:

  • International Flights
  • 9 Nights Accommodation
  • 7 night Celebrity Alaska cruise
  • Goldleaf Rocky Mountaineer
  • Day tours and sightseeing as listed
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Day 1 - Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and spend the rest of the day exploring this vibrant city at your own pace.

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 2 - Cruise From Vancouver

Board your ship for an awe inspiring 7 day Alaska Cruise

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Day 3 - Cruise Inside Passage

You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months.

Unmissable Experiences

Inside Passage

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Day 4 - Icy Straight Point

For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located just 22 miles southeast of Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait Point offers travelers the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, eagles and brown bears, or to explore monuments to the region’s fishing heritage.

Unmissable Experiences

Icy Strait Point

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Day 5 - Hubbard Glacier

For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located just 22 miles southeast of Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait Point offers travelers the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, eagles and brown bears, or to explore monuments to the region’s fishing heritage.

Unmissable Experiences

Hubbard Glacier

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Day 6 - Juneau

Here's your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure via helicopter in Alaska's capital. A city that gracefully balances frontier ruggedness with cosmopolitan flair. Mendenhall Glacier, a river of ice measuring 1.5 miles in width and over 6 miles in length, is part of Juneau's Icefield, 1500 square miles of ice that feeds 38 glaciers and ready for you to take a float trip on it.

Unmissable Experiences

Juneau

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Day 7 - Ketchikan

You've never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World', Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. If you're up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you can't resist.

Unmissable Experiences

Ketchikan

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Day 8 - Inside Passage

You will sail back down the Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months.

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Day 9 - Vancouver

Take a post cruise transfer / tour to your hotel. The tour visits Stanely Park and Granville Island and is a perfect way to find your bearings around the city

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Enhance your experience

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 10 - Vancouver

Enjoy a day of leisure in Vancouver, or speak to you consultant about the many day trips and excursions available

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Vancouver Experiences

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Day 12 - Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Kamloops

Your journey starts gently, moving through the fertile farmland of the Fraser Valley and the rolling hills of the Coast Mountains. As your train gains altitude beyond the town of Hope, the Fraser River narrows and the waters run rampant. The train will slow to fully appreciate Hell’s Gate, a narrow canyon where the volume of water rushing through is about three times greater than Niagara Falls. At the midway point of your journey, near your overnight stop of Kamloops, the river valley remains lush and green while sagebrush covers the surrounding desert-like hills. Overnight in Kamloops.  Breakfast and Lunch included.

 

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Day 13 - Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Jasper

When you board the train after spending the night in a charming Kamloops hotel, you will follow the North Thompson River, slowing to take in Pyramid Falls, a 91.5-metre (300-foot) cascade of white water. After giving you time to pick up your jaw, the train continues on to the Yellowhead Pass. Moving past teal-green lakes, you’ll close in on Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. It’s so high it has its own weather system. The striking thing about this route is that once you’ve seen what you think is the most beautiful sight ever, something even more stunning comes along. To cap it all off, you’ll wind up in the alluring alpine town of Jasper. Keep your eyes perked and your camera close.  Breakfast and Lunch included.

 

Featured accommodation

Chateau Jasper

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 14 - Jasper

We have included the popular Maligne Lake & Guided Walk 5-6 hour tour morning. This amazing tour is a guided interpretive drive up the Maligne Valley. Our exploration will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk to the first two bridges above the gorge, a short stop at the "disappearing" Medicine Lake, and finally Maligne Lake. At this picturesque gem of the Canadian Rockies enjoy a guided walk along the Mary Schaffer Loop (3.2km return). We highly recommend adding on the evening Discover Jasper & its Wildlife tour, it is one of our best selling tours.

Featured accommodation

Chateau Jasper

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Unmissable Experiences

Jasper Experiences

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Day 15 - The Icefeild Parkway Jasper to Banff

Following the spine of the Canadian Rockies, view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged snowy peaks, and over 100 glaciers. The entire day is spent in the majesty of Canada's two most famous National Parks, Banff and Jasper. Enroute, make a stop at Athabasca Falls located just outside of the Jasper Townsite. Among the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Rocky Mountains, the Athabasca River thunders through a narrow gorge where the walls have been smoothed and potholed by the sheer force of the rushing water carrying sand and rock. Our next stop is the breathtaking Columbia Icefields and Athabasca Glacier where we will allow time to enjoy a Ice Explorer ride on the Glacier & Glacier Skywalk. Next we continue to the Weeping Wall, and the Crowfoot Glacier before joining the Trans Canada Highway near Lake Louise where a stop will be made to view the lake and famous Chateau, then continue on the Trans Canada Highway, passing fortress formations of Castle and Protection Mountains to arrive in to Banff late afternoon. Your picnic lunch and Glacier Adventure package is included.

Featured accommodation

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

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The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 16 - Discover Banff & its Wildlife with Gondola

This small group tour is the perfect introduction to Banff and includes some of Banff's most scenic and historically significant highlights such as the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner Lookout, and Banff's largest lake, Lake Minnewanka. Plus, enjoy hot chocolate or fresh water (depending on the time of year) and maple cookies at one of the scenic stops.

You'll then be transported to the base of Sulphur Mountain and ride the Banff Gondola to the top at 7,486 feet. At the summit, marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley and a 360-degree view of six scenic mountain ranges. Youll feel like you're on top of the world when you are standing on the spacious main level observation deck. After your download on the Banff Gondola, the guide will transport you back to your Banff hotel.

It's a great tour for seeing wildlife, so dont forget your camera!

Featured accommodation

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Enhance your experience

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 17 - Banff

Enjoy a day at leisure in Banff, speak to your consultant with regard to the many excursions available.

Featured accommodation

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Enhance your experience

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 18 - Homeward Bound

Enjoy time at leisure before transferring to Calgary airport for your homeward flight

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