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    Journey through national parks
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    The Alaskan coast
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    Glacier Bay National Park
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    Vibrant Vancouver
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    Heart of the Rockies

Road to the Rockies and Alaskan Explorer

Canada and USA

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  • A plate with a knife and fork All breakfasts and more

Explore the Rockies on this scenic journey across western Canada

Travel by road along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, look out for wildlife in Banff and Jasper National Parks and explore the attractions of Vancouver before joining a week-long cruise through the breathtaking Inside Passage.


A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed6 nights in hotels, 7 on board ship and 1 in flight

Dinner plate29 meals: 13 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)

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  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels and aboard Zuiderdam

MapIncluded excursions and visits

  • Sulphur Mountain cable-car ride
  • Banff National Park tour
  • Photo stop at Lake Louise
  • Ice Explorer ride over Athabasca Glacier
  • City tour of Vancouver
  • Cruise the Inside Passage aboard Zuiderdam
  • Visit to the gold rush town of Skagway
  • Cruise through Glacier Bay National Park

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Day 1 UK to Banff


After taking your included VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Calgary then transfer to Banff (90 miles, 90 minutes). Stay two nights at the 4-star Royal Canadian Lodge (4Q).

Right on Banff's main street, the hotel is within walking distance of shops and restaurants, and has its own restaurant, a mineral pool, a hot tub and a steam room. All 99 rooms have a television, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, bathrobe, safe, iron and ironing board.

Day 2 Banff

Sulphur Mountain Gondolas

Enjoy an included gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain for the first of many fantastic panoramic views. B, D

Rafter Six Ranch Banff Alberta Canada North America

Day 3 Banff to Jasper

Lake Louise

Head to Jasper (179 miles, four hours), pausing at Lake Louise where you can take in the spectacular mountain views before continuing past the splendid scenery of the Icefields Parkway.

There’ll be an unforgettable snow-coach ride to the Athabasca Glacier before you arrive at the 3-star Chateau Jasper (3Q), your base for the next two nights. About ten minutes walk from the town centre, The Chateau Jasper’s facilities include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, a gym, and a combined grill restaurant and lounge bar. All 119 guest rooms have a television, telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, fridge, hairdryer and safe. B, D

Day 4 Maligne Lake

Spirit Island and Maligne Lake

Today you may want to join the optional excursion to Maligne Lake (weather permitting), a sight that epitomises the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. B

Day 5 Jasper to Kamloops


Travel by coach to Kamloops (274 miles, five hours) where you can explore the city’s natural surroundings on organised walks.

Stay overnight at 3-star DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Kamloops (3Q). This charming hotel is located in the central downtown area and features an on-site fusion restaurant, outdoor seasonal pool with hot tub, plus complimentary 24-hour fitness centre. All guest rooms have a flat-screen television, fridge, safe and complimentary Wi-Fi. B, D

Day 6 Kamloops to Vancouver


Continue to Vancouver (219 miles, four hours and 30 minutes), a bustling coastal city whose skyscrapers are dwarfed by its mountainous backdrop.

This afternoon there will be time to explore some of the sights independently. Enjoy an overnight stay at 4-star The Georgian Court Hotel (4Q) located in the heart of downtown Vancouver's 'Theatre and Sports Entertainment District' and just steps away from Robson Street's chic shops and Yaletown's charming restaurants.

The hotel has a fitness centre, whirlpool and a steam room. Each of the 180 guest rooms has a television, telephone, clock radio, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. B

Day 7 Embark Zuiderdam


There will be an included city tour in Vancouver before you board Holland America Line's Zuiderdam for your seven-night full-board cruise along the Alaskan coast. B, D

Vancouver Port Vancouver British Colombia Canada North America

Day 8 Inside Passage

Inside Passage

Sail through the Inside Passage, past sweeping pine forests, ethereal glaciers and towering mountains. This is considered by many to be the most scenic sea-lane in the world. If you can take your eyes off the rugged coastline, you may catch a glimpse of a sea lion, whale or eagle. B, L, D

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Day 10 Skagway


Skagway, was overrun by prospectors during the gold rush era, and still features many buildings dating back to this time. This town grew during the Klondike gold rush, selling supplies to the prospectors about to set off, pan in hand, on a 500-mile treasure hunt. B, L, D

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Day 11 Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park

Today’s visit will be a true highlight of your tour. The bay encompasses 16 tidewater glaciers, and crystal boulders that float in the 65-mile long fjords. Humpback whales often frequent the icy blue depths, and the bay brims with wildlife, including harbour seals, mountain goats, bears, and over 200 species of bird. An on-board naturalist will explain the phenomena of glaciers as you savour this unique spectacle. B, L, D

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Day 12 Ketchikan


Your cruise pauses at Revillagigedo Island, allowing you to visit Ketchikan, situated amid steep hills in the Tongass National Forest, with some of its buildings propped-up on wooden stilts. An optional excursion to the Misty Fjords National Monument by float-plane may be available. B, L, D

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Day 13 Inside Passage

Inside Passage

You’ll have a final chance to admire the amazing scenery of the Inside Passage as you cruise southwards today. Enjoy a last look at the vast glaciers, ice-cold waterfalls, islands and fjords that make up some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the world. B, L, D

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Day 14 Vancouver to UK


Disembark Zuiderdam and travel to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK. B

Day 15 UK

Arrive this morning for your included VIP door-to-door travel service home.

Helicopter flights over the Rockies

Choose from two spectacular flights: either the Royal Canadian Tour over Goat Range Pass and the Sundance Range on a 25 minute flight, or the Mount Assiniboine Glacier Tour – a 30-minute flight including the same sights plus Assiniboine Mountain, the ‘Matterhorn’ of the Rockies.

The Rockies by helicopter
Alberta Canada North America
  • Optional on 14 nights itinerary

Yoho National Park

Established in 1886, this park sits on the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies and spans 1,310 square kilometres.

Half day
Yoho National Park
Yoho National Park British Colombia Canada North America
  • Optional on 14 nights itinerary

Raft ride

Join Jasper Raft Tours for a trip down the Athabasca River, surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Rockies.

One and-a-half hours
Athabasca River
Jasper Alberta Canada North America
  • Optional on 14 nights itinerary

Maligne Valley Cruise

This tour gives you an opportunity to see Jasper’s wildlife which, depending on the season, might include elk, mule deer, Dall's sheep, bighorn, mountain goat and ptarmigan. See Maligne Canyon, the waterfalls of Maligne River and then take a boat cruise to scenic Spirit Island on Maligne Lake.

Half day
Maligne Canyon
  • Optional on 14 nights itinerary

Maligne Valley Walk

This excursion will follow the same itinerary as the Maligne Valley Cruise excursion – but as you reach Maligne Lake you'll join a guided one-hour walk along the 'Mary Schaeffer Loop'.

Half day
Maligne Lake
Maligne Lake Jasper Alberta Canada North America Medicine Lake
  • Optional on 14 nights itinerary

Misty Fjords National Monument

An optional excursion by float-plane or light aircraft may be available to the nearby Misty Fjords National Monument. Just ask your cruise manager for details.

Misty Fjords
Misty Fjords National Monument Ketchikan Alaska USA North America
  • Optional on 14 nights itinerary
Road to the Rockies and Alaskan Explorer

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