18 Day Rockies Grandeur & Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

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A journey to Western Canada is one full of awe and wonder. The jewel in the crown are the majestic Rocky Mountains; beautiful snow-capped sculptures lined by forests of fir, spruce and pine, dotted with lakes, bordered by rivers and inhabited by prolific wildlife who will often pop out to greet you by the side of the road.

Experiencing such landscapes is breathtaking, however not only do the natural wonders delight, but spectacular cities also provide many opportunities to explore. Ancient cultures reveal a fascinating history, world famous rail journeys transport you through a variety of spectacular scenes, and magnificent cruises sail through untouched lands to provide memories to last a lifetime.

Call in and talk to me or one of our team about your 2020 Canada & Alaska adventure

Join me in September 2020 to discover Canada & Alaska’s wilderness and beauty

Cruise Tour Price Departing Sydney from $10,880 pp twin share.

Please enquire with Holiday World Salamander Bay for full details.

18 Day Rockies Grandeur & Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
06 September, 2020

Escorted by Doug Melhuish*

  • The 11 day Canadian Rockies experience: visit magnificent Lake Louise, Banff & Jasper.

  • Two day Rocky Mountaineer Rail journey.

  • 7 night luxury cruise along the famed Alaska’s Inside Passage.

  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier.

  • Premium First Class hotels.

  • ‘You’re Invited’ to get to know a gem of the Rockies with dinner at their deepest canyon, Maligne Canyon.

  • Escorted by expert local Tour Directors & guides, all tipping and gratuities included.

Day by Day


Day 1: Sunday, 06 September 2020 ~ Vancouver

Arrive Vancouver (D)
Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Vancouver International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
Overnight Stay: Delta Vancouver Suites

Day 2: Monday, 07 September 2020 ~ Rocky Mountaineer Rail

Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops (FB,L)
Set off on a two day rail experience on “The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World”. Settle back in your SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense). Enjoy incredible views of the soaring mountains including Canada’s highest peak, the awesome 3954 metre Mount Robson as you journey towards Kamloops.
Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer).

Day 3: Tuesday, 08 September 2020 ~ Banff

Rocky Mountaineer – Banff (FB,L) Continue your journey into the soaring, rugged snow-capped mountains. Marvel at the beauty of the glaciers, lakes and forest sitting at the foot of these grand mountains before arriving into Banff. Late this afternoon we arrive into Banff National Park.
Two Night Stay: Elk + Avenue Hotel

Day 4: Wednesday, 09 September 2020 ~ Banff

Banff at Leisure (FB) This morning, you will have breakfast with one of the best views Canada has to offer. Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views and enjoy a sumptuous buffet. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions.

Discover More: Take a breathtaking helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (extra expense)

Day 5: Thursday, 10 September 2020 ~ Lake Louise

Banff – Lake Louise (FB,D) Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. See the glacier fed Emerald Lake and the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River. Prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey as you arrive at Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the beautiful Lake Louise where you have the opportunity to stay at one of the Rockies most stunning and historic properties. This afternoon, you have free time to explore this beautiful lake or relax and take in the amazing scenery.
Overnight Stay:
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day 6: Friday, 11 September 2020 ~ Jasper

Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Jasper (FB,D) This morning, we travelnorth along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. We make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest subpolar ice pack, where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the mighty 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife. You’re Invited: Walk above the Rockies deepest canyon; Maligne Canyon,then dine at Wilderness Kitchen an original Canadian smokehouse located at the canyon trailhead. This is an authentic experience which goes beyond the table and the stories of Maligne come alive with a special horns and antlers presentation.
Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge

Day 7: Saturday, 12 September 2020 Sun Peaks

Jasper - Sun Peaks (FB,D) Make our way out of the beautiful Jasper National Park and enjoy views of the towering Mt Robson, the highest peak In the Canadian Rockies. Weave through thick forests, winding rivers and jewelled lakes before arriving in the quaint village of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: The fur traders were legendary in Western Canada and lived lives of adventure, gruelling work and camaraderie. This evening, our highlight dinner involves an authentic Fur Traders presentation and feast.
Overnight Stay: Sun Peaks Lodge or similar

Day 8: Sunday, 13 September 2020 ~ Whistler

Sun Peaks – Whistler (FB) Travel through fertile countryside and continue along the scenic Duffy Lake Road and into the charming alpine resort of Whistler. This evening you are free to explore the village’s cobbled pathways and plazas.
Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

Discover More: Undertake a bear viewing tour with a local expert, or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (extra expense)

Day 9: Monday, 14 September 2020 ~ Victoria

Georgia Strait – Victoria (FB)

View this spectacular landscape from the air with a one hour floatplane flight over the Georgia Strait to Victoria (seasonal, must be pre-booked, additional cost)

Travel along the Sea to Sky Highway following the rugged coastline stopping at the awesome Shannon Falls. Board the BC ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island before arriving into Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city.
Two Night Stay: Chateau Victoria or similar

Day 10: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 ~ Butchart Gardens

Victoria – Butchart Gardens (FB,D) This morning, visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showplace of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. Afterwards, enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Beacon Hill and residential areas. The afternoon is free to explore Victoria.

Discover More: Go whale watching, or take a horse and carriage ride (extra expense)

Day 11: Wednesday, 16 September 2020 ~ Alaskan Cruise

Victoria – Vancouver - 7 Night Alaskan Cruise (FB,D) This morning transfer to the BC ferry and cross the Georgia Strait. Head to Vancouver Canada Place Pier to board your cruise ship. Check into your comfortable ocean view stateroom (upgrade to verandah stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Holland America Cruise Ship ms Volendam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

Day 12: Thursday, 17 September 2020 ~ Scenic Gardens

Scenic cruising (FB,L,D) Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the world’s most spectacular waterways passing forests, mountains, islands and inlets.

Day 13: Friday, 18 September 2020 ~ Juneau

Inside Passage Cruising – Juneau (FB,L,D) Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage with its jaw dropping scenery. In the afternoon, sail into Juneau, arguably one of America’s most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. The historic city centre goes back to its gold-rush origins, but nature is the priceless treasure.

Day 14: Saturday, 19 September 2020 ~ Skagway

Skagway (FB,L,D) Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was an untamed town controlled by organised criminals.

Today, the town retains its gold rush character and its colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. For a truly memorable excursion, take an optional ride on the narrow gauge White Pass and Yukon Railroad (shore excursions are at own expense).

Day 15: Sunday, 20 September 2020 ~ Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park (FB,L,D)
Early this morning, your cruise ship enters the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park, where thirteen spectacular glaciers flow from surrounding mountains into the waters of the bay. A National Park Service Ranger will help you spot wildlife, while pointing out sights and explaining glacial activity. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to see a pinnacle of ice ‘calve’ or break away from the face of the glacier, and with a thunderous boom land in the bay.

Day 16: Monday, 21 September 2020 ~ Ketchikan

Ketchikan (FB,L,D) Welcome to the salmon capital of the world! Part of the town is built along a steep hillside and part is built on pilings over the water. Rich native history and an outstanding collection of totem poles makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art.

Day 17: Tuesday, 22 September 2020 ~ Inside Passage

The Inside Passage (FB,L,D) Today is a day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck with a drink and watch unmatched scenery glide by.

Day 18: Wednesday, 23 September 2020 - Homeward Bound

Disembark early this morning and transfer to Vancouver Airport to board your homeward flight (book flight after 2pm).

Discover More: Fill your day and explore beyond Vancouver with an exciting Sea to Sky tour (additional expense, book flight after 9pm).

Day 19: Thursday, 24 September 2020 ~ In flight

In flight

Day 20: Friday, 25 September 2020 ~ Arrive Home

Arrive home.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions are additional to the full terms and conditions contained in the 2020 Evergreen Cruises & Tours Canada & Alaska Deluxe Touring & Cruising in North America brochure. All bookings are subject to Evergreen Cruises & Tours full terms and conditions. The contract between Scenic Tours Pty Limited (“Evergreen”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) and You includes: (a) the full Terms and Conditions; and (b) Your Itinerary. It is important that You carefully read the Contract as You will be bound by it once You have signed the Terms and Conditions or otherwise paid the earlier of Your Booking Deposit or the Tour Price. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: The tour advertised in this flyer is organised and/ or operated by Evergreen Cruises & Tours Pty Limited a division of Scenic Tours Pty Ltd. (hereinafter called ‘We’) We reserve the right to alter or change the accommodation, carriers or coaches at any time for any reason. The Company reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary and/or tour without notice as may be found necessary for any reason whatsoever including, but not limited to, road, weather or traffic conditions, non-performance of suppliers, industrial action, acts of war, acts of terrorism, operational conditions and requirements. All additional expenses incurred as a result of any delays, cancellations or alterations will be your responsibility. Tour variations or interruptions may occur due to road, river or weather conditions; national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings and attractions; strikes, civil disturbances and advices by governments; Force Majeure Events; hazards associated with travelling in underdeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of transportation; high water levels; low water levels; flooding; lock closures; unscheduled vessel or vehicle maintenance. Airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of Your Tour and at times We designate. Transfers outside these times will be at Your expense and must be secured by Your own arrangements. CRUISE TOUR PRICE: All prices quoted are per person twin share in AUD. Please enquire for all single pricing. SECURITY DEPOSIT: A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 per person is due within 2 days of booking. It is advisable to take out travel insurance at this time. If taking advantage of a fly deal, a further non-refundable deposit of $2,500 per person is required 11 months prior to departure. PAYMENT OF TOUR PRICE: Unless taking advantage of an Early Payment Discount, the Total Cruise Tour price must be paid no later than 90 days prior to departure. ALASKAN CRUISE: Cruise Tour Price is based on a Category E: Large Oceanview Stateroom on the Holland America Line ms Volendam and is subject to availability at time of booking. Staterooms are limited, with surcharges to apply once sold out. Vista Suites are on a request basis and are an additional cost. TRAIN JOURNEY: Silverleaf Class on the Rocky Mountaineer train journey is included in the above cruise tour price. Goldleaf Class upgrade is on a request basis and is an additional charge, please enquire for details. ^FULLY ESCORTED: Fully Escorted by Doug Melhuish is based on minimum group numbers. Please enquire for details. *EARLYBEAR 2 FOR 1 AIRFARE: Airfares are included in the above cruise tour price. Offer is based on economy class (L class fare) with Air Canada, with taxes included up to a capped amount. If the specific fare class is not available at the time of booking surcharges may apply. Any increase in air tax at the time of booking is payable. Offers are available until 31 August 2019 and are subject to confirmation at time of booking. Once deposit is paid Evergreen Cruises & Tours reserves the right to issue tickets and any amendment/cancellation fees as outlined by the airline will be charged. +EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: Further discounts may be available when bookings are paid in full by the applicable date. Please enquire for details. TIPPING: Tipping & Gratuities are included on Evergreen escorted tours. Additional airline baggage fees may be applicable for internal US flights. CANCELLATION FEE: Please refer to the 2020 Evergreen Cruises & Tours Canada & Alaska Deluxe Touring & Cruising in North America brochure terms and conditions for details. ITINERARY: Itinerary is subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. CRUISE DIRECTOR: An experienced Cruise Director accompanies every cruise (unless stated otherwise). This may not be the same person as the Tour Director that escorts your land tour and is subject to tour numbers and Our discretion. 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*Escort is subject to minimum number of travellers.