Step aboard with Cruiseco & Holland America for 17 nights of touring and cruising some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet!
Depart from either: Sydney Melbourne Brisbane
To: North America
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FARE TYPE: Economy Booking Class Q
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10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS - CALGARY to VANCOUVER
Explore The Rocky Mountains. Experience hot springs, glacial ice fields - and breathtaking views of soaring peaks. Journey over rolling foothills and through interior canyons and discover the frontier legends of homesteaders, cowboys, and gold seekers. The mountain park settings of Banff, Jasper and Whistler give way to the port cities of Vancouver and Victoria. Revel in the Pacific experience from awesome coastal scenery to boat cruises across blue-water straits where whales travel and bald eagles soar. Ocean, mountains and lively communities with famous Western hospitality – this trip has it all.
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN CALGARY (THURSDAY)
Arrive at Calgary International Airport. Individual transfer to your centrally located hotel. After a check-in the remainder of the day is free. The tour director will contact you in the late afternoon to give details on joining the tour. Explore the Old West at the Glenbow Museum or Fort Calgary on your own, browse through the Eau Claire Market, ride up the Calgary Tower for a great view and savour the great restaurants and dynamic nightlife. Overnight at the Delta Hotel by Marriott, Calgary Downtown. Breakfast included.
DAY 2 - CALGARY TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK (FRIDAY)
We begin the day with a city tour of Calgary. Leaving the city, we travel west on the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we approach Banff National Park, our first of several in the Canadian national parks system. We soon arrive in the charming resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff at the Mount Royal Hotel or Banff Aspen Lodge. Breakfast included.
DAY 3 - BANFF NATIONAL PARK (SATURDAY)
Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. An optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. Alternatively you can take an optional gondola ride to spectacular Sulphur Mountain. Bring your camera! The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Overnight in Banff at the Mount Royal Hotel or Banff Aspen Lodge. Breakfast included.
DAY 4 - BANFF NATIONAL PARK TO JASPER NATIONAL PARK (SUNDAY)
Today’s journey through Banff and Jasper national parks promises to be a highlight of our Rockies Trail programme. Shortly after leaving Banff we visit the famous scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada. Afterwards, we travel north on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on an optional raft trip on the Athabasca River. Your experienced guide will point out the natural and human history as you raft through short rapids and stretches of calm waters. Overnight in Jasper at the Lobstick Lodge. Breakfast included.
DAY 5 - JASPER NATIONAL PARK TO KAMLOOPS (MONDAY)
Before leaving Jasper National Park this morning, you can take part in an optional Spirit Island Cruise on Maligne Lake, the most picturesque and largest glacier-fed lake in the park. You may alternately take an optional motorcycle tour of Jasper, riding in the comfortable sidecar with an unmatched view of the forests and mountains. Then, we travel west along the Yellowhead Highway and into the heartland of British Columbia. Breathtaking, unspoiled vistas await visitors in every season of the year. The route takes us along the Thompson River through the picturesque Shuswap Highlands. Overnight in Kamloops at the DoubleTree by Hilton or the Plaza Hotel. Breakfast included.
DAY 6 - KAMLOOPS TO WHISTLER (TUESDAY)
We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when we drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. A journey along the Duffey Lake Road exposes new vistas at every turn. An optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over Garibaldi Park gives you an inspiring view of a natural preserve of volcanic peaks, alpine lakes and meadows. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Whistler at the Delta by Marriott Whistler Village Suites. Breakfast included.
DAY 7 - WHISTLER TO VICTORIA (WEDNESDAY)
The Sea-to-Sky Highway leads us south through spectacular coastal scenery today. You will visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge suspended high above a magnificent canyon. From Horseshoe Bay, we cruise by ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and continue by coach to Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. Arriving in Victoria, we embark on a city tour of this former British enclave. Overnight in Victoria at the Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA. Breakfast included.
DAY 8 - VICTORIA (THURSDAY)
Proud of her maritime heritage, Victoria has retained a quaint, colonial demeanour evident in the many 19th century landmarks throughout the city. Today we treat ourselves to a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Time will be allocated here for browsing through the regal gardens. You can take part in an optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Olympic Mountains in the distance. You can also go on an optional Whalewatching Excursion aboard a Zodiac or a regular vessel. Watch for the magnificent orcas and the abundance of marine wildlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city’s delights. Overnight in Victoria at the Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA. Breakfast included.
DAY 9 - VICTORIA TO VANCOUVER (FRIDAY)
We continue through the resort region of the Gulf Islands to the oceanside city of Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, we enjoy an interesting tour of the city, including Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, and much more. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration or simple relaxation. This evening features our farewell dinner, as some guests will be leaving the tour tomorrow. Overnight at the Sutton Place Hotel, Downtown Vancouver. Breakfast + farewell dinner included.
DAY 10 - VANCOUVER (SATURDAY)
Enjoy a day at leiusure in this beautiful Canadian city. Overnight at the Sutton Place Hotel, Downtown Vancouver.
DAY 11 - END OF TOUR (SUNDAY)
Today you will farewell Vancouver as you transfer from your hotel to the cruise terminal.
• Calgary city tour
• Banff and Lake Louise region tour
• Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
• Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island
• Victoria city tour
• Butchart Gardens (Victoria)
• Vancouver city tour
• Capliano Suspension Bridge
• 9 breakfasts and 1 dinner
• Transportation by modern tour coach
• Experienced tour driver
• Jonview tour director throughout
• First-class (or best available) accommodation
• Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
• Provincial Taxes and Federal GST
Three hour scenic transfer provided by Holland America.