EMBARK ON A RAIL-CRUISE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME ON THIS INCREDIBLE 16-DAY TOUR.
Start your vacation in the Canadian Rockies with a 2-day journey aboard the renowned Rocky Mountaineer, an all-daylight train adventure that fully captures the majestic scenery of the region. Spend a few days in the seaport city of Vancouver before you board the ship for a 7-day cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage to Anchorage. After you disembark, enjoy visits to Denali National Park and Fairbanks.
* Scenic rail travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Railroad's Denali Star
* 7 nights aboard Holland America Line cruise ship
* Hotel accommodations for 8 nights
* 25 meals
* Vancouver Hop-on Hop-off tour, including admission to Vancouver Lookout Tower
* Ports of Call:
Day 1 - Calgary to Banff
Arrive in Calgary and transfer to the resort town of Banff. Overnight Banff.
Day 2 - Rocky Mountaineer
This morning board the sleek Rocky Mountaineer to begin your journey through the stunning Canadian Rockies as you head from Banff to Kamloops. Highlights of today's trip include the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie. Overnight Kamloops. (B,L)
Day 3 - Kamloops to Vancouver
Your second day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer takes you deeper into incredible scenery en route to Vancouver. Highlights include the Thompson River and Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Once in Vancouver, check into your hotel where the remainder of the evening is at leisure. Overnight Vancouver. (B,L)
Day 4 - Explore Vancouver
Tour Vancouver on a Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing tour. Visit popular parts of the city including Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown and Granville Island. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 5 - Vancouver at Leisure
See Vancouver at your pace. Spend the day shopping on Robson Street or visiting attractions like the Vancouver Art Gallery, which houses a multitude of unique exhibits year-round. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 6 - Board Cruise Ship
Board the Holland America cruise ship for your relaxing cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage. With amenities like a spa and salon, the Pinnacle Grill, and a Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine, this cruise ship has something for every traveler. Overnight ship. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Alaska's Inside Passage
Spend the day at sea sailing through the breathtaking Inside Passage of Alaska. The scenery is remarkable, with forests and tumbling glaciers. Be on the lookout for whales or other aquatic life that are known to live in the region. Overnight ship. (B,L,D)
Day 8 - Ketchikan
Ketchikan is the southernmost city in Alaska and the first port of call. During your visit, you may wish to visit Creek Street, a wooden boardwalk featuring museums, galleries, restaurants, and popular local shops. Overnight ship. (B,L,D)
Day 9 - Juneau
Today's port of call is Juneau, Alaska's capital city. It is home to the Juneau Icefield, a large ice mass encompassing more than 30 glaciers including the mighty Mendenhall Glacier. Browse the rustic local shops or climb aboard the Mt. Roberts Tramway for dazzling views. Overnight ship. (B,L,D)
Day 10 - Skagway
Spend the day in Skagway. Take your time and shop at stores such as the Trail Bench and Lynch & Kennedy's Dry Goods. Or stop at The Red Onion Saloon, a restaurant with a honky-tonk piano and costumed barmaids. Overnight Ship. (B,L,D)
Day 11 - Glacier Bay
Today brings a visit to Glacier Bay, located in southeastern Alaska. Glacier Bay is famous for having the most actively calving tidewater glaciers in the world. The area has 16 of them, 12 of which reach shorelines and have calved to produce icebergs. Overnight ship. (B,L,D)
Day 12 - At Sea
Spend your last day of the cruise at sea. Stop in the Casino or take one last chance to soak in the striking scenery in the Crows Nest, a room that offers sweeping 270° views during the day. Overnight ship. (B,L,D)
Day 13 - Whittier
Disembark the Holland America cruise ship in Whittier, Alaska. Transfer to your Anchorage hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Anchorage.
Day 14 - Denali National Park
Travel from Anchorage to Denali National Park aboard the Denali Star. Upon your arrival check into your hotel and begin exploring this phenomenal National Park. Overnight Denali.
Day 15 - Denali to Fairbanks
Spend your morning at leisure in Denali. Later today, reboard the Denali Star and travel to Fairbanks by train. Overnight Fairbanks.
Day 16 - Fairbanks
Your journey comes to an end today.