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19 Day Alaska & Canada | Cruise, Road and Rail with Flights | 2024 + 2025

Anchorage - Denali - Seward - Vancouver - Jasper - Banff - Lake Louise - Kamloops

Includes Return International Flights

7 nights Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise on Holland America's Noordam 

2 Day Rocky Mountaineer train trip in Gold Class

Helicopter Ride at Godwin Glacier, Dog Sledding Experience, see Grizzly Bears, experience Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks and much more!

From $14,999 Typically $16,499 Include flight pp Twin Share

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Embark on an enchanting journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Canada and Alaska, immersing yourself in a tapestry of awe-inspiring sights and captivating sounds. This meticulously crafted adventure seamlessly blends road, rail, and cruise experiences, ensuring an unforgettable exploration of some of North America's most stunning destinations.

As you traverse this magnificent terrain, revel in the splendors of Anchorage, a city where modernity meets nature. Delve into the heart of Denali National Park, home to the towering peak of North America, and be prepared for the possibility of encountering the majestic Moose, Dall Sheep, Caribous, Eagles, and the formidable Grizzly Brown Bears. The scenic drive along Turnagain Arm unveils a panorama where mountains gracefully emerge from the glistening waters, etching a memory of unparalleled beauty in your mind.


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Dive deeper into the adventure with a dog sled and helicopter ride at the Godwin Glacier, an exhilarating prelude to an extraordinary glacier and wildlife boat trip into Kenai Fjords National Park. Witness the awe-inspiring wonders of nature unfold before your eyes as you cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's 'Radiance of the Seas' through the legendary inside passage. Glacier-studded vistas, majestic icebergs, and an array of wildlife will accompany you on this maritime odyssey, with captivating stops in the charming townships of Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan.

Savor the allure of Vancouver before embarking on a coach journey to the picturesque destinations of Jasper, Banff, and Lake Louise. Travel in luxury onboard the Rocky Mountaineer in Gold Leaf Class, traversing the legendary Rockies en route to an overnight stay in the enchanting city of Kamloops. Your adventure is not merely a vacation; it's an immersion into the very soul of these extraordinary landscapes, where every moment is an opportunity to discover the wonders that make Canada and Alaska truly remarkable.

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Itinerary Downloadable Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20

Day 1

Australia Alaska

Your adventure starts today with your flight to Anchorage.

 Welcome to Alaska! Arrive in Anchorage, the state’s largest city, where most of the population resides. The remainder of the day is at leisure to get familiar with this thriving city located between the Chugach Mountains and the waters of the Cook Inlet.

Meals: Inflight Meals

Accommodation: Comfort Inn Ship Creek or similar

Day 2

Anchorage

This day tour from Anchorage begins just a 1-hour drive from the city. It includes flightseeing and dog sledding, an unbeatable combination for any Alaska visitor interested in active outdoor adventure! You will take a breathtaking 15-20 minute helicopter ride up to a glacier from Alaska Glacier Lodge’s base. After landing on the glacier, you’ll meet an experienced Iditarod Race Musher who will teach you to guide a dog sled team across one of the most scenic snow-covered glaciers in Alaska. You’ll spend about one hour overall on the glacier, including approximately 30 minutes of dog sledding.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Comfort Inn Ship Creek or similar

Day 3

Alaska Railroad Adventure Dome Rail (Anchorage to Denali National Park)

Early morning transfer to the railway station to board the world-famous Alaska Railroad’s Adventure Class Rail for the scenic journey from Anchorage to Denali National Park. Sit back, relax and enjoy this picturesque train ride. View magnificent panoramas along the route, including the Susitna River, the longest in South Central Alaska, with its premier streams sometimes plentiful with salmon and rainbow trout.

Arrive in Denali, home to the six million-acre Denali National Park and the tallest peak in North America.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Denali Bluffs, the Grande Denali Lodge, or the Denali Park Village

 

Day 4

Denali National Park

Awake in Denali National Park, a vast region of unspoiled beauty, home to awe-inspiring Denali, the highest peak in North America. Today’s Tundra Wilderness tour takes you through the National Park, and if the weather is clear, you’ll see Denali. During the early part of the trip, keep a sharp lookout for the most impressive animal in the park - the Alaskan moose, largest in the world, weighing up to 1600 pounds. It’s possible that you’ll see Dall sheep on the mountainsides, caribous anywhere above the treeline, eagles soaring above and grizzly brown bears too! It’s possible to also see and hear howling wolves in the distance. As you travel over mountain passes, the highest points offer expansive views of the Alaska Range on the horizon. While glaciers cover one-sixth of the Park, the sub-arctic wilderness also supports over 650 species of colorful flowering plants. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Denali Bluffs, the Grande Denali Lodge, or the Denali Park Village

Day 5

Denali National Park Anchorage

Depart Denali National Park. By motorcoach and enjoy your scenic drive along Parks Highway via Talkeetna, Arriving Anchorage at lunch to enjoy your Anchorage Trolley Tour . You will be able to spend 5-10 minutes at several of our most popular stops as well as a bit of one on one time with your guide. The tour takes about 1.5-2 hours from start to finish.

Hop aboard a red trolley in city centre Anchorage in front of the Visitor Information Centre. Pass through the city’s historic areas as your guide points out interesting trivia. Watch seaplanes make splash landings on Lake Hood and Lake Spernard, travel through Earthquake Park to see the damages caused by one of the most powerful recorded earthquakes in North American history.

You'll also see the historic Alaska Railway, Westchester Lagoon and maybe even some crossing moose. Your tour ends back at the departure point. Make use of your complimentary coupon book when you explore Anchorage on your own!

Meals: None

Accommodation: Comfort Inn Ship Creek or similar

Day 6

Anchorage

See the amazing beauty that surrounds Anchorage. We follow the sun, the wind and our hearts to navigate your holiday towards the most scenic locations capable for the day of your tour. The Wilderness Wildlife Glacier Experience includes entrance into the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre. During summer you'll have an option to include a glacier cruise on the 'MV Ptarmigan'.

Learn about our rich history and see the Ring of Glaciers. The Wilderness Wildlife Glacier Experience offers highly trained Adventure Guides who's sole purpose is making your holiday memories last a lifetime.

Transfer to the cruise port for embarkation. Set sail this evening on Holland Americas MS Noordam.

Depart at 8PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Noordam

Day 7

Hubbard Glacier

While most of the world's glaciers are receding, North America's largest tidewater glacier is advancing. At 76 miles long and 7 miles wide, Hubbard Glacier presents a majestic sight for passengers cruising across Yakutat Bay on the Alaskan panhandle. One of the behemoth's most impressive stunts is the same reason ships must keep a safe distance from the spot where it occupies Disenchantment Bay: The glacier calves frequently, meaning that large chunks of ice break off from its face and plunge into the water below, creating icebergs. In addition to witnessing this spectacle of nature, keen eyes also can catch glimpses of the area's wildlife, which includes harbor seals, orcas and humpback whales.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Noordam

Day 8

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

A popular tour destination on cruise itineraries, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve wows with its icy wilderness and grand glaciers in southeastern Alaska. Cruise ships, sailboats, kayaks and more navigate the 65-mile bay for picturesque vantage points of more than 1,000 glaciers, but they can't draw too near to the frozen giants since chunks of ice often break off, or calve, from glaciers and thunder down into the water, creating icebergs. Glaciers of note include the park's largest tidewater glacier, John Hopkins; the elongated 21-mile Margerie; and the rapidly receding Muir. The park also is home to an amazing world of marine life, including humpback whales, sea otters, giant Pacific octopuses and harbor porpoises. An array of species resides on land, from brown and black bears to moose, mountain goats, wolves and prickly porcupines, while the bird variety includes bald eagles, tufted puffins and trumpeter swans.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Noordam

Day 9

Skagway

Though it's small in terms of population, Skagway is plenty big when it comes to adventure. Sail among waterfalls and wildlife on Lynn Canal, one of the longest, deepest fjords in North America, or take a helicopter tour over glaciers before trying your hand at dog sledding. A kayaking expedition down the Inside Passage will have you paddling past seals, sea lions, porpoises and possibly humpback whales. Hikers can trek the Chilkoot Trail, the primary route prospectors followed in Alaska's 19th-century gold rush, while photographers will marvel at the jaw-dropping photo ops from atop White Pass summit, which is accessible via railway or a picturesque drive on the Klondike Highway. Amid the scenery and stillness of Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, keep your eyes peeled for the rare and endangered birds during a river float.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Noordam

Day 10

Juneau

Accessible only by air or sea, Alaska's capital city entices travelers with its beauty, tranquility and outdoor activities. The Mendenhall Glacier, the jewel of the Juneau Icefield, can be discovered on scenic drives, hikes, boat rides, rafting trips, kayaking excursions and helicopter tours. Thrill-seekers get their adrenaline fix while ziplining above alpine forests, and culture lovers learn about landmarks such as the governor's mansion and St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church during explorations of downtown. A prospector-led panning adventure to Last Chance Basin allows you to strike gold, just as folks did in the late 19th century. Juneau's waters are a hot spot for humpback whales, and daily cruises afford the opportunity to witness these majestic creatures-a truly unforgettable experience. Brush up on local history with a visit to the Alaska State Museum, and cap off the day's adventures with a sampling of freshly caught salmon and locally sourced beer.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Noordam

Day 11

Ketchikan

With its boat-filled harbor and colourful waterfront, Ketchikan welcomes visitors to southeastern Alaska's Inside Passage. Fishing opportunities abound in the self-proclaimed salmon capital of the world, and bear viewing spots often find the creatures munching on their catch of the day. The Totem Heritage Center displays 33 19th-century totem poles, making it the largest collection in the U.S. Expeditions to the country's largest national forest, Tongass, explore its 16.7 million acres by Jeep, canoe or on foot, while floatplane tours provide a bird's-eye view of Misty Fjords National Monument. Other outings explore the town's past as a Native American settlement and gold rush hub or take to the water with kayaks or paddleboards for encounters with harbor seals and the occasional humpback or killer whale.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Noordam

Day 12

Inside Passage

Many Alaska cruise itineraries sail the waterways of the Inside Passage, which stretches from Washington's Puget Sound up through Southeast Alaska's panhandle. As ships glide across the reliably smooth waters, passengers have plenty of opportunity to absorb the transforming terrain and abundant wildlife that Alaska has to offer. Scenic views comprise an ever-changing landscape of charming coastal towns, towering forest walls and imperious glaciers. Be sure to search the sky for bald eagles and watch the water for signs of sea lions, otters and whales.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Noordam

Day 13

Vancouver

Your Alaska cruise arrives back in Vancouver.  Transfer to hotel by taxi, then enjoy your Vancouver city sights tour  You name it, you’ll see it on our Vancouver City + The Lookout Tour, a guided urban adventure that takes Vancouver sightseeing to new heights. Explore the city’s downtown landmarks including Canada Place, the Olympic Cauldron, and the bustling Robson Street shopping district. The Vancouver city tour then showcases Stanley Park, a sprawling 405 hectare of forest and nature right in downtown Vancouver. We continue through English Bay, vibrant Granville Island, and the historic districts of Chinatown and Gastown. Finally, we board a glass elevator to be carried skyward to the 360-degree observation deck atop the Vancouver Lookout, affording a panoramic view of the impressive cityscape of downtown and beyond.

Meals: Breakfast onboard the cruise ship

Accommodation: Vancouver Quality Inn and Suites Downtown or similar

 

Day 14

Vancouver Victoria Vancouver

Discover the best of BC’s beautiful greenery and coastal scenery on this adventurous Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour, from Vancouver. Watch for seals and whales from the comfort of your BC Ferry on the Georgia Strait crossing. Stroll among Butchart Gardens’ verdant flowerbeds, where colourful flowers bloom throughout the year.

Meals: None

Accommodation: Vancouver Quality Inn and Suites Downtown or similar

Day 15

Vancouver Kamloops – Rocky Mountaineer Rail

Departure: 730AM
Arrival: 6PM – 730PM

Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, the largest city in the interior. On this journey, you will witness remarkable changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley and forests nestled in winding river canyons, to the desert-like landscape of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon and the stunning slopes and snow sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the scenic shores of Kamloops Lake, bringing you to your overnight destination, Kamloops. 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: TBA

Day 16

Kamloops Jasper – Rocky Mountaineer Rail

Departure: 7AM
Arrival: 7PM

Continue your journey to the mighty Canadian Rockies and Alberta, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, approaching the majestic peaks of the Continental Divide. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Arrive in the town of Jasper in the evening, where you will spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Mount Robson Inn or similar

Day 17

Jasper Banff

Departure: 8AM
Arrival: 730PM

Start your morning with a refreshing hike (optional) through the Maligne Canyon, a remarkable limestone gorge adorned with six narrow bridges and picturesque waterfalls. Continuing our journey south along the Icefield Parkway, often hailed as one of the most beautiful highways in the world, we will explore its must-see attractions, including Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, and Castle Mountain. At the Columbia Icefield, ride the “Ice Explorer” on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Banff Aspen Inn or similar

Day 18

Banff [Bus ]Lake Louise  Banff

Departure: 8AM
Arrival: 7PM

Prepare yourself for another exhilarating day of sightseeing and activities in Banff National Park. As we make our way to Lake Louise, we will pause at Johnston Canyon for a leisurely hike (optional) along the trail that guides us to the breathtaking Lower Falls. While at Lake Louise, you’ll find numerous viewpoints offering splendid photo opportunities of the majestic Victoria Glacier towering over the lake. In the afternoon, our adventure continues as we explore other notable attractions in the Rockies, including Moraine Lake, Banff Springs Hotel, and Bow Falls Don’t forget to take advantage of the gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain** for a breathtaking panoramic view of Banff town and its surrounding or Upper Hot Springs for a soothing soak in the hot, mineral-rich water. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Banff Aspen Inn or similar

Day 19

Banff Vancouver

Departure: 8AM
Arrival: 730PM

Today you will head west crossing the Continental Divide and Rogers Pass, the highest pass in the Rockies. Learn about the Spiral Tunnels, a railroad engineering marvel. Relax and enjoy the passing scenery of Glacier National Park on your way back to Vancouver. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Vancouver Quality Inn and Suites Downtown or similar

Day 20

Vancouver Australia

Transfer by taxi to Vancouver airport for your flight home to Australia.

Meals: Inflight Menu

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return international economy airfares 
  • One way airfares from Vancouver to Anchorage
  • Accommodation throughout
  • Alaska Inside Passage Cruise from Anchorage to Vancouver
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • Adventure Dome rail service to Denali National Park
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach (Days 2-5)
  • English-speaking tour manager on all tours
  • Entrance fees per itinerary (Days 2-5)
  • 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip - Gold Class
  • 3-day fully Narrated motorcoach tour
  • National Parks Pass & Toll Fee
  • Rail station transfers in Kamloops
  • Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Tour director

 

Cruise Cabin Upgrades

Upgrade to an Oceanview or Balcony Cabin at checkout

Exclusions

  • Visa costs
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance(s)
  • Airline seat selection fees
  • Hotel Tourism Fees and Taxes
  • Optional tours
  • Meals not listed
  • Not included transfers
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Taxi fares

Travelling Solo: There is a single supplement of $4999 on this program and available on check out.

Visas: Please note that entering the United States and Canada requires you to apply for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority).

Extra Services: Looking to arrive early or stay late post-tour? Call on 1300 350 263 or email us at [email protected] to inquire. 

Travel Insurance: We recommend Covermore travel insurance. To quote and book, please click HERE.

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