2018: VIA Rail and the Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise (8940)

16 days from Calgary to Vancouver

Spectacular scenery, exciting cities, and thrilling experiences-this western Canada tour includes all of this and more. You'll overnight in Calgary, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Vancouver, and Victoria. You'll also enjoy a 7-night Alaska cruise and overnight on Via Rail's the Canadian, a tour highlight that takes you across Canada's Rocky Mountains and brings you back to the days when the journey was part of the fun. In comfortable cabin accommodations and renovated cars, you'll witness snowcapped mountains, ranchlands along the South Thompson River, and fertile fields as you sit back, relax, and travel from Jasper to Vancouver.

Another tour highlight is the journey from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park. You'll stop at breathtaking Lake Louise, with green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria, and you'll pass snowcapped mountains, exquisite lakes, and steep gorges on your way to Columbia Icefield. Here, you'll experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 1,200 feet thick! Enjoy two nights and free time in Banff National Park, one of Canada's favorite resorts. Two nights in Jasper National Park give you time to explore, hike, or take an optional narrated cruise on Lake Maligne.

This western Canada tour also includes sightseeing in each city-Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria. You'll enjoy sailing from Vancouver to Victoria via the scenic Gulf Islands. In Victoria, visit world-famous Butchart Gardens with its 55 acres of floral displays. But that's not all?marvel at glaciers and witness the amazing spectacle of thunder and spray as tremendous slabs of ice break off and 'calve' into the sea on your Alaska cruise visiting Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan.

For the value-minded traveler looking for stunning scenery, fun adventures, and exciting cities, this western Canada tour-with Alaska cruise-is a dream vacation!

HOTELS
CALGARY International Hotel Calgary (SF)
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Mount Royal or Inns of Banff (ST)
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Marmot Lodge (F)
VIA RAIL Guest overnight on the train in Sleeper Plus class
VANCOUVER Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown (F)
VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)
ALASKA CRUISE Holland America's MS Volendam

Call (502) 420-0904 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13597561

Tour Operator
Cosmos
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
16 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1CalgaryWelcome to Calgary! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2Banff National ParkThe discovery of oil converted this cattle ranching town into a thriving, sophisticated city. Sightseeing shows off downtown, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park, the Saddledome, and Canada Olympic Park. Next, drive west through the foothills of the Rockies into BANFF NATIONAL PARK. (B)
Day 3Banff National ParkFull day at leisure. Banff is one of Canada's favorite resorts-your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.
Day 4Jasper National ParkFirst stop is Lake Louise, whose cold waters reflect the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped mountain ranges, and exquisite lakes come into view as the motorcoach scales two mountain passes. Another highlight today is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 1,200 feet thick. Late this afternoon, join our optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River. In Jasper, an orientation tour showcases the unspoiled beauty. Accommodation for the next two nights is in JASPER NATIONAL PARK.
Day 5Jasper National ParkJoin the optional narrated cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. On the return journey, you'll be mesmerized by dramatic Maligne Canyon. With much of the afternoon and evening free, consider hiking or exploring Jasper's local charm.
Day 6VIA RAIL THE CANADIANOn VIA Rail's the Canadian, a late-afternoon departure allows you one last chance to explore Jasper before you transfer to the train station for the overnight run west across Canada's Rocky Mountains to Vancouver. The Canadian features renovated cars, comfortable cabin accommodations in Sleeper Plus class, and delicious meals. Enjoy regional cuisine over a 3-course dinner in the dining car. Spend time in the Skyline car, with dome seating and a lounge area, or relax in the Park car and meet other travelers. The comfortable cabins come with bed turndown service, in-car shower access, and lots of little extras, such as a personal toiletry kit. (D)
Day 7VancouverContinue through the ranchlands along the South Thompson River, the fertile fields of the Fraser Valley, and snowcapped Coast Mountains. Upon arrival, city sightseeing focuses on Vancouver's beautiful beaches and harbor, Chinatown, Gastown, and lovely STANLEY PARK. (B)
Day 8VictoriaThis morning, sail across the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, known for its Mediterranean-like climate. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its collection of totem poles.
Day 9VancouverMorning departure for Vancouver. Embark your cruise ship. (D)
Day 10SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGEOne of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers. (B,L,D)
Day 11JuneauAccessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier. (B,L,D)
Day 12SkagwayStep back in time as you stroll along wooden boardwalks, visit the Red Onion Saloon, explore Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, or ride the antique White Pass & Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway. (B,L,D)
Day 13SCENIC CRUISING: GLACIER BAYThis incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and 'calve' into the sea. (B,L,D)
Day 14KetchikanThis self-proclaimed 'Salmon Capital of the World' boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street. (B,L,D)
Day 15SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGECruise through the awe-inspiring scenery of the Inside Passage. Keep your cameras ready for spouting whales, soaring eagles, and other wildlife. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and onboard entertainment. (B,L,D)
Day 16VancouverDisembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule flights after Noon. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/01/2018$2,819.00* (USD) / Land Only Price MS VolendamQuote
05/15/2018$2,919.00* (USD) / Land Only Price MS VolendamQuote
05/29/2018$3,189.00* (USD) / Land Only Price MS VolendamQuote
06/12/2018$3,309.00* (USD) / Land Only Price MS VolendamQuote
06/26/2018$3,309.00* (USD) / Land Only Price MS VolendamQuote
07/24/2018$3,309.00* (USD) / Land Only Price MS VolendamQuote
08/07/2018$3,309.00* (USD) / Land Only Price MS VolendamQuote
08/21/2018$3,309.00* (USD) / Land Only Price MS VolendamQuote
09/04/2018$3,219.00* (USD) / Land Only Price MS VolendamQuote
09/11/2018$3,219.00* (USD) / Land Only Price MS VolendamQuote
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Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Gratuities for cruise are additional and paid on board ship.

Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.

Pricing is based on inside category J or K, upgrade to an outside category E for $335, or a verandah cabin category B from $1,050 to $1,570.

Cruise line non-commissionable fare, government taxes, and fees of $455 to $485, depending on date, are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
from $1,280 based on date and cabin category.

Triple Room Reduction per person:
from $120 based on date and cabin category.

Guaranteed Shares are not available.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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