25 Day Rockies with Alaska by Sea & Land
Enjoy the best of Western Canada and Alaska on this three-part luxury journey. Delve deeply into the landscapes of the Canadian Rockies, and get to know Victoria and Vancouver. Then, after an Inside Passage Cruise, discover the wild beauty of Alaska.
• APT’s Freedom of Choice inclusions in 5 locations
• Finest dining - a total of 50 meals
• GoldLeaf Service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
• Seven-night Holland America Line Alaska Inside Passage cruise in a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom
07 May 2019
Other departures available between May – Aug 2019, seasonal surcharges may apply.
Sydney from $16,395* per person twin share
Melbourne from $16,395* per person twin share
Brisbane from $16,395* per person twin share
Adelaide from $16,395* per person twin share
Perth from $16,395* per person twin share
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Earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$1 spent on APT holidays†
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SAVE up to $200* per person
Room Type: Twin Share
Room Configuration: Twin/Double
22 Jun 18,
Unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Day 1. Arrive Victoria
On arrival in Victoria, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to settle in to your room then meet your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner.
Two Nights, Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort (or similar) D
Day 2. Victoria, The Butchart Gardens
Spend the afternoon on your selected sightseeing experience. With a free evening at hand, you may explore the city on your own terms. B
This morning visit The Butchart Gardens before the crowds and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence. With access to the gardens before they open to the general public, you’ll relish the chance to inspect the incredible display of blooms in peace and serenity.
Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Perhaps join a whale watching cruise; take a seaplane flight; learn about the city’s heritage district on a guided tour; fish for salmon; ride in a horse-drawn carriage; or delight in afternoon tea at the elegant Fairmont Empress.
Day 3. Victoria, Georgia Strait, Whistler
Pause in the town of Chemainus before taking the ferry across Georgia Strait. Treasure the scenery as you travel north along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway, passing Shannon Falls before arriving at Whistler. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Victoria to Whistler (own expense). Arrive in Whistler by midday and enjoy more time at leisure.
The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa BD
Day 4. Whistler, Sun Peaks
Travel through the Coast Mountains, stopping at both Duffey and Seton lakes on your way to Sun Peaks, Canada’s second largest ski area set beneath three famous summits - Mt Tod, Sundance Mountain and Mt Morrisey.
Sun Peaks Grand Hotel BD
Day 5. Sun Peaks, Mt Robson, Blue River, Jasper
Join the Yellowhead Highway and before crossing into Alberta, stop to take in views of the south face of Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Today’s journey concludes on arrival at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in the heart of beautiful Jasper National Park.
Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge BLD
On arrival in Blue River, board a custom-designed boat and skim over the waterways watching for the grizzly and black bears that are frequently sighted here, as well as other native creatures.
Freedom of Choice Dining
This evening, choose where to dine in your lodge.
Day 6. Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise
Join the Icefields Parkway and wind through the majestic scenery of the Canadian Rockies. After pausing to take in Maligne Canyon and Athabasca Falls, stop at the Columbia Icefield. Here, you’ll board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey right onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, take the opportunity to admire Peyto Lake before continuing on to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Lakeview Room BD
Freedom of Choice Dining
At Lake Louise, enjoy a Freedom of Choice dining evening.
Day 7. Lake Louise, Banff
Set out along the Trans-Canada Highway through the lush, evergreen forests of Banff National Park. En route, stop to absorb one of the most photographed panoramas of Banff National Park, the turquoise waters of Moraine Lake. Later in Banff, head to the town centre for a tour, then board the Banff Gondola and ascend Sulphur Mountain from where you’ll enjoy panoramic views out over six surrounding mountain ranges.
Two Nights, Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs BD
Join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide on the shores of Lake Louise and learn about the rich natural history of the region.
Meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Freedom of Choice Dining
Look forward to dining at one of your hotel’s restaurants tonight.
Day 8. Banff
World Heritage-listed Banff National Park is without a doubt one of the most beautiful locations of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. While it is best known as a winter playground, the warmer months bring lush landscapes that are perfect for outdoor activities. Experience it all on your chosen activity today. You’ll then look forward to a relaxing evening left free for you to enjoy your surrounds. B
Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Take part in the Banff Experience - which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Or, absorb bird’s-eye views of the national park on a heli-flightseeing trip. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River or learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player with an elite team. You might like to spend your morning relaxing at the Willow Stream Spa or set out on a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.
Day 9. Banff, Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops
Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in your glass-dome GoldLeaf Service carriage. Traverse Kicking Horse Pass, travel through the Spiral Tunnels and journey past Shuswap Lake as you’re indulged with free-flowing drinks.
Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited accommodation, two or three-star hotels) BL
Day 10. Kamloops, Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver
Your rail journey continues this morning. Enjoy views to rocky slopes as your train follows the Thompson River and the Coast Mountains on the way to Vancouver.
Two Nights, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. BL
Day 11. Vancouver
Explore Vancouver on a guided tour. Visit Stanley Park, then head to Granville Island, the bustling heart of Vancouver’s cultural scene. Also see English Bay and Vancouver Harbour, before some free time. BD
Day 12. Vancouver, Embark Ship
Bound for the glacial waters and wild landscapes of Alaska’s Inside Passage, your Princess Cruises ship awaits on Vancouver Harbour. Step aboard, settle in and familiarise yourself with the ship.
Seven Nights, Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess, Golden Princess or Island Princess in a Verandah Stateroom BD
This evening, celebrate the beginning of your ocean adventure with a Sail Away Dinner at the elegant Sabatini’s.
Day 13. Cruise the Inside Passage
Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship cruises along coastal British Columbia and the Alaska Panhandle. Glide past rocky headlands and over the icy waters of the Inside Passage, one of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. Spend time taking in the scenery from your verandah or step above deck. BLD
Day 14. Ketchikan
Dock in Ketchikan, a town set on the shores of the Tongass Narrows. Ketchikan acts as a gateway to a wide variety of attractions, including Misty Fjords National Monument - one of America’s largest wilderness areas. BLD
Day 15. Juneau
After a morning of scenic cruising, arrive at Alaska’s capital, Juneau. Spend the day at leisure, or set off on one of the excursions available to you (own expense). BLD
Day 16. Skagway
Arrive in Skagway, once a gateway city for the Klondike Gold Rush, at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Here, a variety of excursions are on offer (own expense). BLD
Day 17. Glacier Bay National Park
Draw back your curtains to World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park. As you cruise through rivers of ice and between skyscraping peaks, you’ll enjoy commentary from rangers who have come aboard your ship. BLD
Day 18. College Fjord
Relax and take in the scenery today as you cruise through College Fjord, with its five stunning tidewater glaciers. Like in Glacier Bay, humpback whales can often be seen feeding in the waters of the fjord. BLD
Day 19. Whittier, Disembark Ship, Talkeetna, Denali (Mt McKinley)
Arrive in Whittier. Here, disembark your ship for the final time and board Princess Cruises’ exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service. After settling in to your room, enjoy dinner at your wilderness lodge.
Two Nights, Mount McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge BD
Day 20. Denali (Mt McKinley), Talkeetna
Enjoy views of the Alaska Range during breakfast. If the clouds part, you may even glimpse the ever-elusive peak of Denali, formerly known as Mt McKinley. It’s then time to embark on your sightseeing activity. B
Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Take a jetboat tour along the Talkeetna River; enjoy a float trip down the Talkeetna River; join a guide for a stroll around Byers Lake; or ride in a horse-drawn wagon.
Day 21. Denali (Mt McKinley), Denali National Park
Today, travel to your lodge at Denali National Park.
Two Nights, Denali National Park, McKinley Chalet Resort in a Junior Suite BD
Join an experienced mountaineer for a first-hand account of what it’s like to scale Denali.
Enjoy an evening of fun, festivity and traditional Alaskan food at the Music of Denali Musical Theatre tonight.
Day 22. Denali National Park
Discover the extraordinary landscapes of Denali National Park with a Signature Experience. B
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Denali National Park on a Tundra Wilderness Tour as you try to spot moose, caribou, eagles, wolves, grizzly bears and other wildlife that call the park home as you discover the extraordinary landscapes of the Alaskan tundra.
Day 23. Denali National Park, Fairbanks
Cruise the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and travel back to a time when riverboats filled Alaska’s waterways.
Two Nights, Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge B
Day 24. Fairbanks
Travel along the Tanana Valley Railroad to Gold Dredge 8, a National Historical Monument. See first-hand how the dredge worked the gold fields back in the early 1900s and then pan for gold. Continue on to see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Later this evening, enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner with your fellow passengers. BD
Day 25. Depart Fairbanks
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward journey. B
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 10 May 2018 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. All savings are included in the advertised price. Exclusive $200 pp discount is valid on all 2019 departures, is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. #Passengers must be travelling on the same booking on the same flights. Companion flight offer based on economy class with Air Canada or another airline of APT’s choosing (dependent on routing) including air taxes up to $180. Surcharges apply if air taxes exceed this amount. Airfare offers subject to availability of airline and booking class. Once class is sold out surcharges apply. Flights must be booked by APT. Airfare offers are valid from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Flight restrictions apply. A first non-refundable deposit of $1,000 pp is due within 7 days of booking. A second non-refundable deposit of $2,000 pp is due by 30 Nov 2018. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure date. Limited suites/cabins/staterooms on set departures are available and are subject to availability. †You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Members must add a valid Qantas Frequent Flyer number and surname to their booking before the trip departure date. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$1 spent on APT holidays. Qantas Points will be credited to the Qantas Frequent Flyer member’s account within 7 days of the trip departure date. Members will not earn Qantas Points on airfares booked with APT, or on cancelled bookings. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Air Canada Conditions of Carriage, APT, Qantas Frequent Flyer and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.