Canada, Alaska & USA
|Tour Type||Trip Name||No. Days||Tour Details||Prices|
|Cruise||Reflections of the Rockies and Alaska Cruise||21||On Application||From $10,595.00|
|Cruise||Eastern Canada and New England Cruise||17||On Application||From $6,295.00|
|Cruise||Passage Through the Rockies and Alaska Cruise||19||On Application||From $7,945.00|
Itinerary – Reflections on the Rockies and Alaska Cruise
Experience the most amazing scenery as you tour the Canadian Rockies by coach and the Rocky Mountaineer Train. Then board your Holland America Line cruise from Vancouver through Alaska’s Inside Passage.
|Day 1: Arrive Victoria||Your journey begins today upon your arrival in Victoria. Be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. After you check-in and relax, you will meet your fellow guests and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception later today.
Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel & Spa
|Day 2: Victoria||This morning, enjoy a short orientation tour of Victoria before visiting The Butchart Gardens. Among the most famous gardens in the world, The Butchart Gardens are more than a hundred years old and have a distinctive style all of its own. Spend time wandering through the lovely Sunken Garden and relax in the beautiful setting of the Japanese Garden and Italian Garden. Explore the plants on show, as well as floral displays. Perhaps take a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour.|
|Day 3: Victoria, Whistler||Drive to the town of Chemainus before boarding a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Admire the Coastal Mountains as you travel along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway with a stop at Shannon Falls on your way to Whistler. Enjoy an indigenous-inspired dinner at the Lil’ wat Squamish Cultural Centre, and gain insight into the heritage of the local First Nations. Instead of taking the ferry, you may like to take an enthralling floatplane flight across Georgia Strait to Whistler.
Stay: Two Nights: Aava Whistler Hotel
|Day 4: Whistler||Today is yours at leisure to explore this outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise however you wish. Enjoy one of the select experiences available to you today. You might like to take an incredible float plane flight, tour Blackcomb Mountain on a Jeep Safari, or head up to the snow-line of Whistler Mountain by 4x4 or snowcat. Other options include a gondola ride, an informative Tree Trek, an adventurous zip trek or a breathtaking helicopter flight.|
|Day 5: Whistler, Blue River||After breakfast this morning, travel through the rugged Cariboo region to Blue River. Enjoy an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village, which offers adventure and serenity in a picturesque setting. Relax amid the rustic surrounds of the lodge and enjoy a laid-back dinner on the waterfront this evening as you prepare for tomorrow’s adventures.
Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village
|Day 6: Blue River, Jasper||Set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank. Later today, follow the famous Yellowhead Highway and pass the incredible Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on your way to the fairytale Jasper National Park. Mingle with your fellow travellers during a delicious western-style BBQ dinner at the Jasper Stables this evening and enjoy the surrounding atmosphere.
Stay: Two Nights: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges
|Day 7: Jasper||After breakfast today, you have the full day to take time out to relax or explore Jasper. There is no end to the excitement you can take part in in this beautiful town. Perhaps try a select experience. You might like to take in the sights on a unique and incredible Harley Davidson Sidecar Tour; set off on a thrilling rafting adventure on the Athabasca River or enjoy a memorable evening wildlife experience.|
|Day 8: Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise||Visit the gorgeous Maligne Canyon this morning and walk along its deep rocky caverns. Then, travel along the Icefields Parkway, considered the world’s most scenic highway, and stop at the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. After, continue to Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’ and one of the world’s most stunning locations. Settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and relax in spectacular surrounds.|
|Day 9: Lake Louise, Banff||Travel to the glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to Banff National Park. This afternoon, explore the town of Banff on a sightseeing tour, then ride the Banff Gondola along Sulphur Mountain for incredible views of the surrounding area.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge
|Day 10: Banff||Enjoy today at leisure to explore this charming alpine town at your own pace. If you’re after adventure, then consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for aerial views of this breathtaking region. Perhaps watch for local wildlife on an exhilarating Bow River float trip or set off on a Banff Experience Tour.|
|Day 11: Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops||Board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train and settle into your carriage with large windows that provide amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. Pass the spellbinding Spiral Tunnels and the impressive Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in Kamloops late in the afternoon. Settle into your comfortable hotel and enjoy ample time to relax this evening.
Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
|Day 12: Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver||Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer and continue your rail adventure west towards the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, enjoy incredible front-row views of Fraser Canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Valley. Late this afternoon, arrive in Vancouver where you will spend the next two nights. Settle in to your hotel and enjoy free time this evening to explore at your leisure and try one of the local restaurants for dinner.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
|Day 13: Vancouver||Watch for bears and enjoy a delicious breakfast at Grouse Mountain. During your bear experience you will receive early access to the mountain and get to see some of the resident bears explore their habitat before sitting down to breakfast. Fall in love with the beautiful city of Vancouver and get to know some of its most vibrant areas and best-loved attractions on a fascinating sightseeing tour. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with your fellow guests.|
|Day 14: Vancouver, Embark Cruise||Enjoy breakfast this morning, then transfer to board your premium cruise ship. Settle in to your cabin and enjoy dinner this evening.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam
|Day 15: Inside Passage||Enjoy a full day at sea at the beginning of your incredible journey. Relax and absorb the majestic scenery as your ship journeys past dramatic rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage. You also have plenty of time to explore the facilities of your cruise ship. Perhaps relax in one of the many onboard public areas.|
|Day 16: Tracy Arm, Juneau||Today your journey brings you to Juneau, which is Alaska’s capital. Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the massive Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefields are situated at the city’s back door. Spend some time to take in the diverse terrain or perhaps make your way to the town and explore the rustic shops located here. Alternatively, you may also like to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride over a glacier. Other activities available to you include sampling salmon baked over a fire or even trying your hand at panning for gold (all activities are at own expense).|
|Day 17: Skagway||Today you’ll dock at the port of Skagway, which is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Skagway was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike and still celebrates its gold rush past to this day. You will find a variety of stores and saloons in town that capture the excitement and history of the gold rush days. Here you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or view some of the fascinating local wildlife (own expense).|
|Day 18: Glacier Bay||Wake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park this morning, with its formidable rivers of ice, wild coastline and sheltered fjords. As you cruise through the national park, it is easy to see why the area has received World Heritage status. Today, you’ll gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park as local rangers will join you on board to impart their knowledge explain the geological wonders and diverse wildlife of this incredible region.|
|Day 19: Ketchikan||Arrive today in the Alaskan town of Ketchikan, renowned for its idyllic scenery, rich Alaskan Native culture, and as the salmon capital of the world. Here, you will have free time to relax and explore the town at your leisure. Perhaps join a walking tour of the town or learn about fascinating Tlingit culture at Saxman Native Village (both at own expense).|
|Day 20: Inside Passage||Today marks your final day on board your premium Holland America Line cruise ship. You’ll spend the day cruising south through the Inside Passage and its magnificent landscapes and towering glaciers. Relax on board and enjoy the premium facilities of your ship as you take in the incredible views. This evening, savour a final dinner.|
|Day 21: Disembark Cruise, Depart Vancouver||Your journey comes to an end today. After a final breakfast on board your cruise ship, you will disembark in Vancouver and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.|
Itinerary – Eastern Canada and New England Cruise
Explore the wonderful region of French Canada on Travelmarvel’s affordable tour. Visit spectacular Toronto, Niagara Falls and Québec City before boarding your ship for your New England Voyage to Boston.
|Day 1: Arrive Toronto||Your journey throughout Eastern Canada and New England begins today as you arrive in Toronto. You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel, located amid the action, in the heart of the downtown area.
Stay: Two Nights: Toronto, Marriott Eaton Centre
|Day 2: Niagara Falls||This morning enjoy a Welcome Breakfast where you will have the chance to meet your fellow guests and friendly Travelmarvel Tour Director. It’s then off on a city tour that will take you to the picturesque waterfront areas of Toronto. Afterwards, visit the village of Niagara-on-the-Lake on the way to the spectacular sight of famous Niagara Falls, which is collectively made up of three impressive waterfalls. Later, you will board a thrilling boat cruise for a journey to the base of Horseshoe Falls (raincoats provided). Perhaps you might like to take an exciting helicopter ride over Niagara Falls.|
|Day 3: 1000 Islands, Ottawa||Continue on your journey to Ottawa today. Along the way, enjoy a cruise around the 1000 Islands of the St Lawrence Seaway. Cruise past tiny islands, castles reminiscent of fairytales, and island mansions. You’ll be taken back to a time when pirates and bootleggers roamed the area, and to the Gilded Age, a time when the rich and famous used the area as their personal playground.
Stay: Two Nights: Ottawa, Lord Elgin Hotel
|Day 4: Ottawa||Today, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Ottawa, during which you will visit Parliament Hill and the historic Rideau Canal, which winds its way through the heart of the city. The rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure.|
|Day 5: Ottawa, Lac-Saint-Joseph||After breakfast, your journey continues to Lac-Saint-Joseph. Continue to the Lac-Saint-Joseph area for a memorable stay at Station Touristique Duchesnay. Tonight, watch for black bears from a viewing tower that borders a beaver habitat (activity available June – September.)
Stay: Lac-Saint-Joseph, Station Touristique Duchesnay
|Day 6: Lac-Saint-Joseph, Québec City||Enjoy the picturesque landscape of the Charlevoix region as you follow the mountainous coastline of the St Lawrence River. This afternoon, delight in a hearty Québécois lunch at a local Sugar Shack, and learn all about the intricacies of maple syrup production. Later, discover Québec City’s much-loved attractions on a guided sightseeing tour.
Stay: Two Nights: Québec City, Hotel Manoir Victoria
|Day 7: Québec City||Enjoy your day at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour through the city’s historic streets; unwind on a relaxing river cruise along the St Lawrence River or explore Québec City on an insightful and informative guided walking tour. Enjoy dinner at leisure this evening.|
|Day 8: Québec City, Montréal||Farewell Québec City after breakfast this morning, and travel to Montréal. On arrival, check into your hotel, then get to know this European-influenced metropolis even better during an afternoon spent at your leisure.
Stay: Two Nights: Montréal, Marriott Chateau Champlain
|Day 9: Montréal||Embark on a sightseeing tour of Montréal, which will take you to the highlights in the city’s centre. Now that you’ve had time to familiarise yourself, the rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure before enjoying a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant tonight.|
|Day 10: Montréal, Embark Cruise||Board your ship for your New England voyage. Settle into your stateroom then enjoy dinner with your fellow guests this evening.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Veendam or ms Rotterdam
|Day 11: Québec City||Dock in Québec City today and enjoy the many sights and highlights before reboarding for an afternoon departure.|
|Day 12: Day at Sea||Enjoy a leisurely day cruising the Gulf of St Lawrence, defined by stunning coastline.|
|Day 13: Prince Edward Island||Prince Edward Island may be Canada’s smallest province, but it’s big on history. With time at leisure, perhaps visit Charlottetown or the Anne of Green Gables homestead (own expense).|
|Day 14: Sydney||A Gaelic welcomes awaits you in Nova Scotia, meaning ‘New Scotland’. Bound by the Atlantic Ocean, this maritime city is well-known for its remarkable seafood and fresh produce. Spend the day in Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. There are highland villages to visit, the scenic Cabot Trail to explore, golden inland seas to sail and the Fortress of Louisbourg to inspect. This is a true step back in time, as every barn, barracks and drum corps appears just as it did when French King Louis’ troops occupied the site in 1744.|
|Day 15: Halifax||For ocean scenery at its best, it is hard to beat Nova Scotia’s south shore. Here, find craggy coastlines, the fabled Peggy’s Cove, and the striking German village of Lunenburg, which is so meticulously restored it has been designated a World Heritage-listed site. After your time exploring here, journey back to Halifax, Nova Scotia’s bustling capital. Spend time exploring the ramparts of Halifax Citadel and a museum commemorating the Titanic.|
|Day 16: Bar Harbor||Cross into the United States and arrive in Bar Harbor, once the exclusive summer resort of America’s fabulously wealthy. Today, Bar Harbor is an artists’ enclave and gateway to the rich natural beauty of Acadia National Park, much of which was donated by the Rockefeller family.|
|Day 17: Disembark Cruise, Depart Boston||Your journey ends today. After breakfast, disembark your ship in Boston, then transfer to the airport for your onward flight.|
Itinerary – Passage through the Rockies and Alaska Cruise
Join Travelmarvel’s fantastic tour from Calgary through the stunning Canadian Rockies visiting Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper before embarking on a 7 night Inside Passage cruise through Alaska.
|Day 1: Arrive Calgary||Your journey begins today as you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception at Calgary Tower.
Stay: Calgary, Marriott Downtown Hotel
|Day 2: Calgary, Banff||Journey to Banff National Park today. On the way, enjoy a visit to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. Tour Banff upon arrival and take in the many sights of this picturesque town and its stunning natural surrounds.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge
|Day 3: Banff||Perhaps enjoy a select experience as a way to take in Banff’s incredible scenery. You might like to take a Banff Experience Tour, enjoy a Bow River float trip or embark on a heli-flightseeing tour.|
|Day 4: Banff, Lake Louise||Visit Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to world-famous Lake Louise.
Stay: Lake Louise Inn
|Day 5: Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper||Journey along the Icefields Parkway and stop at Athabasca Glacier then continue to Jasper.
Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges
|Day 6: Jasper, Blue River||Journey to Blue River and take a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley. Continue on your way and arrive at Mike Wiegele Heli Village.
Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village
|Day 7: Blue River, Kamloops, Vancouver||Upon arrival in Vancouver, enjoy time at leisure to explore.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
|Day 8: Vancouver||Enjoy a tour of Vancouver, taking in some of its most iconic sights. Perhaps take a Grouse Mountain gondola ride.|
|Day 9: Vancouver, Whistler||Head along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. In Whistler perhaps try a select experience.|
|Day 10: Whistler, Victoria||Take a ferry across Georgia Strait to Victoria. Perhaps take a floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria.
Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa
|Day 11: Victoria||Savour a Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens. Perhaps take a whale-watching cruise or horse-drawn carriage tour.|
|Day 12: Victoria, Vancouver, Embark Cruise||Travel to Vancouver and board your cruise.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Volendam
|Day 13: Inside Passage||Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery as you cruise today.|
|Day 14: Juneau, Tracy Arm||Enjoy a dog sled ride, sample salmon baked over a fire or pan for gold (all own expense).|
|Day 15: Skagway||Perhaps take part in a gold prospecting experience or a wildlife excursion (both options are at own expense).|
|Day 16: Glacier Bay||Wake to the majestic sight of Glacier Bay National Park as rangers join you on board.|
|Day 17: Ketchikan||Perhaps join a walking tour or visit the Saxman Native Village (both at own expense).|
|Day 18: Inside Passage||Cruise the Inside Passage.|
|Day 19: Disembark Cruise, Depart Vancouver||After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.|