Enjoy overnight stays in Jasper, Banff, Vancouver and Sun Peaks in addition to your luxurious seven night Alaskan cruise through the Inside Passage.
Tick this amazing holiday off your bucket list. Explore Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper in the stunning Rocky Mountains before heading to Vancouver to discover the city. Then head off on your 7 night Inside Passage cruise to Alaska before arriving in Seattle.
Your holiday includes:
During your holiday, you'll stay in the following accommodation:
Price includes $250 pp discount when paying in full 9-11 months in advance AND, a special Travel at 60 saving of $250 pp!
07-20 Sep 2020:
Solo traveller - was from $7,595 per person - NOW from $6,595 per person
Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your holiday now. We can also assist with airfares, accommodation and travel insurance.
Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.
Day 1 - Arrive Banff
Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Calgary International Airport and transferred to Banff in the majestic Rocky Mountains. Banff is a picturesque town located within Banff National Park. With Mount Rundle and Mount Cascade dominating the skyline, it is the quintessential Rocky Mountains town. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a tour briefing.
Two Night Stay: Ptarmigan Inn
Day 2 - Banff and Lake Louise Sightseeing (B, D)
Make your way out of Banff and prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the gorgeous Lake Louise. Spend time relaxing and exploring the surrounds of this iconic and beautiful area. Take a walk around the edge of the lake and gaze at the towering mountains reflected in the lakes surface, or venture inside the phenomenal Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel. Return to Banff and enjoy a sightseeing tour including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. You’re Invited: This evening, ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for incredible views across the Rockies. Meet a retired Canadian Mountie who will recount exciting and colourful stories of their rich history and traditions. Enjoy the sweeping views while dining on a hearty welcome dinner.
Day 3 - Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Jasper (B, D)
This morning, we travel north along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. We make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack, where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the mighty 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness with an abundance of wildlife that can often be spotted roaming around the town. You’re Invited: This evening, we journey to Jasper Stables in the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner §.
Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge or similar
§ Jasper Stables is seasonal and may not be available on early or late season departures
Day 4 - Jasper – Sun Peaks (B)
Bid farewell to Jasper as we make our way out of the beautiful Jasper National Park. Enjoy views of the towering 3,954 metre Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Weave through lush forests, winding rivers and jewelled lakes before arriving in the picturesque ski resort village of Sun Peaks.
Overnight Stay: Cahilty Hotel & Suites
Day 5 - Sun Peaks – Vancouver (B)
Travel through the countryside before reaching the peaks and valleys of the coastal mountain range. Follow the fertile Fraser Valley and pass an abundance of rural scenery before arriving in the exciting city of Vancouver.
Two Night Stay: Residence Inn by Marriott or similar
Day 6 - Vancouver Sightseeing (B, D)
Vancouver is a beautiful harbour side city with a perfect balance of nature mixed with cityscape. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including Chinatown, Gastown and the waterfront area with its lively shops and restaurants. Take an enthralling ride on the 4D virtual reality experience of FlyOver Canada where you feel like you’re flying across Canada from east to west. This evening, visit Stanley Park. See the intricately carved totem poles before soaking in the sublime views at Prospect Point where you’ll enjoy dinner overlooking the park and harbour.
Day 7 - Vancouver – Seattle – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise (B)
Transfer south and cross the US border. Enjoy coastal scenery and forested countryside before arriving in the “Emerald City”, Seattle. Board your luxurious cruise ship and check into your comfortable inside stateroom (upgrade to ocean view or verandah staterooms additional expense) on the Holland America Cruise Ship ms Oosterdam. Settle in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.
Day 8 - Scenic Cruising (B, L, D)
Relax as you cruise one of the world’s most spectacular waterways. Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck and watch unmatched scenery glide by.
Day 9 - Stephens Passage – Juneau (B, L, D)
Sail picturesque Stephens Passage known for its wildlife and dramatic beauty before arriving into Juneau. Perched on a thin strip of land at the mouth of Gold Creek, Juneau is arguably one of America’s most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop.
Day 10 - Hubbard Glacier (B, L, D)
Enter the narrow inlet of Deception Bay and sail up to the impressive Hubbard Glacier. Known for its sheer size and high levels of activity, it’s not uncommon to see a large piece of ice calve from the face of this gnarled glacier and land with a thunderous boom in the bay. Wildlife is prolific in this area and chunks of ice that break off become floating islands for seals who like the icebergs, because orca sonar doesn’t work well among them.
Day 11 - Sitka (B, L, D)
In and around Sitka, you’ll witness a unique slice of Alaskan history not found anywhere else. Russia controlled Alaska from the mid-1700s until the United States purchased it in 1867. You’ll still see vestiges of Russia’s influence, including the unmistakable onion dome of St. Michael’s Cathedral and the Russian Bishop’s House, both National Historic Landmarks.
Day 12 - Ketchikan (B, L, D)
Welcome to the salmon capital of the world! Part of the town is built along a steep hillside and part is built on pilings over the water, where bald eagles watch from waterside perches. Rich native history and an outstanding collection of totem poles makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art.
Day 13 - The Inside Passage – Victoria (B, L, D)
Today is a day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s facilities, or relax on deck and
keep an eye out for wildlife as you travel south through the Inside Passage. Pull into the capital of British Columbia, Victoria. Reflecting the charm of Britain, Victoria is an easy city to walk. Explore the inner harbour or venture further afield on one of the shore excursions (additional expense).
Day 14 - Depart Seattle (B)
This morning, arrive back into Seattle. Disembark and transfer to Seattle Airport to board your homeward flight (book flight after 2pm), or consider taking in more of Seattle with some post tour accommodation (see page 128). We hope that you have enjoyed your tour and cruise and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
The US Department of Homeland Security requires all visitors to a US airport, a cruise ship in US waters, or a coach entering the USA, to receive a formal travel authorisation at least 72 hours prior to their departure.
Please ensure you apply via the website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ otherwise you will not be able to board a flight, coach or ship into the USA. Any Guest who presents themselves to the United States Customs & Border Protection (USCBP) and has not previously completed their ESTA online (US Travel Authorisation or Visa) will be turned away and denied boarding their cruise.
Evergreen Cruises & Tours will not be liable for any costs or cancellation penalties or inconvenience where travellers do not have a travel authorisation, and are not permitted to travel. Evergreen Cruises & Tours cannot apply for these travel authorisations.
Please note: A US Travel Authorisation or Visa is required for all clients that are cruising Alaska/Canada, or stopping in the US either for an extended stay, or transiting via a US city for onward travel - ie flights transferring in any US city.
Please go to the above website for more information.
Under Canada's eTA program, citizens from countries other than the United States, who do not need a visa to enter Canada, will need to obtain an online authorization before flying to Canada, unless otherwise exempted.
This new entry requirement is mandatory for all travellers entering Canada from the 15 March, 2016. Beginning on 1 August, 2015, eligible travellers will have the opportunity to go online and apply for their eTA. The earlier travellers get their eTA, the sooner they will benefit from knowing they have been pre-screened to enter Canada.
eTA is not a new concept: both the U.S. and Australia have already implemented similar programs, so many travellers are already familiar with this type of entry requirement.
Canada is making every effort to ensure that eTA does not greatly inconvenience affected travellers. The application process will be quick and easy at a low cost of only $7 Canadian, and the eTA will be valid for up to five years.
Travellers will apply online, providing basic personal information similar to what is currently collected when they arrive in Canada. eTA is convenient and paperless, which means most visa-exempt nationals who wish to travel to Canada will have their eTA granted within minutes of applying. Having obtained an eTA, travellers to Canada can expect faster service upon arrival at the border.
For further information, please go to www.canada.ca/eTA
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply