Holiday Itinerary - Heart of the Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise

Day 1: Calgary.

Welcome to Calgary! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2: Calgary to Banff National Park.

The discovery of oil converted this ranching town into a sophisticated city. It is also home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede. Tour many of the city’s attractions, including Canada Olympic Park, and the Saddledome. Motor west through the foothills and into BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. An orientation tour includes Banff’s unspoiled beauty.

Day 3: Banff National Park.

Banff is one of Canada’s favourite year-round resorts, with summer activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing. With a free day, your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Day 4: Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park.

Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. First stop is Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surroundings. Up next: a stop at the Columbia Icefield to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 750 feet thick. Then, journey north into Jasper National Park, where precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach scales three mountain passes. Later, your Tour Director suggests an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.

Day 5: Jasper National Park.

Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer—from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Day 6: Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Kamloops.

Depart Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Yellowhead Highway continues south along the mighty Thompson River, with spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 7: Kamloops - Ferry Crossing - Victoria.

As you travel through British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline, the vegetation changes from desert landscape to lush alpine forest. Board your ferry for the spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous Butchart Gardens, the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. This evening, consider a stroll along the lively Waterfront Promenade.

Day 8: Victoria.

Today is free to explore on your own. You may choose to join an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles. Your Tour Director will have ideas for enjoying this most British of Canadian cities.

Day 9: Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver.

This morning, set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands. In Vancouver, city sightseeing includes Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, and other famous landmarks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Robson Street and experience British Columbia’s premier shopping and entertainment location.

Day 10: Vancouver (Embarkation)

Embark your cruise ship. Meals included: Dinner

Day 11: Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

Spend the day cruising one of the world’s most spectacular waterways. Located along the coast of British Columbia, the Inside Passage is the longest sheltered inland waterway in the world. Watch the water for orcas and humpback whales. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Juneau

Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on Gastineau Channel, Alaska’s capital city of Juneau has massive Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefield at its back door. Visit the rustic shops in town—or get out and kayak, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee, or fish. There’s no end to the adventure because of the long daylight hours. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Skagway

In winter, the sidewalks are all but rolled up in Skagway, so you can imagine the frightful conditions endured by gold prospectors who passed through en route to the Yukon. Take your time and poke your head into every little shop, from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Kennedy’s Dry Goods. The Red Onion Saloon, with its honky-tonk piano and costumed barmaids, is a treasure trove of memorabilia featuring pictures of Klondike Kate, Peahull Annie, and other historic characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of ’98 Museum. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. How does it feel when a colossal chunk of ice splits off a glacier and crashes into the sea? The sound is like thunder. The impact shoots water hundreds of meters into the air. You hold your breath as you capture the moment on camera, then you wait for it all to happen again. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Ketchikan

Alaska’s “First City” of Ketchikan is so named because it is the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain. An important hub of the salmon-fishing and -packing industries—visitors can try their luck on a sport-fishing excursion or simply savor the fresh seafood at one of the local restaurants. It is also one of the best spots along the Inside Passage to explore the rich cultural sights of Native Alaskan nations like the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes, from Misty Fjords National Monument to famed Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Sailing the Inside Passage offers opportunities to spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife, with humpback whales and orca plying the bountiful waters alongside the ships, bald eagles soaring overhead and brown bears lumbering on the shoreline. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Vancouver (Disembarkation)

Your cruise ends this morning. Please schedule flights after Noon. Meals included: Breakfast

Things to note

Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.

At least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

Departure dates 2022 Heart of the Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1994

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1855

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Arrive Calgary depart Vancouver - tour 8915. Departure dates and prices

Dates 2022
Prices from Dates 2022
Prices from 

May 2

£2130
£1981

July 4, 18

£2287
£2127

May 9
£1994
£1855
July 21 £2377
£2211
May 16
£2064
£1920
July 25

£2287
£2127

May 30 £2164
£2013
August 1, 8

£2287
£2127

June 2
£2250
£2093
August 11

£2280
£2121

June 13
£2290
£2130
August 15, 22

£2220
£2065

June 20 £2430
£2260
August 29

£2298
£2138

June 27 £2290
£2130
September 5, 12
£2164
£2013
June 30
£2380
£2214

Prices are per person (double occupancy) based on tour only, excluding flights and transfers. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Tour price is based on inside cabins. Cabin categories offered vary by ship and departure date. For more details, please call our travel specialists. Single supplement available. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Alaska

Cosmos Tours
Heart of the Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise

17 days escorted touring holiday - 7% discount

2022 discount prices from only £1855

The Canadian Rockies are known for their stunning scenery, rugged mountains, breathtaking glaciers, mighty rivers, and gorgeous national parks. On this Heart of the Canadian Rockies tour, you’ll experience this breathtaking scenery and enjoy thrilling experiences as you overnight in Calgary, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Victoria, and Vancouver. Plus, you’ll enjoy a 7-night Alaska cruise where you’ll witness the amazing Inside Passage, one of the world’s most picturesque sea lanes with unbelievable beauty.

Enjoy two nights in Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park and gateway to the Canadian Rockies. You’ll have time to take an optional excursion and explore the alpine meadows, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, and quaint shops on your own. You’ll also enjoy two nights in Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada. You can hike, explore the shops, and take an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island. Between Banff and Jasper, enjoy a highlight of this Canadian Rockies tour—a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle, on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Your journey between the two national parks also includes a stop in Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surrounding mountains and pristine wilderness.

This tour also includes ferry crossings between Vancouver and Victoria as well as sightseeing in Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria. In Victoria, your sightseeing includes world-famous Butchart Gardens with its 55 acres of showcase floral exhibits. Free time in Victoria allows you to explore on your own or to take an optional excursion.

All of this and more await you on this Canadian Rockies tour designed for the savvy, value-minded traveler. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the stunning landscapes you’ll see on this once-in-a-lifetime vacation!

This stunning 17 day tour the Heart of the Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance

Highlights

  • Calgary: Sightseeing.
  • Banff National Park: Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park.
  • Lake Louise: Visit the lake.
  • Columbia Icefield: Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield.
  • Jasper National Park: Orientation tour; stay two nights inside Jasper National Park
  • Victoria: Sightseeing; visit Butchart Gardens
  • Vancouver: Sightseeing; Stanley Park
  • Holland American Cruise: 7 night Inside Passage Cruise on the MS Volendam or MS Koningsdam  

Rockies

Professional tour director

Transportation: Ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; Holland America’s MS Volendam or MS Koningsdam on Tours 8915 & 8555; private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.

Hotels:Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent

  • Calgary - Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre
  • Banff National Park - Bow View Lodge
  • Jasper National Park - Marmot Lodge
  • Kamloops - Thompson Hotel and Conference Centre
  • Victoria - Royal Scot Hotel and Suites
  • Vancouver - Holiday Inn and Suites Vancouver Downtown

Victoria

Small Group Discovery

Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Flights available from most UK airports

Tour prices are shown without flights: make your own arrangements, or purchase your flights with us from most UK airports. All flight-inclusive tours are ATOL-protected, so you can book with confidence.

Everything you need

Transportation

When it comes to showing you the best of North America, Cosmos goes the extra mile. In addition to our private, first-class coaches, we use a variety of transportation for an out-of-this-world experience. 

Sweet dreams

After a day of travelling, you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive hotel, while getting great value for your money. With this in mind, we have hand-picked your hotels throughout North America. Depending on the location, some hotels offer complimentary morning coffee or breakfast.

Friends in local places

At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximise your free time. We partner with the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides to give you the richest experience possible.

Sights and sounds

Our packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of North America. Cruise through the spectacular Gulf Islands, gaze across the Grand Canyon, or walk through history in New England. Enjoy inside visits of the must-see sights with knowledgeable Local Guides who bring each destination to life.

Time to relax

No one enjoys a holiday where every second is spent on a schedule. We build free time into every Cosmos holiday, so you can eat, shop, and explore the way you want. Your Tour Director can offer suggestions for things to see and do—or you can join one of our many outstanding optional excursions.

CosmosGo

Our free CosmosGO mobile app puts the world at your fingertips. Log in to review your itinerary up to 45 days before departure, and get entertainment, sightseeing, dining and shopping suggestions for each destination to look at while travelling. Download your city guides in advance, and make the most of the built-in GPS to help you navigate each place without needing to use up any of your data.

See individual tours for hotel listings and learn what is included in your holiday.


RECENTLY VIEWED TOURS

Brochures requested. Click here to go to the brochures page.

Travel 55 is part of the Cennet Travel Group
All content © Cennet Travel 2021 Website Design by Seventy9

T&C's | Privacy | Cookies | Contact Us