Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - UK/Banff

Depart on your scheduled flight to Calgary today. On arrival, we will transfer you to the Rocky Mountains and your hotel in Banff. This will be our base for the next three nights.​

Day 2 - Banff

This morning we'll head out together to explore Banff. The views are bound to take your breath away, so be sure to remember your camera! During our tour we'll see the Hoodoos of Bow Valley – imposing spires of rock, carved by wind and water, and the fabulous Surprise Corner. Here, a stunning view of the famous Banff Springs Hotel suddenly opens up before you.

Day 3 - Lake Louise

Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of Lake Louise - a glacial, jade-green lake surrounded on all sides by towering peaks. It's been described as one of Canada's most beautiful locations and you'll see it in all its glory on today's included excursion. If you wish, there will be plenty of time to take in the views from hiking trails along the shore.​

Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer

Today's the day you'll step aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train, you've an exciting two-day journey ahead. Sit back in your reclining seat, enjoy the commentary and relax as the scenic grandeur of the Rockies unfolds. Today's journey takes us through tunnels, over high mountain passes and along the South Thompson River to Kamloops. We'll stay in a hotel here overnight.

Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer

We'll climb back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer and continue our journey to Vancouver, following the course of the Thompson and then the Fraser River. On arrival in Vancouver we will transfer you to your hotel for a two-night stay.​

Day 6 - Vancouver

Surrounded by mountains, forests and islands, Vancouver is one of the most beautifully located cities in the world and you are free to do as you please here today. If you want to explore further afield, our optional tour to Victoria, on Vancouver Island, comes highly recommended. You'll travel by ferry to the capital of British Columbia and visit the famous Butchart Gardens, Parliament building and the impressive Empress Hotel.

Day 7 - Vancouver and Volendam

Today we'll transfer you to Vancouver harbour and you'll board your cruise ship, Volendam. You'll have plenty of time to settle into you comfortable cabin and explore the ship, before setting sail on your seven-night cruise at 5pm.​

Day 8 - The Inside Passage

As your cruise through North America's most scenic coastal landscape begins, you'll want to spend time on deck gazing at the scenery and watching out for wildlife. You never know, you could be lucky enough to spot breaching whales, soaring eagles, inquisitive seals, and grizzly bears.​

Day 9 - Juneau

Early this afternoon we'll dock in the Alaskan capital, Juneau, where you can step ashore and make your own discoveries. The 13-mile long Mendenhall Glacier is definitely a worth a visit.​

Day 10 - Skagway

Today we arrive in Skagway, a lively relic of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. With its wooden sidewalks and turn-of-the-century buildings, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time.​

Day 11 - Glacier Bay

Get ready for one of the scenic highlights of your cruise as we head to Glacier Bay. You'll see enormous icebergs floating in the blue-green water, and if we're lucky, we might watch as a glacier 'calves', sending thousands of tons of ice thundering into the bay.​

Day 12 - Ketchikan

This afternoon our journey takes us to Ketchikan, a quaint town clinging to the mountainside. It's a lovely place to explore at your own pace, and maybe sample some fresh Alaskan salmon. Or, you could explore Totem Poles Park, the choice is entirely yours.​

Day 13 - Cruising at sea

It's your final day on board, so take every opportunity to appreciate the scenery as it unfurls before your very eyes. We'll cruise the Inside Passage back towards Vancouver and you'll have plenty of time to relax with new-found friends, reliving the wonderful moments you've shared.​

Day 14 - Vancouver/UK

Your cruise comes to an end as you disembark in Vancouver. A Local Guide will take you on a city tour and later we will transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.​

Day 15 - UK

Arrive in the UK.

Optional Excursions and Add on

Optional excursion

  • Vancouver - Victoria on Vancouver Island including Butchart Gardens from £124 pp

Add on 

Rockies, Rail and an Alaskan cruise with Vancouver add on. Extend your holiday to 17 days from £599 pp. May 2019 - September 2019 departures.

Rockies, Rail and an Alaskan cruise with Vancouver add on. Extend your holiday to 17 days from £549 pp. May 2020 - September 2020 departures.

Departure dates and prices 2019/2020

To book this tour online click here. Or to request a brochure click here.

Prices from

Prices from

9 May 2019


7 May 2020


23 May 2019


21 May 2020


6 June 2019


4, 25 June 2020


29 August 2019

£4299 3 September 2020 £4199

12 September 2019


The holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.  Alternative dates may be available but not yet guaranteed, call for details. Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents. All holidays subject to Travelsphere Terms & Conditions

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Rockies, Rail and an Alaska Cruise

Cruise Holidays 15 Days

From £3999

This incredible tour takes you past Canada’s rushing rivers, jagged mountains and whispering pine forests on board the famous Rocky Mountaineer. Then it’s plain sailing through the pristine wilderness of Alaska, passing misty fjords, giant glaciers and log cabin countryside. All this and visits to Banff and stunning Lake Louise.

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Banff
  • Lake Louise
  • Two-day journey on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • A 7-night cruise through Alaska
  • Vancouver city tour

What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air Canada
  • 6 nights room only in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 7 nights full board on board Holland America Line's Volendam
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager (pre-cruise)
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage


Mount Royal Hotel, Banff Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff and overlooking the mountains, this historic hotel is in a redbrick building dating to 1908. Warm, relaxed rooms and suites have free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas. Dining options include a Canadian restaurant with communal tables, a rib shack, and a cozy lounge with a fireplace. There's also a hot tub and a sauna.

Kamloops Hotel, Kamloops Your hotel in Kamloops this evening is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer and will be advised when you board the train

Holiday Inn and Suites Vancouver Downtown A 7-minute walk from shopping on Robson Street, this modern hotel is also a 10-minute walk from the Hornby Street Aquabus, which offers direct access to Granville Island. Subdued rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. The facility also offers a casual restaurant/lounge, an indoor heated pool and a 24-hour exercise room, plus a spa.

MS Volendam You will cruise aboard Holland America’s ms Volendam a mid sized ship with a maximum guest capacity of 1432 passengers. Their ships are known for the artworks on board, and also for the generous personal space given in the suites and staterooms. The Volendam has a beautiful garden theme reflected in the artful floral motif throughout the ship, and huge vases of fresh floral arrangements. 

On board there is plenty to do with facilities including two swimming pools, fitness centre, basketball and volleyball courts, shopping, and the Greenhouse Spa and Salon where you can book a treatment in one of the relaxing rooms, or book a hair or nail appointment in the Salon. Additionally, learn about the amazing natural world with exclusive content from BBC Earth, through on board concerts, films and shows. 

At mealtimes the ship boasts five restaurants to choose from, there is The Dining Room for breakfast, lunch or your five course evening meal, offering elegant and sophisticated dining, from classic favorites to local dishes, inspired by the region you are visiting. For a more casual meal, the Lido Market offers food from different themed stations, with a panoramic view of the sea, or enjoy a gourmet burger, hot dog, or lighter bite from the pool side – Dive In. You could choose to enjoy your evening meal at the luxurious Pinnacle Grill which serves dishes inspired by the Pacific, boutique local wines are available, as well as others from famous vineyards across the world. Alternatively try Canaletto, offering authentic Italian dining, from pasta to grill dishes. 

There is a choice of three bars and a relaxing lounge, as well as the Wajang Theatre where you can enjoy complimentary films and popcorn, and the Casino, offering games for all levels, with professionals at hand to help you learn new skills.

Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Canadian Rockies Rail and Alaska Cruise


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