Rockies Grandeur and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise – Save $2,800 per couple

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18 days

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Explore Emerald Tours Rockies Grandeur and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise! A journey through breathtaking Canada and Alaska promises magnificent landscapes, iconic wildlife, vibrant cities, and a wealth of heritage and culture, where you’re sure to experience the trip of a lifetime.

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The Rocky Mountains are truly magnificent. Their snow-capped peaks dominate the skyline, while lush forests cover their slopes and sparkling lakes are scattered throughout the landscape, home to a variety of unique wildlife. On Vancouver Island, Victoria boasts the world-renowned Butchart Gardens and is known as Canada’s whale-watching capital. The alpine resort of Whistler serves as the gateway to Blackcomb Mountain and the breathtaking Peak-to-Peak Gondola. A drive along the stunning Icefields Parkway leads to the Ice Explorer, which takes you up the Athabasca Glacier. Travel through the Rockies by train, marveling at the local wildlife and towering firs, before exploring Alaska’s majestic fjords. This region is vast and breathtakingly beautiful.

Lake Louise with Emerald Tours

Lake Louise with Emerald Tours

Included Items

  • 37 superb meals including 17 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 12 Dinners
  • Dinner at the Rockies deepest canyon, Maligne Canyon
  • Emerald Tours Tour Director on the coach
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • 7 nights on Holland America Line's ms Koningsdam#
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • Premium First Class hotels including service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Explore Jasper National Park
  • Ride the Ice Explorer onto Athabasca Glacier
  • Discover Vancouver’s famous sights
  • Enjoy a guided nature walk through the forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Wander the world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Experience Alaska’s number one glacier viewing attraction, Glacier Bay National Park
  • Visit the Olympic ski resort town of Whistler
  • Travel along the incredible Icefields Parkway

Tour Company

Emerald Tours

Tour Location

North America

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Tour

Map

Rockies Grandeur and Alaska Cruise

Rockies Grandeur and Alaska Cruise

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Itinerary - Days 1-9 +

DAY 1 – VICTORIA

Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Victoria International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. Two Night Stay: Chateau Victoria or similar

Please book your flight to arrive into Victoria prior to 05:00 PM.

Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 2 – VICTORIA – BUTCHART GARDENS

This morning, visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showplace of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. Afterwards, enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Beacon Hill and residential areas. There is free time to explore Victoria or allow Emerald to assist you in discovering more about this historic region.

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Go whale watching, or take a horse and carriage ride (extra expense).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

DAY 3 – GEORGIA STRAIT – WHISTLER

After breakfast, drive north along Vancouver Island to Nanaimo. Board the BC Ferry and travel through the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Journey inland along the Sea to Sky Highway as the road follows the rugged coastline with views of Horseshoe Bay on your left and forested parks and mountains on your right. You will have the chance to stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before arriving at the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village. This evening, you are free to explore the village’s cobbled pathways and plazas. Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa or similar

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Undertake a Photo Safari tour with a local expert, or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (extra expense).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Emerald Tours Rockies

Emerald Tours Rockies

DAY 4 – WHISTLER – KAMLOOPS

Travel along the scenic Duffy Lake Road lined with thick forest, into the town of Lillooet. In the afternoon, head into the mountains to the picturesque village of Kamloops where the North and South Thompson rivers meet. Overnight Stay: South Thompson Inn or similar.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 – KAMLOOPS – BANFF

Today, you will be rewarded with astounding views as you reach the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Travel through British Columbia and into Alberta, enjoying glimpses of the soaring mountains as you make your way through the three spectacular national parks of Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Travel from primeval forests to Ice Age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks. Late this afternoon, we arrive into Banff National Park. Two Night Stay: The Mount Royal Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 6 – BANFF AT LEISURE

A full day at leisure for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions.

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Take a breathtaking helicopter flight, ride the Banff Gondola or relax on a float trip along the river (extra expense).

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 7 – BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – EMERALD LAKE

Start the day with a tour of Banff including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. Continue along the Trans-Canada Highway past Castle Mountain and Mount Temple to Lake Louise, the “Diamond in the Wilderness”. Enjoy some free time taking in the spectacular scenery. Your destination today is Emerald Lake, so named because of the vibrant colour of its glacier fed waters. Overnight stay at Emerald Lake Lodge, which sits right on the shores of the lake surrounded by towering peaks and forests.
Overnight Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Emerald Tours Lake Louise

Emerald Tours Lake Louise

DAY 8 – GLACIER ‘ICE EXPLORER’ – JASPER

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 and abundant wildlife. EmeraldPLUS: Walk above the Rockies deepest canyon; Maligne Canyon, then dine at Wilderness Kitchen an original Canadian smokehouse located at the canyon trailhead. This is an authentic experience which goes beyond the table and the stories of Maligne come alive with a special horns and antler presentation. Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – KAMLOOPS

Set off on a two day rail experience on “The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World”. Settle back in your SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense). Enjoy incredible views of the soaring mountains including Canada’s highest peak, the awesome 3954 metre Mount Robson as you journey towards Kamloops.
Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Onboard Silverleaf Service

Onboard Silverleaf Service

Itinerary - Days 10-18 +

DAY 10 – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – VANCOUVER

Continue your journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer following the Thompson River and passing through the magnificent Fraser Valley. Late afternoon, we arrive into Vancouver. Overnight Stay: Metropolitan Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Vancouver

Vancouver

DAY 11 – VANCOUVER – 7 NIGHTS ALASKAN CRUISE

Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, the waterfront, Gastown and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Make your way across this spectacular suspension bridge, 70 metres above the Capilano River, and join the award winning Treetops Adventure along a series of elevated walkways. This afternoon, head to Canada Place Pier to board your cruise ship. Farewell your Tour Director and check into your comfortable ocean view stateroom (upgrade to verandah stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Holland America Cruise Ship ms Koningsdam# and settle in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12 – SCENIC CRUISING

Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the world’s most spectacular waterways passing forests, mountains, islands and inlets.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13 – INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISING – JUNEAU

Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage with its jaw dropping scenery. In the afternoon sail into Juneau, arguably one of America’s most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. The historic city centre goes back to its gold-rush origins, but nature is the priceless treasure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ms Koningsdam

ms Koningsdam

DAY 14 – SKAGWAY

Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was an untamed town controlled by organised criminals. Today, the town retains its gold rush character and its colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. For a truly memorable excursion, take an optional ride on the narrow gauge White Pass and Yukon Railroad (shore excursions are at own expense).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15 – GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK

Early this morning, your cruise ship enters the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park, where thirteen spectacular glaciers flow from surrounding mountains into the waters of the bay. A National Park Service Ranger will help you spot wildlife, while pointing out sights and explaining glacial activity. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to see a pinnacle of ice ‘calve’ or break away from the face of the glacier, and with a thunderous boom land in the bay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park

DAY 16 – KETCHIKAN

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. Rich native history and an outstanding collection of totem poles makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 17 – THE INSIDE PASSAGE

A day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s many facilities, or simply relax on deck with a drink and watch unmatched scenery glide by.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 18 – DEPART VANCOUVER

Disembark early this morning and transfer to Vancouver Airport to board your homeward flight. Please book your flight to depart out of Vancouver after 02:00 PM.

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Tours cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

Meals Included: Breakfast

ms Koningsdam / Rocky Mountaineer Silverleaf +

ms Koningsdam

If complete bliss is the destination, Koningsdam cruise ship is the journey. Fluid lines, light-filled spaces, and a blend of 21st century elegance and nautical tradition dazzles at every turn. The ship abounds with innovative dining and entertainment options. Head to B.B. King’s Blues Club for Memphis R&B, take in visually stunning entertainment at World Stage, or revisit classic hits at Billboard Onboard. There’s much to see and do on Koningsdam, the first of the cruise ships in Holland America Line’s Pinnacle class.

2650 guests

ms Koningsdam

ms Koningsdam

Oceanview Stateroom:

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view.

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Elemis Aromapure soap, lotion, shampoo
  • Luxurious bathrobes
  • Hair dryers, makeup mirrors
  • Fresh fruit upon request
  • Safe
  • Ice service
  • Shoeshine
  • TV with On Demand movies, programming
ms Koningsdam Dining Room

ms Koningsdam Dining Room

Dining Options:

The Dining Room: Flagship dining experience is a welcoming and sophisticated setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Lido Market: A casual, modern marketplace, Lido Market offers the widest range of food options on board.

Dive In: This casual poolside grill serves up the best burgers at sea.

New York Pizza: Our poolside pizzeria has fresh Italian salads and authentic thin-crust personal pizzas with savory toppings.

Pinnacle Grill: The ultimate steakhouse at sea, with an exceptional menu of prime steaks, seafood and wine.

Canaletto: Canaletto is a relaxed setting with authentic Italian cuisine.

Tamarind: Explore traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan.

Rudi’s Sel De Mer: offers a modern twist on classic French dishes and seafood

Grand Dutch Cafe: Enjoy a savory snack, a pint of lager or a traditional Dutch coffee in a space that exudes Dutch heritage from the moment you walk in.

Nami Sushi: Dine on delectable sushi whilst enjoying stunning ocean views.

Gelato: With many flavours to choose from, be transported to Italy!

Fitness centre

Fitness centre

Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf

Our SilverLeaf service level gives you everything you need and more to experience the majesty of the Rocky Mountains in luxury: panoramic views, delicious meals and beverages brought right to your seat, friendly Hosts and complimentary baggage transfers. And miles and miles of memories.

See it All: Our custom-designed glass-dome coaches give you a truly panoramic view of your surroundings. The oversized windows give you a clean, crisp view and make photography a snap. So you can take it all in from the comfort of your reclining chair. Or you can get a little bit closer in our outdoor viewing area.

A Feast for Your Senses: Enjoy gourmet meals served in the comfort of your seat. It might even take your eyes away from the window – at least for a little while.

Smiles for Miles: Our friendly team of Hosts and culinary team members will serve your meals, entertain you with stories, take care of those special requests, and ensure your comfort, so that you can focus on the journey ahead.

Award-Winning Service: Sit back and enjoy the scenery as our Hosts attend to your every need. From entertaining you with stories about passing landmarks to topping up your glass of wine and calling out wildlife sightings, you can rest assured that everything will be taken care of.

Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf carriage

Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf carriage

Booking Terms & Conditions

Advertised price based on 23 April 2025 departure in SilverLeaf and Oceanview Stateroom. Pricing per person is correct as of 4 June 2024 and includes the offer discount*, subject to availability at the time of booking. Offers may be withdrawn or prices updated by the supplier at any time, so please enquire with our expert consultants for the latest pricing, terms and conditions. Single supplement may also apply. *Super Earlybird: Enjoy savings of $1,400 per person when book and pay in full at time of booking. Until sold out.

Tour Code – ERPC

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