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Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Cruise

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  • Experience the drama of the magnificent Rocky Mountains in unrivalled luxury on the Rocky Mountaineer train, the ultimate way to travel across this breathtaking terrain.
  • Enjoy impeccable SilverLeaf service with 2 days on board the Rocky Mountaineer, including two breakfasts and two lunches. Upgrade available at a supplement
  • Guided visits to Lake Louise, Peyto Lake and the Athabasca Glacier plus ride on the Snocoach and a tour of Vancouver.
  • Travel on the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic highways, and walk on the 300-metre-thick Athabasca glacier
  • Enjoy a 7-night, full-board Alaskan cruise with Holland America Line
  • Visit the awe-inspiring Glacier Bay National Park, a World Heritage Site home to actively calving glaciers and humpback whales
  • Opportunity to book from a huge selection of shore excursions such as glacier helicopter flights, bear and whale-watching, fishing, kayaking, hiking and even dog-sledding
  • Stay in Banff and Vancouver
  • Stay in hand-picked three-star superior accommodation
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At a Glance
3-star hotel accommodation
7 nights on MS Koningsdam
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer train
Full board during the cruise
4 meals: 2 breakfasts & 2 lunches
Expert tour manager
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Overview

The Canadian Rockies, coupled with an Alaskan cruise, must surely rank amongst the very finest scenic and wildlife holidays on earth! Combining Canada, the world’s second largest country, with a cruise to Alaska, the largest state in the US, our tour has been designed to showcase the very best that such an enormous area can offer.

The magnificent Rocky Mountains are Canada’s crowning glory: home to bears, majestic elk, moose and beaver, with vast forests that seem to go on forever. Opaque lakes of stunning emerald green and turquoise reflect the magnificent scenery like no other place on earth. Carpets of wild flowers bedeck the green meadows spread beneath the towering glaciers - huge expanses of brilliant white ice and snow, contrasting with the muted greys and pinks of the jagged peaks. We stay in Banff, the very heart of the mountains, then travel along a monument to man’s engineering prowess, the ‘road of steel’ that is the great Trans-Canadian railway, on the incredible Rocky Mountaineer train. Crossing high passes, deep ravines and innumerable spectacular bridges, places that can only be seen by rail, the Rocky Mountaineer is acknowledged as the ultimate way to travel through the beautifully rugged terrain of Alberta and British Columbia.

Finally, we arrive in Vancouver, nestling beside the immense majesty of the Pacific Ocean, which ranks alongside Sydney, Cape Town and San Francisco as one of the world’s most naturally beautiful panoramas. With its gleaming glass skyscrapers reflected in the azure-blue ocean, Canada’s third largest city is a fascinating and cosmopolitan metropolis encircled by water and mountains.

Our seven-night cruise with Holland America Line to Alaska is available as an extension on all departures. The cruise includes two days at sea sailing the calm, sheltered waters of the famed Inside Passage. In Alaska, we visit the historic ports of Skagway and Ketchikan, where the prospectors of the 1890’s Klondike gold rush took their first steps towards riches or heartache!

We spend a whole day cruising the pristine waters of Glacier Bay, travelling through a landscape that was completely covered by a 20-mile wide glacier just 200 years ago! The park contains eight tidewater glaciers, extraordinary twelve-storey walls of ice in countless shades of blue and white, creaking and groaning their way to the sea where huge blocks up to 200 feet high break loose and crash into the chilly waters.

On board you will enjoy unparalleled service and extraordinary sights coupled with exciting and unique experiences via the many shore excursions on offer. So, come join us on this wonderful tour and explore one of the most exciting places in North America, located in truly awesome scenery, with enchanting wildlife and welcoming people. You are sure to return with some amazing lifelong memories!

Your Itinerary

Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

Price Includes

Tour

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a room. Sole occupancy rooms are available at the relevant supplement. The price includes: 

  • Flights to Calgary and returning from Vancouver
  • Seven nights on room-only basis, staying in superior three-star hotels (medium class in Kamloops, Arranged directly by the Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Two breakfasts and lunches plus selected drinks and staff gratuities on Rocky Mountaineer train
  • All transfers
  • Hotel porterage of one item of luggage per person
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Included excursions are a tour of Vancouver, guided visits to Lake Louise, Peyto Lake and the Athabasca Glacier plus ride on the Snocoach.

Alaska Cruise

Your cruise includes:

  • Seven nights in an inside J-category cabin
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Transfers on return to Vancouver
  • All port taxes

Numerous other cabin categories are available at a supplement. Cruise itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions. On-board currency is the US dollar.

Extras

US$15.50 per person per day (US$17 in suites) will be added to your on-board account for cruise staff gratuities and a 15% service charge is added to all drinks bills.

Classic Tours Information

Along with your experienced and knowledgeable tour manager and local experts, you’ll discover so much on our award-winning Classic tours, offering the best value for money way for you to explore the world.

Our tour managers have been rated as the best in the business for their knowledge and experience and will go above and beyond to ensure every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly – so all you need to worry about is your packing.

Your Cruise Ship

MS Koningsdam

The first of Holland America Line’s Pinnacle-class ships, the 2,650-passenger MS Koningsdam was launched in 2016 and boasts more outside Ocean View and Verandah staterooms than most other ships in Alaska. The Promenade deck goes right round the ship with plenty of classic teak deck chairs to relax in, whilst its stunning three-deck atrium and spacious public rooms are adorned with a wide variety of art and antiques.

Current offers

Book a 2023 departure before 1 September 2022 to benefit from Holland America's early booking discount.

  • £75pp off any Veranda Cabins or Suites
  • £50pp off any Outside Cabin
  • £25pp off any Inside Cabin

MS koningsdam

Click here for more information about your ship, the MS Koningsdam.

Personalise Your Holiday

Make it Your Own

Gold Leaf Carriage on the Rocky Mountaineer Train
 

Upgrade to Gold Leaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer - from £439 per person

Your tour includes the Silver Leaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer train, however, you may wish to upgrade to the double-decker Gold Leaf Dome carriage with its panoramic wrap-round windows that make you feel right in the middle of the breathtaking scenery! Gold Leaf guests also have access to the open-air observation vestibule at the end of each carriage. Impeccable service is complimented with 3-course gourmet dining in the lower-level dining room.

Upgrades are subject to availability and are not bookable online.

Upgrades are from £439 per person for 2022 departures and from £459 per person for 2023 departures.

If you would like to upgrade or make any further enquiries, please call our reservations department.
 

Choose from a wide selection of shore excursions

During your Alaska cruise, you may wish to add on glacier helicopter flights, bear and whale-watching, fishing, kayaking, hiking and even dog-sledding. These shore excursions are bookable locally.

 

Upgrade Your Flight

Premium Economy – from £1090

Pamper yourself with Premium Economy and experience superior comfort in a dedicated cabin. Seats are larger with a 38inch seat pitch, extra legroom, recline feature and personal touch-screen TV’s with a top rated entertainment. Premium meals are served on china dishware with a selection of wine and spirits.

Business class – from £2215

Air Canada Signature Service offers a premium travel experience featuring a seamless airport experience with dedicated check-in counters, expedited security clearance, lounge access, exclusive boarding lanes, priority baggage handling and more. Executive or classic pods with lumbar support and massage function which convert to a fully flat bed and an 18inch personal touch-screen TV’s with a top rated entertainment. Chef inspired meals served on china dishware with a selection of premium wine and spirits.

If you would like to upgrade your flight or make any further enquiries, please call our reservations department.
 

Experience the World-Famous Calgary Stampede

Travel with us on  to experience the greatest rodeo on earth!

Copper Canyon Northern Mexico
 

Staying for two nights in Calgary, we have included tickets to watch the rodeo – with the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls competing in the spectacular bull riding, steer roping, bronco riding and barrel racing. It’s an unforgettable experience like no other!

This is automatically included with your booking on the 15th July 2022 and 14th July 2023 so there's no need to do anything extra when you book.

Please ensure that you check the date of departure correctly when booking, as this experience is exclusive to the 15th July 2022 and 14th July 2023 departures.

Useful Information

Visa Information

Along with a valid passport, UK citizens must have an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) in order to travel to Canada. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/canada/entry-requirements

eTA cost is CAD$7 per person. Full details of how and when to apply will be sent with your booking confirmation.

British passport holders do not require a visa under the USA Visa Waiver Programme, but must now apply online for authorisation.

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Please note that visa costs may be subject to change.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Health

There are no current health requirements for travel to the USA and Canada, however, whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical health, we would point out that we often enjoy walking tours (sometimes over unmade paths) so this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. Please bear this in mind when considering this holiday.

Fact File

  • Currencies: Canadian Dollar, US Dollar
  • Flight Time: Approx. 8 hrs (outbound) and 9 hrs (inbound)
  • Language: English
  • Time Zone: GMT -3.5 to -8
  • Countries: Canada, USA

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Calgary International Airport Calgary 20 mins Vancouver Vancouver International Airport 30 mins


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