First Passage to the West Discovery Self-Drive with Cruise ms Volendam

What's Included

DESCRIPTION

Start your 14 day adventure with a mesmerizing Alaska cruise along the pristine coastline of BC and Alaska before weaving your way along historic train tracks to the Canadian Rockies. Finish off the journey with a leisurely drive through Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary.

 

DESTINATIONS
Alaska Tour (pre or post tour, from Vancouver): Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan
Land Tour: Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary
ROUTES
TRIP LENGTH
14 Days / 13 Nights total
2 Days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
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Vancouver to Calgary, with Pre-Tour Cruise [Tour Code: WBMR]
Calgary to Vancouver, with Post-Tour Cruise [Tour Code: WBMP]
MODES OF TRAVEL
Rocky Mountaineer Train
Motorcoach
Cruise ship
Rental Car
ROUTE TYPE
One-way
PRICE
$5,249 to $9,949 CAD
Base package price range
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What's Included

Activities & Tours
Activities & Tours
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
  • Calgary Tower
Dining
Dining
  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
Travel & Transport
Travel & Transport
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service
  • 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise
  • 3 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charges and unlimited kilometres
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver and Kamloops
  • Hotel-cruise terminal transfers in Vancouver
  • Luggage handling
Accommodations
Accommodations
  • 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise, Verandah (GoldLeaf Service) or Ocean-View (SilverLeaf Service) Stateroom
  • 6 nights hotel
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Begin your journey at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your ship. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam.
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Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam.
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Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door. Juneau is the place to let your imagination run wild. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest, visit the rustic shops in town, set out and whale watch, flightsee, hike, kayak, raft or fish. Due to the long daylight hours, there’s plenty of time for your perfect Juneau adventure. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam.
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Take your time and poke into every little store 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 vintage characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of ‘98 Museum. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park boasts restored buildings and wooden boardwalks that invite you to take a stroll into the past. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam.
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As Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. Bring out the camera and listen for the thunderous sound of a monumental chunk of ice that has split from a glacier as it crashes into the sea. The impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam.
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Built out over the water and climbing weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains with a cheerful air. Take time to explore Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village, Ketchikan’s main attractions. Deep water fjords created by retreating glaciers has left behind stunning granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls cascading into placid waters. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam.
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Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam.
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After breakfast you will disembark the ms Volendam in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Take full advantage of a free day at leisure in Vancouver, and check out Vancouver’s must-see attractions like the Vancouver Aquarium (admission not included), Stanley Park, or Granville Island, explore the city’s museums, art galleries, gardens, and varied neighbourhoods, or take a day trip to discover the nearby resort town of Whistler or British Columbia’s charming capital on Vancouver Island, Victoria. Overnight in Vancouver.

HOTEL IF SILVERLEAF SERVICE SELECTED

Georgian Court Hotel - Deluxe Room

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions. Enjoy a warm welcome combined with attentive service and exceptional value for money.

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions. Enjoy a warm welcome combined with attentive service and exceptional value for money.

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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the 'Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history. Holding a prime downtown location, steps from Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver's vibrant atmosphere. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has...

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the 'Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history. Holding a prime downtown location, steps from Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver's vibrant atmosphere. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has recently completed a $12 million restaurant, bar and lobby renovation, providing the ‘Grand Dame’ with a sense of renewed luxury.

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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Signature Harbour View Room

Located on the city’s dynamic harbourfront, the Fairmont Waterfront is a world class luxury hotel in Vancouver offering upscale comfort, personalized service, and unparalleled West Coast views, with easy access to everything that makes Vancouver spectacular. When it comes to convenient...

Located on the city’s dynamic harbourfront, the Fairmont Waterfront is a world class luxury hotel in Vancouver offering upscale comfort, personalized service, and unparalleled West Coast views, with easy access to everything that makes Vancouver spectacular. When it comes to convenient location, it’s hard to beat the Fairmont Waterfront. 

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Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.

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Georgian Court Hotel - Deluxe Room

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions. Enjoy a warm welcome combined with attentive service and exceptional value for money.

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions. Enjoy a warm welcome combined with attentive service and exceptional value for money.

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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the 'Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history. Holding a prime downtown location, steps from Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver's vibrant atmosphere. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has...

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the 'Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history. Holding a prime downtown location, steps from Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver's vibrant atmosphere. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has recently completed a $12 million restaurant, bar and lobby renovation, providing the ‘Grand Dame’ with a sense of renewed luxury.

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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Signature Harbour View Room

Located on the city’s dynamic harbourfront, the Fairmont Waterfront is a world class luxury hotel in Vancouver offering upscale comfort, personalized service, and unparalleled West Coast views, with easy access to everything that makes Vancouver spectacular. When it comes to convenient...

Located on the city’s dynamic harbourfront, the Fairmont Waterfront is a world class luxury hotel in Vancouver offering upscale comfort, personalized service, and unparalleled West Coast views, with easy access to everything that makes Vancouver spectacular. When it comes to convenient location, it’s hard to beat the Fairmont Waterfront. 

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Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast & lunch included onboard. Please note that all accommodation in Kamloops is of moderate standard.
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Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Breakfast & lunch included onboard.

HOTEL IF SILVERLEAF SERVICE SELECTED

Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa - Hotel Room

Located in Banff National Park, the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa offers a mountain lodge hotel, a great steakhouse restaurant and a full service spa, all in one outstanding location. This ideal vacation spot is located on Banff Avenue, the main street in the town of Banff. Surrounded by mountains,...

Located in Banff National Park, the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa offers a mountain lodge hotel, a great steakhouse restaurant and a full service spa, all in one outstanding location. This ideal vacation spot is located on Banff Avenue, the main street in the town of Banff. Surrounded by mountains, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.

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Fairmont Banff Springs - Fairmont Room

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a...

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences.

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Fairmont Banff Springs - Deluxe Room

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a...

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences.

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Enjoy the short drive to Lake Louise into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise.

HOTEL IF SILVERLEAF SERVICE SELECTED

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing,...

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing,...

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing,...

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

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Travel through Kananaskis Country and the ranching regions of Alberta before arriving in Calgary. Overnight in Calgary.

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Delta Calgary Downtown - Guest Room

Renowned for its genuine hospitality, the Delta Calgary Downtown is ideally located in downtown Calgary at the intersection of the city's business and cultural districts. Enjoy convenient access to all venues through the Calgary Skywalk system and public transportation, which makes exploring our...

Renowned for its genuine hospitality, the Delta Calgary Downtown is ideally located in downtown Calgary at the intersection of the city's business and cultural districts. Enjoy convenient access to all venues through the Calgary Skywalk system and public transportation, which makes exploring our city that much easier. When you return at the end of the day, expect the comforts of home.

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Hyatt Regency Calgary - Standard Room

Step through the doors of the hotel and you’ll be greeted by elegant grand lobby decorated in rich colors with contrasting historic 1866 sandstone walls. As you walk to your room, you’ll see a beautiful collection of over 500 original Western Canadian objets d’art, and the spacious rooms...

Step through the doors of the hotel and you’ll be greeted by elegant grand lobby decorated in rich colors with contrasting historic 1866 sandstone walls. As you walk to your room, you’ll see a beautiful collection of over 500 original Western Canadian objets d’art, and the spacious rooms and suites provide deluxe conveniences, including the Hyatt Grand Bed® and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

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Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Junior Suite

Centrally located in downtown Calgary, Fairmont Palliser is conveniently situated within walking distance to the city's most exciting retail shopping, arts, culture and entertainment venues. Set in the heart of the city, Fairmont Palliser is a historical landmark offering distinctive...

Centrally located in downtown Calgary, Fairmont Palliser is conveniently situated within walking distance to the city's most exciting retail shopping, arts, culture and entertainment venues. Set in the heart of the city, Fairmont Palliser is a historical landmark offering distinctive accommodation in elegant surroundings.

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Drop off your rental car in downtown Calgary or at Calgary International Airport, where your vacation ends.
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Take in the scenery through the windows of our custom-designed, single level glass...

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Take in the scenery through the windows of our custom-designed, single level glass dome coaches.

  • Single level glass domed coach with oversized windows
  • Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference
  • Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout your journey, along with gourmet snacks
  • Overnight accommodation in popular hotels
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Starting from
$5,249.00 CAD
May 09, 2018
$5,249.00 CAD
May 16, 2018
$5,399.00 CAD
May 23, 2018
$5,599.00 CAD
May 30, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018
$5,799.00 CAD
Jun 27, 2018 - Jul 04, 2018
$5,899.00 CAD
Jul 11, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018
$5,799.00 CAD
Aug 29, 2018 - Sep 19, 2018
$5,649.00 CAD
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The luxury and comfort is simply beyond compare. No wonder this is our most popular...

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The luxury and comfort is simply beyond compare. No wonder this is our most popular service.

  • Two level, glass domed coach with full-length windows
  • Exclusive dining room
  • Gourmet hot meals
  • Complimentary beverages and snacks
  • Deluxe accommodation
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Starting from
$7,399.00 CAD
May 09, 2018
$7,399.00 CAD
May 16, 2018
$7,699.00 CAD
May 23, 2018
$8,199.00 CAD
May 30, 2018
$8,549.00 CAD
Jun 06, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018
$8,699.00 CAD
Jun 27, 2018 - Jul 04, 2018
$8,849.00 CAD
Jul 11, 2018 - Aug 08, 2018
$8,749.00 CAD
Aug 15, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018
$8,249.00 CAD
Aug 29, 2018 - Sep 19, 2018
$8,099.00 CAD
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Guests booking GoldLeaf Service with upgrade hotels will travel in GoldLeaf Service...

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Guests booking GoldLeaf Service with upgrade hotels will travel in GoldLeaf Service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy upgraded hotel accommodation throughout their tour.

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Starting from
$8,299.00 CAD
May 09, 2018
$8,299.00 CAD
May 16, 2018
$8,649.00 CAD
May 23, 2018
$9,249.00 CAD
May 30, 2018
$9,649.00 CAD
Jun 06, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018
$9,799.00 CAD
Jun 27, 2018 - Jul 04, 2018
$9,949.00 CAD
Jul 11, 2018 - Aug 08, 2018
$9,799.00 CAD
Aug 15, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018
$9,299.00 CAD
Aug 29, 2018 - Sep 19, 2018
$9,099.00 CAD
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Guests booking GoldLeaf Deluxe Service will travel in GoldLeaf Service onboard Rocky Mountaineer, plus enjoy upgraded hotel accommodation throughout their tour (note: all accommodation in Kamloops and Quesnel is moderate).

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