First Passage to the West Excursion with Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam

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Travel from the shoreline to the mountain peaks with two-days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, including a stunning helicopter tour of the Rockies’ legendary looming crags. Start or finish your journey with a luxurious Alaska Cruise.

 

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DESTINATIONS
Alaska Tour (pre or post tour, from Vancouver): Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan
Land Tour: Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Calgary
ROUTES
TRIP LENGTH
13 Days / 12 Nights total
2 Days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
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Calgary to Vancouver, with Post-Tour Cruise [Tour Code: ZBLW]
Vancouver to Calgary, with Pre-Tour Cruise [Tour Code: ZBLE]
MODES OF TRAVEL
Rocky Mountaineer Train
Motorcoach
Cruise ship
ROUTE TYPE
One-way
PRICE
$4,039 to $6,719 USD
Base package price range
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What's Included

Activities & Tours
Activities & Tours
  • Calgary Tower
  • Calgary to Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola (or reverse)
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
  • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
  • Vancouver Lookout
Dining
Dining
  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
Travel & Transport
Travel & Transport
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise
  • Rail station transfers in Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver
  • Hotel-cruise terminal transfers in Vancouver
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass
Accommodations
Accommodations
  • 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise
  • 5 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 Nieuw Amsterdam.
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Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
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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 Nieuw Amsterdam.
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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 Nieuw Amsterdam.
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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 everchanging 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 Nieuw Amsterdam.
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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 Nieuw Amsterdam.
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Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
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After breakfast you will disembark the ms Nieuw Amsterdam in Vancouver. 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

Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront - City View Room

With a location just steps from the best of downtown Vancouver, along with stunning views and first-class cuisine, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront has it all. But, the real Pinnacle difference is not what we have, but what we do, making every guest experience special with personalized service,...

With a location just steps from the best of downtown Vancouver, along with stunning views and first-class cuisine, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront has it all. But, the real Pinnacle difference is not what we have, but what we do, making every guest experience special with personalized service, thoughtful extras and unwavering attention to detail.

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Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver - Deluxe Room

Experience the best that Vancouver has to offer, surrounded by panoramic views of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and city skyline. The Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel is situated on the downtown waterfront of this vibrant metropolis, with some of the city’s top tourist attractions, and...

Experience the best that Vancouver has to offer, surrounded by panoramic views of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and city skyline. The Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel is situated on the downtown waterfront of this vibrant metropolis, with some of the city’s top tourist attractions, and popular shopping and entertainment districts just minutes away.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim - Deluxe Partial Harbourview Room

A luxurious, sophisticated and contemporary hotel featuring the best of the Pacific Rim in its plan, décor, and culinary offerings. Stylish rooms and unique suites integrate naturally inspired materials and state-of-the-art technology. Fairmont Pacific Rim's 5 star hotel is sure to impress with...

A luxurious, sophisticated and contemporary hotel featuring the best of the Pacific Rim in its plan, décor, and culinary offerings. Stylish rooms and unique suites integrate naturally inspired materials and state-of-the-art technology. Fairmont Pacific Rim's 5 star hotel is sure to impress with captivating views of the water and mountains.

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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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Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront - City View Room

With a location just steps from the best of downtown Vancouver, along with stunning views and first-class cuisine, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront has it all. But, the real Pinnacle difference is not what we have, but what we do, making every guest experience special with personalized service,...

With a location just steps from the best of downtown Vancouver, along with stunning views and first-class cuisine, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront has it all. But, the real Pinnacle difference is not what we have, but what we do, making every guest experience special with personalized service, thoughtful extras and unwavering attention to detail.

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Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver - Deluxe Room

Experience the best that Vancouver has to offer, surrounded by panoramic views of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and city skyline. The Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel is situated on the downtown waterfront of this vibrant metropolis, with some of the city’s top tourist attractions, and...

Experience the best that Vancouver has to offer, surrounded by panoramic views of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and city skyline. The Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel is situated on the downtown waterfront of this vibrant metropolis, with some of the city’s top tourist attractions, and popular shopping and entertainment districts just minutes away.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim - Deluxe Partial Harbourview Room

A luxurious, sophisticated and contemporary hotel featuring the best of the Pacific Rim in its plan, décor, and culinary offerings. Stylish rooms and unique suites integrate naturally inspired materials and state-of-the-art technology. Fairmont Pacific Rim's 5 star hotel is sure to impress with...

A luxurious, sophisticated and contemporary hotel featuring the best of the Pacific Rim in its plan, décor, and culinary offerings. Stylish rooms and unique suites integrate naturally inspired materials and state-of-the-art technology. Fairmont Pacific Rim's 5 star hotel is sure to impress with captivating views of the water and mountains.

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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.

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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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Rimrock Resort Hotel - Premium Room

An AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very...

An AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.

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Rimrock Resort Hotel - Grandview Room

An AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very...

An AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.

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Begin the morning with a motorcoach sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a 12 minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies before you transfer to Calgary. Enjoy admission to the Calgary Tower. 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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Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.
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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
$4,039.20 USD
May 05, 2018 - May 12, 2018
$4,199.20 USD
May 19, 2018 - May 26, 2018
$4,399.20 USD
Jun 02, 2018
$4,599.20 USD
Jun 09, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
$4,559.20 USD
Jul 07, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
$4,679.20 USD
Aug 18, 2018 - Sep 01, 2018
$4,399.20 USD
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
$4,279.20 USD
Sep 22, 2018
$4,039.20 USD
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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
$5,199.20 USD
May 05, 2018 - May 12, 2018
$5,279.20 USD
May 19, 2018 - May 26, 2018
$5,519.20 USD
Jun 02, 2018
$5,759.20 USD
Jun 09, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
$5,999.20 USD
Jul 07, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
$6,039.20 USD
Aug 18, 2018 - Sep 01, 2018
$5,759.20 USD
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
$5,639.20 USD
Sep 22, 2018
$5,199.20 USD
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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
$5,839.20 USD
May 05, 2018 - May 12, 2018
$5,919.20 USD
May 19, 2018 - May 26, 2018
$6,159.20 USD
Jun 02, 2018
$6,439.20 USD
Jun 09, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
$6,719.20 USD
Aug 18, 2018 - Sep 01, 2018
$6,439.20 USD
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
$6,319.20 USD
Sep 22, 2018
$5,839.20 USD
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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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