First Passage to the West Highlights with Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam

What's Included

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Embark on a journey of luxury and romance to Canada’s most-talked-about destinations, Banff and Lake Louise. Start or finish your trip with a luxurious Alaska Cruise.

 

DESTINATIONS
Alaska Tour (pre or post tour, from Vancouver): Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan
Land Tour: Vancouver, Kamloops, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary
ROUTES
TRIP LENGTH
14 Days / 13 Nights total
2 Days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
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Calgary to Vancouver, with Post-Tour Cruise [Tour Code: ZBMW]
Vancouver to Calgary, with Pre-Tour Cruise [Tour Code: ZBME]
MODES OF TRAVEL
Rocky Mountaineer Train
Motorcoach
Cruise ship
ROUTE TYPE
One-way
PRICE
$5,299 to $9,299 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
  • Vancouver Sightseeing, One of:
    -North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and
    -Grouse Mountain
    -Guided cycling tour of Vancouver
    -Culinary walking tour of Vancouver's Granville Island
    -Zodiac tour on Howe Sound
  • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise (or reverse)
  • Lake Louise to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola (or reverse)
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Calgary Tower
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 Vancouver, Kamloops and Lake Louise
  • Hotel-cruise terminal transfers in Vancouver
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass
Accommodations
Accommodations
  • 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise
  • 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 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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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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Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver - Deluxe Harbour 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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Today, select your choice of one of four activity options: 1. 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. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation; 2. Enjoy a five-hour guided cycling tour of Vancouver’s highlights, and experience the best of Vancouver food, history, ecology and culture while being active. The 23km ride takes in the seawall and rainforest of Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island (including the Aquabus ferry), False Creek, Chinatown, Gastown, and Coal Harbour. Includes helmet and bicycle rental. Please note: Guests’ heights needed to arrange appropriately-sized bicycles, and guests will need to make their own way to/from 1344 Burrard St. for the tour; 3. British Columbia’s mild climate and unique geographic location, tucked between mountains and sea, provide the province with an abundance of amazing culinary bounty which guests will explore on this in-depth “Made in BC” Vancouver food tour on Granville Island. In the company of an experienced local chef or food writer (maximum six guests/docent), this 2.5 hour walk will get under the skin (or peel) of this fascinating and delicious world as intellectually curious guests tour the market, meet some of the local producers and taste their delicious wares. Please note: Include any dietary restrictions or allergies, and the docent will adapt accordingly, as there are several tastings of fish or seafood, and guests will need to make their own way to/from 126 Davie St. for the tour; 4. Experience the Howe Sound coast line from a 30 ft. rigid hull inflatable boat on a “Sea Safari”. With the refreshing sea mist in their faces, guests will take in the towering cliffs of Anvil Island, the seals at play at Pam Rocks, the caves of Bowen Island, and many more picturesque sights only seen from the water. Spend an unforgettable 2 hours cruising along the water’s surface, surrounded by BC’s unique Coastal Mountains, taking pictures with seals bathing in the sun, or cruising through the waves on our natural roller coaster. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation; 5. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Vancouver. 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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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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Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver - Deluxe Harbour 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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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. Please note that all accommodation in Kamloops is of moderate standard.

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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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This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you 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. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

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Elk + Avenue Hotel - Standard Room

Experience exceptional comfort and warm hospitality at the Elk + Avenue Hotel, located in downtown Banff, in the heart of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy all the comforts of a modern hotel, including flat screen televisions, fitness facility, indoor whirlpool and dry cedar...

Experience exceptional comfort and warm hospitality at the Elk + Avenue Hotel, located in downtown Banff, in the heart of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy all the comforts of a modern hotel, including flat screen televisions, fitness facility, indoor whirlpool and dry cedar sauna.

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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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Hotel Arts - Luxury Room

Experience a sumptuous blend of modern luxury and intuitive service in Calgary's designer boutique-style hotel. Located in Downtown Calgary, Hotel Arts is home to two award-winning restaurants and 185 guestrooms, each well appointed with fine linens and chic contemporary decor.

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Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Fairmont Room

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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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
$5,299.00 CAD
May 05, 2018 - May 12, 2018
$5,599.00 CAD
May 19, 2018
$5,699.00 CAD
May 26, 2018
$5,949.00 CAD
Jun 02, 2018
$6,199.00 CAD
Jun 09, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
$6,099.00 CAD
Jun 30, 2018
$6,399.00 CAD
Jul 07, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
$6,299.00 CAD
Aug 18, 2018 - Sep 01, 2018
$5,949.00 CAD
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
$5,799.00 CAD
Sep 22, 2018
$5,299.00 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
$6,849.00 CAD
May 05, 2018 - May 12, 2018
$7,099.00 CAD
May 19, 2018
$7,249.00 CAD
May 26, 2018
$7,449.00 CAD
Jun 02, 2018
$7,799.00 CAD
Jun 09, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
$8,099.00 CAD
Jun 30, 2018
$8,249.00 CAD
Jul 07, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
$8,099.00 CAD
Aug 18, 2018 - Sep 01, 2018
$7,799.00 CAD
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
$7,649.00 CAD
Sep 22, 2018
$6,849.00 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
$7,749.00 CAD
May 05, 2018 - May 12, 2018
$7,999.00 CAD
May 19, 2018
$8,149.00 CAD
May 26, 2018
$8,449.00 CAD
Jun 02, 2018
$8,799.00 CAD
Jun 09, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
$9,149.00 CAD
Jun 30, 2018
$9,299.00 CAD
Jul 07, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
$9,149.00 CAD
Aug 18, 2018 - Sep 01, 2018
$8,799.00 CAD
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
$8,599.00 CAD
Sep 22, 2018
$7,749.00 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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