Grand Rail Circle Tour with Post Tour Holland America Cruise

Grand Rail Circle Tour with Post Tour Holland America Cruise

21 Days / 20 Nights Roundtrip Vancouver

Price fromCAD$10,898

Rocky Mountaineer Rail touring through majestic Rockies, Holland America Inside Passage Cruising through Alaska. Marvel at the awe-inspiring glaciers of the Canadian Rockies onboard three rail journeys, followed by a leisurely seven day cruise exploring the dramatic Alaskan seascape.

Grand Rail Circle Tour with Post Tour Holland America Cruise map

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.

Overnight Vancouver SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel - Traditional Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room - 2019 Season GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Pan Pacific Hotel - Deluxe Room - 2020 Season GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Four Seasons Hotel - Premier City View Room - 2019 Season GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Pan Pacific Hotel - Deluxe Harbour View - 2020 Season

Day 2: Vancouver > Kamloops (B,L) 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.

Depart Vancouver: 7:30 am Arrive Kamloops: 5:40 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 3: Kamloops > Banff (B,L) 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.

Depart Kamloops 6:25 am Arrive Banff 7:20 pm

Overnight Banff SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Banff Park Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 4: Banff Sightseeing This morning you are free to explore scenic Banff on your own. After lunch (own expense) enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos.

Overnight Banff SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Banff Park Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 5: Banff Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities (not included) include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff's historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs

Overnight Banff SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Banff Park Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 6: Banff > Lake Louise 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 spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.

Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Overnight Lake Louise SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 7: Lake Louise Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views.

Overnight Lake Louise SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 8: Lake Louise > Jasper (L) Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Ice field, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Ice field is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible ice fields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Ice field Glacier Discovery Centre. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon.

Overnight Jasper SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Lobstick Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 9: Jasper Highlights Tour (L) - 2019 Season Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. Lunch is included today. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.

Day 9: Jasper Breakfast tour (B) - 2020 Season Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. Highlights include breakfast at Maligne Canyon tea house and a stroll to view the canyon itself. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.

Overnight Jasper SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Lobstick Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 10: Jasper > Quesnel (B,L) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia's Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel.

Depart Jasper 6:55 am Arrive Quesnel 6:30 pm

Overnight Quesnel

Day 11: Quesnel > Whistler (B,L) Your journey continues south today to the four-season resort of Whistler. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in the resort town of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games alpine events.

Depart Quesnel 7:10 am Arrive Whistler 7:30 pm

Overnight Whistler

Day 12: Whistler > Vancouver The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. This afternoon return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon snack is served onboard. On arrival at the North Vancouver train platform, you will be transferred to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver.

Depart Whistler 3:10 pm Arrive Vancouver 7:00 pm

Overnight Vancouver SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel - Traditional Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room - 2019 Season GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Pan Pacific Hotel - Deluxe Room - 2020 Season GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Four Seasons Hotel - Premier City View Room - 2019 Season GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Pan Pacific Hotel - Deluxe Harbour View - 2020 Season

Day 13: Vancouver Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver's spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lion's 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 the breath taking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains

Overnight Vancouver SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel - Traditional Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room - 2019 Season GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Pan Pacific Hotel - Deluxe Room - 2020 Season GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Four Seasons Hotel - Premier City View Room - 2019 Season GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Pan Pacific Hotel - Deluxe Harbour View - 2020 Season

Day 14: Vancouver- Embarkation (D) Check out of your hotel and transfer to Canada Place to board your Holland America Line Cruise Ship.

ms Nieuw Amsterdam - 2019 Season ms Koningsdam - 2020 Season

Depart Vancouver 4:30 pm

Day 15: Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage (B,L,D) The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a lifeline to the outside world. All day long it hums with activity.

Day 16: Tracy Arm > Juneau (B,L,D) Nestled between 3,000-foot high granite walls, the narrow, twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles. The shoreline is spotted with waterfalls created by melting snowcaps and trees sprouting at odd angles from rocky outcroppings. The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains on either side, and are often bathed in a light mist that amplifies the blue hue of the ice. The glaciers also are home to black and brown bears, wolves, deer and moose, and seals and whales make their home in the fjord's icy waters.

Arrive Tracy Arm 10:00 am Depart Tracy Arm 10:30 am

No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.

Arrive Juneau 1:00 pm Depart Juneau 10:00 pm

Day 17: Skagway (B,L,D) Some of the aspiring Klondike gold rushers who made it to Skagway took a look at the 500-mile journey that still lay ahead of them and decided a change of profession was in order. So many of them set up shop as provisioners that Skagway was the largest city in Alaska by the end of the 19th century. Booms fade and dreams move on, but the glory days still reverberate through the town. Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Arrive Skagway 7:00 am Depart Skagway 9:00 pm

Day 18: Glacier Bay Scenic Cruise (B,L,D) If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice. The glaciers practically terminate in your lap. A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park with Holland America Line will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape.

When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world.

Arrive Glacier Bay 7:00 am Depart Glacier Bay 4:00 pm

Day 19: Ketchikan (B,L,D) Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions - Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village.

Arrive Ketchikan 10:00 am Depart Ketchikan 6:00 pm

Day 20: Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage (B,L,D) Spend the day relaxing on board your ship as you cruise on the Inside Passage

Day 21: Arrive Vancouver Arrive into Vancouver at 7:00 am.

Disembark your cruise ship.

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service

SilverLeaf Service • A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • A selection of delicious hot gourmet breakfast and lunch options, as well as tasty snack options, served by a culinary team member at your seat • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • A dedicated culinary team member and two onboard Hosts in each SilverLeaf Service coach • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Kamloops, and Quesnel • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

GoldLeaf Service • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of our custom-designed bi-level dome coach • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an à la carte menu, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • A full culinary team and three or four onboard Hosts in each GoldLeaf Service coach • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Kamloops, and Quesnel • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

Please note: • All accommodations in Kamloops and Quesnel, while charming, are of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded. • Please be sure to carry any medication with you as you will not have access to your checked luggage onboard the train

Your Ships

ms Nieuw Amsterdam (2019 Season) The ms Nieuw Amsterdam exemplifies the classic style of ocean travel with contemporary amenities and modern enhancements. The ambiance of the elegant ms Nieuw Amsterdam will provide a comfortable, spacious and relaxing backdrop as you sail up the Pacific Coast to picturesque Alaska.

ms Koningsdam (2020 Season) The first of Holland America Line's Pinnacle-class ships, Koningsdam combines 21st- century elegance and nautical tradition. Inspired by music, her design features fluid lines, light-filled spaces and innovative, new dining and entertainment venues - from the dazzling, two-story World Stage to Music Walk, with Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King's Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Truly a destination all her own, there's much to explore on Koningsdam.

• 5 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service • 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise (Verandah Deck - Category VC - GoldLeaf Service) (Ocean-View - Category D SilverLeaf Service) • 11 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 7 dinners, 1 afternoon meal - 2019 Season • 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 7 dinners - 1 afternoon meal • 13 nights hotel accommodation • Vancouver Lookout • Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper • Jasper Highlights Tour - 2019 Season • Jasper Breakfast Tour - 2020 Season • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Quesnel, and Whistler • Hotel to cruise terminal transfer in Vancouver • Luggage handling • National Park Pass

Pricing (per person) $CAD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2019

SilverLeaf Service + Hotel

7 Jul - 4 Aug

11 Aug - 18 Aug

25 Aug - 8 Sep

Mandatory Port Fee

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel

7 Jul - 4 Aug

11 Aug - 18 Aug

25 Aug - 8 Sep

Mandatory Port Fee

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade

7 Jul - 4 Aug

11 Aug - 18 Aug

25 Aug - 8 Sep

Mandatory Port Fee

-

-

$11,208

$10,898

$10,898

$317

-

$15,494

$15,236

$15,236

$317

-

$16,130

$15,871

$15,871

$317

-

-

$17,126

$16,556

$16,556

$317

-

$24,052

$23,458

$23,458

$317

-

$25,351

$24,780

$24,780

$317

2020

SilverLeaf Service + Hotel

26 Apr

3 May

10 May

17 May

24 May

31 May

7 Jun - 21 Jun

28 Jun

5 Jul - 12 Jul

19 Jul

26 Jul

2 Aug

9 Aug

16 Aug

23 Aug

30 Aug

6 Sep

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel

19 Apr

26 Apr

3 May

10 May

17 May

24 May

31 May

7 Jun

14 Jun

21 Jun - 28 Jun

5 Jul - 19 Jul

26 Jul

2 Aug

9 Aug

16 Aug - 23 Aug

30 Aug

6 Sep

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade

19 Apr

26 Apr

3 May

10 May

17 May

24 May

31 May

7 Jun

14 Jun

21 Jun - 28 Jun

5 Jul - 19 Jul

26 Jul

2 Aug

9 Aug

16 Aug - 23 Aug

30 Aug

6 Sep

-

-

$9,997

$10,705

$10,852

$11,007

$11,384

$11,678

$11,843

$11,888

$11,881

$11,836

$11,975

$11,796

$11,767

$11,655

$11,637

$11,631

$11,474

-

$12,784

$13,447

$14,157

$14,304

$14,458

$14,986

$15,840

$15,878

$15,453

$15,878

$15,872

$15,527

$16,038

$15,779

$15,751

$15,597

$11,474

-

$13,435

$14,098

$14,810

$14,957

$15,111

$15,667

$16,444

$16,497

$16,235

$16,497

$16,490

$16,309

$16,657

$16,432

$16,370

$16,216

$15,450

-

-

$14,503

$15,609

$15,903

$16,203

$16,965

$17,558

$17,887

$17,977

$17,971

$17,881

$18,110

$17,693

$17,636

$17,406

$17,370

$17,363

$17,051

-

$18,938

$19,732

$20,722

$21,016

$21,316

$22,377

$24,093

$24,170

$23,263

$24,170

$24,163

$23,336

$24,330

$23,821

$23,748

$23,448

$17,051

-

$20,239

$21,036

$22,028

$22,322

$22,622

$23,740

$25,301

$25,407

$24,881

$25,407

$25,400

$24,954

$25,567

$25,117

$24,986

$24,685

$23,154

Departs

2019 Departure Dates Sunday Jul 7, 14, 21, 28
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25
Sep 1, 8 2020 Departure Dates Sunday Apr 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
Jul 5, 12, 19, 26
Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Sep 6

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD), and include the Canadian GST • 2020 Prices are subject to change until booked and confirmed • Please contact World Journeys for the updated CAD exchange rate • Please note all accommodation in Quesnel and Kamloops are of a moderate standard

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Transportation from/to Vancouver airport • Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Shipboard gratuities charged at upto USD $16 per person per day plus 15% on liquor purchases • Mandatory port fees • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Hotel early check in/late check out • Fuel surcharges

Free hotel night in Seattle, Vancouver or Calgary

Until August 2, 2019 book a qualifying 2019 Rocky Mountaineer package of 5 days or more and receive a FREE hotel night in Seattle, Vancouver, or Calgary. Make your journey through the Canadian Rocky Mountains even more unforgettable with a complimentary night's stay in one of these world-class cities.

Offer applies only to new 2019 bookings made by August 2, 2019 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer packages booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during the 2019 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates. Further terms and conditions apply, please contact World Journeys for more information.

Book by 31 August for added perks in 2020!

Book a qualifying 2020 Rocky Mountaineer package of 8 days or more, and pay your deposit by 31 August 2019 to receive 4 free perks worth up to CAD$1,000 per booking: two additional hotel nights pre or post-package in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise or Seattle; one airport transfer in Vancouver, Calgary or Seattle; one set-menu dinner at a hotel in the destination of choice. Offer applies to new bookings only, in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel on selected dates in 2020. Contact us for further terms and conditions.