Spirit of the Rockies with Alaska Cruise (CRI)

19 Day Tour from Vancouver to Vancouver

2017 Tour Details

Create a lifetime of incredible memories traveling through the unforgettable Canadian Rockies! Begin your Canadian Rockies tour with sightseeing in Vancouver and end with a 7-night Alaska cruise. In between, witness breathtaking scenery and enjoy fun experiences. A tour highlight is a journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer train to Banff National Park. Along the way, see wild rivers, majestic mountain ranges, and beautiful lakes. Another tour highlight is a ride on an Ice Explorer on the 1,000-foot-thick Athabasca Glacier.

Spend two nights in Banff at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, one of North America’s top three getaways. Here, Globus offers a special treat—a leisurely nature walk with picnic lunch in Sunshine Meadow or a ride on the spectacular Banff Gondola with included lunch atop Sulphur Mountain. En route to Lake Louise, visit one of the Canadian Rockies’ crown jewels—Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks, where ten mountain peaks soar 10,000 feet and surround the lake’s tranquil waters. In Lake Louise, stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a world-famous resort known for its breathtaking setting and Old World charm. In Jasper, stay at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, the embodiment of peace and tranquility nestled between majestic mountains.

Drink in the scenery as you pass Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ highest peak, on your way to Sun Peaks and the mountain resort of Whistler, where you'll stay at the deluxe Fairmont Chateau Whistler, nestled at the base of spectacular Blackcomb Mountain. Ferry across to Victoria, where you’ll visit Butchart Gardens, with its 55 acres of stunning floral displays—another special experience offered by Globus. Back in Vancouver, board your 7-night Alaska cruise to visit Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan. Marvel at the scenery as you cruise the gorgeous Inside Passage, Glacier Bay National Park, and Tracy Arm. It’s the perfect ending to your magnificent Canadian Rockies tour!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

VANCOUVER
Sightseeing
ROCKY MOUNTAINEER
2-day scenic train trip
BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing; choose between a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite nature walk with picnic lunch or a ride on the Banff Gondola with lunch
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD
Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing
WHISTLER
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Breakfast at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
VICTORIA
Sightseeing; choose between Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel or a whale-watching excursion; farewell dinner at world-famous Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Butchart Gardens
CRUISE
7-night cruise aboard Holland America’s MS Volendam

NOTES:

  • Upgrades to deluxe rooms at select Fairmont properties are available. Please call for pricing.
  • Your Train: The Rocky Mountaineer travels through spectacular Canadian scenery. SilverLeaf Service features a single-level dome coach offering panoramic views from oversized windows and meals served at your seat. An upgrade to GoldLeaf Dome Service offers luxury reminiscent of a bygone era, including extra attendants, an elegant bi-level dome car, and regional cuisine in an exclusive dining room.

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 11 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner at Butchart Gardens

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Vancouver, BC

Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 Vancouver

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. The rest of the day is free to explore the many attractions at your leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Vancouver–Rocky Mountaineer®–Kamloops

At Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Station, board the ROCKY MOUNTAINEER. Follow the Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River through beautiful landscapes to historic Kamloops. Tonight, enjoy free time in Kamloops.

NOTE:
Kamloops properties are considered moderate 2- or 3-star hotels or motor inns. The city does not offer any hotels in the superior category. Your chosen hotel is determined by Rocky Mountaineer Railtours; however, you can rest assured it satisfies our high standards of cleanliness and comfort. Plan to pack a small carry-on bag with necessities for the train portion of the tour, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items.

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Day 4 Kamloops–Rocky Mountaineer–Banff

Back aboard the ROCKY MOUNTAINEER, journey from Kamloops eastward to Shuswap Lake with its many miles of shoreline. Follow the Kicking Horse River and pass over the Continental Divide into BANFF NATIONAL PARK.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Spend the next two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, internationally recognized as the symbol of Canadian hospitality. Opened by Canadian Pacific Railway in 1888, this chateau-style hotel developed into one of the top three getaways in North America.

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Day 5 Banff

Breathe in the fresh mountain air! This morning, tour the highlights of Banff: Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, and Surprise Corner. Enjoy your choice of activities this afternoon: take a leisurely Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite NATURE WALK with a picnic lunch or enjoy a thrilling ride on the BANFF GONDOLA. Enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savor lunch.

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Day 6 Banff–Lake Louise

En route to Lake Louise, a side trip showcases one of the crown jewels of the Rockies—Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Here, 10 mountain peaks soar above 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. Later, we arrive at enchanting Lake Louise. After checking into your room, the rest of the day is free to enjoy the beauty, romance, and serenity of this famous location.

NOTE:
The visit to Moraine Lake is normally possible from late May to early September.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the spectacular Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Built as a log cabin in 1890, the historic chateau has become world famous, hosting celebrities and royalty including Queen Elizabeth II, Alfred Hitchcock, and Marilyn Monroe. Take a leisurely stroll along the pristine lake, pamper yourself in the spa, or just relax with Afternoon Tea.

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Day 7 Lake Louise–Columbia Icefield–Jasper

Travel on awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Ride an exciting ICE EXPLORER on the 1,000-foot-thick Athabasca Glacier, and see thundering Athabasca Falls. Your overnight destination is the charming village of Jasper in Jasper National Park.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Spend this evening at the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Originally built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and called “Tent City,” it is now a 4-star resort nestled between majestic mountains and enchanting lakes. Take a nature hike, play a game of croquet, enjoy a canoe trip on the lake, or just bask in the beauty of this tranquil setting.

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Day 8 Jasper–Sun Peaks

Departing Jasper, watch the scenery unfold while traveling the Yellowhead Highway along the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. This is the same route followed by the early fur brigades of the Hudson’s Bay Company as they paddled fully laden canoes to the Pacific Coast. Pass regal Mount Robson; at 12,972 feet, it is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

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Day 9 Sun Peaks–Whistler

A spectacular day lies ahead! This morning, travel past some of the most beautiful and rugged lakes and mountains in British Columbia. This afternoon, we arrive in Whistler—one of Canada’s newest and most exciting mountain resorts, and host of the 2010 Winter Olympics—and settle into the deluxe Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the all-season luxury resort, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain, the chateau brings old and new together in a seamless meld of historical style and modern beauty. Enjoy impeccable service and outstanding cuisine in this pristine mountain wilderness.

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Day 10 Whistler–Victoria

This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Afterward, Victoria awaits! Board a BC FERRY for a picturesque cruise to Vancouver Island and the charming, very British “Garden City” of Victoria. This afternoon, discover British Columbia’s capital on a city highlights tour. Later, perhaps stroll around the Parliament buildings or do some shopping. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this delightful harbor city.

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Day 11 Victoria

Today, another choose your experience activity! Enjoy traditional AFTERNOON TEA at the grand Fairmont Empress Hotel or, for the more adventurous, choose the WHALE-WATCHING excursion from Victoria’s Inner Harbour. This afternoon, visit the world-famous Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BUTCHART GARDENS. This estate offers more than 700 varieties of flowers on 55 acres and includes Italian, Japanese, and English-style gardens. Later, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner in the original Butchart family residence.

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Day 12 Victoria–Vancouver (Embarkation)

This morning, transfer back to Vancouver, where you will board Holland America’s MS Volendam to begin your cruise.

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Day 13 Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

Sit back and relax as you cruise through the beautiful and awe-inspiring scenery of the Inside Passage. Keep your cameras ready for spouting whales, soaring eagles, barking seals, and other wildlife.

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Day 14 Tracy Arm & Juneau

This narrow, 26-mile-long fjord is another of Alaska’s most dramatic glacier settings. The lush rainforest recedes to reveal a stunning canyon of bare rock. The panorama of 7,000-foot mountain peaks and nearly vertical rock cliffs is astounding. Waterfalls appear at every turn. Icebergs make their way to the sea in all sorts of wondrous shapes. And tucked away at the end of this remarkable waterway are two very active reminders of the Ice Age—the twin Sawyer Glaciers, which calve icebergs into the jade-colored inland sea. Kittiwakes, mountain goats, and seals are a common sight. Whales and bears may even make an appearance in this magical place. Visit one of the most remote capital cities—Juneau. Accessible only by air and water, Juneau is located at the base of two towering mountains in the heart of Alaska’s Inside Passage, and is home to a rich Gold Rush history, Native culture, wildlife, and a wealth of natural wonders. Shop for gold nuggets, visit the stately Governor’s Mansion, saunter through the swinging doors of the historic Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier, an impressive river of ice that is 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide.

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Day 15 Skagway

Once a major port for gold prospectors who passed through en route to the Yukon, today you can still ride the antique White Pass & Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway up past Deadhorse Gulch to see what it was like ages ago. Step back in time as you stroll the wooden sidewalks of the town, preserved as a U.S. National Historic Park.

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Day 16 Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay National Park

This Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site protects a unique ecosystem in an ever-changing glacial landscape. Witness the spectacle of thunder and flying spray as huge slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea—making for lasting memories. National Park rangers accompany the ship, adding expert commentary to the day’s events.

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Day 17 Ketchikan

Experience Native Alaska firsthand. Meet the spirits of the raven, whale, and eagle as you view the largest collection of totems in the world at Saxman Totem Park or Totem Bight State Historic Park. Or, explore Creek Street, now home to contemporary art galleries and quaint boutiques.

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Day 18 Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

Take a second spin through Alaska’s Inside Passage to enjoy the spectacular contrast from wide bays of still waters and barrier islands to narrow waterways edged with towering forested cliffs.

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Day 19 Vancouver (Disembarkation)

The vacation ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Vancouver International Airport. Please schedule flights after Noon.

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ALMA BERNASCONI

Escorting Tours for more than 18 years

Born and raised in Switzerland, I love my home in Western Canada. I have a zest for life, am always eager to share information and experiences, and enjoy creating lasting memories for travelers. As an avid hobby photographer, I revel in capturing the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies, the surprise appearance of the elusive grizzly bear, a majestic eagle soaring high above endless forests, and so much more.

Tour Director - ALMA BERNASCONI

 Accommodations

Vancouver
Banff
Lake Louise
Jasper
Sun Peaks
Whistler
Victoria

Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver

Deluxe

Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC Canada

900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, BC Canada

Nestled on Vancouver's harbour and offering stunning water-views of Stanley Park, coastal mountains and sparkling city skyline, Fairmont Waterfront truly embodies relaxed West Coast luxury. This 4 Diamond urban retreat features spacious and renovated guest rooms and suites including an exclusive concierge level, Fairmont Gold. Enjoy the convenient central location steps from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, Stanley Park Seawall, historic Gastown and Canada Line Skytrain with quaint shops, galleries and trendy eateries all nearby. Relax pool side, explore the hotel's unique rooftop herb garden and honeybee apiary and dine in ARC to sample local and seasonally inspired cuisine.

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone

Banff

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Moderate Deluxe

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, AB Canada

405 Spray Avenue
Banff, AB Canada

For over a century, "The Castle in the Rockies" has been providing luxury in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. This historic hotel is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel offers several restaurant choices as well as relaxing lounges, Afternoon Tea, and room service. The property has a 27-hole golf course, spa, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, horseback riding, business center, gift shops, convenience store, and concierge service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Alarm Clock
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone

Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Deluxe

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB Canada

111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, AB Canada

The Chateau has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, spa, game room, horseback riding stables, concierge service, gift shops, business center, several restaurants, lounge, room service, and Afternoon Tea.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Moderate Deluxe

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Old Lodge Road, Jasper, AB Canada

Old Lodge Road
Jasper, AB Canada

The Lodge has an outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, golf course, fishing, bicycling, jogging trails, game room, concierge service, business center, gift shops, several restaurants, lounges, and room service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • ATM
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • Voicemail

Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks Grand

First-Class

Sun Peaks Grand 3240 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC Canada

3240 Village Way
Sun Peaks, BC Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Nestled in British Columbia's striking Thompson Okanagan region, the Delta Sun Peaks Resort makes it easy to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

Hotel Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • ATM
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail

Whistler

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

Deluxe

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort 4599 Chateau Blvd., Whistler, BC Canada

4599 Chateau Blvd.
Whistler, BC Canada

The Chateau is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and just 5 minutes from the center of Whistler Village. The hotel has a golf-course, indoor & outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, concierge service, gift shops, guest laundry, business center, several restaurants, baker, lounge, Afternoon Tea, and room service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Voicemail
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Window Opens
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker

Victoria

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Moderate Deluxe

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort 100 Harbour Rd, Victoria, BC Canada

100 Harbour Rd
Victoria, BC Canada

Located directly on the breathtaking inner harbour of Victoria and only a short 5 minute walk away from downtown. Close to many attractions including the Parliament Buildings, the Royal BC Museum, as well as restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness club, jogging trails, concierge service, business center, gift shop, room service, restaurant, and lounge.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • ATM
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Climate Control
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Daily Housekeeping

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