Grand Rail Circle Tour with Pre Tour Cruise ms Niew Amsterdam

Grand Rail Circle Tour with Pre Tour Cruise ms Niew Amsterdam

21 Days/2 Nights Roundtrip Vancouver

Price fromCAD$8,686

Cruise the Inside Passage with Holland America before travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer train touring through the majestic Rockies.

Grand Rail Circle Tour with Pre Tour Cruise ms Niew Amsterdam map

Day 1: Vancouver Upon arrival into Vancouver, please make your own way to Canada Place to board your Holland America Cruise Ship.

Depart Vancouver 4:30 pm

Day 2: Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage 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 3: Tracy Arm > Juneau 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, flight see or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.

Arrive Juneau 1:00 pm Depart Juneau 10:30 pm

Day 4: Skagway 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 5: Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising 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 anyplace else in the world.

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

Day 6: Ketchikan 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 7: Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage Spend the day relaxing onboard the ship as you cruise on the Inside Passage.

Day 8: Arrive Vancouver Arrive into Vancouver at 7:00 am

Disembark your cruise ship and transfer to your overnight accommodation.

Please note: Your scheduled check in time is not until 4:00 pm. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to explore this scenic city on your own.

Overnight Vancouver Silverleaf: Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel - Traditional Room Goldleaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Four Seasons Hotel - Premier City View Room

Day 9: Vancouver Sightseeing 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: Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel - Traditional Room Goldleaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Four Seasons Hotel - Premier City View Room

Day 10: Vancouver > Kamloops(Train) 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.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

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

Overnight Kamloops

Day 11: Kamloops > Banff(Train) 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 and lunch will be served onboard the train

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

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

Day 12: 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: Banff Park Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 13: Banff

Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities 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: Banff Park Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 14: 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.

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

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.

Day 15: 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: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 16: Lake Louise > Jasper(Bus) Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields 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. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon.

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

Day 17: Jasper 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. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.

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

Day 18: Jasper > Quesnel(Train) 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.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train.

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

Overnight Quesnel

Day 19: Quesnel > Whistler(Train) 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.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train.

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

Overnight Whistler SilverLeaf Service: Delta Whistler Village Suites - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel - Deluxe Valley View Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel - Deluxe Slopeside Room

Day 20: Whistler > Vancouver(Train) The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. After checking out from your hotel, transfer to the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre for a delicious lunch and a tour of the SLCC. Later 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: Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel - Traditional Room GoldLeaf Service: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Four Seasons Hotel - Premier City View Room

Day 21: Vancouver Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

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

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service • Includes all features of our award-winning GoldLeaf Service, plus you'll receive upgraded deluxe hotel accommodation off the train

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 Ship

Nieuw Amsterdam

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.

• 5 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service • 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise, Verandah (GoldLeaf) or Ocean-View (SilverLeaf) Stateroom • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 7 dinners, 1 afternoon meal • 13 nights hotel accommodation • Vancouver Lookout • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain • 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 • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Quesnel and Whistler • Hotel-cruise terminal transfers in Vancouver • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

Pricing (per person) $CAD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017

SilverLeaf Service

Apr 29

May 6

May 13

May 20

May 27

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Aug 5

Aug 12

Aug 19, 26

Sep 2, 9

Sep 16

Sep 23

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service

Apr 29

May 6

May 13

May 20

May 27

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Aug 5

Aug 12

Aug 19, 26

Sep 2, 9

Sep 16

Sep 23

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service

Apr 29

May 6

May 13

May 20

May 27

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Aug 5

Aug 12

Aug 19, 26

Sep 2, 9

Sep 16

Sep 23

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

-

-

$8,882

$9,095

$9,300

$9,769

$9,923

$10,229

$10,229

$10,229

$10,025

$9,923

$9,871

$9,657

$8,686

$294

$1,371

-

$12,405

$12,609

$12,774

$13,541

$13,745

$14,117

$14,117

$14,117

$13,912

$13,745

$13,541

$13,132

$11,792

$294

$1,860

-

$13,950

$14,154

$14,373

$15,191

$15,396

$15,820

$15,820

$15,820

$15,600

$15,396

$15,242

$14,782

$13,234

$294

$1,860

-

-

$12,876

$13,248

$13,659

$14,700

$14,994

$15,574

$15,574

$15,574

$15,214

$14,994

$14,840

$14,480

$12,632

$294

$1,371

-

$18,467

$18,827

$19,204

$20,642

$20,899

$21,639

$21,639

$21,639

$21,258

$20,899

$20,539

$19,718

$17,407

$294

$1,860

-

$21,443

$21,823

$22,234

$23,877

$24,288

$25,083

$25,083

$25,083

$24,671

$24,288

$23,877

$22,902

$20,026

$294

$1,860

Departs

2017 Departure Dates Saturday Apr 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
Sep 2, 9, 16, 23

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD), and include the Canadian GST • Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for triple or child prices • Please contact World Journeys for the updated CAD exchange rate • Meal plan includes all breakfast and dinners • Please note all accommodation in Kamloops is of a moderate standard

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Transportation to/from Vancouver airport • Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Shipboard gratuities charged at USD $12 per person per day plus 15% on liquor purchases • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Fuel surcharges

Book by 15 May and single travellers pay no single supplement!

Offer valid for travel between April 1- May 31, 2017. Offer is applicable to 2017 Rocky Mountaineer packages of five or more days. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Subject to availability. Offer valid for bookings made until May 15,2017.

Book by June 2 and receive one nights hotel accommodation!

Book by June 2 and receive one nights hotel accommodation on select packages of 5 days or more in 2017. Free Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, or Calgary accommodation matches the accommodation grade of the package booked. Free Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary accommodation can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer package starting or ending in Vancouver or Calgary. Free Seattle accommodation can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer package including Coastal Passage starting or ending in Seattle. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer, have no cash value and are non-transferable. Offers are capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn, or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply. Please enquire for more details!