Journey through the Clouds Explorer with Pre Tour Alaska Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Journey through the Clouds Explorer with Pre Tour Alaska Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam

17 Days / 16 Nights Vancouver to Calgary

Price fromCAD$6,072

Our most popular rail vacation combined with a memorable Alaska cruise onboard the ms Niew Amsterdam.

Travel through dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. The train follows the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo mountains, and climbs even nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide.

See the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mt Robson and continue past Pyramid Falls before climbing over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway and enjoy a ride an Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier. A brief stop at Bow Lake is included on the way to Lake Louise. Tour Yoho National Park and view some of its natural wonders including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River.

Journey through the Clouds Explorer with Pre Tour Alaska Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam map

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

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 10:00 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 Cruise 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 ms Nieuw Amsterdam 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: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room GoldlLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Signature Harbour 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: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Signature Harbour View Room

Day 10: Vancouver

Day at leisure to explore Vancouver on your own

Overnight Vancouver SilverLeaf: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Signature Harbour View Room

Day 11: 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 12: Kamloops > Jasper(Train) Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Kamloops: 7:45 am Arrive Jasper: 6:30 pm

Overnight Jasper SilverLeaf: The Crimson Jasper - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 13: Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada's largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a short scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home.

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

Overnight Jasper SilverLeaf: The Crimson Jasper - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 14: Jasper > Banff(Coach) Travel to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about is geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving at Banff via Lake Louise late this afternoon.

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

Day 15: Banff > Lake Louise(Coach) 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: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 16: Lake Louise > Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour(Coach) Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today's adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Your tour ends on arrival in Calgary late this afternoon.

Overnight Calgary SilverLeaf: Delta Calgary Downtown - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Junior Suite

Day 17: Calgary Departure Your journey ends upon checkout from your Calgary 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 Kamloops • 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 Kamloops • 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 • Private sedan transfer Vancouver Airport to hotel on arrival

Please note: • All accommodations in Kamloops, 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.

• Independent rail/coach tour with pre cruise • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer 'Journey through the Clouds' Railtour, GoldLeaf or Silverleaf Service. • 7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise ms Niew Amsterdam (Verandah Deck - Category VC - GoldLeaf Service) (Ocean-View - Category D - SilverLeaf Service) • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners • 9 nights hotel accommodation • Vancouver Lookout • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain • Jasper Highlights Tour • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise • Yoho National Park Tour Lake Louise to Banff • Banff to Calgary Tour including Banff Gondola • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing • Calgary Tower • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper • Cruise terminal to hotel transfer in Vancouver • Luggage handling • National Park Pass

Pricing (per person) $CAD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2018

SilverLeaf Service

May 5, 12

May 19

May 26

Jun 2, 9, 16

Jun 23, 30

Jul 7, 14, 21, 28

Aug 4, 11

Aug 18, 25

Sep 1, 8, 15

Sep 22

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service

May 5, 12

May 19

May 26

Jun 2, 9, 16

Jun 23, 30

Jul 7, 14, 21, 28

Aug 4, 11

Aug 18, 25

Sep 1, 8, 15

Sep 22

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service

May 5, 12

May 19

May 26

Jun 2, 9, 16

Jun 23, 30

Jul 7, 14, 21, 28

Aug 4, 11

Aug 18, 25

Sep 1, 8, 15

Sep 22

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

-

-

$6,377

$6,636

$6,954

$7,110

$7,421

$7,265

$7,265

$6,954

$6,954

$6,072

$283

$941

-

$8,443

$8,805

$9,125

$9,809

$9,964

$9,809

$9,809

$9,488

$9,488

$8,044

$283

$1,371

-

$9,757

$10,172

$10,545

$11,273

$11,439

$11,273

$11,273

$10,909

$11,909

$9,359

$283

$1,371

-

-

$10,149

$10,670

$11,201

$11,514

$12,098

$11,878

$11,878

$11,201

$11,201

$9,742

$283

$941

-

$13,428

$14,209

$14,848

$16,150

$16,463

$16,150

$16,150

$15,473

$15,473

$13,024

$283

$1,371

-

$15,994

$16,844

$17,470

$18,930

$19,261

$18,930

$18,930

$18,200

$18,200

$15,488

$283

$1,371

Departs

2018 Departure Dates from Vancouver Saturday May 5, 12, 19, 26
Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Jul 7, 14, 21, 28
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25
Sep 1, 8, 15, 22

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD), and include the CAD 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 from Vancouver airport (except GoldLeaf Deluxe) • Transportation to Calgary Airport • Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Onboard ship gratuities charged at USD $12.00 per person per day plus 15% on liquor purchases • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Mandatory Port Fees • Fuel surcharges

Book by December 22 and receive up to $800 CAD per couple in added value

Offer valid on new 2018 bookings made between August 26, 2017 and December 22, 2017. This offer is applicable to 2018 Rocky Mountaineer packages of five or more days for travel during the 2018 summer season between April and October on select dates.

Qualifying packages of eight days or more in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf will receive $400 CAD per adult of value added credit. ($800 CAD added value credit per couple)

Qualifying packages of five to seven days in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf will receive $250 CAD per adult of value added credit ($500 CAD added value credit per couple)

Applicable to single, double, triple or quad package prices. Qualifying packages can be purchased in any class of train travel or grade of accommodation. Credits can only be used towards the purchase of additional services offered by Rocky Mountaineer - the credit cannot be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer may be amended without prior notice.