Taste of the Rockies Circle with Pre Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Taste of the Rockies Circle with Pre Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam

15 Days/14 Nights Roundtrip Vancouver

Price fromCAD$6,891


Experience a luxurious cruise on the ms Nieuw Amsterdam before departing on a soul-stirring adventure through the Canadian Rockies on two of the most popular rail routes, and unleash your inner explorer on an exciting Icefields Parkway adventure.

Taste of the Rockies Circle with Pre 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 Niew 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 Niew 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 at: Silverleaf: Hampton Inn - Standard Room Goldleaf: Pan Pacific Vancouver - Deluxe Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Pan Pacific Vancouver - Deluxe Harbour 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 at: Silverleaf: Hampton Inn - Standard Room Goldleaf: Pan Pacific Vancouver - Deluxe Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Pan Pacific Vancouver - Deluxe Harbour 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 in 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: 6:25am Arrive Banff: 7.20pm

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

Day 12: Banff > Jasper Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise and 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 at: SilverLeaf: Marmot Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 13: Jasper > Kamloops (Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Jasper: 8.10 am Arrive Kamloops: 5:00 pm

Overnight in Kamloops

Day 14: Kamloops > Vancouver (Train) Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Kamloops: 7.35 am Arrive Vancouver: 5.30 pm

Overnight at: Silverleaf: Hampton Inn - Standard Room Goldleaf: Pan Pacific Vancouver - Deluxe Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Pan Pacific Vancouver - Deluxe Harbour Room

Day 15: Vancouver Departure Your vacation 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 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

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.

• 4 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 • 7 nights hotel accommodation • Vancouver Lookout • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Banff to Jasper • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, and Jasper • 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, 20

May 27

Jun 3

Jun 10, 17, 24

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Aug 5

Aug 12

Aug 19, 26

Sep 2, 9, 16

Sep 23

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service

Apr 29

May 6

May 13, 20

May 27

Jun 3

Jun 10, 17, 24

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Aug 5

Aug 12

Aug 19, 26

Sep 2, 9, 16

Sep 23

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service

Apr 29

May 6

May 13, 20

May 27

Jun 3

Jun 10, 17, 24

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Aug 5

Aug 12

Aug 19, 26

Sep 2, 9, 16

Sep 23

Mandatory Port Fee

Meal Plan

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-

$6,891

$7,051

$7,365

$7,519

$7,519

$7,782

$7,782

$7,782

$7,621

$7,519

$7,416

$6,854

$294

$554

-

$9,393

$9,555

$9,923

$10,178

$10,178

$10,547

$10,547

$10,547

$10,383

$10,178

$10,015

$9,197

$294

$805

-

$10,271

$10,485

$10,854

$11,110

$11,110

$11,519

$11,519

$11,519

$11,315

$11,110

$10,946

$10,076

$294

$805

-

-

$9,920

$10,279

$10,855

$11,164

$11,164

$11,741

$11,741

$11,741

$11,381

$11,164

$11,010

$10,032

$294

$554

-

$13,710

$14,083

$14,817

$15,229

$15,229

$15,913

$15,913

$15,913

$15,537

$15,229

$14,854

$13,518

$294

$805

-

$15,471

$15,831

$16,618

$17,132

$17,132

$17,921

$17,921

$17,921

$17,561

$17,132

$16,772

$15,074

$294

$805

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 or from Vancouver airport • Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Onboard ship gratuities charged at USD $12 per person per day plus 15% on liquor purchases • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Mandatory Port Fees • Fuel surcharges

Book by 31 March and enjoy up to $600 CAD in added value.

Receive $600 CAD per couple in added value credit on a qualifying 2017 Rocky Mountaineer package of 8+ days (7 nights or more) and $300 CAD per couple in added value credit on a qualifying package of 5-7 days (4-6 nights) booked in any class of service from the 2017 brochure.

Credits can be used toward: • Adding other Rocky Mountaineer routes • Coastal Passage packages of 9 days or longer. • Extra accommodation nights in Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary • Additional activities and tours • Meal plans and meals • Transfers • Extension days on a car rental Rail & Drive package • Adding a car rental to a qualifying package • Adding an Alaska Cruise to your qualifying package

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.

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.