Heart of The Rockies Plus Rail – Tour 1R (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Calgary, AB, Canada to Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dates: 28 Apr 2018 - 12 May 2018

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28 Apr 2018
Calgary, AB, Canada

Arrive in Calgary by air and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Meet your traveling companions at a welcome reception hosted by your tour director. Overnight at the Fairmont Palliser hotel.

29 Apr 2018
Calgary, AB, Canada
Banff, AB, Canada

Drive west following the Trans-Canada Highway and watch the Olympic city dissolve into the foothills as the majestic Rockies rise ahead. Pass by the Three Sisters, and Fairholme and Rundle Ranges en route to one of the best known destinations in the Rockies, the charming mountain resort of Banff. Before being dropped off at your hotel you will have a sightseeing tour of Banff, which will highlight many local delights including Bow Falls, the Hoodoo Lookout, Lake Minnewanka, and Surprise Corner. Also included in your Banff tour is a ride up the Banff Gondola for a panoramic 360-degree view of the six surrounding mountain ranges. Overnight at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. (B,D)

30 Apr 2018
Banff, AB, Canada

Cherished by Canadians, Banff National Park is renowned around the world as a protected paradise with 6,641 square kilometers of mountains, forests, and lakes to explore. Banff National Park is set in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. It attracts roughly 4 million visitors each year. It's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today is a free day to allow you to explore Banff at your leisure. Overnight at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. (B,D)

01 May 2018
Banff, AB, Canada
Moraine Lake, AB, Canada
Lake Louise, AB, Canada

Today's sightseeing will include some of the most famous features in the Canadian Rockies. With the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise proudly standing at one end and the Victoria Glacier reflecting off the other, Lake Louise is one of the sights most often preserved in photographs by visitors from all over the world. En route to Lake Louise, your tour will take you to Moraine Lake, located in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Here, ten mountain peaks soar above 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. After checking into the hotel, the rest of the day is free to fully enjoy the beauty of this famous location. Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. (B,D)

02 May 2018
Lake Louise, AB, Canada
Athabasca Glacier, AB, Canada
Jasper, AB, Canada

Highway 93, known as the Icefield Parkway, qualifies as one of the most scenic drives in the world. It traverses more than 100 glaciers, pristine lakes, and some of the highest Rockies. Stop at the Columbia Icefield where an experience of a lifetime awaits! Shuttle to the Athabasca Glacier where you will board a unique specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour onto the surface of the Glacier. A buffet lunch at Columbia Icefield Chalet is included. Your overnight destination is the charming village of Jasper in Jasper National Park. Overnight at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. (B,L,D)

03 May 2018
Jasper, AB, Canada
Kamloops, BC, Canada

Board the "Rocky Mountaineer" and your silverleaf rail adventure begins as you board the train and depart Jasper, traveling along the Miette River to Yellowhead Pass. The pass is one of the lowest points on the continental divide and sits on the border between Alberta and British Columbia. Just past Yellowhead Lake, you'll meet up with the headwaters of the Fraser River. This scenic route is dotted with mountain streams and lakes. The Rocky Mountaineer will cross the North Thompson River several times before arriving in Kamloops. Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are included onboard. Overnight at a Kamloops hotel. (B,L)

04 May 2018
Kamloops, BC, Canada
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Soon after your departure from Kamloops, follow the Thompson River and watch the landscape give way to the high, steep walls and "40 miles of hell" of the Fraser Canyon. Sit back in comfort while the train winds along canyon walls and through the deep tunnels constructed by the railway while facing impossible odds. The route passes over 28 bridges and through 23 tunnels and snow sheds between Kamloops and the small town of Boston Bar. Travel through the fertile Fraser Valley en route to Vancouver. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served at your seat and is included while aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Transfer from the train station to your hotel and enjoy a farewell dinner with your tour director. Overnight at the Four Seasons Hotel. (B,L,D)

05 May 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada
4:30 PM

There's so much more ahead of you on your journey. Transfer to your Princess ship and set sail for your 7-day Alaska cruise!

06 May 2018
DAY 10
07 May 2018
Glacier Bay (Cruising), AK, United States
11:00 AM 7:30 PM
DAY 11
08 May 2018
Skagway, AK, United States
6:00 AM 8:30 PM
DAY 12
09 May 2018
Juneau, AK, United States
6:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 13
10 May 2018
Ketchikan, AK, United States
9:30 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 14
11 May 2018
DAY 15
12 May 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada
7:30 AM
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What's Included


  • Accommodations |All on-board meals and entertainment |Port charges

Not Included

  • Airfare | Items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically mentioned as included

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Shore Excursions

Vancouver, BC, Canada - 04 May 2018

Vancouver, BC, Canada - 05 May 2018

Skagway, AK, United States - 08 May 2018

Juneau, AK, United States - 09 May 2018

Ketchikan, AK, United States - 10 May 2018

Vancouver, BC, Canada - 12 May 2018


Vancouver, BC Canada

Offered by: Entrée Canada
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Length: 3 Nights
Virtuoso Hotel: Fairmont Waterfront
Vancouver Experience

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, Vancouver offers the best of a city and Nature as well as a thriving theatre and music scenes.

Staying at the AAA Four Diamond Award winning Fairmont Waterfront, located on the shores of scenic Burrard Inlet, guests will experience the culinary offerings of BC’s most visited and well known public market, Granville Island, which houses a diverse array of vendors; irresistible green grocers, butchers, bakers, fishmongers, cheese specialists, sweets stands, and casual eateries. A guided 12-kilometre cycling tour exploring the Stanley Park’s Totem poles, Marine History and beaches, as well as the 2010 Olympic Cauldron, will provide a unique look at the city from the outskirts of this 405-hectare public park that borders the city.

Your full day Ultimate city experience will show you the Nature and beauty of this living city! Stop and enjoy the Rainforest with your full picnic lunch while learning of the amazing flora and fauna this destination offers.

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