Rockies Odyssey and Alaska Cruise

Ocean Cruise

Vancouver Return
If you’re looking for APT’s most popular holiday, then you’ve come to the right place. A rail journey between the Canadian Rockies. Two nights at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. And a cruise through the Inside Passage.

Trip notes
  • Prices are for land/cruise and rail only. Flights not included (unless specified)
  • Perhaps extend your journey with a 5-day Great Bear Experience. Refer Tour Code: STOGB5
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Please ensure your onward flight from Vancouver departs no earlier than 1pm
  • Perhaps combine with a tour to Eastern Canada (Tour Code: UTE32)

Tour details Collapse
Tour Provider APT
Number Of Days
Price From
Start Location
Vancouver, Canada
End Location
Vancouver, Canada
Age Range
Avg. 45+
Group Size
10 to 45
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Rail, Small Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Expand all
Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver
Once you’ve landed, we’ll take you to your hotel before tonight’s welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Vancouver
Explore Vancouver’s must-see sights on a guided discovery.
Day 3 - Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops
Board the Rocky Mountaineer and soak up the views from your bi-level glass-dome carriage in GoldLeaf Service. Gaze up at the Coast Mountains and pass Hell’s Gate. Follow the Thompson River on the way to Kamloops.
Day 4 - Kamloops, Rocky Mountaineer, Banff
Your rail journey heads towards the Rockies. See the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels and traverse Kicking Horse Pass. Once in Banff National Park, head for the ‘Castle in the Rockies’, Fairmont Banff Springs.
Day 5 - Banff
Spend the day on your chosen activity.
Day 6 - Banff, Lake Louise
After a tour through the town, set out along the Trans-Canada Highway and through Banff National Park to Lake Louise.
Day 7 - Moraine Lake, Lake Louise
First up this morning, you’ll travel to Moraine Lake, and spend time marvelling at the glacially fed waters. Look forward to a free evening.
Day 8 - Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper
Join the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic stretches of road. Pause at Peyto Lake, stop at Columbia Icefield and journey onto Athabasca Glacier. Continuing via Athabasca Falls, your day ends in Jasper.
Day 9 - Jasper
Freedom of Choice experiences offer a new perspective today.
Day 10 - Jasper, Mt Robson, Sun Peaks
Today, take in views of Mt Robson as you travel along the Yellowhead Highway.
Day 11 - Sun Peaks, Whistler
Follow the tracks of early gold rush pioneers through the Cariboo region, stopping at Seton and Duffey lakes. Later, re-enter the Coast Mountains and learn why Whistler attracts so many outdoor enthusiasts.
Day 12 - Whistler
This afternoon, set out on your chosen activity.
Day 13 - Whistler, Georgia Strait, Victoria
Travel south along the Sea-to-Sky Highway. Board your BC Ferries journey to Vancouver Island. Continue to Chemainus, a town famous for its vibrant outdoor murals, before arriving in Victoria. If you’d rather forgo the journey by land and ferry, take a floatplane flight instead (own expense).
Day 14 - Victoria, The Butchart Gardens
Tonight, enjoy a special dinner with your fellow travellers.
Day 15 - Victoria, Vancouver, Embark Ship
Return to Vancouver and board your ship for a cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage.
Day 16 - The Inside Passage
Spend a full day on board as your ship cruises the coast of British Columbia.
Day 17 - Juneau
Alaska’s picturesque capital, Juneau, is set at the foot of the mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, and outdoor activities are plenty. Disembark and explore at leisure or with an optional excursion (own expense).
Day 18 - Skagway
Arrive in Skagway, the Inside Passage’s northernmost point. See heritage buildings, now protected as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and maybe set off on an excursion (own expense).
Day 19 - Glacier Bay National Park
Awake to World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park. Take in the calving tidewater glaciers and learn from local rangers who explain the geological wonders. If you’re lucky, you might spot whales in the wild. Humpbacks and orcas are plentiful in these waters.
Day 20 - Ketchikan
Disembark in the cheery town Ketchikan and spend the day exploring as you please.
Day 21 - The Inside Passage
Head south through the Inside Passage.
Day 22 - Disembark Ship, Depart Vancouver
Disembark and transfer to the airport.
Inclusions Expand
  • A maximum of 40 guests in your APT group
  • Luxury dining - a total of 43 meals
  • Expert APT tour director and cruise liaison
  • Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • GoldLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Guaranteed verandah on your cruise
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities
  • Visit The Butchart Gardens before hours and dine in the original Butchart residence.
Departure dates Expand
Start End Availability Price
22 Apr 2023 13 May 2023 Limited $13,195
29 Apr 2023 20 May 2023 Available $13,695
06 May 2023 27 May 2023 Available $14,095
13 May 2023 03 Jun 2023 Available $14,795
20 May 2023 10 Jun 2023 Limited $15,195
27 May 2023 17 Jun 2023 Available $15,895
03 Jun 2023 24 Jun 2023 Available $17,395
10 Jun 2023 01 Jul 2023 Available $17,395
17 Jun 2023 08 Jul 2023 Available $17,395
01 Jul 2023 22 Jul 2023 Available $17,395
15 Jul 2023 05 Aug 2023 Available $17,395
22 Jul 2023 12 Aug 2023 Available $17,395
29 Jul 2023 19 Aug 2023 Available $17,395
05 Aug 2023 26 Aug 2023 Available $17,395
12 Aug 2023 02 Sep 2023 Available $17,395
19 Aug 2023 09 Sep 2023 Available $17,395
26 Aug 2023 16 Sep 2023 Available $17,395
02 Sep 2023 23 Sep 2023 Available $16,695
09 Sep 2023 30 Sep 2023 Available $16,695
16 Sep 2023 07 Oct 2023 Available $15,895

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