Eastern Canada, Rockies Odyssey and Alaska Cruise

Departs: 10th May 2023 | 32 Days | 1 Country

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
» Create your own light display on Niagara Falls
» Experience a traditional sugar shack
» Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
» Meet Mountie in Banff

» Discover the natural history of Lake Louise

» Enjoy breakfast at Whistler's Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

» Visit The Butchart Gardens before hours

HIGHLIGHTS AND INCLUSIONS

» Freedom of Choice inclusions (day trips and activities are are included in the cost of your trip)

» Luxury dining - a total of 59 meals

» GoldLeaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer

» A maximum of 40 guests in your APT group
» Expert APT tour director and cruise liaison

» Guaranteed veranda on your cruise

» Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

$20,995* per person, twin share

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ITINERARY

DAY 1
ARRIVE TORONTO

Welcome to Toronto. Be met at the airport and taken to your hotel.


DAY 2
TORONTO

Meet your fellow travellers this morning at a welcome breakfast. Afterwards, set off on an exploration and visit the CN Tower.


DAY 3
TORONTO, NIAGARA FALLS

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At dinner, overlook the falls before visiting the Illumination Tower.

Stop in at Niagara-on-the-Lake before heading to Niagara Falls. Maybe set off on a helicopter flight (own expense) before a cruise to the base of the falls.


DAY 4
NIAGARA FALLS, THOUSAND ISLANDS, OTTAWA

Travel via the Thousand Islands Parkway on your way to Ottawa. Enjoy a cruise through the Thousand Islands.


DAY 5
OTTAWA

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Maybe a flight in a vintage open-cockpit biplane is your style? Or would you prefer to visit the Canadian War Museum? Maybe you’ll spend time at the Canadian Museum of History, or set off on a guided bicycle exploration.

Start off your day with a guided tour, pausing at Parliament Hill among other sites. Afterwards, choose what you want to do.


DAY 6
OTTAWA, MONT TREMBLANT

Today you’re on high alert for deer, black bears and wolves at Parc Omega. Ride the gondola at Mont Tremblant and have the evening free to relax and unwind.


DAY 7
MONT TREMBLANT, QUEBEC CITY

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head to a sugar shack and learn how maple syrup is made, followed by lunch.

Today, head for Ile d’Orleans. Nicknamed the ‘Garden of Quebec’, this sleepy island is a food lover’s paradise. Continue to Quebec City and set out on a guided tour.

DAY 8
QUEBEC CITY

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps see the sights by foot. Otherwise, a cruise on the St Lawrence River or food tour are other options.

DAY 9
QUEBEC CITY

A guided tour takes you to the Notre Dame Basilica, Old Montreal and Mount Royal.

DAY 10
MONTREAL

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Take a walking tour of Old Montreal or meet a local Montrealer. Otherwise a food tour is on the table, as is an exploration of one of the world’s largest underground complexes.


DAY 11

MONTREAL, VANCOUVER

Fly to Vancouver today (flight not included). Once you’ve landed, we’ll take you to your hotel before tonight’s dinner.

DAY 12

VANCOUVER

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy breakfast at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s Cliff House Restaurant, followed by an insightful nature exploration through the grounds.

DAY 13

VANCOUVER, ROCKY MOUNTAINEER, KAMLOOPS

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and soak up the views from your bi-level glass-dome carriage, complete with GoldLeaf Service.

DAY 14

KAMLOOPS, ROCKY MOUNTAINEER, BANFF

Carve your way through the Canadian Rockies all the way to Banff National Park.

DAY 15

BANFF

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

You may like to take part in the Banff Experience which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, board the Banff Gondola, or set off on a heli-flightseeing excursion. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River, or learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player. Otherwise, spend some time at the Willow Stream Spa.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

This evening, dine at one of your hotel’s restaurants.

DAY 16

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Tonight, dine at one of the restaurants in your hotel.

Tour Banff then travel to Lake Louise.

DAY 17

MORAINE LAKE, LAKE LOUISE

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On the shores of Lake Louise, join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the area’s rich natural history.

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 18

LAKE LOUISE, ATHABASCA GLACIER, JASPER

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Choose where to dine at your lodge.

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 19

JASPER

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Explore the park on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar, embark on a Maligne Valley experience by hike or cruise, go rafting down Athabasca River, or ride the Jasper SkyTram.

DAY 20

JASPER, MT ROBSON, SUN PEAKS

Today, take in views of Mt Robson as you travel along the Yellowhead Highway

DAY 21

SUN PEAKS, WHISTLER

Travel through the Coast Mountains, stopping at Seton and Duffey lakes.

DAY 22

WHISTLER

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

The heritage of Canada’s indigenous people comes to light at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Enjoy breakfast and explore the museum, discovering your First Nations ‘animal spirit’ with the help of your guide.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Enjoy a floatplane flight, explore Whistler Mountain on a snowcat adventure, enjoy a mountain Jeep safari or ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Adventurous ones may prefer a tree trek or a zip trek.

Set out on your preferred Freedom of Choice activity.

DAY 23

WHISTLER, GEORGIA STRAIT, VICTORIA

Travel along the Sea-to-Sky Highway and take the BC Ferries service to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Alternatively, you can take a floatplane flight instead (own expense).

DAY 24

VICTORIA, THE BUTCHART GARDENS

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Butchart Gardens before the general public is granted access, and enjoy an exclusive breakfast in the original Butchart residence. More than 100 years in the making with a former quarry as the initial canvas, Jennie Butchart transformed this space into a haven overflowing with lush greens and colourful blooms. The result of her vision is the gardens you will see today, which are still family-run to this day.

Later, a special dinner is served for you and your fellow travellers.

DAY 25

VICTORIA, VANCOUVER, EMBARK SHIP

Travel to Vancouver and board your ship.

Stay: Seven Nights, Holland America Line’s Koningsdam in a Verandah Stateroom

DAY 26

THE INSIDE PASSAGE

Spend a full day on board as your ship cruises the coast of British Columbia.

DAY 27

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 28

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 29

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 30

KETCHIKAN

Disembark in the cheery town of Ketchikan and spend the day exploring as you please.

DAY 31

THE INSIDE PASSAGE

Head south through the Inside Passage.

DAY 32

DISEMBARK SHIP, DEPART VANCOUVER

Disembark and transfer to the airport.