Day 1 : Fly from Sydney to Anchorage
Cross the International Dateline
Day 1: Anchorage - 1 night stay
Day 2: Embark the Royal Princess, 7 night cruise from Whittier to Vancouver - Depart 08:30pm
Day 3: Scenic Cruising; Hubbard Glacier - Arrive: 03:00pm Depart 08:00pm
Day 4: Scenic Cruising; Galcier Bay National Park - Arrive: 09:15am Depart 07:30pm
Day 5: Skagway, Alaska - Arrive: 07:00am Depart: 08:30am
Day 6: Juneau, Alaska - Arrive: 06:30am Depart: 05:00pm
Day 7: Ketchikan, Alaska - Arrive: 10:00am Depart: 06:00pm
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9-10: Vancouver, Canada - Arrive: 07:00am - Disembark the Royal Princess
Vancouver - 2 night stay
Day 11: Vancouver - Kamloops
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. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 12: Kamloops - Jasper
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. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 13: Jasper - Lake Louise
Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk 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. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 14: Lake Louise - Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, 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 that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.
Day 15: Banff - Calgary
Depart Banff today and transfer to Calgary (or Calgary International Airport) today. Your journey ends upon transfer to Calgary.