Your cross-country train adventure begins in cosmopolitan Toronto, Canada’s largest city and Ontario’s capital, and ends in Vancouver. But first, travel to Niagara Falls and board the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for up-close views of thundering Niagara Falls. After Toronto, board VIA Rail’s Canadian premier continental train and head west. The next three days and nights are spent in first-class rail cars observing unparalleled views of Canada’s countryside. After passing through the majestic Canadian Rockies to Jasper, the rail portion of this journey ends. </BR></BR>Continue on to Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada, for two nights and an orientation tour in Jasper. A highlight of your vacation is the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Then, it’s on to Lake Louise, where cold waters mirror the surrounding mountains and glaciers. </BR></BR>Travel through Yoho and Glacier National Parks before arriving at the cattle-ranching center of Kamloops. On to the Pacific Coast, where you’ll sail across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria for a sightseeing tour, two overnights, free time to discover some of Victoria’s most popular attractions, and a visit to Butchart Gardens, rated as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Your cross-country adventure ends in Vancouver.</BR></BR>Finally, board your Holland America cruise ship for a spectacular journey through Alaska’s picturesque Inside Passage and Glacier Bay. Hear the thunderous roar as glaciers crash into the sea, experience some of Alaska’s small towns, and watch for wildlife such as spouting whales and soaring eagles—a great way to end your Canadian vacation.
Sightseeing:In Niagara Falls, Victoria, and Vancouver; Butchart Gardens, Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, orientation tour in Jasper, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Stanley Park. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
TORONTO Chelsea Hotel, Toronto (F)VIA RAIL CANADIAN TRAIN Sleeper Plus classJASPER Lobstick Lodge (F)BANFF NATIONAL PARK Mount Royal Hotel (F)KAMLOOPS Ramada Inn – Kamloops (ST)VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)VANCOUVER Sandman Suites on Davie (F)ALASKA CRUISE Holland America’s MS Volendam
9 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
NOTE:Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of publishing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.
Transportation:Private bedroom on VIA Rail’s® the Canadian train from Toronto to Jasper in Sleeper Plus class; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; Holland America’s MS Volendam; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.