This breathtaking tour crosses Canada using the scenic railroad. It features spectacular scenery, including an excursion to Niagara Falls, where you’ll enjoy a cruise to view the falls from the river level; an excursion from Jasper to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake in the Canadian Rockies, where you’ll cruise to Spirit Island; a thrilling Ice Explorer ride on the 1,000-foot-deep Columbia Icefield; a stop at stunning Lake Louise with its green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria; and much more. </BR></BR>In Toronto, board the art deco cars of VIA Rail’s® The Canadian train for the highlight of this Canada tour…your 3-night rail journey through Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Watch the scenic countryside, lakes, and sun-dappled forests from your windows as you relax in first-class, refurbished cars from the 1950s. Enjoy premium service, exquisite cuisine, and amazing views as you sit back and enjoy this marvelous train journey. </BR></BR>Enjoy ferry rides between Vancouver and Victoria. On Victoria, Globus has arranged a unique experience for you. Learn why Victoria is considered Canada’s most haunted city during a private presentation by a storyteller and historian. Another fun experience Globus has included on this Canada tour is a wine tasting in British Columbia’s wine-growing region.</BR></BR>But that’s not all…enjoy a 7-night cruise through Alaska and the stunning Inside Passage. Watch for soaring eagles, barking seals, and other wildlife. Marvel at glaciers and witness the amazing spectacle of thunder and spray as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea. Soak in the local flavor of Juneau, Alaska’s capital, and see the world’s largest totem collection in Ketchikan. This is an excellent choice of vacation if you want to experience the best of Canada via rail and see the majestic beauty on an Alaska cruise.
TORONTO Orientation tour; dinner at CN TowerNIAGARA FALLS Sightseeing cruiseTORONTO–JASPER Private bedroom on VIA Rail’s the Canadian (travel in Sleeper Plus class); explore Winnipeg JASPER NATIONAL PARK Cruise Maligne Lake and [LF] enjoy incredible views with a lakeside dinner; scenic sightseeing COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia IcefieldBANFF NATIONAL PARK Gondola ride up Banff’s Sulphur MountainBRITISH COLUMBIA’S WINE COUNTRY[LF] Wine tastingVICTORIAOrientation tour; Butchart Gardens; [LF] private presentation by local historian and storyteller VICTORIA–VANCOUVER Scenic ferry ride through the Gulf IslandsVANCOUVER Sightseeing tour; farewell dinnerCRUISE 7-night cruise aboard Holland America’s MS Nieuw Amsterdam
Breakfast daily, 1 brunch, 6 lunches, 14 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Vancouver
NOTE:Your Train The Canadian is VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental train. Sleeper Plus class features premium service, exquisite cuisine highlighting regional dishes, superb standards of accommodation, and exclusive access to stylish lounges with 360-degree panoramic views.Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.