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Tour Overview

"featuring the Inside Passage, Vancouver & Victoria"

Experience the ultimate adventure that combines the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rockies with the pristine wilderness of Alaska! Begin by diving into the region’s history and culture in Calgary, gateway to the Rockies, before exploring the wonders within Banff National Park on a guided tour. Traverse Icefields Parkway onto the Columbia Icefield, then climb aboard for an overnight rail journey on VIA Rail’s Canadian, offering unparalleled mountain views. Arriving in Vancouver, ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island to enjoy British charm and the stunning Butchart Gardens®. Next, ferry to Washington State and drive along the Olympic Peninsula to Seattle, where a private city tour and full day at leisure await! The second leg of our vacation begins with a three-night Inside Passage cruise, boasting breathtaking coastal landscapes and a port of call in Juneau. Disembarking in Skagway, we ride the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway and travel along the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks for a gold panning adventure and a cruise on the Chena River. Continue on to Denali National Park for a remarkable tour, then visit the Iditarod Trail Headquarters before gliding atop Prince William Sound’s tranquil waters. Our once-in-a-lifetime getaway concludes in downtown Anchorage, Alaska’s vibrant largest city.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book
Tour Highlights
Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night at The Westin Calgary
  • 2 nights in Banff
  • 1 night in Jasper
  • aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian
  • 1 night in the Vancouver area
  • 2 nights at Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
  • 1 night Best Western Gold Rush Inn in Whitehorse
  • 1 night in Tok
  • 2 nights at Westmark Fairbanks Hotel
  • 1 night near Denali National Park
  • 2 nights at Hilton Anchorage
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Calgary guided tour
  • Banff & Jasper National Parks
  • Mountie Meet & Greet by Banff Lake Louise Tourism
  • Banff Gondola Ride
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure™
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island
  • The Butchart Gardens®
  • Victoria guided city tour
  • Ferry to Washington
  • Ports of Call: Vancouver, British Columbia; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska
  • Included Shore Excursion: White Pass & Yukon Route Railway
  • Alaska Highway feat. the Yukon Territory
  • Kluane National Park & Reserve
  • Santa Claus House
  • Trans-Alaska Pipeline
  • Gold Dredge 8 & gold panning
  • Riverboat Discovery III cruise feat. floatplane, sled dogs & Athabascan village
  • Denali National Park guided tour
  • Iditarod Trail Headquarters
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise on Prince William Sound
  • Anchorage Museum
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
Meals

39 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Welcome Lunch at Sky 360 Calgary Tower
  • Lunch at Fairmont Banff Springs hotel
  • Lunch at the Columbia Icefields
  • Gourmet meals aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian
  • Dinner in Seattle
  • All meals included aboard the ship with As You Wish Dining
  • Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake
  • Farewell Lunch in Anchorage
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Space Limited. Call for availability.

Double

$12948

Space Limited. Call for availability.

Single

$16848

Space Limited. Call for availability.

Final Payment Date: 04/18/2025

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Western Canada

Upon arrival, we check in to our accommodations in Calgary.

Day 2 : Discover Calgary

We begin our morning by meeting our local guide to learn about this spectacular city that sits just east of the Rocky Mountains. After enjoying the highlights of Calgary, we travel 630 feet above downtown to the top of Calgary Tower for lunch at Sky 360. Relax and savor a delectable meal in the revolving restaurant while taking in exceptional views of the city and mountains. Later, we journey through some of the best natural beauty in the world and stay two fantastic evenings in Banff.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 : Banff

Our day in Banff National Park starts with visiting a Mountie, a retired Canadian Mounted Police member. Hear intriguing stories of their years in service and learn about the “Red Serge” uniforms, an iconic symbol of Canada. After the meet and greet, we immerse ourselves in this unique mountain town and take a panoramic tour of all that Banff has to offer. Lunch today provides savory meals and breathtaking views at the historic and grand Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. We then take a relaxing gondola ride to a mountaintop for bird’s-eye views of the awe-inspiring vistas that surround us and have an evening at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : Columbia Icefield

Today’s adventure is a journey into Jasper National Park, featuring captivating vistas along Icefields Parkway. This beautiful area is famous for the glacial blue waters of its many lakes nestled among the mountains. Upon reaching the Columbia Icefield, we board a giant Ice Explorer that drives us to a 10,000-year-old sheet of ice, known as Athabasca Glacier. Enjoy the unique experience of walking out onto this natural wonder and take a sip of fresh glacial water as we learn about its powerful history. Later, we travel to Jasper and check in to our accommodations for the evening.

Lunch

Day 5 : Ride the Rails

This morning, we board VIA Rail’s historic Canadian train and begin our scenic journey to Vancouver in their Sleeper Plus cars. Enjoy top-notch service and unforgettable experiences on board as you roll past majestic mountains, lush forests, and spectacular waterfront in areas that are only accessible by rail. Select from a variety of chef-prepared gourmet meals to enjoy in the dining car and lounge comfortably in the skyline car’s dome section for outstanding views with windows that extend to the ceiling.

Brunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Vancouver

Following an included breakfast on the train, we arrive in Vancouver. Surrounded by water on three sides and nestled along the Coast Mountain Range, this vibrant city is the largest in British Columbia. We find our adventurous side on a walk across the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge, providing spectacular views from over 200 feet above the rushing river below. Those not ready to conquer a fear of heights can visit the nearby Trading Post to shop for locally made crafts and goods. After lunch on our own in North Vancouver’s waterfront market, Lonsdale Quay, we settle into our accommodations and have time to relax before dinner together at a downtown restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : The Butchart Gardens®

This morning, we board a ferry for Vancouver Island to visit The Butchart Gardens®, one of the most acclaimed horticultural exhibitions in the world. Stroll along pathways through themed gardens that are wonderfully landscaped, including seasonal floral displays and Ross Fountain, playing water patterns every four minutes. Later, we arrive in enchanting Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia. Shops, cafes, and interesting attractions are just a stroll away from our accommodations for the next two evenings.

Lunch

Day 8 : Victoria

A local guide joins us for a tour of Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. It began as an outpost for the Hudson Bay Company in 1843 and is now known for its rich British culture, magnificent architecture, and time-honored traditions. We view historic sites, including the Parliament Building on the lovely Inner Harbor, as well as beautiful flower beds and gardens that reflect the area’s passion for gardening. After a delicious lunch together, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to browse charming shops or visit local attractions, such as the Royal BC Museum or Craigdarroch Castle.

Lunch

Day 9 : Ferry to Washington

This morning, we depart Victoria by ferry to cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca and international border, arriving in Washington. A picturesque drive along the Olympic Peninsula then brings us into Seattle. Tonight, we enjoy one more dinner with current travelers before the second half of our Grand Adventure begins tomorrow.

Dinner

Day 10 : Seattle City Tour

Today, we’re off to explore the vibrant “Emerald City” on a private tour with water and snacks provided. Our expert guide shares local insights about the past. present, and future of Seattle as we learn the history that shaped it into what it is today. Have your camera ready for some quintessential photo stops! We visit the most famous neighborhoods, such as Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market, as well as hear the interesting stories behind iconic landmarks, like the Space Needle. The remainder of the day is yours to relax.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 : Leisure Day

Take advantage of a full day to spend anyway you choose. The possibilities are endless! Relax at the hotel, mingle with other Grand Adventure travelers, indulge in fresh seafood at a local restaurant, watch lively street performers at Pike Place Market, book a scenic ferry ride across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island, or visit one of the many museums.

Breakfast

Day 12 : Board the Koningsdam

After breakfast, we drive north to the vibrant port city of Vancouver. The city’s setting is spectacular, nestled between mountains and ocean. We board the Koningsdam for our luxurious three-night cruise into the calm waters of the Inside Passage. Magnificent mountain vistas, vast forests, and narrow passageways highlight this relaxing experience.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 : The Inside Passage

Relive the story of the Klondike Gold Rush miners as we trace their historic routing to the gold fields. Snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and hundreds of islands and coastal inlets mark our progress through an astonishing fjord-like waterway today. We travel Canada's Pacific Coast and Southeastern Alaska, seeing firsthand how this vital ocean route still links communities today. As we cruise, indulge in shipboard amenities and entertainment.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 : Juneau

Today, we call on Alaska's beautiful capital, Juneau, which can only be reached by air or sea. Its natural setting between the waters of the Gastineau Channel, coastal mountains, and forest makes it one of the state’s most stunning cities. Enjoy time to sightsee and shop on your own or choose an optional excursion.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 : Scenic Rail Journey

After breakfast, we disembark in Skagway. Here, we board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway for an exciting narrow-gauge train ride to continue following the path of the legendary Klondike gold seekers. We pass incredible panoramas of glaciers, mountains, and waterfalls. Later, we arrive in Whitehorse.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16 : The Alaska Highway

We travel the Alaska Highway today, which was originally built as a military supply road during World War II and links Alaska to Canada. Enjoy views of Kluane Lake’s crystal-clear waters and stop at Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Center to learn more about this preserved area. This brings us through Yukon Territory, the most wild and remote part of our trip, where moose alone outnumber the human population.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 17 : Alaska's Interior

This morning, we travel to Fairbanks, passing through Delta Junction, an inland delta where the Chena and Tanana rivers meet to feed Alaska’s largest agricultural area. Along the way, we can relive childhood dreams at the Santa Claus House in the town of North Pole, where the spirit of Christmas lives year-round. Tonight, we head out for dinner, Alaskan style! Delight in a traditional Alaska Salmon Bake with generous portions of salmon grilled over a wood fire.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18 : Gold Dredge 8 & Riverboat Discovery III

Step back into gold rush history in Fairbanks today as we learn to pan for gold, and keep what we find, at historic Gold Dredge 8. We also take in views of the famed Trans-Alaska Pipeline. This afternoon, savor an all-you-can-eat lunch before boarding the Riverboat Discovery III sternwheeler for a narrated excursion. Our journey along the Chena River includes a floatplane, sled dog demonstration, and a stop at a recreated Athabascan Native camp. Afterwards, we return to our hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 19 : Denali National Park and Preserve

Today, panoramic views of wilderness and the Alaska Range provide a spectacular backdrop as we travel to Denali National Park and Preserve. At six million acres, it is one of the largest unspoiled regions in the world! A naturalist guide joins us on a journey into the tundra where we may catch sights of grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. Our day concludes at a Denali Park Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 20 : The Iditarod Trail

A scenic morning drive takes us to Wasilla. After lunch at Settlers Bay Lodge, we learn about Alaska's state sport of mushing, also known as dog sledding, and the treasured Anchorage-to-Nome race during a visit to the Iditarod Trail Headquarters. Later, our journey continues through the Matanuska Valley, the state’s first agricultural center, before arriving in Anchorage.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 21 : Prince William Sound

We head south today, immersed in the spellbinding scenery of Turnagain Arm. See a variety of extraordinary Alaskan wildlife up-close during a stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Departing from Whittier, we enjoy a Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise on the calm waters of Prince William Sound to view hanging and tidewater glaciers. Watch for sea otters, porpoises, and other animals, as well as glaciers calving into the sea.

Lunch

Day 22 : Anchorage

Enjoy a leisurely morning before we visit the world-class Anchorage Museum. We gather for a special Farewell Lunch and an enlightening visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center before transferring to the airport for our overnight flight home.

Lunch

Day 23 : Arrive Home

We return home today with incredible memories of our Grand Adventure throughout Western Canada and Alaska.

Tour Map

Tour Map

Departure Cities

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas National Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Boston Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport

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Grand Adventure: The Canadian Rockies & Alaska

"featuring the Inside Passage, Vancouver & Victoria"

Experience the ultimate adventure that combines the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rockies with the pristine wilderness of Alaska! Begin by diving into the region’s history and culture in Calgary, gateway to the Rockies, before exploring the wonders within Banff National Park on a guided tour. Traverse Icefields Parkway onto the Columbia Icefield, then climb aboard for an overnight rail journey on VIA Rail’s Canadian, offering unparalleled mountain views. Arriving in Vancouver, ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island to enjoy British charm and the stunning Butchart Gardens®. Next, ferry to Washington State and drive along the Olympic Peninsula to Seattle, where a private city tour and full day at leisure await! The second leg of our vacation begins with a three-night Inside Passage cruise, boasting breathtaking coastal landscapes and a port of call in Juneau. Disembarking in Skagway, we ride the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway and travel along the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks for a gold panning adventure and a cruise on the Chena River. Continue on to Denali National Park for a remarkable tour, then visit the Iditarod Trail Headquarters before gliding atop Prince William Sound’s tranquil waters. Our once-in-a-lifetime getaway concludes in downtown Anchorage, Alaska’s vibrant largest city.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
View Dates & Book Online Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book
Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night at The Westin Calgary
  • 2 nights in Banff
  • 1 night in Jasper
  • aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian
  • 1 night in the Vancouver area
  • 2 nights at Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
  • 1 night Best Western Gold Rush Inn in Whitehorse
  • 1 night in Tok
  • 2 nights at Westmark Fairbanks Hotel
  • 1 night near Denali National Park
  • 2 nights at Hilton Anchorage
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Calgary guided tour
  • Banff & Jasper National Parks
  • Mountie Meet & Greet by Banff Lake Louise Tourism
  • Banff Gondola Ride
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure™
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island
  • The Butchart Gardens®
  • Victoria guided city tour
  • Ferry to Washington
  • Ports of Call: Vancouver, British Columbia; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska
  • Included Shore Excursion: White Pass & Yukon Route Railway
  • Alaska Highway feat. the Yukon Territory
  • Kluane National Park & Reserve
  • Santa Claus House
  • Trans-Alaska Pipeline
  • Gold Dredge 8 & gold panning
  • Riverboat Discovery III cruise feat. floatplane, sled dogs & Athabascan village
  • Denali National Park guided tour
  • Iditarod Trail Headquarters
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise on Prince William Sound
  • Anchorage Museum
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
Meals

39 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Welcome Lunch at Sky 360 Calgary Tower
  • Lunch at Fairmont Banff Springs hotel
  • Lunch at the Columbia Icefields
  • Gourmet meals aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian
  • Dinner in Seattle
  • All meals included aboard the ship with As You Wish Dining
  • Dinner at the Alaska Salmon Bake
  • Farewell Lunch in Anchorage

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Space Limited. Call for availability.

Double

$12948

Single

$16848

Final Payment Date: 04/18/2025

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Western Canada

Upon arrival, we check in to our accommodations in Calgary.

Day 2 : Discover Calgary

We begin our morning by meeting our local guide to learn about this spectacular city that sits just east of the Rocky Mountains. After enjoying the highlights of Calgary, we travel 630 feet above downtown to the top of Calgary Tower for lunch at Sky 360. Relax and savor a delectable meal in the revolving restaurant while taking in exceptional views of the city and mountains. Later, we journey through some of the best natural beauty in the world and stay two fantastic evenings in Banff.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 : Banff

Our day in Banff National Park starts with visiting a Mountie, a retired Canadian Mounted Police member. Hear intriguing stories of their years in service and learn about the “Red Serge” uniforms, an iconic symbol of Canada. After the meet and greet, we immerse ourselves in this unique mountain town and take a panoramic tour of all that Banff has to offer. Lunch today provides savory meals and breathtaking views at the historic and grand Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. We then take a relaxing gondola ride to a mountaintop for bird’s-eye views of the awe-inspiring vistas that surround us and have an evening at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : Columbia Icefield

Today’s adventure is a journey into Jasper National Park, featuring captivating vistas along Icefields Parkway. This beautiful area is famous for the glacial blue waters of its many lakes nestled among the mountains. Upon reaching the Columbia Icefield, we board a giant Ice Explorer that drives us to a 10,000-year-old sheet of ice, known as Athabasca Glacier. Enjoy the unique experience of walking out onto this natural wonder and take a sip of fresh glacial water as we learn about its powerful history. Later, we travel to Jasper and check in to our accommodations for the evening.

Lunch

Day 5 : Ride the Rails

This morning, we board VIA Rail’s historic Canadian train and begin our scenic journey to Vancouver in their Sleeper Plus cars. Enjoy top-notch service and unforgettable experiences on board as you roll past majestic mountains, lush forests, and spectacular waterfront in areas that are only accessible by rail. Select from a variety of chef-prepared gourmet meals to enjoy in the dining car and lounge comfortably in the skyline car’s dome section for outstanding views with windows that extend to the ceiling.

Brunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Vancouver

Following an included breakfast on the train, we arrive in Vancouver. Surrounded by water on three sides and nestled along the Coast Mountain Range, this vibrant city is the largest in British Columbia. We find our adventurous side on a walk across the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge, providing spectacular views from over 200 feet above the rushing river below. Those not ready to conquer a fear of heights can visit the nearby Trading Post to shop for locally made crafts and goods. After lunch on our own in North Vancouver’s waterfront market, Lonsdale Quay, we settle into our accommodations and have time to relax before dinner together at a downtown restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : The Butchart Gardens®

This morning, we board a ferry for Vancouver Island to visit The Butchart Gardens®, one of the most acclaimed horticultural exhibitions in the world. Stroll along pathways through themed gardens that are wonderfully landscaped, including seasonal floral displays and Ross Fountain, playing water patterns every four minutes. Later, we arrive in enchanting Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia. Shops, cafes, and interesting attractions are just a stroll away from our accommodations for the next two evenings.

Lunch

Day 8 : Victoria

A local guide joins us for a tour of Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. It began as an outpost for the Hudson Bay Company in 1843 and is now known for its rich British culture, magnificent architecture, and time-honored traditions. We view historic sites, including the Parliament Building on the lovely Inner Harbor, as well as beautiful flower beds and gardens that reflect the area’s passion for gardening. After a delicious lunch together, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to browse charming shops or visit local attractions, such as the Royal BC Museum or Craigdarroch Castle.

Lunch

Day 9 : Ferry to Washington

This morning, we depart Victoria by ferry to cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca and international border, arriving in Washington. A picturesque drive along the Olympic Peninsula then brings us into Seattle. Tonight, we enjoy one more dinner with current travelers before the second half of our Grand Adventure begins tomorrow.

Dinner

Day 10 : Seattle City Tour

Today, we’re off to explore the vibrant “Emerald City” on a private tour with water and snacks provided. Our expert guide shares local insights about the past. present, and future of Seattle as we learn the history that shaped it into what it is today. Have your camera ready for some quintessential photo stops! We visit the most famous neighborhoods, such as Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market, as well as hear the interesting stories behind iconic landmarks, like the Space Needle. The remainder of the day is yours to relax.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 : Leisure Day

Take advantage of a full day to spend anyway you choose. The possibilities are endless! Relax at the hotel, mingle with other Grand Adventure travelers, indulge in fresh seafood at a local restaurant, watch lively street performers at Pike Place Market, book a scenic ferry ride across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island, or visit one of the many museums.

Breakfast

Day 12 : Board the Koningsdam

After breakfast, we drive north to the vibrant port city of Vancouver. The city’s setting is spectacular, nestled between mountains and ocean. We board the Koningsdam for our luxurious three-night cruise into the calm waters of the Inside Passage. Magnificent mountain vistas, vast forests, and narrow passageways highlight this relaxing experience.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 : The Inside Passage

Relive the story of the Klondike Gold Rush miners as we trace their historic routing to the gold fields. Snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and hundreds of islands and coastal inlets mark our progress through an astonishing fjord-like waterway today. We travel Canada's Pacific Coast and Southeastern Alaska, seeing firsthand how this vital ocean route still links communities today. As we cruise, indulge in shipboard amenities and entertainment.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 : Juneau

Today, we call on Alaska's beautiful capital, Juneau, which can only be reached by air or sea. Its natural setting between the waters of the Gastineau Channel, coastal mountains, and forest makes it one of the state’s most stunning cities. Enjoy time to sightsee and shop on your own or choose an optional excursion.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 : Scenic Rail Journey

After breakfast, we disembark in Skagway. Here, we board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway for an exciting narrow-gauge train ride to continue following the path of the legendary Klondike gold seekers. We pass incredible panoramas of glaciers, mountains, and waterfalls. Later, we arrive in Whitehorse.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16 : The Alaska Highway

We travel the Alaska Highway today, which was originally built as a military supply road during World War II and links Alaska to Canada. Enjoy views of Kluane Lake’s crystal-clear waters and stop at Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Center to learn more about this preserved area. This brings us through Yukon Territory, the most wild and remote part of our trip, where moose alone outnumber the human population.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 17 : Alaska's Interior

This morning, we travel to Fairbanks, passing through Delta Junction, an inland delta where the Chena and Tanana rivers meet to feed Alaska’s largest agricultural area. Along the way, we can relive childhood dreams at the Santa Claus House in the town of North Pole, where the spirit of Christmas lives year-round. Tonight, we head out for dinner, Alaskan style! Delight in a traditional Alaska Salmon Bake with generous portions of salmon grilled over a wood fire.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18 : Gold Dredge 8 & Riverboat Discovery III

Step back into gold rush history in Fairbanks today as we learn to pan for gold, and keep what we find, at historic Gold Dredge 8. We also take in views of the famed Trans-Alaska Pipeline. This afternoon, savor an all-you-can-eat lunch before boarding the Riverboat Discovery III sternwheeler for a narrated excursion. Our journey along the Chena River includes a floatplane, sled dog demonstration, and a stop at a recreated Athabascan Native camp. Afterwards, we return to our hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 19 : Denali National Park and Preserve

Today, panoramic views of wilderness and the Alaska Range provide a spectacular backdrop as we travel to Denali National Park and Preserve. At six million acres, it is one of the largest unspoiled regions in the world! A naturalist guide joins us on a journey into the tundra where we may catch sights of grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. Our day concludes at a Denali Park Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 20 : The Iditarod Trail

A scenic morning drive takes us to Wasilla. After lunch at Settlers Bay Lodge, we learn about Alaska's state sport of mushing, also known as dog sledding, and the treasured Anchorage-to-Nome race during a visit to the Iditarod Trail Headquarters. Later, our journey continues through the Matanuska Valley, the state’s first agricultural center, before arriving in Anchorage.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 21 : Prince William Sound

We head south today, immersed in the spellbinding scenery of Turnagain Arm. See a variety of extraordinary Alaskan wildlife up-close during a stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Departing from Whittier, we enjoy a Phillips 26 Glacier Cruise on the calm waters of Prince William Sound to view hanging and tidewater glaciers. Watch for sea otters, porpoises, and other animals, as well as glaciers calving into the sea.

Lunch

Day 22 : Anchorage

Enjoy a leisurely morning before we visit the world-class Anchorage Museum. We gather for a special Farewell Lunch and an enlightening visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center before transferring to the airport for our overnight flight home.

Lunch

Day 23 : Arrive Home

We return home today with incredible memories of our Grand Adventure throughout Western Canada and Alaska.

Tour Map

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas National Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Boston Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport