Grand Western Canada Vacation with Alaska Cruise

20 Day Tour from Vancouver to Vancouver


Vacation Overview

Who says you can’t have it all? Certainly not Canadians! From international cities to national parks, snow-dusted summits to vineyard-dotted valleys, dramatic glaciers to soothing hot springs, and the calmest of lakes to the wildest of creatures, Western Canada presents the greatest range of sights and cities, not to mention mountains! Pack your bags for a variety of adventure as we’ve packed the best of British Columbia and Alberta into one encompassing vacation. On this grand tour of Western Canada, you’ll spend time in the multicultural metropolis of Vancouver and the British-infused city of Victoria before trading the pubs of the “garden city” for the peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Devour the majestic scenery of four national parks – Glacier, Yoho, Banff, and Jasper – get a taste of resort life in renowned Whistler, sip your way through the vineyards of charming lakeside Kelowna, and clink your glasses to mountains of fun. Make a grand vacation even grander by adding a leisurely Alaska cruise to your tour of Western Canada. While your ship will sail through the glacial beauty of the Inside Passage, Tracy Arm, and Glacier Bay National Park, you’ll personally cruise through several exciting ports of call, including the capital city of Juneau, the gold rush town of Skagway, and totem-pole-dotted Ketchikan.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER, BC

Welcome to Vancouver! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2 VANCOUVER–VICTORIA

VANCOUVER Guided sightseeing includes the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park. Scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands to Victoria.
VICTORIA Orientation drive includes the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. Visit Butchart Gardens, followed by dinner in the gardens.

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Day 3 VICTORIA

VICTORIA Free day.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Victoria with a wildlife and whale-watching marine cruise. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 4 VICTORIA–WHISTLER

VICTORIA Scenic BC Ferry crossing on the Strait of Georgia through the Gulf Islands en route to Shannon Falls and Whistler.
WHISTLER Free time this afternoon and evening. Enjoy a 2-night stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, with classic elegance in a modern alpine setting at the base on Blackcomb Mountain.

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Day 5 WHISTLER

WHISTLER Free day.

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Day 6 WHISTLER–KAMLOOPS

WHISTLER Private breakfast and traditional welcome at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nation’s people. Scenic drive through the heart of Cariboo region en route to Kamloops.
KAMLOOPS Free time this evening.

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Day 7 KAMLOOPS–JASPER

KAMLOOPS Scenic drive on Yellowhead Highway past Mount Robson en route to Jasper.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Free time remainder of day.

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Day 8 JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Orientation drive. Free time this evening.
MALIGNE LAKE Narrated scenic cruise to Spirit Island and Maligne Canyon.

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Day 9 JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–LAKE LOUISE–BANFF

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive on Icefields Parkway en route to Columbia Icefield.
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Scenic Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier with a Glaciologist guide followed by a scenic drive over Athabasca Pass en route to Lake Louise.
LAKE LOUISE Free time before driving to Banff National Park for a free evening.

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Day 10 BANFF

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Scenic ride on the Banff Gondola for breakfast atop Sulphur Mountain. Sightseeing in Banff includes Bow Falls. Free time this afternoon before dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 11 BANFF–GLACIER NATIONAL PARK–KELOWNA

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive over Kicking Horse Pass and the Continental Divide en route to Yoho National Park.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK Drive over Rogers Pass en route to Kelowna.
KELOWNA Free time this evening.

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Day 12 KELOWNA–VANCOUVER

KELOWNA Scenic drive through Fraser Valley and over the Cascade Mountains en route to Vancouver.
VANCOUVER Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner this evening.

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Day 13 VANCOUVER (EMBARKATION)

VANCOUVER Embark on a 7-Night cruise.

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Day 14 CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE

INSIDE PASSAGE Scenic cruise.

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Day 15 CRUISING: TRACY ARM–JUNEAU, ALASKA

TRACY ARM Scenic cruise.
JUNEAU Free time.

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Day 16 SKAGWAY

SKAGWAY Free time.

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Day 17 CRUISING: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK

GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) Scenic cruise.

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Day 18 KETCHIKAN

KETCHIKAN Free time.

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Day 19 CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE

INSIDE PASSAGE Scenic cruise.

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Day 20 VANCOUVER, BC (DISEMBARKATION)

VANCOUVER Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Schedule flights departing from Vancouver International Airport after Noon.

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Vacation Highlights

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

At least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

Hotels

Vancouver

Georgian Court Hotel

Superior First-Class

The boutique Georgian Court Hotel is situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street, and many of Vancouver's main attractions. The hotel features sophisticated and elegant decor, attentive service, first class amenities, and one of Vancouver's best Italian restaurants - Frankie's Italian Kitchen and Bar.

Victoria

DoubleTree by Hilton Victoria

First-Class

DoubleTree by Hilton Victoria boasts an ideal downtown location steps away from the Inner Harbour, boutique shops, whale watching, museums, and many arts and cultural activities. Guestrooms offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Olympic Mountain Range, downtown Victoria, and the Legislative Building.

Whistler

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

Deluxe

The Chateau is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and just 5 minutes from the center of Whistler Village. The hotel has a golf-course, indoor & outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, concierge service, gift shops, guest laundry, business center, several restaurants, baker, lounge, Afternoon Tea, and room service.

Kamloops

Sandman Signature Hotel

First-Class

Facing Riverside Park and the Thompson River, Sandman Signature Hotel is smartly designed with thoughtfully appointed guestrooms, indoor pool and hot tub, on-site restaurant, fitness room, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Jasper National Park

Forest Park Hotel

First-Class

Located at the base of the mountains, the Forest Park Hotel features 152 spacious non-smoking guestrooms. The hotel combines rustic charm expected of a mountain inn with modern accents and amenities.

Banff National Park

Banff Park Lodge

First-Class

The hotel offers an indoor pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, Hot Plunge Pool, several boutiques, concierge desk, restaurant, and room service. Guestrooms feature cable TV, coffee maker, Internet access, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and in-room safe.

Kelowna

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Superior First-Class

This beautiful hotel is ideally situated in downtown Kelowna and features contemporary design, fitness centre, business centre, gift shop, and several restaurants. Guestrooms are also fully equipped with internet access, air-conditioning, and private baths.

Dates and Prices

View the following dates and prices to find just the right date for your vacation. Below you'll find the date the vacation starts and the date you'll return.  

Once you've selected your date, you'll move to the next step to get an airfare quote and to begin booking your vacation. When you book your flights with us, you'll find we offer competitive and hassle-free airfares, plus you'll receive free airport transfers for flights coordinated with vacation dates and you'll avoid strict Internet terms and conditions.

The price listed does not include your airfare from Canada. Once you click "Book Now", you will be able to receive an air quote.

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Dates & Prices do not include international air travel.

Travel Terms & Conditions

The purchase of any travel services offered by Globus, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and Globus, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travellers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travellers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.
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Important Notes

  • The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.
  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 per person per vacation is required for Globus to reserve space for you. View full Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • Charges not included in the land vacation price: airfare to/from the start/end of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; GST/HST/PST or other per person taxes imposed by government entities; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations; Travel Insurance premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.

Booking your Vacation with Air

For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Globus offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option.

Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers travelling from Canada (with some exceptions from the United States, depending on the selected itinerary). An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Globus in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus a non-refundable service fee of $80 per person. Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Once your airfare is confirmed and Globus has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

Air-Inclusive Vacations — Applicable Taxes & Fees

Air inclusive price quotes will include all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. At the time of booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit www.iflybags.com for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. The total airfare price, the base airfare price, and the applicable government taxes and fees are broken-out line-by-line and shown while booking online and on the invoice after your travel is booked. For return travel from some countries, international travellers are required to pay entry and/or exit fees at the airport. These fees will be collected by the local government and are payable by the traveller at time of travel. Your confirmation booking information will contain information about these fees.