Mountain Explorer with Alaska Cruise

Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Holland America (15 Days / 14 Nights)


  • 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
  • 7-night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise, Verandah (GoldLeaf) or Ocean-View (SilverLeaf)
  • 2-day fully narrated motorcoach tour
  • 1 independent day in Banff
  • Transfer from Calgary to Jasper
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Rail station transfers in Kamloops
  • North Shore tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
  • National Parks Pass
  • Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Rocky Mountain coach & rail information package
  • Services of a tour director
  • Complimentary book of the Canadian Rockies
Mountain Explorer Alaska Cruse Tour


  • Combined transfer from Calgary to Jasper; 2-day coach tour from Jasper to Lake Louise; independent stay in Banff; Rocky Mountaineer 2-day rail tour from Banff to Vancouver; and an Alaska Cruise (Canadian Rockies rail and cruise tour including deluxe coach tour)
  • Service Level: GoldLeafSilverLeaf
  • Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • Locations: Glacier Bay Inside Passage, Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise. Tour begins in Calgary.
  • Clientele: All ages, but mostly between 30 to 65 years
  • Hotels: Depend on which service level you choose
  • To book this tour a deposit is required; to find out more click on “Terms & Conditions


SilverLeaf Accommodation
– Ms. Koningsdam: 
Ocean-View Stateroom
– Vancouver: 
Hampton Inn Vancouver (or similar)
– Jasper: The Crimson Jasper/Chateau Jasper**
– Banff: Banff Aspen Lodge
– Lake Louise: Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Room)

GoldLeaf Accommodation
– Ms. Koningsdam: 
Verandah Stateroom
– Vancouver: 
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (or similar)
– Jasper: 
Crimson Jasper/Chateau Jasper**
– Banff: 
Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room)
– Lake Louise: 
Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)

****PRICES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST – please contact us at ****


Month                                                    Date
May 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 4, 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12

Day 1 (Calgary/Edmonton to Jasper – Motorcoach Transfer) (Departs: 10:00 am Calgary)/3:00 pm Edmonton), (Arrives: 8:45 pm MT)*

Direct motorcoach transfer from Calgary/Edmonton to Jasper. Travel through the rolling foothills of Alberta and enjoy the Icefields Parkway, named “one of the most beautiful highways in the world”. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 2 (Jasper to Banff – by Coach) (Departs: 8:30 am, Arrives: 7:30 pm)*

Your day start with a scenic hike through Maligne Canyon before heading South. Then, travel along the world-famous Icefields Parkway to take in some of nature’s most spectacular mountain scenery. Have your camera ready for possible wildlife sightings! Highlights include Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, and the Columbia Icefield. Ride the “Ice Explorer”* on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk*. Overnight in Banff. [B]

Day 3 (Banff National Park, Lake Louise – By Coach)
(Departs: 8:00 Am, Arrives: 6:00 Pm)*

Enjoy scenic views, including the spectacular Lower Falls, as you walk through Johnston Canyon. At Lake Louise, stroll the shores of the glacier-fed lake and enjoy the atmosphere of the world-famous Chateau Lake Louise. Afternoon highlights include Moraine Lake, the Banff Springs Hotel, the Upper Hot Springs*, and views from the top of Sulphur Mountain*. Overnight in Banff. [B]

Day 4 (Lake Louise Surroundings – Independent)

Enjoy Lake Louise for a bit longer or discover colourful Banff at your leisure: boutiques, art galleries, cafés, and shopping. Overnight in Lake Louise. [B]

Day 5 (Lake Louise To Kamloops – By Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 8:20 Am, Arrives: 6:50 Pm)*

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Lake Louis to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey offers a spectacular range of scenery as you travel between the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the engineering marvel Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, and of course the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Kamloops. [B] [L]

Day 6 (Kamloops to Vancouver – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail) (Departs: 7:30 am, Arrives: 5:15 pm)*

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coastal Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and snow sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon. Your journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. [B] [L]

Day 7 (Sightseeing Tour of North Shore)

Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 8 (Embarkment)

Arrive at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your ship. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam[D]

Day 9 (Cruise the Inside Passage)

Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam. [B] [L] [D]

Day 10 (Port of Call: Juneau Alaska)

Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door. Juneau is the place to let your imagination run wild. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest, visit the rustic shops in town, set out and whale watch, flightsee, hike, kayak, raft or fish. Due to the long daylight hours, there is plenty of time for your perfect Juneau adventure. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam[B] [L] [D]

Day 11 (Port of Call: Skagway, Alaska)

Take your time and poke into every little store from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Lamp; Kennedy’s Dry Goods. The Red Onion Saloon, with its honky tonk piano and costumed barmaids, is a treasure trove of memorabilia featuring pictures of Klondike Kate, Peahull Annie and other vintage characters. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam [B] [L] [D]

Day 12 (Glacier Bay Scenic Cruise)

As Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. Bring out the camera and listen for the thunderous sound of a monumental chunk of ice that has split from a glacier as it crashes into the sea. The impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than any place else in the world. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam[B] [L] [D]

Day 13 (Port of Call: Ketchikan, Alaska)

Built out over the water and climbing weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains with a cheerful air. Take time to explore Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village, Ketchikan’s main attractions. Deep water fjords created by retreating glaciers have left behind stunning granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls cascading into placid waters. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam[B] [L] [D]

Day 14 (At Sea)

Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam[B] [L] [D]

Day 15 (Disembarkment)

After breakfast you will disembark the ms Koningsdam in Vancouver. The remainder of the day is left for you to explore Vancouver at your leisure. [B]

Departure and arrival times may vary, subject to rail traffic 
** Optional activities
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch 
[D] = Dinner  

GoldLeaf Rail Service

GoldLeaf Rail Car

Relax and enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from a custom-designed, two level, glass-domed GoldLeaf coach. For more information about the GoldLeaf Service click HERE.

Silverleaf Rail Car

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery through the windows of a custom-designed, single-level dome coach. For more information about the SilverLeaf Service click HERE.

While you are on the tour, you have the chance to experience the unique beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Although optional, our mountain tour guides recommend following activities to enhance your Canadian Rockies experience:

– Columbia Ice Explorer Tour
– Glacier Skywalk
– Sulphur Mountain (Banff) Gondola Ride
– Canoeing on Lake Louise
– Upper Hot Springs

For more information on above activities (and their costs), click HERE.


Our tours are conducted in English only.

We recommend booking your tour as soon as your plans are confirmed, since departure dates are quite popular and can fill up quickly. Essentially, book early to avoid disappointment!

In Calgary, the tour includes pick-up from either the Airport, or select downtown hotels (the Delta Downtown; the International Hotel; the Fairmont Palliser Hotel; the Westin Downtown; the Sandman City Centre).

In Edmonton, the tour includes pick-up from the airport, or the West Edmonton Mall.

On the cruise portion, GoldLeaf accommodation means a Verandah Cabin, and SilverLeaf accommodation means an Oceanview Cabin. In the Rockies, SilverLeaf hotels are mountain lodge-style, while GoldLeaf hotels are resort-style. SilverLeaf accommodation is very clean and comfortable, and travellers will get their own private room and washroom. If you prefer GoldLeaf accommodation, be sure to book early as these hotels sell out quickly – availability is limited within 6 months of departure!

Gratuities are not included in the prices (unless indicated). On the cruise portion, Holland America will charge gratuities separately on your credit card. On the train and coach portion, gratuities will be at your discretion. While it is neither our place nor our wish to tell you how much to tip, gratuities in Canada are often given in recognition of service excellence.

This depends on the day. If you are travelling from Vancouver to Jasper or Banff, it will be a minimum of 10 hours. However, every 2-3 hours, you get out of the bus for mini breaks. During the sightseeing days, you will spend little time on the bus as you will be walking/sightseeing/hiking & etc.

“Excellent tour and saw amazing places and experienced lovely things. It met our needs of visiting the Rockies and was well priced for what it had offered. Well worth the money. Brad was very well spoken and knowledgeable with all the information he provided. He knew his information/history and provided us with all necessary information. Len was very friendly and professional one of the best drivers from a tour company we have experienced.”

 Ronald & Amanda Mallia Swansea,  NSW, Australia