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Overview

Grand Western Canada Vacation with Alaska Cruise

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.

Highlights of Grand Western Canada Vacation with Alaska Cruise

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CG|Grand Western Canada Vacation
CGI|With Alaska Cruise

Travelers Notes

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!

Notes

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

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With Alaska Cruise

Price Details US

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Gratuities for cruise are additional and paid on board ship.

Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.

Cruise line non-commissionable fare, government taxes, and fees of $490 to $505, depending on date, are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Product Group

Grand Western Canada Vacation

UNESCO Sites

Banff National Park|Glacier Bay|Jasper National Park|Yoho National Park

Meals

Breakfast daily, 6 lunches,11 dinners

Itineraries

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 [LF] Butchart Gardens, followed by dinner in the gardens. (B,D)

Day 3

VICTORIA VICTORIA Free day. (B)

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.

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. (B)

Day 5

WHISTLER WHISTLER Free day. (B)

Day 6

WHISTLER–KAMLOOPS WHISTLER Private breakfast and traditional welcome at the [LF] 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. (B)

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. (B,D)

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. (B)

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. (B)

Day 10

BANFF BANFF NATIONAL PARK Scenic ride on the [LF] Banff Gondola for breakfast atop Sulphur Mountain. Sightseeing in Banff includes Bow Falls. Free time this afternoon before dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

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. (B)

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. (B,D)

Day 13

VANCOUVER (EMBARKATION) VANCOUVER Embark on a 7-Night cruise. (B,D)

Day 14

CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE INSIDE PASSAGE Scenic cruise. (B,L,D)

Day 15

CRUISING: TRACY ARM–JUNEAU, ALASKA TRACY ARM Scenic cruise.
JUNEAU Free time. (B,L,D)

Day 16

SKAGWAY SKAGWAY Free time. (B,L,D)

Day 17

CRUISING: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) Scenic cruise. (B,L,D)

Day 18

KETCHIKAN KETCHIKAN Free time. (B,L,D)

Day 19

CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE INSIDE PASSAGE Scenic cruise. (B,L,D)

Day 20

VANCOUVER, BC (DISEMBARKATION) VANCOUVER Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Schedule flights departing from Vancouver International Airport after Noon. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Georgian Court Hotel 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. Vancouver 773 Beatty St Superior First-Class
2 DoubleTree by Hilton Victoria 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. Victoria 777 Douglas Street First-Class
3 Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort 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. Whistler 4599 Chateau Blvd. Deluxe
4 Sandman Signature Hotel 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. Kamloops 225 Lorne Street First-Class
5 Forest Park Hotel 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. Jasper 82 Cannaught Drive First-Class
6 Banff Park Lodge 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. Banff 222 Lynx Street First-Class
7 Delta Grand Okanagan Resort 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. Kelowna 1310 Water Street Superior First-Class
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