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    14 Days Canadian Rockies Rail and Cruise package from $10,884pp $7,799pp after member benefits:
    • Includes flights to Calgary returning from Vancouver
    • Private car airport transfer included
    • All silver standard accommodation
    • Visit picturesque Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
    • Be entralled by Columbia Icefield and the Glacier Skywalk
    • Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime Rocky Mountaineer trip from Jasper to Kamloops and Vancouver
    • Discover nature on another level on an 8-day Alaskan Inside Passage cruise
    • Consider extending with a tour of the east coast USA and Canada

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    Trip Highlights

    Embark on an extraordinary journey that begins in Calgary, crosses some of the most scenic parts of the Canadian Rockies on comfortable buses with great guides, continues on the famous Rocky Mountaineer and finishes with the legendary Inside Passage cruise to Alaska and back.

    Visit the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway

    Stop to savor the delectable flavors of freshly wild-caught salmon in Juneau. Delve into the captivating gold rush history of Skagway, and marvel at the awe-inspiring landscapes of Glacier Bay National Park.

    This trip promises not just a voyage but a tapestry of unforgettable experiences, where each moment paints a vivid portrait of the unparalleled wonders that await you.

    Enjoy these highlights*:

    • Picturesque Lake Louise, also known as the "Jewel of the Rockies" and Moraine Lake
    • Columbia Icefield and the the stunning Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park
    • Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops and Vancouver
    • Majestic views of the Rocky Mountains
    • Unforgettable Alaskan Inside Passage cruise with stunning scenery at every turn.
    • Visit gold rush-era ports and enjoy two spectacular glacier-viewing experiences including Glacier Bay National Park.

    * Various itinerary options are available. See full itinerary for details. Package price varies according to travel dates and departure city. Cruise itinerary subject to change according to travel dates and cruise line.

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    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. The final price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Full booking terms and conditions are available HERE...

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    "If you're searching for extraordinary, there's a good chance you'll find it somewhere in the endless forests, inlet-punctuated coastline and towering mountain ranges of Western Canada."

    The Rockies: "Sigh-inducing mountains, mist-shrouded forests and epic tooth-and-claw wildlife. This is Canada’s legendary outdoor wonderland. And it's served alongside a full menu of distinctive, ever-inviting communities. It’s the vast scale of this seemingly infinite wilderness that strikes most visitors, triggering a humble response in the face of nature’s grand scheme." Lonely Planet author

    The Inside Passage: "These are serene waters, where one moment you can be sailing a wide bay of barrier islands and the next you’re cruising through a narrow waterway flanked by towering forested walls. That’s the splendid spectacle of the Inside Passage - the scenery is constantly changing, from picturesque shores to friendly coastal towns."

    This is a first-class travel itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

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    Package includes:

    • Generous provision for return flights from Australia
    • Canadian ETA and United States ESTA application processing
    • Private car airport transfer in Calgary on arrival
    • 2 nights, silver standard accommodation in Calgary on arrival
    • Fully-guided group tour of Banff National Park with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
    • Fully-guided group tour to Columbia Icefield with Skywalk entry
    • Transfer to Jasper
    • Silver standard overnight accommodation in Jasper
    • 2-day Silverleaf Rocky Mountaineer train trip with overnight accommodation in Kamloops
    • 1 night silver standard accommodation in Vancouver prior to boarding the cruise ship
    • 7-night, 8-day Alaskan Inside Passage cruise (inside cabin), all meals included
    • Private car airport transfer in Vancouver for return flight to Australia

    All packages include:

    • Lonely Planet guides for Canadian Rockies
    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Option for best-in-class travel insurance at member price

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    Fully customisable:

    This itinerary is fully customisable to suit your requirements. Your personal travel consultant is available to discuss changes and additions that will enhance your travel experience.

    Special value:

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    You will receive this guide to help you gain the most out of your holiday. Recommendation: Take the time to read suggestions for things to see and do before you leave home. Take your Lonely Planet guide with you in your luggage.

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies and is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Total price after member discount (using Getaway Cash travel credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable) is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. Standard price and full retail value comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what we estimate would be payable by a non-member for the same or similar package and may include a value we define for specialty travel agency services. Travel insurance if included is a provision only and may be declined on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. No recommendations or advice are given in regard to travel insurance suitability. Canadian ETA and United States ESTA government fees not included. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

    Starting in Calgary you'll visit some of the Rocky Mountains highlights on two included tours.Next, you'll travel aboard the amazing Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops and on to Vancouver. Stay overnight in Vancouver then embark on a fascinating cruise of the Alaskan Inside Passage. This is simply the best value package available and it comes with our usual 15% price/value beat guarantee. You can extend your trip with a visit to Toronto or the United States.

    "Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." - Jack Kerouac


    Welcome to Calgary. You will be met on arrival and taken to your Calgary hotel. Time-permitting, we recommend heading into town for lunch or dinner and a look around. Refer to your Lonely Planet guide for ideas.

    After check-in spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city.


    Explore the magnificent scenes of Banff National Park. Discover spectacular Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. This iconic stop will offer the opportunity to explore the historic hotel and take some pictures of the bright blue waters of Lake Louise. Do an ice walk on the gorgeous Johnston Canyon. We will provide special ice crampons.

    Lake Louise, visited on Day 2

    Once in a lifetime experience! The guides will help you to take amazing pictures. Leave the driving and parking part to us and just immerse yourself with the amazing nature. Returns to Calgary in the afternoon.


    Icefields Parkway is one of Canada's national treasures and most rewarding destinations. Stretching 232km through the heart of Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, this world-class journey offers access to a vast wilderness of pristine mountain lakes, ancient glaciers and broad sweeping valleys.

    We end the tour at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre at the edge of the Columbia Icefield. Explore a small corner of the largest icefield in Canada and consider a tour on the Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer. This is a once in a lifetime experience to visit the heart of the incredible Icefields Parkway, one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world.

    Get into the ice-field with Ice Explorer

    Climb on board the all-terrain Ice Explorer and head on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Walk on and drink from the ancient ice while you learn about glaciers and icefields. The Ice Explorer is optional and must be booked well in advance.

    Glass floored Icefield Skyway scenic walkway

    Stroll along a cliff-edged walkway that leads to the jaw-dropping glass floored Columbia Icefield Skywalk, separating you from the floor of the valley by a 918-foot drop. Later today you’ll be taken on another scenic trip to Jasper where you’ll stay overnight ahead of your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey.


    Departing early in the morning, travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south, you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains.

    Rocky Mountaineer

    Today's highlights include the climb over the Yellowhead Pass, Pyramid Falls, Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops in the evening. Overnight in Kamloops.


    Early in the morning, 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 B.C. Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Cascade and Coast Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley.

    Experience the relaxed atmosphere plus great scenery aboard the Rocky Mountaineer

    Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight Vancouver.


    Boarding starts: 12.00pm (Canada Place cruise terminal)
    Cruise departs: 4.00pm

    Your cruise departs Vancouver at 4.00pm so this is an opportunity for you to explore the ship and get to know where everything is. Here are a few tips to get you started: First day on board.

    See some extraordinary places on your Inside Passage cruise

    The next day you'll be at sea travelling through the beautiful Inside Passage to your first port. This itinerary is subject to variation according to the final cruise booked.


    Cruise through this iconic route to witness humpback whales, orcas, eagles, and bears, while exploring historic ports like Ketchikan, and Skagway, each with its unique cultural and historical charm.


    In 1880, it was slow going for Joe Juneau and Richard Harris as they searched for gold with the help of Native guides. After climbing mountains, forging streams and facing countless difficulties, they found nuggets "as large as beans." From their discovery came three of the largest gold mines in the world.

    Juneau, Alaska

    Some 30,000 people live in Juneau. Its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Only Kiruna, Sweden, and Sitka, Alaska, exceed Juneau's 3,248 square miles. Today Juneau is famous not only for gold but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.


    Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. Skagway may have boasted the shortest route to the Klondike, but it wasn't the easiest. Over 100 years ago, the White Pass route through the Coast Mountains and the shorter but steeper Chilkoot Trail were used by countless stampeders. Many a would-be miner perished on the treacherous Chilkoot Trail.

    Skagway, Alaska

    The gold rush was a boon and by 1898, Skagway was Alaska's largest town with a population of about 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling houses prospered. But when the gold yield dwindled in 1900, so did the population as miners quickly shifted to new finds in Nome. Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavor of the gold rush era.


    Glacier Bay is the highlight of our 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise. Just west of Juneau, this breathtaking national park and preserve boasts some of the world's most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier, which often drops colossal chunks of ice into the sea.

    Glacier Bay

    Not surprisingly, Glacier Bay National Park and its epic ice giants are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising Alaska's magnificent park system.

    During your scenic cruise (depending on the ship and cruise line), friendly Park Rangers may join the ship to share their knowledge of this amazing place. They will help you identify Glacier Bay's abundant wildlife, including humpback whales, sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and large colonies of seabirds.

    Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you enjoy an unforgettable day of sailing through this dazzling park, where you'll glide along emerald waters and past calving icebergs, and can breathe in the crisp, fresh air to your heart's content.


    Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means "eagle with spread-out wings," a reference to a waterfall near town. In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska's claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska's fourth-largest city.

    Ketchikan, Alaska

    Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world's oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city's colorful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.


    Discovered in the northwest corner of Prince William Sound during an 1899 research expedition, spectacular College Fjord and its glaciers were named after prestigious east coast schools by the college professors who first laid eyes upon their majesty. Stretching for miles, these massive rivers of ice tumble down from mountains and through valleys, dipping into the pristine waters of the fjord. There you'll have a chance to watch the awe-inspiring process of glaciers calving, or dropping enormous pillars of ice into the sea, as they crack and land with a thunderous splash. An experience not to be missed!

    College Fjord not only boasts the world's largest collection of tidewater glaciers, but it features magnificent snowcapped mountains as far as the eyes can see. Plus, during the summer, it's not unheard of to catch a glimpse of one of the area's 40-ton humpback whales feeding in the waters of the fjord. It's a magical wonderland of epic proportions, so breathtaking you won't want to blink!


    Your cruise finishes this morning. Disembark and head to Vancouver airport for your flight back home.


    This Canada and Alaska adventure will open your eyes to the majesty and beauty of this part of the world and will certainly be one of your best holidays ever.


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