First Passage to the West Classic with Cruise ms Volendam, Banff - Vancouver






Highlights: Vancouver - Kamloops - Banff - Juneau - Skagway - Ketchikan SilverLeaf Service: £3899 Other departures: Manchester - £3949, Birmingham - £3999, Bristol - £3999, Norwich - £3999, Newcastle - £3999, Edinburgh - £4099, Glasgow - £4099 GoldLeaf Service: £5299 Other departures: Manchester - £5349, Birmingham - £5399, Bristol - £5399, Norwich - £5399, Newcastle - £5399, Edinburgh - £5499, Glasgow - £5499 Activities & Tours:
- Vancouver Lookout
- North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
- 7 nights Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise Introduction:
Combine the romantic travel on historic railways and gentle rocking of an Alaska Cruise in this 12-day journey through Canada and the Pacific Northwest’s most scenic areas. Itinerary: Day 1: Tour Start - Banff
Make your way to the picturesque mountain town of Banff, Alberta. Enjoy the many sights this area has to offer including Bow Falls and Sulfur Mountain. Overnight in Banff. Day 2: Banff to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the BC Interior. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped 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 Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops. Please note that all accommodation in Kamloops is of moderate standard. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Day 3: Kamloops to Vancouver
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 Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. 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. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Day 4: North Shore Sightseeing Tour
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 5: Board in Vancouver
Begin your journey at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your ship. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam. Day 6: Cruise the Inside Passage
Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam. Day 7: 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’s plenty of time for your perfect Juneau adventure. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam. Day 8: Port of Call Skagway, Alaska
Take your time and poke into every little store from the Trail Bench to Lynch & 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. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of ‘98 Museum. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park boasts restored buildings and wooden boardwalks that invite you to take a stroll into the past. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam. Day 9: 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 anyplace else in the world. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam. Day 10: 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 has 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 Volendam. Day 11: Cruise the Inside Passage
Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Overnight on Holland America’s ms Volendam. Day 12: Disembark in Vancouver
After breakfast you will disembark the ms Volendam in Vancouver.




Offer Includes

Flights from London Heathrow with British Airways
Airport taxes
4 nights hotel accommodation as per itinerary
7 nights Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise in an Ocean-View Stateroom
2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
Activities & Tours as per itinerary
7 night Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise
Rail station transfers in Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver
Hotel to cruise terminal transfers in Vancouver
Luggage handling and National Park Pass

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary