Rocky Mountaineer, Canadian Rockies & Alaska Cruisetour

Princess Cruises® on the 
Golden Princess®

August 31 to September 14, 2019

15 Days / 14 Nights

(From Calgary, Canada to Anchorage, Alaska)


Calgary, Canada ~ Banff, Canada ~ Lake Louise, Canada ~ Jasper, Canada ~ Kamloops, Canada ~ Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ~ Ketchikan, Alaska ~ Juneau, Alaska ~ Skagway, Alaska ~ Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska ~ College Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Alaska ~ Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska

An inviting world of wonder awaits your arrival on Golden Princess. Connect with family and friends over world-class cuisine, gaze out at sea from one of 700 balcony staterooms or share new experiences with our Discovery at SEA programs. From casino gaming to relaxing options like the Lotus Spa®, you'll find an array of ways to renew body and soul.

 

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Rocky Mountaineer & Canadian Rockies & Alaska Cruisetour

Princess Cruises® on the
Golden Princess®

August 31 to September 14, 2019

15 Days / 14 Nights

(From Calgary, Canada to Anchorage, Alaska)

 

Day 1

Calgary, Canada

Arrive in Calgary by air and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Meet your traveling companions at a welcome reception hosted by your tour director. Overnight at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel.

Day 2

Banff, Canada

Drive west following the Trans-Canada Highway, watch the Olympic city dissolve into the foothills, as the majestic Rockies rise ahead. Pass by the Three Sisters, Fairholme and Rundle Ranges enroute to one of the best known destinations in the Rockies, the charming mountain resort of Banff. Before being dropped off at your hotel you will have a sightseeing tour of Banff which will highlight many local delights including Bow Falls, the Hoodoo Lookout, Lake Minnewanka and Surprise Corner. Also included in your Banff tour is a ride up the Banff Gondola for a panoramic 360 degree view of the six surrounding mountain ranges. Overnight at a Banff Hotel. (B,D)

 

Day 3

Banff, Canada

Cherished by Canadians, Banff National Park is renowned around the world as a protected paradise with 6,641 square kilometers of mountains, forests, and lakes to explore. Banff National Park is set in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. It attracts roughly 4 million visitors each year. It's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today is a free day to allow you to explore Banff at your leisure. Overnight at a Banff Hotel. (B,D)

 

Day 4

Lake Louise, Canada

Today's sightseeing will include some of the most famous features in the Canadian Rockies. With the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise proudly standing at one end and the Victoria Glacier reflecting off the other, Lake Louise is one of the sights most often preserved in photographs by visitors from all over the world. En route to Lake Louise, your tour will take you to Moraine Lake, located in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Here, ten mountain peaks soar above 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. After checking in at the hotel, the rest of the day is free to fully enjoy the beauty of this famous location. Overnight Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. (B,D)

 

Day 5

Jasper, Canada

Highway 93, known as the Icefield Parkway, qualifies as one of the most scenic drives in the world. It traverses more than 100 glaciers, pristine lakes and some of the highest Rockies. Stop at the Columbia Icefield where an experience of a lifetime awaits! Shuttle to the Athabasca Glacier where you will board a unique, specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour onto the surface of the Glacier. A buffet lunch at Columbia Icefield Chalet is included. Your overnight destination is the charming village of Jasper in Jasper National Park. Overnight Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. (B,L,D) 

Day 6

Kamloops, Canada

Board Rocky Mountain Rail Tours' "Rocky Mountaineer." Your silverleaf rail adventure begins as you board the train and depart Jasper, traveling along the Miette River to Yellowhead Pass. The pass is one of the lowest points on the continental divide and sits on the border between Alberta and British Columbia. Just past Yellowhead Lake, you'll meet up with the headwaters of the Fraser River. This scenic route is dotted with mountain streams and lakes. The Rocky Mountaineer will cross the North Thompson River several times before arriving in Kamloops. Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are included onboard. Overnight at a Kamloops hotel. (B,L)

 

Day 7

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Soon after your departure from Kamloops, follow the Thompson River and watch the landscape give way to the high, steep walls and "40 miles of hell" of the Fraser Canyon. Sit back in comfort while the train winds along canyon walls and through the deep tunnels constructed by the railway while facing impossible odds. The route passes over 28 bridges and through 23 tunnels and snow sheds between Kamloops and the small town of Boston Bar. Travel through the fertile Fraser Delta en route to Vancouver. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served at your seat and is included while aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Transfer from the train station to your hotel and enjoy a farewell dinner with your tour director. Overnight Four Seasons Hotel. (B,L,D)

 

Day 8

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ~ Depart 4:30 PM

There's so much more ahead of you on your journey. Transfer to your Princess ship and set sail for your 7-day Alaska cruise!

 

Day 9

At Sea

Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa®. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.

 

Day 10

Ketchikan, Alaska ~ 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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.

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.

 

Day 11

Juneau, Alaska ~ 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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. By the end of World War II, more than $150 million in gold had been mined. Eventually the mines closed, but the town Joe Juneau founded became the capital
of Alaska and the business of gold was replaced by the business of government.

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 and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.

 

Day 12 

Skagway, Alaska ~ 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM

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.

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.

 

Day 13

Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska ~ 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

Day 14

College Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Alaska ~ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Day 15

Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska ~ 12:30 AM

Whittier, approximately 65 miles southeast of Anchorage, lies nestled at the base of the Chugach Mountains bordering Passage Canal. Established as a World War II port for cargo and troops of the Alaska Command, Whittier remained activated until 1960. Today, Whittier's economy and its 290 residents rely largely on the fishing industry, the port and, increasingly, on tourism. 

Once accessible only by boat or via a war-era railway tunnel, The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel was recently enhanced to accommodate highway traffic as well, making it the longest highway/rail tunnel in North America at 2.5 miles.

Named for the poet John Greenleaf Whittier, the community is also the gateway to spectacular Prince William Sound, with its magnificent tidewater glaciers and abundant marine life.

 

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