Great Canadian Rail Journey with Alaska Cruise (CZI)

21 Day Tour from Toronto to Vancouver

 2020 Tour Details »2021 Tour Details

Redirect your train of thought on this epic rail journey across captivating Canada. Nestled in your first-class, art deco train car aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, you can cruise and snooze your way through five picturesque provinces – although you won’t want to miss a moment of the panoramic scenery outside your window. After feeling the energy of Toronto and the mist of Niagara Falls, you’ll board your premier transcontinental train to chug past the sparkling lakes of Ontario, the golden prairies of Manitoba, the winding rivers of Saskatchewan, and the sun-dappled forests of Alberta. But the journey doesn’t conclude at the end of the line. You’ll continue by luxury motorcoach to the most beautiful national parks of the Canadian Rockies, including Jasper, Banff, Yoho, and Glacier National Park. Roast s’mores at a riverside barbecue in historic Kamloops before s’more fun in the British-infused city of Victoria and the multicultural metropolis of Vancouver.

Keep the journey going by adding a leisurely Alaska cruise to your grand tour of 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.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

TORONTO
Orientation tour; [LF]dinner at CN Tower

NIAGARA FALLS
Sightseeing cruise

TORONTO–JASPER
Private bedroom on VIA Rail’s the Canadian® (travel in Sleeper Plus class); explore Winnipeg

JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Cruise Maligne Lake; sightseeing

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD
Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield

BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

BRITISH COLUMBIA’S WINE COUNTRY
[LF] Wine tasting

VICTORIA
Orientation tour; Butchart Gardens; [LF] private presentation by local historian and storyteller

VICTORIA–VANCOUVER
Scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands

VANCOUVER
Sightseeing; farewell dinner

CRUISE
7-night cruise aboard Holland America’s MS Nieuw Amsterdam

Notes:

  • Your Train The Canadian is VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental train. Sleeper Plus class features premium service, exquisite cuisine highlighting regional dishes, superb standards of accommodation, and exclusive access to stylish lounges.
  • Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of publishing. Your Travel Documents will contain the most current information.

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 14 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN TORONTO Welcome to Toronto! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2

TORONTO. EXCURSION TO NIAGARA FALLS TORONTO Scenic drive along the shores of Lake Ontario en route to Niagara Falls.
NIAGARA FALLS Sightseeing cruise below the falls.
TORONTO Dinner atop the CN Tower this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

TORONTO–VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–ONTARIO TORONTO Orientation drive.
VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN Embark on a 3-day scenic train trip though Ontario.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 4

VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–ONTARIO–WINNIPEG, MANITOBA VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN Scenic train trip through Ontario en route to Winnipeg for a brief stop.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 5

VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–MANITOBA & SASKATCHEWAN VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN Scenic train trip through Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 6

VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–SASKATCHEWAN– ALBERTA–JASPER VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN Scenic train trip along Alberta’s Yellowhead Route en route to Jasper for disembarkation.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Orientation drive before free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE JASPER NATIONAL PARK Free time this morning.
MALIGNE LAKE Guided cruise to Spirit Island.
Breakfast Breakfast

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Jasper with an Athabasca River rafting trip. 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 8

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 followed by a scenic drive over Sunwapta Pass.
LAKE LOUISE Visit to the lake en route to Banff National Park.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

BANFF BANFF NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing includes Bow River and Falls. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

BANFF–KAMLOOPS BANFF NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through Glacier, Yoho, and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks.
KAMLOOPS [LF] Riverside BBQ dinner with s’mores.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 11

KAMLOOPS–VICTORIA KAMLOOPS Drive to Vancouver.
VANCOUVER Scenic BC Ferry crossing to Victoria, Vancouver Island.
VICTORIA Orientation drive through Victoria includes Beacon Hill Park, Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12

VICTORIA VICTORIA Free time this morning and afternoon. Visit to [LF] Butchart Gardens followed by a farewell dinner in the gardens.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 13

VICTORIA–VANCOUVER (EMBARKATION) VICTORIA Scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands en route to Vancouver.
VANCOUVER Embark on a 7-Night cruise.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 14

CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE INSIDE PASSAGE Scenic cruise.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 15

CRUISING: TRACY ARM–JUNEAU, ALASKA TRACY ARM Scenic cruise.
JUNEAU Free day.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 16

SKAGWAY SKAGWAY Free day.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 17

CRUISING: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) Scenic cruise.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 18

KETCHIKAN KETCHIKAN Free day.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 19

CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE INSIDE PASSAGE Scenic cruise.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 20

VANCOUVER, BC (DISEMBARKATION) VANCOUVER Guided sightseeing. Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 21

VANCOUVER Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

TAREK SABET

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

"I have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry and have been leading tours in Canada since 1999. I speak English, Spanish, Arabic, and French. My passion for my work is fueled by the opportunity to meet amazing people , my fellow travelers! In my free time, I enjoy stamp collecting, chess, reading, opera, classical music, and teaching at a private college in Vancouver in the winter."

Tour Director - TAREK SABET

SUE LANDRY

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

"Growing up in a family hotel business, I have interacted with the traveling public since I was a child. I have over 35 years of experience in the travel industry and have guided tours in Canada and Europe since 1996. After living in Denmark and traveling the world, I currently call Halifax, Nova Scotia home and it is my privilege to share this beautiful country of Canada, both the east and west coast, with visitors from around the world."

Tour Director - SUE LANDRY

GARY CULP

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"After working as an educator, I transitioned to a career in travel. Today, I have over two decades of tour management experience in Eastern, Atlantic, and Western Canada; the Pacific Northwest; Alaska; America's western national parks; New England; the Mid-Atlantic States, and the Deep South. What a wonderful way to paint a picture of our beautiful nation than to tell its stories, share its history, meet its people, and enjoy its amazing sights with our enthusiastic guests."

Tour Director - GARY CULP

 Accommodations

BANFF

MOUNT ROYAL HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

JASPER NATIONAL PARK

CHATEAU JASPER

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

KAMLOOPS

SOUTH THOMPSON INN GUEST RANCH & CONFERENCE CENTRE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

TORONTO

WESTIN HARBOUR CASTLE TORONTO

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

VANCOUVER

DELTA BY MARRIOTT VANCOUVER SUITES

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

VICTORIA

DELTA VICTORIA OCEAN POINTE RESORT

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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