Rockies Explorer, Alaska Cruise | APT Escorted Itineraries

Holiday Duration: 18 Nights

"The journey you picked out was super."

Many thanks for another fantastic holiday. Firstly the wedding of our youngest son in Vancouver was a great day for us all. Everything went well and was very enjoyable. Thanks again for selecting a well balanced holiday. The car Jeep Grant Cherokee was only a week old and took all our luggage. The journey you picked out was super. Summit Lodge in Whistler was excellent. The guest house by the lake in Clearwater was one of the best we have ever stayed. Sandie and John were excellent hosts. The rooms and breakfast were fantastic. Wells Grey Provincial Park, is a real gem with fantastic waterfalls and great walks. Jasper was unfortunately a bit damp, but we managed to go on the sky tram after the rain and got some great views. On the way to emerald lake we went on the Brewsters Glacier tour which we all enjoyed. Emerald Lake lodge with the lake view was excellent. I think the views were better than Lake Louise!

Thanks again and look forward in using you again.

Derek and Jane - Travelled BC & Alberta



Lakes, mountains and wildlife abound on this 19 day, fully escorted exploration of the Canadian Rockies and Alaska with APT. Arrive in Vancouver and enjoy time to relax and discover the sights before boarding the world renowned Rocky Mountaineer Train for an unforgettable journey to the Canadian Rockies; highlights include Banff, Lake Louise the Athabasca Glacier and Jasper.Then explore the alpine towns of Whistler and Sun Peaks through incredible landscape and ending up in the picturesque city of Victoria. Finally complete your journey with a premium Holland America Line cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage. Get up close to calving glaciers, wildlife and fjords and stop in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan before disembarking back in Vancouver.

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Tour Highlights and Inclusions

Tour Highlights and Inclusions

  • APT Tour Highlights

•    Freedom of Choice™ Touring in Banff and Victoria
•    Guided tour of the sights of Vancouver
•    Two days on the Rocky Mountaineer train, in a GoldLeaf carriage
•    Discover Jasper, Banff, Yoho, Glacier and Mt Revelstoke national parks
•    Ride a gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park
•    Be amazed by Moraine Lake, located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks
•    Join a Mountain Heritage Guide for an unforgettable walk along the shore of Lake Louise
•    Travel the Icefields Parkway and board an Ice Explorer for a journey onto the Athabasca Glacier
•    Discover the ski resort town of Whistler
•    Explore Vancouver Island, with return scenic ferry ride across Georgia Strait
•    Visit the renowned Butchart Gardens
•    Explore Juneau, Alaska’s capital
•    Go back to the gold rush days at Skagway
•    Cruise spectacular Glacier Bay
•    Indulge in all things to do with salmon at Ketchikan, salmon capital of the world
•    Seven night fully escorted Inside Passage Cruise in a Verandah Stateroom on board your Holland America Line ship

Luxury Escorted Touring

•  Goldleaf service on Rocky Mountaineer
•  Meals as detailed in itinerary – •    18 Full Breakfasts (B), 9 Lunches (L), and 14 Dinners (D)
•  All tipping, sightseeing, entrance fees and port charges included
•  Luxury Accommodation with guaranteed views (As per itinerary)
•  Freedom of Choice™ sightseeing & dining experiences on your tour
•  Dedicated Canadian APT Tour Director
•  A maximum of 40 guests
•  Complimentary wifi onboard APT’s luxury coach

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"impressed with Frontier’s knowledge"

We have been booking our holiday to Whistler through Frontier Canada for the past 11 years. We have always been impressed with Frontier’s knowledge of British Columbia which has been of great assistance of deciding where to visit and stay!! Whistler has so many attractions especially the infamous bike park which is renowned to be the best in the world. Whistler bike park has variety of green, blue and black trails so whether you a novice or expert it has something for everyone.

Mr Lloyd-Lewis - Travelled to Whistler

Itinerary (18 Nights)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1

On arrival at Vancouver airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel, where you...

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Day 2

After breakfast at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s Cliff House Restaurant, there’s time to explore the...

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Day 3

Vancouver to Kamloops

Early today board the Rocky Mountaineer train. Enjoying GoldLeaf Service, sit back and relax in...

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Day 4

Your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey continues east this morning towards the magnificent Canadian Rockies, travelling...

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Day 5

Today you’ll have the opportunity to select from a range of exciting Freedom on Choice...

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Day 6

This morning you’ll meet a Mountie, who’ll regale you with tales of the iconic Royal...

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Day 7

After breakfast today, you’ll set out along the famous and picturesque Icefields Parkway. Your journey...

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Day 8

Jasper to Sun Peaks

Today’s journey is along the Yellowhead Highway, which will take you over the Yellowhead Pass...

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Day 9

Sun Peaks to Whistler

After breakfast today, you will leave Sun Peaks, following the tracks of the early gold...

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Day 10

Today you will travel down the Sea-to-Sky Highway via pretty Shannon Falls on the way...

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Day 11

This morning in Victoria, you will have breakfast in the original Butchart residence at the...

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Day 12

After breakfast today, you will return by ferry to the mainland, where you will either...

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Day 13

Inside Passage

Enjoy a full day at sea at the commencement of your journey along the Alaska...

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Day 14

Cruise to the entrance of Tracy Arm. A narrow and twisting fjord that features 2,000-metre-high...

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Day 15

Today you’ll check in to the port of Skagway, at the northernmost point of the...

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Day 16

Skagway to Glacier Bay

This morning you wake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park with...

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Day 17

Glacier Bay

Today, you will disembark in the charming town of Ketchikan. Located along the shores of...

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Day 18

to Inside Passage

Heading south through the Inside Passage, watch the glorious landscape slip by on your final...

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Day 19

Arrive back in Vancouver this morning. After disembarkation from the ship, transfer to the airport...

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