Highlights

  • Witness some of Canada & Alaska's most awe-inspiring scenery
  • Experience the all-inclusive luxury of Rocky Mountaineer, the most spectacular way to see Canada's Rockies
  • Indulge with Seven Seas Explorer opulent suites and all-inclusive fine-dining across multiple venues
  • Head out on included excursions like whale watching, salmon fishing & dogsledding on glaciers
  • Spot an abundance of wildlife, including whales, bears & eagles

This in-depth appreciation of Canada and Alaska's most dramatic scenery pairs a luxury rail journey on Rocky Mountaineer with an all-inclusive voyage, sailing with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. After snow-capped peaks and turquoise lakes introduce you to the beauty of Banff you'll board the train to indulge in gourmet, wine-paired dining as you pause at some of the Rockies' most emblematic scenery. Then, after exploring Vancouver, step on board your ship where ultra-spacious suites and all-inclusive, gourmet dining await, alongside a spectacular array of included excursions to discover Alaska's wildlife-dotted glaciers and fjords. Think floatplane flights, dogsledding along glacial trails and exploring Gold Rush-era towns, spotting everything from humpbacks and orcas to bald eagles and bears. 


Day 1

UK to Calgary

After beginning your trip in style with a chauffeured drive to the airport and included VIP airport lounge access, board your flight to Calgary. On arrival, you’ll be transferred to Banff for a two-night stay at the stylish Rimrock Hotel in the centre of Banff, home to a luxurious spa and two refined restaurants.

Stay: Rimrock Hotel or Moose Hotel & Suites 

Rimrock Resort Hotel

Rimrock Resort Hotel

Road to Banff, Canada

Banff, Canada


Day 2

Explore Banff & Lake Louise

After breakfast, your private motor coach will take you on an in-depth tour of Banff and its beautiful surrounds. Highlights include Sulphur Mountain, which you'll observe with a spectacular panoramic view from the Banff Gondola, the Hoodoos rock formation and Tunnel Mountain Drive, before stopping at the famed turquoise lake of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for a gourmet lunch. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps with a stroll or kayak around Lake Louise, before returning to Banff this evening.

Stay: Rimrock Hotel or Moose Hotel & Suites

Breakfast & Lunch included

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


Day 3

Board Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops

Today you'll explore the Rockies proper as you board the Rocky Mountaineer to begin your journey to Vancouver. Your GoldLeaf ticket will see you indulge in included gourmet dining and drinks – think fresh salmon and seared Albacre tuna paired with excellent wines – alongside a viewing platform and glass dome for wonderful photo opportunities. Be sure to keep an eye out for a moose or bear as you speed past gaping valleys and tumbling waterfalls, traversing areas that are only accessible by train. Other highlights include the alpine beauty of Yoho National Park and snow-capped peaks of Rogers Pass before you arrive in Kamloops and check in to your hotel for the evening.

Stay: Kamloops hotel

Breakfast & Lunch included

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer

Service on board Rocky Mountaineer

GoldLeaf Service (Credit: Rocky Mountaineer)

GoldLeaf Service (Credit: Rocky Mountaineer)


Day 4

Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops to Vancouver

After breakfast, board the Rocky Mountaineer once more for your final day on board. Highlights include traversing the Thompson River and famed Fraser Canyon, where narrow rocky gorges descend into the tumbling waters of Hell's Gate. Finally, speed through the lush farming region of Fraser Valley before you reach the cosmopolitan delights of Vancouver. On arrival, take your included transfer to your Vancouver hotel for a two-night stay. Tonight, why not take the chance to explore Vancouver's world-renowned food scene? Expect everything from Michelin-star dining and Asian-inspired street stalls to freshly-caught seafood.

Stay: Vancouver hotel

Breakfast & Lunch included

Fraser Canyon, Rocky Mountaineer

Fraser Canyon, Rocky Mountaineer

Black bear (Credit: Rocky Mountaineer)

Black bear (Credit: Rocky Mountaineer)


Day 5

Explore Vancouver

After breakfast today, head on an included sightseeing tour of Vancouver, pausing at the spectacular Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge. Then, perhaps head downtown to the myriad coffee shops and historic boutiques in Gastown, or stroll among the public art and sculptures that line the streets of the West End. For something more adventurous, there's also the chance to hike the rainforest trails that surround the city, go biking around the seawall or simply stroll among the famous verdure of Stanley Park. 

Stay: Vancouver hotel

Breakfast & Lunch included

Vancouver

Vancouver


Day 6

Board Regent Seven Seas cruise

After breakfast at the hotel, walk to the nearby port to board Seven Seas Explorer ready to begin your luxury voyage along the Alaskan coast. Check in to your ultra-spacious suite before exploring the ship, which includes one of the world's largest pool decks on a cruise ship, several luxurious lounges, an indulgent spa and a casino. Tonight, sample the first of your included, gourmet dinners. 

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Seven Seas Explorer

Seven Seas Explorer

Seven Seas Explorer Spa

Seven Seas Explorer


Day 7

Cruising the Inside Passage

As you cruise the famous Inside Passage you've got a full day to take advantage of all the ship has to offer. Head to the pool deck for an al fresco lunch at the authentic pizzeria or grill before perhaps indulging at the Canyon Ranch Spa for an expert massage, body wrap or facials. It's the perfect prelude to a sundowner at one of the many opulent lounges, accompanied nightly by live bands or DJs, before another wine-matched gourmet dinner. Finish the night at the Constellation Theatre for musical revues or perhaps head for a thrilling night at the casino. 

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Alaska Inside Passage at sunset

Inside Passage


Day 8

Fjords & forests in Ketchikan

Anchor in to Ketchikan today, once known as the 'salmon capital of the world' and home to a historic collection of totem poles, which you can learn more about as you follow a native Tlingit guide through the city for a local perspective of the town. For more adventurous pursuits, head out fishing in the wilderness, then dine on your catch around a campfire. This area is also teeming with wildlife, from whales and orcas to seals and bald eagles, spotted with cruises through the glacier-formed Misty Fjords, canoe trips or even flying on a floatplane over the magnificent Tongass National Forest and Misty Fjords National Monument. All excursions are included and can be organised directly from the ship once onboard or before your departure date.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Port of Call, Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska

Humpback whale, Alaska

Humpback whale, Alaska


Day 9

Discover the Mendenhall Glacier

Sail to Juneau and its abundance of natural beauty today. Home to some of Alaska's most dramatic scenery, Juneau is home to the Mendenhall Glacier, one of north America’s most accessible glaciers. It's best explored with boat rides or on native canoe trips, or you could even walk across the glacier itself with a mountaineering expert. Included catamaran cruises almost guarantee a spot of humpback whales, orca, harbour seals, moose, bears and Sitka deer. Back on land, you can even drive a dogsled along a glacier trail, pan for gold as you learn about the area's famed gold mining history or watch a chef prepare signature Alaskan seafood in a hands-on cooking class.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau


Day 10

Gold-rush history in Skagway

Gold rush-era Skagway is your next stop today. We'd highly recommend a ride on the city's narrow-gauge train that goes along the exact route used during the Klondike Gold Rush before climbing high into the mountains for panoramic views above the majestic scenery. Then, explore the area with a bicycle tour through the rainforest or cruise to Glacier Point through America’s longest fjord, spotting bald eagle, moose, bears and wolves. Other highlights include an (optional) thrilling helicopter ride over the glacier field before landing on top and meeting professional mushers at a dog camp to head out dog sledding.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Skagway, Alaska. Chilkat Peninsula

Skagway, Alaska

Skagway, Alaska

Skagway, Alaska


Day 11

Whale watching & Tlingit culture at Icy Strait Point

Discover the frontier town of Hoonah at Icy Strait Point today, home to unspoilt wilderness and vast lakes where humpback whales, eagles, wild salmon, grizzly and black bears abound, spotted on kayak trips through Icy Strait Point with a naturalist. We'd also recommend a tour with the indigenous Tlingit people to learn of their culture as you tour the largest Tlingit settlement in Alaska and discover the stories of the Tlingit totem poles. This area is known for its seafood – why not go out fishing for huge halibut or grill seafood, Alaska-style, sampling Dungeness crab, salmon, shrimp and cod in a hands-on in class. If you'd rather take charge, you could even drive a Jeep along the old logging roads or captain a Zodiac through the sheltered waters that surround Hoonah, filled with wildlife and a huge variety of seabirds. 

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Brown Bear Hunting for Fish, Alaska

Brown bear, Alaska

Humpback whale, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Humpback whale, Alaska


Day 12

Cruising the Hubbard Glacier

Your final day at sea today sees you cruise past the colossal Hubbard Glacier, with a final chance to explore the ship. Perhaps head to the fitness centre for a Pilates or yoga class before a browse of the luxury boutiques for a souvenir. Then, why not enjoy afternoon tea the Observation Lounge with before your final dinner and post-dinner cocktails at the Stars Lounge with new-found friends.

Stay: Seven Seas Explorer

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Sunrise at Hubbard Glacier Alaska

Sunrise at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska


Days 13 – 14

Alaska to UK

After breakfast, arrive early in to the port at Seward for a few hours to explore its picturesque harbour and colourful houses and even two active volcanoes. Then, head to the airport with an included private transfer before your flight back to the UK, arriving the following day where a chauffeur will see you home.

Breakfast included


About the itinerary

"This is an iconic holiday, combining a thrilling rail journey through the Canadian Rockies on Rocky Mountaineer with an all-inclusive voyage among Alaska's wild landscapes, including sailing the famed Inside Passage, aboard a luxurious Regent Seven Seas cruise ship. What's more, you'll enjoy unlimited shore excursions, including everything from whale watching to dogsledding on glaciers."

David Warne

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £8,315 pp incl. flights

9 June 2023 departure from: £8,315 pp
23 June 2023 departure from: £9,425 pp
7 July 2023 departure from: £8,820 pp
18 August 2023 departure from: £8,420 pp
1 September 2023 departure from: £7,745 pp

Includes

  • Complimentary UK return chauffeur transfers*
  • Complimentary UK departure lounge access
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK in economy class (upgrades available)
  • 6 day pre-cruise Rocky Mountaineer luxury rail journey with hotels, transfers and activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • 7-night cruise aboard Seven Seas Explorer
  • Unlimited shore excursions
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