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  1. Day 1
    Arrive Athens
    Check-in to your hotel and spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens, Europe’s oldest city. It’s crammed with myth and ancient wonders, and busy with modern, urban soul.
    This evening meet your Cruise Representative and fellow Contiki travellers.
    Start your tour off with a night to remember and get to know your group at an optional dinner in the rustic district of Plaka. Perched on the shady slopes beneath the Acropolis, Plaka is full of traditional tavernas that spill out onto the pavements.
    Later, head out to Athens’ up-and-coming district of Psiri, buzzing with trendy bars and clubs.
    Accommodations: Hotel

    Day 2
    Athens to Mykonos
    Today, board a ferry to Mykonos and take advantage of the amazing views across the Aegean, full of rocky islands as you make your way to the beautiful, whitewashed vistas of cosmopolitan Mykonos.
    Accommodations: Feature Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 3
    Mykonos
    Mykonos is famous for its blissful beaches and party culture. No matter what you’re after, chances are this island has got it! You’ll soon understand why this happening hub draws people from all walks of life, from jet-setters to backpackers.
    In your free time, head into Mykonos town and wander through the maze of tiny streets lined by whitewashed, cube-shaped houses. Maybe grab a table in the village and snack on fresh local specialties, like olives, feta and tzatziki dip.
    For a laid back afternoon, be sure to check out world-famous Paradise Beach on an optional excursion. Get some friends together, chill out to the tunes pumping at the beachfront resorts, swim and relax
    Wrap up the day in Little Venice and watch the sun set over the Aegean. But don’t stop there – get into the vibe and party at one of Mykonos’ many bars and hip clubs.
    Accommodations: Feature Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (2 days)

    Day 5
    Mykonos to Turkey
    After another day of soaking up the sun, board our cruise ship bound for Turkey and the Dodecanese. Settle in to your cabin and watch the sun set over the Aegean.
    Later, kick off the cruise with your new friends in the ship’s nightclub.
    Accommodations: Cruise ship
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day, Supper (1) day

    Day 6
    Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi
    In the morning, wake up to the Turkish port town of Kusadasi. Rummage through the Grand Bazaar and go local bargaining for leather goods, jewellery or local crafts. Otherwise hook up with the group and our Local Guide for an optional excursion to ancient Ephesus, a stunningly preserved city that Mark Antony and Cleopatra once visited.
    Our next port of call is Patmos, with its sacred spots and wild countryside. Get the background from your Rep on why this island attracts both pilgrims and holiday makers. Explore the monasteries, traditional settlements and country churches.
    Get into the spirit of the island with an optional excursion that takes you to Patmos’ UNESCO World Heritage sites: the 11th century Monastery of the Apocalypse and to the Grotto of St. John – the hilltop cave where John the Apostle lived for many years.
    Accommodations:
    Meals: Lunch (1) day, Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day, Supper (1) day

    Day 7
    Cruising to Santorini via Crete
    Today we start the day off with a visit to the biggest of the Greek Islands, Crete.
    Choose an optional excursion to the Palace of Knossos where our Local Guide will tell you the story of this 4000 year old mythical Minoan Palace, where the minotaur (half-man/half-bull) was slain.
    Next up: Santorini. This island will make your jaw drop with its stunning natural beauty – the result of a massive volcanic eruption. From the water look up at the iconic blue–domed, whitewashed churches.
    Once we’re back on land, head up the cliff and the twisting stone steps, save your breath on a donkey ride or take it easy in the cable car for views of neighbouring volcanic islands.
    Your Rep will fill you in on Fira – dramatically perched on the edge of the crater - as the group explores its narrow streets. Get tips on the best places to pick up a piece of Santorini’s famous jewellery and where to try out the delicious local speciality, domatoktedes (fried tomato balls).
    Otherwise head to one of the distinctive black or red sand beaches, and soak up the breathtaking scenery. You could jump on an optional boat ride out to the active volcanic island of Nea Kamini. Cruise past lava formations and get up close to the active crater.
    Accommodations: Cruise ship
    Meals: Lunch (1) day, Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day, Supper (1) day

    Day 8
    Arrival into Athens
    After breakfast and a farewell to our hosts, we disembark in the Piraeus and head to Syntagma Square. Set right in the heart of Athens and home to Greece’s parliament, this is where our tour ends.
    For those who are keen to learn more, there’s a chance to step back in time to the birthplace of democracy. Get the run down on the Parthenon and the Acropolis from our Local Guide, as you wander around the famous columns perched above the city sprawl.
    Accommodations:
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Mykonos
    Visit Mykonos town & see the traditional Cycladic-style houses
    See the famous windmills
    Kusadasi
    Visit Kusadasi's local bazaar
    Patmos
    See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos
    Crete
    Visit Heraklion town
    Santorini
    Visit the main town of Fira
    See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini
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  3. Day 1
    ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO
    Welcome to San Francisco! After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a real San Francisco treat and dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers angling for oohs, aahs and cheers from the crowd. Be sure to visit the ‘Sea Lebrities', the pier's resident sea lion population. At 6 p.m., get together at the hotel with your fellow adventurers and Travel Director at a festive Kick-off Party.(Kick-Off Party)

    Day 2
    SAN FRANCISCO – EUREKA
    What better way to get a taste of San Francisco than by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world's most recognisable landmarks. If you and the family are up for a walk, grab your cameras and join your Travel Director for a stroll across this impressive feat of engineering. Learn all about the bridge and why it's not painted gold—despite its name! Visit the Charles Schultz Museum, a charming reflection of the modest and much-loved cartoonist who created the Peanuts. Drive along the stunning Avenue of the Giants before arriving at Humboldt Redwoods State Park filled with some of the tallest trees you have ever seen! Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 3
    EUREKA – REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK – COOS BAY
    This morning, view one of the most written about, and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Drive through Northern California's Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with trees more than 1,000 years old and over 300 feet (90 metres) tall. Arrive in Coos Bay and enjoy the evening at leisure.(Full Breakfast)

    Day 4
    COOS BAY – OREGON DUNES – GLENEDEN BEACH (2 NIGHTS)
    Gear up for the trip to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands and lots of interesting creatures. Hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride up and down these expansive tracts of sand. Then stop at Heceta Head overlook and see the view of a beautiful 19th-century lighthouse that casts its beam out to sea, before continuing north to Gleneden Beach.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 5
    NEWPORT SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Kick off your shoes, roll up your pants and wade in the Yaquina Head tide pools for a captivating search for hermit crabs, sea urchins, anemones, sea stars and even the occasional octopus! Your next look at sea life is even cooler, because you're headed to the Oregon Coast Aquarium — named one of America's "Most Awesome Aquariums" by Forbes magazine. Come face-to-face with sharks and bat rays in Passages of the Deep—an acrylic walk-through tunnel surrounded by water. With your free time this afternoon, maybe explore Newport's historic waterfront or join an optional Sea Life Cruise; keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds as the onboard naturalist tells you all about your surroundings.(Full Breakfast)

    Day 6
    GLENEDEN BEACH – TILLAMOOK – PORTLAND (2 NIGHTS)
    Better get moo-ving, because you're travelling to Tillamook, a city synonymous with the dairy industry. Get the scoop about this Local Speciality during a tour of the Tillamook Creamery and learn about dairy cows. Then you'll be treated to a fresh waffle cone filled high with your choice from 35 delicious flavours of Tillamook Ice Cream. Next, journey to Portland, where you'll enjoy an orientation city tour, complete with a stop at the International Rose Test Garden. This evening, walk through the art of glass blowing. This experience is the best way to enjoy the excitement of playing with fire and melted glass. Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner, overlooking the workshop, with your host at the factory tonight.(Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Day 7
    PORTLAND SIGHTSEEING
    Today you'll discover some of Oregon's most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Crown Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river from 733 feet (223 metres) above. Vista House's octagonal building with its copper dome is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the Gorge. Onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, and Oregon's tallest! Stop at Bonneville Dam to view this historic dam and lock. Also learn about a fish ladder designed to allow salmon to navigate the Columbia River during spawning. Return to Portland and enjoy some free time. If you're feeling adventurous, choose to take an optional jet boat ride. And if you're still in the mood to explore, an optional walking tour including dinner is available this evening!(Full Breakfast)

    Day 8
    PORTLAND – OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
    Visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor's Center, dedicated to the active Ring-of-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980. Learn about the legendary blast — an eruption so colossal that it spewed ash into 11 states — as you watch a reenactment of the event and experience interactive exhibits such as a step-in volcano model and working seismograph. Venture west to the rugged coast of Olympic National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, the park contains no fewer than three distinct ecosystems. Then meet a Local Expert who shares with you the tribal legends and stories of the Quinault people who have long called the Pacific Northwest home.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 9
    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK – SEATTLE (2 NIGHTS)
    Enter the beautiful Hoh Rainforest, one of the world's few (as well as the largest) temperate rainforests and trek to the eerie "Hall of Mosses" with trees and branches dripping with moss. Then make a stop at dazzling Lake Crescent before leaving Olympic National Park. Sensational views of the Seattle skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City. Once ashore in this hip and vibrant town, stop at the historic Pike Place Market, the nation's oldest farmers market, where the fish fly low — from one fishmonger's hands to the next! Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore Seattle as you wish.(Full Breakfast)

    Day 10
    SEATTLE SIGHTSEEING
    This morning, enjoy a visit to the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the creativity that inspires contemporary pop culture. No visit to Seattle would be complete without making the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. After some down time, head to the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum featuring beautiful glass artwork by the same artist who created the famous glass ceiling at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. After a docent-led tour of the museum, join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner toasting to your exciting Northwest adventures!(Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

    Day 11
    DEPART SEATTLE
    Time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your complimentary transfer to Seattle International Airport or extend your stay in Seattle.(Full Breakfast)

    Sightseeing Highlights
    San Francisco Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge with your Travel Director.
    Avenue of the Giants Drive through this living museum of stunning trees.
    Eureka Admire some of the nation's finest historic Victorian homes; visit Carson Mansion.
    Redwood National Park Marvel at the redwood trees in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Coos Bay Overnight in this charming coastal city.
    Oregon Dunes Explore sand dunes on a fun dune buggy ride.
    Heceta Head View this famous lighthouse located in a spectacular setting.
    Newport Visit the renowned Oregon Coast Aquarium.
    Yaquina Head Explore the shoreline's tidepools and search for marine life.
    Portland See the city's highlights and International Rose Test Garden; explore the historic Alphabet District and NW 23rd Avenue, and taste culinary treasures.
    Mount St. Helens Stop at the Visitor Center and learn about this volcano.
    Olympic National Park Explore the Hoh Rainforest and view Lake Crescent.
    Puget Sound Enjoy superb views while cruising the waterway.
    Seattle See the city's sights and take a trip up the Space Needle.
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  5. Day 1
    ARRIVE VANCOUVER
    Welcome to Vancouver! Check into your hotel and then spend some time exploring downtown Vancouver or perhaps take a walk near the harbour. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.(Welcome Reception)

    Day 2
    VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING
    Be swept away by sparkling Vancouver with its sweeping views of English Bay. Set out for Stanley Park to see its towering totem poles and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown, the city's first downtown, named for "Gassy" Jack Deighton who opened the area's first saloon. This afternoon, visit an art gallery, do some shopping or just relax at a cafe. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.(Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 3
    VANCOUVER – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – KAMLOOPS
    All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an unforgettable daylight rail journey through the diverse natural beauty on the way to Alberta. Travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser River Valley and alongside the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before entering Fraser Canyon. End your day's journey in historic Kamloops, which means "the meeting of the waters."(Continental Breakfast / Lunch)

    Day 4
    KAMLOOPS – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – JASPER (2 NIGHTS)
    Back onboard the train, make your way through the dramatic mountain landscape of British Columbia to the delightful alpine town of Jasper. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park.(Continental Breakfast / Lunch)

    Day 5
    JASPER FREE TIME & SIGHTSEEING
    Start the day with some free time, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper's quaint streets, or, if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River before an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon's trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a rustic dinner along the lake. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 6
    JASPER – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – BANFF NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS)
    Head south along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snow-clad peaks and alongside thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including elk, black bear and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. See lovely Peyto Lake before arriving this afternoon at the quintessential alpine resort of Banff.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 7
    BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including the viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. Then take an optional ride on the Banff Gondola for a bird's-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like; explore the shops along Banff Avenue, or perhaps arrange an optional excursion such as a scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine or a river float trip down the Bow River.(Full Breakfast)

    Day 8
    BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – CHASE
    Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you'll learn about the history and geography of the area on a brief interpretive walk. Soak in the stunning landscape with its azure glacial waters, deep green forests, jagged snow-covered mountains and the mighty Victoria Glacier. Then travel through the alpine majesty of Yoho and Glacier National Parks to the temperate rainforest of Mount Revelstoke National Park. Arrive in Chase in time for dinner and a peaceful evening.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 9
    CHASE – VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS)
    Travel back to the Pacific coast and across the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Vancouver Island and quaint Victoria, home to fashionable tea rooms and old English charm. Though the wooden fort is long gone, Bastion Square (the birthplace of the city) welcomes visitors with lovely architecture and a bustling market. Your orientation tour will also introduce you to the scenic Inner Harbour and the impressive Parliament Buildings.(Full Breakfast)

    Day 10
    VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING
    Start your day with breakfast at the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Learn about the history of the gardens and immerse yourself in the extravagant exhibits featuring flowers in full bloom. Spend some time exploring the gardens on your own, strolling the winding pathways, spotting butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly balanced vintages. The vintages have been carefully crafted with grapes farmed from over 100 acres and aged in French Oak barrels. Enjoy a private tour of the winery, then indulge in a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner featuring local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines.(Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Day 11
    VANCOUVER – INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE (7 NIGHTS)
    18-Day itinerary guests and cruise members are taken to Holland America Line's ms Volendam for a 7-night Inside Passage cruise to Alaska.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 12
    INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISING
    The Inside Passage winds between the continental shoreline and the great Pacific from Alaska down to the Pacific Northwest. Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged, isolated islands. In the middle of this natural grandeur, you may see signs of human habitation—a lone totem pole, a small village clinging to the side of a hill, even the onion dome of a Russian orthodox church glittering in the distance.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 13
    TRACY ARM – SAWYER GLACIER – JUNEAU
    Famed naturalist John Muir said of Tracy Arm, "no ice-work that I have ever seen surpasses this." The 42.2-kilometres-long fjord is home to numerous glaciers, calving enormous chunks of ice into the clear waters; countless waterfalls streaming down the lush mountainsides; and a ravishing wilderness you won't soon forget. Later today, arrive in what may be America's prettiest capital city, Juneau, surrounded by snowy peaks, wooded valleys and sparkling rivers. Stroll its picturesque streets, stopping in eclectic shops and cosy cafes. Maybe visit a Gold Rush-era saloon, including the Red Dog Saloon, which showcases Wyatt Earp's gun. Perhaps embark on an optional trip on the Mount Roberts Tramway for spectacular views of the harbour and nearby mountains. Join a guide for a trek through the lush Tongass National Forest or an expedition to Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 14
    SKAGWAY
    The Alaskan Gold Rush transformed Skagway from a sleepy hamlet to a riotous boomtown. Step into the town's colourful past at The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park with its restored frontier-style storefronts and rustic wooden boardwalks. Take a stroll into the past and poke around in its colourful stores and visit the Red Onion Saloon with its honky-tonk piano and costumed barmaids. You can even check out the nostalgic Trail of '98 Museum or ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway past Deadhorse Gulch.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 15
    GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
    No roads lead to the pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. Nestled between the Gulf of Alaska, Tongass National Forest and the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, this 3.3-million acre preserve was established as a National Park in 1980. Ice-sculpted peaks and valleys scoured by glaciers are evidence of the last Ice Age. Today, grizzly bears roam the seemingly endless spruce forests, bald eagles soar upon the thermals and majestic humpback whales ply the clear waters. From the comfort of your ship, watch this landscape of immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers and imagine what Alaska was like before the first humans stepped foot upon the land.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 16
    KETCHIKAN
    Scenic, remote Ketchikan clings to the side of a steep hillside overlooking the expanse of the northern Pacific. While ashore, check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. If you like, consider taking an optional guided tour through town, a harbour cruise or a floatplane flightseeing trip. If you're craving excitement, opt to do some fishing (Ketchikan calls itself the salmon capital of the world), paddle a kayak through the clear waters or journey into the mountains on a jeep.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 17
    INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISING
    Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver through the famed Inside Passage. Take advantage of your ship's superb facilities or simply relax on deck and watch the unmatched scenery glide by.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 18
    DEPART VANCOUVER
    Sail into Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking, take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel if you want to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 12:30 pm.(Full Breakfast)

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Vancouver Discover Vancouver's main attractions on a city tour.
    Rocky Mountaineer Enjoy a 2-day scenic rail journey, Vancouver to Jasper.
    Jasper Walk along beautiful Maligne Canyon and cruise upon Maligne Lake.
    Columbia Icefield Drive onto Athabasca Glacier aboard an Ice Explorer.
    Banff See Banff's main sights.
    Lake Louise Walk along the lake and learn about the area's history.
    Victoria Explore this charming city's main sights on an orientation tour.
    Butchart Gardens Enjoy breakfast; learn about the gardens and explore.
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  7. Day 1
    ARRIVE VANCOUVER
    Welcome to Vancouver! Check into your hotel and then spend some time exploring downtown Vancouver or perhaps take a walk near the harbour. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.(Welcome Reception)

    Day 2
    VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING
    Be swept away by sparkling Vancouver with its sweeping views of English Bay. Set out for Stanley Park to see its towering totem poles and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown, the city's first downtown, named for "Gassy" Jack Deighton who opened the area's first saloon. This afternoon, visit an art gallery, do some shopping or just relax at a cafe. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.(Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 3
    VANCOUVER – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – KAMLOOPS
    All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an unforgettable daylight rail journey through the diverse natural beauty on the way to Alberta. Travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser River Valley and alongside the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before entering Fraser Canyon. End your day's journey in historic Kamloops, which means "the meeting of the waters."(Continental Breakfast / Lunch)

    Day 4
    KAMLOOPS – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – JASPER (2 NIGHTS)
    Back onboard the train, make your way through the dramatic mountain landscape of British Columbia to the delightful alpine town of Jasper. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park.(Continental Breakfast / Lunch)

    Day 5
    JASPER FREE TIME & SIGHTSEEING
    Start the day with some free time, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper's quaint streets, or, if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River before an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon's trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a rustic dinner along the lake. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 6
    JASPER – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – BANFF NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS)
    Head south along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snow-clad peaks and alongside thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including elk, black bear and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. See lovely Peyto Lake before arriving this afternoon at the quintessential alpine resort of Banff.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 7
    BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including the viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. Then take an optional ride on the Banff Gondola for a bird's-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like; explore the shops along Banff Avenue, or perhaps arrange an optional excursion such as a scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine or a river float trip down the Bow River.(Full Breakfast)

    Day 8
    BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – CHASE
    Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you'll learn about the history and geography of the area on a brief interpretive walk. Soak in the stunning landscape with its azure glacial waters, deep green forests, jagged snow-covered mountains and the mighty Victoria Glacier. Then travel through the alpine majesty of Yoho and Glacier National Parks to the temperate rainforest of Mount Revelstoke National Park. Arrive in Chase in time for dinner and a peaceful evening.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 9
    CHASE – VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS)
    Travel back to the Pacific coast and across the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Vancouver Island and quaint Victoria, home to fashionable tea rooms and old English charm. Though the wooden fort is long gone, Bastion Square (the birthplace of the city) welcomes visitors with lovely architecture and a bustling market. Your orientation tour will also introduce you to the scenic Inner Harbour and the impressive Parliament Buildings.(Full Breakfast)

    Day 10
    VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING
    Start your day with breakfast at the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Learn about the history of the gardens and immerse yourself in the extravagant exhibits featuring flowers in full bloom. Spend some time exploring the gardens on your own, strolling the winding pathways, spotting butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly balanced vintages. The vintages have been carefully crafted with grapes farmed from over 100 acres and aged in French Oak barrels. Enjoy a private tour of the winery, then indulge in a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner featuring local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines.(Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Day 11
    VANCOUVER – INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE (7 NIGHTS)
    18-Day itinerary guests and cruise members are taken to Holland America Line's ms Volendam for a 7-night Inside Passage cruise to Alaska.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 12
    INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISING
    The Inside Passage winds between the continental shoreline and the great Pacific from Alaska down to the Pacific Northwest. Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged, isolated islands. In the middle of this natural grandeur, you may see signs of human habitation—a lone totem pole, a small village clinging to the side of a hill, even the onion dome of a Russian orthodox church glittering in the distance.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 13
    TRACY ARM – SAWYER GLACIER – JUNEAU
    Famed naturalist John Muir said of Tracy Arm, "no ice-work that I have ever seen surpasses this." The 42.2-kilometres-long fjord is home to numerous glaciers, calving enormous chunks of ice into the clear waters; countless waterfalls streaming down the lush mountainsides; and a ravishing wilderness you won't soon forget. Later today, arrive in what may be America's prettiest capital city, Juneau, surrounded by snowy peaks, wooded valleys and sparkling rivers. Stroll its picturesque streets, stopping in eclectic shops and cosy cafes. Maybe visit a Gold Rush-era saloon, including the Red Dog Saloon, which showcases Wyatt Earp's gun. Perhaps embark on an optional trip on the Mount Roberts Tramway for spectacular views of the harbour and nearby mountains. Join a guide for a trek through the lush Tongass National Forest or an expedition to Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 14
    SKAGWAY
    The Alaskan Gold Rush transformed Skagway from a sleepy hamlet to a riotous boomtown. Step into the town's colourful past at The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park with its restored frontier-style storefronts and rustic wooden boardwalks. Take a stroll into the past and poke around in its colourful stores and visit the Red Onion Saloon with its honky-tonk piano and costumed barmaids. You can even check out the nostalgic Trail of '98 Museum or ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway past Deadhorse Gulch.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 15
    GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
    No roads lead to the pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. Nestled between the Gulf of Alaska, Tongass National Forest and the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, this 3.3-million acre preserve was established as a National Park in 1980. Ice-sculpted peaks and valleys scoured by glaciers are evidence of the last Ice Age. Today, grizzly bears roam the seemingly endless spruce forests, bald eagles soar upon the thermals and majestic humpback whales ply the clear waters. From the comfort of your ship, watch this landscape of immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers and imagine what Alaska was like before the first humans stepped foot upon the land.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 16
    KETCHIKAN
    Scenic, remote Ketchikan clings to the side of a steep hillside overlooking the expanse of the northern Pacific. While ashore, check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. If you like, consider taking an optional guided tour through town, a harbour cruise or a floatplane flightseeing trip. If you're craving excitement, opt to do some fishing (Ketchikan calls itself the salmon capital of the world), paddle a kayak through the clear waters or journey into the mountains on a jeep.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 17
    INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISING
    Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver through the famed Inside Passage. Take advantage of your ship's superb facilities or simply relax on deck and watch the unmatched scenery glide by.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 18
    DEPART VANCOUVER
    Sail into Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking, take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel if you want to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 12:30 pm.(Full Breakfast)

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Vancouver Discover Vancouver's main attractions on a city tour.
    Rocky Mountaineer Enjoy a 2-day scenic rail journey, Vancouver to Jasper.
    Jasper Walk along beautiful Maligne Canyon and cruise upon Maligne Lake.
    Columbia Icefield Drive onto Athabasca Glacier aboard an Ice Explorer.
    Banff See Banff's main sights.
    Lake Louise Walk along the lake and learn about the area's history.
    Victoria Explore this charming city's main sights on an orientation tour.
    Butchart Gardens Enjoy breakfast; learn about the gardens and explore.
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  9. Day 1
    ARRIVE VANCOUVER
    Welcome to Vancouver! Check into your hotel and then spend some time exploring downtown Vancouver or perhaps take a walk near the harbour. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.(Welcome Reception)

    Day 2
    VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING
    Be swept away by sparkling Vancouver with its sweeping views of English Bay. Set out for Stanley Park to see its towering totem poles and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown, the city's first downtown, named for "Gassy" Jack Deighton who opened the area's first saloon. This afternoon, visit an art gallery, do some shopping or just relax at a cafe. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.(Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 3
    VANCOUVER – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – KAMLOOPS
    All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an unforgettable daylight rail journey through the diverse natural beauty on the way to Alberta. Travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser River Valley and alongside the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before entering Fraser Canyon. End your day's journey in historic Kamloops, which means "the meeting of the waters."(Continental Breakfast / Lunch)

    Day 4
    KAMLOOPS – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – JASPER (2 NIGHTS)
    Back onboard the train, make your way through the dramatic mountain landscape of British Columbia to the delightful alpine town of Jasper. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park.(Continental Breakfast / Lunch)

    Day 5
    JASPER FREE TIME & SIGHTSEEING
    Start the day with some free time, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper's quaint streets, or, if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River before an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon's trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a rustic dinner along the lake. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 6
    JASPER – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – BANFF NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS)
    Head south along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snow-clad peaks and alongside thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including elk, black bear and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. See lovely Peyto Lake before arriving this afternoon at the quintessential alpine resort of Banff.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 7
    BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including the viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. Then take an optional ride on the Banff Gondola for a bird's-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like; explore the shops along Banff Avenue, or perhaps arrange an optional excursion such as a scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine or a river float trip down the Bow River.(Full Breakfast)

    Day 8
    BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – CHASE
    Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you'll learn about the history and geography of the area on a brief interpretive walk. Soak in the stunning landscape with its azure glacial waters, deep green forests, jagged snow-covered mountains and the mighty Victoria Glacier. Then travel through the alpine majesty of Yoho and Glacier National Parks to the temperate rainforest of Mount Revelstoke National Park. Arrive in Chase in time for dinner and a peaceful evening.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 9
    CHASE – VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS)
    Travel back to the Pacific coast and across the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Vancouver Island and quaint Victoria, home to fashionable tea rooms and old English charm. Though the wooden fort is long gone, Bastion Square (the birthplace of the city) welcomes visitors with lovely architecture and a bustling market. Your orientation tour will also introduce you to the scenic Inner Harbour and the impressive Parliament Buildings.(Full Breakfast)

    Day 10
    VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING
    Start your day with breakfast at the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Learn about the history of the gardens and immerse yourself in the extravagant exhibits featuring flowers in full bloom. Spend some time exploring the gardens on your own, strolling the winding pathways, spotting butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly balanced vintages. The vintages have been carefully crafted with grapes farmed from over 100 acres and aged in French Oak barrels. Enjoy a private tour of the winery, then indulge in a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner featuring local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines.(Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Day 11
    VANCOUVER – INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE (7 NIGHTS)
    18-Day itinerary guests and cruise members are taken to Holland America Line's ms Volendam for a 7-night Inside Passage cruise to Alaska.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 12
    INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISING
    The Inside Passage winds between the continental shoreline and the great Pacific from Alaska down to the Pacific Northwest. Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged, isolated islands. In the middle of this natural grandeur, you may see signs of human habitation—a lone totem pole, a small village clinging to the side of a hill, even the onion dome of a Russian orthodox church glittering in the distance.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 13
    TRACY ARM – SAWYER GLACIER – JUNEAU
    Famed naturalist John Muir said of Tracy Arm, "no ice-work that I have ever seen surpasses this." The 42.2-kilometres-long fjord is home to numerous glaciers, calving enormous chunks of ice into the clear waters; countless waterfalls streaming down the lush mountainsides; and a ravishing wilderness you won't soon forget. Later today, arrive in what may be America's prettiest capital city, Juneau, surrounded by snowy peaks, wooded valleys and sparkling rivers. Stroll its picturesque streets, stopping in eclectic shops and cosy cafes. Maybe visit a Gold Rush-era saloon, including the Red Dog Saloon, which showcases Wyatt Earp's gun. Perhaps embark on an optional trip on the Mount Roberts Tramway for spectacular views of the harbour and nearby mountains. Join a guide for a trek through the lush Tongass National Forest or an expedition to Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 14
    SKAGWAY
    The Alaskan Gold Rush transformed Skagway from a sleepy hamlet to a riotous boomtown. Step into the town's colourful past at The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park with its restored frontier-style storefronts and rustic wooden boardwalks. Take a stroll into the past and poke around in its colourful stores and visit the Red Onion Saloon with its honky-tonk piano and costumed barmaids. You can even check out the nostalgic Trail of '98 Museum or ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway past Deadhorse Gulch.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 15
    GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
    No roads lead to the pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park. Nestled between the Gulf of Alaska, Tongass National Forest and the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, this 3.3-million acre preserve was established as a National Park in 1980. Ice-sculpted peaks and valleys scoured by glaciers are evidence of the last Ice Age. Today, grizzly bears roam the seemingly endless spruce forests, bald eagles soar upon the thermals and majestic humpback whales ply the clear waters. From the comfort of your ship, watch this landscape of immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers and imagine what Alaska was like before the first humans stepped foot upon the land.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 16
    KETCHIKAN
    Scenic, remote Ketchikan clings to the side of a steep hillside overlooking the expanse of the northern Pacific. While ashore, check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. If you like, consider taking an optional guided tour through town, a harbour cruise or a floatplane flightseeing trip. If you're craving excitement, opt to do some fishing (Ketchikan calls itself the salmon capital of the world), paddle a kayak through the clear waters or journey into the mountains on a jeep.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 17
    INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISING
    Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver through the famed Inside Passage. Take advantage of your ship's superb facilities or simply relax on deck and watch the unmatched scenery glide by.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 18
    DEPART VANCOUVER
    Sail into Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking, take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel if you want to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 12:30 pm.(Full Breakfast)

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Vancouver Discover Vancouver's main attractions on a city tour.
    Rocky Mountaineer Enjoy a 2-day scenic rail journey, Vancouver to Jasper.
    Jasper Walk along beautiful Maligne Canyon and cruise upon Maligne Lake.
    Columbia Icefield Drive onto Athabasca Glacier aboard an Ice Explorer.
    Banff See Banff's main sights.
    Lake Louise Walk along the lake and learn about the area's history.
    Victoria Explore this charming city's main sights on an orientation tour.
    Butchart Gardens Enjoy breakfast; learn about the gardens and explore.
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