- Small Group Experience of a Lifetime
- Gold Leaf Rocky Mountaineer – Rainforest to Gold Rush rail journey from Jasper to Whistler
- 7 Night Cruise onboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam enjoying Verandah Staterooms
- Port Calls including Juneau, Skagaway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan
- Stunning Accommodation including Fairmont Hotels (in most cities)
- Banff sightseeing including Banff Gondola & Lake Minnewanka
- Scenic Sightseeing from Banff to Lake Louise and Yoho National Park
- Scenic Sightseeing from Lake Louise to Jasper including Icefield Parkway
- Glacier Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer Adventure & Glacier Skywalk
- Vancouver to Victoria Sightseeing including ferry crossing
- Victoria Sightseeing including a visit to the Beautiful Butchart Gardens
- Fly Over Canada Experience including Vancouver City Tour
- Vancouver Capilano Suspension Bridge and Skyride
- Visit to the Theatre at Grouse Mountain
- Personally Escorted from Australia, your SWT tour hostess is on hand to assist with making your holiday a memorable one
- Return Economy Airfares with Qantas/Air Canada to Calgary/Vancouver #
- Private Touring Coach with Professional Driver & Guides at each destination
- 3 Day Rail journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer in Gold Leaf including lunch daily
- 7 Night Cruise onboard Holland America ms Nieuw Amsterdam in Cat V Verandah Cabins
- Private Airport, Rail and Hotel Transfers throughout
- All meals whilst cruising
- All Accommodation as detailed in itinerary
- Tipping for Driver & Hop On Guides
- All Gratuities whilst onboard Rocky Mountaineer
- Amazing Sightseeing as per our itinerary
- Wiling to Share Option (subject to availability)
- Meet & Greet prior to departure (subject to minimum numbers attending)
- Sisterhood Documentation and Ticket Wallet
- Assistance with booking onshore cruise excursions
- # Taxes subject to change
A minimum level of fitness is required to be able to participate. As a minimum you will need to be able to walk 2km on uneven ground, carry your own luggage and walk up a few flights of stairs.
You will need to obtain a VISA Waiver for entry into the USA (Alaska)
You will need to obtain a VISA Waiver for entry into Canada
We are happy to assist with this process
Day 1 - Friday 8 Septmber 2017
Join your Sisterhood Womens Travel tour hostess and fellow travellers at the Melbourne Airport at the designated time for our flight to Canada. Transiting via Sydney to Vancouver and upon our arrival into Calgary we’ll be transferred to Banff. En-route we'll enjoy lunch before checking into the Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff with dinner at leisure tonight. After a long day's travel - Welcome to Canada! Overnight at Rimrock Resort Hotel.
Day 2 - Saturday 9 September 2017
Today we enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and teeming with wildlife. Watch for moose, elk, grizzly and black bears, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. Experience the Canadian Rockies from a new perspective while cruising beautiful Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in the National Park, on a panoramic 1 hour cruise. Bask in the breathtaking mountain scenery and emerald green waters as you survey the landscape for wildlife. Ride with the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain and take in the breathtaking views. Surrounded by six mountain ranges, see the town site of Banff nestled far below. Tonight a welcome dinner at our hotel. Overnight Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff.
Day 3 - Sunday 10 September 2017
Banff/Lake Louise (B,D)
This morning after breakfast we’ll depart Banff for a full day tour to Lake Louise and Yoho National Park. Tour highlights include Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, The Spiral Tunnels, Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake. We’ll arrive at the gorgeous Post Hotel and Spa, Lake Louise with dinner at our hotel tonight. Overnight Post Hotel and Spa, Lake Louise.
Day 4 - Monday 11 September 2017
Icefield Parkway Tour to Jasper (B,L,D)
This morning we’ll enjoy a tour to Jasper via the Icefield Parkway. Heading north, spectacular scenery surrounds us. Viewing opportunities include: Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake with an experience of a lifetime; a visit to a Columbia Icefield! Shuttle to the Athabasca Glacier to board specially designed ‘Ice Explorer’ vehicle for a guided tour on the surface of the Glacier - a true Ice age adventure! Later a visit to the Glacier Skywalk, an awe-inspiring experience featuring the only unobstructed, completely accessible glacier view in the world! It provides an interpretive, guided experience focusing on the wonder of the unique ecosystem, glaciology, natural and aboriginal history of the Columbia Icefield area in the Canadian Rockies. A Buffet Lunch is served at Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre. In the afternoon transfer to our hotel in Jasper. Dinner tonight will be served at our hotel restaurant. Overnight at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper.
Day 5 - Tuesday 12 September 2017
Rocky Mountaineer/Jasper to Quensnel (B,L)
Today we'll enjoy the famous rail journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. We'll travel from Jasper to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. We'll pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia’s Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel at the Best Western Tower Inn.
Day 6 - Wednesday 13 September 2017
Rocky Mountaineer/Quesnel to Whistler (B,L)
Our journey continues south today to the four-season resort of Whistler. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranch lands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Our rail journey ends today on arrival in the resort town of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games alpine events. Another beautiful property when we overnight in Whistler at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Day 7 - Thursday 14 September 2017
Rocky Mountaineer/Whistler to Vancouver (B,L)
Our morning is free to explore Whistler Village at leisure. Today we'll visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to enjoy an interesting tour and lunch. This afternoon we'll arrive into Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon snack is served onboard. Upon arrival into Vancouver we'll be transferred to our accommodation with dinner at leisure tonight. Overnight at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. Vancouver.
Day 8 - Friday 15 September 2017
Today we begin our sightseeing of Vancouver. We cross the Lions Gate Bridge, enter North Vancouver and visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge which stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. Experience Treetops Adventure, where seven suspension bridges through the evergreens takes us up to 100 feet above the forest floor and Cliffwalk, a cantilevered walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon. Next you visit Grouse Mountain, “The Peak of Vancouver”. High above towering Douglas firs, breathtaking views of the city of Vancouver, sparkling Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands and snowy peaks unfold as we journey up the mountainside with the Sky ride. Return to Vancouver with dinner at leisure tonight. There are plenty of restaurants on offer along the Waterfront to enjoy.
Day 9 - Saturday 16 September 2017
Vancouver - Embark ms Nieuw Amsterdam (B,D)
Today you will see Canada like never before at “Flyover Canada”. This is a breathtaking flight simulation ride like no other. Take off into a huge dome screen with the latest in projection and ride technology creating a true flying experience, complete with wind, scents and mist. This afternoon we'll transfer to the Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal to join the ms Nieuw Amsterdam departing at 5pm.
Day 10 - Sunday 17 September 2017
Cruising the Inside Passage (B,L,D)
Today is a day to familiarise ourselves with our beautiful ship and take advantage of all the onboard activities. Overnight on board the ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
Day 11 - Monday 18 September 2017
Cruising Tracy Arm and Juneau Alaska (B,L,D)
Today we sail the Tracy Arm fjord to see one of Alaska’s most dramatic glacier settings. Arrive in Juneau by 1pm. Explore the rustic shops in town or choose an optional excursion to Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau Icefields, or go whale watching. Our ship departs Juneau at 10:00pm. Overnight on board the ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
Day 12 - Tuesday 19 September 2017
Port of Call Skagaway Alaska (B,L,D)
This morning we’ll arrive into Skagaway at 7:00am. Stroll into the past at the Red Onion Saloon, visit the Trail of 98 Museum or relive the “The Last Great Adventure at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park or enjoy an optional excursion. We depart Skagaway at 9:00pm. Overnight on board the ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
Day 13 - Wednesday 20 September 2017
Glacier Bay Scenic Cruise (B,L,D)
Get your camera ready to capture a monumental chunk of ice as it splits from a glacier and crashes into the sea with a thunderous sound. Another day to enjoy the beautiful scenery as we cruise along the beautiful Alaskan Inside Passage. Overnight on board the ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
Day 14 - Thursday 21 September 2017
Port of Call Ketchikan, Alaskan (B,L,D)
Today we’ll marvel at deep water fjords crated by retreating glaciers have left stunning granite cliffs. Arrival to Ketchikan is at 10:00am. Explore Creet Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bright State Historical Park, or Saxman Village or enjoy an optional excursion. We’ll depart Ketchican at 6:00pm. Overnight on board the ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
Day 15 - Friday 22 September 2017
Cruise the Inside Passage (B,L,D)
Today we’ll cruise the inside Passage past Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) and Vancouver Island. We’ll enjoy our last night onboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
Day 16 - Saturday 23 September 2017
Vancouver - Victoria (B)
Today we say farewell to ms Niew Amsterdam and disembark in Vancouver. This morning we’ll travel by ferry through the Gulf Islands and across the Strait of Georgia from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay. Keep a look out for your chance to view some of the local wildlife inluding bald eagles, seals and even Orca whales. Continuing onto Victoria, with dinner at leisure tonight. Overnight at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria.
Day 17 - Sunday 24 September 2017
Victoria - Butchart Gardens (B,D)
Today we’ll meet our guide and enjoy a full day Victoria city tour. Highlights include the exclusive residential areas of Oak Bay and Uplands, Marine Drive, Beacon Hill Park and the world renowned Butchart Gardens. With over 50 acres of gardens including the fragrant Rose Garden, the relaxing Japanese Garden, the unique Sunken Garden, the Italian Garden, the Concert Lawn and Ross Fountain - just to name a few. A visit to Butchart Gardens is a treat for all our senses. Overnight at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria.
Day 18 - Monday 25 September 2017
Victoria - Vancouver (B,D)
Returning to Vancouver today to continue our sightseeing of Vancouver. Highlights include a drive around Stanley Park with stops at interesting places, among them the famous Totem Pole Display at Brockton Point. Canada Place and the waterfront, historic Gastown, Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood, with its 19th Century buildings, the Steam Clock, cobblestone streets and hidden passageways and Granville Island with its famous public market, art and craft shops, many cafes and restaurants. A farewell dinner tonight to celebrate our fabulous Sisterhood tour.
Day 19 - Tuesday 26 September 2017
Transfer to Vancouver Airport (B)
This morning breakfast is served at our hotel with a free day before being transferred to our late evening flight home. Sit back, relax and reminisce about great memories shared with friends.
Day 20 - Wednesday 27 September 2017
Inflight (Meals Inflight)
We cross the international date line and head towards home.
Day 21 - Thursday 28 September 2017
Welcome Home! Thank you for travelling with Sisterhood Womens Travel and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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