Alaska & Rocky Mountaineer – Regent Seven Seas Cruises
When it comes to bucket-list trips it doesn’t get much more spectacular than pairing an ultra-luxury cruise to Alaska with a Rocky Mountaineer train journey and land tour. Regent Seven Seas Cruises offer exactly this, and ensure that your experience at sea is matched to your accommodation and tours on land in Canada’s fabulous Rockies!
We have three amazing Alaska & Rocky Mountaineer packages just waiting for you to start reaching for the hiking boots and sense of adventure. Take a look through the sensational 5-night pre-cruise programme below. And remember… All of this before you’ve even set foot aboard your ship. Choose from over 50 exceptional memory-making shore excursions already included for you in your cruise fare!
Pre-Cruise Tour Itinerary
Day 1 – Welcome to Canada!
Upon arrival at Calgary Airport, you will be met by a Regent Representative to board your coach transfer to Banff. Your stay for 2 nights is at the stunning Rimrock Hotel in Banff (14th June 2023 departure is at the Moose Hotel & Suites in Banff)
Day 2 – Banff Sightseeing
After breakfast, today you will board your private motor coach for a sightseeing tour of Banff & surrounding areas. Highlights include the Banff Gondola; to ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for a breath-taking view of snow-capped peaks and valleys. The tour also includes stops at the Hoodoos rock formation, Surprise Corner, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Emerald Lake & the famous Lake Louise. Lunch will be included on this tour. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Day 3 – Banff to Kamloops
Depart your hotel, early morning for a short transfer, to join the GoldLeaf Service® aboard Rocky Mountaineer® for your full two-day rail journey to Vancouver. This route will take you through the remarkable engineering achievement of the Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park, and continue through Rogers Pass in the Glacier National Park. Onboard you will experience endless views of snow- capped mountains and stunning glaciers through the domed panoramic roof, allowing you incredible photo opportunities. In Kamloops, depart from the train (transfers included) for an overnight stay in a Kamloops GoldLeaf class hotel (allocated on arrival). The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy as you please.
Day 4 – Kamloops to Vancouver
Re-board Rocky Mountaineer® ready for day two of show stopping scenery and superior service. Following the Thompson River, you will pass through Ashcroft, then onto the Rainbow Canyon, with its beautiful colourful cliffs. Cap it off with Fraser Canyon and Hells Gate. The last leg of this incredible journey takes you through the lush farming regions of Fraser Valley, before arriving in the Pacific City of Vancouver. Once the train arrives into the station, transfers are included to the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, for your 2-night stay.
Day 5 – Vancouver Sightseeing
Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver and the spectacular North Shore with breath taking views of the city, ocean and surrounding mountains. Highlights include Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Return to your hotel late afternoon to enjoy an evening at leisure, perhaps sampling Vancouver’s fine dining.
Day 6 – Join your ship!
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy an early morning at your leisure to take in any additional sites. You’ll shortly be guided, on foot, to the Canada Place Cruise Terminal (mere metres from your hotel!) where you will board Seven Seas Explorer® to begin your ultra-luxury Alaskan cruise
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE?
- 2 nights at the Rimrock Hotel Banff or Moose Hotel & Suites (see individual date), in a standard TWO QUEENS room, B&B Basis
- Sightseeing Tour of Banff National Park, including Gondola Ride and lunch
- 2 days GoldLeaf Service® aboard Rocky Mountaineer® with breakfast, lunch and drinks included
- 1 night in Kamloops Hotel by Rocky Mountaineer®, assigned on arrival
- 2 nights at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, Deluxe Harbour room, B&B Basis
- Tour of Vancouver & North Shore including Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge
- All transfers where applicable (apart from Calgary to Banff transfer if booking independent air)
- Luggage handling where available
- Meals as per itinerary