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Trip Overview

This 24-day adventure is packed full of incredible moments and experiences for any traveler! Starting in Los Angeles, this rail vacation is one for the books. Visit iconic cities like San Francisco and Seattle before boarding the Norwegian Bliss for your cruise to Alaska. Dock in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria, B.C. You’ll even get to cruise through Glacier Bay! From there, you’ll get to explore Vancouver before climbing aboard VIA Rail for your train adventure to the Canadian Rockies. In Jasper, take an included tour along the world-famous Icefields Parkway with visits to the Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Glacier, Glacier Skywalk, and so much more! Wrap up your adventure in Toronto, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit all the city’s iconic landmarks like the CN Tower before enjoying a full day tour of Niagara Falls.

Highlights

  • San Francisco multi-day hop-on, hop off sightseeing tour
  • Norwegian Cruise Line’s 7-Day Alaska with Glacier Bay Cruise on the Norwegian Bliss®
  • Admission to the Seattle Space Needle
  • Seattle hop-on, hop off sightseeing tour
  • Vancouver hop-on, hop off sightseeing tour
  • Admission to the Jasper Skytram
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway
  • Admission to the CN Tower
  • Niagara Falls Sightseeing tour
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PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights hotel accommodations; 4 nights onboard VIA Rail; 1-night onboard Amtrak
  • One-way VIA Rail in Economy accommodations from Vancouver to Jasper; Jasper to Toronto on the Canadian®
  • One-way Amtrak in Coach accommodations from Los Angeles to San Francisco; San Francisco to Seattle; Seattle to Vancouver on the Cascades® and Coast Starlight®
  • Private roundtrip transfers to / from Cruise Port
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAY 1             ARRIVE IN LOS ANGELES
Welcome to Los Angeles! Upon arrival, check into your hotel for a one-night stay and explore what suits your fancy during your time in the city. (Overnight in Los Angeles)

DAY 2             LOS ANGELES TO SAN FRANCISCO
Board the Coast Starlight to San Francisco and enjoy your train adventure up the West Coast! You’ll arrive in the evening. Check into your hotel and rest up for a day of sightseeing tomorrow. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 3             SAN FRANCISCO
Start exploring with you included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour! This excursion gives you the opportunity to see the most popular areas of this amazing city, like the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and Golden Gate Park. You can exit the bus at any of the stops to further explore anything that piques your interest at your own pace. Or, you can sit back and relax as the tour guide takes you all over the city, while providing a fascinating narration of each sight. Visit popular districts like Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, the Civic Centre, and more! (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 4             SAN FRANCISCO TO SEATTLE
Board the train for your overnight journey further up the coast toward Seattle. Relax and settle in as you enjoy the spectacular views out your window along the way. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 5             SEATTLE
Once in Seattle, travel on your own to your hotel and check in. Then, get rested for your cruise, which starts tomorrow! (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 6             OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN BLISS
Board the Norwegian Bliss and begin discovering all of the ship’s wonderful amenities. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 7             OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN BLISS
While at sea, continue enjoying life onboard the Bliss. Have a cocktail at one of the many bars, relax at the spa, enjoy some live entertainment at the Theatre, enjoy meals in one or more than a dozen dining venues, or try your luck in the lively casino. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 8             JUNEAU (DOCKED 2:30 PM – 11:00 PM)
Today, you will dock in Juneau, Alaska, for an entire day of exploring. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies only 12 miles outside Juneau, a worthwhile day trip on your own. Upon boarding the ship, prepare to experience all the beauty and majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier and see humpback whales off Icy Strait Point during your journey. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 9             SKAGWAY (DOCKED 7:00 AM – 8:15 PM)
Today, you'll sail into beautiful Skagway. Visit the Skagway Museum, Centennial Statue, the easily walkable historic downtown, Gold Rush-era homestead, or head down to Pullen Creek and watch the salmon run. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 10           CRUISE GLACIER BAY ONBOARD NORWEGIAN BLISS
Today you will sail to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Get glimpses of Mount Fairweather, the Grand Pacific and Margerie glaciers, and spot maritime wildlife. As the ship journeys deeper into the bay, the landscape will continue to leave you in awe. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 11           KETCHIKAN (6:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Spend the day in Ketchikan. Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “Spread Wings of the Eagle.” Visit Harbour View Park, stroll along Creek Street boardwalk and discover its unique shops, learn all about the native cultures of the Tongass and Cape Fox Tlingits in local museums, marvel at the hand-carved Ketchikan totem poles located throughout downtown and in the nearby Saxman Totem Village, or dine on some of the freshest halibut and salmon found anywhere in North America. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 12           VICTORIA (DOCKED 7:30 PM – 11:59 PM)
This evening, you will dock in Victoria, British Columbia, located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Stop by Fisherman’s Wharf for some fish and chips or ice cream, have tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, wander through Government Street’s many souvenir shops, or roam Butchart Gardens in search of the elusive Himalayan blue poppy. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 13           SEATTLE (DISEMBARK AT 6:00 AM)
Enjoy a hop-on, hop off sightseeing tour of Seattle, where you will visit all the city’s top attractions, including the world-famous Pike Place Market and use your included admission to the Space Needle. Travel 520 feet above the ground to the observation deck for amazing views of Mt. Rainer and Elliot Bay. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 14           VANCOUVER
Make use of your 24-hour hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to discover the many attractions of the city. Head over to the peninsula known as Granville Island, a popular shopping district in Vancouver. Stop by Chinatown for some delightful Asian cuisine. Visit the historic Gastown to take in the city’s past and quaint charm. Then, enjoy views from the Vancouver Lookout with your included admission. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 15           OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Board VIA Rail for your overnight train ride to Jasper. While onboard, enjoy breathtaking views and relax as you make your way into the heart of the Canadian Wilderness. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 16           JASPER
After the train rides into the heart of the mountains, it will arrive in the picturesque mountain community of Jasper.  Travel on your own to your hotel and check in.  Enjoy the clear mountain air and beautiful surroundings of the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 17           JASPER
Ready for an adventure like no other? Take your included Columbia Icefields tours roundtrip from Jasper! Filled with stunning natural beauty, the tallest mountains in the Canadian Rockies, sparkling emerald lakes, gorgeous waterfalls and ancient glaciers, you’re sure to make memories today. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 18           JASPER
Take a breathtaking ride on the Jasper SkyTram, the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada! The views are amazing! Once at the top, you can see all of Jasper, lakes, rivers and the surrounding mountainous region. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAYS 19-21    OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Board VIA Rail for your unforgettable train journey eastbound toward Toronto. You’ll travel through a variety of beautiful landscapes and taking in sights only possible by train. As you are enjoying the pristine lakes, charming farm country, wide open plains, and rolling tree covered hills, also keep a look out for wildlife.  There is always the possibility of catching a glance at a bear, elk, deer, or any number of local species. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 22           TORONTO
Welcome to Toronto! Upon arrival, check into your hotel for a two-night stay. This metropolis is not only the most populous urban center in Canada, it is arguably its most culturally diverse with a wealth of colorful neighborhoods such as Yorkville, Cabbagetown, and The Annex. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 23           TORONTO
Enjoy a full day tour of Niagara Falls!Your tour will depart the city and head out to one of Canada’s greatest natural wonders.  Carved by the glaciers of the last ice age and mighty flow of the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes, the falls roar with as much as six million cubic feet of water pouring over the edge every minute! After you tour, you’ll be transferred back to Toronto. Use your included admission to the CN Tower if you’d like! (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 24           YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN TORONTO

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D – Dinner

Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium – home of the Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions.

Chateau Jasper

The newly renovated Chateau Jasper is a cozy hotel with a variety of accommodations and facilities.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Surrounded by captivating mountains and sparkling lakes, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort Hotel welcomes you to The True Rocky Mountain Experience. Situated in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort invites you to experience the unique accommodations and luxury Signature Cabins, sure to invoke memories that will last a lifetime.

Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge welcomes you to the Canadian Rockies. Recently renovated and conveniently located in the town of Jasper, you will experience a serene atmosphere in a majestic mountain setting.

Marmot Lodge

Marmot Lodge offers 107 guestrooms and suites with exterior entry. Large families and groups will love the convenience of our kitchen suites along with a separate bedroom. All guests have access to our heated indoor pool, sauna, and an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi.

Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre

Set amidst the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Jasper is a resort style hotel that offers the rustic charm you’d expect in Jasper National Park.

The Crimson Jasper

The Crimson was inspired by true Canadian colours: Jasper's sunsets and fall foliage, our Canadian flag and the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver

For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

Those who stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel enjoy an innovative fitness center with treadmills and elliptical trainers, as well as a whirlpool and heated indoor swimming pool. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, free high-speed Internet, fog-free mirrors, plush bathrobes, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms are also smoke-free so that those guests that have allergies or sensitivities never have to worry

Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Toronto’s landmark hotel, The Fairmont Royal York has everything you need for a memorable stay in Toronto – opulent surroundings, a knowledgeable Concierge team, fine dining, exercise facilities, plus so much more. We’re conveniently located across from Union Station at 100 Front Street West within the financial and entertainment districts.

Chelsea Hotel Toronto

Canada's largest hotel with 1590 guest rooms, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just step's from the city's best shopping, theatres, nightlife and attractions.

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Located in the financial and entertainment districts, the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Sheraton Centre Toronto is connected to PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services. Shopping, theatre, world-class dining and Toronto. Experience utmost comfort and style in an urban setting.

The LA Grand Hotel Downtown

When you stay with us, you will find that while you are at the heart of the cultural, finance, and entertainment hub of Los Angeles Downtown, our hotel offers you a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city transforming into your home away from home.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Have the freedom to enjoy your vacation on your terms on board Norwegian Cruise Lines. Freestyle Cruising offers a wide array of complimentary dining options, all included in the cruise price, and dine on your schedule. With an assortment of entertainment options there is never a second to be bored, from Broadways shows to adults-only clubs.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Have the freedom to enjoy your vacation on your terms on board Norwegian Cruise Lines. Freestyle Cruising offers a wide array of complimentary dining options, all included in the cruise price, and dine on your schedule. With an assortment of entertainment options there is never a second to be bored, from Broadways shows to adults-only clubs.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Our prime location in the heart of downtown Seattle offers you the combination of majestic Olympic Mountains views, the vibrancy of the Emerald City and the relaxing, quiet magnificence of the Puget Sound.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

Holiday Inn Fishermans Wharf

Of all San Francisco hotels, Holiday Inn San Francisco Hotel Fisherman's Wharf has one of the best locations, central to the Californian shopping capital. The hotel is in among the bars, cafes, and the vast number of specialty shops in Fisherman's Wharf. Hotels here, in the liveliest part of San Francisco, are right next to Chinatown, Pier 39 and the Cable Cars.

Hotel Zephyr

The Hotel Zephyr offers a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in the heart of the city's most iconic tourist attractions. Bringing a new dimension to Fisherman's Wharf by offering a twist on accommodations as well as a playful personality, our waterfront property features 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, many with personal balconies

Park Central Hotel

Our newly re-imagined hotel elevates the standard of excellence in luxury hotels in San Francisco, while celebrating the timeless art of hospitality.

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Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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