First Passage to the West Tour & 10nt Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise

Take an incredible journey and create amazing memories, on this once in a lifetime trip from Calgary to Vancouver by road, rail & ship! Fly into Calgary and tour with Rocky Mountaineer to Banff & Lake Louise, spending a night in the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train for an unforgettable two day rail journey through the Canadian Rockies, passing the Continental Divide and onwards to Vancouver where you board Queen Elizabeth on an unmissable ten night Inside Passage cruise. Cunard don't come to Alaska very often, so take this chance to explore the pristine wilderness and wildlife in regal luxury before it sells out! 

Average Vancouver Temps June


10 hrs


Rocky Mountaineer & Queen Elizabeth 2023

Start Date 26 June 2022
End Date 12 July 2022
Duration 16 Nights
Price From £3499pp
Ship MSC World Europa
5nt Rocky Mountaineer tour
includes 1nt Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 
10nt Alaskan Inside Passage cruise

Escorted tour highlights
• 5nt escorted tour from Calgary to Vancouver through the Canadian Rockies
Guided coach touring, 1nt Calgary, 1nt Banff & a night in the iconic
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Banff Gondola, Lake Minnewanka cruise, National Parks Touring
​• The world famous Rocky Mountaineer Railroad Journey in Silverleaf
Your breakfasts, lunches and drinks in your carriage
Onboard commentary as you journey through the stunning Rockies
The incredible wildlife, scenery and local heritage of Alaska & the Rockies
• 10nts Alaskan Inside Passage Cruising with Cunard's Queen Elizabeth
• All flights and most transfers
Recommended Upgrade: Go Goldleaf for just £349pp: Enjoy an outdoor viewing platform for better photos, upper level seating with panoramic views and lower level gourmet dining in your Goldleaf carriage!

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Your itinerary in detail:


Your Tour:
Fly UK to Calgary, Canada - Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in "The Heart of the New West" independently. Overnight in Calgary.

‣ Calgary to Banff - Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. You will enjoy a spectacular boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka. Continue on to a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Overnight in Banff

‣ Banff to Lake Louise for Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. 

Overnight tonight in the world famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Please note: While arrival will be  approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

‣ Lake Louise to Kamloops
Recommended Upgrade to Goldleaf on train only - £349pp gross - Downstairs dining, viewing platform, goldleaf seating and dome view- amazing experience!

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Lake Louise Station at 9:00am MT to travel from the Lake Louise to Kamloops, located in the heart of British Columbia's interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. You will arrive in Kamloops between 6:30pm and 8:00pm. Spend the evening exploring the city, or relaxing in your hotel. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking. 

‣ Kamloops to Vancouver - Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 7:35am On today's journey west, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. You will arrive in Vancouver between 6:00pm and 7:30pm 

‣ Vancouver - Your land tour ends as you check out of your hotel and make your own way to the harbour to board the majestic Queen Elizabeth for your 10nt Alaskan Inside Passage cruise. Check in begins at 12pm


Your Cruise:
‣ Board Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver for your 10nt Alaskan Inside Passage cruise 
‣ Day at sea
‣ Glacier Bay, Alaska, USA (Cruise-by) View the amazing ice mountains afloat in Glacier Bay
‣ Skagway, Alaska, USA
‣ Juneau, Alaska, USA - Tender may be required
‣ Hubbard Glacier, Alaska, USA(Cruise-by)  View the Hubbard Glacier calving into the pristine waters on this cruise-by      
Icy Strait Point, Alaska, USA        
‣ Ketchikan, AK, USA
‣ At Sea
‣ Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
‣ Vancouver, BC, Canada, disembark and make your way to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK
‣ Arrive UK

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