Ask many Australians and they’ll tell you that, when they retire, they’ll do that dream cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage. You only need see a few images of this astoundingly beautiful region to know why.
With stunning snow-tinged, spruce-covered mountains that ease into crystal clear waters and a mild maritime climate, the Inside Passage is a once-in-a-lifetime cruise experience.
Carved by millennia of melted glaciers, these sheltered waterways are home to whales, porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles and bears.
And then there’s the Canadian Rockies …
The ice-capped jagged peaks, towering mountains, glaciers and alpine lakes of the Rockies are home to five national parks. These parks offer some of the world’s best powder – or, in layman’s terms – skiing. And for the outdoor adventurer in you will be hard-pressed to experience such nature anywhere else on the planet.
Try the world’s best salmon at Ketchikan, spot local bears, ride the narrow gauge White Pass and Yukon Railroad*, walk through the stunning Maligne Canyon, visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens and stay at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – right on the lake’s edge.
One of the most awe-inspiring aspects of the Alaskan and Canadian landscape is its sheer vastness. Expansive mountain ranges, endless fields of flora and glaciers the size of some skyscrapers, travelling to this part of the world is a humbling, yet rousing experience.
Evergreen has been visiting the region for years and can show you all the most exhilarating attractions and encounters on offer. You’ll travel in luxury and be led by experienced tour directors.
With Evergreen’s Rockies Explorer and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise, you’re not just passing through, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a wonderland. ‘You’re Invited’ to share food with traditional fur traders, catch local wildlife, roam around with your tour directors or explore on your own. Staying in luxury accommodation all the way, it’s your holiday and you should be treated like a VIP – that’s what you are to Evergreen.
The tour’s features are:
- 11-day Deluxe Rockies tour
- seven-night Alaska Inside Passage cruise
- Glacier Bay National Park
- First-class hotels including Hilton Whistler Resort and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
- Butchart Gardens, Banff and Jasper National Parks
- Ice Explorer guided tour
- 35 meals including a Highlight Dinner.
Learn more about Evergreen’s Rockies Explorer and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise.
This is not included in the tour but you can choose to do it as an optional extra.