Rail & Cruise Holidays

Two epic experiences in one holiday

A Rocky Mountaineer rail journey and a Holland America Line cruise to Alaska could each be once-in-a-lifetime holidays, but combine them together and you get something unbelievably special. Canada's East Coast is just as spectacular, cruising Atlantic Canada's varied coastlines and visiting top cities with VIA Rail.

Amanda McDermott, Canadian Affair Travel Expert

Canada Travel Expert
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Special Offers

Holland America 2022 Alaska Cruises[1]: Get 4 FREE amenities for guests 1 & 2 (dining, Wi-Fi, drinks & excursion) + FREE stateroom upgrade[2] Book by 28 Feb 2022.

Celebrity 2022 Alaska Cruises[1]: Save up to £2,400 per stateroom (11-night cruise) or up to £1,200 per stateroom (7-night cruise) + Classic drinks, WiFi & tips included. Book by 28 Feb 2022.

Rocky Mountaineer Upgrade Offer: Receive a free rail upgrade to GoldLeaf Service for all guests valued at up to £1,000 per couple, or £500 per person when you book an eligible 2022 package[3] Book by 31 Jan 2022.

Rocky Mountaineer Travel Again Offer: Receive up to £275 off per couple, or £138 per person in savings on any Rocky Mountaineer package when past guests travel again in 2022[4]

(1) Selected cruises. (2) Selected categories and sailings T&C’s apply (3) T&C’s and Exceptions apply. (4) Applicable to past guests only. T&C’s apply

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Our favourite rail and cruise holidays

Book your 2022 holiday now

Take a look at our best-selling packages below. Inspired? Call our experts for our full range of holidays or tailor-make your own.

 
Rockies & Alaska Highlights
Rail & Cruise Tour | 11 nights, 12 days
  • 7 night Alaska Cruise
  • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • 4 nights' accommodation in Vancouver, Banff, Kamloops & Vancouver
  • Transfers between Calgary and Banff, Banff and Lake Louise
  • Return international flights included
  • Special offer available
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Alaska Cruise & Majestic Rockies
Rail & Cruise Tour | 16 nights, 17 days
  • 7 night Alaska cruise
  • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • 9 nights' hotels in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff & Lake Louise
  • Transfers from Banff to Lake Louise, Lake Louise to Calgary airport
  • Return international flights included
  • Special offer available
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Canada & New England Cruise + Rail Holiday
Rail & Cruise Tour | 11 nights, 12 days
  • Cruise from Boston to Quebec City
  • 7 night Holland America Line Cruise
  • 4 nights' accommodation in Boston, Quebec City, Montreal & Toronto
  • Explore Acadia National Park, Nova Scotia & more
  • Return international flights included

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  • 7 night Alaska cruise
  • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • 9 nights' accommodation in Lake Louise, Banff, Kamloops & Vancouver
  • Transfers from Calgary to Banff, Banff to Lake Louise
  • Return international flights included
  • Special offer available
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Rail & Cruise in Eastern Canada
Rail & Cruise Tour | 14 nights, 15 days
  • 6 nights St. Lawrence River cruise from Kingston to Quebec City
  • VIA Rail train journeys from Toronto to Kingston, Quebec City to Montreal, and Montreal to Toronto
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Sightseeing & CN Tower tours
  • Return international flights included

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Rail & Sail Holiday
Rail & Cruise Tour | 13 nights, 14 days
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey
  • Jasper to Prince Rupert on VIA Rail
  • Prince Rupert to Port Hardy Inside Passage cruise
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Explore the Canadian Rocky Mountains & Great Bear Rainforest
  • Return international flights included

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Cow Town to Gold Town
Rail & Cruise Tour | 16 nights, 17 days
  • 2 day Calgary Stampede Pass including show tickets
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Train
  • Full board Vancouver to Alaska Cruise
  • 16 nights accommodation
  • Explore Banff National Park
  • Return international flights included

  • Special offer available
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  • 7 nights Alaska cruise aboard Celebrity Eclipse
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Train
  • Calgary Stampede Chaps and Chucks Package including rodeo and evening show tickets
  • Return international flights included

  • Special offer available
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Call us to book

Call our Canada Travel Experts to book your rail and cruise holiday. Choose from carefully-created packages or tailor-make your perfect trip from scratch.
Call today on 0207 616 9184

See the journey for yourself

What to pack for your Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska cruise holiday

Packing for two very different holidays in one trip can be a challenge. We’re here to help.

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Layers

A major concern for any travellers to Alaska is the weather. Surely a cruise filled with icebergs and glaciers will be cold? Well actually, if you’re travelling in summer, it’ll be about the same as a UK spring. Pack layers for those warmer days and a jacket, hat and gloves for colder days on the deck or in the mountains.

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Essentials

Sturdy shoes, comfortable trousers, warm layers, gloves and hat, and a camera will do for both the train and the cruise.

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On the train

Most guests wear casual dress, so wear clothes you are comfortable sitting in and sturdy, flat shoes to cope with the motion of the train.

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On the cruise

A comfortable top with a warm fleece or jumper and windproof layer on top will cover all bases. Don’t forget your binoculars to spot wildlife!

dining on your cruise

Dining in style

Rocky Mountaineer has no dress code. The cruise will have one or two formal evenings, but it’s up to you whether to dress up or go smart-casual.

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Documents

Don’t forget that you’ll be visiting two countries in one holiday if you visit Canada and Alaska. As well as your passport, Canada requires an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to enter the country. The USA has different requirements, needing an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). Both must be obtained in advance online.

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