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A Journey Through Alaska And The Rocky Mountains With APT

Posted September 1st, 2015

With awe-inspiring landscapes including the majestic Rocky Mountains and Alaska’s tundra; unique wildlife; and cosmopolitan cities, a journey through Canada and Alaska is incomparable. When that journey is with APT, it’s unforgettable.

The Rocky Mountains are Canada’s jewel, and there’s no better way to discover them than aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. This luxury train will take you between Vancouver and the peaceful beauty of Banff National Park or Jasper National Park via Kicking Horse Pass and the Continental Divide. New for 2016, APT also offers Rocky Mountaineer’s Coastal Passage journey, which connects the Rockies with Seattle in Washington. Along the way, you’ll take in stunning coastal scenery including Bellingham Bay.

After your Western Canada land journey, cruise the incredible Inside Passage and wake to mist-shrouded fjords and glistening tidewater glaciers. Exclusive to APT, on your first night aboard any Holland America Line cruise, you’ll enjoy a Sail Away dinner at the famed Pinnacle Grill. You’ll also enjoy a lunch here on a day of your choosing. While on your first night aboard any Princess Cruises sailing, you’ll enjoy a Sail Away dinner at the elegant Sabatini’s. Beer and wine are included with dinner on both cruise lines.

For those who prefer to take the path less travelled, step aboard the luxury small ship Le Soléal on an exclusive APT expedition charter to discover Alaska’s coast. You’ll explore locations inaccessible to larger vessels and will become part of the majestic landscapes by setting out on Zodiac excursions.

By land, Alaska boasts a myriad of exciting experiences. Discover the unique flora and fauna of Denali National Park on a Tundra Wilderness Tour, dine atop majestic Mount Alyeska and explore towns that were once frontiers of the gold rush.

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In Canada’s east, explore the French-inspired culture, quaint cobbled streets and divine cuisine of Montreal and Québec City. An exclusive addition for 2016 will see guests dine overlooking Niagara Falls before a visit to the Illumination Tower, to create their very own light display on the falls.

Your Eastern Canada journey can also be combined with a cruise through the USA’s New England Islands. Board the boutique small ship the American Star in Providence, Rhode Island, for a cruise around the islands of Massachusetts. Absorb the coastal scenery as you delight in sublime local dishes, including a traditional New England lobster bake. Alternatively, board a Holland America Line cruise in Boston and travel to Montreal, along the way exploring the seascapes of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

In the USA’s Deep South, dance your way through the streets of New Orleans in your very own Dixieland jazz band parade, before boarding the Queen of the Mississippi or the American Eagle. These boutique paddlewheelers combine Old Southern charm with the finest modern amenities. Meander along this musical river as you visit grand plantations and poignant Civil War sites on the way to Nashville. There’s even more of the Deep South to discover in 2016 with the inclusion of Atlanta, Savannah and Charleston, and two new Signature Invitations. In Memphis, you’ll enjoy an after hours tour of Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley. After your tour, savour a Southern dinner served by white-gloved waiters in the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum. The music theme continues in Nashville where you’ll visit The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for an after hours tour and dinner in the Hall of Fame Rotunda. You’ll then enjoy a special performance in which a talented musician relative of the late Johnny Cash will perform classic songs made famous by the Man in Black.

If it’s the USA’s west you wish to explore, APT’s new 17-day land journey reveals its captivating contrasts through natural icons like the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley; and the iconic cities of Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

With such a diverse range of APT Canada & Alaska holidays in 2016, there’s no better time to go. Call one of our expert cruise consultants on 1300 954 661 today and let us help you get there.

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