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Canada & Alaska Tours

Two spectacular itineraries to Canada & Alaska exploring their many highlights

Canada and Alaska are firmly planted as bucket-list adventures in the minds of many. The awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies and their shimmering glacier-fed lakes, unforgettable mountainscapes, alpine forests and world-famous wildlife make for a holiday like no other. Discover these true wanderlust destinations with Distant Journeys on our 14-day Grand Canadian Rockies or our 21-day Grand Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise. Explore each country’s highlights at a leisurely pace, guided to the must-see sights and experiences whilst in Canada & Alaska, with the freedom to enjoy your holiday as you please.

Join us as we visit beautiful Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, one of the world’s most famous rail journeys, weaving along scenic valleys whilst looking for grizzly bears and enjoying world-class service. Spot whales in Victoria and cruise the wilderness of Alaska’s Inside Passage on board Holland America Line’s ‘Pinnacle Class’ ship, the Koningsdam.

Alaska’s Inside Passage is considered one of the greatest routes to explore, this protected network of waterways offers plenty of opportunities to spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife from our prime position on deck – humpback whales and orcas play in the bountiful waters; bald eagles soar overhead and brown bears are scattered along the shoreline. Ports of call include Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, with visits to Glacier Bay and Tracy Arm Inlet, all whilst enjoying impeccable hospitality, dining and entertainment perfectly honed over Holland America’s 150-year cruising history.

Other highlights include a stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and a drive out onto the Athabasca Glacier, all with excitement and ease when you tour with Distant Journeys. And if you’re not ready for the adventure to end, you can extend your holiday with an extension to breath-taking Knight Inlet – the perfect finale to your Canadian & Alaskan holiday.

Along the way, you’ll be guided by experienced Tour, Train and Cruise Managers. A highly experienced Tour Manager is an absolute must on any escorted tour, playing several roles to ensure we deliver a successful tour; a leader who works tirelessly to ensure everything runs smoothly, a ‘destination expert’, happy to share their local knowledge, recommendations and advice, and a friendly, resourceful presence always on hand to help. Distant Journeys’ Tour Managers are all personally selected to ensure they are the best in the business. Their enthusiasm is unfeigned; they love nothing more than to share their country with our guests.

When travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer, your hosts are dedicated to making your onboard experience as memorable as the scenery outside, from refreshing your wine glass to sharing stories and helping out with special requests. Should you be travelling to Alaska, Holland America’s crew will be there to take care of your every need.

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Escorted touring experience

At Distant Journeys we are true escorted touring experts. From our knowledgeable Directors and Reservations consultants at Head Office to our Tour Managers on the ground, each person plays a unique role in ensuring you have the holiday of a lifetime.

We have extensive experience in the travel industry and in creating the best escorted tours of Canada & Alaska from the UK. You can be confident that our escorted tours to Canada & Alaska are of the highest standard.

Our success is evident having now become 18-time winners at the prestigious British Travel Awards, and we have been awarded Feefo’s highest Platinum Trusted rating.

Your money is 100% safe when you book with Distant Journeys. All our Australasian touring packages are fully-bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL no. 10913).

Award-winning tours

We have won numerous awards at the British Travel Awards, most recently ‘Best Small Holiday Company to Australasia’, ‘Best Small Holiday to Sub-Saharan Africa’ and ‘Best Small Escorted Tours Holiday Company’.

Our customers are at the heart of what we do, and this is reflected across our company. We have received an incredible 4.8/5 customer experience rating with independent reviews provider Feefo, and were awarded its highest ‘Platinum Trusted’ rating, for consistently delivering an excellent level of customer service.

Canada & Alaska holiday highlights

Escorted tours of Canada & Alaska have many and varied highlights for you to experience. Dependent on your chosen itinerary, below are just some you will experience on Distant Journeys Canadian & Alaskan tours.

  • Sightseeing tours in Banff, Victoria and Vancouver
  • Explore Banff National Park and ride the Banff Gondola to Sulphur Mountain
  • Discover Yoho National Park and Emerald Lake
  • All-inclusive on the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the world’s most iconic rail journeys
  • Overnight at the spectacular Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Drive the stunning Icefields Parkway and experience the Athabasca Glacier
  • Travel through Jasper National Park and cruise Maligne Lake
  • Enjoy delightful Butchart Gardens, Victoria
  • Cruise Alaska’s scenic Inside Passage, including visits to Tracy Arm Inlet and Glacier Bay on board Holland America Line’s Koningsdam ship
  • Opportunity to visit the Alaskan towns of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan

Quality & Value

Providing exceptional value while maintaining the highest standards is at the heart of everything we do.

Excellent Hotels

We know that your accommodation in Canada & Alaska is an extremely important part of your holiday, which is why we generally use hotels with at least a four-star rating. Not only that, but our carefully selected hotels in Canada & Alaska are situated in the best locations for you to explore.

So many experiences included

Visit Canada & Alaska with Distant Journeys, and you’ll enjoy so many incredible experiences, at no extra cost. From two days on board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer to enjoying a stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Our Canada & Alaska tours include

  • Return economy class flights with Air Canada
  • A choice of London Heathrow or Manchester departures, at no additional cost
  • Airport transfers overseas
  • Superior hotels, with great locations
  • Daily breakfast included
  • Incredible excursions
  • All meals and selected drinks when travelling on Rocky Mountaineer
  • Experienced Tour, Train and Cruise Managers
  • All pre-payable airport taxes
  • All hotel porterage
  • ATOL protection for your holiday
  • Our Price Promise & Covid Guarantee

Where would you like to fly from?

Choose from either London Heathrow or Manchester. Please ask one of our travel experts for more details.

What would you like to do?

On an escorted tour, we think it’s important to have the flexibility to enjoy experiences that really interest you. That’s why we include a number of Freedom Days for you to spend as you wish, and can arrange a number of optional excursions on your behalf, from a scenic helicopter flight in Banff to a whale watching cruise in Victoria.

Would you like to stay a little longer?

To finish off your Canadian adventure, Distant Journeys offer a spectacular holiday extension to Knight Inlet. The remote Knight Inlet Lodge, which is only accessible by floatplane, sits in the heart of British Colombia’s great bear rainforest and offers some of the best opportunities to view magnificent Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat.

Special Offer

Book any of our 2024 Canada & Alaska tours by 29th February 2024, and you’ll receive a £100 per person saving!


Award-Winning Holidays

Distant Journeys has won 18 awards over the last seven years, at the British Travel Awards, and we have been awarded Feefo’s highest Platinum Trusted Rating for customer satisfaction.

Guaranteed Price Promise

Know you are paying the best price for your holiday with our Price Promise. We never offer last minute discounts and we guarantee the earlier you book the better the offer you’ll receive.

100% Financial Protection

Book in the confidence your money is 100% safe. All Distant Journeys holidays are fully bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 10913) or ABTOT (number 5427).


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