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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 up 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, your Sail Away dinner venue is 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.
In Canada’s east, take in 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 join us there and create your own
Wilderness and waterfalls,
music and memories
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