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First Class Holidays Passage Through the Rockies & Alaska Cruise
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  • Location
    Alaska, United States of America
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    19 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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Discover the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies and British Columbia; from the country’s first National Park and the delightful town of Banff, to the spectacular scenery of the Icefields Parkway, glistening Lake Louise and the sparkling Athabasca Glacier. Enjoy the benefit of a professional Tour Director looking after the details so you can sit back and enjoy the must-see highlights, on one of the most popular escorted tours of the majestic Canadian Rockies.

What's Included
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  • 11 nights accommodation 
  • 15 meals – 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners (plus all meals from Dinner on day 12 to breakfast on day 19 if taking cruise option)
  • 7 nights cruising if taking cruise option
  • Sightseeing tour in Banff and Vancouver
  • Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
  • Blue River Safari cruise
  • Farewell Dinner at Butchart Gardens
  • Gratuities for driver and tour director
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • Professional Tour director
  • Baggage handling (1 per person) at hotels
  • Airport transfers in Canada
Holiday Highlights
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  • Explore the heart of the Canadian Rockies
  • Discover Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Jasper National Park
  • Ride the Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Blue River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley
  • Visit the pretty alpine village of Whistler
  • Visit Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary in Banff
  • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Granville Island, Gastown and Stanley Park
  • Enjoy dinner in Butchart Gardens in Victoria
Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrive in Calgary

On arrival at Calgary airport you will be transferred to your hotel. After settling in, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception this evening.

Day 2: Calgary - Banff 

After breakfast this morning depart Calgary for Banff, stopping at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary along the way. Upon arrival in Banff this afternoon check into your hotel, located within walking distance of the Banff’s lively downtown area. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 3: Banff Sightseeing 

Today is free for you to explore at leisure. Perhaps you’ll browse the shops along Banff Avenue or visit one of the charming local cafés, dine out, or just relax and enjoy the facilities in your hotel. If you’re feeling adventurous why not set off on one of the optional experiences that are available today.

Day 4: Banff - Lake Louise

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Banff before heading for the stunning beauty of Moraine Lake. With water that are the most amazing vivid shade of turquoise, you’ll be able to see the mountains reflecting in the still waters. Afterwards. Continue to the most photographed lake in Canada, the breathtaking.

Day 5: Lake Louise - Athabasca Glacier - Jasper

Relax during breakfast this morning before travelling along the spectacular Icefields Parkway – a scenic route that winds through the Canadian Rockies past the ancient glaciers, vast icefields, broad sweeping valleys and pristine lakes that straddle the Continental Divide. You’ll witness amazing scenery as mountain peaks reflect in still lakes and pine clad slopes give way to alpine meadows. This drive is an experience itself. En route stop at the giant Columbia Icefield.

Day 6: Jasper to Blue River 

Today you’ll travel out of Jasper National Park to Blue River where pristine lakes, rivers, waterfalls and wilderness abound and enjoy a River Safari through Grizzly Bear Valley. Upon arrival in Blue River, check in to your wonderful hotel, Mike Wiegele Heli Village. Enjoy a relaxed dining experience by the river. 

Day 7: Blue River to Vancouver 

Glide through glacially-fed, jade-coloured waters on a river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley. Watch for grizzly and black bears that are frequently sighted here. From tranquil Blue River, travel to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day 8: Vancouver at Leisure 

Today enjoy a guided orientation tour of Vancouver’s attractions including the Waterfront, Gastown, Granville Island and Stanley Park. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore the city at your own pace. You may like to take the opportunity to embark on an optional tour to Vancouver’s famed Granville Island Public Market. 

Day 9: Vancouver - Whistler 

This morning head out of the city along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, discovering scenic ocean vistas, soaring mountains and dramatic waterfalls along the way. This afternoon, arrive in the alpine resort village of Whistler. After settling into your hotel, the evening is then yours to enjoy at leisure. 

Day 10: Whistler to Victoria 

After breakfast, travel to Horseshoe Bay and here, ride a ferry to Vancouver Island. Then, travel by coach to the city of Victoria. The evening is then yours to enjoy at leisure to continue exploring as you wish.

Day 11: Victoria 

Enjoy time at leisure after breakfast this morning. This provides the opportunity to explore the city of Victoria at your own pace. Perhaps visit some of the city’s sights, take an exciting whale watching excursion or ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Later, delight in the opportunity to explore The Butchart Gardens – one of the world’s premier floral show gardens established by the Butchart family in 1904.

Day 12: Victoria - Vancouver Cruise Terminal 

Say farewell to Victoria and return to Vancouver. Guests on the coach tour only transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. 
Guests taking the Cruise Extension will transfer to the cruise terminal to board your ship and settle in for your magical Inside Passage cruise.

Day 13: Inside Passage 

Start your day with the incredible scenery of the Inside Passage. Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship cruises along coastal British Columbia and the Alaska Panhandle. Glide past rocky headlands and over the icy waters of the Inside Passage, one of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world and one of the few places where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls.

Day 14: Tracy Arm, Juneau

After breakfast this morning, continue your journey to the Alaskan capital of Juneau. Set at the foot of the majestic Coast Mountains on the Gastineau Channel, this beautiful capital city attracts many travellers despite its remote location. 

Day 15: Skagway

Arrive in Skagway at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Never failing to intrigue visitors with its wide range of historic buildings and stories to be told, there are a variety of unique excursions on offer (own expense). Or, you can also choose to set out on your own discovery.

Day 16: Glacier Bay

Today you will draw back your curtains to the sight of World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park. As you cruise through rivers of ice and between sky-scraping peaks, you’ll enjoy commentary from local rangers who have come aboard your ship.

Day 17: Ketchikan

Arrive at the city of Ketchikan, set right on the shores of the Tongass Narrows. Ketchikan acts as a gateway to a wide variety of attractions, including Misty Fjords National Monument – one of America’s largest wilderness areas. 

Day 18: Inside Passage

Heading south through the Inside Passage, watch the glorious landscape slip by on your final day at sea. 

Day 19: Disembark Ship, Depart Vancouver

Disembark your ship on arrival in Vancouver today and transfer to the airport.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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