The Ultimate Journey 2019
Holiday Ref: 16411V2
Exclusive Departure 28th June 2019
Hotel Upgrade during your stay in Banff to the luxurious Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality for more than 125 years.
Rail Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer 2 day rail when you book a Balcony Stateroom. – enjoy gourmet cuisine in a private dining room, wonderful views of majestic scenery from the upstairs glass dome seating area and take photographs to last a lifetime from an exclusive outside vestibule
Added Value worth £460pp when you book an Oceanview or Balcony Stateroom. Receive a FREE Classic Drinks Package and FREE Wifi for the duration of your cruise.
For the ultimate adventure a visit to the Calgary Stampede is a must on all bucket lists! During the 10 days of the Stampede, Calgary puts on its hats and welcomes the world. The entire city is swept up in Stampede celebrations as the Calgarians take western hospitality to a new level!
We have included a 3-night “stampede experience” in an amazing itinerary that includes; a luxury rail journey through the Canadian Rockies on board the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer; a luxury stay at the 5* Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, pre and post cruise time to visit beautiful Pacific Coastal City of Vancouver and a luxurious 7 night Alaska Cruise sailing on Celebrity Eclipse®
The 2019 summer season will be the first year Eclipse has sailed in Alaska and demand is already high. Book early to secure the best staterooms.
This holiday is, without doubt, the Ultimate Journey!
Call our Specialists and book today!
Fly from the UK to Vancouver. On arrival transfer to your downtown hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Vancouver
You are free today to explore Vancouver .There is so much to see and do in this beautiful pacific coastal city. With a backdrop of mountains , parks and beaches, outdoor patios and fabulous shopping.
Have a coffee at the cities famous harbour or search for a bargain at the Granville Island Markets. No trip to Vancouver would be complete without a visit to Stanley Park covering 1000 acres. A natural oasis in the middle of the urban cityscape, Stanley Park is a 405- hectare park that is fondly regarded as the crowning jewel of Vancouver. Make sure you take the time to explore at your leisure – attractions include a collection of totem poles, a mini-train, a waterpark and a number of sandy beaches.
Vancouver - Morning at leisure before you transfer to the port to Embark on Celebrity Eclipse® for a 7 night Alaska Cruise.
The dramatic scenery of the Inside Passage has been shaped by glaciers for millions of years. The terrain here is verdant and vivid – mysterious forests blanket the towering mountains.
Go whale watching, learn Tinglit tribal customs, buy arts-and-crafts gifts, or fly high above Port Frederick on a 1.6km long zip-rider. Later, tuck into the best ever halibut and chips on the cookhouse deck of historic Hoonah Packing Company cannery.
Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes.
Some sightseeing is best from above. View the majestic Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier Loop Trail, or sail 1,800ft aloft via gondola to Mount Roberts. The fresh air’s sure to whet your appetite so try out the local treat - crisp crab cakes.
Experience Eden firsthand. Kayak tranquil saltwater fjords fringed by ancient forests, keeping an eye out for black bear and playful porpoise. Tour the great outdoors by foot or bike, or whiz above ocean shores and never-ending forests by zipline
You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months.
After breakfast, disembark and transfer to your overnight Hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Vancouver
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends in the mountain town of Banff. Overnight in Banff
Early booking offer includes an upgrade to the Fairmont Banff Springs, is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, unparalleled skiing in the winter, the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences.
Enjoy a short stroll from the hotel and explore the charming town of Banff, Alberta. Discover local galleries and museums, upscale shopping and restaurants.
Banff Lake Louise events, and popular local attractions including the Banff Gondola and the mineral rich Banff Upper Hot Springs.
Today you will visit the most treasured spots in the Canadian Rockies on this remarkable excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks. Experience the evolution of land and discover how it has shaped the appearance of the spectacular natural wonders found in these mountain settings.
Some of the incredible sights you will come across include the unforgettable Lake Louise, Victoria Glacier, Moraine Lake and the magnificent Takakkaw Falls, all surrounded by soaring mountain peaks. A BBQ lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge is included. Journey across the Great Divide and experience the awe and wonder of Yoho National Park before returning back to your start location in the late afternoon. Overnight: Banff
Over the next few days you are invited to attend the largest outdoor rodeo in the world!! Professional cowboys compete in a myriad of rodeo events, which includes bull riding, roping, chuck wagon racing, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Don your western duds, saddle up and join us for Stampede breakfasts galore, square dancing, parades, the fun of the midway, great exhibits, a spectacular grandstand show, fireworks and of course, heaping helpings of Western hospitality.
Today you will leave the excitement of the Calgary Stampede behind, check out of your Calgary Hotel and transfer to Calgary Airport for your return flight back to the UK