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The Ultimate Journey 2020

Holiday Reference: 16411/2020

Each July, for 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!

For the ultimate adventure, we have included your 3-night “stampede experience” in a fantastic itinerary that includes time to relax in the beautiful mountain town of Banff, a rail journey onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf service) and a luxurious 7 night Alaska Cruise sailing on Celebrity Eclipse. With time to relax in Vancouver pre-cruise, this is, without doubt, the Ultimate Journey!

For a limited period, we have an amazing early booking offer! In addition to added value of £500 ( see Whats Included) book a Balcony Stateroom and receive a complimentary upgrade to GoldLeaf Service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

GoldLeaf Service Includes:

  • Unparalleled panoramic views in the upper-level of custom designed bi-level dome coach
  • Delectable hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from the à la carte menu served in the lower-level dining room of your coach
  • Complimentary alcoholic  beverages  including Canadian wines
  • An exclusive outdoor viewing platform in the lower-level of your dome coach

Interior Stateroom from £4599pp

Oceanview Stateroom from £5199pp

Verandah Stateroom Including rail upgrade from £5799pp

Call our specialists today and book this amazing offer and find out more about similar offers!

  

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Day 1 - Depart UK to Vancouver, British Columbia

On arrival transfer independently to your hotel.  Spend the remainder of the day taking a walk around some of the many unique neighbourhood’s and find a nice spot to sit and people watch whilst having coffee or dinner.

Overnight hotel accommodation in Vancouver

Day 2 - Vancouver

Enjoy your day in Vancouver.  This is the time to use your Admission to the Vancouver Lookout a great way to see 360 degree views over the city and to the Coast Mountains beyond.  We also suggest checking out Canada Place, English Bay, and Granville Island.  This will help you decide where you should dine this evening.  Why not try some sushi or Pacific Salmon.

Overnight hotel accommodation in Vancouver

Day 3: Board the Celebrity Eclipse

Today you will transfer to the Vancouver port to embark on Celebrity Eclipse.

Day 4: Inside Passage Cruising

Spend the day sailing the Inside Passage, a region of pristine water, snow-capped mountains, deep fjords and forested islands.

Day 5: Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Dock in the afternoon at Icy Straight Point. Here you will find more brown bears than humans! Enjoy the Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Native Tlingit Village and check out the world’s largest Ziprider.

Day 6: Hubbard Glacier Cruising

The glacier routinely calves off icebergs the size of ten-storey buildings.  Learn that and more as you spend part of your day in Disenchantment Bay in front of the Hubbard Glacier.

Day 7: Juneau, Alaska

Arrive early in the morning at Alaska’s capital, Juneau.  Spend the day out and about. Tour the Mendenhall Glacier and go whale watching and wildlife viewing.  Try the Alaskan seafood trifecta: salmon, halibut and crab.

Day 8: Ketchikan, Alaska

Dock after lunch in Ketchikan. Tour the area by foot, kayak, bike or try the zip line.  Seeing the sights is easy in Ketchikan. Even if you just stand in the middle of town and look out over the waterfront, you've already taken in more natural beauty than most people do in a month

Day 9: Cruising the Inside Passage

Another day cruising the Inside Passage – get your camera out, you have a second chance to catch what you missed the first time.

Day 10: Disembark in Vancouver

Disembark and transfer to your downtown Vancouver hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, to relax.  Make sure to make a dinner reservation and one of Vancouver’s many wonderful restaurants. 

Day 11: Board the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops

Early checkout of your hotel and transfer to the Rocky Mountaineer Rail Station where you will board the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer and begin your journey to Banff.  Keep your camera at the ready as you make your way along the farmlands of the Fraser Valley and on to the thundering waters of Hell’s Gate and the interior of British Columbia where you will overnight in Kamloops.

Day 12: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey to Banff

Another wonderful day onboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer continuing east towards Banff National Park, giving wondrous views of the South Thompson River and pass Craigellachie. Arrive at the mountain town of Banff and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight hotel accommodation in Banff. 

Day 13: Banff

Mountains Lakes & Waterfalls Tour - 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.

Overnight hotel accommodation in Banff. 

Day 14: Banff to Calgary

Today you will leave the mountain town of Banff behind and transfer to Calgary where you stay for 3 nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Overnight hotel accommodation in Calgary. 

 

Day 15 - 16: Calgary Stampede

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, chuckwagon 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. Our Specialists will be able to give you more information and details of the “greatest outdoor show on earth!”

Day 17: Fly Calgary to UK

Time to say goodbye to Canada and head back home with many wonderful memories. 

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16 Nights from £4,599 pp
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What's Included:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Vancouver
  • 7 night Alaska Cruise onboard Celebrity Eclipse
  • 2-day rail journey travelling onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff in SilverLeaf Service. Includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and overnight hotel in Kamloops ( GoldLeaf upgrade prices available)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in the mountain town of Banff
  • Transfer by coach to Calgary
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Calgary which includes your 2-day admission thrill ticket to the world-famous Calgary Stampede
  • Added value worth £500pp includes Vancouver Lookout admission. Mountains Lakes and Waterfalls Tour plus Classic Drinks Package & we will pay your gratuities onboard your cruise!
  • Abta & ATOL protection
Tailor-Make Your Itinerary

You can swap out any part of this itinerary, add activities, tours or extend your stay and even upgrade your accommodation and flights to build your dream holiday.

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