Alaska Cruise, Vancouver, Jasper & Edmonton
Holiday Ref: 16476
EXCLUSIVE one off departure 06 May
Start your journey in the cosmopolitan, coastal city of Vancouver. A chance to discover one of Canada’s amazing cities before heading off on your Alaskan Adventure on the Golden Princess. Experience the icebergs, wildlife and breathtaking scenery from land and sea. Not ready to go home, take VIA Rail to Jasper and explore one of Canada’s amazing national parks. Round out your trip with a visit to Alberta’s capital – Edmonton. A city of festivals (winter, spring, summer and fall), shopping and dining.
Trip Highlight: Edmonton is the capital of Alberta. Its past is recreated at Fort Edmonton Park, a living history museum with an 1846 fort and streets from 1885, 1905 and 1920. The city's contemporary landmarks include the Royal Alberta Museum and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Come and experience what 18 hours of sunlight a day feels like in the summer, or how the first snowfall paints the river valley like an artist's infinite canvas. #exploreedmonton.
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Upon arrival make your way to your overnight hotel.
Today is the first day of your Princess Alaskan Cruise. Head to the port and embark on Golden Princess.
Relax and enjoy your day at sea. Discover all the great things the Golden Princess has to offer. Make your spa appointment, sign up for a tour or just gaze at the beautiful British Columbia coast line.
Arrive around lunch time in the port of Juneau – famous for its breath-taking glaciers and stunning view of mountains and ocean. You’re spoilt for choice here, choose from Mendenhall Glacier, Glacier Gardens, dog-sledding, kayaking, whale watching and a short ride up the Mount Roberts tramway for a bird’s eye view.
Today you will arrive in Skagway, a setting of only 1,000 people. Spend the day enjoying the outdoors, taking a train trip to the Yukon and/or learn about the gold rush history. When you arrive back in town, head to the Red Onion Saloon for a beer, a burger and a sing-along. Head back to the ship for dinner or late-night snack.
Glacier Bay National Park – a place of hope, a place of inspiration, a land of dynamic change and a national laboratory. Experience it first hand while learning all about it from your on-board guide.
Last port visit of your cruise is in Ketchikan. Learn about the rich Native heritage of the Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian who are all part of the city’s colourful history. This is your chance to take in The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show.
Another day at sea to relax and absorb all the wonderful experiences of the last few days.
Disembark at the Port of Vancouver, take a taxi to your hotel and drop off your bags. This is the beginning of your 4-day Vancouver Adventure. This would be a good day to begin using your flexible Hop on Hop off sightseeing Tour. You can Hop-off at up to 20 plus stops and hop on again.
Over the next 3 days you can choose to relax or go out and about to discover Vancouver. Make full use of your Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing tour, and make sure you visit all the wonderful highlights such as English Bay, Granville Island Market with its artisan shops. Why not catch a ride on an Aquabus for a scenic tour? Take a coffee break and savour a mug of your favourite brew at one of the hundreds of coffee shops sprinkled throughout the city.
Today you will board VIA Rail train for your overnight journey through the Rockies to the mountain town of Jasper. Leave Vancouver City behind and glide past gentle prairie fields, rugged lake country and picturesque towns to the snowy peaks of the majestic Rockies.
Today jump aboard your transfer to Jasper’s top attraction the ‘Jasper Tramway’ for the longest and highest aerial ride in the Rockies. The seven minute ride up to the top of Whistler’s Mountain is breath-taking. Once at the top you can enjoy a meal or take part in an interpretive hike with a Mountain Guide.
Depart early this morning for your 4 ½ hour transfer to Edmonton where you will stay for the next 2 nights. Check into your hotel then venture out to discover this fascinating city. If you want some serious shopping head to the West Edmonton Mall, the largest in North America which offers countless options no matter what your taste.
Today your adventure ends when you check out of your hotel and head to the airport for your flight back to the UK