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Alaska’s Glaciers & Grizzly Bears

Holiday Ref: 16305

A wonderful combination: a cruise of the famed Inside Passage to Alaska onboard Celebrity Infinity, then the excitement of seeing Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat – get up close as you view these wonderful creatures from the specially constructed viewing platform as they feed on the Salmon in the Glendale River.

We may be able to offer you some “added value” which includes a Free Drinks Package, Free Stateroom Upgrade!  Call our specialists today to find out if you qualify?

Weekly departures May – September 2018.

2019 Now Available.  Call for details and prices.

 

Itinerary
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Vancouver

Upon arrival into Vancouver Airport, make your way independently to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 - Embark on Celebrity Infinity

Enjoy a morning at leisure soaking up any remaining sights in Vancouver before checking out of your hotel. Transfer to the cruise terminal where you will embark on your 7-night voyage onboard  Celebrity Infinity.

Day 3 - Inside Passage (Cruising)

Located between Vancouver and Ketchikan, Alaska's Inside Passage is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery on the face of the earth, and is one of the few sea-lanes where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. Keep your eyes peeled as you travel past forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and peaceful coastal towns loaded with history, culture and adventure.

Day 4 - Icy Strait Point (Hoonah) Alaska

Go whale watching, learn Tinglit tribal customs, buy traditional crafts, or fly high above Port Frederick on a 1.6km long zip-rider for panoramic views of this popular stop. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, tuck in to fresh halibut and chips on the cookhouse deck of historic Hoonah Packing Company cannery. The wildlife outnumbers the human population in Icy Strait point, so keep your eyes peeled for some of Alaska’s majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Day 5 - Hubbard Glacier Cruising

The 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. Watching the icebergs crash into the waves will be one of the most unforgettable moments of your trip - make sure you capture it on film so you can relive it time and time again.

Day 6 - Juneau, Alaska

Accessible only by water or air, Juneau is shrouded with a sense of mystery and is surprisingly full of small town charm. Once you arrive, Alaska's capital city will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. View the majestic Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier Loop Trail, or sail 1,800ft via gondola to Mount Roberts, allowing you to take in panoramic views of Alaska's capital city. The fresh air is sure to whet your appetite so take some time to sample a local treat - crisp crab cakes.

Day 7 - Ketchikan, Alaska

Experience Eden firsthand with a stop in Ketchikan. Kayak tranquil saltwater fjords fringed by ancient forests, making sure you keep 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. Ketchikan is nature's playground for anyone with a keen sense of adventure.

Day 8 - Cruise the Inside Passage

With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a 2,400km lifeline to the outside world and hums with activity all-day long. The landscape is ever-changing as you travel past forests, glaciers and vast mountain peaks. Keep a camera on-hand – these are memories you will want to treasure forever.

Day 9 - Disembark Vancouver, BC

Wave goodbye to your Alaskan adventure as you disembark from your ship in Vancouver and make your way independently to your hotel. The remainder of the day is for you to enjoy at leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 10 - Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge

Today you will be transferred from your Campbell River hotel to the seaplane terminal for your scenic seaplane flight from Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge. You will fly over the remote islands and inlets of British Columbia’s wild coast, drinking in panoramic views throughout your journey. Floating in Glendale Cove, Knight Inlet Lodge is your home base for your wildlife adventure. Walk the dock and enjoy stunning scenery, meet visitors from around the world. Hear bald eagles whistling in the forest and see inquisitive river otters on the dock.

Day 11 - Knight Inlet Lodge

Today will be spent viewing the bears from the secure viewing platform at the lodge, or from sea kayaks as you drift quietly watch the Grizzlies up close and personal, witnessing these powerful creatures as the quietly forage amongst the sage growth in the protected waters of Glendale Cove.

Day 12 - Knight Inlet Lodge to Vancouver

Today you will take a seaplane back from Knight Inlet Lodge to Campbell River and then onward to Vancouver Airport.  Try and slot in another quick bear viewing or trail hiking excursion in before its time to leave the amazing place.

Day 13 - Vancouver

You are free today to explore this coastal city at leisure.  No trip to Vancouver would be complete without a visit to Stanley Park - its seawall, beaches, walking trails, totem poles, pool, miniature railway and more attract 8 million visitors each year. Later, indulge in fabulous shopping, have a coffee at the cities famous harbour or search for a bargain at the Granville Island Markets. You could also take a trip up Grouse Mountain for spectacular views over the city - on a clear day you can see as far as Seattle! Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 14 - Vancouver to UK

This morning, check out of your Vancouver hotel and make your way to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

13 Nights from £3,799 pp
Price Includes

Please Note all of our trips can be tailor-made to suit your requirements

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Whats Included
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 7 night Alaska Cruise onboard Celebrity Infinity
  • Knight Inlet Lodge including floatplane transfers to the lodge
  • 2 day hop on hop off Vancouver Sightseeing

Complimentary $200 onboard ship spend per cabin

Tailor-Make Your Holiday

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

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