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Canadian Rockies by Rail & Alaska Cruise

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Explore Canada’s most iconic destinations, at your own leisurely pace. Visit the beautiful mountain town of Banff. Perhaps a visit to iconic “Chateau Lake Louise” or take a trip to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Make memories as you travel west through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific coastal city of Vancouver surrounded by pristine mountains, parks and ocean. Soak up the café culture of this beautiful city!

Enjoy gourmet cuisine in a private dining room
View majestic scenery from the upstairs glass dome seating area
Take photographs to last a lifetime from an exclusive outside vestibule

Weekly Departures May – September 2018. 2019 Now on Sale. Call for details.

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Day 1: Fly from UK to Calgary

Upon arrival into Calgary transfer by coach to Banff and your overnight hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: Banff

Full day to explore the beautiful mountain town of Banff. 

Day 3: Rail Journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the resort town of Banff, or the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie – where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops

Day 4: Rail Journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops to Vancouver.

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening

Day 5: Vancouver

Day at leisure in Vancouver to enjoy some shopping, or grab a coffee at the cities famous harbour or search for a bargain at the Granville Island Market

Day 6: Vancouver

Another day to explore at your own pace.  Why not take a trip up Grouse Mountain for spectacular views over the city.

Day 7: Embark on 7 night Alaska Cruise

Morning at leisure.  Afternoon embark on MS Westerdam for a 7 night Alaska Cruise.

Day 8: Cruising Inside Passage

Day 9: Juneau, Alaska

No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forrest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flight see or fish.

Day 10: Skagway, Alaska

Some of the aspiring Klondike gold rushers who made it to Skagway took a look at the 500-mile journey that still lay ahead of them and decided a change of profession was in order. So many of them set up shop as provisioners that Skagway was the largest city in Alaska by the end of the 19th century. Booms fade and dreams move on, but the glory days still reverberate through the town. Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Day 11: Glacier Bay, Alaska

If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice. The glaciers practically terminate in your lap. A cruise to Glacier Bay national Park with Holland America Line will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again

Day 12: Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions — Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village — try a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. These deepwater fjords were gouged out by retreating glaciers, leaving granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls plunging into placid waters

Day 13: Cruising Inside Passage

Day 14: Disembark and Fly back to the UK

Disembark Vancouver and make your way to Vancouver Airport for your return flight back to the UK.

13 Nights from £2,399 pp
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What's Included:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 2 nights hotel stay in Banff
  • 2 day rail journey onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf Service including 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & overnight hotel in Kamloops
  • 3 nights pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver
  • 7 night Alaska Cruise onboard Holland America MS Westerdam
  • FREE $200 Onboard ship spend
  • FREE Vancouver Sightseeing
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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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