Canadian Rockies Rail Tour & Vancouver Alaska Cruise
Holiday Ref: 16359
What a fantastic combination! A stay in beautiful, vibrant Vancouver perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in the shadow of the Coast Mountains, then embark on a spectacular 7 night Alaska Cruise on board Norwegian Jewel, then take the trip of a lifetime on board the Rocky Mountaineer which promises to be a magical experience.
Cruise now includes Premium All Inclusive worth more than £1,200 per stateroom. Ask for details. Available on selected date 3rd June 2018. Other dates & similar itineraries available call for details
Upon arrival into Vancouver Airport, make your way independently to your overnight hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
Set sail from Vancouver and get ready to view ancient glaciers calving icebergs into the blue waters on your Alaska cruise.
Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska's Inside Passage. Kayaking, glacier walking, hiking and birding are just a few of the unforgettable activities you'll enjoy here.
Juneau has been called “Alaska's peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Kayak up one of the area's many protected waterways, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies nearly 12 miles outside Juneau, a trek worthwhile.
In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travelers come in search of other riches - to experience yesteryear along Skagway's charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days.
Sail to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Comprised of 3.3 million acres of natural wonders, it is home to magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant birds and wildlife. Take an Alaska cruise to experience the magnificent glaciers and wildlife at the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means "spread wings of the eagle." Chances are you'll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness
Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska's Inside Passage. Kayaking, glacier walking, hiking and birding are just a few of the unforgettable activities you'll enjoy here
After a leisurely breakfast, disembark your cruise ship and make your way independently to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
Today your tour begins with an introduction to downtown including Canada Place, and Robson Street. Wind through historic and modern architectural wonders en route to Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre natural oasis, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. View the First Nations Totem Poles, and gaze upon rainforest and shoreline scenery on the way through the park. Get the camera ready for a photo stop at Prospect Point, with a great view of Lions Gate Bridge. Continue to the English Bay beach area, followed by the eclectic Granville Island Market. Top off this adventure with a glass elevator ride 169 metres above the streets, at the Vancouver Lookout, for views of the ocean, the Coastal Mountains, the city and rugged shoreline. This tour is a great introduction to the scenic and historic highlights of Vancouver.
You have 2 full days to explore more of this amazing Pacific Coastal city at your leisure.
Travel on board the award-winning 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 River valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountains. Overnight hotel stay 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. Your rail journey ends in Banff.
Spend your day at leisure in Banff. See amazing views from the top of Sulphur Mountain with a trip on the Banff Gondola (included)
Today you will leave the Rocky Mountains behind and travel south to the Stampede City of Calgary, and Calgary airport for your return flight back to the UK