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The Ultimate Journey 2020

Reference CTS15822
16 nights from
£4599 pp
26th June 2020
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Each July, for the 10 days, 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 combined a 3-night stampede experience in a fantastic itinerary that includes two of western Canada's other iconic experiences: The Rocky Mountaineer and a Vancouver  Alaska cruise. This is, without a doubt, The Ultimate Journey.

On-board the Rocky Mountaineer, there are two levels of service. Our lead-in price is based on SilverLeaf but for the trip of a lifetime, we highly recommend upgrading to GoldLeaf.

With time in the beautiful pacific coastal city of Vancouver, you will relax on a pre-cruise stay before setting sail on the Celebrity Eclipse, you can spend your time relaxing in the CanyonRanch Spa, play games on the Lawn Club, or sip a cocktail in the Martini Bar. Without a doubt, the highlight of this cruise is the fantastic wildlife and majestic glaciers you will see from the deck of your ship. With several ports of call, you will discover Alaska – a land of majesty, great beauty and adventure!

This holiday is one of our most popular – book early to avoid disappointment!

Early Book offer - Limited availability!

Book a Balcony Cabin and we will include a complimentary upgrade to GoldLeaf Service.

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 a la carte served in the lower-lever dining room of your coach
  • Complimentary alcoholic beverages including Canadian wines
  • An exclusive outdoor viewing platform in the lower-level of your dome coach

Balcony Stateroom Price £5799pp

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
ABTA & ATOL protection
Amazing Added Value

Book an Oceanview or Balcony Stateroom and receive added value worth £600pp.  This includes Vancouver Hop on Hop off Tour, Mountains Lake and Waterfalls Tour plus Classic Drinks Package worth £400pp.  You will also receive $300 per cabin onboard spending money.

Oceanview Stateroom from £5199pp

Balcony Stateroom including rail upgrade from £5799pp

Itinerary

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!”

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