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Journey Across Canada & Alaska Cruise

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Sample itinerary – call our specialists to tailor make your personalised tour!

Discover the very best of Canada on this truly epic journey from Toronto in the east to Vancouver in the west. Begin your journey with a stay in the dynamic city of Toronto where we have included a day trip to one of the world natural wonders – Niagara Falls. Follow this with a rail journey onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train from Jasper to Vancouver, the views outside your window is always changing, from the towering rockiest go the central plains and emerald lakes.

Take advantage of our - EXCLUSIVE OFFER!

 

Book a Balcony Stateroom on your cruise and we will upgrade your Rail Journey to GoldLeaf Service for £250pp which includes:

 

  • Fully domed windows give you unparalleled panoramic views in the upper-level of custom designed bi-level dome coach.

 

  • Delectable hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an a la carte menu, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach.

 

  • An exclusive outdoor vestibule area in the lower-level of your dome coach

 

Available on selected dates May – September 2019

Itinerary
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Day 1 Fly UK to Toronto

Upon arrival into Toronto Pearson Airport transfer independently to your overnight hotel. 

Day 2: Toronto

Day at leisure to experience the sights of Canada’s largest and most diverse city. We recommend you take a City Tour – highlights include: The Eaton Centre, Chinatown, CN Tower and Old and New City Hall’s with lots of photo opportunities. There is an optional drop off at the Harbour for a boat tour (prices available on request).

Day 3: Niagara Falls day Tour

This morning you will depart from your Toronto Hotel in an air-conditioned motorcoach for a breathtaking full-day tour through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world.  Included is Hornblower Cruise, Lunch overlooking Niagara Falls, Free time in Niagara on the Lake and a Winery tour including a wine tasting.

Day 4: Fly Toronto to Calgary

Upon arrival into Calgary, transfer by coach to the mountain town of Banff.  Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 5: Banff Sightseeing

Today is yours to explore more of this beautiful mountain town with its many craft shops, quirky coffee houses and cafes. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for spectacular 360 degree views over the Bow Valley below and beyond (included)

Day 6: Banff to Jasper

Today you will travel north along the famous Icefields Parkway one of the world most spectacular drives to mountain resort of Jasper.

Day 7: Jasper

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Jasper. Fascinating in beauty and history, Jasper is set amid some of the most rugged peaks in the Rockies. You may wish to take a tram ride up Whistler's Mountain, soak in the pools at Miette Hot Springs (among the Rockies' warmest natural hot springs) or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world and enjoy a 90-minute cruise heading toward the south end of this postcard setting (suggested activities are not included). Marvel at the magnificent shoreline with dense forest and glacial peaks rising abruptly from the water's edge.

Day 8: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey from Jasper to Kamloops

Today you will travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops

Day 9: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey 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 10: Vancouver Sightseeing

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.

Day 11: Embark on 7 night Alaska Cruise onboard Celebrity Eclipse

Day 12: Alaska Inside Passage

You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months.

Day 13: Icy Strait Point

Go whale watching, learn Tinglit tribal customs, buy arts-and-crafts gifts, or fly high above Port Frederick on a 1.6km long zip-rider. Later, tuck into the best ever halibut and chips on the cookhouse deck of historic Hoonah Packing Company cannery.

Day 14: Hubbard Glacier Cruising

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

Day 15: Juneau, Alaska

Some sightseeing is best from above. View the majestic Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier Loop Trail, or sail 1,800ft aloft via gondola to Mount Roberts. The fresh air’s sure to whet your appetite so try out the local treat - crisp crab cakes.

Day 16: Ketchikan, Alaska

Experience Eden firsthand. Kayak tranquil saltwater fjords fringed by ancient forests, keeping 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

Day 17: Cruise Inside Passage

You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months

Day 18: Disembark Vancouver

After a leisurely breakfast disembark your cruise ship, and make your way (independently) to your overnight hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure

Day 19: Fly Vancouver to UK

Today your amazing journey ends with a checkout of your hotel and transfer independently to Vancouver Airport for your return flight back to the UK

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

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What's Included
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 3 night hotel stay in Toronto
  • Direct flight from Toronto Calgary
  • Transfer to Banff
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Banff
  • Day Tour Banff to Jasper
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Jasper
  • 2 day rail journey onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train from Jasper to Vancouver in SilverLeaf Service, a dome single level carriage. Includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and overnight hotel in Kamloops
  • 2 nights pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Vancouver
  • 7 night Alaska Cruise onboard Celebrity Eclipse
  • 1 night post-cruise hotel accommodation in Vancouver

 

Added Value worth £500pp

  • Full Day Tour to Niagara Falls including lunch
  • Book and Oceanview or Balcony Stateroom and receive FREE Drinks package
  • Banff Gondola Admission
  • Vancouver City & the Lookout Tour

 

Inside Stateroom – from £4199pp

Oveanview Stateroom – from £4599pp

Balcony Stateroom – from £4899pp

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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