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Journey Across Canada & Alaska Cruise

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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 Banff 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 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.

ItineraryCollapse All
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: Alaska Cruise

Embark on a 7 night Alaska Cruise onboard Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam

Day 11: Cruising the Inside Passage

Day 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: Cruising the Inside Passage

Day 17: Disembark Vancouver

Disembark your cruise ship and make your way independently to your overnight hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 18: 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 19: Vancouver to UK

This morning check out of your Vancouver hotel and make your way independently to Vancouver Airport for your return flight back to the UK

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What's Included:
  • Direct flight from Glasgow to Toronto
  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Toronto
  • Direct flight from Toronto to Calgary
  • Transfer to Banff
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Banff
  • Transfer to Jasper
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Jasper
  • 2 day rail journey travelling onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train from Jasper to Vancouver in SilverLeaf Service, a dome single-level carriage. Includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches with complimentary drinks & overnight hotel in Kamloops
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Vancouver
  • 7-night luxury Alaska Cruise onboard Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam
  • 2 nights post-cruise hotel accommodation in Vancouver
  • Direct flight from Vancouver to Glasgow

Added Value:

  • Full Day Tour to Niagara Falls including lunch
  • Book an Oceanview or Balcony Stateroom and receive $300 onboard ship spend per stateroom
  • Banff Gondola Admission
  • Vancouver City and the Lookout Tour
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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