Las Vegas, Vancouver & Alaska Cruise
Combine the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas with a stay in the beautiful Canadian Pacific Coastal city of Vancouver, then top it all off with an awe-inspiring cruise to Alaska cruising the famous inside passage.
Upon arrival into Las Vegas make your way independently to you hotel where you will stay for 3 nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
You will have 2 whole days to explore this amazing city. Classed as one of the most exciting cities in the world. Take a walk along the famous Las Vegas Strip and witness erupting volcanoes, the Eiffel Tower and the Sphinx in front of various hotels. Entertainment abounds, with concerts, attractions, and shopping.
Why not take and trip to the Grand Canyon – it’s closer than you think! Or take a night time helicopter trip along the Vegas Strip (prices available on request).
Leave the excitement of Las Vegas behind, and check out of your hotel. Make your way independently to the airport for your onward flight to Vancouver where you will spend the next 3 nights. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
Your tour today 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.
Free time to visit museums, art galleries and do some last minute shopping. Take a stroll along the seawall to Stanley Park which should never be missed on a visit to this amazing city.
Morning at leisure, then in the early afternoon make your way to the cruise terminal where you will board your cruise ship.
The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a lifeline to the outside world. All day long it hums with activity
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, flightsee or fish.
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.
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
Past waterfalls, thick forests and glacier tongues you will experience the beauty of nature. The Inside Passage has a coast line of approximately 24,000 kilometres. You will find a lot of islands along the sea way
After a leisurely breakfast, disembark your cruise ship and make your way independently to Vancouver Airport for your return flight back to the UK.