Luxury Alaska Cruise with Azamara & Rocky Mountaineer
Holiday Ref: 16480
Begin your journey in the vibrant city of Vancouver with your 5-star hotel located downtown. Take your private transfer and board the Azamara Quest, a ship so much more than just a way to get from port to port, it’s an onboard experience akin to a stay in the world’s most exclusive hotels. The Quest has been completely redesigned to exude modern elegance and bring inspiration from the world onboard. What a great base to explore Alaska. On arriving again in Vancouver, take your private transfer to the hotel and begin exploring this vibrant city. Enjoy your private tour of Vancouver’s highlights. Now it’s time to board the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer for your journey to Banff. So much to see from your glass-dome coach in GoldLeaf. On arrival in Banff take your private transfer to the Fairmont Banff Springs - Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. During your stay you will take your private tour of Lake Louise. Almost two weeks discovering the luxury the West has to offer.
Exclusive departure 3rd June 2019 – other similar itineraries available May – September 2019 – call for details!
Depart UK to Vancouver. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your overnight hotel, and the remainder of the day is yours to explore this beautiful city.
Today you will transfer by taxi from your hotel to the cruise terminal where you will board Azamara Quest for her 10 night maiden voyage to Alaska.
Day at sea. Take the opportunity to indulge in a treatment at Sanctum Spa, or just lounge the day away on the sunny pool deck.
Ketchikan, Alaska surrounded by lakes, rivers, and streams. Why not hop on a charter and keep an eye out for Ketchikan’s other marine residents like orca and humpback whales, seals, and porpoises. Hike Married Man’s Trail, kayak the Misty Fjords, visit the Totem Heritage Centre, or stroll Creek Street for quaint restaurants, bars, gift shops, and scenic views.
Stretching from the Juneau Icefield to the waterfront downtown, Juneau is a treasure trove of sights. Dig into the city’s gold mining history, stroll down Historic South Franklin Street, go whale or iceberg watching, tour Mendenhall Glacier and the Tongass National Forest.
Visit Skagway and take in historic sites like the Red Onion Saloon, the yellow-domed Golden North Hotel, and the decidedly rustic Arctic Brotherhood Hall, Corrington Museum of Alaska History and the Skagway Museum.
Inian Islands, Icy Strait Point - The Inian Islands are a cluster of rocky islands situated at the Pacific Ocean end of the Icy Strait between Chichagof Island and the Glacier Bay National Park. It also provides a continual bath of nutrient rich water to the islands, supporting plenty of marine life including whales, seals and sea lions, otters, and sea birds.
Sea days to relax and reflect on your journey so far. Watch the world go by and sip a drink poolside/
Seattle, the birthplace of Starbucks! Venture beyond the city to breath-taking Snoqualmie Falls for a hike and a picnic and the powerful sight of the 268-foot crashing waterfall, one of the most stunning in the country. An exciting city in beautiful natural surroundings, Seattle is an alluring destination. Rain or shine.
Disembark Vancouver and transfer to your hotel. The rest of day is yours to relax or explore more of the city.
Today you will be picked up at your Vancouver Hotel and enjoy the best of Vancouver on your personalized tour. You will see the highlights of the downtown core plus the unique neighbourhoods of Chinatown, historic Gastown and fashionable Yaletown. Immerse yourself in Stanley Park and the stories of the Stanley Park Totem Poles. Pass by English Bay, visit Granville Island Market and The Lookout for 360-degree views.
Today you will board the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer and begin your journey to Banff. Travel through the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons as you following the Thompson River an on to Kamloops where you will overnight.
Continue your rail journey on the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer travelling east to the province of Alberta. Again you will see spectacular scenery, travel through the Spiral Tunnels and witness glaciers and snow-capped peaks as you go deeper into the Canadian Rockies arriving in the mountain town of Banff where you will stay for the next three nights.
Time to Explore Banff. If you’re looking for the best view, then the Banff Gondola is a must. Have your camera to see one of the most famous Canadian sites from the top of Sulphur Mountain. End your evening by dining out in downtown Banff.
Today you will have an exclusive 10 hour tour to the famous Lake Louise. You will have plenty of time to enjoy lunch and partake in numerous outdoor activities such as canoeing, hiking and wildlife watching, or simply explore the historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise before heading back to your Banff Hotel
Your amazing adventure comes to an end. Transfer to Calgary International Airport where you will board your flight back to the UK