Luxury Alaska Cruise Rockies by Rail
Holiday Ref: 16479
Exclusive departure 15 June 2019 – other similar itineraries available – call for details!
Depart UK to Vancouver. Upon arrival take your private transfer to your Vancouver hotel where you will overnight.
Today you take your tour to Grouse Mountain & the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Beginning with the natural wonders surrounding Vancouver, then cross the historic Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver’s North Shore and the Capilano Bridge Park followed by spectacular Grouse Mountain.
Transfer from your hotel to the cruise port to embark on your 10 night Alaska Cruise.
Relax and enjoy the dramatic beauty of the Inside Passage. With shoreside villages, mountains rising from the tidal waters, seals basking on ice floes and massive glaciers calving with a thunderous snap in the distance, this stretch of water is quite unique.
Ketchikan is famous for its colourful totem poles, rainy skies, and lush island setting. Floatplanes depart noisily for Misty Fiords National Monument, and fishing boats motor through Tongass Narrows.
It's hard not to like Sitka, with its eclectic blend of Alaska Native, Russian, and American history. This is one of the best towns to explore on foot.
Unlike most cities of Southeast Alaska, Haines can be reached by road. With a population of 2,200, Haines lies in the upper northern reaches of the Inside Passage and is an important access point to the Yukon Territory and Interior Alaska. While cruising into Haines, see the Lynn Canal, the longest and deepest fjord in North America.
Juneau, Alaska's capital and third-largest city, is on the North American mainland but can't be reached by road. Wander the town and discover Juneau’s points of interest. They are all within walking distance of your ship.
A small, unassuming timber and fishing community, Wrangell sits on the northern tip of Wrangell Island, near the mouth of the fast-flowing Stikine River—North America's largest undammed river. Trips on the river with local guides are highly recommended as they provide, basically, an insider's guide to the Stikine and a very Alaskan way of life.
Walker Cove. The scenery is stunning with towering rock walls on both side and hundreds of waterfalls plunging down into the fjord. There is always the possibility of seeing bears, Harbour Seals Bald Eagles along the shoreline. Rudyerd Bay is one of the highlights of the Misty Fiords, it cuts through steep-sided mountainous terrain and extends far into the mainland.
Just 40 miles south of the Alaskan border, Prince Rupert is the largest community on British Columbia's north coast. Set on Kaien Island at the mouth of the Skeena River and surrounded by deep green fjords and coastal rainforest.
Inside Passage – enjoy a relaxing day as you absorb the peace and tranquillity.
Disembark and transfer to your Vancouver hotel. The rest of day is yours to relax or explore more of the city.
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 overnight.
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 visit some of the most treasured spots in the Canadian Rockies,including the unforgettable Lake Louise, Victoria Glacier, Moraine Lake and the Takakkaw Falls. All surrounded by soaring mountain peaks. We have included a BBQ lunch for your enjoyment.
Today your amazing adventure comes with your transfer to Calgary International Airport where you will board your flight back to the UK