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Seattle Alaska Cruise & Splendour of the Canadian Rockies

Holiday Ref: 16333

This fantastic holiday option gives you the chance to visit the city of Seattle before embarking on an Alaska Cruise followed by a stay in the beautiful Pacific Coastal city of Vancouver. You will then travel through the Canadian Rockies onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train to the mountain town of Banff. This is a journey never to be forgotten!

Itinerary
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Day 1: Fly UK to Seattle

Upon arrival into Seattle transfers independently to your overnight hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: Seattle City Tour

Sit back and relax in spacious coaches as our knowledgeable guides present Seattle’s neighbourhood’s and attractions like Pike Place Market, the waterfront, historic Pioneer Square, Chinatown and International District, Lake Washington, I-90 Floating Bridge, Fremont neighbourhood & Troll, Fishermen’s Terminal, Ballard Locks/salmon ladder, Discovery Park and the Space Needle. Stops on this 50-mile Seattle Tour include Pioneer Square, the Ballard Locks and a great city skyline photo opportunity.

Day 3: Embark on 7 night Alaska Cruise onboard Explorer of the Seas

Morning at leisure. Check out Chihuly’s joyful glass sculptures in hip Seattle, where art, fun and culture happily collide. Smell the coffee and tuck into a tasty club sandwich in Pike Place Market or see the sights from the 520ft futuristic Space Needle. Kids will love the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Vertical World and Discovery Park while adventurers can explore Seattle and its beautiful surroundings by boat, bike or kayak.  Afternoon make your way to the Cruise Terminal to board your ship.

Day 4: At Sea

Sit back, kick off your shoes and put your feet up during our 'at sea' days, where you can chill in the bar, lounge by the pool or enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment in the spa. For simple pleasures, why not try a game of table tennis? Or if you’re feeling energetic, now’s the chance to explore all the amazing activities the ship has to offer, from spectacular, West-End-style entertainment to adrenalin-charged sports.

Day 5: Juneau, Alaska & Inside Passage Cruising

Whizz above the tundra on a zip wire or experience the amazing buzz of mushing with husky sled dogs across the snow. Soar above a glacier in a helicopter or pan for gold like the pioneers of yesteryear. Watch humpback whales, seals and orcas up close or glide in a gondola to Mount Roberts for some breath-taking views. It’s a thrill a minute in Juneau, with unforgettable holiday experiences that will last a lifetime.

Sit back and relax as you sail through Alaska’s Inside Passage. In this stunning region of coastal mountains, fjords, temperate forests and glaciers take in the awe-inspiring scenery from the comfort of your ship as you explore a labyrinth of islands, waterways, bays and small towns. Whales, sea lions and sea otters may accompany you on your journey, making your experience all the more spectacular.

Day 6: Skagway, Alaska

Ride the White Pass and Yukon railroads in a vintage rail car, learning the fascinating history of the Klondike Gold Rush. Meet a musher from the world-famous and gruelling Iditarod dog-sled race or discover Skagway’s breath-taking mountains and glaciers on a thrilling helicopter trip. Fly over the treetops on an exhilarating zip-line ride or explore Skagway’s stunning scenery by boat, jeep, bike or kayak.

Day 7: Tracy Arm Fjord (Sawyer Glacier), Alaska

Look out for black and brown bears, wolves, deer, moose, seals, whales and bald eagles as you cruise magnificent Tracy Arm Fjord, just south of Juneau. Be wow’ed by two of Alaska's most dramatic glaciers, the North and South Sawyers, with their stunning blue ice, and by the impressive mountains and waterfalls that surround them. With vast granite walls rising 3,000 feet from the emerald seas, it’s the experience of a lifetime.

Day 8: At Sea

Sit back, kick off your shoes and put your feet up during our 'at sea' days, where you can chill in the bar, lounge by the pool or enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment in the spa. For simple pleasures, why not try a game of table tennis? Or if you’re feeling energetic, now’s the chance to explore all the amazing activities the ship has to offer, from spectacular, West-End-style entertainment to adrenalin-charged sports.

Day 9: Victoria, British Columbia

Enjoy a garden tour of floral Victoria on Vancouver Island, known as the City of Gardens because of its mild climate and spectacular summer hanging baskets. Outdoor lovers will adore biking, kayaking, fishing, zip-lining and whale watching in the breath-taking scenery while Butchart Gardens, Canada's oldest Chinatown and historic Craigdarroch Castle provide plenty of fun-filled exploring.

Day 10: Disembark Seattle, Washington

Disembark your cruise ship and transfer by coach to Vancouver and your overnight hotel.  Remainder if the day is at leisure.

Day 11: Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour

Vancouver’s fascinating past and present come together in this tour that traverses through urban cityscapes, seaside parks, and ancient rain forests. Begin with the highlights of downtown, including Canada Place, the Arts and Financial Districts, and Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest, Stanley Park where you visit the First Nations Totem Poles. Continue across the Lion’s Gate Bridge to Vancouver’s scenic North Shore, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Don’t miss the impressive collection of First Nations artwork and the historic Story Centre. From the spectacular Cliffwalk, gaze out over the Capilano River before you walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to the other side where many unique experiences await. Return to downtown Vancouver and get ready to engage all your senses as you step out into Granville Island Market. This market is an artisan haven for all things local and hand-made, including delicious food, coffee, tea, eclectic artwork, and west coast music. Carry on through bustling Chinatown and continue to historic Gastown, the heart of Vancouver.

Day 12: Vancouver

Today is at leisure. Make sure you take the FLyOver Canada Virtual Experience (included). Buckle up your seat belt and prepare for the flight of your life! FlyOver Canada incorporates state-of-the-art technology to bring you some of Canada’s most thrilling sights like you have never seen them before. Groups of up to 60 guests at a time will hang suspended, feet dangling, immersed in a huge 20m spherical screen while our film takes you on a thrilling 8 minute journey from east to west across Canada. It will be a fully immersive experience including wind, mist and even scents!

Day 13: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey from Vancouver to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 14: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey from Kamloops to Banff

Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends in the resort town of Banff.

Day 15: Banff

Day at leisure to explore this beautiful mountain town nestled at the foot of Sulphur Mountain.  You could use your Admission ticket for the Banff Gondola (included) and take a ride to the top of the mountain for an amazing 360 degree panoramic view over the Bow Valley and beyond.

Day 16: Banff – Discover Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Tour

On this afternoon sightseeing tour you will visit the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies,” Lake Louise & the world renowned Moraine Lake - both are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you will have time to take photos and explore their shorelines. Learn about our mountaineering history and how a tragic accident at Lake Louise shaped Canadian mountain culture. Finally, walk to a viewpoint in the Valley of Ten Peaks overlooking Moraine Lake.

Day 17: Banff to Calgary Airport to Uk

Today you will check out of your Banff hotel and transfer by motor coach south to the Stampede City of Calgary and to Calgary Airport for your return flight back to the UK.

16 Nights from £3,799 pp
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What's Included:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 2 nights pre-cruise hotel stay in Seattle
  • 7 night Alaska Cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas
  • All meals & entertainment onboard ship
  • Coach transfer Seattle to Vancouver
  • 3 nights Hotel stay in Vancouver
  • 2 day rail journey onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service from Vancouver to Banff. Including 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & overnight hotel in Kamloops
  • 3 nights hotel stay in the mountain town of Banff
  • FREE $100 onboard credit per stateroom
  • FREE Seattle City Tour
  • FREE Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
  • FREE Discover Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Tour
  • FREE Banff Gondola Admission
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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