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Spectacular Alaska & Canadian Rockies by Rail

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Itinerary
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Vancouver

Fly from the UK to Vancouver and make your way independently to your central hotel. 

Day 2 - Embark on your 7 nigh Luxury Alaska cruise onboard Holland Americas MS Westerdam

Leave your Vancouver hotel and head for Vancouver cruise terminal where you will embark on your 7 night Alaskan Adventure 

Day 3 - Cruise the Inside Passage

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.

Day 4 - Juneau

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.

Day 5 - Skagway

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 6 - Glacier Bay

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 7 - Ketchikan

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 8 - Cruise the Inside Passage

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.

Day 9 - Vancouver

After a leisurely breakfast disembark your cruise ship, and make your way (independently) to your overnight hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Vancouver

Day 10 - Vancouver

You are free today to explore the city at leisure. No trip to Vancouver would be complete without a visit to Stanley Park. Situated between English Bay and Burrard Inlet, the peninsula at the north-western edge of down-town Vancouver, Stanley Park covers 1,000 acres. Its seawall, beaches, walking trails, totem poles, aquarium, pool, miniature railway and more attract 8 million visitors each year. Why not hop on one of the horse drawn tours that make its way around the park? Overnight: Vancouver

Day 11 - Day 1 of Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Kamloops

After boarding at the Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver Station, travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser Valley. Farmland gives way to the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before the rumble of raging waters hail the arrivals of Hell's Gate. Piney forests turn into the abstract beauty of dusty desert hills as you pull in to spend the night in Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops

Day 12 - Day 2 of Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Jasper

Continue your journey through a changing landscape. Rolling hills morph into snowy peaks before Pyramid Falls tumbles out of its hanging valley and falls 92 metes into the North Thompson River. The glittering Albreda Icefields and glorious Mount Robson mark the entry into the World Heritage Site of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper

Day 13 - Jasper

Today is at leisure to explore Jasper. Jasper, fascinating in beauty and history, 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. Overnight: Jasper

Day 14 - Transfer from Jasper to Banff

Today take the short drive from Jasper to Banff for your 2 night stay.Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks along the world famous Icefields Parkway. Visit the natural wonder of the Columbia Icefield – one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Step on-board an Ice Explorer for an interpretive adventure onto the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, enjoy the unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres out over the Sunwapta Valley. Highlights include: Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Crowfoot Glacier Overnight in Banff

Day 15 - Banff

Free Day in Banff to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight Banff

Day 16 - Fly Back to the UK

Fly from Calgary airport back to the UK 

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What's Included
  • Return flights from the UK 1 nights pre cruise stay in Vancouver 
  • 7 night Luxury Alaska cruise onboard Holland Americas MS Westerdam 
  • 2 nights stay in Vancouver 
  • 2 day rail journey onboard the award-winning rocky mountaineer travelling from Vancouver to Jasper 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Jasper 
  • Jasper to Banff full day tour 
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Banff 
  • Transfer from Banff to Calgary 
  • FREE 2 day hop on hop off Vancouver sightseeing 
  • FREE Explore Jasper tour 
  • FREE Banff wildlife safari 
  • $100 onboard spending money 
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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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