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Calgary Stampede, Rockies by Rail & Alaska Cruise

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Buckle up and book today to take advantage of this fantastic early booking offer . Demand is always high for the Calgary Stampede and with an amazing itinerary in store you won’t want to miss out!

Each July, for the 10 days of the Stampede, Calgary puts on its hats and welcomes the world. The entire city is swept up in Stampede celebrations as the Calgarians take western hospitality to a new level!

For the ultimate adventure we have included your 2 night “stampede experience” in a fantastic itinerary that includes a rail journey onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer Train ( SilverLeaf service) and a luxurious 7 night Alaska Cruise sailing on Celebrity Infinity. With time to relax in Vancouver pre cruise this is without doubt the Ultimate Journey!

Book before 29th October 2017 and look at the amazing benefits on offer!

Book an Oceanview Stateroom or above and you will enjoy a Classic Drinks Package worth over £300pp

Book a Balcony  Stateroom or above and receive a FREE upgrade to GoldLeaf Service on board the Rocky Mountaineer – enjoy gourmet cuisine in a private dining room, wonderful views of majestic scenery from the upstairs glass dome seating area and take photographs to last a lifetime from an exclusive outside vestibule.




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Day 1

Fly direct from the UK to Vancouver. On arrival transfer to your downtown hotel.  Remainder of the day is at leisure.

 

Day 2: Vancouver

Free day to explore Vancouver. You are free to enjoy Vancouver's fabulous shopping.  Have a coffee at the cities famous harbour or search for a bargain at the Granville Island Markets.  No trip to Vancouver would be complete without a visit to Stanley Park covering 1000 acres.

Day 3: Vancouver - Morning at leisure

Embark on Celebrity Infinity® 7 night Alaska Cruise.

Day 4: Inside Passage Cruising

The dramatic scenery of the Inside Passage has been shaped by glaciers for millions of years. The terrain here is verdant and vivid – mysterious forests blanket the towering mountains

Day 5: Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Go whale watching, learn Tinglit tribal customs, buy arts-and-crafts gifts, or fly high above Port Frederick on a 1.6km long zip-rider. Later, tuck into the best ever halibut and chips on the cookhouse deck of historic Hoonah Packing Company cannery.

Day 6: Hubbard Glacier Cruising

Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes.

Day 7: Juneau, Alaska

Some sightseeing is best from above. View the majestic Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier Loop Trail, or sail 1,800ft aloft via gondola to Mount Roberts. The fresh air’s sure to whet your appetite so try out the local treat - crisp crab cakes.

Day 8: Ketchikan, Alaska

Experience Eden firsthand. Kayak tranquil saltwater fjords fringed by ancient forests, keeping an eye out for black bear and playful porpoise. Tour the great outdoors by foot or bike, or whiz above ocean shores and never-ending forests by zipline

Day 9: Cruising the Inside Passage

You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months.

Day 10: Dismebark Vancouver

Make your way (independently) to your overnight hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 11: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey 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 Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC 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 into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 12: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey 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, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends the mountain town of Banff. Overnight in Banff

Day 13: Banff - Sightseeing

 

Today you will visit the most treasured spots in the Canadian Rockies on this remarkable excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks. Experience the evolution of land and discover how it has shaped the appearance of the spectacular natural wonders found in these mountain settings.

Some of the incredible sights you will come across include the unforgettable Lake Louise, Victoria Glacier, Moraine Lake and the magnificent Takakkaw Falls, all surrounded by soaring mountain peaks. A BBQ lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge is included. Journey across the Great Divide and experience the awe and wonder of Yoho National Park before returning back to your start location in the late afternoon.

 

Day 14: Banff to Calgary

Today you will leave the mountain town of Banff behind and transfer to Calgary

Day 15 - 17: Calgary Stampede

Over the next few days you are invited to attend the largest outdoor rodeo in the world!! Professional cowboys compete in a myriad of rodeo events, which includes bull riding, roping, chuckwagon racing, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Don your western duds, saddle up and join us for Stampede breakfasts galore, square dancing, parades, the fun of the midway, great exhibits, a spectacular grandstand show, fireworks and of course, heaping helpings of Western hospitality.

Day 18: Fly Calgary to UK

Today you will leave the excitement of the Calgary Stampede behind, check out of your Calgary Hotel and transfer to Calgary Airport for your return flight back tot he UK

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17 Nights from £3,999 pp
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Please Note all of our trips can be tailor-made to suit your requirements

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Whats Included
  • Return flights from UK
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in the Pacific Coastal City of Vancouver
  • 7 night Alaska Cruise onboard Celebrity Infinity
  • 2 day rail journey travelling onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver to Banff in SilverLeaf Service. Including 2 breakfast, 2 lunch & overnight hotel in Kamloops
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in the beautiful mountain town of Banff
  • Transfer from Banff to Calgary
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Calgary
  • 2 day Calgary Stampede Thrill Ticket
  • FREE Vancouver Lookout Admission
  • FREE Mountains Lakes & Waterfalls Tour
£3999PP Inside cabin
£4899pp Oceanview
£5499pp Balcony includes FREE Rail  upgrade to GoldLeaf dome service.
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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Customer Reviews

Fantastic Canadian adventure expertly arranged by Anne. We started our journey in Glasgow, flying club class to London then on to Calgary, we had 4 days there and attended the marvellous Stampede. We actually got it dry!! From there we were taken by Brewster Travel to Banff, Lake Louise, and Banff(stopping at Bow summit, Columbia Icefields, and Athabasca falls) before joining the Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops then on to Vancouver. We had a couple of nights there before taking the coach and ferry across to Victoria, where we visited the amazing Butchart Gardens. On our return to Vancouver by sea plane we then went on the Celebrity Infinity to Alaska which was incredible. then flew club class back to London/Glasgow. All our transfers were extremely smooth with no delays and hotels were 1st class. Would definitely recommend Canada Travel Specialists to anyone wishing to visit this amazing country.
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