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Vancouver Alaska Cruise & Sunshine Coast Self Drive

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Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam will sail roundtrip from Vancouver to Alaska. Combine this with a post-cruise Self Drive to the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia visiting Quadra Island, Tofino and Victoria the capital of this wonderful province!

This price is based on 20th August 2018

Itinerary
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Day 1 - Vancouver

Upon arrival into Vancouver make your way (independently) to your overnight hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2- Vancouver

This morning see the sights of Vancouver such as Robson Street, Stanley Park, Totem Poles, Granville Island, the historic Gastown and so much more. Afternoon is at leisure.

Day - Vancouver

Full day at leisure to explore more of this beautiful city.

Day 4 - Vancouver B.C

There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Day 5 – Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage

 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage

Day 6 – Tracy Arm Inlet, Juneau, Alaska

 Tracy Arm Inlet, Juneau, Alaska

Day 7 - Skagway, Alaska

Massive El Morro Fortress guards Old San Juan, while the benevolent Indian spirit Yuquiyu keeps watch over the entire island from the highest peak in the rain forest. By night there are roulette wheels to spin and fiery flamenco shows to catch. Sample shore excursions: Old San Juan Historic Walking Tour; El Yunque Rain Forest Drive; World Heritage Fortress & Art Museum.

Day 8 - Glacier Bay

The lovely, European-influenced port of Charlotte Amalie wins the prize for Caribbean shopping thrills. Cameras, jewelry, watches, perfumes are all here. So are beautiful beaches, undersea gardens and tales of Blackbeard. Sample shore excursions: Sea Trekking Helmet Dive & Coral World; Champagne Catamaran Sail & Snorkel to St. John; St. Thomas Ocean Racing; Ultimate Island Experience.

Day 9 - Ketchikan, Alaska

Day 10 – Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage

 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage

Day 11 - Vancouver B.C

There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Day 12 - Sunshine Coast

The beautiful natural landscape of Canada’s Pacific Coast will allow you to take part in a variety of outdoor adventures.

Day 13 - Quadra Island

oday, travel north to Earls Cove for a 50-minute BC Ferries ride to Saltery Bay, continue following the coast to Powell River to board another BC Ferries service across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. Continue north to Campbell River and your destination on Quadra Island.

Day 14 - Quadra Island

By Zodiac, cruise through breathtaking Desolation Sound and enjoy the majesty of Toba Inlet to seek out Black Bears in their natural habitat (included).

Day 15 - Tofino

Depart Quadra Island on a short BC ferry ride back to Vancouver Island and head south-west to Tofino where you will arrive around mid-afternoon.

Day 16 - Tofino

You may wish to walk along the famed Long Beach, with its miles of pristine sandy beach and pounding surf, or explore the rain forests on a selection of well groomed trails. Also today, enjoy a 3-hour whale watch cruise (included) through the Clayoquot Sound, revealing sensational scenery, and wildlife such as Gray Whales, Sea Lions, Porpoises and Killer Whales. The area is also known for its variety of birds, including tufted puffins and resident bald eagles.

Day 17 - Victoria

Travel back to the East Coast of Vancouver Island and head south to Victoria. En-route stops should be made at the artist community of Chemainus, where you can admire the giant murals which adorn the exterior walls throughout the town and Duncan the “City of Totems”.

Day 18 - Victoria

Today is free to explore Victoria, with its turn-ofthe-century architecture, and British traditions such as high tea and shops full of woolens and china. Admission to the Butchart Gardens is included with it’s 50 acre display of magnificent colour.

Day 19 - Vancouver

Leaving Victoria, drive north to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for a 90-minute ferry ride to Tsawwassen. On-board BC Ferries enjoy the scenery of the Gulf Islands as you cross the Strait of Georgia. From Tsawwassen continue on to Vancouver Airport, return your hire car and board your flight back to the UK.

18 Nights from £2,899 pp
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Trip Includes
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 3 nights pre-cruise hotel in Vancouver
  • 7 night Alaska Cruise on board Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam
  • All meals and entertainment on board ship
  • 9 day car hire – Intermediate size including insurance
  • 2 nights Sunshine Coast – West Coast Wilderness Lodge
  • 2 nights Quadra Island – April Point Resort
  • 2 nights Tofino – Best Western Tin Wis
  • 2 nights Victoria – Chateau Victoria
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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