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Deluxe Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise Escorted Coach Tour

Vancouver * Rocky Mountaineer Train * Banff * Lake Louise * The Icefields Parkway * Jasper * Sun Peaks * Whistler * Victoria * Glacier Bay Cruise
Spend time in beautiful Vancouver before travelling o­n the famous Rocky Mountaineer in Goldleaf Class through the Canadian Rockies to Banff. Visit the iconic resorts of the Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper before returning to the Pacific coast and Victoria via Whistler. Complete your exploration of western Canada with a spectacular cruise to Alaska through the Inside Passage to Glacier Bay, returning via Ketchikan - the salmon capital of the world. 
from £7,730 per person sharing twin including flights and Alaska Cruise

 
Departure Dates

2017 Price
Twin Share
Tour Only

2017 Prices
Twin Share
Tour & Cruise
 
06 May 2017 £5633 £7730 Quote
20 May £5826 £7730 Quote
03,17 June £6019 £8067 Quote
24 June £6330 £8377 Quote
01,22 July £6330 £8377 Quote
29 July £6330 £8281 Quote
05 Aug £6330 £8282 Quote
12 Aug £6233 £8282 Quote
26 Aug £5923 £8260 Quote
02,09 Sep £5923 £7778 Quote

Day 1 - UK - Vancouver  
Your Canada holiday starts with an Air Canada scjeduled flight from London Heathrow to Vancouver where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for an informal Welcome Dinner. Dinner included      
Overnights(2): Four Seasons Hotel or similar - Vancouver

Day 2 - Vancouver  
This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver. The tour includes the Waterfront, the coblestone streets of historic Gastown, as well as Stanley Park, named o­ne of the top 10 greatest public spaces in the world. The remainder of the day is yours to explore. Perhaps head to Chinatown for exotic delicascies or stroll around Grenville Island. Breakfast Included

Day 3 - Vancouver - Kamloops     
Early today board the Rocky Mountainneer Train. You have Goldleaf seating, so sit back and relax. See the thundering waters of Hell's Gate and follow the Thompson River to historic Kamloops, gateway to the interior of British Columbia. Breakfast & Lunch Included
Overnight(1): Kamloops - Hotel is assigned by the Rocky Mountaineer. Kamloops has limited two or three star accommodation.

Day 4 - Kamloops - Banff         
Rejoining the Rocky Mountaineer, we journey through vast ranchlands along the South Thompson River to Shuswap Lake. The Kicking Horse River leads us to Kicking Horse Pass over the Continental Divide to Banff National Park. Late in the afternoon, arrive in Banff, Alberta. Breakfast & Lunch Included
Overnights(2): Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Banff

Day 5 - Banff  
Today you will enjoy a choice of activities. You make like to take part in the Banff Experience which includes a visit to the fascinating Cave & Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively absorb views of this spectacular National Park as you take to the sites on a wonderful helicopter sightseeing trip, enjoy a scenic float trip down the beautiful Bow River, relax at the indulgent Willow Steam Spa or perhaps embark on a relaxing Voyageur Canoe Tour. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner at one of the excellent restaurants within the hotel. Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 6 - Moraine Lake – Lake Louise   
This morning you'll meet a Mountie, who will regale you with tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their fascinating history. Afterwards board the Banff Gondola and ascend to the top of Sulphur Mountain, were you will be awe-struck by the sweeping panoramic views out over six mountain ranges. Returning to the foot of the mountain, you'll enjoy a guided tour of Banff township, before continuing this afternoon to Lake Louise and the iconic Chateau Lake Louise. Join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the rich natural history of the region as you set off on a leisurely stroll beside the shoreline. Later this evening, choose where to dine from a selection of exceptional restaurants located in the hotel. Breakfast and Dinner Included.
Overnight(1): Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Lake Louise

Day 7 - Icefields Parkway – Athabasca Glacier – Jasper National Park 
Today's journey takes us along the  spectacular Icefields Parkway, o­ne of the world's great scenic drives. We stop at the giant Columbia Icefield for an exciting ride in an Ice Explorer o­nto the Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards having entered Jasper National Park, stop to take in the powerful Athasbasca Falls before arriving at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.  Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnight(1): Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Jasper

Day 8 - Mt Robson – Blue River - Sun Peaks                                                                                          
Re-entering the province of British Columbia, our journey follows the famous Yellowhead Highway. Stop in Mt Robson Provincial Park to take in views of the South Face of Mount Robson - the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. On arrival in the town of Blue River, board a custom designed boat and skim over the waterways watching for grizzly and black bears that are frequently sighted here, as well as the caribou,moose,eagles and many other native creatures that call the area home. After disembarkation enjoy lunch before continuing your journey to the town of Sun Peaks Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Overnight(1): Sun Peaks Grand Hotel - Sun Peaks

Day 9 - Sun Peaks - Whistler  
Follow the tracks of the early gold rush pioneers as we travel through the rugged Cariboo region with its diverse natural environment and rich history. We enter the Coast Mountain Range for our overnight stay in th ski resort village of Whistler, set in a spectacular location and an adventure playground thoughtout the year. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnight(1): Westin Hotel - Whistler

Day 10 - Whistler - Georgia Strait – Victoria
We return to the coast along the Sea-to-Sky Highway via pretty Shannon Falls to Horseshoe Bay and board our ferry for a scenic cruise through the Georgia Strait. Arrive o­n Vancouver Island and continue to Victoria, British Columbia's capital. Tonight, enjoy an evening at leisure. Breakfast Included
Overnights(2): Hotel Grand Pacific - Victoria

Day 11 - Victoria
This morning visit the Butchart Gardens, before the crowds arrive and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence. Afterwards you have a choice of sightseeing activities, go on a whale watching cruise, take a seaplane flight, tour the cities historic houses and gardens, fish for salmon or take tea in the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Breakfast and Dinner Included

Day 12 - Holland America Line Cruise to Alaska
We take the ferry back to Vancouver and transfer to your Holland America Line cruise ship. Settle into you stateroom for your seven night luxury Alaskan cruise. This evening enjoy a delightful sail-away dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill. Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 13 - Cruising the Inside Passage
Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship glides over the Inside Passage. Make time today to explore your cruise ship and its amenities. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 14 - Tracy Arm, Juneau
Cruise to the entrance of Tracy Arm, a narrow and twisting fjord that features 2000 metre high peaks, sheer rock faces and waterfalls at every turn. At the end of the Fjord, pass the breathtaking twin Sawyer Glaciers. This afternoon you arrive in Juneau, Alaska's capital, and o­ne of the best places to experience a dog sled ride over a glacier, sample salmon baked over a fire or pan for gold, (own expence). Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 15 - Skagway
At the northernmost point of the Inside Passage, Skagway's history as a frontier town and gateway for the gold rush is still evident. Enjoy free time discovering what gold prospecting was like back the, or take in the wildlife, (own expence). Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 16 - Cruising Glacier Bay
Wake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park.  Rangers come aboard to explain the geological wonders point out wildlife and marine mammals. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  Included

Day 17 - Ketchikan  
As the 'salmon capital of the world', Ketchikan is the place to indulge in all things salmon. Enjoy time at leisure. Or perhaps join a floatplane or salmon fishing excursion, (own expence). Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 18 - The Inside Passage
Heading south through the Inside Passage, watch the landscape slip by. Snowcapped mountains, forests, waterfalls, glaciers, and deep, narrow channels abound. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 19 - Vancouver - UK  
Arrive back in Vancouver this morning. After disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK. Breakfast Included

Day 20 - Arrive UK

PLEASE NOTE that an additional DEPOSIT OF £400 per person is required to confirm a reservation.

 BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS DOMESTIC ADD-ONS
Available in conjunction with your trans-atlantic Air Canada flights between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.

Air Canada Upgrade to Executive First
Designed to provide you with your own personal space that's ideal for a good night's sleep, each Executive First Suite* reclines into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. Armed with a comfy pillow and duvet and fully equipped with all the latest in-flight amenities, you'll arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day
 

SPECIAL OFFERS

1) Enjoy a Toronto and Niagara Falls add-on for £265 per person
Price includes internal scheduled flights, airport taxes, return airport coach transfers from Toronto Airport to your centrally located hotel, 2 nights accommodation at a 4-Star hotel and a full day sightseeing tour to Niagara Falls including a boat ride o­n the Hornblower Cruises to view the Horseshoe Falls (seasonal) and lunch.

2) Enjoy a Montreal and Quebec City add-on for £299 per person.
Price includes internal scheduled flights, airport taxes, return airport coach transfers from MontrealAirport to your centrally located hotel, 2 nights accommodation at a 4-Star hotel and a full day sightseeing tour to Quebec City.

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled return Air Canada flights from London Heathrow to Canada
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation with private facilities
  • 41 meals as indicated; 18 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 14 dinners
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Railtour from Vancouver to Banff, Goldleaf class
  • Holland America 7 night Cruise in a Guaranteed Verandah Stateroom
  • Excursions and entry to attractions as indicated
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Port charges and tax

Not Included:

  • Meals, unless indicated
  • Optional Excursions


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