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15 Night Silverleaf & Inside Stateroom from £2,959 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

The perfect mix of independent discovery, relaxed cruises and exhilarating touring, this tour takes you on an exciting journey through the Rockies and the Alaskan coastline. You’ll visit the key locations of the Canadian Rockies by car, board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer to visit from Jasper to Vancouver, spend a few nights soaking up the cosmopolitan vibe of the city before heading on a 7-night Alaskan Celebrity Cruise

This tailor-made tour permits any hotel changes you desire; why not upgrade in Lake Louise to the Fairmont with stunning views of the Lake?

Details

Day 1

Fly to Calgary

Pick up your hire car and drive to Banff – approximately 1.5hrs away.

Overnight: Mount Royal Hotel (free parking)

Day 2

Banff

Spend the day exploring Banff and the surrounding area – we suggest taking a trip on the Banff Gondola, visiting the famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel or taking a boat trip out on Lake Minnewanka. In the evening, sample the offerings from the numerous bars and restaurants in the area.

Overnight: Mount Royal Hotel (free parking)

Day 3

Banff to Lake Louise

Although Banff to Lake Louise is just an hour-long drive, there’s no need to rush as you’ll be treated to a host of beautiful scenery along the way. Go hiking to see the waterfalls at Johnston Canyon – the views are amazing. Further along the route to Lake Louise, you can turn off the road just outside the area and visit Moraine Lake too. Once you’ve arrived in Lake Louise, a visit to the Fairmont Lake Louise is a must – why not upgrade your hotel and stay in this amazing property overlooking the lake for a truly memorable experience.

Overnight: Lake Louise Inn (free parking)

Day 4

Lake Louise to Jasper

Take a scenic drive through Banff and Jasper National Parks via the Icefields Parkway, where you’ll pass Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. Without stopping, this drive takes around three hours – with the countless photo opportunities and wildlife viewing en-route, this picturesque journey will take you most of the day.

Overnight: Whistlers Inn or Marmot Lodge (free parking)

Day 5

Jasper National Park

Spend the morning experiencing the beauty and magnificence of Jasper National Park and its many natural features. Afterwards, the day is yours to spend seeing more of Jasper – the hotel is ideally situated close to the rail station and the car rental depot, so we recommend dropping your car off this afternoon before 5pm (office closes at 5pm). There is a one-way drop off fee of approximately $225.

Overnight: Whistlers Inn

Day 6

Jasper to Kamloops

Take a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops today, heading southwest through the dramatic and diverse scenery of the Continental Divide. You’ll see Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls and the climb over Yellowhead Pass, before journeying along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.

Overnight in Kamloops (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7

Kamloops to Vancouver

Head west for Vancouver today, passing along the Thompson River and Fraser Canyon on your way towards to the Pacific Ocean. The rail segment of your journey ends upon arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Overnight: Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

Day 8

Vancouver

Enjoy a full day to explore the delights of Vancouver today – you can either see the sights independently or you can pre-book some excursions to make the most of your time in the city.

Overnight: Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

Day 9

Vancouver / Alaska Cruise

Check out of your hotel this morning and independently transfer to the Vancouver cruise terminal where you’ll board your Celebrity Cruise Ship and be welcomed by the crew – your hosts for the next seven nights. Spend time getting to know the layout of the ship and the various amenities before watching the sun set over the waters.

Overnight: Celebrity Infinity (Dinner included)

Day 10

Inside Passage

Set sail along the Inside Passage this morning, where the gems and striking natural beauty of Alaska will reveal themselves to you from beyond the deck rails. Admire the view of fjords, glaciers and snow-capped peaks, keeping watch for whales and sea lions which can often be seen en-route.

Overnight: Celebrity Infinity (Full board included)

Day 11

Icy Strait Point

80km west of Juneau and found at the mouth of Glacier Bay lies the historic Icy Straight Point. You’ll have chance to experience Tlingit culture, watch out for amazing wildlife viewing opportunities and explore years of Alaskan history with optional excursions offered by Celebrity Cruises.

Overnight: Celebrity Infinity (Full board included)

Day 12

Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier, the only glacier in the world that doesn’t move at a glacial pace, is where you’ll find yourself today. Watch as the ship sails through Yakutat Bay, with years of geological history unfolding before you.

Overnight: Celebrity Infinity (Full board included)

Day 13

Port of Juneau

Juneau – a city where eco-adventure meets cosmopolitan city life and prospector legacies. This fun destination is your base for the day, giving you chance to experience the beauty and rich culture found here in abundance. There are many places to visit in port – you can either explore on your own or take advantage of some excursions and activities.

Overnight: Celebrity Infinity (Full board included)

Day 14

Port of Ketchikan

Cruise down the coast to Ketchikan today, the ancestral home of the Tlingit tribe. It’s also the departure point for the optional seaplane excursion into the Misty Fjords National Monument! This area boasts the largest collection of totem poles in the world – you may want to visit the Saxman Native Village, Totem Bight State Park or the Totem Heritage Centre.

Overnight: Celebrity Infinity (Full board included)

Day 15

Inside Passage

The ship will slowly retrace its journey along the Alaskan and British Columbia coastlines today, giving you another chance to watch the scenery slowly and subtly change as you make your way into the southern and warmer climates of the Pacific Northwest area.

Overnight: Celebrity Infinity (Full board included)

Day 16

Vancouver

Early this morning you will arrive into the port of Vancouver and disembark the Celebrity Infinity. You will need to transfer independently to Vancouver’s International Airport in time to check in for your return flight.

Day 17

Arrive back home

 

What’s Included

  • Transatlantic flights
  • Hotel accommodation for 8 nights, car rental with fully inclusive insurance from Day 1 to 5
  • 7-night cruise from Vancouver to the Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
  • Meals: Two (2) breakfasts and Two (2) lunches on-board the Rocky Mountaineer; full board Days 9 - 15 starting with dinner on Day 9 and ending with dinner on Day 15
  • Banff / Kamloops / Vancouver rail passage on the Rocky Mountaineer in Silverleaf Service.
  • Transfer to and from Kamloops train station

What’s Not Included

  • One way car rental drop fee of approximately $225
  • Maps and tour guide; as this is an independent tour, we highly recommend you purchase maps and tour guides to plan your journey fully prior to travel.
  • Transfers to and from airport/cruise port or train stations unless otherwise specified
  • National park entrance fees
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise stated
  • Gratuities on your Celebrity Cruise; these can be pre-booked at the time of booking

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