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Overview

A 17 day holiday travelling through the Rockies, beginning in Calgary and ending in Vancouver with Alaska Cruise.

Details

Day 1

Fly Ireland-Calgary
Arrive at Calgary International Airport and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel. The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Calgary
Hotel: Delta Bow Valley

Day 2

Calgary
Today, after checking-in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is at leisure. Explore the downtown core, or ascend the Calgary Tower for an unforgettable view of the city and surrounding grasslands beyond its distant borders. Overnight in Calgary.
Hotel: Delta Bow Valley

Day 3

Calgary - Banff (CB)
We begin the day with a city tour of Calgary before departing the city west along the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we approach Banff National Park, the first of several in the Canadian national park system. We soon arrive in the charming resort town of Banff and enjoy a tour of the town site and a thrilling trip up the Banff gondola. Overnight in Banff.
Hotel: Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

Day 4

Banff (CB)
Today we venture through the scenic roadways of Banff National Park and spend part of the day exploring Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada. Afterwards, we continue north on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness. We make a stop along our route and board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. We return to Banff where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Banff.
Hotel: Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

Day 5

Banff-Kamloops (B, L)
Early this morning we board the famous Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train for a spectacular rail journey to Vancouver with an overnight stay in Kamloops. Highlights of the trip include panoramic views of the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. We arrive in Kamloops for the night where you are at leisure for the remainder of the evening. Overnight in Kamloops.
Hotel: Thompson Hotel

Day 6

Kamloops-Vancouver (B, L)
This morning we board the Rocky Mountaineer and continue west towards the seaside metropolis of Vancouver. Along the way we pass the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and are treated to a view of the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Arriving in Vancouver, we check into our hotel where you are at leisure for the evening. Overnight in Vancouver.
Hotel: Delta Vancouver Suites

Day 7

Vancouver (CB)
On a morning city tour of Vancouver, we discover the towering trees of Stanley Park, English Bay, the historic laneways of Gastown, exotic Chinatown and much more. The afternoon and evening are free to further explore this pedestrian-friendly city. Overnight in Vancouver
Hotel: Delta Vancouver Suites Hotel

Day 8

Vancouver/Victoria Excursion (CB)
The quiet majesty of the charming provincial capital of Victoria is revealed on a full-day tour. We will see exquisite 19th century architectural landmarks while experiencing this former British enclave’s lively atmosphere. We visit the stunning floral displays of the world-famous Butchart Gardens before departing back to Vancouver by ferry. Overnight in Vancouver.
Hotel: Delta Vancouver Suites Hotel

Day 9

Vancouver (CB)
Today you check out of your hotel and are transferred to the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board the Celebrity Century and are welcomed by the crew who will be your hosts for the next 7 nights. Familiarize yourself with amenities of the ship and watch the sun set over the water from the wide decks of this magnificent craft. Overnight on board the Celebrity Century. Dinner included.

Day 10

Inside Passage
The ship weighs anchor and sets sail this morning for one of the most famously beautiful passages in all the world. Just beyond the deck rails, the gems of Alaska are laid open in a spellbinding vista, including rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks. Along the way it is common to view whales and sea lions at play along the coastlines as well as a near countless assortment of marine bird life.
Overnight on board the Celebrity Century. Full board included.

Day 11

Icy Strait Point
Eighty kilometres west of Juneau and at the mouth of Glacier Bay, lies the historic Icy Strait Point. Travelers have the unique opportunity to experience Tlingit culture, superior wildlife viewing opportunities and years of Alaskan history on optional excursions offered by Celebrity Cruises. Watch the sun set against the dramatic landscape as the ship anchors off the point for the night. Overnight on board the Celebrity Century. Full board included.

Day 12

Hubbard Glacier
Hubbard Glacier is the one glacier in the world that does not move at a glacial pace. In 1986, Hubbard Glacier - the largest tidewater glacier on the North American continent - moved an average of just under 2 metres per hour. Keep a watchful eye as the ship sails through the Yakutat Bay as the geological history unfolds before you. Overnight on board the Celebrity Century. Full board included.

Day 13

Port of Juneau
Where the legacy of the tin pan prospector meets eco-adventure tourism of tomorrow would be a good way to describe the charms of Alaska’s capital city. Here the pioneering spirit lives on in an interesting mix of cosmopolitan chic and frontier ruggedness. There are many places to visit in port including Alaska State Museum and its exquisite collection of Russian Orthodox and Gold Rush relics, or take advantage of optional excursions offered by Celebrity Cruises.
Overnight on board the Celebrity Century. Full board included.

Day 14

Port of Ketchikan
Today you cruise down the coast to arrive in the town of Ketchikan - the ancestral home of the Tlingit tribe. This community with strong ties to its aboriginal past is also the departure point for Celebrity Cruise’s optional seaplane excursions into the Misty Fjords National Monument and its 8 900 km2 of pristine wilderness. Ketchikan also boasts the world’s largest collection of totem poles you can explore independently , or you may visit the Saxman Native Village, Totem
Bight and Totem Heritage Center.
Overnight on board the Celebrity Century. Full board included.

Day 15

Inside Passage
Today the ship slowly retraces its voyage along the Alaskan and British Columba coastlines. Watch how the landscape slowly and subtly changes as you descend into the more southern and warmer climate of the Pacific Northwest temperate area.
Overnight on board the Celebrity Century. Full board included.

Day 16

Vancouver
Early this morning you arrive in the port of Vancouver and disembark the Celebrity Century. You transfer individually to Vancouver’s International Airport in time to check in for your return flight.

Day 17

Arrive back in Ireland

What's Included

Transatlantic scheduled flights
Sightseeing tours as specified
Meals as specified
Transportation by modern coach
Experienced tour driver
Banff-Kamloops-Vancouver rail passage on the Rocky Mountaineer in Redleaf service
Services of a tour director from Calgary to Vancouver
First Class (or best available) accommmodation
Inside Stateroom on Alaska Cruise on Full Board Basis


What’s Not Included
Transfers on arrival and departure
Meals unless specified
Tips and gratuities

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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