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Western Explorer & Alaskan Cruise

14 Night Silverleaf & Inside Stateroom from £3,089 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

After an overnight stop in Calgary, you’ll venture out on an amazing tour of Jasper, Yoho National Park, Banff and a host of spectacular locations in between. You’ll also be treated to a night in the world-renowned Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and two days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, travelling through the stunning Canadian Rockies by rail.

 

Details

Day 1

Fly to Calgary

Arrive into Calgary and transfer independently to your hotel, spending the remainder of the day sightseeing in the ‘Heart of the New West’.

Silverleaf: Delta Calgary Downtown

Goldleaf: Fairmont Palliser, (Fairmont Room)

Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Palliser, (Junior Suite)

Day 2

Calgary to Banff

Depart from Calgary this morning and take part in a full-day tour which ends in Banff. Head to Kananaskis where you’ll take a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the Rockies – a true highlight of the trip. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour which takes in Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. The tour ends in Banff in the late afternoon.

(Banff Gondola included)

Silverleaf: Banff Caribou Lodge

Goldleaf: Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room)

Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Banff Springs (Deluxe Room)

Day 3

Banff to Lake Louise

You’ll embark on a half-day tour into Yoho National Park this morning, where you’ll explore the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and the Kicking Horse Bridge, complete with natural rock bridge. The tour concludes at Lake Louise where you’ll then have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beauty of this magnificent location.

Overnight in Lake Louise

Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1pm, scheduled check-in time is not until 4pm. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Silverleaf: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Room)

Goldleaf: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Lakeview Room)

Goldleaf Deluxe: The Fairmint Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview Room)

Day 4

Lake Louise to Jasper

Take a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via the Icefields Parkway, where you’ll enjoy landmark attractions such as Bow Lake, the Athabasca Falls and the Columbia Icefield. At the Columbia Icefield, the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle, you’ll ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier where you’ll learn more about the geological features. There’ll be time for lunch (not included) before arrival into Jasper in the late afternoon.

Silverleaf: The Crimson Jasper

Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)

Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)

Day 5

Jasper

Today you will enjoy a scenic half day tour of Jasper National Park including the top natural attractions, snow-capped peaks and native wildlife. The rest of the day is free for you to explore more of this area at your own pace.

Silverleaf: The Crimson Jasper

Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)

Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)

Day 6

Jasper to Kamloops

Journey to Kamloops today aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, heading into the interior of British Columbia and watching out for the dramatic scenery changes. Keep watch for Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls and the North Thompson River, among other natural wonders along the route.

Overnight in Kamloops (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7

Kamloops to Vancouver

Head west towards Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean, past Fraser Valley and Thompson River. Marvel at the steep slopes and an rushing waters of Hall's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends upon arrival into Vancouver.

Silverleaf: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

Goldleaf: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Waterfront, (Signature Harbour View Room)

Day 8

Embarkation

Transfer independently early this afternoon to the Vancouver cruise terminal where you will board your ship.

Overnight on Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam (Dinner included)

Day 9

Inside Passage

Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 10

Port of Call Juneau, Alaska

Situated at the foot of the mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, Juneau is a city made for nature lovers. There’s so much to do here that makes the most of the beautiful scenery, such as hiking, fishing and kayaking. Take a trip to the nearby Juneau Icefields or the Mendenhall Glacier, each found on Juneau’s doorstep. Due to the long daylight hours, there’s plenty of time for your perfect Juneau adventure.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 11

Port of Call Skagway, Alaska

Explore Skagway today, visiting the quaint stores and bars, and visiting the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park which has restored buildings and wooden boardwalks inviting you to take a step back in time.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 12

Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park is today’s port of call, with a scenic cruise journeying through this beautiful region. Listen out for the sound of chunks of ice crashing into the water – Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 13

Port of Call Ketchikan, Alaska

Set out over the waters and clinging to weathered stairways – Ketchikan, the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’, is a cheerful destination found on Revillagigedo Island.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 14

Inside Passage

Today sees you embark on your last stretch of the tour, sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 15

Vancouver

After breakfast you will disembark your cruise ship in Vancouver, where your holiday comes to an end.

(Breakfast included)

Day 16

Arrive back home

 

What's Included

  • Scheduled flights
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer in Silverleaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Calgary Tower
  • Calgary to Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer from Lake Louise to Jasper
  • Jasper Tour
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver

ON THE CRUISE:

  • Inside Cabin (Upgrades available at a supplement)
  • Luxurious beds featuring Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5x magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

What's Not Included

  • Transfers from Calgary airport to Hotel, Vancouver hotel to port and port to airport in Vancouver
  • Gratuities on the cruise at approximately $12 per day

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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