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Canadian Rockies Experience & Silversea Alaskan Cruise

17 Night Platinum Tour from £6,779 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Explore the delights of Canada with a sophisticated tour and cruise, beginning in Calgary and ending in Seattle. With European styling and luxurious features, your Silversea cruise experience will be one to remember. You’ll be treated to gourmet dining, exclusive explorations and elegant accommodation for a stunning journey.  Soak up the amazing views and relaxed ambience, and take advantage of the all-inclusive lifestyle aboard this luxury vessel.

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Day 1

Calgary

Upon arrival into Calgary, take a private transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Explore the city at your own pace, perhaps with a quick ride to the viewing platform of the Calgary Tower for breathtaking views of the downtown area and the surrounding ranchlands.

Overnight: The Fairmont Palliser, Deluxe Room

Day 2

Banff

Depart from Calgary this morning for a full-day tour which ends in Banff. You’ll travel to Kananaskis where you’ll take part in a 12-minute summit helicopter tour over the Rockies – undoubtedly the highlight of the day. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour, including Lake Minnewanka, Bow Falls, the Hoodoos and Surprise Corner. Afterwards, take a gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s eye view of Bow Valley. The tour will end upon arrival into Banff later this afternoon.

Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs, Deluxe Room

Day 3

Banff/Lake Louise

Today sees you journey to the beautiful Moraine Lake, the historic Spiral Tunnels and the Takakkaw Falls. You’ll also stop off at Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge. End the day at 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.

Overnight: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 4

Jasper

Travel along the renowned Icefields Parkway today, one of the most impressive highways in North America. Travel through Banff and Jasper National Parks and stop off at the Columbia Icefield and the newly opened Glacier Skywalk. After enjoying lunch at the Discovery Centre, board a Brewster Ice Explorer and travel onto the slopes of the Athabasca Glacier, as your guide explains the geological features of the area and how the glaciers are formed. Be sure to keep your camera ready for your sighting of the mighty Athabasca Falls.

Overnight: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Deluxe Room

Day 5

Jasper

In the morning, begin with an excursion along the Athabasca Canadian Heritage River, learning about David Thompson and the valley ecosystem. Afterwards, travel above Maligne Canyon and visit a mysterious place of Indian legend on your way to Medicine Lake, which sometimes disappears entirely! Keep a lookout upon arrival at Medicine Lake for the abundance of mountain wildlife found here.

Overnight: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Deluxe Room

Day 6

Rocky Mountaineer in Goldleaf

Set foot aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for your two day adventure in GoldLeaf, as you wind your way through the landscape that’s dotted with glaciers, sparkling streams and rugged mountain scenery. Along the way, you’ll visit the Monashee and Cariboo mountain ranges, Okanagan and eventually will finish the day in Kamloops.

Overnight in Kamloops (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7

Rocky Mountaineer in Goldleaf

Continue on your Rocky Mountaineer adventure from Kamloops to Vancouver, watching as the surrounding landscape changes dramatically. You’ll pass through the striking Hell’s Gate Canyon on your way to the fresh air of the coastal city of Vancouver. Upon arrival, transfer to your downtown hotel.

Overnight: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Signature Harbour View Room

Day 8

Vancouver

Explore Vancouver on your own today, a city edged by the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains. Head to Robson Street for a spot of shopping, to Stanley Park if you want to relax or to Granville Island to wander around the markets. If you’re looking for something that really makes the most of the beautiful scenery, take a gondola ride to the summit of Grouse Mountain.

Overnight: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Signature Harbour View Room

Day 9

Victoria

This morning take a short walk to the float plane dock located on the harbour. Depart Vancouver Harbour by seaplane for an exciting flight over the Islands to beautiful Victoria. From there, take a double-decker coach tour to famous Butchart Gardens. In Victoria, enjoy shopping, visiting the museum and lunch. Return to Vancouver on a scheduled afternoon flight (40 minute flight each way.) Upon arrival back into Vancouver walk back to your hotel.

Overnight: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Signature Harbour View Room

Day 10

Vancouver

Spend time enjoying the sights in Vancouver today before boarding the cruise ship for the next portion of your trip.

Overnight: Silver Shadow

Day 11

Inside Passage

Today will be spent onboard, cruising the Inside Passage, the route which begins in southeastern Alaska, through British Columbia to the Washington state in the U.S. The scenery along this route is spectacular, so spend time on-deck admiring the views.

Overnight: Silver Shadow

Day 12

Ketchikan

Today will be spent in the charming town of Ketchikan, well-known for its colourful totem poles, steep sloping streets and island setting. A popular stop-off point for cruise journeys, this is an interesting town that features some great attractions. Head to City Park or to Creek Street to observe the colourful houses situated on stilts over the water. The Totem Heritage Centre is also a must-see, with authentic Native totem poles preserved in this inspiring rare collection.

Overnight: Silver Shadow

Day 13

Juneau

Alaska’s third-largest city is today’s destination; a city with hilly scenery and historic buildings that cannot be reached by road. There’s a modern vibe to this area that makes for an interesting mix of attractions, from the cultural museums to the culinary delights housed in numerous restaurants. Juneau is an easy place to navigate, thanks to its relatively small size, so it’s a great place to explore.

Overnight: Silver Shadow

Day 14

Skagway

North-country folk call this sightseeing route the Golden Horseshoe or Golden Circle tour, because it passes a lot of gold rush country in addition to spectacular lake, forest and mountain scenery. The town is an amazingly preserved artifact from North America's biggest most storied gold rush.

Overnight: Silver Shadow

Day 15

Sitka

Originally home to the Tlingit people, this is a location steeped in history and tradition, and enveloped by dramatic scenery. Visit the Sitka National Historical Park where you’ll be able to see some of the intricately carved totem poles or visit some of the museums to learn more about the varied heritage of this area.

Overnight: Silver Shadow

Day 16

Hubbard Glacier

Journey along the Hubbard Glacier taking in the amazing scenery.

Overnight: Silver Shadow

Day 17

Seward

Today you will dock in Seward and have a scenic train transfer back to Anchorage airport for your flight to Seattle. On arrival transfer take the airport shuttle to your overnight hotel.

Hotel: Hilton Seattle Airport

Day 18

Late morning take the airport shuttle back to Seattle Airport for you return flight home.

Day 19

Arrive Home

What's Included:

  • Flights to Calgary, internal flight from Anchorage to Seattle and Seattle home.

On The Tour

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 10 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 and Glacier Skywalk from Lake Louise to Jasper
  • Jasper Tour
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver
  • Private transfer upon arrival in Calgary.
  • Day trip to Victoria by seaplane

On The Cruise

  • 7 nights cruise on Silver Shadow based on a Vista suite, suite upgrades available at a supplement.
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports of call
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service and in-suite dining served course-by-course from The Restaurant; complimentary beverages served throughout the ship (including fine wines, Champagnes, spirits, beer, bottled water, speciality coffees and soft drinks); in-suite bar and refrigerator stocked with your preferred beverage selections
  • Complimentary shoreside events on select voyages
  • Onboard 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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