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The Best Of Canada & Alaskan Cruise

16 Night Hotels from £2,799 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Experience East & Western Canada before you cruise to Alaska.  The tour starts in Toronto with the option to visit Niagara Falls.  From Toronto fly to Calgary and transfer to Banff.  The tour itinerary includes time for sightseeing in the Canadian Rockies before your 2 day trip on the Rocky Mountaineer, finally finishing off with a Holland America Cruise to Alaska!

Details

Day 1 Fly to Toronto

Arrive at Toronto’s International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel for the next 3 nights.  Explore independently or we can arrange sightseeing for you.

Standard Hotel:  Courtyard By Marriott Downtown

Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Royal York

Day 2 Optional Full Day Niagara Falls Sightseeing

Optional Niagara Falls Trip (8 hours)

The Niagara Falls full day tour will bring you to one of Canada's most spectacular sights.  You will make your way to Niagara through the towns of Hamilton, "the steel capital of Canada", St catherines "the fruit basked of Ontario", and the wine region of the Niagara Peninsula.  An ample amount of time will be spent at the falls to give you every opportunity to take pictures and admire the thundering waters.  Included is a thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower Cruise* for a unique biew of the spectacular Horseshoe Falls.  Other highlights include a panoramic lunch at Sheraton on the Falls and trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge passing through the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, voted "Canada's Prettiest Town". (see prices at the bottom of the price panel) * Prior to May 15 and after Oct 15, Hornblower cruise will be substituted with The Journey Behind The Falls (please call for details)

Standard Hotel:  Courtyard By Marriott Downown

Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Royal York

Day 3 Toronto

A full day to explore Toronto at leisure.  

Standard Hotel:  Courtyard By Marriott Downtown

Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Royal York

Day 4 Fly to Calgary and transfer to Banff

This morning check out of your Toronto hotel and transfer independently to Toronto Airport for your flight to Calgary.  Upon arrival you have an included scheduled transfer to Banff.

Standard Hotel:  Mount Royal Hotel

Superior Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

Day 5 & 6 Banff

Two days at leisure in Banff, explore independently or we can pre-book some excursions for you.

Optional Excursions from Banff:

The Icefields Parway Tour from Banff (10 hours) - Departing from individual hotels prepare yourself for the experience of the Columbia Icefield.  Covering an expanse of 325 sq. km and reaching depths of up to 320m, this impressive icefield forms one of the largest masses of ice south of the Arctic Circle.  Your route along the scenic icefields Parkway provides a spectacular view, but you will enhance your experience by venturing directly onto the Athabasca Glacier - which represents a substantial portion of the entire ice blanket - in a special ice explorer.  An alpine picnic lunch is included.  Ice Explorer ride is included.  (see prices at the bottom of the price panel)

Explore Banff Including Gondola (4.5 hours) - Departing from individual hotels take a guided bus tour through the towering moutains of Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade and Norquay and learn about the natural attractions of the wind-shaped hoodoos and the Cave & Basin National Historic Site.  Be aware of the Suprise Corner along Tunnel Mountain Drive!  Experience a gentle ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain taking 8 minutes in a four person fully enclosed gondola.  A spectacular view and picture taking opportunity wait at the top of this 360 degree panorama of the Bow Valley.  Learn all about how these majestic moutains have shaped this unique community.  (see prices at the bottom of the price panel)

Standard Hotel: Mount Royal Hotel Banff

Deluxe Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

Day 7 Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Kamloops

This morning check out of your hotel and catch a taxi to the train station.  On board the Rocky Mountaineer train, you will experience a spectacular rail excursion from Banff to Kamloops. This unique daylight service allows you to view some of the most spectacular sights in Western Canada. The route departs the Rocky Mountains through the Kicking Horse Pass. By late afternoon, you are in the arid ranch land of interior British Columbia, where you disembark for the night. Upon arrival in Kamloops, the evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Kamloops.
Breakfast and lunch included.
Standard: Thompson Hotel or similar
Deluxe: Thompson Hotel or similar

Day 8 Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops to Vancouver

You will set out on the last leg of your spectacular rail experience today. The Rocky Mountaineer takes you through the “cowboy country” ranchlands and along the rushing torrents of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. You are now truly in pioneer territory and en route you can listen to the history and legends of the West while enjoying all the comforts of your luxury train. The last stretch takes you through lush farmlands and past historic towns to Vancouver. Breakfast and lunch included.  Upon arrival in Vancouver catch a taxi to your hotel for 2 nights

Standard: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Deluxe: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Day 9 Vancouver

Today is at leisure in this wonderful city.  Explore Vancouver independently, a hop on / hop off bus tour of Vancouver is a great way to see the highlights in a day.

Standard: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Deluxe: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Day 10 Embarkation

Morning is at leisure, early this afternoon catch a taxi to the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your ship.  Overnight on Holland America’s ms Noordam or Nieuw Amsterdam. Dinner included.

Day 11 Cruise the Inside Passage

Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 12 Port of Call Juneau, Alaska

Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door. Juneau is the place to let your imagination run wild. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest, visit the rustic shops in town, set out and whale watch, flightsee, hike, kayak, raft or fish. Due to the long daylight hours, there’s plenty of time for your perfect Juneau adventure. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 13 Port of Call Skagway, Alaska

Take your time and poke into every little store from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Kennedy’s Dry Goods. The Red Onion Saloon, with its honky tonk piano and costumed barmaids, is a treasure trove of memorabilia featuring pictures of Klondike Kate, Peahull Annie and other vintage characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of ’98 Museum. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park boasts restored buildings and wooden boardwalks that invite you to take a stroll into the past. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 14 Glacier Bay Scenic Cruise

As Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. Bring out the camera and listen for the thunderous sound of a monumental chunk of ice that has split from a glacier as it crashes into the sea. The impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 15 Port of Call Ketchikan, Alaska

Built out over the water and climbing weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains with a cheerful air. Take time to explore Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village, Ketchikan’s main attractions. Deep water fjords created by retreating glaciers has left behind stunning granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls cascading into placid waters. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 16 Cruise the Inside Passage

Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 17 Vancouver

After breakfast you will disembark your cruise ship in Vancouver where your vacation concludes, Catch a taxi to the airport for your flight home. Breakfast included.

Day 18 Arrive back home

Whats Included

  • Return flights including flight from Toronto to Calgary
  • Hotel accommodations for 9 nights as shown or similar
  • Scheduled coach transfer from Calgary to Banff
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Silverleaf Service, upgrades available at a supplement to Goldleaf.
  • Transfers to/from Kamloops train station/hotel
  • 7 night Holland America Alaskan cruise in an inside cabin.  Upgrades available at supplement for Ocean View & Balcony cabins.

Whats Not Included

  • Transfers from Toronto Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport, train station transfers in Banff & Vancouver, transfer to port in Vancouver and airport at the end of the cruise.
  • Train & Cruise gratuities
  • Optional excursions listed in the day to day itinerary, these can be pre-booked see prices at the bottom of the price panel

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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