Holland America cruise ship in Alaska (2020 sailings will be on MS Koningsdam)
Holland America cruise ship in Alaska (2020 sailings will be on MS Koningsdam)
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Bow River, Mortine Lake, Sulphur Mountain Gondola & Helicopter Tour in Banff
Bow River, Mortine Lake, Sulphur Mountain Gondola & Helicopter Tour in Banff
Columbia Icefield Parkway & Peyto Lake
Columbia Icefield Parkway & Peyto Lake
Athabasca, Pyramid Lake & Maligne Lake, Jasper
Athabasca, Pyramid Lake & Maligne Lake, Jasper
Landscapes of Kamloops & Mount Robson
Landscapes of Kamloops & Mount Robson
Victoria Parliament Building & Vancouver Skyline
Victoria Parliament Building & Vancouver Skyline
Holland America MS Koningsdam cruise ship in Alaska
Holland America MS Koningsdam cruise ship in Alaska
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Self-Drive Rocky Mountain Journey & Alaska Cruise

14 nights from £2,199 per person Including Flights

Overview

Combine a self-drive tour of the Canadian Rockies with cruise to Alaska - a truly spectacular holiday

Start your Rocky Mountain Journey in Calgary - known as "The Gateway to the Rockies". then begin your drive west to the bustling mountain town of Banff in the heart of Canada's oldest national park. After a couple of days exploration, head north to the emerald waters of Lake Louise - Canada's most photographed lake. Continue your Canadian Rockies experience in Jasper National Park, then head through beautiful scenery to the laid-back resort of Sun Peaks, before arriving in Vancouver.

You will then board a Holland America cruise ship to embark on a journey along the stunning coast of British Columbia to Alaska. You will visit gold rush towns, spot wildlife and experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Glacier Bay.

Fly to Calgary 1 night Calgary; Banff 2 nights; Lake Louise 1 night; Japser 1 night; Sun Peaks 1 night; Vancouver 1 night; Holland America cruise to Alaska 7 nights; Fly home

Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Calgary

Fly to Calgary International Airport, pick up your rental car and make your way to your downtown hotel. Enjoy an evening stroll around the city, perhaps ascend Calgary Tower for your first glimpse of the Rockies and eat at one of the many great downtown restaurants.

Day 2

Calgary - Banff (79 miles)

Leaving Calgary behind, you will set your sights today on the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Feel the majesty of these mountains as you first travel through the foothills and then enter beautiful Banff National Park. Time to park the car and stretch your legs with a walk down to the Bow River and Bow Falls. Browse the boutiques of Banff Avenue and sample friendly Canadian hospitality in one of the many cafes and restaurants.

Day 3

Banff

A full day to experience Banff. Perhaps take a guided tour of the National Park to spot wildlife and learn about the geography. Or take the Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain for spectacular views of several mountain ranges. At the top you'll also find a fascinating exhibition on the local area, plus a choice of cafe and restaurant where you can soak in the view. Or perhaps explore in that wholly Canadian way by kayak. We can book these and many other excursions for you.

Day 4

Banff - Lake Louise (36 miles)

Depart Banff today and travel to Lake Louise, the “Jewel of the Rockies”.  Visit Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks.  Perhaps rent a canoe at either Moraine or Lake Louise and see the area from a different perspective.

Day 5

Lake Louise - Jasper (145 miles)

Today travel the scenic Icefields Parkway. The Icefields Parkway is Canada’s second-highest paved highway, and is among the country’s most scenic drives. A kaleidoscope of new experiences is yours to discover amidst the waterfalls, mountain lakes and awesome glaciers, which dominate the landscape. We can book you a visit to the Columbia Icefield and ride on board an Ice Explorer to the Athabasca Glacier. This glacier is part of the Columbia Icefield, the greatest mass of ice outside the Arctic Circle where the ice is over a thousand feet thick. You can also experience the Skywalk - Winner of the 2011 World Architecture Future Projects award, the Glacier Skywalk consists of a 400 metre interpretive boardwalk and a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres out over the Sunwapta Valley.

Leaving the Athabasca Glacier, your camera should be ready to capture the majesty of the Athabasca Falls prior to your arrival into Jasper - set amid some of the most rugged peaks in the Rockies.

Day 6

Jasper - Sun Peaks (268 miles)

Today you have the longest drive of the itinerary, but what a scenic drive it will be. The Yellowhead Highway will take you on a route first explored by trappers and traders. You will see Mount Terry Fox as well as Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. We recommend a visit to Wells Gray Provincial Park, a nature reserve priding itself on the untamed and pristine state of its wilderness. Continue to Sun Peaks, a year-round resort catering to families as well as sports enthusiasts.

Day 7

Sun Peaks to Vancouver (256 miles)

Driving past Kamloops, you'll traverse the stunning, sage brush-covered ranch lands along the South Thompson River.  This is still the land of vast herds of cattle and cowboys on horseback. Entering between the towering rock walls of the Fraser Canyon, you'll be amazed at the whitewater rapids of the Fraser River gushing far below.  Over 750,000 litres of water surge through the 34-metre Hell's Gate gorge every minute and a gondola ride over this part of the canyon is sure to impress.  Further downstream, the lush Fraser Valley opens up into the maritime basin characteristic of the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia as you approach Vancouver, Canada's Gateway to the Pacific.

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 Koningsdam (Dinner included).

Day 9

Inside Passage

Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland

(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 perhaps the highlight of the trip, 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, returning 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)

Please note an extra night in Vancouver may be required due to flight schedules

  • Return transatlantic flights
  • Economy car rental with fully inclusive insurance (upgrades available at supplement)
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in 3* hotels - upgrades available at a supplement

On the cruise

  • Accommodation in an Inside Cabin on a full board basis (Upgrades available at a supplement)

What's Not Included

  • National Park Entrance fees
  • Hotel Parking fees
  • One way car hire drop fee approximately $250 subject to change please check at time of booking
  • Transfers to the port and airport
  • Gratuities on the cruise at approximately $12 per day

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