2019 Exclusive Canada & Alaska Tour Package

2019 Exclusive Canada & Alaska Tour

Book by 30 Nov 18

18D/17N from $8599 per person

Experience the breathtaking Canadian Rockies in the lap of luxury with Rocky Mountaineer in this Alaska & Rockies splendour package combining one of Rocky Mountaineer’s most popular itineraries and 7 day cruise on Celebrity Solstice.

Highlights:

  • Luxury Alaska cruise on Celebrity Solstice
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Journey
  • Escorted day coach tours in the Rockies
  • Butchart Gardens Tour
  • Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge tour
  • Icefields Parkway with Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier & Glacier Skywalk
  • Tour of Banff with Banff Gondola
  • Tour of Yoho National Park
  • Panoramic Helicopter flight
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Thu, 9 May, 2019

Upon arrival in Vancouver, make your own arrangements from the airport to Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel which is located in downtown Vancouver, remainder of day at leisure.

This culinary capital treats you to fresh local seafood, farm-to-table produce, and authentic Asian flavours. But while downtown shines with steel and glass, its epicentre is green Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre oasis of spectacular beaches, trails, and views.

1NT Sheraton Wall Centre – Traditional Room

Fri, 10 May, 2019

Enjoy everything that lively Vancouver has to offer before boarding Celebrity Solstice for your 7 day cruise at 4:30PM.

Category 1C Deluxe Balcony Stateroom

Sat, 11 May, 2019

Cruising in Style while relaxing at sea.

Sun, 12 May, 2019

Ketchikan

Arrive 7am, Depart 4pm

You’ve never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’, Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world’s largest collection of totem poles. If you’re up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you’ll long remember. You will depart at 4PM.

Mon, 13 May, 2019:

Tracy Arm Fjord Cruising 6AM-10AM

Southeast of Juneau lies a narrow 30-mile waterway that delivers epic views of the twin Sawyer glaciers. Hear the thunderous crack as the glaciers calve and send house-sized chunks of ice plummeting into the waters of this awe-inspiring fjord. You’ll witness crashing waterfalls, breathtaking snow-dusted mountain peaks, humpback whales, harbor seals and much more on a Tracy Arm-Fjord cruise. Explore the rugged beauty of the great outdoors on this 30-mile long sheer-walled waterway. Whether kayaking, fishing, hiking or swimming, the rich abundance of glorious nature will unfold around you as you discover the gorgeous Alaska terrain and fauna.

Juneau:

Arrive 1:30pm, Depart 10pm.

Here’s your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure in Alaska’s capital, where cultured sophistication meets the ruggedness of the Last Frontier.

Tue, 14 May, 2019

Skagway

Arrive 7am, Depart 6pm.

The great Klondike Gold Rush lives on in Skagway’s charming downtown of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. Located on the edge of the wilderness, this small town saw its fair share of gold rush, get rich dreamers pass through.

Head to Klondike Gold Rush National Park Museum for an in-depth look at Klondike and the two routes out of Skagway – Chilkoot Pass and White Pass. From the vintage train, admire the mountains and see the 1898 trail that fortune seekers travelled on foot. The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad runs the vintage locomotives through the famously steep Chilkoot Trail and offers sweeping mountain views during its climb toward Canada.

You’ll sail beyond the Inside Passage Cruise into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months.

Wed, 15 May, 2019

Cruising in Style while relaxing at sea.

Thu, 16 May, 2019

Victoria

Arrive 5:30pm, ship will depart at 11:59pm, please disembark at leisure.

Please take taxi to the Oswego Hotel or similar*, centrally located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and blocks from the government legislative buildings.

*Hotel will be confirmed upon booking.

Fri, 17 May, 2019

From Victoria’s Inner Harbour, we take you to the Butchart Gardens, named a National Historic Site of Canada in 2004, the 100th birthday of the gardens. 22 Hectares (55 acres) of breathtaking gardens on the 53 hectare (130 acre) estate are visited by more than a million people each year. The gardens are glorious any time of year. Once at the gardens stroll through the floral splendour which greets you at every turn. Return to downtown Victoria on a shuttle convenient for you.

Sat, 18 May, 2019

Victoria – Vancouver

Depart 16:30 Arrive: 20:00

Please make your own way to the Victoria Steamship Terminal located at 470 Belleville Street.

Arrive at ferry terminal 1 hour prior to your scheduled sailing. Check-in opens 1 hour prior to departure and closes 15 minutes prior to sailing.

Upon arrival at Vancouver terminal, please take a short taxi to your hotel, Sheraton Wall Centre.

2NTS Sheraton Wall Centre – Traditional Room

Sun, 19 May, 2019

Grouse Mountain &Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour

10:30AM-17:00PM

Tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore with breathtaking views of the city, ocean and surrounding mountains. Highlights include the 137- metre (450-foot) Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Skyride gondola at Grouse Mountain.

Mon, 20 May, 2019

Vancouver -Kamloops on Rocky MountaineerSilverleaf*

Transfer to Rocky Mountaineer Rail station is included

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Please note that all accommodation in Kamloops is of moderate standard. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard.

Luggage: As a SilverLeaf Service guest your checked luggage will travel separately from the train and will be waiting for you at your Kamloops accommodation. Please note there is no overhead or under seat storage, and your carry-on bag must fit at your feet. Important: All medications, valuables, personal items and travel documents must be carried with you in your hand luggage.

Meals onboard the train: SilverLeaf Service guests will be served breakfast and lunch at their seat. Guests will also receive complimentary snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the rail journey.

Tue, 21 May 2019

Kamloops – Lake Louise on Rocky Mountaineer Silverleaf*

The pick-up time for this morning’s motorcoach transfer to the train station is posted in the lobby of your hotel.

Boarding: 6:25am

After an overnight stay at your Kamloops hotel, transfer by motorcoach to the train station.

Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard.

Luggage: As a SilverLeaf Service guest your checked luggage will travel separately from the train and will be waiting for you at your Kamloops accommodation. Please note there is no overhead or under seat storage, and your carry-on bag must fit at your feet. Important: All medications, valuables, personal items and travel documents must be carried with you in your hand luggage.

Meals onboard the train: SilverLeaf Service guests will be served breakfast and lunch at their seat. Guests will also receive complimentary snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the rail journey.

Note: Please be aware that rail travel in Canada is subject to unforeseen delays. Our expected arrival time in Lake Louise will be between 18:30 and 20:00.

Transfer from Lake Louise Station to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

2NTS Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – Fairmont Lakeview Room

One of Canada’s most recognized hotels, located on the shores of Lake Louise, this iconic offers 550 guest rooms and suites.

Hotel amenities include: Restaurants, saloon bar, wine bar, 24-hour deli, indoor pool, steam room, health club/gym, children’s play room (charge), parking (charge), shopping arcade, complimentary ice skating parties with hot chocolate (winter) and spa.

Includes 2 Breakfasts and 1 Dinner at hotel.

Wed, 22 May 2019

Columbia Icefields Tour

Today, enjoy a full-day tour along one of the most scenic highways in the world as you travel to Jasper National Park on the Icefields Parkway. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. At the Columbia Icefield Centre, time is provided for lunch (not included) after you have had a chance to experience the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure (admission included).

Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Afterward, brief stops will be made at Bow and Peyto Lakes before arriving back in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Thu, 23 May 2019:

Sightseeing Tour Yoho Park, Lake Louise- Banff

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

2NTS Banff Caribou Lodge – Standard Room

Located a 1 minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff, the Moose Hotel & Suites features 174 air conditioned guests rooms, with a combination of one and two bedroom suites and hotel rooms.

Hotel amenities include: Restaurant, spa, indoor swimming pool, fitness room, exercise room on the 3rd floor, and two spectacular rooftop hot pools with views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. ROAM Bus Passes included.

Fri 24 May 2019

Free Day in Banff

Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.

Sat 25 May 2019

Banff -Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary.

1NT Hotel Arts – Luxury Room

Offering urban style and chic elegance within Calgary’s arts district, you’re a short stroll from the theatre, concert hall, museum, galleries, shopping, PengrowthSaddledome and the Telus Convention Centre.

Hotel amenities include: Two restaurants, poolside cafe, seasonal outdoor pool, fitness centre, and concierge service, art gallery, heated underground parking, complimentary Wi-Fi.

Sun 26 May 2019

Check out from hotel by 12Noon, you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure to explore this cosmopolitan city. Departure on own.

***PACKAGE COST EXCLUDES FLIGHTS – PLEASE ASK US FOR A QUOTE***

Cruise, Rail & Land Deposit: A$2000 per person within 3 days of booking

Package on sale until 30 Nov 18 unless sold out.

Final Balance due: 11 Jan 2019

*Upgrade to GoldLeaf seats are available upon request

Package Includes:

  • 3 nights Vancouver in a 4-star hotel
  • 2 nights Victoria in a 3.5-star hotel
  • 2 nights at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • 2 nights Banff in a 4-star hotel
  • 1 night Calgary in a 4-star hotel
  • 7 days Celebrity Solstice cruise staying in a Balcony cabin
  • 2 days on-board the Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf (upgrades available)
  • Butchart Gardens Tour
  • V2V Ferry Victoria to Vancouver in Premium comfort class
  • Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge tour
  • Icefields Parkway with Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier & Glacier Skywalk
  • Tour of Banff with Banff Gondola
  • Tour of Yoho National Park
  • Panoramic Helicopter flight
  • Transfers to and from rail stations and hotels
  • 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches & 7 dinners included
  • Includes pre-paid on-board cruise gratuities

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