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Luxury Rockies Odyssey & Alaska

Board Basis: Mixed Meal Plan, Departure Date: Low Season, Departs: London Manchester
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23nts from £7645

Itinerary In Brief

Fly from the UK to Vancouver, Canada

2 nights – Vancouver

Rocky Mountaineer (Gold Leaf) to Kamloops

1 night – Kamloops

Rocky Mountaineer (Gold Leaf) to Banff

2 nights – Banff

2 nights – Lake Louise

2 nights – Jasper

1 night – Sun Peaks

2 nights – Whistler

2 nights – Victoria

7 nights – Inside Passage Alaskan Cruise

Fly from Vancouver, Canada to the UK

Tour Highlights

– A Cultural Encounter – At Whistler’s Squamish Lil’wat cultural centre, enjoy breakfast and learn about First Nations animal symbolism.

– Natural Wonder and Wildlife – Cruise Glacier Bay National Park with its rivers of ice, and keep close watch for marine life like whales.

– Stunning River Safari – Skim along Blue River in special boats, keeping a close eye out for the grizzly and black bears often spotted here.

– Seven-night Inside Passage cruise in a Verandah Stateroom.

– Two-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in GoldLeaf Service.

 

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Depart London, Arrive Vancouver
Fly from London Heathrow to Vancouver. Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel before enjoying a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Daily: Dinner

Day 2: Vancouver
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
After breakfast at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s Cliff House Restaurant, there’s time to explore the grounds and a network of suspension bridges before a guided discovery of Vancouver.
Visit Stanley Park, a world-class 400-hectare evergreen oasis, or head to Granville Island, the heart of Vancouver’s cultural scene. Then, enjoy panoramic views of English Bay. With free time at hand this afternoon and evening, you may wish to immerse yourself in this vibrant harbourside city at your leisure. Perhaps wander the old cobblestone streets of Gastown, the birthplace of Vancouver, or visit the shopping mecca of Robson Street.
Daily: Breakfast

Day 3: Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops
Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in a GoldLeaf carriage as you travel to Kamloops.
Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (three-star accommodation)
Daily: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 4: Kamloops, Rocky Mountaineer, Banff
Your rail journey continues east towards the Canadian Rockies today. Journey through vast ranchlands, past Shuswap Lake and along the South Thompson River. See the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels and traverse Kicking Horse Pass, which takes you into the province of Alberta. On arrival in Banff National Park, disembark the train and head for the Fairmont Banff Springs.
Stay: Two Nights – Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs
Daily: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Banff
FREEDOM OF CHOICE- Sightseeing
Today you have the chance to explore on your chosen activity. You may wish to join the Banff Experience tour, which includes sightseeing with a local guide and a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, ride the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views of the park or take to the skies on a heli-flightseeing trip. You may also enjoy a float trip along the Bow River or prefer to take a tour of the Canmore Eagles’ dressing room, try on their gear and step onto the ice to experience a day in the life of a Canadian ice hockey player. Last but not least, why not simply relax at the Willow Stream Spa.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE – Dining
Choose from a range of dining options at your hotel this evening.
After breakfast today, select from our range of Freedom of Choice activities.
Daily: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 6: Banff, Lake Louise
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE – Dining
This evening, choose where to dine from a selection of exceptional restaurants within your hotel.

This morning travel to iconic Lake Louise.
Stay: Two Nights, Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in a Lakeview Room
Daily: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Moraine Lake, Lake Louise
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide for a stroll at Lake Louise.
After breakfast this morning, visit Moraine Lake, then enjoy a Signature Experience at the iconic Lake Louise.
Daily: Breakfast

Day 8: Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper
FREEDOM OF CHOICE – Dining
For dinner, choose where to dine at one of your lodge’s restaurants.
Travel the Icefields Parkway and ride an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier.
Stay: Two Nights, Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Daily: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Jasper
FREEDOM OF CHOICE – Sightseeing
Perhaps join a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour, a Maligne Valley experience, go rafting on the Athabasca River or take a Jasper SkyTram ride.
Explore Jasper on your Freedom of Choice activity today.
Daily: Breakfast

Day 10: Jasper, Mt Robson, Blue River, Sun Peaks
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
On a Blue River Safari, a custom-designed boat will take you over glacier-fed waterways for the chance to glimpse local bears.
Stop to admire Mt Robson as you journey along Yellowhead Highway via Blue River before continuing to Sun Peaks.
Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
Daily: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Sun Peaks, Whistler
Follow the historic tracks of the early gold rush pioneers through the rugged Cariboo region. Travel via the remote rural town of Lillooet, and stop at both Seton and Duffey lakes. Then re-enter the Coast Mountains on your way to Whistler.
Stay: Two Nights, The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa
Daily: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Whistler
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
The heritage of Canada’s indigenous people comes to light at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Enjoy breakfast and tour the museum, then discover your First Nations ‘animal spirit’ with the help of your guide.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE – Sightseeing
Take a floatplane flight for a new perspective on the region; explore Whistler Mountain on a snowcat adventure; enjoy a Mountain Jeep safari; set out on a tree trek or zip trek; or ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
Enjoy a Signature Experience this morning. Then, select your Freedom of Choice activity this afternoon.
Daily: Breakfast

 

Day 13: Whistler, Georgia Strait, Victoria
Travel south from Whistler and take a ferry to Vancouver Island. Continue by coach and arrive later in Victoria.
Stay: Two nights, Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, in a Deluxe Water View Room
Daily: Breakfast

Day 14: Victoria, The Butchart Gardens
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Visit The Butchart Gardens before the crowds and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence.
Enjoy your Signature Experience this morning. Tonight, enjoy a special dinner with your fellow travellers.
Daily: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15: Victoria, Vancouver, Embark Ship
After breakfast this morning, return by ferry to the mainland, board your ship and settle in for your seven-night Alaska Inside Passage cruise.
Stay: Seven Night Cruise, Holland America Line in a Verandah Stateroom
Daily: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16: The Inside Passage
The Inside Passage Start your day with the incredible scenery of the Inside Passage. Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship cruises along coastal British Columbia and the Alaska Panhandle. Glide past rocky headlands and over the icy waters of the Inside Passage, one of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world and one of the few places where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls.
Daily: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Juneau
After breakfast this morning, continue your journey to the Alaskan capital of Juneau. Set at the foot of the majestic Coast Mountains on the Gastineau Channel, this beautiful capital city attracts many travellers despite its remote location. Here, you may explore at leisure, or set off on an exciting excursion (own expense).
Daily: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: Skagway
Arrive in Skagway at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Never failing to intrigue visitors with its wide range of historic buildings and stories to be told, there are a variety of unique excursions on offer (own expense). Or, you can also choose to set out on your own discovery.
Daily: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 19: Glacier Bay National Park
Today you will draw back your curtains to the sight of World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park. As you cruise through rivers of ice and between sky-scraping peaks, you’ll enjoy commentary from local rangers who have come aboard your ship. They will explain the geological wonders of the passage and hopefully point out some of the diverse wildlife and marine mammals found here, such as sea lions and killer whales.
Daily: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 20: Ketchikan
Arrive at the city of Ketchikan, set right on the shores of the Tongass Narrows. Ketchikan acts as a gateway to a wide variety of attractions, including Misty Fjords National Monument – one of America’s largest wilderness areas. This city also lays claim to the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles.
Daily: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 21: The Inside Passage
Head south back through the Inside Passage, towards your final port of call.
Daily: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 22: Disembark Ship, Depart Vancouver
On arrival in Vancouver this morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Daily: Breakfast

Departure Dates

Departures are between April and September each year, with between 4 and 7 departures per month. 

 

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