Magnificent Canadian Rockies and Alaska Cruise Tour

Canada and Alaska, North America
Overview

In this tour experience scenic railway the Rocky Mountaineer Journey through the clouds. Get up close and personal with the world of the Grizzly bear. Enjoy magnificent scenery and unique experiences on an Alaska Cruise with Celebrity Infinity. Sail the Inside Passage with an Insider Filled with icy fjords that tower over the Pacific Ocean while snowy peaks stretch towards the horizon, Alaska feels boundless.

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18 Days
Magnificent Canadian Rockies and Alaska Cruise Tour
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Pit Stops

  • UK – Calgary (1N)
  • Banff (3N)
  • Jasper (2N)
  • Kamloops (1N)
  • Vancouver (2N)
  • Alaska Cruise (7N)
  • Vancouver – UK
Tour Includes

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    8 nights in hotels , 7 nights cruise on Celebrity Infinity and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 33 meals: 17 breakfasts, 9 lunches , 7 dinners
  • Inside stateroom on celebrity infinity
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided Excursions as described
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
Tour Highlights

  • Experience breathtaking mountain views and can capture that signature Banff National Park.
  • Take a stroll around Lake Louise.
  • Athabasca Glacier – Ride the Ice Explorer (Snow coach) along the Columbia Icefield.
  • Board the world famous Rock mountaineer train. Enjoy your Silver leaf service jaw-dropping panoramic views through oversized picture windows and delectable gourmet cuisine at your seat.
  • Get up close to the Grizzly bear.
  • Relax and cruise Maligne Lake.
  • Travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and along rocky lakeshores.
  • CLIFFWALK at Capilano Suspension Bridge.
  • 07 Nights Alaska Cruise ( Inside passage).
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 UK – CALGARY

Fly to Calgary. On arrival Calgary you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Westin.

DAY 2 CALGARY – BANFF (B)

After breakfast, we start our day with Calgary Orientation tour Pass by Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park, Canada Olympic Park, Heritage Park and downtown. Leaving the city we travel west on the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we arrive in Lake Banff. Check out the surreal rock formations near Tunnel Mountain Drive, shaped by thousands of years of wind and rain. Head next to the Banff Gondola, gliding above the nearby peaks near town, as you enjoy the incredible views on the ride up. Once you reach the top, take some time to visit the boardwalk and the 360-degree observation deck for more panoramas of the stunning collection of peaks nearby. Then continue to Bow Falls, a gushing waterfall near town which offers great photo opportunities. Then check in at hotel Fox Suites.

DAY 3 BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – LAKE MORAINE – BANFF (B)

After breakfast the morning is free for your leisure. This afternoon sightseeing tour will take you to the ‘Jewel of the Canadian Rockies’, Lake Louise and the world-renowned Moraine Lake. This trip will leave a lasting impression of your holiday to the Rockies. Accompanied by our interpretive guides you will be able to capture the magic of these two pristine settings. Overnight stay at hotel Fox hotel suites – Banff.

DAY 4 BANFF (B)

Get up close and personal with the world of the Grizzly bear on this 10-hour tour from Banff, created with animal lovers in mind. Explore the dramatic natural landscape the Grizzly calls home, including Emerald Lake, Takkakaw Falls and Kicking Horse Canyon, while enjoying special activities that will allow you to learn about and observe these majestic creatures in their natural setting. Start your day with a pickup from most Banff hotels. Check with your tour operator for your exact pickup time. Continue to the Grizzly’s home turf for a gondola ride to the summit of Kicking Horse Mountain. On the way up, be on the lookout for potential Grizzlies in the area below, and take in the fantastic scenery. At the top spend some time hiking the summit trails and enjoy an included gourmet lunch at the Eagle Eye, Canada’s highest restaurant. From there, your tour continues to the Grizzly Bear Refuge for an intimate encounter with Boo, an orphaned bear that calls the refuge home. Observe the behaviors of this magnificent animal at close range as it roams and plays in the refuge’s natural Grizzly habitat. The day also includes a chance to visit some of the Banff area’s most spectacular natural wonders, including Emerald Lake and Takkakaw Falls, offering more opportunities to further explore the Grizzly Bear’s one-of-a-kind habitat. Overnight stay at hotel Fox hotel suites – Banff.

DAY 5 BANNF – JASPER (B)

After breakfast we leave for Jasper national park. The Columbia Icefield, located in Jasper National Park, presents an awesome sight when first viewed from the IcefieldsParkway. It is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most interesting and accessible icefields in North America. The Icefield covers an area of nearly 325 square kilometres and reaches a depth of 365 metres.(1200 feet) Your route is spectacular as you travel one of the most scenic highways in the world – the Icefield Parkway. Glacier-fed rivers and streams, majestic peaks, peaceful lakes and broad-reaching valleys combine to create not only a harmonious blend of scenic wonders for guests, but also a protected habitat for Canadian Rockies wildlife. At the Columbia Icefield Centre, time is provided for lunch and now for your Glacier Experience, an experienced guide takes you out onto the Athabasca Glacier. On arrival Jasper you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel The Crimson. Overnight stay at hotel The Crimson – Jasper

DAY 6 – JASPER (B)

After breakfast a A brief tour of Jasper gives you an ideal overview of this charming mountain town. Then head across the Athabasca River to Maligne Canyon for a stroll along the narrow limestone gorge; traverse two bridges over the Canyon for views of magnificent waterfalls below. Stop at Medicine Lake viewpoint to admire the Colin and Queen Elizabeth mountain ranges. Your Maligne Lake cruise is both relaxing and awe inspiring. Spirit Island with the jagged Canadian Rockies as a backdrop, is one of the most iconic images of all of Canada. Here, you’ll go ashore to capture your own photos and memories of this special spot. Keep an eye out for all sorts of wildlife – eagles, moose, coyotes, wolves, deer and bears – as you make your way back to Jasper. Overnight stay at hotel The Crimson – Jasper.

DAY 7 JASPER – KAMLOOPS (B/L)

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops. You will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops.

DAY 8 KAMLOOPS – VANCOUVER (B/L)

Your rail adventure continues west towards Vancouver. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Arrive in Vancouver and transfer to your downtown hotel. Part of Vancouver’s appeal is the sheer beauty of its setting. Behind the sweep of its beaches soar high rise buildings. The city’s harbours and inlets are freckled with pleasure craft and ocean going vessels from around the world. To the north of Vancouver are inviting mountain parks, such as Grouse Mountain; to the south and east are the fertile farmlands of the Fraser River Valley. Overnight stay at hotel Sheraton Wall Centre – Vancouver.

DAY 9 VANCOUVER (B)

After breakfast we take The Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain Tour takes you to the amazing temperate rainforest of Vancouver’s North Shore. This is your best option for a light adventure, half-day excursion into the stunning nature that surrounds the city. Stops include Capilano Fish Hatchery, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. CLIFFWALK is the newest attraction at Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge, this heart-stopping cliff-side journey takes guests through rainforest vegetation on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River to previously unexplored areas of the park. Not for the faint of heart, it is high and narrow and, in some sections, glass (very strong glass) is all that separates guests from the canyon far below. If you are looking for some thrilling Vancouver activities, check out CLIFFWALK at Capilano Suspension Bridge. The day is free for your own leisure and other activities. Overnight stay at hotel Sheraton Wall centre – Vancouver.

DAY 10 VANCOUVER – ALASKA CRUISE (B/D)

After breakfast the morning is free for your own leisure. Then in the afternoon transfer to Vancouver cruise terminal where you board your Celebrity Infinity.

DAY 11 INSIDE PASSAGE (CRUISING) (B/L/D)

You’ll sail beyond the Inside Passage 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.

DAY 12 ICY STRAIT (CRUISING) (B/L/D)

Tendered 15:00 – 22:00
Go whale watching, learn Tinglit tribal customs, buy arts-and-crafts gifts, or fly high above Port Frederick on a 1.6km long zip-rider. Later, tuck into the best ever halibut and chips on the cookhouse deck of historic Hoonah Packing Company cannery.

DAY 13 HUBBARD GLACIER (CRUISING)(B/L/D)

Cruising 10:30 – 14:30
Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes.

DAY 14 JUNEAU – ALASKA (B/L/D)

Docked 07:30 – 20:00
Some sightseeing is best from above. View the majestic Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier Loop Trail, or sail 1,800ft aloft via gondola to Mount Roberts. The fresh air’s sure to whet your appetite so try out the local treat – crisp crab cakes.

DAY 15 KETCHIKAN – ALASKA (B/L/D)

Docked 14:00 – 20:30
Experience Eden firsthand. Kayak tranquil saltwater fjords fringed by ancient forests, keeping an eye out for black bear and playful porpoise. Tour the great outdoors by foot or bike, or whiz above ocean shores and never-ending forests by zipline.

DAY 16 INSIDE PASSAGE (CRUISING)(B/L/D)

You’ll sail beyond the Inside Passage 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.

DAY 17 ALASKA CRUISE – VANCOUVER – LONDON (B)

After breakfast you will disembark and transfer to Vancouver International airport to board your flight to London.

DAY 18 UK

Arrive home today.

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