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Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies - from London

16 days from £2049*
Departing: May - September 2017
* Price shown: 13 May 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW - ALY
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Breathtaking wonders of nature

Explore America's wilderness in comfort and style on an unforgettable cruise through the 'Inside Passage' to remote Alaska and the protected seascape of Glacier Bay. Your journey into the spectacular heart of the Canadian Rockies will take in its stunning capital, Banff, beautiful Lake Louise and scenic Jasper, as well as delightful Vancouver and colourful Ketchikan.

What The Price Includes

Return flights from selected regional airports
Seven-nights' full-board accommodation aboard Holland America Line
A cruise through Glacier Bay and the scenic Inside Passage and to Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan
Seven nights' room-only accommodation in a series of good standard hotels
A tour through the Rockies including visits to Banff, Jasper, Sun Peaks and Vancouver
Full touring itinerary as described
The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
Government taxes and service charges

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • An Alaskan cruise exploring UNESCO-listed Glacier Bay and the scenic Inside Passage
  • Visits to Juneau, remote Skagway and colourful Ketchikan
  • Take in Banff, the stunning capital of the Rockies
  • Tour the scenery of the Rockies, via sparkling Lake Louise, on the Icefields Parkway
  • Discover Vancouver, often voted the 'best place in the world to live'
  • Seven nights' room-only accommodation in a series of three-star hotels in Banff (2 nights), Jasper (1), Sun Peaks (1) and Vancouver (3)
  • Seven nights' full-board inside cabin accommodation on board a five-star Holland America line cruise ship
  • Return flights to Calgary, returning from Vancouver
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager (The ship's staff and crew will take care of you during your cruise)

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly direct to Calgary, home to the famous 'Stampede', and continue on into the majestic Rockies, to Banff, for a two-night stay.

Day Two

Join the optional guided tour this morning and explore Banff, undisputed 'capital' of the Rockies. Take in Surprise Corner for exquisite views of the iconic Banff Springs Hotel and venture to the summit of Sulphur Mountain by cable car. In the afternoon, perhaps join our exhilarating helicopter flight over the mountains.

Day Three

Today we'll call at beautiful Lake Louise, where turquoise waters - frozen for much of the year - are set against the awesome backdrop of the Victoria Glacier. We'll then travel the renowned Icefields Parkway - a spectacular journey through the heart of the Rockies - before continuing to Jasper, in scenic Jasper National Park.

Day Four

Your wonderful journey west continues, past majestic Mount Robson - the highest point in the Rockies - to the mountain resort of Sun Peaks and another overnight stay.

Day Five

Descending through the Coastal Ranges towards the Pacific and the beautiful city of Vancouver, board your ship for a late afternoon sailing into the Inside Passage and the wilderness State of Alaska, and settle into your cabin - your home for the next seven nights.

Day Six

As we cruise north, through the scenic Inside Passage, you can relax and enjoy the ship's vast range of facilities and dining opportunities.

Day Seven

Today we'll make an afternoon and evening call at the Alaskan capital, Juneau, in its awe-inspiring setting at the foot of the magnificent mountains from which the immense Mendenhall Glacier flows. Optional shore excursions today will include tours and exhilarating activities such as kayaking or dogsledding.

Day Eight

Enjoy a full day at Skagway, northernmost point of the cruise and our last stop before the Yukon. Part of the setting for Jack London's iconic book 'The Call of the Wild', Skagway is still a pioneering town of honky-tonk saloons and Klondike memorabilia.

Day Nine

Today we'll take a breathtaking cruise into Glacier Bay. Marvel at the ever-changing glacial seascape of this renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site where the silence is punctuated by the thunderous sound of ice splitting and crashing, in great chunks, into the water.

Day 10

The colourful town of Ketchikan, its wooden houses built over the water, is our last port of call. You will have the opportunity to join the optional shore excursion to the remote Misty Fjords National Monument, a vast wilderness reserve where some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery can be found.

Day 11

Enjoy a last day at sea as we cruise back south along the Inside Passage and the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Day 12

Arrive early in the delightful coastal city of Vancouver and transfer to your downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city.

Day 13

On today's optional guided tour of Vancouver you'll discover restored Gastown, the kaleidoscopic thoroughfares of Chinatown, and the glass and steel wonders of the Burrard Inlet waterfront. You'll also be able to explore the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and ascend Grouse Mountain by cable car for the spectacular views.

Day 14

Join an optional tour, sailing through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island where you'll visit Victoria, the charming, colonial Provincial capital set around the beautiful Inner Harbour, as well as the world-famous Butchart Gardens.

Day 15

Spend a free morning exploring or perhaps searching out last-minute souvenirs, before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Day 16

Arrive back in the UK after a wonderful holiday.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 May 2017 £2056.00 NF7ALY14
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 May 2017 £2049.00 NF7ALY14
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 June 2017 £2299.00 NF7ALY14
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 June 2017 £2299.00 NF7ALY14
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 September 2017 £2299.00 NF7ALY14
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 September 2017 £2199.00 NF7ALY14
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 September 2017 £2199.00 NF7ALY14

Alaska and Canada Touring Hotels and Cruise Vessel 

The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities, and there will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby. You will also enjoy seven nights on board a Holland America Line cruise ship.

Further information

Passports and visas

When travelling to Canada and the US state of Alaska, British citizens require passports with an integrated chip (shown on the front by a small rectangular symbol beneath the word PASSPORT). The passport must also be valid for 90 days after the return date of the tour. Visas are not normally required for entry, but visitors must apply online for both an eTA with Canadian Immigration (available at www.canada.ca/eta ) and an ESTA with US Immigration (available at www.cbp.gov/esta and must be completed at least 72 hours before departure). The current charges are 7 Canadian dollars and 14 US dollars respectively for British citizens. British subjects, and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested, should consult both the US and Canadian Embassies as a visa may be required.
If you have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011, or have dual nationality with any of these countries, you do require a US visa and cannot travel on the ESTA Visa Waiver Programme.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 90 minutes.

Changes to your itinerary

Please note that the itinerary is reversed for the departure on 17th September 2016, starting in Vancouver and ending in Calgary. It will depart from London Heathrow, instead of from London Gatwick, and fly with Air Canada.

On your flight

All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Shore excursions

Shore excursions during the cruise can be booked on board the ship.

Tipping

Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. Customary gratuity to a coach driver or tour manager is about $5 USD per person per day; in a taxi or a restaurant leave 12-15 per cent of the bill and, in the bar, leave a dollar or so per drink. Gratuities on board Holland America Line ships are not included in your holiday price, and are automatically charged at a cost of $11.50 per person per day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Hotel rooms

Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies - from Gatwick reviews verified by Reevoo

Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies - from GatwickScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 100 reviews
(8 out of 10)

JENNIFER

Richmond Couple
A most enjoyable trip to beautiful places -but the schedule could have been more effective to balance the
travelling.
Confirmed traveller: 19 June 2016
Published on: 09 July 2016
(9 out of 10)

RACHAEL

St Albans Family
You'll probably receive some negative comments about our tour guide, Dianne, because she did talk a LOT! That didn't work for the minority...overall, Dianne and driver Scott were very good indeed.
LOTS of confusion and misinformation via Newmarket. Much clearer guidance is required from Newmarket about the cruise element of the holiday, both in writing and over the phone.
Transat is an appalling airline. Not only were we packed into the plane like sardines, but they don't serve food on a long haul...they serve beige carbohydrate rubbish. Never seen anything like it...suggest you give holiday makers the option of upgrading and/or using a different airline.
However, as a trip, it is stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Confirmed traveller: 19 June 2016
Published on: 09 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

IVAN

Corby Friends
Not good overall tour guide was very rude on a number of times,we were kept waiting at Vancouver for a hour waiting for another rude tour guide. Cruise was very good excellent food and service,crew very friendly and polite,entertainment very good,ports of call very good
Confirmed traveller: 19 June 2016
Published on: 07 July 2016
(7 out of 10)

WALTER

Couple
Cruise element excellent, hotels 3 star, although clean not ones we would have chosen if arranging the trip ourselves.Felt we were overcharged for pre-booking plane seats having been advised we could not pre-book directly with the airline.

Holiday however split nicely into the 3 elements, touring the Rockies, Alaskan cruise and City break in Vancover.
Confirmed traveller: 19 June 2016
Published on: 06 July 2016
(9 out of 10)

FIONA

Glasgow Family
Quite a tiring but wonderful holiday. We were travelling with another couple and although it may seem a bit silly, every hotel we were booked into, their room had such a better outlook than our own!! After we disembarked the weeks cruise to Alaska, my husband wasn't well at all, although he forced himself to do a couple of things, the last three days he was awful. It wasn't until we returned home and visited his doctor that it was discovered he had norovirus. I havent contacted Holland America yet, he was subsequently off work for a week. That was really the only misfortune of the holiday, we were quite upset about it.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2016
Published on: 06 September 2016
(9 out of 10)

STEPHEN

Johannesburg South Africa Family
We really enjoyed it, both coach drivers excellent, guide from Calgary to Vancouver excellent. Tour guide in Vancouver did not accompany us any where & spoke to us as if we were school children. Only real complaint was the food on Transat. It was pure stodge, no fruit or vegetables, the flight back was very cold and we had to buy blankets, I didn't eat their food on the return I bought at the airport.
I feel you should warn future holiday makers that you are using a low cost airline & that it may be a good idea to take your own food. We live in South Africa & do many long hauls, this was by far the worst. It was not a good start to our holiday and if we had not used you before we could have wondered if the whole trip would be of this low standard!!
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2016
Published on: 18 June 2016
(9 out of 10)

LINDA

FALKIRK Friends
An easy way to see the highlights of the Rockies and Alaska. Trips were good and tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and accommodating.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2016
Published on: 14 June 2016