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Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies

16 days from £2499*
Departing: May - September 2018
* Price shown: 05 May 2018 from London Heathrow - LHR
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An unforgettable tour and cruise showcasing some of North America's most breathtaking wonders of nature.

The undoubted highlight of this extraordinary holiday will be a seven-night cruise on board a superbly appointed, five-star cruise ship of Holland America Line. Board the ship in Vancouver after a journey through the Rocky Mountains, sailing through the fabled 'Inside Passage' to wild, remote Alaska, calling at Glacier Bay, a UNESCO-World Heritage gateway to one of North America's last great wildernesses, before the thoroughly enthralling tour is completed with a three-night stay in glittering Vancouver.

Alaska Cruise and the Canadian Rockies Holiday Highlights

  • 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'

What does the price include?

  • 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

Alaska Cruise and the Canadian Rockies Holiday Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Calgary and continue to Banff

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: Explore Banff

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: Visit Lake Louise and travel along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper

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: Continue your journey through the Rockies to Sun Peaks

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: Travel to Vancouver and board your cruise ship

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: Cruise along the Inside Passage

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: Call at Juneau

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: Visit Skagway

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: Sail through Glacier Bay

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: Explore Ketchikan

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: Sail back along the Inside Passage

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 in Vancouver

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: See the sights of Vancouver

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. Afterwards, explore at your leisure.

Day 14: Enjoy the chance to visit Vancouver Island

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 final morning in Vancouver and transfer to the airport

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 home

Arrive back in the UK after a wonderful holiday.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 05 May 2018 £2699
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 01 September 2018 £2899
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 15 September 2018 £2899
Belfast City
Belfast City 05 May 2018 £2699
Belfast City
Belfast City 01 September 2018 £2899
Belfast City
Belfast City 15 September 2018 £2899
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 05 May 2018 £2699
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 01 September 2018 £2899
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 15 September 2018 £2899
Glasgow
Glasgow 05 May 2018 £2699
Glasgow
Glasgow 01 September 2018 £2899
Glasgow
Glasgow 15 September 2018 £2899
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 May 2018 £2499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 September 2018 £2699
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 September 2018 £2699
Manchester
Manchester 05 May 2018 £2699
Manchester
Manchester 01 September 2018 £2899
Manchester
Manchester 15 September 2018 £2899

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.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

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 and tour manager is about $5 per person per day; in a taxi or a restaurant leave 15-20 per cent of the bill and in a 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 reevooReevoo

Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies - from GatwickScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 120 reviews
(10 out of 10)

GEORGE

Edinburgh Couple
A fabulous and unforgettable holiday. Great value and would highly recommend. Optional excursions a bit pricey . The rip over the rockies was truly main and the coach I reckon is the best way to do it. The Alaska cruise and the trips ashore were first rate to many unforgettable sights to mention. Nothing to complain about. This is our third Newmarket Tour and we shall be back for a fourth soon.
Confirmed traveller: 02 July 2017
Published on: 30 July 2017
(8 out of 10)

SUSAN

Harleston Couple
Brilliant, but disappointed that all of the excursions were extra. First time I have experienced this. On all our previous Newmarket holidays a lot of the excursions were included.
Confirmed traveller: 18 June 2017
Published on: 24 July 2017
(9 out of 10)

CLAIRE

Barry Couple
Absolutely beautiful scenery driving through the Rockies. A knowledgeable tour guide Diane and a friendly, helpful driver Matthew.
A fabulous cruise to Alaska with Holland America line, a pity about the weather!
A lovely few days in hot, sunny Vancouver to finish off the holiday. Three holidays in one!
Confirmed traveller: 28 May 2017
Published on: 20 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

ANTHONY

Newbury Couple
Overall I have rated this as a 4 star holiday though it had many 5 star features. The main reasons were the 12 hour daytime outward flight to Vancouver is just a very uncomfortable start. The initial Tour Manager in Vancouver was not impressive. The Holland America cruise offered a great itinerary and shipboard facilities were good. To get the best out of the cruise it was however necessary to pay for extras and at very high prices. The range of excursions was excellent but again generally prices were very high. The coach trip from Vancouver through the Rockies to Calgary was very interesting largely because of an outstanding Tour Manager and Driver but the quality of hotels varied and a majority of 1 night only stops is not ideal. Overall Newmarket could have provided much more information in advance so that we could have prepared much better for the trip not least so that our packing would have been much less and more appropriate!
Confirmed traveller: 02 October 2016
Published on: 10 October 2016