Travel across Canada and through the Inside Passage
Unveil the highlights of Canada as you embark on an adventure from east to west, through cosmopolitan cities and majestic mountain landscapes. Marvel at the mighty Niagara Falls, explore the beautiful eastern cities of Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal, and then fly to Banff for a spectacular journey through the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver. This is followed by a seven-night cruise exploring America's wilderness in comfort and style on an unforgettable voyage through the Inside Passage to remote Alaska and the protected seascape of Glacier Bay.
Canada and Alaska Tour Itinerary
Fly to Toronto, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel for a three-night stay.
Day One: Fly to Toronto
See the sights of Toronto, this morning, on our optional guided tour. Wander along the glittering waterfront, punctuated by the sky-piercing CN Tower, and through the charismatic neighbourhoods of Greektown and Little Italy. Later, browse the glitzy shopping malls, delight in the city's vast selection of cosmopolitan dining options, or perhaps see a show - Toronto is renowned as Canada's capital of live entertainment.
Day Two: Discover Toronto
Gaze in awe at the tumultuous Niagara Falls on today's unforgettable included excursion. Take in the views of this remarkable natural wonder on an optional, ten-minute helicopter ride, or soak up the scenery from the viewpoint of an overlooking restaurant while enjoying lunch.
Day Three: See the mighty Niagara Falls
Leaving Toronto this morning, we'll board the coach and travel along the northern shoreline of Lake Ontario, which forms part of the scenic Maple Leaf Trail. We'll pass Kingston and journey north to romantic Ottawa, where you'll have the chance to see its pretty Victorian houses and the Rideau Canal, before continuing to stylish Montreal.
Day Four: Journey along the Maple Leaf Trail to Ottawa and Montreal
Enjoy a taste of history today as we take a full-day trip to Quebec City, one of Canada's oldest settlements. An optional walking tour brings the chance to unveil the city's many highlights, which include striking Chateau Frontenac, the UNESCO-listed old town and the banks of mighty St Lawrence River.
Day Five: Enjoy a day trip to Quebec City
Today we travel west, transferring to Montreal Airport for an internal flight to Calgary, transferring on arrival to Banff, capital of the majestic Rockies.
Day Six: Fly to Calgary and transfer to Banff
Spend today soaking up the surroundings of this spectacular mountain paradise. An optional Banff sightseeing tour offers the chance to ride the cable car to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, and includes a trip to Surprise Corner, which boasts magnificent views of the forested slopes and famous Banff Springs Hotel. For mesmerising birds-eye views of the soaring peaks, there's also an opportunity to take a helicopter flight across the mountains.
Day Seven: Soak up the scenery in Banff
Look forward to a spectacular journey today as we travel through remarkable landscapes en route to Jasper. We'll pass the turquoise shores of glistening Lake Louise, set against the dramatic backdrop of Victoria Glacier, then continue along the scenic Icefields Parkway. As we travel, keep a watchful eye out for mountain residents such as elk, moose and bears.
Day Eight: Travel to Jasper via the Icefields Parkway
Enjoy more dazzling scenery today as we continue our journey across the Rockies, past towering Mount Robson - the Rockies' highest point - to the charming alpine village of Sun Peaks.
Day Nine: Travel further into the Rockies to Sun Peaks
On the final leg of our journey through the Rockies, we'll descend through the coastal ranges to reach beautiful Vancouver, a trendy, cosmopolitan city that enjoys a magnificent, Pacific ocean-side setting.
Day 10: Arrive in Vancouver
Discover the highlights of Vancouver on today's optional, guided city tour. See bustling Chinatown, restored Gastown and leafy Stanley Park, then cross the Lion's Gate Bridge to explore North Vancouver and brave the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which stretches across a dramatic, forested gorge.
Day 11: Explore Vancouver
Choose to spend the day in Vancouver, or join our optional, full-day excursion to Victoria, the provincial capital, on pretty Vancouver Island. See the striking Parliament buildings and the luxurious Empress Hotel, and enjoy a visit (entrance included) to the beautiful Butchart Gardens.
Day 12: Take a day trip to Vancouver Island
Enjoy some free time in Vancouver, this morning, before transferring to the port to begin your seven-night Alaska cruise.
Day 13: Transfer to the port to begin your Alaska cruise
Spend the day settling into life on board as the ship cruises north through the extraordinary scenery of the Inside Passage.
Day 14: Sail along the Inside Passage
This afternoon we'll reach Juneau, the Alaskan capital, which sits at the foot of the towering mountains from which the mighty Mendenhall Glacier flows. Step ashore to tour the city, or opt to explore the remote scenery on an exhilarating dog sledding ride or kayaking adventure.
Day 15: Call at Juneau
Enjoy a day in remote Skagway, the northernmost point of the cruise, situated close to the Yukon border. This small city played an important role in the Klondike Gold Rush, and formed part of the setting for Jack London's novel 'The Call of the Wild'.
Day 16: Spend the day in Skagway
Turning south, today's breathtaking cruise takes us into Glacier Bay. This UNESCO World Heritage site is an ever-changing glacial wonderland, framed by lofty, snowy peaks.
Day 17: Sail through Glacier Bay
The final call on our cruise is the peaceful town of Ketchikan, where colourful wooden houses hug the shore. An optional shore excursion offers the opportunity to visit Misty Fjords National Monument, a beautiful wilderness of icy lakes, waterfalls and snowy peaks.
Day 18: Explore Ketchikan
Enjoy a lazy, final day on board as we cruise back south along the Inside Passage and past the coast of Vancouver Island.
Day 19: Cruise back along the Inside Passage
We'll arrive back in Vancouver early this morning, where you'll have some time to do some last minute exploring before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight home.
Day 20: Arrive in Vancouver and transfer to the airport
Arrive back in the UK at the end of an unforgettable holiday.
Day 21: Arrive home