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Canada - Niagara Falls to the Rockies & Alaska Cruise

21 days from £2999*
Departing: May - September 2018
* Price shown: 14 May 2018 from London Heathrow - LHR
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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 Highlights

  • Discover cosmopolitan Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario
  • Gaze in awe at tumultuous Niagara Falls
  • Explore Victorian Ottawa, UNESCO-listed Quebec City and Olympic city Montreal
  • Discover Banff, the stunning capital of the Rockies
  • Visit sparkling Lake Louise and travel along the dramatic Icefields Parkway
  • Spend time in Jasper - gem of the Canadian Rockies
  • See glittering Vancouver - often cited as 'the best place in the world to live'
  • Enjoy an Alaskan cruise exploring UNESCO-listed Glacier Bay and the scenic Inside Passage

What does the price include?

  • 12 nights' room-only accommodation at a series of good-quality hotels in Toronto (3 nights), Montreal (2), Banff (2), 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 (outside cabins and veranda suites available at a supplement)
  • Visits to Juneau, remote Skagway and colourful Ketchikan in Alaska
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Toronto, returning from Vancouver
  • An internal flight from Montreal to Calgary
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Canada and Alaska Tour Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Toronto

Fly to Toronto, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel for a three-night stay.

Day Two: Discover 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 Three: See the mighty Niagara Falls

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 Four: Journey along the Maple Leaf Trail to Ottawa and Montreal

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 Five: Enjoy a day trip to Quebec City

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 Six: Fly to Calgary and transfer to Banff

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 Seven: Soak up the scenery in 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 Eight: Travel to Jasper via the Icefields Parkway

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 Nine: Travel further into the Rockies to Sun Peaks

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 10: Arrive in Vancouver

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 11: Explore 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 12: Take a day trip to Vancouver Island

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 13: Transfer to the port to begin your Alaska cruise

Enjoy some free time in Vancouver, this morning, before transferring to the port to begin your seven-night Alaska cruise.

Day 14: Sail along the Inside Passage

Spend the day settling into life on board as the ship cruises north through the extraordinary scenery of the Inside Passage.

Day 15: Call at Juneau

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 16: Spend the day in Skagway

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 17: Sail through Glacier Bay

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 18: Explore Ketchikan

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 19: Cruise back along the Inside Passage

Enjoy a lazy, final day on board as we cruise back south along the Inside Passage and past the coast of Vancouver Island.

Day 20: Arrive in Vancouver and transfer to the airport

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 21: Arrive home

Arrive back in the UK at the end of an unforgettable holiday.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 14 May 2018 £3199
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 10 September 2018 £3449
Belfast City
Belfast City 14 May 2018 £3199
Belfast City
Belfast City 10 September 2018 £3449
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 14 May 2018 £3199
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 September 2018 £3449
Glasgow
Glasgow 14 May 2018 £3199
Glasgow
Glasgow 10 September 2018 £3449
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 May 2018 £2999
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 September 2018 £3249
Manchester
Manchester 04 September 2018 £3749
Newcastle
Newcastle 14 May 2018 £3199
Newcastle
Newcastle 10 September 2018 £3449

Best of Canada Touring Hotels 

The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three- and four-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel in Toronto is approximately 30 minutes.

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.

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.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.

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.

Helicopter flights

Sightseeing flights by helicopter are weight controlled and balanced. Please contact us if you wish to book a helicopter flight and your bodyweight exceeds 250lb. (In such cases, a seat may have to be left empty, and some companies may charge a premium.)

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.

Best of Canada reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Best of CanadaScores 7.8 out of 10 based on 43 reviews
(7 out of 10)

SHEILA

West Moors Couple
Excellent value for money but we found the group was too large (max. 20 would have been better) and the travelling in east Canada could have been better arranged to avoid going back and forth between Montreal which in the end we saw very little of as arrived in dark and left early a.m. following morning. Object to hanging around for 50 mins. in Niagara while minority of group go on an optional excursion (helicopter).
Confirmed traveller: 15 October 2015
Published on: 23 November 2015
(5 out of 10)

SUSAN

Chalfont St Peter Couple
Starting the holiday in Vancouver, up to and including Jasper was excellent.
However, thanks to Newmarket's flight arrangements, changing the destination from Montreal to Ottawa, caused us great concern as we had arranged to meet friends in Montreal and missed them. We were forced to travel by coach from Ottawa on 2 consecutive days, giving us no time to see Montreal in daylight hours. One day we were on the coach for 9 hours for a 3 hour visit to Quebec. Far too long for everyone in the group and way too tiring. Better consideration should be taken into account for hours travelled and where hotels should be booked.
Confirmed traveller: 15 October 2015
Published on: 23 November 2015
(1 out of 10)

JANAKI

hull Single traveller
tour guide in west canada was good.the tour guide in eastern part was disinterested,not helpful,she behaved like ateacher
Confirmed traveller: 01 October 2015
Published on: 01 November 2015
(10 out of 10)

HILARY

HASTINGS Couple
A wonderful holiday visiting the Rockies and the East Coast. The tour manager was fantastic. He obviously loved his country and proudly showed us as much of it as he could. The wonderful lakes and mountains and little towns of the Rockies and the big exciting cities. All our questions were answered and nothing was too much bother. We were like a big happy family on board that coach. All too soon time ran out and the holiday had ended, but it will never be forgotten.
Confirmed traveller: 01 October 2015
Published on: 30 October 2015
(7 out of 10)

MARTIN

Birmingham Couple
The western part of our Canadian holiday was excellent. Our tour manager and coach driver were fantastic. Both were very informative, made us feel very welcome and couldn't have looked after us better. They made the trip a very enjoyable experience. However the same can not be said about the Eastern part of our Canadian holiday. Had we just done that part and not experienced the West then I probably would not have been left with a very good impression of Canada. Our tour manager was very poor. The coach driver bordered on rudeness and the coach was not clean. Food and paper were on the floor by my seat on the first day.We were not given much information at all regarding what's going on, what to see, and just general information about Canada in the East. I did not feel as safe and secure and welcome as I had done in the West. This was our first trip with New Market and based on the West we would certainly be booking with them again, however the East has made me wonder if I would. The airplane was too small for a long haul flight (nine and half hours) and rather uncomfortable seats to be sitting in for such a long time. I had to buy everything from headphones to pillow and blanket.
Confirmed traveller: 01 October 2015
Published on: 28 October 2015
(10 out of 10)

Alfred

Camberley Couple
Our tour guide, Mr Jeff Hall, was exceptional in both his knowledge of Canada and pleasant personality. The tour, which covered both East and West Canada, was very enjoyable and fully met the title 'Best of Canada'. Our only problems were the rain in Vancouver and the jet lag on arrival there. Possibly arranging the trip on an East to West track might have ameliorated the second problem. There was an internal flight from Calgary to Ottowa, which could have been improved by changing the terminus to Montreal which would have saved a wasted coach journey from Ottowa to Montreal and allowed us to see something of this city in daylight.
Confirmed traveller: 01 October 2015
Published on: 26 October 2015
(8 out of 10)

SUSAN

Walsall Friends
A couple of hotels could have been better and the first tour manager was so good and informative that the second one did not seem as good. The flight home was really uncomfortable and the plane was really old but overall the holiday was fantastic.
The holiday was very full and interesting and I would love to go again.
Confirmed traveller: 01 October 2015
Published on: 25 October 2015