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Five-Star Alaska Cruise, Canadian Rockies & the Rocky Mountaineer

16 days from £3799*
Departing: May - September 2018
* Price shown: 10 May 2018 from London Heathrow - LHR
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Canada's remote landscapes by cruise and rail

See the awe-inspiring landscapes of western Canada and Alaska on this unforgettable journey by road, rail and cruise. Our adventure begins in the heart of Rockies, where you'll have the chance to marvel at shimmering Lake Louise and travel along the spectacular route of the Icefields Parkway. We'll then switch road for rail as we board the famous Rocky Mountaineer train to Vancouver, travelling through dramatic landscapes of mountains, lakes and steep river canyons. Conclude your adventure with a seven-night cruise along the Inside Passage to Alaska, calling at remote towns framed by extraordinary glacial landscapes.

Alaska Cruise and the Rocky Mountaineer Holiday Highlights

  • An Alaskan cruise exploring UNESCO-listed Glacier Bay and the scenic Inside Passage
  • Tour the scenery of the Rockies, travelling from Banff to Jasper via the Icefields Parkway and sparkling Lake Louise
  • Travel on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver
  • Discover Vancouver, often voted the 'best place in the world to live'
  • Enjoy the opportunity to visit Vancouver Island on an optional excursion

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 or Kamloops (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, Skagway and Ketchikan in Alaska
  • Visits to Banff, Jasper and Vancouver in Canada
  • A two-day journey on the Rocky Mountaineer, travelling in SilverLeaf Service (GoldLeaf available at a supplement)
  • 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 Rocky Mountaineer Holiday Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Calgary

Fly to Calgary, home of the great Stampede, then continue to Banff for a two-night stay.

Day Two: Explore Banff

Spend today getting to know Banff, a stunning, mountain-framed town and undisputed capital of the Rockies. Imbibe the breathtaking scenery with a visit to Surprise Corner, which gazes out towards iconic Banff Springs Hotel; take a cable car to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, or enjoy an exhilarating helicopter flight over the mountains.

Day Three: See Lake Louise and follow the Icefields Parkway

See the shimmering, turquoise waters of Lake Louise, this morning, which shelters in a valley beside the dramatic Victoria Glacier. We'll then join the renowned Icefields Parkway, a spectacular road that winds through the heart of the Rockies, and continue to beautiful Jasper National Park.

Day Four: Begin your journey on the Rocky Mountaineer

Today we board the legendary Rocky Mountaineer for an extraordinary journey into the depths of the Rocky mountains. This iconic train route offers the chance to delve into remote areas of the mountains inaccessible by foot or any other vehicle. Take in the views from your comfortable seat and enjoy the attentive service as the train skirts the North Thompson River, past soaring Mount Robson, the Pyramid Falls and Yellowhead Pass, to reach Kamloops in the late afternoon. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, which is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer.

Day Five: Re-join the Rocky Mountaineer and travel to Vancouver

Our spectacular train journey continues as we re-join the Rocky Mountaineer on its path to Vancouver. Witness the astounding landscape of British Columbia's interior as we speed through canyons and forests, travelling into the Cascade Mountain ranges and onwards past the lush fields of Fraser Valley. Today's scenic treats include the dramatic slopes lining the Thompson River and the gushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. On arrival in Vancouver, transfer to the hotel for a two-night stay.

Day Six: Visit Vancouver Island on an optional excursion

Sail through the Gulf Islands to visit Vancouver Island on today's optional excursion. We'll visit Victoria, the colonial provincial capital with a distinctly British ambience, to explore its charming centre. Stroll around beautiful Inner Harbour and explore the world-famous Butchart Gardens.

Day Seven: Set sail on an Alaska cruise

After a restful morning we'll board the cruise ship for a seven-night journey along the Inside Passage, sailing through untouched wilderness into the remote state of Alaska.

Day Eight: Relax as you sail along the Inside Passage

Enjoy a relaxing first full day on board, admiring the vast landscapes and exploring the ship's range of facilities and dining options.

Day Nine: Call at Alaksa's capital, Juneau

This afternoon we'll reach the Alaskan capital, Juneau, which shelters beneath soaring mountains from which the immense Mendenhall Glacier flows. Join a tour, or choose from a wealth of exhilarating optional excursions, which include dog sledding and kayaking.

Day 10: Visit Skagway

Approaching the northernmost point of the cruise, we'll call at Skagway, situated beside the border with Yukon territory. This small city was part of the setting for Jack London's iconic book 'The Call of the Wild', having offered access to the gold fields during the Klondike Gold Rush. Step ashore to discover memorabilia from these glory days, and perhaps visit one of the lively honky-tonk saloons.

Day 11: Sail through stunning Glacier Bay

A day of breathtaking scenery awaits us as we cruise into Glacier Bay, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ever-changing glacial landscape is flanked by soaring mountain peaks and echoes with the thunderous sounds of ice crashing into the water.

Day 12: Explore Ketchikan

The final stop on our cruise is colourful Ketchikan, Alaska's southernmost city, where wooden stilt houses line the waterfront. Here you'll have the chance to join the optional shore excursion to the Misty Fjords National Monument, a vast wilderness reserve where glacial lakes, waterfalls and snowy peaks form the stunning landscape.

Day 13: Relax as you sail back to Canada

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

Day 14: Arrive back in Vancouver and enjoy a tour of the city

We'll arrive back in Vancouver early this morning, and enjoy a short orientation tour of the city. See restored Gastown, the colourful alleyways of Chinatown and the striking architecture of the Burrard Inlet waterfront, before continuing to the hotel for a one-night stay.

Day 15: Fly back to the UK

Spend your final morning at leisure, perhaps exploring the city or buying some last minute souvenirs, then transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Day 16: Arrive home

Arrive back in the UK at the end of an unforgettable holiday in Canada.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 10 May 2018 £3999
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 06 September 2018 £4199
Belfast City
Belfast City 10 May 2018 £3999
Belfast City
Belfast City 06 September 2018 £4199
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 May 2018 £3999
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 06 September 2018 £4199
Glasgow
Glasgow 10 May 2018 £3999
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 September 2018 £4199
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 May 2018 £3799
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 September 2018 £3999
Manchester
Manchester 10 May 2018 £3999
Manchester
Manchester 06 September 2018 £4199

Alaska Cruise, Canadian Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer 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

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.

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.

Rocky Mountaineer

SilverLeaf Service is included for your journey while on board Rocky Mountaineer, and you'll travel in a custom-designed, single-level dome coach with oversized domed windows. Enjoy delicious hot entrees served to you in the comfort of your seat.

If you opt to upgrade to GoldLeaf Service, you'll travel in a bi-level dome coach. In the upper-level, panoramic views are enjoyed through fully domed windows. In the lower-level, gourmet meals from regional cuisine are served in the exclusive dining room lined with large picture windows.