BREATHTAKING CANADIAN ROCKIES & ALASKA CRUISE
16 Days From $4,999.00 | Save 1000pp
Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Vancouver, Juneau, Skagway, Victoria BC, Seattle & more!
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•Airfares, taxes & fuel surcharges departing Sydney or Melbourne with a full service North American carrier^
•Eg. United Airlines, Delta Airlines (subject to availability)
•7 nights cruising on Celebrity Solstice® in a lead-in interior stateroom with onboard meals, gratuities, taxes & port charges
•6 nights hotel accommodation
•Airport & hotel transfers
•Air conditioned motor coach transportation
•Baggage limit: 1 piece 20kg per person
•Admissions to attractions & national parks
•English-speaking tour guide(s)
•Prepaid tipping: $100pp
•ESTA US visa waiver (approx USD14pp, required)
•eTA Canada visa waiver (approx CAD7pp, required)
•Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
•Personal expenses & anything optional
Day 1: Australia Calgary (In-flight Meals)
Fly to Calgary via connecting cities and take a shuttle transfer to your hotel for rest.
Day 2: Calgary Banff Lake Louise Banff (B)
Transfer to Banff in the morning and embark on a scenic road trip of breathtaking Banff National Park along the Bow Valley Parkway, between the iconic mountain resort towns Banff and Lake Louise. Marvel at glorious Moraine Lake with a panoramic view of the Valley of the Ten Peaks, followed by a leisurely hike to the Lower Falls of Johnston Canyon. Then stroll along the picturesque shores of Lake Louise, crowned as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’. Conclude the day with a quick stop at world famous Bow Falls before riding the Banff Gondola (optional at your own expense) to the top of Sulphur Mountain, with breathtaking panoramic views of the Rockies.
Day 3: Banff Columbia Icefield Jasper (B)
Today’s highlight is a jaw-dropping road trip to Jasper National Park. Be prepared to take in the world’s most scenic glaciers, lakes and mountain peaks as we traverse the Icefields Parkway, passing by subalpine forests on the way to the immense Columbia Icefield. Here, embark on a glacier adventure ride aboard the massive Ice Explorer (optional admission at your own expense) snow coach onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier, and experience an exhilarating cliffedge Glacier Skywalk (optional admission at your own expense). Next is a quick stop at the powerful waterfall of Athabasca Falls before heading into the
beautiful alpine town of Jasper
Day 4: Jasper Blue River Kamloops (B)
Step into UNESCO World Heritage Site Mount Robson Provincial Park, home to the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and recognised for its vast natural beauty and mountain landscapes containing rare species, peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, limestone caves, and fossils. Then take off to Blue River for an exciting River Safari (optional admission at your own expense) to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you are likely to witness active wildlife on the
Day 5: Kamloops Hope Vancouver (B)
Set out on a fun hike at Othello Tunnels, a series of old train tunnels and bridges that cut through the solid granite walls and pass over the wild Coquihalla River near the town of Hope, location of the film ‘Rambo – First Blood’. After lunch, enjoy a mini tour of cosmopolitan Vancouver city, stopping by bustling
Granville Island Public Market, a food lover’s paradise.
Day 6: Vancouver Seattle Alaska Glacier Cruise (B, Onboard Meals)
Cross the border into the United States of America through to the Port of Seattle to embark on your luxury week-long Alaska Glacier Cruise for your chance to witness the undisturbed wildlife and jaw-dropping natural wonders of the Alaskan wilderness.
Day 9: Tracy Arm Fjord & Juneau (Solstice) or Skagway (Ovation) (Onboard Meals)
Celebrity Solstice : Cruise to the Tracy Arm Fjord (pictured right), and gaze in awe at a landscape carved by glaciers, with hundreds of waterfalls cascading down 3000-foot granite walls. Then, cruise to Juneau, the capital of Alaska, where you’ll spend the afternoon, departing late evening. Surrounded by fjord, forest and snow-capped mountains, Juneau (pictured at right) is a gorgeous state capital. Its historic city centre harks back to its gold-rush origins and you can still pan for gold. But nature is the priceless treasure. You can’t miss the amazing glacial landscape. Ovation of the Seas : The great Klondike Rush lives on in Skagway’s charming city centre of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. From the vintage train, admire the mountains and see the 1898 trail that fortune seekers travelled on foot. You’ll arrive early in the morning and depart in the evening
Day 10: Skagway, Alaska Inside Passage (Solstice) Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier (Ovation) (Onboard Meals)
Celebrity Solstice : Cruise to Skagway (pictured right), arriving early in the morning. Relive the gold rush by riding the Yukon Railroad. Discover Dyea, or go horseback riding through the majestic forests. Depart late afternoon to sail through the Alaska Inside Passage. Have your camera ready to capture the rugged beauty of the islands and mainland coast of southern Alaska. The views include glaciers, fjords, soaring cliffs and misty northern rainforest. Watch for the exotic wildlife, including moose and whales.
Ovation of the Seas : One of Alaska’s lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Ford’s Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30-mile-long stretch, you can’t help but be awed by the surrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle’s appeal. Glacier Harbour Seals: Endicott Arm is one of the largest breeding grounds for harbour seals on the planet. Keep your eyes peeled for these creatures splashing in icy waters near the ship. Along the shore, you might also glimpse brown bears, bald eagles, sea ducks, deer, moose and wolves. Dawes Glacier: Your journey through scenic Endicott Arm Fjord ends with a front-row view of Dawes Glacier. Standing over 182 metres tall and 0.8 km wide, this very active ice cap is known for its spectacular calving displays which produce the huge, chunky icebergs that float in the area.