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Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise

15 NIGHTS / 16 DAYS

TOTAL PRICE FOR LAND ARRANGEMENTS PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARTING BASIS AED 12399 ONLY

Price Includes

 

• Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
• Meals, coach tours, entrance fees, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
• Services of our Tour Manager or Local Representatives.

 

Hotels

 

• 1 night at Radisson Airport or similar in Calgary.
• 2 nights at Spruce Grove Inn or similar in Banff / Canmore.
• 1 night at Chateau Jasper or Lobstick lodge or similar in Jasper.
• 1 night at Radisson Airport or similar in Calgary.
• 1 night at Accent Inns Victoria or similar in Victoria.
• 2 nights at Holiday Inn Express or similar in Vancouver.
• 7 nights at Alaska Cruise.

Day 1 - Calgary

Welcome to Calgary. On arrival check into your hotel on your own anytime after 1500 hrs. The rest of the evening is free to exploring this city on your own. Overnight in Calgary. (D)

Day 2 - Banff

Today passengers staying in Calgary meet the ‘All of Canada’ tour group arriving from Montreal. The combined group drives to Banff National Park, nestled amid the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and check into the hotel. (B, D)

Day 3 - Banff

Today, we see more of Banff National Park, taking a bus tour through the towering mountains of Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade and Norquay and learning about natural attractions such as the windshaped hoodoos (craggy rock formations) and the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. We take a ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in the Banff Gondola – a scenic cableway. We proceed to the Valley of the Ten Peaks, where 10 peaks soar above 10,000 feet. Later we drive on to Yoho National Park to see Emerald Lake and thereafter on to enchanting Lake Louise, often called a ‘diamond in the wilderness’. Overnight in Banff. (B, D)

Day 4 - Jasper

Today, we proceed to Jasper, travelling along the Ice-fields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic mountain drives, through the natural splendour of Banff and Jasper national parks. Spectacular glaciers, cascading waterfalls, turquoise lakes and colourful meadows – home to a wide variety of wildlife – are some of the features of this awe-inspiring mountain wilderness. The drive stops at the Columbia Icefields, where we venture onto the massive Athabasca Glacier by Ice-Explorer. Thereafter the day is free for you to do your own explorations. Overnight in Jasper. (B, D)

Day 5 - Jasper and Calgary

Today, experience Jasper National Park by travelling along the trails of the early explorers and viewing the park’s unspoiled grandeur. We start with the mighty Athabasca Canadian Heritage river, learning about David Thompson and the valley ecosystem. We stop by the Maligne Canyon, created by 10,000 years of water erosion and enjoy a cruise on picturesque Lake Maligne. Later we drive to Calgary, in the Bow Valley within Alberta’s Rockies. The evening is free to fully enjoy the beauty and natural scenery. Overnight in Calgary. (B, D)

Day 6 - Victoria

Today, we fly to Victoria, where we visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens, with spectacular theme gardens such as the Sunken Garden, Rose Garden and Japanese Garden and much more. The afternoon is free to explore Victoria City, OR we suggest that you go on a Whale Watching Cruise in Victoria. In the evening we go on a panoramic tour of Victoria, viewing famous landmarks such as the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria’s Inner Harbour and the Parliament Buildings. Overnight in Victoria. (B, D)

Day 7 - Vancouver

Today, we take a British Columbia ferry ride through Active Pass and the Gulfs Islands to Vancouver. Here we take the ‘FlyOver Canada’, a breath-taking, flight simulation ride during which we soar from east to west over spectacular scenery. Later we go on a guided city tour of Vancouver, visiting the North Shore, driving through historic Gastown and viewing the only working Steam Clock in the world, which chimes every 15 minutes. We also drive through Canada Place – a landmark building in the heart of Vancouver’s waterfront, the venue for world-class events. Overnight in Vancouver. (B, D)

Day 8 - Whistler

Today, we go on a day trip to Whistler, the top ski destination in North America and venue of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here we enjoy a 4.4 kms. ride in the new Peak 2 Peak Gondola, gaining unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains during this ride – the ultimate in sightseeing adventures. We then drive back to Vancouver. Later, we visit the Stanley Park, North America’s third largest urban core park, which is almost entirely surrounded by the waters of Vancouver Harbour and the English Bay. We visit the Vancouver city center. Overnight in Vancouver. (B, D)

Day 9 - Board your Cruise to Alaska

Today, we check out of our hotel and proceed to the port to board our luxurious Cruise. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in the comforts of your cabin. (B, D))

Day 10 - At Sea (Cruising)

Today, enjoy a luxurious breakfast on board your cruise. You’ll experience the beauty of the Alaska. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in the comforts of your cabin. (B, L, D)

Day 11 - Alaska inside Passage, Juneau, Alaska

Today enjoy a luxurious breakfast on board your cruise. You will sail beyond the inside passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer month. Later we sail to Juneau, Alaska’s capital city – Juneau, gracefully balances frontier ruggedness and cosmopolitan flair. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in the comforts of your cabin. (B, L, D)

Day 12 - Skagway, Alaska

Today, enjoy a luxurious breakfast on board your cruise A colorful history, scant rain and a lot of cruise ships makes Skagway one of the most interesting and popular towns to visit in the Inside Passage. Skagway is a first-class borough in Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle. As of the 2010 census, the population was 920, However, the population doubles in the summer tourist season in order to deal with more than 900,000 visitors. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in the comforts of your cabin. (B, L, D)

Day 13 - Glacier Bay Cruising, Alaska

Today, enjoy a luxurious breakfast on board your cruise. One of the most sought-after spots on Alaska’s Inside Passage, Glacier Bay comprises ever-changing glaciers (including one of the most photogenic, Margerie Glacier), sheltered fjords, rainforests and an abundance of wildlife. While navigating through the park, keep your camera handy at all times. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in the comforts of your cabin. (B, L, D)

Day 14 - Ketchikan, Alaska

Today, enjoy a luxurious breakfast on board your cruise. You’ll experience the beauty of the Alaska. Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.” Chances are you’ll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world’s most lush wilderness. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in the comforts of your cabin. (B, L, D)

Day 15 -Victoria, British Columbia

Today, enjoy a luxurious breakfast on board your cruise. Later we sail towards Victoria, a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. As an island destination, Victoria offers visitors an escape from the hurried world and beams with ambience. Boasting the mildest climate in Canada we are green and beautiful year-round. In fact, Vancouver Island, where Victoria is located, is rated the Top Island in the Continental US and Canada and one of the Top Ten Islands in The World by the 2012 Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards. (B)

Day 16 - Return Home

Today morning, your Cruise docks back in Seattle. On arrival we drive to the airport for your flight to San Francisco. (B)



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