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Alaska Cruise and Rocky Mountaineer

An amazing 17-night holiday including a 7-night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise, a tour from Calgary to Vancouver and the Rocky Mountaineer train journey

Fly Cruise
17 nights

Large Ship Holiday
Rocky Mountaineer
Banff National Park
Hubbard Glacier
Sitka, Alaska
Vancouver, Canada

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An epic adventure in the Canadian Rockies. This journey brings you to stunning mountain towns with stays in Banff and Lake Louise. Visit the fascinating “hoodoos” earth pillars formed by centuries of wind activity and discover the place where Banff’s history began. Climb the sulphur mountain on the Banff gondola lift.

No trip to the Canadian Rockies is complete without a visit to the fascinating Columbia Icefield, where a massive all-terrain vehicle will take you out onto the Athabasca Glacier plus step out onto the glass-floored platform of the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

You will then travel from Lake Louise to Vancouver through the legendary Spiral Tunnels, traverse the Continental Divide, and be inspired as you wind through mountain passes and dramatic canyons. Experience the only passenger rail service on this historic rail route by Rocky Mountaineer, celebrated for connecting Canada from East to West.

You’ll have time to explore Vancouver before embarking on your Alaskan voyage. Depart from this stunning city and sail down the Inside Passage, where you’ll witness breath-taking landscapes and rugged wildlife. Admire humpback whales and friendly seals in Sitka. Cruise to Hubbard Glacier and marvel at North America’s longest tidewater glacier. Go hiking in Juneau and enjoy a delicious salmon bake in Ketchikan, before ending your journey in Vancouver, a spectacular city with a vibrant culinary scene.

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Alaska Cruise and Rocky Mountaineer Itinerary

Day 1 - UK to Calgary

Fly from London to Calgary. On arrival take a private transfer to 4-star Hyatt Regency Hotel, Calgary.

Day 2 - Banff

Travel from Calgary to Banff by Brewster Express and stay at 4-star Fairmont Banff Hotel. Enjoy an evening wildlife safari.

Day 3 - Banff

Enjoy a sampling of iconic Canadian winter experiences. Try different types of snowshoes at Lake Minnewanka, walk along the steaming thermal waters of the hot springs and learn about how Banff National Park began. Stop at the best photo-spots in Banff and end with a visit to the top of Sulphur Mountain for epic winter views and experience the sun fading over the mountain tops. Taste delicious classic Canadian treats and keep warm with a hot non-alcoholic Canadian beverage.

Day 4 - Lake Louise

Travel to Lake Louise by Brewster Express and stay at 5-star Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Day 5 - Columbia Icefields discovery

No trip to the Canadian Rockies is complete without a visit to the fascinating Columbia Icefield. We’ll lead you to the Columbia Icefield where a massive all-terrain vehicle will take you out onto the Athabasca Glacier. Then, after a hot lunch, step out onto the glass-floored platform of the Columbia Icefield Skywalk. This is mountain adventure at its finest!

Day 6 - Rocky Mountaineer Experience

Transfer to the Rocky Mountaineer train station and board your train to Kamloops where you will stay overnight.

Day 7 - Rocky Mountaineer Experience

Travel by train onboard Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops to Vancouver where you will stay at the 4-star Hotel Blu.

Day 8 - Vancouver

Spend half a day touring Vancouver’s natural and urban highlights on this sightseeing bus tour. Your savvy guide escorts you to key attractions such as Canada Place, Robson Street and across the Lions Gate Bridge. Listen to interesting commentary as you wind through vibrant neighbourhoods and tree-lined paths in Stanley Park. Then head to Capilano Suspension Bridge for an exhilarating walk along the cliff-hanging footpaths.

Day 9 - Vancouver

Free time to explore and enjoy Vancouver.

Day 10 - Vancouver

Embark Celebrity Eclipse in Vancouver for your Alaskan adventure.

Day 11 - The Inside Passage (Scenic Cruising)

You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage in southeastern Alaska. This complex labyrinth of fjords, bays, and lush green islands is home to an abundance of wildlife, including orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and much more. During the summer months, the long hours of daylight allow for ample opportunities for nature photos on your Inside Passage Cruise. You'll never forget the sight of 40-ton whales hurling themselves into the air, almost completely escaping the water. If you're especially lucky, you could see them swimming together to create a bubble net, trapping and eating fish by the giant mouthful.

Day 12 - Sitka, Alaska

A Russian settlement until the Alaska Purchase of 1867, Sitka’s Russian heritage is still very much rooted in the city. Visit St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral for a pristine example of period architecture. Nestled on the coast of the Gulf of Alaska, there’s much natural beauty to explore on a Sitka cruise. A walk along the promenade in Whale Park offers a chance to view breaching humpback whales while a trek into Sitka Historical Park reveals stunning coastal trails and hundred-year-old totem poles. Venture to Tongass National Forest for up close views of wildlife, including Alaska Coastal Brown Bears, American Bald Eagles and Sitka Blacktail Deer. Or head to the Sheldon Jackson Museum, the oldest standing structure in all of Alaska which is home to a small, yet impressive collection of artefacts from all of Alaska’s indigenous groups.

Day 13 - Hubbard Glacier (Scenic Cruising)

Cruise Hubbard Glacier and experience the wilds of Alaska as your ship makes its way through icy waters turning from Yakutat Bay into the narrow Disenchantment Bay to come face-to-face with the towering Hubbard Glacier. The strong currents and riptides that flow between Gilbert Point and the face of the glacier cause calving to occur on daily basis, sending massive chunks of ice crashing into Disenchantment Bay. Witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon onboard a Hubbard Glacier cruise through the misty, chilled air of the Gulf of Alaska. Our dedicated onboard naturalist narrates the experience and keeps an eye out for the whales, harbour seals, and otters that hunt and play in the waters of Yakutat Bay. It’s an adventure of a lifetime.

Day 14 - Juneau, Alaska

Here's your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure in Alaska's capital, where cultured sophistication meets the ruggedness of the Last Frontier.

Day 15 - Ketchikan, Alaska

You've never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World', Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. If you're up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you'll long remember.

Day 16 - The Inside Passage (Scenic Cruising)

You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage in southeastern Alaska. This complex labyrinth of fjords, bays, and lush green islands is home to an abundance of wildlife, including orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and much more. During the summer months, the long hours of daylight allow for ample opportunities for nature photos on your Inside Passage Cruise. You'll never forget the sight of 40-ton whales hurling themselves into the air, almost completely escaping the water. If you're especially lucky, you could see them swimming together to create a bubble net, trapping and eating fish by the giant mouthful.

Day 17 - Vancouver, Canada

Disembark Celebrity Eclipse in Vancouver. Take a private transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London, UK.

Day 18 - UK

Arrive back in the UK

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • International flights from London
  • Transfers as specified
  • 1 night 4-star Hyatt Regency, Calgary (RO) - or similar
  • 2 nights 4-star Fairmont Banff, Banff (RO) - or similar
  • Evening wildlife safari
  • Banff winter sightseeing tour with Banff Gondola
  • 2 nights 5-star Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (RO) - or similar
  • Columbia Icefields discovery
  • Rocky Mountaineer train from Lake Louise to Vancouver
  • 1 night hotel stay in Kamloops
  • 3 nights 4-star Hotel Blu, Vancouver (RO) - or similar
  • Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • 7 night full-board cruise aboard Celebrity Eclipse including “Always Included”
  • ABTA and ATOL bonded for your financial protection

Price Does Not Include

  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance

Please contact us for the latest dates and prices

Call us now on 01756 706500

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