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Infinite Alaska with Canada's Peaks and Parks

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Overview

Sample itinerary – call our specialists to tailor make your personalised tour!

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This is once in a lifetime journey is a “must do” on your bucket list. In summer 2018, Celebrity Infinity will have her fourth season sailing round-trip from Vancouver to Alaska. Combine this luxury cruise with an award-winning rail journey through the Canadian Rockies onboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, travelling the tracks of the great explorers. You will then visit the jewels of the Rockies; Banff, Jasper & Lake Louise.

You may also benefit from FREE Drinks Package, FREE Gratuities, or FREE Wi-Fi onboard your cruise. Ask for details.

What's Included

Return flights from the UK
8-nights Hotel accommodation
7-night Alaska cruise on board Celebrity Infinity®
2-day rail journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff
Sightseeing tour Jasper to Banff
$200 on board ship spend per cabin

Got your own ideas for your holiday? Get in touch and one of our Canada Specialists will be delighted to help you tailor-make your unique trip.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival into Vancouver, please make your own way to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.

You are free today to explore more of the city at leisure.  No trip to Vancouver would be complete without a visit to Stanley Park - its seawall, beaches, walking trails, totem poles, pool, miniature railway and more attract 8 million visitors each year. Later, indulge in fabulous shopping, have a coffee at the cities famous harbour or search for a bargain at the Granville Island Markets. You could also take a trip up Grouse Mountain for spectacular views over the city - on a clear day you can see as far as Seattle! Overnight in Vancouver.

Enjoy a morning at leisure soaking up any remaining sights in Vancouver before checking out of your hotel. Transfer to the cruise terminal where you will embark on your 7-night voyage onboard Celebrity Infinity.

Located between Vancouver and Ketchikan, Alaska's Inside Passage is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery on the face of the earth, and is one of the few sea-lanes where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. Keep your eyes peeled as you travel past forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and peaceful coastal towns loaded with history, culture and adventure.

Go whale watching, learn Tinglit tribal customs, buy traditional crafts, or fly high above Port Frederick on a 1.6km long zip-rider for panoramic views of this popular stop. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, tuck in to fresh halibut and chips on the cookhouse deck of historic Hoonah Packing Company cannery. The wildlife outnumbers the human population in Icy Strait point, so keep your eyes peeled for some of Alaska’s majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

The Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes. Watching the icebergs crash into the waves will be one of the most unforgettable moments of your trip - make sure you capture it on film so you can relive it time and time again.

Accessible only by water or air, Juneau is shrouded with a sense of mystery and is surprisingly full of small town charm. Once you arrive, Alaska's capital city will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. View the majestic Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier Loop Trail, or sail 1,800ft via gondola to Mount Roberts, allowing you to take in panoramic views of Alaska's capital city. The fresh air is sure to whet your appetite so take some time to sample a local treat - crisp crab cakes.

Fondly nicknamed "The Salmon Capital of the World", Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. Its climate means it is home to incredible lush rainforest. Besides the main attractions — Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village — make this trip even more unforgettable with a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. This is scenery that should only be seen from the sky, and further highlights the savage beauty of Alaska's landscape.

With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a 2,400km lifeline to the outside world and hums with activity all-day long. The landscape is ever-changing as you travel past forests, glaciers and vast mountain peaks. Keep a camera on-hand – these are memories you will want to treasure forever.

Wave goodbye to your Alaskan adventure as you disembark from your ship in Vancouver and make your way independently to your hotel. The remainder of the day is for you to enjoy at leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.

Today is your final day in the coastal city of Vancouver, so take some time to soak up any remaining sights at leisure. Don't forget to sample some of the world-class cuisine in one of the many restaurants around the city. Overnight in Vancouver.

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Farmland gives way to the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before the rumble of raging waters hail the arrivals of Hell's Gate. Piney forests turn into the abstract beauty of dusty desert hills. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

Today you will continue your rail journey through the ever-changing landscape of the Canadian Rockies. Rolling hills morph into snowy peaks, before Pyramid Falls tumbles out of its hanging valley and falls 92 meters into the North Thompson River. The glittering Alberta Icefields and glorious Mount Robson mark the entry into the World Heritage Site of Jasper. Make sure you have a camera on-hand to capture the beauty of the scenery. Your time onboard the Rocky Mountaineer comes to a close as you arrive in Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.

Today you are free to explore Jasper at your own pace. Why not take a breath-taking ride to the top of Whistler Mountain on the Jasper Tramway (not included), or join a 3 hour Wildlife Discovery Tour in search of bear, elk, wolves and more (not included)? Take time to check out Jasper's many shops, coffee houses and restaurants - not to mention the awe-inspiring, iconic Maligne Lake. Overnight in Jasper.

Discover Canada’s most scenic mountain roadway on this small group tour; The Icefields Parkway. This is the route to over 100 visible glaciers, turquoise lakes, and rushing waterfalls. Venture onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a spectacular adventure. Visit the Glacier Skywalk and step out onto a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 meters out over the Sunwapta Valley for an unobstructed view of the surrounding glaciers. Upon your arrival into Banff, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Banff.

Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park at your own pace. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.

Today a motorcoach with collect you from your Banff hotel and take you to Calgary International Airport, where you will board your overnight flight back to the UK.

Local Information

Language

English is the official language of Canada and is spoken throughout the country.

Local Time

The United Kingdom is 8 hours ahead of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Currency

The local official currency is the Canadian Dollar. All major credit cards are widely accepted too.

Where to Fly From

The flight time from London to Vancouver is approximately 10 hours. Departures can be arranged from all regional UK airports.