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Luxury Alaska Cruise with Vancouver Whistler Resort

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Overview

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

 

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Embark on a luxury Alaska Cruise onboard Silversea’s Silver Shadow, cruising the world famous Inside Passage to Alaska. Combined with a pre-cruise stay in the vibrant Pacific Coastal city of Vancouver - nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean - and a post-cruise stay in the mountain village of Whistler, famed for its Winter Skiing, this eclectic itinerary exposes you to Canada's most beautiful and varied landscapes.

What's Included

Return flights from the UK
Private transfers throughout
2-night pre-cruise stay in the 4* Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver
7-night All-Inclusive Luxury Alaska Cruise onboard Silver Shadow
2-night post-cruise stay in the 5* Fairmont Chateau Whistler
FREE Private Vancouver Highlights Tour
FREE Peak2Peak Gondola Ride, Whistler
FREE Whistler Bear Viewing Tour

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 arrival into Vancouver Airport,  a driver will be waiting inside the terminal with a sign displaying your name to take you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.

Enjoy the best of Vancouver on this private tour. See the highlights of the downtown core plus the unique neighbourhoods of Chinatown, historic Gastown and fashionable Yaletown. Immerse yourself in Stanley Bay and listen to the stories of the Stanley Park Totem Poles. Pass by English Bay, visit Granville Island Market and ascend to The Lookout for 360 degree views of the Vancouver coastal mountains. 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 Silversea's Silver Shadow.

Spend a day at sea discovering the world-class facilities onboard your cruise ship. Make a splash in the pool, get pampered in the spa or relax and take in the view from the library - today is yours to enjoy at your own pace.

Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it is the first major community travellers come to as they journey north. Kayak tranquil saltwater fjords fringed by ancient forests, making sure you keep an eye out for black bear and playful porpoise. Tour the great outdoors by foot or bike, or whiz above ocean shores and never-ending forests by zipline. Ketchikan is nature's playground for anyone with a keen sense of adventure.

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.

Called "Shee Atika" by the Tlingit Indians, then "New Archangel" by the Russians who ousted them, Sitka boasts a multicultural heritage. Sitting opposite snow-capped Mount Edgecumbe, Sitka is known for its fishing, its annual summer classical-music festival and, of course, its many historic visitor attractions. Two dozen of its attractions are on the National Register of Historic Places, including Castle Hill and Building 29, a structure built by the Russians in 1835. The Sheldon Jackson Museum exhibits one of Alaska's oldest native culture collections.

Enjoy another day at sea, taking in the expansive waters around you and using the first-class facilities on-board your ship.

Nicknamed “The Best Place on Earth” by the province it calls home, Victoria is walkable seaside city packed with fragrant gardens, waterfront paths, engaging museums, and beautifully restored 19th Century architecture. In the summer, the Inner Harbour – Victoria’s social and cultural centre – buzzes with visiting yachts, horse and carriage rides, street entertainers, and excursion boats heading out to visit pods of friendly local whales.

Wave goodbye to your Alaskan adventure as you disembark from your ship in Vancouver and transfer by private sedan to Whistler.  The remainder of the day is at leisure. Make sure you use your admission to the Peak2Peak Gondola, which spans the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and promises breathtaking views over the vast landscape of the Canadian Rockies. 

Enjoy a  Bear Viewing tour (included) which allows you to get up close to wildlife. Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains support a population of up to 50 black bears that have adapted to feeding, mating, and hibernating amongst ski area habitats. In this area you may also spot Coastal Mountain black tailed deer, coyote, ruffed grouse, red-tailed hawks, barred and great horned owls. Riding in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle, you are lead through a maze of ski area roads that cover the area’s diverse forests, meadows, and stream environments. Take short walks to bear feeding sites, daybeds, rub trees, and old growth trees where bears have hibernated during the winter. Overnight in Whistler.

This morning check out of your Whistler hotel and take your private Sedan transfer to Vancouver Airport to catch your 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.