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Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

Reference WW38013
11 nights from
£3099 pp
Overview

Ref: 16318

Your pre and post cruise stay will be in the stunning Pacific coastal city of Vancouver the culture and culinary capital of Canada. Relax and soak up the wonderful atmosphere before you set sail on a luxurious Vancouver Alaska Cruise onboard the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship. Visit historic ports and have your camera ready for glaciers, bears and whales.

Included in your itinerary is a beautiful rail journey through the Canadian Rockies from Vancouver to Banff on the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train.

Ask about our "added value" offers which include free beverage packages, free stateroom upgrades, free spending money, free excursions and pre-paid gratuities! Please call us for more details.

Prices based on 18th May 2019

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.

Return flights from the UK
1 night pre/1 night post-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver
7 night Alaska Cruise onboard Celebrity Eclipse
All meals & entertainment onboard ship
2 day Rail Journey onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train travelling in SilverLeaf Service from Vancouver to Banff. Including 2 breakfast, 2 lunches & overnight hotel in Kamloops.
1 night hotel stay in Banff
Coach Transfer Banff to Calgary Airport

Upon arrival into Vancouver Airport make your way independently to your overnight hotel.  Remainder of the day is at leisure.

The morning is at leisure. Around noon, transfer to the cruise ship terminal, and board Celebrity Eclipse for your 7 night Alaska Cruise.

You'll 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 months.

Go whale watching, learn Tinglit tribal customs, buy arts-and-crafts gifts, or fly high above Port Frederick on a 1.6km long zip-rider. Later, tuck into the best ever halibut and chips on the cookhouse deck of historic Hoonah Packing Company cannery.

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.

Some sightseeing is best from above. View the majestic Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier Loop Trail, or sail 1,800ft aloft via gondola to Mount Roberts. The fresh air’s sure to whet your appetite so try out the local treat - crisp crab cakes.

Experience Eden firsthand. Kayak tranquil saltwater fjords fringed by ancient forests, keeping 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.

You'll 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 months.

After a leisurely breakfast disembark your cruise ship, and make your way (independently) to your overnight hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. 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.

Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends in the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise or the resort town of Banff.

This morning check out of your Banff hotel and transfer by scheduled coach to Calgary Airport for your return flight back to the UK.

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.