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Vancouver Alaska Luxury Cruise & Seattle, Washington

Reference WW38035
13 nights from
£3699 pp
Overview

Ref: 16319

Always wanted to explore unspoiled wilderness and see glorious glaciers? This itinerary gives you the chance to experience Alaska, America’s largest state. Watch whales cavorting just offshore and bears ambling across pristine landscapes from your luxury cruise aboard the Oceania Regatta. From the native culture of Ketchikan and the Russian charm of Sitka, Alaska will enchant you. And if that’s not enough, you also have the change to explore Seattle, an urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. Adventure awaits you on this trip of a lifetime!

Included in your cruise is $200 Spa or Shipboard Credit per Stateroom, and Pre-paid Gratuities.

What's Included

Return flights from the UK
3-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver at the 4* Sutton Place Hotel
7-night Alaska Cruise onboard Oceania Regatta
3-night post-cruise hotel stay in Seattle at the 4* Hotel Vintage (a Kimpton Hotel)
FREE Vancouver & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
FREE Panorama Classic Float plane excursion (20mins)
FREE Seattle City Tour
FREE Snaqualmie Falls & Woodinville Wine Tasting Full day 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 make your way independently to your hotel. The remainder of the day is for you to enjoy at leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.

Today, board your motorcoach and find out how Vancouver’s fascinating past and present came together in this tour that encompasses urban cityscapes, seaside parks, and ancient rainforests. Begin with the highlights of downtown, including Canada Place, the Arts and Financial Districts, and Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban oasis, Stanley Park and visit the First Nations Totem Poles. Continue across the Lion’s Gate Bridge to Vancouver's scenic North Shore and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Don’t miss the impressive collection of First Nations artwork and the historic Story Centre. From the spectacular Cliffwalk, gaze out over the Capilano River before you walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Return to downtown Vancouver and get ready to engage all your senses at Granville Island Market. This market is an artisan haven for all things local including food, coffee, artwork, and west coast music. Carry on through bustling Chinatown and continue to historic Gastown, the heart of Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.

This morning, head to the float plane terminal downtown for your Panoramic flightseeing tour. This is an ideal introduction to seaplane aviation and includes a complete aerial tour of the city and surrounding mountains, allowing you to see the best of Vancouver from the skies. The exhilarating spray of the water is always a highlight during takeoff and landing. The remainder of the day is yours at leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.

Enjoy a final morning at leisure before making your way to the cruise terminal to begin your 7-night voyage to Alaska onboard the Oceania Regatta. Spend some time checking out the incredible facilities that this luxury cruise has to offer!

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.

Experience Eden firsthand with a stop in Ketchikan. 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.

This stupendous fjord is part of the 30-mile long Tracy Arm, located about 60 miles southeast of Juneau. Tracy Arm captivates the traveller with its snow-capped peaks, shear rock palisades, waterfalls and massive tidewater glaciers. Drift among the icebergs for close-up view of Sawyer Glacier, gleaming under the glorious expansive sky. Be sure to watch for seals and whales frolicking among the clear, cerulean waters.

Called "Shee Atika" by the Tlingit Indians, then "New Archangel" by the Russians who ousted them, Sitka boasts a multicultural heritage. 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.

British Columbia's most northern coastal city, Prince Rupert sits on the very edge of the wilderness. The majority of its attractions revolve around the outdoors and so this is the perfect destination for adventure lovers. Why not try some sport fishing, or a walking tour of the bonsai-like forest at Oliver Lake? Wildlife abounds, including bears, mountain goats and a variety of migrating whales.

The Outside Passage will allow you to see the best of the open blue waters, all from the comfort of your luxury cruise.

Wave goodbye to your Alaskan adventure as your disembark from your cruise ship and make your way independently to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours at leisure. Overnight in Seattle.

Sit back and relax in your spacious coach as your knowledgeable guide presents Seattle’s neighborhoods and attractions (included). Stops featured on this tour are Pike Place Market, the waterfront, historic Pioneer Square, Chinatown and International District, Lake Washington, I-90 Floating Bridge, Fremont neighborhood & Troll, Fishermen’s Terminal, Ballard Locks, Discovery Park and the Space Needle. Photo opportunities on this 50-mile Seattle Tour include Pioneer Square, the Ballard Locks and a spectacular city skyline opportunity. Overnight in Seattle.

Experience the essence of Washington’s wild beauty and independent spirit on this journey to Snoqualmie Falls and Woodinville Wine Country. Start your day at Snoqualmie Falls where you’ll watch the powerful waters plunge 268 feet into the river canyon below. The waterfall is nestled in the evergreen forests of the Cascade Mountains, which cut across the state and divide the lush coastal climates of the West from the dry, vineyard- rich regions of the East. Your guide will use these evocative settings to tell stories of Snoqualmie tribe who lived off these lands, and settlers who fought to tame the wild environment with agriculture and logging. You will then travel northwest to Woodinville Wine Country for a gourmet picnic lunch and wine tastings at three world-class wineries. Learn to sip like a sommelier, meet wine makers and hear the passionate processes used to craft the wine in your glass. Experience Woodinville’s tight-knit community and taste award-winning wines that are rarely found outside of the state. Overnight in Seattle.

Check out from your hotel and head to the airport, where you will 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.