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22 Day West Canada and Alaska Cruise with Ocean-view Stateroom

Travel in luxurious comfort by road, rail and sea to the most dazzling national parks, glaciers and historic villages of Western Canada and Alaska. Savour delicious local cuisine in trendy Vancouver and meet passionate Local Experts, as you discover Mother Nature’s bounties from the Rockies to the waters of Alaska.

In Vancouver visit Granville Island Public Market, its bustling market then cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park  for spectacular views from the top of the canyon.

Cruise to Victoria, the oldest city in the pacific Northwest, with its lively waterfront and historic charm.

Stop at the thundering Shannon Falls then take part in a workshop with your First Nations Ambassador and create your own blend of tea.

Travel through the beautiful National Parks of Glacier, Yoho, Banff and Mount Revelstoke, see the iconic lakes including Emerald Lake, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise and sail the Maligne Lake.




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Tour Highlights

  • Whistler: With your Squamish Lil'wat Ambassador take part in a tea workshop with a master-blender and create your own unique blend
  • Banff: Enjoy a private meeting with a Royal Canadian Mountie to learn about the service and hear his personal stories
  • Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes
  • Maligne Lake: Cruise along the crystal-clear, reflective waters of Canada’s most famous lake. Learn how early French Traders navigated waters crowned by snow-laden peaks and nestled between glaciers
  • Vancouver: Cross the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230-foot-high (70 metres), for a squirrel's eye view
  • Victoria: The oldest city in the Pacific Northwest and the gem of British Columbia. Explore this Garden City with her historic charm, baroque architecture, colourful squares and lively waterfront
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver

On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar.

Hotel:   Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver

Meals:   Dinner with Wine

Day 2 - Lively City of Vancouver

Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. Stop at Granville Island Public Market, and take time to browse through this bustling market. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, as you cross the bridge for spectacular views from the top of the canyon.

The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Hotel:   Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 3 - Victoria

Board your ferry and relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation tour introduces you to the city.

The rest of the day is yours to do as you please until your Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant, situated on Victoria’s beautiful waterfront.

Hotel:   Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4 - Exploring Victoria

Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens’ Blue Poppy Restaurant. Gain access to the grounds before they are open to the general public. You’ll have ample time to explore.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Victoria.

Hotel:   Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 5 - Resort of Whistler

Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland and continue along the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway. En route to Whistler, stop to view roaring Shannon Falls. In Whistler, your Local Expert will explain its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

In the evening, dine at Hy’s Steakhouse for a Highlight Dinner with wine and perfectly grilled steak or local seafood.

Hotel:   Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 6 - First Nations Culture and History

In the morning, you will be welcomed by a First Nations Ambassador at the award-winning Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, showcasing First Nations’ art history and culture.

Next, take part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea blend from the forest and local flora.

The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.

Hotel:   Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 - The Napa Valley of the North

Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best wines in the world. Savour a delicious dinner prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients from the valley and paired with wine.

Hotel:   Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 8 - Canada's Exquisite National parks

Journey through four of Canada’s most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff. En route, stop at Emerald Lake, one of Canada’s most outstanding wilderness settings.

In the afternoon, visit another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake, before continuing to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay.

For your evening meal, choose from one of the resort’s four unique dining venues.

Hotel:   The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 9 - Banff National Park

Enjoy an engaging talk at Lake Louise before strolling along the lake. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation of Banff and a ride on-board the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain.

Later, join in a private meet-and-greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, wearing the world-famous red serge uniform.

For dinner, choose from a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure.

Hotel:  The Fairmont Banff Springs

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 10 - Banff at your Leisure

Day 11 - Along the Icefields Parkway

Travel along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenery. Climb on-board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour over steep grades, snow and ice as you ascend part way up the glacier of the Athabasca Glacier.

In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at the hotel before joining your friends for stargazing, complete with a roaring fire, liqueur and s’mores.

Hotel:   The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 12 - Jasper National Park and Maligne Lake

In the morning, embark on a private, narrated cruise on the waters of Maligne Lake (seasonal).

Stop at Spirit Island.

Then, join your Travelling Concierge for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective of the park as you join a National Park Guide on a scenic float trip down the Athabasca River.

Hotel:   The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 13 - Mount Robson and Sun Peaks

If you choose, board the optional Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service to relive the golden age of rail travel on your way to Vancouver with an overnight stay in Kamloops.

Alternatively, journey west and arrive at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ tallest peak.

Descend through the Columbia Mountains, arriving in Sun Peaks.

Hotel:   Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 14 - Return to Vancouver

Returning to the Pacific Coast, arrive back in Vancouver and transfer to Vancouver International Airport, or the tour hotel in Vancouver for guests extending their stay in Vancouver.

Those taking the Alaska cruise with Holland America Line have the rest of your evening at leisure in Vancouver.

Hotel:   Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 15 - Join your Holland America Line Cruise

Board your cruise to experience the ever-changing panorama and vast wilderness that stretches from British Columbia to Skagway, Alaska.

Step into a world of comfort and elegance with impeccable service and gourmet dining.

Hotel:   Cruising

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16 - Cruising the Inside Passage

With the most Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view.

Hotel:   Cruising

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 - Cruise Tracy Arm and Juneau

The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains and bathed in the blue hue of the ice.

Arrive in Juneau, where you can shop downtown, kayak, dogsled, raft or flightsee.

Hotel:   Cruising

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 - Skagway, Alaska

Step into the town’s colourful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.

Hotel:   Cruising

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19 - Cruise Glacier Bay

From the comfort of your ship, enjoy pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park.

Hotel:   Cruising

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20 - Exploring Ketchikan

While ashore, check out the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles or an optional guided through town or a harbor cruise.

Hotel:   Cruising

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21 - Scenic Cruise of the Inside Passage

Today is a day for relaxation as you cruise back to Vancouver.

Hotel:   Cruising

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22 - Depart Vancouver

Sail into Vancouver Harbor this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel, if you wish to extend your stay. Airport arrival will be at approximately 09:30.

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

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Important Information

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Relax in comfort on Luxury air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, on-board restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on start and end dates, and when additional accommodation has been booked through us.

Departure Information

  • Departs Saturday and returns on Saturday throughout the year.


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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