A big holiday needs a big name, this has the lot! An unforgettable Cruise of Alaska encompassing some of the worlds most beautiful scenery then onto the trip of a lfetime onboard the world class Rocky Mountaineer exploring the incomparable Rocky Mountains in luxury. Once a year the city of Calgary becomes the city of Stampede, take your place in the stands & witness the greatest outdoor show on Earth!
• International flights with Air Transat
• Seat selection on board the flights
• 10 nights' standard hotel accommodation
• Full board on the cruise
• 2 days aboard Rocky Mountaineer - SilverLeaf service
• 7 nights aboard Celebrity Eclipse - Inside Cabin
• 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches aboard Rocky Mountaineer
• Scheduled transfer Banff to Calgary
• Chaps and chucks Package including rodeo and evening show tickets
Day 1-2 Arrive in Vancouver
You will arrive independently downtown hotel. Rated as one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver is world-class. With ample of shopping options and plenty of attractions to visit, you will not get bored. Why not try out some of the best foodie tours in Canada whilst in Vancouver, or take a day trip up to Whistler via the stunning Sea to Sky Highway. Two nights in Vancouver.
Day 3 - Vancouver to Alaska Cruise with Celebrity
It is the day of your departure from Vancouver on your Alaska cruise. Boarding starts from approx 12.30pm and your cruise departs at 4:30pm. Make sure that you are out on deck as you depart the harbour and pass under the Lions Gate bridge and into the Strait of Georgia.
Day 4 - Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage
The renowned Inside Passage is a fabulous journey, departing from Vancouver you'll enjoy all round scenery from the moment you set sail. Prepare for incredible views of wildlife and breathtaking glacier bays and craggy coast lines. Watch out for whales, porpoises and birds of prey along the journey.
Day 5 - Icy Strait Point*
Arriving at 3pm into Icy Point, this will be your first taste of the rich native heritage and culture that Alaska oozes and you can’t help but fall in love with it. Adventure activities, whalewatching excursions, local cuisine, history tours – however you want to spend your day exploring Icy Strait is up to you. Depart at 10pm.
*Some departures will visit the Russian-influenced fishing village of Sitka
Day 6 - Cruising Hubbard Glacier
Arrive at 10:30. Hubbard Glacier is breathtaking. Listen out as you can often hear the glacier moving! Immerse yourself in your surroundings of jagged icy peaks and the turquoise blue ocean. Today will be a truly magical experience. Leave at 2:30pm.
Day 7 - Juneau, Alaska
This morning you will arrive in Juneau at 7:30am, Alaska's wonderful capital city. There are so many exciting ways to spend your day here. A wonderful sight is the Mendenhall Glacier which is enormous! Or if you are looking for something a bit more active, then there is a myriad of activities to choose from. Depart Juneau at 8pm.
Day 8 - Ketchikan, Alaska
You will dock in Ketchikan at 2pm this afternoon, with the rest of the afternoon and early evening to spend exploring the wonderful green surroundings. Outdoor activities are endless here! There is also so much history and a wonderful Gold Rush story for you to unravel and be swept away by. You will depart Ketchikan at 8:30pm.
Day 9 - Inside Passage (Cruising)
Cruising the magnificent Inside Passage again you will make your way back to Vancouver. Keep your eyes peeled for the exciting wildlife as whales and porpoises breach the surface below.
Day 10 - Vancouver
There is so much to see and do in Vancouver and the surrounding area! It’s often hard to know where to start. Take in the sights such as the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park, or head over to Granville Island market where you can discover a world of food, art and culture.
Day 11 - Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Kamloops
Jump in a taxi and transfer to the Rocky Mountaineer Station to embark on a trip of a lifetime. You will board the Rocky Mountaineer Train and head towards some of the most beautiful landscapes and enchanting mountain ranges. You will spend the night in Kamloops in the Okanagan Valley.
Day 12 - Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Banff
Setting off early again this morning you will continue your journey into the majestic and rugged Canadian Rocky Mountains. The passing scenery is mind blowing as you pass dramatic landscapes, lakes and forests. You will continue onto the popular and charming mountain town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.
Day 13 - 14 Banff
You are free to enjoy the wonders of Banff and its' hidden gems. Banff is known to be one of the Rockies most popular mountain towns, with its’ bursting charm and breath-taking scenery, you will be sure to take home a true Canadian experience. There is plenty to do, whether it is to take a canoe tour out onto Bow River or head up to Sunshine Mountain in a gondola and glimpse the Canadian Rockies from up top, before heading up to the ‘Stampede city’ for the experience of a lifetime.
Day 15 - 17 Calgary Stampede Extravaganza Chaps and Chucks Package
Welcome to “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”! The best of the best saddle-up for a three-hour ground shaking showcase of world-class rodeo action. Enjoy the atmosphere as the whole city embraces Stampede fever. Great food and hospitality await! Later today return to Stampede Park for the Rangeland Derby. Afternoon Rodeo - North or South Centre Level 1/Evening Show - North or South centre Level 2
Day 18 - Fly from Calgary
Your Rockies and Stampede experience ends today. You have a little bit of time to shop for those last souvenirs before heading to the airport.
ESTA online application for entry to the USA
Important: All cruise passengers must complete the online Visa Waiver form by visiting https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov which is needed for entry into the US at a cost of $14 per person.
You must complete an ESTA application at least 72 hours before flying. Any traveller who fails to complete an ESTA application at least 3 days before departure will almost certainly be refused entry into the country under new US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations. If you are even considering visiting the States, it's worth filling out an ESTA application now as they are valid for two years. Important: If you are refused entry because you do not hold the correct travel documents or have had your application for ESTA rejected - you will NOT be entitled to any form of refund or covered by your travel insurance policy.Want to alter anything?
Please call one of our travel experts on 0207 616 9184 to tell us your requirements
Selected dates between end of June & Beginning of July
2019 Stampede dates:
5th - 14th July
2020 Stampede July
3rd - 12th July
Price based on London Gatwick departure airport in 2019, please call for any other departure airport