A magical voyage to the iconic wonders of Alaska to experience ultra-luxury personalised service, with exhilarating up-close adventures for the finest holiday of a lifetime - the Seabourn way. This tour is designed to provide an immersive experience to the hidden gems of the inside passage, where larger ships cannot go. With a highly skilled expedition team onboard working with you to plan, manage and coordinate you will experience destinations the way in which you want to. Imagine getting up close and personal whilst whale watching from a zodiac or maybe take a photo safari for bears in Wrangell and hike the Davidson Glacier with an expert naturalist in Haines, the list is truly endless. Every little detail is covered to ensure you are properly outfitted, from a recommended packing list to a complimentary Seabourn Adventure Outfitter jacket. All elements are perfectly blended to give you the best experience possible during this unforgettable adventure.
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• Private transfer Victoria Airport to Downtown hotel
• Float Plane Shuttle – Victoria to Vancouver (goGOLD)
• 10 nights’ accommodation in 4 - 5* standard
• 10 night - All Inclusive on Seabourn Sojourn in an Oceanview Cabin
• Coastal Classic Alaska Railroad in GoldStar service – Seward to Anchorage (Dinner soft drinks and two adult beverages included)
• Private Meet & Greet transfer from Anchorage rail station to Anchorage hotel
• Private Meet & Greet transfer from Anchorage hotel to Anchorage airport
• Internal flight from Anchorage to Vancouver
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Day 1 Fly to Victoria
Your first day of your exploration of the Pacific Cities has you flying via Vancouver to the beautiful Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia. This small city offers an array of activities both land and sea based. Meet your driver at Victoria Airport for your transfer to Victoria’s downtown. Take a saunter around Victoria’s Inner Harbour taking in the beautiful architecture of the renowned Fairmont Empress and British Columbia’s Parliament Buildings. Watch as the water taxis ferry their passengers from one point of the harbour to another and take in the sight of the floatplanes landing and taking off from the bustling harbour. Overnight Victoria
Day 2 – 3 Victoria
Sitting on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island, Victoria is known for outdoor activities. Butchart gardens offers 55acres of vivid floral displays as well as water features and is only a 20-minute drive from the city downtown. Afternoon tea can be had at the Butchart Garden’s Dining Room, where you can take in the views of the Italian Garden and Saanich Inlet whilst dining on award winning fare. Marine wildlife is plentiful in the waters surrounding Victoria, including orca, humpback whales, minke whales and gray whales. There are three resident orca pods totalling over 80 whales in Victoria’s waters alone. Take a whale watching tour by covered boat or zodiac with one of the many local certified naturalists for a more in-depth discovery of these majestic mammals. 2 nights Victoria.
Day 4 Floatplane to Vancouver
Make your way to Victoria’s Inner Harbour for your floatplane flight from Terminal 1 for your 40minute flight to the mainland. This is by far the best and most unique way to travel between Victoria and Vancouver, as you fly over the Strait of Georgia and view the coastal mountains looming in the distance as you get closer to Vancouver’s Canada Place terminus. Explore the western coastal city of Vancouver in all her natural beauty. Spend the afternoon exploring Vancouver's many neighbourhoods from Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood, Gastown, to one of Vancouver's chicest neighbourhoods, Yaletown filled with residential loft spaces, sidewalk cafes, cool restaurants and leafy parks. Or choose to explore just outside the city at Grouse Mountain or Capilano Suspension Park. Overnight Vancouver
Day 5 – 7 Vancouver
Three days to explore this city may seem at first too much but Vancouver has plenty to offer the discerning tourist. Hire a bike and explore Stanley Park along the seawall or venture within the park itself. One of the cities main tourist destinations and featuring miles of well maintained paved and dirt trails, Canada’s largest aquarium and an array of other activities, this 400-hectare park is recognised as one of the greatest urban parks in the world. The city also boasts plenty of flightseeing tours offering; a 30-minute circle tour of the skyline and the surrounding mountainous coastal islands, options for day trips that include landing on mountain lakes for a picnic, action packed excursions to Whistler, Bowen Island and more. 3 nights Vancouver.
Day 8 Embarkation and Transit the Seymour Narrows
After embarkation at Vancouver Cruise terminal you will depart at 5pm and make way up the Seymour Narrows. These 3 miles stretch of Discovery Channel north of Vancouver Island is notorious for the strength of tidal currents. This part of the cruise requires skill and technical accomplishment as the Venturi effect created from the tides increasing the velocity.
Day 9 Cruising the Queen Charlotte Sound
The Queen Charlotte Sound lies between the Queen Charlotte Strait, which winds between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland in the south, and Hecate Strait, which is northward, adjacent to the Haida Gwaii Islands of the pacific coast. This long shipping route is also called the Inside Passage, stretching from the shores of Washington to Alaska.
Day 10 Rudyerd Bay (Misty Fjords)
Misty Fjords is a true wilderness, often shrouded in mist. Its vertical granite cliffs, which reach 900m above sea level, descend another 300m below the water's surface. Carved by glaciers and covered in a green carpet of mosses and lichens. Misty Fjords receives more than 381cm of rain per year. This rainfall keeps vegetation in abundance, bringing various wildlife to the area including Mountain goats, brown and black bears, coastal wolves, sea lions, bald eagles and ravens. Dall's porpoises, orca and humpback whales can also be spotted along its shorelines and throughout the waters. Your ship will cruise among these spectacular forest’s waterfalls and mountains., The onboard Ventures by Seabourn team will offer exceptional excursions including kayaking the fjords and a short sightseeing float plane flight.
Day 11 Wrangell, Alaska, US
Wrangell Island sits at the heart of the Tongass National Rain Forest and receives approximately 203cm of rain per year. The city of Wrangell, a true Alaskan frontier town, sits at the northern end of the island, a short distance from the mouth of the mighty Stikine River. The history is deeply rooted in the Tlingit people, the fur trade and the gold rush. The Stikine River, Shakes Glacier and Anan Creek boast the largest pink salmon run of the Inside Passage, attracting brown and black bears in great numbers.
Day 12 Juneau, Alaska, US
The capital of Alaska, Juneau, is only accessible by air and sea, due to the rugged mountain terrain that surrounds the city. The city has plenty to offer the outdoor adventure. Choose to explore on foot along the Perseverance Trail or around Mendenhall Glacier, or board one of the many local whale-watching boats or view the mountains and extensive glaciers of the Juneau Icefield from a helicopter.
Day 13 Glacier Bay Cruising Only
Designated as an International World Heritage Site in 1992, Glacier Bay is also a National Monument, a National Park and a designated Biosphere Reserve. Glacier Bay has experienced major advances of its glaciers, Temperate, coniferous rain forest dominates its southern shores. Black and brown bears, wolves, moose, eagles and ravens can be spotted. Glacier Bay has two major arms, East and West, and over fifty named glaciers. Combined with Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Canada's Kluane National Park and Alsek-Tatshenshini Park, Glacier Bay encompasses the largest protected wilderness area on Earth
Day 14 Haines, Alaska, US
Haines can be found along the shores of the longest Fjord in North America. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, Haines, is an authentic Alaskan experience. Haines is also home to the largest concentration of bald eagles on earth, and grizzly bears come to this shoreline for the spawning salmon in its rivers.
Day 15 Icy Strait Point, Alaska, US
This unique community on Chicagof Island near the entry to Glacier Bay National Park was created and is owned by a corporation of 1300 Native Americans of various local Tlingit tribes. The purpose being to offer visitors an enjoyable, educational experience of Alaska's native cultures. Your tender will dock at the 1912 salmon canning facility, which today is a museum. The surrounding area offers cultural performances, Native American-owned shops and galleries, restaurants and a variety of tours and excursions for every interest from sport fishing to whale watching, guided nature walks and excursions to view bears and other wildlife. ATV tours and even a zipline adventure that is said to be the longest at over a mile and the highest at over 1330 feet in North America. The small village of Hoonah can be reached either by walking or on a shuttle, offering shops and eateries as well as a totem-carving enterprise run by the corporation.
Day 16 Day At Sea
Today enjoy all the pleasures onboard the Sojourn. Including fitness centre, salon and card room. Enjoy a luncheon at the Patio or exquisite cuisine at the Restaurant.
Day 17 Scenic Cruising College Fjord
Set deep within the northwest reaches of Prince William Sound are the Harriman and College Fjords, with their numerous tidewater and valley glaciers. The Harvard Glacier, with a length of 24 miles and a face of 1.5 miles is the largest in the area. Prince William Sound is a large waterway off the Gulf of Alaska on the state's southern coast. It is bounded on the east by the Chugash Mountain range and on the west by the Kenai Peninsula. The sound was explored by Captain James Cook, and names in 1778 for the eldest son of England's King George III. Its 3,800 miles of coastline features fjords and bays, with forested, snow-capped mountains as a backdrop.
Day 18 Seward to Anchorage on the Coastal Classic Alaska Railroad
Seward is the historic start point of the original Iditarod dogsled race and the southern terminus of the Alaska railroad. It is also home to the Alaska SeaLife Centre, a premier public aquarium highlighting Alaska's local marine life. After disembarkation spend the day exploring Seward prior to boarding the Alaska Railroad to Anchorage in their GoldStar service. GoldStar guests enjoy a reserved seat in the upper level dome offering 360-degree viewing, as well as priority seating in the lower level dining room with all-inclusive meals. The bartender on the upper level will wait on you offering complimentary soda, tea, coffee and non-alcoholic drinks. Two adult beverages including wine, beer and cocktails are included per trip. The most popular GoldStar amenity is the unique second level outdoor viewing platform. The Coastal Passage route takes you on a 4-hour trip hugging the coastline of Cook Inlet and Turnagin Arm. Here, marvel at the changing scenery as well as the wildlife. The Coastal Classic train will also take you over the Kenai Mountains, through a 1,063-foot summit pass appropriately named Grandview. Keep the cameras at the ready for the trip features glaciers, waterfalls, scenic gorges and rivers. Upon arrival in Anchorage meet your driver for a private transfer to your Anchorage hotel. Overnight Anchorage
Day 19 Anchorage
With the wonders of the Chugach and waters of Cook Inlet, Anchorage has a lot to offer. With 1,500 moose, incredible national parks nearby and 60 glaciers a short drive away this is a dream destination. There is plenty to do with your day in Anchorage, a flightseeing trip to Denali is a popular excursion or dog sledding on a glacier offers a truly Alaskan experience. Overnight Anchorage
Day 20 Anchorage to Vancouver
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Anchorage Ted Stevens Airport where you will board your flight to Vancouver. Overnight Vancouver Airport Hotel.
Day 21 Fly Home
Today marks the end of your exploration of Alaska and Canada’s Pacific Cities. Enjoy some time at your leisure prior to boarding your flight back to the UK.
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.
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