Welcome to North America’s Pacific Coastline. This scenic 17-day tour will open your eyes to dramatic mountain ranges and beautiful rugged coastlines. These three cities combined with an Alaskan cruise offer a journey to remember.
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 2 nights’ accommodation in Seattle
• Full board 7 Night NCL Alaska Cruise in an Inside Cabin
• Victoria Clipper – Seattle to Victoria (Economy Class)
• 7 nights’ accommodation
• Floatplane between Victoria and Vancouver (goFLEX)
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Day 1 – 2 Seattle
Seattle’s compact downtown area makes its many attractions possible to experience in a short time. Tour around the famous Pike Place Market, the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the country. Or visit the Space Needle for a dramatic view of the city and its surrounding waters. Seattle is full of personality offering an artsy culture, vast green spaces, the location on Puget Sound and the diversity of people.
Day 3 Embark on Cruise
This morning explores the rest of the city prior to embarking on your cruise in the afternoon. Watch Seattle disappear as you sail away into the waters of Puget Sound.
Day 4 At Sea
Take today to relax on board your cruise ship, perhaps visit the Mandara Spa or watch out for wildlife as you cruise towards Alaska
Day 5 Juneau, Alaska
Standing on one of the largest wilderness areas in the United States, Juneau offers wildlife viewing, fishing and exploration of glaciers. Kayak up one of the areas protected waterways or try panning for gold. Trek to the majestic Mendenhall Glacier located 12 miles outside of Juneau.
Day 6 Skagway, Alaska
Famous for the discovery of gold in the 1800’s, Skagway’s charming boardwalk will take you back to the Gold Rush days. Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park or the famous White Pass Railway.
Day 7 Cruising Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is a World Heritage Site. At 33.3 million acres it showcases natural wonders and wildlife. Magnificent glaciers, mountains and fjords have made Glacier Bay one of the most spectacular settings.
Day 8 Ketchikan, Alaska
Set at the Southernmost entrance to Alaska’s famed inside passage Ketchikan is known for three things: feisty salmon, idyllic scenery and an incredibly rich Alaska Native culture. Ziplining, kayaking and fishing are just some of the activities you can partake in whilst docked here.
Day 9 Victoria, British Columbia
This little city certainly packs a punch. View the iconic Inner Harbour and watch as the seaplanes land or visit the famous Butchart Gardens and take in the Italian Garden or Rose Garden. Victoria also offers the historic Bastion Square and Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest street in the country and a side door to Canada’s oldest Chinatown.
Day 9 Cruising Hubbard Glacier
This glacier is gigantic at more than six miles wide. The face is up to 400feet tall and icebergs 3 to 4 stories are not uncommon. The sight is awe inspiring
Day 10 Disembark Cruise
After disembarking your cruise hop aboard the Victoria Clipper for a high-speed catamaran journey at a speed of 33 knots. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular views of the seascape, village dotted coastline and towering mountain ranges. It’s also a great way to spot whales and seabirds! Overnight Victoria
Day 11 – 12 Victoria
This little city certainly packs a punch. View the iconic Inner Harbour and watch as the seaplanes land or visit the famous Butchart Gardens and take in the Italian Garden or Rose Garden. Victoria also offers the historic Bastion Square and Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest street in the country and a side door to Canada’s oldest Chinatown. 2 nights Victoria
Day 13 Victoria – Vancouver
Spend the morning exploring Victoria’s downtown sights or just enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Inner Harbour as water taxis go back and forth and floatplanes take off and land. This afternoon make your way to Harbour Air’s floating terminal in Victoria’s Inner Harbour just steps from the parliament building where you will board the 30minute flight to Vancouver’s Coal Harbour just steps from Canada Place, the Vancouver Convention Centre and Jack Poole Plaza – home of the Olympic flame from the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Overnight Vancouver
Day 14 – 16 Vancouver
Gateway to the Pacific, Vancouver is a beautiful city of 2 halves, the coastal mountains and the Pacific Coast. Explore her downtown from Gastown to Chinatown or stroll the seawall along English Bay to Stanley Park. 3 nights Vancouver
Day 17 Fly Home
Spend your last day in Vancouver taking in shopping at Robson Street for the last souvenirs before returning 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.
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?
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Selected dates between May – October
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