Open your eyes to the astounding natural wonders of the Pacific United States on this 9-night itinerary from Seattle. As you explore dramatic vistas, glaciers, fjords and waterways you’ll follow natures’ most beautiful scenery and wildlife. Experience the port towns along the way and discover the story of how these towns became what they are today whilst keeping true to their natural surroundings and culture.
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 2 nights’ accommodation in Seattle
• Full board 7 Day Alaska Cruise in an Inside Cabin
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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 Fly Home
Say your farewells to Seattle as you prepare to depart the USA on your flight home 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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