Explore the beautiful city of Vancouver and the many neighbourhoods offering a different insight to the people who make up this city. Enjoy the sights and sound of Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge & Park and the bustle of Granville Island prior to boarding the Coral princess for your Voyage to the Glaciers. Admire the rugged landscapes, the rising mountains and ice giants that Alaska is renowned for as well as the wildlife that call this state home.
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• Seat selection on international flights
• 4 nights’ hotel accommodation
• 7 Night Full Board Alaska Cruise with Princess Cruises based on an Interior Cabin
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Day 1 - 4 Vancouver
Upon arrival in Vancouver independently transfer to your downtown hotel. Jump on a sightseeing trolley to get your bearings of the city on your first day and see some of Vancouver’s most famous landmarks. A visit to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden offers a glimpse into Chinese culture and symbolism, visit Gastown’s Steam Clock and vintage lampposts in Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood or visit Granville Island’s Public Market, housed indoors there are endless rows of stalls that feature fresh produce, gourmet foods, baked good and seafood. A walking tour of the market is a great way to get a local’s insight.
Day 5 Embark Coral Princess Cruise
Head down to Vancouver’s Canada Place to board your Princess cruise. And say farewell to downtown as you set sail on your Alaskan Adventure.
Day 6 At Sea
The Inside Passage is famed for its glacier-carved fjords and pristine forested shores. Whales, dolphins and other marine life as well as bald eagles and tufted puffins can be seen from the decks of your ship. Cascading waterfalls and majestic snow-capped mountains will have you captured at every turn.
Day 7 Juneau
Welcome to the state capital Juneau surrounded by beautiful glaciers and stunning views of mountains and waterways. View the Mendenhall Glacier at 12miles long, half a mile wide and 200-1,800 feet deep. Juneau offers opportunities for whale watching, glacier flightseeing as well as dog sledding.
Day 8 Skagway
Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for those who flocked north in search of riches. The White Pass route through the Coast Mountains as well as the Chilkoot Trail were used by countless stampeders and many would perish in their journey for gold. Today Skagway reflects that gold rush era in Broadway where false fronts have been attached to buildings and saloons house locals dressed up in period costumes to recreate the gold rush buzz. Today you can journey the White Pass on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad linking Skagway with Yukon, Canada as well as panning for gold at the camps to experience what life was like during the boom-town days.
Day 9 Glacier Bay
Princess Cruises are one of a select few cruise lines permitted to journey the waters of Glacier Bay. This national park and reserve boasts some of the world’s most spectacular tidewater glaciers. Glacier Bay National Park are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Park Rangers will join the ship to share their knowledge and help identify the areas abundant wildlife and glaciers.
Day 10 Ketchikan
Be captivated by Ketchikan’s thriving native culture, home to the world’s oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Centre as well as three south eastern groups, the Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian. Take in the dramatic beauty of Misty Fjords National Monument encompassing 2 million acres of granite cliffs, 1,000-foot waterfalls and crystalline lakes.
Day 11 At Sea
Spend today enjoying the scenic views of the Inside Passage. Take the chance to relax onboard as you head back towards Vancouver.
Day 12 End of tour
This morning bid farewell to Vancouver as you independently transfer back to the airport for 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.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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