Combine two awe-inspiring journeys for a trip of a lifetime. Marvel at the natural beauty of Banff National Park prior to travelling the stunningly beautiful Icefields Parkway, offering endless vistas, to Jasper National Park, boasting the Dark Skies Preserve status. Next an unforgettable journey with Rocky Mountaineer, as you meander through the mountains, lakes and valleys of interior British Columbia to Vancouver. Your tour is then completed with a voyage on Celebrity cruise to Hubbard Glacier. Alaska offers an adventure of a lifetime from her calving glaciers crushing into the icy waters as you get up close and personal with Alaska’s ‘Big 5’ land mammals. Perhaps being lucky enough to view a bear hunting their prey in the salmon that return here.
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 6 nights’ accommodation
• 2 days Rocky Mountaineer daylight service in SilverLeaf Service
• Breakfast and lunch on board the train each day
• Transfer from Calgary Airport to Banff Hotel
• Transfer from Banff Hotel to Jasper Hotel
• Full board on the Alaska cruise in an Inside Cabin
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Day 1 Arrive in Calgary transfer to Banff
After your flight, board your scheduled transfer to Banff. Making your way along the Trans Canada Highway to Banff will take you through the beautiful Kananaskis region prior to the soaring Rocky Mountains coming into view. Overnight Banff
Day 2 Banff
Take today to relax in the Hot Springs or head up Sunshine Mountain on a scenic gondola ride to enjoy incredible views. If you would like an authentic Western Canada experience why not book a Cowboy Cookout for a horse or wagon ride in the evening prior to a hearty meal.
Day 3 Banff to Jasper
Your scheduled transfer will take you to Jasper, known as a dark sky preserve and in the heart of Jasper National Park. The journey from Banff to Jasper along the Icefields Parkway is iconic and perhaps one of the most scenic drives in Canada. Jaw dropping scenery is punctuated by more than 100 ancient glaciers, waterfalls and turquoise lakes. It is also home to the Athabasca Glacier, a 4-mile glacier located in Jasper National Park and the most accessible glacier in Canada. A stop here for lunch and viewing the glacier is highly recommended.
Day 4 Jasper
This little alpine town has plenty of natural wonders to showcase. The Jasper SkyTram climbs to the summit of Whistlers Mountain with views of downtown and perhaps some photo opportunities of the town’s furry companions. Maligne Lake, located 1 hour from the townsite of Jasper, is home to Sprit Island. Offering some of the most spectacular scenery and known for its beauty, it is one of the most photographed places in the Canadian Rockies and can be explored by boat.
Day 5 Rocky Mountaineer Jasper to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south, guests will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as the train approaches Kamloops. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Kamloops in moderate accommodation.
Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Vancouver
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey guests will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Vancouver
Day 7 Vancouver
Take your time to leisurely disembark and return to the city. There is plenty on offer to explore within this beautiful city. Explore Stanley Park, one of the city’s main tourist attractions offering 1000 acres to explore via foot or bike or head to Capilano Suspension Bridge via a short shuttle ride offering 450 feet suspension bridge 230 feet above Capilano River.
Day 8 Embark on your cruise to Alaska with Celebrity
Arrive independently at the cruise terminal in Vancouver’s wonderful Canada Place. Your cruise departs at 5pm. Make sure to stand out on the deck and enjoy in the festivities as you embark on your cruise.
Day 9 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 breath-taking glacier bays and craggy coast lines. Watch out for whales, porpoises and birds of prey along the journey.
Day 10 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, whale watching 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 11 Cruising Hubbard Glacier
Arrive at 10:30. Hubbard Glacier is breath-taking. 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 15 Fly back from Vancouver
You will arrive in Vancouver at 7am. Take your time to leisurely disembark and return to the city. We recommend extending your holiday with a few nights in Vancouver or continuing your magical journey with a Rocky Mountaineer train, just ask our experienced agents for more information. Otherwise make your way independently to the airport for your return flight home with a bag full of memories.
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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