CANADIAN AFFAIR - THE TRAVEL EXPERTS

Grandeur of Western Canada & Alaska with Seabourn

This land and sea tour combines the Ultra Luxury experience of Seabourn with a pre cruise opportunity to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies including a 2 day journey on Rocky Mountaineer. Accommodation is at the finest and most iconic accommodations in Canada, Fairmont. Sights to be seen are the picturesque Lake Louise and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. After revelling in the natual beauty of Canada's Rocky Mountain's marvel at her Pacific Coastline from Vancouver prior to boarding the Ultimate Alaska Sojourn voyage with Seabourn. Cruising Alaska's stunning South Western Coastline will feature glaciers and mountain ranges as well as numerous wildlife and cultural discoveries.

What's included

• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 15 nights’ accommodation in 4 – 5* properties
• 2 days Rocky Mountaineer daylight service in GoldLeaf Service
• Breakfast and lunch on board the train each day
• Scheduled transfer from Calgary Airport to Downtown
• Scheduled transfer from Calgary Downtown to Banff Hotel
• Scheduled transfer from Banff Hotel to Lake Louise Hotel
• Rocky Mountaineer Transfer from Banff Hotel to Banff Rocky Mountaineer Station
• Private Transfer from Rocky Mountaineer Station to Vancouver Hotel
• 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 Transfer from Anchorage rail station to Anchorage Hotel
• Private Transfer from Anchorage Hotel to Anchorage Airport
• Flight from Anchorage Airport to Vancouver Airport
• Private Transfer from Vancouver Airport to Vancouver Hotel
• Private Transfer from Vancouver Hotel to Vancouver Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 2 Arrive in Calgary

Arrive in the Stampede City this afternoon and meet your driver for your private transfer to the Fairmont Palliser. Whilst in Calgary take the time to visit Studio Bell, where you can explore five floors of exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada. Inspired by music festivals, Studio Bell is designed to activate all of the senses. If a culinary experience tantalises the senses then why not book a walking food tour with Inglewood Edibles. On this experience you can dine at some of the city's best restaurants and explore Inglewood's speciality shops. Two nights stay at the Fairmont Palliser is included as part of the package

Day 3 - 5 Calgary to Banff

Today take the Trans Canada Highway West on your scheduled transfer to Banff. Marvel at the rising mountains on the horizon as you drive closer towards this beautiful mountain town. This little mountain town offers an array of activities, relax at the Upper Hot Springs or book the Mount Norquay Via Ferrata for a half day climbing excursion, Destination Canada's Signature Expeirience. Spend your evenings either at Wild Bill's offering heart warming Western hospitality or stay closer to home and dine at one of the Banff Springs four restaurants boasting local ingredients and offering a truly Western Canadian experience. 

Day 6-8 Banff to Lake Louise

Lake Louise is world famous for its turquoise lake, the Victoria Glacier, soaring mountain backdrop, palatial hotel and incredible hiking. Your transfer today will take you to the shores of the lake at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. A visit to the Lake Agnes Tea House is an experience not to be missed after a 3.5km hike or for a less strenuous approach, horses are avaialble. A reservation at the Fairview Bar and Restaurant in the evening with a view of the lake would make for a truly unique dining experience. 

Day 9 Lake Louise to Kamloops

Today, board the Rocky Mountaineer to travel West on Rocky Mountaineer's most popular route. Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by Craigellachie, the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. This is the only passenger rail service on this historic route, celebrtaing for connetcing Canada from East to West. This route is steeped in Canadian history.

Day 10 Kamloops to Vancouver

From the comfort of the glass domed carriage offering 360° views look out for various sights along the way as Black Canyon, Hoodoos and the Cisco Crossing. If you wish to take in the mountain air then venture outside to the Outdoor Vestibule Rocky Mountaineer's GoldLeaf carriage offers. 

Day 11 Embarkation and Transit the Seymour Narrows

After embarkation at Vancouver Cruise terminal you will depart at 5pm at make way up the Seymour Narrows. This 3 mile 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 12 - 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 Hectate Strait, which is northward, adjacent to the Haida Gwaii Islands of the pacific coast. This long shipping route is also called the Inside Passage, strecthing from the shores of Washington to Alaska.

Day 13 - 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 forests 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 14 - 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 Sitkine 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 15 - 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 16 - 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 17 - 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 18 - 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 19 - 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 20 - 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 l;arge 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 21 - 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 rain 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 drievr for a priavte transfer to your Anchorage hotel.

Day 22 - 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.

Day 23 - Anchorage to Vancouver

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Anchorage Ted Stevens Airport where you will board your flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver you will once again be privately transferred to your Vancouver downtown hotel

Day 24 - 25 - Vancouver

Explore the western coastal city of Vancouver in all her natural beauty. Spend the 2 days exploring Vancouver's many neighborhoods from Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, Gastown, to one of Vancouver's chicest neighborhoods, 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.

Day 26 - Fly home to UK

Today take the time to explore Vancouver in the morning prior to flying back to the UK. Your private transfer will collect you from your hotel and take you to Vancouver International ending your exploration of Western Canada and Alaska

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.

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Dates

Selected departure dates between June - September 

Please note prices and availability are subject to change.

Services

 

GoldLeaf Service

SilverLeaf Service

Coach Style

Bi-level dome

Single-level dome

Window Style

Fully domed windows with panoramic views upstairs, private dining room on the lower level with large picture windows

Oversized domed windows

Included meals served onboard

Gourmet à la carte

Hot or cold breakfast options, Delicious hot entree lunch options

Gourmet Snacks 

Included

Included

Meal service style

Served in the dining room

Individual service at your seat

Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts

Three to Four, plus full culinary team

Three

Alcoholic beverages

Complimentary throughout journey

Complimentary throughout journey

Non-alcoholic beverages

Included

Included

Outdoor viewing area

Large open-air vestibule

Outdoor viewing between coaches

Luggage in Kamloops/ Quesnel

Delivered to your hotel

Delivered to your hotel

Full storytelling

Included

Included

At a glance


25 nights / 26 Days

  • International Flights from the UK
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train
  • 2 breakfast and 2 lunches on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • All Inclusive 10 night Seabourn Sojourn
  • Alaska Railroad Coastal Classic GoldStar service
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary

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At a glance


25 nights / 26 Days

  • International Flights from the UK
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train
  • 2 breakfast and 2 lunches on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • All Inclusive 10 night Seabourn Sojourn
  • Alaska Railroad Coastal Classic GoldStar service
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2018 - Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2018

Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully protected - We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA
Fully Protected

ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

Price Match Guarantee
Price Match Guarantee

If you find the same tour cheaper through another operator, we'll match the price.

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