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Journey Through the Clouds Explorer & Alaska Cruise Holiday

Rocky Mountaineer
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Rocky Mountaineer

Formerly known as 'Western Explorer & Alaska Cruise Holiday' for 2017

An exciting tour of Canada’s West with so much to explore, including Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Vancouver and so many ways to enjoy it from helicopter flightseeing to the Rocky Mountaineer daylight train journey from Jasper to Vancouver. You really will be a Western Explorer!

What's included

• International flights from London Gatwick on Air Transat in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 7 nights hotel accommodation
• 7 nights Alaska Cruise in Inside Cabin
• 2 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service, upgrade to GoldLeaf Service
• Breakfast and lunch each day on the Rocky Mountaineer Train
• Full Board and entertainment on the Alaska Cruise
• Calgary Tower
• Calgary to Lake Louise Tour, including Banff Gondola
• Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
• Yoho National Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper
• Jasper Highlights Tour
• Vancouver Lookout
• Rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver
• Luggage handling and National Park Pass
• Tour director throughout

Upgrades
Celebrating anything?
Why not upgrade your flights to Club Class
Treat yourself and upgrade your train tour to GoldLeaf or GoldLeaf Deluxe
Get the best views and upgrade your cruise cabin to an Oceanview or Balcony cabin

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in “The Heart of the New West” independently. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 2 Calgary to Lake Louise with Panoramic Helicopter Tour

Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour to Kananaskis, Banff, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and enjoy a memorable Panoramic Helicopter Tour. Overnight in Lake Louise

Day 3 Lake Louise to Banff

The tour takes you to Yoho National Park, Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake before heading to Banff for one night.

Day 4 Banff to Jasper

Among the highlights today are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, where you will ride on an Ice Explorer, and also the striking Athabasca Falls. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 Jasper Highlights Tour

Today, enjoy a scenic tour of some of the National Park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks. Catch a glimpse of this region’s wildlife. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer Jasper to Kamloops

Step aboard the Rocky Mountaineer to travel west.  Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls and the scenic climb over Yellowhead Pass.  Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 7 Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Vancouver

The journey leads through the “cowboy country” ranch land of British Columbia passing lush forests.  Enjoy one night in Vancouver, one of Canada’s most diverse cities.

Day 8 Vancouver - Board the Alaska Cruise

Arrive at the cruise terminal in Vancouver's wonderful Canada Palace. Check in to your stateroom for the next 7 days at sea on a journey of discovery to Alaska.

Day 9 Cruising the Inside Passage

The Inside Passage is an enchanting scenic waterway stretching from Vancouver all the way up to Alaska, including some of Alaska's beautiful islands that you will see along the way.

Day 10 Tracy Arm en route to Juneau, Alaska

Today you will cruise along Tracy Arm where you will see the majestic Sawyer Glacier. You continue south east to onto Juneau, Alaska's capital city where you will enjoy your first stop.

Day 11 Skagway, Alaska

Known as the best preserved Gold Rush town, Skagway is a very historical town with so much history and local charm to discover. Spend the day discovering the enchanting Gold Rush story and visiting the wonderful historical buildings that the gold prospectors built.

Day 12 Glacier Bay

You will never forget the sound of the glaciers calving as it sends a hush through the whole ship and you take in the enormous cliff-flanked fjords and remarkable wilderness. Enjoy a day of cruising through Glacier Bay which is a wildlife lover’s dream with humpback and killer whales breaching the water below.

Day 13 Ketchikan, Alaska

Circled by lush green landscape and with evergreen mountains sprouting out of the waters, the surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful due to the abundant rainfall of the rainforest environment. Explore the historical town.

Day 14 Cruising the Inside Passage

Returning back to the city you will cruise the scenic Inside Passage again and keep your eyes peeled for the enchanting wildlife that call this coastline home.

Day 15 Fly from Vancouver to London

Your cruise arrives back into port in the early morning, giving you time for a last whip around the shops in Vancouver, or a final afternoon in the sunshine by English Bay before you make your way to the airport for your return flight home.

Want to alter anything?

Please call one of our travel experts on 020 7616 9933 to tell us your requirements

Dates

Selected departure dates between May and Oct 2017

Call for other departure airports

Please note prices and availability are subject to change

Services

Train Tour Service Levels

 

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

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At a glance


14 nights, 15 days

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 nights Alaska Cruise
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Banff Gondola Ride
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • Up to £480 credit! Learn more.
  • 2018 early booking offers!

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016 - Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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from only £3,649 per person

Tour Available in Reverse
Based on Gatwick Departure

Peaks & Perks Offer!

Receive up to £480 per couple in added value to spend on extra hotel nights, tours & more! Call for details & to book

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0207 616 9184

 

At a glance


14 nights, 15 days

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 nights Alaska Cruise
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Banff Gondola Ride
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • Up to £480 credit! Learn more.
  • 2018 early booking offers!

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016 - Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver 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.

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