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Western Explorer & Alaska Cruise Holiday

Rocky Mountaineer
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Rocky Mountaineer

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 Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
• Summit 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 Fly from London to 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 Banff with Summit Helicopter Tour

Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.

Day 3 Banff to Lake Louise

A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise. Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Day 4 Lake Louise to Jasper

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 Jasper Highlights Tour

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6 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 you 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 you approach Kamloops. Breakfast and lunch included.  Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 7 Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you 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. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Breakfast and lunch included.  Overnight in Vancouver.

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
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • £640 per couple added value!
  • 2018 early booking offers!

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Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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from only £3,419 per person

Tour Available in Reverse
Based on Gatwick Departure

£640 per couple bonus credit!

Spend on hotels, meals, excursions & more. Call for details.

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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
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • £640 per couple added value!
  • 2018 early booking offers!

Trusted travel partner


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.

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