Jewels of Alaska & Canada

  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Alaska Cruise
  • Whistler
  • Quesnel
  • Jasper
  • Banff
  • 19 nights from
  • £5,479 per person
  • Trip Code: 563

    • Free cabin upgrades available
    • Book by 31 August and save £600 per couple
    • Receive a free case of wine

Holiday Overview

Jewels of Canada & Alaska - an incredible Canada Holiday

 

A stunning 19-night itinerary offering the best of the Rockies and Alaska. Start your trip with a 2-night stay in Banff, where we have included a tour of Banff National Park and an adventurous gondola ride. As you travel up Sulphur Mountain you will take in views over Banff town, the Bow river valley and surround mountain ranges. Embark one of the worlds most breath taking drives from Banff to Jasper along with Icefield Parkway, where you will take in an abundance of wildlife, waterfalls, lakes (including Lake Louise) and glaciers.  Enjoy a two night stay in this small alpine town, where you feel like the Rockies are in touching distance.

If this wasn't incredible enough, take a three-day stunning rail trip on the famous Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to coastal Vancouver in luxurious GoldLeaf Service. This rail trip will have see you stop overnight in Quesnel and Whistler before arriving in cosmopolitan Vancouver. Spend 2 full days exploring Vancouver with help of the Hop on Hop off sightseeing tour bus to take in some of the best sights such as Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown and Granville Island. From Vancouver board Celebrity Eclipse for an impressive 7 night Alaska sailing. You will sail up the Inside Passage, one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. Make sure you are up on deck as you cruise past majestic glaciers & fjords, not to mention an abundance of wildlife!

Jewels of Alaska & Canada includes:

  • Return Flights from UK
  • Accommodation throughout
  • Select transfers
  • Discover Banff & its Wildlife with Gondola ride
  • Discover Jasper & its Wildlife tour
  • Ice Explorer ride & Glacier Skywalk
  • 3 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail in SilverLeaf Service
  • Meals, snacks & beverages on board the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 7 night Celebrity Eclipse Alaska Cruise (meals included)
  • Classic Drinks Package, Gratuities & WIFI on board your Alaska cruise
  • 2 day Hop on Hop off Vancouver Sightseeing
  • Victoria - Choice of 3 Excursions - Butchart Gardens tour, Whale Watching cruise or Foodie tour
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Day 1 - Fly from UK to Calgary

On arrival at Calgary Airport you will be transferred by coach to your Banff hotel.

Featured accommodation

Banff Aspen Lodge

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Fox Hotel & Suites

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 2 - Explore Banff

This morning we have included the popular Explore Banff with Gondola tour. You will have the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure.

Duration approx: 5 hours and 30 minutes to 6 hours and 30 minutes

Learn about culture, geology and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. This sightseeing tour will take you to some of the most incredible sights and sounds that western Canada has to offer. Head up the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a 360 degree panorama of the Bow Valley.

You will visit points such as: - Bow Falls - Sulphur Mountain - Tunnel Mountain Drive - Surprise Corner - Hoodoos - Two Jack Viewpoint - Lake Minnewanka - Banff Gondola (admission included) - Dedicated on-board host - Light snacks & refreshments included - Light lunch included in tour

Note: - Stops listed in the itinerary may be substituted based on the driver's discretion. Some stops may be unavailable due to seasonality, weather conditions or traffic delays.

Featured accommodation

Banff Aspen Lodge

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Fox Hotel & Suites

The Fairmont Banff Springs

Unmissable Experiences

Banff Gondola

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Day 3 - Banff to Jasper via Icefield Parkway

Duration: 11 hours* *Note: Not all of the regularly scheduled stops on this sightseeing tour are accessible during the Winter, so the length of this tour may be shortened during this time.

Today's tour to Jasper takes us through some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes in North America. Following the spine of the Canadian Rockies, view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged snowy peaks, and over 100 glaciers. The entire day is spent in the majesty of Canada's two most famous National Parks, Banff and Jasper. Departing Banff we pass Vermilion Lakes and the fortress formations of Castle Mountain before arriving at stunning Lake Louise and the world famous Chateau Lake Louise. After a short break we continue northwards on the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic stretches of highway in North America. Stops will be made at Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, and the Weeping Wall before arriving at the Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefield where we allow time to enjoy the "Ice Explorer Ride" and the Glacier Skywalk. From here the parkway descends Tangle Ridge and follows the Athabasca River, which begins as melt water from the Athabasca Glacier. We then stop at the Athabasca Falls, where the boiling waters of the river plunge into a chasm gouged out of the valley floor.

Highlights: - A boxed lunch is included - Glacier Adventure Package (Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk) admissions are included

Featured accommodation

Chateau Jasper

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Forest Park Hotel

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Unmissable Experiences

Glacier Skywalk

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Day 4 - Jasper Sightseeing

We have included the Maligne Lake & Guided Walk tour this morning.  

Duration: 5-6 hours

This amazing tour is a guided interpretive drive up the Maligne Valley. Our exploration will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk to the first two bridges above the gorge, a short stop at the "disappearing" Medicine Lake, and finally Maligne Lake. At this picturesque gem of the Canadian Rockies enjoy a guided walk along the Mary Schaffer Loop (3.2km return). We have alternative tours available, speak to your Canada Expert for details.

Featured accommodation

Chateau Jasper

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Forest Park Hotel

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 5 - Jasper to Quesnel - Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf

Wide-eyed, you’ll experience mountainous terrain, untouched lakes and incredible waterfalls. You’ll gradually lose altitude as you come through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The awesome sight of Mount Robson, the range’s highest peak, will greet you. Every step of the way, your emotions will follow the extremes of the journey, from silent awe to uncontained elation. This route offers the best kind of drama—the nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat kind! Arrive in Quesnel for your overnight stay.  

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Day 6 - Quesnel to Whistler - Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf

After an overnight hotel stay in Quesnel, you’ll head south again.Turning south and east, the landscape becomes more rugged. More wild. Sheer cliffs on one side, milky-green lakes on the other. You’ll travel down the Pemberton Valley as you glide beside gorgeous Anderson and Seton Lakes. Arrive in Whistler for your overnight stay.

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Day 7 - Whistler to Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf

Having had a relaxing stay at one of Whistler's hotels, Prepare to be amazed as you make your way past massive cliffs, deep canyons, and stunning bridges. You'll roll along the scenic fjord of Howe Sound and along the foot of the Coast Mountains until arriving in the stunning city of Vancouver.

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Wall Centre

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 8 - Vancouver Sightseeing

Today use your 2-day Hop on Hop off Sightseeing pass to take in the best of Vancouver such as English Bay, Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown and Granville Island.

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Wall Centre

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 9 - Vancouver

Spend your last day in Vancouver at your leisure. Take in any sights that you may of missed the day before with your Hop on Hop off Sightseeing pass.

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Wall Centre

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Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Vancouver Experiences

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Day 10 - Board your Alaska Cruise

Morning at leisure in Vancouver before making your way to short distance to Canada Place, where you will board Celebrity's Eclipse for a sensational 7-night Alaska cruise.  Transfer not included.

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Day 11 - Cruising the Inside Passage

The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a lifeline to the outside world. All day long it hums with activity

Unmissable Experiences

Inside Passage

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Day 12 - Icy Strait Point

For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located just 22 miles southeast of Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait Point offers travellers the chance to view an enormous variety of wildlife including humpback whales, eagles, and brown bears, or explore monuments to the region’s fishing heritage. Please note that on some sailings Icy Strait Point is replaced with Sitka.

Unmissable Experiences

Icy Strait Point

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Day 13 - Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-storey buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes.

Unmissable Experiences

Hubbard Glacier

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Day 14 - Juneau

Juneau, the capital of Alaska, has an air of mystique – a town you cannot reach by road, you need to fly or come by sea! Juneau delights with an abundance of water, forests and mountains.Situated between the Coast Mountains and the Gastineau Channel, Juneau offers a lot of variety, with the immense Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields at its back door and the Tongass National Forest stretching out to the northeast. Juneau offers a variety of activities from shopping downtown to dogsledging, hiking, whale-watching and so much more.

Unmissable Experiences

Juneau

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Day 15 - Ketchikan

Unmissable Experiences

Ketchikan

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Day 16 - Cruising the Inside Passage

Cruise back along the Inside Passage and take in the breath-taking wilderness coastline, with snow capped mountain peaks, glaciers, and rain forests. You may see whales, eagles, sea lions, sea otters, and mountain sheep.

Unmissable Experiences

Inside Passage

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Day 17 - Arrive Vancouver, transfer to Victoria

Arrive this morning at Vancouver Cruise Terminal and meet your coach transfer to Victoria. The coach will take you onto the ferry and drop you off Victoria downtown. You will be able to get off the coach on the ferry and take in the scenery either indoors or out on deck.

Featured accommodation

Oswego Hotel

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Hotel Chateau Victoria

Magnolia Hotel & Spa

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Day 18 - Victoria Sightseeing

Victoria is British Columbia's capital, situated at the Southern tip of Vancouver Island. The city has been influenced with everything British, from afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress, double decker buses, horse drawn carriages to Victorian architecture. Spend today at your leisure taking a stroll around this laid back city which has more of a town feel.

Featured accommodation

Oswego Hotel

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Hotel Chateau Victoria

Magnolia Hotel & Spa

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Day 19 - Victoria Sightseeing

You have a complimentary excursion today. Please advise at the time of booking if you would prefer to take the Butchart Gardens tour, Whale Watching cruise or a Canada Food Tour.

Featured accommodation

Oswego Hotel

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Hotel Chateau Victoria

Magnolia Hotel & Spa

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Day 20 - Fly Vancouver to UK

Transfer from Victoria Bus Depot to Vancouver Airport is included. Overnight flight from Vancouver to the UK.

Rocky Mountaineer - SilverLeaf Service includes

  • Custom-designed single-level glass-dome coach
  • Oversized dome windows
  • Delicious hot entrée options plated to your preference. Served seat side.
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating  Attended by two hosts, plus one culinary team member
  • Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages Complimentary throughout journey
  • Gourmet Snacks Complimentary throughout journey
  • Outdoor viewing between coaches
  • Full storytelling by onboard hosts 

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