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Deluxe Rockies & Luxury Alaska Cruise

Deluxe Rockies & Luxury Alaska Cruise

16 nights from
AU$12,399 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail & Cruise
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Canada
  • Travel From
    27 Aug 2019
  • Travel Until
    12 Sep 2019
16 nights from
AU$12,399 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail & Cruise
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Canada
  • Travel From
    27 Aug 2019
  • Travel Until
    12 Sep 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 9-night Superior class accommodation including Fairmont properties in the Canadian RockiesActivityActivity Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca & Glacier Glacier SkywalkCruiseCruise 7-night Crystal Symphony cruiseInclusionInclusion Rocky Mountaineer -
    GoldLeaf Service onboard
    InclusionInclusion Panoramic helicopter flight in the RockiesMealsMeals 9 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 7 dinnersTourTour Banff tour including Banff GondolaTourTour Yoho National Park

Summary

Revel in the beauty of the majestic Canadian Rockies and the stunning Glacier Bay during this epic, 17-day rail and cruise package. This package will take you to the very best of Canada and Alaska. Your itinerary starts from Calgary. From Calgary, enjoy a tour of Lake Louise and a panoramic helicopter tour over the Rockies. Explore the Canadian Rockies highlights including Banff, Bow Falls, Yoho National Park, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway and Jasper. Your tour in Canada concludes in Vancouver. From Vancouver, board the luxurious Crystal Symphony for your 7-night cruise. Your Alaskan cruise highlights include the Inside Passage, Glacier Bay, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.

Highlights

  • 9-night Superior class accommodation including Fairmont properties in the Canadian Rockies
  • Crystal Symphony cruise in Deluxe Verandah Stateroom – includes all alcoholic beverages, specialty dining, unlimited Wi-Fi access and pre-paid gratuities.
  • GoldLeaf Service onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • Vancouver City tour
  • Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge tour
  • Icefields Parkway with Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier & Glacier Skywalk
  • Tour of Banff with Banff Gondola
  • Tour of Yoho National Park
  • Panoramic helicopter flight in the Rockies
  • Cruise the Inside Passage & Glacier Bay
  • Explore the cities and towns of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.

Inclusions

  • 9-night Superior class accommodation including Fairmont properties in the Canadian Rockies
  • 7-night Crystal Symphony cruise in Deluxe Verandah Stateroom – includes all alcoholic beverages, specialty dining, unlimited Wi-Fi access and pre-paid gratuities.
  • GoldLeaf Service onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • Vancouver City tour
  • Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge tour
  • Icefields Parkway with Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier & Glacier Skywalk
  • Tour of Banff with Banff Gondola
  • Tour of Yoho National Park
  • Panoramic helicopter flight in the Rockies
  • Transfers to and from rail stations and hotels
  • 9 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 7 dinners

Cruise Inclusions

  • Fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits and specialty coffees
  • Michelin-inspired cuisine and 24-hour in-suite dining
  • Specialty dining, including Umi Uma by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
  • Entertainment and enrichment
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi/Internet access
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Complimentary “You Care. We Care.” Voluntourism
  • Twice-daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service
  • Complimentary launderettes

Exclusive departure on 27 August 2019.

Itinerary

Day 1, August 27 - 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.

Accommodation: Fairmont Palliser Hotel or similar

Day 2, August 28 - Calgary to Lake Louise
Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Lake Louise. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Panoramic 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 world famous Lake Louise late this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Accommodation: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Lakeview Room

Day 3, August 29 - Yoho Park, Lake Louise to Banff
This morning, you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, 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 that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs or similar

Day 4, August 30 - Icefields Parkway Tour, Banff to Jasper
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk 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. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper. (L)

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar

Day 5, August 31 - Jasper
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.

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar

Day 6, September 1 - Jasper - Kamloops
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Jasper Station at 8:10 am MT. Today you will travel from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, located 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. Breakfast & lunch will be served onboard. 

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. You will arrive in Kamloops between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the town, or relaxing in your hotel. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking. (B, L)

Accommodation: Kamloops

Day 7, September 2 - Kamloops to Vancouver
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 7:35 am PT. On today’s journey west, 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. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. You will arrive in Vancouver between 6:00pm and 7:30 pm PT. (B, L)

Accommodation: The Westin Bayshore Hotel or similar

Day 8, September 3 - Vancouver

Check out from hotel by 12:00 noon and take short taxi to Canada Place Cruise Terminal for your 7 night Luxury cruise aboard Crystal Symphony. Cruise departs at 4:30 pm.

Day 9, September 4 - Cruising Inside Passage
Cruise in style while relaxing at sea.

Day 10, September 5 - Juneau
Here's your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure in Alaska's capital (not included), where cultured sophistication meets the ruggedness of the Last Frontier.

Day 11, September 6 - Skagway
The great Klondike Gold Rush lives on in Skagway's charming downtown of restored 19th-century buildings and its historic railway. Located on the edge of the wilderness, this small town saw its fair share of gold rush, get rich dreamers pass through. Today, its residents are more than welcome to share the stories of its untamed past. And there’s so much fascinating history to uncover on a Skagway cruise. Head to Klondike Gold Rush National Park Museum for an in-depth look at Klondike and the two routes out of Skagway – Chilkoot Pass and White Pass. From the vintage train, admire the mountains and see the 1898 trail that fortune seekers traveled on foot. The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad runs the vintage locomotives through the famously steep Chilkoot Trail and offers sweeping mountain views during its climb toward Canada.

You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage Cruise into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months.

Day 12, September 7 - Cruising Glacier Bay
From the bottom of the deepest glacial fjord to the summit of its highest peak, Glacier Bay encompasses some of our continent's most amazing scenery and wildness.

Day 13, September 8 - Ketchikan
Known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World', Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. If you're up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you'll long remember.

Day 14, September 9 - Cruising Inside Passage
Cruise in style while relaxing at sea.

Day 15, September 10 - Arrive in Vancouver
Arrive Vancouver this morning and enjoy breakfast onboard before disembarking. Make your own way to your hotel which is a short taxi ride away. You’ll be picked up for your Vancouver City & the Lookout tour from your hotel lobby by 10:00 am.

This tour of culturally rich Vancouver begins with an introduction to key downtown including Canada Place, and Robson Street. Wind through historic and modern architectural wonders en route to Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre natural oasis, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. View the First Nations Totem Poles, and gaze upon ever-changing rainforest and shoreline scenery on the way through the park. Get the camera ready for a photo stop at Prospect Point, with a great view of Lions Gate Bridge. Continue to the enchanting sights of English Bay beach area, followed by the eclectic Granville Island Market. This artisan's market embodies the ideal of smaller is better, with all food, art, and music locally produced, as a labour of love. Top off this adventure with a glass elevator ride 169 metres above the streets, at the Vancouver Lookout, for views of the ocean framed by the lush Coastal Mountains, busy city and rugged shoreline. This tour is a great introduction to the scenic and historic highlights of beautiful Vancouver. 

Highlights & Inclusions: Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island, Robson Street, Gastown, Chinatown, Vancouver Lookout (admission included), Canada Place.

Accommodation: The Westing Bayshore Hotel or similar

Day 16, September 11 - Vancouver – Mountain Discovery Tour
Immerse yourself in the mountainside rainforest on Vancouver's North Shore. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for an exhilarating walk across the 450-foot bridge span high above the riverbed. Stroll the suspended walkways throughout the forest canopy and a path cantilevered to the granite cliff-side. Enjoy a stop at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery to learn about the area and the lifecycle of salmon. Plus, step aboard the Grouse Mountain Skyride that travels one aerial mile to the Peak Chalet for seasonal entertainment including live performances, chairlifts, and exhibits. This tour is conducted on a comfortable mini-coach seating up to 30 passengers and offering exceptional visibility. Coaches are detailed after every tour and are outfitted with heating & air-conditioning for your comfort. Live tour commentary is conducted in English.

Suggested Clothing: Comfortable clothing for the day including a warm shirt or under layer. Walking shoes recommended.

Inclusions: Admissions to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Grouse Mountain Skyride, Capilano Salmon Hatchery

Day 17, September 12 - Depart Vancouver
Enjoy you day in Vancouver, check-out time is by 12:00 noon.

Important Notes

Offer valid for exclusive 27 August 2019 departure. A deposit of $2700pp is required at the time of booking, final balance due 31 March 2019; package is modifiable for add-ons and amendments, however limited to core cruise and rail operating dates. Offer is based on double occupancy, single supplement applies, please enquire with your agent. Offer is on sale until 31 March 2019 unless sold out. Package is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply.

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