Majestic Alaska & Captivating Canada

Bonus: Free upgrade to GoldLeaf onboard Rocky Mountaineer

Experience the thrill of watching ice calve in Glacier Bay, or grizzlies feeding in their natural habitat, and make a deep connection with the native cultures that you’ll always remember. Follow that with a journey of luxury and romance to Canada’s most-talked-about destinations, Banff and Lake Louise.


BONUS:  Book before 31 Jan 20 and receive a Rocky Mountaineer Signature Jacket


Your Fly, Stay, Cruise & Rail Package Includes:

  • Economy class flights from Sydney to Calgary, returning from Vancouver
  • 7 day First Passage to the West Top Highlights with Rocky Mountaineer in Gold Class
  • Includes 2 day Rocky Mountaineer journey, 6 nights hotel accommodation, sightseeing + more
  • 2 nights accommodation in Vancouver
  • 9 night Alaska cruise onboard Queen Elizabeth, Vancouver return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Port charges & airline taxes

Extend your flights and stay longer - talk to our travel experts about more options!


Rocky Mountaineer Itinerary:

Day 1 – 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

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 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 Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.

Day 3 – Banff

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. In the afternoon, you will come back to Banff in a motor coach transfer. Overnight in Banff.

Day 4 – Banff to Kamloops

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at Banff Station at 7:40am MT. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Arrival in Kamloops between 6:30pm and 8:00pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the city of Kamloops or relaxing in your hotel room. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking.

Day 5 – Kamloops to Vancouver

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 7:35am 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 7:30pm PT.

Day 6 – Vancouver Sightseeing

Today, select your choice of one of four activity options:

1. Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation;

2. Enjoy a five-hour guided cycling tour of Vancouver’s highlights, and experience the best of Vancouver food, history, ecology and culture while being active. The 23km ride takes in the seawall and rainforest of Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island (including the Aquabus ferry), False Creek, Chinatown, Gastown, and Coal Harbour. Includes helmet and bicycle rental. Please note: Guests’ heights needed to arrange appropriately-sized bicycles, and guests will need to make their own way to/from 1344 Burrard St. for the tour;

3. British Columbia’s mild climate and unique geographic location, tucked between mountains and sea, provide the province with an abundance of amazing culinary bounty which guests will explore on this in-depth “Made in BC” Vancouver food tour on Granville Island. In the company of an experienced local chef or food writer (maximum six guests/docent), this 2.5 hour walk will get under the skin (or peel) of this fascinating and delicious world as intellectually curious guests tour the market, meet some of the local producers and taste their delicious wares. Please note: Include any dietary restrictions or allergies, and the docent will adapt accordingly, as there are several tastings of fish or seafood, and guests will need to make their own way to/from 126 Davie St. for the tour;

4. Experience the Howe Sound coast line from a 30 ft. rigid hull inflatable boat on a “Sea Safari”. With the refreshing sea mist in their faces, guests will take in the towering cliffs of Anvil Island, the seals at play at Pam Rocks, the caves of Bowen Island, and many more picturesque sights only seen from the water. Spend an unforgettable 2 hours cruising along the water’s surface, surrounded by BC’s unique Coastal Mountains, taking pictures with seals bathing in the sun, or cruising through the waves on our natural roller coaster. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation;

5. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 7 – Vancouver

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

 


Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

11 Aug 20

Vancouver, Canada

-

5.00 pm

12 Aug 20

Inside Passage, Alaska (Cruise-by)

8.00 am

5.00 pm

13 Aug 20

Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska (Cruise-by)

7.30 am

11.30 am

13 Aug 20

Juneau, Alaska

2.00 pm

10.00 pm

14 Aug 20

Skagway, Alaska

7.00 am

5.30pm

15 Aug 20

Glacier Bay Cruising

7.00 am

5.00 pm

16 Aug 20

Sitka, Alaska

8.00 am

4.00 pm

17 Aug 20

Prince Rupert, Canada

9.00 am

5.00 pm

18 Aug 20

At Sea

-

-

19 Aug 20

Victoria, Canada

9.00 am

9.00 pm

20 Aug 20

At Sea

8.00 am

-

 

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Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. *GoldLeaf Upgrade onboard Rocky Mountaineer is subject to availability at time of booking. Upgrade is valid on select departures only. The GoldLeaf upgrade is non refundable if cancelled and does not have a monetary value. One(1) Rocky Mountaineer Signature Jacket per booking and cannot be exchanged for credit or cash onboard the train. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 6 January 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice.  Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visitors to the United States/Canada must complete an online ESTA/CAN ESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

Majestic Alaska & Captivating Canada

Destination: North America

Provider: Cunard

Duration: 18 Nights

Inclusions:

Accommodation Cruise Fly Package Rail

With Exchange $7,979 per person*

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