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Holiday type Escorted tours
Country United States
Travel type Fly
Price range From £2135
Travel partner Newmarket Holidays
Duration 14 nights
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Alaska cruise and the Canadian Rockies

Venture into the American north as you take a cruise through the fabled 'Inside Passage' to remote Alaska and the protected seascape of Glacier Bay. Your journey into the heart of the Canadian Rockies will take in its hiking capital, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, as well as Vancouver and Ketchikan.

Included

  • Return flights from selected regional airports
  • Seven nights full-board accommodation aboard Holland America Line
  • A cruise through Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage and to Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan
  • Seven nights room-only accommodation in a series of good standard hotels
  • A tour through the Rockies including visits to Banff, Jasper, Sun Peaks and Vancouver
  • Full touring itinerary as described
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges
Not included

  • Single rooms are available for a supplement
Day one

Fly direct to Calgary, home to the 'Stampede', and continue on into the Rockies, to Banff, for a two night stay.

Day two

Join the optional guided tour this morning and explore Banff, undisputed 'capital' of the Rockies. Take in Surprise Corner for views of the iconic Banff Springs hotel and venture to the summit of Sulphur mountain by cable-car. In the afternoon, perhaps join our exhilarating helicopter flight over the mountains.

Day three

Today we'll call at Lake Louise, where turquoise waters - frozen for much of the year - are set against the backdrop of the Victoria glacier. We'll then travel the renowned Icefields Parkway - a journey through the heart of the Rockies - before continuing to Jasper, in Jasper national park.

Day four

Your journey west continues, past Mount Robson - the highest point in the Rockies - to the mountain resort of Sun Peaks and another overnight stay.

Day five

Descending through the Coastal Ranges towards the Pacific and the city of Vancouver, board your ship for a late afternoon sailing into the Inside Passage and the wilderness State of Alaska, and settle into your stateroom - your home for the next seven nights.

Day six

As we cruise north, through the scenic Inside Passage, you can relax and enjoy the ship's vast range of facilities and dining opportunities.

Day seven

Today we'll make an afternoon and evening call at the Alaskan capital Juneau, in its setting at the foot of the mountains from which the immense Mendenhall Glacier flows. Optional shore excursions today will include tours and exhilarating activities such as kayaking or dogsledding.

Day eight

Spend a full day at Skagway, northernmost point of the cruise and our last stop before the Yukon. Part of the setting for Jack London's iconic book 'The Call of the Wild', Skagway is still a pioneering town of honky-tonk saloons and Klondike memorabilia.

Day nine

Today we'll take a cruise into Glacier Bay. Marvel at the ever-changing glacial seascape of this renowned UNESCO Heritage site where the silence is punctuated by the thunderous sound of ice splitting, in great chunks, into the water.

Day 10

The town of Ketchikan, its wooden houses built over the water, is the last port of call. You will have the opportunity to join the optional shore excursion to the remote Misty Fjords national monument, a vast wilderness reserve where some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery can be found.

Day 11

Enjoy a last day at sea as we cruise back south along the Inside Passage and the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Day 12

Arrive early in the coastal city of Vancouver and transfer to your downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city.

Day 13

On today's optional guided tour of Vancouver you'll discover restored Gastown, the kaleidoscopic thoroughfares of Chinatown, and the glass and steel wonders of the Burrard Inlet waterfront. You'll also be able to explore the famous Capilano suspension bridge park and ascend Grouse mountain by cable-car for views over the city.

Day 14

Join an optional tour, sailing through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island where you'll visit Victoria, the charming, colonial Provincial capital set around the beautiful Inner harbour, as well as the world famous Butchart gardens.

Day 15

Spend a free morning exploring or perhaps searching out last-minute souvenirs, before transferring to the airport for your return overnight flight home.

Day 16

Arrive back in the UK after a wonderful holiday.

Alaska and Canadian Rockies Touring Hotels and Cruise Vessel

Your holiday price includes comfortable accommodation in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of a European three-star standard, as well as seven nights on board a Holland America Line cruise ship.

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