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Holiday type Ocean cruises
Tours
Country United States
Canada
Price range From £2399
Travel partner Newmarket Holidays
Duration 15 nights
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Five star Alaska cruise, Pacific north west and Vancouver

Pacific Coast and Alaskan Cruise

Venture into the American north as you cruise through the '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
  • Eight 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
  • Single rooms are available for a supplement
  • Single rooms are available for a supplement
Day one

Fly to Vancouver. After meeting your tour manager and transferring to your hotel you'll be free to explore.

Day two

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

Day three

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

Day four

Spend your day further exploring this city, recently rated one of the most enjoyable places in the world to live.

Day five

Spend a free morning exploring, before you 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 Inside Passage, you can relax and sample the ship's 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 Mendenhall glacier flows. Optional shore excursions today will include tours and exhilarating activities such as kayaking or dogsledding.

Day eight

Have 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. See 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, with 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

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

Day 12

Our cruise ends today in Vancouver. From there, we'll head into coastal ranges towards the mountain resort of Sun Peaks and your first overnight stay.

Day 13

Your journey east continues, past Mount Robson - the highest point in the Rockies - to Jasper, in scenic Jasper national park.

Day 14

Today we'll travel the Icefields Parkway - a journey through the heart of the Rockies. As we continue to Banff, we'll call at Lake Louise, where turquoise waters - frozen for much of the year - are set against the backdrop of the Victoria glacier.

Day 15

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

Day 16

Today we head to Calgary, home to the famous 'Stampede', where you'll check in for your flight home.

Day 17

Arrive back in the UK.

Alaska Cruise and the Canadian Rockies Touring Hotel

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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06-Sep-2014 Manchester 15 2399.00 book
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