Alaska Cruise & The Majestic Rockies Holiday
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The perfect combination of our favourite holidays combined into one. The Alaskan Cruise joins the Majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. A luxurious journey filled with astounding scenery, unlocking a hidden world of unparalleled beauty & potential rare wildlife viewing. Enhance your experience with must-do excursions to enjoy the finer things in life.
Day 1-2 Fly to Vancouver
You will arrive independently at your downtown hotel. Rated as one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver is world-class. With ample of shopping options and plenty of attractions to visit, you will not get bored. Why not try out some of the best foodie tours in Canada whilst in Vancouver, or take a day trip up to Whistler via the stunning Sea to Sky Highway. 2 nights in Vancouver.
Day 3 Vancouver to Holland America Line Cruise
Arrive independently at the cruise terminal in Vancouvers wonderful Canada Place. Your cruise departs at 5pm.
Day 4 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage
The Inside Passage is an enchanting scenic waterway stretching from Vancouver all the way up to Alaska, including some of Alaskas beautiful islands that you will see along the way.
Day 5 Cruise Tracy Arm en route to Juneau, Alaska
Today you will cruise along Tracy Arm where you will see the majestic Sawyer Glacier, an awe-inspiring sight with an abundance of wildlife such as brown and black bears, moose, dear and wolves. You will continue South East onto Juneau, Alaskas capital city where you will enjoy your first stop. We recommend a visit to Mendenhall Glacier whilst you are here. Depart at 10:30pm.
Day 6 Skagway, Alaska
Arrive in Skagway at 7am. Known as the best preserved Gold Rush town, Skagway is a very historical town with so much history and local charm to discover. Spend the day discovering the enchanting Gold Rush story and visiting the wonderful historical buildings that the gold prospectors built. Depart at 9pm.
Day 7 Glacier Bay
You will never forget the sound of the glaciers calving as it sends a hush through the whole ship and you take in the enormous cliff-flanked fjords and remarkable wilderness. Enjoy a day of cruising through Glacier Bay which is a wildlife lovers dream with Humpback and Killer whales breaching the water below.
Day 8 Ketchikan, Alaska
Arrive in Ketchikan at 10am. Circled by lush green landscape and with evergreen mountains sprouting out of the waters, the surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful due to the abundant rainfall of the rainforest environment. Explore the historical town. Depart at 6pm.
Day 9 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage
Returning back to the city you will cruise the scenic Inside Passage again and keep your eyes peeled for the enchanting wildlife.
Day 10-11 Vancouver
Arrive around 7am. After disembarking, transfer independently to your hotel in Vancouver downtown. Today you will have the opportunity to visit those attractions you did not manage to visit prior to your cruise. Use these days to souvenir shop before your magical journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Two nights in Vancouver.
Day 12 Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Kamloops
Jump in a taxi and transfer to the Rocky Mountaineer Station to embark on a trip of a lifetime. You will board the Rocky Mountaineer Train and head towards some of the most beautiful landscapes and enchanting mountain ranges. You will spend the night in Kamloops in the Okanagan Valley.
Day 13 Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Lake Louise
Setting off early again this morning you will continue your journey into the majestic and rugged Canadian Rocky Mountains. The passing scenery is mind blowing as you pass dramatic landscapes, lakes and forests. You will continue onto the popular and charming mountain town of Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 14-15 Banff
Enjoy probably the most photographed in Canada if not the world before youre scheduled transfer to Banff. Banff is known to be one of the Rockies most popular mountain towns, with its bursting charm and breath-taking scenery, you will be sure to take home a true Canadian experience. There is plenty to do, whether it is to take a canoe tour out onto Bow Riveror head up to Sunshine Mountain in a gondola and glimpse the Canadian Rockies from up top. Two nights in Banff
Day 16 Fly from Calgary. End of the tour
With the morning free to explore and take those last minute photos of the Rockies. Take your schedule transfer and head back towards Calgary Airport for your return flight home.
ESTA online application for entry to the USA
Important: All cruise passengers must complete the online Visa Waiver form by visiting https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov which is needed for entry into the US at a cost of $14 per person.
You must complete an ESTA application at least 72 hours before flying. Any traveller who fails to complete an ESTA application at least 3 days before departure will almost certainly be refused entry into the country under new US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations. If you are even considering visiting the States, its worth filling out an ESTA application now as they are valid for two years. Important: If you are refused entry because you do not hold the correct travel documents or have had your application for ESTA rejected you will NOT be entitled to any form of refund or covered by your travel insurance policy.