Inspiring Nature – Alaska Cruise & Rockies
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Theres no better way to combine two epic journeys to create something unbelievably special. This slower paced holiday allows time for true luxury to build memories of a lifetime. Sail away on a remarkable voyage to the vast ice kingdom of Alaska on the Queen Elizabeth with Cunard. Experience true White Star service as you explore the breathtaking beauty of both Hubbard Glacier and Glacier Bay, providing an ever-present backdrop. Your next adventure awaits as you unlock a hidden world of unparalleled beauty through inaccessible terrain in the Canadian Rockies aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. With stays in dazzling destinations like Vancouver, Victoria, Banff & Jasper it will be a trip like no other.
Day 1 2 Fly to Vancouver
After arriving independently at your downtown hotel explore one of the most liveable cities in the world, Vancouver is world-class. With ample 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 the FlyOver Canada experience. 2 nights Vancouver
Day 3 Vancouver
Arrive at the cruise terminal in Vancouvers wonderful Canada Place. Check in to your stateroom for the next 11 days at sea on a journey of discovery to Alaska.
Day 4 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 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 6 Skagway, Alaska
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.
Day 7 Sitka
This hidden beauty on the west shore of Baranof Island is stepped in Russian heritage. Sitkas National Historical Park is the oldest National Park in Alaska and this makes for an extraordinary visit.
Day 8 Hubbard Glacier
Witness this magnificent natural beauty up close as you sail by this glacial wonder with its thundering calving that make towering icebergs that can be 3-4 stories in height
Day 9 Juneau, Alaska
Home of one of the largest wilderness areas in the United States it is abundant with wildlife, including orca and humpback. Explore glaciers including the mighty Mendenhall Glacier, Juneaus most accessible glacier.
Day 10 Ketchikan, Alaska
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.
Day 11 At Sea
Returning to the Canadian waters you will cruise the scenic Inside Passage again and keep your eyes peeled for the enchanting wildlife that call this coastline home.
Day 12 Victoria
The capital of British Columbia possesses a unique blend of historic charm and contemporary charisma. there is ample opportunity for whale watching and wildlife viewing.
Day 13 15 Vancouver
You will arrive in Vancouver at 7am. Take your time to leisurely disembark and return to the city. There is plenty on offer to explore within this beautiful city. Explore Stanley Park, one of the citys main tourist attractions offering 1000 acres to explore via foot or bike or head to Capilano Suspension Bridge via a short shuttle ride offering 450 feet suspension bridge 230 feet above Capilano River. 3 nights Vancouver.
Day 16 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 17 Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Jasper
Today your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies. Dramatic scenery is ahead as you follow the North Thompson River as you near the Continental Divide. Todays highlights include Mount Robson. Pyramid Falls and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Overnight Jasper.
Day 18 Jasper
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies largest national park, today take the time to enjoy this relaxed mountain town and the wildlife and scenery that is in abundance here.
Day 19 Jasper to Banff
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jasper and Banff National Parks via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Arrive in Banff late this afternoon
Day 20 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 River or head up to Sunshine Mountain in a gondola and glimpse the Canadian Rockies from up top. Two nights in Banff
Day 21 Transfer to Calgary for your flight home
This morning board your scheduled 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.