Journey to the Last Frontier
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Experience the West with the prefect combination of the magnificent Rocky Mountaineer Train & the luxuries of an Alaskan Cunard cruise. Starting in Calgary, this journey takes you to the stunning mountain towns of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff, including a trip to the Columbia Icefields and a helicopter tour through the soaring peaks of the Rockies. In Vancouver your adventure continues, a voyage to Alaska on Queen Elizabeth provides a unique experience to the Last Frontier. Meet expert speakers who tap into the culture, wildlife, and history and enjoy delectable local-inspired dishes throughout your journey.
Day 1 Calgary
Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in The Heart of the New West independently
Day 2 Calgary to Lake Louise
Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Lake Louise. 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. Your tour ends on arrival in world famous Lake Louise
Day 3 Lake Louise to Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park at the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.
Day 4 Banff to Jasper
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper 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 Jasper late this afternoon
Day 5 Jasper Highlights Tour
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies largest national park, today you will enjoy a scenic day tour of some of the parks natural attractions. Lunch Included. The rest of the evening is at your leisure
Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer Jasper to Kamloops
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Jasper Station. Today you will travel from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops.
Day 7 Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Vancouver
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station. On todays journey west, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains. Your rail journey ends this evening upon arrival in Vancouver.
Day 8 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 15 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 16 At Sea
Returning back 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 17 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 18 Fly from Vancouver End of the tour
Your cruise arrives back into port in the early morning, giving you time for a last whip around the shops in Vancouver, or a final afternoon in the sunshine by English Bay before you make your way to the airport for your return flight home.
ESTA online application for entry to the USA
Your cruise arrives back into port in the early morning, giving you time for a last whip around the shops in Vancouver, or a final afternoon in the sunshine by English Bay before you make your way to the airport for your return flight home. 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.