Unforgettable Alaska and Canadian Rockies
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Journey to the last frontier and revel in the natural beauty of the 49th state. Few places in the world match the breathtaking splendour of Alaska and what better way to explore than by cruise. This journey will also take you on one of the worlds most iconic rail journeys, Rocky Mountaineer. Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven on route to Lake Louise. Keep your eyes open throughout the two experiences for unforgettable moments.
Day 1 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. Overnight Vancouver
Day 2 Embark on your cruise to Alaska with Celebrity
Arrive independently at the cruise terminal in Vancouvers wonderful Canada Place. Your cruise departs at 5pm. Make sure to stand out on the deck and enjoy in the festivities as you embark on your cruise.
Day 3 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage
The renowned Inside Passage is a fabulous journey, departing from Vancouver youll enjoy all round scenery from the moment you set sail. Prepare for incredible views of wildlife and breathtaking glacier bays and craggy coast lines. Watch out for whales, porpoises and birds of prey along the journey.
Day 4 Icy Strait Point*
Arriving at 3pm into Icy Point, this will be your first taste of the rich native heritage and culture that Alaska oozes and you cant help but fall in love with it. Adventure activities, whale watching excursions, local cuisine, history tours however you want to spend your day exploring Icy Strait is up to you. Depart at 10pm
Day 5 Hubbard Glacier
Arrive at 10:30. Hubbard Glacier is breathtaking. Listen out as you can often hear the glacier moving! Immerse yourself in your surroundings of jagged icy peaks and the turquoise blue ocean. Today will be a truly magical experience. Leave at 2:30pm.
Day 6 Juneau, Alaska
This morning you will arrive in Juneau at 7:30am, Alaskas wonderful capital city. There are so many exciting ways to spend your day here. A wonderful sight is the Mendenhall Glacier which is enormous! Or if you are looking for something a bit more active, then there is a myriad of activities to choose from. Depart Juneau at 8pm.
Day 7 Ketchikan, Alaska
You will dock in Ketchikan at 2pm this afternoon, with the rest of the afternoon and early evening to spend exploring the wonderful green surroundings. Outdoor activities are endless here! There is also so much history and a wonderful Gold Rush story for you to unravel and be swept away by. You will depart Ketchikan at 8:30pm.
Day 8 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage
Cruising the magnificent Inside Passage again you will make your way back to Vancouver. Keep your eyes peeled for the exciting wildlife as whales and porpoises breach the surface below.
Day 9 10 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. 2 nights Vancouver.
Day 11 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 12 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 13 14 Banff
Enjoy the turquoise shores of Lake Louise and one of the most photographed lakes in Canada prior to making your transferring by 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 River or head up to Sunshine Mountain in a gondola and glimpse the Canadian Rockies from up top. Two nights in Banff
Day 15 Transfer to Calgary for your flight home
This morning why not explore those bits of Banff you havent yet visited or take a leisurely stroll and browse the shops on Banff Avenue. In the afternoon you will collect 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.