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Majesty of the Rockies and Alaska Cruise – Banff, Victoria, Vancouver, Jasper, Whistler

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Total 19 nights


Day 1
Arrival Vancouver

Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Welcome to Canada's vibrant port city of Vancouver. On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, transfer to your luxury downtown hotel in the heart of the city's premier shopping and entertainment district. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

Overnight - Vancouver (Welcome dinner included)


Day 2
Victoria

Experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. Explore historic Gastown, Chinatown, the eclectic community of English Bay and view the famous totem poles in Stanley Park. Now board your ferry in the exclusive Seawest Lounge; relax and enjoy scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation tour introduces you to the Inner Harbour, the ornate Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square.

Overnight - Victoria (Breakfast and dinner included)


Day 3
Exploring Victoria

Begin the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens. After a brief talk by a representative, there is ample time to explore the 55 acres of exquisite floral displays, meandering paths and spectacular views which have delighted visitors for over one hundred years. Perhaps embark on an optional whale-watching cruise this afternoon.

Overnight - Victoria (Breakfast included)


Day 4
Whistler

Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland. Travel to Whistler and join a guided walking tour of the lively European-esque village and learn about this Olympic venue. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. The Highlight Dinner tonight is a gastronomic experience, made with only the best local ingredients and served at one of your resort's fine restaurants.

Overnight - Whistler (Breakfast and highlight dinner included)


Day 5
On to the Napa Valley of the North

Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best fruit and hybrid wines in the world. Tonight's accommodation is at the fabulous Sparkling Hill Resort, offering breathtaking views over Lake Okanagan. Sparkling Hill is the first resort in the world to integrate 3.5 million Swarovski crystal elements into every element of its design. This evening, enjoy an elegant dinner, complemented by local wines.

Overnight - Vernon (Breakfast and dinner included)


Day 6
Yoho National Park

Journey through three of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Stop at the Spiral Tunnels viewpoint and pass by the spectacular Natural Bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River en route to Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings. Built of hand-hewn timber and featuring massive stone fireplaces, your destination is the beautiful Emerald Lake Lodge. After dinner, savour a liqueur at the hotel before stargazing under the night sky and roasting s'mores, a traditional campfire treat by a lakeside bonfire.

Overnight - Yoho National Park (Breakfast and dinner included)


Day 7
Lake Louise

(Relaxed Start) The morning is yours to relax in the peaceful setting of Emerald Lake before departing for another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake. An easy walk around the Moraine Lake shoreline is the best way to appreciate the beauty of this famous alpine lake. A flat, easy trail weaves its way through shoreline trees and offers extaordinary views of the Ten Peaks, a series of encircling summits all over 10,000 feet (3,048 metres). Hike up the Rock Pile for an alternative view of the turquoise waters and nearby Tower of Babel. Then drive to Lake Louise and the iconic property The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay.

Overnight - Lake Louise (Breakfast included)


Day 8
Banff

(Relaxed Start) Enjoy an interpretive talk along the shore of Lake Louise also known as the "Jewel of the Rockies" and learn about the history and geography of the area. The rest of the morning is yours to do as you please. Take a canoe out on the lake, take a hike to Lake Agnes and the historic teahouse or just relax and take in the beauty of the lake surrounded by dense green forest and crowned by the glistening Victoria Glacier. This afternoon, head out for the popular resort city of Banff where you enjoy an orientation tour including Banff viewpoints, landmarks and historic places and ride aboard the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. This evening you are offered a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure.

Overnight - Banff (Breakfast and dine-around meal included)


Day 9
Banff

(Relaxed Start) Today is entirely at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities, browse the shops along Banff Avenue or join an optional helicopter tour flying over the Canadian Rockies.

Overnight - Jasper National Park (Breakfast and highlight dinner included) 


Day 10
Jasper National Park

Today, motor along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenes such as the Crowfoot Glacier and Columbia Icefield, North America's largest sub-polar ice pack. At the Athabasca Glacier, climb aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour over steep grades, snow and ice as you ascend part way up the glacier. Your home for tonight is at the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in the heart of Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of immense forests, jewelled lakes, soaring waterfalls, soothing mineral hot springs, rugged glaciers, colourful meadows and majestic mountains. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your Tour Director and travelling companions. After dinner, enjoy a fun and interactive wildlife talk by a wildlife expert. Learn about some of the park's most interesting residents including elk, moose, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, grizzly bear, black bear, beaver and caribou.

Overnight - Jasper National Park (Breakfast and highlight dinner included)


Day 11
Jasper National Park

This morning embark on a private, narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake, one of the jewels of the Canadian Rockies. Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites of the Canadian Rockies. Then, join your Tour Director for an informative walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Canadian Rockies. Stroll along the canyon's trail, past beautiful waterfalls, astounding rock formations and learn about the underground river system. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.

Overnight - Jasper National Park (Breakfast included)


Day 12
Rocky Mountaineer

Enjoy GoldLeaf Service as you journey through the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean. Your carriage has two levels- take in dazzling vistas upstairs from the glass-topped dome coach and enjoy gourmet meals downstairs prepared by talented onboard chefs. View spectacular scenery as the train crosses the Continental Divide back to British Columbia. On arrival in Kamloops, your bags are waiting at your hotel room.

Overnight - Kamloops (Breakfast and lunch included)


Day 13
Vancouver

Your magical GoldLeaf carpet ride onboard the Rocky Mountaineer continues today. Relax while rail staff ensure your every need is attended to, topping off your drinks or perhaps bringing you a snack. On arrival in Vancouver, the tour continues as per itinerary.

Overnight - Vancouver (Breakfast and lunch included)


Day 14 to 19
Cruising the Inside Passage

The ms Noordam is designed for Alaskan cruising with its airy lounges, teak decks and roomy verandahs, allowing for comfortable observation of the ever changing panorama of unspoiled virgin forests and vast wilderness that stretches from British Columbia to Skagway, Alaska. Enter a region so isolated, it can only be accessed by sea or air. Come face-to-face with the grandeur of the Ice Age. Slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by islands and other land masses. Juneau is a place to let your imagination run wild. Stop in rustic shops offering jade and ivory sculptures, silver jewellery, wooden masks, intricate beadwork and apparel designed by native Alaskans. Visit Gold Rush era bars such as the Alaska Hotel with its ornate Victorian furnishings, or the Red Dog Saloon showcasing Wyatt Earp's gun. Perhaps take an optional guided tour of the State Capitol or climb aboard the Mount Roberts Tramway. Follow in the footsteps of the original North Americans as you explore the Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields just outside the city, or trek through the lush Tongass National Forest. And no need to hurry, daylight here lasts well into the evening! As a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was once known as “hell on earth,” an untamed, violent town controlled by organised criminals. Today, of course, the town is a bit more civilised, though its colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. For a truly memorable excursion, why not board vintage parlor cars for an optional ride on the narrow gauge White Pass and Yukon Railroad, built in 1897 to take miners to the gold fields. In the watery wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park, behold a landscape at its literal moment of creation. Your ship becomes a time machine as you travel thousands of years back in time, witnessing the life cycle of a new land from Sitka-spruce forests alive with grizzlies and wolves to the algae, lichens and mosses that were the beginnings of life in the region. In this isolated land, the shrill noises of modern life are replaced with the deep, thunderous boom of building-size icebergs calving into the sea from a vast river of ice. It is raw, primordial…and unforgettable. Call in at Ketchikan, salmon capital of the world! Part of the town is built along a steep hillside, part is built on pilings over the water where bald eagles watch from waterside perches. An outstanding collection of totem poles makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art. To make the most of your time ashore, consider taking an optional guided tour through town, a harbour cruise or a float plane “flightseeing” trip. If you prefer a more hands-on experience, you can take a sport fishing charter, kayak expedition, jeep ride or mountain excursion on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The adventure never stops. While cruising, a full breakfast (FB), lunch (L) and dinner (D) is served on board each day.

 Overnight - MS Noordam (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)


Day 20
Depart Vancouver

After disembarking, a departure transfer takes you to Vancouver International Airport, or the tour hotel in Vancouver for passengers extending their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 12.30 pm.

Overnight - Vancouver (Breakfast included)


Day 21
Depart Vancouver

Transfer to Vancouver International Airport, or the tour hotel in Vancouver for passengers to extend their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 12:30pm. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.

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Introduction

Glaciers and green forests combine to create a pristine experience that captures the grandeur of the Canadian West and Alaska.

Accommodation

No. of nights Location Accommodation
1 Vancouver, BC Four Seasons
2 Victoria, BC Grand Pacific
1 Whistler, BC Four Seasons Resort
1 Vernon, BC Sparkling Hill Resort
2 Yoho National Park, AB Emerald Lake Lodge
1 Lake Louise, AB The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
2 Banff National Park, AB The Fairmont Banff Springs
1 Jasper National Park, AB The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
1 Sun Peaks, BC Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
2 Vancouver, BC Four Seasons
7 Alaska Passage Cruise MS Noordam

'Majesty of the Rockies and Alaska Cruise - Insight' Inclusions

  • Butchart Gardens: Enjoy a delightful breakfast and an informative talk surrounded by 55 fragrant acres
  • Whistler: Take a guided walking tour of this European-esque village and learn about this Olympic venue
  • Okanagan Valley: The climate and setting of the valley provides the perfect conditions for grapes. Enjoy a tasting at a local winery
  • Lake Louise: Join an interpretive walk along the milky-blue waters at the foot of Victoria Glacier
  • Yoho: Enjoy a liqueur before roasting s'mores round a bonfire
  • Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes
  • Maligne River: This system mystified early French Canadian fur traders. Find out why on an interpretive walk
  • Rocky Mountaineer: Relive the golden age of rail travel on one of the world's great rail journeys
  • Your expert Insight Tour Director will smooth your way throughout your vacation. Acting as a 'travelling concierge', he or she is also an expert guide, a consummate organiser and your friend in a foreign land
  • The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas and WiFi is also generally available on most touring coaches.
  • We include Personal radio headsets - these give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries
  • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing an authentic food or beverage of the region
  • We'll handle your Baggage everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel
  • Your Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency

Financial Protection

By booking this complete package with Complete North America you benefit from reduced rates on flights, accommodation and car rental along with complete financial protection. Package holidays are sold by Complete North America Limited as a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group. All payments will be handled by Hays Travel Limited and will be financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under Hays Travel Limited's ATOL Number 10531. The ATOL scheme ensures that you will not lose the money you have paid over and will not be stranded abroad should the ATOL holder fail.

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