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Travelmarvel - Passage Through the Rockies and Alaska Cruise 2019

Calgary to Vancouver

Highlights:

  • Explore Incredible Calgary - The beauty and culture of Calgary will be a welcome surprise
  • Blue River Safari - Watch for bears on a river safari, as you glide through Grizzly Bear Valley in the Monashee Mountains
  • See Glacier Bay National Park - Witness the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park, with its formidable rivers of ice and wild coastline

 

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Calgary

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a Welcome Reception at Calgary Tower.

Today, be met and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Calgary, Marriott Downtown Hotel

Day 2 - Calgary, Banff

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a visit to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.

After breakfast, journey to Banff National Park. Upon arrival, tour Banff’s many sights and its stunning natural surrounds.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Banff

Perhaps enjoy a select experience today as a way to take in Banff’s incredible scenery. You might like to take a Banff Experience Tour, enjoy a Bow River float trip or embark on a heli-flightseeing tour (own expense).

Daily : Breakfast

Day 4 - Banff, Lake Louise

Today, travel to view the azure waters of glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting). Later, you’ll continue on your way to the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’, iconic Lake Louise.

Stay: Lake Louise Inn

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper

Journey along the Icefields Parkway this morning and stop at Athabasca Glacier for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride. Afterwards, continue to Jasper.

Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges

Daily : Breakfast

Day 6 - Jasper, Blue River

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise through alpine scenery on a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley, keeping an eye out for bears, eagles and moose.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay overnight at Blue River’s Mike Wiegele Heli Village.

Perhaps replace Days 6 and 7 touring with a Rocky Mountaineer Rail journey to Vancouver. Additional cost. Enquire for details.

Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Blue River, Vancouver

Upon arrival in Vancouver, enjoy time at leisure to explore this beautiful cosmopolitan city.

Stay: Two Nights,: Vancouver, Coast Coal Harbour Hotel or similar

Daily : Breakfast

Day 8 - Vancouver

Enjoy a tour of Vancouver today. Perhaps take a Grouse Mountain gondola ride (own expense).

Daily : Breakfast

Day 9 - Vancouver, Whistler

Travel to Whistler where you may opt to try a select experience (own expense). Perhaps take a floatplane flight, tour Blackcomb Mountain on a Jeep Safari or head up to the snowline of Whistler Mountain by 4x4 or snow cat.

Stay: Whistler, Summit Lodge and Spa

Daily : Breakfast

Day 10 - Whistler, Victoria

Take a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Victoria, or take a floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa

Daily : Breakfast

Day 11 - Victoria

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens.

Enjoy a day at leisure. Perhaps choose a select experience (own expense). Join a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour.

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 - Victoria, Vancouver, Embark Cruise

Travel to Vancouver and board your Inside Passage cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 - Inside Passage

Enjoy a full day at sea at the beginning of your phenomenal journey. Relax and absorb the majestic scenery as your ship cruises past dramatic rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage. You also have plenty of time to explore the facilities of your cruise ship and perhaps relax in one of the onboard public areas.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 - Juneau

Today your journey brings you to Alaska’s capital, Juneau. There is time to explore the region’s glacial terrain and gold rush history or perhaps choose to make your way to the town and explore the rustic shops located here. You may also like to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride over a glacier or try one of the other activities available to you. These include sampling delicious salmon baked over a fire or even trying your hand at panning for gold in this former gold rush town (own expense).

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 - Skagway

This morning you’ll dock at the port of Skagway, which is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Skagway was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike and still celebrates its gold rush past to this day. You will find a variety of stores and saloons in town that capture the excitement and history of the gold rush days. Here you will also have the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or view some of the fascinating local wildlife (own expense).

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 - Glacier Bay

Wake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park this morning, with its formidable rivers of ice, wild coastline and sheltered fjords. As you cruise through the national park, it is easy to see why the area has received World Heritage status. Today, you’ll gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park as local rangers will join you on board to impart their knowledge, explaining the geological wonders and diverse wildlife found in this remarkable region.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 - Ketchikan

Arrive today in the Alaskan town of Ketchikan, which is renowned for its idyllic scenery, rich Alaskan Native culture, and is regarded as the salmon capital of the world. Here, you will have free time to relax and explore the town at your leisure. Alternatively, perhaps choose to join a walking tour of the town or learn about the history of Tlingit culture at Saxman Native Village (own expense). Where you’ll be captivated by the collection of Native American totem poles on display.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 - Inside Passage

Today marks your final day aboard your premium Holland America Line cruise ship. You’ll spend the day cruising south through the Inside Passage and its magnificent landscapes and towering glaciers. There is time to relax on board and enjoy the premium facilities of your ship while you take in the incredible views. This evening, savour a final dinner on board.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19 - Disembark Cruise, Depart Vancouver

After breakfast aboard your cruise ship this morning, disembark in Vancouver for your airport transfer and onward flight.

Daily : Breakfast

 

Prices shown are based on low season travel in 2019 - seasonal surcharges apply


* Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
* Departure transfer - after your cruise please ensure your onward flight departs after 1pm
* The optional Rocky Mountaineer option is not escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director.
* Blue River Safari is not available on select dates. Enquire for details
* Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included

Travel Dates

Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

19 Days From

$6,795*

Includes

  • Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  • 11 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • 35 meals - 18 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a special Farewell Dinner
  • Tipping for all staff, port charges and airport transfers

Bonus

Earlybird Offer - Save $1000 per person was $7,795 pp - now $6,795 pp - Book by 30 November 2018

PLUS

Early Payment Discount - Save $300 per person when you book and pay 10 months prior to travel.

PLUS

Travel with Friends - Save $300 per person when six or more friends book and travel together

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