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The Splendour of Canada & AlaskaA 18-day holiday itinerary, offering the splendours of Canada and Alaska.

Holiday Details

  • The Splendour of Canada & Alaska.
  • 18 days / 17 nights.
  • Multiple Departure Dates & Departure Airports Available
  • Visiting: Toronto, Banff, Kamloops, Vancouver, Niagara Falls, Alaska Cruise

From only £4,889 per person

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Niagara Falls, the Rocky Mountains, Icefield Parkway, Rocky Mountaineer and a stunning 7-night Celebrity Eclipse Alaska Cruise, this trip really does have it all!

This fantastic itinerary offers you the opportunity to observe the power of nature as well as the chance of great wildlife viewing, including bears and whales. With Superior hotels throughout and GoldLeaf service on board the Rocky Mountaineer, you will be travelling in style for this once in a lifetime holiday.

Includes :

- Return flights

- Internal flight

- Transfers throughout (excluding Toronto)

- 10 nights hotel accommodation

- 7 nights Celebrity Eclipse Alaska Cruise

- Alaska Cruise includes Full Board, Classic Drinks Package, WIFI & Gratuities

- 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Journey, Banff to Vancouver in GoldLeaf Service

- 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & Beverages included both days on board the Rocky Mountaineer

- Icefield Parkway Tour

- Vancouver Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Tour

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly UK to Toronto
On arrival in Toronto, make your way to the Hilton Toronto for a 3-night stay

Day 2 Niagara Falls Day Trip
Today you have a full day insightful comprehensive guided tour of Niagara Falls.  Duration: 10.5 hours Travel on our air-conditioned motor coach for a breathtaking, full-day tour through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Tour includes: - Free time in Niagara Falls - 3-course lunch overlooking Niagara Falls - Hornblower Cruise or Journey Behind the Falls* - Winery tour including a wine tasting (19 years and older) *Hornblower Cruise operates May through October, weather permitting. Journey Behind the Falls will be substituted from October to May. Note: The itinerary may vary in the winter months depending on opening hours of wineries and attractions, and the lunch will either be buffet style or a plated 3-course menu. Note: Children will be provided with non-alcoholic beverages as a substitute.

Day 3 Explore Toronto
Day at leisure to explore Toronto.

Day 4 Fly Toronto to Calgary
Make your way from your hotel to Toronto Airport for your flight to Calgary. On arrival at Calgary Airport, transfer to Banff hotel (included) for a 3-night stay

Day 5 Icefield Parkway Discovery
This morning you will have your full day Icefield Parkway Tour. Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breath-taking mountain peaks along the world famous Icefields Parkway. Visit the natural wonder of the Columbia Icefield - one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Step onboard an Ice Explorer for an interpretive adventure onto the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, enjoy the unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres out over the Sunwapta Valley. Highlights: Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Falls, Ice Explorer Glacier Tour and Skywalk admission and hot buffet lunch at Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre. Glacier Skywalk admission weather dependent.

Day 6 Explore Banff
Day at leisure to explore Banff and it's National Park.

Day 7 Banff to Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf
This morning you will transfer to Banff rail station (included). Your journey towards Vancouver commences today with Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf, heading for Kamloops for an overnight stay. If departing from Banff you will visit Lake Louise, one of Canada’s most recognized features. Walk to the lakeshore, see the turquoise water, and take in the sights that drew early mountaineers here. We follow the Coquihalla Highway, winding our way into the Cascade Mountains prior to arriving in Kamloops, where you will have time to explore the quaint downtown scene and choose your dinner (not included) from the variety of restaurants nearby

Day 8 Kamloops to Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf
Board the Rocky Mountaineer early this morning for your second day in GoldLeaf. Today’s route offers a dramatic change in landscape as we pass through Canadian desert, to sub-alpine and lush coastal forest before arriving in downtown Vancouver. Following the Coquihalla Highway we arrive in the town of Hope, setting of the “First Blood” movie, for a short rest stop. Continuing onwards, we enter Fraser River Canyon and follow the river through to the Coastal Mountains and the lush Fraser Delta region and our destination – Vancouver

Day 9 Vancouver Sightseeing
To help you explore the best of Vancouver we have included a Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Pass to help you take in English Bay, Stanley Park, Gastown, Granville Island and so much more.

Day 10 Board your Alaska Cruise
Transfer from your hotel to Canada Place to join the Celebrity's ship Eclipse for your 7 night Alaska Cruise. Transfer to ship included.

Day 11 Cruise Inside Passage
Today cruise one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world - the Inside Passage - where ships can sail close to steep mountain walls, offering magnificent views of the unbelievable scenery from forests to evocative towns.

Day 12 Icy Strait
** PLEASE NOTE - On some of the Celebrity Eclipse sailings this port is replaced with Sitka, please check with your Canada Expert at the time of quote/booking ** For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called Icy Strait home. Located just 22 miles southeast of Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait Point offers travellers the chance to view an enormous variety of wildlife including humpback whales, eagles, and brown bears, or explore monuments to the region’s fishing heritage.

Day 13 Hubbard Glacier
Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-storey buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes.

Day 14 Juneau
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, has an air of mystique – a town you cannot reach by road, you need to fly or come by sea! Juneau delights with an abundance of water, forests and mountains.Situated between the Coast Mountains and the Gastineau Channel, Juneau offers a lot of variety, with the immense Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields at its back door and the Tongass National Forest stretching out to the northeast. Juneau offers a variety of activities from shopping downtown to dogsledging, hiking, whale-watching and so much more.

Day 15 Ketchikan
With shops and houses built out over the water, Ketchikan clings to the shoreline of the Tongass Narrows.. The stairways are weathered and the vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions – Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village – try a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument. These deepwater fjords were gouged out by retreating glaciers, leaving granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls plunging into placid waters.

Day 16 Cruise Inside Passage
Cruise back along the Inside Passage and take in the breath-taking wilderness coastline, with snow capped mountain peaks, glaciers, and rain forests. You may see whales, eagles, sea lions, sea otters, and mountain sheep.

Day 17 Explore Vancouver
Disembark the Celebrity Eclipse this morning and transfer to your Vancouver hotel for a 1 night stay. Transfer from the ship to hotel included. Spend the day at your leisure.

Day 18 Fly Vancouver to UK
Today check-out from hotel and transfer (included) to Vancouver Airport for your flight to the UK

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