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DAY 1: London – Calgary

Depart on your International flight from London Heathrow Airport on your scheduled flight to Calgary, Alberta’s major city and gateway to the Canadian Rockies.

Welcome to Canada. Upon arrival in Calgary, clear immigration, collect your luggage and follow exit sign. We board our coach and proceed to our hotel for check-in. Our Tour Manager will introduce you to the exciting tour of Canada that awaits you. Rest of the day free time at leisure.

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Dinner                                                                                                  Overnight: Calgary


DAY 2: Calgary – Banff – Gondola Ride & Bow Falls

Today, we board our coach proceed for sightseeing tour of the city to include visiting popular attractions & landmarks, such as the Calgary Tower (from outside), the Canada Olympic Park, the Pengrowth Saddledome Olympic Plaza the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics and much more.

Then drive into Banff National Park and the mountain resort of Banff, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.

We take a trip to the Hoodoos, Tunnel Mountain, and scenic Surprise Corner viewpoint overlooking the famous Banff Springs Hotel and the Bow Falls. Enjoy the unparalleled mountain scenery as we explore wondrous Banff National Park, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our sightseeing tour includes a Gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain experiencing stunning views at every turn of six mountain ranges, the village below, walk along the boardwalk to the Observation Deck (weather permitting). Bow Falls and Banff Town Truly an exhilarating experience!

In the evening dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                                Overnight: Banff


DAY 3: Banff – Lake Louise, Icefield Parkway, Sky Walk, Jasper

This morning we board our coach and travel first to Lake Louise, its azure-blue waters a perfect natural mirror, reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snow-capped mountain ranges, and lakes come into view as you head through two mountain passes. We stop at Bow Lake which is a small lake in western Alberta, Canada. It is located on the Bow River in the Canadian Rockies, at an altitude of 1920 m.

Later we drive to Columbia Icefield

  • We visit the New Glacier Skywalk for the breath taking views. Walk on the cliff edge glass floored observation platform 918 feet over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls.
  • Then we proceed for an exciting ride on the Ice Explorer ‘Snow Coach’ over the 1,200-feet-thick Athabasca Glacier.

 Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

The Great Wall of China, the Statue of Liberty, the Pyramids of Egypt; every corner of the world has its must-see attraction….in the Canadian Rockies, it’s the Glacier Adventure.

This tour takes visitors onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier by Ice Explorer; a massive vehicle specially designed for glacial travel. An experienced driver-guide shares a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment during this one hour and 20 minute journey.

Mid-point in the tour, passengers can safely step out onto the glacier and take in the most stunning alpine and glacial vistas. Tours depart every 15-30mins from the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre.

Note: Unfavourable weather conditions may affect the availability of the Columbia Icefield Snowcoach excursion.

We continue our journey to view the thundering Athabasca waterfalls and we continue driving to picturesque resort of Jasper, where you will enjoy an orientation tour of the town.

In the evening dinner at a restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                         Overnight: Jasper


DAY 4: Jasper – Mount Robson – Kamloops

Today board our coach, follow the Fraser River to the base of spectacular Mount Robson in Jasper National park, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

We drive from Jasper to visit Maligne Lake a spectacular lake in the Canadian Rockies. It is famed for the colour of its water, the surrounding peaks, and the three glaciers.

We enter British Columbian and set your clocks one hour back. We stop for lunch at clear blue water.

Our journey is alongside the mighty Thompson River abounding in scenic delights as we travel westwards to the small city of Kamloops. After Indian dinner check-in to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                    Overnight: Kamloops


DAY 5: Kamloops – Whistler – Vancouver

This morning our journey takes us southwards towards Whistler. We can expect a day of scenery changes when we drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal dramatic mountains. Upon arrival visit the athletes’ village during the 2010 Olympic in Whistler also known globally as one of the top ski-resorts and summer playgrounds.

Later continue our journey to Vancouver. We drive south along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway through a dramatic landscape of jagged fjords, glaciated mountain peaks and with every opportunity to really take in the views of the beautiful coastline along the way.

Viewpoints along the Sea-to-Sky Highway

  • Shannon Falls
  • Britannia Beach
  • Brackendale eagles (seasonal)
  • Whistler Village

In the evening we arrive in Vancouver and transfer for dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                               Overnight: Vancouver


DAY 6: Vancouver

After breakfast, explore the Metropolis of Vancouver on a sightseeing tour. Highlights include Stanley Park, Prospect Point, English Bay, historic Gastown, bustling Chinatown and visit Capilano Suspension Bridge – the world’s longest and highest suspended footbridge.

Later in the afternoon we cross the border into Washington and then travel onwards to Seattle and on to our hotel.

In the evening transfer for dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner                                                                               Overnight: Vancouver


DAY 7: Vancouver – Board Cruise Ship

After having breakfast this morning, we will head to the Port of Vancouver to embark on our cruise ship. Our journey will then begin with a 7-night Alaska Roundtrip Cruise.

Upon arrival at the cruise port, please ensure that you complete the necessary check-in formalities and proceed to board the cruise ship. Afterward, you can enjoy a delightful lunch. Following that, you will have some free time to relax and engage in leisure activities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                     Overnight: Cruise


DAY 8: At Sea

Today is a full day at sea, a great opportunity to explore this vast ship and familiarise yourself with your home for the next seven days.

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the ship as you cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as Orca whales and bald eagles. Humpback whales are often seen breaching by the ship, sometimes even lifting their whole bodies out of the water in a spectacular acrobatic displays.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                                  Overnight: Cruise


DAY 9: Juneau, Alaska

The Cruise ship arrives at 13:00 pm in Juneau, the capital of Alaska and also called ‘Alaska’s peak experience”, due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. With some of the most beautiful vistas in the state, Juneau offers a wide variety of activities from dog sledding to whale watching. Try your luck sport fishing for king salmon, or simply stop by a local restaurant for an authentic salmon bake.

Later in the evening set sail at 10:00pm toward Skagway.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                                 Overnight: Cruise


 DAY 10: Full Day Skagway

This morning the cruise ship arrives in Skagway at 7:00 am. This city was originally founded by hopeful adventurers looking for gold, but today the city is the perfect jumping off point for a hike or horseback ride. The Yukon railroad offers scenic rides through the countryside, and the Chilkat Glacier system offers the opportunity for an up close and personal view of icebergs. Set sail in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                                             Overnight: Cruise


DAY 11: Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising)

Today the ship arrives at 06:00am in Glacier Bay National Park. (Scenic Cruising)

Just west of Juneau, this breathtaking national park and preserve boasts some of the world’s most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier, which often drops colossal chunks of ice into the sea. Not surprisingly, Glacier Bay National Park and its epic ice giants are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising Alaska’s magnificent park system.

During your scenic cruise, friendly Park Rangers will join the ship to share their knowledge of this amazing place and host a fun Junior Ranger program for kids. They may even be able to help you identify Glacier Bay’s abundant wildlife, including humpback whales, sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and large colonies of seabirds.

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you enjoy an unforgettable day of sailing through this dazzling park, where you’ll glide along emerald waters and past calving icebergs, and can breathe in the crisp, fresh air to your heart’s content.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                                             Overnight: Cruise


DAY 12: Full Day Ketchikan

This morning the cruise ship arrives in Ketchikan at 10:00am, Alaska. Built out over the water and climbing weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to the shores of Tongass. Besides the main attractions which include Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight

State Park and Saxman Village, try a flight-seeing trip to breathtaking Misty Fjords National Monument, an adventure not to be missed. These deep water fjords left by retreating glaciers left granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and countless waterfalls cascading into placid waters.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                                   Overnight: Cruise


DAY 13: At Sea

Today is a full day at sea, a great opportunity to explore this vast ship

Enjoy a day at sea aboard the ship as you cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as Orca whales and bald eagles. Humpback whales are often seen breaching by the ship, sometimes even lifting their whole bodies out of the water in a spectacular acrobatic displays.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                                 Overnight: Cruise


 DAY 14: Vancouver – Flight London

The cruise ship arrives early in morning arrival at Port of Vancouver at 07:30am.

After breakfast we disembark our Cruise Ship and proceed to clear immigration. Then join our coach for the transfer to Seattle International Airport to board your flight to London Heathrow.

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 15: Arrival London

On arrival at London Heathrow Airport, follow signs for arrival/baggage claim, clear immigration, collect baggage and follow sign for exit.

Note:

  • Return flight – If your flight departs in the morning, you will arrive in U.K. on the same day.
  • Return flight – If your flight departs in the afternoon / evening, you will arrive in U.K. on the next day.

 

** Your tour ends, leaving you with many pleasant memories of a wonderful holiday. **

 

Highlights

Calgary (1 night):

  • City tour of Calgary

 Banff (1night):

  • City tour of Banff, Gondola Ride, Bow falls
  • Lake Louise - See snow-capped peaks reflected in iconic Lake Louise

 Jasper (1 night):

  • City tour of Jasper, Mount Robson
  • Columbia Icefield, Ride the Ice Explorer (Snow Coach) over the Athabasca Glacier & walk on the Glacier and Glacier SKYWALK
  • Travel along the spectacular Icefields Parkway
  • Take a sip of ice cold glacier water.
  • Keep an eye out for grizzly bears, moose and elk

 Whistler: (0 Night):

  • Visit Olympic Village 

Kamloops (1 night):

  • Scenic Route

 Vancouver (2 nights):

  • City tour of Vancouver
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge

 Alaska 7 Night Cruise Inside Cabin: (Full Board)

  • Vancouver
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising)
  • Ketchikan
  • Vancouver

Included/Excluded

Escorted Tour Package Includes:

  1. Meet and greet with our Tour Manager upon your arrival at London Heathrow Airport check in desk.
  2. International flights in economy class departing from London Heathrow Airport with Full ATOL Protection.
  3. We can also arrange departures from your local airport upon request.
  4. Return hotel / airport transfers at your destination.
  5. Twin / Double sharing room at quality hotels with private facilities including general hotel amenities.
  6. Meals Plan - (B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner, N =No Meal). Indian dinners will be provided daily as specified in the itinerary.
  7. All International and Domestic flights during your holiday including airport taxes.
  8. Sightseeing excursions and activities including entrance fees.
  9. Services of our multilingual Tour Manager including English speaking local tour guide.
  10.  7 nights Alaska Cruise – Inside Cabin.
  11. Tips for local tour guides and drivers.
  12. For groups of less than 20 passengers, there will be no Tour Manager escorting the group on the cruise.
  13. Entertainment and surprises.

Escorted Tour Package Excludes

  1. Alaska Cruise Shore Excursion.
  2. Travel & Medical Insurance – We request you to purchase your own comprehensive travel insurance to cover you during your holiday.
  3. Tourism and Room Taxes.
  4. Optional tours and Visas - Prices on the itinerary are approximate, subject to availability & can change at any time.
  5. Any expenses of personal nature, for example: Room service, drinks, porterage, telephone calls, laundry, bar service and beverages with meals etc.
  6. Any additional expenses incurred due to flight delay, flight cancellation, unforeseen weather conditions, natural disasters, political unrests / closures and technical faults etc.
  7. Excess luggage costs.
  8. Any surcharges, taxes, fuel increases and rate of currency exchange prior to your tour departure.

Visa Requirements

  1.  British citizens require machine-readable passports, valid for 90 days after the return date, when travelling to the CANADA and USA.
  2.  Visa: Canada - Under Canada’s Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) program, British passport holders are required to obtain an eTA prior to travelling to Canada. Other nationality passport holders should check with the relevant embassy. The application can be done via the website: www.canada.ca/eta. You will need to provide basic personal information similar to what was previously collected on arrival into Canada. eTA is a convenient authorization that is electronically linked to your passport, which means you will need to travel with the same passport you used when they applied for and obtained your eTA. Please ensure you make your own arrangements to obtain the eTA.
  3. Ensure your passport has sufficient blank pages. Most destinations require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We recommend for each country you are visiting that you have at least two free pages in your passport before any international travel.