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15 Day Canada Rockies Tour & Alaska Cruise with Flights

Vancouver - Jasper - Banff - Ketchikan - Juneau - Skagway - Tracy Arm Fjord

Return international flights from Australia included

7-night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise onboard the Emerald Princess

Discover the incredible Canada Rockies!

2020 departure dates available

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From $5,699 Typically $5,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Discover the spectacular Canada Rockies and cruise Alaska on this 15-day tour. Begin your adventure in Vancouver, where you can enjoy some time to explore this seaport and immerse yourself in its thriving art, theatre and music scene. Hop on your Canada Rockies coach tour and make your way through the farming communities of the Fraser Valley, where you will retrace the route of the famous Overlanders along the North Thompson River to make your way to Jasper. Discover the Maligne Canyon and the world-famous Icefields Parkway while ticking off some major highlights from your bucket-list including the Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake and the Columbia Icefields.  You'll also have the chance to visit Banff National Park to take in some of nature’s most spectacular scenery and stroll along the shores of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. As you make your way back to Vancouver, drive through Rogers Pass, the highest part of the route to the Rockies! Next, hop on your Alaska Inside Passage Cruise, which will take you to Ketchikan's colourful history and Juneau's breathtaking beautiful glaciers. Make a stop in Skagway and admire the beauty of Tracy Arm's floating icebergs, before cruising back to Vancouver for your flight home!

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15

Day 1

Australia Vancouver

Today, depart Australia and fly to Vancouver! On arrival, transfer from the airport to your hotel in downtown Vancouver. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city by the bay at leisure. 

Accommodation: Rosedale on Robson Hotel or similar, Vancouver

Meals included: none

Day 2

Vancouver

Today is a free day to explore the wonders of Vancouver. Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections. 

Accommodation: Rosedale on Robson Hotel or similar, Vancouver

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3

Vancouver Jasper

Please catch a taxi (own cost) from the Delta Suites Hotel to Hyatt Regency Hotel for your Rockies tour coach departure point. From here you will depart on your Canada Rockies Coach Tour. We will drive through the farming communities of the Fraser Valley. Ascend the Coastal Mountains and follow the Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops, in the arid interior of British Columbia. After lunch, retrace the route of the famous Overlanders along the North Thompson River to reach your hotel in Jasper. 

Accommodation: Lobstick Lodge or similar, Jasper

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4

 Jasper Banff

Your day starts with a scenic hike through Maligne Canyon before heading South. Then, travel along the world-famous Icefields Parkway to take in some of nature’s most spectacular mountain scenery. Have your camera ready for possible wildlife sightings! Highlights include Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, and the Columbia Icefield. Ride the “Ice Explorer” on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk.

Accommodation: Banff Inns Hotel or similar, Banff

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5

Banff National Park

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Banff National Park. Start your morning with a leisurely hike in Johnston Canyon and stroll along the shores of picturesque Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. In the afternoon, visit the world-famous Banff Springs Hotel and Bow Falls. With your free time in Banff, you may also choose from optional activities such as soaking in the natural spa at the Upper Hot Springs or taking a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. 

Accommodation: Banff Inns Hotel or similar, Banff

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6

Banff Vancouver

This morning, enjoy a drive through Rogers Pass, the highest part of the route to the Rockies. On your scenic return journey through Yoho National Park, catch a glimpse of an engineering marvel: the Spiral Tunnels. 

Accommodation: Rosedale on Robson Hotel or similar, Vancouver

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

This morning catch a taxi (own cost) to the Vancouver cruise terminal to check-in for your Alaska Inside passage cruise on Serenade of the Seas. The ship will depart at 6 PM. 

Accommodation: Serenade of the Seas ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards Alaska.

Accommodation: Serenade of the Seas ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Ketchikan

Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community travellers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means "eagle with spread-out wings," a reference to a waterfall near town.

In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska's claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska's fourth-largest city.

Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world's oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city's colourful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.

Arrive into port at approximately 7 AM and depart at about 4 PM.

Accommodation: Serenade of the Seas ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Juneau

Some 30,000 people live in Juneau. Its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Only Kiruna, Sweden, and Sitka, Alaska, exceed Juneau's 3,248 square miles. Today Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.

Arrive into port at Juneau at approximately 9 AM and depart at about 8:30 PM.

Accommodation: Serenade of the Seas ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Skagway

Skagway was the gateway to the goldfields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. Skagway may have boasted the shortest route to the Klondike, but it wasn't the easiest. Over 100 years ago, the White Pass route through the Coast Mountains and the shorter but steeper Chilkoot Trail were used by countless stampeders. Many a would-be miner perished on the treacherous Chilkoot Trail.

The gold rush was a boon and by 1898, Skagway was Alaska's largest town with a population of about 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling houses prospered. But when the gold yield dwindled in 1900, so did the population as miners quickly shifted to new finds in Nome. Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavour of the gold rush era. 

Arrive into port at Skagway at approximately 7 AM and depart at about 8:30 PM.

Accommodation: Serenade of the Seas ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Tracy Arm

Named after Civil War general Benjamin Franklin Tracy, this narrow fjord is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Juneau. Breathtaking Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles long, with nearly a quarter of its area covered in ice. In fact, it encompasses some of Alaska's largest glaciers, including the twin Sawyer Glaciers, which often expel enormous chunks of ice into the waters below in a magnificent process known as calving. During the summer when Princess ships visit, icebergs float along the surface of the glistening water in an array of sizes, from just a few inches up to three stories wide.

Arrive into port at Tracy Arm at approximately 7 AM and depart at about 12 PM.

Accommodation: Serenade of the Seas ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards Vancouver.

Accommodation: Serenade of the Seas ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14

Vancouver Australia

Your Alaska cruise arrives back in Vancouver this morning at around 7 AM. Transfer to airport for flights to Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast and inflight

Day 15

 Australia

Arrive home today!

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide*, Perth*, Hobart*, Darwin* or Canberra* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with United Airlines, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Air Canada, Delta or Virgin Airlines (subject to availability)
  • 7 nights Alaska Inside Passage Cruise onboard the Emerald Princess ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrades to Oceanview or Balcony cabins available at an additional charge)
  • 4-day Canada Rockies Coach Tour visiting Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis with private bathroom facilities
  • Meals as indicated: 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • Gratuities on board the cruise
  • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Services of English-speaking tour guides
  • Guided sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Service and local taxes

 

Accommodation

Vancouver - Rosedale on Robson Hotel or similar 

Jasper - Lobstick Lodge or similar

Banff - Banff Inns Hotel or similar

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Serenade of the Seas ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin share basis with private bathroom facilities (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony cabin available at an additional charge)

 

Exclusions

  • Visas, where required
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Tips (driver, representative & guide)

 

Cruise Cabin Upgrades

  • Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin (twin-share):  $300 p.p
  • Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin (twin-share):  $800 p.p

Are you a solo traveller? Please call us on 1300 350 263 or email at info@traveldream.com.au for a Single Cabin Upgrade quote.

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $2900.

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.

 

Extra Services

Looking to arrive early or stay late post-tour? Call on 1300 350 263 or email us at info@traveldream.com.au to inquire. More details also available under Extra Services during checkout.

 

 

Departure Dates


MAY 2020
25 th
Monday 25 May 2020  ‐  Monday 08 Jun 2020
JUN 2020
01 st
Monday 01 Jun 2020  ‐  Monday 15 Jun 2020
JUL 2020
27 th
Monday 27 Jul 2020  ‐  Monday 10 Aug 2020
AUG 2020
02 nd
Sunday 02 Aug 2020  ‐  Sunday 16 Aug 2020
AUG 2020
09 th
Sunday 09 Aug 2020  ‐  Sunday 23 Aug 2020

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