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27 Day USA West Coast and Canada with Alaska Cruise

Seattle - Juneau - Skagway - Vancouver - Banff - Las Vegas - San Francisco - Los Angeles

Roundtrip international flights

7 nights Alaska Glacier Inside Passage Cruise

Visit Banff, Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Parks

See USA highlights such as Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood Walk of Fame and more!

From $7,999 $9,999 Include flight pp twin share

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This 27 Day USA West Coast and Canada with Alaska Cruise is the ultimate way to see the best of what the USA has on offer.

Traverse a myriad of landscapes as you journey through the many highlights of the USA. Travel via cruise to Alaska to see the incredible fjords and glaciers and experience some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders at Banff National Park and Yosemite National Park. In contrast, wander the streets of the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, explore the 'entertainment capital of the world' Las Vegas, take a cable car ride in San Francisco and brush shoulders with the stars in Los Angeles.

 

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 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21 Day 22 Day 23 Day 24 Day 25 Day 26 Day 27

Day 1

Australia Seattle, USA

Fly from Australia to Seattle, Washington, USA. Transfer to the Cruise Terminal to check in for your Alaska Inside Passage Cruise.

The bustling Washington port known as the "The Star City" is both a culturally rich metropolis and a gateway to beautiful natural attractions. In the shadows of the widely recognized Space Needle, the Seattle Centre is home to the city's sports arena and many museums and theaters. The lively Pike Place Market and the mammoth "Hammering Man" sculpture are downtown must-sees. Visitors also flock to the waterfront for fresh seafood, the Harbor Steps park or to board a ferry bound for Puget Sound. Seattle is served by both the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal and Terminal 91.

Accommodation: Star Princess - in a Standard Inside Cabin (option to upgrade to Standard Outside Cabin or Standard Balcony Cabin)

Meals included: inflight and dinner

Day 2

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities at your leisure.

Star Princess is one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet. She offers nearly 900 balcony staterooms from which to take in each vibrant horizon, or capture a breathtaking sail-in to a romantic city like Venice. Relax and enjoy the street performers in the Italian-inspired Piazza or lose yourself in a lounger at Movies Under the Stars.® The 24-hour International Café and award-winning Vines Wine Bar fulfill your cravings for fresh desserts, toasted paninis, and more. Discover cuisine and activities that bring the colors, cultures and flavors on board, and come back with new perspectives, new friends, and incredible memories.

Accommodation: Star Princess - in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

A traveler's first view of this Inside Passage port town may be of a boat-filled harbor enveloped in snowcapped mountains. The rustic city of Ketchikan has been called the totem pole capital of the world. Tours show off the city's streets, restored from the pioneer days; the harbor's salmon canneries; and the world's oldest collection of totem poles at the Totem Heritage Centre. Sportfishing, kayaking, hiking, bear watching and Misty Fjords seaplane excursions are also popular.

Accommodation: Star Princess - in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Tracy Arm and Juneau, Alaska, USA

Tracy Arm, secluded in the Tongass National Forest, boasts some of the most spectacular views in North America. At the head of the fjord, you will observe dramatic views of the twin Sawyer Glaciers, which are surrounded by towering mountains that rise over 7,000 feet over the blue water. You will also see waterfalls and tidewater glaciers along the way and you may even catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this area home: the great bald eagle, seals relaxing on the icebergs and if you are lucky, a bear or mountain goat.

Alaska's capital city of Juneau is a dramatic sight with a backdrop of lush green mountains. Visitors here can drive, float, paddle or take a helicopter to the monumental Mendenhall Glacier. Other popular excursions include cruising along the straits and sounds of the Tongass National Forest, prospecting for gold at the original site of gold discovery or visiting the Alaska State Museum and the Alaska Brewing Company.

Accommodation: Star Princess - in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Skagway, Alaska, USA

Skagway is the northernmost point of the Inside Passage, the town reflects its mining past in the false-front buildings and gold rush relics. Tourists can experience the majesty of White Pass summit and the Yukon territory aboard the railway, paddle to Glacier Bay and Chilkoot Bald Eagle Preserve, get a close-up view of the natural beauty on a wilderness safari, soar over glaciers on a helicopter tour or, for those who catch the fever, pan for gold.

Accommodation: Star Princess - in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities at your leisure.

Accommodation: Star Princess - in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria revels in its English essence at the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island. Afternoon teas, double-decker buses and English inns, gardens and pubs are common in this capital city. The most popular attraction is the world-famous Butchart Gardens, flaunting 50 acres of floral magnificence. Other must-sees include the historic Empress Hotel, the Scottish-style Craigdarroch Castle and the Royal British Columbia Museum, where tourists will find a reconstruction of a turn-of-the-century street.

Accommodation: Star Princess - in a Standard Inside Cabin

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise - Seattle, Washington, USA

Your Alaska cruise arrives back in Seattle, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore Seattle at leisure.  

Accommodation: Executive Pacific Hotel or similar, Seattle, Washington, USA

Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Seattle Vancouver

Upon arrival back in Seattle from your Alaska Cruise, you will be transferred by bus to Vancouver in Canada.  Upon arrival in Vancouver you will be dropped off at the Landmark Empire Hotel in downtown Vancouver. The remainder of the day is yours to explore Vancouver at leisure.

Accommodation: Rosedale on Robson Hotel or similar, Vancouver

Meals included: none

Day 10

Vancouver

Today is a FREE day to explore Vancouver at leisure. Set between the mountains and the sea, the city blends cultures and landscapes, allowing visitors to enjoy a modern, cosmopolitan city alongside the great outdoors.

Accommodation: Rosedale on Robson Hotel or similar, Vancouver

Meals included: none

Day 11

Vancouver Jasper

Depart from Vancouver and drive through the farming communities of the Fraser Valley. Ascend into 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: none

Day 12

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* (own expense).

Accommodation: Banff Inns or similar, Banff

Meals included: none

Day 13

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* (own expense).

Accommodation: Lake Louise Inn or similar, Lake Louise

Meals included: none

Day 14

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. Arrive in downtown Vancouver in the evening.

Accommodation: Rosedale on Robson Hotel or similar, Vancouver

Meals included: none

Day 15

Vancouver

Own arrangements in Vancouver.  Blessed with a spectacular Pacific Rim location, Vancouver is a study in contrasts and cohesion. Set between the mountains and the sea, the city blends cultures and landscapes, allowing visitors to enjoy a modern, cosmopolitan city alongside the great outdoors. You could spend all weekend exploring Stanley Park, but you don't want to miss the panoramic vistas from the Capilano Bridge or the Sea to Sky Highway, or the opportunity to ski or explore a mountain trail. A temperate year-round climate makes Vancouver enjoyable in any season, though the winter months do bring a string of rainy days.

Accommodation: Rosedale on Robson Hotel or similar, Vancouver

Meals included: none

Day 16

Vancouver Las Vegas

After you check out of your hotel today, transfer to Vancouver airport for your flight to Las Vegas. Transfer to hotel and settle in.

Accommodation: Luxor Hotel or similar, Las Vegas

Meals included: none

Day 17

Las Vegas

Time at leisure to explore the “Entertainment Capital of the World”

During your stay in Las Vegas, you will visit the Grand Canyon (included). Take a guided and narrated luxury bus tour to the Grand Canyon's South Rim National Park. Your journey will begin with pick up from the hotel before traveling through Las Vegas and Boulder City, Nevada! Drive over the newly built Hoover Dam bypass bridge before traveling through the Southwest Desert and stop in Kingman, Arizona for a short break. View rugged desert wilderness and enjoy a complimentary lunch en route to America's most spectacular natural wonder, the Grand Canyon, where you will spend the next 3 hours. You will be taken into the National Park to the South Rim's scenic overlooks and many other attractions in the Historic Village District and also stop at the new state-of-the-art National Geographic Visitor Center. Your guide will make multiple stops along the "Rim" of the Canyon for a variety of viewing, photo opportunities, and souvenir shopping. View the cliffs and slopes of this tremendous natural wonder, a classic example of erosion unequaled on earth! See the Canyon at its deepest and widest, 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and 1 mile deep at Bright Angel and Mather Points. Visit the Indian Hopi House Art Museum, the historic Train Station, Look-Out Studio and Kolb Studio. Upon your return you will again make a brief stop in Kingman, Arizona for a short break before returning to fabulous Las Vegas.

Accommodation: Luxor Hotel or similar, Las Vegas

Meals included: none

Day 18

Las Vegas

Time at leisure to explore the “Entertainment Capital of the World”

Accommodation: Luxor Hotel or similar, Las Vegas

Meals included: none

Day 19

Las Vegas

Time at leisure to explore the “Entertainment Capital of the World”

Accommodation: Luxor Hotel or similar, Las Vegas

Meals included: none

Day 20

Death Valley and Mammoth Lakes

Wake up early to meet your tour in the lobby at 7:30 am. Having enjoyed the fast pace of glamorous Las Vegas, it will be sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Situated in between some high and distant mountain ranges, this is by far the hottest spot on your journey! Stop at Abriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes. Mammoth Mountain was formed over 200,000 years ago as a series of volcanic eruptions. The area gained prominence as a gold mining town in the 19th century, but today it’s the skiing terrain and beautiful mountain vistas that attract visitors from near and far.

Accommodation: Mammoth Lakes Mountain Inn or similar, Mammoth Lakes

Meals included: none

Day 21

Yosemite National Park

A short drive brings you over the Tioga Pass* high in the Sierras into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park (route subject to local weather conditions). The park is home to a truly spectacular collection of waterfalls – most famously Bridalveil Falls – as well as groves of giant sequoias, the planet’s largest living things. Within the park, you will see the majestic, glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan (called “Shooting Star” by the Native Americans) and Half Dome, which rise from the valley floor.

Accommodation: Yosemite Gateway Hotel or similar, Modesto

Meals included: none

Day 22

San Francisco

Depart early this morning, crossing the Oakland Bay Bridge to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. Commence a sightseeing tour of the "City by the Bay", which includes such landmarks as Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge and Park, and The Castro District. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Hilton San Fran Union Square or similar, San Francisco

Meals included: none

Day 23

San Francisco

The whole day is at leisure in San Francisco. Standing on a hilltop, watching the fog swirl in through the Golden Gate, it is easy to understand why many consider San Francisco the most beautiful city in America. The crests of many of the city’s hills, particularly Twin Peaks, afford matchless views of downtown San Francisco and the East Bay. Your tour guide is on hand to assist with making your plans for the day - perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf, or a stroll and some shopping around Union Square. Other must-see attractions include Alcatraz, the San Francisco Zoo, Haight-Asbury and the Mission District.

Accommodation: Hilton San Fran Union Square or similar, San Francisco

Meals included: none

Day 24

Montreal and Carmel

Depart San Francisco this morning for the drive to the Monterey Peninsula, known for its enclave of magnificent homes and lovely beaches. In Monterey, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and famous Cannery Row. Then tour charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, noted for its quaint houses, upscale art galleries and unique stores. In the afternoon continue the drive south past Paso Robles to end your day in one of the quaint Central Coast towns for overnight.

Accommodation: Radisson Santa Maria or similar, Pismo Beach

Meals included: none

Day 25

Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Journey south through the Santa Ynez Valley into Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches. Stop for lunch here, and enjoy the Spanish heritage and architecture. Upon arrival in Los Angeles this afternoon, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour through the “City of Angels,” including such famous sites as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, the Sunset Strip, and Santa Monica, before reaching your hotel.

Accommodation: Custom Hotel LAX or similar, Los Angeles

Meals included: none

Day 26

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city famed as the centre of the nation’s film and television industry. Not far from its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes.

Accommodation: Custom Hotel LAX or similar, Los Angeles

Meals included: none

Day 27

Los Angeles Australia

Please catch the hotel's free shuttle bus to the airport today for your flights back to Australia.

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
  • International flights with Virgin Australia, Delta Airlines or United Airlines (subject to availability)
  • 7 nights Alaska Glacier Inside Passage Cruise from Seattle Round Trip in a Standard Inside Cabin (option to upgrade to Standard Outside Cabin or Standard Balcony Cabin)
  • Ships Cabin including entertainment & meals on board the ship. All cruise taxes, port charges & gratuities on board are included
  • Ports of Call: Seattle, Washington, Inside Passage (Cruising), Skagway, Alaska,  Tracy Arm Fjord (Cruising), Juneau, Alaska, Ketchikan, Alaska, Inside Passage (Cruising),  Victoria, British Columbia
  • All meals while on the cruise: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Coach transport during Canada and USA land tours
  • Roundtrip airport and cruise terminal transfers in North America
  • Departure transfer via Hotel shuttle to Los Angeles airport
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

 

Accommodation

Star Princess - in a Standard Inside Cabin (option to upgrade to Standard Outside Cabin or Standard Balcony Cabin)
Seattle - Executive Pacific Hotel or similar
Vancouver - Rosedale on Robson Hotel or similar
Jasper - Lobstick Lodge or similar
Banff - Banff Inns or similar
Las Vegas - Luxor Hotel or similar
Mammoth Lakes - Mammoth Lakes Mountain Inn or similar
Modesto - Yosemite Gateway Hotel or similar
San Francisco - Hilton San Francisco Union Square or similar
Pismo Beach - Radisson Santa Maria or similar
Los Angeles - Custom Hotel LAX or similar


All Traveldream deals are backed by a 14-day refund guarantee! 

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • All Drinks
  • Any additional requests
  • Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

 

Child Policy

No child discounts apply. A full-price voucher must be purchased for all children travelling. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years or older. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

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