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+44 1756 706500
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Alaska Cruise and Rockies Tour

Combine a tour of Canada's dramatic Rocky Mountains with a 7-night cruise showcasing Alaska's stunning Inside Passage on this premium 19-night cruise and land tour, with return flights from the UK

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Banff National Park
  • Moraine Lake, Rockies
  • Glacier Bay
  • Creek Street - Ketchikan
  • Buchart Garden, Victoria
  • Juneau

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This cruise and tour of Alaska combines the scenic beauty of the Canadian Rockies with the unforgettable experience of an Alaskan cruise through the Inside Passage to historic gold rush towns and majestic glaciers.

This superb northern adventure includes a tour through the Rockies from Calgary, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage town of Banff, gateway to the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains scenery, spectacular Lake Louise, the iconic landscapes of Jasper National Park, historic Vancouver and the very British town of Victoria on Vancouver Island.

The 7-night Alaska cruise showcases the breathtaking Inside Passage, as well as Alaska's capital Juneau, historic Skagway, gateway to the Klondike, and World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park with its huge tidewater glaciers.

Our chosen ship for your Inside Passage and Glacier cruise is from Holland America Line, one of the most experienced cruise lines visiting Alaska. Relax in your well appointed stateroom as you explore the majestic wonders that Alaska and British Columbia have to offer.

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Alaska and Rockies Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - London - Calgary (Canada)

Make your way to London Heathrow for your scheduled flight to Calgary. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers and your Travelmarvel Tour Director at a Welcome Reception at Calgary Tower. Stay at Calgary, Marriott Downtown Hotel or similar.

Day 2 - Calgary - Banff

After breakfast this morning, depart Calgary and head towards Banff National Park, past some truly spectacular scenery. Enjoy a visit to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary along the way. On arrival in Banff, head out on a sightseeing tour. Stay at Banff National Park, Banff Park Lodge or similar. (B,D)

Day 3 - Banff

Following breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure to explore Banff at your own pace. You may like to use this time to wander the town independently or simply relax in the comfort of your lodge. Alternatively, set off on one of the optional experiences that are available today. Perhaps enjoy a Banff Experience Tour, which includes a visit to Johnston Canyon. Stay at Banff National Park, Banff Park Lodge or similar. (B)

Day 4 - Banff - Lake Louise

En route to Lake Louise, weather permitting, you will be able to stop and take in the stunning Moraine Lake. The striking blue lake is simply breathtaking and resembles a postcard. Continue to the world-famous Lake Louise. Stay at Lake Louise Inn. (B,D)

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

This morning, journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Stop at Athabasca Glacier for an Ice Explorer ride, then continue to the fairytale setting of Jasper National Park. Stay at Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges or similar. (B)

Day 6 - Jasper - Blue River

Descend the Canadian Rockies and journey to Blue River. Insider Experience - set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley. Special Stay - enjoy an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village in the heart of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Stay at Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village or similar. (B,D)

Day 7 - Blue River - Kamloops - Vancouver

Travel along the historic tracks of the early gold rush pioneers through the rugged Cariboo region to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. This evening, enjoy time to unwind or set out and begin exploring at your leisure. Stay at Vancouver, Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. (B)

Day 8 - Vancouver

Take a sightseeing tour of Vancouver, with highlights including the famed Waterfront. The afternoon is at leisure. You may like to visit the shopping mecca of Robson Street, embark on an optional gondola ride or walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Stay at Vancouver, Coast Coal Harbour Hotel or similar. (B)

Day 9 - Vancouver - Whistler

Head along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. On arrival, there is an exciting range of Select Experiences to choose from. Perhaps explore Whistler’s ancient forests with a selection of tree trek options or enjoy an optional gondola ride between the breathtaking Whistler and Blackcombe mountains. Stay at Summit Lodge and Spa, Whistler or similar. (B)

Day 10 - Whistler - Victoria

Take a ferry from Horseshoe Bay across the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island and on to Victoria. Alternatively, you may like to enjoy a floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria. Stay at The Parkside Hotel and Spa, Victoria or similar. (B)

Day 11 - Victoria

Spend today at your leisure. Perhaps join the whale-watching cruise or enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour through the city with highlights including Beacons Hill Park (own expense). Stay at The Parkside Hotel and Spa, Victoria or similar. (B,D)

Day 12 - Victoria - Vancouver

Travel to Vancouver and board your cruise ship. Stay seven nights on Holland America Line's ms Volendam. (B,D)

Day 13 - Inside Passage

Spend today cruising through the majestic landscape of the Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Juneau

Juneau is the fascinating capital of Alaska and located on the Gastineau Channel. Perhaps explore the town and its rustic shops or take in the diverse landscapes. (B,L,D)

Day 15 - Skagway

Skagway was once a frontier town and renowned as the gateway to the Klondike. The saloons in the town capture the essence of the gold rush era. Perhaps discover gold prospecting or view local wildlife (both at own expense). (B,L,D)

Day 16 - Glacier Bay National Park

Wake up to the breathtaking sight of World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park which boasts more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world. (B,L,D)

Day 17 - Ketchikan

Arrive in Ketchikan today, a lovely town that is set right on the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many colourful shops and houses built right over the water. Perhaps join a walking tour or visit the Saxman Native Village (both at own expense). (B,L,D)

Day 18 - Inside Passage

Spend today cruising south through the majestic landscapes of the Inside Passage and soak in the stunning sights of this awe-inspiring region during your final day at sea. Marvel at the towering snow-capped peaks and icy glaciers, and from the ship’s deck, watch for the fascinating variety of marine life that can be spotted here. (B,L,D)

Day 19 - Vancouver (Canada)

On arrival in Vancouver, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)

Day 20 - UK

Arrive back in London.

Itinerary is subject to change.

Price Includes

  • A 19-night holiday including 11 nights essential land accommodation plus 7-night cruise
  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Calgary and from Vancouver to Heathrow with in-flight meals, drinks and entertainment
  • Transfers to and from Calgary and Vancouver Airports
  • Hotel stays in Calgary, Banff, Lake Louis, Jasper, Blue River, Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria
  • Guaranteed Inside Cabin on the seven-night Holland America cruise
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and scenic views from the Calgary Tower
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All airport taxes, security charges, port taxes and UK Air Passenger Duty
  • Tipping for land and cruise staff, port charges and airport transfers
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