Alaska Cruise & the Rocky Mountaineer

Alaska Cruise & the Rocky Mountaineer

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Alaska Cruise & the Rocky Mountaineer

16 Days Starting and ending in UK

Visiting: Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver, Inside Passage, Juneau, Skagway, Endicott Arm, Ketchikan, United Kingdom

Tour operator:

Newmarket Holidays

Tour code:

99515

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

25 - 49

Age range:

21-99

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Cultural, History

From:
$8075
$7268 (USD) including Flights from the UK Operator discount: $807

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Tour Overview

Take a trip through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery, by road, rail and elegant cruise ship. This very special tour combines our Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies holiday with the added thrill of a journey from the railroad town of Jasper to glittering Vancouver aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer train. It's the perfect choice for those who want to add the pleasures of one of the world's great rail journeys to a holiday already brimming with unforgettable sights and experiences.

Highlights

  • A journey on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer

  • A seven-night cruise through the Inside Passage and awe-inspiring Alaskan waters

  • Visits to Juneau, Skagway and colourful Ketchikan

  • Book by 31 Dec for an included drinks' package when choosing an outside cabin or suite. Conditions below.

  • Stay in Banff, the capital of the Rockies

  • The alpine town of Jasper, set amidst stunning mountain scenery

  • A journey along the Icefields Parkway, via sparkling Lake Louise, to Jasper

  • Discover Vancouver, frequently voted one of the world's best cities to live in

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Fly To Calgary
Location: Calgary, Banff
Meals Included: No Meals

Fly west to the oil-and-cattle town of Calgary, meet your tour manager and board our coach for a scenic journey up into the towering Rocky Mountains. Spend two nights, here, in the exquisite mountain capital, Banff, surrounded by breath-taking setting.

Day 2 : Optional Banff Sightseeing Tour
Location: Banff
Meals Included: No Meals

Explore the Rockies' spectacular capital, perhaps joining exciting optional excursions that include a cable-car ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, a trip to the scenic Surprise Corner viewpoint overlooking the famous Banff Springs Hotel, and an unforgettable helicopter ride.

However you choose to spend your day, you are assured of some wonderful scenery.

Day 3 : Travel To Jasper Via Lake Louise And The Icefields Parkway
Location: Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper
Meals Included: No Meals

Another breath-taking day awaits as you re-board the coach and journey to beautiful Lake Louise, its turquoise waters – frozen for much of the year – set against the awesome backdrop of imposing Victoria Glacier. This afternoon, continue your journey, along the renowned Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic roads, to the historic Rockies' railroad town of Jasper, at the gateway to picturesque Jasper National Park. Spend the night here, and soak up the atmosphere of one of Canada’s most "western" townships.

Day 4 : Ride The Rocky Mountaineer To Kamloops
Location: Kamloops
Meals Included: No Meals

This morning, begin your journey on the legendary Rocky Mountaineer, following the path of the North Thompson River past Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls and Yellowhead Pass, and through the scenic wonderland of the Monashee and Caribou mountains. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board the train as you gaze in awe at the majestic scenery, and arrive in Kamloops in the late afternoon to transfer to a comfortable overnight hotel.

Day 5 : Re-Board The Rocky Mountaineer And Travel To Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
Meals Included: No Meals

Re-board the train to continue your spectacular journey to the coast. Highlights will include the mighty Fraser River, the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon, and the stunning coastal ranges that rise up as you near beautiful Vancouver.

Once again, you'll enjoy breakfast and lunch on board, and once you arrive in Vancouver, you'll transfer to your next hotel. Relax, or head out to enjoy your first evening in a city often voted among the best places in the world to live.

Day 6 : Board Your Cruise Ship
Location: Vancouver
Meals Included: No Meals

Board your Holland America Line cruise ship ahead of the late-afternoon sailing. Settle in to your stateroom, or join fellow passengers on deck for the voyage out into the Strait of Georgia, as you leave the magnificent Vancouver skyline in your wake and head north towards the wilderness state of Alaska.

Later, enjoy dinner and your first evening on board.

Day 7 : Cruise The Inside Passage
Location: Inside Passage

Awake to enjoy a day at sea, as your ship cruises the waters of Alaska’s scenic Inside Passage. This narrow waterway is surrounded on both sides by a thickly forested land of mountains and glaciers, and the very occasional settlement (while this region is nowhere near as inhospitable as the Alaskan north, it is still referred to as The Last Frontier). Take a turn on deck, keep watch for aquatic life, and enjoy the ship’s wide range of on-board amenities.

Day 8 : Call At Juneau
Location: Juneau
Meals Included: No Meals

Today you'll call in the Alaskan capital, Juneau, in its awe-inspiring setting at the foot of the magnificent mountains from which the immense Mendenhall Glacier flows. Built with the proceeds of gold prospecting, Juneau, which is only accessible by air or sea, is a surprisingly chic and stylish city framed by dense forest.

Optional shore excursions on offer will include gold-panning tours, a fascinating trip to the nearby Mendenhall, and activities like rafting or helicopter rides.

Day 9 : Visit Skagway
Location: Skagway

Skagway, the northernmost point of your cruise, was the historic gateway to the Yukon Territory. It was from here that tens of thousands of hopeful adventurers once set off into the wilderness, many never to return, and it remains a pioneering town of honky-tonk saloons and Klondike memorabilia. A fascinating shore excursion to Klondike Gold Rush National Park will reveal one of American history’s most colourful chapters, and some of the improbable characters that lived through it.

Day 10 : Scenic Cruising Through Tracy Arm Or Endicott Arm
Location: Endicott Arm
Meals Included: No Meals

Steep cliffs and glacier-covered mountains greet you as you arrive in breath-taking Tracy Arm this morning. At the heart of a 5.7-million acre wilderness, and surrounded by the even vaster Tongass National Forest, this fjord brings the opportunity to view the twin Sawyer Glaciers, where you might see huge chunks of ice crash into the sea. There are also opportunities to spot wildlife on land and sea, as black and brown bears and mountain goats vie with hump-back whales and chubby bear seals for your attention.

Day 11 : Explore Ketchikan
Location: Ketchikan
Meals Included: No Meals

The last of your Alaskan ports is the southernmost settlement of Ketchikan, with its historic wooden buildings, boardwalks and profusion of arts and crafts stores. From here, many will wish to join the optional shore excursion by floatplane to the remote Misty Fjords National Monument.

Day 12 : Sail Back Along The Inside Passage
Location: Inside Passage
Meals Included: No Meals

Enjoy a last day at sea, cruising the Inside Passage, and making the most of life aboard your wonderfully appointed Holland America Line ship.

This evening, a farewell dinner completes your wonderful cruise experience.

Day 13 : Return To Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
Meals Included: No Meals

This morning your ship returns to the glittering waterfront city of Vancouver, and you'll disembark and transfer to your new hotel for a two-night stay.

Day 14 : Optional Visit To Vancouver Island
Location: Vancouver
Meals Included: No Meals

Today you'll have the chance to enjoy an optional full-day tour to beautiful Vancouver Island and the unashamedly 'British' provincial capital, Victoria, with its vast Parliament Buildings and grand old Fairmont Empress Hotel. This hugely enjoyable trip also includes a visit to world-famous, 50-acre Butchart Gardens, after which you’ll return to Vancouver to spend another evening in the city.

Day 15 : Explore Vancouver On An Optional Guided Tour And Return Flight
Location: Vancouver
Meals Included: No Meals

Join this morning’s optional guided tour, which will include restored Gastown, hectic, colourful Chinatown, and the glass and steel wonders of the Burrard Inlet waterfront. Cross Lion’s Gate Bridge into the leafy suburbs of North Van and the wilderness beyond to brave the famous Capilano Bridge.

This evening, transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight.

Day 16 : Arrive Back In The Uk
Location: United Kingdom
Meals Included: No Meals

Today you'll return home, at the end of a wonderful cruise holiday.

What's Included

  • Seven nights' full-board inside cabin accommodation on board a five-star Holland America line cruise ship

  • Seven nights’ room-only hotel accommodation staying in a series of three and four-star hotels in Banff (2 nights) Jasper (1) Kamloops (1) Vancouver (3)

  • SilverLeaf Service travel on board Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Vancouver (upgrade to GoldLeaf Service for a supplement)

  • Breakfast and lunch on board Rocky Mountaineer

  • Return flights to Calgary (returning from Vancouver)

  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers throughout

  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager (the ship's staff and crew will take care of you during your cruise)

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Passports and visas

When travelling to Canada and the US state of Alaska, British citizens require passports with an integrated chip (shown on the front by a small rectangular symbol beneath the word PASSPORT). The passport must also be valid for 90 days after the return date of the tour. Visas are not normally required for entry, but visitors must apply online for both an eTA with Canadian Immigration (available at www.canada.ca/eta) and an ESTA with US Immigration (available at www.cbp.gov/esta and must be completed at least 72 hours before departure). The current charges are 7 Canadian dollars and 14 US dollars respectively for British citizens. British subjects, and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested, should consult both the US and Canadian Embassies as a visa may be required. If you have visited North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011, or have dual nationality with any of these countries, you do require a US visa and cannot travel on the ESTA Visa Waiver Programme.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 90 minutes.

Itinerary changes

Please note this departure will follow a different cruise itinerary. On day 10 the visit to Juneau will be replaced with Sitka and on day 11 you will visit Skagway instead of Juneau.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

On your flight

All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Shore excursions

Shore excursions during the cruise can be booked on board the ship.

Tipping

Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. Customary gratuity to a coach driver and tour manager is about $5 per person per day; in a taxi or a restaurant leave 15-20 per cent of the bill and in a bar leave a dollar or so per drink. Gratuities on board Holland America Line ships are not included in your holiday price, and are automatically charged at a cost of $12.50 per person per day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Hotel rooms

Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
 

12 September 2021 departure

Please note the Holland America cruising itinerary has been amended, the call to Juneau will be replaced with Sitka, the call to Skagway will be replaced with Juneau and the Glacier Bay scenic cruising will be replaced with Tracy Arm/Endicott Arm cruising.

Complimentary Drinks Package

Book an Outside stateroom or higher, on 2022 departures by 31 December 2021 and receive an included Signature Beverage Package* (Drinks package).
The Signature Beverage Package has a daily limit of 15 beverages which includes all beverages priced US$9 or under. Beverages included are wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, coffee and cocktails. *Terms and Conditions apply, please call for further information.

02 May 2021 departure

Please note the Holland America cruising itinerary has been amended, the Glacier Bay scenic cruising will be replaced with Tracy Arm/Endicott Arm cruising.

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    Your health and safety are pivotal to our operations, and every customer travelling on a tour with us must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully vaccinated means that you have had the full course of an approved vaccine a minimum of 14 days prior to your holiday. We also recommend that you travel with proof that you’ve been fully vaccinated.

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    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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  • Vaccination Requirements

    Your health and safety are pivotal to our operations, and every customer travelling on a tour with us must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully vaccinated means that you have had the full course of an approved vaccine a minimum of 14 days prior to your holiday. You can find the travel restrictions for different countries on www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. We also recommend that you travel with proof that you’ve been fully vaccinated.

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