HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES & ALASKA

17 NIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES & ALASKA

Take in the sweeping sights of Western Canada and Alaska on this breathtaking voyage. With a three night stay in Toronto you’ll have the chance to explore Canada’s most culturally diverse city and its surrounding attractions, including the thundering beauty of Niagara Falls. Journey from Toronto on VIA Rail’s flagship train ‘The Canadian’ to cosmopolitan Vancouver, Canada’s third-largest city. Enjoy the comfort of your accommodation as the changing scenery of Canada whizzes past before reaching Vancouver. Cruise to Endicott Arm and the awe-inspiring beauty of Dawes Glacier. Alaska’s ‘gold rush’ town, Skagway, has less than 1,000 residents and plenty of history to discover. Juneau is ideal for whale-watching and the opportunity to meet professional mushers and their canine companions. Ketchikan, Alaska’s ‘first city’, gives you the chance to see a Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show and the history of Creek Street before heading back to Vancouver.

PRICES INCLUDE

  • Return flights
  • 3 nights at a 4* Hotel in Toronto
  • Niagara Falls Excursion
  • Toronto City Tour
  • 5 days on board VIA Rail from Toronto to Vancouver in Sleeper Plus Class
  • 3 nights at a 4* Hotel in Vancouver
  • 7 night cruise on board Coral Princess or Royal Princess
  • Transfers, touring & meals as specified (B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner)
  • Choice of 7 restaurants and 14 bars/cafés
  • 6 pools and 9 hot tubs
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Princess Theatre, Grand Casino and Cabaret Lounge

PORTS OF CALL

Vancouver, Canada - Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, USA (scenic cruising) - Skagway, USA - Juneau, USA - Ketchikan, USA - Vancouver, Canada

Upon arrival in Toronto, transfer to your hotel for your three night stay. Spend time in this dynamic metropolis, exploring the city on a fascinating tour and witnessing the splendid waters of Niagara Falls up-close. Whilst in Toronto stroll along Yonge Street, visit the iconic CN Tower, and Ontario Science Centre. Besides the cultural highlights in Toronto, there’s also plenty of natural beauty to be found. Take a trip to Toronto’s largest park if you’re looking for a green getaway in the heart of the city. And for adventurers and hiking enthusiasts, the Scarborough Bluffs are a gorgeously imposing geological attraction. On Day 3, join a tour that takes you to the majestic Niagara Falls and the famous Tablerock. Begin with a cruise with a close view of the Thundering Falls aboard Hornblower Niagara Cruise’s Voyage To The Falls. Visit the famous sites via the beautiful Niagara Parkway, seeing the amazing Niagara Gorge, Floral Clock, Queenston Brocks Monument, Whirlpool rapids, and much more. Your journey ends with free time in historical Niagara on the Lake, voted the prettiest town in Canada.

Transfer independently to Union Street railway station and board VIA Rail’s flagship train service to Vancouver. Relax and relish the charms of train-travel with elegant lounges, spacious seating, and a selection of cosy sleeper cabins. Your VIA Rail experience will be one of comfort and relaxation as you settle into your accommodation complete with a roomy armchair, cosy bed and in-car shower access. Glide through golden prairie fields, rugged lake country, waterfalls, picturesque towns and the snowy peaks of the majestic Rockies whilst enjoying the onboard chefs’ freshly prepared meals showcasing Canadian cuisine and exquisite regional specialities. Your VIA rail journey brings the country’s ever-changing landscape to you, with ease comfort and exceptional service.

Disembark VIA Rail in Vancouver and transfer to your hotel for a three night stay. Your time is at leisure here to fully immerse yourself with everything Vancouver has to offer.

Explore this fascinating city with its beautiful architecture and fascinating museums, entertainment and history. Some of Vancouver’s best-loved attractions include Stanley Park with its sprawling, urban scenery, VanDusen Botanical Garden, and Grouse Mountain. The Downtown Shopping district of Robson Street and Alberni Street will give you plenty of opportunities to splash the cash or window shop. Dining is an event in itself, with so many cultures and cuisines colliding to create a fusion of tempting dishes.

Transfer to the cruise port in Vancouver and embark your Princess Cruises ship for your seven night Alaska cruise. (LD)

Experience all that your Princess Cruises ship has to offer on your Alaska cruise. First up is a visit to the magnificent and stunning Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier. The scenery is classic fjord, particularly nearer the glacier, where the sheer granite walls soar thousands of feet above the water. This is raw land, newly freed from the grip of ice. The next stage of your cruise takes you on a journey through the gold rush era. Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska with the hope of striking it rich. Once Alaska’s largest town, today it has less than 1,000 residents yet still retains the flavour of the gold rush era. The once Capital of Alaska and home to three of the largest gold mines in the world, Juneau is famous not only for gold but also for government and its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains. Be intrigued by Ketchikan’s rich Native heritage, including the world’s oldest collection of totem poles and Misty Fjords National Monument before disembarking in cosmopolitan Vancouver. (BLD)

Disembark the ship in Vancouver and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Prices are per person based on twin share

Oceanview from £3439
Balcony from £3449
Mini Suite from £3449
Departs: May 20; Sep 20.

Price based on 13 May 20 cruise departure on board Coral Princess.
Cruise ship may vary dependent upon departure date.

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