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ALASKA & CANADA'S

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER

Cruises onboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam combined with

Rocky Mountaineer's First Passage to the West

Begin your holiday in Vancouver, a vibrant sophisticated city overlooking

the Pacific Ocean. Then embark on a seven-night cruise to Alaska and

experience tidewater Glaciers, rugged Mountains and abundant wildlife

in the most luxurious surroundings aboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

After your cruise enjoy a further two nights in Vancouver before boarding

the award-wining Rocky Mountaineer train. Retrace the steps of 19th

century explorers, travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass

by the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was

driven as you make your way from Vancouver to Banff.

Included in the price:

• Return flights from London Gatwick

or London Heathrow

• Transfers as shown

• 7-night full-board cruise onboard

the 5-star ms Nieuw Amsterdam

• Hotel accommodation based

on double occupancy (3 nights'

Vancouver/1 night Kamloops/

2 nights' Banff)

• Admission to the Vancouver

Lookout, for a bird's eye view of the

city of Vancouver & National Parks

Pass, Banff

14 NIGHTS PRICES FROM

£2149

*

PER PERSON

Cruise

Canada by

land and sea ITINERARY: Day 1 - Vancouver: Fly

direct from London to Vancouver. Transfer

provided from the airport to the 4-star

Georgian Court Hotel, Vancouver.

Day 2 - Vancouver: Morning at

leisure to explore Vancouver. Transfer

independently to Vancouver Cruise

Terminal to join the ms Nieuw Amsterdam

for your 7-night Alaskan Cruise. FB

Day 3 - Cruise the Inside Passage: The

fabled Inside Passage is one of the most

scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one

of the few where deep-draft vessels can

sail close to steep mountain walls. The

scenery is unbelievable, with forests in

a hundred shades of green, tumbling

turquoise glaciers, and evocative

towns loaded with history, culture and

adventure. FB

Day 4 - Tracy Arm Fjord & Juneau,

Alaska: Nestled between 3,000-foot high

granite walls, the narrow, twisting slice

of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves

through the Tongass National Forest for

roughly 35 miles. The shoreline is spotted

with waterfalls created by melting snowcaps and trees

sprouting at odd angles

from rocky outcroppings. In the afternoon

visit Juneau, Alaska's capital. Take a

helicopter ride to see its stunning scenery

by air or enjoy a more sedate but equally

thrilling tramcar ride to the top of Mount

Roberts. FB

Day 5 - Skagway, Alaska: Take a trip

on the White Pass & Yukon Railway

or explore the restored buildings and

wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold

Rush National Historical Park. FB

Day 6 - Cruise Glacier Bay: Glacier

Bay has more actively calving tidewater

glaciers than anywhere else in the world.

Enjoy scenic cruising and see a UNESCO

World Heritage Site that protects a

unique ecosystem of plants and animals

living in concert with an ever-changing

glacial landscape. FB

Day 7 - Ketchikan, Alaska: Known as the

Salmon capital of the world and Alaska's

"First City," Ketchikan offers a wide

variety of things to do. Visit the Potlatch

Totem Park, home to one of the most

Date Interior Oceanview Balcony

May 2016 £2349 £2489 £2779

Jun 2016 £2459 £2649 £2999

Jul 2016 £2569 £2699 £3079

Aug 2016 £2399 £2599 £2899

Sep 2016 £2149 £2299 £2599

Departs weekly on a Friday. Prices are from and are based on flights from London Heathrow.

*From price based on 23 September 2016

elaborate collections of wood carvings in

the World. FB

Day 8 - Cruise the Inside Passage: Have

your binoculars and camera ready as you

enjoy further scenic cruising en route back

to Vancouver. FB

Day 9 - Vancouver: Disembark the ship

and transfer independently to the 4-star

Georgian Court Hotel. Enjoy a day and

evening at leisure. B

Day 10 - Vancouver: Enjoy a further

day and evening at leisure to explore

Vancouver. Perhaps take advantage

of your included admission to the

Vancouver Lookout and take a 40 second

glass elevator ride to the panoramic

observation deck and enjoy a 360º aerial

view of Vancouver.

Day 11 - Vancouver to Kamloops:

Transfer provided from your hotel to

join the Rocky Mountaineer train from

Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights

include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate

in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes

and rock sheds along the Thompson

River. Transfer provided to Kamloops

Hotel. B, L

Day 12 - Kamloops to Banff - Transfer

provided from Kamloops Hotel where

your journey continues eastwards to

the mighty Canadian Rockies and the

province of Alberta. Highlights include

Craigellachie, where the last spike of

the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven,

Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon,

the Spiral Tunnels and the glaciers and

snow-capped peaks of the Canadian

Rockies. Transfer provided to the Banff

Caribou Lodge hotel. B, L

Day 13 - Banff - Enjoy a day at leisure

and take advantage of your National Park

Pass to explore the spectacular lakes and

mountains of Banff National Park

Day 14 - Transfer provided from your

hotel to Calgary airport for your direct

overnight flight home.

THE FOLLOWING MEALS ARE

INCLUDED:

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

• 2-day all-daylight rail journey

in SilverLeaf Service onboard

the Rocky Mountaineer from

Vancouver to Banff including

two breakfasts, two lunches and

complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and snacks

• Upgrades to GoldLeaf Service

available from £320pp

The SilverLeaf Experience

• Enjoy panoramic views from

oversized windows in our singlelevel dome coach

• Relax in reclining dome-level seats

• Delicious, hot entrée options

served at your comfortable seats

and plated to your preference

• Complimentary beverages,

including wine, beer, spirits and

non-alcoholic drinks will be served

throughout the journey, along with

gourmet snacks

• Luggage delivered to your hotel in

Kamloops.

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Call now to book: 0800 082 2170

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