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ALASKA

Alaska & Canada's Rocky Mountaineer 2015

Cruises onboard ms Noordam combined with Rocky Mountaineer's First Passage to the West

14 nights

PRICES FROM

£2179per person

Begin your holiday in Vancouver, a vibrant sophisticated city overlooking the Pacific

Ocean. Then embark on a 7-night cruise to Alaska and experience tidewater Glaciers,

rugged Mountains and abundant wildlife in the most luxurious surroundings aboard

the ms Noordam. 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.

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 Noordam 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 snow-caps 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 everchanging 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 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

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

• Direct return flights from London Gatwick.

• Transfers as shown.

• 7-night full-board cruise onboard the 5-star ms

Noordam.

• Hotel Accommodation based on double occupancy

(3 nights' Vancouver/1 night Kamloops/2 nights' Banff)

• Admission to the Lookout, for a bird's eye view of the

city of Vancouver & National Parks Pass, Banff

• 2-day all-daylight rail journey in RedLeaf service

onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver

to Banff which includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches,

complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks

• Upgrades to SilverLeaf & GoldLeaf services available

at a supplement.

Date Nights Interior Oceanview Balcony

May-2015 14 £2179 £2299 £2629

Jun-2015 14 £2499 £2599 £2999

Jul-2015 14 £2649 £2749 £3179

Aug-2015 14 £2649 £2749 £3099

Sep-2015 14 £2549 £2599 £2899

Weekly departures on a Friday. Prices are from and are based on

flights from London Gatwick.

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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.

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