For those looking to explore the Canadian Rockies and Alaska with a touch of luxury look no further than our Canada & Alaska Extravagance. This fantastic 16-night trip will see you staying in some of the best and most iconic hotels in the Western Coast of Canada before embarking on an exquisite 7-night Regent Seven Sea cruise.
Starting in the heart of the Rockies in Banff, spend a few nights surrounded by mountains and Hot springs before moving on for a night’s stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, one of the most photographed sites in Canada. From here, a scenic journey to Jasper allows you to stop at the Columbia Icefields where you can take a breathtaking ride on to the Athabasca Glacier by ice explorer before continuing through the Rockies to Jasper for a 2-night stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, picturesque accommodation right on the shores of Lac Beauvert. Complete your time in the Rocky Mountains with a trip to coastal Vancouver onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train in luxurious GoldLeaf before joining Regent Seven Seas Mariner in Vancouver for an unparalleled ultra all-inclusive cruise in the Gulf of Alaska. Your cruise includes a Veranda suite, unlimited shore excursions, unlimited beverages, pre-paid gratuities, meals and speciality restaurants.
Canada & Alaska Extravagance includes:
- All flights and transfers
- 9 nights Deluxe Hotels
- 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf service inc breakfast, lunch, snacks & beverages
- 7 night All Inclusive Regent of Seven Seas Alaskan cruise with deluxe verandah suite
- Free Unlimited Shore Excursions with your Alaska Cruise
- Discover Banff & its Wildlife tour
- Banff Gondola (admission)
- Banff Hot Springs (admission)
- Glacier Skywalk and Ice Explorer ride at the Athabasca Glacier
- Maligne Lake & guided walk tour
- Vancouver Hop on Hop off Sightseeing tour
- Fly Over Canada ride
Day 1 - Fly UK to Calgary > Banff
Fly to Calgary where you will be have a private transfer to your Banff hotel.
The Rimrock Resort Hotel
Day 2 - Discover Banff tour
Today you have your complimentary Discover Banff and its Wildlife tour.
Duration: 3 hours
Build a connection to our World Heritage Site on our trademark sightseeing tour as you visit Banff's landmarks and historic places. Hear how the 11,000 year old human history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered a hidden natural hot spring. Visit the abandoned mining town of Bankhead, a relic of Banff's industrial past. All the while learn about wildlife behavior, habitat, and their winter survival adaptations as you tour around the area. Your time will be spent enjoying the sights, taking photos, and participating in short walks to view points, on the many stops of the tour.
Tour highlights: Bow Falls, Banff Springs Hotel, Bankhead (an abandoned mining town and relic of Banff's industrial past), Surprise Corner, Hoodoos & Bow Valley Viewpoint, Lake Minnewanka, refreshment and maple cookies.
Drop off is available at the Banff Gondola. Please advise your driver at time of boarding if you would like to be dropped off there. (You have a complimentary pass for the Banff Gondola)
The Rimrock Resort Hotel
Day 3 - Enjoy Banff
Spend today at your leisure taking in Banff and it's National Park. End your days sightseeing by relaxing at the Banff Hot Springs (admission included).
The Rimrock Resort Hotel
Day 4 - Lake Louise
Today take the short transfer to Lake Louise and check-in to the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where you will have a lake view room
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 5 - Icefield Parkway Discover to Jasper
Today’s tour to Jasper takes us through some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes in North America. Following the spine of the Canadian Rockies, view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged snowy peaks, and over 100 glaciers. The entire day is spent in the majesty of Canada’s two most famous National Parks, Banff and Jasper. Departing Banff we pass Vermilion Lakes and the fortress formations of Castle Mountain before arriving at stunning Lake Louise and the world-famous Chateau Lake Louise. After a short break we continue northwards on the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic stretches of highway in North America. Stops will be made at Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake and the Weeping Wall before arriving at the Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefield where we allow time to enjoy the “Ice Explorer Ride” on to the Glacier and the Glacier Skywalk (includedFrom here the parkway descends Tangle Ridge and follows the Athabasca River, which begins as melt water from the Athabasca Glacier. We then stop at the Athabasca Falls, where the boiling waters of the river plunge into a chasm gouged out of the valley floor.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Day 6 - Enjoy Jasper
Today you have the Maligne Lake & guided walk tour.
Duration: 5-6 hours
This amazing tour is a guided interpretive drive up the Maligne Valley. Our exploration will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk to the first two bridges above the gorge, a short stop at the "disappearing" Medicine Lake, and finally Maligne Lake. At this picturesque gem of the Canadian Rockies enjoy a guided walk along the Mary Schaffer Loop (3.2km return). Remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Day 7 - Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast & Lunch included.
Day 8 - Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver. (Transfers included) Breakfast & Lunch included
Day 9 - Explore Vancouver
Today you have a Vancouver Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Pass which allows you to explore this stunning city at your leisure.
Explore Vancouver onboard clear-top buses and San Francisco-style Trolleys. This flexible Dual Pass combination of the CITY and PARK Routes offers all the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour.
This flexible city tour offers up the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver's urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don't forget Robson Street to do a little shopping! Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District. Full commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean & Mandarin on the clear top convertible Hop-On, Hop-Off busses. Enjoy Commentary in English onboard the San Francisco-style Trolleys. Both bus types (clear top and trolley) will be travelling on all routes. There is no designated bus type per route.
Highlights: - Commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin (clear top buses only) - Convertible clear top buses for stunning views, rain or shine - San Francisco-style Trolleys with live commentary - Hop-Off at any stop in Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Chinatown, Gastown and more - Hop-Off at any of the connecting stops on both routes at Canada Place, False Creek Ferries, Library Square, Chinatown, Sports District, and Gastown - False Creek Ferries Pass You also have a complimentary pass for Fly Over Canada at Canada Place.
Day 10 - Board the Seven Seas Mariner
Your hotel in Vancouver offers a complimentary taxi service to the cruise port, please book this in during check in. This afternoon board the "Seven Seas Mariner" for your 7-night, luxurious Alaska Cruise.
Day 11 - Cruise the Inside Passage
Today cruise one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world - the Inside Passage - where ships can sail close to steep mountain walls, giving magnificent views of the unbelievable scenery from forests to evocative towns.
Day 12 - Ketchikan
Ketchikan, on the southwest side of Revillagigedo Island, grew up around salmon canneries and sawmills. Ketchikan's name supposedly comes from the native term "Katch Kanna", which roughly translates: "spread wings of a thundering eagle." At one time Ketchikan was proclaimed the “Salmon Capital of the World.” An outstanding collection of totem poles make a visit to Ketchikan essential for anyone interested in Native art. Travellers flock to Ketchikan for their first look at the North Country and are rarely disappointed.
Day 13 - Juneau
In 1880, Joe Juneau and Richard Harris were prospecting for gold with the help of Indian guides. Here they discovered nuggets “as large as beans” at the mouth of the aptly named Gold Creek. Out of their discoveries came three of the largest gold digs in the world where more than $150 million in gold was mined. Juneau’s surrounding beauty and natural wonders have attracted cruise ship travellers for over a century, with steamship companies bringing tourists here since the early 1880’s.
Day 14 - Skagway
Skagua, as it is known by the Tlingit, means” windy place.” Skagway, a place of many names and much history is the northern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway. It was known to thousands of hopeful gold rushers as the gateway to the gold fields. Skagway retains the flavour of the gold rush era and the character of such colourful inhabitants as Soapy Smith “King of the Frontier Con Men”; especially on Broadway, with its false-front buildings, and in the Trail of ‘98 Museum, with its outstanding collection of gold fever memorabilia.
Day 15 - Icy Strait (Hoonah)
Discover the frontier town of Icy Strait surrounded by nature in its unspoiled glory. Pine trees as tall as skyscrapers, humpback whales, eagles, wild salmon, black bears and more, form the harmonious tapestry of life in this Alaskan hinterland. Visit the Native Theater and Heritage Center to see Tlinglit tribal members enacting their history through song and dance. Also worthy of attention are the elaborately carved totem poles. Stroll over to the Cannery Museum and find out how this staple of the Alaskan diet is processed. Shop for locally made preserves, jewelry, wooden carvings, clothing, and bath products. Take a walk along the well-marked nature trail to Hoonah. Enjoy delicious and abundant seafood, Dungeness crab, salmon, shrimp and cod in this remarkable natural environment.
Day 16 - Cruising the Hubbard Glacier
Viewing the magnificent grandeur of immense glaciers is surely one of the highlights of a journey to Alaska. Sail along a cliff face over six miles wide, 300 to 400 feet from peak to sea level and 300 feet from sea level to the bottom. As Hubbard Glacier advances, listen to the symphony of creaks and groans as it moves and calves. This makes for some exciting moments when the huge chunks of ice crash into the bay creating a wonderful sound called 'white thunder' by the Tlingit people. Please be advised that due to the under-developed nature of this destination, organized tours are not available.
Day 17 - Arrive Anchorage
On arrival in Anchorage, transfer to Anchorage International airport (included) for your flight to the UK
The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff
The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, a luxury spa, along with special accommodation packages to suit your holiday needs. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
The iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Located on the shores of Beauvert Lake in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort invites you to experience the unique accommodations and Luxury Signature Cabins, sure to evoke memories of this Jasper Lodge that will last a lifetime.
The Loden Hotel is an interesting boutique hotel which features an on-site spa and gourmet restaurant and is only approx 5 minutes from Robson Street.
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