Journey through the awe inspiring scenery of the Rockies before joining your Holland America cruise through the beautiful waters of the Inside Passage and on to Alaska.
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Fly to Calgary where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
On this morning's included tour you'll see many of Calgary's attractions, including historic Fort Calgary and the Saddledome. Then drive into Banff National Park, and the mountain resort of Banff, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.
The day is yours to enjoy the many pleasures of Banff, one of Canada's favourite year-round resorts. Perhaps take an optional helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies?
Travel first to Lake Louise, its azure-blue waters a perfect natural mirror, reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snow-capped mountain ranges, and lakes come into view as you head through two mountain passes. After stopping at the Columbia Icefield for an exciting snowcoach ride over the 1,200-feet-thick Athabasca Glacier, arrive in the picturesque resort of Jasper, where you will enjoy an orientation tour of the town. There will also be a chance to join an optional raft trip down the Athabasca River.
Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The rest of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer—from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.
Today, follow the Fraser River to the base of spectacular Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Yellowhead Highway continues alongside the mighty Thompson River with spectacular vistas of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops.
Enjoy more spectacular landscapes as you travel through British Columbia's lush Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline. Sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, to Victoria, the provincial capital and western Canada's oldest city. Your afternoon sightseeing features visits to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, Bastion Square and Thunderbird Park, with its unusual collection of totem poles. In the evening, how about a stroll around the lovely waterfront?
The day is yours to experience more of the many attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum or whale watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In the evening, there is a chance to join an optional tour of Chinatown.
Today, set sail back to Vancouver across the Strait of Georgia. On arrival, enjoy a sightseeing drive on the way to your hotel. You'll see Vancouver's Chinatown, Gastown, beautiful beaches and harbour, and tour Stanley Park.
You'll be driven to the Holland America Line Cruise terminal for embarkation. Sailing time is around 5pm. This evening enjoy a lavish a-la-carte dinner. Includes Dinner
The beauty of the Inside Passage will amaze you as you cruise past 1,000 miles of epic scenery, towering glaciated mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands and virgin forests. There is also plenty of animal and marine life to look out for including sea lions, eagles and porpoises. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
An afternoon arrival in Juneau, Alaska's capital. The city has a Gold Rush story to rival that of Klondike and is only accessible by seaplane or boat. An optional wildlife cruise and salmon fishing will normally be available, and you'll also have the opportunity to take an optional excursion to Juneau's own glacier, Mendenhall. This impressive river of blue ice is about 1.5 miles wide and over 12 miles long! Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Morning arrival in Skagway, Alaska's gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon. Skagway was the turbulent staging point for prospectors and still has old-fashioned weathered boardwalks and old-time saloons. Optional sightseeing includes a ride in a vintage parlour car to see the White Pass and Yukon route. The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore some more, before setting sail again late this evening. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cruise into spectacular Glacier Bay early this morning, where forests give way to a rugged landscape rising to rocky peaks. Sixteen huge mountains converge to create an awe-inspiring panoramic wonder, a dramatic scene of awesome glaciers and massive icebergs. Wildlife is abundant, and you may spot eagles, seals, mountain goats, moose and bears in their natural habitat. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A morning arrival in colourful Ketchikan, situated on Revillagigedo Island and known as the 'salmon capital of the world'. Here, a picturesque harbour shelters fishing boats and seaplanes. A wide choice of optional excursions will be available, including an outing to see Indian Heritage Villages, Totem Bight State Park and 'flightseeing' to Misty Fjords National Monument. Evening departure from Ketchikan. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Continue cruising south along British Columbia's spectacular coastline. Animal and marine life are abundant in this area and with a little luck you may spot a pod of graceful orca whales. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast
Journey through the awe-inspiring scenery of the Rockies to Canada's West Coast to the 'Gem of the Pacific', Vancouver and Victoria.View Details
Journey through the awe-inspiring scenery of the Rockies, before witnessing awe-inspiring panoramas on a cruise of the Inside Passage to Alaska.View Details
Journey through the awe inspiring scenery of the Rockies before joining your Holland America cruise through the beautiful waters of the Inside Passage and on to Alaska.View Details
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