Canada's Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

The Canadian Rockies, coupled with an Alaskan cruise, must surely rank amongst the very finest scenic and wildlife holidays on earth! Combining Canada, the world’s second largest country, with a cruise to Alaska, the largest state in the US, our tour has been designed to showcase the very best that such an enormous area can offer. The magnificent Rocky Mountains are Canada’s crowning glory: home to bears, majestic elk, moose and beaver with vast forests that seem to go on forever. Opaque lakes of stunning emerald green and turquoise glassy waters reflect the magnificent scenery like no other place on earth as they sparkle in the sunlight.

We travel alonga monument to man’s engineering prowess, the ‘road of steel’ that is the great Trans-Canadian railway, on the incredible Rocky Mountaineer train. Crossing high passes, deep ravines and innumerable spectacular bridges, places that can only be seen by rail, the Rocky Mountaineer is acknowledged as the ultimate way to travel through the beautifully rugged terrain of Alberta and British Columbia.

After a stay of two nightsin Vancouver, we continue our trip of a lifetime aboard Holland America Line's MS Zuiderdam on its seven day journey to Alaska. The cruise includes two days at sea sailing the calm, sheltered waters of the famed Inside Passage. In Alaska, we visit the historic ports of Skagway and Ketchikan, where the prospectors of the 1890’s Klondike gold rush took their first steps towards riches or heartache! We spend a whole day cruising the pristine waters of Glacier Bay, travelling through a landscape that was completely covered by a 20-mile wide glacier just 200 years ago! On board, you will enjoy unparalleled service and extraordinary sights coupled with exciting and unique experiences via the many shore excursions on offer.

So, come join us on this wonderful tour and explore one of the most exciting places in North America, located in truly awesome scenery, with enchanting wildlife and welcoming people. You are sure to return with some truly amazing lifelong memories!

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore some of the most spectacular alpine scenery in the world on a stunning two day journey through the majestic Rockies on the incredible Rocky Mountaineer train between Banff and Vancouver
  • Enjoy a 7-night Alaska luxury cruise through the ‘Inside Passage’ with Holland America Line, visiting the awe-inspiring World Heritage Site of Glacier Bay National Park
  • Direct flights from London Gatwick and connections from Manchester
  • Excellent hand-picked superior three-star accommodation
  • Travel on the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic highways and walk on the 300-metre thick Athabasca glacier
  • Stay, and tour, in Vancouver, a vibrant, sophisticated city overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Experience optional glacier helicopter flights, bear and whale-watching, fishing, kayaking, hiking and even dog-sledding, amongst the huge selection of shore excursions on our Alaska cruise
  • Two lunches and two breakfasts included on the Rocky Mountaineer, plus seven days full board on the Alaska cruise
  • Escorted by our experienced Riviera tour manager

What's Included

  • The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms & cabins (in K-category)are subject to availability at a supplement of £869 to £1059 per person (for Manchester departures an additional £65 supplement will apply). The price includes flights to Calgary, returning from Vancouver; 7 nights on room-only basis, staying in superior three-star hotels (medium class in Kamloops, arranged directly by the Rocky Mountaineer); guided visits to Lake Louise, Peyto Lakeand the Athabasca Glacier aboard a Snocoach; two breakfasts, twolunches,selected drinksand staff gratuitiesaboard theRocky Mountaineer train; tour of Vancouver; all transfers; all Port Taxes; 7 nights on full board in a K-category cabin on board the MS Zuiderdam (other cabins available at a supplement); porterage of one item of luggage per person; the services of an experiencedRiviera tour manager
  • Manchester departures
  • Departures from Manchester include standard class rail ticket from Manchester or alternatively fromLiverpool, Chester, Stockport, Stoke, Stafford & Crewe to Gatwick Airport on the day before your flight to Calgary and one night at the 4-star Sofitel Gatwick Airport on bed and breakfast basis. Applies to trains arriving in Euston after 12.00 hrs. Your return flight from Vancouver willarrive direct to Manchester Airport.
  • Alaska Cruise
  • Your cruise includes sevennights in an inside K-category cabin with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner; transfers on return to Vancouver and all port taxes. Numerous other cabin categories are available at a supplement. Cruise itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Onboard currency is the US dollar. Extras (subject to change):US$11.50 per person per day (US$12 in suites) will be added to your onboard account for cruise staff gratuities and a 15% service charge is added to all drinks bills.
  • Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service from £449
  • Upgrade to the double-decker GoldLeaf Domecarriage with its panoramic wrap-round windows that make you feel right in the middle of the breathtaking scenery! Guests also have access to the open-air observation vestibule at the end of each carriage. Impeccable service is complimented with 3-course gourmet dining in the lower-level dining room. Cost per person £449 for all datesor from £333 for 2016. GoldLeaf upgrade is not bookable online, please call us on 01283 742300 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm to book this option.
  • Health Matters
  • There are no current health requirements for Canada or the USA. Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical health, we would point out that we often enjoy walking tours (sometimes over unmade paths) of the various places of interest. This tour also reaches an altitude of 5,700ft and temperature variations can be unpredictable, especially in Alaska, during spring and autumn. For these reasons this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. Please bear this in mind when considering this holiday.
  • To make the most of your trip, we recommend you check the Foreign Office website at www.fco.gov.uk/travel or call the Foreign Office Travel Advice Unit on 0845 850 2829.

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