Get ready to embark on a journey of epic experiences and once in a lifetime opportunities travelling through some of the world's most spectacular landscapes on this 12 Night Luxury Fly, Stay, Rail & Cruise Package.
Your holiday begins with a night to relax in Calgary before embarking on an extraordinary 2-day adventure aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer. Connecting Canada’s east and west, this classic itinerary departs Calgary stopping in Banff for a bucket list worthy helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies, before heading to the historic town of Kamloops before concluding with a 2 night stay in Vancouver.
It is then time to board the stunning Celebrity Eclipse your luxurious floating home for the next 7 nights. You will have enough time to explore the ship, relax, pamper yourself or dine at one of the many specialty dining restaurants as you make your way north through the glacial waters of Alaska and experience the pure untouched beauty of this rugged wonderland. Highlights will include the famed Inside Passage, magnificent wildlife spotting and a visit to the breathtaking Hubbard Glacier ensuring you are the envy of all your friends upon your return home.
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On arrival into Calgary be welcomed before spending the rest of the day sightseeing in “The Heart of the New West” independently.
Included: Calgary Tower Pass x 2
Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos.
Included: Banff Gondola Pass x 2
Board the majestic Rocky Mountaineer. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lake shores and across the ranch lands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven
Included: Breakfast, Lunch onboard
On today’s journey west, 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. Arrive into Vancouver in the evening and check in to your hotel.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch onboard
Spend the day at leisure in Vancouver among the world's most liveable cities - diverse, cultural, beautiful - this culinary capital treats you to fresh local seafood, farm-to-table produce, and authentic Asian flavors. West Coast architecture - modernism with a woodsy bent - emerged here.
Included: Vancouver Lookout Pass x 2
Make your own way to the port to board the stunning Celebrity Eclipse your luxury floating hotel for the next 7 nights as you cruise some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth.
You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage in southeastern Alaska. This complex labyrinth of fjords, bays, and lush green islands is home to an abundance of wildlife, including orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and much more.
Take your time and poke into every little store from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Kennedy’s Dry Goods. The Red Onion Saloon, with its honky tonk piano and costumed barmaids, is a treasure trove of memorabilia featuring pictures of Klondike Kate, Peahull Annie and other vintage characters. To complete the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the nostalgic Trail of ‘98 Museum. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park boasts restored buildings and wooden boardwalks that invite you to take a stroll into the past.
For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located near the city of Hoonah, and home to a historic cannery, Icy Strait Point also offers travelers the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, orcas, seals, eagles, and brown bears, or to explore monuments to the region's fishing heritage.
The Hubbard Glacier is located about 30 miles north off the coast of Yakutat and is by far one of Alaska’s most exciting natural treasures. On your cruise to Hubbard Glacier, enjoy incredible picture-perfect views of this glorious mount of ice from about every angle on your ship. Named after Gardiner Hubbard, the founder and president of the National Geographic Society, Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier in the world. Dramatically massive at about 7-miles wide, 76-miles long and as tall as a 30-story building above the waterline, it’s the largest river of ice in North America.
Here's your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure in Alaska's capital, where cultured sophistication meets the ruggedness of the Last Frontier.
You've never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World', Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. If you're up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you'll long remember.
During the summer months, the long hours of daylight allow for ample opportunities for nature photos on your Inside Passage Cruise. You'll never forget the sight of 40-ton whales hurling themselves into the air, almost completely escaping the water. If you're especially lucky, you could see them swimming together to create a bubble net, trapping and eating fish by the giant mouthful.
This morning arrive into the port of Vancouver have breakfast before being transferred to the airport for your flight back to Australia