Marvel at the glorious glaciers and icebergs of Alaska, the beauty of Vancouver and a train ride on the legendary Rocky Mountaineer with this 16-night ‘Amazing Alaska & Canada’ fly-cruise-stay package.
The itinerary kicks off with included flights from Australia on 18 June 2019 and one night in a 4-star hotel in Vancouver before boarding Holland America Line’s Volendam. Sailing out of this beautiful harbour, the ship heads straight to the famous Inside Passage on a seven-night roundtrip Alaskan cruise.
After a day of spectacular scenic sailing, passengers arrive at Tracy Arm Fjord, nestled between granite walls and the Tongass National Forest. The shoreline is dotted with waterfalls and the dramatic Sawyer Glacier, framed by mountains on either side. Among the abundant wildlife to spot are black and brown bears, deer, moose, seals and whales, which can be easily spotted from the ship.
The first port of call to step ashore for the day is Juneau, the capital of Alaska. Surrounded by the Coast Mountains, the city’s most popular excursion site is the massive Mendenhall Glacier followed by a walk along the icefields, which are best reached by helicopter. Other active options include dog-sledding, kayaking, rafting, hiking, fishing, whale-watching and shopping.
Next stop is Skagway, home of the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow-gauge railway, the Red Onion Saloon and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. In Ketchikan, the main attractions are the Creek Street stores, Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village, or go on a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument.
More scenic sailing awaits in gorgeous Glacier Bay, famous for its deepwater fjords, towering cliffs, waterfalls and wildlife. Volendam then returns to Vancouver via the Inside Passage for a two-night stay.
Back on land, join the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops and Jasper to experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies from the comfort of this glass-ceilinged train, staying at hotels along the way. Then take a coach to Lake Louise for an overnight stay in this breathtaking hamlet in Banff National Park, known for its turquoise lake ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Next, transfer to a hotel in Banff for two nights including a city tour and gondola ride. The trip concludes with a transfer to Calgary for an overnight hotel stay before the flight home to Australia.
This fly-cruise-rail-stay adventure is priced from$8,359 (ex Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne) or $8,489 per person (ex Adelaide, Perth) based on an inside cabin, or pay only $300pp extra to upgrade to an outside cabin. As a special bonus, each twin cabin receives US$50 credit to spend onboard the ship. The package also includes all hotel accommodation, transfers, the five-night Jewels of the Rockies Tour, a tour with Ice Explorer on the surface of Athabasca Glacier, meals on Volendam and some meals on land. For further details visit www.worldwidecruisecentres.com.au.
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