Holland America Line | MS Volendam | May - Sep 2018 | 14 Nights
RETURN SCHEDULED FLIGHTS INCLUDED
2 DAY ROCKY MOUNTAINEER TRAIN JOURNEY, SILVERLEAF SERVICE.
6 NTS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
7 NT FULL BOARD CRUISE ABOARD MS VOLENDAM
BANFF TO CALGARY TOUR, INCLUDING BANFF GONDALA
SUMMIT HELICOPTER FLIGHTSEEING
|Day 1||Fly from London to Vancouver. Transfer to hotel. Stay in Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront.|
|Day 2||Vancouver, Canada. Begin your journey at the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board Holland America's ms Volendam.|
|Day 3||Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage.|
|Day 4||Juneau, Alaska. The town of Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest, visit the rustic shops in town, set out and whale watch, flightsee, hike, kayak, raft, or fish.|
|Day 5||Skayway, Alaska. Explore the shops from the Trail Bench to Lynch & Kennedy's Dry Goods, the Red Onion Saloon, and 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.|
|Day 6||Scenic Cruise of Glacier Bay. As Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.|
|Day 7||Ketchikan, Alaska. Explore Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village, Ketchikan's main attractions. Deep water fjords created by retreating glaciers have left behind stunning granite cliffs towering thousands of feet above the sea and waterfalls cascading into placid waters.|
|Day 8||Enjoy sailing through the dramatic Inside Passage.|
|Day 9||Vancouver, Canada. After breakfast you will disembark the ms Volendam and spend time exploring Vancouver on your own. Stay Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront.|
|Day 10||Vancouver, Canada. Stay Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront.|
|Day 11||Vancouver to Kamloops. Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops. You will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops.|
|Day 12||Kamloops to Banff. Your journey continues east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies.Today's highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels, and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff at the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa.|
|Day 13||Experience Banff to Calgary Tour. Enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin with a sightseeing tour of Banff, including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a Summit Helicopter Tour. Overnight in Calgary at the Delta Calgary Downtown.|
|Day 14||Check out of hotel and private transfer to airport. Overnight flight to London.|
Our Exclusive Cruise & Stay Packages are based on twin occupancy. Fares for singles, children and 3rd & 4th berths are available on request.
This Exclusive Package is available on the following departure dates:
*based on outside stateroom as inside staterooms are sold out
Goldleaf Service hotels are: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, Rimrock Resort Hotel Banff and Hyatt regency Calgary.
Terms & Conditions: Exclusive Holiday Directions packages are soley organised by Holiday Direction Ltd a fully bonded member of the Global Travel Group (ATOL 3973). Prices shown are per person in £ sterling based on two adults sharing and are subject to availabilty. Fares and other information are correct at the time of going to issue. The holiday is subject to Holiday Direction booking conditions. Visa and vaccinations may be required. Hotel accommodation is on a room only basis. Travel insurance is at an additional cost. E&OE.