GREAT ALASKA ADVENTURE

Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Lac Le Jeune, Vancouver, Seattle, Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Victoria, British Columbia

18 Jul - 04 Aug 18
Starting From
€ 4099
on board
Explorer Of The Seas

Itinerary

Meet tour leader at Malta International Airport at 0515hrs to check in for your Air Malta flight to Heathrow departing at 0720hrs. Upon arrival you shall transit before connecting with British Airways flight BA103 departing at 1820hrs. Your arrival in Calgary is scheduled for 2015hrs, followed by transfer to your hotel in Calgary. Room check-in and overnight.

After breakfast & room check out enjoy a pleasant and informative overview of Calgary. Wind through top city attractions including Canada Olympic Park, Heritage Park, Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary and the downtown area. Stretch your legs and snap photos at picturesque spots, and learn engaging historical background along the way. Later in the day enjoy some free time at Heritage Park before your transfer to Banff. Room check-in and overnight.

Today you shall enjoy optional sightseeing of Lake Louise area and Yoho National Park. Admire the Valley of the Ten Peaks reflected in Moraine Lake’s turquoise waters and stroll the shores of Lake Louise, “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies”, with its stunning glacial backdrop. You then cross into the Yoho Valley to view such sights as Takakkaw Falls, if accessible, Emerald Lake, Kicking Horse Pass and the Natural Rock Bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Overnight in Banff.

Breakfast followed by an optional panoramic excursion around the city of Banff, one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. You shall have the opportunity to see the Banff Springs Hotel, the Hoodoos and the surprise corner where a backdrop and Bow Falls in the foreground. You have included the Gondola ride to the top of the Sulphur Mountain where one can experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges. It’s a definite “must–do” when one visits the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Banff.

Following breakfast and room check-out, you shall depart from Banff and drive through one of the nicest highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway, highlighted by occasional wildlife sightings, towering mountain peaks, tranquil lakes and cascading waterfalls. En route to the Columbia Icefield, stop off at Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, and Peyto Lake (if accessible). An experience of a lifetime awaits you at the Columbia Icefield! At the Icefield Centre, shuttle to the Athabasca Glacier where you will board a unique, specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour onto the surface of the Glacier - a true Ice Age adventure! You then continue to Jasper for an overnight.

Join the optional excursion to Maligne Valley. Your exploration will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk to the first two bridges above the gorge, a short stop at the “disappearing” Medicine Lake, and finally Maligne Lake. At this picturesque gem of the Canadian Rockies you will relax aboard the famous Maligne Lake boat cruise to Spirit Island (included). The Maligne Valley Tour is mainly a nature, scenic, and geological voyage but it is also an excellent opportunity to see some of Jasper’s wildlife.

Breakfast followed by room check-out. Join us as we drive to Kamloops via the Yellowhead Highway travelling into Sagebrush Country and arriving at our destination of Lac Le Jeune. En route you will make a short stop at Mount Robson which is the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. Room check-in upon arrival in the afternoon at Lac Le Jeune, a magical place that’s soothing, quiet and tranquil - a place where fish jump from the glassy surface of the lake! Enjoy dinner (included) and overnight at the Lac Le Jeune.

After breakfast and room check out you make your way to Vancouver, Canada’s third-largest city. Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place with a European feel and aunique personality. It’s a community with a rich ethnic mix - including the second-largest Chinatown in North America - and stunningly beautiful parks. You shall then proceed to your hotel followed by check-in and room assignment.

After breakfast, this morning, depart on an optional full day sightseeing tour of Vancouver and the North Shore. Begin with a transfer over the Lions Gate Bridge, built in 1938; this bridge links the North Shore to Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Highlights include the Capilano Suspension Bridge (admission included), the longest and highest suspended footbridge in the world spanning 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano Canyon! Continue your tour to Grouse Mountain for a ride aboard the Grouse Mountain Skyride (admission included). As the tramway whisks you from the valley floor, enjoy spectacular panoramas of land, sea and city views from magnificent rugged landscapes. Return to Vancouver over the Lions Gate Bridge and tour to the 1000-acre Stanley Park. Also included in your tour today are Coal Harbour, Chinatown and Gastown. Overnight in Vancouver

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and some time at leisure until it’s time to depart for your transfer to Seattle cruise port to check in for your cruise. The Explorer of the Seas will be your host for delightful dining and creative relaxation. The State-of- the-art theatre provides the perfect environment for lavish Broadway and Vegas production shows. Prepare yourself to fully experience the majestic grandeur of Alaska’s endless forests, calving glaciers, plummeting waterfalls and abundant wildlife. Ship will set sail at 1600hrs

A day at sea is never boring on a Royal Caribbean cruise. There is an activity program for guests of all ages and tastes. There are activities geared for the young at heart, children, teens and couples. Programs run all day from dawn to dusk. Start by taking a stroll along the Royal Promenade – it’s the heart of the ship and always bustling with life. Visit the shops and boutiques where there is everything from jewellery to cruise wear. Participate in one of the games or events organized by the animation team on board or just relax by the pool.

Today you will be cruising the Inside Passage, one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the entire world. It features virtually everything you came to Alaska hoping to see, including rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks. All of which create a setting that’s perfect for viewing whales and sea lions. Ship will arrive in Juneau, the capital of Alaska around mid-day. Juneau was founded during a gold rush in 1880. Today, the former gold-mining town counts among its riches some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Juneau in the Alaska Panhandle, it faces the water from the mainland side of Gastineau Channel. Several magnificent fjords are located along the channel coast and the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, a favourite of visitors, is nearby.

When gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory (just across the border from Alaska), it resulted in the historic Gold Rush of 1898. As thousands of gold-crazed adventures sought the best starting point for their arduous trek, they found the deepest penetration possible by boat was at the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. This is how Skagway was born.

This narrow fjord is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Juneau. Breath taking Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles long, with nearly a quarter of its area covered in ice. In fact, it encompasses some of Alaska’s largest glaciers, including the twin Sawyer glaciers, which often expel enormous chunks of ice into the waters below in a magnificent process known as calving. Protected within the Tongass National Forest, Tracy Arm Fjord is a haven for wildlife. As you glide through the pristine fjord, you’ll first pass by a lush forest where a number of beautiful waterfalls cascade down, and then you’ll be treated to views of snow-capped mountains and blue-tinged glaciers more spectacular than you could ever imagine.

Day at sea where you can enjoy all the amenities this marvellous ship has to offer. There’s always something to keep you occupied on board. If you feel like pampering yourself check out the Aqua Spa for a massage or let the soothing thalassotherapy pool work its wonders. In the evening prepare yourself for a fantastic dinner. Pop up on the deck or enjoy a slow dance under the canopy of stars and let the romance of the sea work its magic.

After breakfast we offer you a wonderful optional sightseeing tour of Victoria, the capital city of the province of British Columbia where you will visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens or the lush and exotic Butterfly Gardens and see how Victoria earned the nickname “The City of Gardens.”. With over 50 acres of gardens including the fragrant Rose Garden, the relaxing Japanese Garden, the unique Sunken Garden, the Italian Garden, the Concert Lawn, and Ross Fountain - just to name a few, a visit to Butchart Gardens is a treat for all your senses! Continue to Victoria where additional sightseeing highlights include the exclusive residential areas of Oak Bay and Uplands, Marine Drive, Beacon Hill Park, and the B.C. Parliament Buildings. Enjoy the heart of Victoria close up - at street level, strolling Victoria’s Inner Harbour and Olde Town districts. A little free time to explore the shops and attractions around the Inner Harbour, before returning to the ship.

End your cruise experience gracefully with a relaxing tour through Seattle’s beautiful and historic scenery. Famously rainy and picturesque, Seattle sits on Puget Sound against a spectacular mountain backdrop. Visit two of Seattle’s most famous attractions: the Space Needle and Pike Place Market and explore hundreds of local artisan shops and order a coffee from the very first Starbucks. Some free time for last minute shopping or time at leisure. Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to Vancouver airport for you return flight on BA084 departing at 2055hrs.

Arrival in Heathrow at 1415hrs. You will remain in transit at Heathrow Airport for your next flight to Malta on KM 103 departing Heathrow at 2030hrs, arriving in Malta at approximately 0040hrs (05August).

Rates

 TWINTWINTRIPLEQUADSINGLECHILD (2-11 yrs)INFANT
MAX 2 PAXMAX 4 PAXMAX 4 PAXMAX 4 PAX(2-11 yrs)Under 2 yrs
EBDNRMEBDNRMEBDNRMEBDNRMEBDNRMEBDNRM
INSIDE€4099€4299€4199€4399€40494249€3999€4199€5969€6169€3499€3599€1099
OCEANVIEW€4399€4599€4799€4999€4499€4699€4399€4599O/RO/R€3599€3699€1199
BALCONY€4949€5149€5099€5299€4699€4899€4599€4799NANA€3699€3799€1199

Excursions

Optional ExcursionsAdultChild (2-11yrs)
Lake Louise & Yoho National Park€80€70
Maligne Lake incl boat€70€60
Banff City Tour incl Sulphur Mountain€80€70
Victoria €100€80
Capilano Bridge & Grouse Mountain€125€110
Total Package€455€390

Price Includes

  • Air Malta/British Airways flights Malta/Calgary -Vancouver/Malta via London
  • All transfers
  • 1 night accommodation in Calgary on B&B basis
  • 3 nights accommodation in Banff on B&B basis
  • 2 night accommodation in Jasper on B&B basis
  • 1 night accommodation in Lac Le Jeune on HB basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in Vancouver on B&B basis
  • 7–night Alaska cruise on full board basis
  • Entertainment and use of on board facilities
  • Airport, Port Taxes & fuel surcharge
  • Seattle guided city tour
  • Tour Manager

Not Included

  • Prepaid gratuities at €91 per person
  • Travel Insurance, recommended
  • Tipping is obligatory in Canada; standard recommended rate is @ CAD5.00 per person per day

 

NOTES

  • Excursion rates only applicable subject to a minimum of 25 Paying adults.
  • Excursions may not be organized if minimum number of participants required is not reached.
  • Valid USA entry Visa or Biometric passport required to join this tour.
  • Clients in possession of a Biometric passport need to fill an online
    form and print authorization from https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov
  • Valid Canadian entry visa. You may fill an online form from http:// www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp
  • You may Pre-book Alaska shore excursions online or from the on
    board Shore Excursions desks

 

Child & infant rates are applicable when sharing with 2 Adults.