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Day 1: Australia - - Seattle -
Welcome to the beautiful Pacific
Northwest! Upon arrival at Seattle
airport, you will clear customs &
immigrations before heading down to
meet your transfer to Vancouver, British
British Columbia boasts ten mountain
ranges that push west from The Rockies in a crowded cluster until they fall into the
Pacific. Thousand year old trees deftly divide the light, falling on an impossibly green
forest floor. Glacier-fed streams pour through steep valleys to join swollen rivers.
Higher up, mountain passes link whole ecosystems, and watersheds. British Columbia
is a wild place. A place where Mother Nature creates the boundaries. Not man. And
while she demands respect, her handiwork offers massive rewards for those wild at
heart. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
Day 2: Vancouver - - Kamloops (B,L)
After breakfast, we check-out of our hotel bright and early today and head for the
Rocky Mountaineer train station to board one of the Worlds best known train
journeys. At every service level, Rocky Mountaineer Hosts will attend to your
needs. They will welcome you with a morning toast, serve up delicious meals and
entertain you with interpretive storytelling.
Today, travel on-board the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to
Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbias interior. On todays journey you will see
dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River valley,
through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and
Cascade mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior.
Highlights include the rushing waters of Hells Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the
steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the
Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into Kamloops.
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18 Day Unforgettable Rocky Mountaineer & Luxury
18 May 2017
25 May 2017
1 June 2017
8 June 2017
15 June 2017
22 June 2017
29 June 2017
6 July 2017
13 July 2017
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27 July 2017
3 August 2017
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17 August 2017
24 August 2017
31 August 2017
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Day 3: Kamloops - - Banff - Canmore (B,L)
This morning your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the
province of Alberta on board the Rocky Mountaineer. Once again you will see a spectacular
array of scenery as you 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. Todays highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of
the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse
Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the
Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends in the resort town of Banff.
On arrival your guide will meet you at the train station and transfer your hotel. Our hotel is
located just a short drive South of Banff, in the small mountain town of Canmore. The rest
of the evening is at leisure.
Day 4: Canmore - Banff - Canmore (B)
Today is a free day to relax and explore this incredible alpine region. There will be an
opportunity to head into Banff to get acquainted with this picturesque town, or why not
journey out on one of Canmores famed walking trails ranging from short strolls to longer
hikes through the Alpine scenery.
Day 5: Canmore - Columbia Icefields - Lake Louise - Golden (B)
After breakfast, we start by heading north on the Icefields Parkway, an exciting
excursion atop the Athabasca Glacier. To travel the Icefields Parkway is to experience one
of Canada's national treasures. Stretching 232km (144mi.) through the heart of the
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, this world-class journey offers
access to a vast wilderness of pristine mountain lakes, ancient glaciers and broad sweeping
valleys. Our destination on this parkway, is the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield in
the Rocky Mountains of North America.
The ice field lies partly in the northwestern tip of Banff National Park and partly in the
southern end of Jasper National Park. It is precisely here, atop the glacier itself, that we
offer you the opportunity to explore the icefield by snow coach as an optional tour
excursion (on own account).
Optional Tour: This tour takes visitors onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier by Ice Explorer; a
massive vehicle specially designed for glacial travel. An experienced driver-guide shares a wealth of
fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment during this
one hour and 20 minute journeyMust be booked prior to departure.
We leave the Columbia Icefield Discovery Center shortly after lunch, and head back South
over the parkway towards Lake Louise, about a 2-hour drive. Lake Louise is often referred
to as the Diamond in the Wilderness, and it is easy to see why. The region abounds with
luxury ski resorts, shopping, fine dining and spectacular scenery, from glaciers to
waterfalls. The emerald color of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by
melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake. Lake Louise is named after the Princess
Louise Caroline Alberta (18481939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of
the Marquis of Lorne, who was the Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883.
In the afternoon, we leave Lake Louise behind us and head for our final destination,
Golden. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Day 6: Golden - Revelstoke/Glacier National Park - Kelowna (B)
After breakfast, we embark on another day of sightseeing through the Trans-Canadian
Highway taking us through two of Canadas awe-inspiring National Parks. Home to
Canada's only inland cedar-hemlock rainforest, Mount Revelstoke is the only national park
in Canada where you can summit a mountain five minutes from your vehicle. The Giant
Cedars & Skunk Cabbage boardwalks invite us for a relaxing stroll, or we can enjoy a
panoramic view & the meadows of subalpine wildflowers from the summit of Mount
Revelstoke. Glacier National Park, not be confused with its twin in Montana, USA, offers
us exceptional alpine scenery and deep valleys filled with ancient forests. Its a year-round
paradise for nature lovers. Visitors can scale its heights following trails pioneered by
legendary Swiss mountain guides, or take a gentle stroll amid moss-draped old-growth
cedars, or even hike through alpine meadows strewn with lichen-covered boulders.
We then head back East over the Trans-Canadian Highway, before crossing into the
Okanagan Valley and Kelowna. The Okanagan, also known as the Okanagan Valley and
sometimes as the Okanagan Country, is a region located in British Columbia, defined by
the basin of Okanagan Lake and the Canadian portion of the Okanagan River. It is part of
the Okanagan Country, extending into the United States as Okanogan Country. The
regions main hub is Kelowna, our resting place for tonight. The Okanagan Country is
known for its dry & sunny climate, dry landscapes and lakeshore communities, and
particular lifestyle. The economy is retirement- and commercial-recreation based, with
outdoor activities such as boating and water sports, snow skiing and hiking. Agriculture
has been focused primarily on fruit orchards, with a recent shift in focus to vineyards and
Day 7: KelownaVancouver (B)
Coming to the end of our breathtaking journey through the Canadian Rocky Mountains,
our sights are firmly set on Vancouver today.
After breakfast, we leave Kelowna first thing in the morning, and continue East, arriving in
to Vancouver around lunch time.
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver is a
cosmopolitan city perched on nature's edge. A city of unparalleled beauty, from the 1000-
acre lush jewel known as Stanley Park, the largest city park in North America, to the hustle
and bustle of fashionable Robson Street, Vancouver has it all. A vibrant city, the pedestrian-
friendly streets are filled with individuals from varied ethnic backgrounds and walks of life
- professional people-watchers and shoppers, business people, university students and, of
course, visitors alike. The afternoon is free to explore this vibrant city.
After an afternoon of exploring Vancouver, we drive a short distance to the hotel, where
the evening is at leisure.
Day 8: Vancouver (B)
Today is a free day to rest after your alpine adventure. If you want a day chock-full of
shopping, strolling, dining and people watching, head to Robson Street. Or meander
through historic Gastown, Vancouver's oldest area, with its cobblestone streets, European-
style street lamps and local boutiques.
Day 9: Vancouver - Seattle (B,D)
Its time to leave beautiful Western Canada behind us today, and head back South into the
USA. Your private motor coach will transport you from the hotel to the Seattle cruise port,
to join your luxury 5 star Celebrity Cruise of the inside passage. Ranked in the Top 20 large
cruise ships in the world, the Celebrity Solstice has it all!
Upon arrival at the cruise port in Seattle, you will check-in with your cruise ship and enjoy
a wonderful cruise through the natural wonders of Alaska.
Day 10: At Sea (B,L,D)
Enjoy the day at sea on your luxury ship as it makes its way towards the beautiful inside
Day 11: Ketchikan (B,L,D)
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 can't resist.
Day 12: Tracy Arm FjordJuneau (B,L,D)
Tracy Arm Fjord is book-ended by two of Alaska's most dramatic glaciers, the North and
South Sawyer Glacier, and surrounded by granite walls that rise 3,000 feet from the
emerald colored seas, this area has everything you've come to Alaska to experience.
In Juneau, Here's your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure via helicopter in Alaska's
capital (on own account). A city that gracefully balances frontier ruggedness with
cosmopolitan flair. Mendenhall Glacier, a river of ice measuring 1.5 miles in width and
over 6 miles in length, is part of Juneau's Icefield, 1500 square miles of ice that feeds 38
glaciers and ready for you to take a float trip on it.
Day 13: SkagwayInside Passage (B,L,D)
In 1897, gold stampeders from all over the world arrived in Skagway by steamship, bound
for the Dawson Gold Fields in Canada's Yukon Territory. It wasn't long before the rough-
and-tumble tent town was festooned with boardwalks, dance halls, inns and saloons. More
than 100 years later, Skagway still retains the feel of those Gold Rush days, though most
travelers now arrive by cruise.
Enjoy the day at sea on your luxury ship as it makes its way through the beautiful inside
Day 14: At Sea (B,L,D)
Enjoy the day at sea on your luxury ship as it makes its way from the beautiful inside
Day 15: Victoria (B,L,D)
The capital of British Columbia is also its largest island. This one-time British colony has
retained much of its colonial splendor. Victoria is a seaside enclave that enjoys a temperate
climate. Which is great, because you'll want to explore all the museums, parks and golf
courses Victoria has to offer.
Day 16: Seattle - - Australia (B)
This morning, disembark from your Luxury cruise ship to start your journey home. A
Webjet representative will meet you at the port. Before heading back to the airport we
embark on a city tour of Seattle. Seattle, also known as Emerald City, lies between the
Puget Sound and Lake Washington, framed by the Olympic Mountains and the Cascades.
You will be able to see the famous Space Needle from several spots throughout the city
tour. Some of the additional highlights include Pioneer Square, the elegant houses at Lake
Washington and the peninsula Magnolia. You may pass by where Bill Gates, the richest
person on earth, lives. A second lake, Lake Union, also offers a great picture opportunity
with the Seattle Skyline in the background. Depending on your interest and if time allows,
finish off with a walk around the farmers market of Seattle.
Day 17: In flight
Day 18: Australia
Arrive home today.