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  • Day 1: Australia - - Seattle -

    Vancouver

    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

    Columbia.

    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.

    International airfares

    All transfers

    8 Day 5 star Alaska cruise

    9 Day Rockies Highlights

    Including 2 days on the

    Rocky Mountaineer in the

    standard of your choice

    Breakfast Daily, plus all

    meals on board your

    cruise

    Professional Guides

    Sightseeing in all major

    cities

    All national park entry

    fees

    18 Day Unforgettable Rocky Mountaineer & Luxury

    Alaska Cruise

    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

    20 July 2017

    27 July 2017

    3 August 2017

    10 August 2017

    17 August 2017

    24 August 2017

    31 August 2017

    7 September 2017

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    (B) - Breakfast / (L) - Lunch / (D) - Dinner

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    Train

  • 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

    wine.

    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

    passage.

    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

    passage.

    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

    passage.

    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.

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