Canada and Alaska 2018 | May/June 2018
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Legend:IFM: In Flight Meal B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
Day 1 & 2: PERTH TO VANCOUVERIFMD
Your holiday begins when you are picked up from home by a private vehicle and transferred to the airport. Meet your fellow passengers and Kings Tour Manager and fly to Sydney. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Settle in before enjoying dinner at the hotel. Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Vancouver International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
Hotel: Georgian Court Hotel for 2 nights
Day 3: VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEINGB
Enjoy a sightseeing tour including Stanley Park with its intricately carved totem poles, the waterfront area, Gastown and Granville Island which is famous for its fresh food markets. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where you can make your way across this spectacular suspension bridge, 70 metres above the Capilano River, and join the award winning Treetops Adventure along a series of elevated walkways.
Day 4: ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – KAMLOOPSB L
Set off on a two day rail experience on “The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World”. Settle back in your SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense) and enjoy incredible views of the surroundings. Enter the Fraser Valley then follow the Thompson River towards Kamloops. Hotel: Kamloops Hotel for 1 night (assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)
Day 5: ROCKY MOUNTAINEER – JASPERB L D
Continue your journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer into the soaring, rugged snowcapped mountains. Marvel at the beauty of the glaciers, lakes and forest sitting at the foot of these grand mountains and see Canada’s highest peak, the awesome 3954 metre Mount Robson. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife.
Hotel: Chateau Jasper for 2 nights
Day 6: JASPER - DAY AT LEISUREB
Jasper is a relaxed town surrounded by wilderness and wildlife. Today you have the opportunity to explore Jasper and its surrounds. Discover More: Discover Jasper tour, or take a relaxing float trip.
Day 7: ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – GLACIER ‘ICE EXPLORER’ – EMERALD LAKEB D
Depart Jasper and travel along the breath-taking Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Enjoy breath-taking mountain scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. Make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack where you’ll climb aboard the mighty ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. Travel into Yoho National Park and see the spectacular Natural Bridge before arriving at our luxurious Rockies lodge on the shores of Emerald Lake, so called due to the vibrant colour of its waters. This afternoon relax and explore the beautiful surroundings. Hotel: Emerald Lake Lodge for 1 night
Day 8: LAKE LOUISE – BANFFB D
Bid farewell to Emerald Lake and prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the gorgeous Lake Louise. Spend time relaxing and exploring this iconic and beautiful lake. After lunch head into the impressive Banff National Park, and on arrival into Banff enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos, and Bow Falls. At the end of the day ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for incredible views across the Rockies. Enjoy the sweeping views while dining on a hearty meal. Hotel: Caribou Lodge or Ptarmigan Inn for 2 nights
Day 9: BANFF AT LEISUREB
Today is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions. Discover More: Take a helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river.
Day 10: BANFF – THOMPSON RIVERB D
Depart Banff National Park and pass from Alberta to British Columbia through three spectacular national parks of Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke. Travel past primeval forests, ice age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks as you depart the Rockies. Late this afternoon we arrive at a unique ranch style inn located on the shores of the Thompson River.
Hotel: South Thompson Inn for 1 night
Day 11: THOMPSON RIVER TO WHISTLERB D
The road meanders through scenic landscapes beside the Thompson and Fraser Rivers. Pass through the sleepy town of Lillooet to the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village. You’re Invited: Head to the Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre for an authentic insight into First Nations culture. Be met by an ambassador and learn about the history and culture of the native Canadians. Hear a welcome song, tour the museum and learn the technique used to make a cedar rope or bracelet. You’re Invited: This evening we will be met by a local culinary expert and taken to experience three different dining destinations. Each course allows you to taste a different part of Whistler’s delights.
Hotel: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa for 2 nights
Day 12: WHISTLER AT LEISUREB
Today is at leisure for you to explore the village of Whistler. Discover More: Undertake a bear viewing tour, or take a Wild West Jeep tour.
Day 13: GEORGIA STRAIT – VICTORIAB
View this spectacular landscape from the air with a one hour floatplane flight over the Georgia
Strait to Victoria (seasonal, must be pre-booked, additional cost). Travel along the Sea to Sky Highway following the rugged coastline stopping at the awesome Shannon Falls. Board the BC ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island before arriving into Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. Discover More: Culinary dinner tour. Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton for 2 nights
Day 14: VICTORIA – BUTCHART GARDENSB D
This morning visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showplace of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. Afterwards enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Beacon Hill and residential areas. Discover More: Discover Victoria tour, or go whale watching.
Day 15: SEATTLE – 7 NIGHT ALASKAN CRUISEB D
Transfer on the Victoria Clipper to Seattle. Board your luxurious cruise ship and check into your comfortable Outside Stateroom (upgrade to Balcony Stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Princess Cruise Ship Ruby Princess and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Alaskan waterways. Ship: Ruby Princess for 7 nights
Day 16: SCENIC CRUISINGB L D
Day 17: JUNEAUB L D
Day 18: SKAGWAYB L D
Day 19: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARKB L D
Day 20: KETCHIKANB L D
Day 21: SCENIC CRUISINGB L D
Day 22 - 24: DEPART SEATTLE - FLY HOMEIFMB
Disembark early this morning and transfer to Seattle International Airport to board your homeward flight. You will cross the international date line during your flight. Upon arrival in to Perth, your driver will be waiting to drive you home.
Two for One Airfare Deal – last chance!
The experience of a lifetime awaits you with an exceptional Coach, Rail & Cruise holiday that stays in iconic hotel stays in the midst of stunning wildlife and glorious snow-capped mountain scenery. Our tour takes you to the spectacular Rockies and along Alaska’s Inside Passage revealing North America’s last great wilderness – blue-green glaciers, endless rain-forests, craggy cliffs, majestic peaks, picturesque fishing villages and breathtaking National Parks. You will see bald eagles soar, whales playfully breaching and grizzly bears ambling along.
- Home pick-up and return provided by Hughes
- Fully Escorted from Perth by a Kings Tour Manager
- The services of a local tour guide
- 14-day Canadian Rockies Experience
- 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience, one of the world’s great rail journeys
- 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Princess Cruises Ruby Princess
- First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
- Return airport transfers
- Port Charges and Taxes
- All tipping and gratuities
- Highlight - Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
- Highlight - Stay in one of the Rockies most stunning lodges, Emerald Lake Lodge
- Highlight - Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer train
- Highlight - Visit the “Diamond in the Wilderness”, Lake Louise
- Highlight - Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for spectacular views over Banff
- Highlight - Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
- Highlight - Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait
- Highlight - Take a guided tour around the highlights of Vancouver including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
- Highlight - Wander through world famous Butchart Gardens
- Highlight - Cruise the Inside Passage one of the world’s most spectacular waterways
- Highlight - Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most breath-taking highways in the world
- Highlight - Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
- Highlight - Tour Victoria and see Parliament Buildings, Bastion Square, Thunderbird Park and downtown harbour
Airfares not included. Goldleaf upgrade on the Rocky Mountaineer is $695pp and Balcony suite upgrades on the cruise are from $525pp twin / $1045 single (Subject to change). Home pick-up and return is included based on a set radius – surcharges will apply outside these areas. The Kings Tour Manager is subject to reaching minimum tour numbers. As this tour is operated in conjunction with Evergreen Tours, the tour will proceed regardless. Payments made by credit card will incur a service fee determined by the bank.