Rockies and Alaska Grand Discovery

Overview

Rockies and Alaska Grand Discovery

A blend of dramatic Canadian mountain scenery and rugged Alaskan shoreline, this 18-day cruise and tour holiday will expose you to a wonderland of scenic delights in two of North America’s most glorious regions. Journey to the mountain town of Banff (gateway to the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies and glittering Lake Louise); admire the iconic landscapes of Jasper National Park; and sightsee in vibrant Vancouver. Then, it's time to swap the Canadian Rockies for an Alaska cruise. You'll set sail on the elegant Zuiderdam - your window to Alaska’s immense coastal splendour.

What's Included:

  • Return flights
  • 9 nights in hotels, 7 nights cruise on Zuiderdam and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 22 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 9-15) 7 lunches (days 8-14) 8 dinners (days 5 and 8-14)
  • Exclusive Titan cocktail party on board
  • Alaska State Tax on cruise passengers
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan tour manager
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

Included Excursions:

  • Tours of Banff (including Lake Louise), Jasper National Park and Vancouver
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
  • Interpretative talk during dinner in Jasper

Full Itinerary

Day 1: London - Calgary

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Calgary. On arrival, we transfer to the beautiful city of Banff, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. This mountain town is the stuff Rocky Mountain holiday dreams are made of.

Banff Caribou Lodge (3.5-star) or Ptarmigan Inn (3.5-star)

Day 2-3: Banff

Today we discover the naturally beautiful, unspoiled, rugged landscapes surrounding Banff, as we visit one of the Canadian Rockies’ most beloved destinations - Lake Louise - with turquoise waters sparkling underneath the towering Victoria Glacier.

This evening take a stroll down Banff Avenue and soak up the atmosphere of this lovely mountain resort.

Tour of Banff, including Lake Louise (all day) Today is free to explore Banff at your leisure. Maybe take the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for spectacular views and great photo opportunities or take a helicopter ride for a bird’s-eye view of the mountain ranges.

Day 4-5: Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is one of Canada’s oldest and largest, full of cultural treasures and miracles of nature. Our guided excursion takes in the dramatic, steep-sided Maligne Canyon, peaceful Medicine Lake and another breathtaking icon of world travel, unforgettable Maligne Lake, surrounded by mountains and glaciers, and itself surrounding tiny, endlessly photogenic Spirit Island.

Day 6: Sun Peaks

Today we drive through the Rockies, past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, to Sun Peaks. This popular alpine ski resort is a summer playground too, and a peaceful overnight stop to enjoy the mountains.

Day 7: Vancouver

It’s an early start today for our journey to Vancouver.

Day 8: Vancouver

A leisurely morning before we transfer to the harbour to board our ship, for an unforgettable cruise to Alaska.

Day 9: Inside Passage

The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. Calm and sheltered, this scenic ‘marine highway’ is cut deeply by fjords and passes by dense forests and snow-capped peaks. As we make our way through the Inside Passage keep a watchful eye out for the wildlife including seals, whales and bald eagles.

Day 10: Juneau

Today we sail along narrow fjords to reach Juneau, the state capital of Alaska and the gateway to the Tongass National Forest. You can explore the compact city centre, or perhaps choose to join a whale-watching trip in the nearby waters.

Day 11: Skagway

We arrive in Skagway early this morning. Gold-rush history is a big part of holidays to Alaska, and you'll find plenty of it here. This compact town was the starting point for the Chilkoot Trail and still remains rich in gold mining history and character with its boardwalks, pebble streets and original buildings.

Day 12: Cruising Glacier Bay National Park

We awake to the unforgettable scenery of Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world and is home to huge icebergs and an abundance of birds and wildlife. We depart late afternoon for Ketchikan.

Day 13: Ketchikan

A morning arrival into Ketchikan, built out over the water and climbing weathered stairways. Ketchikan stretches along a narrow shelf of shoreline beneath the slope of Deer Mountain. The main attractions of this unique town are Creek Street, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village.

Day 14: Cruising the Inside Passage

We travel southwards, back through the Inside Passage, with more opportunities of wildlife sightings.

Day 15 - 17: Vancouver

We arrive back into Vancouver this morning and disembark. Our coach awaits to take us on an orientation tour so you can familiarise yourself with this cosmopolitan city. You may choose one of our optional excursions.

Tour of Vancouver (morning) Today you’re free to explore this coastal city on your own. Maybe take a stroll to Gastown to see the famous steam clock or explore the attractive Stanley Park. Time this morning for some last-minute souvenir shopping or sightseeing before our transfer to the airport, for your return flight to the UK.

Day 17: Vancouver - London

After breakfast you will be transferred to Vancouver airport for your flight to London Heathrow.

Hand Picked By

Vicky Gurney

This superb value tour combines two of North America’s truly great travel experiences: the stunning Rocky Mountains and a scenic Alaskan cruise.

Vicky Gurney

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departures for 2024
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 17 nights
  • Departure Airport: London Heathrow
  • Guide Price: Guide price from £3,499pp
  • Includes Titan's VIP door-to-door travel service
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