Canada & Alaska Spring Discovery
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Canada & Alaska Spring Discovery
Departs: 15 May 2013
Duration: 21 days
• Return economy airfare – Ex. Sydney, including air taxes
• 2 nights accommodation in Vancouver CBD
• 7 night Alaskan Cruise on board Celebrity Millennium
• All government fees and taxes
• Pre paid cruise gratuities
• 12 night Canadian Rockies tour – with tour guide
• All transfers as per itinerary
Highlights & Ports of Call: Vancouver, British Columbia; Inside Passage (Cruising); Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Hubbard Glacier (Cruising); Ketchikan, Alaska; Inside Passage (Cruising), Kelowna, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Sun Peaks, Whistler, Victoria.
To sail on Millennium, the Celebrity’s first of Millennium-class of ships, is an experience that cannot be expressed in words. Stride her decks and see for yourself what those who have experienced her already know: Millennium is more than a ship; she is a special memory waiting to be had.
Entertainment & Recreation
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs , Card Rooms, Casino, Disco, Jacuzzi, Library, Movie Theater/Cinema, Nautica/Spa, Pools - Indoor and Outdoor pools, Radio, Reading Gallery, Shuffleboard Courts, Sports Deck, Stereo in Cabins,, Table Tennis, Video Arcade, Volleyball, Golf Stimulators, Whirlpools, Wine Cellar.
*Price based on twin share, per person/ Inside Stateroom/Economy Class airfare – Ex. Sydney/Prices are subject to availability at time of booking. Conditions apply.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: Vancouver
On arrival into Vancouver International Airport, make your way to the transit point for your private transfer into Vancouver City. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 2: Vancouver
Explore at Leisure
Optional Day excursions:
• Vancouver Harbour Tour on board an authentic paddle wheeler
• Vancouver Trolley and Tower Sightseeing combo package
• Victoria & the Butchart Gardens
• City Attractions Trolley tour
• Sunset Dinner Cruise
• Whistler Mountains & Forest
Ask your consultant for full details
Day 3 – 10, 7 nights Alaskan Cruise on board Celebrity Millennium
Morning at Leisure. Embarkment commences at 13:00pm. Private transfer to the wharf included. Please confirm your transfer time 24 hours prior.
1) Vancouver – 16:30 Cruise departure
2) Inside Passage – Cruising
3) Juneau, Alaska – Docked 10:00 to 20:00
4) Skagway, Alaska – Docked 07:00 to 20:30
5) Hubbard Glacier – Cruising
6) Ketchikan, Alaska – Docked 14:00 to 20:30
7) Inside Passage – Cruising
8) Vancouver – Disembarkment commence from 07:00am
Note; Cruise itinerary is a guide only and subject to change by Cruise line.
At the conclusion of your Alaskan cruise experience make your way to the transfer point for your private transfer to the Sandman Hotel City Centre. Your tour director will be on hand tonight in the hotel reception to answer questions.
Day 11 – Vancouver
This morning, an included city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown, the harbor and beaches, and more. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 12– Vancouver – Kelowna
This morning, our journey begins in British Columbia's fertile valleys and continues through rich mountain forests to Lake Okanagan. Travel along the lake to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the lake shore and surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample the local wines on the included WINERY TOUR this afternoon.
Day 13–Kelowna – Banff National Park
Motor north through the Okanagan Valley, famous for its peaches and vineyards. Climb up 1,335 meters (4,379 foot) high Rogers Pass in GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Take a break at the pass, a perfect spot for photos of the rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enter YOHO NATIONAL PARK and scale Kicking Horse Pass at 1,652 meters (5,421 feet). By early evening, reach BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.
Day 14– Banff National Park
Banff is one of Canada's favorite year-round resorts, with activities ranging from skiing in winter to hiking, boating, and fishing in summer. With this free day, your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies. Tonight, why not take in an optional dinner theatre performance featuring cuisine and entertainment about Canada?
Day 15 – Banff National Park – Lake Louise – Columbia Icefield – Jasper National Park
A day of scenic grandeur. First, to Lake Louise, its turquoise waters a perfect natural mirror that reflects the mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach continues northward into JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Another highlight on today's agenda is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to board the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice that is 365 meters (1,200 feet) thick. Late this afternoon, your Tour Director suggests an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.
Day 16 – Jasper National Park
Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer-from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.
Day 17 – Jasper National Park – Mount Robson – Sun Peaks
Leave Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking at 3,954 meters (12,972 feet). Continue following the Yellowhead Highway south along the North Thompson River-a route pioneered by fur trappers a century ago. Overnight at the mountain resort of Sun Peaks.
Day 18 – Sun Peaks - Lillooet – Whistler
Head south, following the once-treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. Via Lillooet-"Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route"-your motorcoach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes, with a mid-afternoon arrival in Whistler. There are plenty of optional activities to choose from, including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes and glaciated peaks of Garibaldi Provincial Park. Tonight, wander the many alpine trails or enjoy the shopping and great selection of restaurants and nightlife.
Day 19 – Whistler – Ferry Crossing – Victoria
This morning, sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Afternoon arrival in Victoria. Sightseeing today includes Marine Drive, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles. Then, visit world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, one of Victoria's most celebrated sites and rated among the most beautiful gardens in the world. Once there, stroll through the colorful arrangements of the Sunken Garden, the Japanese and Italian Gardens, the English Rose Garden, and the magnificent Ross Fountain.
Day 20 – Victoria
Today is at leisure to discover some of the attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum, Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel, an IMAX presentation at the National Geographic Theatre, whale watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and fine shopping along Government Street.
Day 21: Victoria – Ferry Crossing – Vancouver
Early this morning, board the ferry for a scenic crossing to the mainland. The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included. Please schedule flights after 1:30 pm.