Canada and Alaska

Canada and Alaska Tour Including Return International Flights

Journey to Canada and Alaska for the tour of a lifetime including the Rocky Mountains and a seven-night Alaska Inside Passage cruise. Enjoy a 14-day tour (including international flights) and stay in the heart of the Rockies as you explore Vancouver, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise and Alaska, seeing amazing glaciers, local wildlife - including grizzly bears - and breathtaking scenery along the way. Includes return international flights from select Australian cities, select meals, sightseeing, the services of an English-speaking tour guide and more.

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AUD$4,999/person

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$7,799

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Soak up the breathtaking sights of the Canadian Rockies and Alaska, travelling from Vancouver to Seattle on a truly unforgettable 14-day bucket list tour (including international flights).

Forget the hassle of planning an overseas trip from scratch – this is the most convenient way to see the breathtaking majesty and beauty of Alaska and the Canadian Rockies with everything you need, including select meals, premium hotels, English-speaking guides, sightseeing and more.

Find out why Alaska is one of the Bucket List Destinations You Should Visit in 2018.

What You’ll Love…

The Experience – Marvel at majestic mountains, oceans, glaciers, lakes and hot springs

Your adventure begins in the cosmopolitan Canadian city of Vancouver between the mountains and the sea, where you can explore and unwind before starting your coach tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rocky Mountains.

Discover spectacular scenery as you spend four nights exploring the farming communities, icefields, waterfalls, wildlife and glaciers of Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise, before heading to Seattle to board the Star Princess for a seven-night Alaska cruise through the breathtaking Inside Passage.

Discover the historic port of Ketchikan, a one-time Indian fishing camp; the 30-mile Tracy Arm Fjord, home to some of Alaska’s largest glaciers; the town of Juneau, one of the largest in the world boasting spectacular views of glaciers and mountains; Skagway, once the gateway to the Gold Fields; and finally the port city of Victoria with its beautiful gardens and British influence.

The Ship – Relax and unwind aboard the Star Princess

The Star Princess is a premium ship boasting incredible onboard dining and thrilling entertainment onboard to complement your unforgettable Alaska experience. Try your luck in the Vegas-style casino, watch a movie under the stars, enjoy a theatre performance, soak in the hot tub and indulge in the onboard restaurants, offering everything from sumptuous buffets to gourmet pizzas, handcrafted chocolate desserts and more.

Well-appointed cabins offer queen or twin beds with 100% cotton, high-thread-count linens, a flat-panel TV, a private bathroom with shower and more.

Interior Cabin: Located on the inside of the ship, these comfortable staterooms are the perfect places to unwind after busy days exploring.

Balcony Cabin: Make the most of your Alaska cruise by upgrading to a Balcony Cabin so you can soak up the breathtaking scenery passing by from your own private, furnished outdoor space.

Your Package Includes:

  • Return flights to Vancouver and Seattle from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane
  • Seven-night Alaska Inside Passage cruise from Seattle with entertainment and meals onboard the Star Princess,
  • Four-day Canada Rockies coach tour, visiting Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff
  • Premium nightly accommodation
  • Coach transfer from Vancouver to Seattle
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide
  • Airport and cruise taxes and port charges

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates:

Low Season:

13 May 2019

20 May 2019

27 May 2019

19 August 2019

26 August 2019

2 September 2019

High Season:

3 June 2019

10 July 2019

15 July 2019

22 July 2019

29 July 2019

5 August 2019

12 August 2019

Package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 12 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES.

Single Travellers: Single travellers must pay a surcharge of AU$2,600 for an inside cabin package or AU$3,600 for a balcony cabin package, payable directly to the tour operator at the time of booking.

Child Policy: Children aged from 12 to 16 years may stay on a rollaway bed or fold-out sofa in the same room as their parents. A full price, twin-share package must be purchased.

Maximum tour capacity is 40 passengers and minimum tour capacity is two passengers.

Flights: Return economy class airfares from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane are included in the package, with United Airlines, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Air Canada, Delta Airlines or Virgin Airlines. Airlines used are at the discretion of the tour provider. Maximum travel time 17 hours. Change of return date from USA will incur a fee of AU$150 plus any additional applicable airfare. Once airlines are booked, you will recieve confirmation in writing on 30 September 2018.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults sleeping on double or twin bedding, plus one child aged from 12 to 16 years on a rollaway bed or fold-out sofa (full price, twin-share package price applies).

Tipping is not mandatory but is recommended for the tour guide.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Delta Suites Hotel

Sawridge Inn

Delta Banff Royal Canadian Hotel

Lake Louise Inn

Delta Suites Hotel

Star Princess cruise ship

Hotels listed are guaranteed unless booked out or in the case of force majeure.

An optional two-day train journey on the Canada Rock Rail can be added for AU$1,799 per person.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Surcharge applies to premium dining onboard the ship.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company.

Customers cannot change the name on their package once purchased.

Travel insurance is essential.

Please note, package does not include airport transfers.

Tour company reserves the right to amend the itinerary for reasons such as service requirements, road or weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Where a change is of a significant nature, it will be advised to our customers in writing.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website's terms and conditions.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE VANCOUVER

Arrive in Vancouver, Canada. Catch a taxi to your hotel in downtown Vancouver. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city by the bay at leisure.

Overnight: Delta Suites Hotel Vancouver

DAY 2 - FREE TO EXPLORE VANCOUVER

Today is a free day for you to explore Vancouver at leisure. Blessed with a spectacular Pacific Rim location, Vancouver is a study in contrasts and cohesion. Set between the mountains and the sea, the city blends cultures and landscapes, allowing visitors to enjoy a modern, cosmopolitan city alongside the great outdoors.

Overnight: Delta Suites Hotel Vancouver

DAY 3 - VANCOUVER TO JASPER – CANADA ROCKIES COACH TOUR

Please catch a taxi from the Delta Suites Hotel to Hyatt Regency Hotel for your Rockies tour coach departure point. From here you will depart on your Canada Rockies coach tour. We will drive through the farming communities of the Fraser Valley. Ascend the Coastal Mountains and follow the Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops, in the arid interior of British Columbia. After lunch, retrace the route of the famous Overlanders along the North Thompson River to reach your hotel in Jasper.

Overnight: Sawridge Inn in Jasper

DAY 4 - JASPER TO BANFF

Your day starts with a scenic hike through Maligne Canyon before heading South. Then, travel along the world-famous Icefields Parkway to take in some of nature’s most spectacular mountain scenery. Have your camera ready for possible wildlife sightings! Highlights include Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, and the Columbia Icefield. Ride the “Ice Explorer” on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk.

Overnight: Delta Banff Royal Canadian Hotel

DAY 5 - SIGHTSEEING IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Banff National Park. Start your morning with a leisurely hike in Johnston Canyon and stroll along the shores of picturesque Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. In the afternoon, visit the world famous Banff Springs Hotel and Bow Falls. With your free time in Banff, you may also choose from optional activities such as soaking in the natural spa at the Upper Hot Springs or taking a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain.

Overnight: Lake Louise Inn

DAY 6 - BANFF TO VANCOUVER

This morning, enjoy a drive through Rogers Pass, the highest part of the route to the Rockies. On your scenic return journey through Yoho National Park, catch a glimpse of an engineering marvel: the Spiral Tunnels.

Overnight: Delta Suites Vancouver

DAY 7 - ALASKA INSIDE PASSAGE

This morning your will be transferred by coach from your Vancouver Hotel to the Seattle cruise terminal by Quick Coach at 6.15 am. You will then check in for the Alaska Inside passage cruise on Star Princess.

Overnight: Star Princess cruise ship

Meals: Lunch and dinner

DAY 8 - AT SEA

Enjoy the facilities onboard and soak up the scenery as you cruise towards Ketchikan.

Overnight: Star Princess cruise ship

*Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner *

DAY 9 - KETCHIKAN, ALASKA

Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community travellers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means "eagle with spread-out wings," a reference to a waterfall near town. In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska's claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska's fourth-largest city. Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world's oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city's colorful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.

Overnight: Star Princess cruise ship

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 10 - TRACY ARM FJORD AND JUNEAU

Named after Civil War general Benjamin Franklin Tracy, this narrow fjord is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Juneau. Breathtaking Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles long, with nearly a quarter of its area covered in ice. In fact, it encompasses some of Alaska's largest glaciers, including the twin Sawyer glaciers, which often expel enormous chunks of ice into the waters below in a magnificent process known as calving. During the summer when Princess ships visit, icebergs float along the surface of the glistening water in an array of sizes, from just a few inches up to three stories wide. Some 30,000 people live in Juneau. Its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Only Kiruna, Sweden, and Sitka, Alaska, exceed Juneau's 3,248 square miles. Today Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.

Overnight: Star Princess cruise ship

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 11 - SKAGWAY

Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. Skagway may have boasted the shortest route to the Klondike, but it wasn't the easiest. Over 100 years ago, the White Pass route through the Coast Mountains and the shorter but steeper Chilkoot Trail were used by countless stampeders. Many a would-be miner perished on the treacherous Chilkoot Trail. The gold rush was a boon and by 1898, Skagway was Alaska's largest town with a population of about 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling houses prospered. But when the gold yield dwindled in 1900, so did the population as miners quickly shifted to new finds in Nome. Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavour of the gold rush era.

Overnight: Star Princess cruise ship

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 12 - AT SEA

Enjoy the facilities onboard and soak up the scenery as you cruise towards Ketchikan.

Overnight: Star Princess cruise ship

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 13 - VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Victoria exudes old-world charm and fragrant and colourful flowers are everywhere. Founded in 1843 by James Douglas of the Hudson's Bay Company, the city was first known as Fort Victoria. By 1848, Vancouver Island was a British colony and Victoria was its capital. In 1858, Victoria was a tent city and the base for some 25,000 prospectors on their way to the Frasier River gold fields. When Vancouver Island was incorporated with mainland British Columbia in 1868, Victoria became the capital of the entire province. Although it's a port city, Victoria is not as industrially oriented as Vancouver. The harbours, especially Inner Harbour, are dotted with pleasure craft, ferries and floatplanes. The city is renowned for its beautiful gardens, charming houses and very British feel.

Overnight: Star Princess cruise ship

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 14 - CRUISE ARRIVES BACK IN SEATTLE

Your Alaska cruise arrives back in Seattle this morning. Transfer to airport by taxi for flights home.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15 – FLY BACK TO AUSTRALIA

Return economy class airfares from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane are included in the package, with United Airlines, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Air Canada, Delta Airlines or Virgin Airlines. Airlines used are at the discretion of the tour provider. Maximum travel time 17 hours.