Travelmarvel - Eastern and Western Canada with Alaska Cruise 2019

Calgary to Montréal

Highlights:

  • Stunning Toronto - Roam the cultural patchwork of Toronto and discover the unique energy of this city
  • Explore Incredible Calgary - The beauty and culture of Calgary will be a welcome surprise
  • See Glacier Bay National Park - Witness the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park, with its formidable rivers of ice and wild coastline

 

 

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Arrive Calgary

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception at Calgary Tower.

Your journey begins today as you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Calgary, Marriott Downtown Hotel

Day 2 - Calgary, Banff

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a visit to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.

After breakfast, journey to Banff National Park. Tour Banff upon arrival and take in the many sights of this picturesque town and its stunning natural surrounds.

Stay: Two Nights, Banff Park Lodge

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner, Day 3

Day 3 - Banff

Perhaps enjoy a select experience to discover more about Banff. You might like to take a Banff Experience tour, enjoy a Bow River float trip or join a heli-flightseeing tour (own expense).

Daily : Breakfast

Day 4 - Banff, Lake Louise

Visit Moraine Lake (weather permitting) en route to iconic Lake Louise.

Stay: Lake Louise Inn

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper

Travel the Icefields Parkway and ride an Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier before heading to Jasper.

Stay: Jasper, Mountain Park Lodges

Daily : Breakfast,

Day 6 - Jasper, Blue River

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Cruise through stunning scenery on a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley, keeping an eye out for bears, eagles and moose.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay overnight at Blue River’s Mike Wiegele Heli Village.

Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Blue River, Vancouver

Travel through the rugged Cariboo region to Vancouver.

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Hotel or Coast Coral Harbour Hotel

Daily : Breakfast

Day 8 - Vancouver

Embark on a sightseeing tour of cosmopolitan Vancouver today, taking in the many highlights before enjoying late afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Daily : Breakfast

Day 9 - Vancouver, Whistler

Admire the Coastal Mountains as you travel along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway with a stop at Shannon Falls on your way to Whistler.

Stay: Delta Whistler Village Suites

Daily : Breakfast

Day 10 - Whistler, Victoria

Catch a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Victoria.

Stay: Two Nights, Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa

Daily : Breakfast

Day 11 - Victoria

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner here in the original Butchart family home.

Today spend your time at leisure and enjoy the sights of Victoria, perhaps take a select experience. Discover the colour and vibrancy of The Butchart Gardens today. The Butchart Gardens. Among the most famous gardens in the world, The Butchart Gardens is more than a hundred years old and has a distinctive style all of its own. Spend time wandering through the lovely Sunken Garden and relax in the beautiful setting of the Japanese Garden and Italian Garden. Explore the plants on show, as well as floral displays.

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 - Victoria, Vancouver, Embark Cruise

Board your ship in Vancouver for your Inside Passage cruise.

Stay: Seven Nights, Holland America Line’s ms Volendam

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 - Inside Passage

Enjoy a full day at sea at the beginning of your incredible journey. Relax and absorb the majestic scenery as your ship journeys past dramatic rocky headlands and glides over the frigid waters of the Inside Passage. You also have plenty of time to explore the facilities of your cruise ship. Perhaps relax in one of the many onboard public areas.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 - Juneau

Today your journey brings you to Juneau, which is Alaska’s capital. Located at the foot of grand mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, the massive Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefields are situated at the city’s back door. Spend some time to take in the diverse terrain or perhaps make your way to the town and explore the rustic shops located here. Alternatively, you may also like to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride over a glacier. Other activities available to you include sampling delicious salmon baked over a fire or even trying your hand at panning for gold in this former gold rush town (own expense).

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 - Skagway

Today you’ll dock at the port of Skagway, which is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage. Skagway was once a frontier town and gateway to the Klondike and still celebrates its gold rush past to this day. You will find a variety of stores and saloons in town that capture the excitement and history of the gold rush days. Here, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting or view some of the fascinating local wildlife (own expense).

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 - Glacier Bay

Wake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park this morning, with its formidable rivers of ice, wild coastline and sheltered fjords. As you cruise through the national park, it is easy to see why the area has received World Heritage status. Today, you’ll gain a more detailed insight into the unique nature of this national park as local rangers will join you on board to impart their knowledge and explain the geological wonders and diverse wildlife of this incredible region.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 - Ketchikan

Arrive today in the Alaskan town of Ketchikan, renowned for its idyllic scenery, rich Alaskan native culture, and as the salmon capital of the world. Here, you will have free time to relax and explore the town at your leisure. Alternatively, perhaps join a walking tour of the town or learn about fascinating Tlingit culture at Saxman Native Village (own expense).

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 - Inside Passage

Today marks your final day on board your premium Holland America Line cruise ship. You’ll spend the day cruising south through the Inside Passage and its magnificent landscapes and towering glaciers.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19 - Disembark Cruise, Depart Vancouver, Toronto

After breakfast you will disembark your ship for the final time and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Toronto (not included in tour price).

Stay: Three Nights, Toronto, Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre

Daily : Breakfast

Day 20 - Toronto

Enjoy a day at leisure in Toronto.

Daily : Breakfast

Day 21 - Niagara Falls

ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Perhaps you might also like to take an exciting helicopter ride over Niagara Falls (own expense).

This morning, enjoy a Welcome Breakfast where you will have the chance to meet your fellow guests and Travelmarvel Tour Director. It’s then off on a city tour that will take you to the picturesque waterfront areas of Toronto. Afterwards, visit the village of Niagara-on-the-Lake on the way to the spectacular sight of famous Niagara Falls, which is collectively made up of three impressive waterfalls. Later, you will board a thrilling boat cruise for a journey to the base of Horseshoe Falls (raincoats provided).

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 22 - 1000 Islands, Ottawa

Continue on your journey to Ottawa today. Along the way, enjoy a cruise around the 1000 Islands of the St Lawrence Seaway. Cruise past tiny islands, castles reminiscent of fairytales and island mansions. You’ll be taken back to a time when pirates and bootleggers roamed the area, as well as the Gilded Age, when the rich and famous used the area as their personal playground.

Stay: Two Nights, Ottawa, Lord Elgin Hotel

Daily : Breakfast

Day 23 - Ottawa

Today, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Ottawa, during which you will visit Parliament Hill and the historic Rideau Canal, which winds its way through the heart of the city. The rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure.

Daily : Breakfast

Day 24 - Ottawa, Lac-Saint-Joseph

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight you will watch for black bears from a viewing tower that borders a beaver habitat (activity available June - September).

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy a memorable stay at Station Touristique Duchesnay.

After breakfast this morning, your journey continues to Lac-Saint-Joseph.

Stay: Lac-Saint-Joseph, Station Touristique Duchesnay

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 25 - Lac-Saint-Joseph, Québec City

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This afternoon, delight in a hearty Québécois lunch at a local Sugar Shack and learn all about the intricacies of maple syrup production.

Enjoy the picturesque landscape of the Charlevoix region as you follow the mountainous coastline of the St Lawrence River. Later, discover Québec City’s much-loved attractions on a guided sightseeing tour.

Stay: Two Nights, Québec City, Hotel Manoir Victoria

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 26 - Québec City

Enjoy your day at leisure.

Daily : Breakfast

Day 27 - Québec City, Montréal

Farewell Québec City after breakfast this morning and travel to Montréal. On arrival, check-in to your hotel, then get to know this European-influenced metropolis even better during an afternoon spent at your leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Montréal, Marriott Chateau Champlain

Daily : Breakfast

Day 28 - Montréal

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Montréal, which will take you to the highlights in the city’s centre. Then, the rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure before enjoying a Farewell Dinner.

Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 29 - Montreal

Your journey ends this morning after breakfast.

Daily : Breakfast

 

Please note: Price shown based on 31 Aug 2019


Trip Notes
* Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
* Prices include port charges, airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
* Blue River Safari is not available on select dates. Enquire for details
* Departure transfer - after your cruise, ensure your onward flight departs after 1pm
* Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included






Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

28 days from

$11,995*

Includes

  • Nine nights in Eastern Canada and 11 nights in Western Canada staying in premium accommodation
  • Guaranteed Ocean-view Stateroom on board your seven-night Holland America Line Alaskan cruise
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • 48 meals - 27 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Enjoy a Welcome Breakfast and a special Farewell Dinner
  • Tipping for all staff, port charges and airport transfers

Bonus

Earlybird Offer - Save $2400 per couple - was $13,195 pp - now $11,995 pp - Book by 30 November 2018

PLUS

Early Payment Discount - Save $300 per person when you book and pay 10 months prior to travel.

PLUS

Travel with Friends - Save $300 per person when six or more friends book and travel together

*Conditions apply

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