2018 Alaska Cruisetour #2CB
Royal Caribbean Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise and Land Tour (View route map)
Starting Friday, August 10, 2018 aboard the Radiance
Day 1: Calgary, Alberta
Upon arrival at Calgary International Airport you will meet a Royal Caribbean representative. From here you will be transferred via taxi to your Calgary hotel. The rest of the day is free for sightseeing in the "Stampede City". Admission to the Calgary Tower with views of the city and the majestic Rocky Mountains is included. Overnight in Calgary at the Fairmont Palliser.
Day 2: Calgary, Alberta / Banff, Alberta
Travel from Banff in comfort in your motorcoach and head for Jasper. Enroute you will travel through on Icefields Parkway. Included in your journey is an Ice Explorer excursion at the Columbia Icefield located on the boundary of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Explore one of the largest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle, feeding eight glaciers including the Athabasca, Dome and Stutfield Glaciers. Time will be spent at the Columbia Icefield Center where you will enjoy a buffet lunch and a visit to the new Parks Canada Interpretive Center. Upon arrival into Jasper you will check into your Jasper accommodations for a relaxing nights' stay. Overnight at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Lunch included.
Day 3: Banff, Alberta / Jasper, Alberta
Travel from Banff in comfort in your motorcoach and head for Jasper. Enroute you will travel on Icefields Parkway. Included in your journey is an Ice Explorer excursion at the Columbia Icefield located on the boundary of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Explore one of the largest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle feeding eight glaciers including the Athabasca, Dome and Stutfield Glaciers. Upon arrival into Jasper you will check into your Jasper accommodations for a relaxing nights' stay. Overnight at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 4: Jasper, Alberta / Vancouver, British Columbia
The morning will be yours to enjoy leisurely in the wilderness of Jasper. Mid afternoon you will depart Jasper onboard VIA Rail's "Canadian" and relax in your private cabin or enjoy the domed car as you begin your journey Westward to Vancouver. Spend the day surrounded by dramatic scenery as you travel through Jasper National Park and climb over Yellowhead Pass. Follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Cariboo and Monashee mountains, and climb near the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and Pyramid Falls. Enjoy dinner in the dining car and a restful night onboard in your private cabin. Overnight onboard VIA Rail's "Canadian" in Sleeper Plus Class. Dinner included.
Note that your primary luggage will be transferred to the VIA Rail station directly from the Cruise Terminal while you enjoy the city tour. Ensure that you carry any special items with you such as medications during the day. Please pack an overnight bag for the train portion of your package as you will not have access to your luggage once you board the train.
Day 5: Vancouver, British Columbia
Awake to breakfast onboard your railcar as you arrive into the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Mid-morning you will transfer form the rail depot to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. In the afternoon enjoy a Vancouver City Tour including views of Lion's Gate Bridge, historic Gastown, Stanley Park, Granville Island and much more. In addition admission to the Lookout! Tower and Harbour Centre is included. The evening is yours to experience one of Vancouver's many wonderful restaurants or take in a bit of sightseeing. Overnight at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Breakfast included.
Day 6: Vancouver, British Columbia / Victoria, British Columbia
Today's adventure will take you to Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. The morning begins with a transfer through the the Fraser River delta, to Tsawwassen, to board a B.C. Ferry for your journey through the Gulf islands to Vancouver Island. Upon arrival at the ferry terminal you will then travel to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Meander through this botanical showcase famous for its colourful and authentic series of formal gardens. Your sightseeing tour of Victoria continues and includes the University of Victoria, Royal Victorian Yacht Club, Beacon Hill Park and the attractions of the Inner Harbour. The remainder of the evening can be spent relaxing in you hotel or taking in the sites and dining on your own. Overnight in Victoria at the Fairmont Empress.
Day 7: Victoria, British Columbia / Vancouver, British Columbia
Enjoy a leisurely morning before returning by B.C. Ferry to Vancouver and joining the ship to begin your cruise adventure.
Day 7: Vancouver, British Columbia
Day 8: Inside Passage (Cruising)
Day 9: Ketchikan, Alaska
Day 10: Icy Strait Point, Alaska
Day 11: Juneau, Alaska
Day 12: Skagway, Alaska
Day 13: Hubbard Glacier (Cruising)
Day 14: Seward, Alaska
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