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Glaciers and Grizzlies Holiday

This tour combines two of the most iconic trips into one. Start this epic adventure in the majestic coastal mountain city of Vancouver before setting sail on this outstanding Alaska Cruise journey with Celebrity Cruise that travels across the glistening Pacific Ocean towards some of the most dramatic and breath-taking scenery that you can imagine. Continue on to the land of the grizzlies at Knight Inlet where you will encounter the most awe-inspiring experience with the grizzlies and other wildlife. This remote lodge offers a spectacular scenery set against a backdrop of dramatic mountain peaks plunging into the Pacific Ocean.

What's included

• International flights with Air Transat departing from London Gatwick in economy class
• Includes seat selection on Air Transat flights only
• Internal flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
• 13 nights accommodation
• Floatplane to the Knight Inlet Lodge
• Full board on the Alaska Cruise
• Full board at Knight Inlet Lodge
• Bear watching excursions

Upgrades
Celebrating anything?
Why not upgrade your flights to Club Class on the Air Transat flight
Treat yourself and upgrade your hotel to a deluxe or luxury accommodation
Fancy cruising in style, upgrade your cabin to an Oceanview, Balcony or Suite

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly from London to Vancouver

Arrive at Vancouver International Airport. Independently transfer to your centrally-located hotel. The city is perched on the glittering Pacific Coast with the majestic Coastal Mountain backdrop making this the perfect start to your adventure. After you have checked-in, the afternoon is free for independent exploration or relaxation. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 Vancouver – Celebrity Cruise

Arrive independently at the cruise terminal in beautiful Vancouver on Canada Place. Boarding starts from 12.30pm and your cruise departs at 4:30pm to begin its magnificent journey to the wilderness of Alaska.

Day 3 Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage

The renowned Inside Passage is a fabulous journey, departing from Vancouver you'll enjoy all round scenery from the moment you set sail. Prepare for incredible views of wildlife and breath-taking glacier bays and craggy coast lines. Watch out for whales, porpoises and birds of prey along the journey.

Day 4 Icy Strait Point

Arriving at 3pm into Icy Point, this will be your first taste of the rich native heritage and culture that Alaska oozes and you can’t help but fall in love with it. Adventure activities, whale watching excursions, local cuisine, history tours – however you want to spend your day exploring Icy Strait is up to you. Depart at 10pm

Day 5 Cruising Hubbard Glacier

Arrive at 10:30. Hubbard Glacier is breath-taking. Listen out as you can often hear the glacier moving! Immerse yourself in your surroundings of jagged icy peaks and the turquoise blue ocean. Today will be a truly magical experience. Leave at 2:30pm.

Day 6 Juneau, Alaska

This morning you will arrive in Juneau at 7:30am, Alaska's wonderful capital city. There are so many exciting ways to spend your day here. A wonderful sight is the Mendenhall Glacier which is enormous! Or if you are looking for something a bit more active, then there is a myriad of activities to choose from. Depart Juneau at 8pm.

Day 7 Ketchikan, Alaska

You will dock in Ketchikan at 2pm this afternoon, with the rest of the afternoon and early evening to spend exploring the wonderful green surroundings. Outdoor activities are endless here! There is also so much history and a wonderful Gold Rush story for you to unravel and be swept away by. You will depart Ketchikan at 8:30pm.

Day 8 Inside Passage (cruising)

Cruising the magnificent Inside Passage again you will make your way back to Vancouver. Keep your eyes peeled for the exciting wildlife as whales and porpoises breach the surface below.

Day 9 Vancouver – Campbell River

You will arrive in Vancouver at 7am. Take a taxi to Vancouver International Airport to catch your internal flight to Campbell River. Upon arrival in Campbell River the day is free for you to explore and enjoy the recreational activities that are on offer at your hotel. The surrounding area of Campbell River is beautifully set on the coast of Vancouver Island and is a lovely area to go for a stroll and take in the scenery. The first night will be spent at the Comfort Inn & Suites. Overnight Campbell River.

Day 10 Campbell River – Knight Inlet Lodge

Begin your day at 08:30am, when you will be transferred from your hotel in Campbell River to the float plane base. Ensure to only take a small luggage as the floatplane is restricted to 11kgs per person, your remaining luggage will be securely stored until your return. At 09:30am you will depart on your float plane, a short flight to Knight Inlet Lodge where you will receive a brief orientation on what you will be doing during your trip. Following this embark on a small boat excursion into the estuary which will show you the area surrounding Knight Inlet. In the afternoon you will enjoy two excursions, an exciting bear viewing tour by boat (by boat in the spring and summer, and from late August to October on a viewing platform) and a sightseeing cruise of Knight Inlet. On each of these tours, you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide trained in the local wildlife and natural history of the area. The evening is set aside for you to relax in the lounge area and unwind from a long day of bear watching, whilst enjoying an interpretive presentation by one of the guides from your tours. Lunch and dinner included. Overnight Knight Inlet Lodge.

Day 11 Knight Inlet Lodge

Today will you enjoy the spectacular sightseeing of Grizzly Bears and other wildlife. You will also be given the opportunity to participate on an interpretative hike through the Kwalate River Valley, and also wildlife tracking. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight at Knight Inlet Lodge.

Day 12 Knight Inlet Lodge - Vancouver

In the morning after breakfast, you will have the opportunity for a final bear viewing boat excursion before your 10:00am return flight by float plane to Campbell River. Take a taxi to Campbell River Airport to catch your internal flight back to Vancouver. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the city life of Vancouver.

Day 13 Vancouver

Enjoy the wonders of Vancouver and its’ surrounding quaint neighbourhoods. There is ample of attractions and scenic walks to fulfil your day. Whether you take a water taxi around false creek to Granville Island or you dare yourself to walk across The Capilano Suspension Bridge. Vancouver has it all! Fancy a bite to eat? Take a trip to Gastown or harbourfront to try some of the amazing eateries. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 14 Fly from Vancouver to London

Enjoy any last minute shopping on Robson Street before your return. Independently transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your flight back home.

ESTA online application for entry to the USA

Important: All cruise passengers must complete the online Visa Waiver form by visiting https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov which is needed for entry into the US at a cost of $14 per person. You must complete an ESTA application at least 72 hours before flying. Any traveller who fails to complete an ESTA application at least 3 days before departure will almost certainly be refused entry into the country under new US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations. If you are even considering visiting the States, it's worth filling out an ESTA application now as they are valid for two years. Important: If you are refused entry because you do not hold the correct travel documents or have had your application for ESTA rejected - you will NOT be entitled to any form of refund or covered by your travel insurance policy.

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Dates

Selected departure dates between May and Sep 2017

Call for other departure airports

Please note prices and availability are subject to change

Services

 

GoldLeaf Service

SilverLeaf Service

Coach Style

Bi-level dome

Single-level dome

Window Style

Fully domed windows with panoramic views upstairs, private dining room on the lower level with large picture windows

Oversized domed windows

Included meals served onboard

Gourmet à la carte

Hot or cold breakfast options, Delicious hot entree lunch options

Gourmet Snacks 

Included

Included

Meal service style

Served in the dining room

Individual service at your seat

Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts

Three to Four, plus full culinary team

Three

Alcoholic beverages

Complimentary throughout journey

Complimentary throughout journey

Non-alcoholic beverages

Included

Included

Outdoor viewing area

Large open-air vestibule

Outdoor viewing between coaches

Luggage in Kamloops/ Quesnel

Delivered to your hotel

Delivered to your hotel

Full storytelling

Included

Included

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At a glance


13 nights, 14 days

  • Free drinks package available - call for details

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • Floatplane to Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Internal Flights Vancouver to Campbell River
  • Full board at Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Full board on board the ship
  • Bear watching excursions
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary

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Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

from only €3,720 per person

Tour Available in Reverse
Based on Gatwick Departure

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At a glance


13 nights, 14 days

  • Free drinks package available - call for details

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • International flights with Air Transat
  • Seat selection included
  • Floatplane to Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Internal Flights Vancouver to Campbell River
  • Full board at Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Full board on board the ship
  • Bear watching excursions
  • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully Protected

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

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