Canada & Optional Alaskan Cruise
Thompson Travel Holidays
24 Sep - Vancouver Arrival for ground tour/disembark ship
For those who are travelling for the ground tour, you will depart Dublin and arrive in Vancouver at approximately 6pm. Transfer to hotel and join those who disembark the cruise at the hotel for dinner and overnight.
25 Sep - Vancouver Day Trip
Today we take a city tour of Vancouver, or the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ as its known. During your tour, you will explore Chinatown, Gastown Canada Place and Granville Island Market. We then visit Stanley Park, a beautiful 1000-acre park at the edge of the city's downtown core. Followed by lunch and the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.
This evening we will be dining at Vancouver’s Steamworks restaurant that gets its name from the famous Gastown steam line that runs through the premises. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
26/27 Sep - Join Rocky Mountaineer
This morning join the Rocky Mountaineer in Vancouver and journey towards Kamloops. Enjoy fantastic scenery with meals on board and enjoy some of the local guides share their knowledge of the surrounding areas. Overnight at Kamloops. Enjoy your second day onboard the Rocky Mountaineer arriving in Jasper early evening. Overnight in Jasper.
28 Sep - Jasper
We begin today with an orientation tour of Jasper then we head off to the majestic Lake Maligne which is the second-largest glacier-fed lake in the world to enjoy a scenic cruise. Make sure to bring your camera: it’s one of the most photogenic places in Jasper National Park!. Followed by lunch at your leisure. Then it’s off to Maligne Canyon where you can walk along the self-guided trail across the gorge to enjoy spectacular views. Free time is provided this afternoon to discover the area at your own pace. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
29 Sep - Jasper
Free day in Jasper. Dinner at leisure.
30 Sep - Depart Jasper for Banff
After breakfast we make our way to Athabasca Falls on route to discover the power of nature with the included Snow coach Adventure excursion – the must-do experience in the Canadian Rockies. At the heart of the incredible Icefields Parkway is one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world.
A scenic stop at Lake Louise famous for its turquoise lakes, the Victoria Glacier and soaring mountain backdrop. Surrounded by a lifetime’s worth of jaw-dropping sights and adventures, Lake Louise is a rare place that must be experienced to be believed. Overnight in Banff. Dinner at leisure.
01 Oct - Banff
Free day in Banff. This evening we will be dining at Wild Bill’s Saloon located in the centre of downtown Banff, Wild Bills Legendary Saloon is a longstanding institution serving heart-warming, western hospitality and the best BBQ and country comfort food in Banff. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
02 Oct - Depart Bannf for Calgary
Enjoy the fantastic scenery on route. This morning we depart Banff for our homeward journey towards Calgary enjoying some stops and scenery on route before flying on our overnight flight to Dublin via Toronto.
O3 Oct - Arrival in Dublin airport
What is included:-
- Return flights
- 23kgs of luggage per person plus 1 piece of hand luggage
- Tour escorted by Sharon Thompson
- Local guide throughout
- Fully air-conditioned coach
- Entrance fees where mentioned in itinerary
- Bed & breakfast and 3 evening meals
- Overnights at hotel (all hotels are 3* or 3* superior)
- Items of a personal nature
- Personal Insurance
- Tips & gratuities (£75pp for local guide and coach driver – this will be paid at final balance) – tips & gratuities included on cruise
Non-refundable deposit £500
2nd Payment £1500 due by 30 October 2022
3rd Payment £500 due by 31 25 February 2023
Balance due by due by 30 June 2023
You may make payment directly to our bank account Sort Code: 90 23 54 Account No: 64837731
Tour Reference: Rockies23 followed by your surname
We accept most major credit cards
- A USA visa/esta is required if taking the cruise as you are entering USA waters.
- A Canadian esta is required for entry to Canada
- Covid rules apply but may change
- Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after your date of return.
- Please ensure you have adequate insurance for your trip – ask our staff for a quote
OPTIONAL ALASKA HUBBARD GLACIER CRUISE
Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Eclipse
There will be an opportunity at the end of the land trip to take an Alaskan Cruise. It can seem like a lot to add this to the tour, but it is best experienced when you have already taken the longer flight to Western Canada. In the past, many have regretted not adding it so we make it optional on our tours so you can choose. When you are that far away, that part of the world is complete on one trip! This part of the trip is independent of a guide as you will have the service of Celebrity cruises onboard. A transfer back to the airport is included (you can combine this with the extension to Toronto & Niagara Falls or additional nights in Vancouver)
Includes all inclusive cruise, Surf WiFi package port charges and taxes and cruise gratuities
17 Sept 2023 - Board in Vancouver to depart at 4.30pm
18 Sept 2023 - Cruise the Inside Passage
19 Sept 2023 - Dock in Sitka from 11am to 8.30pm
20 Sept 2023 - Cruise the Hubbard Glacier
21 Sept 2023 - Dock in Juneau from 7.30am to 8pm
22 Sept 2023 - Dock in Ketchikan from 2pm to 8.30pm
23 Sept 2023 - Cruise the Inside Passage
24 Sept 2023 - Arrive back in Vancouver early morning to disembark.
Additional Prices To Add Cruise
Interior £1195pp sharing (£1690 single)
Oceanview £1269pp (£1995 single)
Balcony £1570pp (£2365 single)