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Rockies Trail and Cruise to the Glaciers

Duration:18 days 17 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours Canada
Tour Activity:Nature and Landscapes
Tour Region:Pacific Region (includes Hawaii and Alaska), Canada

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Rockies Trail and Cruise to the Glaciers

Duration:18 days 17 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours Canada
Tour Activity:Nature and Landscapes
Tour Region: Pacific Region (includes Hawaii and Alaska), Canada

Tour Information

The Rockies Trail and Cruise to the Glaciers tour begins in Calgary and ends in Vancouver.

The majestic vistas, expansive protected parklands and western Canadian culture combines with an unforgettable Alaskan Cruise up the Inside Passage on a captivating 17-day coach and cruising tour. The relaxed lifestyle of the Alberta ranchlands give way to the national parks of the Rocky Mountains, teeming with wildlife amidst spectacular and unique geography. The high mountains of Whistler and the Coastal range are the gateway to the historic streets of Vancouver, followed by the ‘green city’ of Seattle. Boarding a comfortable, full service Celebrity Cruise (Infinity), sail north through the dramatic scenery of the Pacific Northwest coastline. With ports of call at several Alaskan destinations such as Ketchikan and Juneau, this cruise provides a true sampling of the wonders of Alaska.

Please view itinerary description below.
Tours and holidays in Usa - Arrival in Calgary

Day 1

Arrival in Calgary

Arrive at Calgary International Airport. Individual transfer to your centrally-located hotel. After a check-in the remainder of the day is free. The tour director will contact you in the late afternoon to give details on joining the tour. Explore the Old West at the Glenbow Museum or Fort Calgary on your own, browse through the Eau Claire Market, ride up the Calgary Tower for a great view and savour the great restaurants and dynamic nightlife. Overnight in Calgary.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Calgary to Banff National Park

Day 2

Calgary to Banff National Park

We begin the day with a city tour of Calgary. Leaving the city, we travel west on the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we approach Banff National Park, our first of several in the Canadian national parks system. We soon arrive in the charming resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff. Continental breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Banff National Park

Day 3

Banff National Park

Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. An optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. Alternatively you can take an optional gondola ride to spectacular Sulphur Mountain. Bring your camera! The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Overnight in Banff. American breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Banff National Park to Jasper National Park

Day 4

Banff National Park to Jasper National Park

Today’s journey through Banff and Jasper national parks promises to be a highlight of our Rockies Trail programme. Shortly after leaving Banff we visit the famous scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada. Afterwards, we travel north on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on an optional raft trip on the Athabasca River. Your experienced guide will point out the natural and human history as you raft through short rapids and stretches of calm waters. Overnight in Jasper. American breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Jasper National Park to Sun Peaks

Day 5

Jasper National Park to Sun Peaks

Before leaving Jasper National Park this morning, you can take part in an optional Spirit Island Cruise on Maligne Lake, the most picturesque and largest glacier-fed lake in the park. You may alternately take an optional motorcycle tour of Jasper, riding in the comfortable sidecar with an unmatched view of the forests and mountains. Then, we travel west along the Yellowhead Highway and into the heartland of British Columbia. Breathtaking, unspoiled vistas await visitors in every season of the year. The route takes us along the Thompson River through the picturesque Shuswap Highlands. Overnight in Sun Peaks. Buffet breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Sun Peaks to Whistler

Day 6

Sun Peaks to Whistler

We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when we drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. A journey along the Duffey Lake Road exposes new vistas at every turn. An optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over Garibaldi Park gives you an inspiring view of a natural preserve of volcanic peaks, alpine lakes and meadows. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Whistler. American breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Whistler to Victoria

Day 7

Whistler to Victoria

The Sea-to-Sky Highway leads us south through spectacular coastal scenery today. From Horseshoe Bay, we cruise by ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and continue by coach to Victoria, British Columbia's capital city. Arriving in Victoria, we embark on a city tour of this former British enclave. Overnight in Victoria. American breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Victoria

Day 8

Victoria

Proud of her maritime heritage, Victoria has retained a quaint, colonial demeanour evident in the many 19th century landmarks throughout the city. Today we treat ourselves to a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Time will be allocated here for browsing through the regal gardens. You can take part in an optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Olympic Mountains in the distance. You can also go on an optional Whalewatching Excursion aboard a Zodiac or a regular vessel. Watch for the magnificent orcas and the abundance of marine wildlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city’s delights. Overnight in Victoria. Continental breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Victoria to Vancouver

Day 9

Victoria to Vancouver

We continue through the resort region of the Gulf Islands to the oceanside city of Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, we enjoy an interesting tour of the city, including Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, and much more. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration or simple relaxation. This evening features our farewell dinner party at the Vancouver Aquarium. Overnight in Vancouver. Continental breakfast and dinner included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Vancouver

Day 10

Vancouver

Today is yours at leisure in Vancouver to explore the sights and delights of the city. You may choose to take an optional zodiac and seaplane tour of Inner Harbour, followed by a dinner at a trendy Vancouver restaurant. Alternately, you may choose an optional tour of Grouse Mountain, and the magnificent Capilano Suspension bridge and parklands. Overnight in Vancouver. Continental breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Vancouver / Alaskan Cruise

Day 11

Vancouver / Alaskan Cruise

Today you check out of your hotel and are transferred to the Vancouver cruise terminal where you board the Celebrity Infinity and are welcomed by the crew who will be your hosts for the next 7 nights. Familiarize yourself with amenities of the ship and watch the sun set over the water from the wide decks of this magnificent craft. Overnight on board the Celebrity Infinity. The ship weighs anchor and sets sail this afternoon for one of the most famously beautiful passages in all the world. Continental breakfast included and dinner included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Inside Passage

Day 12

Inside Passage

Enjoy the fantastic scenery as we continue to cruise through the inside passage. Just beyond the deck rails, the gems of Alaska are laid open in a spellbinding vista, including rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks. Along the way it is common to view whales and sea lions at play along the coastlines as well as a near countless assortment of marine bird life. Overnight on board the Celebrity Infinity. Full board included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Icy Point Strait

Day 13

Icy Point Strait

Eighty kilometers west of Juneau and at the mouth of Glacier Bay, lies historic Icy Strait Point. Travelers have the unique opportunity to experience Tlingit culture, superior wildlife viewing opportunities and years of Alaskan history on optional excursions offered by Celebrity Cruises. Watch the sun set against the dramatic landscape as the ship anchors off the point for the night. Overnight on board the Celebrity Infinity. Full board included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Hubbard Glacier

Day 14

Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is the one glacier in the world that does not move at a glacial pace. In 1986, Hubbard Glacier - the largest tidewater glacier on the North American continent - moved an average of just under 2 metres per hour. Keep a watchful eye as the ship sails through the Yakutat Bay as you geological history unfolds before you. Overnight on board the Celebrity Infinity. Full board included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Port of Juneau

Day 15

Port of Juneau

Where the legacy of the tin pan prospector meets eco-adventure tourism of tomorrow would be a good way to describe the charms of Alaska's capital city. Here the pioneering spirit lives on in an interesting mix of cosmopolitan chic and frontier ruggedness. There are may places to visit in port including Alaska State Museum and its exquisite collection of Russian Orthodox and Gold Rush relics, or take advantage of optional excursions offered by Celebrity Cruises. Overnight on board the Celebrity Infinity. Full board included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Port of Ketchikan

Day 16

Port of Ketchikan

Today you cruise down the coast to arrive in the town of Ketchikan - the ancestral home of the Tlingit tribe. This community with strong ties to its aboriginal past is also the departure point for Celebrity Cruise’s optional seaplane excursions into the Misty Fjords National Monument and its 8,900 sq kilometres of pristine wilderness. Ketchikan also boasts the world's largest collection of totem poles you can individual explore, or visit the Saxman Native Village, Totem Bight and Totem Heritage Center. Overnight on board the Celebrity Infinity. Full board included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Inside Passage

Day 17

Inside Passage

Today the ship slowly retraces its voyage along the Alaskan and British Columba coastlines. Watch how the landscape slowly and subtly changes as you descend into the more southern and warmer climate of the Pacific Northwest temperate area. Overnight on board the Celebrity Infinity. Full board included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - End of Tour

Day 18

End of Tour

Early this morning you arrive in the port of Vancouver and disembark the Celebrity Infinity. You transfer individually to Vancouver’s International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. Breakfast included.

Prices, Dates and Conditions

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The final price you will pay for this tour is that displayed in CAD. Prices converted in other currencies are for guidance purposes only and are approximate.

DEPARTURES 2017 PRICE FROM
(INSIDE CABIN)
PRICE FROM
(OCEAN
 VIEW)
PRICE FROM
(BALCONY)
JUNE 15 4032 4603 5402
JULY 20 4104 4603 5736
AUG 24 3862 4238 4969

YOUR ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR INCLUDES
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS
- Calgary city tour
- Banff and Lake Louise region tour
- Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
- Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island
- Victoria city tour
- Admission to Butchart Gardens
- Vancouver city tour

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
- 10 breakfasts
- 1 dinner
- Full board Days 11-18 starting with dinner on Day 11 and ending with breakfast on Day 18

TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS
- Transfer from hotel to Cruise Terminal on Day 11
- 7 night return cruise from Vancouver to Alaska, on board Celebrity Cruise Line.
Cruise accommodation
The Celebrity Infinity cruise ship featured in the Rockies Trail and Cruise to the Glaciers programme offers 3 cabin types: inside cabin, outside cabin and balcony. The balcony and outside cabins have an either a window or sliding glass door. The inside cabin does not have a window.
- All cabins feature: Two lower beds convertible to queen, approximately 16.25 sq metres, complimentary 24-hour room service, Dual voltage 110/220 AC, Four pillows in every stateroom, complimentary use of bathrobes, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, bathroom accessories & hair dryer, complimentary beach towel service, plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe, laundry service*, 23” LCD-HD Interactive television system to view & select shore excursions, order room service & watch movies*, luggage delivery, individual safe, direct-dial telephone, thermostatcontrolled air-conditioning, mini-bar*. *at additional charge.
In addition to these features, the individual categories feature:
- Balcony: Balcony (3.9 sq metres), Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, Sitting area, some with sofa bed
- Outside Cabin: Window

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1 Calgary Delta Calgary Downtown
2-3 Banff Mount Royal Hotel or Banff Aspen Lodge or Banff International Hotel
4 Jasper The Crimson or Chateau Jasper or Lobstick Lodge or Marmot Lodge or Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites
5 Sun Peaks Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
6 Whistler Delta Whistler Village Suites
7-8 Victoria Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina
9-10 Vancouver Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
11-17 Inside Passage cruise On board the Celebrity Infinity

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: Calgary, Delta Calgary Downtown
POST: Vancouver, Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
- Banff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours - Three Sisters Peak Tour
- Banff Helicopter Sightseeing Tours - Mount Assiniboine
- Banff Gondola Ride
- Jasper Raft Tour
- Jasper Maligne Lake Cruise
- Jasper Sidecar Motorcycle Tours
- Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours - Spectacular Glacier Tour
- Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours - Ultimate Glacier Tour
- Victoria Floatplane Sightseeing Tour
- Victoria Whalewatching Cruise by covered boat
- Victoria Whalewatching Cruise by Zodiac
- Vancouver Taste of the West Coast - Sightseeing Tour of Howe Sound by Zodiac and seaplane and dinner
- Vancouver Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
- There are additional excursions available while on the Alaskan cruise portion of the tour. Celebrity Cruises offers daily port-of-call excursions, bookable and payable on-site. Cruise directors will have a list of available excursions and pricing.