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Western Canada and The Inside Passage

Duration:16 days 15 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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Western Canada and The Inside Passage

Duration:16 days 15 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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The Western Canada and The Inside Passage tour begins in Calgary and ends in Vancouver.

The shared history of western Canada and Alaska is as intertwined and connected as their geographies, yet they endure and thrive as distinctive and unique cultures and destinations. Discover the iconic Rocky Mountain vistas of Banff, the stark beauty of the British Columbia interior and the magnificently developed Whistler village and metropolis of Vancouver. Board a fabulous cruising vessel and depart for the Alaskan wilds along the stunning Inside Passage. Watch the massive cliffs of ice move and shear off the Hubbard Glacier and explore the culturally rich communities of Juneau and Ketchikan. Arrive back in the welcome waters of Vancouver with a wealth of memories and a greater appreciation of the people and landscapes of western North America.

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Tours and holidays in Usa - Arrival in Calgary

Day 1

Arrival in Calgary

Arrive at Calgary’s International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. After an individual check-in, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets of this dynamic city, famous for its annual Stampede. The tour director will contact you in the late afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Calgary to Banff National Park / Canmore

Day 2

Calgary to Banff National Park / Canmore

This morning we set out to meet fellow travellers at breakfast before we tour the sights of Calgary. We admire such modern and historic landmarks as the Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary and the skyscrapers of the commercial district. Leaving Calgary behind we set our sights on the Rocky Mountains, which can already be seen, far off in the distance. Experience the majesty of the mountains as we first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park. We tour the region around Banff amidst snow-capped peaks, sparkling glaciers and emerald green lakes and see landmark Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain. Overnight in Canmore. Full Canadian breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Canmore / Banff National Park

Day 3

Canmore / Banff National Park

The entire day is at leisure to tour Banff and browse through the many boutiques and specialty shops along Banff Avenue. An optional full-day tour is offered to the Columbia Icefield. The tour starts with a visit to Lake Louise, followed by a scenic drive to the world famous Icefields Parkway. At the spectacular Columbia Icefield we board an Ice Explorer vehicle that will take us onto the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier for an incredible and unique sightseeing experience. Alternately, you may also take an optional 12-minute helicopter sightseeing tour of the Spray Lakes and Spray Valley. The flight path takes you over the forested slopes of Mount Buller, offering a dramatic view of the shale patterns and rocky outcroppings of the surrounding mountains of the Goat Range. Overnight in Canmore. Continental breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Canmore to Kamloops

Day 4

Canmore to Kamloops

Our drive today is on the famed Trans-Canada Highway, following a route charted by the railroad engineers and fur traders of the mid 1800s. We continue our tour of the Canadian parks system as we cross the jagged Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia’s Yoho National Park. From the highway, we are treated to a dazzling display of vast icefields, deep canyons, dense forests and glacier-fed streams. One awe-inspiring landscape follows another en route to Glacier National Park. We continue through the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges to the rugged interior town of Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Continental breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Kamloops to Whistler

Day 5

Kamloops to Whistler

We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when we drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. 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. Continental breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Whistler to Vancouver

Day 6

Whistler to Vancouver

We drive south along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway through a dramatic landscape of jagged fjords and glaciated mountain peaks. We leave the countryside behind and explore the metropolis of Vancouver on a sightseeing tour. Highlights include Stanley Park, Prospect Point, English Bay, historic Gastown, bustling Chinatown and much more. The afternoon is free to discover more of this coastal gem. Overnight in Vancouver. Continental breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Vancouver

Day 7

Vancouver

The Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains form the backdrop to your day at leisure in Vancouver. You might want to do some shopping down on Robson Street, relax in Vancouver’s playground Stanley Park or stroll through the markets of Granville Island. You can also go on an optional full-day tour to Victoria, the charming provincial capital that is proud of her maritime heritage. Before taking the ferry back to Vancouver, you will visit Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Overnight in Vancouver. Full Canadian breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Vancouver

Day 8

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, including admission to the magnificent Capilano Suspension bridge and parklands. Overnight in Vancouver. Continental breakfast included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Vancouver / Alaskan Cruise

Day 9

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 10

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 11

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 12

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 13

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 Century. Full board included.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Port of Ketchikan

Day 14

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 15

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 16

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
(OUTSIDE CABIN)
PRICE FROM
(BALCONY)
JUNE 3 3177 3532 4299
JUNE 17 3099 3681 4480
JULY 15 3177 3681 4285
JULY 29 3177 3795 4285
AUG 12 3007 3532 4773
AUG 26 2935 3311 4047
SEP 2 2785 3197 3913

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
- Banff sightseeing tour
- Calgary sightseeing tour
- Vancouver sightseeing tour

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
- 8 breakfasts Days 2 to 9
- Full board Days 9 to 16 starting with dinner on Day 9 and ending with breakfast on Day 16

TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS
- Assisted transfer from hotel to cruise terminal on Day 9
- 7 night / 8 day cruise from Vancouver to the Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Cruise accommodation
The Celebrity Infinity cruise ship featured in the Western Canada and the Inside Passage 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, thermostat controlled 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 Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre
2-3 Banff National Park/Canmore Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre
4 Kamloops Ramada Kamloops
5 Whistler Whistler Village Inn & Suites or Holiday Inn Whistler
6-8 Vancouver Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre
9-15 Alaskan cruise On board the Celebrity Infinity

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: Calgary, Sandman Hotel City Centre Calgary
POST: Vancouver, Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

IMPORTANT NOTE
This tour crosses the U.S./Canada border. Passengers should obtain relevant visas for both nations prior to travel where necessary.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
- Banff - Columbia Icefields Excursion including Ice Explorer ride
- Banff Helicopter Sightseeing - Three Sisters Peak Tour
- Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours - Spectacular Glacier Tour
- Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours - Ultimate Glacier Tour
- Vancouver - Victoria Excursion including coach/ferry transfers and visit to Butchart Gardens
- Vancouver - Taste of the West Coast - Sightseeing Tour of Howe Sound by zodiac and seaplane and dinner
- Vancouver - Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge 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