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canada
& alaska

This 25 day fully escorted group tour showcases the magnificent landscapes, quaint interesting towns and exquisite wildlife of both Canada & Alaska.

Special inclusion: Fiona Ayers will be professionally photographing this dream holiday and capturing all your holiday highlights on an included DVD.

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1, 21 May:

Depart Brisbane
Arrive Los Angeles

10am early check-in at hotel.

Free day to explore Los Angeles or rest & recover. B.

Optional: Excursion to Santa Monica for shopping and lunch

Hilton Los Angeles Airport - 1 night

Day 2, 22 May:

Los Angeles - Calgary

Welcome to Calgary!

Your Tour Director will be at Calgary Airport to meet you.

Day at Leisure then after a rest please join your Tour Director at 7.30pm for a Welcome Drink.

Westin Calgary - 2 nights

Day 3, 23 May:

Calgary

A morning tour of Calgary with a visit to the Calgary Winter Olympic Grounds. Afternoon to rest or explore Calgary on your own. B.

 
 
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Special Accommodation: Your Lake Louise hotel is the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Situated in one of the world's most breathtaking settings, it evokes a sense of timeless beauty, warmth, intimacy, comfort, and Old World charm. The resort affords incredible opportunities for sightseeing, recreation, photography, shopping, and dining.

 
 

Day 4, 24 May:

Lake Louise

You will be transferred to Lake Louise. Enjoy a leisurely included Lake Louise GUIDED WALK along the lake and hear about the area's first settlers, some of the unique characters, and the history of this incredible setting. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy a canoe excursion, stroll along the lake, or just relax at this historic Canadian resort. Tonight enjoy a Special Dinner at the Chateau Lake Louise. B, D.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - 1 night

Day 5, 25 May:

Columbia Icefield - Jasper

North on Icefields Parkway to savour stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glaciers. We'll stop at Peyto Lake, considered the best view in Canada and among the best in the world. Next, a trip highlight: the Columbia Icefield for a memorable included ride on an ICE EXPLORER. Stand on 304 metres (1,000 feet) of ice and come face to face with the glaciers that feed into a Continental Divide. On to JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Tonight a Special Dinner at Jasper Park Lodge. B, D.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - 2 nights

 
 

Special Accommodation: Your hotel in Jasper is the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Set deep in the Canadian Rockies, the lodge's rugged elegance makes it the embodiment of peace, tranquility, and natural beauty. With one of the world's finest golf courses, spectacular outdoor opportunities, gracious hospitality, and fine cuisine, Jasper Park Lodge is the ideal holiday spot.

 
 

Day 6, 26 May:

Jasper - excursion to Maligne Lake 

This morning, CRUISE on Maligne Lake. The balance of the day is at leisure, so enjoy your resort. Hollywood greats like Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, and Bing Crosby were known to play a round of golf on this scenic course - and you can, too. Treat yourself to a spa treatment, or stroll the streets of Jasper with its array of specialty stores. B.

Optional Tour: Jasper Wildlife River Float Trip $79pp

Day 7, 27 May:

Jasper - Yoho National Park - Banff

This morning we stop at the thundering Athabasca Falls before continuing our sightseeing with visits to Banff and Yoho National Park. See the Natural Bridge spanning Kicking Horse River and Emerald Lake. Arrive in Banff, with the balance of the day at leisure. B.

Banff Springs Hotel - 2 nights

 
 
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Special Accommodation: Your Banff hotel is the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Few hotels in the world rival its majesty, hospitality, and scenery - a symbol of the Canadian Rockies for more than a century. The hotel offers stunning vistas, championship golf courses, a world-class European-style spa, and luxurious comfort in a pristine wilderness.

 
 

Day 8, 28 May:

Banff

Enjoy sightseeing with a ride on the Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain. Afterward, a scenic drive around Tunnel Mountain - watch for animals like elk and deer and unique landscape features like the Hoodoos and Bow River. Later, take advantage of an optional helicopter flight-seeing trip with dramatic aerial views of the Rocky Mountains and Banff or stroll the town's colourful streets. Afternoon at leisure. B, D.

Inclusion: This afternoon we have a private cocktail party with a Candian Mountie. This will be followed by a special group dinner.

Day 9, 29 May:

Banff - Kamloops on board the Rocky Mountaineer

This morning, board the Rocky Mountaineer and travel over the Continental Divide and along the Kicking Horse River. Westward to Shushwap Lake with its thousand kilometres of shoreline, then overnight in Kamloops. Tonight, enjoy free time in Kamloops. B, L.

Rocky Mountaineer - 1 night

Day 10, 30 May:

Kamloops - Vancouver on board the Rocky Mountaineer

Back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, your journey passes through the fertile Thompson Valley and the Fraser Canyon. This afternoon arrive in Vancouver where you'll be transferred to hotel. B, L.

Fairmont Downtown - 3 nights

 
 
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Rocky Mountaineer

Travel on-board Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the BC Interior. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lake shores and across the ranch lands of the Interior.

 
 

Day 11, 31 May:

Vancouver

This morning, we have an included morning tour of Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. The remainder of the day is free to explore Vancouver's many attractions at your leisure. B.

Optional tour: Flyover Canada IMAX
Optional tour:
Vancouver sunset dinner cruise 6pm

Day 12, 1 June:

Vancouver

A free day to explore Vancouver on your own or maybe do some shopping. B.

Inclusion: Special Dream Maker Travel Vancouver 3 x course dinner

Day 13, 2 June:

Vancouver

Morning at Leisure. B.

Optional tour: Day at Grouse Mountain 10am

Transfer to the Cruise Terminal for your Celebrity Infinity Cruise 12pm

 

Celebrity Eclipse - 7 day Alaska cruise

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Day 14, 2 June:

Vancouver, BC

Depart 4:30pm

Day 15, 3 June:

Inside Passage (cruising)

Day 16, 4 June:

Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Day 17, 5 June:

Hubbard Glacier (cruising)

 

Day 18, 6 June:

Juneau, Alaska

Day 19, 7 June:

Ketchikan, Alaska

Day 20, 8 June:

Inside Passage (cruising)

Day 21, 9 June:

Vancouver, BC

Please note: itineraries may change as conditions warrant

 

Day 22, 10 June:

Vancouver - Victoria

After disembarking our ship, we’ll continue by coach transfer to the ferry terminal, where we will board a BC Ferry for a picturesque cruise to Vancouver Island and the charming, very British "Garden City" of Victoria. We will arrive in Victoria at approx. 3.00pm. B.

Delta Ocean Point Resort & Spa - 3 nights

Day 23, 11 June:

Victoria

A free day to explore the beautiful Victoria on your own. B.

Optional: Whale watching cruise 6pm

Day 24, 12 June:

Victoria

This morning some free time to explore & relax in this beautiful City. B, D.

Inclusion: Visit and tour the world-famous Butchart Gardens at 3pm
This estate offers more than 700 varieties of flowers on 55 acres and includes Italian, Japanese, and English-style gardens.

Inclusion: Attend a Dream Maker farewell celebration dinner at the original Butchart family residence

 
 

Day 25, 12 June:

Victoria - Vancouver

After breakfast we will start our journey home. B.

9.30am group transfer by coach & ferry to Vancouver Airport

Vancouver - Los Angeles

14 June:

Arrive in Brisbane

 
 

Talk to Hilary or Holly today about your Canada & Alaska fully escorted tour