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HEART OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES - CALGARY STAMPEDE WITH ALASKA CRUISE EXTENSION (INSIDE CABIN) - 2017

Tour Code - 8555 19 days - CALGARY to VANCOUVER $4551 AUD
After a visit to Fort Calgary, head west through the foothills of the Canadian Rockies into Banff National Park, where you'll spend two overnights at a popular year-round resort. Journey northward where a day of scenic grandeur is in store, including stops in Lake Louise and Columbia Icefield. Motorcoach through two mountain passes before arriving in Jasper National Park for the evening. Stop in Mount Robson and visit Kamloops before leaving British Columbia's majestic mountain range toward the rugged Pacific coastline. Perhaps a whale-watching cruise in Victoria would round out this spectacular holiday. Extend your holiday with a cruise along Alaska's Inside Passage.

Special departure: includes all activities on our regular departures with two additional days in Calgary plus Calgary Stampede 2-day admission

Standard Features

Destinations

  • CALGARY STAMPEDE.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    In Calgary, Victoria, and Vancouver; Daily passes to the Stampede Ground, Rodeo admission, Chuckwagon Races, Grandstand Show, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), Butchart Gardens, and Stanley Park.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Mount Robson, Fraser River, Thompson River with spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains, British Columbia's Coast Mountain Range, Strait of Georgia, and the Gulf Islands.
  • GUIDES
    Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while cruising on Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam (INSIDE CABIN); private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS
    Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
10
6
7

3 breakfasts (B)
On Holland America- 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D).

Day by Day

  1. CALGARY.
    Welcome to Calgary! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

  2. CALGARY STAMPEDE GROUNDS.
    Welcome to Calgary and "The Greatest Show on Earth." Dressed in your best Cowboy fashion from belt buckles, boots to chaps, explore the Calgary Stampede grounds at your leisure with your included admission. Step through the gates of Stampede Park into a world of wonder, fun, and "Wild West" excitement. Walk back in time through an authentic Indian Village or stroll the streets of a recreated frontier town. Enjoy a wide variety of exciting talent at the many entertainment stages, and then maybe head into the dazzling array of international exhibits and displays of Western art. This evening, watch the heart-stopping chuck wagon races in an all-out dash for the finish line, an amazing contest of nerves and horsepower. You'll be out of your seats cheering on your favourite driver during each heat. Afterward, get ready for an outdoor stage show featuring hundreds of singers, dancers, and musicians in a lavishly produced and choreographed musical variety spectacular. (B)

  3. CALGARY STAMPEDE GROUNDS AND RODEO.
    Fuel up for the day's activities by visiting Fluor Rope Square at Olympic Plaza for a pancake breakfast. Return to the Stampede grounds this morning to see anything you missed yesterday, and cheer on your favourite rodeo contenders. If you haven't already, get suited with a cowboy hat, threads and boots at one of the many stalls before heading to the Grandstand for the Calgary Stampede Rodeo this afternoon. See the best of the best as they saddle up for world-class rodeo action. Top professionals take on the West's wildest horses. You'll also enjoy rodeo's most famed event-bull riding! You will be in awe of the talent as you sit on the edge of your seat. Make the most of your time here and discover Canada's country core. With square dancing, mock gun fights, country bands, bars, restaurants and livestock, there is loads to see. (B)

  4. CALGARY-BANFF NATIONAL PARK.
    The discovery of oil converted this ranching town into a sophisticated city. It is also home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede. Tour many of the city's attractions, including Canada Olympic Park, and the Saddledome. Motor west through the foothills and into BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Join the optional excursion to Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views of Banff's spectacular scenery. (B)

  5. BANFF NATIONAL PARK.
    Banff is one of Canada's favourite year-round resorts, with summer activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing. With a free day, your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

  6. BANFF NATIONAL PARK-LAKE LOUISE-COLUMBIA ICEFIELD-JASPER NATIONAL PARK.
    Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. First stop is Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surroundings. Up next is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice that is 365-metres (1,200-feet) thick. Next, journey north into JASPER NATIONAL PARK, where precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach scales two mountain passes. Later, your Tour Director suggests an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.

  7. JASPER NATIONAL PARK.
    Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer-from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

  8. JASPER NATIONAL PARK-MOUNT ROBSON-KAMLOOPS.
    Depart Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Yellowhead Highway continues south along the mighty Thompson River, with spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops.

  9. KAMLOOPS-FERRY CROSSING-VICTORIA.
    As you travel through British Columbia's Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline, the vegetation changes from desert landscape to lush alpine forests. Board your ferry for the spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Thunderbird Park, and world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS. This evening, consider a stroll along the lively Waterfront Promenade.

  10. VICTORIA.
    Today is a free day for independent sightseeing. Your Tour Director will have ideas to enhance your enjoyment of this most British of Canadian cities. Take an optional whale-watching cruise and seek out pods of killer whales. A suggestion for this evening is an optional historic walk followed by dinner in Chinatown.

  11. VICTORIA-FERRY CROSSING-VANCOUVER.
    This morning, set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its climate. In Vancouver, city sightseeing includes STANLEY PARK, Gastown, Chinatown, and other famous landmarks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Robson Street and experience British Columbia's premier shopping and entertainment location.

  12. VANCOUVER (EMBARKATION).
    Embark your cruise ship. (D)

  13. SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE.
    One of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers. (B,L,D)

  14. JUNEAU.
    Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier. (B,L,D)

  15. SKAGWAY.
    Step back in time as you stroll along wooden boardwalks, visit the Red Onion Saloon, explore Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, or ride the antique White Pass & Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway. (B,L,D)

  16. SCENIC CRUISING: GLACIER BAY.
    This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and "calve" into the sea. (B,L,D)

  17. KETCHIKAN.
    Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed "Salmon Capital of the World" boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street. (B,L,D)

  18. SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE.
    Cruise through the awe-inspiring scenery of the Inside Passage. Keep your cameras ready for spouting whales, soaring eagles, and other wildlife. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and onboard entertainment. (B,L,D)

  19. VANCOUVER (DISEMBARKATION).
    Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule flights after Noon. (B)

Prev Year Available 2017 Tours Next Year
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
08 Jul 2017 26 Jul 2017 $4551 AUD $7164 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Twin Price
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Triple Price
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PRE CALGARY 17 Jul 2017 31 Dec 2017 $275 AUD $100 AUD $73 AUD
PRE CALGARY 06 Jul 2017 16 Jul 2017 $365 AUD $190 AUD $133 AUD
PRE CALGARY 16 Jun 2017 05 Jul 2017 $187 AUD $100 AUD $73 AUD
PRE CALGARY 12 Jun 2017 15 Jun 2017 $365 AUD $190 AUD $133 AUD
PRE CALGARY 01 Jan 2017 11 Jun 2017 $187 AUD $100 AUD $73 AUD
POST VANCOUVER 01 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 $169 AUD $91 AUD $70 AUD
POST VANCOUVER 01 Jun 2017 30 Sep 2017 $211 AUD $112 AUD $83 AUD
POST VANCOUVER 01 May 2017 31 May 2017 $169 AUD $91 AUD $70 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
INCLUDED Port Charges $592 AUD
OPTIONAL Gratuity $172 AUD

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