The Wilderness of Canada & Alaska

from 

AU$3,555

per person
 
Duration: 10 Nights
Destination: Alaska
Region: North America
Deal Code: PAMLY68

 

 

Description

Soak up the scenic city, Vancouver before exploring the scenic Inside Passage. Dine on freshly caught fish in Juneau. Encounter Skagway's Gold Rush history. And spend a day cruising incomparable Glacier Bay National Park. Not to mention the abundance of wildlife throughout your journey.

Your Fly, Stay & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $1,000 Air credit per person
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Vancouver
  • North Shore Peak & Canyon Tour
  • 7 Day return cruise from Vancouver to Alaska onboard the Zuirderdam
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Port charges & prepaid gratuities onboard your cruises

***Rate is based on twin share for travel 5 – 15 June 2022. Alternative dates available, a surcharge may apply.***

Date

Destination

Arrive

Depart

08JUN22

Vancouver

 

4:30pm

09JUN22

Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage

 

 

10JUN22

Tracy Arm Inlet Cruising

 

 

10JUN22

Juneau

1pm

10pm

11JUN22

Skagway

7am

9pm

12JUN22

Glacier Bay

7am

4pm

13JUN22

Ketchikan

10am

6pm

14JUN22

Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage

 

 

15JUN22

Vancouver

7am

 

 

North Shore Peak & Canyon Tour
Cross the Lions Gate Bridge and into the temperate rainforest of Vancouver’s North Shore. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, home to one of the world’s longest suspension footbridges, as well as suspended walkways throughout the forest canopy, and Cliffwalk, a path cantilevered to the granite cliff-side. Step aboard the famous Grouse Mountain Skyride that travels one aerial mile to the Peak Chalet for seasonal entertainment including live performances, chairlifts, exhibits and the Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for two orphaned grizzly bears. Visit the Trading Post, one of the best gift shops in Vancouver and see First Nations totem poles.

Vancouver
Once a trading post and a rough-and-tumble sawmilling settlement, today modern Vancouver, Canada is many things. This city is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts looking for active things to do in Vancouver an ethnically diverse metropolis. Hemmed in by mountains and sea, Vancouver seduces visitors with its combination of urban sophistication and laid-back attitude against a backdrop of glass towers and modern sights and plentiful green spaces.

The Inside Passage
Alaska’s Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that wind through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperate rain forests along the rugged coast of Southeast Alaska. Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes, from Misty Fjords National Monument to famed Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife, with humpback whales and orca plying the bountiful waters alongside the ships, bald eagles soaring overhead and brown bears lumbering on the shoreline.

Tracy Arm Inlet
Steep cliffs and glacier-covered mountains flank this fjord, fringed by the largest intact coastal temperate rain forest in the United States. Old-growth trees colonized Tracy Arm's mouth long ago as the Ice Age retreated. But further up the sinuous 48-kilometer waterway, its icy grip lingers a little. There, the twin Sawyer Glaciers flow from the peaks down to the sea, sloughing off stories-high chunks of water frozen decades or even centuries before. Tracy Arm is part of the 5.7 million acres of pure wilderness. Visitors often see bears, whales and mountain goats roaming across various corners of this pristine area—not to mention chubby baby seals resting on the ice floes.

Juneau
Visit the most remote, most beautiful and strangest state capital in the United States. Surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, visitors seeking things to do in Juneau indoors and outdoors can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capitol building all in one day. You can hike up Mount Roberts to chance upon wild deer and bald eagles. Most sightseeing and whale-watching tours head north to Auke Bay—bring a good pair of binoculars to get the best view of these majestic and surprisingly graceful creatures. If you prefer land mammals, catch a floatplane to a nearby wildlife reserve such as Chichagof or Admiralty Island to spy some bears lolling around.

Skagway
At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons and guesthouses. As the gold rush faded into the 1900s, so did Skagway—but today it has been reinvigorated as a gateway for a new kind of visitor: those looking to explore Alaska’s colorful history, pristine wildlife and unrivaled natural beauty.

At every turn, you’ll find yourself immersed in gold rush lore, from the infamous Red Onion Saloon that still keeps a pistol that Wyatt Earp left behind en route to the Klondike, to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, a classic narrow-gauge railway that traverses rugged mountains and passes cascading waterfalls and towering glaciers as it connects Skagway to Whitehorse deep in the Yukon. Known as the "Garden City of Alaska," Skagway is filled with beauty and nature. Much of the town has been preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, where rangers offer free walking tours around the historic district. You’ll also find a vibrant local community, home to a rich collection of local galleries, curio shops and restaurants serving seafood plucked fresh from nearby waters.

Glacier Bay
Close your eyes and take in the sounds—the creaks and groans of “living” ice, the shrill cries of gulls and soaring eagles, the splash of a breaching humpback whale. Frosted peaks towering over mossy forests, wide tidewater glaciers (there are seven in the park), and marine wildlife are give ins on Glacier Bay cruises, but every experience in this changing biosphere is unique.

Ketchikan
This town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests and nurtured by abundant rain. Ketchikan has long been an important hub of the salmon-fishing and packing industries. Visitors can try their luck on a sportfishing or simply savor the fresh seafood at one of the local restaurants. Ketchikan is also one of the best spots along the Inside Passage to explore the rich cultural sights of Native Alaskan nations like the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. You can see intricately carved totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center and Totem Bight State Park, while the attractions of Saxman Village just outside of Ketchikan offers the chance to see Tlingit culture in action, with working carvers and a dance show in the clan house. On an Alaska cruise to Ketchikan don't forget to leave time to explore the sights in the town itself, including historic Creek Street, a boardwalk built over the Ketchikan Creek, where you can shop for souvenirs, smoked salmon and local art, while exploring gold rush­–era tourist attractions like Dolly’s House Museum.

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* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest suite category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 10 November 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.