18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights

Including return international flights, arrival transfers, all accommodation through the Canadian Rockies, a cruise of the Inside Passage, daily breakfast, dedicated guide, and more

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  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour with Alaska cruise and flights
 

Highlights

 

Fresh mountain air, majestic scenery and wildlife you won’t see anywhere else are just a few of the things you can anticipate on this 18 day Spectacular Rockies tour. Taking in some of the most extraordinary sights throughout Canada and Alaska, this trip will create memories to last a lifetime. 

Arrive in Calgary and venture into the heart of the Canadian Rockies, a landscape covering soaring snow-capped mountains, thickly forested national parks and picturesque alpine towns. See the crystal-clear waters of Lake Louise and stroll through the boutiques lining the main avenue in Banff. Follow the Icefields Parkway to the Columbia Icefields, the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains of North America. Discover Canada’s line-up of world-acclaimed national parks of Yoho, Glacier and Revelstoke, and seek out Kamloops via Craigellachie and Shuswap Lake. 

Step foot in Whistler, perhaps Canada’s most renowned mountain resort towns, and spend a day uncovering its bounty of to-dos and activities at your own pace. Wind along the Sea to Sky Highway to Vancouver, the west coast city that is frequently named as one of the world’s best places to live, for a half-day sightseeing tour that encompasses Stanley Park and the Totem Poles, plus the Steam Clock in Gastown, Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown, and the Public Market and shops of Granville Island.

Vancouver is also the embarkation point for your 8 day cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas®. It is hard to imagine a more comfortable or luxurious way of journeying through the Inside Passage, and the Serenade of the Seas gracefully transports you between glaciers, elegant fjords and pristine bays. Passage past Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier; visit the ports of Juneau and Ketchikan; spot incredible wildlife such as orcas and sea lions; and take advantage of the array of on-board facilities from theatre performances and eateries, to swimming pool, day spa and fitness centre.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Calgary

Fly out to Calgary from Australia. You will be met upon arrival and assisted with the transfer to your hotel. Tonight, your Webjet tour guide will welcome you to Canada. Alberta’s landscape encompasses mountains, prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests. It has more than 600 lakes, and rich mineral deposits. In the west, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks have glaciers in the Columbia Icefields. The Waterton Glacier International Peace Park is a biosphere reserve that straddles the southern border with the USA.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel.

Day 2: Calgary – Lake Louise – Banff – Canmore (B)

After breakfast, the group begins journeying into the Canadian Rockies. The first destination today is the ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’, otherwise known as Lake Louise. There is time to stroll the foreshore and take in the emerald waters and towering mountains. Enroute to Lake Louise is a stop at the equally stunning Lake Moraine.

The tour continues its travels through the Rocky Mountains, later arriving in Banff. Banff is one of the most visited mountain towns in the region and is recognisable for its backdrop of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade. Spend some time acquainting yourself with Banff’s cityscape. The group moves to Canmore for the overnight stay.  

Day 3: Canmore – Columbia Icefields – Canmore (B)

Venture towards the ‘Icefields Parkway’ today for an exciting excursion atop the Athabasca Glacier. Travelling the Icefields Parkway means traversing through the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, through vast and pristine wilderness; along dazzling mountain lakes and ancient glaciers. The destination for today’s excursion is the Columbia Icefield, the largest of its kind in the Rocky Mountains. 

Optional Tour: Athabasca Glacier by Ice Explorer
This tour takes travellers right onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier, courtesy of Ice Explorer, a massive vehicle specially designed for glacial travel. An experienced driver-guide will share their bounty of knowledge about glaciers, icefields and their impact on the environment. Please note that this optional extra must be booked prior to departure from Australia. Additional cost applies. 

Day 4: Canmore – Yoho National Park – Glacier National Park – Revelstoke National Park (B)

On today’s itinerary is a sightseeing transfer to Revelstoke. Along the way are stops at Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks. There may also be time to check out Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge, the Spiral Train Tunnels and Rogers Pass. 

Day 5: Revelstoke – Kamloops (B)

You have this morning as leisure time. Choose to join the optional excursion or explore Revelstoke at your own pace. The group reconvenes and departs around midday for Kamloops; a route that includes stops at Craigellachie and Shuswap Lake. 

Optional: 3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town
This excursion gives visitors the chance to delve into pioneer era of the late 1800s. Fortune-seekers flocked to this region upon the discovery of gold, yet the rush was short-lived, and the ensuing exodus resulted in many abandoned settlements. This visit to 3 Gap Valley Heritage Ghost Town sees you encounter more than 25 historic structures, as well as a museum. Entry to the site is purchased upon arrival.

Day 6: Kamloops – Whistler (B) 

The tour continues the drive west from Kamloops along the shore of Kamloops Lake to reach Cache Creek. It is then on to Lillooet, which was once Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Trail. Travel the view-lined and winding Duffey Lake Road, which snakes into ranch country around Pemberton. It is the only a short drive to Whistler, the location of tonight’s stay. 

Whistler welcomes more than two million people every year; a testament to this mountain town’s year-round appeal. Many come during winter for skiing and snowboarding, although Whistler also promised excellent mountain-biking opportunities in summer. Those with a nose for design will appreciate Whistler’s pedestrian-only town centre: it was intended to blend seamlessly with the natural environment. You may also spot one of Whistler’s furrier locals (bears) while here. 

Day 7: Whistler (B) 

There is a whole day of leisure time to get to know Whistler. 

Day 8: Whistler – Vancouver (B) 

Follow the Sea to Sky Highway along Howe Sound towards Vancouver, travelling through Squamish and Britannia Beach enroute. Some highlights of this drive include Shannon Falls and the Stawamanus Chief, the second-largest standing piece of granite in the world. Arrive in Vancouver and set out on a half-day sightseeing tour of the city. This trip drives you around Stanley Park to stop at the Totem Poles and Prospect Point. Then move to Chinatown and Dr Sun Yat-Sen Park, before seeing the Steam Clock in Gaston and then Public Market on Granville Island. The remainder of the day is free time.  

Day 9: Vancouver – embark on Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas cruise (B,D) cruise-icon

A private coach fetches you from the hotel and whisks you to the Vancouver cruise port where you will join your Royal Caribbean cruise of the Inside Passage. After check-in, settle into your cabin, kick back and maybe head out onto the decks to discover everything the ship has to offer.

Day 10: Inside Passage (cruising) (B,L,D) cruise-icon

The Inside Passage is a glorious embodiment of Alaska’s pristine and rugged wilderness. Here, you will see low-hanging mist, magnificent fjords and elegant glaciers – all making for one extraordinary photography opportunity.  

Day 11: Ketchikan, Alaska (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Ketchikan is a launching pad for seeing Misty Fjords National Monument; an area boasting landscapes and dramatic seascapes that only be reached by plane or boat. This former frontier city is also known as the salmon capital of the world and is home to sports fishing opportunities plus collections of Tlingit-carved totem poles. 

Day 12: Juneau(B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today’s port is Juneau. The sprawling Alaskan capital city is fringed by fjords, forest and snow-capped peaks. It also has an interesting gold rush history; visitors can still pan for gold. 

Day 13: Skagway, Alaska (B,L,D) cruise-icon

The Serenade of the Seas docks in Skagway, another of Alaska’s important former gold rush and frontier towns. Skagway was inundated with gold-hunters bound for the Dawson Gold Fields in the Yukon Territory and quickly became known for its bawdy way of life. The spirit of the gold rush era lives on today, thanks to restored buildings and the historic railway. A trip on the train offers a glimpse at the 1898 fortune-seekers once had to brave on foot in order to reach the gold fields. 

Day 14: Tracy Arm Fjord cruising, Alaska (B,L,D) cruise-icon

The Tracy Arm Fjord is located just south of Juneau and is the result of glacier activity. The fjord is more than 30 miles long and features looming granite walls dotted with waterfalls.  

Day 15: Scenic Cruising (B,L,D) cruise-icon

The Serenade of the Seas sets out on the return voyage to Vancouver and the whole day is spent at sea. Use this time to make the most of the ship’s exceptional facilities, from an adults-only Solarium, a rock climbing wall, bars and lounges, swimming pools, spa and fitness centre, and stage performances.

Day 16: Disembark cruise Vancouver– airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

The ship arrives in Vancouver and it is time to disembark. You have the rest of the day at your leisure and then must make your own way to the airport to board your return flight to Australia.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the cruise terminal to your next travel arrangements.

Day 17: In flight

Day 18: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Air Canada flights, including 23 kilograms checked luggage
  • Airport transfers to the hotel upon arrival in Calgary
  • Drop off at Vancouver cruise port 
  • 8 nights’ twin share accommodation while touring the Rocky Mountains, including porterage 
  • 7 nights aboard Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas® while cruising the Inside Passage, including world-class dining and entertainment options
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus all meals while aboard the cruise
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transport
  • Services of a professional Webjet tour guide throughout
  • All national park entrance fees
  • On-board gratuities while on the cruise

Highlights:

  • Marvel at the incredible landscape of the Canadian Rockies and take a walk around the shore of the emerald-hued Lake Louise
  • Explore the boutiques and streets of Banff, travel along the stunningly scenic Icefields Parkway, and make stops at Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks
  • Overnight in the iconic resort town of Whistler
  • Travel to Vancouver and enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of the city
  • Cruise the Alaskan Inside Passage aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas® and settle in to make use of the ship’s extraordinary facilities
  • Pass by magnificent fjords and still bays, plus Hubbard Glacier, as the cruise voyages to Ketchikan, a city known as the salmon capital of the world
  • Make port in Juneau, the wilderness-fringed capital city of Alaska, and dock in Skagway to learn about its Gold Rush-era heritage
 

Fine Print

 

How To Book: 

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $399 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes:

  • Departure airport transfer
  • Tipping
  • Porterage
  • Shore Excursions 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Single Supplement:

Tour + Inside Stateroom – $2,699 per person in addition to the twin share price
Tour + Oceanview Stateroom – $2,999 per person in addition to the twin share price
Tour + Balcony Stateroom – $3,499 per person in addition to the twin share price

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Triple Share: Not available

Group Size: 20 – 50 people

Children: Same price as adults. Min age 2 years.

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, click here. By selecting this option, all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. 

Transfers: Arrival transfer is based on one group transfer. The entire group will be transferred from the airport together. 

Accommodation:

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

Calgary: Ramada Plaza Calgary Airport or similar
Canmore: Grande Rockies Resort or similar
Revelstoke: Three Valley Lake Chateau or similar
Kamloops: Double Tree Kamloops or similar
Whistler: Listel Hotel Whistler or similar
Vancouver: Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport or similar 

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested however not guaranteed. Please submit a request when filling out your booking form.

Bedding configuration: 1 x double bed or 2 single beds

Room capacity: 2 people 

Cruise: Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas® – Panoramic vistas and acres of glass ensure you’ll never miss a moment of the scenery throughout your day onboard. Whether you want to bask in the sun of the adults-only Solarium, or want to keep active on the Rock Climbing Wall, your backdrop will be breathtaking. And at night, you’ll have your pick of entertainment with Broadway-style shows, the non-stop action of Casino Royale℠, and 16 bars, clubs and lounges. All staterooms are an alluring escape from the non-stop action that the cruise ships are known for, they include deluxe modern amenities, 24 hours room service, nightly turn down service,  daily stateroom attendant.

  • Interior Stateroom – Interior facing room with no window/oceanview
  • Oceanview Stateroom – Expansive ocean views through a window or porthole
  • Balcony Stateroom – Private veranda with outdoor seating

Please note, some staterooms will get allocated a stateroom number by the cruise company no earlier than within 30 days of sailing and any stateroom location requests cannot be guaranteed.

Optional Tours:

Icefields Snow Coach – $99 per person 

Note that while Optional Tours provide an excellent opportunity to further explore this wonderful country, it will also reduce the leisure time described in the itinerary. Optional Tours requested within 65 days of travel cannot be accepted.

For more information see the itinerary. To purchase your optional tour please click here.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Tipping:

Towards the end of your tour:

If you have enjoyed the knowledge, service and expertise of your tour guide and driver a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in Australia, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally. It helps reward and inspire excellent service. The following is provided to assist our guests, but we leave the decision to provide a gratuity entirely at their discretion:

The group leader: Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of CAD $6 per person per day

The driver & assistant:  Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of CAD $4 per person per day

Gratuities aren’t compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. Your guide will hand around two envelopes towards the end of the tour (1 Tour Guide and 1 Driver envelope) to make the process as easy as possible.

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and some of the optional tours purchased. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

23 May
30 May
6 June
13 June
8 August
15 August
22 August 

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the Fine Print tab and proceed to “click here” for Tour Only option to view live availability.  Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 1 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

 

 

Flight Information

 

Airline:

  • Return economy airfare with Air Canada and codeshare partners (Qantas Airlines, United Airways or similar full service carrier if unavailable)
  • Adelaide customers – A $300 interstate surcharge applies per person
  • Perth customers – A $500 interstate surcharge applies per person
  • Please purchase the interstate fee after you click ‘Book Now’ or by clicking here in addition to your tour
  • Flights include one piece of checked in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgment will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable)

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Air Canada flights, including 23kg checked luggage
  • Airport transfers to the hotel upon arrival in Calgary
  • Drop off at Vancouver cruise port
  • 8 nights’ twin share accommodation while touring the Rocky Mountains
  • 7 nights aboard Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas® while cruising the Alaskan Inside Passage
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus all meals while aboard the cruise
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transport
  • Services of a professional Webjet tour guide throughout
  • All national park entrance fees
  • On-board gratuities while on the cruise

 

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