23 day Grand Canada tour with flights

23 day Grand Canada tour including return international flights with Air Canada, a luxury cruise of Alaska’s Inside Passage, all accommodation, expert tour guides and in-depth sightseeing.

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  • 23 day Grand Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Canada tour with flights
  • 23 day Grand Canada tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Travel from the East to West coasts of Canada, then step aboard a luxury cruise in Alaska, with this incredible 23 day Grand Canada tour.

This adventure begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Get to know this picture-perfect port city by strolling along the bustling waterfront or get your art fix by stopping into one of the excellent museums or galleries. It is then onto Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks. This geological wonder was borne from tidal erosion; creating rock formations that jut out of the ocean floor – perfect for a photo stop.

Travellers who prefer books to boulders will love visiting the Anne of Green Gables Museum in Charlottetown on Cape Breton Island. It won’t take long for you to understand why this incredible landscape inspired the novel’s author, Lucy Maud Montgomery. The island is known as the Celtic Heart of Nova Scotia and is also home to Baddeck, a charming hamlet that sits along a section of the incredibly scenic Cabot Trail.

Have your camera at the ready to capture Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, one of the most snapped sights in Canada. Be welcomed with Western hospitality in Calgary – and be sure to sink your teeth into the city’s flourish food scene – before heading into the heart of the Canadian Rockies. This spectacular scenery will leave you speechless as you journey between the banks of turquoise Lake Louise, the mountain town of Jasper, the famous slopes of Whistler, and the alpine resort haven of Banff.

Stop off in Vancouver before jetting to Alaska and stepping onboard a cruise ship that will take up through the stunning Inside Passage. This coastal route is fringed by glaciers, snow-capped peaks, cavernous fjords and forested islands. Along the way, admire the Hubbard Glacier and step back onto dry land to visit the city of Juneau and the town of Ketchikan. 

 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Halifax, Canada

Depart Australia for Halifax, Canada. A hotel shuttle transfer will take you to your hotel.

Day 2: Halifax, Nova Scotia (B)

The day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Rest up in the hotel, or head out explore the city’s collection of galleries, cafes and boutiques. Return to the hotel by 7pm for a welcome drink and orientation meeting with the tour manager and fellow travellers.

Day 3: Halifax and Bay of Fundy, Novia Scotia – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (B,D)

Depart from Halifax in the morning and travel to Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick. Located along the craggy coast of the Bay of Fundy, these rock formations have been carved and eroded by the tides. Walk out to rocks at low tide and explore the coves filled with ‘flowerpot rocks’. Make a note to look out for the formations named for their appearance –  Lover’s Arch, Dinosaur Rock, Mother-in-law, and ET. Following a lunch stop of your choosing, the tour continues to Prince Edward Island. Your time on this scenic isle, with its jagged red cliffs, calm beaches, delicious seafood and rolling green hills, begins with a welcome dinner in Charlottetown.

Day 4: Charlottetown – Anne of Green Gables Museum (B)

The day starts with an orientation tour of Charlottetown. Head to the north coast of the island to visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum. Book-lovers can continue the literary adventures by seeing some of the other Anne-related sights on the island. The day also takes travellers to Cavendish, a resort village that is home to red-sand beaches. Pick up a preserve or tea from Prince Edward Island Preserve Company or take a stroll in the Garden of Hope and learn about the owner’s commitment to the community. The remainder of the day in Charlottetown is at your leisure. Tip: make a dinner reservation at one of the town’s top restaurants to savour the outstanding local seafood. 

Day 5: Charlottetown – Baddeck , Cape Breton Island (B,L)

It is an early departure from Charlottetown to cross the Northumberland Strait in the southern part of the Gulf of St Lawrence to Nova Scotia. Follow the Canso Causeway away from mainland onto Cape Breton Island, an isle that is also known as the ‘Celtic Heart’ of Nova Scotia. Stop off at Baddeck, a charming village located on the shores of Bras d’Or Lake, and lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Alexander Graham Bell Museum & National Historic Site. The museum’s unique exhibit includes model replicas, photograph displays and films that document the life and work of Bell. The evening is at your leisure.

Optional tour: Sunset Sail on the Bras d’Or Lake. Bald eagles may circle the boat as it cruises pasts Beinn Bhreagh, Alexander Graham Bell’s mansion, and the beautiful Baddeck shoreline. Additional cost applies.

Day 6: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Baddeck (B,L,D)

Set out to discover the magnificent scenery and rich history of Cape Breton Island’s world-famous Cabot Trail. This path passes along the Margaree River and through rugged highlands. Named after its eponymous Italian explorer, the trail connects eight of the island’s communities. Relax over a picnic lunch after visiting the island’s west coast and the Acadian village of Chéticamp. The village has a craft shop offering locally-made rugs, and there is also a beautiful church to admire – L’Église Saint-Pierre. Head back to Baddeck in the late afternoon and have dinner with the group at the hotel.

Day 7: Baddeck – Halifax (B)

Depart Baddeck for Halifax in the morning. Grab lunch en route. Touch down in Halifax and take a tour of the city, starting at the historic waterfront. Sights along the way include the Old Town Clock, St Paul’s Church, City Hall, Government House and Point Pleasant Park. Admire the floral displays at the Victorian Halifax Public Gardens and stop at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 8: Peggy’s Cove, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (B,D)

This morning, travel to Peggy’s Cove, a small picturesque community located on the eastern shores of St Margarets Bay. Take your own snapshot of Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, one of the most photographed sights in Canada, and then return to Halifax to visit the Maritime Museum. The museum is home to a permanent Titanic exhibition. Tonight, there is a farewell dinner with your newfound friends to mark the last night in Eastern Canada.

Day 9: Halifax – airplane-takeoff – Calgary (B)

Travellers are transferred to Halifax airport for the flight to Calgary. Make your own way to the hotel with the hotel shuttle service, using the phones in the arrivals hall to request pick-up.

Day 10: Calgary (B)

Today is yours to discover Calgary at your own pace. This city, the biggest in the Canadian Prairies, sits at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and is well-known for its love of all-things Western. In addition to rodeos however, Calgary has a thriving food and arts scene with many restaurants, breweries and festivals available for travellers to discover. The Heritage Park Historical Village is also worth a visit. It is the largest living history museum in Canada, with more than 180 interactive exhibits spread across 127 acres of park. Explore the park using the steam train, paddle wheeler boat, or old-fashioned Ferris wheel.

Tonight, return to the hotel to meet your fellow travellers and Webjet tour guide and to receive a brief introduction to the days ahead. 

Day 11: Calgary – Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (B)

The journey into the Canadian Rockies begins after breakfast. The first stop is Banff, a chic mountain town backdropped by the peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade. Head to Lake Louise afterwards. Known as the ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’, Lake Louise is famous for its stunningly scenic setting and emerald waters. Make sure your camera is charged because you won’t want to miss out on taking photos here. There is some time to enjoy a walk along the foreshore before the group continues on the road to Jasper. 

Hotel: Mountain Park Lodges or similar

Day 12: Jasper – Kamloops (B)  

The morning is at your leisure and you can get to know Jasper however you please. From Jasper, the tour takes you past Mt Robson, out of the Rocky Mountains and to Kamloops for the evening.

Hotel: Ramada Inn Kamloops or similar

Day 13: Kamloops – Whistler – Vancouver (B)

Your Canadian travels today take you along the Trans-Canada Highway towards Whistler. Perhaps one of Canada’s most iconic ski towns, Whistler is visited by more than 2 million people every year. This is a perennial destination: for alpine skiing and snowboarding in winter, and mountain biking or hiking in summer. Admire Whistler’s award-winning pedestrian village centre and then re-join the group to hit the road again – this time along Highway 99 on the North Shore. The road leads to Vancouver and this evening is free time. 

Hotel: Abercorn Inn or similar

Day 14: Vancouver – Embark on cruise (B,D)  cruise-icon

A private coach takes you to Vancouver’s cruise port as it is time to embark on the Celebrity Cruise of Alaska’s Inside Passage. 

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 15: Inside Passage (scenic cruising)  (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Enjoy your first full day of sailing the Inside Passage, a breathtaking coastal route made up of a labyrinth of fjords and bays. It is also home to an amazing range of wildlife, from orca whales, bears and puffins to sea lions, sea otters and bald eagles.

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 16: Icy Strait Point   (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Icy Strait Point is located near Hoonah and offers travellers the opportunity to get their fix of wildlife-spotting. Be on the lookout for humpback and orca whales, brown bears and seals, among others. There are also several monuments in the area, commemorating the region’s fishing heritage. 

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 17: Hubbard Glacier  (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Something truly spectacular is on the cards for today: Hubbard Glacier. This is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent and routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-storey buildings. These massive blocks of ice float out to sea every few minutes. 

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 18: Juneau (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Call into Juneau, often called America’s most unusual state capital as it has no roads leading in or out of town. The city is completely surrounded by wilderness, including the mountains and waters of Gastineau Channel. See Mendenhall Glacier, a river of ice that measure more than 12 kilometres long, as part of Juneau’s Icefield. A range of optional activities, including whale-watching, zip-lining and tours of the Capitol building, are also available today. 

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 19: Ketchikan  (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Lovers of salmon are in for a treat on today’s visit to Ketchikan, a town dubbed the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’. Ketchikan isn’t just home to fish however: it is the ancestral home of the Tlingit people. Wander past the water-perched wooden buildings lining Creek Street, visit Dolly’s House for a peek at the town’s bawdy past, take a kayaking trip in Misty Fjords, or hike up Deer Mountain. If retail therapy is your preferred past-time, there are great shops and galleries to explore. 

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 20: Inside Passage (scenic cruising)  (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

The cruise makes its return voyage through the Inside Passage and back towards Vancouver.

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 21: Vancouver – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B) 

Disembark this morning and set out to make the most of your last day in Canada. A Webjet representative will be waiting to meet you at the port to assist with a luggage transfer to Vancouver airport (please note there is a one-piece per person limit). The group then enjoys a half-day sightseeing tour of Vancouver, including a drive around Stanley Park, a stop at Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown, and a visit to Gastown’s Steam Clock and Granville Island to see the public market. There is some free time at the end of the tour.

Make your own way to Vancouver airport at the appropriate time. Luggage can be picked up from YVR Storage, located at the international arrivals Level 2. 

Day 21 and 22: In flight

Day 23: Australia

Arrive home in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Air Canada flights, plus domestic flights between Halifax and Calgary
  • Arrival hotel shuttle transfer in Halifax, plus all port transfers throughout the trip
  • 8 nights’ twin share accommodation while touring Eastern Canada
  • 5 nights’ twin share accommodation while touring the Rocky Mountains
  • 7 nights’ cruising the Inside Passage, on-board the luxurious and award-winning Celebrity Eclipse
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals while on-board your cruise
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation with English speaking tour guides throughout
  • All national park entrance fees

Highlights:

  • View Hopewell Rocks located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
  • Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum on Prince Edward Island
  • Tour the Alexander Graham Bell Museum & National Historic Site
  • Discover the magnificent scenery of Cape Breton Island’s world-famous Cabot Trail
  • Visit Peggy’s Cove set on a rocky shore on the Nova Scotia coast
  • Journey through the mountains heart of Alberta Canada in the Awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains
  • Be struck by the small town beauty of Banff, surrounded by rugged peaks
  • See the turquoise waters of stunning Lake Louise
  • Explore the picturesque town of Jasper
  • Enjoy the ski town of Whistler
  • Cruise one of the world’s best waterways – the Inside Passage  

 

 

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 $1,500 per person are 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 14 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Single Supplement: Not available 

Land Only: Not available 

Group Size: 2 – 40 people

Triple Share: Not available

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

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

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

Halifax: Holiday Inn Express Halifax Airport or similar
Charlottetown: Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre or similar
Baddeck: Auberge Gisele’s Inn or similar
Halifax: The Hollis Halifax – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton or similar
Calgary: Ramada Plaza Calgary Airport or similar
Jasper: Mountain Park Lodges or similar
Kamloops: Ramada Inn Kamloops or similar
Vancouver: Abercorn Inn or similar
Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Optional Tours: 

Sunset Sail on the Bras d’Or Lakes – $42 per person 

You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here 

Optional Tours must be purchased within 7 days of  your initial booking. Please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au to ensure your booking is correctly updated. Failure to do so may result in you not being accepted on this optional tour and your purchase will be refunded.

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 70 days of travel cannot be accepted.

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.

Tour Excludes:

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

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

 

Departure Dates:

12 August 2019
19 August 2019
2 September 2019

Surcharges may 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 reflected in both the Fine Print and Calendar are subject to change at any time.

 

Flight Information

 

 Airline: 
  • Return economy airfare departing Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Air Canada
  • Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth passengers – All flights will be via Sydney or Brisbane.
  • Adelaide customers – A $300 interstate surcharge applies per person
  • Perth customers – A $500 interstate surcharge appliers per person
  • Please purchase the interstate fee after you click ‘Buy Now’ 
  • Including at least 23kg checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to change according to airline policy).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked.
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • 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 the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By arriving early and/or extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to and/or from the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Air Canada flights, including 23kg checked baggage  
  • Internal flights from Halifax to Calgary and all port transfers throughout your trip
  • A welcome dinner with your fellow travellers 
  • 8 nights’ twin share accommodation while touring scenic Eastern Canada
  • 5 nights’ twin share accommodation while touring the Rocky Mountains
  • 7 nights’ cruising the Inside Passage on-board the luxury award-winning Celebrity Eclipse 
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals while on-board your Alaska cruise
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transport, plus all national park entrance fees 
  • The services of professional tour guides

 

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