25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights

Including international and internal flights, all accommodation, thrilling Tundra Buggy expeditions, spectacular polar bear experience, luxury cruise in the Alaska Inside Passage, time in the Canadian Rockies, and more.

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  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour with Alaska cruise and flights
 

Highlights

 

This 25 day Ultimate Canada and Alaska tour is at ultimate triple-threat. It combines a trio of spectacular experiences – Polar Bear Adventure, the Canadian Rockies, and the Alaska Inside Passage – into the one outstanding tour.

It all begins with you finding your sea legs for an incredible 7 nights cruising the Alaska Inside Passage aboard the grand Celebrity Eclipse. This elegant vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities – from a swimming pool and waterfall to a fitness centre and fine-dining restaurants – and is your luxurious home-away-from-home as you cruise past Hubbard Glacier and Icy Strait. Make port calls in Juneau and Ketchikan, and keep your eyes peeled for sightings of local wildlife, including graceful orca whales, soaring bald eagles and adorable puffins.

Step back onto terra firma upon returning to Vancouver and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this west coast city before becoming acquainted with more of its sights and charms with ample free time. Continue travelling eastwards through the magnificent Canadian Rockies landscape. Traverse canyons and crossings and rugged peaks as you stop in Gold Rush-era towns and some of the area’s most legendary alpine destinations. Wander the streets of Whistler, learn about the history of Kamloops, and spend time roaming around beautiful Banff.

The final leg of your remarkable experience takes you to the remote frontier of Canada’s northern wilderness. Fly from Calgary to Winnipeg and then to Churchill. This latter town is the launchpad for your once-in-a-lifetime Polar Bear Adventure and you’ll be shown its local and historical points upon arrival. A true highlight of this adventure are the full-day Tundra Buggy expeditions. Clamber into these all-terrain vehicles and head out into the local area on the search for local wildlife – the most impressive being the awesome polar bear. Another experience to look forward to is the dog sled visit, where you can meet the teams of dogs, chat to expert sledders and even have a sled or cart ride through neighbouring boreal forest.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Vancouver

Depart Australia and fly to Vancouver. You will be met upon arrival by the local guide and transferred to the hotel for check in. Any remaining time can be spent relaxing at the hotel or with free time in the city.

Day 2: Vancouver (B, D) cruise-icon

This morning is free time, so you can explore however you like. In the afternoon there is a transfer to Vancouver cruise terminal. Step aboard the 5-star, award-winning Celebrity Eclipse and settle into your cabin, ready to embark on the incredible experience cruising the magnificent Alaska Inside Passage.

Day 3: Inside Passage (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Use today to begin taking advantage of the Celebrity Eclipse’s world-class facilities, such as the swimming pool, day spa, fitness centre, theatre and eateries. You might choose to relax on one of the ship’s decks and take in the passing landscape and keep watch for some of the region’s wildlife, including orca whales, bald eagles, bears and puffins.

Day 4: Icy Strait Point (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The cruise sails into the spectacular Icy Strait Point today. The area has a rich Tlingit heritage and was the ancestral home of the Huna Tlingit for hundreds of years.

Day 5: Hubbard Glacier (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Have your camera at the ready to capture the almost-unbelievable beauty of the Hubbard Glacier. This is the largest calving glacier in North America, so you may have the chance to see a mammoth iceberg (some are as tall as 10-storey buildings!) break off and begin the journey out to sea.

Day 6: Juneau (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Make port in Juneau, the capital of Alaska, today. The city has no roads leading in or out – making it one of the most unique capital cities in the world.

Day 7: Ketchikan (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Stop in Ketchikan, a town dubbed the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’. Discover its Tlingit heritage and explore its main area. Walk along Creek Street, swing past the Dolly’s House museum, hike up Deer Mountain, or take up the option to kayak on nearby Misty Fjords.

Day 8: Inside Passage (B, L, D) cruise-icon

The cruise begins its return journey to Vancouver, travelling through the Inside Passage. It is your final evening aboard the ship.

Day 9: Vancouver (B) 

Make your final port on-board the Celebrity Cruise in Vancouver this morning and begin to disembark. The group is met by a local guide and taken around the city on a sightseeing excursion. One of the first stops on the tour is Stanley Park and others include the shopping opportunities at the Totem Poles, Chinatown (the second largest Chinatown in North America), and Gastown, an area of Vancouver that features cobblestoned streets and alleyways lined with 19th-century buildings. The tour’s last stop is Granville Island. Take in the latter’s public market and then spend the rest of the day as free time.

Day 10: Vancouver (B)

You have an entire day at your leisure.

Optional: Full-Day Victoria Excursion
This trip takes you to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. It begins with a journey on the Tsawwassen ferry to cross the Georgia Strait. This 90-minute voyage may also see you spot seals, bald eagles and even orca whales. Head to Butchart Gardens upon arrival in Victoria, and then continue to the downtown area for a city sightseeing tour. Expect to see Beacon Hill Park, Bastion Square, Chinatown and the historic Empress Hotel along the way. There is some time for shopping and further exploration before returning to Vancouver in the later afternoon.
Please note – Additional cost applies, refer fine print. Must have a minimum of 10 passengers to operate.

Day 11: Vancouver (B)

A free day to uncover more of Vancouver’s sights at your own pace.

Day 12: Vancouver – Whistler (B)

There is some last-minute free time in Vancouver this morning before the group is transferred to Whistler, arguably one of Canada’s most famous alpine areas.

Day 13: Whistler (B)

Enjoy an entire day of free time to see Whistler and its attractions.

Day 14: Whistler – Kamloops (B)

Today’s itinerary takes the group from the mountains into ranch country surrounding Pemberton. Follow Duffey Lake Road through pristine wilderness to Lillooet, a town with a colourful pioneer and Gold Rush-era history. Venture towards the Thompson-Okanagan region and arrive in Kamloops in the afternoon.

Day 15: Kamloops – Golden (B)

Travel through Glacier National Park today, past Shuswap Lake, Salmon Arm and Revelstoke along the way. In the afternoon we visit Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for some stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and surrounding national parks. Later you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation.

Day 16: Golden – Banff (B)

Continue your adventure through the Canadian Rockies; today headed to Banff. To reach this famous alpine destination the group will traverse Rogers Pass and cross the Continental Divide where there is a sighting of the Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park. You also pass Emerald Lake, and move over the natural stone bridge at Kicking Horse Pass.

Day 17: Banff (B)

Explore postcard-perfect Banff with a day of free time.

Optional: Full-Day Banff Sightseeing Tour
Uncover the charms of Banff today and take in some of the surrounding natural sights, including Bow River Falls, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Johnston Canyon and the Valley of Ten Peaks. Of course, you will see the legendary Lake Louise too. 
Please note – Additional cost applies, refer fine print. Must have a minimum of 10 passengers to operate.

Day 18: Banff – Calgary  airplane-takeoff Winnipeg (B)

Leave Banff today for a transfer to Calgary airport. Here you will board a one-way flight to Winnipeg where a local representative will be waiting to help with the walking transfer to the airport hotel. This evening there is a meet-and-greet with the Frontiers North Interpretative Guide for an overview of the upcoming trip itinerary.

Day 19: Winnipeg  airplane-takeoff Churchill (B, L, D)

Board an early morning flight from Winnipeg to Churchill. Located on Hudson Bay, Churchill is best known for its polar bear numbers. The group sets out on a tour of the local area with visits including Cape Merry, Port of Churchill and the Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility. See the Itsanitaq Museum after lunch to admire its collection of Inuit art. Enjoy a cultural presentation this evening.

Day 20: Churchill – Tundra Buggy Adventure (B, L, D)

Depart for the first full-day Tundra Buggy Adventure after breakfast. This thrilling expedition sees you head out into the wilderness in search of polar bears, artic foxes and more sub-Arctic wildlife. A picnic-style lunch is served on-board, and the group returns to Churchill in the evening for dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 21: Churchill (B, L, D)

Experience an interpretative dog sled or cart excursion, led by a local dog-sledding expert. You’ll be able to meet these incredible dogs, delve into the history of this transportation method and enjoy a ride in a bespoke sled or cart through the northern boreal forest. There is a stop at Parks Canada Visitors Centre to brush up on your knowledge of the area’s fur-trade past after lunch.

Day 22: Churchill – Winnipeg (B, L)

Make the most of your last full-day Tundra Buggy adventure. Upon return to Churchill there is a transfer to the airport and an evening flight back to Winnipeg. Tonight’s accommodation is an airport hotel in anticipation of the long-haul flight tomorrow.

Day 23: Winnipeg – airplane-takeoff Australia (B)

Walk to the airport and board a return flight to Australia.

Day 24: In Flight 

Day 25: Australia

Arrive home in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Air Canada flights, plus internal flights to Winnipeg and Churchill
  • 3 hours access to Plaza Premium Lounge in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane before your departing flight, valid for the first 200 bookings travelling before 30 September 2019
  • Meet-and-greet upon arrival at Vancouver and Winnipeg airports, plus all airport and port transfers
  • 10 nights’ twin share accommodation while touring the Canadian Rockies
  • 7 nights’ twin share accommodation while cruising the Alaska Inside Passage aboard the award-winning Celebrity Eclipse
  • 5 nights’ accommodation while on the polar bear adventure
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus all meals aboard the cruise and while on the polar bear adventure
  • Incredible expedition to see polar bears, including sightseeing, museum visits, cultural presentations, dog-sledding or carting, and two Tundra Buggy excursions

Highlights

  • Cruise the breath-taking Alaskan Inside Passage on-board the award-winning Celebrity Eclipse
  • See the sights of Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait, Juneau and Ketchikan
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of bustling Vancouver
  • Admire the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies 
  • Wander the streets of Whistler, learn the history of Kamloops and roam beautiful Banff
  • Experience a once-in-a-lifetime Polar Bear Adventure and enjoy a Tundra Buggy expedition on the search for local wildlife
 

Fine Print

 

How to book: 

  • 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 $999 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.

Tour Excludes:

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

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: 

Inside Cabin – $4,699 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price
Oceanview Cabin – $5,699 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price
Balcony Cabin – $6,699 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price

You can purchase your Single Supplement by clicking here.

Land Only: You can purchase your Land Only (no flights) by clicking here.

Group Size: 14-20 people

Triple Share: Not available

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested however not guaranteed. Please submit a request when a 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

Vancouver (Richmond): River Rock Resort Hotel or similar
Vancouver (Broadway): Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre or similar
Whistler: Listel Hotel Whistler or similar
Kamloops: Hampton Inn Kamloops or similar
Golden: Travelodge Golden or similar
Banff: Banff Inn or similar
Winnipeg: Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport or similar 
Churchill: Aurora Inn or similar 

Cruise:

Celebrity Eclipse – each stateroom on board Celebrity includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience.
Please note, some staterooms will get allocated a cabin number by the Celebrity Cruises no earlier than within 30 days of sailing and any stateroom location requests cannot be guaranteed. 

Optional Tours: 

You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here.

Full Day Victoria Excursion – The excursion starts with a morning departure to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal where you will board a ferry for the 1.5 hour crossing of the Georgia Straight through the beautiful Gulf Islands. Keep a lookout for your chance to view some of the local wildlife including bald eagles, seals and even orca whales! Upon arrival, enjoy an optional visit to the famous Butchart Gardens. Continue on to downtown Victoria for a city sightseeing tour. Highlights include Beacon Hill Park, Bastion Square, the Parliament Buildings, Chinatown, the Inner Harbour and the historic Empress Hotel. Free time for shopping and exploring Victoria’s Inner Harbour before your late afternoon return to Vancouver. Please note – must have a minimum of 10 passengers to operate. 

Full Day Banff Sightseeing tour – A full day tour of Banff area passing the Bow River Falls, Tunnel Mountain Drive with the wind eroded hoodoos and Surprise Corner, Banff Springs Hotel and Bow River Falls. Continue on to Johnston Canyon via Bow Valley Parkway. Visit Moraine Lake and the Valley of Ten Peaks, and on to Lake Louise. Highlights here include the Continental Divide, Kicking Horse Pass and Emerald Lake. Please note – must have a minimum of 10 passengers to operate. 

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 60 days of travel cannot be accepted.

Polar Bear adventure: 

Although this adventure is designed based on the places reputedly known to be home to a large number of polar bears, seeing one will often just come down to sheer good luck. These incredible animals roam wide and far and are, for the most part, solitary animals. For all these reasons, sightings of polar bears on Arctic expeditions can never be guaranteed.

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.

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.

Lounge Passes: 3 hours complimentary access to Plaza Premium Lounge in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane before your departing flight, applicable for the first 200 bookings to Europe, Canada & Alaska, India and Sri Lanka travelling before 30 September 2019. Your voucher will be emailed to the booking contact with travel documentation, 30 days before departure. 

 

Travel Dates

 

14 September 2019

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

 

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane with Air Canada and their codeshare partners. Other airlines may include Air New Zealand, Virgin, American Airlines, United Airlines and codeshare partners. 
  • Adelaide customers – A $300 interstate surcharge per person applies 
  • Perth customers – A $500 interstate surcharge per person applies 
  • 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 acknowledgement 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

Land Only:

  • Land 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 land 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, plus internal flights to Winnipeg and Churchill
  • 3 hours access to Plaza Premium Lounge in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane before your departing flight, valid for the first 200 bookings travelling before 30 September 2019
  • Meet-and-greet upon arrival at Vancouver and Winnipeg airports, plus all airport and port transfers
  • 10 nights’ twin share accommodation while touring the Canadian Rockies
  • 7 nights’ twin share accommodation while cruising the Alaska Inside Passage aboard the award-winning Celebrity Eclipse
  • 5 nights’ accommodation while on the polar bear adventure
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus all meals aboard the cruise and while on the polar bear adventure
  • Incredible expedition to see polar bears, including sightseeing, museum visits, cultural presentations, dog-sledding or carting, and two Tundra Buggy excursions

 

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