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Experience the majestic scenery of Canada and Alaska with this superb small group tour and cruise package. Starting out from Vancouver, enjoy a 13 day Canadian Rockies tour. Then, join a magnificent 7 night Alaskan Glacier Bay Inside Passage cruise for the ultimate discovery including an overnight stay in Anchorage, Alaska.

While touring Western Canada, aside from Alberta's stunning national parks, there is a chance to explore Vancouver and a highlight experience on the Rocky Mountaineer enjoying Gold Leaf service, with a scenic rail journey through the British Columbian wilderness. The two day Rocky Mountaineer train journey travels during daylight hours to ensure all the breathtaking views can be fully appreciated and in the evening there is the comfort of a hotel stay.

Your one way Alaskan cruise from Vancouver, Canada to Seward, Alaska is onboard the stunning 4.5 star, Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas.  After your cruise our group is met at the port by our Alaskan host for a day tour to Anchorage that includes a visit to a wildlife conservation park, and a final night of stay in Anchorage, Alaska.

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PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    45+
  • Duration:
    21 Days
  • Status:
    Bookings open
  • Region:
    North America
  • Destinations:
    Canada, United States of America
  • Travel Style:
    Tour and cruise
  • Accommodation:
    Ship cabins,Quality hotels
  • Prices:
    @ standard price from $17825*
  • Transport:
    Private coach,Minivan,Train,Cruise
  • Pace:
    2
  • Max Group Size:
    maximum 22
REVIEWS

'My third trip, and each one has been well organised, interesting and very enjoyable. Would certainly travel with them again.'

Joan, 64 years, Victoria

'I've just returned from the Canada Alaska Tour and had the best holiday ever, the camaraderie of the people on the tour, the food, the ports of call and the various excursions all were second to none. I believe we all had a great time and I will definitely be booking another tour next year.'

David, 68 years, Queensland
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INCLUSIONS

  • 12 nights hotel accommodation including 2 nights at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • 7 nights on board, Royal Caribbean ‘Radiance of the Seas’ 4.5 star cruise ship Vancouver, Canada to Seward, Alaska, United States of America
  • 9 lunches
  • 1 high tea
  • 12 dinners including two highlight dinners
  • Professional tour escort for Canada tour land arrangements
  • GOLD LEAF Class Rocky Mountaineer 2 day rail package Vancouver – Jasper
  • All tours and excursions as per the itinerary including entrance fees
  • ‘Icy Strait Whale Adventures’ small group whale watching shore excursion at Icy Strait Point
  • Hotel porterage (1 bag) in and out of hotels, Canada and Alaska
  • Pre cruise group transfer from hotel to the port; Vancouver, Canada
  • Post cruise group transfer from the port to hotel; Seward to Anchorage, Alaska, USA
  • Tips/gratuities for Canadian tour escort, tour driver and Rocky Mountaineer service personnel
  • Tips for driver, Alaska transfer
  • Arrival Airport transfer, Vancouver*
  • Departure Airport transfer, Anchorage**
  • For your comfort, small group tour with a maximum group size 22 solo travellers

    * Arrival & departure airport transfer provided for nominated tour flight, booked with us as part of your package.  
    Travel insurance is a mandatory pre requisite for joining the holiday.

    Not included: 

  • Airfares
  • Airport Transfers if booking the tour only package, without airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

Departure Dates for this tour

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@ from $17825*
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SPECIAL OFFER - FREE UPGRADE - ends 28 February 2019

Book & pay the deposit by Thursday 28 February 2019 & receive a FREE UPGRADE from inside to ocean view cabin when you book your own room and the airfare with us*. *OFFER only applies when you book the tour and the airfare for this trip, with us as a total package.

STANDARD PRICES Per Person AUD 

Own
Room/Cabin

Tour and Cruise with Interior Cabin (category 4V)

$17825

Tour and Cruise with Ocean View (category 4P)

$18749

Tour and cruise with Balcony Cabin (category 4H)

$20490

SHARE & SAVE
If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same gender, save $5525 on the balcony cabin package prices above that include your own room (not sharing).

PRE AND POST TOUR HOTEL RATES

Per person AUD

Twin Share

Own Room

Pre tour hotel, Vancouver 9 & 10 AUG19 @ Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver including breakfast

$170

$300

Pre tour hotel, Anchorage 31 AUG19 @ Hilton including breakfast

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9 - 31 AUG 2020
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Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS, CANADA  
  • A city tour of Vancouver
  • A Gondola ride up Grouse Mountain, Vancouver
  • The 2 day Rocky Mountaineer train Gold Leaf experience from Vancouver to Jasper, Canada; view Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields
  • A gentle rafting tour on the Athabasca River for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park.  
  • A half day wildlife tour to Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake
  • Travel one of Canada's most scenic highways in North America - the Icefield Parkway.
  • At Columbia Icefield enjoy an Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier.
  • Drive into the Valley of Ten Peaks to see the turquoise shimmering Moraine Lake.
  • Visit Yoho National Park and walk to Takakkaw Falls the third highest waterfall in Canada. 
  • A sightseeing tour of the town of Banff and surrounds. 
  • A Traditional High Tea at Lake Louise
  • Travel through Glacier National Park
  • Visit 3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town. 
  • Visit one of the most prestigious wineries in the Okanagan including a winery tour, tastings and a highlight four course dinner at the winery.
HIGHLIGHTS, ALASKA
  • A 4.5 star ship experience on board Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas from Vancouver, Canada to Seward, Alaska
  • Cruise the Inside Passage
  • A unique shore excursion included at Icy Strait Point; a small group whale watching excursion with Icy Strait Whale Adventures
  • Alaskan townships of Ketchikan, Juneau & Skagway with unlimited opportunities for wildlife experiences and outdoor adventures
  • Witness Hubbard Glacier, the longest river of ice in North America
  • A visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Travel into Alaska from the port of Seward to Anchorage for an overnight stay

Pre Tour Stay, Vancouver
Consider arriving a day before the tour starting date, or enjoy a stopover.  You can relax and refresh after the flight.  The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs

DAY 1
Arrival Vancouver

Upon arrival at Vancouver’s International Airport pick up your luggage, clear customs and proceed directly to the public arrival area. You will be met and greeted by our local tour representative for a transfer to our hotel downtown*. 

Hotel check is not until 3pm and any early check in is subject to availability and the hotel’s discretion and cannot be guaranteed unless you have booked the night prior. For arrivals prior to 3pm, if the hotel is unable to offer an early check-in, they will store your luggage until check-in time.

The rest of the day and evening remains is at your leisure.

* An arrival airport to hotel transfer is included for passengers who have booked the group nominated flight with Encounter Travel, as part of their package. Otherwise, a service fee applies for the transfer.

Meals: none included today 

DAY 2
Vancouver

Full breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast we enjoy a private city tour of Vancouver showing sites such as English Bay, Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Canada Place, Chinatown, Gastown, Marine Building, Public Library, Provincial Law Court, Granville Island, Stanley Park with totem poles, Prospect Point and Lions Gate Bridge.

Crossing the bridge, North Vancouver is only minutes away and the base of Grouse Mountain is reached. We ‘Skyride’ up the mountain with a breathtaking view of Vancouver and Howe Sound (weather permitting).  Skyride is North America's largest aerial tramway and the gateway to the majestic nature of The Peak of Vancouver, and an experience in itself. There will be time to take lunch at your leisure. You can enjoy Theatre in the Sky, the Lumberjack Show, Birds in Motion and the refuge for grizzlies and grey wolves.

Early evening, meet with fellow group members and your tour escort to enjoy a four course welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

DAY 3
Vancouver – Kamloops

Very early this morning the group is transferred to the nearby rail station of Rocky Mountaineer to commence the two day journey in Gold Leaf Class for the journey to Jasper, with an overnight stay in Kamloops. Today, your breakfast and lunch are served on board The Rocky Mountaineer.

The train passes through the rich fields of the Fraser River Valley and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. It follows the Thompson River through spectacular landscapes to historic Kamloops, the gateway to the interior of British Colombia. Upon arrival, Rocky Mountaineer passengers disembark the train and are transferred by the train’s shared service, to their Gold Leaf Class hotel in Kamloops (As part of the two day journey Rocky Mountaineer elect the hotel. The hotel is not announced until just prior to departure.)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch  

DAY 4
Kamloops - Jasper

This morning, re-board the Rocky Mountaineer train, for the continuing journey enjoying Gold Leaf Class through to Jasper. You are transferred from the hotel back to the rail station as part of a shared service provided by Rocky Mountaineer.

Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board. The route follows the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and keep the eyes open for grizzly, moose, beaver and osprey! Pass by Mount Robson, at 3954 metres the highest peak of the Canadian Rockies. Crossing into the province of Alberta, we arrive late afternoon in the peaceful alpine town of Jasper, and there’s a transfer to our group hotel.  The evening is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch  

DAY 5
Jasper

Full breakfast at the hotel.

The morning is at leisure for time to explore the small town of Jasper before our group embarks on a gentle two and a half hour rafting tour on the Athabasca River for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park.  In the afternoon the group is picked up for a half day wildlife tour to Maligne Canyon. There’s a walk alongside the stunning gorge before Maligne Lake is reached.

The late afternoon or early evening is the best time to see wildlife and learn more about Jasper’s original inhabitants of bear, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, coyotes, wolves, moose and many other small and big mountain creatures. Dinner tonight is at the hotel restaurant with your fellow travellers.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6
Jasper – Lake Louise

Full breakfast at the hotel.

We travel by coach today on one of the most scenic highways in North America; the Icefield Parkway. En route stops will be made at Sunwapta and Athabasca Falls before arriving at Columbia Icefield. It covers an area of nearly 325 square kilometres and reaches a depth of 320 metres. Enjoy Ice Explorer Glacier Tour, the ride onto the Athabasca Glacier.  

Along the way to Lake Louise stops will be made to take pictures or view wildlife. This highway is renowned for sightings of bear, elk, moose & mountain goats. The last stops will be at Bow and Peyto Lakes before arriving to our hotel at Lake Louise.

Dinner tonight is at the hotel restaurant.  

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner  

DAY 7
Lake Louise

Full breakfast at the hotel.

Leaving Banff National Park behind, today’s tour leads into Yoho National Park. Yoho, named for a Cree word expressing awe, is a park of rock walls, waterfalls and glacial lakes, snow-topped mountain peaks, roaring rivers and silent forests. It's a park whose history is bound up with a railroad; spiral tunnels inside mountains and stories of runaway trains. Stops will be made at the natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River and Emerald Lake. See spiral tunnels, hear about the Continental Divide and walk to Takakkaw Falls, with a free fall of 254 metres, the third highest waterfall in Canada. The group returns to the hotel in the afternoon.

Enjoy a very special treat today: The Traditional Tea Ceremony. It includes tea, sandwiches and scones as well as fruit and chocolate in a serene and quiet setting.

Meals: Breakfast, Tea

DAY 8
Lake Louise – Banff        

Full breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning travel into the Valley of Ten Peaks to see the turquoise shimmering Moraine Lake. Continue on scenic byway #1A to Banff, followed by a private sightseeing tour of the town of Banff and its surrounds.  You can expect to see, amongst others, the Hoodoos, Surprise Corner, Bow Falls, Banff Springs Hotel, Sulphur Mountain, Lake Minnewanka and Tunnel Mountain Drive.

Meals: Breakfast  

DAY 9
Banff

Full breakfast at the hotel.

There’s a wonderful day ahead to revel in the glory of this beautiful setting.  The day is at leisure for activities on your own, such as exploring the Banff township. In the evening, the group enjoys a relaxing dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 10

Banff - Kelowna

Full breakfast at the hotel.

The journey continues back to the West through Glacier National Park with Rogers Pass before Revelstoke is reached.  The next stop will take you back in time when you visit 3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town for a guided tour. It was once a colourful town of the pioneer days of the late 1800’s gold rush, but then abandoned after the demise of the gold rush.  These day it’s been restored, including twenty five rescued and restored historic buildings, an Antique Auto Museum featuring automobiles dating from 1902, and Railway Roundhouse.

After, we continue onto Kelowna. Now the landscape changes to farming meadows, bypassing Salmon Arm on Shuswap Lake, the tour turns south to Lake Okanagan with our end destination, Kelowna for our next two nights.

Tonight is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast  

DAY 11
Kelowna

Full breakfast at the hotel.

Kelowna is in the heart of The Okanagan Valley, the ‘fruit basket’ of Western Canada with many vineyards and orchards providing fruit, vegetables and wine. 

The day is at leisure to relax and if you like, swim in the lake. Your tour escort will discuss the option to explore Kelowna.  In the early evening we visit one of the most prestigious wineries in the Okanagan, Quails Gate Winery for a tour, wine tasting and ending with an impressive four-course dinner in their restaurant overlooking Lake Okanagan

Meals: Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

DAY 12
Kelowna - Vancouver

Full breakfast at the hotel.

We depart after breakfast back to Vancouver, crossing over to the scenic Coquihalla Highway and driving through the fertile Fraser Valley.   Vancouver will be reached after about five and a half hours driving time plus some breaks along the way. Once in Vancouver, the rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy some shopping or other places of interest in Vancouver. The evening is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 13
Departure Vancouver

Full breakfast at the hotel.

The morning is at leisure for shopping or activities on own. Around the middle of the day we have a private group transfer to Vancouver’s cruise ship terminal for embarkation on our magnificent seven night cruise onboard the Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas. At this point you bid farewell to your tour escort and driver (the cruise does not include a group host).

You will have the afternoon onboard at your leisure with time for lunch before the group joins together for dinner in the main dining room. While cruising on board Radiance of the Seas, group dining is available each evening in the ship’s main a la carte dining room.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (ship), Dinner (ship)

DAY 14
Inside Passage (CRUISING)

Cruising through the Inside Passage is really what has made Alaska cruising so popular. This trip captures so much of what people love about Alaska. There are glaciers the size of Luxembourg. Misty rain forests and ghostly blue fjords.  And spirited communities that celebrate their varied heritage. Make sure to take in every view as you sail through one of the most beautiful parts of Alaska.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15
Ketchikan, ALASKA Docked 6am to 4pm 

Ketchikan originated as an Indian fish saltery, but the town's major growth began when it became a supply base and entry port for miners during the 1898 Gold Rush to the Klondike. Much of the town's colourful past is still in evidence, especially in the nearby Indian villages, where you'll see colourful carved totem poles and hear the fascinating legends that surround them.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16
Icy Strait Point, ALASKA Tendered 9am to 6pm 

** shore excursion included today with your package **

Icy Strait Point is located near the city of Hoonah, the largest native Tlingit Indian settlement in Alaska, and very near Glacier Bay National Park. Home to a historic cannery, the port's connection to the sea is strong. Locals share the sea with humpback whales, orcas, Dall porpoises, seals, sea otters, halibut and all five species of Pacific salmon. It is not uncommon to spot a humpback or an orca while walking along the beach. 

SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT:  WHALE WATCHING GROUP EXCURSION Icy Strait Whale Adventures 

This is special!  We have hand selected a local, small group whale watching operator and included this excursion with your package.

This morning, our group joins Icy Strait Whale Adventures.  It is a natively owned and locally run whale watch operator from the town of Hoonah. Icy Strait Whale Adventures offers an intimate whale watching experience. The group sizes are small (compared to the ships that only offer big groups). You will enjoy the experience on a spacious vessel where you are guaranteed to not feel cramped.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 17
Juneau, ALASKA Docked 7am to 9:30pm 

Juneau, the capital of Alaska, was founded during a gold rush in 1880. Today, the former gold-mining town, counts among its riches some of Alaska's most spectacular scenery. Nestled at the foot of Mt Juneau in the Alaska Panhandle, it faces the water from the mainland side of Gastineau Channel. Several magnificent fjords are located along the channel coast and the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, a favourite of visitors, is nearby.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 18
Skagway, ALASKA Docked 7am to 5pm

When gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory (just across the border from Alaska), it resulted in the historic Gold Rush of 1898. As thousands of gold-crazed adventurers sought the best starting point for their arduous trek, they found the deepest penetration possible by boat was at the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. This is how Skagway was born.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 19
Hubbard Glacier 9am to 11am  Cruising Day

The longest river of ice in North America, the Hubbard Glacier is also one of the most active glaciers of its kind in Alaska. Also, since our ships are designed to provide our guests with the best viewing possible, you'll be able to see this massive natural wonder, with its 1,350 square miles of blue ice, from just about anywhere on the ship.

TIP:  It’s cold outside on deck today. Most passengers like to be on deck to view the glacier. Have a warm coat/jacket and gloves and warm hat is recommended. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

DAY 20
Arrive Seward, Alaska 5AM. Transfer to Anchorage 

Your cruise ship docks in the port of Seward early morning.   A group transfer is provided to Anchorage where you will enjoy the evening at your leisure to make your own explorations.  

After disembarking the cruise ship after breakfast, retrieve your luggage and meet your driver-guide, and then travel to Anchorage. Leaving Seward behind, the first stop will be made at Exit Glacier. An 8 mile drive off the main road reveals a spectacular vantage point, and a short, easy walk provides a close-up and personal view of a magnificent glacier. Then continue your journey, and en route visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, located on 140 acres at the southern edge of Turnagain Arm which provides care and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wildlife, as well as wildlife education and awareness. Here, you can safely get close, observe, and photograph some of Alaska’s largest land animals, including moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bear, musk ox, small mammals and birds of prey.

There will be a stop in the charming Ski town of Girdwood for a lunch break. Enjoy the scenic drive up the Turnagain Arm, your driver-guide will point out possible wildlife like sheep, mountain goats, Beluga whales, and eagles along the way. You’ll make a photo stop at the famous Beluga Point for some beautiful views and a great backdrop for stunning photography! Arriving to our final destination, take in the views of Anchorage from the port as your driver-guide explains the history behind the port of Anchorage and the area at Ship Creek. Next you’ll travel past Bootleggers Cove, stopping for a visit to Earthquake Park. You’ll visit Lake Hood, the busiest seaplane base in the world - watch some of Alaska’s finest bush pilots splash-land and then take to the sky outbound for nearby wilderness areas. Check into our hotel for the rest of the day and evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 21
Anchorage
  

Today check out time from the hotel is by 11am.  A group transfer to the airport to connect with your onward flight is provided for all group members departing on the group flight, booked with us as part of your package.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Itineraries may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. IF there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

** Please note that 2020 itinerary maybe slightly different to 2019 itinerary

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ACCOMMODATION

CANADA

 

Vancouver

Metropolitan Hotel

2

Run of House Rooms

Kamloops

hotel nominated by Rocky Mountaineer

1

 

Jasper

Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites

2

Standard Rooms

Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

2

Fairmont Rooms

Banff

Moose Hotel & Suites

2

Hotel Rooms

Kelowna

Manteo Resort

2

Deluxe Guestroom Lakeside

ALASKA, USA

 

Anchorage

Hilton Hotel

1

Standard Rooms

CRUISING

 

Alaska, USA to Vancouver, Canada

Radiance of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

7

 

Hotels are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Manteo Resort, Kelowna

Radiance of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

METROPOLITAN HOTEL, VANCOUVER
A quality hotel with a superb downtown address and at the same time positioned against a serene mountain backdrop. The downtown Vancouver hotel’s convenient location is surrounded by all the pleasures and excitement that one of Canada’s finest cities has to offer.

The hotel has 197 elegantly appointed luxury hotel rooms and suites, complete with spacious marble washrooms, separate glass showers and soaker tubs. And, of course, nothing will satiate your appetite better than Diva at the Met restaurant, featuring Vancouver's finest cuisine, celebrated Chef's Table and distinguished wine cellar. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, concierge, fitness centre, heated indoor swimming pool, steam room, squash court, 24-hour room service and on-site parking facilities (charge).Rooms feature two twin beds or one queen bed, phones with voice mail, TV with movies on demand, high-speed Internet, in room safe, coffee/tea, complimentary newspaper, complimentary shoeshine, turndown service and hair dryer.

BEST WESTERN JASPER INN & SUITES, JASPER
Best Western Jasper is a comfortable hotel located in downtown Jasper.  The nearby mountains filled with hiking and wildlife is a major reason many guests return to this Jasper hotel. Best Western Jasper’s convenient location for sightseeing and photography has made this hotel very popular. Enjoy a quiet location away from the main street, but still close to convenient destinations. The region boasts the world’s largest dark sky preserve for stargazing.

FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE, LAKE LOUISE
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism. 

Step into the backyard and discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting in the summer; downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and horse drawn sleigh rides in the winter.

MOOSE HOTEL & SUITES, BANFF
In 2016 The Banff Lodging Company is opened this brand new 4 star hotel property, The Moose Hotel & Suites. The design of the Moose is Mountain elegance with warm, rich, natural materials. Located a 1 minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff, the Moose Hotel & Suites features 174 air conditioned guests rooms, with a combination of One and Two Bedroom Suites and hotel rooms.

Amenities include the Meadow Spa & Pools with 10 treatment rooms and private outdoor hot pool, a bright indoor swimming pool and exercise room on the 3rd floor, and 2 spectacular rooftop hot pools with views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

MANETO RESORT WATERFRONT HOTEL & VILLAS, KELOWNA
Located on the beautiful shores of Okanagan Lake, the full-service property is the best waterfront destination in Kelowna, British Columbia. Manteo Resort is home to a private beach, three swimming pools, kids’ water park, delicious on-site restaurant, picturesque ballroom and much, much more.

HILTON, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA 
Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, Alaska. This Anchorage hotel is within walking distance of the Alaska Railroad Depot and Anchorage Convention District. Explore Anchorage’s popular attractions including the Alaska Museum of History and Art, the Ulu Factory, Nordstrom and the Fifth Avenue Mall – all only two blocks from the hotel.

Guest rooms are appointed with comfortable furniture including work stations with desk-level electrical outlets and high speed Internet access. All rooms also feature ''The Bed by Hilton'' with luxurious top mattress sets, down comforter and plush pillows. Facilities include;  37 Inch Cable TV's standard in all guest rooms and suites, the Hilton alarm clock radio with MP3 Player plug-in, free-standing hair dryer, iron and full size ironing board, and the Cuisinart single serve/ dual cup coffee maker. Bathrooms feature exclusive bath and body products.

 

Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

Hotels for 2020 may differ to above.


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GETTING THERE

Arrive to: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Depart from: Anchorage, Alaska, USA

VISAS
You must hold a valid passport with a minimum of six 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport. See 'VISA' information in our MORE INFORMATION section on our website.

HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.  Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

FLIGHT ITINERARY
The flight itinerary is provided with your quote.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS
If you book your flight with us as part of the package and travel on the nominated tour flight airport transfers on arrival to Vancouver, Canada, and departure from Anchorage, Alaska are included.

Arriving 1 night pre tour, Vancouver
If you elect to arrive 1 day in advance of the tour commencement to Vancouver, so long as you stay at the group hotel, and book your stay and nominated tour airfare with us a part of your package the arrival transfer is included.

For land/tour only bookings without airfares or travel on alternative flights, transfers can be arranged for a fee.  Please ask our travel team at the time of booking.

DETAILS

Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience

FELLOW TRAVELLERS 
This trip is exclusively for the single/solo traveller. This is a premium, small group boutique tour of Canada. On completion of the land tour of Canada the group joins the scheduled departure onboard Radiance of the Seas, a 4.5 star Royal Caribbean cruise ship. There are a maximum of 20 places of this tour & cruise package.

What Is Solos Only?

THE PACE  [2 out of 5]
On tour in Canada it’s considered an easy pace with some free time included throughout your tour. There are some days that are faster-paced than others and some days of long distance driving are required. While cruising, the only set group activity is the evening dinner in the main dining room. The final 2 days in Alaska are leisurely. Fit to Travel Holiday Requirements

Touring Physical Requirements
Touring is exciting and diverse and the best way to enjoy your travels is to be sure that you meet the minimum physical requirements required for touring.

ABOUT THE MEALS  
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

While onboard Radiance of the Seas, there is set group dining time in the main restaurant of the ship.  You may also choose not to join the group but as courtesy we would ask that you let someone else in the group know when there’s any evenings you’ve decided not to join. We recommend the group discusses a pre-show meeting time for pre-show drinks.  A good time to make these arrangements is generally around 6:30pm.

Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned please check with us before you book.

GROUP GUIDE
In Canada, it is a private group tour with a driver and tour director for your touring in Canada. Your tour escort is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services.  During the 2 day Rocky Mountaineer journey the group escort will be travelling in Gold Leaf Class.

After your tour through Canada, you embark on your seven night cruise to Alaska. No group escort services are included however group dining in the main dining room is arranged each evening. For the two day visit in Alaska from Seward to Anchorage, a tour escort is not included, rather a driver on day 1 and day 2 is departure day only.

TRANSPORT
While on tour in Canada travel is by private vehicle, the vehicle size will vary depending on the final group size.  For a group of 8-10 a minivan would be used, for a group of 10 -12 a 21 seater mini coach will be use and for a group of 12-15 or more a 24 seater coach will be used, between 15-24 passengers a 28 seater will be used, you will also have two days travel during the day by train on the Rocky Mountaineer. Departing from Vancouver, there is a seven night cruise with the final destination, Seward, Alaska of United States of America.

LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS
Each guest is permitted to travel with one bag, limit of 30kg as a maximum per bag. Please consider that flights for your tour may have a lesser allowance.

ABOUT MOBILE PHONE USE / INTERNET
Most hotels in Canada offer Wifi.
Onboard the ship, Wifi is available for a per day charge.  Prices can vary depending on the package.

You may like to purchase a prepaid sim card to take with you while travelling. Otherwise, ask your phone provider about International Roaming packages/offers for your mobile phone.  SIM cards or international roaming packages can be good options to keep in touch with friends and family back home.  Be sure the sim card you purchase will cover all the countries you are travelling to. 

Many hotels these days offer WiFi—some for free, others for a modest fee.

WhatsApp
If you don’t already use this service, we recommend downloading this application also. It’s a mobile phone App that offers fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free (data charges may apply – ask your phone provider). As a general indication, for many of our tours, our guides use WhatsApp to communicate with the group.

TRAVEL GUIDE QUICK FACTS
Visit our Travel Guide for Canada and Alaska on our website for destination information.

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

'My third trip, and each one has been well organised, interesting and very enjoyable. Would certainly travel with them again.'

Joan, 64 years, Victoria

'I've just returned from the Canada Alaska Tour and had the best holiday ever, the camaraderie of the people on the tour, the food, the ports of call and the various excursions all were second to none. I believe we all had a great time and I will definitely be booking another tour next year.'

David, 68 years, Queensland

'This was the best holiday I have been on. The itinerary and guide were exemplary. The group had a fantastic time and I would highly recommend this holiday to anyone.'

Peter, 68 years, Queensland
Since 2006
We've already racked up over 12 years of experience creating and delivering the best ever holidays for solo travellers. As a boutique tour operator, we delight in detail, delivering personal service and finding your next best memory.
Australian Owned
100% Australian, created by Australians for Australians; we 'get' the Australian travel style. And, better still, our arms are open to welcome our friends from other countries around the world, who'd like to travel with friendly Aussies.
Small Group Tours
Travel solo, not alone when you join one of our small group tours. Share your journey, without the drawbacks of big coach tours or the solitude of being alone.
Age-Matched Tours
From our traveller feedback we know that our age-matched holidays are one of the main reasons that solo travellers choose to join us. All our 'Solos Only ' tours are age-matched, making for a better chance that you'll be travelling other like minded single travellers.