Deluxe Alaskan Voyage
and Rocky Mountaineer18 days from £4,799 per person
Captivating vistas unfold on every turn of this trip through some of Canada and Alaska’s most mesmerising scenery. Magnificent mountains, lakes and national parks fill our first few days in Banff and Jasper. The iconic Rocky Mountaineer railway transports you through forested valleys and over mountain passes. Then on a week-long cruise, spot harbour seals, humpback whales, swooping eagles and more as you sail past the monumental glaciers and snow-dusted mountains of the Alaskan fjords. Finally, we wrap up in Vancouver, one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Your holiday includes:
5 excursions and visits
- Tours of Banff surrounds (with Lake Louise) and Jasper National Park
- Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
- Interpretative talk during dinner in Jasper
- City tour in Vancouver
- 9 nights in hotels, 7 nights cruise on Koningsdam and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
- International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Air Canada from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
- Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service (2 days)
- 26 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 6, 7, 9-15) 9 lunches (days 6-14) 8 dinners (days 5, 8-14)
- Exclusive Titan cocktail party on board
- Alaska State Tax on cruise passengers
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
UK - Calgary - Banff
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, we transfer to Banff, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, where our hotel for three nights will be the superb Royal Canadian Lodge (4-star).
Royal Canadian Lodge, Banff (4-star)
Banff (Lake Louise)
Banff is regarded as one of North America’s loveliest small towns, and makes a wonderful base for exploring the stunningly scenic surrounding area. Today we head out on an excursion to Lake Louise - not without reason is this enchanting lake known as ‘the jewel of the Rockies’. Named after Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter, Lake Louise is one of Canada’s most beloved attractions and perhaps the most picturesque body of water in the world. A fine chateau, located on its eastern shore, presents postcard-pretty views of snow-capped mountains and picturesque pine forests reflected in the lake’s opal waters. We take a different route to and from the lake for the very best introduction to the natural glory of Banff National Park. With national park protection from large-scale development, Banff retains a charming, friendly atmosphere; and being so compact, it is easily discoverable on foot.
A day at leisure to enjoy the craft shops, boutiques, cafés and restaurants, or join an optional gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges.
Banff - Columbia Icefield - Jasper
We journey north through the Rockies to Jasper, with even more captivating vistas unfolding at every turn of the road. En route we make a stop at the Columbia Icefield for a unique Ice Explorer ride on the surface of the Athabasca Glacier (subject to favourable weather conditions). The vehicle’s expert driver/guide shares a wealth of enthralling information about glaciers, icefields and the environment; and there is also the chance to safely step off and stand on this icy giant. In the charming town of Jasper our hotel is the Crimson Hotel (3.5-star).
Crimson Hotel, Jasper (3.5 star)
Jasper National Park is one of Canada’s oldest and largest, full of cultural treasures and miracles of nature. Our guided excursion takes in the dramatic, steep-sided Maligne Canyon, the peaceful Medicine Lake and another breathtaking icon of world travel, the unforgettable Maligne Lake, surrounded by mountains and glaciers, and itself surrounding the tiny, endlessly photogenic Spirit Island. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening with interpretative talk.
Rocky Mountaineer (Jasper - Kamloops)
The legendary Rocky Mountaineer train is surely the most comfortable and romantic way to appreciate the breathtaking majesty of the Canadian Rockies. An exhilarating two-day route between Jasper and Vancouver, by way of Kamloops, along sublime valleys and lake shores, over mountain passes, through forests and remarkable tunnels hewn from the rock. Highlights of today’s sector - Jasper to Kamloops - include Mount Robson, the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields, the Pyramid Falls and the snow-capped Monashee peaks. This evening we stay at a hotel in Kamloops (arranged by Rocky Mountaineer).
Hotel in Kamloops
Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops - Vancouver)
We continue through the desert-like environment of the interior to the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, admiring the Coast and Cascade mountains, the steep slopes of the Thompson River and the tumbling waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. We disembark this iconic train in Vancouver this afternoon and transfer to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown (4-star).
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown (4-star)
Day 8 - Vancouver
There will be more time to explore Vancouver at the end of our cruise, but this morning is at leisure to gather memorable first impressions of a city justly regarded for its beautiful aspects, vibrant spirit and cosmopolitan culture. We board Koningsdam (4-star) at Vancouver’s waterfront, with further free time to settle into your spacious stateroom, take lunch and explore the superlative amenities before setting sail late afternoon.
Day 9 - Canada’s Inside Passage
As our 1,600km journey north begins in earnest, take in the awe-inspiring panoramas of Canada’s Inside Passage, a peaceful and picturesque ‘marine highway’ between British Columbia’s islands and mainland, characterised by intricate fjords, dense forests and snow-draped mountains. Keep an eye out too for the wildlife that calls this region home - harbour seals, humpback whales and swooping eagles.
Day 10 - Juneau
Sightings of whales, seals and sure-footed mountain goats are also likely as the ship makes its serene way through narrow waterways, reminiscent of the coastline of Norway, to Juneau, Alaska’s state capital since 1906. Though the borough covers a large area, this sophisticated, cosmopolitan city has a remarkably small population. Juneau’s location, in the heart of the Tongass National Forest and at the foot of the towering mountains that overlook Gastineau Channel, makes it a memorable visit.
Day 11 - Skagway
Skagway was the coastal gateway to the goldfields of the Klondike during the ‘rush’ of the late 1890s; and this ‘boom town’ owes its size and prominence to those thousands of fortune-seekers stocking up for the slow, arduous and often deadly trek along the Chilkoot Trail. In its boardwalks, pebble streets and turn-of-the-century buildings, the town demonstrates a fascinating ‘living history’ of those frantic times. Optional excursions may be available to follow the ‘Trail of 98’ by coach into Canada’s Yukon Territory or take the White Pass and Yukon narrow-gauge railroad that became the supply line for the goldfields.
Day 12 - Glacier Bay National Park
There can be few more inspiring sights to greet you on waking than Glacier Bay National Park. This morning, you will find yourself in the midst of towering mountains, magnificent tidewater glaciers, vast icebergs and an abundance of wildlife - a paradise for photographers, artists, birdwatchers and anyone who appreciates the majesty and beauty of the natural world.
Day 13 - Ketchikan
Beautifully located, Ketchikan stretches like a ribbon along the shoreline below Deer Mountain - so remote that it may only be reached by sea or air. Echoes of pioneer days still haunt the historic Creek Street area; but, these days, Ketchikan is better known for its extraordinary collection of tribal totems and its salmon production. As ‘the salmon capital of the world’, it is the perfect place to sample the freshest and most delicious wild fish.
Day 14 - Canada’s Inside Passage
We return southwards through Canada’s Inside Passage on a last full day at sea, with more epic views from the deck or time to enjoy the ship’s fine facilities.
We arrive back in Vancouver this morning, and an orientation tour introduces you to its standout highlights. The afternoon is then at leisure for independent exploration from our comfortable base for the next two nights, the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown (4-star). This evening, why not try one of the many superlative restaurants on Robson Street and Granville Street that serve up a global selection of cuisine.
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown (4-star)
Today is also free to make your own discoveries in Vancouver, or join an excursion to Vancouver Island. View Butchart Gardens with its display of flowering trees and shrubs, and also explore Victoria, one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. Amongst its many attractions are the British Columbia Museum, Thunderbird Park and the Parliament Buildings.
Day 17 Vancouver - In flight
Enjoy a further leisurely morning, with some time for shopping, before we transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Day 18 UK
Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Important information about your destinationVisa is not included, please call for details Included Drinks Package: Book an Ocean View stateroom or higher and receive the Signature Beverage Package* - book by 30 April 2020 (for 2020 departures) or 31 December 2020 (for 2021 departures). *Signature Beverage Package (Drinks Package) has a daily limit of 15 beverages, which includes all beverages priced at US$9.00 or lower. Guests must order beverages one at a time and must be 21 years or older for alcoholic beverages. Sharing is not permitted. Package excludes purchases made in Signature Shops, Mini Bar and In-Room Dining. Offer ends 30 April 2020 (for 2020 departures) or 31 December 2020 (for 2021 departures). The deposit due for this holiday is £800pp
Upgrade to GoldleafTravel in a custom-designed, bi-level, glass-domed GoldLeaf Service coach that places you right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Take in the dazzling vistas upstairs and enjoy delicious meals downstairs. From the attentive service provided by the Rocky Mountaineer Hosts to the gourmet meals prepared by award-winning chefs - GoldLeaf Service is quite simply as good as it gets.
A GoldLeaf Service journey will enjoy:
- Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled 360 degree views from your seat in the upper-level of our custom designed bi-level dome coach with an exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower level of your dome coach.
- Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an á la carte menu, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach, with tempting snacks throughout the journey.
- Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Captivating storytelling told by our engaging hosts
- Each GoldLeaf Service coach has a full culinary team and three or four Onboard Hosts.
- Overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops or Whistler and Quesnel
Lake Louise - Gondola Ride with Lunch
Surrounded by majestic peaks and glacier, Lake Louise is a truly special place to experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies…and what better way to capture the spectacular view than from 1600ft above the valley. A relaxing gondola ride above beds of wild flowers, natural springs and possibly even some local wildlife. Combine this with a buffet lunch in the Lodge of the Ten Peaks at the base of the gondola.
Price from £23 per person.
Maligne Lake Cruise to Spirit Island
No trip to the Canadian Rockies is complete without a cruise to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake near Jasper. Learn of the local history, geology, wildlife and glaciology of Maligne Lake and Jasper National Park.
Price from £46 per person.
Sea to See Level
Visit Vancouver Lookout and enjoy impressive 360 degree views of this vibrant city, with its mountains and harbour, from fifty stories above sea level. There will also be an opportunity for an included dinner at a local restaurant. NB: This excursion involves walking to both venues from the hotel or a taxi can be booked at extra cost locally.
Price from £45 per person
Please contact Helpdesk on 0800 988 5811 to add your chosen prebookable excursion to your booking.