– Victoria: Ferry to Victoria, British Columbia Legislative Building, Butchart Garden.
– Lake Louise, Jewel of the Rockies
– Jasper National Park, Athabasca Glacier
– Banff, the most popular resort town in Canada
– Ice Wine tasting, visit Ginseng Factory
– Glacier Bay National Park
– Hubbard Glacier
– Docking Port: Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan
– 7 Nights stay on Princess Cruise
Arrive Hubbard Glacier at 3 pm till 8 pm depart.
The largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier measures 76 miles long and plunges 1,200 feet into the depths of the bay. Its immense beauty and phenomenal blue hues are enchanting, even from afar. But it’s when your cruise ship draws closer that its towering surface really impresses, dwarfing even the uppermost deck on your ship at a whopping 40 stories high. There, with the snowcapped mountains serving as a glorious backdrop, you’ll have a prime viewing spot from which to witness the glacier calving, as it often expels icebergs the size of 10-story buildings-imagine the splash!
** THOSE JOINING 17D ALASKA & CANADIAN ROCKIES, DAY 1-8 AS ABOVE, THE REST AS FOLLOWS:
This morning, we will start our journey via the trans-Canada highway and head east for Kelowna, the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Stop at the renowned winery to learn about the basics of wine making. Wine tasting and purchasing of the popular icewine, red or white wine will be available. At Lake Okanagan, let us listen to its legendary story and search for lake monster “Ogopogo.” Settle down at the Salmon/Vernon in the evening.
Hotel: Prestige or similar
After Breakfast, we shall proceed to the Eagle Pass and visit the “Last Spike” of transcontinental railway where it connects the east and west. After a thrilling gondola ride to the summit, you will be captivated by the majestic Rocky Mountains. Next, discover the town of Banff and Bow falls within the country’s first national park. End the day at 1988 Winter Olympic Games area in the Rockies – Canmore. (Upgrade to stay in Banff: Canmore stop excluded)
Hotel: Holiday Inn Canmore or Similar
This morning, we shall start our journey to Lake Louise, often referred as the “Jewel of the Rockies.” The panoramic view of magnificent snow-capped mountains surrounding the emerald colour of the lake attracts millions of visitors worldwide. An Ice explorer ride (admission optional) on the Athabasca Glacier. Then have a thrilling experience by walking on the new Glacier Skaywalk. After brief stops at Bow lake and Crowfoot Glacier, we will stay overnight in Golden.
Hotel: Prestige or similar
After breakfast we shall depart to the beautiful Kamloops. At Kamloops, a city with over 2000 hours of sunshine per year, we will join a tour of Ginseng factory and learn about the healing power of Ginseng. Continue our drive and arrive at Vancouver in the late afternoon.
Hotel: Radisson or similar