– 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
– Seattle: Space Needle, Pike Market, first Starbucks Coffee Shop
– Glacier Bay National Park
– Docking Port: Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan
– 7 Nights stay on Princess Cruise
Arrive Glacier Bay National Park at 6 am till 3 pm depart. Princess is one of a select few cruise lines permitted to cruise the pristine waters of Glacier Bay, the highlight of our 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise. Just west of Juneau, this breathtaking national park and preserve boasts some of the world’s most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier, which often drops colossal chunks of ice into the sea. Not surprisingly, Glacier Bay National Park and its epic ice giants are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising Alaska’s magnificent park system.
During your scenic cruise, friendly Park Rangers will join the ship to share their knowledge of this amazing place and host a fun Junior Ranger program for kids. They may even be able to help you identify Glacier Bay’s abundant wildlife, including humpback whales, sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and large colonies of seabirds
** THOSE JOINING 17D ALASKA & CANADIAN ROCKIES, DAY 1-8 AS ABOVE, THE REST AS FOLLOWS:
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 Skywalk. After brief stops at Bow lake and Crowfoot Glacier, we will stay overnight in Golden.
Hotel: Prestige or similar