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WED 01 SEP - AUCKLAND/VANCOUVER
This afternoon you will be picked up from your Auckland address and transferred to the airport for your Air New Zealand flight direct to Vancouver departing at 8.15pm. Arrive in Vancouver at 2.25pm and transfer to the Rosedale on Robson Hotel where you stay overnight.
THU 02 SEP – VANCOUVER/ VICTORIA (B,D)
This morning transfer to BC Ferry Terminal for cruise across Georgia Strait to Victoria, Vancouver Island. Enjoy a visit to the famous Butchart Gardens followed by an orientation tour of the city. Transfer to the DoubleTree by Hilton where you will stay for the next 2 nights. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.
FRI 03 SEP - VICTORIA AT LEISURE (B)
Enjoy a day at leisure in Victoria for optional sightseeing or shopping.
SAT 04 SEP - VICTORIA/CALGARY (B,D)
This morning transfer to the airport for your Air Canada flight to Calgary departing at 11.35am. Arrive in Calgary at 2.08pm and transfer to the Delta
Downtown Hotel of Calgary where you will stay overnight.
SUN 05 SEP - CALGARY/BANFF (B,D)
This morning enjoy city tour of Calgary including the Calgary Tower, Old and New City Halls, Olympic Plaza and the Pengrowth Saddledome. Ride the elevator
to the top of the Calgary Tower to the Observation Deck for spectacular views. Following the tour enjoy time for lunch (own expense) before coach transfer
to Banff and the Moose Hotel & Suites where you will stay for the next 2 nights. Enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant.
MON 06 SEP - BANFF SIGHTSEEING (B)
This morning enjoy a Banff sightseeing tour. Discover the charming townsite of Banff with sightseeing highlights including Bow Falls, the Hoodoo Lookout,
Lake Minnewanka and Surprise Corner. Enjoy a ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views. The remainder of the
afternoon is at leisure.
TUE 07 SEP - BANFF/LAKE LOUISE/JASPER (B)
Today enjoy a coach journey along one of the most spectacular highways in North America. The Ice field Parkway is highlighted by towering mountain peaks, tranquil lakes and cascading waterfalls. Spend time at stunning Lake Louise and stop at Bow and Peyto Lakes before arrival at Columbia Icefield where an experience of a lifetime awaits you! Upon arrival, shuttle to the Athabasca Glacier where you will board a unique, specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour on to the surface of the glacier - a true Ice Age adventure! Continue to Sunwapta and Athabasca Falls before arrival in Jasper and Tekarra Lodge where you will stay for the next 2 nights.
WED 08 SEP - JASPER SIGHTSEEING (B,D)
This morning explore the townsite of Jasper on a sightseeing tour with highlights including the Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and the beautiful Maligne Canyon with its stunning limestone walls. Board the Jasper Sky Tramway for a spectacular ride to the top of Whistlers Mountain before returning to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure and dinner tonight in Jasper.
THU 09 SEP - JASPER/KAMLOOPS (ROCKY MOUNTAINEER RAIL) (B,L)
This morning transfer to the Rocky Mountaineer Station for the scenic train journey to Kamloops. Enjoy dramatic changes in scenery as you travel through the Continental Divide and the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River.
FRI 10 SEP - KAMLOOPS/VANCOUVER (ROCKY MOUNTAINEER RAIL (B,L)
This morning re-board the Rocky Mountaineer Train and follow the Thompson River via Ashcroft through Rainbow Canyon. Continue to the Fraser Canyon and through the lush farming region of Fraser Valley arriving Vancouver late afternoon. Transfer to Rosedale on Robson Hotel where you will stay for the next 2 nights.
SAT 11 SEP - VANCOUVER AT LEISURE (B,D)
A day at leisure in Vancouver for optional sightseeing or shopping.This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.
SUN 12 SEP - VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING (B,D)
This morning enjoy a city sightseeing tour through one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Highlights include Gastown, Stanley Park, English Bay & Granville Island Market. Conclude tour at Canada Place Cruise Terminal early afternoon for embarkation.
SAIL FROM VANCOUVER
Embark Celebrity cruise ship ‘Eclipse’ and depart Vancouver at 4.30pm for your Alaska Cruise adventure.
MON 13 SEP - INSIDE PASSAGE (CRUISING) (B,L,D)
A day at sea and time to enjoy the tremendous variety of entertainment and facilities offered on board. Marvel at the towering mountains and lush green coastal forests. This evening enjoy a private cocktail party on board ship.
TUE 14 SEP - ICY STRAIT POINT (B,L,D)
Arrive Icy Strait Point at 1.30pm located at the mouth of Glacier Bay. With only one ship being allowed in at a time, you’ll have access to a wide selection of wildlife tours and the opportunity to experience the native Tlingit Culture. Depart Icy Strait Point at 10.00pm.
WED 15 SEP - HUBBARD GLACIER (CRUISING) B,L,D
Spend an unforgettable day cruising the crystal-clear glacial waters of Yakutat Bay and marvel at the massive Hubbard Glacier. Depart Hubbard Glacier at 2.30pm.
THU 16 SEP - JUNEAU (B,L,D)
Arrive 7.30am in Juneau, the Capital of the State of Alaska and a fascinating place to explore. Sightsee and shop in town or choose from a wide array of optional shore excursions. Relive Juneau’s Gold Rush era panning for gold in the authentic setting of Gold Creek. Depart Juneau at 8.00pm.
FRI 17 SEP - KETCHIKAN (B,L,D)
Enjoy the spectacular scenery and arrive Ketchikan at 2.00pm. The town is built on piles out over the water and clings to the slopes of Deer Mountain. Native culture abounds the Saxman Village and Totem Bight State Park. Depart Ketchikan at 8.30pm.
SAT 18 SEP - INSIDE PASSAGE (CRUISING) (B,L,D)
Enjoy the last full day at sea to relax and fully enjoy the fabulous facilities on board Celebrity ‘Eclipse’.
SUN 19 SEP - ARRIVE VANCOUVER/AUCKLAND (B,L)
Arrive Vancouver. Disembark after breakfast and transfer over the Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore. Continue to Grouse Mountain for a ride aboard the
Gondola Skyride. Enjoy a breath taking, panoramic view of Vancouver while enjoying your lunch. Enjoy optional activities on top of Grouse Mountain
including a chairlift ride to the peak, a scenic walk or perhaps a visit to the grizzly bear sanctuary. Transfer to Vancouver Airport for your
Air New Zealand flight departing at 8.05pm bound for Auckland.
TUE 21 SEP - ARRIVE AUCKLAND
Cross the international dateline and arrive in Auckland at 5.00am where you will be transferred to your Auckland address.
Key: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
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