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Embark on a remarkable adventure exploring the Canadian Rockies on board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, the thrilling Calgary Stampede and an unforgettable Alaskan voyage with Cunard.

The regal Queen Elizabeth awaits for your unforgettable ten-night Alaskan wonders voyage. Travel in iconic Cunard luxury on a scenic cruise highlighting the unmistakeable natural beauty of Alaska. Calls in Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchikan will enlighten you to Alaska’s fascinating indigenous culture and its incredible wildlife species. You will then disembark Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver to enjoy a four-night stay, where you’ll relish a fascinating city and whale watching tour.

Following your Vancouver stay, you’ll embark the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, a luxury rail journey that glides into the heart of the incredible Canadian Rockies. Discover stunning landscapes and natural wonders, from dramatic gorges to glistening lakes, and stop for the night in Kamloops and Banff.

End your holiday with an incredible rodeo to remember. Enter the spirit of Canada’s Wild West at the Calgary Stampede, considered ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’. During your two-day experience, you’ll get to see a host of jaw-dropping events with lively rodeos, bull riding and live acts. Whilst there, indulge in mouth-watering North American snacks, from maple-dipped pancakes to gourmet hotdogs for an all-round immersive experience.

Your Route

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Board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer for a journey like no other into the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies

Rocky Mountaineer is one of the world’s most extraordinary train journeys that delves deep into Canada’s Rocky Mountains on a journey from Vancouver to Banff. Celebrating locally-inspired cuisine and world-class hospitality in the lavish comfort of custom-designed coaches, including remarkable glass-domed roofs that offer optimum views of the stunning scenery outside.

Rocky Mountaineer allows you to see some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring sights by day — think towering, snow-covered mountains, glistening turquoise lakes and exquisite wildlife — and sleep in the comfort of beautiful hotels at each destination. Sample some of the region’s finest cuisine while being treated to stories about historic sites, scenery, and wildlife told by engaging hosts with two service levels options: SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf.
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SilverLeaf Service

Experience Rocky Mountaineer’s wonderful SilverLeaf level of service and you’ll step into a custom-designed single-level dome carriage, featuring oversized glass-dome windows and an outdoor viewing area for taking in the spectacular views. Regionally-inspired meals are served in the comfort of your reclining seat, which offers ample legroom. You’ll also enjoy a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet sweet and savoury snacks during your voyage.
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GoldLeaf Service

Upgrade to the GolfLeaf service and receive additional perks, including a bi-level dome with seating above and dining below, full glass-dome windows (pictured) with panoramic views, gourmet à la carte meals in the lower-level dining room, a large, exclusive outdoor viewing platform.
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The Canadian Rockies

Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels, traverse the Continental Divide, and be inspired as you wind through mountain passes and dramatic canyons. Experience the only passenger rail service on this historic rail route by
Rocky Mountaineer, celebrated for connecting Canada, from the Pacific coast city of Vancouver to the beguiling destinations of Kamloops and Banff.
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Board the exquisite Queen Elizabeth

When Her Majesty the Queen conducted the naming ceremony in her own honour in October 2010, she continued a marvellously regal formal cruising tradition. Cunard has maintained all the refined styling, amenities and service associated with the Golden Era of cruise sailing and added modern facilities, leisure and entertainment opportunities. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are highlights of the glorious Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings or simply relax and revitalise beside one of the two lovely pool areas.

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Dining

From hearty dishes to healthy snacks, light bites to elegant fine dining, you’ll enjoy a sense of freedom regarding the array of places to eat.

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Entertainment

Each evening brings about a different entertainment highlight. See a dazzling stage show, enjoy black tie gala dinners and savour fabulous live music.

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Spa

The opulent Mareel Spa offers a sanctuary of relaxation where you can indulge in some ‘me time’ with a sumptuous massage or calming facial.

Your 20 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

19 June 2023

Arrive in Vancouver and settle into your hotel for a one-night stay

Vancouver provides a wealth of stunning scenery and endless year-round outdoor activities, from hiking in the surrounding mountains to riding a bike around the spacious Stanley Park - the perfect place to while away a couple of hours. Take a stroll to the atmospheric Gastown, a district filled with Victorian-style buildings, delicious eateries and fabulous art galleries. In the evening, you could head to a local cabaret and enjoy its lively atmosphere while sampling craft beer.

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Day 2

20 June 2023

Embark the peerless Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver for an unforgettable Alaska voyage

Today you’ll embark the regal Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver for your voyage to Alaska. Enjoy Cunard’s unrivalled heritage, sense of occasion and array of activities, including glamorous ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls and traditional afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters. You’ll have plenty of time to unwind on board with a serene spa and relaxing lounges.

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Day 3

21 June 2023

Relax like royalty on board Queen Elizabeth

Unwind at the Mareel Wellness & Beauty Spa, an on board sanctuary with a range of transformative treatments, and a truly relaxing ambiance. Enjoy mesmerising sunsets on board from the comfort of your own private balcony, or from the Commodore Club which boasts glorious panoramic views. Head to the Commodore Club, after dinner, to be beguiled by the resident pianist over an evening drink. Live music will become an unmistaken signature of your cruise, especially of an evening.

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Day 4

22 June 2023

Discover Juneau, located on the edge of the Alaskan wilderness

Juneau is surrounded by Alaska’s sublime wilderness, including a giant icefield that created 38 glaciers, including the mighty Mendenhall Glacier just a few miles from the city. It’s also home to an incredible array of wildlife, and nature lovers could have the opportunity to see sea lions, sea otters, whales, bald eagles and brown and black bears here.

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Day 5

23 June 2023

Compact and majestic, Skagway is home to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Skagway is a compact city in south-east Alaska, set along the popular cruise route, The Inside Passage. It is home to many gold-rush-era buildings, now preserved as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad still operate vintage locomotives along the famously steep Chilkoot trail, that offers majestic mountain views during its climb towards Canada.

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Day 6

24 June 2023

Allow the colossal force of nature, the Hubbard Glacier to take your breath away during unforgettable scenic cruising

Today you’ll enjoy your first experience of incredible scenic cruising. Stare in wonder at the sight of the giant wall of blue-tinged ice that is the Hubbard Glacier. Sitting along Alaskan coastline, the Hubbard Glacier measures six miles wide and 400 feet tall. This breath taking glacier, constantly sheds ice, providing an awe-inspiring view. While the glacier has had two major surges in the last 30 years, it is more of a sleeping giant although it still calves icebergs that can be up to 3 or 4 stories high.

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Day 7

25 June 2023

Explore the wilds of Alaska and the region’s unique indigenous culture in stunning Sitka

Sitka is a hidden beauty on Baranof Island, facing the Pacific Ocean but towered over by Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano with the same conical features as Japan’s Mount Fuji. Sitka is still home to a number of restored buildings from the time when Alaska was owned by Russia, and you’ll also find remnants of Alaska’s indigenous culture here. Among the wildlife attractions here is the Alaska Raptor Centre which rehabilitates injured birds.

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Day 8

26 June 2023

Enjoy scenic cruising as you marvel at Glacier Bay’s rugged mountains, milky-white glaciers and wild coastline

Savour a second breath-taking scenic cruising experience as you approach Glacier Bay. As its name suggests, Glacier Bay is an enchanting destination where blue-tinged glaciers lie at the base of snow-capped mountains and the wildlife is as spectacular as anywhere on the planet. There is also mile after mile of pristine pine forests that have carpeted the land for millennia. Grab a cup of warming hot chocolate and stand on the elegant teak deck of Queen Elizabeth to marvel at the passing scenery on this scenic cruise.

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Day 9

27 June 2023

Delve into the culture and heritage of Alaska’s First City, Ketchikan

Alaska’s First City is a wonderful place to learn about the state’s native culture and admire a number of authentic standing totem poles – the world’s biggest collection. You can see more of these intricate carvings - each with their own design that tell stories of individuals and clans - at the Totem Heritage Centre. Ketchikan is also known for its salmon fishing and busy waterfront, buzzing with fishing boats and pleasure craft.

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Day 10

28 June 2023

Relish Queen Elizabeth’s dazzling entertainment programme during one final day spent at sea

The entertainment on Queen Elizabeth is second to none, with a dazzling line up of acts and performances in venues that are known for their comfort and meticulously designed décor. Whether its live music, illusionists, West End-style cabaret or stand-up comedians, the talent on show at the Royal Court Theatre is truly world-class and you’ll keep going back for more.

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Day 11

29 June 2023

Embrace British Columbia’s beautiful capital, Victoria, where old world charms meets verdant gardens

Victoria combines the old world charm of afternoon tea and antique shops with a confident new outlook, evident in its bohemian shops and innovative restaurants. Chains and necklaces of lights decorate Victoria from the parliament building to the harbour which glow with a magical hue. This bicycle-friendly seaside city is easy to explore and boasts abundant parkland. Visit the beautiful Craigdarroch Castle and Butchart Gardens, stroll through Canada’s oldest Chinatown or take a fascinating wildlife tour.

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Day 12

30 June 2023

Arriving back in Vancouver, you’ll disembark Queen Elizabeth for a four-night hotel stay

Returning to Vancouver, it’s time to disembark Queen Elizabeth for a three-night city escape in this west coast city. Explore fascinating landmarks, including the Vancouver Aquarium, the VanDusen Botanical Garden, the Museum of Anthropology and Vancouver Art Gallery before savouring the city’s delightful dining scene.

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Day 13

1 July 2023

Spend the day exploring Vancouver and its surrounding landscape at your own leisure

Head out of the city and into the surroundings to get a taste of wild Canada. You could walk the dizzying Capilano Suspension Bridge, which stretches over the canopy of the forest at a height of 230 feet. Or you could spend a few hours at English Bay Beach, whose waterfront features curious statues, monuments and plenty of sea-facing dining venues as well as shops.

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Day 14

2 July 2023

Relish a fascinating city tour of Vancouver

Explore this city with your guide from Stanley Park, where you can discover the bright totem poles standing guard to urban Gastown, complete with Victorian-style buildings filled with stylish galleries. Another highlight includes a visit to Chinatown, with its delicious mix of restaurants and cocktail bars.  

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Day 15

3 July 2023

Gain an intimate knowledge of Vancouver Island and its wonderful wildlife species as you embark on a fabulous half-day whale watching tour

Whilst your time in Vancouver is yours to enjoy at your leisure, we encourage you to immerse yourselves in a guided half-day whale watching tour*, an experience you will treasure for a lifetime. Step on board the Salish Sea Freedom, for a whale watching and wildlife tour from downtown Vancouver lasting 4-5 hours. The luxury catamaran, Salish Sea Freedom, is a high-speed vessel specifically built for whale watching, and offers extraordinary stability despite its high speeds; making for an exhilarating but safe, intimate experience. This excursion is led by a guide with an extensive knowledge of Vancouver Island and its wildlife and marine species.

*Please note that whilst the option to participate in this tour is guaranteed, the tour may take place on another date during your Vancouver stay.

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Day 16

4 July 2023

Travel to the stunning Canadian Rockies on board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer

Today you’ll embark Rocky Mountaineer, a luxury rail journey that glides through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, filled with stunning sights from dramatic gorges to sparkling lakeside beauties. Settling into your seat, gaze out of your window at the green pine forests and enjoy particular highlights such as Fraser River and the mesmerising white waters of Hell’s Gate.

Upgrade to the GoldLeaf Service

With the option to upgrade to Rocky Mountaineer’s GoldLeaf service (SilverLeaf is the standard cabin grade), you could experience undulating panoramas (pictured) of the sublime Canadian Rockies through the train’s full glass-dome windows.

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Day 17

5 July 2023

Enjoy the next part of your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey as you descend on pretty Banff

On the next part of your journey on board Rocky Mountaineer, you’ll experience the diverse landscapes of Canada from dense vegetation to spectacular alpine lake scenes. Marvel at the sight of turquoise waters snaking through deep valleys and sheer cliff faces while dining on regional inspired dishes such as Fraser River grilled salmon with Okanagan wines. You’ll then reach the lively resort town of Banff where you’ll enjoy a one-night stay.

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Day 18

6 July 2023

Soak up the luscious scenery of Banff National Park and Lake Louise before transferring to Calgary

Today, you'll get to savour extraordinary tours of Banff National Park, Canada's oldest national park, including the exquisite cyan-blue Lake Louise. Soak in the serene snow-capped mountains and incredible wildlife that dominate this nature-rich region before transferring to Calgary, a city that’s teeming with attractions, both natural and man-made. With its backdrop of snowy mountains and a towering skyline overshadowing the city’s lush green spaces, it’s a treat to explore and has been used as a location for numerous Hollywood films. Discover Canada’s intriguing musical history at the National Music Centre, or pay a visit to Calgary Zoo, the perfect precursor to your exhilarating Calgary Stampede experience.

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Day 19

7 July 2023

Today you’ll join ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ at the Calgary Stampede

With two-day tickets to attend the Calgary Stampede, you'll be transferred to and from your hotel to attend the largest rodeo show in the world. Taking place over just ten days each year, your tickets offer an exclusive opportunity to witness this remarkable event that very first took place in 1912. You’ll find the locals’ spirit infectious as you head to your first day at this high-spirited celebration of all things Wild West. Witness the nail-bitingly intense chuckwagon derby, steer wrestling and barrel racing, and sample the diverse selection of food trucks on hand, with everything from pancakes drenched in maple syrup to gourmet hot dogs.

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Day 20

8 July 2023

Enjoy the second day of the magnificent Calgary Stampede

On your second day at this epic festival, you could witness some genuine Wild West rodeo action. Discover cowboys of old holding their seats on bucking broncos both saddled and bareback. As if this wasn’t intense enough, you could also watch as the steel-nerved competitors literally grab the bull by the horns in the most nail-biting competition of the festival: bull riding. End the day by taking in a musical variety grandstand show.

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Day 21

9 July 2023

Bid farewell to Canada as you transfer to Calgary Airport for your flight home

Your cruise, rail and Calgary Stampede experience complete, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Your Hotel Stays

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
★★★★

Embrace the spirit of one of Canada's most exciting cities at Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. This downtown hotel is nestled in the city centre, with the hotel’s North Tower, the iconic One Wall Centre, a landmark of downtown Vancouver's cityscape. Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre is a short distance from attractions such as Stanley Park, English Bay, the seawall and Robson Street. Dine at Cafe One, grab coffees at the on-site Starbucks and enjoy evening drinks at Bar One. Relax at the hotel’s Health Club, with an indoor pool and fitness centre.
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Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa
★★★★

Located in Banff National Park, Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa is a magical mountain lodge hotel that’s home to a hearty, mouth-watering steakhouse restaurant and bar, The Keg, and a sumptuous spa. Situated on Banff Avenue, the main street in the town of Banff, Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa is surrounded by mountains, offering a warm and cosy ambiance with a jetted heated pool, exercise room and complimentary Banff Local Roam bus passes available to guests.

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Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
★★★★

Calgary Marriott Downtown is an ideal destination for exploring Calgary. With redesigned accommodations, a fitness centre and an indoor pool, the hotel provides a stylish sanctuary in the heart of downtown Calgary. Calgary Marriott Downtown is conveniently located near many of the city’s attractions, including Calgary Tower, historic Stephen Avenue, Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park. After a day of sightseeing or attending the Calgary Stampede, relax at ONE18 EMPIRE, with locally-sourced cuisine and whiskey cocktails.
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Touring Experiences

Whale Watching

The Salish Sea Freedom, offers an intimate whale watching and wildlife tour. Fall in love with your scenic surroundings as you travel amidst the Gulf and San Juan islands and watch out for Orca, Gray and Humpback whales whilst on your half-day tour. Observe a wealth of fascinating marine life and wildlife species whilst being guided by a marine specialist, with an extensive knowledge of Vancouver Island and its abundant wildlife and marine species. On board you are guaranteed to create special memories of incredible wildlife - this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime tour.

Banff National Park & Lake Louise

Banff National Park was established in 1885 and is home to Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and village, abundant wildlife and scenic drives. Part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the jaw-dropping beauty of Lake Louise, with its inviting canescent turquoise water one of the most iconic landmarks in Canada.

Calgary Stampede

See thrilling Wild West-style equestrian events at the one-of-a-kind Calgary Stampede, a ten-day long celebration with midway rides and bucking broncos. Known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, the Calgary Stampede is a highlight of Alberta’s — and Canada’s — calendar. Established in 1912, the Calgary Stampede has evolved to become a world-class music, food and entertainment festival. Watch the famous Calgary Rodeo, freestyle motorcross and a host of other thrilling events take place.

Your Holiday Summary

 

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Half day whale watching tour
  • Vancouver city tour
  • Banff National Park tour including a visit to Lake Louise
  • 2 day ticket to the Calgary Stampede

 Rail Journey

  • 2 day luxury Rocky Mountaineer rail journey, from Vancouver to Banff
    • SilverLeaf service attended by two hosts, plus one culinary team member
    • Breakfast and lunch served in the comfort of your seat plus gourmet sweet and savoury snacks included
    • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Oversized windows for taking in the spectacular views
    • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops

Cruise

  • 10 night full-board cruise on board Queen Elizabeth

 Hotel Stays

  • 5 night four-star hotel stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Kamloops
  • 1 night four-star stay at the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa or similar
  • 3 night four-star stay at the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel or similar

All flights (London departure) and transfers

Prices From

Departing

19 June 2023

Inside

£5,999pp

Outside

£6,299pp

Balcony

£6,799pp

Grill Suite

£8,999pp

Duration: 20 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Vancouver, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier (Scenic Cruising), Sitka, Glacier Bay (Scenic Cruising), Ketchikan, Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Calgary

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

0800 840 5800