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USA, Alaska & Canada National Parks

  • Visit spectacular Yellowstone National Park
  • Cruise to Alaska & Tour the Canadian Rockies
Includes Return International Flights

Three bucket list adventures come together in this incredible 19 day tour of Yellowstone National Park, the Canadian Rockies, and Alaska’s Inside Passage. Witness the beauty of Banff, Yoho, and Glacier National Parks, stopping to admire Bow Falls and the turquoise waters of Moraine Lake. Visit the unique Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, then cross the border into Montana, and on to Yellowstone. Spouting geysers, bubbling mud pots and spectacular multi-coloured hot springs are just the beginning in this geological wonderland. When it seems the trip can't get any better, set sail for a thrilling seven night Alaska cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. With return flights, a/c transportation, all transfers and more, this trip is sure to be a life-changing adventure.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, *Adelaide or *Perth to Vancouver! Fly with either Delta Airlines, United Airlines or American Airlines (subject to availability). Upon arrival be met with a transfer to your hotel.

Pacific Gateway Hotel, Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel or Sandman Hotel, Richmond Meals included: In-Flight

This morning start the day in the historic seaport city of Vancouver, the cosmopolitan city of Western Canada and travel through the Trans-Canada Highway, pass through Fraser valley and head east for Kelowna, the heart of the Okanagan Valley, home to world-class vintners and a vibrant wine community. At Lake Okanagan, listen to its legendary story and search for the lake monster “Ogopogo.” Settle down in Vernon in the evening.

Holiday Inn Express, Best Western or Village Green Hotel, Vernon Meals included: None

Journey through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff. On the way stop at Eagle Pass and visit the “Last Spike” of the transcontinental railway where it connects the east and the west. Enjoy a walk along the shore of Lake Louise and soak in the tranquil beauty, history and geography of the area. Later, see another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake, crowned by ten notable peaks.

Banff Inn, The Banff Centre, Inns of Banff, Banff Meals included: None

From the comfort of your motor coach, enjoy a sightseeing drive of Banff including Bow Falls, featured in 1953 Marilyn Monroe’s film 'River of No Return' and the historical Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Then, head for the Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper National Parks. For an extra special experience, ride the “Ice Explorer” onto the surface of the stunning Columbia Glacier (not included). Considered the most beautiful drive in the world, the jaw-dropping scenery is punctuated by more than 100 ancient glaciers, waterfalls cascading from dramatic rock sprees and turquoise lakes set in sweeping valleys. Views of Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Summit, Mistaya Canyon are sure to please all who journey to this amazing part of the world,

Banff Inn, The Banff Centre Hotel, Inns of Banff, Banff Meals included: None

This morning travel south along the Macleod Trail. Just outside the town of Fort Macleod, visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic site bears witness to a method of buffalo hunting practiced by native people of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years. Then, cross the Canada-US border and experience the ‘Big Sky Country’ of Montana. Enjoy the thousands of stars visible this evening in Shelby, Montana.

Comfort Inn or Best Western Shelby Inn & Suites, Shelby Meals included: None

It's onward to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park. You could spend a year in Yellowstone and still only scratch the surface of its wonders. Watch in awe as Old Faithful's waters arc nearly 100 feet (30 metres) into the air—as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered it in 1870. Take a guided walk with a Local Specialist among the spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs and learn about the geothermal dynamics of this amazing wonderland. SPECIAL FEATURE: Enjoy a 2-night stay near Yellowstone National Park. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are Absaroka Lodge, Super 8, Rodeway Inn & Suites, Big Rock Inn and Comfort Inn. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

Yellowstone National Park Meals included: None

Spend the day exploring Yellowstone and be swept away by the complexity and natural beauty of this unique environment. View the geologic and natural wonders of Yellowstone such as the painted mudpots, geysers, prismatic pools, and the abundance of wildlife. The routing and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favourable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavourable, routing may be adjusted accordingly

Yellowstone National Park Meals included: None

Put on your boots, we are riding through Cowboy country today on our way from Montana to Idaho! This scenic drive is filled with American history; meandering rivers once brimming with gold and an abundance of wildlife attracting rugged mountain men, gold miners, and pioneers of the Frontier Days in American history. Sparsely inhabited, one can picture the romantic American West as it was and remains today. Finish your day in beautiful region of Coeur d’Alene. Locals of this area boast they are surrounded by dozens of lakes left behind by glaciers of the ice age. You will find there’s something magical about this day that’s difficult to describe.

My Place Hotel or Days Inn, Coeur d’Alene/Spokane Region Meals included: None

Depart for the rolling wheat fields and wine country of Eastern Washington State as you travel towards the vibrant city of Seattle. Washington is now the second largest wine producing state in the US, right behind California. Make a stop at a local winery to taste the best wines Washington State has to offer. Pass by the Columbia Gorge, partially tracing the historic route of Lewis and Clark before entering the gorgeous mountain passes as you travel westward into Seattle.

Hotel Ramada Tukwila, Ramada Hotel Kent, Comfort Inn Kent, Quality Inn & Suites, Seattle Meals included: None

After breakfast transfer to Seattle Pier to board your home for the next 7 nights the 'Explorer of the Seas' ship. Everything in Alaska is bigger. Including the adventures. From the awe inspiring blue ice of a massive glacial field to the expansive grandeur of its wildlife and nature, Alaska is a land of natural wonders. The cruise departs at 4:00pm.

Royal Caribbean 'Explorer Of The Seas' Ship Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

Royal Caribbean 'Explorer Of The Seas' Ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Marvel at the mind blowing scenery of the famed Inside Passage this morning as the cruise sails majestically toward Alaska's capital, Juneau. Docking in Juneau at approximately 12:00pm, enjoy an afternoon exploring this beautiful seaside city.

Royal Caribbean 'Explorer Of The Seas' Ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

When gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory (just across the border from Alaska), it resulted in the historic Gold Rush of 1898. As thousands of gold-crazed adventurers sought the best starting point for their arduous trek, they found the deepest penetration possible by boat was at the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. This is how Skagway was born.

Royal Caribbean 'Explorer Of The Seas' Ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Nestled between 914 metre (3,000 ft) high granite walls, the narrow, twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles. The coastline is dotted with waterfalls created by melting snowcaps and trees sprouting at odd angles from rocky outcrops. You will have ample time to admire the landscape and perhaps catch sight of a few native animals as you cruise through this port.

Royal Caribbean 'Explorer Of The Seas' Ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Royal Caribbean 'Explorer Of The Seas' Ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Located on the southern tip on the island of Vancouver in British Columbia, the city of Victoria is probably best known for its mild climate and active outdoor lifestyle. (In fact, the city has been named the 'fittest city' in Canada more than once.) As the capital of British Columbia, the city is very tourist-friendly. Among the many attractions are world-famous gardens, its 150 years of British history, gourmet dining and fantastic shopping.

Royal Caribbean 'Explorer Of The Seas' Ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The ship docks this morning at 6:00am and after a final breakfast disembark. You will be picked up from Seattle pier and enjoy a Seattle sightseeing tour to see Seattle’s essential sights in one fun, busy day on this full day adventure. Start with a city sightseeing tour of top attractions like the Space Needle, Pioneer Square, Lake Union and the Ballard Locks. Then enjoy 60 minutes of free time at Pike Place Market to explore and buy lunch. Transfer to Seattle Airport for the return flight to Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast

Meals included: In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Visit Okanagan Valley, home to world-class wine
  • Journey through breathtaking National Parks including Banff, Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke
  • Stop at Eagle Pass and visit the 'Last Spike' of the transcontinental railway
  • Soak in the tranquil beauty of Lakes Louise and Moraine
  • See Bow Falls and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Jasper National Park
  • Discover UNESCO listed Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • Experience Big Sky Country of Montana
  • Explore Yellowstone; the world's first national park
  • Visit the reliable Old Faithful geyser
  • Travel through Cowboy country from Montana to Idaho
  • Learn about the Frontier Days and American history
  • Go wine tasting in Washington
  • Dock in Juneau, Skagway & Victoria, British Colombia
  • Experience the beauty of the Inside Passage
  • Discover Alaska’s remote capital city of Juneau
  • Explore the gold rush town of Skagway
  • See the waterfalls and mountain peaks of Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Visit British Columbia’s capital city - Victoria
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Seattle
  • Explore Seattle’s vibrant Pike Place Market
  • Return international economy flights from either SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 7 night Alaska's Inside Passage cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • Sail aboard the 'Explorer of the Seas' ship
  • All onboard meals, entertainment and pre-paid gratuities
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • National Park fees
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • All transfers

Customer Reviews

A holiday of a lifetime, USA National Parks, cruise the inside passage in Alaska & to top it all off the magnificent Canadian Rockies. The picture is as you see it in the travel brochure- no filters or editing needed! A coach full of like minded people and great tour guides who were informative and fun. I highly recommend TripADeal to everyone.

A Mullaney, NSW

A fantastic trip was had by all at the top on Athabasca Glacier at Columbia Ice Fields thanks to TripADeal. Thank you!

M Kerston, QLD

Important info

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BOOKING INFORMATION

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation email. You will also be directed to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete your Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by TripADeal’s standard Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to TripADeal (unless otherwise stated).

OFFER ESSENTIALS

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 29th August 2018

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies
- Interior Stateroom: $2900
- Ocean View Stateroom: $3600
- Balcony Stateroom: $4400

Departure Dates (2018)
May: 9, 16, 23, 30
June: 6
August: 15, 22, 29

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth

Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide or *Perth: $350 per person

FLIGHTS

Airline(s) Used
Delta Airlines, United Airlines or American Airlines (subject to availability)

Arrive early in Vancouver, Canada 
(Not available between 15th June – 20th July)
$300 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking

Stay behind in Seattle, USA 
(Not available between 1st July – 26th July & 25th September – 18th October)
$300 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy (International long haul flights only): Buy now $4000 per person
- Business Class: Buy now $6900 per person
Please note:
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded)
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration

CRUISES

Cabins
All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation Used
3-4 Star (self-rated)
- Vancouver, BC: Pacific Gateway Hotel, Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel or Sandman Hotel, Richmond
- Vernon, BC: Holiday Inn Express, Best Western or Village Green Hotel
- Banff National Park, AB: Banff Inn, The Banff Centre or Inns of Banff
- Shelby, Montana, USA: Comfort Inn or Best Western Shelby Inn & Suites
- Yellowstone, USA: Absaroka Lodge, Super 8, Rodeway Inn & Suites, Big Rock Inn or Comfort Inn 
- Coeur d’Alene, Idaho OR Spokane Washington, USA My Place Hotel or Days Inn,
- Seattle, Washington, USA: Hotel Ramada Tukwila, Ramada Hotel Kent, Comfort Inn Kent or Quality Inn & Suites
- Cruise: Royal Caribbean: 'Explorer of The Seas' Ship
*Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

Extra Nights
- Vancouver (Pre Tour): $280 per room
- Seattle (Post Tour): $220 per room
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind

Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability)

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents
- Strictly valid for Children/infants 1 years old and over
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed

Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability)

Adjoining Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION

Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 52 per vehicle

Optional Tours / Activities
- Columbia Icefield “Ice Explorer” Ride (Jasper National Park): $80 CAD (approx. $79 AUD)
Please Note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability)

EXCLUSIONS

- Visa fees and requirements (a ESTA Visa Waiver for the USA and a ETA for Canada are strict requirements if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping
*Recommended land: $10 USD per person/day ($10 USD in total for driver and guide
*Mandatory Cruise: On any additional purchases made onboard
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
*** Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with TripADeal.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

TOUR GUIDE vs TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 

Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all TripADeal travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

CRUISE:
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.

COACH TOUR:
Meals:

No meals are included on the land tour however the tour manager will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of their luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour manager and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour manager and driver is $10 USD per person/ per day, which will be collected by the tour manager whilst on tour.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our coaches are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note; a basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.

VISAS

- If travelling on an Australian Passport, an ESTA (Visa Waiver) for the USA is a strict requirement when travelling to or flying through the USA. Once a USA ESTA Visa Waiver is issued it is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the USA. For information on ESTA eligibility or to apply, please visit: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
- An ETA for Canada is also a strict requirement as of the 15 March 2016. Apply via this link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp
- Canadian dual citizens must check their visa/passport requirements prior to purchase as there have been consular changes made on the November 10, 2016.  Please follow this link for more information - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/dual-canadian-citizens.asp

Please Note:
- Due to recent changes in the USA Immigration policies, TripADeal recommend all travellers visit US Customs & Border Protection
- Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required

INSURANCE

TripADeal is proud to offer a range of travel insurance products in partnership with My Travel Insurance

SCHEDULE OF FEES

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue
· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply
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