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11 Day Unbeatable Alaska & Canada

  • Journey into the stunning Canadian Rockies
  • Cruise the magical Inside Passage of Alaska
Includes Return International Flights

Discover the glory of Canada and Alaska on this once in a lifetime 11 day adventure loaded with the kind of experiences that will be etched into your memories forever.

The majesty of Lake Louise awaits, a UNESCO world heritage site, is your first stop on this voyage through a region steeped with local lore, travelling along what is considered the most beautiful drive in the world - the Icefields Parkway.

Experience a feast for the senses as the tour meanders through three larger-than-life national parks; Mount Revelstoke, Yoho and Glacier, and on to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, a world-class city where you'll enjoy a tour of the gentrified hub of Gastown, the secrets of Chinatown and the stunning Stanley Park. Then, embark on a dazzling four night cruise through to Alaska on board a well known favourite amongst cruise liner aficionados; Royal Caribbean's ‘ Radiance of the Seas’.

Journey through Alaska’s breathtaking Inside Passage, be on the lookout for orca, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and more. The 'Radiance Of The Sea's' will keep you very entertained with its long list of onboard activities, en route to Ketchikan, an Alaskan town wrapped in dramatic landscapes, rich with indigenous culture and a fishing mecca known affectionately as the Salmon Capital. This is arguably the best value way to experience Canada and Alaska in 2019.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Calgary! Fly with Air Canada, Delta Airlines, United Airlines or American Airlines to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival please make your own way to the hotel for check in. Check in is from 3pm onwards and luggage storage will be available for any passengers with an early arrival.

Overnight: Ramada Plaza Calgary Airport or similar, Calgary, Alberta

Meals included: In-Flight

This morning enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you drive into the Rocky Mountains towards Banff National Park (approx. 2 hours). The incredible glaciers, dramatic peaks and brilliant emerald waters of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake have wowed visitors since the 1890s. Experience the birthplace of Canadian mountaineering today. You will visit the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies", Lake Louise and the world renowned Moraine Lake, both of which are part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will have enough time to take some souvenir photos at both lakes and walk to the Rockpile, a spectacular viewpoint at Moraine Lake. Story telling abounds on this trip as you learn of the mountaineering history and local legends of the area. Afterwards drive onwards to the town of Canmore to check into the accommodation and enjoy an evening at leisure. Please note: Moraine Lake visit is subject to weather conditions. In the case that Moraine lake is not visited, an extended visit to Lake Louise will take place.

Overnight: Best Western or similar, Canmore

Meals included: None

This morning drive along the famous Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) and Jasper National Parks from Canmore north towards Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre (approx. 2.5 hours). 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 picturesque 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. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre take an opportunity to ride on the specially designed “Ice Explorer” (not included) which takes you onto the surface of the stunning Columbia Glacier. In the afternoon drive onwards to the town of Golden (approx. 2.5 hours).

Overnight: Holiday Inn Express, Golden or similar

Meals included: None

This morning journey through three of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. On the way stop at Eagle Pass and visit the “Last Spike” of the transcontinental railway where it connects the east to the west. Continue onwards to the town of Chilliwack outside of Vancouver where you will check into your accommodation and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure. Please note this day will involve approximately 8 hours of travel, including rest stops along the way. Fortunately, you will be blessed with amazing sights along the way, including huge snow-capped mountains and beautiful tree-lined lakes.

Overnight: Coast Hotel or similar, Chilliwack

Meals included: None

Today head to Vancouver for an introductory city tour including Chinatown, Gastown and Stanley Park. Then transfer to Canada Place in downtown Vancouver where you will embark your home for the next 4 nights, Royal Caribbean's ‘Radiance of the Seas’ The cruise departs at 4:30pm.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean's ‘ Radiance of the Seas’ Ship

Meals included: Dinner

You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaskan Inside Passage. Home to diverse wildlife - orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and more, the complex labyrinth of fjords and bays are where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months. You'll never forget the sight of 40-ton whales hurling themselves into the air, almost completely escaping the water. If you're especially lucky, you could see them swimming together to create a bubble net, trapping and eating fish by the giant mouthful. Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquillity, the Radiance of the Seas has won the hearts of Australians year after year. A broad range of activities on offer, casual and fine dining, swimming pool and water slide, a deluxe spa and onboard sports facilities that include a rock wall and a mini golf course.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean's ‘ Radiance of the Seas’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Ketchikan is the gateway to Misty Fjords National Monument, whose landscapes and dramatic seascapes can only be reached by plane or boat. The Salmon Capital is a hub for sports fishing and home to a collection of totem poles

Overnight: Royal Caribbean's ‘ Radiance of the Seas’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean's ‘ Radiance of the Seas’ Ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning arrive back into Vancouver and after a final breakfast onboard you will disembark and make your own way to Vancouver Airport for your return flight back to Australia. Customers who wish to break up their journey on the way home may do so in Los Angeles or San Francisco for a fee. Please see the important information for further details.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Marvel at beautiful Louise and Moraine lakes
  • Journey into the jaw-dropping Rocky Mountains
  • Travel along the spectacular Icefields Parkway
  • Visit Gastown & Stanley Park on a tour of Vancouver
  • Stay in the resort town of Golden, British Columbia
  • Admire the beauty of Banff & Jasper National Parks
  • Visit Ketchikan, the ‘salmon capital of the world’
  • Witness Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Summit and Mistaya Canyon
  • Take in the beauty of Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks
  • Visit the ‘Last Spike’ of the transcontinental railway
  • Spot wildlife including humpback whales and seals
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation on tour
  • 4 night Alaska Cruise with Royal Caribbean
  • Sail aboard the ‘Radiance of the Seas’ Ship
  • Selected entertainment and standard (pre-paid gratuities)
  • Enjoy 11 meals while cruising
  • National park fees
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C coach
  • Transfer hotel to cruise port (day 5)

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed 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 the General 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 your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on the 2nd of September 2019
 
This travel offer is priced for 1 person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of applies:
- Inside Stateroom: $1650
- Ocean View Stateroom: $1950
- Balcony Stateroom: $2650
 
Departure Date
2nd September 2019
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide or *Perth: $350 per person
 


Full Service Airline(s) Used
Air Canada, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Air New Zealand, China Southern, China Airlines, Air China, Korean Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
 
Arrive early in Calgary, Canada
$300 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- 28 July 2019 is the earliest possible date of arrival.
- 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 Vancouver, Canada
$300 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- Stay behinds are not permitted any later than the 20th September 2019. 
- 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 Los Angeles, USA
$350 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- Stay behinds are not permitted any later than the 20th September 2019. 
- Please contact our friendly reservations team to make this booking and provide your preferred travel dates. 
- This stay behind option is not available through the online check out.
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
-This fee does however include an internal flight from Vancouver to Los Angeles. If you wish to forfeit this flight please advise our friendly reservations team so we may secure your return flight back to Australia. Please note, by choosing to forfeit your connecting flight the cost does not change.
- 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 San Francisco, USA
$450 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- Stay behinds are not permitted any later than the 20th September 2019. 
- Please contact our friendly reservations team to make this booking and provide your preferred travel dates. 
- This stay behind option is not available through the online check out.
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
-This fee does however include an internal flight from Vancouver to San Francisco. If you wish to forfeit this flight please advise our friendly reservations team so we may secure your return flight back to Australia. Please note, by choosing to forfeit your connecting flight the cost does not change.
- 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 Las Vegas, USA
$450 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- Stay behinds are not permitted any later than the 20th September 2019. 
- Please contact our friendly reservations team to make this booking and provide your preferred travel dates. 
- This stay behind option is not available through the online check out.
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
-This fee does however include an internal flight from Vancouver to Las Vegas. If you wish to forfeit this flight please advise our friendly reservations team so we may secure your return flight back to Australia. Please note, by choosing to forfeit your connecting flight the cost does not change.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy (International sectors only): Buy now for $4250 per person.
- Business Class (International sectors only): Buy now for $7250 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. 



Cabins


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





Accommodation


5 Star (self-rated)

- Cruise: Royal Caribbean ‘Radiance of the Seas’ Ship



3 Star (self-rated)

- Calgary: Ramada Plaza Calgary Airport or similar

- Canmore: Best Western or similar

- Golden: Holiday Inn Express or similar

- Chilliwack Area: Coast Hotel or similar

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
Not Available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 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
Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration
Single or Twin/Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
 


Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.

Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 3: Columbia Icefield 'Ice Explorer' Ride: $95 CAD (approx. $96 AUD) per person
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).



- 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 AUD per person/day in total for driver and guide
* Mandatory cruise: Additional gratuities are payable on additional items and services such as wines and spa treatments.
- Transfer airport to hotel (day 1)
- Transfer cruise port to airport (day 9)
- 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.


 
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 travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 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.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Some meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
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 off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is $10AUD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Vancouver:
Vancouver usually enjoys excellent summer weather characterised by very pleasant, warm days with abundant sunshine. Average daytime temperature in August being 22°C.
 
Canmore:
The climate in Canmore is cold and temperate due to its elevation (1400m). There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Banff, even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. Summer temperatures are the warmest month and are pleasant with an average high of 21.6°C and an average low of 7.3°C. Snow has been recorded in all months of the year.
 
Alaska:
Alaska’s Inside Passage region has a temperate summer climate. Dry in early summer, with slightly more rain likely from August onward, temperatures average between 4 °C and 20 °C. The weather is changeable. Expect long days of sunlight.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping :
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.
 


- 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: https://www.cbp.gov/
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


 
Please note: Due to limited availability, passenger name and date changes are strictly prohibited for this offer. This overrides the Schedule of Fees in our standard Terms & Conditions. No refunds will be issued once offer has been purchased.
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