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16 Day USA, Canada & Alaska

  • Explore Yellowstone & the Canadian Rockies
  • Cruise through Alaska’s majestic Inside Passage
Includes Royal Caribbean cruise, hotels & more

There's wilderness… and then there's 'the wild'. This incredible 16 day tour and cruise of Yellowstone, the Canadian Rockies and Alaska's majestic Inside Passage is your passport to see, touch, taste, smell and experience the latter. With four Royal Caribbean cruise itineraries to choose from, each sailing aboard the fabulous 'Serenade of the Seas', this is an opportunity worth grabbing with both hands.

Departing from the Emerald City of Seattle, you’ll travel through Cowboy Country from Montana to Idaho, learn about the Frontier Days of American history, witness the wild beauty of Yellowstone National Park, journey along the scenic Icefields Parkway, gaze at the serene waters of Lake Louise, and so much more. Then, it’s time to embark on your dazzling seven night cruise of Alaska’s Inside Passage ex Vancouver. As if that wasn’t enough, this sensational package also includes eight nights quality accommodation, A/C transport, all meals while cruising, and more.

Providing greater freedom and flexibility in one of the world’s most stunning regions, four different cruise itineraries are offered. See the Important Info for sailing dates and ports visited below:

Itinerary 1 - Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Skagway, Haines, Tracy Arm Fjord
Itinerary 2 - Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, Tracy Arm Fjord
Itinerary 3 - Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines (4th June), Hubbard Glacier (10 Sept), Tracy Arm Fjord
Itinerary 4 - Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, Haines, Tracy Arm Fjord

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Welcome to Seattle, USA. Upon arrival, please make your own way to the hotel.

Overnight: Ramada Hotel Tukwila or similar, Seattle, Washington
Meals included: None

Today visit Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, which is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States. Afterwards continue on through the rolling wheat fields and wine country of Eastern Washington State. Pass by the Columbia Gorge, partially tracing the historic route of Lewis and Clark. Locals of this area boast about the dozens of lakes left behind by glaciers of the ice age. This evening arrive in the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane Valley region (approx. 5.5 hours from Seattle) where you will transfer to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Mirabeau Park Hotel or similar, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho OR Spokane, Washington
Meals included: None

Put on your boots, today you are travelling through the Cowboy Country of Idaho and Montana! 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 American West as it was and remains today.

Travel onwards to Yellowstone, established as the world's first national park in 1872 (approx. 8 hours from Spokane Valley). 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 approx. every 90 minutes since its discovery in 1870. Take a guided walk among the spouting geysers, bubbling mud pots and turquoise hot springs with a local specialist, and learn about the geothermal dynamics of this amazing wonderland.

Special Feature: Enjoy a two-night stay in Gardiner, Montana in the Yellowstone National Park area. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Rodeway Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your travel documents.

Overnight: Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Rodeway Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn, Gardiner, Montana
Meals included: None

Today spend the day exploring Yellowstone on a guided tour and be swept away by the natural beauty and complexity of this stunning environment. View geological wonders such as the painted mud pots, geysers, prismatic pools, and the abundance of wildlife. The exact routing of today's touring and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favourable weather and/or road conditions and will be confirmed with travellers the day prior.

Overnight: Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Rodeway Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn, Gardiner, Montana
Meals included: None

Leave Yellowstone National Park and travel onwards across the plains of Montana towards the town of Shelby (approx. 6 hours distance) with a lunch stop along the way (lunch not included). Shelby, Montana, the county seat of Tooele County, is located in north central Montana, approx. 50km south of the Canadian border and about 130kms east of Glacier National Park. Upon arrival in Shelby enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western Shelby Inn & Suites or similar, Shelby, Montana
Meals included: None

This morning cross the Canada-US border into Alberta, Canada and travel into the beautiful rocky mountains to the town of Canmore. Along the way you will travel through Calgary, where you may enjoy a short sightseeing tour. Upon arrival into Canmore transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western or similar, Canmore
Meals included: None

This morning drive into the famous Rocky Mountains along the famous Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) towards the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre (approx. 2.5 hours each way). 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.

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 journey to Canmore. Along the way enjoy a stop and a walk along the shores of famous Lake Louise and soak in the tranquil beauty, history and geography of the area. Afterwards return to Canmore and upon arrival at the hotel enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western or similar, Canmore
Meals included: None

This morning journey through three of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Continue onwards to the town of Abbotsford outside of Vancouver where you will check into the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Please note: this day will involve approx. 10 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: Quality Hotel or similar, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Meals included: None

After breakfast 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 amazing Alaska cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines aboard the ‘Serenade of the Seas’ ship. The cruise departs at 5.00pm.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’
Meals included: Dinner

Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska’s 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.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Icy Strait Point is one tiny port that’s big on Alaskan wilderness and Native culture. Opened a decade ago by the Huna Tlingit Native Alaskans, it’s easily one of the best spots in the region for fishing and whale watching. Dive into Native Alaska culture at a tribal dance show or pay a visit to Hoonah, Alaska’s largest Tlingit village. If you want to venture over to the wild side, go on a guided nature hike through nearby rainforests or hop into an ATV and explore the backroads of Chichagof Island. At the end of the day, you can take in forest views while soaring high above the trees on the longest zip line in the world. No matter what kind of Alaska adventure you’re craving, you’ll find it in Icy Strait Point.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snow-capped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque central area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historical landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbour to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago – and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time tram ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to ramp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting on Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

If you’re looking for an authentic taste of wild, rugged adventure, a cruise to Haines, Alaska is just the ticket. Located less than 70 miles north of Juneau, along the continent’s longest and deepest fjord, Haines offers endless outdoor activities for intrepid explorers. Hike deep into misty coastal rainforests and ancient spruce woodlands. Set out on a rafting adventure along the rivers that thread the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Learn about the gold rush era at Fort William H. Seward. And discover the area’s rich cultural heritage in museums dedicated to the Native Tlingit People.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tracy Arm Fjord extends over 30 miles alongside the wilderness of Tongass National Forest. Sailing through this deep and narrow passage delivers some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll find in Alaska. See active glaciers carved into 7,000-foot-tall mountain peaks and plunging waterfalls burrowed into evergreen-clad cliffs. Glimpse native wildlife and watch deep blue icebergs float past the ship.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast disembark and make your own onwards travel arrangements.


Meals included: Breakfast

Itinerary - 2

Welcome to Seattle, USA. Upon arrival, please make your own way to the hotel.

Overnight: Ramada Hotel Tukwila or similar, Seattle, Washington
Meals included: None

Today visit Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, which is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States. Afterwards continue on through the rolling wheat fields and wine country of Eastern Washington State. Pass by the Columbia Gorge, partially tracing the historic route of Lewis and Clark. Locals of this area boast about the dozens of lakes left behind by glaciers of the ice age. This evening arrive in the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane Valley region (approx. 5.5 hours from Seattle) where you will transfer to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Mirabeau Park Hotel or similar, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho OR Spokane, Washington
Meals included: None

Put on your boots, today you are travelling through the Cowboy Country of Idaho and Montana! 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 American West as it was and remains today.

Travel onwards to Yellowstone, established as the world's first national park in 1872 (approx. 8 hours from Spokane Valley). 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 approx. every 90 minutes since its discovery in 1870. Take a guided walk among the spouting geysers, bubbling mud pots and turquoise hot springs with a local specialist, and learn about the geothermal dynamics of this amazing wonderland.

Special Feature: Enjoy a two-night stay in Gardiner, Montana in the Yellowstone National Park area. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Rodeway Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your travel documents.

Overnight: Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Rodeway Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn, Gardiner, Montana
Meals included: None

Today spend the day exploring Yellowstone on a guided tour and be swept away by the natural beauty and complexity of this stunning environment. View geological wonders such as the painted mud pots, geysers, prismatic pools, and the abundance of wildlife. The exact routing of today's touring and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favourable weather and/or road conditions and will be confirmed with travellers the day prior.

Overnight: Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Rodeway Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn, Gardiner, Montana
Meals included: None

Leave Yellowstone National Park and travel onwards across the plains of Montana towards the town of Shelby (approx. 6 hours distance) with a lunch stop along the way (lunch not included). Shelby, Montana, the county seat of Tooele County, is located in north central Montana, approx. 50km south of the Canadian border and about 130kms east of Glacier National Park. Upon arrival in Shelby enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western Shelby Inn & Suites or similar, Shelby, Montana
Meals included: None

This morning cross the Canada-US border into Alberta, Canada and travel into the beautiful rocky mountains to the town of Canmore. Along the way you will travel through Calgary, where you may enjoy a short sightseeing tour. Upon arrival into Canmore transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western or similar, Canmore
Meals included: None

This morning drive into the famous Rocky Mountains along the famous Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) towards the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre (approx. 2.5 hours each way). 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.

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 journey to Canmore. Along the way enjoy a stop and a walk along the shores of famous Lake Louise and soak in the tranquil beauty, history and geography of the area. Afterwards return to Canmore and upon arrival at the hotel enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western or similar, Canmore
Meals included: None

This morning journey through three of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Continue onwards to the town of Abbotsford outside of Vancouver where you will check into the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Please note: this day will involve approx. 10 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: Quality Hotel or similar, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Meals included: None

After breakfast 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 amazing Alaska cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines aboard the ‘Serenade of the Seas’ ship. The cruise departs at 5.00pm.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Dinner

Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska's 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.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage – a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colourful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tracy Arm Fjord extends over 30 miles alongside the wilderness of Tongass National Forest. Sailing through this deep and narrow passage delivers some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll find in Alaska. See active glaciers carved into 7,000-foot-tall mountain peaks and plunging waterfalls burrowed into evergreen-clad cliffs. Glimpse native wildlife and watch deep blue icebergs float past the ship.

You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snow-capped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque central area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historical landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbour to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

If you’re looking for an authentic taste of wild, rugged adventure, a cruise to Haines, Alaska is just the ticket. Located less than 70 miles north of Juneau, along the continent’s longest and deepest fjord, Haines offers endless outdoor activities for intrepid explorers. Hike deep into misty coastal rainforests and ancient spruce woodlands. Set out on a rafting adventure along the rivers that thread the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Learn about the gold rush era at Fort William H. Seward. And discover the area’s rich cultural heritage in museums dedicated to the Native Tlingit People.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose amongst the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-beaten-track Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking along Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on an adventure.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast disembark and make your own onwards travel arrangements.


Meals included: Breakfast

Itinerary - 3

Welcome to Seattle, USA. Upon arrival, please make your own way to the hotel.

Overnight: Ramada Hotel Tukwila or similar, Seattle, Washington
Meals included: None

Today visit Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, which is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States. Afterwards continue on through the rolling wheat fields and wine country of Eastern Washington State. Pass by the Columbia Gorge, partially tracing the historic route of Lewis and Clark. Locals of this area boast about the dozens of lakes left behind by glaciers of the ice age. This evening arrive in the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane Valley region (approx. 5.5 hours from Seattle) where you will transfer to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Mirabeau Park Hotel or similar, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho OR Spokane, Washington
Meals included: None

Put on your boots, today you are travelling through the Cowboy Country of Idaho and Montana! 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 American West as it was and remains today.

Travel onwards to Yellowstone, established as the world's first national park in 1872 (approx. 8 hours from Spokane Valley). 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 approx. every 90 minutes since its discovery in 1870. Take a guided walk among the spouting geysers, bubbling mud pots and turquoise hot springs with a local specialist, and learn about the geothermal dynamics of this amazing wonderland.

Special Feature: Enjoy a two-night stay in Gardiner, Montana in the Yellowstone National Park area. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Rodeway Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your travel documents.

Overnight: Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Rodeway Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn, Gardiner, Montana
Meals included: None

Today spend the day exploring Yellowstone on a guided tour and be swept away by the natural beauty and complexity of this stunning environment. View geological wonders such as the painted mud pots, geysers, prismatic pools, and the abundance of wildlife. The exact routing of today's touring and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favourable weather and/or road conditions and will be confirmed with travellers the day prior.

Overnight: Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Rodeway Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn, Gardiner, Montana
Meals included: None

Leave Yellowstone National Park and travel onwards across the plains of Montana towards the town of Shelby (approx. 6 hours distance) with a lunch stop along the way (lunch not included). Shelby, Montana, the county seat of Tooele County, is located in north central Montana, approx. 50km south of the Canadian border and about 130kms east of Glacier National Park. Upon arrival in Shelby enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western Shelby Inn & Suites or similar, Shelby, Montana
Meals included: None

This morning cross the Canada-US border into Alberta, Canada and travel into the beautiful rocky mountains to the town of Canmore. Along the way you will travel through Calgary, where you may enjoy a short sightseeing tour. Upon arrival into Canmore transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western or similar, Canmore
Meals included: None

This morning drive into the famous Rocky Mountains along the famous Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) towards the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre (approx. 2.5 hours each way). 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.

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 journey to Canmore. Along the way enjoy a stop and a walk along the shores of famous Lake Louise and soak in the tranquil beauty, history and geography of the area. Afterwards return to Canmore and upon arrival at the hotel enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western or similar, Canmore
Meals included: None

This morning journey through three of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Continue onwards to the town of Abbotsford outside of Vancouver where you will check into the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Please note: this day will involve approx. 10 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: Quality Hotel or similar, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Meals included: None

After breakfast 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 amazing Alaska cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines aboard the ‘Serenade of the Seas’ ship. The cruise departs at 5.00pm.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Dinner

Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska's 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.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose amongst the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-beaten-track Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking along Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on an adventure.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tracy Arm Fjord extends over 30 miles alongside the wilderness of Tongass National Forest. Sailing through this deep and narrow passage delivers some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll find in Alaska. See active glaciers carved into 7,000-foot-tall mountain peaks and plunging waterfalls burrowed into evergreen-clad cliffs. Glimpse native wildlife and watch deep blue icebergs float past the ship.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Haines - 4 June 2022 departure date:
If you’re looking for an authentic taste of wild, rugged adventure, a cruise to Haines, Alaska is just the ticket. Located less than 70 miles north of Juneau, along the continent’s longest and deepest fjord, Haines offers endless outdoor activities for intrepid explorers. Hike deep into misty coastal rainforests and ancient spruce woodlands. Set out on a rafting adventure along the rivers that thread the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Learn about the gold rush era at Fort William H. Seward. And discover the area’s rich cultural heritage in museums dedicated to the Native Tlingit People.

Hubbard Glacier - 10 September 2022 departure:
Experience the daunting power of the largest tidewater glacier in North America. While most glaciers tend to thin and retreat, Hubbard Glacier continues to thicken and actively advance toward the Gulf of Alaska, earning the nickname “Galloping Glacier”. Sailing into Disenchantment Bay near the glacier’s 400-foot-tall face, you’ll get panoramic views of its gigantic expanse. Hubbard is a monstrous 76 miles long and 1,200 feet deep.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage – a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colourful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast disembark and make your own onwards travel arrangements. 


Meals included: Breakfast

Itinerary - 4

Welcome to Seattle, USA. Upon arrival, please make your own way to the hotel.

Overnight: Ramada Hotel Tukwila or similar, Seattle, Washington
Meals included: None

Today visit Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, which is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States. Afterwards continue on through the rolling wheat fields and wine country of Eastern Washington State. Pass by the Columbia Gorge, partially tracing the historic route of Lewis and Clark. Locals of this area boast about the dozens of lakes left behind by glaciers of the ice age. This evening arrive in the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane Valley region (approx. 5.5 hours from Seattle) where you will transfer to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Mirabeau Park Hotel or similar, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho OR Spokane, Washington
Meals included: None

Put on your boots, today you are travelling through the Cowboy Country of Idaho and Montana! 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 American West as it was and remains today.

Travel onwards to Yellowstone, established as the world's first national park in 1872 (approx. 8 hours from Spokane Valley). 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 approx. every 90 minutes since its discovery in 1870. Take a guided walk among the spouting geysers, bubbling mud pots and turquoise hot springs with a local specialist, and learn about the geothermal dynamics of this amazing wonderland.

Special Feature: Enjoy a two-night stay in Gardiner, Montana in the Yellowstone National Park area. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Rodeway Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your travel documents.

Overnight: Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Rodeway Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn, Gardiner, Montana
Meals included: None

Today spend the day exploring Yellowstone on a guided tour and be swept away by the natural beauty and complexity of this stunning environment. View geological wonders such as the painted mud pots, geysers, prismatic pools, and the abundance of wildlife. The exact routing of today's touring and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favourable weather and/or road conditions and will be confirmed with travellers the day prior.

Overnight: Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Rodeway Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn, Gardiner, Montana
Meals included: None

Leave Yellowstone National Park and travel onwards across the plains of Montana towards the town of Shelby (approx. 6 hours distance) with a lunch stop along the way (lunch not included). Shelby, Montana, the county seat of Tooele County, is located in north central Montana, approx. 50km south of the Canadian border and about 130kms east of Glacier National Park. Upon arrival in Shelby enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western Shelby Inn & Suites or similar, Shelby, Montana
Meals included: None

This morning cross the Canada-US border into Alberta, Canada and travel into the beautiful rocky mountains to the town of Canmore. Along the way you will travel through Calgary, where you may enjoy a short sightseeing tour. Upon arrival into Canmore transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western or similar, Canmore
Meals included: None

This morning drive into the famous Rocky Mountains along the famous Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) towards the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre (approx. 2.5 hours each way). 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.

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 journey to Canmore. Along the way enjoy a stop and a walk along the shores of famous Lake Louise and soak in the tranquil beauty, history and geography of the area. Afterwards return to Canmore and upon arrival at the hotel enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western or similar, Canmore
Meals included: None

This morning journey through three of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Continue onwards to the town of Abbotsford outside of Vancouver where you will check into the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Please note: this day will involve approx. 10 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: Quality Hotel or similar, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Meals included: None

After breakfast 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 amazing Alaska cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines aboard the ‘Serenade of the Seas’ ship. The cruise departs at 5.00pm.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Dinner

Get ready for amazing views and wildlife like nowhere else as you sail through the islands of Alaska's 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.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose amongst the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-beaten-track Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking along Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on an adventure.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snow-capped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque central area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historical landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbour to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago – and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time tram ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to ramp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting on Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America. 
 If you’re looking for an authentic taste of wild, rugged adventure, a cruise to Haines, Alaska is just the ticket. Located less than 70 miles north of Juneau, along the continent’s longest and deepest fjord, Haines offers endless outdoor activities for intrepid explorers. Hike deep into misty coastal rainforests and ancient spruce woodlands. Set out on a rafting adventure along the rivers that thread the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Learn about the gold rush era at Fort William H. Seward. And discover the area’s rich cultural heritage in museums dedicated to the Native Tlingit People.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tracy Arm Fjord extends over 30 miles alongside the wilderness of Tongass National Forest. Sailing through this deep and narrow passage delivers some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll find in Alaska. See active glaciers carved into 7,000-foot-tall mountain peaks and plunging waterfalls burrowed into evergreen-clad cliffs. Glimpse native wildlife and watch deep blue icebergs float past the ship.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean ‘Serenade of the Seas’ Ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast disembark and make your own onwards travel arrangements. 


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience a sightseeing tour of vibrant Seattle
  • Visit Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market
  • Travel through Cowboy country from Montana to Idaho
  • Learn about the Frontier Days and American history
  • Experience the Big Sky Country of Montana
  • Explore Yellowstone, the world’s first national park
  • See the reliable Old Faithful geyser
  • Stay in Canmore in the beautiful Canadian Rockies
  • Travel along the jaw-dropping Icefields Parkway
  • Visit the Columbia Icefields Discovery Centre
  • Admire the stunning waters of Lake Louise
  • Journey through the scenic Canmore Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver

  • Itinerary 1 - 30 April 2022
  • Cruise to Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, Haines & Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Experience the beauty of the Inside Passage
  • See Icy Strait Point, home to Tlingit Indians
  • Dock in Alaska’s remote capital city of Juneau
  • Explore the gold rush town of Skagway
  • Discover the wild, rugged and adventurous landscapes of Haines
  • See the active glaciers of the Tracy Arm Fjord

  • Itinerary 2 - 7 May 2022
  • Cruise to Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Haines & Sitka
  • Experience the beauty of the Inside Passage
  • Dock in Alaska’s remote capital city of Juneau
  • Discover the wild, rugged and adventurous landscapes of Haines
  • See the active glaciers of the Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Explore the postcard-worthy scenes of Sitka
  • Dock in Ketchikan, the gateway to the Misty Fjords National Monument

  • Itinerary 3 - 4 June 2022 & 10 September 2022
  • Cruise to Sitka, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau & Ketchikan
  • Experience the beauty of the Inside Passage
  • Explore the postcard-worthy scenes of Sitka
  • See the active glaciers of the Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Dock in Alaska’s remote capital city of Juneau
  • Discover the wild, rugged and adventurous landscapes of Haines (4 June 2022 date only)
  • Witness the majesty of Hubbard Glacier (10 September 2022 date only)
  • Dock in Ketchikan, the gateway to the Misty Fjords National Monument

  • Itinerary 4 - 20 August 2022
  • Cruise to Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Haines & Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Experience the beauty of the Inside Passage
  • Explore the postcard-worthy scenes of Sitka
  • See the active glaciers of the Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Dock in Alaska’s remote capital city of Juneau
  • Discover the wild, rugged and adventurous landscapes of Haines
  • Explore the gold rush town of Skagway
  • 7 night Alaska Cruise with Royal Caribbean International
  • Sail aboard the incredible 'Serenade of the Seas' ship
  • Selected entertainment and standard (pre-paid gratuities)
  • 8 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour
  • Enjoy all meals while cruising
  • National park fees
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C coach
  • Day 9: Transfer to Vancouver cruise terminal

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 in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 10th of September 2022.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Inside Cabin: $2650
- Ocean View Cabin: $3400
- Balcony Cabin: $4300
 
Departure Dates (2022)
Itinerary 1
April: 30
 
Itinerary 2
May: 7
 
Itinerary 3
*June: 4
*September: 10
 
Itinerary 4
*August: 20
 
Surcharges
Please note: Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $400 per person.



Cabins


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





Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

- Seattle, Washington: Ramada Hotel Tukwila OR Ramada Hotel Kent

- Coeur d’Alene, Idaho OR Spokane Washington: My Place Hotel OR Mirabeau Park Hotel

- Shelby, Montana: Comfort Inn OR Best Western Shelby Inn & Suites

- Canmore, Alberta: Best Western or similar

- Abbotsford, British Columbia: Quality Hotel OR Best Western

 

2 Star (self-rated)

- Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: Absaroka Lodge / Big Rock Inn / Rodeway Inn & Suites OR Comfort Inn

 

5 Star (self-rated)

- Royal Caribbean Cruises: ‘Serenade of the Seas’

Please note: Accommodation/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.

 

Maximum Room Capacity
3 (available on request).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 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. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 24, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Columbia Icefield 'Ice Explorer' Ride: $95 CAD
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).



- International Flights
- Airport Transfers
- Visa fees and requirements (an ESTA Visa Waiver for the USA strict requirement 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 in total for driver and guide.
* Cruise: Additional gratuities up to 18% are payable on additional items and services such as wines and spa treatments.
- 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. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Seattle
July is the hottest month in Seattle with an average temperature of 18°C and the coldest is January at 5°C with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in July.
 
Canmore
The climate in Canmore is cold and temperate due to its elevation (1400m). There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Canmore, 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
 
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 directly upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals
24 is 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.
 
Yellow Fever
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home. It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping
Land
- 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 is $10 USD per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected whilst on tour. 
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however, please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise
Pre-paid gratuities on board the cruise are included in the package price. Any optional extras purchased onboard the cruise will have up to an 18% gratuity added.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
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.



Passport Validity


Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days prior to the 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.

 
United States

- 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/
 
Please note: Due to recent changes in the USA Immigration policies, TripADeal recommends all travellers visit US Customs & Border Protection.
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Canada
If you arrive into Canada by train, bus, or boat, you don’t need a visa or eTA, but you do need to bring the right travel documents. 
Important: Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
 
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 as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/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/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.