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17 Day Alaska, Yellowstone & The Rockies

Explore the wild side of the United States & Canada
Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage to Glacier Bay & more
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Qantas Airways return international flights ex SYD/*MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*PER
7 nights of quality hotel accommodation
7 night Glacier Experience Cruise with Royal Caribbean International
Enjoy all meals while cruising
Overview

Overview

There's wilderness… and then there’s ‘the wild’. This 17 day tour and cruise package visiting iconic Yellowstone, the world’s first national park; the scenic Canadian Rockies and Alaska’s incredible Inside Passage is your ticket to experience the wonders of the wild first hand. Add in return international flights on Qantas Airways and you have all the makings of an amazing trip.

Start this trip-of-a-lifetime with a bang as you journey through cowboy country and deep into the heart of Yellowstone, renowned for its diverse wildlife and geothermal wonders. Cross the border into Canada to visit the resort town of Banff, travel along the majestic Icefields Parkway, gaze in awe at Lake Louise - and more. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll then enjoy a tour of Vancouver before embarking on a thrilling seven night cruise of Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard Royal Caribbean International’s incredible 'Enchantment of the Seas' ship. Cruise to Alaska’s remote capital of Juneau, renowned for its fresh seafood and nearby hiking; delve into the gold rush heritage of colourful Skagway; witness ‘living ice’ and wildlife of Glacier Bay, and more!

Includes return flights, seven nights accommodation on tour, and a seven night cruise.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Travel through Cowboy country of Idaho and Montana
  • Learn about the Frontier Days and American history
  • Experience the Big Sky Country of Montana
  • Explore Yellowstone, the world’s first national park
  • Witness spouting geysers, bubbling mud pots, turquoise hot springs and prismatic pools
  • Visit Great Falls, Montana
  • See the head smashed in Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 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
  • Cruise to Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, and Ketchikan
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise through Alaska's Icy Passage
  • Dock in Alaska’s remote capital city of Juneau
  • Explore the gold rush town of Skagway
  • Dock in Ketchikan, the gateway to the Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Discover the wide tidewater glaciers of Glacier Bay
FLIGHTS
  • Qantas Airways return international flights ex SYD/*MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*PER
ACCOMMODATION
  • 7 nights of quality hotel accommodation
CRUISE
  • 7 night Glacier Experience Cruise with Royal Caribbean International
  • Sail aboard the incredible 'Enchantment of the Seas' ship
    Please Note:
    For the following travel dates, your cruise itinerary has a slight change:
    • May 7, 14
    -Dock in Ketchikan, a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument instead of the visit the historical town of Skagway.

    For the following travel dates, your cruise itinerary has a slight change:
    • June 4*, September 3*
    -Dock in Ketchikan, a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument instead of the visit the historical town of Skagway.
    -See the Hubbard Glacier largest tidewater in North America instead of the Tracy Arm Fjord

    For the following travel dates, your cruise itinerary has a slight change:
    • 21 May
    -Cruise through the Icy Strait Point instead of the Tracy Arm Fjord.
DINING
  • Enjoy all meals while cruising
TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • National park fees
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Cruise Gratuities
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C coach
TRANSFERS
  • Day 8: Transfer to Vancouver cruise terminal
Day 1 Australia – Seattle, USA

Today fly to Seattle, USA via Los Angeles/San Francisco/Dallas on Qantas and partner airlines. Upon arrival please make your own way to the tour hotel and check in.

Overnight: Ramada Tukwila or similar
Meals included: None
Day 2 Seattle – Wallace

This morning depart for 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 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.

Overnight: Silver Inn, Stardust Motel, The Brooks Hotel or similar
Meals included: None
Day 3 Wallace – Yellowstone National Park

Put on your boots, we are riding through Cowboy country today on our way to Yellowstone National Park! 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.

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.

Experience the spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots, turquoise hot springs and prismatic pools while learning about the geothermal dynamics of this amazing wonderland. 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

Overnight: Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Comfort Inn, Kelly Inn or similar
Meals included: None
Day 4 Yellowstone – Great Falls

Rise early for the chance to see wildlife and explore more of Yellowstone’s natural wonders. Expect to be swept away by the complexity and natural beauty of this unique environment. Leaving Yellowstone National Park behind we will drive north through scenic mountains and National Forests before arriving in Great Falls, Montana. Marvel at the thousands of stars visible this evening.

Overnight: The Great Falls Inn, Mid Town Motel, Days Inn or similar
Meals included: None
Day 5 Great Falls – Banff – Canmore

This morning cross the Canada-US border into Canada and visit UNESCO World Heritage site- Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump. 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. 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.

Overnight: Ramada Canmore, Days Inn or similar
Meals included: None
Day 6 Canmore – Icefield Parkway – Columbia Icefield – Lake Louise – Canmore

Head for the Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper National Parks and ride on the specially designed “Ice Explorer” (not included) onto the surface of the stunning Columbia Glacier. 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, This afternoon enjoy a walk along the shore of Lake Louise and soak in the tranquil beauty, history and geography of the area. Please note that Icefield Snowcoach is subject to favourable weather conditions and if it’s closed, you will have free time to explore Banff and take a chance to enjoy the famous Banff Gondola (not included).

Overnight: Ramada Canmore, Days Inn or similar
Meals included: None
Day 7 Canmore – Kamloops – Abbotsford/Chilliwack

Journey through three of Canada’s most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. On the way stop at the Eagle Pass and visit the “Last Spike” of the transcontinental railway where it connects the east and the west.

Overnight: Comfort Inn, Quality Hotel, Royal Hotel, Rainbow Motel Inn, Vedder River Inn or similar
Meals included: None
Day 8 Vancouver - Embark on your 7 Night Royal Caribbean Alaska Glacier Experience - Departs at 5pm

Head to Vancouver for an introductory tour including Chinatown, Gastown and Stanley Park. Then transfer to Canada Place in Downtown Vancouver for your deluxe Alaska cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruises ‘Enchantment of the Seas’
Meals included: Dinner
Day 9 Inside Passage, Canada - Cruising

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 Cruises ‘Enchantment of the Seas’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 10 Sitka, Alaska 9am - 6pm

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 adventure.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruises ‘Enchantment of the Seas’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 Juneau, Alaska 7am - 9pm

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 snowcapped 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 Cruises ‘Enchantment of the Seas’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 12 Skagway, Alaska 7am - 5pm - Haines, Alaska 7pm - 11:30pm

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 Cruises ‘Enchantment of the Seas’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Cruising 7am - 10am

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 Cruises ‘Enchantment of the Seas’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 14 At Sea

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruises ‘Enchantment of the Seas’
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 15 Vancouver, Canada 7am - Australia

After breakfast, disembark and make your own way to the airport for your flight home. Please note that some flights will depart late in the evening and luggage storage is available at Vancouver International Airport (fees apply).


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 16 In Transit

Day 17 Arrive in Australia

Important Info

Booking information

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 countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
• TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).

Offer essentials

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 10th September 2023.
 
This travel offer is priced for 1 person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies. 
- Inside Cabin: $2500
- Ocean View Cabin: $3200
- Balcony/Suite Cabin: $4100
 
Departure Dates
2023
April 23, 30
May 07, 14
June 04*
July 23*
August 20*, 27*
September 10*
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note: 
• dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $350 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, *Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Melbourne, *Brisbane: $250 per person
*Adelaide: $400 per person
*Perth: $550 per person

Flights


Full Service Airline(s) Used


Qantas Airways 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 Seattle, United States
$250 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 are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout Dates:
— 20 March - 20 April 2023
-- 20 June 2023 - 31 July 2023
-- 15 September 2023 - 15 October 2023
— 10 November - 6 January 2024
 
Stay behind in Vancouver, Canada
$250 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 are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout Dates:
— 20 March - 20 April 2023
-- 20 June 2023 - 31 July 2023
-- 15 September 2023 - 15 October 2023
— 10 November - 6 January 2024
 
Stopover in Los Angeles, United States
$350 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.
• Stopover packages are allowed for up to 2 nights. 
• Blackout Dates:
— 20 March - 20 April 2023
-- 20 June 2023 - 31 July 2023
-- 15 September 2023 - 15 October 2023
— 10 November - 6 January 2024
 
Stopover in San Francisco, United States
$400 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.
• Stopover packages are allowed for up to 2 nights. 
• Blackout Dates:
-- 20 June 2023 - 31 July 2023
-- 15 September 2023 - 15 October 2023
 
Flight Class Upgrades
• Premium Economy Not Offered
• Business Class (International sectors only): $7699 per person
Please note: 
• All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil 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)

Seattle: Ramada Tukwila or similar

Wallace: Silver Inn, Stardust Motel, The Brooks Hotel or similar

Yellowstone National Park: Absaroka Lodge, Big Rock Inn, Comfort Inn, Kelly Inn or similar

Great Falls: The Great Falls Inn, Mid Town Motel, Days Inn or similar

Canmore: Ramada Canmore, Days Inn or similar

Chilliwack: Comfort Inn, Royal Hotel, Rainbow Motel Inn, Vedder River Inn or similar.

 

4.5 Star (self-rated)

Cruise: Royal Caribbean Cruises ‘Enchantment of the Seas’ ship

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.

 

Extra Nights
Not available at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
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
Not available
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or 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.

General tour information

Minimum group size 28, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
• Columbia Icefield 'Ice Explorer' Ride: $120 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).

Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements (an ESTA/ETA Visa Waiver required if travelling on an Australian passport)
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
• Optional 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) 
• Airport transfers
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.

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 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
 
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 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.
 
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. 
 
Meals:
20 meals are included on the Cruise, 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:
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
Gratuities (tips) are included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. However additional gratuities may apply to on board purchases.
 
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 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.

Visas


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..

Schedule of fees

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.
• Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
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.
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