Drift among icebergs and breathtaking fjordland.
Spot seals, whales and sea otters.
Discover First Nations art and culture.
See ice calve from the Hubbard Glacier.
Explore a Klondike frontier town.
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Includes international flights from Ireland.
Day 1 Vancouver
International outbound flight , Vancouver
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Vancouver. On arrival in Vancouver, make your own way to your hotel. You'll have the rest of the day to relax and begin exploring this vibrant, cosmopolitan city.
Day 2 Vancouver
You'll join a small group tour today, which takes you to Vancouver's Stanley Park. Here you'll see the famous totem poles, walk through old growth forest, and take in wonderful views of the Coast Mountains, Coal Harbour and the city skyline. You'll then continue on to Lynn Canyon, where your expert guide will tell you more about the region's flora and fauna, which includes some of Canada's oldest yew and Douglas firs. You'll return to downtown Vancouver this afternoon and continue exploring the city under your own steam.
Day 3 Vancouver
Finish off your sightseeing before making your own way to Vancouver's cruise ship terminal. Setting sail at 6pm, you'll head towards the spectacular scenery of the Canadian and Alaskan Inside Passage.
Day 4 Vancouver
On the second day of your cruise you will travel along the rugged coastline of British Columbia. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife along the way as humpback whales and orca are often seen.
Day 5 Vancouver
Today's highlight will be a visit to Ketchikan, the gateway to Alaska. Once known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World', the town's impressive totem pole collection is a 'must see' for visitors interested in First Nations art and culture.
Day 6 Vancouver
Take in snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and huge glaciers in the 30 mile-long Tracy Arm fjord. Drift among icebergs as you float alongside magnificent Sawyer Glacier. Keep your camera close and look out for whales and seals that can often be found close by. From here you'll continue north to Juneau, famed for the impressive 12 mile-long Mendenhall Glacier. Surrounded by the beautiful walking trails in Tongass National Park, you can choose a variety of walking routes that take in many view viewpoints of the glacier lake, while admiring the beautiful forest flora and fauna. Alternatively, join an included excursion from your cruise ship; options include a sea kayaking trip, a gold mining and panning adventure, viewing the impressive Mendenhall Glacier from land or sea, or a whale watching and wildlife quest.
Day 7 Vancouver
Skagway is famous for being the gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush. When gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th Century over 100,000 people flocked to this remote destination in the hope of making their fortune. There are a host of different options for you to learn about the history of the area and see the natural beauty of its surrounds, from zip lining and rock climbing to more sedate options of road travel or even taking the wonderful picturesque journey along the White Pass Scenic Railroad. This incredible fully-narrated journey climbs over 3,000ft in just 20 miles and takes in views of waterfalls, glaciers, gorges, snow-capped mountains and historical sites. Other options included in your cruise are a beautiful bike ride through the rainforest, a walking tasting tour of the local food on offer in the area, a simple streetcar journey to learn a little about the history of Skagway or a rafting adventure on the Talya River.
Day 8 Vancouver
This morning you will continue cruising Alaska's Inside Passage, before reaching Sitka: the former centre of Russia's Alaskan empire and today a curious mix of Russian and First Nations heritage. The day's included tour options range from an ocean raft adventure, sea kayaking through the wilderness, rainforest hikes, and boat excursions to view sea otters, brown bears, deer, sea lions and whales. Sitka is also famous for its artisan community and was once known as the 'Paris of the Pacific' - you may wish to take a tour of the town's art galleries and see local craftsmen at work.
Day 9 Vancouver
One of the highlights on any Alaskan cruise is a trip to see the massive Hubbard Glacier. This huge glacier often calves off enormous icebergs the size of a ten story building and is an utterly incredible sight to behold.
Day 10 Anchorage
Day 11 International return flight
Anchorage , International return flight
Day 12 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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