Canada & Alaska - a licence to thrill
on 17 Aug 2018
Canada & Alaska – a license to thrill
The big bucket list trip:
Thinking of heading to Canada and Alaska and don’t know how best to see everything? Check out our ultimate tour – Panoramic Rockies and Alaska by Land and Sea – a 29 Day tour travelling with award-winning APT. Check out the brilliance of Canada and Alaska – a region so pristine, breathtakingly beautiful and captivatingly cultural. Full of soaring mountains, sublime glaciers and lakes, dense forests, wildlife and breathtaking pursuits such as floatplane flightseeing and ranging across glacial fields, not to mention beautiful cities and towns such as Vancouver, Victoria, Banff and Lake Louise and finishing with a luxury cruise along the Inside Passage, this trip is the ultimate box ticker.
Enjoy full bragging rights:
Embrace 2 weeks in the Rockies (starting in Victoria, with Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver), whale watching, floatplane sightseeing over Whistler Blackcomb, Harley Davidson sidecar rides into the Rockies outside of Jasper, helicoptering over the glaciers at Banff, a week all told in the Rockies - 2 nights Jasper, 2 nights Lake Louise staying at the incomparable Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise overlooking the bewitching lake and 3 nights Banff staying at the legendary Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Travelling west, relish 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer in Gold Class with all meals and drinks. Then, from Vancouver sail away on a 7-night Alaskan Inside Passage cruise travelling in sublime style. Cruise through island-dotted sounds, glacier-cut fjords and past rugged coastline all the way to Ketchikan - salmon capital of the world, Juneau - capital of Alaska, Skagway – home of the legendary Klondike White Pass Railway, Glacier Bay and onwards to College Fjord and Tracy Arm before arriving in Whittier, northern Alaska.
From here, spend a week in the heart of Alaska. And in these parts, at this time of the year - sunset is at 1200 Midnight, and sunrise is at 0203hr in the morning. There's so much sunshine in Alaska during summertime, that rhubarb grows as thick as a lady’s wrist, pumpkins are bigger than a couple of medicine balls and strawberries - they're as big as apples! At positively the best time of the year to visit this part of the world - go jetboating, panning for gold and see the Pan-Alaska pipeline - which transports oil thousands of kilometres. Whilst here in the heart of Alaska, stay at lodges in the heart of Mt McKinley National Park and Denali National Park and go out in the tundra on a tour that takes us to see amazing views of Denali's meringue-like summit on sunny days. Keep your eyes peeled for bears - grizzlies, brown and black bear, caribou, moose, mountain goats, bison, coyotes and bald-faced eagles - both in Alaska and south in Canada around the Rockies.
Don’t wait to experience a slice of heaven. Come and enjoy a jolly great chunk of Canada and Alaska in 2019 – on our ultimate 29 Day Panoramic Rockies and Alaska by Land and Sea.
Departure - 31 May 2019. Escorted by Melanie WYNNE.
Priced from $20495 per person twin share. See our website for full details of this tour - including day-by-day itinerary and a full tabulation of inclusions.
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