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Embark on a remarkable adventure exploring the Canadian Rockies on board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, the thrilling Calgary Stampede and an unforgettable Alaskan voyage with Cunard.

The regal Queen Elizabeth awaits for your unforgettable seven-night Alaskan wonders voyage. Travel in iconic Cunard luxury with a mesmerising scenic cruise highlighting the unmistakeable natural beauty of Alaska; calling in Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchikan to enlighten you to Alaska’s fascinating indigenous culture and incredible wildlife.

You’ll then disembark the elegant Queen Elizabeth in the ocean-fringed metropolis of Vancouver where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay. The following day, you’ll transfer to Calgary to delight in a three-night stay to immerse yourself in the Calgary Stampede - an incredible rodeo to remember.

Enter the spirit of Canada’s Wild West at the Calgary Stampede, considered ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’. With two-day access to this thrilling event, you’ll witness a host of adrenaline-fuelled, jaw-dropping events with lively rodeos, bull riding and live acts. While spectating, indulge in the array of mouth-watering North American snacks on offer for an all-round immersive experience.

You’ll next transfer to Banff to discover dramatic gorges and the glistening Lake Louise with a fully-escorted tour, before embarking the astonishing Rocky Mountaineer, a luxury rail journey that glides into the heart of the spellbinding Canadian Rockies. On board you’ll discover breathtaking landscapes and natural wonders, as well as stopping for the night in stunning Kamloops.

Finally, you’ll disembark in Vancouver, for a two-night stay and a guided city tour of Vancouver, starting from Stanley Park, to immerse yourself in Vancouver’s captivating culture and vibrant setting.

Your Route

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Board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer for a journey like no other into the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies

Rocky Mountaineer is one of the world’s most extraordinary train journeys that delves deep into Canada’s Rocky Mountains on a journey from Banff to Vancouver, or vice versa. Celebrating locally-inspired cuisine and world-class hospitality in the lavish comfort of custom-designed coaches, including remarkable glass-domed roofs* that offer optimum views of the stunning scenery outside.

Rocky Mountaineer allows you to see some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring sights by day — think towering, snow-covered mountains, glistening turquoise lakes and exquisite wildlife — and sleep in the comfort of beautiful hotels at each destination. Sample some of the region’s finest cuisine while being treated to stories about historic sites, scenery, and wildlife told by engaging hosts with two service levels options: SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf.
 
*Representative of GoldLeaf service.
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SilverLeaf Service

Experience Rocky Mountaineer’s wonderful SilverLeaf level of service and you’ll step into a custom-designed single-level dome carriage, featuring oversized glass-dome windows and an outdoor viewing area for taking in the spectacular views. Regionally-inspired meals are served in the comfort of your reclining seat, which offers ample legroom. You’ll also enjoy a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet sweet and savoury snacks during your voyage.
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GoldLeaf Service

Upgrade to the GolfLeaf service and receive additional perks, including a bi-level dome with seating above and dining below, full glass-dome windows (pictured) with panoramic views, gourmet à la carte meals in the lower-level dining room, a large, exclusive outdoor viewing platform.
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The Canadian Rockies

Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels, traverse the Continental Divide, and be inspired as you wind through mountain passes and dramatic canyons. Experience the only passenger rail service on this historic rail route by
Rocky Mountaineer, celebrated for connecting Canada, from the Pacific coast city of Vancouver to the beguiling destinations of Kamloops and Banff.
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Board the exquisite Queen Elizabeth

When Her Majesty the Queen conducted the naming ceremony in her own honour in October 2010, she continued a marvellously regal formal cruising tradition. Cunard has maintained all the refined styling, amenities and service associated with the Golden Era of cruise sailing and added modern facilities, leisure and entertainment opportunities. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are highlights of the glorious Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. Dance in the grand ballroom, enjoy afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters, watch extravagant stage shows in opulent theatre surroundings or simply relax and revitalise beside one of the two lovely pool areas.

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Dining

From hearty dishes to healthy snacks, light bites to elegant fine dining, you’ll enjoy a sense of freedom regarding the array of places to eat.

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Entertainment

Each evening brings about a different entertainment highlight. See a dazzling stage show, enjoy black tie gala dinners and savour fabulous live music.

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Spa

The opulent Mareel Spa offers a sanctuary of relaxation where you can indulge in some ‘me time’ with a sumptuous massage or calming facial.

Your 16 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

29 June 2023

Arrive in Vancouver and settle into your hotel for a one-night stay

Vancouver provides a wealth of stunning scenery and endless year-round outdoor activities. Head out of the city and into the surroundings to get a taste of wild Canada. You could walk the dizzying Capilano Suspension Bridge, which stretches over the canopy of the forest at a height of 230 feet, or you could spend a few hours at English Bay Beach, whose waterfront features curious statues, monuments and plenty of sea-facing dining venues as well as shops.

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Day 2

30 June 2023

Embark the peerless Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver for an unforgettable Alaska voyage

Today you’ll embark the regal Queen Elizabeth in Vancouver for your voyage to Alaska. Enjoy Cunard’s unrivalled heritage, sense of occasion and array of activities, including glamorous ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls and traditional afternoon tea served by white-gloved waiters. You’ll have plenty of time to unwind on board with a serene spa and relaxing lounges.

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Day 3

1 July 2023

Relax like royalty on board Queen Elizabeth

Unwind at the Mareel Wellness & Beauty Spa, an on board sanctuary with a range of transformative treatments, and a truly relaxing ambiance. Enjoy mesmerising sunsets on board from the comfort of your own private balcony, or from the Commodore Club which boasts glorious panoramic views. Head to the Commodore Club, after dinner, to be beguiled by the resident pianist over an evening drink. Live music will become an unmistakable signature of your cruise, especially of an evening.

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Day 4

2 July 2023

Enjoy scenic cruising as you marvel at Glacier Bay’s rugged mountains, milky-white glaciers and wild coastline

Savour a second breathtaking scenic cruising experience as you approach Glacier Bay. As its name suggests, Glacier Bay is an enchanting destination where blue-tinged glaciers lie at the base of snow-capped mountains and the wildlife is as spectacular as anywhere on the planet. There is also mile after mile of pristine pine forests that have carpeted the land for millennia. Grab a cup of warming hot chocolate and stand on the elegant teak deck of Queen Elizabeth to marvel at the passing scenery on this scenic cruise.

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Day 5

3 July 2023

Explore the wilds of Alaska and the region’s unique indigenous culture in stunning Sitka

Sitka is a hidden beauty on Baranof Island, facing the Pacific Ocean but towered over by Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano with the same conical features as Japan’s Mount Fuji. Sitka is still home to a number of restored buildings from the time when Alaska was owned by Russia, and you’ll also find remnants of Alaska’s indigenous culture here. Among the wildlife attractions here is the Alaska Raptor Centre which rehabilitates injured birds.

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Day 6

4 July 2023

Discover Juneau, located on the edge of the Alaskan wilderness

Juneau is surrounded by Alaska’s sublime wilderness, including a giant icefield that created 38 glaciers, including the mighty Mendenhall Glacier just a few miles from the city. It’s also home to an incredible array of wildlife, and nature lovers could have the opportunity to see sea lions, sea otters, whales, bald eagles and brown and black bears here.

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Day 7

5 July 2023

Delve into the culture and heritage of Alaska’s First City, Ketchikan

Alaska’s First City is a wonderful place to learn about the state’s native culture and admire a number of authentic standing totem poles – the world’s biggest collection. You can see more of these intricate carvings - each with their own design that tell stories of individuals and clans - at the Totem Heritage Centre. Ketchikan is also known for its salmon fishing and busy waterfront, buzzing with fishing boats and pleasure craft.

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Day 8

6 July 2023

Relish Queen Elizabeth’s dazzling entertainment programme during one final day spent at sea

The entertainment on Queen Elizabeth is second to none, with a dazzling line up of acts and performances in venues that are known for their comfort and meticulously designed décor. Whether its live music, illusionists, West End-style cabaret or stand-up comedians, the talent on show at the Royal Court Theatre is truly world-class and you’ll keep going back for more.

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Day 9

7 July 2023

Arriving back in Vancouver, you’ll disembark Queen Elizabeth for a hotel stay

Returning to Vancouver, it’s time to disembark Queen Elizabeth for a one-night city escape in this west coast city. Explore fascinating landmarks, including the Vancouver Aquarium, the VanDusen Botanical Garden, the Museum of Anthropology and Vancouver Art Gallery before savouring the city’s delightful dining scene.

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Day 10

8 July 2023

Fly to Calgary, otherwise known as charismatic Cowtown, steeped in western culture

Listed as one of the cleanest places in the world, Calgary is a cosmopolitan city in Alberta, and owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry and headquarters of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Moreover, it remains steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname of ‘Cowtown,’ which is more than evident in the Calgary Stampede.

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Day 11

9 July 2023

Today you’ll join ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ at the Calgary Stampede

With two-day tickets to attend the Calgary Stampede, you'll be transferred to and from your hotel to attend the largest rodeo show in the world. Taking place over just ten days each year, your tickets offer an exclusive opportunity to witness this remarkable event that very first took place in 1912. You’ll find the locals’ spirit infectious as you head to your first day at this high-spirited celebration of all things Wild West. Witness the nail-bitingly intense chuckwagon derby, steer wrestling and barrel racing, and sample the diverse selection of food trucks on hand, with everything from pancakes drenched in maple syrup to gourmet hot dogs.

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Day 12

10 July 2023

Enjoy the second day of the magnificent Calgary Stampede

On your second day at this epic festival, you could witness some genuine Wild West rodeo action. Discover cowboys of old holding their seats on bucking broncos both saddled and bareback. As if this wasn’t intense enough, you could also watch as the steel-nerved competitors literally grab the bull by the horns in the most nail-biting competition of the festival: bull riding. End the day by taking in a musical variety grandstand show.

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Day 13

11 July 2023

Soak up the luscious scenery of Banff National Park and Lake Louise

Today, you'll get to savour extraordinary tours of Banff National Park, Canada's oldest national park, including the exquisite cyan-blue Lake Louise. Soak in the serene snow-capped mountains and incredible wildlife that dominate this nature-rich region. With its backdrop of snowy mountains and a towering skyline overshadowing the city’s lush green spaces, it’s a treat to explore and has been used as a location for numerous Hollywood films.

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Day 14

12 July 2023

Travel through the stunning Canadian Rockies on board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer

Today you’ll embark Rocky Mountaineer, a luxury rail journey that glides through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, filled with stunning sights from dramatic gorges to sparkling lakeside beauties. Settling into your seat, gaze out of your window at the green pine forests and enjoy particular highlights such as Fraser River and the mesmerising white waters of Hell’s Gate.

Upgrade to the GoldLeaf Service

With the option to upgrade to Rocky Mountaineer’s GoldLeaf service (SilverLeaf is the standard cabin grade), you could experience undulating panoramas (pictured) of the sublime Canadian Rockies through the train’s full glass-dome windows.

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Day 15

13 July 2023

Bid a fond farewell to Rocky Mountaineer and relish another chance to explore Vancouver

Arriving in Vancouver, you’ll disembark Rocky Mountaineer for a two-night hotel stay. You’ll enjoy plenty of time to experience some of the diverse outdoor adventures and metropolitan delights that this northern gem can offer. Start the day with a freshly cooked, hearty breakfast at one of Vancouver’s local farmers’ market and view First Nations artefacts at the Museum of Anthropology. Then soar high above the city on the Skyride cable car to Grouse Mountain’s summit, where you’ll be rewarded with amazing panoramic vistas of Vancouver.

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Day 16

14 July 2023

Relish a fascinating city tour of Vancouver

Explore this city with your guide from Stanley Park, where you can discover the bright totem poles standing guard to urban Gastown, complete with Victorian-style buildings filled with stylish galleries. Another highlight includes a visit to Chinatown, with its delicious mix of restaurants and cocktail bars.  

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Day 17

15 July 2023

Bid farewell to Canada as you transfer to Vancouver Airport for your flight home

Your cruise, rail and Calgary Stampede experience complete, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Your Hotel Stays

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
★★★★

Embrace the spirit of one of Canada's most exciting cities at Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. This downtown hotel is nestled in the city centre, with the hotel’s North Tower, the iconic One Wall Centre, a landmark of downtown Vancouver's cityscape. Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre is a short distance from attractions such as Stanley Park, English Bay, the seawall and Robson Street. Dine at Cafe One, grab coffees at the on-site Starbucks and enjoy evening drinks at Bar One. Relax at the hotel’s Health Club, with an indoor pool and fitness centre.
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Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown
★★★★

Impeccably located downtown and bordering a river valley, this stylish Marriott hotel provides the ultimate setting to experience amiable Calgary. The newly redesigned, contemporary-style rooms and suites come thoughtfully appointed, with seamless design devoid of clutter and in-room perks such as mini-refrigerators and pillowtop bedding. Some showcase marvellous views of the Bow River, while others overlook the Calgary skyline. Dining venues feature a refined Italian restaurant housed in an early 20th century bank building, while facilities include a dedicated floor incorporating an indoor heated pool and yoga room.

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Royal Canadian Lodge, Banff
★★★★

Surrounded by the majestic mountains, lakes and forests of Banff National Park, the Royal Canadian Lodge is the perfect spot for a memorable alpine stay. Nestling in the heart of the town, this intimate boutique hotel offers 99 rooms and suites, which are spacious with high ceilings and fresh, mountain-themed décor. The Grotto Spa is a delightful place to relax, with a pool, jacuzzi, sauna and a range of treatments, or for the more energetic, head to the fitness centre. Inspired by local ingredients and features locally sourced menu items, the hotel’s Evergreen Restaurant and Lounge, offers exceptional dining options to suit all tastes.

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Touring Experiences

Banff National Park & Lake Louise

Banff National Park was established in 1885 and is home to Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and village, abundant wildlife and scenic drives. Part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the jaw-dropping beauty of Lake Louise, with its inviting canescent turquoise water one of the most iconic landmarks in Canada.

Calgary Stampede

See thrilling Wild West-style equestrian events at the one-of-a-kind Calgary Stampede, a ten-day long celebration with midway rides and bucking broncos. Known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, the Calgary Stampede is a highlight of Alberta’s — and Canada’s — calendar. Established in 1912, the Calgary Stampede has evolved to become a world-class music, food and entertainment festival. Watch the famous Calgary Rodeo, freestyle motorcross and a host of other thrilling events take place.

Your Holiday Summary

 

Fully Escorted Tours

  • 2 day ticket to the Calgary Stampede
  • Banff National Park tour including a visit to Lake Louise
  • Vancouver city tour

 Rail Journey

  • 2 day luxury Rocky Mountaineer rail journey, from Banff to Vancouver
    • SilverLeaf service attended by two hosts, plus one culinary team member
    • Breakfast and lunch served in the comfort of your seat plus gourmet sweet and savoury snacks included
    • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Oversized windows for taking in the spectacular views
    • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops

Cruise

  • 7 night full-board cruise on board Queen Elizabeth

 Hotel Stays

  • 4 night four-star hotel stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar
  • 3 night four-star stay at the Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown or similar
  • 1 night four-star stay in Banff at the Royal Canadian Lodge or similar
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Kamloops

All flights (London departure) and transfers

Prices From

Departing

29 June 2023

Inside

£4,999pp

Outside

£5,499pp

Balcony

£5,999pp

Grill Suite

£7,999pp

Duration: 16 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Vancouver, Glacier Bay (scenic cruising), Sitka, Juneau, Ketchikan, Vancouver, Calgary, Banff, Kamloops, Vancouver

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

0800 840 5801