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14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise and flights

14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise including return international flights, accommodation, in-depth sightseeing, professional tour guides, luxury cruise with all meals and more.

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  • 14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise and flights
  • 14 day Highlights of the Rockies with Alaska cruise and flights
 

Highlights

 

Experience the beauty of Canada and Alaska with a 14 Highlights of the Rockies & Alaska cruise. Be blown away by spectacular landscapes, incredible wildlife and quaint towns full of life. 

Walk the “Diamond in the Wilderness,” Lake Louise, explore the timeless elegance of alpine town, Jasper, enjoy the picturesque mountain town of Whistler (voted among the top destinations in North America) and get your camera ready for a panoramic tour of Vancouver

Cruise the majestic Inside Passage to Ketchikan and Juneau all the while making friends and memories to last a lifetime.

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, in-depth sightseeing, professional tour guides, luxury Alaskan Inside Passage cruise with all meals and more.

See inclusions for more.

 

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand – airplane-takeoff – Calgary

Today, depart New Zealand to begin your Canada & Alaska holiday! On arrival after clearing customs and immigration formalities, make your own way to your hotel. The hotel provides a 24/7 airport shuttle. You can request the hotel shuttle with the phones located in the arrivals hall. On arrival at your hotel, the remainder of the day is free at leisure. Tonight, your Webjet tour guide will welcome you to Canada. Please note – some flights may depart one day earlier. 

Alberta’s landscape encompasses mountains, prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests. It has more than 600 lakes, and rich mineral deposits. In the west, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks have glaciers in the Columbia Icefields. The Waterton Glacier International Peace Park is a biosphere reserve that straddles the southern border with the USA.

Hotel: Ramada Plaza Calgary Airport Hotel or similar

Day 2: Calgary – Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (B)

After breakfast, we begin our journey into the Canadian Rockies, with our first stop in the chic mountain town of Banff. The peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominate its skyline. On Banff Avenue, the main thoroughfare, boutiques and restaurants mix with château-style hotels and souvenir shops. After time to wander the streets of Banff, we continue our drive heading north to the “Diamond in the Wilderness” otherwise known as Lake Louise. There is time to enjoy the foreshore and gaze at the emerald waters and towering mountains. We then continue our journey through the Rocky Mountains to our overnight stop in the quaint mountain town of Jasper.

Hotel: Mountain Park Lodges or similar

Day 3: Jasper – Kamloops (B)  

This morning is yours to explore picturesque Jasper at your own pace. Some mountain towns base their appeal on trying to be trendy. Jasper retains its timeless appeal by being unpretentious — an intimate community that originated as a railway town that just happens to be in the middle of some of the most gorgeous protected wilderness in the world. After time exploring Jasper, we continue through the stellar scenery including the spectacular Mount Robson before making our way out of the Rocky Mountains and on to the town of Kamloops.

Hotel: Ramada Inn Kamloops or similar

Day 4: Kamloops – Whistler – Vancouver (B)

Today our journey takes us along the Trans Canada Highway towards the ski town of Whistler. After arriving in Whistler, you will enjoy some time to eat or stroll around this picturesque mountain town. Whistler is only about 2 hours north of Vancouver, and roughly about 4 hours west of Kamloops. Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and snowboarding and, in Summer, mostly mountain biking. Its pedestrian village centre has won numerous design awards and Whistler has been voted among the top destinations in North America. Whistler’s urban landscape was specifically designed to accommodate the natural environment. Many of Whistler’s bears have learned to do things like open car doors or hold spring-closed gates open so they can reach food. Some have even learnt to open the newspaper bins! We then continue down the North Shore. Highway 99, between Horseshoe Bay & Squamish, has to be one of the most beautiful roads in the area. With the ocean glimmering on the right and the mountains rising on the left, it is truly enchanting. On arrival into Vancouver, the evening is at leisure.

Hotel: Abercorn Inn or similar

Day 5: Vancouver – embark on Celebrity Eclipse Cruise (B,D)  cruise-icon

Today, your private coach will transport you from your hotel to the Vancouver cruise port, to join your luxury award winning Celebrity Cruise of the inside passage. Upon arrival at the cruise port, you will proceed to check-in to begin your wonderful cruise through the natural wonders of Alaska.

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 6: Inside Passage (scenic cruising)  (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Today, enjoy everything your ship has to offer as you sail between the Inside Passage. Today you will sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska 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.

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 7: Icy Strait Point   (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located near the city of Hoonah, and home to a historic cannery, Icy Strait Point also offers travellers the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, orcas, seals, eagles, and brown bears, or to explore monuments to the region’s fishing heritage.

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 8: Hubbard Glacier  (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Today you are in for a treat! Spectacular views of the Hubbard Glacier await. Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes.

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 9: Juneau (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Today we port in Juneau – often described as America’s most unusual state capital, as no roads lead into or out of town. The city is surrounded by nature, namely towering mountains and the waters of Gastineau Channel. A city that gracefully balances frontier ruggedness with cosmopolitan flair. Mendenhall Glacier, a river of ice measuring 1.5 miles in width and over 6 miles in length, is part of Juneau’s Icefield, 1500 square miles of ice that feeds 38 glaciers and ready for you to take a float trip on it. Many optional activities are on offer from whale watching and zip lining to touring the Capitol building or the Alaskan Brewing Co.

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 10: Ketchikan  (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

You have never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’, Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world’s largest collection of totem poles. You’re bound to visit Creek Street, a row of wooden buildings perched over the water on pilings. Brightly painted boutiques once catered to gentlemen seeking the company of “sporting women.” The museum at Dolly’s House gives you a glimpse into the bawdy ways of frontier life, though Ketchikan’s red-light district wasn’t shut down until 1953. The town offers the perfect blend of activities: kayak in Misty Fjords or hike up Deer Mountain or for the less adventurous, wander in and out of the fantastic galleries and shops.

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 11: Inside Passage (scenic cruising)   (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Today we sail back through the Inside Passage toward our return to Vancouver. Take in the spectacular scenery on last time while enjoying the first class facilities on board the ship.

Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Day 12: Vancouver – disembark cruise –  airplane-takeoff– New Zealand (B) 

This morning, disembark from your luxury cruise ship for your final day in Canada. A Webjet representative will meet you at the port to assist with your luggage transfer to Vancouver airport (one piece per person). We then commence a half-day sightseeing tour of Vancouver – drive around Stanley Park stopping at the Totem Poles and Prospect Point, see Chinatown with a stop at Dr Sun-Yat-Sen-Park, see Gastown with a stop at the Steam Clock and finally stop at Granville Island where you can explore the Public Market and the many shops. After the tour, you will then have free time at leisure.

At the appropriate time, please make your own way to Vancouver airport for your homeward flight. Taxis, public transport and airport shuttle services are readily available from downtown Vancouver. At Vancouver Airport, pick-up of your luggage at YVR Storage located at the International Arrivals Level 2, past Tim Hortons by the washrooms.

Optional extra: purchase a 3-hour lounge pass for use at the Plaza Premium Lounge at Vancouver international airport. Refer fine print for more information. 

We hope that you enjoyed your highlights of Canada Alaska holiday. 

Day 13: In flight

Day 14: New Zealand

Arrive home in New Zealand today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 23kgs checked luggage
  • Arrival hotel shuttle
  • All port transfers
  • 4 days touring the famous Rocky Mountains in comfortable twin share accommodation
  • 8 days cruising the Inside Passage on-board the luxury award winning Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship   
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals while on-board your cruise
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • The services of a professional Webjet tour guide
  • All national park entrance fees
  • On-board gratuities while on the cruise 
  • The option to purchase a 3-hour lounge pass for the Plaza Premium Lounge at Vancouver international airport

Highlights:

  • Journey through the mountains heart of Alberta Canada in the Awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains
  • Be struck by the small town beauty of Banff, surrounded by rugged peaks
  • See the turquoise waters of stunning Lake Louise
  • Explore the unpretentious town of Jasper
  • Enjoy the ski town of Whistler
  • Cruise one of the world’s best waterways – the Inside Passage
 

Fine Print

 

How To Book: 

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $299 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Arrival Hotel Shuttle: Request a hotel shuttle bus with the direct dial phones located on Arrivals Level 2 of both the International and Domestic Terminals. Direct dial phones are also located at the shuttle bus pickup area at the International and Domestic Terminals. 

Single Supplement:

Tour + Inside Cabin – $2,299 per person in addition to the twin share price
Tour + Oceanview Cabin – $3,099 per person in addition to the twin share price
Tour + Balcony Cabin – $3,199 per person in addition to the twin share price

You can purchase you single supplement by clicking here 

Group Size: 20 – 50 people

Triple Share: Not available

Children: Same price as adults. Min age 2 years.

Land Only: To purchase this tour as land only (no flights) please click here 

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested however not guaranteed. Please submit request when filling out your booking form.

Accommodation:

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

Calgary: Ramada Plaza Calgary Airport or similar
Jasper: Mountain Park Lodges or similar
Kamloops: Ramada Inn Kamloops or similar
Vancouver: Abercorn Inn or similar
Cruise: Celebrity Eclipse

Departure Luggage Transfer:

After disembarkation from your cruise, one piece of luggage person will be transferred from the CDS baggage service to Vancouver airport. Any additional bags will be your own responsibility.  At Vancouver Airport, pick-up of your luggage is at YVR Storage located at the International Arrivals Level 2, past Tim Hortons by the bathrooms. Please collect your bags before proceeding to check-in. 

Optional Extras/Tours: 

3-hour Airport Lounge Access in the Plaza Premium Lounge at Vancouver international airport including snacks and refreshments – $65 per person. 

Any Optional Tours purchased after your initial booking (and 60 days before departure) must be emailed to customerexperience@webjetexclusives.co.nz to ensure your booking is correctly updated. Failure to do so may result in you not being accepted on this optional tour and your purchase will be refunded.

Optional Tours requested within 60 days of travel cannot be accepted.

To purchase your optional tour please click here

Tipping:

Towards the end of your tour:

If you have enjoyed the knowledge, service and expertise of your tour guide and driver a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in New Zealand, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally. It helps reward and inspire excellent service. The following is provided to assist our guests, but we leave the decision to provide a gratuity entirely at their discretion:

The group leader: Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of CAD $6 per person per day

The driver & assistant:  Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of CAD $4 per person per day

Gratuities aren’t compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. Your guide will hand around two envelopes towards the end of the tour (1 Tour Guide and 1 Driver envelope) to make the process as easy as possible.

Tour Excludes:

  • Tipping
  • Porterage
  • Shore Excursions 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote

 

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

15 May 2019
22 May 2019
29 May 2019
7 August 2019
14 August 2019
21 August 2019
28 August 2019
04 September 2019
11 September 2019

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates reflected in both the Fine Print and Calendar are subject to change at any time.

 

Flight Information

 

Airline:

  • Return economy airfare with Air New Zealand and codeshare partners subject to availability. Other airlines may include United, American Airlines and Qantas
  • Wellington customers – A $500 intercity surcharge applies per person
  • Christchurch customers – A $500 intercity surcharge appliers per person
  • Please purchase the intercity fee after you click ‘Buy Now’ or by clicking here in addition to your 14 Day voucher
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your booking form and your booking is confirmed, no further changes will be possible
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes:

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person is applied per person should you wish to arrive early and/or extend your stay. Fee is non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed. Please purchase by clicking here
  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your fight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference in addition to the flat fee.
  • You will be sent an invoice for the additional fee after your booking form has been received. Once this invoice has been paid, your flights will be ticketed based on the days you have requested. Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If the invoice is not paid by the expiry date, you will be automatically booked on the promotional airfare for the standard dates of the package.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.
  • Should you wish to proceed with the flight variation option, full payment of your tour will be required in order to confirm your flights.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.
  • Should you wish to proceed with the flight variation option, full payment of your tour will be required in order to confirm your flights.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.
  • Should you wish to proceed with the flight variation option, full payment of your tour will be required in order to confirm your flights.

Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your airline preference, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return airfares with a full service airline 
  • Arrival hotel shuttle service 
  • All port transfers
  • 4 days touring the famous Rocky Mountains in twin share accommodation
  • 8 days cruising the Inside Passage on-board the luxury award winning Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship
  • Breakfast daily, plus all meals while on-board your cruise
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated coach transportation and the services of a professional Webjet tour guide 
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