Canadian Northern Lights, Rockies & Alaska Cruise

26 Day Fly, Tour & Cruise Holiday With $4000 Bonus Value Including Onboard Beverages, Specialty Dining, Shore Excursion Credit, Wi-Fi & More

Deal Code: MC-97358

from $... per person
Book by July 31, 2021

Embark on a jaw-dropping journey of Canada’s subarctic township of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, and Vancouver – the gateway to British Columbia. Watch the magical Northern Lights dance across the sky in Yellowknife – world-renowned as the best place to view the Aurora Borealis. Fly into the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains with epic adventures in Banff National Park including Lake Louise and Athabasca Glacier at Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park. Explore cosmopolitan Vancouver and experience a breathtaking walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Cap off an incredible trip on an all-inclusive Alaska cruise to Los Angeles, taking in mesmerising scenery at Glacier Bay and the chance to experience a Napa Valley wine excursion.

Your 26 Day Fly, Tour & Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights
International Flights To Yellowknife, Returning From Los Angeles
Domestic Flight From Yellowknife To Calgary

15 Day Canadian Northern Lights & Rocky Mountains Tour
14 Nights In Centrally Located Hotels With Breakfast Daily
Northern Lights Nightly Viewing At Aurora Village
Exclusive Aurora Dining Experience & Welcome Kit
Private Coach Transportation With The Services Of An Expert Tour Director Or Local Guides
Sightseeing Admissions, Park Fees & Taxes
Airport Transfers At Yellowknife & Calgary

9 Night Alaska Cruise
9 Night Cruise From Vancouver To Los Angeles Onboard Norwegian Jewel In An Interior Stateroom
Bonus Onboard Beverage Package With Cocktails, Spirits, Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
Bonus Onboard Specialty Dining Package
Bonus Onboard Wifi Package
Bonus Shore Excursion Credit
Bonus Choice Of Cabin Location
Bonus Onboard Prepaid Gratuities (Valued At $367)
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment Inc. Live Music & Performances
Onboard Port Taxes & Charges

Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
Bonus Low Deposit From $199pp

General Travel Date Information
Tour Commences From Yellowknife On Monday, September 26, 2022
Set Sail From Vancouver On Monday, October 10, 2022

Day 1: Yellowknife, Canada

Welcome to Canada! Upon arrival at Yellowknife Airport, a local guide will meet the group and assist with the transfer to the hotel. Yellowknife, the capital city of the Northwest Territories, is an isolated mining town located on the north shore of Great Slave Lake, about 400 km from the Arctic Circle, and it’s also known as the one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights.

Overnight: The Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife

Day 2: Yellowknife City Tour, Aurora Viewing

Today you will be picked up at your hotel in the afternoon for your tour exploring the historically and culturally vibrant city of Yellowknife. Your guided tour reveals its early beginnings where the “streets were paved with gold”, to its deeply rooted Aboriginal culture. See the Legislative Assembly, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center, as well as a scenic drive through Downtown and Old Town. Tonight, depart with your guide to Aurora Village for your first Aurora viewing with a three course dining experience! Situated around the village on high ground and away from the lights of the city, the view of the Aurora is unsurpassed.

Overnight: The Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife

Day 3: Wildlife Experience, Aurora Viewing

After a midday pickup from your hotel, embark on a guided wildlife tour excursion. The wild landscape of the Northwest Territories is home to stunning views, lakes, rivers and amazing Wildlife. It is one of the last remaining places you will see Woodland Bison or ‘Buffalo’ roaming free in the wild. Also, you can spot various wildlife such as foxes, black bear, wolverines, bald eagles, sand cranes, and other rare animals that may show up along the way. Followed by another evening of Aurora viewing to cap off a perfect day.

Overnight: The Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife

Day 4: Yellowknife Free Day, Aurora Viewing

Today is at leisure to explore the city independently until the evening departure of the final aurora viewing opportunity.

Overnight: The Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife

Day 5: Yellowknife – Calgary – Banff

Transfer from the hotel to Yellowknife airport for your flight to Calgary. Upon arrival at Calgary International Airport, meet and assist by a tour director and travel on the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we enter Banff National Park. Banff is the first and most famous of Canada’s national parks and is an incomparable combination of towering peaks and high meadows, emerald lakes and keen mountain air. These – and sulphur hot springs – have made Banff National Park one of North America’s most spectacular scenic and recreational areas.

Overnight: Brewster’s Mountain Lodge, Banff

Day 6: Banff National Park

This morning we enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Banff region, featuring the Banff town site, Tunnel Mountain, a spectacular view of the Banff Springs Hotel, Johnston Canyon, the Hoodoos, the Bow Valley Parkway. Crystal blue-green lakes, fresh mountain streams, deep forests and snow-capped mountain peaks are the order of the day. The remainder of the day is at leisure or take an optional (at your own expense) Banff Gondola or Lake Minnewanka Cruise.

Overnight: Brewster’s Mountain Lodge, Banff

Day 7: Banff Free Day

Full day at leisure for you to explore the alpine resort town of Banff and the main thoroughfare on Banff Avenue lined with restaurants, bars and souvenir shops.

Overnight: Brewster’s Mountain Lodge, Banff

Day 8: Banff – Lake Louise

Today we depart for a sightseeing tour of Yoho National Park and the world famous Lake Louise. Yoho represents the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains region and is also a Cree expression of awe and wonder for this place of rock walls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks. In the shadow of the Great Divide, Yoho holds the secrets of ancient ocean life, the power of ice and water, and unique plant and animal communities that continue to evolve today. Stops will be made at Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge, the Spiral Railway Tunnels and Lake Louse – one of the most photographed scenes in Canada. Optional (at your own expense): Lake Louise Gondola.

Overnight: Lake Louise Inn

Day 9: Columbia Icefield Adventure

Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Columbia Icefield. We travel north along the Icefields Parkway to experience a wealth of breathtaking scenery. Today’s highlight is an Ice Explorer snow coach ride along the Athabasca Glacier, before returning to Lake Louise.

Overnight: Lake Louise Inn

Day 10: Lake Louise – Sun Peaks

Our journey today is drive through Kicking Horse Pass, Golden and into Glacier National Park, over the Rogers Pass and into Mount Revelstoke National Park. Continue to the resort town of Sun Peaks to rest overnight.

Overnight: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Rocky Mountaineer Optional Upgrade: Lake Louise – Kamloops

Relax onboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer for two days of all-daylight rail travel uniting Canada’s West and East. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Your overnight hotel in Kamloops will be of a moderate standard and will be assigned close to departure.

Day 11: Sun Peaks – Vancouver

We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes. Passing the “cowboy country” ranch land of Kamloops and follow the dramatic course of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers, the road clinging to sheer canyon walls with the turbulent waters rushing below. Approaching the Pacific Coast, the canyon opens into a broad fertile valley with mountain backdrops. Our destination is Vancouver, a vibrant seaside city and known as the “jewel” of North America’s Pacific Coast. It is situated in a magnificent setting among the sea, the beaches, the harbour and the steep Coast Mountains. Cosmopolitan with a small-town atmosphere, it has grown from a small mill town to a metropolis in less than a century. Guests on the train will also be arriving in Vancouver this evening.

Rocky Mountaineer Optional Upgrade: Kamloops – Vancouver

Reboard the Rocky Mountaineer this morning at Kamloops Station. On today’s journey west, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon.

Overnight: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Day 12: Vancouver City Tour, Capilano Suspension Bridge

Enjoy a morning tour of Vancouver city’s top sights including Stanley Park to see the collection of totem poles among many other highlights. Lunch is at leisure at Granville Island Public Market, a bustling foodie hub lined with endless stalls of fresh local food and produce. Then, cross the Lions Gate Suspension Bridge to Vancouver’s North Shore for a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and walk across the bridge, high above the Capilano River. Optional (at your own expense): Grouse Mountain via round trip Skyride and/or FlyOver Canada.

Overnight: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Day 13: Vancouver Free Day

Enjoy a full day at your leisure to explore this charming city or take an optional (at your own expense) full day Victoria excursion with return ferry crossing and admission to Butchart Gardens.

Overnight: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Day 14: Vancouver Free Day

Enjoy a full day to explore cosmopolitan Vancouver at your own pace. Positioned between the snow-dusted North Shore Mountains and the rich, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver blends big-city sophistication with small-town charm. Don’t miss Queen Elizabeth Park – a 130-acre civic arboretum accented with sculptures by modern artist Henry Moore.

Overnight: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Day 15: Alaska Cruise

Courtesy coach transfer to the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal and board your cruise to Alaska, your opportunity to witness undisturbed wildlife and jaw-dropping natural wilderness.

Day 16: At Sea

Day 17: Juneau, Alaska

Juneau has been called “Alaska’s peak experience,” certainly due in part to its unparalleled glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Choose to kayak up one of the area’s many protected waterways, go flightseeing, tour historic downtown or try your hand at panning for gold. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies nearly 12 miles outside Juneau, a treck worthwhile.

Day 18: Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising

Sail to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Comprised of 3.3 million acres of natural wonders, it is home to magnificent glaciers, snow-capped mountains and abundant birds and wildlife.

Day 19: Ketchikan, Alaska

Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.” Chances are you’ll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world’s most lush wilderness.

Day 20: At Sea

Day 21: At Sea

Day 22: San Francisco, California

Welcome to the ‘Golden Gate City’ San Francisco. Considered one of the greatest cities in the world for many reasons, San Francisco’s 49 square miles of distinctive terrain – water on one side, hills on the other – leads to spectacular views, a multitude of ethnically diverse neighbourhoods and one-of-a-kind experiences.

Day 23: At Sea

Day 24: Los Angeles, California

Welcome to Los Angeles for a morning disembarkation. Make your own way to the airport if you are flying home today. Note due to crossing the International Dateline, you will arrive home on Day 26 subject to flight time.

Refurbished in 2018, the Norwegian Jewel can accommodate just under 2,400 passengers and is said to have the most spacious suites at sea. While onboard make use of the top-class facilities, designed to cater to your every whim. From spa treatments to poker games, soaking in the Jacuzzi to playing a game of tennis. Not only does the Norwegian Jewel have plenty of activities on offer, it has multiple dining and entertainment options too! Choose from 16 restaurants, ranging from pub food at O’Sheehan’s to Asian fusion at Teppanyaki, and fine dining at the French-inspired Le Bistro.

Stateroom Upgrades
Upgrade to Oceanview Stateroom from $399 per person twin share
Upgrade to Balcony Stateroom from $999 per person twin share

2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Upgrade

The iconic Rocky Mountaineer is where the majesty of the Rockies meets the comfort of luxury train travel. It is a truly moving train journey with stunning views, no matter which way you look. Choose between two levels of world-class service.

Upgrade to Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf from $1830 per person twin share
Upgrade to Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf from $2504 per person twin share

SilverLeaf Service features a single-level glass-dome coach, full glass-dome windows, an outdoor viewing area, a delicious breakfast and lunch served in the comfort of your seat, and complimentary beverages and snacks.

GoldLeaf Service features a bi-level glass-domed coach, oversized glass-dome windows, a large & exclusive outdoor viewing platform, gourmet breakfast, and lunch served in a lower-level dining room, and complimentary beverages and snacks.

Image: GoldLeaf Glass-domed Coach

Central stays in hand-selected accommodation throughout, including 4 nights in the Aurora capital at The Explorer Hotel – Yellowknife’s best hotel, plus downtown Banff, Lake Louise and Vancouver.

Watch the colourful Aurora dance across the northern sky with 3 evenings of spectacular viewing at Aurora Village in Heated Teepees with Log Firewood Stoves and enjoy a three course Aurora Dining Experience.

Embark on a Wildlife tour to spot free roaming woodland bison, foxes, black bears, wolverines and other rare animals. Immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of Yellowknife with a tour of downtown and oldtown Yellowknife.

Take in awe-inspiring scenery at Banff and Lake Louise from crystal emerald lakes, soaring mountain peaks, deep forests to stunning waterfalls. Ride the massive Ice Explorer snowcoach to the top of Athabasca Glacier at Columbia Icefield. Enjoy ample time to explore the alpine resort township of Banff.

Discover Vancouver with visits to Stanley Park, Granville Island and a breathtaking walk across the famous Bridge suspended high above the Capilano River. Consider upgrading to the iconic Rocky Mountaineer from Lake Louise to Vancouver for a truly unforgettable experience.

Cap off the trip-of-a-lifetime on an all-inclusive Alaska cruise to Los Angeles onboard Norwegian Jewel with opportunities for whale watching at Stephens Passage, dog sledding, glacier viewing, Alcatraz Island touring or wine sampling at Napa Valley to toast an incredible holiday.

Travel based on Cruise Departure 10 October 2022

** Low Deposit Policy – A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be provided by the consultant at time of booking.

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability, currency fluctuations and change. Surcharges may apply. Itinerary, inclusions and accommodation are subject to change.

Disruptions to cruising and tour itinerary may occur. ^Flexible Booking Conditions:  At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to: 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of a credit; which can used for a future booking with My Cruises.  Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at time of booking.  Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.

Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry. Gratuity amounts are total based on two passengers.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing. Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

Please note upgrade prices advertised are per person twin share and may be based on lead-in obstructed view staterooms.

All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary. China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders. For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

Exclusions – Tour gratuities, optional tours, meals & beverages not stated, travel insurance (strongly recommended) and personal expenses are not included.

Tour Gratuities – Tour gratuities are not included. In Canada, it is customary to offer a tip for the services of the tour guide and driver (usually CAD$4-$5 per person per day) as well as for local city tour guides (usually CAD$3 per person per day). It is also customary to tip approximately 15-20% in restaurants, lounges etc, if satisfactory service has been provided. However, tips are not obligatory and should reflect the customer’s degree of satisfaction relative to the services.

Hotels are subject to change and may be substituted with alternatives of a similar standard. Hotel breakfasts are full American breakfasts or buffet style where available. Please note that in the smaller towns and remote locations, only a light continental breakfast will be available.

Baggage is strictly limited to 1 piece per person on the tour coach and this limit supersedes any other allowances. Baggage handling at hotels is included and limited to 1 piece per person but is not available in Yellowknife.

Rocky Mountaineer Optional Upgrade – An additional deposit from $799 per person will be required at the time of your booking to secure your spot.

Flights – Flights are booked approximately 8 to 10 months prior to departure. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, taxes or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flights team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination and may require a stopover.

Northern Lights are a naturally occurring phenomena and viewings cannot be guaranteed. The operation of the tour and the itinerary may be impacted without notice by adverse weather, seasonal factors, closures, local conditions, COVID-19 or other factors beyond our control including force majeure. The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed appropriate by the operator for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, the supplier reserves the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

The operation of the tour is subject to availability and a minimum group size of 16 passengers. If the tour does not operate, you will be offered a credit.

Highlights

Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Departs: Vancouver, BC
Countries Visited: Canada, USA
Tour Date: 26 September 2022
Sail Date: 10 October 2022

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