Alaska & the Rocky Mountains 2017

Let Bill Peach Journeys take care of your seamless journey through Alaska and Canada. Alaska is a feast for the senses. A glacier calving with the roar of a thousand canons. Diamond-blue icebergs floating on a glassy bay. A humpback breaching in a spectacular display. Renew your spirit in the timeless sensations of nature on-board the Silver Shadow as you cruise through this incredible region.

You will also enjoy breathtaking scenery of glacier-fed lakes, majestic mountains and ferocious rivers on-board the Rocky Mountaineer. The custom-designed, bi-level, glass-domed Gold Leaf coach puts you right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

Highlights

  • 7 nights onboard the luxurious Silver Shadow by Silversea in a Vista Cabin
  • Cruise Alaska’s spectacularly scenic Inside Passage and see the famous Hubbard Glacier
  • Discover the culture and heritage of the local Tlingit communities
  • Journey along the Rocky Mountaineer scenic railway through the Canadian Rockies in Gold Class
  • Fully inclusive of all meals and alcoholic beverages on-board the ship
  • Hosted by experienced naturalists to reveal the diversity of wildlife living in the region
  • Superb excursions throughout
Day
1

Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver, meeting a private transfer to the beautiful Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.

Overnight: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Day
2

Vancouver

After a morning at leisure, embark on a tour of Vancouver city, renowned for both its outdoor recreation activities and its sophisticated world-class facilities.

Board the Silver Shadow and settle into your luxurious onboard surroundings, your home for the next 7 nights.

Overnight: Silver Shadow (B, D)
Day
3

Day at Sea, Inside Passage

A day at sea to experience Alaska’s grandeur up close and in person from the comfort of the cruise ship. Today you will glimpse diamond-blue icebergs, rushing mountain streams, waterfalls and flora of vast variety of wildlife including bears and humpback whales.

Overnight: Silver Shadow (B, L, D)
Day
4

Ketchikan

Disembark the ship this morning to explore Ketchikan and the quaint surrounding villages. Learn the history and culture of colourful Ketchikan visiting Potlach Park where you will explore a recreated native Alaskan village.

Overnight: Silver Shadow (B, L, D)
Day
5

Juneau

Today, cruise through the waters of southeast Alaska. You may have an intimate encounter with Humpback or Killer Whales, Stellar Sea Lions and Dall’s Porpoise. The captain and experienced naturalists will help you spot and learn about these incredible creatures throughout the cruise.

Overnight: Silver Shadow (B, L, D)
Day
6

Skagway

Disembark the Silver Shadow today to take an unforgettable journey aboard the “Scenic Railway of the World” to the White Pass summit. Experience breathtaking mountain and glacier panoramas along the way.

Overnight: Silver Shadow (B, L, D)
Day
7

Sitka

Discover Alaska’s abundant natural beauty, marine life and wildlife during this scenic cruise through Sitka Sound, one of the world’s most beautiful coastal environments. You will discover in the narrow passages and bays of this pristine wilderness sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoises, harbour seals, black tailed deer and bald eagles.

Overnight: Silver Shadow (B, L, D)
Day
8

Hubbard Glacier

Today you will encounter the magnificent Hubbard Glacier- one of the most active glaciers within the region. Witness firsthand the process of ‘galloping’ as sheets of ice separate themselves from the ice field, followed by the ‘carving’ as the ice finally crashes into the sea.

Overnight: Silver Shadow (B, L, D)
Day
9

Seward – Anchorage – Vancouver

This morning it’s time to disembark in Seward and farewell the Silver Shadow, before transferring by train to Anchorage. The train will be followed by a short onward flight from Anchorage to Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, you will be met at the airport and privately transported to the Fairmont Hotel.

Overnight: Fairmont Hotel (B)
Day
10

Rocky Mountaineer- Kamloops

Transfer to the Rocky Mountaineer train station this morning for your exciting journey aboard this spectacularly scenic railway. The first class service and cuisine you will experience in the esteemed Gold Leaf class carriage is complemented with stunning views, including the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon, and the rock sheds along the Thompson River.

Overnight: Sandman Signature Hotel or similar (B, L)
Day
11

Canadian Rockies- Lake Louise

Your rail journey continues eastwards today to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the Alberta province. Scenic highlights throughout the day include Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies.

Overnight: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (B, L)
Day
12

Lake Louise

Lake Louise is renowned for its sparkling blue waters, and is situated at the base of impressive glacier-covered peaks that have long been at the heart of Canadian mountaineering. Today is yours to explore this exquisite region at leisure.

Overnight: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (B, L)
Day
13

Lake Louise

Relax amongst the picturesque hamlet of Lake Louise, or visit the Moraine Lake in Banff National Park.

Overnight: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (B)
Day
14

Homebound

After breakfast this morning, a private transfer is arranged to take you from Lake Louise to Calgary International Airport. Should you wish to stay longer in Canada, our Journey Planners are happy to assist you.

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Dates & Prices

Tour Code Days Departs Returns Price $AUD  
BEAC700 14 24th May 2017 21st July 2017 $12,750 (based on low season)

Departures of this journey are from May to July 2017. Above pricing is based on low season.  Please contact our reservations department regarding your specific travel dates.

Please enquire with our reservations department about cabin types and upgrades. 

International airfares are not included in the tour price. Please contact our reservations team or your travel agent for more information.

Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to make amendments to accommodation listings up until the point of departure without prior notification.

Inclusions:
6 nights in luxury hotel accommodation
7 nights on board the luxurious Silver Shadow by Silversea in a Vista Cabin including all meals and most drinks
All touring throughout
Private transfers throughout

About Private Luxury Journeys
Private Luxury Journeys have been designed for those clients who are looking for exceptional travel experiences with boutique modes of transport and who prefer to travel privately rather than with a Bill Peach Journeys group. Private Luxury Journeys offers the flexibility of travel dates but still provides the same high degree of service and style synonymous with Bill Peach Journeys.

A Seamless Experience
From the very moment you reach your desired destination, your seamless travel experience begins. This same level of care continues until you are returned safely to your return flight home. When travelling to Canada and Alaska it is important to be assured that everything is taken care of from the moment your journey begins until its conclusion.

Cruising – Silver Shadow
Designed to be your home upon the oceans of the world, the Silversea’s ship, the Silver Shadow, welcomes you to relax in refined luxury.  While spacious in feel and appearance, the Silver Shadow is small in comparison to mass market vessels, making it agile and easily docked in less-visited, more enticing destinations.This elite vessel is like a grand hotel, as gracious as a long-time friend’s home. Each ocean-view suite provides a sumptuous retreat.  Each public space is intimate yet inviting.  It’s a warm feeling of home upon the seas. Silversea features a variety of dining options on board including The Restaurant (the main dining room), Le Champagne, La Terrazza (indoor/outdoor café), a Poolside Grille, plus 24-hour in-suite dining.

Rocky Mountaineer - A Gold Leaf Service journey means you will enjoy:
• Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper level of Rocky Mountaineer’s custom designed bi-level dome coach
• An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach
• Hot gourmet breakfast & lunches from an a’la carte menu. Complimentary beverages including beer & wine with lunch.

Level of fitness required: Moderate
These journeys are moderately active and designed for the traveller who is looking to venture off the beaten path. To fully participate in all activities, the traveller must be able to walk up to 1 km on even surfaces unaided, travel by four-wheel drive vehicles along ungraded roads and walk up steps unassisted.