Huge white walls of ice surge upwards out of the icy ocean on either side of you, nothing breaking the eerie silence but the sound of the ship cutting through the water and the creaking groan of glaciers calving in the distance. You think that nothing can ever beat the spectacular beauty of this glittering wonderland of ice.
That is until you find yourself reclining in a luxurious train carriage, the ceiling and walls curving in a glass dome that reveals the majestic greenery of the Rocky Mountains closing in above you. In the corner of your eye, you see the brown blur of a bear darting back into the forest. If this sounds like your idea of heaven, then our Rail & Sail Alaskan Inside Passage and Rocky Mountaineer Railroad adventure is for you.
We’re delighted to be able to offer you an amazing adventure holiday with a luxurious seven-night cruise and a two-day train journey through the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Add to that, the chance to explore the amazing Vancouver and spend a day spotting wildlife in the beautiful Banff National Park and you’ve got a holiday you don’t want to miss out on.
This is a trip that has been crafted with your enjoyment in mind, letting you get a taste of true adventure without having to compromise on luxury and relaxation. For as little as £2,999 you can spend two weeks discovering this mysterious and beautiful area of the world on an expedition with style. Whether you are a lover of unparalleled natural beauty, you want a taste of adventure, or you’re passionate about visiting new destinations in style, this holiday is the perfect getaway.
Inside Passage Alaska Cruise
After flying to Vancouver, you’ll embark Celebrity Cruise Line’s Celebrity Infinity for an amazing seven-night cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage. Celebrity’s luxurious cruise ship makes the already breath-taking experience of seeing the Inside Passage into a truly life changing experience.
Nothing can top the experience of sailing through the mist-shrouded fjords, huge tidewater glaciers rising on either side of you and sea lions playing in the distance. Except, perhaps, doing so from the comfort of a cruise ship with a luxurious cabin and a hot toddy waiting for you inside. With Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, and Ketchikan on the itinerary, you can expect to see beautiful icy vistas, fascinating Alaskan towns, and maybe even a whale coming up for breath.
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Your cruise through the stunning scenery of Alaska is followed by a one-night city break in Vancouver, featuring an overnight hotel stay. In Vancouver, the manmade beauty of the city contrasts with the mountains and ocean that hem it in from either side. Whether you brave climbing up the large wooden steps that lead to the peak of Grouse Mountain or just relax in the city below with one of Vancouver’s famous brunches, you’re bound to have an amazing time.
To make sure that you get the full experience of this beautiful city, your trip includes tickets to Vancouver Lookout Tower. After a 40-second elevator ride that shoots you a massive 168m above ground, you will enter the tower’s 360-degree observation room which offers stunning panoramic views over the city. From the sparkling city lights of downtown Vancouver to the glittering waters of Coal Harbour, there’s no better way to see the beautiful city of Vancouver.
Rocky Mountaineer Railroad
The next leg of your adventure will see you boarding a Rocky Mountaineer train, which will take you through the stunning forest of the Rocky Mountains. For two whole days you’ll be able to experience the wonder of the Rockies from your luxurious train carriage, staying overnight on the train. Choose between a GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf carriage, each with outstanding service, all-inclusive beverages, and gourmet food. Your host will give you live commentary, stories, and facts as you travel through the mountains, bringing the landscape to life.
Breakfast and lunch will be culinary creations made by dedicated chefs, allowing you to fully relax and enjoy the view. With outdoor viewing areas, comfortable seats, and a wonderful friendly atmosphere, there really is no better way to take an expedition through the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains.
Banff National Park
At the end of your journey through the Rocky Mountains, you’ll find yourself in the stunning Banff National Park, where the beautiful turquoise lakes and snow-covered mountains are home to some of Canada’s most breath-taking wildlife. Visitors to the park have seen black bears, elk, caribou, wolves, beaver, and grizzly bears amongst the dense green forests. Whether you decide to hike in the mountains, canoe on the clear, glassy lakes, or explore the town, you can’t help but be overwhelmed by this Canadian national treasure.
Add a Calgary Stampede Package Tour
Celebrity Infinity sails from May to October on the Alaskan Inside Passage route, but those who are planning a holiday for July 2018 also have the opportunity to add a Calgary Stampede Package to their tour. This gives travellers the opportunity to experience the world famous Calgary Stampede, with its amazing displays of rodeo horsemanship, steer wrestling, and other cowboy skills. Included in the package are a visit to the Calgary Wild West Heritage Village and an in-depth exploration of Banff National Park. Added to the Rocky Mountaineer rail journey and Alaskan Inside Passage cruise, this creates an incredible 18-night experience from just £4,499pp.
Full Cruise Details
Depart: May-October 2018
Return: May-October 2018
Nights: 13/18 depending on package
Ship: Celebrity Infinity
Deal Reference Number: ROCKY1
Price: From £2,999
If you’d like to spend two weeks exploring Alaska and the Rocky Mountains on this amazing adventure holiday, book today with Cruise1st UK by calling 0808 2746 777 and quoting the reference number: ROCKY1