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Flavours of the Pacific Northwest - Vancouver to Los Angeles

21st September 2022 FOR 12 NIGHTS | Seven Seas Mariner

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Includes
Flights and overseas transfers
Two-nights at the Rimrock Hotel Banff with breakfast
Sightseeing Tour of Banff National Park, including Gondola Ride
Lunch included at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Two-days Gold-Leaf Service aboard Rocky Mountaineer with breakfast, lunch and drinks included
One-night in Kamloops Hotel by Rocky Mountaineer
Two-nights at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver with breakfast
Tour of Vancouver & North Shore including Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge
Meals as per itinerary
12-night ultra-luxury, all-inclusive cruise
Up to 69 FREE shore excursions

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Rocky Mountaineer and Summer in Skagway

This 12-night Alaskan and Canadian adventure is perfect from beginning to end, with flights, hotels and a chance to ride aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, as well as enjoy a luxury cruise.

Begin your trip with a flight to Calgary where your Rocky Mountaineer experience begins. Commence with Two-nights in Banff where your second day is spent sightseeing Banff and the surrounding areas with highlights including Banff Gondola for breath-taking views from the summit of Sulphur Mountain. You will also stop at Hoodos rock formation, Surprise Corner and Tunnel Mountain Drive on the way to the famous Fairmont Chateau on Lake Louse where you will enjoy lunch.

The next day you will board Rocky Mountaineer and travel in GoldLeaf service travelling to Kamloops where you will stay for the night, before the next morning taking your second leg through to Vancouver. Each day your journey will take you through remarkable beauty and endless views of snow-capped mountains, stunning glaciers to colourful cliffs and lush farming all views through the domed panoramic roof on the train.

In Vancouver, you will enjoy a two-night stay at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel and sightseeing tours of Vancouver and the spectacular North Shore. You will then board Seven Seas Mariner to commence your Alaskan adventure. Your 13-night cruise takes you to the ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Victoria, Astoria, San Francisco before reaching Los Angeles where you will fly home overnight to the UK.

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itinerary

Arrival Day

Fly from the UK to Calgary. Upon arrival at Calgary Airport, you will be met by a Regent Representative to board your coach transfer to Banff. Your stay for two-nights is at the stunning Rimrock Hotel in Banff. Meals included – N/A

16 Sep 2022

Sightseeing of Banff and Surrounding areas

Today you will board your private motor coach for a sightseeing tour of Banff & surrounding areas. Highlights include the Banff Gondola; to ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for a breath-taking view of snow-capped peaks and valleys. On route to Lake Louise, stop at the Hoodoos rock formation, Surprise Corner and Tunnel Mountain Drive. Lunch is included today at the famous Fairmont Chateau on Lake Louise. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Meals included – Breakfast at hotel and Lunch at Lake Louise

17 Sep 2022

Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops

Depart your hotel early morning for a short transfer to join the GoldLeaf Service® aboard Rocky Mountaineer® for your full two-day rail journey to Vancouver. This route will take you through the remarkable engineering achievement of the Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park and continue through Rogers Pass in the Glacier National Park. Onboard you will experience endless views of snow- capped mountains and stunning glaciers through the domed panoramic roof allowing you incredible photo opportunities. In Kamloops, depart from the train (transfers included) for an overnight stay in a Kamloops GoldLeaf class hotel. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy as you please. Meals included (all on train) – Breakfast, Lunch and snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

18 Sep 2022

Re-board Rocky Mountaineer® ready for day two of show stopping scenery and superior service. Following the Thompson River, you will pass through Ashcroft, the Rainbow Canyon with its beautiful colourful cliffs and on to the Fraser Canyon and Hells Gate. The last leg of this incredible journey takes you through the lush farming regions of Fraser Valley and on to the Pacific City of Vancouver. Once the train arrives into the station, transfers are included to the Fairmont Waterfront for your two-night stay. Meals included (all on train) – Breakfast, Lunch and snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

19 Sep 2022

Vancouver

Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver and the spectacular North Shore with breath taking views of the city, ocean and surrounding mountains. Highlights include Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Return to your hotel late afternoon to enjoy an evening at leisure, perhaps sampling Vancouver’s fine dining.

20 Sep 2022

1

Vancouver, British Columbia07:00 - 19:00

Enjoy early morning at your leisure to take in any additional sites. Then you will be transferred to Canada Place Cruise Terminal where you will board Seven Seas Mariner® to begin your ultra-luxury Alaskan cruise.

Vancouver is a delicious juxtaposition of urban sophistication and on-your-doorstep wilderness adventure. The mountains and seascape make the city an outdoor playground for hiking, skiing, kayaking, cycling, and sailing—and so much more—while the cuisine and arts scenes are equally diverse, reflecting the makeup of Vancouver's ethnic (predominantly Asian) mosaic. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the world's most livable cities, and it's easy for visitors to see why. It's beautiful, it's outdoorsy, and there's a laidback West Coast vibe. On the one hand, there's easy access to a variety of outdoor activities, a fabulous variety of beaches, and amazing parks. At the same time, the city has a multicultural vitality and cosmopolitan flair. The attraction is as much in the range of food choices—the fresh seafood and local produce are some of North America's best—as it is in the museums, shopping, and nightlife.Vancouver's landscaping also adds to the city's walking appeal. In spring, flowerbeds spill over with tulips and daffodils while sea breezes scatter scented cherry blossoms throughout Downtown; in summer office workers take to the beaches, parks, and urban courtyards for picnic lunches and laptop meetings. More than 8 million visitors each year come to Vancouver, Canada's third-largest metropolitan area. Because of its peninsula location, traffic flow is a contentious issue. Thankfully, Vancouver is wonderfully walkable, especially in the downtown core. The North Shore is a scoot across the harbor, and the rapid-transit system to Richmond and the airport means that staying in the more affordable ’burbs doesn't have to be synonymous with sacrificing convenience. The mild climate, exquisite natural scenery, and relaxed outdoor lifestyle keep attracting residents, and the number of visitors is increasing for the same reasons. People often get their first glimpse of Vancouver when catching an Alaskan cruise, and many return at some point to spend more time here.

21 Sep 2022

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Cruising The Inside Passage

22 Sep 2022

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Ketchikan, Alaska07:00 - 17:00

Ketchikan is famous for its colorful totem poles, rainy skies, steep–as–San Francisco streets, and lush island setting. Some 13,500 people call the town home, and, in the summer, cruise ships crowd the shoreline, floatplanes depart noisily for Misty Fiords National Monument, and salmon-laden commercial fishing boats motor through Tongass Narrows. In the last decade Ketchikan's rowdy, blue-collar heritage of logging and fishing has been softened by the loss of many timber-industry jobs and the dramatic rise of cruise-ship tourism. With some effort, though, visitors can still glimpse the rugged frontier spirit that once permeated this hardscrabble cannery town. Art lovers should make a beeline for Ketchikan: the arts community here is very active. Travelers in search of the perfect piece of Alaska art will find an incredible range of pieces to choose from.The town is at the foot of 3,000-foot Deer Mountain, near the southeastern corner of Revillagigedo (locals shorten it to Revilla) Island. Prior to the arrival of white miners and fishermen in 1885, the Tlingit used the site at the mouth of Ketchikan Creek as a summer fish camp. Gold discoveries just before the turn of the 20th century brought more immigrants, and valuable timber and commercial fishing resources spurred new industries. By the 1930s the town bragged that it was the "salmon-canning capital of the world." You will still find some of Southeast's best salmon fishing around here. Ketchikan is the first bite of Alaska that many travelers taste. Despite its imposing backdrop, hillside homes, and many staircases, the town is relatively easy to walk through. Favorite downtown stops include the Spruce Mill Development shops and Creek Street. A bit farther away you'll find the Totem Heritage Center. Out of town (but included on most bus tours) are two longtime favorites: Totem Bight State Historical Park to the north and Saxman Totem Park to the south.

23 Sep 2022

4

Juneau, Alaska11:00 - 20:00

Juneau, Alaska's capital and third-largest city, is on the North American mainland but can't be reached by road. Bounded by steep mountains and water, the city’s geographic isolation and compact size make it much more akin to an island community such as Sitka than to other Alaskan urban centers, such as Fairbanks or Anchorage. Juneau is full of contrasts. Its dramatic hillside location and historic downtown buildings provide a frontier feeling, but the city's cosmopolitan nature comes through in fine museums, noteworthy restaurants, and a literate and outdoorsy populace. The finest of the museums, the Alaska State Museum, is scheduled to reopen in May 2016 on its old site as the expanded Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum (SLAM) following several years of planning and exhibit research. Another new facility, the Walter Soboleff Center, offers visitors a chance to learn about the indigenous cultures of Southeast Alaska–-Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian. Other highlights include the Mt. Roberts Tramway, plenty of densely forested wilderness areas, quiet bays for sea kayaking, and even a famous drive-up glacier, Mendenhall Glacier. For goings-on, pick up the Juneau Empire (www.juneauempire.com), which keeps tabs on state politics, business, sports, and local news.

24 Sep 2022

5

Hubbard Glacier

Viewing the magnificent grandeur of immense glaciers is surely one of the highlights of a journey to Alaska. Sail along a cliff face over six miles wide, 300 to 400 feet from peak to sea level and 300 feet from sea level to the bottom. As Hubbard Glacier advances, listen to the symphony of creaks and groans as it moves and calves. This makes for some exciting moments when the huge chunks of ice crash into the bay creating a wonderful sound called 'white thunder' by the Tlingit people. Please be advised that due to the under-developed nature of this destination, organized tours are not available.

25 Sep 2022

6

Sitka, Alaska07:00 - 15:00

It's hard not to like Sitka, with its eclectic blend of Alaska Native, Russian, and American history and its dramatic and beautiful open-ocean setting. This is one of the best Inside Passage towns to explore on foot, with St. Michael's Cathedral, Sheldon Jackson Museum, Castle Hill, Sitka National Historical Park, and the Alaska Raptor Center topping the must-see list.Sitka was home to the Kiksádi clan of the Tlingit people for centuries prior to the 18th-century arrival of the Russians under the direction of territorial governor Alexander Baranof, who believed the region was ideal for the fur trade. The governor also coveted the Sitka site for its beauty, mild climate, and economic potential; in the island's massive timber forests he saw raw materials for shipbuilding. Its location offered trading routes as far west as Asia and as far south as California and Hawaii. In 1799 Baranof built St. Michael Archangel—a wooden fort and trading post 6 miles north of the present town.Strong disagreements arose shortly after the settlement. The Tlingits attacked the settlers and burned their buildings in 1802. Baranof, however, was away in Kodiak at the time. He returned in 1804 with a formidable force—including shipboard cannons—and attacked the Tlingits at their fort near Indian River, site of the present-day 105-acre Sitka National Historical Park, forcing many of them north to Chichagof Island.By 1821 the Tlingits had reached an accord with the Russians, who were happy to benefit from the tribe's hunting skills. Under Baranof and succeeding managers, the Russian-American Company and the town prospered, becoming known as the Paris of the Pacific. The community built a major shipbuilding and repair facility, sawmills, and forges, and even initiated an ice industry, shipping blocks of ice from nearby Swan Lake to the booming San Francisco market. The settlement that was the site of the 1802 conflict is now called Old Sitka. It is a state park and listed as a National Historic Landmark.The town declined after its 1867 transfer from Russia to the United States, but it became prosperous again during World War II, when it served as a base for the U.S. effort to drive the Japanese from the Aleutian Islands. Today its most important industries are fishing, government, and tourism.

26 Sep 2022

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Outside Passage Cruising

27 Sep 2022

8

Victoria, British Columbia12:00 - 20:00

Victoria, the capital of a province whose license plates brazenly label it "The Best Place on Earth," is a walkable, livable seaside city of fragrant gardens, waterfront paths, engaging museums, and beautifully restored 19th-century architecture. In summer, the Inner Harbour—Victoria's social and cultural center—buzzes with visiting yachts, horse-and-carriage rides, street entertainers, and excursion boats heading out to visit pods of friendly local whales. Yes, it might be a bit touristy, but Victoria's good looks, gracious pace, and manageable size are instantly beguiling, especially if you stand back to admire the mountains and ocean beyond. At the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria dips slightly below the 49th parallel. That puts it farther south than most of Canada, giving it the mildest climate in the country, with virtually no snow and less than half the rain of Vancouver. The city's geography, or at least its place names, can cause confusion. Just to clarify: the city of Victoria is on Vancouver Island (not Victoria Island). The city of Vancouver is on the British Columbia mainland, not on Vancouver Island. At any rate, that upstart city of Vancouver didn't even exist in 1843 when Victoria, then called Fort Victoria, was founded as the westernmost trading post of the British-owned Hudson's Bay Company. Victoria was the first European settlement on Vancouver Island, and in 1868 it became the capital of British Columbia. The British weren't here alone, of course. The local First Nations people—the Songhees, the Saanich, and the Sooke—had already lived in the areas for thousands of years before anyone else arrived. Their art and culture are visible throughout southern Vancouver Island. You can see this in private and public galleries, in the totems at Thunderbird Park, in the striking collections at the Royal British Columbia Museum, and at the Quw'utsun'Cultural and Conference Centre in nearby Duncan. Spanish explorers were the first foreigners to explore the area, although they left little more than place names (Galiano Island and Cordova Bay, for example). The thousands of Chinese immigrants drawn by the gold rushes of the late 19th century had a much greater impact, founding Canada's oldest Chinatown and adding an Asian influence that's still quite pronounced in Victoria's multicultural mix. Despite its role as the provincial capital, Victoria was largely eclipsed, economically, by Vancouver throughout the 20th century. This, as it turns out, was all to the good, helping to preserve Victoria's historic downtown and keeping the city largely free of skyscrapers and highways. For much of the 20th century, Victoria was marketed to tourists as "The Most British City in Canada," and it still has more than its share of Anglo-themed pubs, tea shops, and double-decker buses. These days, however, Victorians prefer to celebrate their combined indigenous, Asian, and European heritage, and the city's stunning wilderness backdrop. Locals do often venture out for afternoon tea, but they're just as likely to nosh on dim sum or tapas. Decades-old shops sell imported linens and tweeds, but newer upstarts offer local designs in hemp and organic cotton. And let's not forget that fabric prevalent among locals: Gore-Tex. The outdoors is ever present here. You can hike, bike, kayak, sail, or whale-watch straight from the city center, and forests, beaches, offshore islands, and wilderness parklands lie just minutes away. A little farther afield, there's surfing near Sooke, wine touring in the Cowichan Valley, and kayaking among the Gulf Islands.

28 Sep 2022

9

Astoria, Oregon11:00 - 20:00

Nestled against the wooded hills along the mouth of the Columbia River, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. With its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the “Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest.” Named for the early fur trader, John Jacob Astor, Astoria offers the traveler Fort Clasop, the reconstructed winter quarters of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the elegant Victorian mansion of Captain Flavel and excursions into the breathtaking surroundings including Mount St. Helens.

29 Sep 2022

10

Pacific Ocean Cruising

30 Sep 2022

11

San Francisco, California08:00 - 18:00

With its myriad hills and spectacular bay, San Francisco beguiles with natural beauty, vibrant neighborhoods, and contagious energy. From the hipster Mission District to the sassy Castro, from bustling Union Square to enduring Chinatown, this dynamic town thrives on variety. The city makes it wonderfully easy to tap into the good life, too: between San Francisco's hot arts scene, tempting boutiques, parks perfect for jogging or biking, and all those stellar locavore restaurants and cocktail bars, it's the ultimate destination for relaxed self-indulgence.

01 Oct 2022

12

Pacific Ocean Cruising

02 Oct 2022

13

Los Angeles, California06:00 - 17:00

Home of the famous Hollywood sign and Walk of Fame, Los Angeles is the place to visit for anyone interested in film and television and hoping to get a glimpse at some famous actors and artists. Stroll down the Walk and enjoy the glamorous atmosphere and famous surroundings, or take a break on the Santa Monica pier and watch the sun set on the sea.

03 Oct 2022

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