Tour overview

Visiting:Vancouver, Canadian Rocky Mountain area (Kamloops, Golden, Banff, Valemount, Jasper) , Alaska (Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier, Ketchikan)  and Honolulu (Hawaii) 

 

DepartReturnRegular Price*
(twin share)
Early Bird Price*
(twin share)
Early Payment Discount* Secondary Deposit if tour is guaranteed (per/person)Status
6 September 202026 September 2020$9,280 (Inside Cabin Cat 11) $8,880
Book before 30 Apr 20
$200
Pay in full before 31 Mar 20
$1600Available
$9,980 (Balcony Cabin Cat 2C) $9,580
Book before 30 Apr 20
$200
Pay in full before 31 Mar 20
$2300Available
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* Important notes

  • All prices shown are per person based on twin share and include airfares, land package, all taxes and gratuities ex Melbourne. If you are from another state please let us know.
  • Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change.
  • Other expenses such as personal travel insurance, visas and immunisations are not included.
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Included

  • Return economy international flights & taxes
  • Cruise fare and taxes as per package
  • Sumptuous meals as per itinerary
  • English Tour guide and bus services
  • Accommodation & entry to places listed on itinerary
  • Prepaid gratuities

Not Included

  • USA ESTA form for AUS passport - $40AUD – subject to change
  • Canada Waiver form for AUS passport - $20AUD – subject to change
  • Travel insurance - We can assist with a quotation
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DAY 1. MELBOURNE / LOS ANGELES / VANCOUVER

Ready for the trip of a lifetime? Today we depart from our local airport at in the morning for our flight bound for Vancouver with Qantas (with a few hours transit time in Los Angeles airport). Meet and greet and then a quick lunch. Afterwards, we visit to China Town and Gas Town (do not hesitate to take a photo of the steam clock!) and then head back to our hotel for check in. In the evening, we enjoy our first dinner together.

Meals – As per flight / L/ D

Accommodation – Pacific Gateway Hotel or similar

DAY 2. VANCOUVER ISLAND

After breakfast, the group will head off for a whole day tour at Vancouver Island. Your tour will start with a ferry ride to Vancouver Island where you will experience the most exhilarating scenery with an ocean or mountain vista around every corner of the island which includes a visit to the famous Butchart Gardens! Return to Vancouver and for dinner, enjoy the Vancouver sunset at the restaurant. Later, check back at hotel for rest.

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – Pacific Gateway Hotel or similar

DAY 3. VANCOUVER / KELOWNA / SALMON ARM

First stop in the morning is Hope located in the Frazer Canyon. Afterwards we make our way to Kelowna in the beautiful Okanagan Valley by noon for a stop at a Famous Organic Winery for Free Icewine Tasting. Whilst here, enjoy a walk along the shore of Lake Okanagan in which the Native Indians believe is home to a lake monster called Ogopogo. Afterwards, we continue our drive to our hotel.

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – Prestige Inn Hotel or similar

DAY 4. SALMON ARM / YOHO NATIONAL PARK / BANFF

This morning, we trail along the world’s longest highway – Trans-Canadian #1! We stop by the “Last Spike”, a historical site symbolising the completion of this amazing feat of manpower dating back to 1885. We also visit Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake and finally one of Nature’s Wonders – Natural Bridge. In the evening, we arrive into the town of Banff in the province of Alberta. Once here we go on a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain to enjoy the beautiful view of the Canadian sunset. Tonight, feel free to wander the main street of Banff at your own leisure!

Meals – B / L / Own Arrangement

Accommodation – Irwin’s Mountain Inn or similar

DAY 5. BANFF / LAKE LOUISE / JOHNSTON CANYON / BANFF

Our first stop this morning will be at where we fondly refer to as the “diamond” of the Rockies – Lake Louise. It’s sheer beauty and elegance has attracted millions of visitors every year from all over the world. After lunch, we will drive to Johnston Canyon and walk along the narrow winding scenic trail to the Lower Falls. Another visit today will also visit Bow Falls where Marilyn Monroe’s classic movie “River of No Return” was shot in 1953.

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – Irwin’s Mountain Inn or similar

DAY 6. BANFF / COLUMBIA ICEFIELD / VALEMOUNT

This morning, we will drive along one of the most visually stunning highways in the world, Icefield Parkway, en-route to Columbia Icefield. Along the way we will also stop by Crow Foot Glacier and Bow Lake. Once we arrive to Columbia Icefield, we’ll take the gigantic Ice Explorer transporter which takes us directly on Athabasca glacier which in itself is a fantastic experience. The next attraction here is the Glacier Sky Walk over looking Sunwapta Valley, which is hundreds of feet directly under your feet. Afterwards, we head to the town of Jasper in the late afternoon and will also make stops in Sunwapta and Athabasca Falls along the way. Visit the largest canyon in the Rocky Mountains, Maligne Canyon, before settling into Valemount (meaning valley & mountain) for the night

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – Vacation Inn Hotel or similar

DAY 7. VALEMOUNT / KAMLOOPS / VANCOUVER

Today, we start our farewell of the Rocky Mountains and we hope you thoroughly enjoyed your time here. On the way back, we will also drop into Sphats Falls located in Wells Grey Provincial Park. We will also stop make a stop in the town of Kamloops – Canada’s Ginseng Capital for a tour of one of their factories before heading back to Vancouver

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – River Rock Casino Resort or similar

DAY 8. VANCOUVER / CELEBRITY CRUISE

This morning, enjoy a bit of free time at the hotel in preparation for our Alaska cruise. we will drop into Fisherman’s Wharf for a photostop and then off to Canada Place where you can take a beautiful picture of the Vancouver Harbour and it’s waterfront. Around noon, we will make our way to the pier in preparation for boarding onto the beautiful cruise ship. Once on board, enjoy lunch and your tour leader will provide more information on what can be done today on your first day here.

Meals – B / As per cruise

Accommodation – Celebrity Eclipse

DAY 9. CELEBRITY CRUISE / AT SEA

A whole day on a beautiful cruise where you have a chance to explore this wonderful cruise ship. Watch out for whales, seals, porpoises, sea otters and much more as you cruise along at sea!! Overnight stay on cruise.

Meals – As per cruise

Accommodation – Celebrity Eclipse

DAY 10. CELEBRITY CRUISE / ICY STRAIT POINT

On Chichagof Island, just outside the village of Hoonah, Alaska, is the privately owned tourist hotspot known as Icy Strait Point. While the majority of Alaska cruise destinations are owned by the city or municipality in which they’re located, Icy Strait Point, Alaska, is unique in that it is the only privately owned cruise destination in the state – owned and operated by the Huna Totem Corporation. Approximately 1,350 Alaska Natives with aboriginal ties to the nearby village of Hoonah and the Glacier Bay area make up the Huna Totem Corporation. Many of these Natives are members of the Tlingit people.

Meals – As per cruise

Accommodation – Celebrity Eclipse

DAY 11. CELEBRITY CRUISE / HUBBARD GLACIER (CRUISING)

Have your cameras ready as we pass through Hubbard Glacier for a scenic cruise! The Hubbard Glacier is located about 30 miles north off the coast of Yakutat and is by far one of Alaska’s most exciting natural treasures. On your cruise to Hubbard Glacier, enjoy incredible picture-perfect views of this glorious mount of ice from about every angle on your ship.

Meals – As per cruise

Accommodation – Celebrity Eclipse

DAY 12. CELEBRITY CRUISE / JUNEAU

Juneau is the capital of Alaska State which was founded during a gold rush in 1880. You will enjoy the rich history of Juneau, its’ delightful shopping district and stunning views of the water and mountains. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Juneau is the Alaska Panhandle, it faces the water from the mainland side of Gastineau Channel. From massive scenic mountains to historic buildings, this gorgeous capital city is sure to have something for everyone!

Meals – As per cruise

Accommodation – Celebrity Eclipse

DAY 13. CELEBRITY CRUISE / KETCHIKAN

Today you will dock into Ketchikan – the Salmon capital of the world! Have a chance to visit the world’ s largest collection of totem poles when you take up a tour to visit the Saxman Native Village.

Meals – As per cruise

Accommodation – Celebrity Eclipse

DAY 14. CELEBRITY CRUISE / AT SEA

A whole day on a beautiful cruise where you have a chance to explore this wonderful cruise ship. Watch out for whales, seals, porpoises, sea otters and much more as you cruise along at sea!! Overnight stay on cruise.

Meals – As per cruise

Accommodation – Celebrity Eclipse

DAY 15. ARRIVE VANCOUVER / HONOLULU

This morning we conclude our visit on the Celebrity cruise by docking into Vancouver once again! Our local guide for Vancouver will pick us up in the morning and today’s visits include entry to Capilano Suspension bridge, Stanley Park, and then enjoy some retail therapy at the McArthurglen Outlets. Check into our flight (with Westjet) bound for Honolulu. We anticipate to arrive late into Hawaii tonight and after meet and greet we head off to our hotel for some much needed rest.

Meals – B (As per cruise) / Own arrangements afterwards (both L and D)

Accommodation – Holiday Inn Honolulu or similar

DAY 16. HONOLULU

This morning, our guide will take us on a relaxing tour of Honolulu. Sites of interest include Waikiki beach, Diamond Head, Kahala, the Blow Hole and Hanauma Bay lookout. If time permits, enjoy a bit of shopping at the Waikele Outlet. Tonight, enjoy your evening at leisure along the main strip of Honolulu to find a nice place for dinner!

Meals – B / L / Own arrangements

Accommodation – Holiday Inn Honolulu or similar

DAY 17. HONOLULU

This morning our group will enjoy a city tour covering King Kamehameha Statue, Iolani Palace, Punchbowl, China Town and State Capital. Afterwards, visit Pearl Harbour (due to time restriction, no USS Arizona Memorial visit) and learn about the epic conflict between the US and Japan back in 1941 with admission to see the USS Missouri battleship. Afterwards, it is off to the Polynesian Cultural Center located in Laie, Oahu. Here you will learn about the culture and interact with people from the Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti and more! Tonight’s dinner will a buffet dinner at the Gateway restaurant also located at the center!

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – Holiday Inn Honolulu or similar

DAY 18. HONOLULU (FREE DAY)

Free day for you to relax and unwind in beautiful Hawaii! There's so much to see and do over the next two days before flying home!

Meals - B / Own arrangements

Accommodation – Holiday Inn Honolulu or similar

DAY 19. HONOLULU (FREE DAY)

Your second free day in Honolulu...never a dull moment!

Meals - B / Own arrangements

Accommodation – Holiday Inn Honolulu or similar

DAY 20. HONOLULU / SYDNEY

At the scheduled time, we will make our way to the airport for our Qantas flight bound for Sydney.

Meals - B / As per flight

DAY 21. SYDNEY / MELBOURNE

This afternoon we will arrive into Sydney airport and for those continuing onto Melbourne, your connecting flight will be shortly after. From everybody at Friendly Travel, we hope you enjoyed your holiday!

Meals - As per flight

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