21 day Canadian Rockies, Princess Alaska Cruise and Honolulu Exploration

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Visiting: 

Vancouver, Canadian Rocky Mountain area (Kamloops, Golden, Banff, Valemount, Jasper) , Alaska (Juneau, Skagway, Glacier National Bay cruising, Ketchikan) and Honolulu

ALL IN PRICE INCLUSIONS:

Price includes land and air content, airport taxes and gratuities.

Please note, USA electronic waiver form and Canadian electronic waiver form not included. 

If you are from another state, please let us know.

Please contact our Friendly staff for more information

B = breakfast provided , L = lunch provided , D = dinner provided

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 Los Angeles. This flight should arrive into Los Angeles in the morning (local time) and our connecting flight a few hours later. Our friendly guide will greet us at the airport upon arrival into Vancouver. Before checking into our hotel, we will drop into Fisherman’s Wharf for a photostop. In the evening, we enjoy our first dinner together. .  

Meals – As per flight / 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. 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. In the afternoon, we head back to Banff for a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain to enjoy the beautiful view of the Canadian sunset. Another visit today will at 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 – Canada Best Value Inn 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 CITY TOUR  

Soon after breakfast, we head out for a pleasant Vancouver City tour! Visits include entry to Capilano Suspension bridge, Stanley Park, China Town and Gas Town (do not hesitate to take a photo of the steam clock!) For lunch, we allow time for you at Granville Island to enjoy a nice meal and soak in the atmosphere. To finish off, we drive to Canada Place where you can take a beautiful picture of the Vancouver Harbour and it’s waterfront.

Meals – B / Own Arrangement / D  

Accommodation – River Rock Casino Resort or similar

DAY 9. VANCOUVER / PRINCESS CRUISE 

This morning, enjoy a bit of free time at the hotel in preparation for our Alaska cruise. Before noon, we will make our way to the pier in preparation for boarding onto the beautiful Coral Princess 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. The Coral Princess will depart Vancouver at around 4:30pm.

Meals – B / L (on cruise) / D  (on cruise)

Accommodation – Coral Princess

DAY 10. PRINCESS 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 – Coral Princess

DAY 11. PRINCESS 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 – Coral Princess

DAY 12. PRINCESS CRUISE / SKAGWAY 

Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. Skagway may have boasted the shortest route to the Klondike, but it wasn’t the easiest. Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavor of the gold rush era.

Meals – As per cruise

Accommodation – Coral Princess

DAY 13. PRINCESS CRUISE / GLACIER NATIONAL PARK (SCENIC CRUISING) 

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you enjoy an unforgettable day of sailing through this dazzling park, where you’ll glide along emerald waters and past calving icebergs, and can breathe in the crisp, fresh air to your heart’s content.

Meals – As per cruise

Accommodation – Coral Princess

DAY 14.  PRINCESS CRUISE / KETCHIKAN (ALASKA) 

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 – Coral Princess

DAY 15. PRINCESS 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 – Coral Princess

DAY 16.  ARRIVE VANCOUVER / HONOLULU  

This morning we conclude our visit on the Coral Princess by docking into Vancouver once again! Our local guide for Vancouver will pick us up in the morning and before we board our flight, enjoy some retail therapy at the McArthurglen Outlets. Our flight to Honolulu will depart late afternoon. Upon arrival into Honolulu our local guide will greet you and take you to your hotel for checking int. Please note, on this day you will need to purchase your own lunch and dinner 

Meals – B (As per cruise) / Own arrangements for LUNCH and DINNER   

Accommodation – Holiday Inn Honolulu or similar

DAY 17.  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 18. 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 19. HONOLULU FREE TIME  

This morning after breakfast enjoy a full day at your own leisure in Honolulu!

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

 

Package price includes :

-Return economy flights with Qantas Airways (including airfare and airport taxes) 

– One way flight from Vancouver to Honolulu with Westjet air

– Princess Cruise (CoralPrincess) – Interior cabin or Balcony cabin as per package price (please see pricing)

– Accommodation as per itinerary

– Sumptuous meals as per itinerary

– Tour guide and bus services 

– Entries to places listed on itinerary

– Prepaid gratuities 

-Daily bottle of water on land tour content

This group is scheduled to depart on the  30 April 2019  

  • All in price –  $7,680* pp (twin share) –  Interior cabin (Cat ID)

               *Early bird price before 30 November 2018!  – Afterwards, $8,080*/person

  • All in price –  $8,380* pp (twin share) – balcony cabin (Cat BD)

           *Early bird price before 30 November 2018!  – Afterwards, $8,080*/person

 

 

 

Up to bonus 30USD on board credit per person to use on board the Coral Princess Cruise (twin sharing cruise cabin) 

 

Please note – Secondary deposit of $1500 per person (interior) or $2200 per person (balcony)  is required once group is guaranteed to depart 

 

Please note – USA ESTA form for AUS passport holders is $20AUD and Canada waiver form is $10AUD (collected upon full payment) – subject to change

 

ALL IN PRICE INCLUSIONS:

Price includes land and air content, airport taxes and gratuities. Please note, USA electronic waiver form and Canadian electronic waiver form not included. If you are from another state other than Melbourne, please let us know.

Please contact our Friendly staff for more information

DAY 1.  MELBOURNE / LOS ANGELES / VANCOUVER  – Pacific Gateway Hotel or similar

DAY 2. VANCOUVER ISLAND  – Pacific Gateway Hotel or similar

DAY 3. VANCOUVER / KELOWNA / SALMON ARM  – Prestige Inn Hotel or similar

DAY 4. SALMON ARM / YOHO NATIONAL PARK / BANFF – Irwin’s Mountain Inn or similar 

DAY 5. BANFF / LAKE LOUISE / JOHNSTON CANYON / BANFF – Irwin’s Mountain Inn or similar 

DAY 6. BANFF / COLUMBIA ICEFIELD / VALEMOUNT   Canada Best Value Inn or similar

DAY 7. VALEMOUNT / KAMLOOPS / VANCOUVER   River Rock Casino Hotel or similar

DAY 8. VANCOUVER CITY TOUR   River Rock Casino Hotel or similar

DAY 9. VANCOUVER / PRINCESS CRUISE  Coral Princess

DAY 10. PRINCESS CRUISE / AT SEA  Coral Princess

DAY 11. PRINCESS CRUISE / JUNEAU  Coral Princess

DAY 12. PRINCESS CRUISE / SKAGWAY  Coral Princess

DAY 13. PRINCESS CRUISE / GLACIER NATIONAL PARK (SCENIC CRUISING)  Coral Princess

DAY 14.  PRINCESS CRUISE / KETCHIKAN (ALASKA)  Coral Princess

DAY 15. PRINCESS CRUISE / AT SEA    Coral Princess

DAY 16.  ARRIVE VANCOUVER / HONOLULU   – Holiday Inn Honolulu or similar

DAY 17.  HONOLULU   – Holiday Inn Honolulu or similar

DAY 18. HONOLULU  – Holiday Inn Honolulu or similar

DAY 19. HONOLULU FREE TIME   – Holiday Inn Honolulu or similar

DAY 20. HONOLULU/ SYDNEY  – N/A

DAY 21. SYDNEY / MELBOURNE  – N/A

 

 

Vancouver – Canada

May : Average High – 14 degrees Celsius / Average Low 7 degrees Celsius

July: Average High – 22 degrees Celsius / Average Low 14 degrees Celsius

September : Average High – 22 degrees Celsius / Average Low 14 degrees Celsius

Banff – Canada

May : Average High – 12 degrees Celsius / Average Low 1 degrees Celsius

July: Average High – 22 degrees Celsius / Average Low 7 degrees Celsius

September : Average High – 19 degrees Celsius / Average Low 5 degrees Celsius

Juneau – Alaska (USA)

May : Average High – 12 degrees Celsius / Average Low 4 degrees Celsius

July: Average High – 17 degrees Celsius / Average Low 10 degrees Celsius

September : Average High – 14 degrees Celsius / Average Low 6 degrees Celsius

Honolulu – USA

May : Average High – 29 degrees Celsius / Average Low 22 degrees Celsius

July: Average High – 31 degrees Celsius / Average Low 24 degrees Celsius

September : Average High – 31 degrees Celsius / Average Low 24 degrees Celsius

 

Vancouver – CAD (Canadian dollar)

Honolulu – USD (United States dollar)

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