Duration
17 Days
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
Canada & Alaska
Nature lovers get your bucket-lists reading for ticking! This unique 17-day Canada and Alaska tour combines cruising and overland touring to showcase the best scenic sights of the region. Explore Vancouver before embarking on a week-long 5-star Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise. Relish in the Rockies at top sites such as Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise. Whether you opt to climb every mountain, ford every stream or watch the sights wine in hand, you’re sure to find your dream in the elegant wilderness of North America. And with this tour, you’ll certainly do so in style.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Included return flights between Australia and Canada
  • 7 nights on 5-star Alaska Inside Passage Cruise with Celebrity Cruises
  • Escorted tour in the Rocky Mountains in Banff and Jasper

HOLIDAY INCLUDES

Economy class airfares from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane to Vancouver and Vancouver to Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane with Air Canada.

Accommodation, tours, meals and transfers as indicated in the itinerary.

27 meals included (as per itinerary): 13 Breakfast, 6 Lunches, 8 Dinners.

7 nights on Alaska Inside Passage Cruise on 5-star Celebrity Eclipse with Celebrity Cruises

While onboard cruise – all meals and entertainment included, choice of cabin

4 night escorted coach tour

Prepaid taxes, port charges and cruise gratuities

Sightseeing included


DEPARTURE DATE Departure in 2019:
  • Jul: 05, 12, 26
  • Aug: 02, 30
  • Sep: 06, 13

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Australia – Vancouver
  • Day 2: Vancouver / MEALS: Breakfast
  • Day 3: Commence Alaska Inside Passage Cruise – Celebrity Cruises on Eclipse / MEALS: Dinner
  • Day 4: Inside Passage Cruising / MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Icy Strait Point, Alaska / MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: Hubbard Glacier / MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: Juneau, Alaska / MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: Ketchikan, Alaska / MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9: Inside Passage Cruising / MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: Arrive Vancouver / MEALS: Breakfast
  • Day 11: Rockies Premium Tour – Vancouver – Blue River / MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12: Blue River – Jasper – Banff / MEALS: Breakfast
  • Day 13: Banff / MEALS: Breakfast
  • Day 14: Banff – Lake Louise – Revelstoke / MEALS: Breakfast
  • Day 15: Revelstoke – Okanagan – Vancouver / MEALS: Breakfast
  • Day 16: Inflight
  • Day 17: Arrive Australia
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
WHY BOOK WITH MY DISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: Multiple Departure Dates in 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Advertised prices are based on a twin and single package staying in an Inside cabin from Sydney on 06 Sep 19.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • Prices are correct at time of printing but are subject to availability, currency fluctuations and surcharges and are only guaranteed when paid in full.
  • Melbourne price applicable to direct Air Canada services only.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team who will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: Items of a personal nature, travel insurance, flights, shore excursions, speciality restaurants, beverages.

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Australia - Vancouver

Upon arrival into Vancouver, please make your own way to the hotel for a two night stay including breakfast.  Remainder of the day is at leisure.
2

Vancouver

Today is at leisure to explore this beautiful city. Vancouver lies nestled between sea and mountains in the extreme south-western corner of British Columbia.  The physical setting and features of Vancouver make it easily one of the most attractive cities in Canada. The surrounding hills provide the visitor with beautiful views of the ocean, sheltered bays, the city and of Vancouver port, one of Canada’s busiest ports.  Highlights of Vancouver include Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown and much more. You can also choose to join one of the optional tours. MEALS: Breakfast
3

Morning at leisure in Vancouver

This morning please make your own way to the Vancouver cruise terminal for the 7 night Alaska Inside Passage cruise on Celebrity Cruises “Eclipse”. Depart 16:00 Cruising through the Inside Passage is really what has made Alaska cruising so popular.  This trip captures so much of what people love about Alaska. There are glaciers the size of Rhode Island, misty rain forests, ghostly blue fjords and spirited communities that celebrate their varied heritage.  Be sure to take in every view sailing through one of the most beautiful parts of Alaska. MEALS: Dinner
4

Inside Passage Cruising

Sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage in south eastern Alaska.  This complex labyrinth of fjords, bays, and lush green islands is home to an abundance of wildlife, including orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and much more.  During the summer months, the long hours of daylight allow for ample opportunities for nature photos on your Inside Passage Cruise. Never forget the sight of 40-ton whales hurling themselves into the air, almost completely escaping the water.  If you’re especially lucky, see them swimming together to create a bubble net, trapping and eating fish by the giant mouthful. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5

Icy Strait Point, Alaska

Arrive 15:30 – Depart 20:00 For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home.  Located near the city of Hoonah, and home to a historic cannery, Icy Strait Point also offers travellers the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, orcas, seals, eagles, and brown bears, or to explore monuments to the region’s fishing heritage. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6

Hubbart Glacier

Arrive 10:30 – Depart 14:30 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 the cruise to Hubbard Glacier, enjoy incredible picture-perfect views of this glorious mount of ice from about every angle on your ship. Named after Gardiner Hubbard, the founder and president of the National Geographic Society, Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier in the world.  Dramatically massive at about 7-miles wide, 76-miles long and as tall as a 30-story building above the waterline, it’s the largest river of ice in North America. How this magnificent block came to form begins about 400 years ago from the snowfalls on the slopes of Mount Logan. While most of the world’s glaciers are retreating, the Hubbard Glacier has continued to thicken over the years and on rare occasion will partially block Russell Fjord, temporarily damning its passage. Cruise Hubbard Glacier and experience the wilds of Alaska as your ship makes its way through icy waters turning from Yakutat Bay into the narrow Disenchantment Bay to come face-to-face with the towering Hubbard Glacier.  The strong currents and riptides that flow between Gilbert Point and the face of the glacier cause calving to occur on daily basis, sending massive chunks of ice crashing into Disenchantment Bay. Witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon onboard a Hubbard Glacier cruise through the misty, chilled air of the Gulf of Alaska.  The dedicated onboard naturalist narrates the experience and keeps an eye out for the whales, harbor seals, and otters that hunt and play in the waters of Yakutat Bay. It’s an adventure of a lifetime. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7

Juneau, Alaska

Arrive 07:30 – Depart 20:00
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, was founded during a gold rush in 1880.  Today, the former gold-mining town counts among its riches some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery.  Nestled at the foot of Mt. Juneau in the Alaska Panhandle, it faces the water from the mainland side of Gastineau Channel.  Several magnificent fjords are located along the channel coast, and the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, a favourite of visitors, is nearby.  
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8

Ketchikan, Alaska

Arrive 14:00 – Depart 20:30 Known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’, Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world’s largest collection of totem poles.  If you’re up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you’ll long remember. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
9

Inside Passage Cruising

Sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage in south eastern Alaska.  This complex labyrinth of fjords, bays, and lush green islands is home to an abundance of wildlife, including orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and much more.  During the summer months, the long hours of daylight allow for ample opportunities for nature photos on your Inside Passage Cruise. Never forget the sight of 40-ton whales hurling themselves into the air, almost completely escaping the water.  If you’re especially lucky, see them swimming together to create a bubble net, trapping and eating fish by the giant mouthful. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
10

Arrive Vancouver

Arrive 07:00 After breakfast disembark and make your own way to the hotel for an overnight stay including breakfast. MEALS: Breakfast
11

Rockies Premium Tour - Vancouver - Blue River

This morning depart downtown Vancouver at 07:15, please arrive at the departure location 15 minutes prior. Stop at Monte Creek winery for wine tasting.  Enjoy an optional Bear Safari River Cruise (additional cost / seasonal).  Continue to the hotel for an overnight stay including breakfast. Enjoy an included dinner in a beautiful setting next to the river (included). Enjoy an evening canoe (included) or refreshing swim in the lake before ending the day with a campfire and marshmallow roast next to the lake. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
12

Blue River - Jasper - Banff

This morning after breakfast depart Blue River for the journey to Banff via Jasper, along the way view Mt Robson.  Enjoy free time to explore the town of Jasper and have lunch. Stop at the Columbia Icefields with the option to join the World Renowned Glacier Adventure (additional cost).  Travel the Icefields Parkway and enjoy sightseeing at Peyto Lake before continuing to Banff for a two night stay including breakfast.  Remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Banff. This evening have the option to join your guide for a party at the bar – enjoy VIP entrance with your DCT wrist band. MEALS: Breakfast
13

Banff

Today enjoy a tour of Banff townsite including Bow Falls, HooDoos, Banff Springs Hotel before a wildlife tour around the scenic Lake Minnewanka. Go on the Lake Minnewanka boat cruise and experience the towering peaks rise vertically from the emerald water’s edge and on the shore amongst the forested pine and spruce, native wildlife may be discovered (optional).  Enjoy free time for shopping, and sightseeing in Banff Avenue or participate in an exciting outdoor activity for a discounted price such as horseback riding, whitewater rafting, canoeing, hiking, caving, hot springs. This evening is at leisure. MEALS: Breakfast
14

Banff - Lake Louise - Revelstoke

Start the day off with a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain Gondola where you will take in magnificent views of the Rockies while enjoying your breakfast buffet. Depart Banff and visit the beautiful Lake Louise & Moraine Lake.  Enjoy free time at Emerald Lake with the option to rent a canoe (seasonal). Travel through Roger’s Pass and continue to the hotel for an overnight stay including breakfast. Enjoy the resort amenities and have option to join the guide at the pub for an end of tour party. MEALS: Breakfast
15

Revelstoke - Okanagan Valley - Vancouver - Australia

Today, take the chair lift to breakfast at Revelstoke Mountain Resort with more spectacular views.   Try the popular Mountain Coaster, visit Craigellachie and the Last Spike. Travel through the Okanagan Valley to Vancouver. Return to Vancouver at approximately 19:30. Please make your own way to Vancouver Airport for the onward flight to Australia. MEALS: Breakfast
16

Inflight

17

Arrive Australia

Tour concludes.
FLIGHT 
Flights Australia-Vancouver, Vancouver-Australia included.
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TRANSFER  Your airport transfer is included in the deal!
THE SHIP
The Celebrity Eclipse – Luxurious and upscale on every deck and at every turn, Celebrity Eclipse sets the standard for modern luxury vacations. Sail in style surrounded by stunning décor. Take your taste buds on vacation with diverse dining options—everything from comfort food and craft beer at the Gastro Bar to the traditional style and artisanal flair of Tuscan Grille. Enjoy endless entertainment options from sensational shows to some tranquil time in the library. Take a yoga class in the Fitness Center or relax with a massage in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Find true poolside serenity at the Solarium.Featuring a gorgeous pool, sparkling waterfalls, thickly padded lounge chairs, and an adults-only policy, tranquility is always just a few steps away. Whatever your travel style, you’ll find your home on board.
Dining
  • Main Restaurant: The centrepiece of our immersive and enriching range of culinary experiences.
  • Traditional Dining: Prefer to dine at the same time every night? Then Traditional Dining is for you. Simply choose the nightly seating time you wish before you set sail, then enjoy your days aboard Celebrity as you desire.
  • Celebrity Select Dining: If you choose Celebrity Select Dining, you will still be seated in the ship’s main restaurant, order from the same dinner menu, and enjoy the same exemplary service, but with more flexibility of timing.
  • Casual Dining:
    • Oceanview café: From pasta and pizza to stir-fry and sushi, there is something for everyone at lunch, dinner and late into the night.
    • The AquaSpa Café: This spa-inspired restaurant serves an eclectic mix of dishes that will satisfy your hunger with healthy ingredients to please you whether you are a food lover or fitness fan.
    • Pool/Mast Grill: Sip a cocktail or a soft drink on deck, or order a light bite to eat poolside.
  • Speciality Restaurant:
    • Qsine: Unordinary dining experience with elements of surprise and delight
    • Murano: Impeccable service, classic design, world-class cuisine
    • Tuscan Grille: The passionate culinary tradition of Italy
    • Silk Harvest: Authentic Asian cuisine
    • Lawn Club Grill: The flavourful joys of outdoor grilling
    • The Alcoves: Chic, cabana-style settings designed for secluded relaxation.
    • Sushi on Five: Like a French café, freshly made sweet or savoury crêpes – the perfect inspiration for a snack any time.
Entertainment
  • Riedel® Wine Crystal Workshop
  • A Taste Of Film
  • Star Chefs Cooking Competition, Mixology 101, Food & Wine Pairing
  • Casino
  • Theatre
  • Guest Entertainment
  • The Hot Glass Class
  • Lounges, Bars, and Clubs
Spa and Fitness
  • CANYON RANCH SPACLUB®
  • Fitness Centre

WEATHER Canada and Alaska’s climate varies wildly based on geography, from permafrost in the north to four distinct seasons towards the equator. In this region, the temperature can climb up to 35 degrees Celsius in the summer and descend to a chilly -25 degrees Celsius during winter.
VISA  All Australians travelling to or transiting through Canada by air are required are required to obtain an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) prior to arrival in Canada and is linked above. You can apply only through the official website for an eTA online. Alternatively you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details or to arrange a visa.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
How many people in a cabin? At MyDiscoveries we can book a cabin that is right for you. For Solo, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 606 
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
How do I book shore excursions? This depends on the cruise line. Bookings for shore excursions can only be made once your cruise has been paid in full and the cruise line has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure). VANCOUVER OPTIONAL TOUR
  • Vancouver City & The Lookout Tour: $95
  • 24 Hour Vancouver Hop-On, Hop-Off Dual Pass: $65
  • Vancouver City & Capilano Suspension Bridge: $132
  • Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge: $216
  • Electric Coal Harbour Tour: $50
  • North Shore Sea to Sky Tour: $154
  • Coast Rainforest Adventure: $240
  • Best of Downtown Tour with Non-Alcoholic Pairings: $146
  • Best of Downtown Tour with Alcoholic Pairings: $193
  • World’s Best Food Truck Tour: $115
  • Granville Island Market Tour: $115
  • Gastronomic Gastown Tour: $146
  • Gastronomic Gastown Tour with Alcoholic Pairings: $193
  • Brewery Creek Walking Tour: $98
  • Vancouver Brewery Tour: $111
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise: $125
  • Vancouver Harbour Cruise: $51
  • Granite Falls Tour: $111
  • City & Seals Tour: $60
  • Bowen Island Dinner & Sites Tour: $171
  • Whale Watching: $202
  • Ultimate Day Tour: $408
  • The Grand Bicycle Tour: $112
  • The Stanley Bicycle Tour: $81
  • Epic Electric Bike Tour: $112
  • Canada Place Photowalk: $154
  • Historic Gastown Photowalk: $154
  • Whistler and Sea to Sky Gondola Tour: $225
  • Whistler Tour with Peak 2 Peak Gondola: $304
  • Whistler Tour (Return by Floatplane): $448
  • Victoria & Butchart Gardens: $255
  • Victoria & Butchart Gardens (with one-way Floatplane): $509
  • Victoria Excursion (Vancouver – Victoria One Way) : $181
  • Panorama Classic: $171
  • The Mail Run: $304
  • Victoria Whale Watching Adventure: $586
  • Fly ‘n Dine to Bowen Island: $343
  • Snorkel with Seals: $364
  • FlyOver Canada: $31
  • Vancouver Lookout: $23
  • Grouse Mountain Skyride Admission: $74
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge: $67
  • Sea to Sky Gondola: $48
BANFF OPTIONAL TOUR
  • Discover the grizzly bears: $256
  • Discover Banff & it’s wildlife tour: $82
  • Evening wildlife safari: $65
  • Discover Lake Louise & Moraine Lake: $98
  • Taste & explore sightseeing tour: $381
  • Lake Minnewaska cruise: $74
  • Explore Banff (including gondola): $168
  • Explore Banff tour (including gondola & lake cruise): $210
  • Mountain lakes & waterfalls: $218
  • Via ferrata: explorer route – climbing tour: $196
  • Signature hikes: $121
  • Glaciers, lakes and peaks of Lake Louise – hiking tour: $174
  • River explorer tour: $71
  • Eat the castle at the Fairmont Banff springs hotel: $232
  • Banff gondola: $75
  • Mount Norquay sightseeing chairlift: $43
  • Bow river ride horseback adventure: $74
  • Sundance loop ride horseback adventure: $138
  • Cowboy horseback cookout – lunch: $176
  • Cowboy horseback cookout – dinner: $188
  • Bow river nature float: $80
  • Bow horseshoe canyon river: $112
JASPER OPTIONAL TOUR
  • Maligne Valley sightseeing & boat cruise: $179
  • Maligne Lake cruise: $98
  • Jasper and its wildlife tour: $88
  • Jasper tramway shuttle & ride: $75
  • Columbia icefield tour: $269
  • The sunburst canoe adventure: $179
  • The pyramid lake evening canoe adventure: $179
  • Jasper motorcycle sidecar tour: $242
  • Jasper rafting tour: $100
  • Explore Jasper tour: $146
  • Experience Athabasca Glacier: $299

Can I take alcohol on my cruise? This depends on the cruise line, however, the in most instances the answer is no.
What will I pay for on board? This depends on the cruise line and the type of fare you have purchased. To find out the specifics for the cruise you are interested in please contact us on 1300 404 606.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the My Discoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE
What type of clothes should I bring? This depends on the cruise line and the destination. Our cruise specialists will be happy to answer questions over the phone or you can search ‘packing’ and ‘cruise’ on the MyDiscoveries website where we have written stories and checklists to help answer this exact question.
When will I receive my documentation? This depends on when you are travelling and when you booked your cruise. If you haven’t received your documentation 30 days before departure please contact us on 1300 404 606 and we can investigate further for you.