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Canadian Rockies and Alaska Highlights - Rail and Sail
Includes "Rocky Mountaineer" train and luxury Alaska cruise.

22 days/20 nights accommodated

Individual departures (minimum 2 passengers) depart Auckland every friday May 13 to September 2, 2016.

GROUP DEPARTURE: Depart June 17 2016.
Fully escorted from Auckland for minimum of 10 passengers.


12 Nights Vancouver and Canadian Rockies only. Just $7,400 per person share twin. $

Depart Auckland this evening with Air New Zealand for your non stop flight to Vancouver. Crossing the dateline means arriving the same day. You will be met on arrival and transferred to accommodation downtown.

Day 3. Saturday. VANCOUVER (B)
Our tour of Vancouver includes Downtown, Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown,and Queen Elizabeth Park, as well as tram ride up Grouse mountain.

Day 4. Sunday. VANCOUVER. (B)
Free day to explore as you wish. Maybe take a day tour to Victoria or Seattle.

Transfer to the rail station and board the "Rocky Mountaineer" departing at 7am for one of the most magnificent rail journeys in the world. Pass through the fertile Fraser Valley before entering Fraser Canyon and follow the Thompson River to historic Kamloops where arrival is scheduled for 5.05pm. Transfer on arrival to accommodation supplied by "Rocky Mountaineer". Breakfast and lunch are provided on board the train.

Day 6. Tuesday. KAMLOOPS - BANFF. (BL)
Back aboard the "Rocky Mountaineer" and depart at 7am for a day of spectacular scenery. Travel through vast ranchlands and pass Craigellache before entering Rogers Pass with its tunnels, showsheds, and glaciers. On through Kicking Horse Pass and the spiral tunnels, and over the Continental Divide. Late afternoon arrive Banff and transfer to your hotel. Breakfast and lunch are served on the train.

Day 7. Wednesday. BANFF. (B)
Morning sightseeing includes the Hoodoos, Surprise Corner, Bow River Valley, and a gondola ride to the peak of sSulpher mountain. Free afternoon to explore at your leisure.

Day 8. Thursday. BANFF. (B)
Free day to explore at your lesiure. There are many optional activities. Visit Calgary if you wish.

Day 9. Friday. BANFF - LAKE LOUISE (B)
Drive to beautiful Lake Louise this morning for a special night at Chateau Lake Louise. Free afternoon for a trail hike, canoe on the lake, or just relax and enjoy the beauty of the mountains and lake..

Day 10. Saturday. LAKE LOUISE - JASPER. (B)
Continue along the famed Icefields Parkway. See Crowfoot Glacier, Peyto lake, Columbia Icefield with Snocoach ride, and Athabasca Falls. Arrive Jasper late afternoon for 2 nights.

Day 11. Sunday. JASPER DEPART. (B)
Free morning to explore at your leisure. We recommend a tour to Maligne Lake. This afternoon board Via Rail departing at 2.30pm for Vancouver. More magnificent scenery on the way and you have access to the Dome Car. Cabin provided with dinner and breakfast included.

CANADA COAST TO COAST. Stay an extra night in Jasper and depart by train monday for Toronto, and continue to Niagara Falls, Montreal, Quebec and Halifax if you wish. For the complete experience your Holland America cruise can be taken before you start your Canadian Rockies tour.

Day 12. Monday. VANCOUVER ARRIVE. (B)
Arrival in Vancouver is scheduled for 9.42am. Make your way back to your hotel.

Day 13. Tuesday. VANCOUVER. (B)
Free day. Maybe take a tour to Whistler by train or Victoria or Seattle.
Note; If you would like more time in Victoria (recommended) take the bus and ferry to Victoria after arriving Vancouver monday for 1 or 2 nights returning to Vancouver tuesday or wednesday. Extra cost per person

Day 14. Wednesday. VANCOUVER DEPART (BD)
Free morning. Make your way to the cruise terminal to board your luxury Holland America cruise ship "Volendam" (61,214 tons. 1,432 Passengers). sail at 5pm.

Day 15. Thursday. CRUISING. (BLD)
A day to settle in and enjoy all the facilities, service, entertainment, and cuisine of your resort.

Day 16. Friday. CRUISING - Tracy Arm and Sawyer Glacier. (BLD)
JUNEAU - Arrive 2pm - Depart 10.30pm.
Optional scenic flights by float plane or helicopter and tours to Mendenhall Glacier, Brewery, Whale watching cruise, Salmon Bake etc.

Day 17. Saturday. CRUISING - Skagway. (BLD)
Arrive 7am - Depart 9pm.
We recommend the optional tour on the White Horse and Yukon railway.

Day 18. Sunday. CRUISING - Glacier National Park. (BLD)
Another day of magnificent scenery cruising Glacier Bay National Park from 7am to 4pm.

Day 19. Monday. CRUISING - Ketchikan. (BLD)
Arrive 10am - sail 6pm. Optional tours.

Day 20. Tuesday. CRUISING. (BLD)
Last day aboard to enjoy your resort.

Arrive Vancouver 7am and make your way to Vancouver airport. Depart early evening with Air New Zealand. Cross the dateline.

You are welcome to stay over and enjoy a 2 night visit to Victoria or Seattle departing Vancouver friday night arriving Auckland sunday.

Arrive Auckland early this morning.

Tour cost per person 2 per room Single room
Inside Cabin $8,430 $10,760
Outside Cabin $8,860 $16,940
Verandah Suite $9,860 $12,040

Extra cost per person to upgrade to Business class fare $5,000.
To appreciate the best of Alaska's magnificent scenery we do recommend taking a Verandah Suite.

Tour cost includes
** Round trip economy class air fares and taxes
** All travel by coach and train from Vancouver back to Vancouver
** 10 nights accommodation at medium rate and first class hotels in Canada
** Meals as indicated by each day (B = Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
** Comprehensive sightseeing with all admissions where necessary except on activities and suggestions shown as optional
** 7 night luxury cruise with Holland America including port charges, all meals, and entertainment
** Services of escort for a minimum of 10 travelling. Tips are not included.


Travel from the ice of Alaska to the warmth of Florida and the Caribbean in one easy tour. Enjoy 7 fabulous days aboard the "ALLURE OF THE SEAS", largest cruise ship in the world (Entered service December 2010, 362 metres long, Gross tonnage 220,000, Guest capacity 5402, huge range of activities, entertainment, and dining options).

Day 21. Wednesday. VANCOUVER - ORLANDO (B)
Make your way to the airport and fly to Orlando. Make your way to your accommodation at Disneyworld.

Day 22. Thursday. ORLANDO
Day 23. Friday. ORLANDO
Two free days to explore Disneyworld and any of the other attractions as you wish.

Day 24. Saturday. ORLANDO - MIAMI
Travel by coach to Miami. make your way to your accommodation.

Make your way to board the "Allure of the Seas". sail at 5pm.

Day 26. Monday. AT SEA. (BLD)
Full day at sea to start exploring and enjoying your massive resort.

Day 27. Tuesday. HAITI (BLD)
Arrive Labadee 7am - sail 4pm.

Day 28. Wednesday. JAMAICA. (BLD)
Arrive Falmouth 10am. Sail 7pm.

Day 29. Thursday. AT SEA. (BLD)
Another full day at sea to enjoy your resort.

Day 30. Friday. MEXICO. (BLD)
Arrive 8am. Sail 7pm.

Day 31. Saturday. AT SEA. (BLD)
Your final day at sea.

Arrive Fort Lauderdale this morning and make your way to the airport for your flight home via Los Angeles.

Additional cost per person
Share twin room and outside cabin......$2,500
Share twin room and balcony cabin......$3,100

CARIBBEAN CRUISE FROM AUCKLAND - 12 days 8th - 19th June
Fly from Auckland to Miami friday 8th June for 2 nights and board "Allure of the Seas sunday. Fly home at the end of your cruise.
Tour cost per person from Auckland 2 per room
Outside cabin......$5,400
Balcony cabin......$6,000


Day 23 Friday TORONTO (B)
Drive to Vancouver airport and fly to Toronto transferring to our downtown hotel on arrival.

Day 24 Saturday NIAGARA FALLS (B)
Drive to Niagara Falls and enjoy our included "Maid of the Mist" cruise and visit the charming town of "Niagara on the Lake" and return to Toronto

Day 25. Sunday OTTAWA - MONTREAL (B)
Tour the capital this morning and see Parliament Buildings, Canadian Museum of Civilisation, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stables, and the Mint. This afternoon drive to Montreal

Day 26 Monday QUEBEC (B)
Enjoy a fascinating day excursion to the ancient walled city of Quebec

Day 27 Tuesday MONTREAL (B)
Tour Montreal this morning with a free afternoon to explore at your leisure.

Day 28. Wednesday MONTREAL - NEW YORK (B)
Transfer to the rail station to join Amtrak for the scenic ride through New York State to New York arriving early evening. Transfer to the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in the heart of Broadway and within walking distance of all the main attractions of New York.

Day 29. Thursday NEW YORK (B)
Our full day sightseeing includes 'uptown' and 'downtown' New York. See Central Park, Times Square, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty (visit not included), the Stock exchange on Wall Street, the Empire State Building, etc. Tickets to a major show are included this evening!

Day 30. Friday NEW YORK (B)
We have left today free for you to explore the city at your leisure, enjoy the museums, ride the Staten Island ferry, take in another show, or whatever you wish. All activities are extra expense.

Day 31. Saturday NEW YORK - WASHINGTON (B)
Drive to Philadelphia to see Independence Hall and the Liberty bell, site of the first continental congress and writing of the United States Constitution. Continue to Baltimore and Fort McHenry and on to Washington for 2 nights.

Day 32. Sunday WASHINGTON (B)
Our morning tour includes photostops at the White House and Capitol, Lincoln Mermorial, Vietnam Memorial, Arlington Cemetary, etc. The afternoon is free. Maybe visit the Smithsonian Institute, National cathedral, or other famous places. All afternoon activities are extra expense.

Drive through old town Alexandra and visit Mt Vernon, the restored home of George Washington. Tour the house and gardens and visit the gravesite. Continue to Yorktown historical battlefield park where the English surrendered in 1781 bringing the American revolution to a conclusion. Overnight in Williamsburg.

Explore Williamsburg's historic areas and visit the archeaological site of Jamestown, first permanent english settlement in the New World. Drive to Richmond, capital of Virginia and depart aboard the "Silver Star" late afternoon. 2 berth cabins included.

Day 35. Wednesday ORLANDO ARRIVE (B)
Arrival at orlando is scheduled for late morning and we are met and transferred to our hotel near the gates of Disneyworld for 4 nights. A 3 day Disneyworld Pass is provided and you can start enjoying the experience this afternoon.

Day 36. Thursday. ORLANDO (B)
Day 37. Friday. ORLANDO (B)
Two days to enjoy Disneyworld or any of the many attractions of the area.

Day 38. Saturday. ORLANDO - MIAMI(B)
Travel by bus to Miami for overnight accommodation.

Transfer to Fort Lauderdale to join your massive cruise ship "Allure of the Seas".

Day 40. Monday CRUISING (BLD)
A full day at sea to get to know your resort. Make the day as active or relaxing as you wish and enjoy the fine food and entertainment.

Arrive Labadee 7am - sail 4pm. Optional tours available

Day 42. Wednesday CRUISING - JAMAICA (BLD)
Falmouth - Arrive 9am - sail 5pm.

Day 43. Thursday CRUISING (BLD)
Full day at sea

Arrive 8am - sail 7pm Optional tours available

Day 45. Saturday CRUISING (BLD)
A full day at sea to finish exploring and enjoying your ship.

Arrive Fort Lauderdale this morning.Transfer to the airport and fly to New Orleans

Day 47. Monday NEW ORLEANS (BD)
Our morning tour includes the French Quarter and old and new areas of the city. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure and this evening we enjoy a dinner and jazz cruise on the Mississippi.

Day 48. Tuesday NEW ORLEANS (BL)
Today we go back into history with a full day tour to discover Louisiana Plantation life. First stop is Laura Plantation where B'rer Rabbit was recorded then on to Oak Alley for lunch and a guided tour of the plantation before returning to New Orleans.

Day 49. Wednesday NEW ORLEANS DEPART (B)
This may be enough touring for most and we transfer to the airport for our flight to Los Angeles and home.There is still so much to see of America and we recommend Globus 7 night Canyon Country adventure flying to Phoenix and touring Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and Las Vegas.

Arrival at Auckland is scheduled for early this morning.

Tour cost per person 2 per room Single room
Full tour $15,070 $19,690
Supplement for outside cabin on cruise $500 $720
Supplement for balcony cabin on cruise $800 $1,400
Part tour including return air fares from Auckland2 per roomSingle room
Auckland to New York $12,320 $13,530
Auckland to Orlando (fly home day 32) $12,980 $15,290

Tour cost includes; All travel by plane, coach and train from Auckland back to Auckland, 40 nights accommodation - mostly at comfortable 3 star motor inns but with some special nights at superior hotels, including 7 nights cruise (cost based on inside cabin) and 1 night train in 2 berh cabin, many meals as indicated by each day (B=breakfast, L=lunch,- D=dinner), sightseeing admissions on all attractions listed not stated as optional. Services of Connoisseur Holidays escort subject to a minimum of 10 travelling.