Experience the holiday of a lifetime, combining a few nights in Seattle with a cruise along the inside passage, past the magnificent landscapes of British Columbia and Alaska.
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Fly to Seattle where you will be transferred to your hotel for two nights.
Enjoy free time exploring this fascinating city. Perhaps go the top of the 'Space Needle' to admire the views or take the monorail built for the 1962 Worlds Fair.
Mid afternoon you will be transferred to your cruise ship, Norwegian Pearl, for embarkation. (D)
(B, L, D)
Arrive in Juneau this afternoon. The city has a Gold Rush story to rival that of Klondike, and is only accessible by seaplane or boat. Perhaps visit a gold mine or go salmon fishing. There is also an opportunity to join the optional excursion to Juneau's own glacier, Mendenhall. This impressive river of blue ice is about 1.5 miles wide and over 12 miles long. (B, L, D)
Morning arrival in Skagway, Alaska's gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon. Skagway was the turbulent staging point for prospectors and still has old-fashioned weathered boardwalks and old-time saloons. Optional sightseeing includes a ride in a vintage parlour car to see the White Pass and Yukon route. The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore some more, before setting sail again late this evening. (B, L, D)
Cruise into spectacular Glacier Bay early this morning, where forests give way to a rugged landscape rising to rocky peaks. Sixteen huge mountains converge to create an awe-inspiring panoramic wonder, a dramatic scene of awesome glaciers and massive icebergs. Wildlife is abundant, and you may spot eagles, seals, mountain goats, moose and bears in their natural habitat. (B, L, D)
A morning arrival in colourful Ketchikan, situated on Revillagigedo Island and known as the 'salmon capital of the world'. Here, a picturesque harbour shelters fishing boats and seaplanes. A wide choice of optional excursions will be available, including an outing to see Indian Heritage Villages, Totem Bight State Park and 'flightseeing' to Misty Fjords National Monument. Evening departure from Ketchikan. (B, L, D)
Late afternoon arrival on Victoria Island. The city of Victoria is a sedate and attractive attraction. Sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous Butchart Gardens and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK. (B)
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