Calgary to Vancouver Five Night Land Tour - 14th August 2018
Day 1 - Arrive in Calgary
Arrive in Calgary and take the complimentary hotel shuttle to the hotel.
Day 2 - Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
This morning drive along the Macleod Trail. Just outside the town of Fort Macleod, visit HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic site bears witness to a method of buffalo hunting practiced by native people of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years.
Day 3 - Calgary - Lake Louise - Moraine Lake - Canmore
Today’s highlight is Lake Louise, one of the most famous and beautiful lakes on the planet! Enjoy an interpretive walk along the shore of Lake Louise and learn about the history and geography of the area. Then visit Moraine Lake. Located inside the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the lakes are well-known for their distinct turquoise hues. Gain insight into the area’s mountaineering history, admire views of the Valley of Ten Peaks and leave with plenty of frame-worthy photos.
Day 4 - Canmore - Columbia Icefield (optional activity) - Canmore
This morning head for Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park and ride on the specially designed “Ice Explorer” (optional activity) onto the surface of the stunning Athabasca Glacier. Considered the most beautiful drive in the world, the jaw-dropping scenery is punctuated by more than 100 ancient glaciers, waterfalls cascading from dramatic rock sprees and turquoise lakes set in sweeping valleys. Views of Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Summit, Mistaya Canyon are sure to please all who journey to this amazing part of the world.
This afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff including Bow Falls, featured in 1953 Marilyn Monroe’s film River of No Return and the historical Fairmont Hotel Banff Springs.
Day 5 - Canmore - Abbotsford
Journey through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Banff, Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke. On the way make a stop at Rogers Pass Discovery Centre to learn historical information as well as information about British Columbia Wildlife and visit the “Last Spike” of the transcontinental railway where it connects the east and the west. Stay overnight in Abbotsford.
Day 6 - Abbotsford - Vancouver Sightseeing - Canada Place
Enjoy a Vancouver sightseeing tour starting in Gastown. Hear about the historic district from your local guide as you cruise down cobbled streets, then continue to Chinatown — boasting the largest Chinese population outside of China. Leave the urban terrain for Stanley Park, a remarkable 1,000-acre (405-hectare) wonderland of 500,000 cedar, fir and hemlock trees. Stop at Prospect Point — the park’s highest peak — for splendid vistas of the North Shore Mountains, Lions Gate Bridge and Burrard Inlet, and marvel at First Nation totem poles in Brockton Point.
Then drop off at Canada Place in Downtown Vancouver for your Alaska cruise.
Your Alaska Cruise Itinerary Starts Here
Embark aboard the Luxury 5* Celebrity Infinity for 7 nights, in a Inside Stateroom sailing from Vancouver and visiting Inside Passage (cruising) • Icy Strait Point • Hubbard Glacier • Juneau, Alaska • Ketchikan • Inside Passage and disembarking in Vancouver.
Celebrity Infinity - Features
The Celebrity Infinity offers a choice of enrichment programs onboard, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the many facilities on offer. With the Savor program you can use the demonstration kitchen to learn about food and drink including wine-tasting classes, mixology workshops and cooking demonstrations. The Renew program showcases the 25,000 square feet of fitness and spa space in the ship's Canyon Ranch Spa to keep you active and healthy with fitness classes, spa treatments, and health and wellbeing seminars. The Discover program is a mix of educational activities including lectures, language-learning seminars through Rosetta Stone, scrapbooking demonstrations, computer classes, and dance classes. As night falls the nightlife comes alive with cocktails at four separate lounges including the Martini Bar and gambling in Fortunes Casino. For families, the ship offers Broadway-style productions in the Celebrity Theatre, two swimming pools, a basketball court, and extensive activity programs for kids and teens through Fun Factory and X Club.