Alaskan Explorer

9 nights cruise & stay tour

Price from: £1999pp

Seattle 2 nights
Eurodam 7 nights

Day 1: Fly to Seattle. On arrival make your own way to your hotel.

Day 2 Seattle: Enjoy time to relax or fit in some of the iconic attractions, such as the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and Pike Place Market.

Day 3 Seattle/Cruise: If time allows this morning why not browse some of the city’s quirky boutiques or take in a museum. Later, make your way to the port for the late afternoon departure.

Day 4 At sea: Familiarise yourself with the many onboard facilities, as you spend a day at sea. Enjoy a regional cooking demonstration, spoil yourself with a massage at the spa, or head to Explorations Central for the opportunity to engage with experts and local insiders to deepen your understanding of the places you’ll visit.

Day 5 Juneau, Alaska: This morning the ship cruises through Stephens Passage, regarded as one of the best whale-watching areas in Alaska. After lunch, the ship reaches Juneau, one of the most remote and most beautiful state capitals in the USA. Surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, there’s lots of outdoor activities and wildlife to watch. Mount Roberts is the place to chance upon wild deer and bald eagles, there are whale-watching tours to join and even a glacier to walk on.

Day 6 Glacier Bay & Icy Strait Point, Alaska: As the ship makes its way through Glacier Bay, stand on deck, close your eyes and take in the sounds - the creaks and groans of ‘living’ ice, the shrill cries of soaring eagles, or maybe the splash of a breaching whale. You’ll also want to soak up the landscapes of glaciers, fjords, inlets, rivers, streams and wildlife, all of which are quite simply stunning. Early this evening arrive at Icy Strait Point, an historical town filled with history and culture.

Day 7 Sitka, Alaska: Located on Baranof Island surrounded by the Sitka Sound’s icy blue water, Sitka is a unique place where the arts flourish and an ancient culture still thrives. The town’s fascinating heritage is well documented in local museums housing rare historic archives and artefacts. Perhaps take a shore excursion to the scenic 107-acre Sitka National Historical Park where you can also talk to local Alaskan Native Indian artists. Other options include joining a cruise in a quest to find sea otters, humpback whales, sea lions and bears.

Day 8 Ketchikan, Alaska: Being an important hub of the salmon fishing industry, this is the place to savour some fresh seafood or even try your luck at sportfishing. Ketchikan is also one of the best spots along the Inside Passage to explore the rich cultural sights of Native Alaskan nations like the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. In the town itself, don’t miss historic Creek Street where you can shop or explore gold rush-era tourist attractions like Dolly’s House Museum.

Day 9 Victoria, Canada: After a full day of cruising, the ship reaches Victoria, a charming British-influenced city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Head ashore for a stroll around the Inner Harbour or enjoy a drink in the grand Fairmont Empress hotel.

Day 10 Cruise/Seattle: The ship returns to Seattle early this morning. After disembarking, make your way to the airport for your onward journey. Alternatively, why not extend your stay and explore more of the Pacific Northwest?.

What you need to know

Departures: 04 May 23.
Alternative dates are available.

Accommodation: 2 nights before your cruise at Motif Seattle and 7 nights in an inside stateroom on Eurodam.

Meals: Room only in Seattle. Full board on cruise.

Cruise & stay price: Includes international flights, accommodation and meals as shown above.

Canada Entry Requirements: An Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) must be obtained prior to departure.

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