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Grizzly Bears & Alaska Odyssey

  • Vancouver
  • Great Bear Rainforest
  • Whistler
  • Alaska Cruise
  • 16 nights from
  • £8,139 per person
  • Trip Code: 940

Holiday Overview

If you are looking for an abundance of bears, wildlife and total luxury then our Grizzly Bears & Alaska Odyssey itinerary should be on your bucket list. Where better to view Grizzlies and wildlife than in their natural habitat. You will start your lavish holiday with a 3-night stay in coastal Vancouver, which is more than just a city, surrounded by water and mountains you can experience the great outdoors in nearby Stanley Park. Before travelling to Knight Inlet by floatplane for a sensational 2-night stay in the wilderness. During your stay at the lodge you will take in Bear viewing excursions, interpretive hike, scenic boat ride and a kayaking tour of Glendale Cove. In the evening sit out on the deck surround the lodge, a picture perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine whilst enjoying the beauty of the scenery. After your stay at Knight Inlet Lodge you will head along the Sea to Sky up to the mountain resort of Whistler for a 3-night stay which includes a ride on the famous Peak 2 Peak gondola. Depart the mountains for a 7 night Alaska cruise on one of the Worlds most luxurious  ships -  5* Regent Seven Seas Mariner. This ship holds 700 guests, includes unlimited beverages - fine wines & spirits, unlimited shore excursions, pre-paid gratuities and all cabins have verandas. Perfect for those looking to indulge in the very best on offer.

Grizzly Bears & Alaska Odyssey includes:

  • Return UK flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off Sightseeing
  • Victoria & Butchart Gardens (return floatplane)
  • 2 nights Knight Inlet Lodge (full board & complimentary wine with evening meals)
  • Return flights Vancouver - Campbell River
  • Return Floatplane transfers Campbell River - Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Peak 2 Peak Gondola
  • 7 night Regent Seven Seas Alaska Cruise - Mariner of the Seas (All Inclusive) in Veranda Suite
  • FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions - Alaska cruise
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Day 1 - Transfer - Vancouver

Arrive Vancouver and transfer to your downtown hotel. (included)

Featured accommodation

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

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Day 2 - Enjoy Vancouver

Spend today exploring vibrant Vancouver with your complimentary Hop on Hop off Sightseeing pass.

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia

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Day 3 - Enjoy Victoria & Butchart Gardens

Your day begins with an awe inspiring 35-minute floatplane flight to Victoria with stunning aerical views of Vancouver, the Gulf Islands and Victoria Harbour. Upon arrival in Victoria, you will enjoy free time to explore Victoria's Inner Harbour and quaint downtown Victoria, then you will be taken to experience the splendor at beautiful Butchart Gardens. At the end of the day, this tour will navigate you through the Gulf Islands back to Vancouver. 

Highlights: - 35 minute floatplane ride to downtown Victoria  - Victoria's Inner Harbour  - Empress Hotel and Legislative Buildings - The world famous Butchart Gardens - A 90 minute cruise through the spectacular Gulf Islands

Featured accommodation

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

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Day 4 - Vancouver to Campbell River

Make your way to Vancouver Airport South Terminal for your flight to Campbell River, on arrival you will be transferred to a hotel for the evening.

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Day 5 - Knight Inlet Lodge

Today you will be transferred by floatplane to Knight Inlet Lodge where you will have a welcome orientation for your 2-night stay at the lodge.

Featured accommodation

Knight Inlet Lodge

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Day 6 - Knight Inlet Lodge

Enjoy your day in the wilderness with a Bear Viewing session, interpretive walk and boat cruise around Glendale Cove.

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Knight Inlet Lodge

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Day 7 - Campbell River to Whistler

You will be transferred by floatplane to Cambell River before your short flight to Vancouver where you will then make your own way to the Main terminal for your coach along the Sea to Sky highway up to the mountain resort of Whistler.

Featured accommodation

Four Seasons Whistler

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Day 8 - Discover Whistler

Discover Whistler at your leisure today with the Peak 2 Peak gondola ride (included). Travel up Whistler mountain, have lunch, take a walk/hike and head up on the summit chair lift to take in the NEW Cloudraker Skybridge. After which travel across to Blackcomb mountain on the world famous Peak 2 Peak gondola before travelling down to the village. Keep your eyes peeled and camera at hand as it is not uncommon to spot bears on Blackcomb mountain.

Featured accommodation

Four Seasons Whistler

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Day 9 - Enjoy Whistler

Enjoy Whistler and its many lakes and walking/hiking trails or perhaps speak to one of our Canada Experts about organising on of the many tours were offer in the area.

Featured accommodation

Four Seasons Whistler

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Day 10 - Transfer to Vancouver for Alaska Cruise

This morning you will be transferred to Vancouver downtown for your 7 night Alaska Cruise on the luxurious Regent of the Seven Seas Mariner, where you will stay in a Verandah cabin.

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Day 11 - Cruise the Inside Passage

The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable, with forests in a hundred shades of green, tumbling turquoise glaciers, and evocative towns loaded with history, culture and adventure. With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane, the Inside Passage is a lifeline to the outside world. All day long it hums with activity.

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Day 12 - Ketchikan

Ketchikan, on the southwest side of Revillagigedo Island, grew up around salmon canneries and sawmills. Ketchikan's name supposedly comes from the native term "Katch Kanna", which roughly translates: "spread wings of a thundering eagle." At one time Ketchikan was proclaimed the “Salmon Capital of the World.” An outstanding collection of totem poles make a visit to Ketchikan essential for anyone interested in Native art. Travelers flock to Ketchikan for their first look at the North Country, and are rarely disappointed.

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Day 13 - Juneau

In 1880, Joe Juneau and Richard Harris were prospecting for gold with the help of Indian guides. Here they discovered nuggets “as large as beans” at the mouth of the aptly named Gold Creek. Out of their discoveries came three of the largest gold digs in the world where more than $150 million in gold was mined. Juneau’s surrounding beauty and natural wonders have attracted cruise ship travelers for over a century, with steamship companies bringing tourists here since the early 1880’s.

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Day 14 - Skagway

Skagua, as it is known by the Tlingit, means” windy place.” Skagway, a place of many names, and much history is the northern terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway. It was known to thousands of hopeful gold rushers as the gateway to the gold fields. Skagway retains the flavor of the gold rush era and the character of such colorful inhabitants as Soapy Smith “King of the Frontier Con Men”; especially on Broadway, with its false-front buildings, and in the Trail of ‘98 Museum, with its outstanding collection of gold fever memorabilia.

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Day 15 - Sitka

Founded by Russian fur traders as New Archangel in 1799, Sitka was the historic center of Russia’s Alaskan empire. The Russian flag was replaced by the Stars and Stripes when the United States purchased the Alaska territory in 1867. Today, picturesque Sitka, is known for its fishing industry, an annual summer classical music festival and, of course, its many historic visitor attractions. On a clear day Sitka, the only city in southeast Alaska that actually fronts the Pacific Ocean, rivals Juneau for the sheer beauty of its surroundings.

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Day 16 - Cruising Hubbard Glacier

Cruising Hubbard Glacier

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Day 17 - Anchorage, fly to the UK

This morning you will disembark your Alaska cruise in Anchorage, transfer to the airport and fly back to the UK.

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