Holiday Itinerary - Vancouver and Alaska Cruise

Day 1 - Arrive in Vancouver.

Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director will help you make the most of your stay in Vancouver. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for three nights.

Day 2 - 3: Vancouver.

Explore Canada’s ‘Gem of the Pacific’, spectacularly set on the Burrard Inlet. It’s one of the country’s most 
beautiful cities with plenty of sightseeing opportunities including Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park. Amongst an impressively creative culture, friendly neighbourhoods and a satisfying array of drink-and-dine delights, the sunset beaches, unfurling ocean and mountain diorama sets the scene in this iconic city.

Day 4: Vancouver (embarkation)

Spend the morning at leisure before you transfer to the port to embark the Volendam for your once-in-a-lifetime Alaska cruise. (D)

Day 5 - Inside Passage cruising.

Soak up the incredible beauty of the Inside Passage. Cruise past thousands of miles of epic scenery, towering glaciated mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands and virgin forests. There are plenty of animals and marine life to look out for including sea lions, eagles and porpoises. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Juneau.

Alaska’s capital, Juneau, is only accessible by seaplane or boat and has a Gold Rush story to rival that of Klondike. Choose between joining an optional wildlife cruise, a salmon fishing trip or an excursion to the Mendenhall Glacier. Juneau is arguably the most aesthetically pleasing capital of the nation. Walk the maze of narrow streets and slanted houses, moulded within a network of staircases within the city centre. Soak up the bustling atmosphere along the waterfront with cruises ships, fishing boats and seaplanes continuously buzzing in and out. And finally, view the Juneau Ice Field which covers the coastal range, with glaciers that tumble down between the mountainsides, a quaint frame to the charming city. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Skagway.

Arrive in Skagway, one of the driest places in the Southeast and a gateway to Alaska’s Klondike Gold Rush of
Canada’s Yukon. Skagway still has old-fashioned, weathered boardwalks and old-time saloons. Explore the trails and historic railways or take advantage of the excellent dining options. Skagway is a truly spectacular place to arrive in by sea, and you’ll find many people dressed as they would in the former Gold Rush days. It’s a strange city, a city of conflicts and contrasts, bordering a waterway that never freezes. Its most surreal feature is that its roads lead to nowhere making it the most geographically secluded state capital in the country. 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, before setting sail again later in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Glacier Bay.

Cruise into spectacular Glacier Bay where 16 huge mountains converge to create a dramatic scene of awesome glaciers and massive icebergs. You’ll see an abundance of wildlife in Glacier Bay, including whales, eagles, seals, porpoises, sea otters, mountain goats, moose and bears. The humpback whales are most
impressive and if you’re lucky you will see them heave their massive bodies out of the water into spectacular leaps, a move called ‘breaching’. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Ketchikan.

Situated on Revillagigedo Island is the colourful Ketchikan, known as the salmon capital of the world. Ketchikan is backed by forested hills facing a picturesque waterway with fishing boats, seaplanes and ferries, and is abundant with bars and charismatic totem poles. Ketchikan is charmingly small at just a few miles long and only a few blocks wide and located just 90 miles north of Prince Rupert. Optional excursions include Indian Heritage Villages, Totem Bight State Park and ‘flight-seeing’ to Misty Fjords National Monument. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Inside Passage cruising.

Continue your cruise down the impressive Inside Passage. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Vancouver (disembarkation)

Your holiday ends today. (B)

Day 12:

Flight lands in the UK. (B)

Note: Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Departure dates 2019 : Vancouver and Alaska Cruise (12 days) : 7% discount on all dates

Cosmos brochure price from £2175

Travel 55 discount price from £2023

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices, all of Cosmos holidays are based on live flight pricing which can change at any time and are subject to your individual requirements - telephone Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 for up to date availability and prices. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TR55C to receive your 7% discount.

May 5, 12, 19

July 14, 28

September 1, 8, 15

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

August 11, 25

Cosmos access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The ‘from’ price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a room, travelling on 9 June 2019. Please call Cosmos to get a quote for your own party size and chosen departure date/airport. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Cosmos Tours
Vancouver and Alaska Cruise

7% discount - 12 day cruise

Our prices start from only £2023

Your holiday begins with a three night stay in Vancouver giving you time to explore Canada's 'Gem of the Pacific'.

Then it's on to your cruise which takes you past miles of dramatic scenery, towering glaciated mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands and virgin forests. There is also plenty of animal and marine life to look out for including sea lions, eagles and porpoises.

Cruise into Glacier Bay and marvel at the dramatic mountains, glaciers and massive icebergs. You may spot whales, eagles, seals, mountain goats, moose and bears. 

This stunning Vancouver and Alaska cruise comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

At a glance

  • Inside Passage Cruising Sail past virgin forests and glacial mountains.
  • Juneau Soak up the waterfront atmosphere with cruise ships, fi shing boats and seaplanes.
  • Skagway Gateway to Alaska’s Klondike Gold Rush of Canada’s Yukon.
  • Glacier Bay Cruise past the massive icebergs of Glacier Bay.
  • Ketchikan Known for its rich Alaska Native culture and stunning scenery.

Great value as standard

Flights, accommodation and a private home pick-up service* are included in nearly all holidays. Meals, porterage and taxes are also included where possible.

In addition to our standard inclusions you will also enjoy 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)

*restrictions may apply - call for details

Your cruise ship and accommodation


Mid-sized elegant ship, 2 pools - one with retractable glass dome, choice of restaurants and bars.


On tour - Vancouver Georgian Court Hotel

On cruise - Holland America Volendam or Nieuw Amsterdam.

Note: Accommodation as stated or similar


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