Not long now before we leave on our next adventure. I have satrted to get clothes organised to pack. I can't believe we have to pack formal wear for the cruise section of the trip. That is not our style but I guess it is something different to experience.
We are doing a guided trip organised by Scenic Tours, the same people we went on the river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest in 2008. It was a great trip so we're hoping this will be as good. It is called "23 Day Spectacular Rockies & Alaskan Cruise."
I am not taking my laptop so I will not be visiting you or posting for 3 weeks. Please don't forget me. I will bombard you with photos when we return.
However Bill has pre scheduled his blog to post everyday with information on where we are that day. So if you happen to wonder where we are you can check it out at his blog.
*Brisbane fly to Sydney
*Sydney fly to Vancouver (15 hours flight but we arrive before we left due to crossing the International date line)
*Vancouver fly to Victoria
*Victoria -2 night stay Fairmont Empress Hotel
*Victoria-Butchart Gardens and scenic floatplane flight.
*Howe Sound-Shannon Falls-Whistler by coach 2 night stay Chateau Whistler. Free Choice Activity-Peak 2 Peak Gondola
*Hat Creek Ranch-Sun Peaks overnight stay Sun Peaks Resort
*SunPeaks-Mt Robson-Jasper 2 night stay The Fairmont Jasper Lodge. Free Choice Activity-Jasper Tramway
*Icefields Parkway-Glacier 'Ice Explorer'-Lake Louise overnight stay The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
*Emerald Lake-Banff-Sulphur Mt 2 night stay The Fairmont Springs Banff Hotel. Free Choice Activity-Lake Cruise
*The Rocky Mountaineer-Kamloops by train
*The Rocky Mountaineer -Vancouver 2 night stay The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
*Vancouver-Alaskan Cruise-Holland America's ms Zuiderdam 7 nights
*Juneau-Taku Glacier Lodge Feast & Flight by floatplane
*Skagway-White Pass Rail, Klondike Highway & Gold Camp Adventure
*Ketchikan-Misty Fiords & Wilderness Explorer
*Vancouver-Sydney-Brisbane by plane (15 hours flight but we arrive 2 days later due to crossing the international date line)
23 days altogether
Then we'll need a rest to recover from a holiday...silly isn't it?
The Free Choice Activities are included in the fare. There are about 6 different activities to choose from in each location. There is a choice of restaurants for dining too.