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Cosmos escorted tours
Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.
With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.
You'll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, and we'll be waiting to take you home too.
Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.
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Get ready for a special train ride past mountain peaks, along winding canyons and across the Canadian grasslands aboard this famous locomotive from the Rockies to cosmopolitan Vancouver. Then board your cruise ship for a spectacular journey through the Inside Passage – a compelling landscape of icebergs, islands and Gold Rush towns. You’ll hear stories of the Alaska Native culture along the way, with the chance to spot wildlife including eagles, sea lions and porpoises.
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Fly to Calgary and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
The discovery of oil converted this cattle ranching town into a thriving, sophisticated city. On this morning's tour you can many of its attractions including the Saddledome, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park and Canada Olympic Park. Later, drive to Banff National Park and the mountain resort of Banff, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.
The day is yours to enjoy the many pleasures of Banff, one of Canada's favourite year-round resorts. Perhaps join an optional helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies?
Travel first to Lake Louise, its azure-blue waters a perfect natural mirror, reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Next, precipitous gorges, snow-capped mountain ranges, and lakes of exquisite colours come into view as you head through two mountain passes. Another highlight is a stop at the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride over the 1,200-feet thick Athabasca Glacier. End the day with a short tour to explore the unspoilt beauty of Jasper, where you will stay for the next two nights.
Why not join an optional trip to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you can enjoy a narrated cruise?
Prepare for the trip of a lifetime as you board the famous Rocky Mountaineer for a two-day, all daylight, classic rail journey from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast. Passing Mount Robson, at 12,972 feet the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, the train follows the route of the 'Overlanders', 19th century homesteaders who attempted to settle this rugged region. Follow the Thompson River and admire vistas of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops, a major cattle ranching centre.
Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer and continue on an amazing journey through vast ranchlands alongside the South Thompson River. Witness the stark beauty of the Fraser Canyon and see the raging turbulence of Hell's Gate - where the river funnels into a gap just 100 feet wide. Travel through the fertile Fraser Valley, surrounded by the snow-capped Coast Mountains. Reach The Rocky Mountaineer Station in Vancouver early this evening and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Morning sightseeing focuses on Vancouver's beautiful beaches and harbour, Chinatown, Gastown and lovely Stanley Park. Afterwards, set sail across the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world famous Butchart Gardens and Thunderbird Park with it's unusual collection of totem poles.
Morning departure for Vancouver. Transfer to the cruise port to embark MS Volendam for your seven night Alaska cruise.
The beauty of the Inside Passage will amaze you as you cruise past 1,000 miles of epic scenery, towering glaciated mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands and virgin forests. There is also plenty of animal and marine life to look out for: sea lions, eagles and porpoises.
An afternoon arrival in Juneau, Alaska's capital. The city has a gold rush story to rival that of Klondike, and is only accessible by seaplane or boat. An optional wildlife cruise and salmon fishing will normally be available. Also, you will also have the opportunity to take an optional excursion to Juneau's own glacier, Mendenhall. This impressive river of blue ice is about 1.5 miles wide and over 12 miles long!
Morning arrival in Skagway, Alaska's gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon. Skagway was the turbulent staging point for prospectors and still has old-fashioned weathered boardwalks and old-time saloons. 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 some more, before setting sail again late this evening.
Cruise into spectacular Glacier Bay early this morning, where forests give way to a rugged landscape rising to rocky peaks. Sixteen huge mountains converge to create an awe-inspiring panoramic wonder, a dramatic scene of awesome glaciers and massive icebergs. Wildlife is abundant, and you may spot eagles, seals, mountain goats, moose and bears in their natural habitat.
A morning arrival in colourful Ketchikan, situated on Revillagigedo Island and known as the 'salmon capital of the world'. Here, a picturesque harbour shelters fishing boats and seaplanes. A wide choice of optional excursions will be available, including an outing to see Indian Heritage Villages and Totem Bight State Park.
Continue cruising south along British Columbia's spectacular coastline. Animal and marine life are abundant in this area and with a little luck you may spot a pod of mighty, yet graceful killer whales.
After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Book Early: With heavy demand for this tour and limited Rocky Mountaineer seats, especially in GoldLeaf we encourage you to book early
The Rocky Mountaineer: Your rail journey is based on SilverLeaf Service or you may wish to upgrade to GoldLeaf Service.
Please call our Travel Specialists to upgrade to GoldLeaf
Coach style: Single level dome; Window Style: Oversized domed windows; Included meals served on board: Delicious hot entrée options; Meal service style: Served at your seat; Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts: Two; Alcoholic beverages: Complimentary wine or beer at lunch; Non alcoholic beverages: Included; Luggage in Kamloops: Delivered to your hotel.
Coach style: Bi-level dome; Window style: Fully domed windows with panoramic views upstairs, private dining room on the lower level with large picture windows; Included meals served on board: Gourmet à la carte meals; Meal service style: Served in the dining room; Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts: Three to four plus full culinary team; Alcoholic beverages: Complimentary throughout journey; Non alcoholic beverages: Included; Outdoor viewing area: Large open-air vestible; Luggage in Kamloops: Delivered to your hotel
A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.
Accommodation as stated or similar
Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £100 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.
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