ALBERTA FARM TOUR INCL CALGARY STAMPEDE & ALASKAN INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE

ALBERTA FARM TOUR INCL CALGARY STAMPEDE & ALASKAN INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE

$8505 per person


Experience an Agri tour to Alberta, Canada with a day of wonder at the Iconic Calgary Stampede. Travel through the magnificent Canadian Rockies, view Lake Louise & the Columbia Icefields before ending in a 7 night cruise along the spectacular Alaskan Inside Passage.

TOUR COST INCLUDES;
Meals as listed in the itinerary – B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
Coach transport & transfers as per the itinerary with an experienced driver/s.
Accommodation on a twin share basis.
Internal airfares & taxes as listed in the itinerary (Calgary to Vancouver)
Entries to farm/technical visits and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.
Tour escort travelling with the group for the Canada Farm Tour portion.
7 Nights Celebrity Eclipse Inside Passage Cruise

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE;
International airfares & taxes Australia to Calgary and Vancouver to Australia. Vagabond Travel can assist with a quote/booking. Please enquire for details.
Travel Insurance – COMPULSORY to have in place prior to departure with a copy required to be provided to Vagabond Travel. For a quote or to purchase a travel insurance policy please enquire.
Any item listed in the itinerary as optional.
All beverages plus meals not included in the itinerary.
Cost of passport & medication if required.
Gratuities/tips.
Items of a personal nature (souvenirs, phone calls, laundry etc).
Visa for Canada & U.S.A – Vagabond Travel can assist with issuing of visas.


+ $3810 / single supplement

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Calgary/Vancouver
  • Departure Time
    0900
  • Return Time
    0900
  • Dress Code
    Neat Casual
  • Included
    Accommodation
    All Transport
    Entry Fees
    Group Equipment
    Inclusions as per Itinerary
    Most meals
    Professional Guide
  • Not Included
    Airfare/taxes
    Alcohol & soft drinks
    Arrival Transfer
    Bottled water
    Departure Transfer
    Items of a personal nature ie Laundry/telephone
    Optional excursions
    Permits
    Taxes
    Tips
    Travel Insurance
    Visas
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DAY 01: Sat 27 JUN ARRIVE - CALGARY
Depart your home port for your flight to Calgary, Alberta (own expense.) Your adventure begins as you arrive Calgary, and make your way to the hotel for the night. Overnight: Calgary
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DAY 02: Sun 28 JUN CALGARY - LETHBRIDGE BL
Following breakfast, travel into the foothills of Alberta where most of the cattle ranching takes place. A stop will be made at Bar U ranch, one of the first, most successful and most enduring large scale ranching operations in Canada, along with a wagon ride. Ride into history on a wagon pulled by Percheron horses to discover the life of a ranching cowboy from the late 1800s at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. Back-dropped by the Rocky Mountains – it’s a true Alberta experience! Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump for a guided tour of this unique facility and learn about the hunting of the buffalo by a ‘native’ story teller. Arrive Lethbridge later in the day for a 2-night stay. Overnight: Lethbridge
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DAY 03: Mon 29 JUN LETHBRIDGE BD
This morning, travel to “Feedlot Alley” to visit a feedlot operation specializing in both beef cattle feedlots as well as a sheep feedlot. Known for its intensive livestock operations the area is home to over 2,300,000 cattle and 180,000 hogs. Feedlot Alley, located in south central Alberta, is also known for producing 60% of all Canadian beef. This will be followed with a visit to a commercial greenhouse facility. After lunch, visit with a local farmer that grows potatoes, beans, sugar beets and seed canola on his farm. Return to Lethbridge for the night. Dinner this evening at a local restaurant featuring Alberta grown produce. Overnight: Lethbridge
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DAY 04: Tue 30 JUN LETHBRIDGE - RED DEER BD
Depart Lethbridge and travel North towards some of the most fertile farmland in Western Canada. Visit a Hutterite Colony, these "colonies", are all rural, depending largely on farming or ranching for their income. This is followed by a visit to a local family farm that specializes in oil seed and grain production. Enjoy a BBQ dinner at the family farm before transferring to Red Deer for 2 nights. Overnight: Red Deer
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DAY 05: Wed 01 JUL RED DEER BL
Today starts with a visit and tour to a large dairy operation as well as at a grain terminal and fertilizer plant. Following lunch, you will visit the Star Cheese operation. Star Cheese is a field to final product with award winning Gouda from the heart of Alberta. The cheese is made from the milk of their own cows, raised and fed on their land and crafted in a time honored, traditional way. The farm produces Gouda, Swiss Style and Edam cheeses. Afterwards return to Red Deer for the night. Overnight: Red Deer
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DAY 06: Thu 02 JUL RED DEER – BANFF NATIONAL PARK B
After breakfast at the hotel, travel west through the farming and ranching country into the Foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. A coffee stop will be made in Rocky Mountain House, the "Gateway to the Canadian Rockies". From here, continue the journey past Lake Abraham, one of Canada's largest man-made lakes, before entering Banff National Park for lunch. Famous for its surreally colored lakes, majestic mountains and endless outdoor adventures. Canada’s first national park and the world’s third, it has a rich heritage as one of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountain destinations. This afternoon drive to the Columbia Icefields Discovery Center where you board an amazing SnoCoach glacier ride onto the Glacier surface. The Columbia Icefields are situated inside Jasper National Park. Return to hotel for the night including a buffet dinner. These accommodations are situated in the heart of the Canadian Rockies situated in Banff National Park. Overnight: Banff National Park
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DAY 07: Fri 03 JUL BANFF - CALGARY, AB B
Enjoy a buffet breakfast then travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic highways in Canada. Visit the beautiful glacial Lake Louise and continue on to Banff, visiting Bow Lake and Peyto Lake, both crowning jewels in Banff National Park. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola up the side of Sulphur Mountain for spectacular views. Marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley and a 360 degree view of six scenic mountain ranges from 2,281m (7,486 ft) above sea level. You will continue on towards Calgary for the night. Overnight: Calgary
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DAY 08: Sat 04 JUL CALGARY STAMPEDE B
Today you will make your way to Stampede Park, home of the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" Calgary Stampede. This is a whole day at the Calgary Stampede to enjoy as you would choose, from the agricultural pavilions and other many other displays. There is the option to take in the afternoon rodeo performance. (Afternoon Rodeo Tickets must be booked in advance and are at an additional cost). This evening, you will enjoy the thrill and excitement of the world famous Chuckwagon Races, Grandstand show and Fireworks. (NOTE: this will be a late evening) Overnight: Calgary
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DAY 09: Sun 05 JUL CALGARY - VANCOUVER BD
Depart Calgary this morning and fly to Vancouver. Upon arrival into Vancouver, transfer to board Celebrity “Eclipse” to commence your 7 night Inside Passage Cruise, Vancouver round trip departing this afternoon at 16.30pm. Luxurious and upscale on every deck and at every turn, Celebrity “Eclipse”® sets the standard for modern luxury vacations. Sail in style surrounded by stunning décor. Take your taste buds on vacation with diverse dining options. Enjoy endless entertainment options from sensational shows to some tranquil time in the library. Take a yoga class in the Fitness Centre or relax with a massage in the Canyon Ranch® Spa. Find true poolside serenity at the Solarium. Featuring a gorgeous pool, sparkling waterfalls, thickly padded lounge chairs, and an adults-only policy, tranquility is always just a few steps away. Whatever your travel style, you'll find your home on board. Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
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DAY 10: Mon 06 JUL INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE BLD
You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage in southeastern Alaska. This complex labyrinth of fjords, bays, and lush green islands is home to an abundance of wildlife, including orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and much more. Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
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DAY 11: Tue 07 JUL ICY STRAIGHT POINT BLD
For thousands of years, the Tlingit Indians have called this place home. Located near the city of Hoonah, and home to a historic cannery, Icy Strait Point also offers travelers the chance to view wildlife like humpback whales, orcas, seals, eagles, and brown bears, or to explore monuments to the region's fishing heritage. Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
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DAY 12: Wed 08 JUL HUBBARD GLACIER BLD
The Hubbard Glacier is located about 30 miles north off the coast of Yakutat and is by far one of Alaska’s most exciting natural treasures. On your cruise to Hubbard Glacier, enjoy incredible picture-perfect views of this glorious mount of ice from about every angle on your ship. Named after Gardiner Hubbard, the founder and president of the National Geographic Society, Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier in the world. Dramatically massive at about 7-miles wide, 76-miles long and as tall as a 30-story building above the waterline, it’s the largest river of ice in North America. How this magnificent block came to form begins about 400 years ago from the snowfalls on the slopes of Mount Logan. While most of the world’s glaciers are retreating, the HubbardGlacier has continued to thicken over the years and on rare occasion will partially block Russell Fjord, temporarily damming its passage. Cruise Hubbard Glacier and experience the wilds of Alaska as your ship makes its way through icy waters turning from Yakutat Bay into the narrow Disenchantment Bay to come face-to-face with the towering Hubbard Glacier. The strong currents and riptides that flow between Gilbert Point and the face of the glacier cause calving to occur on daily basis, sending massive chunks of ice crashing into Disenchantment Bay. Witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon onboard a Hubbard Glacier cruise through the misty, chilled air of the Gulf of Alaska. Our dedicated onboard naturalist narrates the experience and keeps an eye out for the whales, harbor seals, and otters that hunt and play in the waters of Yakutat Bay. It’s an adventure of a lifetime. Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
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DAY 13: Thu 09 JUL JUNEAU BLD
The allure of beautiful glaciers & thrilling outdoor activities draws visitors to Juneau, a city made famous by its discovery of gold nuggets “as large as beans” Here's your chance to take a glacial dogsled adventure in Alaska's capital, where cultured sophistication meets the ruggedness of the Last Frontier. Or watch in awe as a massive whale frolics along the water. Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
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DAY 14: Fri 10 JUL KETCHIKAN BLD
You've never tasted salmon so fresh. Known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World', Ketchikan is also the ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. If you're up for an adventure, take a canoe and nature trail excursion through the rain forest or a wilderness exploration followed by a sumptuous crab feast you'll long remember. Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
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DAY 15: Sat 11 JUL INSIDE PASSAGE BLD
During the summer months, the long hours of daylight allow for ample opportunities for nature photos on your Inside Passage Cruise. You'll never forget the sight of 40-ton whales hurling themselves into the air, almost completely escaping the water. If you're especially lucky, you could see them swimming together to create a bubble net, trapping and eating fish by the giant mouthful. Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
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DAY 16: Sun 12 JUL VANCOUVER – END OF TOUR B
Your cruise comes to an end this morning at 7 am. Your tour comes to an end. A final opportunity for last minute sightseeing or souvenir shopping before your transfer to the Airport. (additional cost). There is the opportunity available to extend your stay, please discuss with us the many options available.
NB: Tour subject to minimum passenger numbers being reached and cost is subject to airline fare/tax increase and currency fluctuation. Price of tour is based on Ocean View cabin on board Celebrity “Eclipse”. Cabin upgrades would be an additional charge. Please ask for details. Deposit: Non-refundable deposit to confirm booking $1000.00 per person Balance required: 27 Apr 2020 Cancellation: In the event of cancellation levies will apply, see booking conditions for details