This bucket list worthy rail and sail adventure will have you traversing the wilds of Canada and the scenic shores of the Alaskan coast. Begin this unforgettable vacation in dynamic Toronto, discovering the top sights of the culturally diverse city. Then, board VIA Rail for a breathtaking cross-country journey across Canada, enjoying delicious food and comfortable accommodations onboard the train, and incredible scenery of the gorgeous Canadian wilderness out the window. Spend time in both Vancouver and Seattle before embarking on the ‘sail’ portion of your journey onboard the spectacular Norwegian Bliss. Visit top Alaskan destinations, including Juneau, Skagway, Ketchickan, as well as Victoria in British Columbia and enjoy luxurious surroundings onboard the ship. This memorable land and sea journey is one for the books!
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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.
DAY 1 - TORONTO
Welcome to Toronto! Today you will have a free day to experience on your own all the culture and fun that this dynamic city holds. Use your admission to the CN Tower to get an amazing birds-eye view of the entire city. (Overnight in Toronto)
DAY 2 - 5 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Travel on your own to the VIA Rail station this morning and board the iconic Canadian Line for your exciting four-day trip across Canada. Your journey will have you traveling through a variety of beautiful landscapes and taking in sights only possible by train. As you are enjoying the pristine lakes, charming farm country, wide open plains, and rolling tree covered hills, also keep a look out for wildlife. There is always the possibility of catching a glance at a bear, elk, deer, or any number of local species. Your journey is an unforgettable ride through the heart of the Canadian countryside! (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)
DAY 6 - VANCOUVER
Arrive in Vancouver this morning and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. The day is yours to discover what makes this city so special, from the Vancouver Lookout to Granville Island and the weekly Chinatown Night Market. (Overnight in Vancouver)
DAY 7 - VANCOUVER TO SEATTLE
Get ready for a memorable day of sightseeing with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour! The tour is the easiest way to enjoy Vancouver's most popular areas, including Downtown, Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island and more! All the stops are fully narrated, so you'll learn what makes the city so special! This evening, make your way to the train station for the short journey to Seattle. On arrival, check in at your hotel and rest up. (Overnight in Seattle)
DAY 8 - SEATTLE
Your time in Seattle includes a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour, allowing you visit all the top attractions at your leisure, like Pike Place Market, Seattle Centre, Seattle's Waterfront, and Pier 66 to name a few. Also included is admission to the city’s iconic Space Needle, featuring breathtaking 360-degree views of the entire city. (Overnight in Seattle)
DAY 9 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN BLISS® (EMBARK AT 3:30 PM)
Enjoy more of Seattle’s sights this morning. In the afternoon, board the Norwegian Bliss and begin discovering all of the ship’s wonderful amenities. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 10 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN BLISS
While at sea, continue enjoying life onboard the Bliss. Have a cocktail at one of the many bars, relax at the spa, enjoy some live entertainment at the Theater, enjoy meals in one or more than a dozen dining venues, or try your luck in the lively casino. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 11 - JUNEAU (DOCKED 2:30 PM – 11:00 PM)
Today, you will dock in Juneau, Alaska, for an entire day of exploring. The majestic Mendenhall Glacier lies only 12 miles outside Juneau, a worthwhile day trip on your own. Upon boarding the ship, prepare to experience all the beauty and majesty of the Alaskan wilderness. Get up close and personal with the gigantic Hubbard Glacier and see humpback whales off Icy Strait Point during your journey. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 12 - SKAGWAY (DOCKED 7:00 AM – 8:15 PM)
Today, you'll sail into beautiful Skagway. Visit the Skagway Museum, Centennial Statue, the easily walkable historic downtown, Gold Rush-era homestead, or head down to Pullen Creek and watch the salmon run. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 13 - CRUISE GLACIER BAY ONBOARD NORWEGIAN BLISS
Today you will sail to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a United Nations World Heritage Site. Get glimpses of Mount Fairweather, the Grand Pacific and Margerie glaciers, and spot maritime wildlife. As the ship journeys deeper into the bay, the landscape will continue to leave you in awe. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 14 - KETCHIKAN (6:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Spend the day in Ketchikan. Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “Spread Wings of the Eagle.” Visit Harbor View Park, stroll along Creek Street boardwalk and discover its unique shops, learn all about the native cultures of the Tongass and Cape Fox Tlingits in local museums, marvel at the hand-carved Ketchikan totem poles located throughout downtown and in the nearby Saxman Totem Village, or dine on some of the freshest halibut and salmon found anywhere in North America. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 15 - VICTORIA (DOCKED 7:30 PM – 11:59 PM)
This evening, you will dock in Victoria, British Columbia, located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Stop by Fisherman’s Wharf for some fish and chips or ice cream, have tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, wander through Government Street’s many souvenir shops, or roam Butchart Gardens in search of the elusive Himalayan blue poppy. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)
DAY 16 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SEATTLE (DISEMBARK AT 6:00 AM)
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