International flights from Dublin to Seattle and home from Vancouver.
All private and shared transfers as well as your domestic flight from Seattle to Juneau.
12 nights’ accommodation in Seattle and Vancouver as well as aboard the Ponant M/V Le Soleal cruise.
Anchor at Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan, choosing to explore at your leisure or embark on guided excursions.
Experience post-cruise expert guided tours including a private Vancouver sightseeing tour and guided foodie exploration in Gastown.
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The M/V Le Soleal, part of the world-renowned Ponant fleet.
There is a heated seawater pool on the top deck.
Settle comfortably into your seat at the theatre.
Discover a range of facial treatments, aromatic baths, exfoliation and body massage treatments designed to provide moments of complete relaxation at the onboard spa.
The library onboard has a range of books and board games.
Follow in the footsteps of the gold prospectors as you discover destinations where pioneers came in search of gold. From beautiful scenes of glacial valleys and colourful stilted cities to plentiful sites of historical discovery, this suggested itinerary is the perfect blend of cultural and geographical appreciation. In partnership with Ponant, prepare for endless opportunities to spot mighty wildlife like Alaska’s grizzly bear, orca and humpback whale.
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Your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury hotel for your one night stay. In the morning, transfer to the airport for your short flight to Alaska’s capital of Juneau.
Start your exploration in Juneau before boarding the Ponant M/V Le Soleal.
Get to know Alaska’s capital, where many gold diggers visited in the 1880s. In the late afternoon, board the luxury Ponant M/V Le Soleal to begin your seven-night cruise. Check in to your luxury suite and explore the vessel’s facilities.
In the early morning, arrive in Haines.
Set between the ocean and jagged peaks of Alaska, the village of Haines boasts both beauty and a long history. Founded by the Tlingit Indians and influenced by the pioneers of the Gold Rush, spend the day exploring its many landmarks or choose to set out on outdoor adventures.
Reach the magnificent Tracy Arm Fjord.
Sail through the middle of the inlet, surrounded by granite cliffs and cascading falls. Take some spectacular photographs as you witness the incredible Sawyer Glacier up close.
Dock in Sitka, the home of the Tlingit tribe.
The town has a wonderful blend of Alaskan, Russian and American history. Explore the many historical landmarks including the Sheldon Jackson Museum and St Michael’s Cathedral.
Set out on wildlife adventures.
Throughout the first half of your expedition, there are plentiful opportunities to get up close to Alaska’s wildlife. River adventures, wildlife quests and snorkelling expeditions will introduce you to wildlife like otter, whale and grizzly bear.
Anchor in Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world.
Spend the morning exploring the colourful town, defined by the multicoloured stilted houses that sit on the water’s edge. It is also home to the largest collection of totem poles in the world.
Sail the Johnstone Strait.
The 100km-long channel offers marvellous opportunities to observe wildlife like blue and humpback whales as well as the world’s largest population of orca. Witness incredible moments and take brilliant photographs from the deck.
Arrive in the vibrant city of Vancouver.
Disembark and transfer to your luxury city hotel for a four night stay. We’ve arranged a privately guided tour so that you can appreciate the city’s landmarks, panoramic viewpoints and diverse neighbourhoods.
Set out on a guided culinary experience
Explore the lively neighbourhood of Gastown and stop off at its best restaurants. Just some of the tasty dishes you’ll try are garlic prawns, beer-battered fish and glazed pork belly.
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.
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