22 DAY CANADA & ALASKA TOUR
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AUGUST 13th – SEPTEMBER 3rd 2021

22 Day Canada & Alaska Tour with Inside Passage Cruise & Hong Kong Stopover.

Pricing Details

$15,299.00 per person
twin share ex Port Lincoln
$5825.00 single supplement
$14,999.00 per person
twin share ex Adelaide
$5825.00 single supplement

Pricing

$15,299.00 per person
twin share ex Port Lincoln
$5825.00 single supplement
$14,999.00 per person
twin share ex Adelaide
$5825.00 single supplement

  • Looking for a stress free tour? Where better to go than EP Bus Charters tours where Kim & David are wonderful hosts. Kim & David are caring and the friendliness portrayed from the moment one books a tour to the end of one’s  tour is a memorable experience. An up & coming tour with EP Bus Charters is the Whale experience to the Head of The Bight.  Everything thing required, good accommodation, meals and entertainment is organised and varied to suit. You can be assured of a tour to remember. Having travelled with EP Bus Charters tour on two ocassions  I can highly recommend their hospitality. Recently I went with them to the 70th Barossa Festival. What a wonderful variety and action packed holiday.

    Rae Brewster OAM. Streaky Bay
  • Hi Kim and David (and Kody, of course) When Judy joined me in retirement we had already decided that we weren't going to sit in front of a television with cans of cheap lager all day.  No we wanted to travel, to see countries, their cities and their people, their customs, foods, cultures and compare them with our own. We had already travelled in the U.S and Canada, cruised down the east coast of South America (including 1000 miles up the Amazon to Manaus). Anyway, we've been to many and different countries over the past 25 years and experienced coach and bus tours of varying lengths of time and distance both at home and abroad.
    We are both sure that our 8 day trip with EP Bus Charters was the best so far.  The attention to quality in everything, customer topping the list , resulted in an interesting comfortable and exceptionally well organised tour. This resulted in a happy load of customers and combined with an excellent itinerary and your own well developed skills made us feel welcome and cared for at all times. Never have we enjoyed a tour so much, anywhere!  So, thats' about it. We would enthusiastically recommend EP Bus Charters as an example of how to run bus tours properly. Thanks again so much for our trip with you and hope we are able to travel with you again.
    All the best for the future,

    David & Judy Morris
  • Well, what fantastic charter this was we were looked after like king and queens by Kim and David and their little grandson Kody they took us to Tasmania so full of knowledge our gorgeous Kim was and David sure knew how to drive his coach and little Kody so friendly and always there to offer us water or help at drop of a hat. We would highly recommend this family business to anyone who is looking for relaxing holiday, fantastic food, fantastic accommodations and awesome tours...we will be travelling with these guys again .. so to EP Bus Charters fantastic job and credit to you all 💕Gary and Vicki Anderson

    Vicki Anderson
  • Kim & David are very professional in what they do. They are a friendly & outgoing couple who go out of their way to make your holiday a very enjoyable experience. I have enjoyed my 2 trips with them this year & look forward to more. I can highly recommend their tours.

    Sandra Dudley

fully hosted and amazing tour

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – Adelaide to Hong Kong

Friday 13 August 2021

With our bags packed and our passports ready we check in at the Adelaide airport for our Cathay Pacific airlines direct flight to Hong Kong departing at 1.00 pm. Our flight arrives at 8.30 pm and we are met and transferred to a nearby hotel for our overnight stay.

Hotel: Novotel Citygate Hong Kong or similar

DAY 2 – Hong Kong to Vancouver/Victoria

Saturday 14 August 2021

Following breakfast, we take a brief city sightseeing tour of Hong Kong. We get to know the ins and outs of Hong Kong island during our tour that touches on all the highlights. Learn about the history and culture as you visit major
landmarks with your expert local guide. Early afternoon we return to the Hong Kong International airport for our direct flight to Vancouver that departs around 4pm. Our flight takes around 12 hours and we will arrive early afternoon in Canada, the same day due to crossing the international dateline. On arrival at the Vancouver International Airport meet your Travel Director and transfer by ferry to Victoria Island. Enjoy an orientation tour that introduces you to the beautiful Inner Harbour, the ornate Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square. Continue to your hotel where the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. This evening we head out for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour or similar

(Meals included in flight and dinner in hotel)

DAY 3 – (BD): Butchart Gardens & The Raptors

Sunday 15 August 2021

This morning we will be heading to Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens. Meet with a local representative who can answer any questions before exploring the gardens on your own. Our afternoon visit is to a location known as, The Raptors (formerly Pacific Northwest Raptors). There are numerous interactive experiences with a variety of birds of prey species including eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. Get closer than you ever imagined to these majestic and intelligent creatures with flying demonstrations, hands-on encounters and educational talks. At the end of a great days sightseeing we return to our hotel and enjoy dinner together.

(Full breakfast in hotel, lunch at own expense, dinner included tonight)

DAY 4 – (BD): Victoria – Kamloops – Monday

Monday 16 August 2021

This morning we return to the mainland and travel to Kamloops. Visit the British Columbia Wildlife Park, where you get a chance to view black bear, bison and many other species. This afternoon relax and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds of your riverside inn before enjoying dinner.

Hotel: South Thompson Inn or similar

(Full breakfast in hotel, lunch at own expense, dinner included tonight)

DAY 5 – (BD): Kamloops – Mount Robson – Jasper

Tuesday 17 August 2021

Today we travel into the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stop for a knock- out view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arriving in Jasper, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Hotel: Lobstick Lodge or similar

(Full breakfast in hotel, lunch at own expense and dinner at hotel)

DAY 6 – (BD): Jasper Sightseeing

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Start the day with an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Then take a private cruise to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake. The rest of the day is yours to spend in Jasper. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel and then, learn all about the native wildlife during an interactive presentation by a Local Specialist.

(Full breakfast in hotel, lunch at own expense, dinner included tonight)

DAY 7 – (BD): Jasper–Athabasca Glacier–Lake Louise–Banff

Thursday 19 August 2021

Travel along the stunning Icefields Parkway and ride out on the Athabasca Glacier ice sheet aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer. Travel on to Banff National Park and picturesque Lake Louise before you settle into Banff.

Hotel:Rimrock Resort Banff or similar

(Full breakfast in hotel, lunch and dinner at hotel)

DAY 8 – (BD): Banff Sightseeing

Friday 20 August 2021

Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including Surprise Corner and Bow Falls. The rest of the day is free. After dinner we learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a local specialist during our special visit tonight called “Meet a Mountie.”

(Full breakfast in hotel, lunch at own expense, dinner included tonight)

DAY 9 – (BL): Banff – The Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

Saturday 21 August 2021

Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow- capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

(Full breakfast in hotel, lunch included on board Rocky Mountaineer, dinner at own expense)

DAY 10 – (BLD): Kamloops – Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver

Sunday 22 August 2021

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening and we are transferred to our hotel for the next 2 nights.

Hotel: Vancouver Marriott Downtown or similar

(Full breakfast in hotel, lunch included on board Rocky Mountaineer, dinner at hotel)

DAY 11 – (BD): Vancouver Sightseeing

Monday 23 August 2021

Today’s sightseeing includes Stanley Park to view First Nations Totem Poles then explore Chinatown and Gastown. The rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps visit the Capilano Suspension bridge or explore the many food stalls on Granville Island. This evening we enjoy dinner overlooking Vancouver at the top of Grouse Mountain in the Observatory Restaurant.

(Full breakfast in hotel, lunch at own expense, dinner included tonight).

DAY 12 – (B): Free Day

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Free day for personal sightseeing in Vancouver

DAY 13 – (BD) Vancouver – Inside Passage Cruise

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Following breakfast we have a little time before check out, then we transfer to the Vancouver Cruise Terminal to board your Holland America Inside Passage Alaska Cruise. Dinner and all meals served on board.

(Full breakfast in hotel, lunch at own expense, dinner included on cruise)

DAY 14 – (BLD): Inside Passage Cruising

Thursday 26 August 2021

With most of Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or plane cruise the Inside Passage for a unique view.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner served on board cruise).

DAY 15 – (BLD): Tracy Arm & Juneau

Friday 27 August 2021

The dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm are framed by mountains and bathed in the blue hue of the ice. Arrive in Juneau, where you can shop downtown, kayak, dogsled, raft, or sightsee.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner served on board cruise).

DAY 16 – (BLD): Skagway, Alaska

Saturday 28 August 2021

Step into the town’s colourful past at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner served on board cruise).

DAY 17 – (BLD): Glacier Bay Alaska

Sunday 29 August 2021

From the comfort of your ship, enjoy the pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner served on board cruise).

DAY 18 – (BLD): Ketchikan

Monday 30 August 2021

While ashore check out the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles or an optional guided tour through town or a harbour cruise. Ketchikan offers a great opportunity to see Black Bears in the wild and Wild Salmon returning to spawn in huge numbers.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner served on board cruise).

DAY 19 – (BLD): Inside Passage Cruising

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Today is a day of relaxation as you start cruising back to Vancouver.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner served on board cruise).

DAY 20 – (B): Cruise returns and Fly Home

Wednesday 01 September 2021

We sail into Vancouver Harbour this morning. After disembarking we are transferred to the airport for our Cathay Pacific Flight to Adelaide via Hong Kong.

(Breakfast served on board cruise, lunch and dinner at own expense).

DAY 21 – Lost in Transit

Thursday 02 September 2021

(meals served in flight).

DAY 22 – ARRIVE HOME

Friday 03 September 2021

Our flight arrives back in Adelaide late morning and once we clear customs and immigration, we make our way home after an amazing time away.

(meals served in flight).

notes from your tour guides

WHAT TO BRING

Inclusions

Fully hosted with old fashioned care. Husband and wife team.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Price is based on twin share, single supplements apply.
  • Non refundable deposit.
  • 6 weeks to 31 days 70% cancellation fee.
  • 30 days 100% cancellation fee.
  • Where booking as 1 you will be sharing with another guest of same
  • gender unless there is no one then a single supplement is charged.
  • If you would like your own room then a single supplement applies.
  • Dietary requirements must be advised upon booking a tour.
  • Itinerary subject to change due to weather or events out of our control.

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