Northwest Passage: In the footsteps of Franklin

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 8-99 yrs
  • max group size 200
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-31259
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Toronto, Canada
  • Ends Calgary, Canada
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover highlights of both Greenland and the Canadian Arctic on a polar expedition that focuses on remote natural landscapes, ancient Inuit cultures and unique wildlife sightings.
  • See the colourful villages of Greenland’s western shores, framed by natural canals and jagged peaks, stopping in to learn about Inuit and Thule histories.
  • Take to the water – and the skies – on a series of included Zodiac cruises and helicopter jaunts, taking you to places otherwise inaccessible to human beings.
  • After days spent exploring the Arctic wilderness, chill out (and warm up) in an ultra-modern vessel complete with multiple dining, bar and lounge areas, plus health and wellness facilities.
  • Enjoy encounters with the Arctic’s impressive wildlife, including whales, walrus and musk oxen, and appreciate the sweeping vistas of colourful tundra, striking fjords and calving glaciers.
The trip "Northwest Passage: In The Footsteps Of Franklin" starts in Toronto and ends in Calgary. This is a polar expeditions and cruise trip that takes 17 days taking you through Toronto, Calgary, Resolute, Kangerlussuaq and 3 other destinations in Greenland and Canada. This is a guided group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Put down your mobile phone and answer the call of the wild on this adventure across the waters of the Canadian Arctic. Encounter Inuit culture, explore landscapes that bring the drama, spot unique wildlife and holiday like an explorer of old (except, you know, with a sauna and helicopters). From Toronto, fly to the western shores of Greenland and begin your Arctic exploration on board a state-of-the-art expedition vessel. Cross the Davis Strait to remote landing sites on Baffin Island, scouring the skies for migrating birds and the waters for whale pods. Your journey will take you high to the Northwest Passage, sailing through immense fjords, past calving glaciers and to some of the world’s most remote shores. True wilderness has never been closer than during these 17 days in the Arctic.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive in Toronto, Canada
  • Day 2: Fly to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland and Embark
  • Day 3-4: Exploring West Greenland
  • Day 5: Cruising At Sea
  • Day 6-15: Exploring Canada's High Arctic
  • Day 16: Disembark in Resolute, Canada and Fly to Calgary
  • Day 17: Depart Calgary
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Expedition Cruise Ship (14 nights), Comfortable Hotel (2 nights)
Meals
  • 16 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 14 Dinners
Transport
  • Ship , Zodiac , Plane
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Toronto and from Calgary are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Northwest Passage: In the footsteps of Franklin tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Northwest Passage: In the footsteps of Franklin tour. You can cancel the tour up to 123 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 122 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 24 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 October 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 122 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Northwest Passage: In the footsteps of Franklin tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Northwest Passage: In the footsteps of Franklin tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • You will be supplied with an expedition parka and waterproof boots that are sturdy and warm. Please see the ‘Packing’ section of the Essential Trip Information for a detailed guide on what to bring with you.
  • On this journey, you will climb in and out of small Zodiac boats quite regularly to explore and search for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac.
  • Sturdy sea legs are needed for wet and dry landings by Zodiac, and you will be hiking on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces.
  • The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and, although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially in such a remote area.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
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