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Grand Tour of Canada & Alaska

See it all on an incredible 35 day journey across Canada and Alaska. Visit Banff, Vancouver and Glacier Bay before heading to Montreal and New York City.

35 Day
From (AUD)
$ 23,195
  • 2018 Vancouver > New York City

    A world of otherworldly wonder

    The aqua blue waters around Whistler alone make this itinerary unforgettable, and that’s not taking into account the mountains that gaze down at this beautiful little resort town with an almost overwhelming majesty.

    Of course, Whistler is just one ‘whistle stop’ in a journey that includes wonders of all descriptions – from beautiful bays to imposing ice walls, waterfalls of breathtaking magnitude to large, bustling cities. You can look forward to experiencing the genteel charm of British Columbia in Canada to the glittering urban jewels of Canada’s East. In between you’ll encounter all the natural beauty that Earth has to offer, from Alaska’s Glacier Bay to the incredible Niagara Falls, and more.

    Tour Code:

    REUN

    Duration:

    35 Days

    Departure City:

    Vancouver

    Return City:

    New York City

  • 35 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

      Welcome to Vancouver. Your journey of wonder begins with an exclusive two night stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Your luxury hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with culture, restaurants and world-class shopping right at your doorstep, plus you can take advantage of the added bonus of the Scenic office downstairs, with our staff ready to welcome you and assist with anything you may require. Celebrate tonight with a welcome dinner and toast to the wonderful adventure awaiting you and your fellow travellers. Please book flight to arrive prior to 5pm.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Capilano Suspension Bridge
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      The best time to be at one with nature is before the crowds arrive. Absorb the tranquillity as you are the first to wander amongst the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, with exclusive early entrance to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. If the bridge doesn’t amaze you, the cliffwalk and flora will.

      This afternoon, discover the many and varied sights, tastes and sounds of cosmopolitan Vancouver on a city sightseeing tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      All aboard! The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, and you’ll enjoy two days of romantic rail travel through the Rocky Mountains with incredible GoldLeaf Service, sure to be an absolute highlight of your trip. Rocky Mountaineer is renowned for the delicious cuisine made for you on board, so you can enjoy the ultimate treat for the senses as you travel through the Rocky Mountains in luxurious comfort, gazing in awe at your surrounds through the dome glass windows and savouring delectable delights in the company of your newfound friends. Overnight, stay at a Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer > Jasper
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      Enjoy another day in luxurious comfort on board the Rocky Mountaineer. Feel your awe and excitement peak as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain into the Canadian Rockies. Sip on local BC wines and beers as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Take advantage of the full dome windows as the majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, towers above you, and charming Moose Lake glistens alongside you. If you are very lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the lakes namesake animal on its shore. Later, you’ll be delivered to the picturesque Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, your home for the next two nights, situated on the banks of Lac Beauvert. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife such as bears, elk or caribou.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 5 - Jasper:
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Choose your level of adventure in the ultimate outdoor playground. Don your leathers and hit the open road on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar tour, or get amongst nature on a guided hike. You may prefer an aquatic adventure on an interpretive cruise, in a voyageur canoe or rafting down the Athabasca River. Alternatively, take a scenic drive around Jaspers’ stunning lakes, or rise above it all and take in the magnificent views on the Jasper Skytram.

      FreechoiceDining

      Dine at a fine restaurant of your choice.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Icefields Parkway > Banff
      Highlights:
      ‘Ice Explorer’

      Drive along one of the most famous roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Take an ‘Ice Explorer’ on to the Athabasca Glacier, and perhaps even indulge your inner child with a snowball fight. Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. Settle into your iconic Special Stay for two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs in a view room, and relish the unique blend of opulence and isolation. Few hotels in the world can rival the majesty, hospitality and scenery of Canada’s iconic ‘Castle in the Rockies’.

      FreechoiceDining

      Choose from a range of restaurants this evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Banff
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountain Round Up Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks, a Bow River float trip, rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools or play nine holes of golf. Nature lovers may be enticed to take a guided nature walk or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch.

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      Tonight be treated to an exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ of superb food, entertainment and hospitality. Don your Stetson hat and cowboy boots, kick up your heels and make the most of a rollicking evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Banff > Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Meet a Canadian Mountie, Freechoice Dining

      Ride the Banff Gondola to experience jaw-dropping views. Later, reach the spectacular natural wonder of Lake Louise and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where your Special Stay tonight is in a stunning lakeview room.

      FreechoiceDining

      Fine or more casual dining are among your options this evening.

      Enrich

      Meet a Canadian Mountie, wearer of the famous red serge. Delight in his colourful tales and take the opportunity to get a photograph.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Lake Louise > Sun Peaks
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Voyageur presentation
      Enrich

      This evening, you’ll be educated on a little Canadian history, in the most enjoyable way possible, with See Canada’s history brought to life. Discover how life was lived by the voyageurs, pioneers, fur traders and early settlers centuries ago as they battled to establish settlements along Canada’s trading route during an exclusive presentation at your hotel. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, you’ll be fascinated.

      Sleep this evening in the quaint village of Sun Peaks at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel, nestled against Tod Mountain.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Sun Peaks > Whistler
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Black bear presentation, Freechoice Dining

      Continue to the charming alpine village of Whistler.

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      Lovable and cuddly or a ruthless hunter? Michael Allen, a leading researcher on black bears, gives an exclusive and fascinating lecture on this native Canadian.

      Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.

      FreechoiceDining

      It’s your choice for dining tonight.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Whistler
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Soar above Whistler on a helicopter flight, zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Alternatively take a mountain adventure tour, a jet boat ride, a cycle tour or tantalise your tastebuds on on a progressive lunch in Whistler Village.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Whistler > Victoria
      Highlights:
      Shannon Falls

      Cross the Georgia Strait by ferry. Others come to take photos of the Fairmont Empress, but you’ll get to stay there for an exclusive two night Special Stay. Your historic and charming hotel graces Victoria’s sparkling harbour, and now you get to add your own memories to its extensive and eclectic history.

      Optional Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional floatplane flight to Victoria (additional expense).

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens
      Highlights:
      Butchart Gardens, Scenic Freechoice

      Stroll through the pleasantly intoxicating Butchart Gardens, a real treat for the senses. Jennie Butchart set out to create beauty out of an abandoned quarry over a century ago and the gardens have been lovingly developed into the floral masterpiece you see today. If you rub Tacca, the Florentine bronze boar’s nose, it is said to bring you lots of luck.

      Freechoice

      Look out for orcas on a whale watching cruise by Zodiac or cruise boat. Alternatively choose to take a scenic floatplane flight, horse and carriage ride, indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress, fish for salmon, or take a guided walking food tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise
      Highlights:
      Board ms Nieuw Amsterdam

      Join your Cruise Director for your luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Keep an eye out for orcas, humpback whales or bald eagles from your verandah stateroom, and each evening, you’ll get to toast to the day’s adventures with included drinks with dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch

      Savour your celebratory ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch, then settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Juneau
      Highlights:
      Alaska’s remote capital

      Alaska’s charming state capital is the epitome of the rugged last frontier, only accessible by air or sea, so you can explore knowing you’ll never get lost.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Skagway
      Highlights:
      Klondike gold rush heritage

      Take a stroll into the past. Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush welcome you to Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike. Discover the remnants of its gold rush roots when prospectors came in droves to try their luck during the Klondike gold rush. For those who struck it lucky, the saloons of Skagway proved a popular way to ‘invest’ their fortunes back into the town.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Glacier Bay
      Highlights:
      Glacier and wildlife viewing

      A steaming cup of soup or even hot chocolate will keep you warm as you are mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls and iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Glacier Bay has more actively calving glaciers than anywhere in the world. Hold your breath as a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea, and capture the impact shooting water hundreds of feet in the air. Then, wait for it to happen all over again. A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders and wildlife you may see.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Ketchikan
      Highlights:
      Salmon capital of the world

      Alaska’s remote first city and last port of call is a treasury of Native American culture, home to the largest collection of Native totem poles in the world. Ketchikan is also known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’, so be sure to sample some fresh local fare while you’re in town.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      Cruising south

      Today, you just get to enjoy your elegant cruise southwards. Celebrate the end of a spectacular journey at your farewell reception.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Vancouver > Montréal
      Highlights:
      Fly to Montréal

      Welcome to eastern Canada. Fly to Montréal where your wondrous journey continues with a two night stay at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. Flight is not included in land only tour price.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 22 - Montréal
      Highlights:
      City sightseeing tour, Notre-Dame Basilica

      Visit the exquisite Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montréal, with its imposing Gothic Revival architecture, as well as the only ‘Holy Door’ outside Europe. Later take a guided tour through the city. Be sure to check out Montréal’s underground city where many locals spend their time during the frosty winter. This evening you can look forward to enjoying dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Montréal > Québec City
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Sugar Shack lunch, Enrich - City sightseeing tour
      Enrich

      Learn how maple syrup is made and dine on traditional Québécois fare at a local Sugar Shack while listening to live, local music.

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      Discover the fascinating history, architecture and culture of Québec City as you stroll through the cobblestone streets of North America’s only walled city on a tour of the old town.

      Tonight you begin a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in the heart of Québec City. Your iconic château is the world’s most photographed hotel and you’ll soon see why, as it dominates the city skyline and is visible from almost anywhere in the city.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 24 - Québec City
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Today, you can choose to tour Québec City by foot or fly over it. Alternatively, tour the streets in a horse and carriage or sample local treats as you walk. If you prefer to rejuvenate, you could opt for a massage at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 25 - Parc Oméga > Ottawa
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Parc Oméga, Freechoice Dining
      Enrich

      Parc Oméga is home to bears, wolves, wapitis, red deer, beavers and more. View the wildlife as you journey through the 1,500 acre park. You’ll find the more inquisitive animals are happy to get up close in return for a tasty treat.

      Straddling the Rideau Canal, Canada’s capital city Ottawa is nothing if not elegant. And for the next two nights, you’ll enjoy a more elegant experience than most at the iconic Fairmont Château Laurier, located steps away from Parliament Hill.

      FreechoiceDining

      This evening, select between local restaurants or your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 26 - Ottawa
      Highlights:
      City sightseeing tour, Scenic Freechoice

      Discover the charm of Canada’s capital on a guided tour.

      Freechoice

      Canada’s history comes to life with a visit to either the Canadian Museum of History or the War Museum. You could choose to discover Ottawa’s scenery on a river cruise. If you are a ‘foodie’ then you’ll love the ByWard Market Culinary tour. Alternatively a visit to the National Gallery of Canada may inspire those with an appreciation for art or the more energetic may choose to take a self-guided cycle.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 27 - Ottawa > Toronto
      Highlights:
      Canada’s largest city

      Toronto is Canada’s largest city. When it opened in 1929, the Fairmont Royal York was the tallest hotel in the British Commonwealth. It has welcomed royals, presidents and dignitaries alike, and today it will also welcome you for your two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 28 - Toronto
      Highlights:
      CN Tower, City sightseeing tour

      Be treated to stunning views of the city and Lake Ontario from Toronto’s CN Tower. Not afraid of heights? Then step out onto the glass floor and outdoor observation area.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 29 - Toronto > Niagara Falls
      Highlights:
      Niagara Falls cruise

      Today you’ll cruise to the base of Niagara Falls and enjoy the deafening roar of the cascading waters before retreating to your overnight Special Stay, the Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls, where you’ll get to marvel at the view from your Fallsview room.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 30 - Niagara Falls > Lancaster
      Highlights:
      Amish dinner

      Welcome to the USA. Lancaster is home to the religious Amish and Mennonite communities, and now is the perfect occasion to savour a traditional home-style Amish feast before settling into your hotel, the Marriott Lancaster at Penn Square or similar.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 31 - Lancaster > Washington D.C.
      Highlights:
      Amish farm tour

      Visit an Amish farm and house as a local guide explains the Amish culture, faith and way of life. Later, you’ll travel to Washington D.C. for a completely contrasting experience. The luxurious Fairmont Washington D.C. is your home for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 32 - Washington D.C.
      Highlights:
      America’s capital sightseeing tour

      Enjoy a guided tour of Washington D.C. and gain a greater understanding of its enormous historical significance and influence.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 33 - Philadelphia > New York
      Highlights:
      Philadelphia sightseeing tour

      Explore the historic city of Philadelphia before travelling to cosmopolitan New York City where you’ll stay two nights in the Renaissance New York Times Square.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 34 - New York
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Broadway show

      Explore incredible New York City on a hop-on-hop-off double decker bus tour. What wonderful possibilities.

      Enrich

      Nothing epitomises the excitement of theatre more than a Broadway production. Tonight, you’ll be treated to an unforgettable show in this entertainment mecca.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 35 - New York
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Today, your wondrous journey comes to an end. We hope we’ll meet up again.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 9 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 57 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 6 memorable Special Stays
    • 66 meals - 34 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 23 dinners