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Icons of Western Canada & Alaskan Cruise

Discover Alaska's mighty fjords, a Rocky Mountains train journey & Canada's gigantic glaciers on a 22 day luxury tour from Victoria to Vancouver.

22 Day
From (AUD)
$ 13,975
  • 2020 Victoria > Vancouver

    A land larger than life

    Things don’t get much greater than the Rocky Mountains, which tower over northwestern America. As you’ll discover, everything in this part of the world is monumental in scale.

    Wind your way through the Rocky Mountains by train, admiring local wildlife and the immense firs that grace the route, before venturing into Alaska’s mighty fjords. This is a part of the world that’s as vast as it is beautiful. Gigantic glaciers, expansive plains, peaks that will take your breath away and predators that inspire awe – there’s nothing small about the great American North, or about the impression it will leave on you.

  • 22 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Victoria

      Your journey into wonder begins with an exclusive two night Special Stay at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress. Celebrate tonight with a welcome dinner and toast to the adventures awaiting you and your fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

      Explore the spectacular Butchart Gardens. Discover its 100 year old history and 900 varieties of plants.

      Freechoice

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

      Enrich

      Prepare to capture the majesty of the natural wonders and unique sights on a photowalk designed for Scenic guests. Learn all the tips and tricks to capture the perfect shot on your mobile device.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Victoria > Whistler

      Cross Georgia Strait by ferry. On arrival in Whistler, visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

      Enrich

      Join renowned black bear expert researcher Michael Allen for an enlightening session about these extraordinary creatures.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Whistler
      Freechoice

      Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground and today you get to choose how to make the most of it. Soar above Whistler on a Helicopter flight. Enjoy the view by Zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola, take a mountain adventure tour or a thrilling jet boat ride.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Whistler > Sun Peaks

      Arrive into the alpine village of Sun Peaks for a relaxing stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Sun Peaks > Jasper

      Travel via Mt Robson, the highest peak in North America’s Rocky Mountain range, en route to Jasper. Enjoy rustic-style accommodation at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, set on the banks of glacier-fed Lac Beauvert.

      Enrich

      Jasper National Park is one of the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserves. Join astronomers from Jasper Planetarium for a breathtaking dark sky experience and an exclusive supper under the stars.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Jasper
      Freechoice

      Don your leathers and hit the open road in a Harley Davidson™ sidecar or, if you prefer an aquatic adventure, go rafting down the Athabasca River or boating on Maligne Lake. Alternatively, take a scenic drive around Jasper’s stunning lakes and explore Maligne Canyon or rise above it all and take in the magnificent views on the Jasper SkyTram.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

      Drive along one of the most famous roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway, then take an ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier. Reach Lake Louise, a true natural wonder, and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where you’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room.

      Freechoice Dining

      Enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight, from fine to casual dining.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Lake Louise

      For the early riser or the budding photographer, set a sunrise wake-up call to capture the stunning colours painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

      Enrich

      Meet a retired member of the Mounties for an insight into their role in Canadian history and the country today.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Lake Louise > Banff

      Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. Settle into your two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, where you’ll enjoy a fabulous mountain or valley view room.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose from a range of restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Banff
      Freechoice

      Choose to ascend Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for awe-inspiring views of Bow Valley or take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River float trip, take a guided nature hike, rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools, play nine holes of golf or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch. In July, you can also take a day trip to the famous Calgary Stampede. Whichever activity you choose, you’re sure to be swept away by Banff National Park, the first national park established in Canada and a World Heritage-listed Site.

      Enrich

      Head out at dusk on a unique wildlife spotting experience in search of Banff’s magnificent beasts including deer, elk, caribou and the elusive grizzly bear.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

      The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, and you’ll relish your two days of GoldLeaf Service. Enjoy this ultimate treat for the senses, as you carve through the otherwise inaccessible terrain of the Rocky Mountains in luxurious comfort. Gaze in awe through the glass-dome windows as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Savour delectable delights and sip on local beer and wine in the company of your newfound friends. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 13 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

      View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. Later, you’ll arrive at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you’ll be comfortably appointed for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 14 - Vancouver

      Absorb the tranquillity of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests. A sightseeing tour will showcase Vancouver’s hidden treasures. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow adventurers for a celebratory dinner as you farewell Canada and prepare for the next part of your journey – cruising Alaska, the last frontier.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

      Join your Cruise Director for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam or ms Volendam in a Verandah Stateroom. For the duration of your cruise, the ‘Signature Beverage Package’ has been included.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Scenic Cruising

      Celebrate your first day at sea with a festive lunch, then settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Juneau

      Alaska’s charming state capital is only accessible by air or sea, so go ahead and explore knowing you’ll never get lost.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Skagway

      Take a stroll into the past. Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike Gold Rush.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Glacier Bay

      A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders you see in this spectacular area.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Ketchikan

      Alaska’s last port of call is Ketchikan, known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’. Be sure to sample some fresh local fare while you’re in town.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Scenic Cruising

      Continue cruising south towards Vancouver then celebrate your Canadian and Alaskan escapade with a farewell dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Vancouver

      Arrive in Vancouver for your onward or homeward bound journey (please book flight to depart after 2pm). If your international flight departs after 5pm, take advantage of our hospitality lounge at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. We’ll be sorry to say goodbye after a wonderful journey.

      Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Highlights
    • 3 new Scenic Enrich experiences for 2020
    • Jaw-dropping landscapes from the Canadian
    • Rockies to Alaska’s soaring glaciers
    • Wildlife encounters on land and sea
    • Stays at Canada’s most iconic Fairmont hotels including ‘The Castle in the Rockies’ in Banff, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and the ‘grand dame’ of Victoria, Fairmont Empress
    • Epic journeys by ship through Alaska’s legendary Inside Passage and by rail on the famous Rocky Mountaineer
    5-star luxury inclusions
    • Stays at the exclusive Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
    • Verandah Staterooms on board your cruise
    • Complimentary drinks package# throughout your cruise
    • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
    • View rooms in Lake Louise and Banff
    • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 38 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
    • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
    • 43 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
    • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
    • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
    • All tipping and gratuities