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Magnificent Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

From Victoria to Vancouver, discover the magnificence and scale of Canada and Alaska over 22 days. Visit Jasper, Lake Louise and cruise the wilds of Alaska.

22 Day
From (AUD)
$ 14,145
  • 2017 Victoria > Vancouver

    Tour Code:

    RPCL

    Duration:

    22 Days

    Departure City:

    Victoria

    Return City:

    Vancouver

    A land larger than life

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

    From bears to elk, the immense firs to the rail lines that cut through this endlessly striking continent, this is a part of the world that’s as vast as it is beautiful. Venture on to Alaska and you’ll encounter a terrain big and wondrous. 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
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

      Welcome to Victoria. Your journey into wonder begins here. Enjoy an exclusive two night Special Stay at The Fairmont Empress, regally inspired and situated on Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm. Celebrate your journey with a ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice

      Meander through the beautiful and diverse Butchart Gardens. 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. You could also 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

    • Day 3 - Victoria > Whistler
      Highlights:
      Shannon Falls, Enrich - Black bear presentation

      A ferry takes you across Georgia Strait then a stop at Shannon Falls before arriving in the charming ski village of Whistler.

      Enrich

      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.

      Freechoice Dining

      Your choice of restaurants for dinner in Whistler.

      Relish in the luxury of a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

      Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional one hour floatplane flight. You’ll arrive at lunchtime, giving you more time to explore (additional expense).

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Whistler
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Breakfast and cultural experience, Scenic Freechoice
      Enrich

      Dine, discover and delight as First Nation’s ambassadors treat you to a unique cultural experience at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

      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 discover local flavours on a progressive lunch in Whistler Village.

      Note: In order to provide an optimum touring experience, in some instances the breakfast at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and breakfast at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler may be provided in a different order; that is, you may experience the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on your first morning in Whistler, and your breakfast at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler the following morning.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Whistler > Sun Peaks
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Voyageur presentation
      Enrich

      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.

      Sleep this evening in the quaint village of Sun Peaks at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Sun Peaks > Jasper
      Highlights:
      Mount Robson, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Travel via Mount Robson, the highest peak in North America’s Rocky Mountain Range, en route to Jasper. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife such as bears, elk or caribou.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose from a selection of restaurants.

      For the next two nights enjoy your stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Jasper
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Cruise on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar or by boat to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake, canoe on Pyramid Lake or raft down the Athabasca River. Or you may wish to ascend 2,500 metres on the Jasper SkyTram, take the local’s choice hike or explore Maligne Canyon and Jasper’s lakes.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Ice Explorer, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Travel south along the acclaimed Icefields Parkway. Take an ‘Ice Explorer’ on the 6 kilometre long Athabasca Glacier and walk the Glacier Skywalk to truly appreciate nature’s beauty. Reach the stunning natural wonder of Lake Louise and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where your Special Stay for the next two nights is in a stunning Lakeview room.

      Freechoice Dining

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Meet a Canadian Mountie

      For the eager and early riser or the budding photographer, set a sun rise wake-up call so you don’t miss the stunning colour changes painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

      Enrich

      Meet a wearer of the famous red serge, a Canadian Mountie.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Lake Louise > Banff
      Highlights:
      Banff Gondola, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Be as mesmerised by the jade hues of Emerald Lake as legendary guide Tom Wilson was in 1882 when he discovered this area during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. Ride the Banff Gondola to experience jaw dropping views and settle into your iconic Special Stay for two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs in a Mountain or Valley View room.

      Freechoice Dining

      Italian, Japanese, German, Swiss Alpine flavoured or a restaurant with a Bow Valley view are among your selections of restaurants this evening.

      Note: In order to provide an optimum touring experience, in some instances Freechoice Dining and Rocky Mountain Round Up in Banff may be provided in a different order; that is, you may experience Rocky Mountain Round Up on your first night in Banff, and Freechoice Dining the following night.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Banff
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice, Enrich - Rocky Mountain Round Up
      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. In July, there is also the option for a day trip to the famous Calgary Stampede.

      Enrich

      Your exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ evening of entertainment, fabulous food and western hospitality. Stetson hat and cowboy boots are optional

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - ‘Rocky Mountaineer’ > Kamloops
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      One of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, two days of GoldLeaf Service is sure to be a highlight of your trip. Stay overnight at your Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 13 - ‘Rocky Mountaineer’ > Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      Arrive into cosmopolitan Vancouver for your two night stay at the centrally located and exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 14 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Capilano Suspension Bridge City sightseeing tour
      Enrich

      Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early exclusively for Scenic so you can enjoy a tranquil stroll before the crowds.

      Explore the many and varied sights, tastes and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour. Enjoy dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise
      Highlights:
      Cruise Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam

      Start your luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board ms Nieuw Amsterdam, and each evening enjoy included drinks with dinner. Keep an eye out for orcas, humpback whales or bald eagles from your Verandah Stateroom. A Cruise Director will escort your sailing.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Exclusive lunch and wine pairing

      Settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.

      Enrich

      Prepare your tastebuds for a delight as wines are paired perfectly to suit the tastes savoured throughout your exclusive lunch.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Tracy Arm > Juneau
      Highlights:
      Tracy Arm

      Alaska’s state capital is only accessible by air or sea. Know you’ll never get lost as you explore the town.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Skagway
      Highlights:
      Klondike Gold Rush history

      Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, the gateway of
      the Klondike.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - 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 of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders and wildlife you may see.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Ketchikan
      Highlights:
      Salmon capital

      Alaska’s last port of call is Ketchikan, known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      Cruising South

      Continue southwards on your elegant cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Hospitality lounge and farewell

      Arrive in Vancouver for your onward or homeward bound journey. Please book your 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 7 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 44 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 4 memorable Special Stays
    • 44 meals - 21 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 15 dinners