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Magnificent Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

Discover the magnificence and scale of Canada and Alaska over 22 days starting in Vancouver. Visit Jasper, Lake Louise and cruise the wilds of Alaska.

22 Day
From (AUD)
$ 13,245
  • 2017 Vancouver > Vancouver

    Tour Code:

    RPCL

    Duration:

    22 Days

    Departure City:

    Vancouver

    Return City:

    Vancouver

    Selected Itinerary
  • 22 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Vancouver

      Welcome to Vancouver. Your journey into wonder begins here. Enjoy an exclusive two night stay at the centrally located Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, and celebrate your journey tonight with a ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Vancouver
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      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - ‘Rocky Mountaineer’ > Kamloops

      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. Overnight, stay at a Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - ‘Rocky Mountaineer’ > Lake Louise

      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. 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 Lakeview room.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 5 - Lake Louise

      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.

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

      Freechoice Dining

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Lake Louise > Banff

      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. Later, ride the Banff Gondola to experience jaw dropping views. 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 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Banff
      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.

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      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 8 - Icefields Parkway > Jasper

      Travel north 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. Enroute 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 9 - Jasper
      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 10 - Jasper > Sun Peaks
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      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 11 - Sun Peaks > Whistler

      Travel to the charming ski village of Whistler, and relish in the luxury of a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau 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.

      Freechoice Dining

      Your choice of restaurants for dinner in Whistler.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Whistler
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      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 13 - Whistler > Victoria

      A ferry takes you across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island where your exclusive two night Special Stay awaits. Check in to the regally inspired Fairmont Empress, situated on Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

      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

    • Day 14 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

      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.

      Tonight, enjoy dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

      Start your luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board ms Volendam, 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

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

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      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      Continue southwards on your elegant cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Vancouver

      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