Magnificent Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

Ride the iconic Rocky Mountaineer and discover the Canadian Rockies on this 22 day round trip from Victoria to Vancouver. Visit Lake Louise & the Butchart Gardens.

22 Day
From (AUD)
$ 13,595
  • 2018 Victoria > Vancouver

  • 22 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Victoria

      Welcome to Victoria. Your journey of wonder begins with an exclusive two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Empress. 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. Get to know your fellow explorers and your Scenic Tour Director over a sumptuous welcome dinner, and toast to the exhilarating adventure awaiting you. Please book your flight to arrive prior 5pm.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

      Stroll through beautiful Butchart Gardens. 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

    • Day 3 - Victoria > Whistler

      Cross the Georgia Strait to the mainland by ferry, and 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.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose between some of the finest restaurants in Whistler.

      Settle in for your two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Whistler
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      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Whistler > Sun Peaks

      Arrive into the quaint village of Sun Peaks, and sleep this evening at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

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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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Sun Peaks > Jasper

      Settle in for a two night stay at the picturesque Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, situated on the banks of Lac Beauvert. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife such as bears, elk or caribou.

      Freechoice Dining

      Dine at a fine restaurant of your choice.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Jasper
      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Icefields Parkway > Banff

      Drive along one of the most famous roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Take an ‘Ice Explorer’ on to the Athabasca Glacier and walk the Glacier Skywalk to truly appreciate nature’s beauty. 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’.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose from a range of restaurants this evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - 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.

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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 10 - Banff > Lake Louise

      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 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 11 - Lake Louise

      For the eager and early riser or the budding photographer, set a sunrise wake-up call so to capture 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. Be thrilled by entertaining stories of the trade, and be sure to take a memorable photo.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - 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. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through today. 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 13 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

      Enjoy another amazing day on board the Rocky Mountaineer. Sip on local BC wines and beers as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. You’ll be delivered to the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, your home for the next two nights. 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 14 - Vancouver
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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 Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

      Explore the many and varied sights, tastes and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour. 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 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 Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam. Each evening, delight in the opportunity to sit back and unwind after the days adventures over included drinks with dinner. Keep an eye out for orcas, humpback whales or bald eagles from your verandah stateroom.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Scenic Cruising

      Join your fellow voyagers at a ‘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 17 - Juneau

      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 18 - Skagway

      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 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. 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 20 - Ketchikan

      Alaska’s first city and last port of call is treasury of Native American culture, and is 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 21 - Scenic Cruising

      Continue southwards on your elegant cruise. Celebrate the end of a magnificent journey at a joyous farewell reception.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Vancouver

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

      Meals included: Breakfast