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Magnificent Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

From Victoria to Vancouver, visit the breathtaking Butchart Gardens, soar above Whistler on a helicopter flight and stay at the luxurious Fairmont Hotels.

22 Day
From (AUD)
$ 13,995
  • 2019 Victoria > 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.

    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.

    Tour Code:

    RPCL

    Duration:

    22 Days

    Departure City:

    Victoria

    Return City:

    Vancouver

  • 22 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Victoria
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

      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
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice

      Stroll through beautiful Butchart Gardens.

      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 or indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Victoria > Whistler
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Black Bear Presentation, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Cross Georgia Strait by ferry. On arrival in Whistler, visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre where a First Nations ambassador treats you to a unique cultural experience.

      Enrich

      Learn all about black bears during an exclusive presentation by expert researcher Michael Allen.

      Freechoice Dining

      Tonight choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler.

      The wonder continues with a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Whistler
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground and today you get to choose how to make the most of it. 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
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Voyageur Presentation

      Arrive into the alpine village of Sun Peaks, staying at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

      Enrich

      This evening, learn about Canadian history in the most enjoyable way possible, with your presenter portraying himself as ‘voyageur’. It’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      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.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Jasper
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      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
      Highlights:
      Ice Explorer Scenic Freechoice Dining

      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

      You’ll enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight, from fine to more casual dining.

      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 sunrise wake-up call to capture the stunning colour changes painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

      Enrich

      Complete your Canadian album by having your photo taken with a real Mountie.

      Meals included: Breakfast

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

      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
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice, Enrich - Rocky Mountain Round Up
      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, there is also the option for 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

      This evening, you’ll be treated to an exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ evening of entertainment, fabulous food and western hospitality. Cowboy or cowgirl attire is optional, dancing shoes are not.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      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
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      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
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Capilano Suspension Bridge
      Enrich

      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
      Highlights:
      Holland America Line

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

      Please be advised that shore excursions are an additional expense and can be purchased online prior to departure or onboard your cruise ship. It is recommended to book as early as possible through the cruise company’s’ Cruise Personaliser to ensure availability.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch

      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
      Highlights:
      Alaska’s remote capital

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Skagway
      Highlights:
      Klondike gold rush heritage

      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
      Highlights:
      Glacier and wildlife viewing

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

      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’. Be sure to sample some fresh local fare while you’re in town.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      Cruise southwards

      Continue cruising south. Celebrate your Canadian and Alaskan escapade with a farewell reception.

      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 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

    5-star luxury inclusions:
    • Exclusive stays at the full range of 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
    • The intimacy of small group touring – a maximum of 40 guests
    • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 39 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
    • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
    • 44 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 15 dinners (D)
    • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
    • All tipping and gratuities