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Rockies, Rail & Alaskan Cruise

Enjoy GoldLeaf service while you ride the iconic Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy a scenic cruise through Alaska on this 13 day journey from Banff to Vancouver.

13 Day
From (AUD)
$ 9,485
  • 2018 Banff > Vancouver

    Time excellently spent

    Isn’t it time you discovered North America’s most remarkable wonders for yourself?

    If you’re time poor, but still wish to experience the wealth of wonder available through a Scenic journey of Canada, consider an itinerary that showcases the magnificent Rocky Mountains, as well as a seven night Alaskan cruise that takes you through the icy wonderland of America’s extreme north. Those are just the main features of an itinerary that also takes you through wonderful Vancouver, among the world’s most liveable cities, as well as Banff National Park, one of Canada’s most iconic destinations.

    Tour Code:

    RMVC

    Duration:

    13 Days

    Departure City:

    Banff

    Return City:

    Vancouver

  • 13 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Calgary > Banff

      Welcome to the Canadian Rockies. Your journey of wonder begins. Upon arrival into Calgary Airport (please book your flights to arrive no later than 3pm), transfer by scheduled transportation to Banff where you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Feel like royalty as you check into your mountain or valley view room for a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs. Few hotels in the world can rival the majesty, hospitality and scenery of Canada’s iconic ‘Castle in the Rockies’. Relish in the unique blend of opulence and isolation.

      FreechoiceDining

      German, Swiss, Italian, Indian, Japanese cuisine, or a restaurant with a Bow Valley view – your dining options this evening are truly spectacular.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Banff
      Highlights:
      Scenic, Freechoice Enrich - Rocky Mountain Round Up
      Freechoice

      Take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks, a Bow River float trip or play nine holes of golf. Nature lovers may be enticed to take a guided nature walk or travel up 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

      Tonight, kick up your heels at 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 3 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      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 4 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      Revel in another magnificent 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 5 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Capilano Suspension Bridge City sightseeing tour
      Enrich

      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.

      A sightseeing tour showcases 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 the last frontier.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise
      Highlights:
      Holland America Cruise

      Join your Cruise Director for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Volendam or ms Noordam. 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 7 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch

      Join your fellow voyagers for a ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch, then settle back and just relax, or explore the ship’s facilities and lounges.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Juneau
      Highlights:
      Alaska’s remote capital

      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 9 - Skagway
      Highlights:
      Klondike gold rush history

      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 10 - 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. 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. A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders and wildlife you may see.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Ketchikan
      Highlights:
      Alaska’s oldest city and salmon capital

      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 12 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      Cruising south

      Celebrate your amazing explorations with a joyous farewell reception on board your elegant cruise. Toast to your incredible memories and the newfound friendships.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Hospitality lounge and farewell

      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

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 10 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 1 memorable Special Stay
    • 30 meals - 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 10 dinners