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The Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

Take in the rugged beauty of North America in 17 days. Starting and ending in Vancouver, your trip to this part of the world will be filled with wonder.

17 Day
From (AUD)
$ 10,195
  • 2017 Vancouver > Vancouver

    Tour Code:

    RPVV

    Duration:

    17 Days

    Departure City:

    Vancouver

    Return City:

    Vancouver

    A wild continent tamed

    Conquering this vast continent once meant traversing it by ox-wagon or horse. It meant enduring bracing winds, driving snow and horizontal rain. It meant crossing terrain sometimes as treacherous as it is beautiful.

    In spite of all the hazards, the pioneers who tamed Canada and its northern neighbour Alaska saw much in the land to tell them that it was worth the struggle. Those efforts resulted in rail lines that cut through the continent, opening up some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. From the startling beauty of the Rocky Mountains to the serene vistas of the Pacific coastline, this itinerary will transport you on a journey as luxurious as those earlier trails were relentless, with glass dome carriages and sleeper cabins that cocoon you from all the elements, yet still open up the beauty and the wonder.

  • 17 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Vancouver

      Begin your journey into wonder with an overnight stay at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers at tonight’s welcome dinner. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Vancouver > VIA Rail

      Discover Vancouver’s hidden treasures on a sightseeing tour. This evening, board VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’ and step into your Sleeper Plus Class cabin, reminiscent of train travel of yesteryear.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - VIA Rail > Jasper

      Marvel at Mount Robson, towering high above the other Canadian Rocky Mountains.

      Freechoice Dining

      Select the restaurant to suit your taste.

      Tonight, you’ll enjoy a stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

      Stretch your legs and invigorate your senses with a guided walk into Maligne Canyon, before taking the ‘Ice Explorer’ onto Athabasca Glacier.

      Freechoice Dining

      Select from fine or casual dining.

      Check into a Lakeview room for your overnight Special Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Lake Louise > Banff

      Wake early to be mesmerised by the stunning colours as the sun rises over the lake, mountain and glacier right outside your window. Truly a memorable experience. Later, brave Sulphur Mountain on the impressive Banff Gondola and be rewarded with even more magnificent views.

      Enrich

      Complete your album with a photo of a Mountie, donning the famous red serge.

      Freechoice Dining

      Tonight, choose between Canadian, Italian, Japanese, Indian or Swiss cuisine.

      Later, luxuriate with a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, where you can gaze on the valley or the mountains from the comfort of your lodgings.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Banff
      Freechoice

      Today, explore the surrounding natural beauty on your chosen activity.

      Enrich

      You’ll be treated to an exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ evening of great entertainment, fabulous food and western hospitality.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Banff > Sun Peaks
      Enrich

      Portraying a voyageur, a presenter will educate and entertain you on Canada’s absorbing history throughout an exclusive presentation.

      This evening you’ll stay at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel in a little alpine village at the foot of the gently sloping Tod Mountain.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Sun Peaks > Whistler
      Enrich

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

      Freechoice Dining

      Tonight, you have a delicious selection of dining options. Bon appétit.

      Enjoy your overnight Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Whistler > Vancouver

      Today, travel to cosmopolitan Vancouver and check in for your overnight stay at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, also home to our Canadian office.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

      Start your luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Look out for orcas, humpback whales or bald eagles from your Verandah Stateroom, and savour included drinks with dinner each evening as you reflect on the day’s adventures. A Cruise Director will escort your sailing should you need anything, but you won’t.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Scenic Cruising

      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 12 - 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 13 - Skagway

      Echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Glacier Bay

      Be 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 15 - Ketchikan

      This remote city is now known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Scenic Cruising

      Continue southwards on your elegant cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - 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 trust you’ve enjoyed a wonderful journey.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 5 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 22 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 3 memorable Special Stays
    • 37 meals - 16 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 14 dinners