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The Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

Discover the Canadian Rockies & enjoy a luxurious cruise through Alaska on this 17 day journey from Vancouver to Seattle. Meet a Mountie & see Lake Louise .

17 Day
From (AUD)
$ 11,295
  • 2018 Vancouver > 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.

    Tour Code:

    RPVV

    Duration:

    17 Days

    Departure City:

    Vancouver

    Return City:

    Vancouver

  • 17 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Vancouver

      Welcome to Vancouver. Your journey into wonder begins with an overnight stay at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. 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 and assist with anything you may require. 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 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. Your bedroom will be transformed by day into a private sitting room so you can have private viewing of the scenery passing by, or you can opt to visit the Skyline car with panoramic dome windows to admire the breathtaking scenery on every side. Tonight, enjoy a stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, your lakeside retreat.

      FreechoiceDining

      Select the restaurant to suit your taste.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Icefields Parkway > Banff

      Stretch your legs and invigorate your senses with a guided walk into Maligne Canyon. Then, drive along one of the most famous roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway, before taking the ‘Ice Explorer’ onto Athabasca Glacier. Later, small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. 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, 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’.

      FreechoiceDining

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - 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.

      Enrich

      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 6 - Banff > Lake Louise

      Brave Sulphur Mountain on the impressive Banff Gondola and be rewarded with magnificent 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.

      Enrich

      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 for your album.

      FreechoiceDining

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Lake Louise > Sun Peaks

      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.

      Enrich

      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.

      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

      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.

      FreechoiceDining

      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.

      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

      Celebrate your elegant cruise today with a festive ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - 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. Celebrate your wonderful Canadian & Alaskan adventure at your farewell reception.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Vancouver

      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 trust you’ve enjoyed a wonderful journey.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

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