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The Rockies, Alaska & Eastern Explorer

Experience the best that Canada & Alaska have to offer on the ultimate 30 day tour. Visit Niagara Falls, ride the Rocky Mountaineer & cruise through Alaska.

30 Day
From (AUD)
$ 21,295
  • 2018 Toronto > Vancouver

    Sweet dreams

    In the beautiful St. Lawrence River valley you’ll encounter a city that stands majestically against a backdrop of sky and water. With a spectacular medieval city wall, and château that rises dramatically over vibrant blue skyline, you may think that you are in Europe.

    In fact, you’ve arrived at Québec City, one of the oldest cities in North America. It’s just one of the highlights of this itinerary, which will take you from modern Toronto to alpine resorts like Whistler. You’ll see the emerald gem that is Lake Louise, the quaint gold rush town of Skagway, and Juneau, a settlement so isolated it can only be accessed by sea or air. By the time your journey ends, you may think that it was all a very beautiful dream.

    Tour Code:

    RPCE

    Duration:

    30 Days

    Departure City:

    Toronto

    Return City:

    Vancouver

  • 30 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Toronto
      Highlights:
      Welcome to Eastern Canada

      Welcome to Eastern Canada. Your wondrous journey begins with a two night stay at The Fairmont Royal York. When it opened in 1929, The Fairmont Royal York was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth. It has welcomed many a royal, president and dignitary alike, and the red carpet treatment will also be rolled out to you.

    • Day 2 - Toronto
      Highlights:
      Niagara Falls cruise, CN Tower

      The roar of Niagara Falls is deafening as you cruise to its base. When he first viewed Niagara Falls, Charles Dickens wrote, “I listened for the roar; and was constantly straining my eyes in the direction where I knew the falls must be, from seeing the river rolling on towards them; every moment expecting to behold the spray. Within a few minutes of our stopping, not before, I saw two great white clouds rising up slowly and majestically from the depths of the earth. That was all. At length we alighted: and then for the first time, I heard the mighty rush of water, and felt the ground tremble underneath my feet”. Tonight, you will be treated to stunning views of the city and Lake Ontario from your restaurant in the CN Tower where you will celebrate a ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Toronto > Ottawa
      Highlights:
      Freechoice Dining

      Straddling the Rideau Canal, Canada’s capital city Ottawa is nothing if not elegant. Your experience will be even more elegant than most, with a two night stay in the Fairmont Château Laurier, just steps away from Parliament Hill.

      FreechoiceDining

      This evening, choose between local restaurants or your hotel. A delicious dilemma.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Ottawa
      Highlights:
      City sightseeing tour, Scenic Freechoice

      Discover the charm of Canada’s capital on a guided tour. Nowhere is Canada’s bilingual culture more evident than in Ottawa as the Rivière des Outaouais, which marks the border between the provinces of Ontario and French speaking Québec.

      Freechoice

      Tour Canada’s national museums or art gallery, or take a cruise or a bike ride around the city to discover its treasures.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Ottawa > Montebello
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Parc Oméga
      Enrich

      Parc Oméga is home to bears, wolves, wapitis, red deer, beavers and more. View the wildlife as you journey through the 1,500 acre park. As you’ll discover, many of the animals certainly aren’t shy.

      Enjoy an exclusive overnight Special Stay in a rustic but elegant red cedar log cabin at Fairmont Le Château Montebello.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Montebello > Québec City
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Sugar Shack, Enrich - City tour
      Enrich

      Learn how maple syrup is made and dine on traditional Québécois fare at a local Sugar Shack while listening to live, local music.

      Enrich

      You will be charmed as you explore within the walls of the old town. Discover the fascinating history, architecture and culture of Québec City as you stroll through the cobbled streets, escorted by your knowledgeable guide.

      Your two night Special Stay is at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Your iconic château is the world’s most photographed hotel and you’ll soon see why, as it dominates the city skyline and is visible from almost anywhere in the city.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Québec City
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Take a guided walking tour or horse and carriage ride through the cobbled streets of Québec City or sample authentic, gourmet delicacies on a walking tour. Alternatively indulge in a massage at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac or take a heli flightseeing tour over Québec City.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Québec City > Montréal
      Highlights:
      City sightseeing tour

      Visit the exquisite Notre-Dame Basilica with its imposing Gothic Revival architecture in Old Montréal and the only ‘Holy Door’ outside Europe. Explore this historic and vibrant city throughout a guided tour. Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is where you will conclude your eastern Canadian jaunt.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Montréal > Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Fly to Vancouver

      Fly to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver (flight is not included in land only tour price). Celebrate tonight with a ‘Welcome to Western Canada’ dinner. For the next two nights, you will be exclusively accommodated at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - 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 tranquility as you are the first to wander amongst the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, with exclusive early entrance to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

      Explore the many and varied sights, tastes and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      One of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, two days of GoldLeaf Service is sure to be a highlight of your trip. 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 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. Stay overnight at your Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 12 - Rocky Mountaineer > Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      Feel your awe and excitement peak as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain into the Canadian Rockies. Sip on local BC wines and beers as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Reach the stunning 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 13 - Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Meet a Canadian Mountie

      For the eager and early riser or the budding photographer, set a sunrise wake-up call so you don’t miss the stunning colour changes painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

      Enrich

      Meet a wearer of the famous red serge, a Canadian Mountie.

      FreechoiceDining

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Lake Louise > Banff:
      Highlights:
      Banff Gondola, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. Ride the Banff Gondola to experience jaw dropping views and settle into your iconic Special Stay for two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs in a mountain or valley view room.

      FreechoiceDining

      Italian, Japanese, German, Swiss Alpine flavoured or a restaurant with a Bow Valley view are among your selections of restaurants this evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Banff
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice; Enrich - Rocky Mountain Round Up
      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. In July, there is also the option for a day trip to the famous Calgary Stampede.

      Enrich

      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 16 - Icefields Parkway > Jasper
      Highlights:
      Ice Explorer Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Travel along the acclaimed Icefields Parkway. Take an ‘Ice Explorer’ on the 6 kilometre long Athabasca Glacier and walk the Glacier Skywalk to truly appreciate nature’s beauty. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife such as bears, elk or caribou. For the next two nights enjoy your stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

      FreechoiceDining

      Choose from a selection of restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Jasper
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Don your leathers and hit the open road on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar, 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 and explore Maligne Canyon, or rise above it all to take in magnificent views on the Jasper SkyTram.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 18 - Jasper > Sun Peaks
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Voyageur presentation
      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.

      Sleep this evening at the quaint village of Sun Peaks, at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Sun Peaks > Whistler
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Black bear presentation; Scenic Freechoice Dining
      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

      Your choice of restaurants for dinner in Whistler.

      Relish in the luxury of a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Whistler
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      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 21 - Whistler > Victoria
      Highlights:
      Shannon Falls

      A ferry takes you across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Enjoy an exclusive two night Special Stay at The Fairmont Empress, regally inspired and situated on Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

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

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 22 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice

      Meander through the beautiful and diverse 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.

      Enjoy dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise
      Highlights:
      Cruise Holland America Line

      Join your Cruise Director for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam. Each evening, 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 24 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch

      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 25 - Juneau
      Highlights:
      Alaska’s remote capital

      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 26 - Skagway
      Highlights:
      Klondike gold rush history

      Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 27 - 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. 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 28 - 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 29 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      Cruise southwards

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 30 - 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

    Scenic highlights
    • 8 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 58 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 6 memorable Special Stays
    • 58 meals - 29 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 20 dinners