The Rockies, Alaska & Eastern Explorer

Experience the best of Canada and Alaska on a 30 day tour from Toronto to Vancouver. Witness Niagara Falls, Lake Louise and enjoy a cruise through Alaska.

30 Day
From (AUD)
$ 21,595
  • 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 > Victoria
      Highlights:
      Fly to Victoria

      Fly to Victoria for an exclusive two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Empress (flight is not included in land only tour price, please book flight to arrive prior to 5pm). Celebrate tonight with a ‘Welcome to Western Canada’ dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice

      Meander through the intoxicating Butchart Gardens. Jennie Butchart set out to create beauty out of an abandoned limestone 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, you could 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Victoria > Whistler
      Highlights:
      Shannon Falls

      A ferry takes you across Georgia Strait then a stop at Shannon Falls before arriving in the charming ski village of Whistler.

      Enrich

      Lovable and cuddly or a ruthless hunter? Michael Allen, a leading researcher on black bears, gives an exclusive and fascinating lecture about this native Canadian animal.

      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.

      Optional Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional one hour floatplane flight. You’ll arrive at lunchtime, giving you more time to explore (additional expense).

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Whistler
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Soar above Whistler on a helicopter flight, zip line or Peak 2 Peak gondola. Alternatively take a mountain adventure tour, a jet boat ride, or an electric cycle tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Whistler > Sun Peaks
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Voyageur presentation
      Enrich

      Discover how life was lived by the voyageurs, pioneers, fur traders and early settlers centuries ago during an exclusive presentation at your hotel.

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Sun Peaks > Jasper
      Highlights:
      Mount Robson, Freechoice Dining

      Travel via Mount Robson, the highest peak in North America’s Rocky Mountain Range, en route to Jasper.

      FreechoiceDining

      Choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.

      For the next two nights enjoy your rustic accommodation of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, set on the banks of Lac Beauvert.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Jasper
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Cruise on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar or by boat to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake, canoe on Pyramid Lake or raft down the Athabasca River. Alternatively ascend 2,500 metres on the Jasper SkyTram, take the local’s choice hike or explore Maligne Canyon and Jasper’s lakes.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 16 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Ice Explorer,Freechoice Dining

      Take an ‘Ice Explorer’ on the six kilometres long Athabasca Glacier and walk the Glacier Skywalk to truly appreciate nature’s beauty. 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.

      FreechoiceDining

      Fine or more casual dining are among your options this evening at the selection of restaurants at your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - 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 to capture 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. Be thrilled by entertaining stories of the trade, and be sure to take a memorable photo.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 18 - Lake Louise > Banff
      Highlights:
      Banff Gondola, Freechoice Dining

      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

      Choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 19 - 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 20 - 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 21 - 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 22 - 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 23 - 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 24 - 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 25 - 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 26 - 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 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. A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders and wildlife you may see.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 28 - 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 29 - 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 30 - 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
    • 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