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The Rockies, Alaska & Eastern Explorer

From Toronto to Vancouver, embark on this incredible 30 day itinerary. Enjoy a Niagara Falls cruise, ride the Rocky Mountaineer & cruise the Inside Passage.

30 Day
From (AUD)
$ 23,245
  • 2019 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, Alaska’s capital city, 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 wonderful journey begins with a two night stay at the Fairmont Royal York. This stunning hotel has welcomed royals, presidents and dignitaries alike, and today it will welcome you.

    • Day 2 - Toronto
      Highlights:
      Niagara Falls cruise

      Head to the stunning Niagara Falls and feel the mist of the falls as you cruise to its base. Tonight, enjoy a ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Toronto > Ottawa
      Highlights:
      CN Tower

      Be treated to stunning views of Canada’s largest city and Lake Ontario from the Observation Deck at CN Tower. Continue to Ottawa, Canada’s elegant capital city, for a two night stay at the Fairmont Château Laurier, located just steps away from Parliament Hill.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 4 - Ottawa
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice

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

      Freechoice

      Tour Canada’s national museums, take a ByWard Market Culinary tour, or cruise along the Ottawa River.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose between local restaurants or your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • 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

      Discover the history of Québec City on a tour of the Old Town.

      Later, begin a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in the heart of Québec City.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Québec City
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Tour by helicopter, on foot or by horse and carriage. Alternatively, sample local delicacies. Today, it’s up to you.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Québec City > Montréal
      Highlights:
      City sightseeing; Notre-Dame Basilica

      Visit the exquisite Notre-Dame Basilica, with its imposing Gothic Revival architecture. You’ll celebrate the conclusion of your Canadian jaunt at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth with a sumptuous farewell dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      Fly to Vancouver for an exclusive two night stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (flight not included in land only tour price). Celebrate tonight with a ‘Welcome to Western Canada’ dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Capilano Suspension Bridge

      Absorb the tranquillity of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests

      A sightseeing tour will showcase Vancouver’s hidden treasures.

      Meals included: Breakfast

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

      Embark on one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, the Rocky Mountaineer. Be pampered by the GoldLeaf Service in your glass dome carriage. Tonight stay at a 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. Arrive into Lake Louise for your two night Special Stay in a Lakeview room at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 13 - Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Meet a Canadian Mountie, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Set a sunrise wake-up call for a special treat to catch the first glimpse of 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.

      Freechoice Dining

      Fine or casual dining – you decide.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose from a range of restaurants.

      Enjoy mountain or valley views during your two night Special Stay at Fairmont Banff Springs.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Banff
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice, Enrich - Rocky Mountain Round Up
      Freechoice

      Choose to ascend Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for awe-inspiring views of Bow Valley or take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River float trip, take a guided nature hike, rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools, play nine holes of golf 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. Whichever activity you choose, you’re sure to be swept away by Banff National Park, the first national park established in Canada and a World Heritage-listed Site.

      Enrich

      Be treated tonight to an exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ of superb food, entertainment and hospitality.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      After an ‘Ice Explorer’ ride on Athabasca Glacier, settle into Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for a two night stay.

      Freechoice Dining

      Dine at a restaurant of your choice.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Jasper
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Don your leathers and hit the open road in a Harley Davidson™ sidecar or, if you prefer an aquatic adventure, go rafting down the Athabasca River or boating on Maligne Lake. Alternatively, take a scenic drive around Jasper’s stunning lakes and explore Maligne Canyon or rise above it all and take in the magnificent views on the Jasper SkyTram.

      Meals included: Breakfast

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

      Arrive into the alpine village of Sun Peaks, staying at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

      Enrich

      This evening, learn about Canadian history in the most enjoyable way possible, with your presenter portraying himself as ‘voyageur’. It’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Sun Peaks > Whistler
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Black Bear Presentation, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      On arrival in Whistler, visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre where a First Nations ambassador treats you to a unique cultural experience.

      Enrich

      Enjoy a presentation on the black bear by expert researcher Michael Allen.

      Settle in for a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose between some of the finest restaurants in Whistler.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Whistler
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground and today you get to choose how to make the most of it. Enjoy the view by Zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola, take a mountain adventure tour or a thrilling jet boat ride.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 21 - Whistler > Victoria
      Highlights:
      Shannon Falls

      Check in for your exclusive two night Special Stay at The Fairmont Empress.

      Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional floatplane flight to Victoria (additional expense).

      Meals included: Breakfast

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

      Stroll through beautiful Butchart Gardens.

      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 or indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Victoria > 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 in a Verandah Stateroom. For the duration of your cruise, the ‘Signature Beverage Package’ has been included.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 24 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch

      Celebrate your first day at sea with a festive 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 charming state capital is 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

      Take a stroll into the past. Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike Gold Rush.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 27 - Glacier Bay
      Highlights:
      Glacier and wildlife viewing

      A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders you are sure to see in this spectacular area.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 28 - Ketchikan
      Highlights:
      Alaska’s oldest city and 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:
      Cruising south

      Continue cruising south. Celebrate your Canadian and Alaskan escapade with a 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