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The Rockies, Voyage of the Glaciers & Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle is the ultimate destination for many. Visit this iconic place as well as beautiful Canada and wild Alaska over 26 exciting days.

26 Day
From (AUD)
$ 15,500
  • 2017 Vancouver > Fairbanks

    Tour Code:

    RPRA

    Duration:

    26 Days

    Departure City:

    Vancouver

    Return City:

    Fairbanks

    Mesmerising frontiers

    This journey through the heart of Alaska reveals a land with a rugged but undeniable charm, one that has not yet relinquished all of its mysteries.

    There are still spots in Alaska’s vast wilderness that no one has set foot upon, and in travelling to this wondrous frontier land, you’ll be among the privileged few. This itinerary will treat you to places of pristine wilderness and exquisite beauty, from Denali National Park, with its snowy mountains and sweeping vistas, to the majestic College Fjord in Prince William Sound. You’ll even cross the Arctic Circle. Combine that with the mighty Rocky Mountains and you’re likely to be crossing a few personal, as well as geographic, frontiers.

  • 26 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

      Your journey to wonder begins with an exclusive two night stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Enjoy a welcome dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Capilano Suspension Bridge
      Enrich

      This morning the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early, just for Scenic guests.

      Later enjoy a tour of Vancouver, one of the world’s most liveable cities.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - ‘Rocky Mountaineer’ > Kamloops
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      Be pampered with GoldLeaf Service in your glass dome carriage before an overnight stay at a Kamloops hotel, as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - ‘Rocky Mountaineer’ > Jasper
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      Settle in for a two night stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 5 - Jasper
      Highlights:
      Freechoice, Freechoice Dining
      Freechoice

      Pick and choose an outdoor activity of your choice.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Ice Explorer, Freechoice Dining

      The ‘Ice Explorer’ will take you onto Athabasca Glacier where you can indulge your inner child in a snowball fight.

      Freechoice Dining

      Fine or casual dining, this evening the choice is yours.

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Lake Louise > Banff
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Meet a Canadian Mountie

      Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain and be rewarded by magnificent views of Bow Valley.

      Enrich

      Meet a Canadian Mountie, donning the famous red serge.

      Freechoice Dining

      Canadian, Italian, Japanese, Indian or Swiss cuisines are among your choices tonight.

      For your two night Special Stay, you’ll enjoy views from your room at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

      Note: In order to provide an optimum touring experience, in some instances Freechoice Dining and Rocky Mountain Round Up in Banff may be provided in a different order; that is, you may experience Rocky Mountain Round Up on your first night in Banff, and Freechoice Dining the following night.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Banff
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Rocky Mountain Round Up
      Freechoice

      Explore the surrounding natural beauty of Banff your way.

      Enrich

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Banff > Sun Peaks
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Voyageur presentation
      Enrich

      Discover how life was lived by the voyageurs and early settlers at an exclusive presentation.

      Stay overnight at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel in an alpine village.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Sun Peaks > Whistler
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Black bear presentation
      Enrich

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

      Freechoice Dining

      Savour your selection of dining venues.

      For the next two nights delight in a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Whistler
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Breakfast and cultural experience, Scenic Freechoice
      Enrich

      Dine, discover and delight as First Nation’s ambassadors treat you to a unique cultural experience at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

      Freechoice

      Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground. Enjoy the day, however you choose.

      Note: In order to provide an optimum touring experience, in some instances the breakfast at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and breakfast at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler may be provided in a different order; that is, you may experience the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on your first morning in Whistler, and your breakfast at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler the following morning.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Whistler > Victoria
      Highlights:
      Shannon Falls

      Cross the Georgia Strait by ferry, and keep an eye out for whales and other marine life. Many come from miles around just to take photos of the Fairmont Empress, but you’ll get to sleep there for the next two nights on your exclusive Special Stay.

      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

    • Day 13 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice

      Visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens, a wondrous floral kaleidoscope.

      Freechoice

      Be as active or as relaxed as you please.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Alaskan Cruise
      Highlights:
      Coral PrincessSM or Star PrincessSM

      Join your Tour Director for a luxurious seven night voyage on board Coral PrincessSM or Star PrincessSM. Keep an eye out for orcas, humpback whales and bald eagles from the serenity of your Verandah Stateroom. Each evening enjoy included drinks with dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      Cruising north

      Your wondrous journey continues north.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Ketchikan
      Highlights:
      Salmon capital of the world

      Alaska’s first city is now known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’, so sample some of its fresh local fare.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Juneau
      Highlights:
      Alaska’s capital

      Alaska’s state capital is only accessible by air or sea.  Take a stroll around knowing that you’ll never get lost.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Skagway
      Highlights:
      Klondike Gold Rush heritage

      Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, as you will discover.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Glacier Bay
      Highlights:
      Glacier and wildlife viewing

      A steaming cup of hot chocolate will keep you warm as you are mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - College Fjord
      Highlights:
      Prince William Sound

      Some of the glaciers of College Fjord are 40 storeys high and tower over even the largest cruise ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Anchorage > Talkeetna
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Wildlife Conservation Park
      Enrich

      Visit Alaska’s Wildlife Conservation Centre and discover its unique wildlife, such as the musk ox and lynx.

      Enjoy a jet boat ride in Alaska’s remote wilderness on your way to your overnight Special Stay at Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.

      Denali flightseeing - Optional flightseeing over Denali, North America’s highest peak, with glacier landing (additional expense, subject to seasonal operation. Replaces jet boat ride).

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Talkeetna > Denali National Park
      Highlights:
      Midnight Sun Express Rail
      Enrich

      Visit Joanne Porterfield’s homestead and learn of a family’s settlement into one of the region’s isolated communities.

      The ‘Midnight Sun Express’ glass dome carriage offers opportunity to view Denali throughout your rail journey. Tonight, settle in for two nights at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, your Special Stay.

      Enrich

      Be treated to the Music of Denali Dinner Theatre show.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Denali National Park
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      You get to choose how to explore Alaska’s rugged wilderness today.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 24 - Denali National Park > Fairbanks
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Discovery III Sternwheeler

      Enrich
      Enjoy a Sternwheeler cruise on the ‘Discovery III’ and discover other facets of Alaska, such as facts about huskies and Athabascan village life.

      Visit the North Pole, where the spirit of Christmas lives all year. Stay two nights at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 25 - Fairbanks > Arctic Circle
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Arctic Circle flight
      Enrich

      Fly across the Arctic Circle and receive a certificate to prove it. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 26 - Fairbanks
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      It’s time to bid a fond farewell after a wondrous journey.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 11 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 49 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 6 memorable Special Stays
    • 51 meals - 25 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 18 dinners