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The Rockies, Voyage of the Glaciers & Arctic Circle

Explore the Rockies & cruise through Alaska on a 25 day adventure. Visit Butchart Gardens, Lake Louise & enjoy GolfLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer.

26 Day
From (AUD)
$ 18,145
  • 2019 Victoria > Fairbanks

    Places of rare beauty

    In the splendid isolation of Alaska, the air you breathe is rarefied air. The sights you see are rarely seen. The sounds you hear are rarely heard. And at any point in time you can be overcome by the feeling that you’re witnessing something remarkable and, yes, rare.

    From the fauna to the flora to the many spectacular formations, Canada and Alaska are unlike anywhere else. Where else will you encounter such a plethora of unique creatures, from the musk ox to the grizzly bear? Where else are nature’s acts of wonder so immediately accessible? Where else are there such endless vistas in such plentiful supply? You’ll be transported to places that are completely off the map of most people’s lives, as well as landmarks of rare majesty, from the Rocky Mountains to Alaska’s College Fjord.

    Tour Code:

    RPRA

    Duration:

    26 Days

    Departure City:

    Victoria

    Return City:

    Fairbanks

  • 26 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Victoria
      Highlights:
      Welcome Dinner

      Your wondrous journey begins with an exclusive two night Special Stay at the iconic Fairmont Empress. Celebrate tonight with a welcome dinner and toast to the wonderful adventure awaiting you and your fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice

      Visit beautiful Butchart Gardens and admire the floral displays and features.

      Freechoice

      This afternoon can be as active or relaxed as you please.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Victoria > Whistler
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Black Bear Presentation, Scenic Freechoice Dining

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

      Enrich

      Learn about black bears during an exclusive presentation by expert researcher Michael Allen.

      Freechoice Dining

      Tonight, choose between a selection of restaurants in Whistler.

      The wonder continues with a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Whistler
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Choose your level of adventure from an array of exciting activities. Take a zipline adventure or the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Alternatively, embark on a mountain adventure tour or a jet boat ride.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Whistler > Sun Peaks
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Voyageur Presentation
      Enrich

      During an exclusive, insightful presentation discover how life was lived by the voyageurs, pioneers, fur traders and early settlers as they battled to establish settlements along Canada’s trading route.

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Sun Peaks > Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Reach Lake Louise and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where you’ll enjoy a Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room.

      Freechoice Dining

      Tonight, choose between fine or more casual dining at your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Lake Louise > Banff
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Meet a Canadian Mountie, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      At sunrise, the snow-capped mountains are awash with pastel pinks, mauves and blues, so make sure you’re up early enough to see it. Later, small town charm and stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. Settle into your two night Special Stay in a valley or mountain view room at the Fairmont Banff Springs, the ‘Castle in the Rockies’.

      Enrich

      Meet a Canadian Mountie, wearer of the famous red serge. Delight in his colourful tales and take the opportunity to get a photograph.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose between a selection of cuisines at your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Banff
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice, 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

    • Day 9 - Icefields Parkway > Jasper
      Highlights:
      Ice Explorer, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Travel along the Icefields Parkway, then take an ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier. Arrive in Jasper for the next two nights and enjoy your rustic-style accommodation at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, set on the banks of Lac Beauvert.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel. A delicious dilemma.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Jasper
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      So many outdoor adventurers visit Jasper. You’ll appreciate why when you engage in one of the activities available to you today.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 12 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      Arrive into cosmopolitan Vancouver for your two night stay at the centrally located and exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 13 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Capilano Suspension Bridge
      Enrich

      Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early, exclusively for Scenic, so you can enjoy your tranquil stroll before the crowds arrive.

      Explore the many and varied sights, tastes and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour. Later, enjoy dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Alaskan Cruise
      Highlights:
      Princess Cruises

      Embark on your luxurious seven night voyage with Princess Cruises. Watch for wildlife from your Verandah Stateroom and enjoy included drinks with dinner each night.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch

      Cruise northwards on board your elegant cruise ship. Your welcome lunch is a great way to celebrate your adventures at sea.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Icy Strait Point
      Highlights:
      Tlingit culture

      Icy Strait Point is home to the Huna Tlingit tribes, which have remained in this area for more than 2,000 years.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Juneau
      Highlights:
      Alaska’s remote capital

      Alaska’s state capital is only accessible by air or sea. This is one town you can explore without ever getting lost.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Skagway
      Highlights:
      Klondike gold rush heritage

      Discover the historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush that typify Skagway.

      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. Celebrate the end of your cruise with a toast at your farewell reception.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

      Visit Alaska’s Wildlife Conservation Centre.

      Enjoy a jet boat ride before your Special Stay at Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.

      Denali flightseeing  - Optional flightseeing over Denali, with glacier landing (additional expense, subject to seasonal operation. Replaces jet boat ride).

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Talkeetna > Denali National Park
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Homestead tour, Princess Rail , Enrich - Music of Denali dinner show
      Enrich

      Visit Joanne Porterfield’s homestead and learn about early Alaskan life.

      Journey on Princess Rail to Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge for a two night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      Explore Alaska’s rugged wilderness today.

      Meals included: Breakfast

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

      Cruise into the heart of Alaska on the ‘Discovery III’ Sternwheeler. See a bush floatplane take off, meet champion sled dogs, and discover village life.

      Stay two nights at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      Thrill at the excitement of crossing the Arctic Circle by air and receive a certificate to prove it. Stop at a wilderness community for a fascinating insight into the history of the region and life today. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 26 - Fairbanks
      Highlights:
      Farewell

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

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    5 star luxury inclusions
    • Exclusive stays at the full range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
    • Verandah Staterooms on board your cruise
    • Complimentary drinks with dinner throughout your cruise
    • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
    • View rooms in Lake Louise and Banff
    • The intimacy of small group touring – a maximum of 40 guests
    • 9 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 39 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
    • 6 memorable Scenic Special Stays
    • 50 meals – 25 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 17 dinners (D)
    • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
    • All tipping and gratuities