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The Rockies & Voyage of the Glaciers

Explore the Rockies & cruise through Alaska on a 25 day tour from Victoria to Fairbanks. Visit Butchart Gardens, Lake Louise & meet a Canadian Mountie.

25 Day
From (AUD)
$ 15,700
  • 2017 Victoria > Fairbanks

    Tour Code:

    RPRA

    Duration:

    25 Days

    Departure City:

    Victoria

    Return City:

    Fairbanks

    Departure and Return City
  • 25 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Victoria

      Welcome to Victoria. Your journey into wonder begins here. Enjoy an exclusive two night Special Stay at The Fairmont Empress, regally inspired and situated on Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm. Celebrate your journey with a ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

      Meander through the beautiful and diverse Butchart Gardens. 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. You could also 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 3 - Victoria > Whistler

      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 on this native Canadian.

      Freechoice Dining

      Your choice of restaurants for dinner in Whistler.

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

      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 4 - Whistler
      Enrich

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

      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.

      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 5 - Whistler > Sun Peaks
      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 in the quaint village of Sun Peaks at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Sun Peaks > Jasper

      Travel via Mount Robson, the highest peak in North America’s Rocky Mountain Range, en route to Jasper. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife such as bears, elk or caribou.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose from a selection of restaurants.

      For the next two nights enjoy your stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Jasper
      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. Or you may wish to 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 8 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

      Travel south along the acclaimed Icefields Parkway. Take an ‘Ice Explorer’ on the 6 kilometre long Athabasca Glacier 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 tonight is in a stunning Lakeview room.

      Freechoice Dining

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Lake Louise > Banff

      For the eager and early riser or the budding photographer, set a sun rise wake-up call so you don’t miss the stunning colour changes painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window. Later, be as mesmerised by the jade hues of Emerald Lake as legendary guide Tom Wilson was in 1882 when he discovered this area during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. 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.

      Enrich

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

      Freechoice Dining

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

      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 10 - Banff
      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.

      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 11 - ‘Rocky Mountaineer’ > Kamloops

      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 your Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 12 - ‘Rocky Mountaineer’ > Vancouver

      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
      Enrich

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

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Alaskan Cruise

      Join your Tour Director for a luxurious seven night voyage on board Island 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

      Your wondrous journey continues north.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Ketchikan

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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
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      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
      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
      Freechoice

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

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 24 - Denali National Park > Fairbanks
      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 overnight at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 25 - Fairbanks

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

      Meals included: Breakfast