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Ultimate Canadian Rockies, Alaska & Arctic Circle

This Ultimate Canadian Rockies, Alaska & Arctic Circle tour takes you from Vancouver to Fairbanks in 5-star luxury with a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer.

27 Day
From (AUD)
$ 19,545
  • 2019 Vancouver > 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.

    Tour Code:

    RPLA

    Duration:

    27 Days

    Departure City:

    Vancouver

    Return City:

    Fairbanks

  • 27 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Welcome Dinner

      Begin with an exclusive two night stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Celebrate your journey ahead with a welcome dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Capilano Suspension Bridge
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      Enjoy the tranquillity of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, open early exclusively for Scenic guests.

      This afternoon, take a city tour of Vancouver.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - 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 4 - Rocky Mountaineer > Banff
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      Revel in another day of luxury on board the Rocky Mountaineer. Feel your awe and excitement peak as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain into the Canadian Rockies. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through today. Sip on local BC wines and beers as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Later, you’ll be delivered to small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery in Banff. Settle into your iconic Special Stay for two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs in a mountain or valley view room.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 5 - Banff
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice, Enrich - Rocky Mountain Round Up
      Freechoice

      Ride the Banff Gondola and take in the magnificent views or take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks.  Alternatively enjoy a Bow River float trip, play nine holes of golf or take a relaxing  soak  in the mineral pools. Nature lovers may be enticed to take a guided nature walk or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch.

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      Tonight be treated to an exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ of superb food, entertainment and hospitality. Don your Stetson hat and cowboy boots, kick up your heels and make the most of a rollicking evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      Today we arrive at the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise your Special Stay for the next two nights, where you’ll retreat to a stunning Lakeview room.

      Freechoice Dining

      This evening, the choice is yours. Fine dining, or something more casual – it’s entirely up to you.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - 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 you don’t miss the stunning colour changes painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - 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 9 - Jasper
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Choose your level of adventure in the ultimate outdoor playground.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Jasper > Sun Peaks
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Voyageur Presentation

      Arrive into Sun Peaks, staying at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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      Enjoy a fascinating voyageur presentation tonight.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - 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 12 - Whistler
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Choose your Whistler activity today. The more active can zipline or take a jet boat ride. Alternatively, take a mountain adventure tour or the Peak 2 Peak gondola.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - 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 14 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice

      Explore Butchart Gardens.

      Freechoice

      Choose from a range of experiences.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - 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 16 - 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 17 - Ketchikan
      Highlights:
      Salmon capital of the world

      Explore Alaska’s first city, now known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - 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 19 - 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 20 - 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 21 - 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 22 - Anchorage > Talkeetna
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Wildlife Conservation Park
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      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 23 - Talkeetna > Denali National Park
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Homestead tour, Princess Rail, Enrich - Music of Denali dinner show
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      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 24 - Denali National Park
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Explore Alaska’s rugged wilderness today.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 25 - 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 26 - Fairbanks > Arctic Circle
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Arctic Circle Flight
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      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 27 - Fairbanks
      Highlights:
      Farewell

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

      Meals included: Breakfast