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Wondrous Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

Welcome to Victoria where your 24 day journey through Canada begins. Visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens, ride the Rocky Mountaineer & cruise Alaska.

24 Day
From (AUD)
$ 16,960
  • 2018 Victoria > Vancouver

    Quality time

    Canada and Alaska offer so much that you may wish to enjoy them at a more languid pace. Why rush something magical?

    If so, you’ll be delighted to discover that we’ve handcrafted this itinerary with you in mind. Seeing and experiencing Alaska’s rugged wilderness doesn’t mean you can’t spend a little time in some more comfortable corners. With this itinerary, you’ll enjoy three nights in Vancouver, three nights in Banff, a Breakfast with the Bears adventure, and a little more free time to appreciate the wonders of your surrounds. You’ll get to enjoy all the wild and wonderful landmarks that make this region so special, and in a slightly more leisurely frame of mind.

    Tour Code:

    RPBV

    Duration:

    24 Days

    Departure City:

    Victoria

    Return City:

    Vancouver

  • 24 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Victoria
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

      Welcome to Victoria. Your wondrous journey begins with an exclusive two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Empress. Your historic and charming hotel graces Victoria’s sparkling harbour, and now you get to add your own memories to its extensive and eclectic history. Celebrate tonight with a welcome dinner and toast to the wonderful adventure awaiting you and your fellow travellers. Please book flight to arrive prior 5pm.

      Meals included: Dinner

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

      Today, visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens and be seduced by the sights and scents.

      Freechoice

      Try whale watching or a spot of salmon fishing. Alternatively, take a scenic floatplane flight or horse and carriage ride. Or you may wish to indulge in afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress, or take a guided walking food tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Victoria > Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Sightseeing tour

      Today, view eclectic Vancouver on a sightseeing tour that includes fashionable Gastown and historic Chinatown. For the next three nights, you’ll get to make yourself at home in the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Capilano Suspension Bridge, Scenic Freechoice
      Enrich

      This morning, be the first to see Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, which opens early exclusively for Scenic. If the bridge doesn’t amaze you, the cliffwalk and flora will.

      Freechoice

      Take a simulated flight over Canada’s greatest landmarks, or treat yourself to Vancouver’s best dim sum or some signature Italian meatballs. Alternatively, take a creative photography tour around
      the grounds of Vancouver’s Art Gallery and discover the streetscape of Robson Street.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Breakfast with the bears
      Enrich

      Today, share breakfast with Grouse Mountain’s resident bears, Grinder and Coola. Discover all about these remarkable creatures from a wildlife ranger before an exclusive presentation on another fascinating local, the barn owl.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 6 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      Enjoy GoldLeaf Service as beautiful Canada passes by your window on the legendary Rocky Mountaineer, then stay overnight at a Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Rocky Mountaineer > Jasper
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service Mount Robson

      Keep a sharp look out for wildlife such as elk and caribou as you arrive at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for your two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 8 - Jasper
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
      Freechoice

      Today, cruise on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar, go boating on Maligne Lake, canoe on Pyramid Lake or raft down the Athabasca River. Alternatively, ascend 2,500 metres on the Jasper SkyTram, take the local’s choice hike, or explore Maligne Canyon and Jasper’s lakes.

      FreechoiceDining

      There are local specialities aplenty in your choice of dining venues tonight.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Ice Explorer

      Appreciate nature’s true beauty by taking an ‘Ice Explorer’ on the Athabasca Glacier and walking the Glacier Skywalk. The opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is your Special Stay for the next two nights, where you’ll retreat to a stunning lakeview room.

      FreechoiceDining

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Meet a Canadian Mountie
      Enrich

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

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Lake Louise > Banff
      Highlights:
      Banff Gondola; Freechoice dining

      Ride the Banff Gondola and drink in the magnificent views, then settle into your mountain or valley view room for your three night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

      FreechoiceDining

      Tonight, select from a diverse range of restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Banff
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice; Enrich - Rocky Mountain Round Up
      Freechoice

      Take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks, enjoy a Bow River float trip, play nine holes of golf or take a relaxing soak in the mineral pools. Alternatively, take a guided nature walk or head into the mountains by wagon for a Cowboy Cookout lunch. In July, you can also opt for a day trip to the famous Calgary Stampede.

      Enrich

      Tonight be treated to an exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ of fabulous entertainment, food and hospitality.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Banff
      Highlights:
      World Heritage-listed Banff National Park

      Explore the township of Banff, cocooned by Banff National Park, the first national park established in Canada and a coveted World Heritage-listed Site.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 14 - Banff > Sun Peaks
      Enrich

      Canada’s history is brought to life by your voyageur presenter. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, you’ll be fascinated.

      Nestled against Tod Mountain, Sun Peaks Grand Hotel welcomes you this evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Sun Peaks > Whistler
      Enrich

      Expert researcher Michael Allen will present exclusive insights into the life of the fascinating black bear. You’ll be charmed by the stories of the interactions and intricate social lives of Canada’s famous furry residents.

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

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 16 - Whistler
      Freechoice

      Rise above on a helicopter flight, zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Alternatively take a mountain adventure tour, a jet boat ride, an electric bike cycle tour or taste your way around Whistler Village on a progressive lunch.

      Enjoy dinner tonight as you look forward to the next part of your journey – exploring the last frontier.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

      Join your Cruise Director for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board ms Nieuw Amsterdam in a verandah stateroom. Each evening, unwind after the day’s adventures over included drinks with dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch

      Savour a festive on board lunch.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Juneau
      Highlights:
      Alaska’s remote capital

      It’s a rare treat to visit Alaska’s state capital, only accessible by air or sea.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Skagway
      Highlights:
      Klondike gold rush history

      You’ll love Skagway, where historic shop facades echo the days of the gold rush.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Glacier Bay
      Highlights:
      Glacier and wildlife viewing

      Marvel at the icy drama of Glacier Bay with a steaming cup of soup or hot chocolate in hand.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Ketchikan
      Highlights:
      Salmon capital of the world

      Be sure to sample fresh local fare at the ‘salmon capital of the world’. This quirky town is also a treasury of Native American culture, with the largest collection of Native totem poles in the world.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Scenic Cruising
      Highlights:
      Cruise the Inside Passage

      Continue southwards on your elegant cruise. Celebrate the end of your wondrous Canadian and Alaskan journey with a toast at your farewell reception.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 24 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Hospitality lounge and farewell

      It’s time for a fond farewell. Arrive in Vancouver for your onward 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 6 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 47 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 4 memorable Special Stays
    • 46 meals - 23 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 15 dinners