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Wondrous Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

This 24-day Wondrous Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise takes you from Victoria to Vancouver in luxury. Visit the spectacular Butchart Gardens & Lake Louise.

24 Day
From (AUD)
$ 17,495
  • 2019 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

      Welcome to Victoria for an exclusive two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Empress. Celebrate with a welcome dinner and toast to the wonderful adventure awaiting you and your fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

      Take in the sights and scents of beautiful Butchart Gardens.

      Freechoice

      Try whale watching or take a scenic floatplane flight. Or, for a more relaxed pace, take a horse and carriage ride or indulge in afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Victoria > Vancouver

      Explore Vancouver on a sightseeing tour that includes fashionable Gastown and historic Chinatown. Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for three nights

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Vancouver
      Enrich

      This morning, be the first to see Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, which opens early exclusively for Scenic.

      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Vancouver
      Enrich

      A special treat awaits as you share breakfast with Grouse Mountain’s resident bears, Grinder and Coola.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 6 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Rocky Mountaineer > Jasper

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 8 - Jasper
      Freechoice

      Cruise on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar or, if you prefer an aquatic adventure, go boating on Maligne Lake or raft down the Athabasca River. Alternatively, ride the Jasper SkyTram or explore Maligne Canyon and Jasper’s lakes.

      Freechoice Dining

      Enjoy local specialities in your choice of dining venues tonight.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

      Take the ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier. The opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is your Special Stay for the next two nights, where you’ll retreat to a stunning lakeview room.

      Freechoice Dining

      Fine dining, or something more casual – it’s entirely up to you.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Lake Louise
      Enrich

      Meet a Canadian Mountie, wearer of the red serge.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Lake Louise > Banff

      Settle into your mountain or valley view room for your three night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

      Freechoice Dining

      Tonight, select from a diverse range of restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Banff
      Freechoice

      Ride the Banff Gondola and take in the magnificent views or take a helicopter flight. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River float trip, play nine holes of golf or take a relaxing soak in the mineral pools. You can also 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

      Enjoy an exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ of fabulous entertainment.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Banff

      Explore the township of Banff, cocooned by Banff National Park.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 14 - Banff > Sun Peaks
      Enrich

      Canada’s history is brought to life by your voyageur presenter.

      Sun Peaks Grand Hotel welcomes you this evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Sun Peaks > Whistler

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

      Enrich

      Expert researcher Michael Allen will present exclusive insights about black bears.

      Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 16 - Whistler
      Freechoice

      Take a zipline adventure or the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Alternatively, go on a mountain adventure tour or a jet boat ride.

      Enjoy a farewell Canada dinner as you look forward to your Alaskan cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

      Join your Cruise Director for a seven night Alaskan cruise on board Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam in a verandah stateroom.
      For the duration of your cruise, the ‘Signature Beverage Package’ has been included.

      Please be advised that shore excursions are an additional expense and can be purchased online prior to departure or onboard your cruise ship. It is recommended to book as early as possible through the cruise company’s’ Cruise Personaliser to ensure availability.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Scenic Cruising

      Savour a festive on board lunch.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Juneau

      Visit Alaska’s state capital, only accessible by air or sea.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Skagway

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Glacier Bay

      Marvel at the icy drama of Glacier Bay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Ketchikan

      Visit the ‘salmon capital of the world’.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Scenic Cruising

      Continue southwards on your elegant cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 24 - Vancouver

      Arrive in Vancouver for your onward or homeward bound 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. We’ll be sorry to say goodbye after a wonderful 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 package 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
    • 6 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 37 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
    • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
    • 46 meals – 23 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 15 dinners (D)
    • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
    • All tipping and gratuities