Canadian Castles & Alaskan Cruise

15 Days
Banff to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 11,425
$ 11,125
Dates & Pricing

2021 Banff > Vancouver

Epic mountains, glacial waters

From the moment you begin this epic journey through Canada and Alaska, prepare to be astounded.
Whether you’re on land or sea, this is a life-changing experience. Be swept away by Banff National Park’s beauty and stand before the glacial Lake Louise. Discover the astonishing majesty of the Rocky Mountains as you undertake one of the world’s great rail journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer before visiting Vancouver. Alaska is still a great frontier land and we introduce you to its many highlights as you cruise on board Holland America Line. Visit Juneau, Alaska’s capital which is only accessible by air or sea, unearth gold rush secrets and witness some of the world’s greatest wildlife in their natural habitats. Scenic offers our guests a range of extraordinary Fairmont hotel stays across the country – opulent and in some of the most extraordinary locations on Earth, you’ll have no trouble feeling like royalty during this journey.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RHAV
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Banff
Return City:
Vancouver

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Calgary > Banff

    Welcome to the Canadian Rockies, where your journey of wonder begins. Upon arrival into Calgary, transfer to Banff where you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Feel like royalty as you check in for a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, the ‘Castle in the Rockies’. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Banff

    You’re sure to be swept away by Banff National Park, the first national park established in Canada and a coveted World Heritage-listed Site.

    Freechoice

    Ride the Banff Gondola and take in the magnificent views or take a helicopter flight. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River float trip, a guided nature hike or a relaxing soak in the mineral pools. Or you can head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Banff > Lake Louise

    Drive through the Rocky Mountains, past mesmerising lakes and towering mountains en route to Lake Louise. Check in for your two night Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room at the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

    Freechoice Dining

    Enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight, from fine to casual dining.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Lake Louise

    For the early-riser or the budding photographer, set a sunrise wake-up call to capture the stunning colours painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

    Enrich

    Meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for an insight into the importance of the Mounties in Canada, past and present.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world. You’ll relish your two days of GoldLeaf Service as you travel through the Rocky Mountains in luxurious comfort. Gaze in awe as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain in the remarkable Canadian Rockies. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through. Stay overnight at a Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

    View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. Rocky Mountaineer is renowned for the delicious cuisine prepared on board. Savour the delectable delights and sip on local wine or beer as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Later today, arrive at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 - Vancouver

    Absorb the tranquility of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests. Explore the many and varied sights and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

    Join your Cruise Director for your luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Noordam. Keep an eye out for Orcas, Humpback whales or Bald eagles from your Verandah Stateroom.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Scenic Cruising

    It’s a great day to settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Juneau

    Alaska’s charming state capital is only accessible by air or sea. This is one town you can explore knowing you’ll never get lost.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Skagway

    Take a stroll into the past. Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike Gold Rush.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Scenic Cruising Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm

    Steep cliffs and glacier-covered mountains flank this fjord, fringed by the largest intact coastal temperate rain forest in the United States. Old-growth trees colonized Tracy Arm’s mouth long ago as the Ice Age retreated. But further up the sinuous 48-kilometer (30-mile) waterway, its icy grip lingers a little. There, the twin Sawyer Glaciers flow from the peaks down to the sea, sloughing off stories-high chunks of water frozen decades or even centuries before. Even more glorious than nearby Glacier Bay, Tracy Arm is part of the 5.7 million acres of pure wilderness sheltered by the Tongass National Forest (America’s biggest). Visitors often see bears, whales and mountain goats roaming across various corners of this pristine area—not to mention chubby baby seals resting on the ice floes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Ketchikan

    Alaska’s last port of call is known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’.  Take full advantage while you’re there.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Scenic Cruising

    Relax and enjoy your cruise southwards.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Vancouver

    Arrive in Vancouver for your onward or homeward bound journey. Reminisce with your fellow travellers about your unforgettable fortnight. You’ll find that this taste of Canada and Alaska will leave you wanting more.

    Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Stays at the exclusive Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Verandah Stateroom on board your cruise
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • View room in Lake Louise
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 32 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

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