Inside Passage & the Canadian Rockies - cruise & land journey

24 Days
Anchorage to Calgary
From (AUD)
$ 30,668
Dates & Pricing

2022 Anchorage > Calgary

The Inside Passage and Canada’s heart

Alaska offers the finest collection of nature’s most mesmerising glacial valleys, snow-capped mountains, cedar-filled forests, captivating fjords and brilliant seas. Explore a continent of larger-than-life beauty, where the fauna is as big and breathtaking as the rugged terrain. From bears to elk, the immense firs to the rail lines that cut through this endless striking continent, this is a part of the world that’s as vast as it is beautiful.
On your Eclipse voyage, be amazed by the majestic wilderness and wildlife such as elk, caribou, sea otters, orcas and humpback whales – just some of many sightseeing opportunities both at sea and on shore. Set sail on a breathtaking journey through the Aleutian Islands and the Inside Passage of Alaska, and experience towns rich with historical vestiges. Canada is a land of uncommon beauty, a broad kaleidoscope of natural wonders and intriguing cultures. From its breathtaking glaciers to its vast open spaces, it’s a land that some go to be immersed in, while others go to find themselves. Whether you’ve been entranced by tales of grizzly bears or iconic Lake Louise, or been in awe of images of immense mountains, crystalline lakes and glaciers, you’re sure to be both surprised and entranced by what you find during our Canada handcrafted journey.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OUB4
Duration:
24 days
Departure City:
Anchorage
Return City:
Calgary

Selected Itinerary

24 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Anchorage > Nome, AK

    Welcome to Nome, set at the tip of the Seward Peninsula and overlooking the Bering Sea. A world of wonder awaits as you step on board and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - At Sea

    Today, relax on your Discovery Yacht. With so many choices on board, you will be surprised how quickly time passes. Choose one of the daily activities including a class at Scenic Epicure, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - St. Paul Island, AK

    St Paul Island in the Bering Sea lies between USA and Russia, and has a land area of just 100km2 and uniquely has just one school, one post office, one bar, one shop and one church. Nature is abundant as the rugged landscape has been shaped by surrounding volcanoes and lava craters. Fauna has flourished with the region becoming well known as a breeding ground for more than 500,000 northern fur seals and millions of seabirds.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Dutch Harbour, AK

    One of the world’s largest and most famous fishing ports the Dutch Harbour of Alaska has a fascinating history. It is the site of the Battle of Dutch Harbour in 1942 when attacked by aerial bombardment from the Japanese, and remains the only other location on United States soil attacked during World War II, apart from the Pearl Harbour in Hawaii.[SM1]  Take in the beautiful scenery of this remote and mountainous landscape much loved by tourists, and famed for its hiking, skiing, sportfishing, kayaking and wildlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At Sea

    Enjoy a day at leisure exploring the excellent ultra-luxurious amenities of your Discovery Yacht. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or tempt your palate at a wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Kodiak, AK

    Situated along the Gulf of Alaska, the city of Kodiak is renowned for its inhabitants of grizzly bears, national state parks and sportfishing spots. Uncover history and learn about Kodiak’s key role in WWII as a staging point for US operations with Fort Abercrombie built as a defence post to protect the naval base. Renowned for its wildlife, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge covers two thirds of the island and several nature-loving visitors each year. This is the best location to spot the salmon loving brown bear and other wildlife while taking in the majestic lakes and dramatic mountains within the national park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Homer, AK

    Homer is a small city on Kachemak Bay, that packs a big punch. Take in the charming coastal city that is distinguished by its gravel bar that extends into the bay, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and glaciers. Explore some of Homer's many hiking trails that meander through forests and over streams or take to the seas and kayak Kachemak Bay to witness its rich wildlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Seward, AK

    Discover one of Alaska's most historic towns, Seward. This seaside village offers access to Kenai Fjords National Park and a bustling harbour. Marine life, jagged cliffs and seabirds can be found at Resurrection Bay. Take to the seas and get a chance to spot sea lions and tidewater caves. Whether it is embarking on adventurous activities such as summer-style dogsledding or strolling through the streets of the ‘Mural Capital of Alaska’, there is something for everyone.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Cruising Hubbard Glacier, AK

    Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier in the world, stretching 122 kilometres. This mountain of ice exemplifies the grandness of the the region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Sitka, AK

    As the old capital of Alaska during the Russian empire, Sitka still has strong ties to Russia. From the battle of the indigenous people with the Russians to the establishment of St. Michael’s Cathedral, North America's first orthodox cathedral, there is much history to unpack and explore. Sitka, of the United States main fishing ports, attracts seafood enthusiasts in hoardes. The picturesque landscape at Sitka National Historical Park and the wildlife of the Inside Passage is a tourist favourite where whales and Pacific salmon thrive deep below as bald eagles soar overhead.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Kake, AK

    Discover the home of the Tlingit people in Kake, with more than 70% of the people still preserving and continuing their heritage. Connect with the locals and learn about their survival through hunting, fishing and gathering plants and berries. Kake is a prime location for spotting whales and for bear watching during the summer when they emerge take feast on the thriving salmon population. The icy seas and thick forestland allow premium hiking trails such as Big John Bay Trail, Goose Lake Trail and Cathedral Falls Trail.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Wrangell, AK

    Located near the Stikine River, Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska, with its rich history is visible in the collection of totem poles scattered throughout the town. Surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife, many are attracted to the region's fauna and flora. Anan Bear and Wildlife Observatory offer a rare chance to view wildlife including brown and black bears up close, you will soon see why this is known to be the heart of the Inside Passage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At Sea

    Relax on board and indulge yourself at the Senses Spa or take a yoga class in the PURE: Yoga & Pilates Studio. There’ll be insightful lectures and presentations from the Discovery Team in the theatre or you could also choose to learn new cooking techniques in Scenic Epicure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - At Sea

    Cruise towards Vancouver today. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory or test your knowledge with some trivia in the lounge. Whatever you choose to do, you will love the relaxing and luxurious finish to your extraordinary expedition voyage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Vancouver > Victoria

    Your cruise ends this morning in Vancouver as you farewell your crew. Disembark after breakfast and make your way to Victoria, the oldest city in western Canada and the capital of British Columbia. Check in for a two-night Special Stay at the at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Explore the spectacular Butchart Gardens, discover its 100 year old history and 900 varieties of plants.

    Freechoice

    Indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress or explore Victoria on a walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Victoria > Vancouver

    A ferry takes you across Georgia Strait enroute to Vancouver Island. Later today, arrive into Vancouver and your hotel for the next two-nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Vancouver

    Absorb the tranquillity of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests.  Wander among the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, before the crowds arrive. Later explore the many and varied sights and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Vancouver > 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. Enjoy this ultimate treat for the senses, as you carve through the otherwise inaccessible terrain of the Rocky Mountains. View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  20. Day 20 - Kamloops > Lake Louise

    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. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through. Check in for your two night Special Stay at the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  21. Day 21 - 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

  22. Day 22 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Drive through the Rocky Mountains, past mesmerising lakes and towering mountains en route to Banff. Feel like royalty as you check in for a two-night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, the ‘Castle in the Rockies’.

    Enrich

    Head out at dusk on a unique wildlife spotting experience in search of Banff’s magnificent beast including deer, elk, caribou and the elusive Grizzly bear.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - 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. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous farewell dinner.

    Freechoice

    Ride the Banff Gondola and take in the magnificent views or take a helicopter flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Banff

    Today, we bid a fond farewell. Thank you for joining us on a wondrous journey.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your all-inclusive cruise features
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Up to 15 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • All tipping and gratuities

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability