Magnificent Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

From Victoria to Vancouver, visit the breathtaking Butchart Gardens, soar above Whistler on a helicopter flight and stay at the luxurious Fairmont Hotels.

22 Days
Victoria to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 13,325
Dates & Pricing

2019 Victoria > Vancouver

A land larger than life

Things don’t get much greater than the Rocky Mountains, which tower over northwestern America. Although, as you’ll soon discover, everything in this part of the world is monumental in scale.
Wind your way through the Rocky Mountains by train, admiring local wildlife and the immense firs that grace the route, before venturing into Alaska’s mighty fjords. This is a part of the world that’s as vast as it is beautiful. Gigantic glaciers, expansive plains, peaks that will take your breath away and predators that inspire awe – there’s nothing small about the great American North, or about the impression it will leave on you.

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Victoria

    Your journey into wonder begins with an exclusive two night Special Stay at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress. Celebrate tonight with a welcome dinner and toast to the adventures awaiting you and your fellow travellers.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Stroll through beautiful Butchart Gardens.

    Look out for orcas on a whale watching cruise by Zodiac or cruise boat. Alternatively, choose to take
    a scenic floatplane flight, horse and carriage ride or indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Victoria > Whistler

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

    Learn all about black bears during an exclusive presentation by expert researcher Michael Allen.

    Tonight choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler.

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

    Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional floatplane flight to Whistler (additional expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Whistler

    Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground and today you get to choose how to make the most of it. Enjoy the view by Zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola, take a mountain adventure tour or a thrilling jet boat ride.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Whistler > Sun Peaks

    Arrive into the alpine village of Sun Peaks, staying at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

    This evening, learn about Canadian history in the most enjoyable way possible, with your presenter portraying himself as ‘voyageur’. It’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Sun Peaks > Jasper

    Travel via Mt Robson, the highest peak in North America’s Rocky Mountain range, en route to Jasper. Enjoy rustic-style accommodation at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, set on the banks of glacier-fed Lac Beauvert.

    Choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Jasper

    Don your leathers and hit the open road in a Harley Davidson™ sidecar or, if you prefer an aquatic adventure, go rafting down the Athabasca River or boating on Maligne Lake. Alternatively, take a scenic drive around Jasper’s stunning lakes and explore Maligne Canyon or rise above it all and take in the magnificent views on the Jasper SkyTram.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

    Drive along one of the most famous roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway, then take an ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier. Reach Lake Louise, a true natural wonder, and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where you’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay in a stunning Lakeview room.

    You’ll enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight, from fine to more casual dining.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Lake Louise

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

    Complete your Canadian album by having your photo taken with a real Mountie.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. Settle into your two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, where you’ll enjoy a fabulous mountain or valley view room

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Banff

    Choose to ascend Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for awe-inspiring views of Bow Valley or take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River float trip, take a guided nature hike, rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools, play nine holes of golf or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch. In July, there is also the option for a day trip to the famous Calgary Stampede. Whichever activity you choose, you’re sure to be swept away by Banff National Park, the first national park established in Canada and a World Heritage-listed Site.

    Get ready for a Rocky Mountain experience like no other. This evening take in the magnificent Rocky Mountains soaring above as you feast on the very best of the region’s fresh local produce.
    Later head out at dusk on a unique wildlife spotting experience in search of Banff’s magnificent beasts including deer, elk, caribou and the elusive grizzly bear.

    Important: Please note that this experience is subject to weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather or other operational difficulties, this experience may be replaced with an alternative activity.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, and you’ll relish your two days of GoldLeaf Service. Enjoy this ultimate treat for the senses, as you carve through the otherwise inaccessible terrain of the Rocky Mountains in luxurious comfort. Gaze in awe through the glass-dome windows as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Savour delectable delights and sip on local beer and wine in the company of your newfound friends. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  13. Day 13 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

    View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. Later, you’ll arrive at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you’ll be comfortably appointed for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  14. Day 14 - Vancouver

    Absorb the tranquillity of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests.

    A sightseeing tour will showcase Vancouver’s hidden treasures. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow adventurers for a celebratory dinner as you farewell Canada and prepare for the next part of your journey – cruising Alaska,
    the last frontier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

    Join your Cruise Director for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam 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

  16. Day 16 - Scenic Cruising

    Celebrate your first day at sea with a festive lunch, then settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Juneau

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - Glacier Bay

    A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders you are sure to see in this spectacular area.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Ketchikan

    Alaska’s last port of call is Ketchikan, known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’. Be sure to sample some fresh local fare while you’re in town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Scenic Cruising

    Continue cruising south. Celebrate your Canadian and Alaskan escapade with a farewell reception.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - 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
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 39 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 44 meals – 21 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

Pricing & Availability