Magnificent Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

This 22-day round trip from Vancouver includes a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf, a visit to Whistler, Banff & Jasper and a luxury Alaskan Cruise.

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

2019 Vancouver > 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 - Vancouver

    Welcome to cosmopolitan Vancouver where your journey of wonder begins.  For the next two night’s you will be exclusively accommodated at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.   Celebrate tonight with a welcome dinner and toast to the adventures awaiting you and your fellow travellers.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    Embark on one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, the Rocky Mountaineer. Be pampered by the GoldLeaf Service in your glass dome carriage. Tonight stay at a Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer > Lake Louise

    Feel your awe and excitement peak as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain into the Canadian Rockies. Arrive into Lake Louise for your two night Special Stay in a Lakeview room at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Lake Louise

    Set a sunrise wake-up call for a special treat to catch the first glimpse of the stunning colour changes painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

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

    Fine or casual dining – you decide.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff.

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Enjoy mountain or valley views during your two night Special Stay at Fairmont Banff Springs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - Icefields Parkway > Jasper

    After an ‘Ice Explorer’ ride on Athabasca Glacier, settle into Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for a two night stay.

    Dine at a restaurant of your choice.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - Jasper > 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

  11. Day 11 - 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.

    Enjoy a presentation on the black bear by expert researcher Michael Allen.

    Settle in for a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

    Choose between some of the finest restaurants in Whistler.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - Whistler > Victoria

    Check in for your exclusive two night Special Stay at The Fairmont Empress.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - 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, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Victoria > Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

    Join your Cruise Director for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage 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

  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

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