Magnificent Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

Start your 22-day tour with an Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver, before travelling to Whistler, Jasper, Lake Louise & Banff. End on the Rocky Mountaineer.

22 Days
Vancouver to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 12,995
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.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RPCL
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Vancouver
Return City:
Vancouver

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Vancouver

    Welcome to Vancouver. Your journey of wonder begins with an exclusive stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Your luxury hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with culture, restaurants and world-class shopping right at your doorstep, plus you can take advantage of the added bonus of the Scenic office downstairs, with our staff ready to welcome you and assist with anything you may require. Get to know your fellow explorers and your Scenic Tour Director over a sumptuous welcome dinner, and toast to the exhilarating adventure awaiting you. Please book your flight to arrive prior 5pm.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

    The best time to be at one with nature is before the crowds arrive. Absorb the tranquillity as you are the first to wander amongst the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, with exclusive early entrance Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. A sightseeing tour showcases Vancouver’s hidden treasures. Then, join your Cruise Director for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam. Each evening, delight in the opportunity to sit back and unwind after the days adventures over included drinks with dinner. Keep an eye out for orcas, humpback whales or bald eagles from your 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

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - Scenic Cruising

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Victoria

    Arrive into Vancouver this morning. Transfer by ferry across the Georgia Strait to charming Vancouver Island and stroll through beautiful Butchart Gardens. Jennie Butchart set out to create beauty out of an abandoned quarry over a century ago and the gardens have been lovingly developed into the floral masterpiece you see today. If you rub Tacca, the Florentine bronze boar’s nose, it is said to bring you lots of luck. Later, the elegant Fairmont Empress welcomes you for an exclusive two night Special Stay. Your historic and charming hotel graces Victoria’s sparkling harbour, and now you get to add your own memories to its extensive and eclectic history.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Victoria

    Freechoice

    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

  11. Day 11 - 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.

    Enrich

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

    Freechoice Dining

    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

  12. Day 12 - Whistler

    Freechoice

    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 > Sun Peaks

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

    Enrich

    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

  14. Day 14 - 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.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Jasper

    Freechoice

    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

  16. Day 16 - 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.

    Freechoice Dining

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - 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.

    Enrich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - 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.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Banff

    Freechoice

    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.

    Enrich

    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

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - 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 for your overnight stay.   Celebrate the end of a great journey over dinner tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Vancouver

    It’s time to bid a fond farewell after a wondrous journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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