Rockies, Alaska, Kenai Peninsula & Arctic Circle

28 Days
Victoria to Fairbanks
From (AUD)
$ 21,110
Dates & Pricing

2020 Victoria > Fairbanks

A walk on the wild side

There are some places on the fringes of this world more beautiful than you can imagine, but they’re sometimes so far off the beaten path that you won’t find them in the holiday photos of family or friends. Welcome to Alaska.
Those in the know say that the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is the true natural treasure of Alaska. Likewise, the locals’ playground, Kenai Peninsula, is slightly off the main tourist arteries, as is beautiful Copper River. This adventurous itinerary will let you prise open the hidden gems of this region, with its wondrous landscapes and its wealth of wildlife, and still ensure you do the essentials, such as cross the Arctic Circle, and visit Canada’s must-sees – the glorious Rockies, Whistler, Vancouver, and more.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RPKC
Duration:
28 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
Fairbanks

28 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Victoria

    Your wondrous journey begins with an exclusive two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Empress.

    Prepare to capture the majesty of the natural wonders and unique sights on a photowalk designed for Scenic guests. Learn all the tips and tricks to capture the perfect shot on your mobile device.

    Tonight, celebrate with a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens:

    Visit beautiful Butchart Gardens.

    This afternoon, be as active or relaxed as you please.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Victoria > Whistler

    Listen for the delightful bird calls complementing the water gushing over Shannon Falls.

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

    Enjoy a choice of restaurants.

    The wonder continues with an overnight 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

    Choose your Whistler activity today. The more active can zip-line. Alternatively, enjoy a mountain adventure tour or the Peak 2 Peak gondola or soar above on a Helicopter flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Whistler > Sun Peaks

    Arrive into the alpine village of Sun Peaks for a relaxing stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Sun Peaks > Banff

    Fine or more casual dining are among your options tonight.

    You’ll feel like royalty during your two night Special Stay in your mountain or valley view room at the 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 or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Banff > Lake Louise

    Travel to Lake Louise and your lake view room for an overnight Special Stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

    Today, you’ll meet a Canadian Mountie, one of the land’s great cultural icons, wearing the famous red serge.

    Choose from a range of restaurants at your hotel for dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Icefields Parkway > Jasper

    Take an ‘Ice Explorer’ on the Athabasca Glacier. Check into the rustic-style Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for the next two nights.

    Jasper National Park is one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves. Join astronomers from Jasper Planetarium for a breath-taking Dark Sky Experience and an exclusive twilight supper.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Jasper

    Jasper is an outdoor adventure playground. It’s a day you’re sure to enjoy, however you choose to spend it.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world. You’ll enjoy two days of romantic rail travel with incredible GoldLeaf Service. Stay overnight at a Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

    Arrive in Vancouver for your overnight stay at the centrally located and exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Alaskan Cruise

    Today,  join your Tour Director on a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Royal PrincessSM  and settle in to your Balcony Stateroom and unwind.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Scenic Cruising

    Enjoy your ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Ketchikan

    Alaska’s first city is now known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Juneau

    Alaska’s state capital is only accessible by air or sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Skagway

    Stroll through historic Skagway, with its shop facades and wooden boardwalks reminiscent of the Gold Rush era.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Glacier Bay

    Marvel as dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve drift by you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - College Fjord

    Some of the glaciers of College Fjord are 40 storeys high and tower above even the largest cruise ship. Celebrate the end of your cruise with a toast at your farewell reception.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Whittier > Kenai Peninsula

    Visit Alaska’s Wildlife Conservation Centre and encounter unique wildlife, such as musk ox and lynx. Tonight, begin your two night Special Stay at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Kenai Peninsula

    Kenai Peninsula is a favourite playground for locals, so today enjoy the adventure and explore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - Kenai Peninsula > Copper River

    View the Matanuska Glacier, approximately 42 kilometres long and 6.5 kilometres wide at its terminus.
    Later, feast on a quintessentially Alaskan salmon dinner at Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, where you’ll stay for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Copper River

    A Park Ranger will take you on an exclusive journey into the immense Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Copper River > Denali National Park

    McKinley Chalet Resort is your Special Stay for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Denali National Park

    Choose your own activity to make your day in this pristine wilderness truly unforgettable.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Denali National Park > Fairbanks

    Cruise on a Sternwheeler and learn about other facets of Alaska, from huskies to Athabascan village life. Enjoy a two night stay at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Fairbanks > Arctic Circle

    Cross the Arctic Circle by plane and receive a certificate to prove it. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Soar over the rugged and magnificent Brooks Mountain range and wonder at the story of the vast, remote land below.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  28. Day 28 - Fairbanks

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Venture off the tourist trail to the Kenai Peninsula for an in-depth exploration of Alaska’s interior
  • Uncover the wonders of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park under the expert guidance of a Park Ranger
  • Take an exhilarating flight into the Arctic Circle
  • Unwind in sublime surroundings with special stays at wilderness lodges in the Kenai River Valley and Denali National Park

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Stays at the exclusive Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Balcony Staterooms on board your cruise
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • View rooms in Lake Louise and Banff
  • 6 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 43 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 6 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 53 meals – 27 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 18 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

Pricing & Availability