Rockies, Alaska, Kenai Peninsula & Arctic Circle

From Victoria to Fairbanks, this 28-day tour uncovers the sights of Canada. Visit beautiful Banff, Lake Louise, Kenai Peninsula and Denali National Park.

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

2019 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. Tonight, celebrate with a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Visit beautiful Butchart Gardens, once a limestone quarry, now a delightful floral kaleidoscope.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Victoria > Vancouver

    Today, take a tour through Vancouver, one of the world’s most liveable cities. Enjoy an overnight stay at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Vancouver > 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.

    Enjoy a choice of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Whistler > Sun Peaks

    Discover Canada’s history during an exclusive presentation by a voyageur at your hotel.

    Sleep at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel in the quaint village of Sun Peaks.

    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

    Be as active or leisurely as you like – it’s entirely up to you.

    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 - Banff > Lake Louise

    Travel to Lake Louise and check into your lakeview 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.

    Enjoy a selection of restaurants at your hotel.

    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. Overnight, stay at a Kamloops hotel.

    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

    Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early, exclusively for Scenic

    Join your Tour Director on a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Royal PrincessSM. Settle into your verandah stateroom and each evening, unwind after the day’s adventures with included drinks with dinner.

    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

  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. This awe-inspiring bay is home to the world’s largest concentration of actively calving tidewater glaciers.

    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 a Sternwheeler and learn about other facets of Alaska, from huskies to Athabascan village life.

    Tonight begin 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

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Exclusive stays at the full range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Verandah Staterooms on board your cruise
  • Complimentary drinks with dinner 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
  • 9 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 44 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 6 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 54 meals – 27 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 19 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability