Rockies, Rail & Alaskan Cruise

From Calgary to Vancouver, explore the best of the Rockies and enjoy a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer before cruising Alaska's Inside Passage in luxury.

13 Days
Banff to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 9,995
Dates & Pricing

2019 Banff > Vancouver

Time excellently spent

Isn’t it time you discovered North America’s most remarkable wonders for yourself?
If you’re time poor, but still wish to experience the wealth of wonder available through a Scenic journey of Canada, consider an itinerary that showcases the magnificent Rocky Mountains, as well as a seven night Alaskan cruise that takes you through the icy wonderland of America’s extreme north. Those are just the main features of an itinerary that also takes you through wonderful Vancouver, among the world’s most liveable cities, as well as Banff National Park, one of Canada’s most iconic destinations.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RMVC
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Banff
Return City:
Vancouver

Selected Itinerary

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Calgary > Banff

    Welcome to the Canadian Rockies, where your journey into wonder begins. Upon arrival into Calgary Airport, transfer by scheduled transportation to Banff where you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Feel like royalty as you check into your mountain or valley view room for a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, the ‘Castle in the Rockies’.

    Your choice of dining options this evening is truly spectacular.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - 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

  12. Day 12 - Scenic Cruising

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - 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 Banff
  • The intimacy of small group touring – a maximum of 40 guests
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 13 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 1 memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • 30 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability