Spectacular Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

On this 21-day round trip from Vancouver, ride the Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf & experience the Icefields Parkway before ending with an Alaskan cruise.

21 Days
Vancouver to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 15,395
$ 14,795
Dates & Pricing

2019 Vancouver > Vancouver

Awe-inspiring

When describing Canada and Alaska, from soaring mountains to striking glaciers and floating icebergs, we simply have to use words like ‘wondrous’ or ‘awe-inspiring’.
There’s no other way to convey the wonders of a region that is home to both the magnificent Icefield’s Parkway and Inside Passage. It’s a region that harbours the grizzly bear, perhaps planet Earth’s greatest predator, as well as the mild-mannered moose. On the one hand you can look forward to the charming English-influenced Victoria, on the other there are towns so remote that they can only be accessed by air or sea. This itinerary showcases all that and more – beautiful scenery, fascinating towns, a friendly and inviting culture, and glorious national parks. Simply awe-inspiring.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RPCW
Duration:
21 days
Departure City:
Vancouver
Return City:
Vancouver

Selected Itinerary

21 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Vancouver

    Begin your journey into wonder with an exclusive two night stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Your luxury hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the city, with culture, restaurants and world-class shopping at your doorstep. Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director over a sumptuous welcome dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vancouver

    Absorb the tranquillity of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests. Be the first to wander among the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, before the crowds arrive.

    A sightseeing tour showcases Vancouver’s many 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 > Jasper

    Feel your awe and excitement peak as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain into the Canadian Rockies. Settle into your home at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Jasper

    Cruise on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar, go boating on Maligne Lake or raft down the Athabasca River. Alternatively, take in the views from the Jasper SkyTram or explore Maligne Canyon and Jasper’s lakes.

    Dine at a fine restaurant of your choice tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Icefields Parkway > Banff

    The ‘Ice Explorer’ will take you onto magnificent Athabasca Glacier. Later, take in the magnificent valley or mountain scenery from your view room at Fairmont Banff Springs during your two night Special Stay.

    Select from a range of cuisines at the hotel’s numerous restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Banff

    Take a helicopter flight, enjoy a Bow River float trip, play nine holes of golf or take a relaxing soak in the mineral pools. Alternatively, ascend Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola, take a guided nature walk or head into the mountains by wagon for a Cowboy Cookout lunch. In July, you can also opt for a day trip to the famous Calgary Stampede.

    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

    Journey to Lake Louise and check into your magnificent lakeview room for an overnight Special Stay at the magnificent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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

    Fine or casual dining – you decide.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Lake Louise > Sun Peaks

    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.

    Sun Peaks Grand Hotel, your overnight accommodation, is situated in a wonderful alpine village.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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.

    Learn all about Canada’s black bears with an exclusive presentation by expert researcher Michael Allen.

    Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

    It’s your choice for dining tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Whistler

    Take a zipline adventure or the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Alternatively, take a mountain adventure tour or a jet boat ride.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Whistler > Victoria

    Cross the Georgia Strait by ferry. Others come to take photos of the Fairmont Empress, but you’ll get to stay there for an exclusive two night Special Stay.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Enjoy a visit to the pleasantly intoxicating 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.

    Try whale watching or take a scenic floatplane flight. Or, for a more relaxed pace, take a horse and carriage ride or indulge in afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

    A Cruise Director will escort your luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board 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

  15. Day 15 - Scenic Cruising

    Cruise northwards on board your elegant cruise ship. Your ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch is a great way to celebrate your adventures at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Juneau

    Alaska’s state capital is only accessible by air or sea. This is one town you can explore without ever getting lost.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Skagway

    Discover the historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush that typify Skagway.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Glacier Bay

    A steaming hot chocolate will keep you warm as you marvel at the dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Ketchikan

    Explore Alaska’s remote last port of call.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Scenic Cruising

    Celebrate your spectacular journey at a farewell reception.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - 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 Lake Louise and Banff
  • The intimacy of small group touring – a maximum of 40 guests
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 39 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 43 meals – 20 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 15 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

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