The Rockies, Voyage of the Glaciers & Arctic Circle

Explore the Rockies & cruise through Alaska on a 25 day adventure. Visit Butchart Gardens, Lake Louise & enjoy GolfLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer.

26 Days
Victoria to Fairbanks
From (AUD)
$ 18,445
Dates & Pricing

2019 Victoria > Fairbanks

Places of rare beauty

In the splendid isolation of Alaska, the air you breathe is rarefied air. The sights you see are rarely seen. The sounds you hear are rarely heard. And at any point in time you can be overcome by the feeling that you’re witnessing something remarkable and, yes, rare.
From the fauna to the flora to the many spectacular formations, Canada and Alaska are unlike anywhere else. Where else will you encounter such a plethora of unique creatures, from the musk ox to the grizzly bear? Where else are nature’s acts of wonder so immediately accessible? Where else are there such endless vistas in such plentiful supply? You’ll be transported to places that are completely off the map of most people’s lives, as well as landmarks of rare majesty, from the Rocky Mountains to Alaska’s College Fjord.
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26 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Victoria

    Your wondrous journey begins with an exclusive two night Special Stay at the iconic Fairmont Empress. Celebrate tonight with a welcome dinner and toast to the wonderful adventure awaiting you and your fellow travellers.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Visit beautiful Butchart Gardens and admire the floral displays and features.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - 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.

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

    Tonight, choose between 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 one hour floatplane flight (additional expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Whistler

    Choose your level of adventure from an array of exciting activities. Take a zipline adventure or the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Alternatively, embark on a mountain adventure tour or a jet boat ride.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Whistler > Sun Peaks

    During an exclusive, insightful presentation discover how life was lived by the voyageurs, pioneers, fur traders and early settlers as they battled to establish settlements along Canada’s trading route.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Sun Peaks > Lake Louise

    Reach Lake Louise and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where you’ll enjoy a Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room.

    Tonight, choose between fine or more casual dining at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Lake Louise > Banff

    At sunrise, the snow-capped mountains are awash with pastel pinks, mauves and blues, so make sure you’re up early enough to see it. Later, small town charm and stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. Settle into your two night Special Stay in a valley or mountain view room at the Fairmont Banff Springs, the ‘Castle in the Rockies’.

    Meet a Canadian Mountie, wearer of the famous red serge. Delight in his colourful tales and take the opportunity to get a photograph.

    Choose between a selection of cuisines at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Banff

    Explore the surrounding natural beauty of Banff your way.

    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

  9. Day 9 - Icefields Parkway > Jasper

    Travel along the Icefields Parkway, then take an ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier. Arrive in Jasper for the next two nights and enjoy your rustic-style accommodation at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, set on the banks of Lac Beauvert.

    Choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel. A delicious dilemma.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Jasper

    So many outdoor adventurers visit Jasper. You’ll appreciate why when you engage in one of the activities available to you today.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    Delight in one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world. Two days of GoldLeaf service is sure to be a highlight of your trip. Stay overnight at a Kamloops hotel, as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

    Arrive into cosmopolitan Vancouver for your two night stay at the centrally located and exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  13. Day 13 - Vancouver

    Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early, exclusively for Scenic, so you can enjoy your tranquil stroll before the crowds arrive.

    Explore the many and varied sights, tastes and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour. Later, enjoy dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Alaskan Cruise

    Embark on your luxurious seven night voyage with Princess Cruises. Watch for wildlife from your Verandah Stateroom and enjoy included drinks with dinner each night.

    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 lunch is a great way to celebrate your adventures at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Icy Strait Point

    Icy Strait Point is home to the Huna Tlingit tribes, which have remained in this area for more than 2,000 years.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - Skagway

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Glacier Bay

    A steaming cup of hot chocolate will keep you warm as you are mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - College Fjord

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Anchorage > Talkeetna

    Visit Alaska’s Wildlife Conservation Centre.

    Enjoy a jet boat ride before your Special Stay at Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.

    Denali flightseeing  - Optional flightseeing over Denali, with glacier landing (additional expense, subject to seasonal operation. Replaces jet boat ride).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Talkeetna > Denali National Park

    Visit Joanne Porterfield’s homestead and learn about early Alaskan life.

    Journey on Princess Rail to McKinley Chalet Resort for a two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Denali National Park

    Explore Alaska’s rugged wilderness today.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Denali National Park > Fairbanks

    Cruise into the heart of Alaska on the ‘Discovery III’ Sternwheeler. See a bush floatplane take off, meet champion sled dogs, and discover village life.

    Stay two nights at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Fairbanks > Arctic Circle

    Thrill at the excitement of crossing the Arctic Circle by air and receive a certificate to prove it. Stop at a wilderness community for a fascinating insight into the history of the region and life today. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  26. Day 26 - Fairbanks

    It’s time to bid farewell after 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 39 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 6 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 50 meals – 25 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 17 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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