Ultimate Canadian Rockies, Alaska & Arctic Circle

This Ultimate Canadian Rockies, Alaska & Arctic Circle tour takes you from Vancouver to Fairbanks in 5-star luxury with a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer.

27 Days
Vancouver to Fairbanks
From (AUD)
$ 18,745
Dates & Pricing

2019 Vancouver > Fairbanks

Mesmerising frontiers

This journey through the heart of Alaska reveals a land with a rugged but undeniable charm, one that has not yet relinquished all of its mysteries.
There are still spots in Alaska’s vast wilderness that no one has set foot upon, and in travelling to this wondrous frontier land, you’ll be among the privileged few. This itinerary will treat you to places of pristine wilderness and exquisite beauty, from Denali National Park, with its snowy mountains and sweeping vistas, to the majestic College Fjord in Prince William Sound. You’ll even cross the Arctic Circle. Combine that with the mighty Rocky Mountains and you’re likely to be crossing a few personal, as well as geographic, frontiers.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RPLA
Duration:
27 days
Departure City:
Vancouver
Return City:
Fairbanks

27 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Vancouver

    Begin with an exclusive two night stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Celebrate your journey ahead with a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vancouver

    Enjoy the tranquillity of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, open early exclusively for Scenic guests.

    This afternoon, take a city tour of Vancouver.

    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 > Lake Louise

    Feel your awe and excitement peak as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain into the Canadian Rockies. Arrive into Lake Louise for your two night Special Stay in a Lakeview room at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Lake Louise

    Set a sunrise wake-up call for a special treat to catch the first glimpse of the stunning colour changes painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

    Meet a wearer of the famous red serge, a Canadian Mountie.

    Fine or casual dining – you decide.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff.

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Enjoy mountain or valley views during your two night Special Stay at Fairmont Banff Springs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Banff

    Today, you can be as active or as relaxed as you wish.

    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 - Icefields Parkway > Jasper

    After an ‘Ice Explorer’ ride on Athabasca Glacier, settle into Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for a two night stay.

    Dine at a restaurant of your choice.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Jasper

    Choose your level of adventure in the ultimate outdoor playground.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Jasper > Sun Peaks

    Arrive into Sun Peaks, staying at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

    Enjoy a fascinating voyageur presentation tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - 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.

    Enjoy a presentation on the black bear by expert researcher Michael Allen.

    Settle in for a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

    Choose between some of the finest restaurants in Whistler.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Whistler

    Choose your Whistler activity today. The more active can zipline or take a jet boat ride. Alternatively, take a mountain adventure tour or the Peak 2 Peak gondola.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Whistler > Victoria

    Check in for your exclusive two night Special Stay at The Fairmont Empress.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Explore Butchart Gardens.

    Choose from a range of experiences.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - Ketchikan

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - Skagway

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - 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

  22. Day 22 - 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

  23. Day 23 - 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

  24. Day 24 - Denali National Park

    Explore Alaska’s rugged wilderness today.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - 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

  26. Day 26 - 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

  27. Day 27 - 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
  • 52 meals – 26 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 18 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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