Wondrous Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

This 24-day Wondrous Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise takes you from Victoria to Vancouver in luxury. Visit the spectacular Butchart Gardens & Lake Louise.

24 Days
Victoria to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 17,495
$ 16,895
Dates & Pricing

2019 Victoria > Vancouver

Quality time

Canada and Alaska offer so much that you may wish to enjoy them at a more languid pace. Why rush something magical?
If so, you’ll be delighted to discover that we’ve handcrafted this itinerary with you in mind. Seeing and experiencing Alaska’s rugged wilderness doesn’t mean you can’t spend a little time in some more comfortable corners. With this itinerary, you’ll enjoy three nights in Vancouver, three nights in Banff, a Breakfast with the Bears adventure, and a little more free time to appreciate the wonders of your surrounds. You’ll get to enjoy all the wild and wonderful landmarks that make this region so special, and in a slightly more leisurely frame of mind.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RPBV
Duration:
24 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
Vancouver

Selected Itinerary

24 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Victoria

    Welcome to Victoria for an exclusive two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Empress. Celebrate 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

    Take in the sights and scents of beautiful Butchart Gardens.

    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

  3. Day 3 - Victoria > Vancouver

    Explore Vancouver on a sightseeing tour that includes fashionable Gastown and historic Chinatown. Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for three nights

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Vancouver

    This morning, be the first to see Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, which opens early exclusively for Scenic.

    Take a simulated flight over Canada’s greatest landmarks, or treat yourself to Vancouver’s best dim sum or some signature Italian meatballs. Alternatively, take a creative photography tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Vancouver

    A special treat awaits as you share breakfast with Grouse Mountain’s resident bears, Grinder and Coola.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    Enjoy GoldLeaf Service as beautiful Canada passes by your window on the legendary Rocky Mountaineer. Stay overnight at a Kamloops hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 - Rocky Mountaineer > Jasper

    Keep a look out for wildlife such as elk as you arrive at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Jasper

    Cruise on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar or, if you prefer an aquatic adventure, go boating on Maligne Lake or raft down the Athabasca River. Alternatively, ride the Jasper SkyTram or explore Maligne Canyon and Jasper’s lakes.

    Enjoy local specialities in your choice of dining venues tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

    Take the ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier. The opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is your Special Stay for the next two nights, where you’ll retreat to a stunning lakeview room.

    Fine dining, or something more casual – it’s entirely up to you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Lake Louise

    Meet a Canadian Mountie, wearer of the red serge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Settle into your mountain or valley view room for your three night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

    Tonight, select from a diverse range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Banff

    Ride the Banff Gondola and take in the magnificent views or take a helicopter flight. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River float trip, play nine holes of golf or take a relaxing soak in the mineral pools. You can also 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.

    Enjoy an exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ of fabulous entertainment.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Banff

    Explore the township of Banff, cocooned by Banff National Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Banff > Sun Peaks

    Canada’s history is brought to life by your voyageur presenter.

    Sun Peaks Grand Hotel welcomes you this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - 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.

    Expert researcher Michael Allen will present exclusive insights about black bears.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Whistler

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

    Enjoy a farewell Canada dinner as you look forward to your Alaskan cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

    Join your Cruise Director for a seven night Alaskan cruise 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

  18. Day 18 - Scenic Cruising

    Savour a festive on board lunch.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Juneau

    Visit Alaska’s state capital, only accessible by air or sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Skagway

    You’ll love Skagway, where historic shop facades echo the days of the gold rush.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Glacier Bay

    Marvel at the icy drama of Glacier Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Ketchikan

    Visit the ‘salmon capital of the world’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Scenic Cruising

    Continue southwards on your elegant cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - 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
  • 6 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 37 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 46 meals – 23 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

Pricing & Availability