The Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise - 2017
DestinationNorth America: Canada
Duration 18 days
Was: $10995pp
Save $1050* per couple
Exchange price $10470* pp
includes $199 exchange fee per couple/booking

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Features

Discover the wild heart of Canada and Alaska over this 18 day journey. Travel from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast, including an Alaskan cruise.


A wild continent tamed

Conquering this vast continent once meant traversing it by ox-wagon or horse. It meant enduring bracing winds, driving snow and horizontal rain. It meant crossing terrain sometimes as treacherous as it is beautiful.

In spite of all the hazards, the pioneers who tamed Canada and its northern neighbour Alaska saw much in the land to tell them that it was worth the struggle. Those efforts resulted in rail lines that cut through the continent, opening up some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. From the startling beauty of the Rocky Mountains to the serene vistas of the Pacific coastline, this itinerary will transport you on a journey as luxurious as those earlier trails were relentless, with glass dome carriages and sleeper cabins that cocoon you from all the elements, yet still open up the beauty and the wonder.

Scenic highlights

  •     Exclusive Enrich experiences
  •     Exclusive stays at the full range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  •     Verandah staterooms on board your cruise
  •     Private bedroom on board VIA Rail
  •     View rooms in Lake Louise and Banff

Highlights

18 Day Itinerary (Victoria > Vancouver)

    
Day 1 - Victoria

    Begin your journey into wonder with a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Empress. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers at tonight’s welcome dinner. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm.

    Meals included: Dinner

    
Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Once a limestone quarry, the Butchart Gardens are now a wonderland of sights and scents.
    Freechoice

    Be as active or as relaxed as you please.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    
Day 3 - Vancouver > VIA Rail

    Cross to the mainland by ferry, and discover Vancouver’s hidden treasures on a sightseeing tour. Board VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’ and step into your Sleeper Plus Class cabin, reminiscent of train travel of yesteryear.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    
Day 4 - VIA Rail > Jasper

    Marvel at Mount Robson, towering high above the other Canadian Rocky Mountains.
    Freechoice Dining

    Select the restaurant to suite your taste.

    Tonight, you’ll enjoy a stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    
Day 5 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

    Discover Maligne Canyon on a guided nature walk before taking the ‘Ice Explorer’ onto Athabasca Glacier.
    Freechoice Dining

    Select from fine or casual dining.

    Check into a lakeview room for your Special Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    
Day 6 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Brave Sulphur Mountain on the impressive Banff Gondola and be rewarded with magnificent views.
    Enrich

    Complete your album with a photo of a Mountie, donning the famous red serge.
    Freechoice Dining

    Tonight, choose between Canadian, Italian, Japanese, Indian or Swiss cuisine.

    Later, luxuriate with a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, where you can gaze on the valley or the mountains from the comfort of your lodgings.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    
Day 7 - Banff
    Freechoice

    Today, explore the surrounding natural beauty on your chosen activity.
    Enrich

    You’ll be treated to an exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ evening of great entertainment, fabulous food and western hospitality.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    
Day 8 - Banff > Sun Peaks
    Enrich

    Portraying a voyageur, a presenter will educate and entertain you on Canada’s absorbing history throughout an exclusive presentation.

    This evening you’ll stay at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel in a little alpine village at the foot of the gently sloping Tod Mountain.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    
Day 9 - Sun Peaks > Whistler
    Enrich

    Learn all about Canada’s Black bears during an exclusive presentation by expert researcher Michael Allen.
    Freechoice Dining

    Tonight, you have a delicious selection of dining options. Bon appétit.

    Enjoy your overnight Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    
Day 10 - Whistler > Vancouver

    Today, travel to cosmopolitan Vancouver and check in for your overnight stay at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Enjoy dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    
Day 11 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

    Start your luxurious seven night Alaskan Voyage on board ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Each evening enjoy included drinks with dinner. Look out for orcas, Humpback whales or Bald eagles from your Verandah Stateroom. A Cruise Director will escort your sailing.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    
Day 12 - Scenic Cruising

    Relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges. Perhaps join in on one of the exclusive culinary or digital workshops held exclusively for Scenic guests.
    Enrich

    Prepare your tastebuds for a delight as wines are paired perfectly to suit the tastes savoured throughout your exclusive lunch.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    
Day 13 - Tracy Arm > Juneau

    Alaska’s state capital is only accessible by air or sea. Know you’ll never get lost as you explore the town.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    
Day 14 - Skagway

    Echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    
Day 15 - Glacier Bay

    Be mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders and wildlife you may see.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    
Day 16 - Ketchikan

    This remote city is now known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    
Day 17 - Scenic Cruising

    Continue southwards through the Inside Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    
Day 18 - Vancouver

    Arrive in Vancouver for your onward or homeward bound journey. Please book your flight to depart after 2pm. If your international flight departs after 5pm, take advantage of our hospitality lounge at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. We trust you’ve enjoyed a wonderful journey.

    Meals included: Breakfast

The Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise - 2017
*Pricing is per person double occupancy/twin share and based on the deposit of a resort week or equivalent points/credits per booking. All savings depicted are based off of Full Brochure Fare. Government Fees, fuel surcharges and Taxes are additional and subject to change unless otherwise specified. Special rates may not be applicable with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and may change at any time and without notice. These offers cannot be used for group bookings. Cancellation, amendment and credit cards fees apply. Rates require a qualified two-bed room resort week deposit or equivalent points/credits. Price includes $199 exchange fee per couple/booking