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Grand Tour of the Rockies, Alaska & New England with Boston Extension

(37 days, Victoria - Boston, 2015)
Grand Tour of the Rockies, Alaska, New England & Boston Extension
This 37 day grand tour includes the Rockies and British Columbia, a luxury Alaskan cruise, Niagara Falls, Montréal, Québec City, Washington D.C., New York and Boston.

This 37 day adventure starts in Victoria, Canada where you will visit the world famous Butchart Gardens before heading to Whistler, stopping off at the awesome Shannon Falls. From Whistler you will head to Hat Creek Ranch and Sun Peaks and travel through the Cariboo region en route to Jasper.

Next, you will journey south along the Icefields Parkway taking in the mighty Athabasca Glacier before arriving at Lake Louise and Banff. Here you will ride the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain and start the incredible Rocky Mountaineer rail journey to Vancouver via Kamloops. Visit Vancouver’s rainforest and new Cliffwalk before your voyage along Alaska’s dramatic coastline. This journey takes in the isolated capital of Juneau; Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike; the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park; and the salmon capital of the world, Ketchikan, before returning south to Vancouver.

Your journey then continues east to Montréal and Québec City, the only walled city in North America. En route to Canada’s capital, Ottawa you will stop in at Parc des Chutes de la Chaudière to witness the spectacular waterfalls and from Ottawa, cruise the beautiful Thousand Islands region heading for Canada’s largest city, Toronto followed by the spectacular Niagara Falls.

Crossing the border to New York State via the Rainbow Bridge you will then travel through the rolling Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania before arriving into Lancaster, home to the Amish and Mennonite communities and followed by Washington D.C. where you will tour the incredible monuments and buildings including the White House. Finally, you will travel north to Philadelphia before finishing in New York City and Boston.

5-star luxury

Ultimate Inclusions

  • Maximum 40 guests
  • Exclusive Full range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Verandah stateroom
  • Goldleaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Lakeview rooms at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • View rooms at The Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Fallsview room at Hilton Hotel & Suites, Niagara Falls
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Fully Escorted including on board cruise
  • Canadian Tour Director
  • Luxury Coach
  • Dedicated Canada Based Team
  • Scenic airport representatives
  • Airport Transfers in North America
  • ALL TIPPING, GRATUITIES and PORTERAGE

Scenic Special Stays

  • The Fairmont Empress, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • The Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
  • The Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls, Fallsview Room

Scenic Enrich – Exclusive Once in a Lifetime Events

  • Lecture on Black Bears by expert Michael Allen, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • Cultural Presentation discovering Canada’s history, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • Meet an iconic Canadian Mountie
  • Western hospitality with live music at a Rocky Mountain Round Up, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early, Exclusively for Scenic Tours
  • Québécois meal at a local Sugar Shack
  • World Heritage Listed, Quebec City
  • Wildlife viewing at Parc Omega

Scenic Free Choice

  • 41 activity options and 17 dining experiences to choose from in 6 destinations

Dining Experiences

  • 69 superb meals including 37 Breakfasts (B), 9 Lunches (L) and 23 Dinners (D)

So much more included with Scenic

  • Gorgeously landscaped Butchart Gardens
  • World Heritage Rocky Mountain Parks
  • ‘Ice Explorer’ on the Icefields Parkway
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola ride
  • Ascend Toronto’s CN Tower
  • Niagara Falls Cruise
  • Discover Amish way of life
  • The glorious fall colours of North America
Day 1: Victoria (D)
Welcome to Canada!
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Empress. Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Day 2: Victoria - Butchart Gardens (B)
Gardens Wander through the Butchart Gardens before SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities.
Day 3: Howe Sound - Whistler (B,D)
SCENIC ENRICH Black Bear presentation by Michael Allen, Exclusive to Scenic Tours.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Day 4: Whistler (B)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities this morning.
Day 5: Whistler - Sun Peaks (B,D)
SCENIC ENRICH Voyageur presentation, Exclusive to Scenic Tours.
Overnight Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre
Day 6: Sun Peaks - Jasper (B,D)
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Day 7: Jasper (B)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities followed by an afternoon at leisure.
Day 8: Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise (B,D)
Take the ‘Ice Explorer’ onto Athabasca Glacier.
Overnight Special Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 9: Emerald Lake - Banff (B,D)
Travel on the Banff Gondola before your SCENIC ENRICH: meeting an iconic Canadian Mountie.
Two Night Special Stay:The Fairmont Banff Springs
Day 10: Banff (B,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities. SCENIC ENRICH: Rocky Mountain Round Up. Exclusive to Scenic Tours.
Day 11: ‘The Rocky Mountaineer’ - Kamloops (B,L)
2 day rail experience in GoldLeaf carriage.
Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)
Day 12: ‘The Rocky Mountaineer’ - Vancouver (B,L)
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver,  Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Day 13: Vancouver (B,D)
SCENIC ENRICH: Be the first to explore Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Exclusive to Scenic Tours.
Day 14: Vancouver - Alaskan Cruise (B,D)
Check in to your Verandah Stateroom for a 7 night Alaskan Voyage on Holland America’s ms Noordam.
Day 15: Scenic Cruising (B,L,D)
Day 16: Juneau (B,L,D)
Day 17: Skagway (B,L,D)
Day 18: Glacier Bay (B,L,D)
Day 19: Ketchikan (B,L,D)
Day 20: Scenic Cruising (B,L,D)
Day 21: Vancouver - Montréal (B)
Disembark and transfer to board your flight to Montréal (flight is not included for land only tour).
Two Night Stay: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
Day 22: Montréal (B,D)
Discover this stylish city through a sightseeing tour.
Day 23: Montréal - Québec City (B,L,D)
SCENIC ENRICH: Taste traditional Québécois fare at a local Sugar Shack. SCENIC ENRICH Tour within the walls of the Vieux Carré (Old City).
Two Night Special Stay: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Day 24: Québec City (B)
Choose from SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities.
Day 25: Québec City - Ottawa (B)
SCENIC ENRICH highlight of Parc Omega.
Two Night Stay: Fairmont Château Laurier
Day 26: Ottawa (B,D)
Guided tour of Ottawa, followed by SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities.
Day 27: Algonquin Provincial Park - Toronto (B)
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Day 28: Toronto (B,D)
Ascend CN Tower, before touring Toronto.
Day 29: Niagara Falls (B,D)
Enjoy a Niagara Falls cruise.
Overnight Special Stay: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls, Fallsview room
Day 30: Niagara Falls - Lancaster (B,D)
Welcome to the United States of America. Savour a family-style Amish Feast.
Overnight Stay: Marriott Lancaster at Penn Square
Day 31: Lancaster - Washington D.C. (B)
Discover the traditional way of life of the Amish.
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Washington
Day 32: Washington D.C. (B,D)
Enjoy a historical tour of Washington D.C.
Day 33: Washington D.C. - New York City (B)
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Philadelphia.
Two Night Stay: The Renaissance Hotel, Times Square
Day 34: Manhattan, New York (B,D)
Discover New York on a Hop-on-Hop-off Bus.
Day 35: New York - Boston (B)
This is an independent extension, not escorted by a Scenic Tours Tour Director

This morning board the Amtrak - Acela Express to Boston. Travel through Connecticut to the historic city of Boston. Enjoy an evening at leisure.
Two Night Stay: Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

Day 36: Boston (B)
Explore Boston at your leisure with a hop on/off tour of historic sites such as Boston Common, Copley Square, Government Centre, Quincy Market or the fashionable Newbury Street. Baseball fans may choose to stop at Fenway Park or movie lovers to Beacon Hill area where films such as ‘Good Will Hunting’ and the original ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ were filmed.
Day 37: Boston (B)

Enjoy breakfast before transferring* to the airport for your homebound flight.

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.

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