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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

  • 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
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Fully Escorted including on board cruise
  • Canadian Tour Director
  • Luxury Coach
  • Dedicated Canada Based Team
  • Exclusive Hospitality Lounge in Vancouver
  • Scenic airport representatives
  • Return Airport Transfers

Scenic Special Stays

  • The Fairmont Empress – exclusive to Scenic
  • The Fairmont Chateau Whistler – exclusive to Scenic
  • The Fairmont Banff Springs
  • The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
  • Falls view room at the Hilton Hotel, Niagara Falls

Scenic Enrich

Exclusive once in a lifetime experiences

  • Lecture on Black Bears by expert Michael Allen – exclusive to Scenic
  • Cultural Presentation discovering Canada’s history – exclusive to Scenic
  • Western hospitality with live music at a Rocky Mountain Round Up – exclusive to Scenic
  • Meet an iconic Canadian Mountie
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early – exclusively for Scenic
  • Tour Parc Omega viewing native wildlife
  • Traditional Québécois meal at a local Sugar Shack
  • Tour of World Heritage listed Québec City
  • Live performance on Broadway, New York City

Scenic Free Choice

  • 39 activity options and 23 dining experiences to choose from in 7 destinations
  • Calgary Stampede Day Tour available on selected departure dates

Dining Experiences

  • 68 superb meals including 36 Breakfasts (B),9 Lunches (L) and 23 Dinners (D)

Scenic Highlights

  • Intricately landscaped Butchart Gardens
  • ‘Ice Explorer’ experience on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain
  • The glorious fall colours of North America are truly remarkable.
Day 1: Victoria (D)
Welcome to Victoria. Upon arrival at Victoria Airport you will be met personally by a Scenic representative and transferred* to your hotel (please book flight to arrive prior to 5pm). Tonight, get to know your Tour Director and travelling companions over a ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Empress – exclusive to Scenic
Day 2: Victoria - Butchart Gardens (B)
Wander at your leisure through the world famous Butchart Gardens. Enjoy 22 hectares of gorgeously manicured floral displays influenced by the Butchart’s world travels. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) whale watching cruise in either a comfortable covered boat or (2) by high speed zodiac inflatable boat; or (3) scenic floatplane flight marvelling at the views over Vancouver Island; or (4) a horse and carriage tour to experience this Victorian tradition; or (5) afternoon tea at the Empress; or (6) fishing for British Columbia’s wild salmon; or (7) zipline adventure over Sooke Hills; or (8) Old Chinatown lantern walk and dinner.
Day 3: Howe Sound - Whistler (B,D)
Board a ferry and cruise through Georgia Strait. Stop at the awesome Shannon Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in British Columbia. Continue to the charming resort of Whistler Village, home to the 2010 Olympic Nordic and Alpine events. SCENIC ENRICH Presentation looking into the world of the Black Bear with Michael Allen, a world leader in Black Bear research – exclusive to Scenic. SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining choose where to dine from a selection of restaurants.
Two Night Special Stay: Whistler

Optional 1 hour floatplane flight to Whistler. Leave the crowds behind and soar over Georgia Strait. Arrive at lunch time giving you more time to explore (additional expense, subject to seasonal operation)

Day 4: Whistler (B)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) dog sled adventure; or (2) heli flightseeing over majestic glaciers, rugged peaks and turquoise waters of Whistler’s surrounding beauty; or (3) Peak to Peak Gondola joining Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains; or (4) mountain adventure tour to the surrounding areas of Whistler; or (5) soar through the air on a zipline; or (6) Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre tour and First Nations craft; or (7) thrilling jet boat adventure. This afternoon is yours to enjoy as leisurely or adventurously as you like in this alpine resort.
Day 5: Whistler - Sun Peaks (B,D)
Travel to the alpine ski village of Sun Peaks, located in British Columbia’s interior. SCENIC ENRICH A historic insight into the fur trading industry and life as a pioneer – exclusive to Scenic.
Overnight Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
Day 6: Sun Peaks - Jasper (B,D)
Travel through Mount Robson Provincial Park to Jasper National Park, keeping an eye out for Canadian wildlife such as bears, moose, elk and caribou often seen grazing by the roadside. SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining choose where to dine from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Day 7: Jasper (B)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) Jasper Skytram ascending 2,500 metres to the peak of Jasper; or (2) tour on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar through Jasper National Park; or (3) Maligne Lake cruise around Spirit Island; or (4) rafting down the Athabasca River with an experienced guide; or (5) Local’s Choice hike; or (6) canoeing on Pyramid Lake; or (7) Maligne Canyon and Lakes tour. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps visit Jasper’s township or even take a stroll around the shoreline of the picturesque Lake Beauvert.
Day 8: Icefields Parkway - Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ - Lake Louise (B,D)
Travel south, along the incredible Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as ‘one of the most spectacular journeys in the world’. Stop at the Columbia Icefield, where you’ll take the ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the mighty Athabasca Glacier, before settling in for an evening in Canada’s ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’. SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.
Overnight Special Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 9: Emerald Lake - Banff (B,D)
Visit Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge before travelling on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining choose where to dine from a selection of restaurants at your iconic hotel.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Banff Springs
Day 10: Banff (B,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) heli flightseeing over Three Sisters Peak; or (2) relaxing oar powered Bow River float trip; or (3) golf at the Banff Springs golf course; or (4) guided nature walk with an expert naturalist; or (5) rejuvenate in the mineral pools of the Willow Stream Spa; or (6) Canadian wine sampling with a sommelier. This afternoon is yours to explore the alpine township of Banff. SCENIC ENRICH Rocky Mountain Round Up – exclusive to Scenic. Celebrate this event with fellow travellers as you enjoy authentic cuisine, local entertainment and western hospitality.
Day 11: ‘The Rocky Mountaineer’ - Kamloops (B,L)
Enjoy a 2 day rail experience on ‘The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World’. Relax in your GoldLeaf carriage and experience unsurpassed levels of dome car service. Travel through the engineering marvel of the spiral tunnels as you venture through Kicking Horse Pass.
Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)
Day 12: ‘The Rocky Mountaineer’ - Vancouver (B,L)
Continue through the Thompson and Fraser Valleys.
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – exclusive to Scenic
Day 13: Vancouver (B,D)
SCENIC ENRICH Be the first to explore the rainforest and highlight Cliffwalk, as the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early – exclusive to Scenic. Later enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s highlights including the historical hub of Gastown and the local’s playground Stanley Park. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your leisure. Perhaps meander through the fashionable shopping district surrounding Robson Street and even watch the sunset over English Bay.
Day 14: Vancouver - Alaskan Cruise (B,D)
This morning board the ferry for your journey to the mainland and transfer to Vancouver’s Pier, Canada Place. Step on board your luxurious cruise ship for a 7 night Alaskan Voyage. Check into your Verandah Stateroom (subject to availability) on Holland America’s ms Noordam and settle in for an unforgettable cruise. Familiarise yourself with the multitude of services, facilities and activities on offer at your convenience and contained all on one lavish vessel.
Day 15: Scenic Cruising (B,L,D)
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ambience as you cruise north. Alaska’s dramatic coastline reveals North America’s last great wilderness. Keep a look out for wildlife such as orcas, humpback whales and bald eagles as you sail by. Tonight, like every other night on board your magnificent ship, enjoy a dinner of mouth watering delights. Evenings on board your cruise ship glitter with choices – catch a musical production starring performers from Broadway productions in the show lounge or visit one of the many lounges featuring live music. For a quiet night perhaps catch the feature movie at the theatre or in the privacy of your own cabin.
Day 16: Juneau, Alaska’s Capital (B,L,D)
Surrounded by the Gastineau Channel, the Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields, Alaska’s capital is famed for its scenery and isolation. Juneau is accessible only by air or sea so the best way to arrive is by luxury cruise. Explore the lush Tongass National Forest; or journey above on Mount Robert’s Tramway; or learn the city’s Gold Rush story; or drop into the Red Dog Saloon; or visit the fascinating Alaska State Museum (shore excursions are at own expense).
Day 17: Skagway (B,L,D)
Cruise into Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike and a featured setting of Jack London’s book, ‘Call of the Wild’. Enjoy plenty of free time to go ashore and stroll along the weathered boardwalks admiring the shop front façades, reminiscent of the gold rush era.
Day 18: Glacier Bay (B,L,D)
Early this morning, enter the iceberg strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park. Marvel at the glacial ice wall carved by nature in this World Heritage listed site. This breathtaking scenery will be brought to life by a National Park Service Ranger as they help you spot wildlife and interpret the glacier activity and surrounding environment. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world.
Day 19: Ketchikan (B,L,D)
Arrive into picturesque Ketchikan, salmon capital of the world. Stroll along the elevated boardwalk by the historic Creek Street buildings; or take a self guided tour of the town; or experience a bear adventure by float plane (shore excursions are at own expense).
Day 20: Scenic Cruising (B,L,D)
Relish in the bow to stern luxury of your cruise ship as you journey south through the spectacular waterways.
Day 21: Vancouver - Montréal (B)
Disembark this morning and transfer to board your flight to Montréal (please do not book departure flight before 12.30pm. Flight is not included for land only tour). On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Two Night Stay: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Day 22: Montréal (B,D)
Discover this city on a sightseeing tour with a highlight visit to Notre–Dame Basilica. This afternoon is yours to explore the city. Enjoy a ‘Welcome to Eastern Canada’ dinner with your fellow travellers and Tour Director tonight.
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)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) guided walking tour through Québec City; or (2) a horse and carriage ride; or (3) massage at Le Château Frontenac; or (4) gourmet walking tour of Québec City; or (5) heli flightseeing.
Day 25: Park Omega - Ottawa (B,D)
SCENIC ENRICH Discover native wildlife in their natural habitat at Park Omega. SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining tonight.
Two Night Stay: Fairmont Château Laurier
Day 26: Ottawa (B)
Roam through Canada’s capital city of Ottawa whilst enjoying an interpretive guided tour including the imposing Parliament Buildings and Government House. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) Canadian Museum of History; or (2) ByWard Market Culinary tour; or (3) visit the War Museum; or (4) Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride Stables; or (5) National Gallery of Canada; or (6) self guided cycle.
Day 27: Algonquin Provincial Park - Toronto (B)
Today we journey through Algonquin Provincial Park, home to a diverse range of plant and animal species.
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Day 28: Toronto (B,D)
Ascend 346m to the observation deck at the top of CN Tower. Tour the lakefront and downtown of Toronto.
Day 29: Niagara Falls (B,D)
We continue south to the picturesque village of Niagara–on–the–Lake. Board the Niagara Falls cruise to feel the spray of the falls.
Overnight Special Stay: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls, Fallsview room
Day 30: Niagara Falls - Lancaster (B,D)
Travel into Pennsylvania through the rolling Appalachian Mountains before arriving into Lancaster, home to the religious Amish and Mennonite communities. Savour a traditional home–style Amish feast.
Overnight Stay: Marriott Lancaster at Penn Square or similar
Day 31: Lancaster - Washington D.C. (B)
Visit an Amish farm and house as a guide explains the culture, faith and traditional way of life before venturing to the nation’s capital, Washington D.C.
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Washington
Day 32: Washington D.C. (B,D)
Enjoy a historical tour of Washington D.C. followed by an afternoon at leisure.
Day 33: Washington D.C. - New York City (B)
Travel to Philadelphia for a sightseeing tour of this historic city before continuing on to the exciting and vibrant New York City.
Two Night Stay: The Renaissance New York Times Square
Day 34: Manhattan, New York (B,D)
Discover New York at your own pace on the Hop-on-Hop-off Double Decker Bus. Enjoy dinner tonight with your Tour Director and fellow travellers. SCENIC ENRICH Marvel at the talents and creativity as you are entertained throughout a spectacular Broadway production.
Day 35: New York - Boston (B)
This is an independent extension, not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

This morning board the Amtrak – Acela Express to Boston. Relax in Business Class seating and enjoy superior comfort and service.
Two Night Stay: Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

Day 36: Boston (B)
Explore Boston at your leisure with a Hop-on-Hop-off tour of historic sites such as Boston Common, Copley Square, Government Centre, Quincy Market or the fashionable Newbury Street.
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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Depart Date Price
May 2015
from AUD $19,940
Jul 2015
from AUD $21,640
Aug 2015
from AUD $21,340
Aug 2015
from AUD $21,040
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.

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37 Days
AUD $19,940
per person twin share
17 May 2015
19 Jul 2015
09 Aug 2015
23 Aug 2015
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