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Magnificent Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

(22 days, Vancouver - Vancouver, 2015)

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
  • Small group - maximum 40 guests

Scenic Special Stays

  • The Fairmont Empress – exclusive to Scenic
  • The Fairmont Chateau Whistler – exclusive to Scenic
  • The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • The Fairmont Banff Springs

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

Scenic Free Choice

  • 28 activity options and 18 dining experiences to choose from in 5 destinations
  • Calgary Stampede Day Tour available on selected departures

Dining Experiences

  • 44 superb meals including 21 Breakfasts (B), 8 Lunches (L) and 15 Dinners (D)

Scenic Highlights

  • Intricately landscaped Butchart Gardens
  • World Heritage listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  • ‘Ice Explorer’ experience on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk on the Icefields Parkway
  • Gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain
  • Nature Walk along the shoreline of Lake Louise
  • 2 day rail experience on board the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 7 night escorted Alaskan cruise

ALL TIPPING and GRATUITIES

Day 1: Vancouver (D)
Welcome to Vancouver. Upon arrival at Vancouver 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 Stay: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – exclusive to Scenic
Day 2: 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 3: '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. Today, travel through the Thompson and Fraser Valleys.
Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)
Day 4: 'The Rocky Mountaineer' - Lake Louise (B,L)
Continue into the Rocky Mountains. Travel through the engineering marvel of the spiral tunnels as you venture through Kicking Horse Pass. Upon arrival in Banff, you will transfer by coach to Lake Louise.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 5: Lake Louise (B,D)
SCENIC ENRICH Meet an iconic Canadian Mountie. Enjoy a nature walk along the shoreline of the beautiful Lake Louise before a relaxing day in Canada’s ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’. Perhaps enjoy a hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers or the famous Lake Agnes Tea House, or take a more relaxing approach on the Lake Louise Gondola for spectacular views. SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: Icefields Parkway - Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ - Jasper (B,D)
Travel 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 followed by unique views from the Glacier Skywalk, where you will enjoy an interpretive experience focusing on the wonder of the remarkable ecosystem, glaciology, natural and aboriginal history. 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 9: 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 10: Jasper - Sun Peaks (B,D)
Travel through Mount Robson Provincial Park, keeping an eye out for Canadian wildlife such as bears, moose, elk and caribou often seen grazing by the roadside. Arrive in 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 11: Sun Peaks - Whistler (B,D)
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: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler – exclusive to Scenic
Day 12: 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 13: Howe Sound - Victoria (B)
Travel south stopping at the awesome Shannon Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls In British Columbia. Board a ferry and cruise through Georgia Strait to Victoria.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Empress – exclusive to Scenic

Optional 1 hour floatplane flight to Victoria. 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 14: Victoria - Butchart Gardens (B,D)
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 15: 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 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: Vancouver (B)

Disembark this morning and transfer* to Vancouver Airport with your Scenic representative, to board your homebound flight (please do not book departure flight before 2pm). If your international flight departs after 5pm, take advantage of our hospitality room at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or enjoy some extra time in town before our Scenic representative will take you to the airport.

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

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