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Rockies, Rail & Alaskan Cruise

(13 days, Banff - Vancouver, 2014)
Rockies, Rail & Alaskan Tour
This 13 day tour includes 2 nights in Banff, a 2 day journey on the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver and a luxury Alaskan cruise to Glacier Bay, Ketchikan and Skagway.

You will begin this 13 day tour in Calgary and transfer to Banff for a two night stay before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver via Kamloops, Thompson River and Fraser River Valley on ‘the most spectacular train trip in the world’.

Be the first of the day to explore the rainforest and new Cliffwalk in Vancouver and step on board ms Zuiderdam, your luxurious cruise ship for a seven night Alaskan voyage through North America’s last great wilderness. Keep a look out for wildlife such as orcas, humpback whales and bald eagles as you sail to the capital, Juneau, surrounded by the Gastineau Channel, the Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields. Next you will stop at Skagway and the Glacier Bay National Park before arriving in Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world. You will then journey south back to Vancouver.

5 night land tour • 7 night Alaskan Cruise

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Ultimate Features

  • Maximum of 40 guests
  • Full range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Fully escorted including on board cruise
  • Canadian Tour Director
  • Luxury Coach
  • Dedicated Canada Based Team
  • Scenic airport representatives

Inclusions

  • Guaranteed Verandah stateroom
  • View rooms at the Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Airport transfers
  • ALL TIPPING and GRATUITIES INCLUDED
Day 1: Calgary - Banff (D)
Arrive at Calgary Airport and transfer by scheduled transportation to Banff where you will meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers (please book your flight to arrive no later than 3pm). SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.
Two Night Special Stay : The Fairmont Banff Springs
Day 2: Banff (FB,D)
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE select from: (1) heli flightseeing over Three Sisters Peak; or (2) Lake Minnewanka interpretive cruise; or (3) relaxing oar powered Bow River float trip; or (4) husky kennel tour; or (5) golf at the Banff Springs golf course; or (6) guided nature walk with a naturalist; or (7) self guided cycle. This afternoon is yours to explore the alpine township of Banff. SCENIC ENRICH: Rocky Mountain Round Up, Exclusive to Scenic Tours. Celebrate this event with fellow travellers as you enjoy authentic cuisine, local entertainment and western hospitality.
Day 3: ‘The Rocky Mountaineer’ - Kamloops (FB,L)
Enjoy a 2 day rail experience on ‘The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World’. Relax in your Included RedLeaf carriage (Upgrade to GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf available at additional expense).
Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)
Day 4: ‘The Rocky Mountaineer’ - Vancouver (FB,L)
Continue following the Thompson River and Fraser River Valley before arriving into Vancouver.
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Day 5: Vancouver (FB,D)
SCENIC ENRICH: Be the first to explore the rainforest and highlight Cliffwalk, as the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early, Exclusive to Scenic Tours. Later enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s highlights. The afternoon is yours to explore at your leisure before dinner tonight with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Day 6: Vancouver - Alaskan Cruise (FB,D)
Today step on board ms Zuiderdam and settle into your verandah stateroom for a unforgettable, luxurious 7 night Alaskan Voyage.
Day 7: Scenic Cruising (FB,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.
Day 8: Juneau (FB,L,D)
Surrounded by the Gastineau Channel, the Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields.
Day 9: Skagway (FB,L,D)
Cruise into Skagway and enjoy free time to go ashore admiring the shop front facades, reminiscent of the gold rush era.
Day 10: Glacier Bay (FB,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.
Day 11: Ketchikan (FB,L,D)
Arrive into Ketchikan, salmon capital of the world. Stroll along the elevated boardwalks or participate in a shore excursion (shore excursions at own expense).
Day 12: Scenic Cruising (FB,L,D)
Relish in the bow to stern luxury of your cruise ship as you journey south.
Day 13: Vancouver (FB)
Disembark this morning and transfer* to Vancouver Airport with your Scenic Tours 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 and relax before your flight or enjoy some extra time in town before transferring 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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Depart Date Price
May 2014
5
12
from AUD $6,095
May 2014
26
from AUD $6,595
Jun 2014
2
from AUD $6,795
Jun 2014
16
from AUD $7,195
Jul 2014
28
from AUD $7,195
Aug 2014
11
from AUD $6,895
Aug 2014
18
25
from AUD $6,495
Sep 2014
15
from AUD $6,495
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.

At a glance

Duration
13 Days
From
AUD $6,095
per person twin share
Dates
05 May 2014
On Request
12 May 2014
Fully Booked
26 May 2014
Fully Booked
02 Jun 2014
On Request
16 Jun 2014
On Request
28 Jul 2014
Fully Booked
11 Aug 2014
Fully Booked
18 Aug 2014
Fully Booked
25 Aug 2014
Fully Booked
15 Sep 2014
Fully Booked
 
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