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Rockies Explorer & Alaskan Cruise

(20 days, Victoria - Vancouver, 2014)
Rockies Explorer and Alaskan Cruise Tour
This 20 day adventure explores Victoria, Vancouver, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise, Sun Peaks and Whistler, including the Rocky Mountaineer rail and a 7 night Alaskan cruise.

Victoria to Banff (Rockies Explorer)
Discover the British Columbian capital of Victoria before witnessing the stunning mountainous surrounds of the Albertan town of Banff. Wander at your leisure through the Butchart Gardens and witness the stunning Shannon Falls. You will also discover more about the world of the Black Bear with Michael Allen and soar over the Georgia Strait; Travel along the incredible Icefields Parkway and enjoy a nature walk along the shoreline of the beautiful Lake Louise.

‘The Rocky Mountaineer’ – Kamloops to Vancouver
Relax in your GoldLeaf carriage for a 2 day rail experience on ‘The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World’ as you travel along the Thomson River and Fraser River Valley before arriving into Vancouver.

Alaskan Cruise (Vancouver – Vancouver Round Trip)   
Departing from vibrant Vancouver, this luxury cruise heads north  along the dramatic coastline of Alaska through the Gastineau Channel, Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau Icefields. The isolated Alaskan capital Juneau is so remote that its only accessible by air or sea, and other extraordinary ports of call include the gold rush town of Skagway and picturesque Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world. The breathtaking vistas of the iceberg strewn Glacier Bay National Park provide once-in-a-lifetime views as you cruise back to Vancouver.

12 night land tour including 2 nights in Victoria, Vancouver & Banff • 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
  • Hospitality Lounge in Vancouver
  • Scenic airport representatives

5-Star Inclusions

  • Guaranteed Verandah stateroom
  • Guaranteed GoldLeaf Service on the Famous Rocky Mountaineer
  • Lakeview rooms at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • View rooms at the Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Airport transfers
  • ALL TIPPING and GRATUITIES INCLUDED

Included Scenic Enrich

  • Comprehensive lecture on Black Bears by a world leader in Black Bear Research, Michael Allen, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • Cultural Presentation in Sun Peaks by a Voyageur, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • Meet an iconic Canadian Mountie dressed in the famous red surge
  • Rocky Mountain Round Up - an evening of western hospitality, live local music and authentic Rockies entertainment, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • Rejuvenate your senses with an early morning guided walk, creating the first footprints of the day across the Capilano Suspension Bridge as the park opens early Exclusively for Scenic Tours

Included Scenic Free Choice

  • Victoria – whale watching by cruiser or zodiac; or floatplane flight; or horse and carriage tour; or afternoon tea at the Empress; or salmon fishing; or zipline adventure; or Old Chinatown lantern walk and dinner
  • Jasper – Jasper Tramway; or Harley Davidson™ sidecar tour; or Maligne Lake cruise; or rafting; or Local’s Choice hike; or canoe on Pyramid Lake; or Maligne Canyon & Lakes tour
  • Banff – heli flightseeing; or Lake Minnewanka cruise; or float trip; or husky kennel tour; or 9 holes of golf; or a guided nature walk; or self guided cycle
  • Calgary Stampede day tour available on selected departures

Included Scenic Dining

  • 42 superb meals including 19 Full Breakfasts - hot and cold buffet selections (FB), 8 Lunches - à la carte and buffet (L), 15 Dinners - 3 course à la carte and buffet (D)

Included Scenic Special Stays

  • The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
  • The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, considered the ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’3
  • The Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the ‘Castle in the Rockies’

Included Scenic Highlights

  • Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director at your welcome dinner
  • Wander at your leisure through the gorgeously landscaped Butchart Gardens
  • Visit the ski resort village of Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Explore the stunning landscape of Jasper National Park
  • Venture onto the Athabasca Glacier on board an ‘Ice Explorer’ adventure
  • Enjoy a nature walk along the shoreline of the beautiful Lake Louise
  • Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge are two stunning creations of nature
  • Travel 698 metres by gondola to Sulphur Mountain’s summit
  • 2 day luxury GoldLeaf rail experience on board the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 7 night escorted Alaskan Cruise featuring bow to stern luxury
  • Fully escorted touring includes a Scenic Tours Representative throughout your cruising experience
  • Exclusive access to hospitality lounge to relax or refresh during your transit in Vancouver
  • Opportunity to choose the following add on Wilderness Experience Knight Inlet bear viewing
Day 1: Victoria (D)
Welcome to Victoria. Upon arrival at Victoria Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel (book flight to arrive before 5pm). Tonight enjoy a ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Empress, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Day 2: Victoria - Butchart Gardens (FB)
Wander at your leisure through the Included Butchart Gardens. This afternoon Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE option.
Day 3: Howe Sound - Whistler (FB,D)
Cross to the mainland by ferry. Drive north along Howe Sound, stopping to view the Shannon Falls. Today’s SCENIC ENRICH: Presentation looking into the world of the Black Bear with Michael Allen, a world leader in Black Bear research, Exclusive to Scenic Tours.Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining tonight.
Overnight Special Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Exclusive to Scenic Tours

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

Day 4: Whistler - Sun Peaks (FB,D)
Continue to the alpine ski village of Sun Peaks. After dinner enjoy this evening’s Included SCENIC ENRICH highlight: a historic insight into the fur trading industry and life as a pioneer, Exclusive to Scenic Tours.
Overnight Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre (formerly Delta Sun Peaks Resort)
Day 5: Sun Peaks - Jasper (FB,D)
Today, travel through British Columbia’s Mount Robson Provincial Park. Stand at the base of the awesome Mount Robson before arriving into Jasper. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining tonight.
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Day 6: Jasper (FB)
This morning enjoy your chosen Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE option followed by an afternoon at leisure.
Day 7: Icefields Parkway - Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ - Lake Louise (FB,D)
Travel along the incredible Icefields Parkway. Take the ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the mighty Athabasca Glacier. Enjoy a nature walk along the shoreline of the beautiful Lake Louise. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining tonight.
Overnight Special Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 8: Emerald Lake - Banff (FB,D)
Enjoy a morning at leisure before visiting Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge. Upon arrival in Banff, you will travel by gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. SCENIC ENRICH: Meet an iconic Canadian Mountie before enjoying Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining tonight.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Banff Springs
Day 9: Banff (FB,D)
This morning enjoy your chosen Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE option. 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 10: ‘The Rocky Mountaineer’ - Kamloops (FB,L)
Relax in your GoldLeaf carriage for a 2 day rail experience on ‘The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World’.
Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)
Day 11: ‘The Rocky Mountaineer’ - Vancouver (FB,L)
Continue westward following the Thompson River and Fraser River Valley before arriving into Vancouver.
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Day 12: 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. Enjoy dinner tonight with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Day 13: Vancouver - Alaskan Cruise (FB,D)
Today 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 Volendam.
Day 14: Scenic Cruising (FB,L,D)
Sit back and relax as you cruise north to Alaska.
Day 15: Juneau (FB,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 16: Skagway (FB,L,D)
Cruise into Skagway and enjoy plenty of free time to go ashore and admire the shop front facades, reminiscent of the gold rush era.
Day 17: Glacier Bay (FB,L,D)
Early this morning, enter the iceberg strewn Glacier Bay National Park.
Day 18: Ketchikan (FB,L,D)
Arrive into picturesque Ketchikan, salmon capital of the world.
Day 19: Scenic Cruising (FB,L,D)
Journey south through the spectacular waterways.
Day 20: Vancouver (FB)
Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver Airport 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
Apr 2014
25
25
from AUD $10,595
May 2014
16
from AUD $10,595
Jun 2014
13
from AUD $11,495
Sep 2014
5
from AUD $11,395
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
20 Days
From
AUD $10,595
per person twin share
Dates
25 Apr 2014
On Request
25 Apr 2014
On Request
16 May 2014
On Request
13 Jun 2014
On Request
05 Sep 2014
Fully Booked
 
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