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Rockies Explorer & Alaskan Cruise

(20 days, Victoria - Vancouver, 2015)
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.

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
  • Meet an iconic Canadian Mountie
  • Western hospitality with live music at a Rocky Mountain Round Up – exclusive to Scenic
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early – exclusively for Scenic

Scenic Free Choice

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

Dining Experiences

  • 42 superb meals including 19 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
  • Gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain
  • 2 day rail experience on board the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 7 night escorted Alaskan cruise
  • ALL TIPPING and GRATUITIES
Day 1: Victoria (D)
Welcome to Victoria. Upon arrival at Victoria Airport you will be personally 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
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; or (4) a horse and carriage tour; or (5) afternoon tea at the Empress; or (6) fishing for British Columbia’s wild salmon; or (7) zipline adventure; or (8) Old Chinatown lantern walk and dinner.

Day 3: Howe Sound - Whistler (B,D)
Cross to the mainland by ferry. Drive north along Howe Sound, stopping to view Shannon Falls. 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 tonight.
Overnight Special Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler – exclusive to Scenic

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 - Sun Peaks (B,D)
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 5: Sun Peaks - Jasper (B,D)
Travel through British Columbia’s Mount Robson Provincial Park. Stand at the base of the awesome Mount Robson before arriving into Jasper. SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining tonight.
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Day 6: Jasper (B)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) Jasper Skytram; or (2) Harley Davidson™ sidecar tour; or (3) Maligne Lake cruise; or (4) rafting down the Athabasca River; or (5) Local’s Choice hike; or (6) canoeing on Pyramid Lake; or (7) Maligne Canyon and Lakes tour.
Day 7: Icefields Parkway - Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ - Lake Louise (B,D)
Take the ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the mighty Athabasca Glacier. SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining tonight.
Overnight Special Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 8: Emerald Lake - Banff (B,D)
Visit 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. SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining tonight.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Banff Springs
Day 9: Banff (B,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) heli flightseeing; or (2) relaxing oar powered Bow River float trip; or (3) golf at the Banff Springs golf course; or (4) guided nature walk; or (5) rejuvenate in the mineral pools of the Willow Stream Spa or (6) Canadian wine sampling with a Sommelier. 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 10: ‘The Rocky Mountaineer’ - Kamloops (B,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 (B,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
Day 12: 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 and dinner tonight with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Day 13: Vancouver - Alaskan Cruise (B,D)
Step on board your luxurious cruise ship for a 7 night Alaskan Voyage in your Verandah Stateroom (subject to availability) on Holland America’s ms Volendam.
Day 14: Scenic Cruising (B,L,D)
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ambience as you cruise north.
Day 15: Juneau (B,L,D)
Alaska’s capital is famed for its scenery and isolation.
Day 16: Skagway (B,L,D)
Admire the shop front façades reminiscent of the gold rush era.
Day 17: Glacier Bay (B,L,D)
Enter the iceberg strewn Glacier Bay National Park.
Day 18: Ketchikan (B,L,D)
Picturesque Ketchikan is the salmon capital of the world.
Day 19: Scenic Cruising (B,L,D)
Journey south through the spectacular waterways.
Day 20: 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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Depart Date Price
May 2015
15
from AUD $11,095
Jun 2015
12
from AUD $11,995
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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Duration
20 Days
From
AUD $11,095
per person twin share
Dates
15 May 2015
Available
12 Jun 2015
Available
 
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