Magnificent Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Cruise

Resort: Magnificent Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Cruise
Operator: Scenic
Destination: Alaska
Price From: £6995.00

Overview

Things dont get much greater than the Rocky Mountains, which tower over northwestern America. Although, as youll soon discover, everything in this part of the world is monumental in scale.

Itinerary

Day 1: UK > Victoria

Fly from London Heathrow with British Airways or Air Canada. Alternatively connect from one of five regional airports from £95 per person. Scenic would like to warmly welcome you to Victoria. Your journey into wonder begins here. Enjoy an exclusive two night Special Stay at The Fairmont Empress, a regally inspired property situated on Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Your arrival will culminate with a delicious ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner – the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow guests and Tour Director

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Victoria > Butchart Gardens

Meander through the beautiful and diverse Butchart Gardens. If you rub Tacca, the Florentine bronze boar’s nose, it is said to bring you lots of luck.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Victoria > Whistler

A ferry takes you across Georgia Strait then a stop at Shannon Falls before arriving in the charming ski village of Whistler.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 4: Whistler

Dine, discover and delight as First Nation’s ambassadors treat you to a unique cultural experience at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Whistler > Sun Peaks

Discover how life was lived by the voyageurs, pioneers, fur traders and early settlers centuries ago as they battled to establish settlements along Canada’s trading route during an exclusive presentation at your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 6: Sun Peaks > Jasper

Travel via Mount Robson, the highest peak in North America’s Rocky Mountain Range, en route to Jasper. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife such as bears, elk or caribou.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 7: Jasper

Cruise on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar or by boat to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake, canoe on Pyramid Lake or raft down the Athabasca River. Or you may wish to ascend 2,500 metres on the Jasper SkyTram, take the local’s choice hike or explore Maligne Canyon and Jasper’s lakes.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

Travel south along the acclaimed Icefields Parkway. Take an ‘Ice Explorer’ on the 6 kilometre long Athabasca Glacier and walk the Glacier Skywalk to truly appreciate nature’s beauty. Reach the stunning natural wonder of Lake Louise and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where your Special Stay for the next two nights is in a stunning Lakeview room.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 9: Lake Louise

For the eager and early riser or the budding photographer, set a sun rise wake-up call so you don’t miss the stunning colour changes painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10: Lake Louise > Banff

Be as mesmerised by the jade hues of Emerald Lake as legendary guide Tom Wilson was in 1882 when he discovered this area during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. Ride the Banff Gondola to experience jaw dropping views and settle into your iconic Special Stay for two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs in a Mountain or Valley View room.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 11: Banff

Take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks, a Bow River float trip, rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools or play nine holes of golf. Nature lovers may be enticed to take a guided nature walk or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch. In July, there is also the option for a day trip to the famous Calgary Stampede.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 12: Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

One of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, two days of GoldLeaf Service is sure to be a highlight of your trip. Stay overnight at your Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch

Day 13: Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

Arrive into cosmopolitan Vancouver for your two night stay at the centrally located and exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch

Day 14: Vancouver

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early exclusively for Scenic so you can enjoy a tranquil stroll before the crowds.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 15: Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

Start your luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board ms Nieuw Amsterdam, and each evening enjoy included drinks with dinner. Keep an eye out for orcas, humpback whales or bald eagles from your Verandah Stateroom. A Cruise Director will escort your sailing.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 16: Scenic Cruising

Settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 17: Tracy Arm > Juneau

Alaska’s state capital is only accessible by air or sea. Know you’ll never get lost as you explore the town.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 18: Skagway

Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, the gateway of
the Klondike.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 19: Glacier Bay

A steaming cup of soup or even hot chocolate will keep you warm as you are mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders and wildlife you may see.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 20: Ketchikan

Alaska’s last port of call is Ketchikan, known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 21: Scenic Cruising

Continue southwards on your elegant cruise.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 22: Vancouver > UK

Arrive in Vancouver for your onward or homeward bound journey. Scenic have arranged for your return transfer to the airport before you embark on your flight home. We are sure that you will leave with lifelong memories.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 23: Arrive UK

Welcome home.

Meals included:

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