Icons of Western Canada & Alaskan Cruise

24 Days
Victoria to Vancouver
From (GBP)
£ 8,995
£ 8,595
Dates & Pricing

2020 Victoria > Vancouver

A land larger than life

Things don’t get much greater than the Rocky Mountains, which tower over northwestern America. As you’ll discover, everything in this part of the world is monumental in scale.
Wind your way through the Rocky Mountains by train, admiring local wildlife and the immense firs that grace the route, before venturing into Alaska’s mighty fjords. This is a part of the world that’s as vast as it is beautiful. Gigantic glaciers, expansive plains, peaks that will take your breath away and predators that inspire awe – there’s nothing small about the great American North, or about the impression it will leave on you.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
DPCL
Duration:
24 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
Vancouver

Selected Itinerary

24 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Victoria

    Fly from the UK to Victoria. Welcome to a place known for its abundent parkland and outdoor activities. Your journey begins with an exclusive three-night Special Stay at Victoria’s iconic Fairmont Empress.

  2. Day 2 - Victoria

    Enrich

    Meet your Tour Director and fellow group members in the lobby of the hotel at 2pm this afternoon for your first Scenic Enrich experience.
    Prepare to capture all the extraordinary memories of your journey on an exclusive photowalk designed for Scenic guests. Learn all the tips and tricks you’ll need to take the perfect shot on your mobile device.  

    Tonight, celebrate the start of your adventure with a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Explore the spectacular Butchart Gardens.

    Freechoice

    Look out for orcas on a whale watching cruise by Zodiac or cruise boat. Alternatively, indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress or explore Victoria on a walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Victoria > Whistler:

    Cross Georgia Strait by ferry.  Visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler.

    Enrich

    Join renowned black bear expert researcher Michael Allen for an enlightening session about these extraordinary creatures.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler.

    Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

    Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional floatplane flight to Whistler (additional expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Whistler

    Freechoice

    Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground.  You might choose to soar above Whistler on a helicopter flight, enjoy the view by Zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola or take a mountain adventure tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Whistler > Sun Peaks

    Drive to the alpine village of Sun Peaks where you’ll stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel. Scenic guests have exclusive access to the Summit Lounge, a quiet haven where you can relax and enjoy incredible views. There’s even a telescope and binoculars for wildlife spotting! Later, you will be treated to a special indigenous-inspired feast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Sun Peaks > Jasper

    After breakfast in the private Summit Lounge, travel to Jasper via Mt Robson, the Rockies’ highest peak. Two night stay Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    Enrich

    Jasper National Park is one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves. Join astronomers from Jasper Planetarium for a breathtaking Dark Sky Experience and an exclusive twilight supper.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Jasper

    Freechoice

    Don your leathers and hit the open road in a Harley Davidson™ sidecar, go rafting down the Athabasca River or boating on Maligne Lake. Alternatively, take a scenic drive around Jasper’s stunning lakes and explore Maligne Canyon or ride the Jasper SkyTram.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

    Drive along one of the most famous roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway, then take an ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier. Reach Lake Louise, a true natural wonder, and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where you’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room.

    Freechoice Dining

    Enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight, from fine to casual dining.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Lake Louise

    For the early-riser or the budding photographer, set a sunrise wake-up call to capture the stunning colours painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

    Enrich

    Meet a retired member of the Mounties for an insight into their role in Canadian history and the country today.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. Settle into your two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, where you’ll enjoy a fabulous mountain or valley view room.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Banff

    Freechoice

    Choose to ascend Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for awe-inspiring views of Bow Valley or take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River float trip, take a guided nature hike, rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch. In July, you can also take a day trip to the famous Calgary Stampede. Whichever activity you choose, you’re sure to be swept away by Banff National Park, the first national park established in Canada and a World Heritage-listed Site.

    Enrich

    Head out at dusk on a unique wildlife spotting experience in search of Banff’s magnificent beasts including deer, elk and the elusive grizzly bear. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, and you’ll relish your two days of GoldLeaf Service. Enjoy this ultimate treat for the senses, as you carve through the otherwise inaccessible terrain of the Rocky Mountains in luxurious comfort. Gaze in awe through the glass-dome windows as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Savour delectable delights and sip on local beer and wine in the company of your newfound friends. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  14. Day 14 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

    View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. Later, you’ll arrive at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you’ll be comfortably appointed for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  15. Day 15 - Vancouver

    Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests.  Be the first to wander among the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, before the crowds arrive. Later, a sightseeing tour will showcase Vancouver’s hidden treasures. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow adventurers for a celebratory dinner as you farewell Canada and prepare for the next part of your journey – cruising Alaska, the last frontier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

    Join your Cruise Director for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam or ms Volendam in a Verandah Stateroom.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Scenic Cruising

    Celebrate your first day at sea with a festive lunch, then settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Juneau

    Alaska’s charming state capital is only accessible by air or sea, so go ahead and explore knowing you’ll never get lost.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Skagway

    Take a stroll into the past. Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush
    typify Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike Gold Rush.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Glacier Bay

    A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders you see in this spectacular area.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Ketchikan

    Alaska’s last port of call is Ketchikan, known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’. Be sure to sample some fresh local fare while you’re in town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Scenic Cruising

    Continue cruising south then celebrate your Canadian and Alaskan escapade with a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Vancouver > UK

    After breakfast, transfer to Vancouver airport for your return flight home.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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