Canadian Castles & Alaskan Cruise
Epic mountains, glacial waters. From the moment you begin this epic journey through Canada and Alaska, prepare to be astounded.
Whether you’re on land or sea, this is a life-changing experience with Scenic. Be swept away by Banff National Park’s beauty and stand before the glacial Lake Louise. Discover the astonishing majesty of the Rocky Mountains as you undertake one of the world’s great rail journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer before visiting Vancouver. Alaska is still a great frontier land and we introduce you to its many highlights as you cruise on board Holland America Line. Visit Juneau, Alaska’s capital which is only accessible by air or sea, unearth gold rush secrets and witness some of the world’s greatest wildlife in their natural habitats.
Calgary > Banff
Welcome to the Canadian Rockies, where your journey of wonder begins. Upon arrival into Calgary, transfer to Banff where you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Check in for a two-night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, the ‘Castle in the Rockies’. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner.
You’re sure to be swept away by Banff National Park, the first national park established in Canada and a coveted World Heritage-listed Site. You can choose to either ride the Banff Gondola and take in the magnificent views or take a helicopter flight. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River float trip, a guided nature hike or a relaxing soak in the mineral pools. Or you can head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch.
Banff > Lake Louise
Drive through the Rocky Mountains, past mesmerizing lakes and towering mountains en route to Lake Louise. Check in for your two-night Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room at the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
For the early-riser or the budding photographer, set a sunrise wake-up call to capture the stunning colors painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.
Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops
The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world. You’ll relish your two days of GoldLeaf Service as you travel through the Rocky Mountains in luxurious comfort. Gaze in awe as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain in the remarkable Canadian Rockies. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through. Stay overnight at a Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.
Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver
View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. Rocky Mountaineer is renowned for the delicious cuisine prepared on board. Savor the delectable delights and sip on local wine or beer as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Later today, arrive at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for a two-night stay.
Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise
Farewell your Tour Director as you board your luxurious seven-night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s MS Koningsdam. Keep an eye out for Orcas, Humpback whales or Bald eagles from your Verandah Stateroom.
Days 9 – 15:
Once aboard Holland America Line's MS Koningsdam for the Alaskan voyage, you will visit the breathtaking stops of Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and end in Vancouver.
5-Star Luxury Tour Inclusions:
- Stays at the exclusive Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
- Verandah Stateroom on board your cruise
- GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
- Lakeview room in Lake Louise
- 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
- Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
- 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
- 32 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L), and 10 dinners (D)
- Days 1 to 8 are escorted by an expert local Tour Director
- Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
- Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
- All tipping and gratuities