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 travellers. 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. Freechoice: 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 mesmerising 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.
Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight, from fine to casual dining.
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.
Meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for an insight into the importance of the Mounties in Canada, past and present.
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. Savour 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.
Absorb the tranquillity of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests. Explore the many and varied sights and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour.
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.
It’s a great day to settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.
Alaska’s charming state capital is only accessible by air or sea. This is one town you can explore knowing you’ll never get lost.
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.
A steaming cup of soup or even hot chocolate will keep you toasty warm as you are mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park. A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders and wildlife around you.
Alaska’s last port of call is known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’. Take full advantage while you’re there.
Relax and enjoy your cruise southwards.
Arrive in Vancouver for your onward or homeward bound journey. You’ll find that this taste of Canada and Alaska will leave you wanting more.
The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.