Canada & Cruise Enthusiast Tour

From Toronto to Vancouver, enjoy a Niagara Falls cruise, before visiting Ottawa, Boston, New York and Vancouver over 41 days. Ride the Rocky Mountaineer.

41 Days
Toronto to Vancouver
From (NZD)
$ 32,795
Dates & Pricing

2019 Toronto > Vancouver

Canada unveiled

The whole of this vast, diverse and astounding country is on show for you to discover.
From East to West, on land and by sea, this glorious 41 day journey offers so many highlights, it’s hard to know where to begin. Perhaps it’s observing the power of Niagara Falls? Or exploring the province of Québec, with its fine architecture and proud French influence. Cruise the mighty Gulf of St. Lawrence, visit the home of ‘Anne of Green Gables’ or explore the seaside capital of Nova Scotia. Dip into the USA to experience Boston and New York City before jetting to the magnificent West Coast to explore Whistler, Jasper National Park and Banff. Ride the iconic Rocky Mountaineer before an exclusive stay at the gorgeous Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Your journey ends with an unforgettable Alaskan cruise, the perfect end to a perfect journey.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RPNL
Duration:
41 days
Departure City:
Toronto
Return City:
Vancouver

Selected Itinerary

41 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Toronto

    Welcome to Eastern Canada. Your wonderful journey begins with a two night stay at the Fairmont Royal York. This stunning hotel has welcomed royals, presidents and dignitaries alike, and today it will welcome you.

  2. Day 2 - Toronto

    Head to the stunning Niagara Falls and feel the mist of the falls as you cruise to its base. Tonight, enjoy a ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Toronto > Ottawa

    Be treated to stunning views of Canada’s largest city and Lake Ontario from the Observation Deck at CN Tower. Continue to Ottawa, Canada’s elegant capital city, for a two night stay at the Fairmont Château Laurier, located just steps away from Parliament Hill.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Ottawa

    Discover the charm of Canada’s capital on a guided tour. Nowhere is Canada’s bilingual culture more evident than in Ottawa. The Rivière des Outaouais marks the provincial border between English-speaking Ontario and French-speaking Québec.

    Tour Canada’s national museums, take a ByWard Market Culinary tour, or cruise along the Ottawa River.

    Choose between local restaurants or your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Ottawa > Montebello

    Parc Oméga is home to bears, wolves, wapitis, red deer, beavers and more. View the wildlife as you journey through the 1,500 acre park. As you’ll discover, many of the animals certainly aren’t shy.

    Enjoy an exclusive overnight Special Stay in a rustic but elegant red cedar log cabin at Fairmont Le Château Montebello.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Montebello > Québec City

    Learn how maple syrup is made and dine on traditional Québécois fare at a local Sugar Shack while listening to live, local music.

    Discover the history of Québec City on a tour of the Old Town.

    Later, begin a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in the heart of Québec City.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 - Québec City

    Tour by helicopter, on foot or by horse and carriage. Alternatively, sample local delicacies. Today, it’s up to you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Québec City > Montréal

    Visit the exquisite Notre-Dame Basilica, with its imposing Gothic Revival architecture. You’ll celebrate the conclusion of your Canadian jaunt at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth with a sumptuous farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Montréal > Canada New England Cruise

    Board your luxurious Holland America Line cruise and settle into your Verandah Stateroom. For the duration of your cruise, the ‘Signature Beverage Package’ has been included. Your Tour Director will escort your cruise.

    Please be advised that shore excursions are an additional expense and can be purchased online prior to departure or onboard your cruise ship. It is recommended to book as early as possible through the cruise company’s’ Cruise Personaliser to ensure availability.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Québec City

    Take the opportunity to further explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Gulf of Saint Lawrence

    Cruise the mighty Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The world’s largest estuary flows all the way from the Great Lakes 1,200 kilometres away and has a coastal connection with half of Canada’s 10 provinces.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

    Visit Charlottetown, the largest city on Prince Edward Island and the inspiration for ‘Anne of Green Gables’. The charming Victorian architecture, cobblestone streets, abundance of parks and wild shores will inspire you as well.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Sydney, Cape Breton Island

    This extraordinary island is rich with Gaelic, Mi’kmaq and Acadian cultures.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Explore the seaside capital of Nova Scotia. Maritime lovers will delight in the nautical-themed museums and the charming fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, complete with picturesque lighthouse on a rocky outcropping.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Bar Harbor, Maine

    Enter US waters as you arrive at Bar Harbor. Arrive into picturesque Bar Harbor and prepare to be charmed by this truly quintessential New England coastal town. Explore the idyllic natural surrounds, including Mount Desert Island’s coast and Acadia National Park. Treat yourself to a taste of the famous New England lobster, followed by a scoop from one of the town’s homemade ice cream shops.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Boston

    Disembark your cruise and explore historic Boston then check into Fairmont Copley Plaza or similar for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Boston

    Today, board a hop-on-hop-off bus in Boston and tour the sites that interest you most.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Boston > New York City

    Board Amtrak’s Acela Express and enjoy the superior comfort of Business Class. Arrive in New York City for a two night stay at the Renaissance New York Times Square.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - New York City

    Fall in love with the ‘Big Apple’ as you explore the famous sites on a hop-on-hop-off bus. Tonight, enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

    No place exemplifies the magic of theatre more than Broadway and you’ll get the chance to enjoy a show in this entertainment mecca.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - New York City > Victoria

    Fly to Victoria (flight not included in land only tour price) for an exclusive two night Special Stay at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Stroll through beautiful Butchart Gardens.

    Look out for orcas on a whale watching cruise by Zodiac or cruise boat. Alternatively, choose to take
    a scenic floatplane flight, horse and carriage ride or indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - Victoria > Whistler

    Cross Georgia Strait by ferry. On arrival in Whistler, visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre where a First Nations ambassador treats you to a unique cultural experience.

    Learn all about black bears during an exclusive presentation by expert researcher Michael Allen.

    Tonight choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler.

    The wonder continues with 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

  23. Day 23 - Whistler

    Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground and today you get to choose how to make the most of it. Enjoy the view by Zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola, take a mountain adventure tour or a thrilling jet boat ride.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Whistler > Sun Peaks

    Arrive into the alpine village of Sun Peaks, staying at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

    This evening, learn about Canadian history in the most enjoyable way possible, with your presenter portraying himself as ‘voyageur’. It’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Sun Peaks > Jasper

    Travel via Mt Robson, the highest peak in North America’s Rocky Mountain range, en route to Jasper. Enjoy rustic-style accommodation at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, set on the banks of glacier-fed Lac Beauvert.

    Choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Jasper

    Don your leathers and hit the open road in a Harley Davidson™ sidecar or, if you prefer an aquatic adventure, 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 rise above it all and take in the magnificent views on the Jasper SkyTram.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  27. Day 27 - 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.

    You’ll enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight, from fine to more casual dining.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Lake Louise

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

    Complete your Canadian album by having your photo taken with a real Mountie.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  29. Day 29 - 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

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Banff

    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, play nine holes of golf 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. 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.

    Get ready for a Rocky Mountain experience like no other. This evening take in the magnificent Rocky Mountains soaring above as you feast on the very best of the region’s fresh local produce.
    Later head out at dusk on a unique wildlife spotting experience in search of Banff’s magnificent beasts including deer, elk, caribou and the elusive grizzly bear.

    Important: Please note that this experience is subject to weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather or other operational difficulties, this experience may be replaced with an alternative activity.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - 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

  32. Day 32 - 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

  33. Day 33 - Vancouver

    Absorb the tranquillity of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests.

    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

  34. Day 34 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

    Join your Cruise Director for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam in a Verandah Stateroom. For the duration of your cruise, the ‘Signature Beverage Package’ has been included.

    Please be advised that shore excursions are an additional expense and can be purchased online prior to departure or onboard your cruise ship. It is recommended to book as early as possible through the cruise company’s’ Cruise Personaliser to ensure availability.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  35. Day 35 - 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

  36. Day 36 - Juneau

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  37. Day 37 - 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

  38. Day 38 - Glacier Bay

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  39. Day 39 - 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

  40. Day 40 - Scenic Cruising

    Continue cruising south. Celebrate your Canadian and Alaskan escapade with a farewell reception.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  41. Day 41 - Vancouver

    Arrive in Vancouver for your onward or homeward bound journey (please book flight to depart after 2pm). If your international flight departs after 5pm, take advantage of our hospitality lounge at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. We’ll be sorry to say goodbye after a wonderful journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Exclusive stays at the full range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Verandah Staterooms on board your cruise
  • Complimentary drinks package throughout your cruise
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • View rooms in Lake Louise and Banff
  • The intimacy of small group touring – a maximum of 40 guests
  • 9 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences e
  • Your choice of 50 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 6 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 84 meals – 40 breakfasts (B), 15 lunches (L) and 29 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

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