Canadian Rockies, Alaska & Arctic Circle

26 Days
Vancouver to Fairbanks
From (NZD)
$ 19,765
$ 18,765
Dates & Pricing

2021 Vancouver > Fairbanks

Mesmerising frontiers

This journey through the heart of Alaska reveals a land with a rugged but undeniable charm, one that has not yet relinquished all of its mysteries.
The Alaskan wilderness still boasts spots that have managed to remain untouched by man. In travelling to this wondrous frontier land, you’ll be among the privileged few. This itinerary will treat you to places of pristine wilderness and exquisite beauty, from Denali National Park, with its snowy mountains and sweeping vistas, to the majestic College Fjord in Prince William Sound. You’ll even cross the Arctic Circle. Combine that with the mighty Rocky Mountains and you’re likely to be crossing a few personal, as well as geographic, frontiers.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RPLA
Duration:
26 days
Departure City:
Vancouver
Return City:
Fairbanks

Selected Itinerary

26 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Vancouver

    Begin with a two night stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or similar.

    Enrich

    On a photowalk designed for Scenic guests, learn tips and tricks to capture the perfect shot on your mobile device. Prepare to capture the majesty of the natural wonders and unique sights.

    Celebrate your journey ahead with a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vancouver

    Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests.  Explore the many and varied sights, tastes and sounds of cosmopolitan Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour that will showcase Vancouver’s hidden treasures.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    Embark on one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, the Rocky Mountaineer. Be pampered by GoldLeaf Service in your glass dome carriage. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer > Jasper

    Feel your awe and excitement peak as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain into the Canadian Rockies. Arrive at Jasper for your two night stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Jasper

    Freechoice

    Choose your level of adventure in the ultimate outdoor playground

    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

  6. Day 6 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

    After an ‘Ice Explorer’ ride on Athabasca Glacier, drive to Lake Louise and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where you’ll enjoy an overnight Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room.

    Enrich

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

    Freechoice Dining

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Banff

    Continue to Banff with its small town charm nestled in stunning scenery. Settle into your two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs

    Enrich

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Banff

    Freechoice

    Today, you can be as active or as relaxed as you wish. 

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Banff > 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

  10. Day 10 - Sun Peaks > Whistler

    After breakfast in the private Summit Lounge drive to Whistler. On arrival, visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre where a First Nations ambassador treats you to a unique cultural experience.

    Enrich

    Join renowned Black bear expert researcher Michael Allen to gain insight into these extraordinary creatures.

    Settle in for a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Whistler

    Freechoice

    Choose your Whistler activity today. The more active can zip-line, or alternatively, enjoy a mountain adventure tour, the Peak 2 Peak gondola or soar above on a helicopter flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Whistler > Victoria

    Check in for your exclusive two night Special Stay at The Fairmont Empress.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens:

    Explore the spectacular Butchart Gardens. Discover its 100-year-old history.

    Freechoice

    Choose from a range of experiences.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Victoria > Alaskan Cruise

    Cross to the mainland and embark on your luxurious seven night voyage in a Balcony Stateroom on board Princess Cruises.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Scenic Cruising

    Cruise northwards on board your elegant cruise ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Ketchikan

    Explore Alaska’s first city, now known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Juneau

    Alaska’s state capital is only accessible by air or sea. This is one town you can explore without ever getting lost.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Skagway

    Discover the historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush that typify Skagway.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Glacier Bay

    A steaming cup of hot chocolate will keep you warm as you are mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - College Fjord

    Some of the glaciers of College Fjord are 40 storeys high and tower over even the largest cruise ships. Celebrate the end of your cruise with a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Anchorage > Talkeetna

    Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, then enjoy a jet boat ride before your Special Stay at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.

    Denali flightseeing  - Optional flightseeing over Denali, with glacier landing (additional expense, subject to seasonal operation. Replaces jet boat ride).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Talkeetna > Denali National Park

    Enrich

    Visit Joanne Porterfield’s homestead and learn about early Alaskan life.

    Journey on Princess Rail to McKinley Chalet Resort for a two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Denali National Park

    Freechoice

    Explore Alaska’s rugged wilderness today.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Denali National Park > Fairbanks

    Cruise into the heart of Alaska on the ‘Discovery III’ Sternwheeler. See a bush floatplane take off, meet champion sled dogs, and discover village life. Stay two nights at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Fairbanks > Arctic Circle

    Enrich

    Experience the thrill of crossing the Arctic Circle by air and receive a certificate to prove it. Stop at a wilderness community for a fascinating insight into the history of the region and life today. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  26. Day 26 - Fairbanks

    It’s time to bid farewell after a wondrous journey.

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Stays at the exclusive range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Balcony Stateroom on board your cruise
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • Lakeview room in Lake Louise
  • 7 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences e
  • Your choice of 36 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining f
  • 6 memorable Scenic Special Stays t
  • 50 meals – 25 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 17 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability