Grand Tour of Canada & Alaska

36 Days
Victoria to New York City
From (NZD)
$ 29,775
Dates & Pricing

2022 Victoria > New York City

A world of otherworldly wonder

The crystalline mountain lakes around Whistler alone make this itinerary unforgettable, and that’s not taking into account the mountains that gaze down at this beautiful little resort town with an almost overwhelming majesty.
Of course, Whistler is just one ‘whistle stop’ in a journey that includes wonders of all descriptions – from beautiful bays to imposing ice walls, waterfalls of breathtaking magnitude to large, bustling cities. You can look forward to experiencing the genteel charm of British Columbia and the glittering urban jewels of Canada’s east coast. In between you’ll encounter all the natural beauty that North America has to offer, from Alaska’s Glacier Bay to the incredible Niagara Falls, and more.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
REUN
Duration:
36 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
New York City

36 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Victoria

    Your journey into wonder begins with a two night Special Stay at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress. Celebrate tonight at a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Explore the spectacular Butchart Gardens.

    Freechoice

    Look out for Orcas on a whale watching cruise by Zodiac or cruise boat. Alternatively, enjoy a Scenic Floatplane or indulge in an “Eat Like a Canadian” walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - 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.

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

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - Whistler > Sun Peaks

    Drive to the alpine village of Sun Peaks where you’ll stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Sun Peaks > Jasper

    After breakfast, travel to Jasper via Mt Robson, the Rockies’ highest peak. Enjoy a two night stay at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    Enrich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - 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. Visit Lake Louise, a true natural wonder, and the 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

  9. Day 9 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff.

    Enrich

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

    Settle into your two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - 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 or rejuvenate in the relaxing mineral pools. 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, caribou and the elusive Grizzly bear.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  14. Day 14 - Vancouver

    Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests. 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 farewell dinner as you prepare for the next part of your journey – cruising Alaska, the last frontier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

    Farewell your Tour Director as you board your luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam and settle into your comfortable Verandah Stateroom.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Scenic Cruising

    Settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - Glacier Bay

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - Scenic Cruising

    Continue cruising southwards on your elegant cruise

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Vancouver > Montréal

    Disembark and fly to Montréal for a two night stay at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. (Flight not included in land only tour price. Book flight after 12.30pm).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Montréal

    Visit the exquisite Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montréal, with its imposing Gothic Revival architecture. Later, take a guided tour through the city. Be sure to check out Montréal’s underground where many locals spend their time during the frosty winter. This evening you can look forward to dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Montréal > Québec City

    Enrich

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

    Enrich

    Discover the fascinating history, architecture and culture of Québec City as you stroll through the cobblestone streets of North America’s only walled city on a tour of the old town.

    Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in the heart of Québec City. The iconic château is the world’s most photographed hotel, as it dominates the city skyline and is visible from almost anywhere in the city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  25. Day 25 - Québec City

    Freechoice

    Choose to tour Québec City on foot or take a culinary tour to taste the finest produce from local artisans who have created a gourmet buzz in Québec. Alternatively sample craft beer on a walking and tasting tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Parc Oméga > Ottawa

    Enrich

    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.

    Straddling the Rideau Canal, Canada’s capital city Ottawa is nothing if not elegant. And for the next two nights, you’ll enjoy a more elegant experience than most at the iconic Fairmont Château Laurier, located steps away from Parliament Hill.

    Freechoice Dining

    Tonight, select between local restaurants or your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Ottawa

    Discover the charm of Canada’s capital on a guided tour.

    Freechoice

    Canada’s history comes to life with a visit to either the Canadian Museum of History or the War Museum. If you are a ‘foodie’ then you’ll love the ByWard Market Culinary Tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  28. Day 28 - Ottawa > Toronto

    Toronto is Canada’s largest city. When it opened in 1929, the Fairmont Royal York was the tallest hotel in the British Commonwealth. It has welcomed royals, presidents and dignitaries alike, and today it will also welcome you for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Toronto

    Be treated to stunning views of the city and Lake Ontario from Toronto’s CN Tower. Not afraid of heights? Then step out onto the glass floor and outdoor observation area. Enjoy a brief city tour of this cosmopolitan city, the cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  30. Day 30 - Toronto > Niagara Falls

    Cruise to the base of Niagara Falls and enjoy the deafening roar of the cascading waters before retreating to your overnight Special Stay, Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa, where you’ll marvel at the view from your Fallsview room.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Niagara Falls > Lancaster

    Welcome to the USA. Savour a traditional home-style Amish feast, then settle into the Lancaster Arts Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - Lancaster > Washington D.C.

    Visit an Amish farm for an insight into the Amish culture, faith and way of life.  Later, travel to Washington D.C. for a completely contrasting experience. The luxurious Fairmont Washington D.C. is your home for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  33. Day 33 - Washington D.C.

    Enjoy a guided tour of Washington D.C. and gain a greater understanding of its enormous historical significance and influence.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  34. Day 34 - Philadelphia > New York City

    Explore the historic city of Philadelphia before travelling to cosmopolitan New York City for a two night stay in the Renaissance New York Times Square.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  35. Day 35 - New York City

    Explore incredible New York City on a hop-on hop-off double decker bus tour.

    Enrich

    Nothing epitomises the excitement of theatre more than a Broadway production. Tonight, you’ll be treated to an unforgettable show in this entertainment mecca.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  36. Day 36 - New York City

    Your wondrous journey comes to an end.

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Join local guides from Jasper Planetarium for an exclusive Dark Sky Experience
  • Unwind on an 8 day Inside Passage cruise and rejuvenate for the next exciting leg of your journey
  • Explore elegant French-Canadian Québec and Montréal, quirky outposts of Alaska, vibrant Washington D.and cosmopolitan New York

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted smaller group land touring with up to 36 guests
  • Stays at the exclusive Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Verandah Staterooms on board your cruise
  • Fallsview room at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel & Spa
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • 8 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences e
  • Your choice of 41 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining f
  • 6 memorable Scenic Special Stays t
  • 66 meals – 35 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 22 dinners (D)
  • Days 1 to 15 and days 22 to 36 are escorted by local Tour Directors
  • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability