Greater Rockies & ‘Glacier Explorer’ Alaskan Cruise

28 Days
Victoria to Vancouver
From (NZD)
$ 28,725
$ 27,725
Dates & Pricing

2020 Victoria > Vancouver

A luxurious exploration

Discover the glorious natural and manmade wonders of North America in luxury, by road, rail and cruise.
Experience the majesty of the Rockies in the most luxurious way possible, in exclusive Fairmont Gold accommodations and aboard the legendary Rocky Mountaineer. Across the border, a whole new world of wonders await you in the United States as you explore Glacier National Park and vibrant Seattle. Learn more about the history, culture and lifestyle of the close-knit Hutterite community as well as the indigenous Blackfeet Tribe. Explore the Inside and Outside Passage of Alaska on board the luxurious Oceania ship and delight in the most extraordinary glacial scenery teeming with native wildlife including whales, sea lions and bald eagles.
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28 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Victoria

    Your unforgettable journey begins with an exclusive two night Special Stay at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress with special privileges in Fairmont Gold service. Celebrate tonight with a welcome dinner and toast to the adventures awaiting you and your fellow travellers.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Start the day with a delicious breakfast and set out to explore the spectacular Butchart Gardens.

    Set out on a Zodiac or cruise boat to view a variety of whales, seals and bald eagles. Alternatively, explore Victoria on a walking tour or indulge in afternoon tea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Victoria > Vancouver

    Cross Georgia Strait by ferry. On arrival in Vancouver check into your exclusive Fairmont Gold accommodation at the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Spend the afternoon at leisure.   

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Vancouver

    Learn tips to capture picture-perfect memories on your mobile device, with a photowalk designed especially for Scenic guests.

    This afternoon you have some free time to explore Vancouver’s characterful neighbourhoods, such as Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    Embark on one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, the Rocky Mountaineer with GoldLeaf Service. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - Rocky Mountaineer > Banff

    Soak in the stunning mountain scenery of Banff as you settle into your Special Stay at the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Fairmont Gold accommodation.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  7. Day 7 - 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 or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch.

    Choose from a range of restaurants cuisines from around the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Lake Louise

    Take a scenic drive to the emerald green Lake Louise. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Fairmont Gold accommodation.

    Enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Lake Louise

    Set a sunrise wake-up call to capture the stunning colours painted across the mountain, lake and glacier, and the divine alpenglow.
    Today, you will have plenty of time today to explore on your own or just relax.

    Meet a retired member of the legendary Royal Canadian Mounted Police for an insight into their role in Canadian history and the country today.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Lake Louise > Waterton Lakes National Park

    Journey to Waterton Lakes National Park and keep a look out for bears and other wildlife along the way. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the iconic Prince of Wales Hotel, overlooking Upper Waterton Lake. Enjoy a high tea in the lobby, a unique Waterton tradition.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. Day 11 - Waterton Lakes National Park

    Spend your morning at leisure before cruising through International Peace Park on the Canadian and American border.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Waterton Lakes National Park > Glacier National Park

    Cross the border into the United States to explore the World Heritage-listed Glacier National Park. Enjoy a two night stay at the charming Glacier Park Lodge.

    Enter the fascinating world of the Hutterites for a unique insight into their history, culture and communal lifestyle. Later you’ll be treated to lunch made from the delicious fresh produce from the colony’s farms.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Glacier National Park

    Set out this morning on a memorable exploration of Glacier National Park. You will spend the day on a special interpretive tour led by a guide from the indigenous Blackfeet Tribe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  14. Day 14 - Glacier National Park > Spokane

    Head off on a scenic drive west across northern Washington State to the laid-back city of Spokane. On arrival, check into the Historic Davenport Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Spokane > Seattle

    Take a leisurely drive amidst stunning landscape towards Seattle, stopping en route at a local vineyard for a tasting of some of the Pacific Northwest’s fine wines.
    Arrive in Seattle, the ‘Emerald City in the late afternoon and check into the historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel for a three night stay. Enjoy dinner in the splendid Georgian Room.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Seattle

    Start the day with an orientation tour of sophisticated Seattle. Visit the iconic Space Needle and the collections of curated glass art at Chihuly Garden & Glass. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Seattle

    Indulge in a unique culinary experience with a foodies’ tour of Pike Place Market,  or discover more of the city with a backstreets walking tour. Alternatively take a locks cruise through Lake Union, Ballard Locks, Puget Sound & Elliott Bay, or learn about the production of the world’s most famous aircraft with a tour of the Boeing factory.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Seattle > Vancouver, Alaskan Cruise

    Depart early this morning for your transfer from Seattle to Vancouver. On arrival in the early afternoon, embark the sleek and charming Oceania Cruises’ ms Regatta for a luxurious ten night Alaskan voyage. Settle into your beautifully appointed Verandah Stateroom. ms Regatta offers every luxury you may expect on board an Oceania ship, from fine furnishings to world-class dining.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Cruising the Inside Passage

    A magnificent region carved out by ancient glaciers, Alaska’s Inside Passage is a world within the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Ketchikan

    Your first Alaskan port of call is Ketchikan, known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Icy Strait Point (Hoonah)

    Watch for wildlife including bears, eagles and humpback whales, which migrate here in the summer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Juneau

    Surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, Juneau is only accessible by air or sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Skagway

    Today, explore the well-preserved gold rush town of Skagway.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Scenic cruising

    Spend the day cruising Hubbard Glacier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Sitka

    Sitka boasts a multicultural heritage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Cruising the Outside Passage

    Today is at leisure for you to enjoy an array of on board activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Nanaimo

    Soak in the outdoors and explore wildlife spotting opportunities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - 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

  • Be awed by the jaw-dropping landscapes of the Rockies stretching across southwest Canada and northwest USA
  • Journey amidst Alaska’s soaring glaciers and magnificent wildlife on a 10 night cruise on the luxurious ms Regatta
  • Enter the intriguing world of the Hutterites as guests of an isolated rural community in Montana
  • Explore Glacier National Park with a guide from the indigenous Blackfeet Tribe

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Smaller group touring with a maximum of 24 guests and knowledgeable local guides
  • Exclusive stays at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts with Fairmont Gold benefits in Victoria, Vancouver, Banff and Lake Louise
  • Luxury 10 night Alaskan cruise aboard Oceania Cruises ms Regatta
  • Verandah Stateroom on board your cruise
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 23 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 58 meals – 27 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 17 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Director
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at hotels and on your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

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