Greater Rockies & ‘Stunning Scenery’ Alaskan Cruise

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

2020 Vancouver > Seattle

Discovering the best kept secrets

Journey into the hidden wonders of the North American Rockies and uncover its remarkable secrets.
From a superb Dark Sky Experience that will open to you a whole new celestial world, to a visit to a community of the Hutterites to learn more about their time-honoured traditions, prepare to peek into unseen worlds. A trip across the border will give you the chance to explore more hidden jewels at Glacier National Park, Spokane and Seattle. Enjoy the opportunity to see whales, sea lions and bald eagles on a cruise through Alaska’s wildlife rich Inside Passage on board the luxurious Oceania ms Regatta – a fitting finish to your North American adventure.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RCVC
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Vancouver
Return City:
Seattle

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Vancouver

    Your unforgettable journey begins with a two night stay in the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver with an exclusive Fairmont Gold experience including special privileges.
    Celebrate tonight with a welcome dinner and toast to the adventures awaiting you.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vancouver

    Learn how to capture the majesty of the natural wonders you’ll see on your journey on your mobile phone, 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

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer > Jasper

    Feel your awe and excitement peak as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain into the Canadian Rockies. On arrival in Jasper, check into your lakeside Junior suite at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, set on the banks of glacier-fed Lac Beauvert.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Jasper

    Don your leathers and hit the open road in a Harley Davidson™ sidecar, or 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.

    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

    Drive along one of the most famous roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway, stopping en route to take an ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier. Continue to emerald green Lake Louise, a breathtaking natural wonder in the heart of Banff National Park. 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, from fine to casual dining.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Lake Louise

    Set a sunrise wake-up call to capture the stunning colours painted across the mountain, lake and glacier.

    Meet a retired member of the legendary Royal Canadian Mounted Police for an insight into their role in Canadian history and the country today, and indulge in a delightful tête-à-tête.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Lake Louise > Banff > Waterton Lakes National Park

    Take a scenic drive further into Banff National Park, stopping in the charming township of Banff. Here you’ll have time to explore the town before continuing to Waterton Lakes National Park. Keep a look out for black bears, grizzly bears and other wildlife along the way.
    A highlight of your journey through Canada will be your two night Special Stay at the iconic Prince of Wales Hotel, set in a spectacular location on a bluff overlooking Upper Waterton Lake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Waterton Lakes National Park

    Enjoy a morning at leisure before cruising through International Peace Park on the Canadian and American border. Return to the hotel in time to enjoy a delightful afternoon tea in the Prince of Wales lobby, a true Waterton tradition.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - Glacier National Park

    Set out this morning on a memorable exploration of Glacier National Park, famous for its grand vistas of glacial valleys, snow-capped peaks, pristine glacial lakes and rivers. You will spend the day on a special interpretive tour led by a guide from the indigenous Blackfeet Tribe.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Glacier National Park > Spokane

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Spokane > Seattle

    Take a leisurely drive amidst stunning landscapes 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’, and check into the historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel for a three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Seattle

    Start the day with an orientation tour of Seattle, renowned for exciting innovation as well as its stunning seaside setting. Later this morning, visit the iconic Space Needle and the exquisite collections of curated glass art at Chihuly Garden & Glass. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the city at leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - Seattle > AlaskanCruise

    Embark Oceania Cruises’ sleek and charming ms Regatta for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage and 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

  17. Day 17 - Cruising the Outside Passage

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Ketchikan

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska may well be the most remote, most beautiful and strangest state capital in the United States.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Sitka

    Sitka boasts a multicultural heritage. Two dozen of its attractions are on the National Register of Historic Places, including Castle Hill and Building 29, a structure built by the Russians in 1835.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Cruising the Outside Passage

    Enjoy the luxurious amenities and wide array of activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Victoria

    Western Canada’s oldest city, Victoria proudly displays its British heritage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Seattle

    Your journey comes to an end today as you disembark in Seattle. Please book flight to depart after 2pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Marvel at the constellations at a private Dark Sky Experience and twilight supper with astronomers from Jasper Planetarium
  • Enter the intriguing world of the Hutterites as guests of an isolated rural community in Montana
  • Explore Glacier National Park with a member of the Blackfeet Tribe to discover the ancient history and culture of this spectacular region
  • Uncover the excitement of the Emerald City with a three night stay in dynamic Seattle

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 Vancouver and Lake Louise
  • Lakeside Junior Suite accommodation in Jasper
  • Luxury 7 night Alaskan cruise aboard Oceania Cruises ms Regatta
  • Verandah Stateroom on board your cruise
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 14 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 46 meals – 22 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L) and 13 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Director
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels and on your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability