Canadian Rockies & West Coast USA - cruise & land journey

19 Days
San Diego to Calgary
From (CAD)
$ 21,418
Dates & Pricing

2023 San Diego > Calgary

Canada’s heart and the Pacific Coastline

Explore a continent of larger-than-life beauty, where the fauna is as big and breathtaking as the rugged terrain. From bears to elk, the immense firs to the rail lines that cut through this endless striking continent, this is a part of the world that’s as vast as it is beautiful. North America’s West Coast is surrounded by vibrant cities that hug the mighty Pacific Ocean.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OUB5
Duration:
19 days
Departure City:
San Diego
Return City:
Calgary

19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - San Diego, USA

    Welcome to San Diego, known for its California beaches and magnificent coastline. The world of wonder awaits as you step on board Scenic Eclipse and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

  2. Day 2 - Santa Barbara

    ‘Welcome to paradise’ is a fitting expression for those visiting the coastal city of Santa Barbara. Called the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a place where food, art, history, fashion and sunshine mix to create a delightful and refreshing experience. The Santa Ynez Mountains create a stunning backdrop, while the colonial buildings with a Spanish influence give the city a Mediterranean feel. Santa Barbara offers urban wineries for the wine aficionados, an abundance of wildlife at the national parks for the naturalists, and a rich cultural legacy from America's first settlers for the culture enthusiasts.

    Freechoice

    See the street art on a guided tour, or taste the wine of the local region. If you’re feeling active, choose to join a bike tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Monterrey

    Set foot on the dramatic coastline of Monterrey featuring Staggering cliffs, coastal views and Spanish Colonial architecture. It’s jaw-dropping beauty has been featured in films and captured the heart of John Steinbeck, who framed landscape in many of his novels.  Monterey is renowned for its overflowing wildlife, catch a glimpse at Harbour seals, sea otters and pelicans that flock to the National marine sanctuary at Monterey Bay.

    Freechoice

    Walk through Old Monterey and taste the local delicacies, or join a kayaking tour of the bay. Alternatively, a guided tour will reveal local highlights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - San Francisco

    Sitting between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Nevada mountains, laid-back San Francisco is ‘The City by the Bay’ and is home to an eclectic mix of cultures. Steep Hills, iconic cable cars and vibrant Victorian homes are the essence of San Francisco’s spirit, all back lit by the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge. From cultural revolutions of the counterculture movement to the manic gold rush of the 1848, San Francisco has shaped it all.

    Freechoice

    Visit one of the world’s most notorious prisons, Alcatraz, or choose a wine tour in the Napa Valley, or join a photography tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Eureka

    Eureka is the largest deep-water port between San Francisco and Coos Bay. Eureka once played a major role in the historic west coast lumber trade and is home to hundreds of significant Victorian-era homes, including the nationally recognised, ‘grandest Victorian home in America’, the Carson Mansion. Eureka is nestled between towering mountains and is bordered by the Humboldt Bay, providing access to imposing coastal redwoods. Some of the world's tallest trees are featured in Redwood National & State Parks. 

    Freechoice

    Get an insight into Victorian craftsmanship at the Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park, or join an oyster tour while in the ‘Oyster Capital of California’.Alternatively, choose a guided hike through Headwaters Forest Reserve.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - At Sea

    Today, relax on board. With so many luxurious amenities on board, you will be surprised how quickly time passes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Astoria

    With Victorian-era homes etched into the hills overlooking the Columbia River, this picturesque settlement (the oldest west of the Rockies) is a port city with a Scandinavian flavour. Astoria is home to the Lewis and Clark National Historical park, not only offering an abundance of Wildlife, untouched rainforests and stunning vista but also uncovering the history of America's most famous explorers.

    Freechoice

    Learn the history of the Maritimes, or take a city tour of Astoria. If you’re feeling active, join a walk along the river or a biking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Seattle

    Seattle, a city on Puget Sound, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and home to thousands of acres of parkland. It is no wonder Seattle is known as the “Emerald City” due to the year-round greenery. Seattle has much to offer, from major sports teams, arts and culture to the thriving metropolitan skyline accented by the iconic Space Needle, a symbol of innovation.

    Freechoice

    Take the opportunity to visit the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Centre, or set off for the Pike Place Market for a tasting tour. Alternatively, discover the highlights of Seattle on a guided tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Victoria

    Victoria may be many kilometres from Great Britain, but it has the most British vibe. Between visiting flower gardens and castles and stopping at pubs, one could easily forget about the Pacific Ocean lapping the other side of Vancouver Island. The influence of the First Nations culture is also strong, with totem poles taking a front-and-centre position on the Inner Harbour.

    Freechoice

    Visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens, or join a tour of the local breweries. Alternatively, head out on a whale watching tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Victoria

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell your crew. Check in for a two-night Special Stay at the at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Explore the spectacular Butchart Gardens, discover its 100 year old history and 900 varieties of plants.

    Freechoice

    Indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress or explore Victoria on a walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Victoria > Vancouver

    A ferry takes you across Georgia Strait enroute to Vancouver Island. Later today, arrive into Vancouver and your hotel for the next two-nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Vancouver

    Absorb the tranquillity of 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 explore the many and varied sights and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Vancouver > Kamloops

    The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world. You’ll relish your two days of GoldLeaf Service as you travel through the Rocky Mountains in luxurious comfort. Enjoy this ultimate treat for the senses, as you carve through the otherwise inaccessible terrain of the Rocky Mountains. View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  15. Day 15 - Kamloops > Lake Louise

    Rocky Mountaineer is renowned for the delicious cuisine prepared on board. Savour the delectable delights and sip on local wine or beer as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through. Check in for your two night Special Stay at the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  16. Day 16 - 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.

    Enrich

    Meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for an insight into the importance of the Mounties in Canada, past and present.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Drive through the Rocky Mountains, past mesmerising lakes and towering mountains en route to Banff. Feel like royalty as you check in for a two-night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, the ‘Castle in the Rockies’.

    Enrich

    Head out at dusk on a unique wildlife spotting experience in search of Banff’s magnificent beast including deer, elk, caribou and the elusive Grizzly bear.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Banff

    You’re sure to be swept away by Banff National Park, the first national park established in Canada and a coveted World Heritage-listed Site. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous farewell dinner.

    Freechoice

    Ride the Banff Gondola and take in the magnificent views or take a helicopter flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Banff

    Today, we bid a fond farewell. Thank you for joining us on 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

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 15 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board

Your luxury escorted journey includes
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Fully escorted land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout, plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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