Majestic Rockies & Alaskan Cruise

16 Days
Calgary to Vancouver
From (CAD)
$ 9,645
Dates & Pricing

2023 Calgary > Vancouver

Epic mountains, glacial waters

From the moment you begin this epic journey through Canada and Alaska, prepare to be astounded. Whether you’re on land or sea, this is a life-changing experience. Be swept away by Banff National Park’s beauty and stand before the glacial Lake Louise.
Discover culinary delights as guests of premier food-producing families in Alberta. Witness the majesty of the Rocky Mountains as you undertake one of the world’s great rail journeys before arriving in cosmopolitan Vancouver. Next journey through Alaska, still a great frontier land and we introduce you to its many highlights during your cruise. Visit Juneau, Alaska’s capital which is only accessible by air or sea, unearth gold rush secrets and witness some of the world’s greatest wildlife in their natural habitats.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RHAV
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Calgary
Return City:
Vancouver

Selected Itinerary

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Calgary

    Welcome to Canada. Upon arrival into Calgary, transfer to your hotel where you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Check in for an overnight stay at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown Hotel.

  2. Day 2 - Calgary > Banff

    Enrich

    Today savour the sights and flavours of the Rocky Mountain foothills as you journey from Calgary to Banff. The food story of the Foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, west of Calgary, is a remarkable one. The climate is harsh, winters are long and cold. And yet, a few hardy souls persevere to grow some of the tastiest food you can find.

    Ramble the range roads off Alberta’s historic Cowboy Trail to meet some of Alberta’s premier food-producing families. You may get up close and personal with a giant prairie beast that came frighteningly close to extinction - the Great Plains Bison. Or meet a family that innovated a traditional honey operation into a thriving new enterprise. Enjoy a special Farm to Fork welcome lunch of exclusively local fare by an exceptional chef.

    Finally, there is time to mosey around a small cowboy town before arriving in Banff and checking into the Mount Royal Hotel for a three-night stay.  The Hotel is located in the heart of iconic Banff Avenue surrounded by top restaurants and shops, with spectacular mountain views in all directions. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  3. Day 3 - 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.

    Freechoice

    Ride the Banff Gondola and take in the magnificent views or take a helicopter flight. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River Float trip or a relaxing soak in the mineral pools.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Lake Louise

    Drive through the Rocky Mountains, past mesmerising lakes and towering mountains en route to Lake Louise, famous for its turquoise lakes, Victoria Glacier and soaring mountain tops.

    Spend some time taking in the stunning surroundings then experience the wonderful tradition of Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Château Lake Louise. Enjoy delicious pastries, tea, sandwiches and charming desserts as you gaze out the table-to-ceiling windows towards Lake Louise.

    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, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Banff > Jasper

    Drive along one of the most famous alpine roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper. Take an ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier.  Enjoy a two night stay at Forest Park Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - 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. 

    Enrich

    In the evening join Warrior Woman Matricia by the fire, make yourself comfortable and be prepared to engage in conversation about Indigenous culture, with stories, drumming, and songs. She will teach you songs and some beautiful phrases in Cree! You will go away fulfilled after this spiritual adventure!

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Rocky Mountaineer > 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 in luxurious comfort. Gaze in awe through the glass-dome windows as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Stay overnight at your Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

    View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. 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. Later today, arrive at the OPUS Vancouver for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  9. Day 9 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

    Absorb the tranquillity of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests. Explore the many and varied sights and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour. Farewell your Tour Director as you board your luxurious seven-night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam#. Keep an eye out for Orcas, Humpback whales or Bald eagles from your Verandah Stateroom.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Scenic Cruising

    It’s a great day to settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Juneau

    Alaska’s charming state capital is only accessible by air or sea. This is one town you can explore knowing you’ll never get lost.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Skagway

    Take a stroll into the past. Historic shop façades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike Gold Rush.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Glacier Bay

    A steaming cup of soup or even hot chocolate will keep you toasty warm as you are mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park. A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders and wildlife around you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Ketchikan

    Alaska’s last port of call is known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’. Take full advantage while you’re there.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Scenic Cruising

    Continue southwards on your cruise.  Celebrate your Canadian and Alaskan escapade with a toast, share and reminisce with your newfound friends over your favourite highlights - moments you will treasure forever.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Vancouver

    Arrive in Vancouver for your onward or homeward bound journey. You’ll find that this taste of Canada and Alaska will leave you wanting more.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Vancouver after 02:00 PM.

    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

Highlights
  • Savour a special Farm to Fork lunch at the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.
  • Enjoy a wonderful tradition of Afternoon Tea at the iconic Fairmont Château Lake Louise.
  • Meet a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • Whilst in Jasper join the Warrior Woman Matricia by the fire pit and learn about Indigenous culture with stories and songs.

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted smaller group land journeys with up to 36 guests
  • Verandah Stateroom on board your cruise
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • 3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 34 meals – 15 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
  • Days 1 to 9 are escorted by an expert local Tour Director
  • Luxury group journeys with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels

Pricing & Availability