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Canadian Castles & Alaskan Cruise

13 Day
Between Banff and Vancouver
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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 the astonishing majesty of the Rocky Mountains as you undertake one of the world’s great rail journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer before visiting Vancouver. Alaska is still a great frontier-land and we introduce you to its many highlights as you cruise on board Holland America Line. 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. But what about those Canadian castles? Scenic offers our guests exclusive access to the full range of extraordinary Fairmont hotels scattered around the country – opulent and in some of the most extraordinary locations on Earth, you’ll have no trouble feeling like royalty during this journey.
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* From price is for a 06 May 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in USD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Welcome to the Canadian Rockies, where your journey of wonder begins. Upon arrival into Calgary, transfer to Banff where you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Feel like royalty as you check into your mountain or valley view room for a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, the ‘Castle in the Rockies’. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
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, take a guided nature hike, play nine holes of golf or take a relaxing soak in the mineral pools. You can also head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3
Banff > Lake Louise

Drive through the Rocky Mountains, past mesmerising lakes and towering mountains en route to Lake Louise. Check in for your overnight Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room at the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

You’ll enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight, from fine to more casual dining.

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Meet an authentic wearer of the red serge – a Canadian Mountie – and learn about the importance of this role in Canadian history.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
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. Gaze in awe as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain in the remarkable Canadian Rockies. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through. Stay overnight at a Kamloops hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5
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 made for you 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 exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you’ll be comfortably appointed for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Vancouver

Explore the many and varied sights, tastes and sounds of cosmopolitan Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour. Later, join your Cruise Director for your luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam.  Keep an eye out for orcas, humpback whales or bald eagles from your verandah stateroom.  For the duration of your cruise, the "Signature Beverage package " has been included.

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The best time to be at one with nature is before the crowds arrive. You get to be the first to wander amongst the glistening morning dew of the rainforest and marvel at the engineering feat of the 137 metre long suspension bridge, with exclusive entrance to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park before it opens to the public. If the bridge doesn’t amaze you, the cliffwalk and flora will.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7
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
Day 8
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
Day 9
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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
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
Day 11
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
Day 12
Scenic Cruising

Today, relax and enjoy your cruise southwards.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver today for your onward or homeward bound journey. If your international flight departs after 5pm, take advantage of our hospitality lounge at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. We’ll be sad to see you leave, but we hope this taste of Canada and Alaska leaves you wanting more.

Meals included: Breakfast
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