Canadian Rockies, Alaska & Arctic Circle

Journey through the heart of Alaska discovering Denali National Park, College Fjord and cross the Arctic Circle on this incredible 27 day journey.

27 Days
Vancouver to Fairbanks
From (USD)
$ 13,995
Dates & Pricing

2020 Vancouver > Fairbanks

Mesmerising frontiers

This journey through the heart of Alaska reveals a land with a rugged but undeniable charm, one that has not yet relinquished all of its mysteries.
The Alaskan wilderness still boasts spots that have managed to remain untouched by man. In travelling to this wondrous frontier land, you’ll be among the privileged few. This itinerary will treat you to places of pristine wilderness and exquisite beauty, from Denali National Park, with its snowy mountains and sweeping vistas, to the majestic College Fjord in Prince William Sound. You’ll even cross the Arctic Circle. Combine that with the mighty Rocky Mountains and you’re likely to be crossing a few personal, as well as geographic, frontiers.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RPLA
Duration:
27 days
Departure City:
Vancouver
Return City:
Fairbanks

Selected Itinerary

27 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Vancouver

    Begin with an exclusive two night stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

    Enrich

    Meet your Tour Director and fellow group members in the lobby of the hotel at 2pm this afternoon for your first Scenic Enrich experience.
    Prepare to capture all the extraordinary memories of your journey on an exclusive photowalk designed for Scenic guests. Learn all the tips and tricks you’ll need to take the perfect shot on your mobile device

    Celebrate your journey ahead with a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vancouver

    Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests.  Explore the many and varied sights, tastes and sounds of cosmopolitan Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour that will showcase Vancouver’s hidden treasures.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    Embark on one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, the Rocky Mountaineer. Be pampered by the GoldLeaf Service in your glass dome carriage. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer > Lake Louise

    Feel your awe and excitement peak as you carve through the otherwise inaccessible terrain into the Canadian Rockies. Arrive at Lake Louise for your two night Special Stay in a lakeview room at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Lake Louise

    Rise early to catch the first glimpse of the stunning colours painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

    Enrich

    Meet a wearer of the famous red serge, a Canadian Mountie.

    Freechoice Dining

    Take your pick from casual or fine

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Drive to the charming town of  Banff and check in for your two night Special Stay in a mountain or valley view room at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Banff

    Freechoice

    Today, you can be as active or as relaxed as you wish.

    Enrich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Icefields Parkway > Jasper

    After an ‘Ice Explorer’ ride on Athabasca Glacier, settle into Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for a two night stay.

    Enrich

    Jasper National Park is one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves. Join astronomers from Jasper Planetarium for a breath-taking Dark Sky Experience and an exclusive twilight supper.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Jasper

    Freechoice

    Choose your level of adventure in the ultimate outdoor playground.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Jasper > Sun Peaks

    Drive to the alpine village of Sun Peaks where you’ll stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel. Scenic guests have exclusive access to the Summit Lounge, a quiet haven where you can relax and enjoy incredible views.  There’s even a telescope and binoculars for wildlife spotting!  Later, you will be treated to a special indigenous-inspired feast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Sun Peaks > Whistler

    After breakfast in the private Summit Lounge drive to Whistler. On arrival, visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre where a First Nations ambassador treats you to a unique cultural experience.

    Enrich

    Join renowned black bear expert researcher Michael Allen to gain insight into these extraordinary creatures.

    Settle in for a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Whistler

    Freechoice

    Choose your Whistler activity today. The more active can zip-line. Alternatively, enjoy a mountain adventure tour or the Peak 2 Peak gondola or soar above on a Helicopter flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Whistler > Victoria

    Check in for your exclusive two night Special Stay at The Fairmont Empress.

    Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional floatplane flight to Victoria (additional expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

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

    Freechoice

    Choose from a range of experiences.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Victoria > Alaskan Cruise

    Cross to the mainland and embark on your luxurious seven night voyage with Princess Cruises. Watch for wildlife from your Balcony Stateroom.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Scenic Cruising

    Cruise northwards on board your elegant cruise ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Ketchikan

    Explore Alaska’s first city, now known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Juneau

    Alaska’s state capital is only accessible by air or sea. This is one town you can explore without ever getting lost.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Skagway

    Discover the historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the Gold Rush that typify Skagway.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Glacier Bay

    A steaming cup of hot chocolate will keep you warm as you are mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - College Fjord

    Some of the glaciers of College Fjord are 40 storeys high and tower over even the largest cruise ships. Celebrate the end of your cruise with a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Anchorage > Talkeetna

    Visit Alaska’s Wildlife Conservation Centre.
    Enjoy a jet boat ride before your Special Stay at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.

    Denali flightseeing  - Optional flightseeing over Denali, with glacier landing (additional expense, subject to seasonal operation. Replaces jet boat ride).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Talkeetna > Denali National Park

    Enrich

    Visit Joanne Porterfield’s homestead and learn about early Alaskan life.

    Journey on Princess Rail to McKinley Chalet Resort for a two night Special Stay.
    This evening enjoy the Music of Denali Dinner Show.  This musical performance tells the story of the first brave and adventurous men to summit Denali. You’ll find yourself clapping and singing along with the talented cast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Denali National Park

    Freechoice

    Explore Alaska’s rugged wilderness today.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Denali National Park > Fairbanks

    Cruise into the heart of Alaska on the ‘Discovery III’ Sternwheeler. See a bush floatplane take off, meet champion sled dogs, and discover village life. Stay two nights at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Fairbanks > Arctic Circle

    Enrich

    Experience the thrill of crossing the Arctic Circle by air and receive a certificate to prove it. Stop at a wilderness community for a fascinating insight into the history of the region and life today. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  27. Day 27 - Fairbanks

    It’s time to bid farewell after a wondrous journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Venture beyond Alaska’s coast line for an exploration into its rugged interior
  • Experience the thrill of a flight over awe-inspiring landscapes, crossing the Arctic Circle
  • Hear the fascinating stories of the Porterfield family who have lived in the harsh Alaskan wilderness for over five and a half decades
  • Join astronomers from Jasper Planetarium for an exclusive Dark Sky Experience
  • Learn photography tips to capture the wonders you’ll see on your journey on your mobile device

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Stays at the exclusive Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Balcony Staterooms on board your cruise
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • View rooms in Lake Louise and Banff
  • 7 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 38 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 6 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 51 meals – 26 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 17 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability