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Canada & Alaska 2018

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25 Day Magnificent Canadian Rockies & Alaskan Cruise Tour

Thursday 12th July 2018

  • Wagga . Sydney
  • TBC Depart Wagga travel to Sydney for overnight stay near Sydney airport.

Friday 13 July 2018

  • Sydney > Vancouver
  • Today we fly from the Sydney to Vancouver for an overnight stay.
  • Upon arrival, make your way to the hotel, day free to explore this wonderful city.
  • Overnight Stay: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (or similar)

Saturday 14 July 2018

  • Vancouver (B,D)
  • Welcome to cosmopolitan Vancouver, where your journey of wonder begins. Get to know your fellow explorers and your Scenic Tour Director over a sumptuous welcome dinner, and toast to the exhilarating adventure awaiting you. For the next two nights, you will be exclusively accommodated at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Your luxury hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with culture, restaurants and world-class shopping right at your doorstep, plus you can take advantage of the added bonus of the Scenic office downstairs with our staff ready to welcome you and assist you with anything you may require.

Sunday 15 July 2018

  • ancouver (B)
  • Enrich
  • The best time to be at one with nature is before the crowds arrive. Absorb the tranquility as you are the first to wander amongst the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, with exclusive early entrance to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
  • Explore the many and varied sights, tastes and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour.

Monday 16 July 2018

  • Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops (B,L)
  • One of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, two days of GoldLeaf
  • Service is sure to be a highlight of your trip. Rocky Mountaineer is renowned for the delicious cuisine made for you on board, so you can enjoy the ultimate treat for the senses as you travel in luxurious comfort, gazing in awe at your surrounds through the dome glass windows and savouring delectable delights in the company of your newfound friends. Stay overnight at your Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

Tuesday 17 July 2018

  • Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops (B,L)
  • Feel your awe and excitement peak as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain into the Canadian Rockies. Sip on local BC wines and beers as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Reach the stunning natural wonder of Lake Louise and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where your Special Stay for the next two nights is in a stunning lakeview or view room.

Wednesday 18 July 2018

  • Lake Louise (B,D)
  • For the eager and early riser or the budding photographer, set a sunrise wake-up call so you don’t miss the stunning colour changes painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.
  • Enrich
  • Meet a wearer of the famous red serge, a Canadian Mountie.
  • Freechoice Dining: Fine or more casual dining are among your options this evening

Thursday 19 July 2018

  • Lake Louise > Banff (B,D)
  • Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff.
  • Ride the Banff Gondola to experience jaw dropping views and settle into your iconic Special Stay for two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs in a mountain or valley view room.
  • Freechoice Dining: Italian, Japanese, German, Swiss Alpine flavoured or a restaurant with a Bow Valley view are among your selections of restaurants this evening.

Friday 20 July 2018

  • Banff (B,D)
  • Freechoice: Take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks, a Bow River float trip, rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools or play nine holes of golf. Nature lovers may be enticed to take a guided nature walk or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch. In July, there is also the option for a day trip to the famous Calgary Stampede.
  • Enrich
  • Your exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ evening of entertainment, fabulous food and western hospitality. Stetson hat and cowboy boots are optional.

Saturday 21 July 2018

  • Icefields Parkway > Jasper (B,D)
  • Enrich
  • Discover how life was lived by the voyageurs, pioneers, fur traders and early settlers centuries ago as they battled to establish settlements along Canada’s trading route during an exclusive presentation at your hotel.
  • Sleep this evening at the quaint village of Sun Peaks, at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

Sunday 22 July 2018

  • Jasper (B)
  • Freechoice: Don your leathers and hit the open road on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar, or get amongst nature on a guided hike. You may prefer an aquatic adventure on an interpretive cruise, in a voyageur canoe or rafting down the Athabasca River. Alternatively, take a scenic drive around Jaspers’ stunning lakes and explore Maligne Canyon, or rise above it all to take in magnificent views on the Jasper SkyTram.

Monday 23 July 2018

  • Jasper > Sun Peaks (B,D)
  • Ride the Banff Gondola to experience jaw-dropping views. Later, reach the stunning natural wonder of Lake Louise and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where your Special Stay for the next two nights is in a stunning lakeview room.
  • Freechoice Dining: Fine or more casual dining are among your options this evening.

Tuesday 24 July 2018

  • Sun Peaks > Whistler (B,D)
  • Enrich
    Lovable and cuddly or a ruthless hunter? Michael Allen, a leading researcher on black bears, gives an exclusive and fascinating lecture on this native Canadian.
  • Freechoice Dining: Your choice of restaurants for dinner in Whistler.
    Relish in the luxury of a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
  • Enrich
    Meet a wearer of the famous red serge, a Canadian Mountie. Be thrilled by entertaining stories of the trade, and be sure to take a memorable photo.

Wednesday 25 July 2018

  • Whistler (B)
  • Freechoice: Soar above Whistler on a helicopter flight, zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Alternatively take a mountain
  • adventure tour, a jet boat ride, a cycle tour or discover local flavours on a progressive lunch in Whistler Village.

Thursday 26 July 2018

  • Whistler > Victoria (B)
  • A ferry takes you across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Enjoy an exclusive two night Special Stay at The Fairmont Empress, regally inspired and situated on Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
  • Optional Floatplane flight – Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional one hour floatplane flight (additional expense).

Friday 27 July 2018

  • Victoria > Butchart Gardens (B,D)
  • Enrich
    Meander through the beautiful and diverse Butchart Gardens. Jennie Butchart set out to create beauty out of an abandoned quarry over a century ago and the gardens have been lovingly developed into the floral masterpiece you see today. If you rub Tacca, the Florentine bronze boar’s nose, it is said to bring you lots of luck.
  • Freechoice: Look out for orcas on a whale watching cruise by Zodiac or cruise boat. Alternatively choose to take a scenic floatplane flight, horse and carriage ride, indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress, fish for salmon, or take a guided walking food tour.
  • Enjoy dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Saturday 28 July 2018

  • Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise (B,D)
  • Join your Cruise Director for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam . Each evening, unwind after the days adventures over included drinks with dinner.
  • Keep an eye out for orcas, humpback whales or bald eagles from your verandah stateroom.

Sunday 29 July 2018

  • Scenic Cruising (B,L,D)
  • Join your fellow voyagers at a ‘Welcome to the Seas’ lunch, then settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.

Monday 30 July 2018

  • Juneau (B,L,D)
  • Alaska’s charming state capital is the epitome of the rugged last frontier, only accessible by air or sea, so you can explore knowing you’ll never get lost.

Tuesday 31 July 2018

  • Skagway (B,L,D)
  • Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush welcome you to Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike. Discover the remnants of its gold rush roots when prospectors came in droves to try their luck during the Klondike gold rush. For those who struck it lucky, the saloons of Skagway proved a popular way to ‘invest’ their fortunes back into the town.

Wednesday 1 August 2018

  • Glacier Bay (B,L,D)
  • A steaming cup of soup or even hot chocolate will keep you warm as you are mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Glacier Bay has more actively calving glaciers than anywhere in the world. Hold your breath as a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea, and capture the impact shooting water hundreds of feet in the air. Then, wait for it to happen all over again. A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders and wildlife you may see.

Thursday 2 August 2018

  • Ketchikan (B,L,D)
  • Alaska’s last port of call is known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’. Be sure to sample some fresh local fare while you’re in town. Ketchikan is also a treasury of Native American culture, and is home to the largest collection of Native totem poles in the world.

Friday 3 August 2018

  • Scenic Cruising (B,L,D)
  • Continue southwards on your elegant cruise. Celebrate the end of a magnificent journey at a joyous farewell reception.

Saturday 4 August 2018

  • Vancouver (B)
  • Arrive in Vancouver for your onward or homeward bound journey. We’ll be sorry to say goodbye after a wonderful journey. If your international flight departs after 5pm, take advantage of our hospitality lounge at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Please book your flight to depart after 2pm.

Sunday 5 August 2018

  • In Flight
  • Cross the International Date Line.

Monday 6 August 2018

  • Homeport
  • Arrive in Sydney from where you will be return home today. The end of a memorable journey!

Itinerary subject to change.

Early Bird

Cost  25 day Tour   $17,085 per person twin Share

Single Extra $5935

NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit $1000 within 7 days of booking
Early Bird Offer ONLY available until sold out.

2nd Deposit $2000 due by 20th October 2017
(Also end of Early Bird Price if not sold out prior)

Final Payment due by 1st April 2018

If you are interested in seeing the Calgary Stampede this can be included prior to the tour as the opportunity is there however it is at an additional cost of $1695 plus extra accommodation, flights & taxes.

Please contact the office for an itinerary and information.

All tours subject to cancellation if insufficient numbers.

All attraction are subject to availability, and itineraries can sometimes change.

Cancellation Policy – In the event that Makehams Coaches have to cancel the tour, you will receive a full refund. If you as the passenger have to cancel the tour (depending how close to the date of departure), Makehams Coaches will refund you everything that we can retrieve from accommodations and attractions paid for. For this reason we recommend all passengers look into getting travel insurance.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

Makeham's Coaches

Important Information

All tipping is included for Cruise, Rail & Coach touring. Any additional tipping is not required unless by personal choice.

Arrival and departure airport transfers are included as part of this package. Transfers are not included for passengers under their own arrangements pre or post tour.

Tour & Cruise Director’s
An experienced English speaking Tour Director will accompany the land tour upon arrival in Canada. An experienced English speaking Cruise Director will accompany this departure. In some cases this may not be the same person as the Tour Director that escorts the land portion of the tour. This is subject to minimum numbers on tours and is at the discretion of Scenic.

Share Accommodation
Persons wishing to share on tour must pay the Single Supplement for the tour at time of booking. Should Scenic Tours be able to match with another twin share traveller, the supplement will be refunded within 2 weeks of tour’s completion.

Single Accommodation
A limited number of single rooms are available at a Single Supplement rate (above). In some locations, single rooms are smaller than twin rooms and usually contain a single bed.

Young Travellers
Passengers under the age of 21 years (as at the departure date) must be accompanied by an adult and share their accommodation with an adult. Children under the age of 12 years are not encouraged and are accepted or rejected at the sole discretion of Scenic.

Travel Insurance
We strongly advise passengers to take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances which may arise (including, but not limited to; cancellation fees, loss of luggage, early return following death of a relative as defined in the respective proposal forms). Scenic Tours recommend passengers investigate all Department of Foreign Affairs warnings regarding the safety of travelling to certain destinations.

Passports and Visas
All passengers must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure any applicable visas for all countries visited have been obtained prior to departure. Meeting necessary passport and visa entry requirements and costs is the sole responsibility of passengers and their travel agent.
The US Department of Homeland Security will require any visitor to a US Airport, a cruise ship in US waters, or a coach entering the USA, to receive a formal travel authorisation at least 72 hours prior to their departure. Please ensure you apply prior to your departure via the website Scenic Tours will not be liable for any costs or cancellation penalties or inconvenience where travellers do not have a travel authorisations. Please consult your agent and US or Canadian Embassies should you have any concerns regarding any issue that would affect your entry into a country in transit or a country which is part of the itinerary.

MANDATORY Canada’s Electronic Travel Authorization – eTA
Under Canada’s eTA program, citizens from countries other than the United States, who do not need a visa to enter Canada, will need to obtain an online authorization before flying to Canada, unless otherwise exempted.
Eligible travellers will have the opportunity to go online and apply for their eTA. The earlier travellers get their eTA, the sooner they will benefit from knowing they have been pre-screened to enter Canada.
eTA is not a new concept: both the U.S. and Australia have already implemented similar programs, so many travellers are already familiar with this type of entry requirement.

Travellers will apply online, providing basic personal information similar to what is currently collected when they arrive in Canada. eTA is convenient and paperless, which means most visa-exempt nationals who wish to travel to Canada will have their eTA granted within minutes of applying. Having obtained an eTA, travellers to Canada can expect faster service upon arrival at the border.

For further information, please go to

Airline Baggage Fees and Charges
Please note that most domestic carriers within the USA and Canada have introduced new baggage fees and charges either for the first piece of luggage and/or additional pieces. It is Scenic’s policy for guests travelling on our International Tours that one piece of luggage is permitted, whether or not the airlines have any further free luggage allowance.
In most circumstances if you are travelling through on a domestic connection as part of your International ticket, they may allow the on carriage of your luggage to your final destination free of charge. However, if a separate domestic USA/Canada flight and/or ticket is necessary on your itinerary, the airline may charge you a baggage fee (approx USD15 to USD25 per bag per person) this may vary for each airline.
The additional baggage fees are not part of the airfare purchased and will need to be paid upon check-in directly to the airline concerned. It is highly recommended you present your International ticket upon check-in for the domestic flight as this may assist in having the fee waivered, however this will not guarantee exemption from these charges. Meals will not be included on most USA and Canadian domestic flights when not making a direct international connection.

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