At Scenic Tours, we describe our experiences as once-in-a-lifetime because they really are, like an insightful presentation on the Black Bear by world-leading researcher, Michael Allen, or the chance to meet a Canadian icon – a Mountie. We will help you discover Canada and Alaska’s best-kept secrets and give you a unique perspective on familiar places to create fond memories that last a lifetime.
Because we’ve included pretty much everything in the price of your holiday, the only surprises will be ones you’ll love. All breakfasts, a range of lunches and dinners, carefully selected accommodation, hotel porterage and even all tips are taken care of. All you need to do is concentrate on enjoying the amazing locations along the way.
With Scenic Tours, you can rest safe in the knowledge that you’re travelling with a friendly and experienced team, all of whom are dedicated to providing the highest standard of service throughout your entire trip. Whether you’re calling our UK office or meeting your welcoming Tour Director in Canada or Alaska, you’ll experience the same great care.
By carefully considering quality and location, finding the perfect accommodation at each of our destinations is something we’re pretty good at. And if you’re looking for something extra special, you’ll be glad to know that you’ll be staying in a number of superior and iconic hotels that are renowned for their luxury and exemplary level of service with our Scenic Special Stays programme.
There’s no better testament than satisfied customers, and we’re proud to say that 100% of guests who travelled with us to The Americas in 2012 would recommend us to their friends. And if that wasn’t recommendation enough, we were also named ‘Best Small Escorted Tours Operator’ at the 2012 British Travel Awards and Luxury Magazine’s ‘Best Luxury Tour Operator’.
To give you a real taste for your destination, we offer an alluring array of culinary experiences in the most spectacular and historic locations. From simple, home-cooked specialities and authentic local cuisine to gourmet dinners, we believe it’s our variety that adds spice to life. All you need to do is savour the setting and make sure you remember all your new favourite dishes.
With a little help from us, you have free reign to make your holiday what you want it to be. You might just want to relax and take in the sights, make new friends, discover new places or do things you’d never before dreamed of – it’s completely up to you – but with Scenic FreeChoice, we’ve put together a diverse selection of activities, including divine dining, to help you decide.
A warm welcome awaits
To complement our luxury level of travel, we’ve put every effort into finding you luxury accommodation too. So when you arrive at your destination, you’ll be able to relax and unwind in truly spectacular surroundings. Guests will stay in many first-class Fairmont Hotels including the well-known Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, which is often referred to as ‘the castle in the city’, and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
HANDPICKED HOTELS, PERFECTLY PLACED For many years, Scenic Tours and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts have enjoyed a unique relationship – one that’s allowed our guests to take advantage of some of Canada’s most outstanding locations, facilities, hospitality and service. So when the time comes to rest and recharge, you can be sure that all your accommodation meets our exacting standards.
SCENIC SPECIAL STAYS Many Fairmont Hotels and Resorts are part of Canada’s pioneering history including The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and The Fairmont Banff Springs – which is famously known as the ‘Castle in the Rockies’. Plus, both are featured within UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our Special Stays are all about allowing our guests to experience the very best of their destination.
Unforgettable dining experiences
To help give you a real taste for your destination, we put together a collection of delicious dining experiences such as dinner at Ottawa’s Aux Chantignoles in the tranquil surroundings of Ottawa River. While a selection of meals is included in our tours, we also offer a number of highlight meals – made extra special due to their stunning locations.
DINING WITH SCENIC TOURS You’ll never have to worry about arranging the most important meal of the day because each morning, you’ll wake up to an appetising breakfast to get you off to a great start. And throughout your holiday, we’ll take you on a delicious discovery of authentic local and internationally inspired dishes to really awaken your palate.
A MENU OF SPECTACULAR LOCATIONS We guarantee there will be many highlights of your holiday – and that your dining experiences will be amongst them. In the Canadian Rockies you’ll enjoy an authentic taste of local entertainment and hospitality at the ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’, including a mouth-watering barbecue offering a roasted hip of Alberta beef as the centrepiece of the feast.
SCENIC FREECHOICE DINING At Canada’s Lake Louise, you’re presented with a wide range of dining options, including the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Whether you’d like to try traditional Swiss Alpine cuisine, a pub-style meal with the ambience of the Wild West era, or first-class cuisine at the Fairview Dining Room with stunning views of the lake and Rocky Mountains, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Truly exceptional highlights
Scenic Enrich is a range of truly exceptional activities, all of which are included in the price of your holiday.You’ll enjoy a range of unique opportunities to experience a destination in the most spectacular way imaginable, immerse yourself in the local culture or see a destination from a completely fresh perspective.While many travellers merely scratch the surface, Scenic Enrich helps create memories that last a lifetime.
BLACK BEAR PRESENTATION Engage in a presentation on the Black Bear by Michael Allen, a world leader in Black Bear research. Michael will fascinate as he educates you on the behaviour of these remarkable creatures,which are so often misunderstood.
GLACIER ICE EXPLORER Travel south along the incredible Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as ‘one of the most spectacular journeys in the world’. Stop at the Columbia Icefield, where you’ll take the ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the mighty Athabasca Glacier, a six kilometre long and one kilometre wide expanse of ice. Then enjoy a nature walk along the shoreline of the beautiful Lake Louise.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEER Enjoy a two day rail experience on ‘The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World’. Relax in your GoldLeaf carriage and experience unsurpassed levels of dome car service. Cross Kicking Horse Pass and view the glaciers and snow-capped mountains of Rogers Pass before arriving into Kamloops, for an overnight stay at a Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer).
The freedom to explore
For an escorted tour to be a truly enriching and unforgettable holiday, we believe our guests should have the freedom and flexibility to do as they please. So, as well as all the included spectacular experiences and attractions, Scenic FreeChoice gives you the opportunity to enjoy activities that you want to do, without paying any extra.
WHISTLER - 7 FREECHOICE OPTIONS (1) Choose a helicopter flight over Whilster for awe-inspiring views of this mountain region (2) Travel by gondola or chairlift on the mountains (3) Mountain sightseeing adventure of Whistler/ Blackcomb and surrounding valley (4) Zip lining over Whistler Valley (5) Nature walk & visit to Cultural Centre (6) Enjoy a thrilling jet boating river adventure through the waterways of the mountains (7) Dog sled adventure
BANFF - 8 FREECHOICE OPTIONS (1) Heli flightseeing over Three Sisters Peaks with breathtaking views of the Rockies (2) Cruise on Lake Minnewanka (3) Relaxing Bow River float trip (4) Huskey kennel tour (5) Enjoy nine holes of golf at Fairmont Banff Springs (6) Guided nature walk in the Rockies (7) Self-guided cycling - discover Banff's surrounds at your pace (8) Calgary Stampede day tour including tickets to the Rodeo