Touring North America – the Scenic way

Yellostone National Park

From its vibrant cities to the epic wonders found in nature, the North American vistas are about as diverse, and as thrilling, as you’re bound to find. That’s why Scenic offers a diverse range of 5-star land journeys to choose from.

With endless wildlife encounters, towering rock peak formations, verdant forests, gushing geysers and creeping glaciers, the attractions found in America’s great wilderness areas are simply extraordinary.

When it comes to National Parks, Scenic has it covered. Established in 1872, Yellowstone was the first of many iconic US National Parks and it continues to be a favourite among Scenic travellers.

Add to this a range of National Park tours in Canada, and you could spend a lifetime exploring these natural North American attractions. Soaking in magical sunsets while gazing at towering forests teeming with wildlife, is about as close to earthly perfection as you can possibly get.

Understandably, it’s this natural, untamed beauty of the USA and Canada that draws the most attention from visitors.

Scenic offers a great selection of land journeys, and on all of them, you can expect 5-star comfort all the way. From airport transfers to luxury coaches, most meals, a dedicated Scenic Tour Director, plus all tipping, taxes, hotels and exclusive experiences that only Scenic can deliver, you will rest easy knowing that every detail has been meticulously thought out and provided.

Delivering on those finer details and inclusions is where scenic excels. Take your included accommodation for example. As Scenic guests, you will stay at the best 5-star properties, including properties in the iconic Fairmont Hotels and Resorts family.

These grand and stately hotels look like they’ve been plucked right from the pages of a children’s storybook, making for the perfect luxurious home-away-from-home when touring on land.

Imagine staying at a historic chateau, or a stately castle-like manor such as “the Castle in the Rockies” at Fairmont Banff Springs, or sipping locally distilled ‘Empress Gin’ during a traditional high tea at Fairmont Empress in Victoria. Then there is Canada’s most photographed hotel, the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Overlooking the magnificent Saint Lawrence River, this hotel is filled with old-world European charm.

And with more two-night stays than any other operator in the region, you are guaranteed not only ample time to explore, but, more free time to relax and soak in the local culture.

Each land journey features exclusive Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Enrich options that deliver a range of unique experiences, often not available to the general public.

On Canada’s Vancouver Island, you will join a local expert for a photo-walk designed exclusively for Scenic guests only. You will learn all the tips and tricks of capturing that perfect shot on your mobile device as you admire the beauty of the natural surrounds.

In Banff, head out at dusk on a wildlife spotting experience in search of Canada’s magnificent beasts. Your guide will introduce you to everything from deer, elk, and caribou, to the elusive grizzly bear.

Jasper National Park is one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves and it’s here you’ll join astronomers from Jasper Planetarium for a breathtaking Dark Sky Experience. The night includes an exclusive dinner under the stars, making this an unforgettable evening of cosmic proportions.

Over the US border in Arizona, the extraordinary beauty of the Grand Canyon will leave you breathless. The tour of the canyon’s southern rim is followed by an unforgettable starlight dinner, right on the rim of the canyon’s depths.

One of America’s most iconic landscapes is Monument Valley with its Mars-like rock formations jutting from the earth. Explore this desert landscape on a jeep safari tour for a revealing, close-up look at this rugged western land.

Transferring from land to the sea, why not extend your tour with an impressive cruise along Alaska’s magnificent Inside Passage. Watch migrating whales from the deck of your Princess Cruise ship and marvel at the dramatic landscape with its craggy cliffs and thick forests, or simply enjoy the amenities found on board.

As part of your Scenic Alaska land journey, relish in a balcony cabin over seven glorious days as you make your way north to Anchorage, and onwards to Denali National Park.

More North America Scenic tours to consider

If you prefer North America’s quaint eastern seaboard, the 9-day Eastern Explorer land tour is the perfect introduction. Beginning with a two day stay in Canada’s largest city and cultural centre, Toronto, the land excursion continues on to such famous places as Niagara Falls and Québec City. Montebello, Montreal and Canada’s national capital, Ottawa are further examples of Canada’s rich European heritage.

The 15-day Eastern Canada and USA Explorer will take you through some of the most iconic locations in North America, and includes visits to both national capital cities. Beginning in Montreal, you will spend time in Québec City, Ottawa, and Toronto, before starting your journey through America’s colonial heartland. Stops include Niagara Falls, Lancaster, Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City.

Why not extend your New York City visit with the 10-day East Coast USA cruise onboard Scenic’s ultra-luxury World’s First Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse? Travel between New York and Nassau, Bahamas in this exclusive 6-star, yacht-style ship, with the all-inclusive perks that Scenic has made famous. This once-in-a-lifetime cruise takes in Newport, Baltimore, Norfolk, Wilmington and Charleston before ending in the sunny Bahamas.

Three new Scenic luxury tours will launch in 2020, all with a maximum group size of only 24 guests:

  • Wildlife, Wineries and Rockies (16 days)
  • Greater Rockies and Stunning Scenery Alaskan Cruise (23 days – includes Fairmont Gold Floor accommodation and sailing on the luxurious Oceania Regatta) and
  • Greater Rockies and Glacier Explorer Alaskan Cruise (28 days – includes Fairmont Gold Floor accommodation and sailing on the luxurious Oceania Regatta).

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