Majestic Alaska With Cruise Inside State Room
From 13/05/2022 to 18/09/2022
Explore Valdez, Seward, Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National ParkIconic Train journey through Alaska's wilderness aboard the Alaska RailroadScenic Cruise through Prince William Sound, Kenai Fjords National Park and board a riverboat in FairbanksScenic Drive along the Scenic Seward BywayView Historic Rika Roadhouse, Big Delta State Historical Park, Alaska Range, Wrangell St.
Elias National Park, Mt.
DenaliVisit Anchorage, Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Valdez, Seward, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Wrangell St Elias Visitor Center, Valdez Museum, Musk Ox Farm, Alaska Wildlife Conservation CenterConnect With Locals To conclude your day, enjoy a special visit to the home of Dave Monson, a local Dog Mushing celebrity to learn about the sport of Dog Mushing in Alaska.
Join him and his dogs for a Be My Guest dinner experience.
Dive Into Culture Board the Riverboat Discovery to hear tales of the Gold Rush boom and visit a recreated Athabascan village.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Take a guided tour of a Musk Ox Farm and learn how this non-profit organization promotes sustainable agriculture.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® A local Specialist reveals the role of this wildlife rehabilitation center.
1 Be My Guest1 Farewell Dinner1 Welcome Reception16 Breakfasts8 Dinners8 LunchesAll hotel tips, charges and local taxesAll porterage and restaurant gratuitiesAll transport and transfers shownAn expert Travel Director and professional DriverAudio headsets for flexible sightseeingBreakfast daily and up to half of your evening mealsCherry-picked hotels, all tried and trustedLuxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)Must-see sightseeing and surprise extrasOptional Experiences and free time.
Itinerary / more information
Day 1 - Welcome to the edge of the wilderness - to a city surrounded by uninhabited landscapes and the perfect springboard to an epic adventure through Alaska. Spend the day recovering from your journey before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception.
Day 2 - Kickstart your day with a brief Anchorage City Tour before visiting the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you'll gain a deeper understanding of Alaska's translational territories of Alaska Native Cultures through storytelling and authentic demonstrations. We leave Anchorage bound for the untamed wilderness of Denali National Park where a Local Specialist will reveal insights into the rare subarctic flora and fauna of the park. The evening is then yours to spend as you like.
Day 3 - Embark on an extensive Denali Natural History Tour during which you'll learn about the Alaskan natives who once lived in the park and the first ascent of Denali, North America's highest peak. You'll have the whole afternoon free to participate in an array of optional activities. See Denali's incredible landscapes on an optional helicopter flight, battle the wild waters of the Nenana River or join one of the free Denali National Park Service Programs.
Day 4 - Tune into your beautiful surrounds as you'll have the whole morning to connect with Denali on your terms. Later, we'll board a deluxe dome railcar on the Alaska Railroad, and make our way to the Golden Heart City of Fairbanks. A delicious Regional Meal is served aboard the train before our arrival in Alaska's Northern Lights capital.
Day 5 - After breakfast, you will enjoy a city tour of Fairbanks. Then you'll be digging into insights of Alaska's Gold Rush. Dive into Culture with Fairbanks' own Gold Daughters who will guide you through the process of panning for gold in real Alaskan paydirt. Then, you are boarding the Riverboat Discovery to visit a recreated Athabascan Indian Village. To conclude your day, enjoy a special visit to the home of David Monson, a local Dog Mushing celebrity, to learn about the sport of Dog Mushing in Alaska. Join him and his dogs for a Be My Guest dinner experience.
Day 6 - We journey south to the port community of Valdez located along Prince William Sound. As you carve your way through this rugged state you'll view the snow-capped summits of the Alaska Range, expansive glaciers and the Trans Alaska Pipeline which runs parallel to the highway. Stretch your legs during a brief stop at the Historic Rika Roadhouse, an important crossroads for travelers, and the Wrangell St. Elias Visitors Center, before arriving in Valdez.
Day 7 - Delve into the heritage and culture of Valdez, the Copper River Basin and Prince William Sound during this morning's visit to the Valdez Museum. Keep a keen eye out for seals, otters, sea lions and porpoises as you cruise around Prince William Sound, admiring the plunging ice cliffs of Columbia Glacier which have calved giant icebergs into the bay. Enjoy lunch against the backdrop of your wild surrounds before returning to Valdez, your home for a second night.
Day 8 - We begin our return journey to Anchorage this morning, crossing Thompson Pass. MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) during your afternoon stop at the Musk Ox Farm. Here you'll join a Local Specialist for a guided tour to view the Artic Musk Oxen and learn how this non-profit organization promotes sustainable agriculture practice. Continuing your journey west, arriving in Anchorage later today where you'll toast to new friends over a memorable Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 9 - We journey along the Scenic Seward Byway this morning to the port community of Seward. Our first stop is to MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where a Local Specialist will reveal the role of this wildlife rehabilitation center. Next up is a sightseeing cruise, including lunch, into the icy heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Share the waters with Humpback whales and glacial icebergs.
Day 10 - Bid farewell to your Travel Director as you board your Holland America Line Cruise.
Day 11 - Enjoy the facilities on board ship today during this day at sea.
Day 12 - Watch as Glacier Bay National Park's immense glaciers pass you by.
Day 13 - Visit Haines which lies alongside the longest fjord in the U.S.
Day 14 - Stroll Juneau's picturesque streets.
Day 15 - See the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs.
Day 16 - Slowly glide past a maze of bays, fjords and waterways.
Day 17 - Take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel if extending your stay. Airport arrival will be at approximately 10:30a.m, please be aware when booking your flights.
- Prices quoted valid for sale until 30 October 2021 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
- Price is per person and subject to availability. Accommodation (if included) is based on twin share unless otherwise stated.
- Airfare (including internal flights) is not included unless otherwise stated and, if included, is economy class unless otherwise stated.
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