August 28 - September 15, 2018
20 Days
Tour Status - Available

 

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Discover the beauty of Alaska and the Yukon on a 12-day land tour.
Board the beautiful “Star Princess”  from Anchorage (Whittier) southbound for an 7-night cruise to Vancouver BC.

This tour is operated by one of our Travel Partners. {GLO}
Contact us to book airfare separately.

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Tour Highlights

  • WASILLA   Visit Iditarod Headquarters
  • TALKEETNA–DENALI    Journey aboard the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service
  • DENALI NATIONAL PARK    Welcome dinner with exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness tour, lunch and tasting at the 49th State Brewery
  • FAIRBANKS   City tour; cruise aboard the sternwheeler Discovery; visit the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Museum and the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
  • VALDEZ   Visit the Valdez Museum; private cruise on Prince William Sound
  • DAWSON CITY   Visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s, Claim #1, and the Robert Service Interpretive Center
  • WHITEHORSE   Visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre and riverboat SS Klondike; presentation at Muktuk Adventures with a special Taste of the Yukon dinner
  • CRUISE   7-night cruise aboard Princess’s "Star Princess"

Day 1: August 28, 2018:  Fly to Anchorage, Alaska
Welcome to Alaska!  Transfer to the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa located in the heart of the city.  Balance of day at leisure.

Day 2: August 29, 2018:  Anchorage-Wasilla-Talkeetna-Alaska Railroad-Denali National Park
Traveling north into the majestic wilds of Alaska, visit the Iditarod Headquarters, home of the world-famous dogsled race. Arrive in Talkeetna, the jumping-off point for climbers attempting to summit Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet. Board the historic Alaska Railroad for a scenic trip to Denali National Park.  Check into the Denali Park village Lodge for a 2-night stay. Enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Center, followed by an exclusive presentation on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist. (B,D)

Day 3: August 30, 2018: Denali National Park
Today, a guided Wilderness Tour takes you into Denali National Park to explore the majestic wilderness and seek wildlife!  Your afternoon is free for optional adventures such as float trips, a dogsled demonstration, a helicopter ride, or a delicious dinner and rollicking musical comedy performed in a camp house reminiscent of the Gold Rush era.   (B,L)

Day 4: August 31, 2018: Denali National Park-Fairbanks
This morning, spend a little more time enjoying the wonder of Denali National Park. Then, enjoy lunch at the 49th State Brewery, where you'll have a chance to sample some local specialties. Travel into the heart of Alaska to Fairbanks, where the remainder of the day is at leisure.  Spend the next 2 nights at the Wedgewood Hotel. (B,L)

Day 5: September 01, 2018: Fairbanks
This morning, board the sternwheeler “Discovery” for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at a Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture.  Later, visit the University of Alaska –Fairbanks Museum and also stop
at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline.   (B)

Day 6: September 02, 2018: Fairbanks-Dawson City
Continuing the journey today into Gold Rush history, as you drive on the Top of the World Highway and enter the Yukon. Today promises to be filled with breathtaking scenery.  Drop down into Dawson City and check into the Eldorado Hotel for a 2-night stay.  Tonight you have a reservation at Diamond Tooth Gerties, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino. (B)

Day 7: September 03, 2018: Dawson City
Today, visit Claim #1, where the first gold strike was made. Continue to the Robert Service Interpretive Center and learn about the "Bard of the Yukon" and the numerous poems and ballads he composed while exploring this remote area. The    remainder of the day is at leisure.  (B)

Day 8: September 04, 2018: Dawson City-Whitehorse
Today, trace the trail that the gold seekers took on their way to the Klondike.  View the Five Finger Rapids, which once posed a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers stampeding into the Yukon.   Your day concludes in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon and a 2-night stay at the Best Western Gold Rush Inn.    (B)

Day 9: September05, 2018: Whitehorse
Today, visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center, where you can meet the Ice Age giant mammals that once ruled the ancient subcontinent.  See the SS Klondike Riverboat and learn about its importance on the Yukon River in the Gold Rush days. Later, head to Whitehorse's premier dogsled facility, Muktuk Adventures, where you will learn about the training and care of the Alaskan Huskies as well as the lifestyle required to race in world-famous competitions such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest.  Afterward, enjoy a special Taste of the Yukon dinner.  (B,D)

Day 10: September 06, 2018: Whitehorse-Tok
Return to Alaska, traveling along the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to 19,625-foot Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak.  Continue on the Alaska Highway to Tok, the "Dog Sled Capital of the World." and check into the Young Motel for an overnight stay. (B)

Day 11: September 07, 2018: Tok-Valdez
Take the scenic drive to Alaska's northernmost ice-free port, Valdez, home of the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal.  Your travels take you toward some of the highest coastal mountains in the world.  Enjoy views of Thompson Pass, Worthington Glacier, and Bridal Veil Falls before arriving in the "Switzerland of Alaska"—Valdez and an overnight stay at the Mountain Sky Motel. Visit the unique Valdez Museum late this afternoon. (B)

Day 12: September 08, 2018: Valdez-Whittier-Board Star Princess
Board a boat today and get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, the many massive glaciers, and the playful sea life of Prince William Sound.  Keep your eyes open for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions!  Arrive at the port in Whittier where you will board the beautiful Star Princess to begin your 7-night southbound cruise to Vancouver.  (B,L,D)

Day 13: September 09, 2018: Hubbard Glacier Cruising
Today, enter Disenchantment Bay and visit Hubbard Glacier, the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska .  (B,L,D)

Day 14: September 10, 2018: Glacier Bay National Park Cruising
Today is a cruise adventure as you get up-close to the calving glaciers in inside the Glacier Bay National Park area.  (B,L,D)

Day 15: September11, 2018: Skagway, Alaska
This city was the “gateway” to the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1800’s.   (B,L,D)

Day 16: September 12, 2018: Juneau, Alaska
The capital city of the State of Alaska, that is accessible only by land or by sea.   (B,L,D)

Day 17: September 13, 2018: Ketchikan, Alaska
Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World”. Don’t forget to visit the famous “Creek Street”.   (B,L,D)

Day 18: September 14, 2018: The Inside Passage Cruising
A day of cruising and relaxing as you sail the calm waters of the Inside Passage. Watch for wildlife along the shores and in the waters.  (B,L,D)

Day 19: September 15, 2018: Vancouver, BC - End of Tour
All good things must come to an end as you disembark this morning in Vancouver and transfer to the airport and your flight back to your home departure city.  (B) 
You may want to extend your trip by spending a few days in Vancouver - Canada's third-largest city, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place with a European feel and a personality all its own. It's a community with a rich ethnic mix - including the second-largest Chinatown in North America - and stunningly beautiful parks.
Call our office for details and/or pricing.  Toll Free - 1-800-661-4326

Per Person, Double - From $8,280.00
Airfare / Land Tour / Cruise and Taxes

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