Duration: 8 Days
Come gee! Come haw! Come out for Alaska’s best known sporting event. “Alaska’s Last Great Race” takes place every March as mushers bark commands to teams of sled dogs in hopes of being the first to cross 1,000 treacherous miles of frozen, rugged terrain. On this thrill-filled Alaska vacation, you’ll stop by Iditarod headquarters, visit the kennels of four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser, and attend the annual Mushers Banquet where you can meet, mingle, and even witness the draw for starting positions. Cheer on your favourite mushers at the ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage and again at the official restart in the quaint community of Willow. Of course, the Siberian Husky isn’t the only animal you’ll see on this tour of Alaska. Have your camera ready for moose, musk ox, and more as you enjoy visits to Anchorage’s renowned wildlife centres and the Girdwood ski resort where you can put your own paws in the snow.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2021, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in June 2021.
ANCHORAGE Welcome to Anchorage! Free day.
ANCHORAGE Welcome breakfast. Scenic drive past Turnagain Arm en route to the Alaska Sealife Centre. SEWARD Visit Alaska Sealife Centre. GIRDWOOD Free time this evening. (B,L)
GIRDWOOD Scenic aerial tram. Remainder of the day is free. (B)
ANCHORAGE Guided city sightseeing. Visit to Lake Hood Seaplane Airport. Visit Alaska Zoo. Mushers Banquet dinner and Iditarod festivities. (B,D)
BIG LAKE Visit Iditarod Champion Martin Buser at his home, Happy Trails Kennels. Visit Iditarod Trail Race Headquarters. Free time in Anchorage this evening. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Anchorage with a Northern Lights photography tour. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
ANCHORAGE Free time this morning before the Iditarod starting ceremonies. Visit to the Anchorage Museum. Farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)
WILLOW Attend the Iditarod official restart (weather and trail conditions permitting). Free time this evening. (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)