Majestic Alaska with Cruise Inside Stateroom
from $7690
Duration: 17 Days
Cruise closer to Alaska's natural wonders-from calving glaciers to breaching humpback whales.
Day 1
Arrive Anchorage
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 travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.
Day 2
Anchorage – Denali National Park (2 Nights)
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 11 major cultural groups through storytelling and authentic demonstrations. We leave Anchorage bound for the untamed wilderness of Denali National Park. A Local Specialist will reveal insights into the rare Sub-Artic flora and fauna of the park before delving into Denali's lively history during a Regional Meal and show at the Denali Dinner Theatre.
Day 3
Denali National Park and Free Time
Touch the sky as you wind your way through this untamed wilderness to catch a glimpse of the 'Great One'. 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 a helicopter flight, battle the wild waters of the Nenana. River or join one of the free Denali National Park Service Programs.
Day 4
Denali National Park – Fairbanks (2 Nights)
Tune into your beautiful surrounds you'll have the whole morning to connect with Denali on your terms. This afternoon, we'll join a Local Specialist at a Dog Musher's kennel to learn about the sport of Dog Mushing in Alaska and witness first-hand how these energetic sled dogs lead the way. Later, we'll board the Alaska Railroad, in a deluxe dome railcar, and make our way to the Golden Heart City of Fairbanks. A delicious Regional Meal is served on board a deluxe dome railcar before our arrival in Alaska's Northern Lights capital.
Day 5
Fairbanks Sightseeing
This morning's adventure sees us dig for insights into 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, board the Riverboat Discovery for further insights into the Gold Rush boom. Visit a recreated Athabascan Indian Village to learn about the culture of the Tanana Athabascans and indulge in the delicious flavours of a traditional salmon bake Regional Meal.
Day 6
Fairbanks – Valdez (2 Nights)
We journey south to the port community of Valdez on Prince William Sound. As you carve your way through this rugged state along the Richardson Highway, Alaska's oldest highway, you'll encounter the snow-capped summits of the Alaska Range, expansive glaciers and views of the Trans Alaska Pipeline which parallels the highway. Stretch your legs during a brief stop at the Historic Rika Roadhouse, an important crossroads for travellers, and the Wrangell St. Elias Visitors' Center, before arriving in Valdez.
Day 7
Valdez
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
Valdez – Anchorage (2 Nights)
We begin our return journey to Anchorage this morning, crossing Thompson Pass, one of the snowiest places in Alaska. 'Make A Difference' 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 organisation 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
Anchorage – Seward – Kenai Fjords Cruise
We journey along the Scenic Seward Byway this morning to the port community of Seward. Our first stop is a 'Make a Difference' the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where a Local Specialist will reveal the role of this wildlife rehabilitation centre. Next up is a sightseeing cruise, including lunch, into the icy heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Share the choppy waters with Humpback whales and glacial icebergs as you enjoy a lunch onboard.
Day 10
Anchorage – Seward – Cruise (7 Nights)
Visit a wildlife rehabilitation centre before embarking on a sightseeing cruise into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park with lunch made of local, fresh ingredients while marvelling at wildlife and glaciers. Then bid farewell to your Travel Director as you board your Holland America Line cruise ship and set sail.
Day 11
Scenic Cruising
Enjoy the facilities on board ship today during this day at sea and keep your eyes open for abundant wildlife and maybe even one of the 40-ton humpback whales.
Day 12
Scenic Cruising – Glacier Bay National Park
Watch as Glacier Bay National Park's immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers pass you by.
Day 13
Cruising – Haines
Haines is home to autumn's Alaska Bald Eagle Festival and lies alongside the longest fjord in the U.S. Visit the quaint downtown.
Day 14
Cruising – Juneau
Stroll Juneau's picturesque streets, stopping in eclectic shops and saloons from the Gold Rush era. Perhaps embark on an optional trip on the Mount Roberts Tramway for exhilarating views of the harbour and nearby mountains.
Day 15
Cruising – Ketchikan
Check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. Perhaps take an optional guided tour through town or a floatplane flightseeing trip.
Day 16
Cruise the Inside Passage
Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged, isolated islands.
Day 17
Disembark Vancouver
Sail into Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport at approximately 9.30am or to the hotel if you wish to extend your stay.
  • CITY TOUR Anchorage, Fairbanks
  • CRUISE Prince William Sound, Kenai Fjords National Park and aboard a paddlewheel boat in Fairbanks.
  • ORIENTATION Valdez, Seward, Denali
  • VISIT Anchorage, Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Valdez, Seward, Alaska Native Heritage Centre, Dog Musher's Kennel, the Alaska Pipeline, Fairbanks Gold Daughters, Riverboat Discovery, Wrangell St Elias Visitor Centre, Valdez Museum, Musk Ox Farm, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre
  • VIEW Historic Rika Roadhouse State Park, Alaska Range, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Mt Denali
  • SCENIC DRIVE along the Scenic Seward Byway
  • ICONIC TRAIN journey through Alaska's wilderness aboard the Alaska Railroad
Start Date: 2020-05-15
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