Alaska and the Yukon

Offer

Price per person
from £3,204

Price based on
London Heathrow
16th May 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book any 2018 worldwide tour or cruise and pay just £99 deposit per person when you book before 28 February. 

More details
  • 13 days

  • Alaska

  • On the go pace

  • Classic escorted tour

A wild, untamed and beautiful wilderness: Alaska and the Yukon lie at the northernmost tip of the USA, location of the Klondike Gold Rush. Hike alongside and raft on glacial rivers; then while away saloon bar evenings in Tok - the ‘Dog Sled Capital of the World’.

At a glance


  • Columbia Glacier See it up close on a cruise of Prince William Sound.
  • Tok Overnight stay in the ‘Dog Sled Capital of the World’.
  • Dawson City Site of the first Klondike Gold Rush strike.
  • Chena River Cruise aboard the Sternwheeler Discovery.
  • Denali National Park Hike through spruce forests and raft down the Nenana River.
  • Alaska Railroad Ride this world famous railway for views of North America's highest peak, 20,320-feet Mount Denali.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Overview

A wild, untamed and beautiful wilderness: Alaska and the Yukon lie at the northernmost tip of the USA, location of the Klondike Gold Rush. Hike alongside and raft on glacial rivers; then while away saloon bar evenings in Tok - the ‘Dog Sled Capital of the World’.

Total meals included:

  • 2 breakfasts

UK

Day
1

Welcome to Anchorage! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

No meals included

Anchorage - Anchorage - Whittier - Valdez

Day
2

Your tour starts today.

As you enter Whittier from North America’s longest tunnel, the panoramic view of the ocean, mountains, and glaciers greet you. As the gateway to Prince William Sound, this is where you’ll board a Glacier Cruise for an up-close look along the 3-mile face of Columbia Glacier, and the epicentre of the Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964. Watch for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions! Overnight in Valdez, the “Switzerland of Alaska.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Valdez - Tok

Day
3

Leave Valdez, home of the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal, and enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, and Thompson Pass. Visit the Wrangell–St. Elias Visitor Centre and discover why this vast national park equals six Yellowstone National Parks, and rises from the ocean to 18,008 feet. Overnight in Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World.”

No meals included

Tok - Whitehorse

Day
4

Join the Alaska Highway and follow along the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. Skirt the shores of Kluane Lake, once a meeting place for crews constructing the Alaska Highway. Behold spectacular vistas of the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to 19,625-foot-high Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. The next two nights are in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon and the territorial headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

No meals included

Whitehorse - Excursion to Skagway

Day
5

Excursion to Skagway. Follow the Trail of ‘98 over the same mountains that thousands of determined gold seekers scaled on foot in the dead of winter while heading for the Klondike. From Fraser, your tour director will suggest an optional train trip on the narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway. Otherwise, continue by coach to Skagway. Stroll the wooden sidewalks past charming false-front buildings and colourful saloons. NOTE: Operation of the White Pass and Yukon Railway to Skagway is subject to seasonal conditions.

No meals included

Whitehorse - Dawson City

Day
6

Head northwest through the town of Carmacks, once an important supply station for gold seekers on their way to the Klondike. A stop at the Five Finger Rapids, a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers that passed this way. Reach Dawson City, the centre of excitement after the first gold strike in the Klondike in 1896, which led to the world’s largest gold rush. Tonight, enjoy the high-flying entertainment of Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Saloon, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino.

No meals included

Dawson City

Day
7

Highlights on your morning sightseeing tour include Bonanza Creek, site of Claim #1, where the first gold strike was made; Robert Service’s cabin, where you’ll get a first-hand glimpse into the life of this famous wordsmith, along with genuine Gold Rush era items. Enjoy a photo opportunity at the SS Keno, the last sternwheeler to run between Dawson and Whitehorse. The rest of your day is free to soak up the exciting history of this Gold Rush town at your own pace. Perhaps a return to Diamond Tooth Gerties Saloon is in order?

No meals included

Dawson City - Fairbanks

Day
8

A full day and well worth it, as the scenery is magnificent. Have your camera ready for photo opportunities at Dawson overlook and Top of the World Highway, where the coach will re-enter Alaska. Visit one of the last surviving gold rush towns in Alaska before heading west on the Alaska Highway. Stop at an authentic Alaska roadhouse before your evening arrival in Fairbanks.

No meals included

Fairbanks

Day
9

Morning sightseeing features highlights of Alaska’s second-largest city and a visit to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Board the Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III for a leisurely cruise on the Chena River. You will see a bush floatplane take off alongside the boat, visit the home and kennels of the late four-time Iditarod winner, Susan Butcher, and see her champion sled dogs in action. Be immersed into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture when our Alaskan Native Guides take you on a personalised tour of the Chena Indian Village.

No meals included

Fairbanks - Denali National Park

Day
10

Board the world-famous Alaska Railroad for a memorable journey through untamed wilderness. Sit back in comfort and enjoy spectacular scenery through wide windows. Be sure to take advantage of the domed-roof car. The ride ends in Denali National Park & Preserve. North America’s highest peak, 20,320-foot Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley dominates the park’s 6 million acres of glacial streams, river valleys, and multi-coloured tundra. After a short orientation tour of Denali, the afternoon is free to explore on your own.

No meals included

Denali National Park

Day
11

A free day for independent activities. A hike along the many wilderness trails might be good fun. Also take advantage of several optional outings, including a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, caribou, moose, and Dall sheep; a raft trip down the Nenana River; or a helicopter ride over the park. Your tour director will have plenty of other suggestions.

No meals included

Denali National Park - Anchorage

Day
12

Enjoy one last look at the outstanding scenery and wildlife of Denali before traveling south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at the Iditarod Visitor Centre, home of the great dogsled race. Tonight why not have dinner at the unusual Sourdough Mining Company, the perfect finish to a great holiday.

No meals included

Anchorage - UK

Day
13

Your tour ends today.

Transfers to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Seattle or on an Alaska cruise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

No meals included

Things to note

While wildlife in Alaska is often seen, early season (May-early June) and late season (Sept) departures offer even greater chances to view wildlife.

Alaska and the Yukon are blessed with exquisite scenery, fascinating attactions, and an extraodinary amount of daylight in the summer months. We take advantage of these extended daylight hours in this vast territory; therefore some of the travelling days can be long. However, rest assured there are frequent photo and comfort stops.

Visiting and participating in activities in these locations is subject to favourable weather conditions.

Operation of the White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway is subject to seasonal conditions.

Fall Foliage - Enjoy spectacular colours of Alaska & the Yukon on our special fall foliage departures: Aug 8-29 (if Mother Nature permits)

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Anchorage: Dimond Centre (2018)
  • Valdez: Mountain Sky Hotel
  • Tok: Tok Lodge
  • Whitehorse: High Country Inn
  • Dawson City: Downtown Hotel (2018)
  • Fairbanks: Bridgewater
  • Denali National Park: Denali Bluffs

Why book with us?