Grand Alaskan Adventure with Alaska Cruise


  • 13 days

  • Alaska

  • Steady pace

tour : 8425

Overview

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This Alaska tour is a dream come true for value-minded travelers seeking to experience Alaska's breathtaking scenery with overnights in Anchorage, Denali National Park and Valdez. In between destinations, you'll have the opportunity to witness scenery unlike anywhere else, with untamed wilderness and exciting wildlife sightings. Plus, enjoy a 7-night Alaska cruise. Explore the remote and rugged beauty of areas such as Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Ketchikan, and the amazing Inside Passage.

A tour highlight is your cruise across the striking Prince William Sound. Witness the three-mile face of the Mears Glacier as you keep your eyes open for marine wildlife, such as otters, seals, and whales, all while you admire stunning glaciers. Another tour highlight is your journey to Talkeetna, a quaint town exemplifying small-town Alaska, from Anchorage aboard the Alaska Railroad. On this train trip, you’ll travel through gorgeous wilderness and understand Alaska’s allure. Two nights in Denali National Park gives you the opportunity to explore this amazing park, home to six million acres and North America's highest peak (20,310-foot Denali). Perhaps go for a hike or participate in an optional outing, such as a wilderness tour to seek out grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and more. With magnificent scenery, opportunities to witness wildlife in the natural environment, and awe-inspiring experiences, this Alaska tour is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!

Highlights

ALASKA RAILROAD
Journey aboard the world-famous Alaska Railroad in Adventure class
DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Orientation tour, stay two nights near the entrance of Denali National Park
VALDEZGlacier cruise on Prince William Sound
ANCHORAGESightseeing; visit the Anchorage Museum
HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE
7 night Inside Passage Cruise on the MS Noordam or MS Westerdam

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Tour prices are shown without flights included in case you wish to book them separately, or aren't ready to return home at the end of your tour! Or we can book your flights for you from most UK airports, with overseas transfers and ATOL protection included. The choice is yours!

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2020 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

ANCHORAGE

Day
1

Arrive in Anchorage and make your way to your hotel. This afternoon, you are free to explore the “Last Frontier” on your own.

ANCHORAGE–ALASKA RAILROAD TALKEETNA–DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Day
2

This morning, board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a memorable train journey to Talkeetna, the jumping-off point for climbers attempting to summit Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America at 20,310 feet. Enjoy strolling along the shops in downtown or take a walk to the river. Early this afternoon, journey to DENALI NATIONAL PARK for a two night stay.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Day
3

Denali National Park and Preserve, majestically dominates the park’s 6 million acres. Enjoy a free day for independent activities; a hike along the many wilderness trails might be of interest. 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 suggestions.

DENALI NATIONAL PARK–THOMPSON PASS-VALDEZ

Day
4

Relish one last look at the outstanding scenery and wildlife of Denali, before traveling across the Denali Highway. This seldom-traveled road was the first road to allow access to Denali National Park—a true wilderness with frequent wildlife sightings and amazing views of the Alaska Range. Next, climb over the top of Thompson Pass, well-known for the annual snowfall in the winter months, the pass offers summer guests unforgettable views. End today’s journey in the town of Valdez, nestled between the waterfront and mountains, giving it the nickname, Alaska’s Little Switzerland

VALDEZ–WHITTIER-PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND–ANCHORAGE

Day
5

Board a BOAT and travel across magnificent Prince William Sound. Explore the three-mile face of the mighty Mears Glacier and hear tales of the region as told by the Alaskan crew. Keep your eyes open and cameras ready for marine wildlife such as otters, seals, and whales while viewing spectacular glaciers. Return to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city.

ANCHORAGE (EMBARKATION)

Day
6

This morning, a city sightseeing tour of Anchorage, with a visit to the ANCHORAGE MUSEUM, where you will see a quality display of artifacts of the native people of Alaska. After Anchorage sightseeing, transfer to Seward to board Holland America’s MS Noordam or MS Westerdam for an unforgettable Inside Passage cruise.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

CRUISING: GULF OF ALASKA

Day
7

A relaxing day at sea provides time to explore the ship’s many amenities. Animal and marine life are abundant in this area and, with a little luck, you may spot a pod of mighty yet graceful killer whales.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SCENIC CRUISING: GLACIER BAY

Day
8

This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

HAINES

Day
9

Nestled along a scenic fjord, Haines features the impressive Sheldon Museum, as well as galleries, shops, and Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles occurs each year.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

JUNEAU

Day
10

Accessible only by air and water, history, native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

KETCHIKAN

Day
11

This self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former redlight district-turned art district on historic Creek Street.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE

Day
12

One of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

VANCOUVER (DISEMBARKATION)

Day
13

Your vacation ends this morning. Please schedule homebound flights after Noon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

FALL FOLIAGE Enjoy the spectacular colors of Alaska on our special fall foliage departures: August 25 to September 1 (if Mother Nature permits).

While wildlife in Alaska is often seen, early season (May-early June).

Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.

Visiting and Participating in activities in these locations is subject to favorable weather conditions.

At least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

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