Grand Alaskan Adventure

New for 2019

Price per person
from £2,532

Price based on
London Heathrow
3rd Sep 2019 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Alaska

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

This Alaska tour is a dream come true for value-minded travellers seeking to experience Alaska's breathtaking scenery and thrilling experiences. You'll start and end your tour in Anchorage with overnights also in Valdez and Denali National Park. In between destinations, you'll have the opportunity to witness scenery unlike anywhere else, with untamed wilderness and exciting wildlife sightings.

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 ride from Talkeetna, a quaint town exemplifying small-town Alaska, to 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 give 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. But that’s not all…on this Alaska holiday, you’ll witness stunning views as you travel over the top of Thompson Pass, where you’ll admire unforgettable scenery, and into Alaska’s interior across the Denali Highway. The Denali Highway is a seldom-travelled road through true wilderness with frequent wildlife sightings.

With magnificent scenery, opportunities to witness wildlife in the natural environment, and awe-inspiring experiences, this Alaska tour is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday!

At a glance

  • Denali National Park Stay overnight inside the park
  • Anchorage - Talkeetna Journey aboard the world famous Alaska Railroad in Adventure Class
  • Valdez Glacier cruise on Prince William Sound
  • Anchorage Sightseeing; visit the Anchorage Museum

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 8 days: Alaska Cruise

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes
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.

Private home pick-up service

Our private 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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Overview

This Alaska tour is a dream come true for value-minded travellers seeking to experience Alaska's breathtaking scenery and thrilling experiences. You'll start and end your tour in Anchorage with overnights also in Valdez and Denali National Park. In between destinations, you'll have the opportunity to witness scenery unlike anywhere else, with untamed wilderness and exciting wildlife sightings.

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 ride from Talkeetna, a quaint town exemplifying small-town Alaska, to 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 give 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. But that’s not all…on this Alaska holiday, you’ll witness stunning views as you travel over the top of Thompson Pass, where you’ll admire unforgettable scenery, and into Alaska’s interior across the Denali Highway. The Denali Highway is a seldom-travelled road through true wilderness with frequent wildlife sightings.

With magnificent scenery, opportunities to witness wildlife in the natural environment, and awe-inspiring experiences, this Alaska tour is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday!

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts

UK - Anchorage

Day
1

Fly to Anchorage where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

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

Anchorage–Whittier–Prince William Sound–Valdez

Day
2

Today, travel to the port community of Whittier, and the gateway to Prince William Sound. View the tunnel built during the World War II era by the Army Corps of Engineers to allow materials to travel undetected into Interior Alaska. This afternoon, board your vessel to travel across magnificent PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND. Explore the three-mile face of 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. End the journey today in the town of Valdez, nestled between the waterfront and mountains, giving it the nickname, Alaska’s Little Switzerland.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Valdez–Thompson Pass–Denali Highway–Denali National Park

Day
3

Today, travel over the top of Thompson Pass. Well-known for the annual snowfall in the winter months, Thompson Pass offers summer guests unforgettable views. Continue into the interior of Alaska and travel across the Denali Highway. This seldom-travelled road was the first road to allow access to Denali National Park, and is true wilderness with frequent wildlife sightseeing and amazing views of the Alaska Range. Arrive at DENALI NATIONAL PARK and stay for the next two nights.

Denali National Park

Day
4

Denali National Park and Preserve, home to North America’s highest peak, 20,320-foot Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), majestically dominates the park’s 6 million acres. A free day for independent activities. A hike along the many wilderness trails might be 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 suggestions.

Denali National Park–Talkeetna–Alaska Railroad–Anchorage

Day
5

Relish one last look at the outstanding scenery and wildlife of Denali, before traveling to the quaint community of Talkeetna, a model for the TV show Northern Exposure. Enjoy strolling along the shops in downtown or take a walk to the river. This evening, board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a memorable train journey through untamed wilderness to Anchorage. If the weather cooperates, you will have the opportunity to view Mount Denali from the train.

Anchorage

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 artefacts of the native people of Alaska. The afternoon is free for independent exploring.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Anchorage - UK

Day
7

Your holiday ends this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
8

Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Seward (Embarkation)

Transfer to the pier to embark your Holland America cruise ship.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Cruising: Gulf of Alaska

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

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

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

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

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

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)

Disembark this morning after breakfast.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note

While wildlife in Alaska is often seen, early season (May-early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater chances to view wildlife. Visiting and participating in activities in these locations is subject to favorable weather conditions. Enjoy the spectacular colors of Alaska on our special fall foliage departures: August 7 to September 4 (if Mother Nature permits).

Transportation:

Journey on the Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna to Anchorage; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels

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


ANCHORAGE Dimond Center Hotel

DENALI NATIONAL PARK Valdez Hotel or Denali Bluffs Hotel

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