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Highlights of Alaska & Inside Passage

Offer

Price per person
from £3,394

Price based on
London Heathrow
28th May 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book before 31 October and secure your 2019 Long Haul holiday for just £99pp. 

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  • 14 days

  • USA

  • Steady pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

Experience the majestic Alaskan wilderness on this cruise, which sails past craggy mountains, colossal glaciers, roaring waterfalls and virgin forests. Ride the Alaska Railroad from the chocolate-box town of Talkeetna across untamed countryside to Anchorage, then cruise through the Inside Passage into Gold Rush towns that offer salmon fishing, vintage parlour-car rides and old-style saloons. Keep an eye out for eagles, seals, mountain goats, moose and grizzly bears in their natural habitat.

At a glance

  • Prince William Sound Explore the three-mile face of the mighty Columbia Glacier and hear tales of the region from the Alaskan crew.
  • Denali National Park Hike trails, spot grizzly bears, take a thrilling raft trip or see the park via helicopter.
  • Anchorage Admire untamed natural landscapes aboard the Alaska Railroad; guided sightseeing of Anchorage and a visit to a native museum.
  • Glacier Bay Cruise through spectacular scenery that includes forests, mountains and icebergs. Spot eagles, seals, mountain goats, moose and bears in their natural habitat.
  • Ketchikan Discover the ‘salmon capital of the world’, Ketchikan, and its pretty fishing harbour; join an outing to see Indian Heritage Villages, Totem Bight State Park and enjoy ‘flightseeing’ at Misty Fjords National Monument.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport and port 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.

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Overview

Experience the majestic Alaskan wilderness on this cruise, which sails past craggy mountains, colossal glaciers, roaring waterfalls and virgin forests. Ride the Alaska Railroad from the chocolate-box town of Talkeetna across untamed countryside to Anchorage, then cruise through the Inside Passage into Gold Rush towns that offer salmon fishing, vintage parlour-car rides and old-style saloons. Keep an eye out for eagles, seals, mountain goats, moose and grizzly bears in their natural habitat.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

UK - Anchorage

Day
1

Fly to Anchorage, where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

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 the magnificent Prince William Sound. Explore the three-mile face of the mighty Columbia 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, Little Switzerland of Alaska.

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, the view from 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 this evening and overnight for 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. Perhaps 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 Mt. Denali from the train. Overnight in Anchorage.

Anchorage - Seward for embarkation

Day
6

This morning enjoy 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. This afternoon continue to Seward for embarkation aboard your cruise through the Inside Passage down to Canada.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

At sea

Day
7

Enjoy a leisurely day of cruising.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Glacier Bay

Day
8

Cruise into spectacular Glacier Bay early this morning, where forests give way to a rugged landscape rising to rocky peaks. Sixteen huge mountains converge to create an awe-inspiring panoramic wonder, a dramatic scene of awesome glaciers and massive icebergs. Wildlife is abundant, and you may spot eagles, seals, mountain goats, moose and bears in their natural habitat.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Skagway

Day
9

Morning arrival in Skagway, Alaska's gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon. Skagway was the turbulent staging point for prospectors and still has old-fashioned weathered boardwalks and old-time saloons. Optional sightseeing includes a ride in a vintage parlour car to see the White Pass and Yukon route.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Juneau

Day
10

The capital city of Alaska has a Gold Rush story to rival that of Klondike and is only accessible by seaplane or boat. An optional wildlife cruise and salmon fishing will normally be available, and you'll also have the opportunity to take an optional excursion to Juneau's own glacier, Mendenhall. This impressive river of blue ice is about 1.5 miles wide and over 12 miles long!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day
11

A morning arrival in colourful Ketchikan, situated on Revillagigedo Island and known as the 'salmon capital of the world'. Here, a picturesque harbour shelters fishing boats and seaplanes. A wide choice of optional excursions will be available, including an outing to see Indian Heritage Villages, Totem Bight State Park and 'flightseeing' to Misty Fjords National Monument. Evening departure from Ketchikan.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Inside Passage Cruising

Day
12

The beauty of the Inside Passage will amaze you as you cruise past 1,000 miles of epic scenery, towering glaciated mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands and virgin forests. There is also plenty of animal and marine life to look out for including sea lions, eagles and porpoises.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vancouver - UK

Day
13

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

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Things to note

Accommodation as stated or similar

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Anchorage - Dimond Center Hotel

Built in 2002, the 109 spacious guest rooms offer upscale amenities, five wheelchair accessible rooms, hearing/sight impaired services and an in-house laundry facility. The hotel features distinctive art from Kachemak Bay region reflecting the ownership of the hotel; Seldovia Native Association. Guest rooms are equipped with Serta beds, 42" flat screen TV, refrigerators, microwaves and keurig coffee makers, as well as standard bathroom amenities. A breakfast buffet is included for all guests. Located in mid-town Anchorage, 7 miles from downtown, the hotel is close to Dimond Center Mall, with lots of restaurants and shops. There is complimentary airport shuttle as well as shuttle to downtown area.

  • Location

    800 E Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99515, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Denali National Park - Denali Bluffs Hotel

Located next to Denali National Park, on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain, the Denali Bluffs Hotel is just steps away from adventure. The main lodge featured a stone fireplace, traditional Alaskan Art as well as a lounge area. The hotel features a restaurant, coffee bar, gift shop, tour desk, Internet access, and guest laundry.

  • Location

    238 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room

Valdez - Mountain Sky Hotel

Mountain Sky Hotel offers a complete range of amenities, attentive staff, and comfortable and spacious guestrooms, just a short walk from harbor in the heart of Valdez.

  • Location

    100 Meals Ave, Valdez, AK 99686, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

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