Nature's Best: Alaska


  • 7 days

  • Alaska

  • Steady pace

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£2,099pp

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£1,956pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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From Fairbanks to Anchorage, see what the "Great Land" of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating Alaska tour. You’ll visit Denali National Park, where North America’s highest peak—Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley)—dominates the park’s six million acres. In Denali National Park, enjoy an exclusive presentation on the park from a local Naturalist—a special experience offered by Globus—and enjoy a wilderness expedition in search of grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more.

You’ll have an opportunity to ride the thrilling, world-famous Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service for a journey through untamed wilderness to Talkeetna, where you’ll overnight at the Talkeetna Lodge. With amazing views of Denali, it’s another special adventure offered by Globus! More spectacular scenery awaits you on one of the world’s most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of Turnagain Arm, with its dramatic shorelines and majestic mountains, to Seward, a scenic town with Mount Marathon rising steeply behind the town. You’ll also cruise aboard a sternwheeler riverboat in Fairbanks and visit Happy Trails Kennels near Willow, the official start of the famous Iditarod Race. Here, you’ll learn about the Iditarod and meet the sled dogs—another fun experience offered by Globus.

You’ve seen photos of glaciers calving into the sea, but nothing compares to being there in person. During your cruise on Kenai Fjords National Park, watch the glaciers crash into the sea and hear the thunderous roar. It’s a spectacular sight! Along the way, watch for wildlife, including sea otters, seals, birds, and more.

Alaska is a destination that should not be missed. So grab your camera, sit back, and let Globus handle all the details on this Alaska tour—a vacation of a lifetime!

Highlights

FAIRBANKS
Cruise aboard the sternwheeler riverboat Discovery
DENALI NATIONAL PARKDinner and [LF] exclusive presentation at the Murie Science & Learning Center by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness expedition
DENALI–TALKEETNAJourney aboard Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service
TALKEETNAEnjoy a local [LF] Alaskan treat
BIG LAKEVisit Happy Trails Kennels
ANCHORAGEFarewell dinner
KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARKCruise through Kenai Fjords National Park

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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:

  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

ARRIVE IN FAIRBANKS

Day
1

Welcome to Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city. Meet your Tour Director this evening between 4 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.

FAIRBANKS–DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Day
2

This morning, board the sternwheeler DISCOVERY for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at the Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. You will also have the chance to meet Iditarod mushers and their famed dog teams to learn about breeding, training, and the big race! We then continue to DENALI NATIONAL PARK, home to North America’s highest peak, 20,320-foot Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), majestically dominating the park’s 6 million acres. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Center, followed by an exclusive LF PRESENTATION on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Day
3

Morning at leisure. Optional activities include a float trip down the Nenana River and a helicopter ride over the park. Then, dress comfortably for a WILDERNESS EXPEDITION into Denali National Park to seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

DENALI NATIONAL PARK–ALASKA RAILROAD–TALKEETNA

Day
4

Continue your exploration of Denali National Park and then board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a journey through untamed wilderness (see page 49 for information about your train). Today’s ride ends in the unique town of Talkeetna, a model for the TV show Northern Exposure.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the LF Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, where you can enjoy hiking, flightseeing, jet boating, or just relaxing on the deck with amazing views of Denali.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

TALKEETNA–BIG LAKE–ANCHORAGE

Day
5

This morning, enjoy a LF traditional Alaskan TREAT at the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. Then, head south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at HAPPY TRAILS KENNELS, home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his dogs. See a demonstration on mushing, complete with a mock Iditarod checkpoint, and get a chance to play with the sled dogs! This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

ANCHORAGE. CRUISE IN KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK

Day
6

Witness one of the world’s most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of lovely Turnagain Arm. Upon arrival in Seward, board your vessel for a cruise of KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK and the opportunity to see glaciers calving into the sea, orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, and more!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

ANCHORAGE.

Day
7

The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

  • While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen, early season (May and early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater opportunities for viewing a variety of wildlife. Departures after mid-August will enjoy blazing fall colors.
  • Enjoy the chance to witness the spectacular aurora borealis (Northern Lights) when the aurora dances across the horizon and lights up the sky. An amazing opportunity! The best chances of viewing the Northern Lights is on late August and September departures (if Mother Nature permits).

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