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Yosemite To Denali - 17 Day Tour
A visual feast with San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, the Cascade Mountains, Seattle, Vancouver, Alaska's Inside Passage with Tracy Arm and Sawyer Glaciers, Juneau, Skagway and the White Pass & Yukon Railway, the Yukon, Fairbanks, Denali and Anchorage, all in one exquisite holiday.
- Two nights in San Francisco at the superbly located Hilton at Fisherman's Wharf with sightseeing tour, welcome dinner and much more.
- Full-day trip by train to Yosemite National Park with a guided tour of Yosemite Valley and overnight spent along the Merced River. A special treat is breakfast at the fabled Awahnee Hotel in Yosemite.
- Two night stay in Seattle at the Westin Hotel
- Sleeping car accommodations aboard our own vintage Streamliner train, the Great Western Limited with all meals, wines & spirits while aboard. We have our own chef and stewards and this is a civilized way to travel with fine dining, fresh flowers and elegant surroundings.
- Seven-night Inside Passage cruise from Vancouver to Seward, taking in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Glacier Bay.
- The luxurious McKinley Explorer, a private train operated by Holland America Line from Denali to Anchorage. Guests also have the opportunity to book passage aboard the storied White Pass & Yukon Railway during the call in Skagway.
- Two night stay in Denali National Park at the McKinley Chalet Resort with Tundra Wilderness Tour
- Fully hosted by a professional tour manager
Day 1 - Arrive San Francisco
Guests arrive in San Francisco by air or train and transfer to the Hilton at Fisherman's Wharf to begin a two-night stay in 'Everybody's Favorite City'. This evening is at leisure.
Day 2 - San Francisco
A magical day that begins with a complete city tour followed by a Bay Cruise that circles Alcatraz and sails under the Golden Gate Bridge. This afternoon is at leisure to explore the city on your own. Tonight is our special Welcome dinner at Fisherman's Wharf, a great treat. Overnight at the Hilton Fisherman's Wharf. (B, D)
Day 3 - San Francisco - Yosemite
Sleep in this morning or visit nearby Ghiradelli Square or the beautiful Embarcadero before a midday departure aboard the San Joaquin train through the great Central Valley bound for one of the wonders of the world, Yosemite National Park. Our comfortable hotel is located alongside the lovely Merced River (B)
Day 4 - San Francisco - Special Train Overnight to Seattle
Today is a magical day touring Yosemite and begins with breakfast in the grand dining room at the fabled Awahnee Hotel. After breakfast, embark on a complete tour of the Park with stunning views of Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, Tunnel View, and El Capitan. Late this afternoon, we drive north to the Bay Area where we enjoy a bon voyage dinner before we board the Great Western Limited, bound for Seattle, an overnight journey of great beauty over the Union Pacific Railroad. (B, D)
Day 5 - Seattle
Morning finds us in the rugged Cascade Mountains, passing through Portland this afternoon for an evening arrival in Seattle. Upon arrival we transfer to the superbly located Westin Hotel for a two-night stay. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - Seattle
Today is an entire day at leisure in the 'Emerald City' with a final overnight at the Westin Hotel.
Day 7 - Vancouver, BC bound for Alaska, The Great Land.
We travel on the sleek Talgo train along Puget Sound to Vancouver, where we board our ship for Alaska. We arrive in Vancouver midday and enjoy lunch with a spectacular view of the harbor before boarding our Holland America liner. Sail from Vancouver, glide under the Lions Gate Bridge, and enter the scenic wonders of the Inside Passage. (B, L, D)
Day 8 - Scenic Cruising Inside Passage
Relax and enjoy a full-day of scenic Inside Passage cruising and immerse yourself in Holland America Line elegance. (B, L, D)
Day 9 - Ketchikan, Alaska
Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords. (B, L, D)
Day 10 - Juneau, Alaska
Enjoy a full day of exploring Alaska's capital. Choose from exciting shore excursions and still have time to shop. Be sure to visit the legendary Red Dog Saloon! (B, L, D)
Day 11 - Skagway, Alaska
Step back to the days of the last great gold rush. Embark on the ultimate journey here: an optional excursion aboard the fabled White Pass & Yukon Railway, a must-do experience over the Trail of '98. (B, L, D)
Day 12 - Glacier Bay
Cruise the ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full 8 hours as a park service ranger narrates--the highlight of the entire voyage for many of our guests. (B, L, D)
Day 13 - At Sea
Enjoy a leisurely day of cruisiing, a final day to sleep in, enjoy lunch on deck, or a visit to the onboard spa. (B, L, D)
Day 14 - Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
Disembark and enjoy deluxe motorcoach sightseeing to Denali National Park with lunch at Settler's Bay Lodge and overnight at the McKinley Chalets Resort. Most tours to Denali offer one night in the Park; our lucky guests enjoy two. (B, L)
Day 15 - Tundra Wilderness Tour
Venture deep into Denali on ther Tundra Wilderness Tour, the best way to see wildlife and hopefully Mt. McKinley, too!
Day 16 - McKinley Explorer: Denali to Anchorage
This afternoon board the luxurious McKinley Explorer train bound for Anchorage. Overnight at the Westmark Hotel in Anchorage.
Day 17 - Tour Ends This Morning in Anchorage
Your tour ends this morning in Anchorage as guests check out and are transferred to the airport to meet their homeward connecting travel with a suitcase full of memories.
Great destinations deserve a great train and we have re-created a classic 1950's era streamliner train, similar to such legends as the North Coast Limited, the City of San Francisco and the Denver Zephyr to convey our guests from Chicago to and from the National Parks in great style and comfort. With a choice of comfortable Pullman sleeping car accommodations (all with in-room facilities), an inviting lounge area with large windows for taking in all of the wonders of the west, our Great Western Limited provides a level of accommodation, dining & service not found on any Amtrak train. With our own attentive staff, superb dining (all meals, wines & spirits are included while aboard!), plenty of room and a delightful ambiance with such amenities as fresh flowers, afternoon tea, nightly turn-down service and much more, there is simply no finer way to see the West. Best of all, our journey to Utah takes us over the storied Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad 'Main Line through the Rockies' with a daylight passage through stunning Glenwood Canyon and the Front Range of the Rockies and there can be no nicer entrée to the magnificent vistas that await you on this entire holiday.
| Standard Double Bedroom
Upper and lower berths. Private enclosed toilet and washbasin.
| Superior Double Bedroom
One large room with upper and lower berths and private enclosed toilet and washbasin. Perfect for couples traveling together.
| Suite Accommodations on Train
Two Double Bedrooms combined to guarantee two lower beds or a large queen bed. Includes two picture windows, and two separate washbasins and toilets! Suite availability is very limited. Approximate suite size is 14' x 7'.
| Two Roomettes
Two individual single rooms offering individual lower beds, individual washbasin and toilets in each room. Perfect for friends traveling together.
Air travel to San Francisco and home from Anchorage is not included in the price of this tour.
Call 877-929-7245 today to book your Yosemite To Denali vacation.
Single fares begin at $4,995. Port taxes and fees are $165 per person and not included in the price.