Welcome to the "Land of the Midnight Sun," where mighty blueice glaciers sprawl alongside miles of pine forest, and rugged mountains touch endless skies! If you've got a big appetite for adventure, then this tour into Alaska's spectacular wilderness is the perfect vacation for you! Covering nearly 600,000 square miles, Alaska is the biggest state in the union - and its scenic beauty is just as awe-inspiring as its size.
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With deep crystal-clear lakes, towering mountains, mammoth glaciers and dense forests, America's 49th state is a nature-lover's dream-come-true. This nine-day excursion brings the glories of Alaska to you, with convenient and comfortable touring by train, motorcoach and boat. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the marvels of America's rugged wilderness!
- 10 Meals (3 dinners, 2 lunches and 5 breakfasts)
- Round trip airport transfers
- Spend 2 nights just outside Denali National Park and Preserve
- Experience a full day, guide-led Tundra Wilderness Tour
of Denali National Park with its glaciated landscape and diversity of wildlife
- Cruise Prince William Sound aboard the Klondike Express and see the 26 glaciers which line College
and Harriman Fjords
- Cruise the Chena River aboard the Riverboat Discovery
and visit Old Chena Village
- Spend 3 nights in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city
- Ride the Alaska Railroad from Denali to Fairbanks
- Enjoy tall tales, foot stompin' music and Alaskan cuisine
at Alaska Cabin Nite
- Spend 2 night in Fairbanks, the "Golden Heart City"
- Enjoy an Alaska Salmon dinner and Golden Heart Review show at the Palace Theater
- Tour Anchorage with a local guide including Resolution
Park with the Captain Cook Monument
- Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, highlighting
Alaska's rich native heritage
- $40 in furture travel credit
Days One through Three - Ramada Inn Downtown, Anchorage, Alaska
Days Four and Five - Denali Park Resorts, Denali National Park, Alaska
Days Six and Seven - Wedgewood Resort, Fairbanks, Alaska
Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for
a room in Anchorage is $219 and in Fairbanks is $249, tax included.
Big City Alaska
This outdoor adventure starts and ends in
Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Nestled
between the Talkeetna and Chugach mountain
ranges, Anchorage blends outdoor life
with breathtaking scenic beauty. The city's
fantastic ambiance offers the perfect stepping-
off point for your Alaskan adventure.
You also visit the delightful town of
Fairbanks, the second largest city in the
state. During the tour, you will explore the city's
rollicking past as a bustling mining town and
enjoy its first-class cultural amenities, including
galleries, upscale stores, specialty boutiques,
historic sites and museums.
Experience Mother Nature in All Her Glory!
Alaska is world-famous for its thrilling natural
wonders, and you will witness more than a few
during this exciting tour of this state's
Survey panoramic vistas of majestic
forests and grassy tundra from the comfortable
confines of the Alaska Railroad. You'll
glimpse the towering, 20,000-foot peak of
Mount McKinley and visit the Iditarod
Headquarters in the nearby town of Wasilla.
Traveling along Alaska's famous George
Parks Highway, enjoy unparalleled views of
some of the continent's highest mountain
peaks as well as wooded expanses inhabited
by moose, grizzlies, foxes, wolves and other
At the heart of your excursion is a guided tour
of the gem of Alaska's glorious wilderness,
Denali National Park where you spend two
nights. Covering more than six million acres,
Denali is a natural wonderland, teeming with
sub-arctic wildlife and more than 650 species
of flowering plants. Before departing for
Fairbanks, you will have the option of getting
a bird's-eye view of this spectacular wilderness
with a special "flightseeing" tour by helicopter.
You'll also explore the signature natural
feature of Alaska's spectacular landscape;
an arctic glacier. Your tour includes a closeup
look at Worthington Glacier, a massive
floe of blue ice that covers nearly five
Adventures on Alaska's Waterways
Dive into the beautiful sights offered by
Alaska's many pristine lakes, wild rivers and
placid channels. Cruise through the glacier-carved fjords
and passageways of Prince William
Sound aboard the Glacier Spirit and
catch a glimpse of sea lions lolling on the
majestic shoreline. With its many twisting
tributaries and sharply carved mountain
peaks, it's clear why the Sound and the surrounding
area is called the "Switzerland of
You may also enjoy a peaceful float on the
park's Nenana River. This blue, crystalline
river issues from the Nenana Glacier far to
the north, and is one of the most popular
destinations for whitewater rafting in
A Celebration of History and Culture
Alaskan waterways will also be your entry
into the cultural heritage of this great state.
Aboard the Riverboat Discovery, the only
authentic sternwheeler in Alaska, enjoy a narrated cruise into Native American culture.
This fascinating river tour includes a
stop at the Chena Indian Village to get an
intriguing glimpse into the culture and
lifestyle of native Alaskans. There is a foray
into the state's prospecting past with a visit
to Rika's Roadhouse, a renowned gathering
place for the traders, gold-miners and
trappers of Alaska's frontier.
For a closer look at the life and times of the
gold miner, take an optional tour of El
Dorado Gold Camp. Experience the thrill
of the prospector's life as you ride a narrow-
gauge rail into an authentic permafrost
mining tunnel, and try your hand
at gold panning with modern-day miners.
Bask in the ambiance of the hearty boomtown
music hall as you enjoy live musical
shows that capture the spirit of frontier
Alaska, including the Golden Heart Revue,
a rollicking showcase of Fairbanks'
Day One - Fly to Anchorage
Our flight to the "Land of the Midnight Sun" takes us to Anchorage, Alaska, where our Tour Manager will be available in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. with dining suggestions.
Day Two - Anchorage Touring
Today a local guide joins us for a tour of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Visit the Log Cabin Visitor Center and Resolution Park to see the Captain Cook Monument as well as Ship Creek Viewpoint which overlooks Cook Inlet. We also visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center which features inter-active displays and exhibits. Here, you will explore the rich cultural history of Anchorage through guides in traditional dress who perform activities such as basketry, dance, boat making and beadwork in their model lakeside village. Tonight, dinner is at the Snow Goose Restaurant. (B, D)
Day Three - Prince William Sound Cruise
We begin today with a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center a haven for orphaned or injured Alaskan wildlife. Later, we take the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to the town of Whittier and board the Klondike Express, a high-speed catamaran for an unforgettable cruise of Prince William Sound. The sheltered waters of the Sound offer excellent wildlife viewing. Enjoy lunch while taking in some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska, including the 26 glaciers which line College and Harriman fjords. (B, L)
Day Four - Discover Alaska's Interior
Begin with a stop at the Iditarod Dog Race Headquarters located in Wasilla. We then make our way along the Parks Highway to the Denali area. Later, sample Alaskan cuisine at Cabin Nite where you enjoy an all-you-can-eat Alaska dinner. Then sit back for a hilarious show of tall tales, fun songs and foot-stompin' music. (B, D)
Day Five - Explore Denali National Park
An experienced local guide conducts today's full-day Tundra Wilderness Tour that travels more than 50 miles into Denali National Park and weather permitting, you see North America's tallest mountain. You will learn about the history and geology of this national treasure. Bring your camera to capture the incredible scenery. Be on the lookout for caribou, moose, grizzlies, wolves and Dall sheep that inhabit the park. (B, LB)
Day Six - Ride the Alaska Railroad
There is time this morning to explore the beauty and wonder of Denali National Park on your own or you may wish to take an optional excursion. Imagine yourself soaring above the trees on an exciting helicopter flightseeing trip in search of wildlife, or leisurely floating along the Nenana River on a river float trip. In the afternoon we board the Alaska Railroad for a journey to the historic town of Fairbanks. Catch glimpses of Mt. McKinley and the rest of the Alaska Range through the stands of spruce and pine. (B)
Day Seven - Fairbanks
We cast off aboard the Riverboat Discovery, the only authentic sternwheeler in Alaska. Your narrated cruise takes you to Old Chena Village where native Alaskan guides show the culture and lifestyle of the original Alaskans. The afternoon is free to enjoy Alaska's second largest city at your own pace or you may wish to join us on an optional visit to the El Dorado Gold Camp for a rail journey through an old mining camp. Here you will be able to try your hand at gold panning in an authentic setting. Dinner this evening is a sumptuous all-you-can-eat feast of grilled salmon, prime rib or deep-fried halibut and cod. Afterwards, enjoy humorous skits and songs about early Fairbanks in the Palace Theatre's production, Golden Heart Review. (D)
Day Eight - Travel Home
Today we say good-bye to Alaska, the land of mountain peaks, mighty rivers and spectacular glaciers with a transfer to the airport in Fairbanks.
Meals (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner), BL = Box Lunch
This tour is not available in 2012.
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