Yosemite & Denali National Parks with Cruise
Experience the beauty of the Pacific Coast on this 18-day rail-cruise journey that takes you to two of the world's most majestic National Parks.
Book a qualifying USA or Canada rail vacation or rail-cruise package of $1,000 or more per person from the Vacations By Rail 2017 brochure and select one of the following complimentary travel add-ons to include with your package:
- FREE pre- or post-night hotel stay
- FREE coach class connecting rail
Experience the beauty of the Pacific Coast on this 18-day rail-cruise journey that takes you to two of the world's most majestic National Parks. Your journey starts in San Francisco where you will have the first day to explore the City by the Bay at leisure. Make sure to visit popular highlights like the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and Lombard Street. If you get a chance, make sure to hop on one of the city's classic cable cars! From San Francisco, venture to beautiful Yosemite National Park. Known for its dazzling waterfalls, Yosemite is full of awe-inspiring scenery such as El Capitan, Yosemite Falls and Inspiration Point. You'll even have a chance to hike in the park's evergreen forest.
Following your visit to Yosemite, board Amtrak's renowned Coast Starlight to Seattle, where you will have a chance to explore the Emerald City. Take a ride on the Ducks of Seattle tour, which allows you to discover Seattle by land and sea. Along the ride visit famous attractions like Pike Place Market and Seattle's Waterfront. After your visit to Seattle travel by train to Vancouver, where you will board the ms Noordam or Zaandam for your 7-day cruise of Alaska's Inside Passage. Among your ports of call visit Alaska's capital city of Juneau, where you can visit the Juneau Icefield and embark on a shore excursion. You also will visit Glacier Bay, which is home to 16 glaciers.
Upon disembarking the ms Noordam or Zaandam, make your way to Denali National Park where you will have 3 days to explore. Have the opportunity to witness Mt. McKinley up close and personal on the guided Denali Tundra Wilderness tour which takes you 60 miles into the park, and is the ideal way to observe the unique wildlife that live in the park. Your tour concludes with a journey alone Alaska's countryside aboard the McKinley Explorer to Anchorage. This tour is even more exceptional in that it comes to an end in Alaska.
Holland America ships may vary based on departure date.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Transportation aboard Amtrak (1 night on train)
- Hotel accommodations for 9 nights
- All meals aboard the Holland America ship
- Sightseeing in Seattle
- 7-day cruise aboard Holland America.
- Tundra Wilderness Tour
- Denali National Park
- Rail excursion aboard the McKinley Explorer
- Port of Call:
Day 1 - Arrive San Francisco
Arrive in San Francisco and check in to your centrally-located hotel. The day is yours to explore the City by the Bay with iconic sights like the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman's Wharf. Overnight San Francisco.
Day 2 - Yosemite National Park
Explore beautiful Yosemite National Park on a full-day excursion to Yosemite Valley and the Giant Sequoias. Highlights include El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls and Inspiration Point plus a drive to a lesser-traveled part of the Park for the chance to hike in the evergreen forest. Overnight San Francisco.
Day 3 - Coast Starlight to Seattle
Spend the day touring San Francisco at your leisure before your 9:25 pm train ride aboard Amtrak's Coast Starlight to Seattle. Overnight train.
Day 4 - Arrive Seattle
Spend the day aboard the train socializing with other passengers, reading or taking in the beautiful views of the Pacific coastline. The Coast Starlight is scheduled to arrive in Seattle around 8:45 pm. Overnight Seattle.
Day 5 - Explore Seattle
Spend the day exploring the Emerald City with the Ride the Ducks of Seattle tour. Travel aboard a WWII landing craft where you will tour Seattle by both land and water. The tour starts on wheels as you take in Seattle's waterfront with highlights such as the shopping district and Pike Place market. Then dive into Lake Union as the craft floats on wheels continuing the unique tour of the city. Overnight Seattle.
Day 6 - Board Cascades to Vancouver
Rise and shine for your 7:40 am departure aboard Amtrak's Cascades toward Vancouver. Arrive in the cosmopolitan Canadian city at 11:40 am with the remainder of your day at leisure to explore the Gateway to Alaska. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 7 - for Alaska
Begin your 12-day Alaskan adventure when you transfer on your own to Canada Place and board the ms Noordam or Zaandam. Spend time meeting fellow passengers, explore the ship or take time to bask in the gorgeous scenery with two days at sea. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 8 - Day at sea
Spend today enjoying the several amentities of the ship. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 9 - Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan is one of Alaska's most unique ports. It is most famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day10 - Juneau, Alaska
Today's port of call is Juneau, Alaska's capital city. It is home to the Juneau Icefield. Embark on an exciting shore excursion or take advantage of an abundance of shopping opportunities. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 11 - Skagway, Alaska
Step back to the days of the last great gold rush in the historic Alaskan city of Skagway. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 12 - Glacier Bay
The port of call today is beautiful Glacier Bay, located in southeastern Alaska. Glacier Bay is famous for having the most actively calving tidewater glaciers in the world-the area has 16 glaciers, 12 of which reach shorelines and have calved to produce icebergs. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 13 - At Sea
Spend the day at sea as you sail through the Gulf of Alaska en route to Seward, Alaska. Keep a look out for whales and other marine wildlife. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 14 - Seward/ Denali
Arrive in Seward, Alaska around 8:00 am. Disembark the ship and transfer to Denali National Park. You'll arrive around 5:30 pm. Check into your hotel with your evening at leisure. Overnight Denali National Park.
Day 15 - Denali National Park
Explore Denali National Park like you never thought possible with the Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour. This unique tour takes you 60 miles into the park, increasing your chance to see incredible wildlife as well as majestic Mt. McKinley up close and personal. Overnight Denali National Park.
Day 16 - Denali National Park
The day is yours to explore Denali at your leisure. Take in the gorgeous mountains, beautiful terrain and see if you can find the vast abundance of wildlife that inhabit the park such as a moose or a goat. Overnight Denali National Park.
Day 17 - McKinley Explorer to Anchorage
Your time in Denali comes to an end as you board the McKinley Explorer at 12:15 pm. In this opened dome railcar you will be able to see the gorgeous Alaskan landscape in a completely unique way as you travel to Anchorage. You're scheduled to arrive at 8:15 pm with the remainder of your evening at leisure. Overnight Anchorage.
Day 18 - Tour ends in Anchorage
Your journey comes to a close this morning as you check out of your hotel and are transported to the airport as you fly home out of Anchorage.
Rail Your Way
Add more flexibility to your rail vacation by choosing when and where to begin and end your vacation. Whether you want to go east to west, west to east, north to south, south to north, start at the beginning, travel the reverse itinerary or begin in the middle, Rail Your Way allows you to tailor make your rail vacation so you can have the experience you want.
Look for the Rail Your Way icon to identify those vacations that offer customized rail connections or joining points. Ask your rail specialist how you can have Rail Your Way!
Extend Your Vacation
Extend your rail vacation with new city packages in Chicago, Toronto, and Vancouver. Optional pre- or post-night packages include hotel accommodations for two nights and popular local sightseeing, and may be added to the beginning or end of qualifying rail vacations.
Look for the Extend Your Vacation icon to identify those vacations which offer new city stay packages. Ask your rail specialist for details about these pre- and post-night extensions.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Amtrak accommodations include a Roomette, all meals on the train, and exclusive access to the Pacific Parlour Car. Upgrade to Bedroom sleeping accommodations is available for an additional fee. Travel aboard the ms Noordam or Zaandam is in an Oceanview Stateroom including two lower beds convertible to one Queen-size bed, bathtub, and shower.
Deluxe Verandah Outside
Amtrak accommodations include a Roomette, all meals on the train, and exclusive access to the Pacific Parlour Car. Upgrade to Bedroom sleeping accommodations is available for an additional fee. Travel aboard the ms Noordam or Zaandam is in a Verandah Stateroom including two beds convertible to one Queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, sitting area, private verandah, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be similar in quality and amenities.
+Vacations By Rail can supply connecting rail from your closest Amtrak Station.
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Overall, terrific trip. No problems with vouchers. Extra day in Anchorage was a great way to end trip.
Dates & Prices
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|8th May 2017||$4,265||Book Now|
|5th June 2017||$4,703||Book Now|
|10th July 2017||$5,365||Book Now|
|7th August 2017||$5,365||Book Now|
|4th September 2017||$4,803||Book Now|
|8th May 2017||$5,578||Book Now|
|5th June 2017||$6,203||Book Now|
|10th July 2017||$6,190||Book Now|
|7th August 2017||$6,190||Book Now|
|4th September 2017||$5,503||Book Now|
|8th May 2017||$4,584||Book Now|
|5th June 2017||$5,021||Book Now|
|10th July 2017||$5,684||Book Now|
|7th August 2017||$5,684||Book Now|
|4th September 2017||$5,121||Book Now|
|8th May 2017||$5,896||Book Now|
|5th June 2017||$6,521||Book Now|
|10th July 2017||$6,509||Book Now|
|7th August 2017||$6,509||Book Now|
|4th September 2017||$5,821||Book Now|
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Amtrak Roomette/Outside Stateroom: Departs 8th May 2017 ($4,265), 5th June 2017 ($4,703), 10th July 2017 ($5,365), 7th August 2017 ($5,365), 4th September 2017 ($4,803)
Amtrak Roomette/Suite Stateroom: Departs 8th May 2017 ($5,578), 5th June 2017 ($6,203), 10th July 2017 ($6,190), 7th August 2017 ($6,190), 4th September 2017 ($5,503)
Amtrak Bedroom/Outside Stateroom: Departs 8th May 2017 ($4,584), 5th June 2017 ($5,021), 10th July 2017 ($5,684), 7th August 2017 ($5,684), 4th September 2017 ($5,121)
Amtrak Bedroom/Suite Stateroom: Departs 8th May 2017 ($5,896), 5th June 2017 ($6,521), 10th July 2017 ($6,509), 7th August 2017 ($6,509), 4th September 2017 ($5,821)
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Air travel to San Francisco and home from Anchorage is not included in the price of this tour.
For 2017 the ships will be ms Noordam (3 departures) and ms Zaandam (2 departures).
Port taxes vary by departure. Fees are per person and range from $165 to $300. Vacations By Rail can supply connecting rail from your closest Amtrak Station.