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Alaska by Land and Sea Featuring 3 nights in Denali

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From a rail journey along the dramatic Turnagain Arm to cruising the famed Inside Passage, this tour brings you the best of wild Alaska.

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20212022
13 days Sold out

2021 Tour code: HA-ALSN-21

About the tour

By land and by sea, discover a land of untamed wilderness and awe-inspiring scenery. Begin by boarding the elegant Holland America Ship in Vancouver, and sail north, past forests and glaciers. Cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage, and make stops in Alaskan towns like Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. Take a thrilling trip along the scenic Turnagain Arm, and spend three nights in Denali National Park. With an endless array of onshore excursions and exciting tours, this 13-day adventure is the best way to experience Alaska.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver

Sail from Vancouver, glide under the Lion's Gate Bridge and enter the scenic wonders of the Inside Passage. Overnight onboard ship.

Day 2 - At Sea

Relax and enjoy a full day of scenic Inside Passage cruising, and immerse yourself in the elegance of the Holland America line. Overnight onboard ship.

Day 3 - Ketchikan

Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords. Overnight onboard ship.

Day 4 - Juneau

Enjoy a full day of exploring Alaska's capital! Choose from exciting shore excursions and still have time to shop. Overnight onboard ship.

Day 5 - Skagway

Step back to the days of the last great gold rush. Skagway was once home to thousands of hopeful prospectors during the Yukon Gold Rush. Many of the original buildings are still standing, and the pioneering spirit remains. You'll have time to explore, partake in shore excursions, and shop. Overnight onboard ship.

Day 6 - Glacier Bay

Cruise the ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full eight hours. A Park Ranger narrates your journey through the stunning Glacier Bay. Overnight onboard ship.

Day 7 - At Sea (Gulf of Alaska)

Enjoy a leisurely full day of cruising. Take advantage of the ship's onboard amenities, such as the spa, thermal suite, fitness center, casino, and pool. The options are endless. Overnight onboard ship.

Day 8 - Anchorage

Disembark and enjoy a scenic rail journey along Turnagain Arm en route to Anchorage. The route alongside Turnagain Arm is one of the most beautiful stretches of rail in America, running past mountains, Chugach State Park, and the Cook Inlet. Overnight Anchorage.

Day 9 - Denali National Park

Board the luxurious domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer to Denali for a three-night stay at this magnificent, treasured National Park. Overnight Denali.

Day 10 - Denali National Park

Venture deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness tour (snack included). This tour is the best way to encounter wildlife and see Mount McKinley, North America's highest peak. Overnight Denali.

Day 11 - Denali National Park

Enjoy an entire free day in Denali. Take the opportunity to explore on your own, or take advantage of optional excursions. Overnight Denali.

Day 12 - Fairbanks

Today, you'll head for Fairbanks, Alaska's Golden Heart City, and take a step back aboard the Riverboat Discovery (lunch included). Overnight Fairbanks.

Day 13 - Fairbanks

Your exploration of Alaska by land and sea comes to an end today in Fairbanks.

Additional information

Please note

Additional Port Tax of up to $325 per person not included. Pricing is based on standard level cabin category on Holland America Ship and may be subject to change at time of booking.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Reviews

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DARYL

5 stars

Submitted 25 Oct 2019

I have and will continue to recommend this company. I also plan to use Vacations by Rail for some future travels.

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DAVID

4 stars

Submitted 02 Jul 2019

The staff at Vacation by Rail were pleasant and exceptionally helpful. The only negative comment I have is regarding the buses used for the Tundra Wilderness tour. They did not have enough leg room for such a long tour. I realize they were provided by an independent contractor and probably out of control of VBR.

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ROBERT

5 stars

Submitted 03 Feb 2019

Everything was as presented to us at first contact.Flow of travel was smooth and efficent. I do not like lines and slow cattle herding. We were not exposed to that at all. Nice accommodations at all points of the vacation. A couple of boo boos on the Holland end . But fixed quickly without any lose. Highly recommend this Alaskan trip.

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Marianne B, Cottonwood, CA

4 stars

Submitted 07 Dec 2018

The trains were beautiful and well maintained and we saw some beautiful landscapes

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Karen F., Waterman, IL

5 stars

Submitted 22 Nov 2018

Everything was well-organized and all the people were very professional and friendly. The tour delivered all that it said it would.

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Elna S, Oakton, VA

5 stars

Submitted 20 Nov 2018

Very impressed with the comprehensive CARE we received all along the way. THANK YOU for a wonderful vacation

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