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Yosemite & Denali National Parks with Cruise

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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.

This tour is no longer on sale as an independent tour. Alternative similar tours are listed below.

Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2022 Tour code: WC-YDPN-22

Itinerary

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 Hop on/Hop Off Bus tour. Discover Seattle's most popular sights and attractions, from the Puget Sound waterfront to the Space Needle and virtually everything in between! With fourteen stops along the way, hop on and off the double decker bus and fully explore one of America's most vibrant cities. 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 - Depart for Alaska

Begin your 12-day Alaskan adventure when you transfer on your own to Canada Place and board the ms Noordam. Spend time meeting fellow passengers, explore the ship or take time to bask in the gorgeous scenery with two days at sea. Overnight ship. 

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Day at sea

Spend today enjoying the several amentities of the ship. Overnight ship. 

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 - 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. 

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 - Skagway, Alaska

Step back to the days of the last great gold rush in the historic Alaskan city of Skagway. Overnight ship.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. 

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 - At Sea

Spend the day at sea as you sail through the Gulf of Alaska en route to Whittier, Alaska. Keep a look out for whales and other marine wildlife. Overnight ship.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 - Whittier / Denali

Disembark and board the luxurious domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer to Denali for a three night stay at this magnificent national treasure.

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 on the only road into the park, increasing your chance to see incredible wildlife as well as majestic Mt. McKinley up close and personal. Overnight Denali National Park.

*Due to a landslide and partial road closure in Denali National Park, the bus tour today will be 3-8 hours instead of the normal 7-8 hours. Duration is dependant on road and weather conditions.

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 - Motorcoach to Anchorage

Today you'll head via motorcoach to Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Overnight Anchorage.

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  • Lunch
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.