Three Bears of Alaska
Come and discover the incredible land where Kodiak bears, grizzly bears, and Alaskan polar bears roam wild.
This remarkable tour of Alaska is more than comprehensive; it’s transformative. You’ll see the shockingly beautiful, wholly untamed northern scenery from land, sea, and air, with each new perspective bringing you closer to the wild, sublime Alaskan spirit. With viewings of Alaska’s native bear species, including a day trip into the Arctic Circle to see the polar bears, a ride along the historic Alaskan Railroad, a cruise through the famed Inside Passage, a visit to the restorative Chena Hot Springs, and so much more, this 17 day tour is perhaps the best way to experience true Alaska.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Land transportation via air, rail, and motorcoach
- 7-day cruise aboard Celebrity's Millenium cruise ship
- 9 nights hotel accommodation, including a 2-night stay in Denali National Park
- All meals included
- Ride the historic Alaskan Railroad
- Small plane sightseeing tour of Kodiak Island
- Polar bear viewing in Kaktovik
- Kodiak bear viewing Coastal Brown Bear viewing
- Visit to the Chena Hot Springs
- Walking tours of Ketchikan and Juneau
Day 1 - Fairbanks, Alaska
Arrive in Fairbanks today and be transferred to the Bear Lodge, your home this evening. The remainder of your day is free to explore the area on your own. Dinner will be at your leisure this evening. (D)
Day 2 - Kaktovik Polar Bear Viewing
Fly to Kaktovik this morning. Spend your day viewing polar bears as they feed in the whale “bone yard” of Kaktovik village. Your afternoon will be split between viewing bears on land and going out in small boats to view the bears on off shore islands. Return to Fairbanks for the evening. (B, L, D)
Day 3 - Fairbanks & Chena Hot Springs
This morning journey to the beautiful and therapeutic Chena Hot Springs where you will spend the day. Take a dip in the healing waters or visit the Ice Museum for one of their famous apple martini’s in a carved ice glass before returning to Fairbanks. Your dinner includes an educational presentation at Trail Breaker Kennels where you’ll meet the sled dogs. (B, L, D)
Day 4 - Denali National Park
Board the historic Alaska Railroad for a scenic journey to Denali National Park, In Denali, join a private sightseeing bus for a 5-hour wildlife tour to Kantishna. View moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolf, and the second bear on this itinerary, the grizzly bear! Spend the next two nights at the Denali Backcountry Lodge in Kantishna. (B, L, D)
Day 5 - Denali National Park & Wonder Lake
Today, take the opportunity to reconnect with nature and perhaps capture that postcard photo of Mt. Denali. Hiking, mountain biking, floral tundra tours, cooking classes, gold panning and fishing in the aptly named Wonder Lake are included with your stay. Optional flightseeing tours are available. Overnight Denali Backcountry Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - Talkeetna
Head south to the village of Talkeetna, passing the south face vantage point of Mt. Denali.. Your evening is free to explore the people and places of Talkeetna. (B, L, D)
Day 7 - Kodiak
Enjoy breakfast with Talkeetna locals at the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. Then take a short flight to Kodiak where you will enjoy a tour of the area on your way to dinner at Olds River Inn. (B, L, D)
Day 8 - Kodiak & Coastal Brown Bear Viewing
Today seek out the coastal brown bear on a small plane flightseeing expedition into remote parts of Kodiak Island offering views of the Katmai Volcanoes and surrounding glaciers. Escorted by experienced guides, you will enjoy up close bear viewing! This afternoon journey to Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park to view WWII bunkers. (B, L, D)
Day 9 - Kodiak & Anchorage
Experience the Russian influences here in Kodiak, including a visit to Kodiak’s Russian Orthodox Church, before returning via plane to Anchorage for dinner overlooking Lake Hood, the World's Busiest Float Plane base. (B, L, D)
Day 10 - At Sea
After breakfast, continue south on the scenic Seward Highway, sightseeing as you go, and arrive at the doorstep to your luxury cruise ship where you will sail through southeast Alaska for the next seven days. At this time you will meet your Cruise Manager. Sail at 8pm. (B, L, D)
Day 11 - Hubbard Glacier
Today’s voyage takes you into Yakutat Bay and alongside the Tongass National Forest where you will soon reach Disenchantment Bay and the impressive ice wall of Hubbard Glacier. Hubbard is the second most active tidewater glacier in Alaska and has a face that extends over 6.5 miles in length. Stand in awe as at any moment a thunderous crash of glacial ice may come cascading down into the ice choked waters below. (B, L, D)
Day 12 - Juneau
Maneuver into the Gastineau Channel and dock in Alaska’s capital city, Juneau. Take advantage of your included Juneau walking tour highlighting the history of the Juneau Douglas Mines, local and state museums, and a visit to the state capital. You may wish to tour the Mendenhall Glacier, take a helicopter tour, or travel to the top of Mt. Roberts on the aerial tram. (B, L, D)
Day 13 - Skagway
Welcome to the “Gateway City to the Klondike Gold Rush” in Skagway! This historic community still has the feel of an 1898 boom town. Consider taking the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad on an incredible climb, 2500 feet to the top of the renowned Dead Horse Trail. Enjoy boardwalk sidewalks and Gold Rush history everywhere you turn! Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 14 - Icy Strait Point
Down the road from Alaska’s largest Tlingit village exists a unique Alaskan place- Icy Strait Point. Just 22 miles southeast of Glacier Bay National Park, it’s the only wilderness port in Alaska. This has been the home land of the Huna Tlingit Natives for thousands of years. Its beauty, grandeur, history and people offer you a glimpse into the real Alaska, and today you have a chance to explore it. (B, L, D)
Day 15 - Ketchikan
Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” and the first city for those traveling from the south, this vibrant seaside community offers a number of adventures for its visitors. Today’s included walking tour features stops at the Totems of Whale Park, historic Creek Street, and the Salmon Ladder. Optional flightseeing to beautiful Misty Fjords is a popular event for many. Others may elect to keep their feet on the ground and visit the totem displays of Saxman Village & Totem Bight Park. (B, L, D)
Day 16 - Inside Passage Cruising
Alaska's Inside Passage is famous for its dramatic coastal scenery. Tidal waters permitting, you will hug the coastlines of stunning British Columbia and Alaska today. Keep an eye open for humpbacks, orcas and dolphins during your day at sea. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)
Day 17 - Vancouver & Fly Home
As dawn breaks on the harbor, your vessel will sail under the Lions Gate Bridge and dock at Canada Place Pier. This marks a time for good-byes and well wishes to all of those new friendships that have developed during your dream Alaska vacation. After the disembarkation process is complete, you’ll pass through Canadian customs before being transferred to the Vancouver or Seattle (optional) airport to board your flight bound for home. (B)
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