Nature's Best: Alaskan Land and Cruise

Multi-Day Trips
Date: Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - Sunday, 05 July 2020

Venue: Alaska

Download 2020 Alaskan Land and Cruise.pdf

COST: Listed below, and will include motorcoach transportation to and from the Airpoprt, hostess service, 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners, first class accommodations on the land tour, roundtrip airfare to and from Alaska, a Sternwheeler Cruise aboard the Discovery, Wilderness Expedition into Denali National Park, Alaska Railroad journey to Talkeetna, a Dog Mushing Demonstration at Happy Trails Kennels, a cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park, and 7 night cruise aboard Holland America's MS Noordam (cabin choices listed below).

Inside Cabin – Category K
$5,975 pp Double; $466 pp Travel Protection
$7,865 Single; $644 pp Travel Protection
 
Outside Cabin – Category D
$6,515 pp Double; $582 pp Travel Protection
$8,405 Single; $673 pp Travel Protection
 
Outside Cabin – Category C
$6,545 pp Double; $582 pp Travel Protection
$8,435 Single; $673 pp Travel Protection
 
Veranda Cabin – Category VD
$7,225 pp Double; $623 pp Travel Protection
$9,115 Single; $748 pp Travel Protection
 
Veranda Cabin – Category VC
$7,255 pp Double; $623 pp Travel Protection
$9,145 Single; $748 pp Travel Protection

 

Day 1: Tuesday, June 23 - ARRIVE IN FAIRBANKSalaska park

Welcome to Fairbanks, the state's second-largest city. Meet your Tour Director this evening between 4 pm and 6 pm in the hotel reception area.

Day 2: Wednesday, June 24 - DENALI NATIONAL PARK

This morning, board the sternwheeler DISCOVERY for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at the Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. You will also have the chance to meet Iditarod mushers and their famed dog teams to learn about breeding, training, and the big race! We then continue to DENALI NATIONAL PARK, home to North America’s highest peak, 20,3000-foot Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), majestically dominating the park’s six million acres. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Center, followed by an exclusive PRESENTATION on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Thursday, June 25 - DENALI NATIONAL PARKalaska train

Morning is at leisure. Optional activities include a float trip down the Nenana River and a helicopter ride over the park. Then, dress comfortably for a WILDERNESS EXPEDITION into Denali National Park to seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 4: Friday, June 26 - ALASKA RAILROAD & TALKEETNA

Continue your exploration of Denali National Park and then board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a journey through untamed wilderness. Today’s ride ends in the unique town of Talkeetna, a model for the TV show Northern Exposure. (Breakfast)

Day 5: Saturday, June 27 - TALKEETNA, BIG LAKE, ANCHORAGE

This morning, enjoy a traditional Alaskan TREAT at the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. Then, head south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at HAPPY TRAILS KENNELS, home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his dogs. See a demonstration on mushing, complete with a mock Iditarod checkpoint, and get a chance to play with the sled dogs! This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell alaska fjordsdinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6: Sunday, June 28 - ANCHORAGE, CRUISE IN KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK, SEWARD (EMBARKATION)

Witness one of the world’s most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of lovely Turnagain Arm. Upon arrival in Seward, board your vessel for a cruise of KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK and the opportunity to see glaciers calving into the sea, orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, and more! After your cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park, transfer to the pier to embark on your HOLLAND AMERICA MS NOORDAM(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Monday, June 29 - GULF OF ALASKA

  • Enjoy breathtaking scenery as we travel the route of Alaska’s Marine Highway. The entire shoreline of the Gulf of Alaska is a rugged combination of forests, mountains, and tidewater glaciers. Be on the lookout for Alaska’s wildlife including whales, seals, otters, puffins, and more! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8: Tuesday, June 30 - GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARKalaska haines

The Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site protect a unique ecosystem in an ever-changing glacial landscape. Witness the spectacle of thunder and flying spray as huge slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea – making for lasting memories. National Park rangers accompany the ship, adding expert commentary to the day’s events. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Wednesday, July 1 - HAINES

Nestled on the shores of America’s longest fjord, Haines enjoys a spectacular setting. You may choose to take a float trip through Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, home to the largest annual gathering of bald eagles, or maybe visit the Sheldon Museum, art galleries, or local shops in town. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Thursday, July 2 - JUNEAU

Visit one of the most remote capital cities – Juneau. Accessible only by air and water, Juneau is located at the base of two towering mountains in the heart of Alaska’s Inside Passage, and is home to a rich Gold Rush history, native culture, wildlife, and a wealth of natural wonders. Shop of alaska ketchikangold nuggets, visit the stately Governor’s Mansion, saunter through the swinging doors of the historic Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier, an impressive river of ice that is 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11: Friday, July 3 - KETCHIKAN

Experience Native Alaska firsthand. Meet the spirits of the raven, whale, and eagle as you view the largest collection of totems in the world at Saxman Totem Park or Totem Bight State Historic Park. Or, explore Creek Street, now home to contemporary art galleries and quaint boutiques. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: Saturday, July 4 - INSIDE PASSAGEalaska last

Sit back and relax as you cruise through the beautiful and awe-inspiring scenery of the Inside Passage. Keep your cameras ready for spouting whales, soaring eagles, barking seals, and other wildlife. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13: Sunday, July 4 – Return Flight Home

The vacation ends this morning as you leave with wonderful memories of you Alaskan vacation! (Breakfast)

 

 

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  • From Tuesday, 23 June 2020 to Sunday, 05 July 2020