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Cruising Glacier Bay.

Denali Explorer & Alaska Cruise

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Cruising Glacier Bay.
Plunge right into the heart of Alaskan wilderness with a relaxing Alaska Railroad journey, Denali park excursions, and a scenic cruise on Glacier Bay and Inside Passage. Punch up your holiday with a thrilling Alyeska Aerial Tram Ride, tour of Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre and visits to Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan.
Rail
Independent tours
Ocean

Highlights

Scenic cruising across the UNESCO-listed Glacier Bay National Park and the amazing Inside Passage famous for tranquil waters, rich history and spectacular scenery.

Day tour by coach from Anchorage to Seward, including Alyeska Aerial Tram Ride, visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre and photo stop at Exit Glacier.

Exciting Denali Backcountry Adventure Tour and 2-night stay at the Denali Backcountry Lodge.

7-night Alaska Cruise on-board Holland America’s stunning MS Westerdam.

Spectacular Alaska Railroad (GoldStar Service) journey from Fairbanks to Denali.

Travel deep into Alaska's vast wilderness with this exciting mix of scenic cruise, land excursions and spectacular ride onboard Alaska Railroad's Gold Star service. From Fairbanks, take the Denali Star train towards Denali National Park where you willl board a shuttle taking you to the pristine remote landscape of Kantishna, the very heart of Denali. Enjoy wildlife sightings then continue to Denali Backcountry Lodge,a wilderness paradise where you will stay for 2 nights. Make the most of your time discovering wildlife before transferring to Anchorage where you will embark on a thrilling Alyeska Aerial Tram ride and visit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre - the centre for care and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wildlife. Continue to Seward  where you’ll be transferred to your cruise ship for a 7-night scenic cruise onboard Holland America’s MS Westerdam. Soak in the best of nature from as you sail across Glacier Bay National Park and Inside Passage and punch up your holiday with stops at Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan.

Tour departs every Thursday.

2020 DEPARTURES:

June 04,18
July 16,30
August 13, 27

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Included

7-night Alaska Cruise on-board Holland America’s MS Westerdam
3-night hotel accommodation
Activities at Denali Backcountry Lodge
Alaska Railroad - Fairbanks to Denali (GoldStar Service)
Day tour by coach from Anchorage to Seward, including Aerial tram ride to the peak of Alyeska, admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre and photo stop at Exit Glacier
Denali National Park entrance fee
Meals as per itinerary
Denali Backcountry Adventure Tour to Denali Backcountry Lodge
Coach transfer from Denali Backcountry Lodge to Denali Park Entrance
Coach transfer with driver commentary Denali to Anchorage

Excluded

Gratuities onboard cruise or rail and coach tour.

Itinerary

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Day 1
Fairbanks - Denali Backcountry Lodge (Rail/Coach)

This morning, take the Denali Star train to Denali National Park. Upon arrival, board a shuttle to Kantishna. The 6-hour journey along the restricted Park Road is called one of the grandest drives on earth, with chances to see grizzlies, moose and caribou along the way. The end of the road is Kantishna and the Denali Backcountry Lodge, your home for the next 2 nights.

Dinner
Day 2
Denali Backcountry Lodge

Enjoy the day at the lodge to discover the area at your leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Denali Backcountry Lodge - Anchorage

This morning, you will depart early and travel back to the Denali National Park Entrance. You will then continue with a coach transfer to Anchorage.

Breakfast
Day 4
Anchorage - Seward

This morning, board a motorcoach to Seward. This scenic journey takes you along Cook Inlet and into the glacier-filled Chugach Mountains. Visit the quaint town of Girdwood for the aerial tram ride up the longest double black diamond ski slope in North America. After lunch, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, which provides care and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned wildlife. Upon arrival in Seward, you’ll be transferred to your cruise ship and helped with off-loading of your luggage.

Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Day at Sea

Day at sea. Enjoy the surperb services and facilities of the ship as you sail north to Alaska.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Cruise Glacier Bay (Scenic Cruising)

A cruise to Glacier Bay National Park will show you a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in concert with an ever-changing glacial landscape. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than any place else in the world.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Port of Call Skagway

Today, you will visit Skagway which is the largest city in Alaska. Ride the antique White Pass & Yukon narrow gauge railway, step into the Red Onion Saloon or peruse the restored buildings and wooden boardwalks of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Port of Call Juneau

No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Port of Call Ketchikan

Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built right out over the water. The town calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Besides the main attractions – Creek Street, the Tongass Historical Museum, Totem Bight State Park and Saxman Village – try a flightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage

The fabled Inside Passage is one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail close to steep mountain walls. The scenery is unbelievable.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Vancouver

After breakfast, you will disembark in Vancouver, where your Alaska journey ends.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
English
Currency
USD
10 nights
from AUD4,978
per person, twin share
Fairbanks (every Thursday)
04 June - 27 August 2020
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