Jewels of Alaska

Welcome to Alaska. A haven for nature lovers, this US state is home to sweeping landscapes, calving glaciers and spectacular national parks. While here you’ll have the opportunity to explore the iconic Denali National Park and to immerse yourself in its natural beauty, which is abundant in wildlife and breathtaking views.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Welcome to Alaska, an adventurous land of wildlife, mountains, forests and open spaces. Upon arrival at Anchorage International Airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner at MUSE, located in the Anchorage Museum, a venue dedicated to studying and exploring the land, people, art and history of Alaska.

Hotel: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa

Get acquainted with Anchorage with an included city tour. Enjoy an exclusive Agutak (Eskimo Ice Cream) making demonstration by Alaska’s first people during a visit to the renowned Alaska Native Heritage Center. Learn how this culinary treat establishes a link to the past, inspires a sense of pride and spurs a dialogue about an ancient people’s remarkable ability to survive. In the afternoon, depart Anchorage for the quaint community of Talkeetna, nestled at the base of Mount Denali, North America’s tallest peak. Upon arrival, meet a bush pilot who will share fascinating stories about the joys and hazards of flying in rural Alaska. The evening is yours at leisure, so ask your Travel Director for suggestions on where is best to head for a bite to eat.

Hotel: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

This morning is yours to explore more of Talkeetna. Later in the morning board the world-famous Alaskan Railroad train for a spectacular journey over swift-rushing streams, towards Denali National Park and Preserve. View the majestic surroundings from the comfort of your glass-domed railcar before meeting a local climber who will tell stories about what it’s like to brave a climb up the tallest land-based mountain in the world. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner hosted by Alaska Cabin Nite Dinner Theater. This theatrical dinner mixes old-time Alaska with storytelling, music and humour as you join a cast of characters in a tale of adventure in 1900s Alaska. The menu includes hearty Alaskan classics such as salmon, barbeque ribs and corn.

Hotel: Grande Denali Lodge, 2 nights

With the Denali National Park and Preserve just a short drive away from your hotel, you’ll find a number of ways to enjoy the Alaskan wilderness on your own, or spend the day partaking in one of our optional activities. From an exciting rafting trip down the Nenana River to a helicopter flightseeing tour or a Denali Wilderness walking tour, the choice is yours – just don’t forget your camera! End the day back at your lodge and enjoy panoramic views of your surroundings at night.

Enjoy a scenic journey on the George Parks Highway. After lunch, meet the champion dog team of four-time Iditarod winner, Martin Buser and learn about the challenges of competing in the 1,049-mile (1,688 km) dogsled race. Journey on the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm with its dramatic views, before arriving in the town of Girdwood, home of the Alyeska Resort and ski area. Ride the aerial gondola for sweeping views of the mountains and sea. The evening is free for you to enjoy. You’ll get some shut eye at the luxurious Hotel Alyeska, which is nestled in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and spectacular ocean views.

Hotel: The Hotel Alyeska, 2 nights

Today is devoted to the 26-Glacier Cruise through Prince William Sound and College Fjord, where you will come up close and personal with the glaciers. Visit with the Captain in the Wheelhouse and enjoy an included lunch. In the evening, join your Travel Director for a wonderful Celebration Dinner, featuring a variety of local seafood specialties, complete with wine and good cheer.

Visit the aquariums of the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward and enjoy an exclusive presentation about their marine research and rehabilitation programme. Have lunch and explore downtown at your own pace. Your Travel Director will be on hand to give you a few recommendations. Return to Anchorage and transfer to the airport or head to the trip hotel for guests extending their stay. Airport arrival will be at 17:00.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 18$4,195.00Price on Application
May: 25$4,375.00Price on Application
June: 08, 15, 29$4,875.00Price on Application
July: 06, 13, 20, 27$5,075.00Price on Application
August: 03$5,075.00Price on Application
August: 10, 17$4,875.00Price on Application
August: 31$4,575.00Price on Application
September: 07$4,150.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Rail: Alaska Railroad Ticket: Talkeetna - Denali National Park
Accommodation: 6 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Nature’s Best: Alaska

From Fairbanks to Anchorage, see what the “Great Land” of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating Alaska tour. You’ll visit Denali National Park, where North America’s highest peak—Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley)—dominates the park’s six million acres. In Denali National Park, enjoy an exclusive presentation on the park from a local Naturalist—a special experience offered by Globus—and enjoy a wilderness expedition in search of grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Fairbanks

Welcome to Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city. Meet your Tour Director this evening between 4 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.

Hotel: Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

Day 2: Fairbanks – 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, 6195 metre (20,320-foot) Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), majestically dominating the park’s 6 million acres. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning centre, followed by an exclusive Presentation on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist.

Hotel: Denali Park Village, 2 nights

Day 3: Denali National Park       

Morning 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.

Day 4: Denali National Park – Alaska Railroad – Talkeetna

Continue your exploration of Denali National Park and then board the world-famous Alaska Railroad for a journey through untamed wilderness (see page 49 for information about your train). Today’s ride ends in the unique town of Talkeetna, a model for the TV show Northern Exposure.

Special Feature: Overnight at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, where you can enjoy hiking, flightseeing, jet boating, or just relaxing on the deck with amazing views of Denali.

Hotel: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Day 5: 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 dinner.

Hotel: Sheraton Anchorage, 2 nights

Day 6: Anchorage – Cruise In Kenai Fjords National Park

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!

Day 7: Depart Anchorage

The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 12, 19, 26$3,779.00Price on Application
June: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$4,129.00Price on Application
July: 07, 14, 21, 28$4,129.00Price on Application
August: 04, 11, 18, 25$4,129.00Price on Application
September: 01, 08$3,779.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Rail: Alaska Railroad Ticket: Denali National Park - Talkeetna
Accommodation: 6 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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