Alaska and the Yukon

Discover Klondike tales, ethereal frontier landscapes and the continent’s highest peaks on this mesmerising journey through Alaska and Canada’s Yukon territory including Denali National Park. Discover Klondike tales, ethereal frontier landscapes and the continent’s highest peaks on this mesmerising journey through Alaska and Canada’s Yukon territory including Denali National Park.

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

Day 1: Arrive Anchorage

Anchorage stands as proud gateway to the wilderness of Alaska and it is your launch pad to a rugged adventure that will take you to the Yukon and back again. This evening, you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. at your hotel.

Hotel – Hilton Downtown Anchorage Hotel

Day 2: Anchorage – Matanuska Susitna Valley – Valdez

Today, we slice through the natural splendour of Alaska’s Matanuska Susitna Valley, driving along scenic country roads and past towns bathed in sunlight all day and night in summer. Bound for the Switzerland of Alaska, we’ll stop at Wrangell St. Elias and Worthington Glacier easily accessed along Thompson Pass, which holds the distinction of being Alaska’s snowiest place. Arriving in Valdez, we’ll enjoy an evening at leisure to explore this ‘Little Switzerland’ against the backdrop of the mighty Chugach Mountains.

Hotel: Totem Inn, 2 nights

Day 3: Prince William Sound

Delve into the rich heritage of Valdez, the Copper River Valley and Prince William Sound, from the days when Native Alaskans first occupied the area to present day. Discover the city’s role in the area’s fur trading, salmon canning and mining eras during your morning’s visit to the Valdez Museum. Then, board a glacier and wildlife cruise for your journey through the icy grips of Prince William Sound with the densest concentration of tidewater glaciers in the world. Keep a keen eye out for seals, sea lions, otters, whales and puffins as you journey past towering ice cliffs throughout your half-day exploration which includes lunch on the boat.

Day 4: Valdez – Chicken, Alaska – Dawson City, Canada

Contemplate a protected wilderness larger than any other in the United States. Journey into the clouds, winding along the Top of the World Highway bound for the Yukon. Stop in Chicken Alaska, an Alaskan Frontier town with a colourful Gold Rush history before crossing the border into Yukon Territory. This evening, the colourful frilly skirts of Diamond Tooth Gerties’ cancan girls take centre stage as you enjoy a foot-tapping Klondike performance. (Important Note: All guests must have a valid passport to travel into Canada’s Yukon Territory from Alaska.)

Hotel: Eldorado Hotel, 3 nights

Day 5: Dawson City Sightseeing

Spend a leisurely day exploring the Gold Rush heritage of Dawson City. Take a step back in time, walking in the footsteps of hopeful prospectors as they trudged to Discovery Claim #1, the site where Gold was first discovered marking the beginning of the Klondike Gold Rush. Tame Lady Luck and pan for gold yourself, then visit a historic gold dredge seeing first-hand how it altered the landscape in its pursuit for gold. This afternoon, you’ll meet a gold miner and Local Specialist to gain insights into the past and present value of gold and its influence on the region.

Day 6: Tombstone Territorial Park

We journey deep into the Yukon wilderness today, winding our way along the Dempster Highway towards the Arctic Circle and through the traditional lands of the Gwich’in First Nations. We begin our encounter with Tombstone Territorial Park in its Interpretive Center, where we’ll join a Local Specialist who will reveal insights into the park’s wildlife and tundra before we continue along our scenic drive past rugged peaks and landscapes forged by frost. We return to Dawson City where we’ll stay overnight.

Day 7: Dawson City – Klondike Highway – Whitehorse

Trace the steps of famous Klondike Gold Rush prospectors, journeying south following the Klondike Highway and Yukon River. Learn about the colourful characters who embarked on a frenzied journey to seek their fortune in this unforgiving wilderness before arriving in the Yukon capital of Whitehorse where we’ll spend the next three nights surrounded by the peaks of Grey Mountain, Haeckel Hill and Golden Horn.

Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn, 3 nights

Day 8: Skagway Sightseeing

Immerse yourself in the intoxicating stories of the 1890s Yukon Gold Rush as you journey to the port community of Skagway Alaska. Consider joining an optional tour and ride the narrow-gauge White Pass Railroad, which once ferried prospectors into the Klondike goldfields. We return to Whitehorse later.

Day 9: Whitehorse Sightseeing

We’ll spend a leisurely day exploring Whitehorse together. Our first stop is a visit to the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center and SS Klondike Sternwheeler, one of the old ferries that used to run along the Yukon River. We’ll journey to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve this afternoon to see if we can spot any of its resident moose, bison, elk and foxes. This evening, we’ll enjoy a memorable BBQ Regional Meal in the midst of this wilderness before returning to Whitehorse.

Day 10: Whitehorse – Tok

Return to Alaska today, skirting the snowcapped Saint Elias peaks, along the Alcan Highway, en route to Tok, where we’ll stay tonight. Driving beneath the towering peaks of the Kluane Front Range look for Dall sheep and pass by Soldier’s Summit the location where the Alaska Highway was officially opened.

Hotel: Youngs Motel

Day 11: Denali Highway – Denali National Park

Admire the epic mountain and glacier backdrop of one of the world’s most scenic drives as you journey along the Denali Highway en route to Denali National Park. See the snow-capped Eastern Alaska Range and Mt. Denali before arriving in a true wilderness that is home to North America’s tallest peak.

Hotel: Denali Park Village, 2 nights

Day 12: Denali National Park

Tune into your unfettered surrounds – a free day to connect with Denali on your terms. Be present amidst the sounds of Bunting and Gray Jays, hike through the wilderness or consider a whitewater rafting adventure. Today is yours to indulge in the contemplative solitude offered by this national park. This evening, we’ll join our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a memorable Farewell Dinner.

Day 13: Denali National Park – Talkeetna – Anchorage

Enjoy a morning at leisure to enjoy Denali before boarding a Deluxe Dome Rail car for a scenic Alaska Railroad journey through valley landscapes to the frontier town of Talkeetna. Transfer to your deluxe motorcoach bound for Anchorage, where we’ll stay overnight.

Hotel: Hilton Downtown Anchorage Hotel

Day 14: Depart Anchorage

Our epic journey through an untamed wilderness at its end, we take a transfer to the Anchorage Airport for flight connections home. Guests boarding the Holland America Ship today will transfer to the port community of Seward this afternoon to begin their cruise.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
June: 15$6,825.00$9,300.00
June: 22$6,995.00$9,470.00
July: 06, 13$7,095.00$9,570.00
August: 03. 10$7,250.00$9,725.00

Inclusions 
Meals:13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport:Luxury air-conditioned coach
Rail:Alaska Railroad Ticket: Denali National Park - Talkeetna
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation
Guide:Experienced Travel Director & Driver
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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Ultimate Alaska & The Yukon

Discover the unique beauty of Alaska and the Yukon Territory during this invigorating holiday. In Alaska, ride the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service to Denali National Park, with its impressive mountains, breathtaking scenery, and amazing wildlife. During your guided wilderness tour, you’ll have an opportunity to seek out grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and much more. Also enjoy the magnificent scenery in Valdez, the “Switzerland of Alaska,” during your cruise on Prince William Sound. Get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline and cruise aboard a sternwheeler riverboat in Fairbanks.

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

Day 1: Arrive In Anchorage

Welcome to Alaska! Meet your Tour Director this evening between 5 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.

Hotel: Sheraton Anchorage

Day 2: Anchorage – Wasilla – Talkeetna – Alaska Railroad – Denali National Park

Travelling north into the majestic wilds of Alaska, visit the Iditarod Headquarters, home of the world-famous dogsled race. Arrive in Talkeetna, the starting point for climbers attempting to summit Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), the highest peak in North America at 6195 metres (20,320 feet). Board the historic Alaska Railroad for a scenic trip to Denali National Park. 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

Today, a guided Wilderness Tour takes you into 6-million-acre Denali National Park to explore the majestic wilderness and seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife! Your afternoon is free for optional adventures such as float trips, a dogsled demonstration, a helicopter ride over the park, or a delicious dinner and rollicking musical comedy performed in a camp house reminiscent of the Gold Rush era.

Day 4: Denali National Park – Fairbanks

This morning, spend a little more time marveling at the wonder of Denali National Park. Then, enjoy a friendly atmosphere during lunch at the 49th State Brewery, where you’ll have a chance to sample some local specialties. Travel into the heart of Alaska to Fairbanks, where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, 2 nights

Day 5: Fairbanks

This morning, board the sternwheeler Discovery for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at a recreated Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. Later, visit the University Of Alaska-Fairbanks Museum during your Fairbanks city tour, and also stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline.

Day 6: Fairbanks – Dawson City

Continuing the journey into Gold Rush history, motor over the Top of the World Highway and enter Canada’s Yukon Territory. Passing through the village of Chicken, today promises to be filled with breathtaking scenery. Tonight, you have reservations at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino.

Hotel: El Dorado Hotel, 2 nights

Day 7: Dawson City

Today, step back in time at the site of Claim #1, where the first gold strike was made. Continue to the Robert Service Interpretive centre and learn about the “Bard of the Yukon” and the numerous poems and ballads he composed while exploring this remote area. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Day 8: Dawson City – Whitehorse

Today, trace the trail of the gold seekers on their way to the Klondike. View the Five Finger Rapids, which once posed a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers stampeding into the Yukon. Your day concludes in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon.

Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush In, 2 nights

Day 9: Whitehorse

A city tour stops at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive centre, where you can meet the Ice Age giant mammals that once ruled the ancient subcontinent. See the SS Klondike Riverboat and learn about its importance on the Yukon River in the Gold Rush days. Later, head to Whitehorse’s premier dogsled facility, Muktuk Adventures, where you will personally meet the huskies and their trainers. Here, learn about the training and care of Alaskan Huskies, as well as the lifestyle required to race in world-famous competitions such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest. Afterward, enjoy a special Taste of the Yukon dinner.

Day 10: Whitehorse – Tok

Return to Alaska, travelling along the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to 5984 metre (19,625-foot) Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. Continue on the Alaska Highway to Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World”.

Hotel: Young’s Motel

Day 11:   Tok – Valdez

Head to Alaska’s northernmost ice-free port, Valdez, home of the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal. As you travel toward some of the highest coastal mountains in the world, enjoy views of Thompson Pass, Worthington Glacier, and Bridal Veil Falls before arriving in the “Switzerland of Alaska”- Valdez. Visit the unique Valdez Museum late this afternoon.

Hotel: Totem

Day 12: Valdez – Whittier – Anchorage

Board a BOAT today and get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, the many massive glaciers, and the playful sea life of Prince William Sound. Keep your eyes open for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions! This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Sheraton Anchorage

Day 13: Depart Anchorage

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

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 19, 26$5,969.00Price on Application
June: 09, 16, 30$6,149.00Price on Application
July: 14, 21, 28$6,149.00Price on Application
August: 04, 11, 18. 25$6,149.00Price on Application
September: 01$5,969.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Rail: Alaska Railroad Ticket: Talkeetna - Denali National Park
Accommodation: 12 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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Alaska & The Yukon Tour

This tour features many of the most popular scenic vistas that Alaska and the Yukon Territory have to offer—beginning and ending in Anchorage. Along the way, take a boat to view breathtaking Mears Glacier on Prince William Sound and watch for eagles, whales, dolphins, mountain goats, and more. Between Valdez and Tok, enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, and Thompson Pass. Between Tok and Whitehorse, behold spectacular vistas of Kluane National Park’s rugged mountains. Between Dawson City and Fairbanks, delight in the stunning scenery as you motor over the Top of the World Highway

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

Day 1: Arrive Anchorage

Welcome to Anchorage! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Hotel: Dimond Center

Day 2:  Anchorage – Whittier – Valdez

As you enter Whittier from North America’s longest tunnel, the panoramic view of the ocean, mountains, and glaciers greet you. As the gateway to Prince William Sound, this is where you’ll board a Glacier Cruise for an up-close look along the 3-mile face of Mears Glacier, and the epicentre of the Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964. Watch for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions! Overnight in Valdez, the “Switzerland of Alaska”.

Hotel: Best Western Valdez

Day 3: Valdez – Tok

Leave Valdez, home of the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal, and enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, and Thompson Pass. Visit the Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor centre and discover why this vast national park measures in size six times that of Yellowstone National Park, and rises from the ocean to 5490 metres (18,008 feet). Overnight in Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World.”

Hotel: Tok Lodge or Golden Bear

Day 4: Tok – Whitehorse

Join the Alaska Highway and follow along the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. Skirt the shores of Kluane Lake, once a meeting place for crews constructing the Alaska Highway. Behold spectacular vistas of the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to 5960 metre (19,551-foot) high Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. The next two nights are in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon and the territorial headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Hotel: High Country Inn, 2 nights

Day 5: Whitehorse – Excursion To Skagway

Follow the Trail of ’98 over the same mountains that thousands of determined gold seekers scaled on foot in the dead of winter while heading for the Klondike. From Fraser, your Tour Director will suggest an optional train trip on the narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway. Otherwise, continue by motorcoach to Skagway. Stroll the wooden sidewalks past charming false-front buildings and colourful saloons.

Note: Operation of the White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway is subject to seasonal conditions.

Day 6: Whitehorse – Dawson City

Head northwest through the town of Carmacks, once an important supply station for gold seekers on their way to the Klondike. A stop at the Five Finger Rapids, a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers that passed this way. Reach Dawson City, the centre of excitement after the first gold strike in the Klondike in 1896, which led to the world’s largest gold rush. Tonight, enjoy the high-flying entertainment of Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Saloon, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino.

Hotel: Downtown Hotel, 2 nights

Day 7: Dawson City

Highlights on your morning sightseeing tour include Bonanza Creek, site of Claim #1, where the first gold strike was made; Robert Service Interpretive Centre, where you’ll get a first-hand glimpse into the life of this famous wordsmith, along with genuine Gold Rush era items. Enjoy a photo opportunity at the SS Keno, the last sternwheeler to run between Dawson and Whitehorse. The rest of your day is free to soak up the exciting history of this Gold Rush town at your own pace. Perhaps a return to Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Saloon is in order?

Day 8: Dawson City – Fairbanks

A full day and well worth it, as the scenery is magnificent. Have your camera ready for photo opportunities at Dawson overlook and Top of re-enter Alaska. Visit one of the last surviving gold rush towns in Alaska before heading west on the Alaska Highway. Stop at an authentic Alaska roadhouse before your evening arrival in Fairbanks.

Hotel: Bridgewater Hotel, 2 nights

Day 9: Fairbanks

Morning sightseeing features highlights of Alaska’s second-largest city and a visit to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Board the Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III for a leisurely cruise on the Chena River. You will see a bush floatplane take off alongside the boat, visit the home and kennels of the late four-time Iditarod winner, Susan Butcher, and see her champion sled dogs in action. Be immersed into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture when our Alaskan Native Guides take you on a personalized tour of the Chena Indian Village.

Day 10: Fairbanks – Alaska Railroad – Denali National Park

Board the worldfamous Alaska Railroad for a memorable journey through untamed wilderness. Sit back in comfort and enjoy spectacular scenery through wide windows. Be sure to take advantage of the domed-roof car. The ride ends in Denali National Park & Preserve. North America’s highest peak, 6192 metre (20,310-foot) Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, dominates the park’s 6 million acres of glacial streams, river valleys, and multicoloured tundra. After a short orientation tour of Denali, the afternoon is free to explore on your own.

Hotel: Denali Bluffs, 2 nights

Day 11: Denali National Park

A free day for independent activities. A hike along the many wilderness trails might be good fun. Also take advantage of several optional outings, including a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, caribou, moose, and Dall sheep; a raft trip down the Nenana River; or a helicopter ride over the park. Your Tour Director will have plenty of other suggestions.

Day 12: Denali National Park – Depart Anchorage

Relish one last look at the outstanding scenery and wildlife of Denali before travelling south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at the Iditarod Headquarters, home of the great dogsled race. The motorcoach continues to Anchorage and the Dimond Centre for guests extending their stay in Alaska. For guests with homebound flights, the trip ends at Anchorage International Airport. However, with possible delays for weather, we strongly suggest that guests do not book flights prior to 5 pm.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 13, 20, 27$3,799.00Price on Application
June: 03, 17, 24$4,059.00Price on Application
July: 01, 15, 22$4,059.00Price on Application
August: 05, 12, 19, 26$4,059.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 1 continental breakfasts
Transport:Travel by Deluxe Air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour 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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