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Majestic Alaska

9 Nights from £3,849 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

This tour of the spectacular state of Alaska is truly a one-in-a-lifetime experience. Embrace the rugged adventurer in you, as you explore the scenic river valleys and snow-capped peaks of Alaska, traversing Denali’s tundra, Hurricane Gulch and the fjords, to the glaciers and mountains of Kanai Fjords National Park – home to Black Bears, the Harding Ice Trail & Resurrection Bay.

Highlights:

  • Experience the wonders of the Denali National Park – home to the highest mountain in North America
  • Experience a trip on the famous Alaska Railroad in a Deluxe Dome Railcar
  • Take a sightseeing cruise into the heart of the Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Enjoy a variety of regional meals, with fresh local ingredients and traditional recipes

Details

2020 Itinerary

Day 1

Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage and spend the afternoon settling in and getting your bearings. At 6pm you will meet with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception

Overnight: Hilton Downtown Anchorage Hotel (Welcome Reception included)

Day 2

Anchorage - Denali National Park

Begin your exploration of Alaska with a visit brief tour of Anchorage, then on to visit Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn about the 11 cultural groups from your specialist guide. Later you'll head to Denali National Park where you'll be met by a local specialist who will indulge you in stories of the Sub-Artic flora and fauna and Denali's history as you enjoy a delicious regional meal.

Overnight: Denali Park Village (Breakfast & dinner)

Days 3

Denali National Park

Today you will wind your way through the scenic Tanana River Valley on your way to snow-capped Mount Denali – the highest peak in North America. Take a history tour and learn about the Alaskan natives and the first ascent of Denali. This afternoon is free time to explore this fascinating national park, designated by Jimmy Carter in 1976 as an international biosphere reserve, focusing on ecosystem conservation.

Overnight: Denali Park Village (Breakfast)

Day 4

Denali National Park - Fairbanks

This morning you’ll have some more time at your leisure to explore Denali. Later you’ll join a specialist Dog Musher’s kennel tour to learn and witness the sport at first hand. Then it’s on to the Alaska Railroad, making your way by railcar to the city of Fairbanks. You’ll dine on board upon a delicious regional meal before your arrival into the Northern Lights capital.

Overnight: Rivers Edge (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 5

Fairbanks

This morning the “Gold Daughters” will guide you through gold panning with a dive into culture experience. Later we board a paddlewheel riverboat on a journey to a recreated Athabascan village. Then you’ll have a spot of free time, before you enjoy a salmon bake regional meal this evening.

Overnight: Rivers Edge (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 6

Fairbanks - Valdez

Heading south today winding along Alaska’s oldest, Richardson Highway. You’ll enjoy the spectacular snow-capped Alaska Range and views of the Trans Alaska Pipeline that runs alongside the highway. Visit the Historic Roka Roadhouse before your arrival into Valdez for your 2-night stay.

Overnight: Totem Inn (Breakfast)

Day 7

Valdez

This morning we visit the Valdez Museum to learn all about the culture and heritage of Valdez. Have your camera ready for spotting otters, seals and sea lions as you cruise around Prince William Sound. Take in the breathtaking scenery of the ice cliffs and icebergs of Columbia Glacier.

Overnight: Totem Inn (Breakfast & lunch)

Day 8

Valdez – Anchorage

Continuing west across the Thompson Pass on your way to Anchorage today, one of the snowiest places in Alaska. This afternoon we’ll view the Artic Mush Oxen, joining a local specialist for a guided tour. This evening you’ll join your new found friends in Anchorage to talk about your adventures over a farewell dinner.

Overnight: Hilton Downtown Anchorage Hotel (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 9

Anchorage - Seaward – Kenai Fjords

Take a guided tour of a rehabilitation centre and then embark on a sightseeing cruise into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Enjoy a lunch made of fresh, local ingredients while taking in the views of abundant wildlife and magnificent glaciers

Overnight: Hilton Downtown Anchorage Hotel (Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 10

Depart Anchorage

Enjoy a morning at leisure before returning to the for your flight home. You will be arriving at the airport around 4pm, so please don’t book return flights too early.

What's Included:

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: air-conditioned coach
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation described above or similar
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunch and 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing as described above
  • Tour Manager throughout, plus local guides
  • Transfers to your UK airport are available at an additional cost, please ask for details

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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