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Spectacular Alaska!

10 Day Tour from Anchorage to Anchorage

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Anchorage

Welcome to Anchorage! Meet your Tour Director this evening between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in hotel reception.

Day 2: Anchorage–Valdez

Meet your fellow traveling companions at this morning’s welcome orientation. Travel through Palmer in the Matanuska Valley, where cabbages can grow to an amazing 70 pounds in the 24-hour daylight, up over Tahneta Pass for wonderful vistas of Matanuska and Worthington Glaciers. Stop at Bridal Veil Falls before arriving in the seaside port of Valdez, often referred to as the “Switzerland of Alaska.” Before dinner tonight, enjoy a talk and Dock Walk of Valdez with a local fishing expert. Learn more about the Alaska fishing industry, the equipment used, and the daily lives of these fishermen. (B, D)

Day 3: Valdez. Cruise on Prince William Sound

Board your boat for a Cruise on Prince William Sound and along the 3-mile face of Columbia Glacier, keeping a watchful eye out for wildlife, including seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales! Before returning to Valdez, see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, where supertankers are loaded with crude oil from Prudhoe Bay. (B, L)

Day 4: Valdez–Delta Junction–Fairbanks

Enjoy great scenery all the way as you travel along Richardson Highway. Stop at DELTA JUNCTION, a living history homestead with a museum, original roadhouse, and farm animals. Then, head west on the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city. (B)

Day 5: Fairbanks

Visit Gold Dredge #8 and ride the narrow-gauge railroad. Then, try your luck as you pan for gold. Later today, board the stern-wheeler 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! This evening, enjoy a special Alaska salmon bake. (B, D)

Day 6:  Fairbanks–Alaska Railroad–Denali National Park

Board the world-famous Alaska Railroad for a journey through untamed wilderness. Today’s ride ends at Denali National Park, where North America’s highest peak, 20,320-foot Denali, (formerly known as Mount McKinley) majestically dominates the park’s 6 million acres. The afternoon is free. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Center followed by an exclusive Presentation on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist. (B, D)

Day 7: 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. (B, L)

Day 8: Denali National Park–Big Lake–Anchorage

Continue your exploration of Denali National Park as you head south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at Happy Trails Kennels, home of four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser and his dogs. Meet an Iditarod competitor and learn how they race and care for their dogs. You will also see a demonstration on mushing, complete with a mock Iditarod checkpoint. Upon arrival in Anchorage, enjoy a tour of the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Afterward, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Over dessert, enjoy a special Storytelling presentation. (B, L, D)

Day 9: 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! (B, L)

Day 10: Anchorage

The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)

Vacation Highlights

Valdez: Discussion & dock walk with local fishing expert; cruise Prince William Sound

Delta Junction: Visit the living history homestead

Fairbanks: Pan for gold at Gold Dredge #8; cruise aboard sternwheeler riverboat Discovery; enjoy an Alaska salmon bake

FairbanksDenali: Journey aboard the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service

Denali National Park: Dinner and exclusive presentation at the Murie Science & Learning Center by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness expedition

Big Lake: Visit Happy Trails Kennels

Anchorage: Sightseeing tour; farewell dinner at the Alaska Native Heritage Center with storyteller presentation

Kenai Fjords National Park: Cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park

Notes:

While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen, early season (May & early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater opportunities for viewing a variety of wildlife. Departures after mid-August will enjoy blazing fall colors.

Your Train: The Alaska Railroad travels through Alaska’s spectacular scenery. Globus has obtained a complimentary upgrade for our guests in Deluxe Dome Service, which features confirmed seats in the upper-level dome car; priority seating in the dining room; and a private outdoor viewing deck.

Experience the Northern Lights: Enjoy the chance to witness the spectacular aurora borealis (Northern Lights) when the aurora dances across the horizon and lights up the sky. An amazing opportunity! The best chances of viewing the Northern Lights is on late August and September departures (if Mother Nature permits).

Meals

Breakfast daily, 4 lunches including a box lunch in Denali National Park, 4 three-course dinners

Hotels

Anchorage: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa (First-Class)

Valdez: Mountain Sky Hotel – Moderate (First-Class)

Fairbanks: Wedgewood Hotel (First-Class)

Denali National Park: Denali Park Village Moderate (First-Class)

Dates and Prices

Prices in USD based on double room occupancy.

Departure Details Tour
Start Date
Return
Date
Land/Cruise
Price Only
Popular Departure 05/13/2017 05/22/2017 $3,609
05/20/2017 05/29/2017 $3,609
05/25/2017 06/03/2017 $3,609
05/27/2017 06/05/2017 $3,609
06/03/2017 06/12/2017 $3,609
06/10/2017 06/19/2017 $3,609
06/15/2017 06/26/2017 $3,609
06/17/2017 06/28/2017 $3,609
06/24/2017 07/03/2017 $3,609
07/01/2017 07/10/2017 $3,609
Popular Departure 07/08/2017 07/17/2017 $3,609
07/13/2017 07/22/2017 $3,609
Popular Departure 07/15/2017 07/24/2017 $3,609
07/22/2017 07/31/2017 $3,609
07/29/2017 08/07/2017 $3,609
08/05/2017 08/14/2017 $3,609
Popular Departure 08/10/2017 08/19/2017 $3,609
Popular Departure 08/12/2017 08/21/2017 $3,609
Popular Departure 08/19/2017 08/28/2017 $3,609
08/26/2017 09/04/2017 $3,609
Popular Departure 09/02/2017 09/11/2017 $3,609
09/09/2017 09/18/2017 $3,609

The price listed does not include your airfare, taxes or fees

Single Room Supplement: $1,080 to $1,160

Triple Room Reduction per person: $190 to $240

Extra Nights per person in Anchorage:

In single room: $272

In twin room: $148

In triple room: $113

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