Canada, Alaska & USA
17 May 2019
The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
6 Day Alaskan Coach & Rail Tour
Return airport transfers
All tipping and gratuities
Witness the magnificent scenery from your full dome rail car on board the Midnight Sun Express train
Cruise the spectacular waterways of the Inside Passage
Explore Juneau, the colourful Alaskan capital
Explore the wild landscapes of Denali National Park
Spend time in the gold rush town which is the heart of the last frontier, Fairbanks
7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Royal or Golden Princess*
Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
Port taxes and charges
See the breathtaking views of Alaska from your included balcony cabin when sailing on Royal Princess
Take a Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park, giving you the perfect opportunity to spot wildlife and take in the scenery
Day 1 Arrive Vancouver
Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Vancouver International Airport and transferred to your hotel. Vancouver is a picturesque city that is a perfect blend of nature and cityscape. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise
This morning board your luxurious cruise ship Royal Princess or Golden Princess for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the Inside Passage and Alaska. Get comfortable in your oceanview stateroom (upgrade to balcony stateroom at additional expense on Golden Princess) or included balcony stateroom on Royal Princess and discover the many services, facilities and activities on offer.
Day 3 Scenic Cruising
Sit back and enjoy the scenery. Canada and Alaska’s coastline reveals North America’s last great wilderness. Keep a look out for wildlife such as orcas, humpback whales and bald eagles.
Day 4 Ketchikan
Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s first city because it’s the first major community travellers come to as they journeyed north. Today it’s known as the salmon capital of the world and visitors will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage.
Day 5 Juneau
Surrounded by the Gastineau Channel, the Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields, Alaska’s capital is famed for its scenery and isolation.
Day 6 Skagway
Cruise into Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike. Enjoy free time to go ashore and stroll along the weathered boardwalks admiring the shop front facades, reminiscent of the gold rush era.
Day 7 Glacier Bay
Day 8 College Fjord
Within Prince William Sound lies College Fjord and it’s collection of glaciers, some reaching forty stories above sea level, dwarfing even the largest of cruise ships. Stretching for miles, College Fjords massive rivers of ice tumble down from mountains and through valleys, dipping into the pristine waters. There you’ll have a chance to watch the awe-inspiring process of glaciers calving, or dropping enormous pillars of ice into the sea, as they crack and land with a thunderous splash. College Fjord not only boasts the world’s largest collection of tidewater glaciers, but it features magnificent snowcapped mountains as far as the eyes can see.
Day 9 Whittier – Anchorage
Disembark in Whittier and travel via the Alaska Wildlife Refuge to Anchorage. After a brief orientation tour of Anchorage, the rest of the day is free.
Day 10 Anchorage – Denali State Park
You’re Invited: Visit the home of Iditarod (sled dog racing) champion Martin Buser. Meet the friendly dogs and take a virtual trip along the Iditarod trail including a sled dog demonstration. Continue our journey deep into the Alaskan wilderness arriving in Denali State Park. Nestled in a prime location, this gorgeous lodge is the perfect starting point for your wilderness adventure.
Day 11 Midnight Sun Express Train – Denali National Park
Board our full dome railcar on the ‘Midnight Sun Express’ train. Open-air viewing platforms allow you to step outdoors for the perfect snapshot. The highlight this evening is a Music of Denali Dinner Show.
Day 12 Denali National Park
Denali is deep in the Alaskan wilderness and this unique location gives you the opportunity to witness the fascinating landscape and wildlife. Embark on a Tundra Wilderness Tour which takes you into the park for a once in a lifetime experience of wildlife viewing and magnificent scenery including Mt. Denali. A narrated history of the park and some of the best opportunities to view wildlife await you on this tour.
Day 13 Fairbanks
Continue your journey into the heart of the last frontier, Fairbanks. Fairbanks was founded by miners consumed with the gold fever that swept Alaska at the turn of the century. As gateway to Alaska’s rugged interior, Fairbanks is where the real Alaska begins. Board the only remaining authentic Alaskan sternwheeler ‘Discovery III’ for a cruise along the Chena and Tanana rivers. Get a feel of an old-time steamboat that frequented the river during the gold rush days. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.
Day 14 Depart Fairbanks
Transfer to Fairbanks Airport to board your homeward flight.
We may vary Your Tour Price at any time only where there is an increase to the Tour costs for reasons outside Our control, including airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges, exchange rate fluctuations or other Tour related costs or tariffs. Once We have received the total Tour Price from You, there will be no increases to Your Tour Price regardless of any increases in the Tour cost inside or outside Our control. Your booking is conditional on Us receiving a minimum number of tour or cruise bookings to operate the Tour and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, we may cancel or delay a scheduled Tour or Tour Departure Date.