Spectacular Alaska


Members from: $4,459 P.PNon-members from: $4,550 P.P

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Canada, Alaska & USA

  • Supplier

    Globus

  • Booking Code

    AJ

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • Meals -
    Breakfast: nine, Lunch: four, Dinner: four

  • Transport - touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi (where available)

  • Accommodation - first-class or superior first-class with private bath or shower. Includes hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges


When you think of a spectacular Alaska holiday, what comes to mind? Witnessing glaciers calve into the sea? Riding the world-famous Alaska Railroad? Seeking out wildlife in Denali National Park? Or maybe it’s cruising through the sea to watch for seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales. Whatever it is, this Alaska tour is sure to delight! 

Board the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service to Denali National Park, where you’ll hear an exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist—a special experience offered by Globus! Seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more on a wilderness expedition in Denali National Park. Take a cruise on Prince William Sound and along Columbia Glacier, the second-largest tide-water glacier in North America. You’ll also take a cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park to see glaciers calving into the sea and to hear the thunderous roar. Photos and videos cannot adequately capture the experience—you must witness it in person. On both cruises, be sure to watch for wildlife. 

See the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal near Valdez, take a sternwheeler cruise in Fairbanks, visit the home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser (another out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus), and enjoy all the scenery and majesty that only a holiday to Alaska can offer. Grab your camera and get ready for an Alaska tour that will leave you breathless and inspired—a travel experience of a lifetime.

Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive in Anchorage

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

Day 2: Anchorage-Valsez

Meet your fellow travelling 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. Venture 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 special presentation by 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. Along the 3-mile face of Columbia Glacier, keep 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 number eight and ride the narrow-gauge railroad. Then, try your luck as you pan for gold. Later today, 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! 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, 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 centre 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, and get a chance to play with the sled dogs! This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Over dessert, enjoy a special presentation by an Alaskan bush pilot. (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. (B)


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