Take in the highlights of Alaska on this
non-exclusive group tour, combining
travel by land and by sea. Begin cruising
from Vancouver with a chance to enjoy
the scenery, wildlife, native culture and to
learn about gold-rush history. Disembark
in Alaska to begin a tour of the state’s
highlights including its remarkable
scenery and fascinating history. Stops are
made at Talkeetna, Denali National Park
and Fairbanks, with a scenic ride on the
Alaska Railroad to complete your journey
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On arrival, transfer to the Marriott Pinnacle
Downtown Hotel for a 1-night stay. (N)
This afternoon, board your Holland America Line
cruise ship and begin a 7-night cruise. (B, D)
Today will be spent sailing along the icy waters
of the Inside Passage. Relax on board as you
pass dramatic rocky headlands and move along
the British Columbian coast. (B, L, D)
Arrive in the salmon capital of the world and
enjoy a day at leisure to explore. Join a walking
tour of the town or learn about the Tlingit
culture at the Saxman Native Village (payable
locally). (B, L, D)
Alaska’s capital is located in the Gastineau
Channel, with the Juneau Icefield to the north.
Venture into town to browse the shops and
art galleries, or take an optional excursion to
sample a traditional salmon bake (payable
locally). (B, L, D)
Stop at Skagway, the northernmost point of the
Inside Passage with an interesting gold-rush era
history. (B, L, D)
Wake up this morning to the sights of Glacier
Bay National Park with its wild coastlines,
ice and sheltered fjords. During the day local
rangers will come on board to discuss the wildlife
and geology of this fascinating region. (B, L, D)
Full day cruising in the Gulf of Alaska, with
plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful
scenery. (B, L, D)
Disembark this morning in Seward, and see
native wildlife up close at the Alaska Conservation
Centre. Afterwards, learn about the importance
of air travel in Alaska from a local bush pilot,
with some time at leisure in Anchorage. This
afternoon travel to Talkeetna, and stay overnight
at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. (B)
This morning meet champion sled dogs and their owner. Later, travel to Denali National Park,
which encompasses more than 24,281 sq km
(6 million acres) of mountain and forest, and is
home to Mount McKinley, the highest mountain
in North America. Stay at the Denali Park Resort
(or similar) for 2 nights. (B)
Guided tour deep into the wilderness of Denali
National Park and discover why preservation is of
such importance to this area. (B)
Journey to Fairbanks and hear about how the
gold rush affected Alaska’s interior. See the
Trans-Alaska Pipeline, one of the world’s largest
pipeline systems and used to transport crude oil
throughout the state, and visit the small town of
North Pole. This afternoon an optional excursion
is available: take a flight across the Arctic Circle
then land for a guided walk (must be prebooked).
Stay 2 nights at the Springhill Suites
Fairbanks by Marriott. (B)
Board a traditional sternwheeler (riverboat) for
a leisurely cruise along the Chena river. Enjoy a
farewell dinner with the rest of the group and
taste a traditional salmon bake. (B, D)
The tour ends after breakfast (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
Based in 4-star accommodation.
Hotels in Denali National Park and Talkeetna are
3 star, and the cruise is 5 star.
Availability is limited and
excursions must be booked direct with the cruise
line on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please ask your Cox & Kings tour consultant for
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The Denali Bluffs Hotel offers comfortable hotel accommodation. The main hotel building and some rooms overlook the Nenana river canyon. Each of the 112 rooms is equipped with a king or two double beds with private bathroom, television, wireless internet access, and a coffee maker. Hotel facilities include the Mountaineer Bar and Grill, open for breakfast and dinner, and a gift...
Taking a maximum of 1,916 guests, the MS Oosterdam features spacious staterooms with private verandas, an Asian-themed spa, indoor and outdoor pools and deck areas for relaxation.
Onboard dining options include the Vista Dining Room for five-course menus including continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options; the Pinnacle Grill; Canaletto Italian restaurant; the Lido Restaurant; The Culinary Arts Center demonstration kitchen for gourmet presentations, tasting events and intimate cooking classes; and the Explorations Café serving hot drinks and with an extensive library. Other facilities include the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, a swimming pool, the Vista Show Lounge, the Digital Workshop hosted by Microsoft-trained 'techsperts', the Crow's Nest nightclub, and a children's club. Internet access is available during the cruise in certain hotspots. There is an onboard charge for this...
The SpringHill Suites Fairbanks are located next to the Chena river in the downtown area. Each of the 140 suites features a separate area for sleeping, a kitchenette with mini-fridge, wet bar and microwave, and a flexible workspace with ergonomic chair. The Lavelle's Bistro is open for dinner, or take the complimentary shuttle service into town where there are more options. For those staying in late summer when there is a chance to catch a glimpse of the northern nights, wake-up calls are available. There is also a fitness room and swimming...
Located on the south side of Mount McKinley, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is just a 10-minute drive from the town centre. The property has 211 spacious rooms set in several lodge buildings. Each room has coffee-making facilities, a satellite television and mountain or forest views. The lodge has a cafe, lounge and restaurant serving traditional Alaskan...
Set against the backdrop of the North Shore mountains, The Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel has a waterfront location just 10 minutes' walk from the city centre. Spacious guestrooms and suites offer plush bedding and flatscreen television, with views of either downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour or the mountains. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, business centre, health club and indoor lap...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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YAS2016: 13 Nights