Spectacular Alaska! with Alaska Cruise

Spectacular Alaska! with Alaska Cruise

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Spectacular Alaska! with Alaska Cruise

17 Days Starting in Anchorage, AK, USA and ending in Vancouver

Visiting: Anchorage, Valdez, Prince William Sound, Delta Junction, Fairbanks, Alaska Railroad - Fairbanks Depot, Denali National Park and Preserve, Big Lake, Kenai Fjords National Park, Whittier, Gulf of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Inside Passage, Vancouver, North America

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

AJI-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 36

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Cruise, Sailing

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Tour Overview

From mountains to mammals, everything is bigger in Alaska. In the 20+ hours of summer sunlight a day, even the produce grows to fair-winning proportions. Of course, the 70-pound Matanuska Valley cabbage is just the beginning of the big sights this sun-soaked tour of Alaska has to offer. Just wait until you cruise along the three-mile face of the Columbia Glacier, sail by the calving tidewater glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park and ascend into Denali National Park – home of North America’s highest peak – by way of the world-famous Alaska Railroad. Other big moments include panning for gold at Fairbanks’ Gold Dredge #8, seeing a mushing demonstration at the home of an Iditarod champion, and witnessing the grandest of wildlife from Alaska’s majestic coasts to its monumental crests. While spotting a giant whale, caribou, moose, or grizzly might be “no biggie” to the locals, we think you’ll agree, this Alaska vacation is huge. What’s bigger and better than the whales, waterways, and whopping views of Alaska? Extending your Alaska vacation to see more of them. Add a leisurely cruise through the breathtaking Gulf of Alaska and Inside Passage to your Alaska vacation to see more wondrous wilderness and charming settlements. Enjoy scenic cruising around Glacier Bay National Park and time in the frontier capital of Juneau, the tranquil towns of Haines or Skagway, and totem-pole-dotted Ketchikan.

Highlights

  • Travel through Palmer in the Matanuska Valley, where cabbages can grow to an amazing 70 pounds in the 24-hour daylight

  • Cruise along the three-mile face of the Columbia Glacier

  • Sail by the calving tidewater glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park and ascend into Denali National Park – home of North America’s highest peak

  • Enjoy scenic cruising around Glacier Bay National Park and time in the frontier capital of Juneau, the tranquil town of Haines or Skagway, and totem-pole-dotted Ketchikan.

Places You'll See

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

Pike's Waterfront Lodge

Totem Hotel & Suites

Denali Park Village

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive In Anchorage,Alaska

Location: Anchorage

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

Meals Included: No Meals

Meet your Tour Director between 3 pm and 7 pm in the hotel reception area.

Day 2: Anchorage,Valdez

Location: Anchorage, Valdez

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Totem Hotel & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Meet your fellow travel 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.

Day 3: Valdez. Cruise On Prince William Sound

Location: Valdez, Prince William Sound, Valdez

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Totem Hotel & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, [LF] meet a local Alaskan fishing expert to learn more about the industry, the equipment used, and their daily lives. Then board your boat for a cruise on Prince William Sound. Before returning to Valdez, see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, where supertankers are loaded with crude oil from Prudhoe Bay.

Day 4: Valdez,Delta Junction,Fairbanks

Location: Valdez, Delta Junction, Fairbanks

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Pike's Waterfront Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy great scenery all the way as you travel along Richardson Highway. Stop at Delta Junction Roadhouse, 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. Enjoy a free evening.

Day 5: Fairbanks

Location: Fairbanks

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Pike's Waterfront Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Visit Gold Dredge #8 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 River, with a stop at the Chena 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.

Day 6: Fairbanks,Alaska Railroad,Denali National Park

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska Railroad - Fairbanks Depot, Denali National Park and Preserve

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Denali Park Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 [LF] exclusive presentation on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist.

Day 7: Denali National Park

Location: Denali National Park and Preserve

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Denali Park Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Morning at leisure. Consider an optional float trip down the Nenana River or a helicopter ride over the park. Then, prepare for an adventure of a lifetime with a Tundra Wilderness tour into the park with a Naturalist Driver Guide.

Day 8: Denali National Park,Big Lake,Anchorage

Location: Denali National Park and Preserve, Big Lake, Anchorage

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel south toward Anchorage stopping at Happy Trails Kennels, home of four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser and his dogs. Continue to Anchorage for a visit to the Alaska Native American Heritage Center. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Over dessert, enjoy a [LF] special presentation by an Alaskan bush pilot.

Day 9: Anchorage. Excursion To Seward & Kenai Fjords National Park

Location: Anchorage, Kenai Fjords National Park, Anchorage

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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 on the glacial waters of Kenai Fjords National Park.

Day 10: Anchorage,Whittier (Embarkation)

Location: Anchorage, Whittier

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Whitter, a remote village nestled along breathtaking Prince William Sound, home to a stunning array of wildlife, including bald eagles, sea otters, and Orcas! Embark on a 7-Night cruise south through the Inside Passage to Vancouver, BC.

Day 11: Cruising: Gulf Of Alaska

Location: Gulf of Alaska

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Scenic cruising through the Gulf of Alaska.

Day 12: Cruising: Glacier Bay National Park

Location: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise through Glacier Bay National Park (A UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Day 13: Skagway

Location: Skagway

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the port town of Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons, and guesthouses. As the gold rush faded into the 1900s, so did Skagway—but today it has been reinvigorated as a gateway for a new kind of visitor: those looking to explore Alaska’s rich history, pristine wildlife, and unrivaled natural beauty.

NOTE:
Haines may be an alternative port and will be determined by Holland America onboard.

Day 14: Juneau

Location: Juneau

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise to remote and spectacular capital city of Juneau.

Day 15: Ketchikan

Location: Ketchikan

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take an adventurous cruise to Ketchikan —Alaska's "First City,” so named as the first major landfall for most cruisers entering the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage. Ketchikan clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain.

Day 16: Cruising: Inside Passage

Location: Inside Passage

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Alaska’s Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that wind through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperate rain forests along the rugged coast of Southeast Alaska.

Scenic cruise.

Day 17: Vancouver,Bc (Disembarkation)

Location: Vancouver, Vancouver

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Schedule flights departing from Vancouver International Airport after Noon.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Meals

Breakfast daily, 10 lunches 11 dinners

Notes

While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen year-round, May through early June and September departures offer greater opportunities for wildlife viewing. Departures after mid-August offer fall foliage. The Northern Lights (aurora borealis) are most visible in late August and September, weather permitting. Cruise itineraries provided by Holland America Line are current at the time of this printing. This tour visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

At least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

UNESCO Sites

Glacier Bay

Accommodation

Anchorage:Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
Valdez:Totem Hotel & Suites
Fairbanks:Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Denali National Park:Denali Park Village

Check out our Q&As

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For over 90 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    The Globus Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Globus, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways and Cosmos, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

Reviews of this operator

Lisset  

Great Value for your Money

19-Dec-2022

This is my second time travelling with Globus, would have been my third if not for COVID. The way they plan everything is super organized, the tour managers are very caring and knowledgeable. We always enjoy all the site visits planned for each trip. They start by picking you up from the airport and from then on everything is taken care of up until the last day of your trip, even dropping you off at the airport not matter the time of day or night. The hotels at every city are always great and centrally located so you can walk around during your free time or plan your own visits to different sites.

Joan Cupp (Google Reviewer)  

My go-to escorted travel Co My...

01-Mar-2024

My go-to escorted travel Co My 4th trip with Globus and the did not disappoint. The sales deals they offer make it affordable for me to travel. All of the guides are well versed in the history of the area you travel in.

David R  

What a wonderful trip, thanks Globus

10-Jan-2023

Globus is my favorite travel agency. I tried others, but always come back to Globus. It is a 100% stress free one-stop shop. Easy booking with flight, hotel, transportation and travel insurance all in one place. Great customer service at reasonable prices. Lots of information prepared for the trip to handle travel logistics. I planned and booked my trip within 24 hours. Highly recommended to everyon

Alexander Wright  

Great guide, accommodations, and tours.

28-Dec-2022

We had a fantastic guide, with a great mix of free time and guided tours.

CTRTeach 11  

Globus exceeded my expectations!

20-Dec-2022

This is my first Globus tour. I was pleasantly surprised with the depth and quality. The hotels were top notch, and the cruise on the Nile exceeded my expectations. The cabins were roomy and comfortable, and the food was very good.

Nancy Arias  

The experience was amazing!!

30-Dec-2022

The trip was amazing. Our tour guide was so kind and very knowledgeable. I needed to attend a very important meeting via zoom. She was very understanding and accommodating to my needs and made it happen. I was very grateful! Our driver was by far the best driver I’ve ever encountered! I was beyond impressed with our guide, driver and trip!! I will definitely be back for another adventure!!

Irish Beth Maddock (Google Reviewer)  

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30-Sep-2023

Did the Globus Highlands and Islands Scottish Tour with Ian and Allister. What a trip!! With his sharp wit, immense knowledge and fun humour, Ian absolutely brought Scotland to vivid life with his many tales, informative quips and total, utter passion for history. Was spellbound. Am so VERY thankful I had the opportunity to be on Ian's last bus tour before retiring with Globus. In addition, to being so hard working and helpful, with Allister our driver, I cannot tell you how safe and secure I felt in his capable driving hands. He had some very awkward traffic and interesting roads to navigate with our large bus, (especially on the islands and up north) but he handled it all expertly and without a hitch. So much so, I was able to relax and enjoy the journey. All in all, with our tour, you could tell both these kind men cared very much for those of us who needed the extra help and advice. Made my bucket list trip to Scotland so memorable and wonderful. Thank you Ian and Allister! Globus is truly fortunate to have you both.

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    Up to 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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