Ultimate Alaska & the Yukon with Alaska Cruise

Ultimate Alaska & the Yukon with Alaska Cruise

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Ultimate Alaska & the Yukon with Alaska Cruise

20 Days Starting in anchora and ending in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Visiting: Anchorage, Wasilla, Talkeetna, Alaska Railroad - Fairbanks Depot, Denali National Park and Preserve, Fairbanks, Dawson City, Whitehorse, Tok, Valdez, Whittier, Gulf of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Inside Passage, Vancouver, North America

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

CBI-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 36

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

If you live by the motto, “Go big or go home,” it doesn’t get any bigger than this grand tour of Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Where else can you see bears the size of buffalo, glaciers the size of states, and national parks the size of nations? In this great expanse of pure wilderness, the majestic mountains, never-ending landscapes, and supersize wildlife of the 49th state are waiting to transport you to another state of mind. Big sights are accented by even bigger experiences as you board the Alaska Railroad to the tallest peak in North America, the sternwheeler Discovery for a Fairbanks river cruise, and a small ship to witness the dominating glaciers and playful whales of Prince William Sound. You’ll also follow the tracks of caribou and moose in the 6-million-acre Denali National Park, trace the trail of gold seekers during the Klondike Gold Rush, and follow in the paw steps of Alaska’s famous dogsledding huskies. Gold stampeders may have once rushed across this wild expanse of the world, but there’s no reason for scenery seekers to hurry through. Add a leisurely cruise through the breathtaking Gulf of Alaska and the Inside Passage to your tour of Alaska 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 town of Haines, and totem-pole-dotted Ketchikan.

Highlights

  • Travel into the majestic wilds of Alaska and visit the Iditarod Headquarters, home of the world-famous dogsled race

  • Follow the tracks of caribou and moose in the 6-million-acre Denali National Park

  • Board the sternwheeler Discovery for a cruise on the Chena River, with a stop at a recreated Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture

Places You'll See

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

Pike's Waterfront Lodge

Denali Park Village

Eldorado Hotel

Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Valdez Hotel

Young's Motel

Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn

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,Wasilla,Talkeetna,Alaska Railroad,Denali National Park

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

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Denali Park Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel north into the majestic wilds of Alaska and visit the Iditarod Headquarters, home of the world-famous dogsled race. Continue to Talkeetna, the starting point for climbers attempting to summit Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet. Board the historic Alaska Railroad for a scenic trip to Denali National Park. Tonight, enjoy a [LF] private presentation by a Local Naturalist at the Murie Science & Learning Center followed by dinner.

Day 3: Denali National Park

Location: Denali National Park and Preserve

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Denali Park Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Journey into the 6-million-acre Denali National Park with a Naturalist Driver Guide on the Tundra Wilderness tour exploring the majestic wilderness. Your late afternoon and evening are free for optional adventures such as float trips, a dogsled demonstration, a helicopter ride over the park, or a delicious dinner and rollicking musical comedy performed in a camp house reminiscent of the Gold Rush era.

Day 4: Denali National Park,Fairbanks

Location: Denali National Park and Preserve, Fairbanks

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Pike's Waterfront Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, spend a little more time marveling at the wonder of Denali National Park. Then, enjoy a friendly atmosphere during lunch at the Globus Local Favorite 49th State Brewery to taste some local specialties and play Alaska lawn-games. Travel into the heart of Alaska to Fairbanks, where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 5: Fairbanks

Location: Fairbanks

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Pike's Waterfront Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast

Start the day by boarding the sternwheeler Discovery for a cruise on the Chena River, with a stop at a recreated Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. Later, during a city tour, visit the University of Alaska–Fairbanks Museum and a stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline.

Day 6: Fairbanks,Dawson City,Yukon

Location: Fairbanks, Dawson City

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Eldorado Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Continuing the journey into Gold Rush history, motor over the Top of the World Highway and enter Canada’s Yukon Territory. Passing through the village of Chicken, today promises to be filled with breathtaking scenery. Tonight, you have reservations at Diamond Tooth Gerties, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino.

Day 7: Dawson City

Location: Dawson City

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Eldorado Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Step back in time at the site of Klondike Gold Rush Claim #1, where the first gold strike was made. Continue to the Robert Service Interpretive Center to learn of the numerous poems and ballads he composed while exploring this remote area. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Day 8: Dawson City,Whitehorse

Location: Dawson City, Whitehorse

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast

Roaring Rapids & Rip-Roaring Times Trace the trail of the gold seekers on their way to the Klondike. View the Five Finger Rapids, which once posed a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers stampeding into the Yukon. Your day concludes in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon, for a free evening.

Day 9: Whitehorse

Location: Whitehorse

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

A city tour stops at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, where you can meet the Ice Age giant mammals that once ruled the ancient subcontinent. See the historic SS Klondike Riverboat and learn about its importance on the Yukon River in the Gold Rush days. Later, head to Whitehorse’s premier dogsled facility, [LF] Muktuk Adventures, where you will personally meet the huskies and their trainers. Afterward, enjoy a special Taste of the Yukon dinner.

Day 10: Whitehorse,Tok,Alaska

Location: Whitehorse, Tok

Accommodation Name: Young's Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Depart the Yukon Territories and head to Alaska along the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to 19,625-foot Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. Continue on the Alaska Highway to Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World.”

Day 11: Tok,Valdez

Location: Tok, Valdez

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Valdez Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Head to Alaska’s northernmost ice-free port, Valdez, home of the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal. As you travel toward some of the highest coastal mountains in the world, enjoy views of Thompson Pass, Worthington Glacier, and Bridal Veil Falls before arriving in the “Switzerland of Alaska”— Valdez. Visit the Valdez Museum to learn of the areas Native Culture, early explorers, the 1898 Gold Rush, and the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. Free time this evening.

Day 12: Valdez,Whittier,Anchorage

Location: Valdez, Whittier, Anchorage

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Board a boat today and get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, the many massive glaciers, and the playful sea life of Prince William Sound. Keep your eyes open for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions! Continue to Anchorage for a farewell dinner.

Day 13: 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 14: Cruising: Gulf Of Alaska

Location: Gulf of Alaska

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Scenic cruising through the Gulf of Alaska.

Day 15: 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 16: 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 colorful history, pristine wildlife, and unrivaled natural beauty. Note: Haines may be an alternative port and will be determined by Holland America onboard. Free time.

Day 17: Juneau

Location: Juneau

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise to Juneau, Alaska and visit the most remote, most beautiful and strangest state capital in the United States. Surrounded by water, forest and mountain sights, visitors seeking things to do in Juneau indoors and outdoors can hike a glacier, eat fresh-caught fish on a seaside patio and tour a grand capitol building all in one day.

Day 18: Ketchikan

Location: Ketchikan

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take an adventure and cruise to Ketchikan, Alaska. Alaska's "First City" of Ketchikan is so named because it’s the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain.

Day 19: 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. Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes, from Misty Fjords National Monument to famed Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve.

Day 20: Vancouver,Bc (Disembarkation)

Location: 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, 9 lunches including a box lunch in Denali National Park, 10 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.

This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you’d 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 travel 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|Kluane National Park

Accommodation

Anchorage:Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
Denali National Park:Denali Park Village
Fairbanks:Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Dawson City:Eldorado Hotel
Whitehorse:Best Western Gold Rush Inn
Tok:Young's Motel
Valdez:Totem Hotel & Suites

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

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

    Yes

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

    As detailed in the itinerary

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

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • 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.

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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  

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20-Dec-2022

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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)  

Did the Globus Highlands and...

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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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of globus charges.

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

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