Alaska and Yukon Land & Sea deluxe small group
Calgary-Grande Prairie-Fort Nelson-Watsons Lake-Whitehorse-Dawson City-Tok-Fairbanks-Denali-Anchorage-Prince William Sound-Cruise to Glacier Bay-Haines-Juneau-Ketchikan
Escorted Deluxe Coach Tour plus Cruising the Inside Passage on the 5* Holland America Cruise Lines
This tour provides a combination of the Alaska and Yukon Full Circle tour with a cruise down the inside passage with Holland America Line. Enjoy the services of a knowledgeable driver guide as you travel by land from Calgary to Whitehorse and then relax and rejuvenate on your cruise down to Vancouver.
2019 depart: Jun 04. Jul 16, Aug 26 (only June & July are guaranteed departures)
Cost from: $9282 pp double room (s/sup $3525)
Note: Pricing is based on Category K, inside cabin, additional categories available on request. Twin Share program not available on this tour.
day 01 Arrive Calgary
Your adventure begins as you arrive in Calgary - Alberta’s Cowboy City. Transfer to your downtown hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before starting your tour tomorrow morning.
day 02 Calgary-Grande Prairie
Meet fellow passengers and your guide this morning at a welcome breakfast Travel north and pass through Edmonton, a city that maintains its ties to the Klondike past. Watch the beauty unfold through Northern Alberta and see grandiose lakes, mighty rivers, abundant wildlife and untapped wilderness.
day 03 Grande Prairie-Fort Nelson
Travel through the great northern prairie region of Alberta en route to Dawson Creek, stopping at Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway. Continue into British Columbia’s picturesque Peace Country with its abundance of natural history and agriculture land.
day 04 Fort Nelson-Watson Lake
Journey through peaceful valleys and alpine meadows and arrive for a brief stop at Liard Hot Pools, Canada’s most spectacular natural hot springs. Be sure to dip your toes into this natural hot pool. This evening tour the Northern Lights Centre and experience the folklore and the science of the Northern Lights.
day 05 Watson Lake-Whitehorse
The day begins at world famous Sign Post Forest that gives you a down to earth view of global navigation. Did you bring a sign from your home to put up? Cross the Nisutlin Bay Bridge, longest on the Alaska Highway, into Teslin, Yukon. Enjoy the reflections of the glorious mountain ranges in the crystal clear lakes that dot the area en route to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon. Your Whitehorse tour includes Miles Canyon, the Fish Ladder and the SS Klondike Sternwheeler National Historic Site.
day 06 Whitehorse-Dawson City
Continue north on the Klondike Highway past Lake Labergem, made famous by Robert Service’s poem, “The Cremation of Sam McGee”. Stop to view the Carmacks Interpretive River Front Boardwalk and the beautiful Five Finger Rapids. Arrive in Dawson City, the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush. Tonight visit Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall, Canada’s oldest and most unique casino featuring can-can girls led by the Diamond Tooth Gertie.
day 07 Dawson City
Revisit history today as you experience an enormous Gold Mining Dredge, one of the largest wood hulled, bucket line dredges in North America, then pan for your own fortune in gold. This afternoon enjoy a leisurely afternoon as you explore the boardwalk shops of this town and recall the gold crazed frenzy of Dawson City’s past
day 08 Dawson City-Tok
North to Alaska! Today you travel over the Top of the World Highway and stop at the unique town of Chicken named after the state bird – the Ptarmigan that resembles a chicken. Then it’s on to the Village of Tok, where the Eagle Trail crosses the Tanana River and sternwheelers once plied the river.
day 09 Tok-Fairbanks
Mail your postcards this morning at North Pole, Alaska and stop by Santa Claus House. Continue on to Fairbanks, the hub of Alaska’s heartland. This afternoon board the sternwheeler Discovery for a cruise of the Chena and Tanana Rivers. Tonight step back in time and visit Alaskaland for a delicious baked salmon dinner, followed by a musical review at the Palace Theatre and Saloon.
day 10 Fairbanks-Denali
Incredible vistas provide a feast for the eyes today on your journey through the town of Nenana to Denali National Park and Preserve. The panoramic views of the famed Alaska Range continue to take your breath away as you see Mt McKinley – North America’s highest peak. This afternoon, experience a wildlife tour into the heart of Denali National Park. This tour offers a great opportunity to see wildlife in the park, in particular, grizzly bears, caribou, moose and even wolves. Return to Denali early evening.
day 11 Denali-Anchorage
Your destination today is Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Explore the past and experience the first people at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre, Anchorage’s premier cultural attraction. Hear the songs and stories and see the dancers. This evening enjoy a group dinner with your new friends.
day 12 Prince William Sound Cruise
Today experience one of the tour highlights, cruising the calm and protected waters of Prince William Sound accompanied by a National Forest Interpreter. The vessel hugs the coastline and icebergs glide silently by. Pulling into a bay, the vessel floats right up to a 1700-foot high active tidewater glacier, a river of ice. See otters, eagles, puffins, sea lions, whales and glacier-wildlife. Delicious on board lunch includes prime rib and salmon. This is wild and dramatic Alaska up close.
day 13 Board Westerdam
Transfer to Seward to board Holland America’s Westerdam for 7-day cruise.
day 14 At Sea
Enjoy a full day cruising the Alaska coast
day 15 Glacier Bay
With park naturalist, get up close and personal with rivers of ice flowing into the sea. Arrive 08.30, depart 18.30.
day 16 Haines
Situated at the head of America’s longest fjord, go kayaking or fishing for the day. Arrive 06.30, depart 21.0.
day 17 Juneau
Alaska’s capitol city beckons, with excursions to Mendenhall Glacier. Arrive 08.00, depart 18.00.
day 18 Ketchikan
Visit the town on stilts – and don’t forget the Red Light District! Arrive 11.00, depart 19.00.
day 19 Inside Passage
Full day cruising the scenic Inside Passage of the BC coast
day 20 Vancouver
Arrive Vancouver at Canada Place at 07.00.
Your grand experience comes to an end after breakfast with an early morning arrival in Vancouver the tour will end at Canada Place.
Inclusions: twin share in 3.5 to 4 star hotels, 19 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners, professional tour leader throughout, small group (maximum 28 participants), deluxe motorcoach, transfers(airport transfers in Calgary and cruise transfers in Anchorage
and Vancouver. porterage, service charges and taxes.
Sightseeing: Alaska Highway, Mile “O” Post, Liard Hot Pools, Northern Lights Centre, SS Klondike National Historic Site, Five Finger Rapids, Carmacks Boardwalk, Diamond Tooth Gerties, Gold Mining Dredge, Top ofteh world highway, Alaskaland, Palace Grand Theatre, Santa Claus House, Sternwheeler Discovery Cruise, Chena Native Village, Denali National Park, Tundra wilderness tour, Alaska Native Heritage Centre, Prince William Sound Cruise, 7 day Alaska cruise
Hotels: Calgary-International, Grande Prairie-Plus Inn, Fort Nelson-Lakeview, Watson Lake-Andreas, Whitehorse-Gold Rush, Dawson-Downtown, Tok- Youngs, Fairbanks-Pikes Waterfront, Denali- Denali Bluffs, Anchorage-Hilton, Holland America 8 day Cruise.
Note: The hotels and the itinerary are subject to change on the tour without prior notice.