Majestic Alaska

Denali National Park
8 Days from $2,498 per person

A deep discovery of Alaska, this vast and intriguing state is uncovered through its national parks, like Denali and Kenai Fjords, and towns like Fairbanks, Anchorage and Seward.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… hiking in Denali National Park with its wild rivers and breathing in the fresh air, fragrant with wild flowers. Take in the secluded region with the glorious Mount Denali just on the horizon and view the magical valleys, with their moose, caribou, and grizzly bears among local wildlife.

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  1. Welcome to Fairbanks. Spend the afternoon getting settled in at your hotel or do a little sightseeing on your own. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.
    hotel:Rivers Edge Resort
  2. Visit a workshop where local artisans carve Alaskan birch bowls, a Cultural Insight. Then, board a paddlewheel riverboat on a journey to a recreated Athabascan village where you can meet and talk with native Alaskans. Enjoy some free time to explore Fairbanks on your own before a salmon bake Regional Meal.
    meal(s):FB, RM
  3. Wind your way through the scenic Tanana River Valley on your way to vistas of snowcapped Mount Denali—at 20,320 feet (6,194 meters), it is the highest peak in North America and the centrepiece of Denali National Park. Settle into your hotel and enjoy a Local Specialist presentation about the uniqueness of the Subarctic flora and fauna before delving into Denali's lively history at a Regional Meal and show at the Denali Dinner Theater.
    meal(s):FB, RM
    hotel:Denali Park Village
  4. In 1976 President Jimmy Carter designated the park as an international biosphere reserve, focusing on ecosystem conservation and prudent use of national resources. Finally, in 1980, Mt. McKinley National Park and Denali National Monument were incorporated to establish Denali National Park and Preserve. Today is yours to completely explore the park as you wish–perhaps take an optional morning rafting trip.
  5. Enjoy a morning on your own before boarding the famous Alaska Railroad for the scenic journey to Anchorage. Relax in your comfortable reclining seat in the Deluxe Dome Railcar as onboard experts discuss the spectacular landscapes of Hurricane Gulch and Indian River Canyon. After arriving in Anchorage, enjoy the evening on your own.
    hotel:Hilton Anchorage
  6. Explore Anchorage's historic downtown district and view the scenic shores of Cook Inlet. Stop at the Ulu Factory for a Cultural Insight, an introduction to the semicircular Ulu knife developed by the Inuit people. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you can walk along wooded paths past indigenous villages and meet with natives from different parts of the state. After some free time, join your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner and toast to your Alaskan adventure.
    meal(s):FB, FD
  7. Visit a wildlife rehabilitation center with a guide before embarking on a sightseeing cruise into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Enjoy a lunch made of local, fresh ingredients while taking in the views of abundant wildlife and magnificent glaciers. Then, bid farewell to those who will be joining the Glacier Discovery Cruise with Holland America.
    meal(s):FB, L
    hotel:Seward Windsong Lodge
  8. Enjoy the morning on your own before returning to Anchorage. Stops will be made at Anchorage International Airport and the Hilton Anchorage for guests extending their stay.

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We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

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Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment

Meal Summary

7 nights' accommodations, 7 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners.

Included Highlights

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Cultural Insight

  • See birch bowls being made in Fairbanks and learn about Ulu knives in Anchorage.

Local Specialist

  • Learn about flora and fauna during a presentation in Denali.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Visit Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Anchorage and Seward
  • Cruise in a paddlewheel boat in Fairbanks, and over to majestic Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Iconic train journey through Alaska's wildnerness aboard the Alaska Railroad
Definite Departure
Depart Date Return Date Price Discount AvailabilityPrice
15 May 17 22 May 17 $2,775$2,498pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,775 $2,498 pp
22 May 17 29 May 17 checkmark $2,925$2,633pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,925 $2,633 pp
5 Jun 17 12 Jun 17 $2,995$2,696pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,995 $2,696 pp
12 Jun 17 19 Jun 17 $2,995$2,696pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,995 $2,696 pp
3 Jul 17 10 Jul 17 checkmark $2,995$2,696pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,995 $2,696 pp
10 Jul 17 17 Jul 17 checkmark $2,995$2,696pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,995 $2,696 pp
17 Jul 17 24 Jul 17 $2,995$2,696pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,995 $2,696 pp
7 Aug 17 14 Aug 17 checkmark $2,995$2,696pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,995 $2,696 pp
21 Aug 17 28 Aug 17 $2,995$2,696pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,995 $2,696 pp
28 Aug 17 4 Sep 17 $2,925$2,633pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,925 $2,633 pp
4 Sep 17 11 Sep 17 $2,925$2,633pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,925 $2,633 pp

These departures feature Holland America Line's ms Noordam - all other departures feature Holland America's ms Zaandam.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $1,095.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip or cruise.

Single and triple cruise staterooms are on request basis only.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $85 per person.

Early Payment Discount: Pay in full to save the amount listed above. For details, click here 

AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift!  Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.

Past Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the Land Only price of the vacation.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.


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