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Alaska & the Yukon

14 Days from $4,455 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Active

Discover Klondike tales, ethereal frontier landscapes and the continent's highest peaks on this mesmerizing journey through Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory including Denali National Park.

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Discover Klondike tales, ethereal frontier landscapes and the continent's highest peaks on this mesmerizing journey through Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory including Denali National Park.

  1. Anchorage stands as proud gateway to the wilderness of Alaska and it is your launch pad to a rugged adventure that will take you to the Yukon and back again. This evening, you'll join your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. at your hotel.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Hilton Downtown Anchorage Hotel
  2. Today, we slice through the natural splendour of Alaska's Matanuska Susitna Valley, driving along scenic country roads and past towns bathed in sunlight all day and night in summer. Bound for the Switzerland of Alaska, we'll stop at Wrangell St. Elias and Worthington Glacier easily accessed along Thompson Pass, which holds the distinction of being Alaska's snowiest place. Arriving in Valdez, we'll enjoy an evening at leisure to explore this 'Little Switzerland' against the backdrop of the mighty Chugach Mountains.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Totem Inn
  3. Delve into the rich heritage of Valdez, the Copper River Valley and Prince William Sound, from the days when Native Alaskans first occupied the area to present day. Discover the city's role in the area's fur trading, salmon canning and mining eras during your morning's visit to the Valdez Museum. Then, board a glacier and wildlife cruise for your journey through the icy grips of Prince William Sound with the densest concentration of tidewater glaciers in the world. Keep a keen eye out for seals, sea lions, otters, whales and puffins as you journey past towering ice cliffs throughout your half-day exploration which includes lunch on the boat.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch
  4. Contemplate a protected wilderness larger than any other in the United States. Journey into the clouds, winding along the Top of the World Highway bound for the Yukon. Stop in Chicken Alaska, an Alaskan Frontier town with a colorful Gold Rush history before crossing the border into Yukon Territory. This evening, the colorful frilly skirts of Diamond Tooth Gerties' cancan girls take center stage as you enjoy a foot-tapping Klondike performance. (Important Note: All guests must have a valid passport to travel into Canada's Yukon Territory from Alaska.)

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Eldorado Hotel
  5. Spend a leisurely day exploring the Gold Rush heritage of Dawson City. Take a step back in time, walking in the footsteps of hopeful prospectors as they trudged to Discovery Claim #1, the site where Gold was first discovered marking the beginning of the Klondike Gold Rush. Tame Lady Luck and pan for gold yourself, then visit a historic gold dredge seeing first-hand how it altered the landscape in its pursuit for gold. This afternoon, you'll meet a gold miner and Local Specialist to gain insights into the past and present value of gold and its influence on the region.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  6. We journey deep into the Yukon wilderness today, winding our way along the Dempster Highway towards the Arctic Circle and through the traditional lands of the Gwich'in First Nations. We begin our encounter with Tombstone Territorial Park in its Interpretive Center, where we'll join a Local Specialist who will reveal insights into the park's wildlife and tundra before we continue along our scenic drive past rugged peaks and landscapes forged by frost. We return to Dawson City where we'll stay overnight.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch
  7. Trace the steps of famous Gold Rush prospectors, journeying south along the Klondike Highway, and Yukon River, towards Whitehorse. Learn about the colorful characters who embarked on a frenzied journey to seek their fortune in this unforgiving wilderness before arriving in the Yukon capital of Whitehorse where we'll spend the next three nights surrounded by the peaks of Grey Mountain, Haeckel Hill and Golden Horn.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Best Western Gold Rush Inn
  8. Immerse yourself in the intoxicating stories of the 1890s Yukon Gold Rush as you journey to the port community of Skagway Alaska. Consider joining an optional tour and ride the narrow-gauge White Pass Railroad, which once ferried prospectors into the Klondike goldfields. We return to Whitehorse later.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  9. We'll spend a leisurely day exploring Whitehorse together. Our first stop is a visit to the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center and SS Klondike Sternwheeler, one of the old ferries that used to run along the Yukon River. We'll journey to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve this afternoon to see if we can spot any of its resident moose, bison, elk and foxes. This evening, we'll enjoy a memorable BBQ Regional Meal in the midst of this wilderness before returning to Whitehorse.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
  10. Return to Alaska today, skirting the snowcapped St Elias peaks, along the Alcan Highway, en route to Tok, where we'll stay tonight. Keep an eye out for Mt. Logan, the tallest peak in the Yukon Territory, which looms over Kluane National Park.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Young’s Motel
  11. Admire the epic mountain and glacier backdrop of one of the world's most scenic drives as you journey along the Denali Highway en route to Denali National Park. See the snow-capped Alaska Range and Mt. Denali before arriving in a true wilderness that is home to North America's tallest peak.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Denali Park Village
  12. Tune into your unfettered surrounds - a free day to connect with Denali on your terms. Be present amidst the sounds of Bunting and Gray Jays, hike through the wilderness or consider a whitewater rafting adventure. Today is yours to indulge in the contemplative solitude offered by this national park. This evening, we'll join our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a memorable Farewell Dinner.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  13. Enjoy a morning at leisure to enjoy Denali before boarding a Deluxe Dome Rail car for a scenic journey through valley landscapes to the frontier town of Talkeetna. Transfer to your deluxe motorcoach bound for Anchorage, where we'll stay overnight.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Hilton Downtown Anchorage Hotel
  14. Our epic journey through an untamed wilderness at its end, we take a transfer to the Anchorage Airport for flight connections home. Guests boarding the Holland America Ship today will transfer to the port community of Seward this afternoon to begin their cruise.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
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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: $1,695.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $155 per person.

Please note: Your vacation will include visits to remote areas that offer a limited choice in accommodation options. In this instance, the very best accommodation available in the area that meets our high standards and offers guests an authentic encounter with their surroundings will be selected. 

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

Meal Summary

19 meals: 13 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners. 

Included Highlights

Local Specialist

  • Meet a local Gold miner who will reveal the past and present value of gold and its influence on the region; learn about Tombstone Territorial Park gaining insights into the park’s wildlife and tundra landscape

Sightseeing Highlights

  • View Worthington Glacier, Top of the World Highway, Dempster Highway, Alcan Highway, Yukon River, Klondike Goldfields, Mt. Logan, Mt. Denali, Alaska Range
  • Visit Anchorage, Valdez, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Chicken Alaska, Dawson City, Tombstone Territorial Park, Whitehorse, Skagway, Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Denali National Park, Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center, SS Klondike Sternwheeler, Tok
  • Cruise Prince William Sound with its dense concentration of glaciers and waterfalls
  • Iconic Train journey through Alaska's wilderness aboard the Alaska Railroad
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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    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.

  • Add air to your reservation

    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.

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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    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.

  • Add air to your reservation

    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.

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  • 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 24 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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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    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.

  • Add air to your reservation

    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.

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