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Majestic Alaska

10 Day Alaska Tour to and from Anchorage

Majestic Alaska Moose
10 Days
1 Country

United States

6 Cities

Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Valdez, Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park

15 Meals

1 Welcome Reception, 9 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 2 Lunchs

Active

Faster paces with mix of 1–2-night stays in each location. Typically features 4+ miles of walking on some days and may involve steep hills and uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones.

Average group size average 48-52
Tour brand Trafalgar
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A wild escape brings your dream of Alaska to life. When you’re not traversing Denali National Park's tundra or sailing past Humpback whales and icebergs on an Alaska cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park, you’ll find yourself panning for gold and riding a dome car on the Alaska Railroad.

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Day 1

Start Your Adventure In Anchorage

Welcome to the edge of the wilderness – to a city surrounded by uninhabited landscapes and the perfect springboard to an epic adventure through Alaska. Spend the day recovering from your journey before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

Canoe by Lake in Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Accommodation Sheraton Anchorage (Anchorage)
Included Meals Welcome Reception

Day 2

Step Into The Wilderness Of Denali National Park

Kickstart your day with a brief Anchorage City Tour before your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience visiting the Alaska Native Heritage Center. You’ll love learning about the traditional and contemporary ways of Alaska’s Indigenous cultures, journeying through 10,000 years of Alaska Native history and culture through art, dance, Native Games demonstrations, exhibits, traditional Native dwellings, films and more. Unlock more local secrets at the Center on an Indigenous Plants Tour MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience where you’ll discover plants’ nutritional and health benefits. Then it’s onto the untamed wilderness of Denali National Park where a Local Specialist reveals insights into the rare subarctic flora and fauna of the park. The evening is then yours to spend as you like. 

Chulitna River in Denali National Park, Alaska, USA
Accommodation Denali Park Village
Included Meals Breakfast
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center

Make Travel Matter on a visit of the Alaska Native Heritage Center and learn about the culture and heritage of the Indigenous people of Alaska.

Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Dive Into Culture Learn about the Flora and Fauna of Denali National Park, USA
Welcome to the Sub Arctic Presentation

Board the Deluxe Motorcoach and head to Denali National Park. Once there late this afternoon they'll experience a “Welcome to SubArctic” Presentati...

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Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Indigenous Plants Tour

Enhance your visit to The Alaska Native Heritage Center, a living cultural center that promotes active observance of Alaska Native culture and trad...

See More
Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Day 3

Uncover The Natural History Of Denali

With the Denali National Park and Preserve just a short drive away from your hotel, you'll find a number of ways to enjoy the Alaskan wilderness on your own or spend the day partaking in one of our optional activities. With Denali, the highest peak in North America at the center of it all, the park consists of 6 million acres of tundra, boreal forest and ice-capped mountains. This magnificent land is nature at its most pure yet has something to offer all.

Barren-ground Caribou in Denali National Park, Alaska, USA
Accommodation Denali Park Village
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Enjoy an ATV ride with 360° overlook stops with views of lakes and valleys in Denali National Park, USA
Denali ATV Wilderness Adventure

Get ready for some adventure! Whether a novice or expert ATVer, this tour will be a memorable 10 mile ride in the scenic Alaskan wilderness on a Si...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a Denali National Park wilderness walking tour, Alaska, USA
Denali Wilderness Walking Tour

Go for a hike! Take an interpretive, guided walk in the Denali area with a naturalist guide who will point out the landmarks and talk about the ama...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Experience life above the trees along 6 suspension bridges and 8 thrilling zip lines in Denali National Park, USA
Denali Zipline

Experience life above the trees! After a short trail ride shuttle and gearing up, certified guides will lead you along 6 suspension bridges and 8 t...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a 100 minute fixed wing flightseeing journey over Mount Denali, USA
Fixed Wing Flightseeing Denali Glacier Landing

We offer the only flight that lands on glaciers at the base of Mt. Denali. The pilot will ensure everyone has ample opportunity for photographs, es...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a day Fly Fishing in the heart of Denali National Park, USA
Denali Fly Fishing

Fly Fish in Alaska! Experienced or beginner; you will fish for Arctic Grayling on lakes in the heart of the Alaska Range. The catch and release fly...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a fixed wing flightseeing journey following the Alaska Range from Mount Denali, USA
Denali Fixed Wing Flightseeing

Travel like the Bush pilots of Alaska! Enjoy a 60-70 minute fixed wing flightseeing journey following the Alaska Range out to about one mile from Mt. Denali.

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a helicopter glacier landing expedition in Alaska, USA
Helicopter Glacier Landing Expedition - 50 Minutes

Step into another world most people never see. Walk upon an ancient glacier tucked away deep in the Alaska Range. Blue ice, stunning views, and tow...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy this short 15 minute helicopter ride through the peaks and valleys of the Alaska Range, USA
Helicopter Tundra Landing Expedition

Don’t just fly over the mountains. Get out in them. Enjoy this short helicopter ride through the peaks and valleys that make up the Alaska Range. E...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
Helicopter Dog Sled Tour

A helicopter is used to transport you to our alpine camp where our experienced guide will accompany you as you mush along a snow-covered glacier. D...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 4

Explore Denali And Venture To Fairbanks

Tune into your beautiful surrounds as you’ll have the whole morning to connect with Denali on your terms. Later, we’ll board a deluxe dome railcar on the Alaska Railroad, and make our way to the Golden Heart City of Fairbanks. A delicious Regional Meal is served aboard the train before our arrival in Alaska’s Northern Lights capital.

Northern Lights in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Accommodation River's Edge Resort, Fairbanks
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Ride Alaska Railroad to Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Ride on the Alaska Railroad

Travel aboard a Dome Railcar on the Alaska Railroad to the Golden Heart City of Fairbanks. Enjoy a spectacular journey over swift-rushing streams, ...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 5

Dig Deep Into Alaskan Culture

After breakfast, you will enjoy a city tour of Fairbanks. Then you'll be digging into insights of Alaska's Gold Rush. Dive Into Culture with Fairbanks’ own Gold Daughters who will guide you through the process of panning for gold in real Alaskan paydirt. Then, you have the chance to optionally board the Riverboat Discovery to visit a recreated Athabascan Indian Village. To conclude your day, Connect With Locals and enjoy a special visit to the home of David Monson, a local Dog Mushing celebrity, to learn about the sport of Dog Mushing in Alaska. Join him and his dogs for a Be My Guest experience meal.

Dogs pulling sled in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Accommodation River's Edge Resort, Fairbanks
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Dive Into Culture Visit Fairbanks’ own Gold Daughters where they will guide you thru the process of panning for gold, USA
Gold Panning Demonstration

Pan for gold with Fairbanks’ own Gold Daughters and learn the process of panning for gold as well as ice age fossils and cool minerals. 

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Be My Guest Visit David Monson Home in Alaska, USA
Meet David Monson

To conclude your day, enjoy a special visit to the home of Dave Monson, a local Dog Mushing celebrity to learn about the sport of Dog Mushing in Al...

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Included in Trip

Be My Guest

Day 6

Take A Scenic Journey To Valdez

We journey south to the port community of Valdez located along Prince William Sound. As you carve your way through this rugged state you’ll view the snow-capped summits of the Alaska Range, expansive glaciers and the Trans Alaska Pipeline which runs parallel to the highway. Stretch your legs during a brief stop at the Historic Rika Roadhouse, an important crossroads for travelers, and the Wrangell St. Elias Visitors Center, before arriving in Valdez.

Road in Valdez, Alaska, USA
Accommodation Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience
Big Delta State Historical Park

Enjoy a visit to Big Delta State Historical Park where you can explore the rich history of Alaska.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 7

Spot The Wildlife Of Valdez

Delve into the heritage and culture of Valdez, the Copper River Basin and Prince William Sound during this morning’s visit to the Valdez Museum. Keep a keen eye out for seals, otters, sea lions and porpoises as you cruise around Prince William Sound, admiring the plunging ice cliffs of Columbia Glacier which have calved giant icebergs into the bay. Enjoy lunch against the backdrop of your wild surrounds before returning to Valdez, your home for a second night.

Sea Otter on Ice in Valdez, Alaska, USA
Accommodation Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Iconic Experience
Visit Valdez Museum

Discover the rich history and heritage as you visit the Valdez Museum.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience
Cruise Prince William Sound

Enjoy a cruise across Prince William Sound where you will have the chance to spot sea lions, otters and seals.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Enjoy a 30 minute flightseeing helicopter Tour of Valdez, USA
Valdez Helicopter - 30 Minutes

This action packed, aerial tour offers beautiful views of the spectacular glaciers and the stunning Chugach Mountains around Valdez. Within minutes...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Experience a one hour Helicopter flight over Valdez with Glacier Explorer Landing in Alaska, USA
Valdez Helicopter with Glacier Explorer Landing - 1 Hour

Not only will you get to explore multiple glaciers and look for wildlife, but your pilot will also take some time to find the perfect spot to land....

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 8

Travel Back To Anchorage

We begin our return journey to Anchorage this morning, crossing Thompson Pass. Enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience during your afternoon stop at the Musk Ox Farm. Here you’ll join a Local Specialist for a guided tour to view the Artic Musk Oxen and learn how this non-profit organization promotes sustainable agriculture practice. Continuing your journey west, arriving in Anchorage later today where you’ll toast to new friends over a memorable Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Snowy Nose Muskox in Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Accommodation Sheraton Anchorage (Anchorage)
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Visit Wildlife Conservation Center in Alaska, USA
Explore a Musk Ox Farm

Take a guided tour of a Musk Ox Farm and learn how this non-profit organization promotes sustainable agriculture.

Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Day 9

Glance At Glaciers

We journey along the Scenic Seward Byway this morning to the port community of Seward. Our first stop is for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where a Local Specialist will reveal the role of this wildlife rehabilitation center. Next up is a sightseeing cruise, including lunch, into the icy heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Share the waters with Humpback whales and glacial icebergs.

Kayak in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, USA
Accommodation Sheraton Anchorage (Anchorage)
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Snowy Nose Muskox in Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a wildlife rehabilitation center where a local guide teaches you about the animals here.

Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Iconic Experience Take a day boat and cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park Alaska, USA
Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

In Seward, board a day boat and cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park. Lunch is included on board as you watch for playful sea critters and spectacular glaciers.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 10

Depart Anchorage

Our adventure through the rugged Alaskan wilderness has come to an end. Depart Anchorage at leisure.

Whale Tail in Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Included Meals Breakfast

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center

Make Travel Matter on a visit of the Alaska Native Heritage Center and learn about the culture and heritage of the Indigenous people of Alaska.

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Welcome to the Sub Arctic Presentation

Board the Deluxe Motorcoach and head to Denali National Park. Once there late this afternoon they'll experience a “Welcome to SubArctic” Presentati...

See More
Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Indigenous Plants Tour

Enhance your visit to The Alaska Native Heritage Center, a living cultural center that promotes active observance of Alaska Native culture and trad...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Ride on the Alaska Railroad

Travel aboard a Dome Railcar on the Alaska Railroad to the Golden Heart City of Fairbanks. Enjoy a spectacular journey over swift-rushing streams, ...

See More
Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Gold Panning Demonstration

Pan for gold with Fairbanks’ own Gold Daughters and learn the process of panning for gold as well as ice age fossils and cool minerals. 

Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Meet David Monson

To conclude your day, enjoy a special visit to the home of Dave Monson, a local Dog Mushing celebrity to learn about the sport of Dog Mushing in Al...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Big Delta State Historical Park

Enjoy a visit to Big Delta State Historical Park where you can explore the rich history of Alaska.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Valdez Museum

Discover the rich history and heritage as you visit the Valdez Museum.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Cruise Prince William Sound

Enjoy a cruise across Prince William Sound where you will have the chance to spot sea lions, otters and seals.

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Explore a Musk Ox Farm

Take a guided tour of a Musk Ox Farm and learn how this non-profit organization promotes sustainable agriculture.

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a wildlife rehabilitation center where a local guide teaches you about the animals here.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

In Seward, board a day boat and cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park. Lunch is included on board as you watch for playful sea critters and spectacular glaciers.

Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
All transport and transfers shown
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore Valdez, Seward, Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park
Visit Anchorage, Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Valdez, Seward, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Wrangell St Elias Visitor Center, Valdez Museum, Musk Ox Farm, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
View Historic Rika Roadhouse, Big Delta State Historical Park, Alaska Range, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Mt. Denali
Scenic Drive along the Scenic Seward Byway
Scenic Cruise through Prince William Sound, Kenai Fjords National Park
Iconic Train journey through Alaska's wilderness aboard the Alaska Railroad

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Denali ATV Wilderness Adventure

Get ready for some adventure! Whether a novice or expert ATVer, this tour will be a memorable 10 mile ride in the scenic Alaskan wilderness on a Si...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Denali Wilderness Walking Tour

Go for a hike! Take an interpretive, guided walk in the Denali area with a naturalist guide who will point out the landmarks and talk about the ama...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Denali Zipline

Experience life above the trees! After a short trail ride shuttle and gearing up, certified guides will lead you along 6 suspension bridges and 8 t...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Fixed Wing Flightseeing Denali Glacier Landing

We offer the only flight that lands on glaciers at the base of Mt. Denali. The pilot will ensure everyone has ample opportunity for photographs, es...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Denali Fly Fishing

Fly Fish in Alaska! Experienced or beginner; you will fish for Arctic Grayling on lakes in the heart of the Alaska Range. The catch and release fly...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Denali Fixed Wing Flightseeing

Travel like the Bush pilots of Alaska! Enjoy a 60-70 minute fixed wing flightseeing journey following the Alaska Range out to about one mile from Mt. Denali.

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Helicopter Glacier Landing Expedition - 50 Minutes

Step into another world most people never see. Walk upon an ancient glacier tucked away deep in the Alaska Range. Blue ice, stunning views, and tow...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Helicopter Tundra Landing Expedition

Don’t just fly over the mountains. Get out in them. Enjoy this short helicopter ride through the peaks and valleys that make up the Alaska Range. E...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Helicopter Dog Sled Tour

A helicopter is used to transport you to our alpine camp where our experienced guide will accompany you as you mush along a snow-covered glacier. D...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Valdez Helicopter - 30 Minutes

This action packed, aerial tour offers beautiful views of the spectacular glaciers and the stunning Chugach Mountains around Valdez. Within minutes...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Valdez Helicopter with Glacier Explorer Landing - 1 Hour

Not only will you get to explore multiple glaciers and look for wildlife, but your pilot will also take some time to find the perfect spot to land....

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Flexible booking 30-day deposit refund guarantee + no change fees See flexible booking terms >

Best Value Why touring is the easiest way to travel Learn more >

Current Entry Requirements Check your destination View Entry Guide >

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Languages across Alaska: English the official language of Alaska.
  • Currency used in Alaska The currency of Alaska is the American Dollar ($).
  • Capital City:: The capital of Alaska is Juneau.
  • Time Zone(s) in Alaska: The time zone of Alaska is Alaska Standard Time (AKST) during standard time and Alaska Daylight Time (AKDT).

 

Alaska's climate varies significantly across its vast expanse, with a diverse range of weather patterns and conditions. In general, the state experiences cold winters and relatively mild summers. The southeastern regions, including Juneau, have a temperate maritime climate with abundant rainfall. The central and northern regions have a subarctic or polar climate, with colder temperatures and less precipitation. Coastal areas may experience frequent fog and strong winds, while inland regions can have drier conditions. Overall, Alaska's climate is influenced by its high latitudes, proximity to large bodies of water, and mountain ranges.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a trip to Alaska will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Still, it requires careful consideration due to the diverse climate and activities you might encounter. Here's a comprehensive list of packing tips to ensure you're well-prepared:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Comfortable walking shoes. Waterproof hiking boots are essential, along with comfortable walking shoes or sneakers.
  • Layering is key: Bring a variety of lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers, insulating mid-layers, and waterproof outer layers to adapt to changing weather conditions.
  • A warm jacket: A waterproof and insulated jacket will be essential for colder days.
  • Rain gear: Waterproof rain jacket and pants are a must to stay dry during rainy spells.
  • Fleece or sweaters: These provide extra warmth and can be worn over base layers.
  • Quick-dry pants: Opt for comfortable pants that dry quickly if they get wet.
  • Gloves and mittens: Pack lightweight gloves or heavy mittens for colder days.
  • Hats: A warm beanie and a sun hat with a wide brim for sun protection.
  • Polarized sunglasses for glare reduction and eye protection.

Sun Protection:

  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring "Reef-Safe" sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Electricity

As an American traveler going on a guided tour within the USA, there are a few essential things to know about electricity and adaptors to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Since you are traveling within the USA, you won't need to worry about voltage and plug type differences. Just pack your electronic devices as you would for any domestic trip, and you'll be all set to enjoy your guided tour in the United States!

  • Voltage and Plug Type: As an American traveler, you won't need a voltage converter or plug adapter for your electronic devices within the country.
  • Compatibility: Since you are traveling within the USA, your electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and camera chargers, should be compatible with the standard voltage and plug type used in the country. You can use your regular chargers and power cords without any issues.
  • Hotels and Accommodations: Most hotels and accommodations in the USA provide electrical outlets compatible with American plugs. You won't need to worry about adaptors or converters within the country.
  • Airports and Public Places: Airports, train stations, and other public places in the USA will have outlets that match the American standard, so you can quickly charge your devices while on the go.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are standard accessories in hotels. Since you don't have to worry about converting the voltage, you can bring a travel dryer or pack one from home. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in most hotels, restaurants, and public spaces in the USA, especially in major cities and tourist areas.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. 

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included or available on tours that operate in the United States. Guests will be provided local transfer options after booking so they can make their travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

Traveling on a guided tour can be an exciting and enriching experience. However, it's essential to prioritize your health and safety while exploring new territories. Staying informed, prepared, and cautious will go a long way in ensuring a safe and enjoyable travel experience. Always stay in touch with your Travel Director and always follow their recommendations.

Here are some health advice and recommendations for travelers:

Visit the Doctor: Before embarking on your trip, schedule a visit with a medicine specialist or your healthcare provider. They can provide personalized health advice based on your medical history and current health status.

Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuations, and trip cancellations.

First Aid Kit: Carry a basic kit with essential items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, and any prescribed medications.  

Stay Hydrated: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, and rest in air-conditioned or shaded areas.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medications and carry them in their original packaging, along with a copy of your prescription. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these. 

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1.00-$2.00 USD per person/half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/day is listed in your travel documents.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Gregg Staerkel
Review date: Sunday, September 3, 2023
Service
Customer service was friendly and kept me informed and up-to-date. However, paperwork initially sent reported two optional experiences dog sledding and fly fishing bot of which were actually not offered (we didn't find this out until we arrived in Alaska on the first day>
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry that all of the Optional Experiences were not able to operate and share your disappointment. Unfortunately, in Alaska many of those are weather permitting which is why they must be offered as optional and not included in the main part of the tour. We are glad you were able to enjoy the other sightseeing opportunities. Thank you!
Monday, September 11, 2023
Vacation
Scenery was great and planned activities with excursions to glaciers via boat, train trip, hatchery, paddleboat, musk ox farm, trip to different national parks and dog mushing locations were all first rate. More done by train, like trip to Seward would have been even better and seeing more animals in their element would have been great but admittedly is hard to control. Amount of mileage covered by coach was somewhat exhausting, despite frequent stops to break up the trip, especially toward the end of the 10 days.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Monday, July 17, 2023
Service
We booked in January or February, so I don't really remember the phone experience. I do remember the statement we received was very small type and not easy to understand.
Vacation
Majestic Alaska trip was awesome. Saw so much. And Jane and Maurice were fabulous!
Nancy Rojewski
Review date: Monday, August 29, 2022
Service
The travel consultant Tess that we worked with was always through, helpful and reassuring. She got back to us quickly with responses to our questions. Tess literally walked us through all our questions and eased our fears about traveling during Covid. We had originally book our trip for June of 2020 and had to postpone 2 times. She stuck with us and gave great advise.
Vacation
We loved our time on the land portion of our trip. We got to see and feel the essence of Alaska. The distances between locations where greater than we had anticipated but it is the reality of the vastness of Alaska. We liked our hotels and the places we saw. We were disappointed and upset that masks were not required on the bus. Even though we wore masks the whole time, several of us contracted Covid 2 days after boarding our ship which made for a very unpleasant second half of our trip in isolation. I would recommend the land portion but not the sea portion because disembarking in Canada was a nightmare.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Service
Husband made plans. He says GET is always easy and pleasant to work with.
Vacation
1.I loved the tour in spite of the fact there was a lot of sitting for someone who doesn't like to sit. 2. Chris did a great job! Not his fault that I ended the trip with Covid but I won't travel again. Ken was a really nice man but what was he getting paid for? He suggested people wear masks but couldn't enforce it. Chris could have said this and I could have volunteered to squirt the hands of willing travelers with alcohol every time they were to board the bus. GET could have saved money without this "health coordinator" and thus travelers could have saved a bit too.
Carl Herbold
Review date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Service
The Tour Director, Wellness Coordinator, and Driver all did excellent jobs and were a joy to travel with.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so sorry that your trip was cut short! We wish you a speedy recovery and hope that you are back to traveling very soon.
Monday, August 15, 2022
Vacation
Loved seeing Alaska, but we tested positive for Covid-19 and could not join the cruise portion of the trip.
Charles Robbins
Review date: Monday, July 4, 2022
Service
Multi flight changes after initial booking.
Vacation
Great tour and professional guide and driver.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, June 26, 2022
Service
Questions were handled quickly and professionally.
Vacation
The largest majority of the trip was wonderful and fully met our expectations. The only shortcoming was the need for us to stop at grocery stores to purchase food for lunches which we had to eat on the bus.
Debera Armour
Review date: Sunday, June 26, 2022
Service
I was extremely happy with the reservation process and follow up. Every question was answered and easy to reach.
Vacation
The tour itinerary was perfect, the 3 tour operators were wonderful, the bus was very comfortable. The only negative was the number of times we were directed to buy food in local grocery markets and then eat on the bus. The crew was very good about giving us a heads up and I know the area was very spread out, but box lunch offering or a route detour for even a small diner would have been appreciated. This was our 1st GET/Trafalgar trip but our 4 th bus tour ,2 US, 2 UK so we had some experience and preconceived ideas.
Mary Lewis
Review date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Service
Dave Frontella always takes excellent care of us. I feel extremely confident when he handles our arrangements. If I contact him and leave a message, I always receive a super quick response.
Vacation
I really wanted to rate this 4 1/2. Alaska is a magnificient place-so gorgeous. The people are very friendly-such a joy. However, it is different from other tours in that some areas are very remote, not as many places to eat, (several times going to grocery stores to buy lunch) out houses instead of bathrooms in several areas. In addition, it was obvious that Trafalgar is cutting corners in small ways, but in several places. (maybe partly due to covid)...But all in all, a wonderful trip! The Wellness Director was super.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Service
Best travel director we have ever had. Have been on 3 other trips with directors and by far the best. Also the wellness person - Linda and the bus driver were excellent. We prefer a more pampering vacation. This was an adventure not a vacation. Will ask more questions before signing up for my next trip. My husband said it all - "I kept thinking we were going to see the newer shinier side of Alaska but all we saw was the old rusty side. I figured out that that is just Alaska." So we wanted to see Alaska and we saw it with great guidance. We'll just pick a more pampered vacation next time. Booking with Alyssa was great too. Unfortunately I didn't get my Italy vacation due to Covid. And also the trip insurance not covering it was cheesy. I was appalled we could not get our money back with insurance. That was not her fault. Ended up moving the money to the Alaska trip. May not live long enough to get to Italy.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and concerns. We all hoped that Covid would have been in our rear view mirror by now. We hope that there were some pleasant memories made in Alaska and that you haven't quite given up hope on Italy just yet.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Vacation
Alyssa was great. Travel insurance sucked - not covering pandemic.
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