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Majestic Alaska with Cruise

Operated by: Trafalgar

17 Days from $5,114 per person
MAY - SEP 2023 INSIDE CABIN
Usa Alaska Kenai Scenic

Countries Visited

United States, Canada ...more United States, Canada

Locations Visited

Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Valdez, Whittier, Juneau, Ketchikan, Vancouver ...more Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Valdez, Whittier, Juneau, Ketchikan, Vancouver
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  1. 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.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Hilton Downtown Anchorage
  2. 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 and then onto the untamed wilderness of Denali National Park where a Local Specialist reveals insights into the rare subarctic flora and fauna of the park. This afternoon, you will board the Deluxe Motorcoach and head to Denali National Park. Once there late this afternoon they'll experience a “Welcome to SubArctic” Presentation by a Local Specialist to learn about the Flora and Fauna of Denali National Park. The evening is then yours to spend as you like.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Denali Park Village
  3. Day 3 Uncover The Natural History Of Denali

    Embark on an extensive Denali Natural History Tour during which you’ll learn about the Alaskan natives who once lived in the park and the first ascent of Denali, North America’s highest peak. You’ll have the whole afternoon free to participate in an array of optional activities. See Denali’s incredible landscapes on an optional helicopter flight, battle the wild waters of the Nenana River or join one of the free Denali National Park Service Programs.

    meals Breakfast
  4. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Rivers Edge Resort
  5. 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 are boarding 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.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  6. 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Best Western Valdez Harbour Inn
  7. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  8. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Hilton Downtown Anchorage
  9. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  10. Day 10 Board Your Cruise

    Bid farewell to your Travel Director as you board your Holland America Line Cruise.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  11. Day 11 Scenic Cruising

    Enjoy the facilities on board ship today during this day at sea.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12 Sail Through Glaciers

    Watch as Glacier Bay National Park's immense glaciers pass you by.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13 Cruise to Skagway, Alaska

    Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14 Roam The Streets Of Juneau

    Stroll Juneau's picturesque streets.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day 15 Marvel At Totem Poles In Ketchikan

    See the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  16. Day 16 Cruise The Inside Passage

    Slowly glide past a maze of bays, fjords and waterways.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  17. Day 17 Disembark Vancouver

    Disembark and make your own way to the Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel if you are extending your stay.

    meals Breakfast
Majestic Alaska With Cruise Inside State Room
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 17 Breakfasts
  • 8 Dinners
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 8 Lunches
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

First class travel Highlights

  • 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

Sightseeing Highlights

  • 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 and board a riverboat in Fairbanks
  • Iconic Train journey through Alaska's wilderness aboard the Alaska Railroad
  • Dive Into Culture Board the Riverboat Discovery to hear tales of the Gold Rush boom and visit a recreated Athabascan village.
  • Connect With Locals 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 Alaska. Join him and his dogs for a Be My Guest dinner experience.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Take a guided tour of a Musk Ox Farm and learn how this non-profit organization promotes sustainable agriculture.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Denali

Available on Day 3

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 Single or Side by Side ATV. Riding along trails surrounded by Denali National Park, at speeds up to 30 mph, your adventure includes breathtaking 360° overlook stops with views of lakes and valleys in the Alaska Range.
Adult Price: $190

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 amazing geology and glacial history of this part of the world. Walk through boreal forests and discover how plants and animals have adapted to the extreme sub-arctic environment. Walk in the footsteps of animals and gain a new appreciation for this far north landscape. The active pace is usually about one mile per hour.
Adult Price: $115

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 thrilling zip lines, including the dual racer finale! The built-in, hands-free braking system allows you to relax and take in the breathtaking mountain views. Participants must be relatively physically fit for this active tour.
Adult Price: $139

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, especially photos of Denali. Upon arrival at one of the glacier landing zones, passengers deplane and step into the "Ice Age." Passengers spend 20 minutes snowball throwing, snow angel making, picture taking, or just being awed by the beauty of the "other worldly" surroundings. 100 minute flight roundtrip, 20 minute landing.
Adult Price: $649

Scenic Wilderness Whitewater Rafting

This scenic whitewater excursion travels 11 miles through the Alaska wilderness on Class II and II+ rapids. This trip is approximately three hours with a total of two hours on the glacially-fed Nenana River. Your guide controls the boat with oars so no paddling is required as you enjoy the scenery and keep on the lookout for animals. The Scenic Wilderness run is perfect for the beginning rafter or those that simply want to enjoy Denali landscape!
Adult Price: $140

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 fishing package offers half-day opportunities with no experience necessary. This personalized and fully outfitted trip includes gear, guide, equipment, and transportation. Fishing License additional. 4.5-hour tour with 2.5 hours on the water fishing.
Adult Price: $205

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 (weather dependent).
Adult Price: $400

Helicopter Glacier Landing Expedition

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 towering peaks combine to make this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Fly east, away from Denali National Park. Glacier walking boots are provided. 50-minute flight and 15-minute landing.
Adult Price: $536

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. Explore the hills just outside of Denali National Park. Look down below for wildlife, keeping your eyes on the horizon for a chance at viewing Mt. Denali. After a gentle landing, step out into this magical landscape. Sink your feet in the tundra, snap a flurry of photos, or just breathe in that crisp mountain air. Includes 15-20 minutes of flight, with a 15-20 minute tundra landing.
Adult Price: $249

Sled Dog Kennel Tour

Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at a kennel with an Iditarod expert. Learn what it is like to live with the world’s greatest athletes as you visit with our puppies, witness sled dogs in action, and virtually experience running the Iditarod. Enjoy stories of the adventures of living both on and off the trail.
Adult Price: $56

Valdez

Available on Day 7

Helicopter Valdez Flightseeing Tour

This action-packed, aerial tour offers beautiful views of the spectacular glaciers and the stunning Chugach Mountains around Valdez. Within minutes of taking off, you will see glaciers, wildlife, waterfalls and more. You will have ample time and opportunity to get photos and video to create lasting memories. 30-minute total duration.
Adult Price: $295

Valdez Helicopter with Glacier Explorer Landing

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. You will have plenty of time to take pictures and drink some of the pure glacier water. 1-hour flight includes 30-minute landing
Adult Price: $375

Reviews
Service
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Independent Reviews
Nancy Rojewski
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
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
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
Monday, July 4, 2022
Service
Multi flight changes after initial booking.
Vacation
Great tour and professional guide and driver.
Trusted Customer
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
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
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
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.
Randi Kampf
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Service
I would definitely book through GET again. From the first phone call the response I received from everyone was great.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much! We love hearing that everything went perfectly.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Vacation
Majestic Alaska was the best vacation ever. Everything went smoothly, guides were very knowledgeable & we covered so much territory without a hiccup.
Gary Beidler
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Service
Everything was arranged well and went smoothly on the trip.
Vacation
I loved Denali and saw many animals. The train trip and Glacier national Park were highlights.
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