Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: V1 USA Canada and Central America 2024

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.

Choice Highlights
Must-see 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
  • Seward: 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.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Anchorage: Make Travel Matter on a self guided visit of the Alaska Native Heritage Center and learn about the culture and heritage of the Indigenous people of Alaska.
  • Valdez: Take a guided tour of a Musk Ox Farm and learn how this non-profit organization promotes sustainable agriculture.
  • Anchorage: Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a wildlife rehabilitation center where a local guide teaches you about the animals here.
Dive Into Culture
  • Denali National Park: 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.
  • Denali National Park: Join a specialist for a Denali Natural History Tour and learn about the Alaskan natives that once lived in Denali National Park and the first ascent of Denali, North America's highest peak.
  • Fairbanks: 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.
Iconic Experience
  • Denali National Park: Travel aboard a Dome Railcar on the Alaska Railroad to the Golden Heart City of Fairbanks. Enjoy a spectacular journey over swift-rushing streams, towards Denali National Park and Preserve.
Be My Guest
  • Fairbanks: 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.
Whats Included
  • 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

Call 800-816-6046 for more information or to book today! Mention code 16974083

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2022
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Start Your Adventure In AnchorageStart 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.
Hilton Anchorage
Day 2Step Into The Wilderness Of Denali National ParkStep Into The Wilderness Of Denali National Park Make Travel Matter: 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. The evening is then yours to spend as you like.
Denali Park Village
Day 3The Natural History Of DenaliUncover 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.
Denali Park Village
Day 4FairbanksExplore 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.
River's Edge Resort
Day 5Dig Deep Into Alaskan CultureDig Deep Into Alaskan Culture Dive Into Culture Connect with Locals: 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.
River's Edge Resort
Day 6Take A Scenic Journey To ValdezTake 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.
Best Western Valdez Harbour Inn
Day 7Spot The Wildlife Of ValdezSpot 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.
Best Western Valdez Harbour Inn
Day 8Travel Back To AnchorageTravel Back To Anchorage Make Travel Matter: 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.
Hilton Anchorage
Day 9Glance At GlaciersGlance At Glaciers Make Travel Matter: 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.
Hilton Anchorage
Day 10AnchorageDepart Anchorage: Our adventure through the rugged Alaskan wilderness has come to an end. Depart Anchorage at leisure or connect with a southbound Alaska cruise.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/10/2024$4,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/17/2024$4,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/24/2024$4,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/31/2024$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/07/2024$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/14/2024$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/21/2024$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/28/2024$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/05/2024$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/12/2024$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/19/2024$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/26/2024$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/02/2024$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/09/2024$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/16/2024$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/23/2024$4,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/30/2024$3,975.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/06/2024$3,975.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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