Grand Alaska

Grand Alaska

10 Days/9 Nights Roundtrip Anchorage

Price from$2,835

• Anchorage • Valdez • Prince William Sound • Columbia Glacier • Fairbanks • Denali National Park • Talkeetna

A grand tour of Alaska including the cities of Fairbanks and Anchorage. Visit Alaska's Little Switzerland 'Valdez', nestled between the waterfront and mountains. From Valdez you can spot seals, sea lions, otters, whales and puffin on the glacier and wildlife cruise through majestic Prince William Sound. Watch the three-mile face of the mighty Columbia Glacier calve in front of your eyes! Travel along Wrangell St-Elias National Park, the largest park in the US, and follow the Trans-Alaska pipeline. Search the pristine wilderness in Denali National Park for Bear, Moose, Caribou and Dall Sheep on the Tundra Wilderness Tour.

Grand Alaska map

Day 1: Arrive Anchorage Upon arrival into Anchorage, transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle to your accommodation.

Overnight Anchorage The Lakefront Anchorage (formerly Anchorage Millennium)

Day 2: Anchorage > Valdez Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Board the deluxe motor coach for today's grand adventure to Valdez. Drive through the Matanuska Susitna Valley where world record monster size vegetables grow in the 24-hour daylight. Stop by Worthington Glacier for a look at this gigantic piece of ice. Early evening arrival into Valdez, Alaska's Little Switzerland. Welcome reception included this evening.

Overnight Valdez Best Western Valdez

Day 3: Valdez Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Spend the morning exploring the quaint community of Valdez with included entrance to the Valdez Museum. This afternoon, board a glacier and wildlife cruise and travel through the majestic Prince William Sound. Explore the three-mile face of the mighty Columbia Glacier and hear tales of the region as told by the Alaskan crew. Keep your eyes open for seals, sea lions, otters, whales, and puffins throughout this half-day exploration cruise with lunch included on the boat.

Overnight Valdez Best Western Valdez

Day 4: Valdez > Fairbanks Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Board the motorcoach for a journey north to the largest city in the interior, Fairbanks; known to Alaskans as the Golden Heart City. The route takes you along the Wrangell- St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the U.S. and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

Overnight Fairbanks Best Western Valdez

Day 5: Fairbanks Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today learn how the gold rush affected Alaska's interior on a sightseeing tour with an included visit to the Museum of the North. Time is available for shopping, walking or dining on your own in the downtown area. Cruise on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of river travel.

Tonight, consider purchasing the optional authentic salmon bake(not included)

Overnight Fairbanks Best Western Valdez

Day 6: Fairbanks > Denali National Park Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Ride the motorcoach south to Denali National Park. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring this pristine area at your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many to choose from including mild or wild river rafting, flight seeing, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River or a visit to an Iditarod champions award winning dog kennel. Tonight, partake in an optional authentic salmon bake (not included).

Overnight Denali Grizzly Bear Hotel

Day 7: Denali National Park Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the vast wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This six to eight hour journey is narrated allowing for insight into the animals, flora and fauna of this spectacular region including a snack on the bus. Early May and September tours are shortened due to road conditions.

Overnight Denali Grizzly Bear Hotel

Day 8: Denali National Park > Anchorage Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. This morning travel by motor coach to the climbing town of Talkeetna. Watch for a glimpse of the majestic Mt. McKinley or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River. Enjoy time on own to explore this quaint Alaskan town. This afternoon your journey continues south to Anchorage by rail in Deluxe Dome Rail cars.

Overnight Anchorage The Lakefront Anchorage (formerly Anchorage Millennium)

Day 9: Anchorage Enjoy breakfast at your hotel This morning commence on a brief city tour of Anchorage, which includes the historic downtown district. Included visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Centre, a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures.

Tonight, share stories of your Alaskan Adventure with your traveling companions at a closing night dinner.

Overnight Anchorage. The Lakefront Anchorage (formerly Anchorage Millennium)

Day 10: Depart Anchorage Your adventure comes to an end with a courtesy transfer to the airport.

• Escorted tour with local Alaskan guide & driver • 9 nights accommodation • Alaska Railroad, Deluxe Dome Railcar • Transfers & Transportation • Sightseeing and entrance fees • 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Snack, 1 Dinner and 1 Welcome Reception

Pricing (per person) $AUD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017

May 12

May 26

Jun 16, 30

Jul 14, 28

Aug 11, 25

Sep 1

Sep 8

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$2,835

$3,596

$3,693

$3,693

$3,693

$3,596

$2,835

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$4,261

$5,066

$5,250

$5,250

$5,250

$5,066

$4,261

Departs

2017 Departure Dates
May 12, 26
Jun 16, 30
Jul 14, 28
Aug 11, 25
Sep 1, 8

Booking conditions

*This itinerary is an indication only. All departures may operate in the reverse direction from Anchorage.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Optional tours are not included in the tour cost. • Optional tours and pre-paid tips are able to be pre-purchased prior to departure.