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Alaska (For Families)

8 days with Adventures by Disney   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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ARRIVE AT TED STEVENS ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Welcome to The Last Frontier! Upon arrival, an Adventures by Disney representative escorts you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and shuttles you to the Anchorage Marriott Downtown.   

ANCHORAGE MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN
Unwind as your Adventure Guide checks you into your spacious room at this modern, full-service hotel. Ask your Adventure Guides for suggestions as you take the remainder of the day to explore Anchorage on your own.

WELCOME DINNER
Celebrate your first night in Alaska and the beginning of your trek with a true Alaskan seafood feast! Take a coach to Bridge Seafood, a unique restaurant that spans the waters of an urban salmon stream.(Dinner)

DAY 2
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL

Fuel up on breakfast at the hotel this morning before beginning today's adventures.

ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTER
Celebrate the rich heritage of Native Alaskan cultures. Learn from one of the Center's guides about the ancient traditions of Alaska's indigenous population. View their art, discover their games and hear their wondrous stories.

SEPARATE VILLAGE TOURS FOR ADULTS AND JUNIOR ADVENTURERS
As Adults tour village sites, Junior Adventurers explore them in a whole new way—with an outdoor scavenger hunt for various Native items!

ON YOUR OWN AT THE ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTER
Explore the Center more at your leisure—and engage in the area that interests you the most.

BIKE RIDING ON A COASTAL TRAIL*
Begin your bike ride in town, and then soak up the stunning views of the Chugach Mountains as you cruise along the scenic Cook Inlet on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Finish your ride at Point Woronzof Park, where you'll be treated to a bald eagle presentation. As you bike along the coast, keep an eye out for local wildlife, including bald eagles, ravens and moose!

BALD EAGLE PRESENTATION
Enjoy an up close encounter with a bald eagle—the national bird symbol of the United States of America. A handler from a local rehabilitation center introduces you to one of these majestic birds and tells you about its habits. Be sure to take some photos!

One Your Own Lunch and Dinner in Anchorage
Explore magnificent Anchorage—Alaska's largest city— located below the majestic Chugach Mountains where the midnight sun glows, illuminating the horizon. Take advantage of your last chance to absorb its charm and hospitality. And discover the museums, heritage center, shops and boutiques that make this city unique. Ask your Adventure Guides for activity and dining recommendations. (Breakfast)
 
DAY 3
BREAKFAST AT THE LODGE
Wake up to a delicious breakfast and get ready for a day of adventure.

ENJOY A BRIEF VISIT TO TALKEETNA
Depart Anchorage by coach and travel to the charming village of Talkeetna. Stroll through this small town at the edge of Denali National Park and Preserve that's known for its outdoor sporting, natural beauty and unique local color.
 
LUNCH AT TALKEETNA ALASKAN LODGE
Relax with a hearty lunch served on an outdoor deck with sweeping views of Denali.
 
JET BOAT CRUISE
Board a jet boat for an exhilarating scenic cruise along the glacier-fed Susitna River and into the Alaskan wilderness. Then, continue by coach to your next hotel, the Grande Denali Lodge.
 
CHECK-IN AND DINNER AT GRAND DENALI LODGE
Unwind as your Adventure Guides check you into the Grande Denali Lodge, perched high above the spectacular Denali Canyon and offering spectacular views. Dine at the Lodge's Alpenglow Restaurant at your leisure, choosing from a variety of delicious entrées and à la carte offerings. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 4
BREAKFAST AT THE LODGE

Start your day with a hearty breakfast and get ready for a fun-filled whitewater float! 

SCENIC WHITEWATER RAFTING ON THE NENANA RIVER
Enjoy an exciting whitewater float trip on the Class II-III rapids of this spectacular glacial river! Take in the beauty of the Alaska Mountain Range with its famous peaks including the awe-inspiring Denali. As you race down the river, watch for wild animals peeking through the tall pines that line the shores.
 
LUNCH AT THE SALMON BAKE
Experience some of the local flavors with a delicious meal at this Denali haven, known for its fresh seafood. Try the cedar plank salmon, halibut tacos or beer-battered halibut.

HIKING IN DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE
Take in the beauty of Denali National Park and Preserve on a short hike with your Adventure Guides on one of the many trails surrounding the Visitor Center. Afterward, hike on your own along novice or expert trails, exploring the terrain. Watch for a variety of wildlife including Dall sheep and soaring golden eagles. Or, if you prefer to spend the afternoon relaxing, return to the lodge and lounge about, all the while taking in the spectacular views of the natural wonders that surround you.
 
ON YOUR OWN IN DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE
Enjoy a dinner that reflects the local cuisine—made of fresh seafood and delicious grilled meats and vegetables. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the restaurant that best fits your family's needs. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
DAY 5
DEPART DENALI FOR GIRDWOOD
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before boarding the coach for your trip to Big Lake, home of Happy Trails Kennels! 
 
IDITAROD EXPERIENCE
As you blaze through the great frontier of Alaska, cool your tracks at Happy Trails Kennels, owned by award-winning dog musher, Martin Buser. Your visit includes an exciting sledding demonstration, plus an up-close encounter with the racing dogs and this season's litter of puppies. After lunch, continue your guided visit to the kennel. Learn about the history of Iditarod and the loving care the dogs receive.
 
TRAVEL TO GIRDWOOD
Take in the sights along Turnagain Arm on this stunning drive to the grand Hotel Alyeska in the historic mining town of Girdwood. When you arrive, stretch your legs as your Adventure Guides check you into the hotel. 
 
ADULT DINNER AT THE SEVEN GLACIERS RESTAURANT
Take a tram up to the mountaintop perch where the Seven Glaciers Restaurant offers jaw-dropping views of the Cook Inlet and surrounding glaciers. Adults savor dinner at their leisure while Junior Adventurers participate in a special night of dining and activities.
 
JUNIOR ADVENTURER DINNER AND ACTIVITY NIGHT
Junior Adventurers enjoy a private dinner at the hotel. Afterward, they head outside for an active night full of entertainment with the Adventure Guides. Kids learn to spin an Eskimo yo-yo, play soccer or join any one of the other lively games experienced under the midnight sun. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
 
DAY 6
BREAKFAST ON ASCENIC ALASKA RAILROAD RIDE TO SEWARD
All aboard! Enjoy a delicious breakfast on the train as you wind through the stunning stretch of wilderness between Girdwood and Seward in a well-appointed car that includes an outdoor viewing deck—the only one of its kind in the world! Your journey will take you through Placer River Valley and Moose Pass, a former railroad construction camp, before arriving at your destination of Seward for a full day of sightseeing and exploration.
 
RESURRECTION BAY CRUISE
Cruise along the jagged cliffs and alpine glaciers of Resurrection Bay on this 4.5-hour, fully narrated tour where you'll learn about the area's rich history while keeping an eye out for marine wildlife including whales!
 
LUNCH ON FOX ISLAND
Enjoy the finest flavors of the area with a buffet style lunch of wild Alaskan salmon and prime rib. Afterward, get your questions ready as the group has a private meeting with the captain of your boat before heading back out on the bay.
 
ON YOUR OWN TIME & DINNER IN SEWARD
Take to the scenic streets of one of Alaska's oldest communities. Check out the local art galleries, the Alaska SeaLife Center and the hand-painted murals throughout the town! Ask your Adventure Guides for some tasty dinner recommendations. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
DAY 7
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you begin your day of adventures.

ALASKA WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CENTER VISIT
See firsthand the conservation efforts taking place in Alaska at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, located on the shores of Turnagain Arm in a beautiful mountainous setting amid hanging glaciers. Explore the Center with a naturalist and get an up-close view of bears, moose and bison. Learn how all the wild animals housed here have been rescued and are in the process of being rehabilitated.
 
ON YOUR OWN AT PORTAGE GLACIER IN GIRDWOOD
Enjoy lunch and the afternoon on your own. Visit either Portage Glacier or Girdwood. If you choose to explore Portage Glacier, get dropped off at Begich Boggs Visitor Center to learn about this glacier and how it once filled the 14-mile (22.53 km) long long Portage Valley. After a quick bite at Porter Glacier Day Lodge, take a leisurely hike out to the glacier for some frosty fun. Or if you choose to visit the year-round resort community of Girdwood, stroll leisurely down the streets of this historic gold mining town on your own and discover charming shops and friendly folks. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend a restaurant for lunch that would be ideal for your family.
 
FAREWELL DINNER AT THE HOTEL ALYESKA
As your Alaskan vacation comes to a close, join your travel friends back at the resort for a farewell dinner. Get into the rhythm during a performance of traditional dancers and drummers as Alaska's Native heritage comes to life before your eyes! (Breakfast, Dinner) 
 
DAY 8
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy your last breakfast in Alaska and get ready for your flight home.

TRANSFER TO TED STEVENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ANC) 
Board pre-arranged transportation to the airport and say goodbye to fellow Adventurers and to Alaska—until you return again. (Breakfast)

All This Included
Discover the beauty and majesty of "The Last Frontier" on this Adventures by Disney Alaska vacation. Alaska is home to Denali—the highest mountain peak in North America—and also boasts over 3 million lakes, volcanic islands and 16,000 square miles (41,439 square km) of glacier ice. Explore some of the most stunning terrains in the world. And take home memories of unforgettable natural splendor!
  • The services of two Adventure Guides
  • VIP access and private events
  • Outstanding accommodations
  • Most meals during trip (7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners)
  • Admission fees to attractions and performances
  • Cultural experiences with local experts
  • Family activities and special thrills just for kids
  • Transportation within your vacation
  • Luggage service
Highlights
  • Whitewater Rafting On The Nenana River: Thrill to a whitewater float down the glacial Nenana River, with Denali looming in the background. Don't be surprised if you race past some furry onlookers standing on shore— including caribou, wild sheep and bears!
  • Bike Ride In Anchorage: Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn about Native Alaskan customs, culture and traditions. Afterward, bike along a coastal trail where you can spot moose and local wildlife!
  • Private Jet Boat Excursion In Talkeetna: Take an exhilarating jet boat ride along the glacier-fed Susitna River into the Alaskan wilderness. Afterward, reward yourself with a scrumptious dinner in Denali National Park and Preserve.
  • Happy Trails Kennels And The Iditarod: Cool your tracks at Happy Trails Kennels and go behind the scenes to learn the history of the Iditarod, the world's most famous sled race. Meet the racing dogs and this season's litter of eager puppies!
  • Alaska Railroad And The Kenai Peninsula:Hop aboard the Alaska Railroad for a scenic ride along the Kenai Peninsula. Look out at the deep blue waters of Resurrection Bay with its rugged cliffs and magnificent glaciers. See if you can spot some whales and other wildlife along the way!
Accommodations
Anchorage: Anchorage Marriott Downtown
Denali: Grande Denali Lodge
Girdwood: The Hotel Alyeska
Notes
  • The following dates are Adult Exclusive departures geared toward travelers 18 and up: August 14 & 21, 2017.
  • Minimum age: 4; Suggested age: 6+. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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