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Alaska and The Yukon 2018

13 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Anchorage, Alaska - Tour Begins
Your journey opens in Anchorage, the most popular city in the great state of Alaska. From here we embark on a true frontier adventure.

Day 2 Anchorage - Whittier - Anchorage
Today we travel to Whittier. Upon arrival, embark on a cruise of Prince William Sound and Blackstone Bay to view glaciers and watch for wildlife. Enjoy lunch onboard during this fully narrated scenic adventure. Then you are invited into the wheelhouse to meet the Captain who has been cruising the Sound for many years. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Anchorage - Tok
Today’s drive to the small town of Tok takes us through incredible landscapes. We make our way along Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest in the United States. Overnight in Tok, an old stopover for travelers coming from or heading to Canada. (B)

Day 4 Tok - Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
A picturesque day awaits as we travel to Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s Yukon. The city was named after the local river rapids’ resemblance to the mane of a white horse. En route, ride by Kluane National Park, the “crown jewel” of the Canadian national parks system, and enjoy the spectacular views as we pass by. (B)

Day 5 Whitehorse - Skagway - Whitehorse 
Gold! Travel back to a time when dreams of a big payday were on everyone’s mind. Ride to Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike. Revel in tales of the gold rush as you independently explore the numerous historic buildings still intact from that bygone era. (B,D)

Day 6 Whitehorse - Carmacks - Dawson City
Today’s final destination is Dawson City. En route, stop in the village of Carmacks to see the famous Five Finger Rapids mentioned in Jack London’s novel, The Call of The Wild. Carmacks is named after George Carmack, the man who struck gold in 1896, sparking the frenzy that turned Dawson City into the center of the Klondike Gold Rush. Within a few years, the population grew from nearly zero to 40,000. After the gold rush, the population plummeted…leaving behind a ghost town. (B)

Day 7 Dawson City
Today it’s your choice! Get to know Dawson City’s compelling history on a fascinating tour by coach that includes Bonanza Creek, site of the first gold strike; and the last sternwheeler, the SS Keno, which once transported silver, zinc and lead. Or, embark on a walking tour showcasing the city’s rich gold rush history; your local guide will take you back in time to the days when people flocked here in search of gold; see historic buildings built during the period and hear stories of events that took place within their walls. This afternoon, enjoy some leisure time to independently explore this rustic gold rush town. (B)

Day 8 Dawson City - Chicken, Alaska - Fairbanks
An exciting day awaits as you ride along the Top of the World Highway. Discover why it rivals all other scenic roads. Stop in Chicken, one of the last surviving gold rush towns of Alaska. Share a laugh in this small village that retains its frontier spirit. Your home for the next two nights is Fairbanks, a city referred to as the “land of the midnight sun”. (B)

Day 9 Fairbanks
This morning enjoy a city tour of Fairbanks that includes a stop at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Your afternoon features a scenic sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River. This three-hour journey takes you into the heart of Alaska and introduces you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life. See a floatplane take off alongside the boat; and learn about the kennels that are the home of an Iditarod winner. Tonight, dive into life here and enjoy a local salmon bake featuring delicious all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon. (B,D)

Day 10 Fairbanks - Denali
A delightful day of sightseeing awaits. Board a deluxe dome railcar and enjoy breakfast on your way to Denali National Park. En route, embrace the elegance of first-class Goldstar service. Upon arrival in Denali you will have the remainder of the afternoon to relax or independently explore this magnificent area. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a show at the Denali Dinner Theater where the history of Denali is performed by your wait staff. (B,D)

Day 11 Denali National Park
Travel over 50 miles into the heart of Denali National Park to begin your Tundra Wilderness Tour.* This adventure offers a wide range of incredible scenery, narrated history and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife. (B)

Day 12 Denali - Talkeetna - Anchorage
Relax as we make our way back to Anchorage. En route, stop in the charming town of Talkeetna. Take a step back in time as you explore the downtown area, a National Historic Site. Perhaps you’ll stop at the historic Nagley’s General Store. Founded in 1921, Nagley’s is still open for business and is known to be the longest continually operated general store in the region. Tonight, celebrate your Alaskan adventure during a farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 13 Anchorage - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many wonderful memories of your adventure. (B)
Map
All This Included
Surround yourself in unspoiled landscapes, ancient glaciers and an array of wildlife on your Alaskan and Yukon adventure. Take a trip through breathtaking Prince of William Sound to view its glaciers. Visit the small town of Tok, the original trade center for travelers coming from and returning to Canada. Set out for the “Gateway of the Klondike” – Skagway. Board a scenic sternwheeler for a cruise on the peaceful Chena River. Enjoy breakfast and savor first-class Goldstar service on the Alaska Railroad on an adventure into Denali National Park and travel deep into the park on a backcountry adventure Tundra Wilderness tour. Enjoy some leisure time in the quaint town of Talkeetna. Along the way come to know all of the treasures of “the last frontier.”
  • 18 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Highlights
  • Stop in the village of Carmacks to see the famous Five Finger Rapids.
  • Relax on a scenic sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River.
Accommodations
Anchorage, AK: Hilton Anchorage 
Tok, AK: Golden Bear Motel 
Whitehorse, YT: Best Western Gold Rush Inn 
Dawson City, YT: Downtown Hotel 
Fairbanks, AK: Wedgewood Resort 
Denali, AK: Grande Denali Lodge
Anchorage, AK: Hilton Anchorage 
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre Night Hotel:
  • Hilton Anchorage
Notes
  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.