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Nature's Best: Alaska 2018

7 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN FAIRBANKS.
Welcome to Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city. Meet your Tour Director this evening between 4 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.

Day 2 FAIRBANKS–DENALI NATIONAL PARK. 
This morning, board the sternwheeler DISCOVERY for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at the Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. You will also have the chance to meet Iditarod mushers and their famed dog teams to learn about breeding, training, and the big race! We then continue to DENALI NATIONAL PARK, home to North America’s highest peak. 20,320-foot Denali, (formerly known as Mount McKinley) majestically dominates the park’s 6 million acres. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Center, followed by an exclusive [LF] PRESENTATION on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist. (B,D)

Day 3 DENALI NATIONAL PARK. 
Morning at leisure. Optional activities include a float trip down the Nenana River and a helicopter ride over the park. Then, dress comfortably for a WILDERNESS EXPEDITION into Denali National Park to seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife. (B,L)

Day 4 DENALI NATIONAL PARK–ALASKA RAILROAD–TALKEETNA.
Continue your exploration of Denali National Park and then board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a journey through untamed wilderness.Today’s ride ends in the unique town of Talkeetna, a model for the TV show Northern Exposure. (B)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the [LF] Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, where you can enjoy hiking, flightseeing, jet boating, or just relaxing on the deck with amazing views of Denali.

Day 5 TALKEETNA–BIG LAKE–ANCHORAGE. 
This morning, enjoy a [LF] traditional Alaskan TREAT at the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. Then, head south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at HAPPY TRAILS KENNELS, home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his dogs. See a demonstration on mushing, complete with a mock Iditarod checkpoint, and get a chance to play with the sled dogs! This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 6 ANCHORAGE. CRUISE IN KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK. 
Witness one of the world’s most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of lovely Turnagain Arm. Upon arrival in Seward, board your vessel for a cruise of KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK and the opportunity to see glaciers calving into the sea, orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, and more! (B,L)

Day 7 ANCHORAGE. 
The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)
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All This Included
From Fairbanks to Anchorage, see what the "Great Land" of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating Alaska tour. You’ll visit Denali National Park, where North America’s highest peak—Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley)—dominates the park’s six million acres. In Denali National Park, enjoy an exclusive presentation on the park from a local Naturalist—a special experience offered by Globus—and enjoy a wilderness expedition in search of grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more.

You’ll have an opportunity to ride the thrilling, world-famous Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service for a journey through untamed wilderness to Talkeetna, where you’ll overnight at the Talkeetna Lodge. With amazing views of Denali, it’s another special adventure offered by Globus! More spectacular scenery awaits you on one of the world’s most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of Turnagain Arm, with its dramatic shorelines and majestic mountains, to Seward, a scenic town with Mount Marathon rising steeply behind the town. You’ll also cruise aboard a sternwheeler riverboat in Fairbanks and visit Happy Trails Kennels near Willow, the official start of the famous Iditarod Race. Here, you’ll learn about the Iditarod and meet the sled dogs—another fun experience offered by Globus.

You’ve seen photos of glaciers calving into the sea, but nothing compares to being there in person. During your cruise on Kenai Fjords National Park, watch the glaciers crash into the sea and hear the thunderous roar. It’s a spectacular sight! Along the way, watch for wildlife, including sea otters, seals, birds, and more.

Alaska is a destination that should not be missed. So grab your camera, sit back, and let Globus handle all the details on this Alaska tour—a vacation of a lifetime!
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches including a box lunch in Denali National Park, 2 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Anchorage
  • Free Wi-Fi available in most hotels
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Highlights
  • FAIRBANKS  Cruise aboard sternwheeler riverboat Discovery
  • DENALI NATIONAL PARK Dinner and [LF] exclusive presentation at the Murie Science & Learning Center by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness expedition
  • DENALI–TALKEETNA Journey aboard Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service.
  • TALKEETNA Enjoy a local [LF] Alaskan treat
  • BIG LAKE Visit Happy Trails Kennels
  • ANCHORAGE Farewell dinner
  • KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK Cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park
Accommodations
Fairbanks: Wedgewood Hotel
Denali National Park: Denali Park Village
Talkeetna: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Anchorage: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra Nights per person in Fairbanks:
in single room $278; in twin room $150; in triple room $117

Extra Nights per person in Anchorage:
in single room $278; in twin room $150; in triple room $117
Notes
  • [LF] refers to Local Favorites where Globus takes you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique – and to introduce you to its local flavors.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* 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.