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Ultimate Alaska & the Yukon

13 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN ANCHORAGE.
Welcome to Alaska! Meet your Tour Director this evening between 5 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.

Day 2 ANCHORAGE–WASILLA–TALKEETNA–ALASKA RAILROAD–DENALI NATIONAL PARK.
Traveling north into the majestic wilds of Alaska, visit the IDITAROD HEADQUARTERS, home of the world-famous dogsled race. Arrive in Talkeetna, the jumping-off point for climbers attempting to summit Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley), the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet. Board the historic ALASKA RAILROAD for a scenic trip to DENALI NATIONAL PARK. 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
Today, a guided WILDERNESS TOUR takes you into 6-million-acre Denali National Park to explore the majestic wilderness and seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife! Your afternoon is free for optional adventures such as float trips, a dogsled demonstration, a helicopter ride over the park, or a delicious dinner and rollicking musical comedy performed in a camp house reminiscent of the Gold Rush era. (B,L)

Day 4 DENALI NATIONAL PARK–FAIRBANKS.
This morning, spend a little more time marveling at the wonder of Denali National Park. Then, enjoy a friendly atmosphere during lunch at the [LF] 49th STATE BREWERY, where you’ll have a chance to sample some local specialties. Travel into the heart of Alaska to Fairbanks, where the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B,L)

Day 5 FAIRBANKS.
This morning, board the sternwheeler Discovery for a CRUISE on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at a recreated Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. Later, visit the UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA–FAIRBANKS MUSEUM during your Fairbanks city tour, and also stop at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline. (B)

Day 6 FAIRBANKS–DAWSON CITY.
Continuing the journey into Gold Rush history, motor over the Top of the World Highway and enter the Yukon. Passing through the village of Chicken, today promises to be filled with breathtaking scenery. Tonight, you have reservations at DIAMOND TOOTH GERTIE’S, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino. (B)

Day 7 DAWSON CITY.
Today, step back in time at the site of CLAIM #1, where the first gold strike was made. Continue to the ROBERT SERVICE INTERPRETIVE CENTER and learn about the “Bard of the Yukon” and the numerous poems and ballads he composed while exploring this remote area. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)

Day 8 DAWSON CITY–WHITEHORSE.
Today, trace the trail of the gold seekers on their way to the Klondike. View the Five Finger Rapids, which once posed a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers stampeding into the Yukon. Your day concludes in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon. (B)

Day 9 WHITEHORSE.
A city tour stops at the YUKON BERINGIA INTERPRETIVE CENTRE, where you can meet the Ice Age giant mammals that once ruled the ancient subcontinent. See the SS KLONDIKE RIVERBOAT and learn about its importance on the Yukon River in the Gold Rush days. Later, head to Whitehorse’s premier dogsled facility, [LF] MUKTUK ADVENTURES, where you will personally meet the huskies and their trainers. Here, learn about the training and care of Alaskan Huskies, as well as the lifestyle required to race in world-famous competitions such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest. Afterward, enjoy a special Taste of the Yukon dinner. (B,D)

Day 10 WHITEHORSE–TOK.
Return to Alaska, traveling along the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to 19,625-foot Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. Continue on the Alaska Highway to Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World.” (B)

Day 11 TOK–VALDEZ.
Head to Alaska’s northernmost ice-free port, Valdez, home of the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal. As you travel toward some of the highest coastal mountains in the world, enjoy views of Thompson Pass, Worthington Glacier, and Bridal Veil Falls before arriving in the “Switzerland of Alaska”—Valdez. Visit the unique VALDEZ MUSEUM late this afternoon. (B)

Day 12 VALDEZ–WHITTIER–ANCHORAGE.
Board a BOAT today and get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal, the many massive glaciers, and the playful sea life of PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND. Keep your eyes open for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions! This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 13 ANCHORAGE.
The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)
Map
All This Included
Discover the unique beauty of Alaska and the Yukon Territory during this invigorating vacation. In Alaska, ride the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service to Denali National Park, with its impressive mountains, breathtaking scenery, and amazing wildlife. During your guided wilderness tour, you’ll have an opportunity to seek out grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and much more. Also enjoy the magnificent scenery in Valdez, the "Switzerland of Alaska," during your cruise on Prince William Sound. Get a closer look at the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline and cruise aboard a sternwheeler riverboat in Fairbanks.

On this Alaska and Yukon tour, you’ll also experience some of the most majestic scenery in Canada combined with fascinating history. You’ll visit towns important during the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon—Whitehorse and Dawson City. In Dawson City, step back in time at the site where the first gold strike was made, and learn how gold changed this land forever. Enjoy entertainment at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s, Canada’s oldest gambling hall, complete with can-can dancers, ragtime music, and an old-fashioned casino.

This is just a sampling of the wonderful scenery and many sights that await you on this marvelous Alaska and Yukon Territory tour. Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your vacation unique. For example, you'll hear an exclusive presentation on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist and in Whitehorse, you'll visit the premier dogsled facility, Muktuk Adventures, to meet the huskies and their trainers. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this spectacular vacation!
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches including a picnic lunch in Denali National Park, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner
  • 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
  • WASILLA Visit Iditarod Headquarters
  • TALKEETNA–DENALI Journey aboard the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service
  • DENALI NATIONAL PARK Welcome dinner with [LF] exclusive presentation by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness tour, [LF] lunch and tasting at the 49th State Brewery
  • FAIRBANKS City tour; cruise aboard the sternwheeler Discovery; visit the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Museum and the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
  • DAWSON CITY Visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s, Claim #1, and the Robert Service Interpretive Center
  • WHITEHORSE Visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre and riverboat SS Klondike; [LF] presentation at Muktuk Adventures with a special Taste of the Yukon dinner
  • VALDEZ Visit the Valdez Museum; private cruise on Prince William Sound
  • ANCHORAGE Farewell dinner
Accommodations
Anchorage: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
Denali N.P.: Denali Park Village
Fairbanks: Wedgewood Hotel
Dawson City: Eldorado Hotel
Whitehorse: Best Western Gold Rush Inn
Tok: Young's Motel & Fast Eddy's
Valdez: Valdez Hotel 
Pre and Post Add-ons
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.
  • While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen, early season (early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater opportunities for viewing a variety of wildlife. Departures after mid-August will enjoy blazing fall colors.
  • Enjoy the chance to witness the spectacular aurora borealis (Northern Lights) when the aurora dances across the horizon and lights up the sky. An amazing opportunity! The best chances of viewing the Northern Lights is on late August and September departures (if Mother Nature permits).
    Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.
  • This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
    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.