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Alaska and the Yukon with Cruise 2021

21 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive Anchorage
Anchorage stands as proud gateway to the wilderness of Alaska and it is your launch pad to a rugged adventure that will take you to the Yukon and back again. This evening, you'll join your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. at your hotel.

Day 2 Anchorage – Matanuska Susitna Valley – Valdez (2 Nights)
Today, we slice through the natural splendour of Alaska's Matanuska Susitna Valley, driving along scenic country roads and past towns bathed in sunlight all day and night in summer. Bound for the Switzerland of Alaska, we'll stop at Worthington Glacier easily accessed along Thompson Pass, which holds the distinction of being Alaska's snowiest place. Arriving in Valdez, we'll enjoy an evening at leisure to explore this 'Little Switzerland' against the backdrop of the mighty Chugach Mountains. (Breakfast, Regional Dinner)

Day 3 Prince William Sound – Valdez
Delve into the rich heritage of Valdez, the Copper River Valley and Prince William Sound, from the days when Native Alaskans first occupied the area to present day. Discover the city's role in the area's fur trading, salmon canning and mining eras during your morning's visit to the Valdez Museum. Then, board a glacier and wildlife cruise for your journey through the icy grips of Prince William Sound with the densest concentration of tidewater glaciers in the world. Keep a keen eye out for seals, sea lions, otters, whales and puffins as you journey past towering ice cliffs throughout your half-day exploration which includes lunch on the boat. (Breakfast)

Day 4 Valdez – Chicken, Alaska – Dawson City, Canada (3 Nights)
Contemplate a protected wilderness larger than any other in the United States with a view of Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Journey into the clouds, winding along the Top of the World Highway bound for the Yukon. Stop in Chicken, Alaska, an Alaskan Frontier town with a colourful Gold Rush history before crossing the border into Yukon Territory. This evening, the colourful frilly skirts of Diamond Tooth Gerties' cancan girls take centre stage as you enjoy a foot-tapping Klondike performance. (Important Note: All guests must have a valid passport to travel into Canada's Yukon Territory from Alaska.) (Breakfast)

Day 5 Dawson City Sightseeing
Spend a leisurely day exploring the Gold Rush heritage of Dawson City. Take a step back in time, walking in the footsteps of hopeful prospectors as they trudged to Discovery Claim #1, the site where Gold was first discovered marking the beginning of the Klondike Gold Rush. Tame Lady Luck and pan for gold yourself, then visit a historic gold dredge seeing first-hand how it altered the landscape in its pursuit for gold. This afternoon, you'll meet a gold miner and Local Specialist to gain insights into the past and present value of gold and its influence on the region. (Breakfast)

Day 6 Tombstone Territorial Park
We journey deep into the Yukon wilderness today and make our way to the Tombstone Territorial Park, winding our way along the Dempster Highway towards the Arctic Circle and through the traditional lands of the Gwich'in First Nations. We begin our encounter with Tombstone Interpretive Center where we will get to enjoy the park's wildlife and tundra before we continue along our scenic drive past rugged peaks and landscapes forged by frost. We return to Dawson City where we'll stay overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 7 Dawson City – Klondike Highway – Whitehorse (3 Nights)
Trace the steps of famous Klondike Gold Rush prospectors, journeying south following the Klondike Highway. Learn about the colourful characters who embarked on a frenzied journey to seek their fortune in this unforgiving wilderness before arriving in the Yukon capital of Whitehorse where we'll spend the next three nights surrounded by the peaks of Grey Mountain, Haeckel Hill and Golden Horn. (Breakfast)

Day 8 Skagway Sightseeing
Immerse yourself in the intoxicating stories of the 1890s Yukon Gold Rush as you journey to the port community of Skagway, Alaska. Consider joining an optional tour and ride the narrow-gauge White Pass Railroad, which once ferried prospectors into the Klondike goldfields. We return to Whitehorse later. (Breakfast)

Day 9 Whitehorse Sightseeing
We'll spend a leisurely day exploring Whitehorse together. Meet your local guide for the SS Klondike Sternwheeler, one of the old ferries that used to run along the Yukon River. Next is a visit to the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center where you'll learn about Alaska's First Peoples. We'll journey to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve this afternoon to see if we can spot any of its resident moose, bison, elk and foxes. This evening, we'll enjoy a memorable BBQ Regional Meal in the midst of this wilderness before returning to Whitehorse. (Breakfast, Regional Dinner)

Day 10 Whitehorse – Tok
Return to Alaska today, skirting the snowcapped Saint Elias peaks, along the Alaska Highway, en route to Tok, where we'll stay tonight. Driving beneath the towering peaks of the Kluane Front Range look for Look for Mt. Logan, the tallest peak in the Yukon Territory, located in Kluane National Park. (Breakfast)

Day 11 Tok – Denali Highway – Denali National Park (2 Nights)
Admire the epic mountain and glacier backdrop of one of the world's most scenic drives as you journey along the Denali Highway en route to Denali National Park. See the snow-capped Eastern Alaska Range and Mt. Denali before arriving in a true wilderness that is home to North America's tallest peak. (Breakfast)

Day 12 Denali National Park
Tune into your unfettered surrounds - a free day to connect with Denali on your terms. Be present amidst the sounds of Snow Buntings and Gray Jays, hike through the wilderness or consider a whitewater rafting adventure. Today is yours to indulge in the contemplative solitude offered by this national park. This evening, we'll join our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a memorable Farewell Dinner. (Breakfast)

Day 13 Denali National Park – Talkeetna – Anchorage
Enjoy a morning at leisure to Denali before boarding a Deluxe Dome Rail car for a scenic Alaska Railroad journey through valley landscapes to the frontier town of Talkeetna. Transfer to your deluxe motorcoach bound for Anchorage, where we'll stay overnight. (Breakfast)

Day 14 Anchorage – Whittier – Cruise (7 Nights)
Bid farewell to your Travel Director as you board your Holland America Line cruise ship and set sail. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 15 Scenic Cruising
Enjoy the facilities on board ship today during this day at sea and keep your eyes open for abundant wildlife and maybe even one of the 40-ton humpback whales. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Scenic Cruising – Glacier Bay National Park
Watch as Glacier Bay National Park's immense glaciers, towering peaks and icy rivers pass you by. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 Cruising – Haines
Haines is home to autumn's Alaska Bald Eagle Festival and lies alongside the longest fjord in the U.S. Visit the quaint downtown. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 Cruising – Juneau
Stroll Juneau's picturesque streets, stopping in eclectic shops and saloons from the Gold Rush era. Perhaps embark on an optional trip on the Mount Roberts Tramway for exhilarating views of the harbour and nearby mountains. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 19 Cruising – Ketchikan
Check out the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, intricately carved with native designs. Perhaps take an optional guided tour through town or a floatplane flightseeing trip. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 20 Cruise the Inside Passage
Revel in the scenery as you slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by rugged, isolated islands. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 21 Depart Vancouver
Sail into Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking, take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel if you wish to extend your stay. (Breakfast)

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All This Included
Discover Klondike tales, ethereal frontier landscapes and the continent's highest peaks on this mesmerising journey through Alaska and Canada's Yukon territory including Denali National Park. Take a cruise to bring you closer to Alaska's natural wonders-from calving glaciers to breaching humpback whales.

Dining Highlights

  • 20 full breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • 11 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Included in the price

  • Alaska and Yukon Explorer Inside Cabin
  • Cruise Port Tax

 

Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CRUISE Prince William Sound with its dense concentration of glaciers and waterfalls
  • ICONIC TRAIN journey through Alaska's wilderness aboard the Alaska Railroad
  • VIEW Worthington Glacier, Top of the World Highway, Dempster Highway, Alaska Highway, Yukon River, Klondike Goldfields, Mt. Logan, Mt. Denali, Alaska Range
  • VISIT Anchorage, Valdez, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Chicken, Dawson City, Tombstone Territorial Park, Whitehorse, Skagway, Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Denali National Park, Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center, SS Klondike Sternwheeler, Tok

 

Accommodations
Anchorage: Hilton Downtown Anchorage Hotel
Valdez: Totem Inn
Dawson City: Eldorado Hotel
Whitehorse: Best Western Gold Rush Inn
Tok: Young’s Motel
Denali National Park: Denali Park Village
Notes
  • * A valid passport with at least six months validity after your return date is required.
  • * Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
  • * Complimentary Arrival and Departure Transfers are available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details at time of booking and at the very latest upon final payment. 
  • * Cruise Line Immigration Questionnaire: These mandatory forms are available from your cruise company at www.hollandamerica.com FOR BOOKED GUESTS section / Check-in Online and must be completed online at least 30 days prior to departure.
  • * Once guests receive their documents, they will be required to check in online with Holland America prior to departure. Failure to do so will result in the guest not being able to board.
  • * Airport arrival on the last day of your guided vacation will be at 9:30am, please be aware when booking your flights.
  • * The highest elevation point for this guided vacation is 5000 ft. / 1520 m.
  • * Your holiday will include visits to remote areas that offer a limited choice in accommodation options. In this instance, Trafalgar selects the very best accommodation available in the area that meets our high standards and offers guests an authentic encounter with their surroundings.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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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.