Grand Alaska

Grand Alaska

8 Days/7 Nights Roundtrip Anchorage

Price from$3,490

• Anchorage • Valdez • Prince William Sound • Columbia Glacier • Fairbanks • Denali National Park • Talkeetna

A grand tour of Alaska including the cities of Fairbanks and Anchorage. Visit Alaska's Little Switzerland 'Valdez', nestled between the waterfront and mountains. From Valdez you can spot seals, sea lions, otters, whales and puffin on the glacier and wildlife cruise through majestic Prince William Sound. Watch the three-mile face of the mighty Columbia Glacier calve in front of your eyes! Travel along Wrangell St-Elias National Park, the largest park in the US, and follow the Trans-Alaska pipeline. Search the pristine wilderness in Denali National Park for Bear, Moose, Caribou and Dall Sheep on the Tundra Wilderness Tour.

Grand Alaska map

Day 1: Arrive Anchorage Upon arrival into Anchorage, transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle to your accommodation.

Overnight at Springhill Suites, University Lakes

Day 2: Anchorage > Valdez (B) Enjoy an included local city tour of Anchorage featuring the historic downtown area, Lake Hood where 190+ float planes takeoff and land daily, Earthquake Park to learn about the 1964 Earthquake, and the Alaska Native Heritage Centre where you will have the chance to learn about the history and culture of Alaska. Later, travel south along the scenic Seward Highway to the port town of Whittier. Upon arrival into Whittier board your marine vessel for a scenic journey through Prince William Sound to the town of Valdez. Enjoy the pristine waters as you look out for marine animals, glaciers, and towering mountains.

Overnight at: Best Western Valdez

Day 3: Valdez > Fairbanks (B) Board the motorcoach for a journey north to the largest city in the interior, Fairbanks; known to Alaskans as the Golden Heart City. The route takes you along the Wrangell- St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the U.S. and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

Overnight at: River's Edge Resort

Day 4: Fairbanks (B,D) Today learn how the gold rush affected Alaska's interior on a sightseeing tour with an included visit to the Museum of the North. Time is available for shopping, walking or dining on your own in the downtown area. Cruise on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of river travel. Tonight, enjoy an authentic salmon bake.

Overnight at: River's Edge Resort

Day 5: Fairbanks > Denali National Park (B) Ride the motorcoach south to Denali National Park. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring this pristine area at your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many to choose from including mild or wild river rafting, flight seeing, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River or a visit to an Iditarod champions award winning dog kennel.

Overnight at: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

Day 6: Denali National Park (B) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the vast wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This six to eight hour journey is narrated allowing for insight into the animals, flora and fauna of this spectacular region including a snack on the bus. Early May and September tours are shortened due to road conditions.

Overnight at: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

Day 7: Denali > Talkeetna > Anchorage (B,L,D) Morning at leisure to explore Denali on your own. Later, you will be transferred to the Denali Rail Depot where you will board a deluxe dome railcar for a scenic transfer south to the climbing town of Talkeetna. Watch for a glimpse of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River. Lunch is included on board the train. Upon arrival into Talkeetna, board your deluxe motorcoach for a scenic transfer south to Anchorage.

Tonight, share stories of your Alaskan Adventure with your fellow travelers at an included closing night dinner.

Overnight at Springhill Suites, University Lakes

Day 8: Anchorage (B) Your adventure comes to an end with a courtesy transfer to the airport.

• Escorted tour with local Alaskan guide & driver • 7 nights accommodation • Alaska Railroad, Deluxe Dome Railcar • Transfers & Transportation • Sightseeing and entrance fees • 7 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 Snack, 2 Dinners

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2020

Jun 5, 19

Jul 3, 17, 31

Aug 14, 28

Sep 4

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$3,900

$3,900

$3,900

$3,490

-

$5,460

$5,460

$5,460

$4,810

Departs

2020 Guaranteed Departures Friday Jun 5, 19
Jul 3, 17, 31
Aug 14, 28
Sep 4

Not included

• Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Gratuities • Hotel early check in/late check out

Gratuity

• Recommenced gratuities USD 6.00 per person per day for Tour Director • Recommended gratuities USD 5.00 per person per day for Driver