Departure Dates 2017
May 12 – 26
June 16 - 30
July 14 - 28
Aug. 11 - 25
Sept. 1 - 8
Day 1 - Anchorage Arrival
Fly into Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle (or purchase meet/transfer service from Xperience Alaska).
Overnight: downtown Anchorage.
Day 2 - Anchorage - Valdez
This morning board a deluxe motorcoach for today's grand adventure to Valdez. Drive through
the Matanuska Susitna Valley where world record monster size vegetables grow in the 24-hour daylight. Stop by Worthington Glacier for a look at this gigantic piece of ice. Early evening arrival into Valdez, nestled between the
waterfront and mountains, giving it the nickname, Alaska's Little Switzerland. Included entrance to the Valdez Museum.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.
Day 3 - Valdez
Late this morning, board a glacier and wildlife cruise and travel through the majestic Prince William Sound. Explore the three-mile face of the mighty Columbia Glacier and hear tales of the region as told by the Alaskan crew. Keep your eyes open for seals, sea lions, otters, whales
and puffins throughout this half-day exploration cruise.
Meals: Continental Breakfast and Lunch.
Day 4 - Valdez - Fairbanks
Board the motorcoach for a journey north to the largest city in the interior, Fairbanks; better
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.
Meals: Continental Breakfast.
Day 5 - Fairbanks
Today learn how the gold rush affected Alaska's interior on a sightseeing tour with an included
visit to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Museum. 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, partake in an optional authentic salmon bake. Overnight: Fairbanks.
Day 6 - Fairbanks - Denali
Ride the motorcoach south to Denali N.P. 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 wild river rafting, flight seeing, jet boat safari on the Nenana River or a visit to the award winning dog kennels of 2006 Iditarod champion, Jeff King.
Overnight: Denali National Park
Day 7 - Denali
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Open morning in Denali. This afternoon, travel deep into Denali NP on the Tundra Wildlife Tour and search the
pristine wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and sheep. This tour is approximately eight hours and includes a snack box dinner and hot
Overnight: Denali NP.
Meals: BB, SBM (snack box meal on tour).
Day 8 - Denali - Anchorage
Enjoy a morning of leisure for on own exploration. This afternoon board the world famous Alaska Railroad for the day trip to
Anchorage. As you travel along the Susitna River, you may catch a glimpse of the majestic Mt. McKinley or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River.
Day 9 - Anchorage
Enjoy a city tour of Anchorage, which includes the historic
downtown district. Visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures. Tonight, feast on an Alaskan style meal and share tales from the road with your traveling companions.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.
Day 10 - Anchorage Departure
Your Tour comes to an end with a hotel courtesy transfer to the airport (or purchase meet/transfer service from Xperience Alaska).
Child Rate applicable for children 11 and under. Deduct $175 per child from room occupancy type.
• 9 nights accommodation including baggage handling (1 piece per person).
• 8 breakfast + 1 snack + 1 light lunch +
• Coach and train transportation.
• Sightseeing in Fairbanks including Alaska Museum - sternwheeler cruise - Alaska Heritage center in Anchorage - Tundra wilderness tour in Denali - Columbia Glacier Cruise in Valdez.
• All taxes.
Primary Hotels by Destination:
-Anchorage: Clarion Suites, The Lake
Hotel, or Similar.
-Fairbanks: Alpine Lodge or Similar.
-Denali: Denali Bluffs, or Similar.
-Valdez: Mountain Sky Hotel, Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn or Similar.