Tour
Alaska Wonder Escorted Tour

Alaska Wonder Escorted Tour

Rates per person

Departure Dates 2022

May 28

SGB DBL TPL
$5849 $4434 $4035

Description

An exclusive Private Tour starting from Anchorage through Eastern Alaska,  to discover the best of the “Last Frontier” with exciting excusrions and cruises: National Parks, wildlife, beautiful cities and harbors…

  • Tour Includes:
    • Transfer airport/hotel/airport
    • 15 Passenger Van
    • Overnight in the mentioned hotels inclusive of breakfast
    • Room & Taxes
    • Private Escort throughtout the entire trip
    • Matanuska Glacier Sightseeing
    • Alaska Native Heritage Center entrance ticket
    • Visit of Iditarod Headquarter
    • Columbia Glacier cruise – inclusive of light meal
    • Rika’s House Historical site entrance
    • Museum of the North entrance
    • Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum entrance
    • Gold panning at Gold Daughters
    • Tundra Wilderness Tour – snack box included
    • Alaska railroad train trip from Talkeetna to Denali – GOLDSTAR service inclusive of lunch
    • Triple Lake hike in Denali
    • Kenai Fjords cruise – light lunch included

    Primary Hotels by Destination:
    • Anchorage: Captain Cook
    • Seward: Breeze Inn
    • Talkeetna: Swiss Alaska Inn
    • Denali: Crow’s Nest
    • Fairbanks: River’s Edge
    • Valdez: Totem Inn

Itineraries

May 28  – Arrival in Anchorage
Meet your guide at the airport and private transfer to your hotel

Overnight at Captain Cook Hotel

May 29 – Anchorage – Seward – Kenai Fjords – Girdwood
Breakfast at the hotel
07:30 – We leave early along the Seward highway, one of the road designated as National Forest Scenic Byway. The 127 miles that run from Anchorage to Seward are full of bays, glaciers and alpine valleys. The first 50 miles unwind along the Chugach Mountains and Turnagain Arm.
11.30 – We board the M/V Spirit of Adventure for the Kenai Fjords National Park cruise. The 6 Hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise explores the world of whales, wildlife, and glaciers found in Kenai Fjords National Park. The experienced captains will fully narrate your journey and will point out the spectacular sights while providing information on the area’s wildlife, history, and geology. You will spend time in front of a towering tidewater glacier and watch for calving, where giant chunks of glacial ice break off and crash into the water.
After disembarking from your cruise excursion, time at disposal to wander around in Seward.
Overnight at Breeze Inn

May 30 – Seward – Anchorage – Talkeetna
Breakfast at the hotel
We depart towards the tiny community of Talkeetna and just after passing Anchorage we’ll stop at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, During your visit, you will stroll through six authentic life-sized Native dwellings situated in a wooded area around beautiful Lake Tiulana. One of our Culture Bearers will introduce you to the traditional lifeways of the Athabascan, Inupiaq/St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Yup’ik/Cup’ik, Aleut, Alutiiq, and the Eyak, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples.Each village site has a traditional structure along with artifacts that each group used in their daily lives. Make sure to stop by the whale bones at the Iñupiaq site– it’s one of our best spots to snap a photo during your visit!
Arrival in Talkeetna late afternoon and overnight at Swiss Alaska Inn

May 31 – Talkeetna – Denali
After breakfast we go for a visit of the town. A visit of the Talkeetna Historical Society Museum on Main Street is a must. *entrance fee not included

After the visit transfer to the train depot to catch your train to Denali
11.20 – Departure
15.40 – Arrival in Denali where you’ll meet your escort. There is time for a nice hike inside the park.

Overnight at Crows Nest Cabins

June 01 – Denali*
Breakfast at the hotel
Today we will visit Denali National Park. Traveling 62 miles into Denali National Park to Stony Hill Overlook, the Tundra Wilderness Tour (TWT) offers a wonderful and diverse experience for park visitors. Incredible scenery, a narrated history of Park Road, and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife inhabitants await you on this tour. While we can’t promise or predict when wildlife will show, the Tundra Wilderness Tour allows plenty of opportunity to look for Dall sheep, moose, caribou, wolves and grizzly bears. On days when Denali (meaning “the high one” or “the great one”) is visible, the tour bus travels to Stony Hill Overlook for an amazing view of Denali from base to summit.When your tour driver is able, he/she will take video footage of animals along Park Road and project these images onto drop-down video screens, featured only our specially designed tour buses. This way you can get a close-up look at the roadside action.
Overnight

*Due to the status of the road surface the Denali Park Service closed the road from mile 43 of the Denali Park Road. Therefore the excursion inside the park could be modified.

June 02- Denali – Fairbanks
Breakfast at the hotel
We travel north again hitting the small community of Nenana before arriving in Fairbanks.
As soon as we get to Fairbanks we’ll visit the Fountainhead Antique auto museum. Walk into the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum and step back into an amazing time in history. Discover a rich, vibrant and immersive celebration of our love of the road and the magnificent machines that once transported us there. With a world-class collection of vintage automobiles and period fashions complemented by fascinating exhibits, accessories, photographs and archival videos, we welcome you on a vivid journey through the automotive age, from Victorian times through the Art Deco era.

We will also visit the Museum of the North, located inside the Fairbanks University. See Alaska Native cultures, natural wonders, and diverse wildlife. Explore 2,000 years of Alaska art. The museum’s exhibits are the best introduction to Alaska’s diverse wildlife, people, and lands. View original installations about Alaska’s dinosaurs and the research made possible by our collections. Experience breathtaking architecture and views of the Alaska Range. Our museum is as unique as the Arctic cultures we celebrate.

We will then go to downtown to learn a little bit about the history of Fairbanks and what had this town to born and proliferate.
Overnight at River’s Edge
The order of visits may vary

June 03 – Fairbanks – Valdez (580km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure along the Old Richardson Trail South – that originally was just a sleddog trail – towards Delta Junction, where we will travel south to reach Valdez. A brief stop at Rika’s Roadhouse an historic roadhouse built early 900’. Home of the Delta Historical Society Museum, Rika’s Roadhouse at Big Delta State Historical Park is in a ten-acre state park on the shores of the Tanana River. The Valdez-to-Fairbanks Trail ran through here and continued across the river, aided by a ferry. The roadhouse was built to accommodate the travelers and is a National Historic Site. The museum is a separate building behind the roadhouse and has displays of artifacts from the Alaskan life. There is a beautiful barn and two other historic display cabins set up to show how the military lived as they put in a telegraph line through here which opened up communication to Washington for the first time. There is also a gift shop, restaurant, and animals and birds to help create the right ambiance for this beautiful setting. We will go thru Thompson Pass, immersed in a luxurious vegetation surrounded by rivers, glaciers and waterfalls. Before arriving in Valdez stop to admire bride vail and pony tail waterfalls inside Keystone Canyon.

Overnight at Totem Inn

June 04 – Valdez
Breakfast at the hotel
10.30 – Departure of the Columbia Glacier Cruise.This 6-hour journey through Prince William Sound will feature a visit to the Columbia Glacier area where you have a chance to view history in the making as Columbia Glacier retreats back into the Chugach Mountains. In addition to the amazing ice in Columbia Bay, you will see wildlife along the way that calls the Sound home and have the opportunity to learn about the mining, oil shipping, earthquake, and fishing history of the area. On board a light meal is served.

Overnight

June 05 – Valdez – Anchorage
Breakfast at the hotel
We drive back to Anchorage along the Richardson highway to reach Glennallen where we will turn onto the Glenn highway. Along the way we will stop at the viewpoint of the Matanuska Glacier. The Matanuska Glacier is a valley glacier, consisting of streams of flowing ice that create the headwaters of the Matanuska River. Now 60 miles south of Palmer, the position of the terminus has changed relatively little in the past 30 years. The glacier functions as a weather hole that naturally propels warm valley air upward. Due to this phenomenon, visitors will experience sunnier skies and a warmer environment compared to the rest of the Mat-Su Valley, making this a premier destination for those seeking glacial adventures.

Arrival in Anchorage and overnight at Captain Cook Hotel

June 06 – Anchorage
Breakfast at the hotel
Full day to explore Anchorage on your own or participate to one of the optional excursions.

Overnight

June 07 – Anchorage
Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on your flight schedule transfer to the airport

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