Tour
Grand Alaska Escorted Tour

Grand Alaska Escorted Tour

Rates per person

Departure Dates 2020

May 14, Sept 10

SGB DBL TPL QUA
$2889 $2076 $1836 $1722

June 4, June 25, July 9, Aug 20, Sep 3

SGB DBL TPL QUA
$3289 $2329 $2113 $1971

Description

Fly into Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle (or purchase meet/transfer service from Xperience Alaska) and overnight in downtown Anchorage.

Tour Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation including baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • 7 buffet breakfasts + 1 snack + 1 dinner
  • Coach transportation
  • Train transportation in deluxe dome railcar
  • Sightseeing in Fairbanks including Alaska University Museum and Sternwheeler cruise
  • Alaska Heritage Center and City Tour in Anchorage
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali
  • All taxes

Tour Enhancements:

  • Meet & Greet $48
  • Pre-paid tips (tour director and driver) $85
  • Denali Dinner Theatre $67
  • Fairbanks Salmon Bake $37
  • Lunch on rail $27
  • Cruise Ship transfer $65

Primary Hotels by Destination:

  • Anchorage: Springhill Suite University Lake or similar
  • Fairbanks: River’s Edge or similar
  • Denali: Grizzly Bear Resort or similar
  • Valdez: Best Westerm Valdez or similar

Itineraries

DAY 1 – Anchorage Arrival
Fly into Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle (or purchase meet/transfer service from Xperience Alaska) and overnight in downtown Anchorage.

DAY 2 – Anchorage – Valdez
Enjoy a local city tour of Anchorage featuring the historic downtown area, Lake Hood, where 190+ float planes take off and land daily, Earthquake Park, to learn about the 1964 earthquake, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center, 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 in 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: Valdez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3 – 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.
Overnight: Fairbanks
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 – Fairbanks
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, partake in an optional authentic salmon bake.
Overnight: Fairbanks
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 – Fairbanks – Denali
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 the award winning dog kennels of 2006 Iditarod champion, Jeff King.
Overnight: Denali National Park
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 – Denali
Today, travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wildlife 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 spetacular region, and includes a snack on the bus.
Early May and September tours are shortened due to road conditions.
Overnight: Denali National Park
Meals: Breakfast Buffet and snack on tour

DAY 7 – Denali – Anchorage
Enjoy a morning of leisure for on own exploration. Later, you will be transferred to the Deanli 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. Upon arrival in 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: Anchorage
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 8 – Anchorage Departure
Your Tour comes to an end with a hotel courtesy transfer to the airport (or purchase meet/transfer service from Xperience Alaska.)
Meals: Breakfast

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