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2017: Alaskan Adventure with Alaska Cruise (8425)
14 days from Fairbanks to Vancouver
From Fairbanks to Anchorage, see what the "Great Land" of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating vacation. In Alaska, wildlife viewing is abundant-from bald eagles to Dall sheep-and this Alaska tour not only gives you the opportunity to see spectacular scenery and wildlife, it also gives you the opportunity to learn about Alaska's history and the Alaska Native people. A highlight of this Alaska tour includes time in Denali National Park & Preserve, a six-million-acre park and home to North America's highest mountain, Mount Denali. Here, free time gives you the chance to hike along the many wilderness trails or to take advantage of optional outings, such as a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, moose, and more. Another highlight of this Alaska tour is a ride on the legendary Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park to Anchorage. You'll be delighted by the stunning scenery seen through the wide windows and from the domed-roof car. But that's not all?also enjoy a 7-night Alaska cruise. Be amazed at breathtaking beauty on the Inside Passage, one of the world's most picturesque sea lanes featuring expansive turquoise glaciers, and Glacier Bay National Park, where tremendous slabs of ice break off and 'calve' into the sea. It is spectacular! Your cruise stops include Haines, Juneau, and Ketchikan. In Fairbanks, cruise on the Nenana River aboard a sternwheeler riverboat and visit a recreated Athabascan Indian Village. In Anchorage, visit the Anchorage Museum to see artifacts from Alaska's Native people. In Seward, one of Alaska's most scenic towns, visit the Alaska Sealife Center, where you'll get an up-close encounter with marine wildlife-such as seals and sea lions-from the Gulf of Alaska. On this Alaska tour designed for value-minded travelers, you'll experience fun-filled activities and beautiful scenery. It's a dream vacation!
FAIRBANKS Bridgewater Hotel (MF)DENALI NATIONAL PARK Denali Bluffs (F)ANCHORAGE Ramada Anchorage (MF)ALASKA CRUISE Holland America's MS Noordam or MS Zaandam
|Offer valid through 6/30/2017|
|Day 1||Fairbanks||Welcome to Fairbanks, the state's second-largest city. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.|
|Day 2||Fairbanks||Morning sightseeing features highlights of this historic city, a chance to learn about the community's Gold Rush heritage, and visits the Alyeska Pipeline. Board the STERNWHEELER RIVERBOAT Discovery III for a cruise on the Nenana River, and visit a recreated ATHABASCAN INDIAN VILLAGE. Listen as the ship's guides discuss the wildlife, history, geology, and customs of the region.|
|Day 3||Denali National Park||Today we make our way from Fairbanks to DENALI NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE. Stop in the town of Nenana, where they drove the golden spike in 1923 to signal the completion of the Alaska Railroad. Your afternoon and evening are free to explore on your own. Take advantage of the park service programs, along with optional activities that can be purchased.|
|Day 4||Denali National Park||A free day for independent activities. A hike along the many wilderness trails might be fun. Also take advantage of several optional outings, including a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, caribou, moose, and Dall sheep; a raft trip down the Nenana River; or a helicopter ride over the park. Your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions.|
|Day 5||Anchorage||Board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a memorable journey, winding along the Susitna River to Anchorage. Sit back in comfort and enjoy spectacular scenery through wide windows. Be sure to take advantage of the domed-roof car and, if the weather cooperates, you will have the opportunity to view Mount Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, from the train.|
|Day 6||Anchorage||Today begins with city sightseeing in Anchorage. Visit the ANCHORAGE MUSEUM to see a quality display of artifacts from Alaska's Native people. The afternoon is free to explore.|
|Day 7||Anchorage||Travel this morning to Seward, 'Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park,' on the Seward Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway. Included is a visit to the ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER, a research facility that offers an up-close experience with marine wildlife from the Gulf of Alaska. Witness a stellar sea lion gliding past underwater viewing windows, puffins diving in a carefully crafted naturalistic habitat, and harbor seals resting on rocky beaches. After your Seward sightseeing, transfer to your ship. (D)|
|Day 8||Cruising: Gulf of Alaska||A relaxing day at sea provides time to explore the ship's many amenities. Animal and marine life are abundant in this area and, with a little luck, you may spot a pod of mighty yet graceful killer whales. (B,L,D)|
|Day 9||SCENIC CRUISING: GLACIER BAY||This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and 'calve' into the sea. (B,L,D)|
|Day 10||Haines||Nestled along a scenic fjord, Haines features the impressive Sheldon Museum, as well as galleries, shops, and Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where the world's largest gathering of bald eagles occurs each year. (B,L,D)|
|Day 11||Juneau||Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier. (B,L,D)|
|Day 12||Ketchikan||Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed 'Salmon Capital of the World' boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street. (B,L,D)|
|Day 13||SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE||One of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers. (B,L,D)|
|Day 14||Vancouver||Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule homebound flights after Noon. (B)|
|US$ Price Details|
Pricing is based on inside cabin, category J (Noordam) or K (Zaandam); upgrade to an outside cabin category D or C (both ships) for $450 or a verandah cabin category VD (Noordam) for $1,040 or B (Zaandam) from $1,372.Cruise line non-commissionable fare, government taxes, and fees of $428 to $442, depending on ship/date, are not included in cruise price.Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Gratuities for cruise are additional and paid on board ship.Prices based on double room occupancy.Single Room Supplement:from $1,600 based on date and cabin category. Triple Room Reduction per person:from $205 based on date and cabin category. Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.Travel Terms & Conditions
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