Grand Alaska Land and Sea Adventure

Dates:  May 25 – June 6, 2020

 13 Days and 21 Meals


After long and dark winters, Alaskans love their summers. You will enjoy the 19 hour days as you begin your tour with an overnight in Anchorage and a city tour the following day. Denali is the iconic centerpiece of Alaska’s Interior and the #1 reason to combine a cruise to Alaska with an overland adventure. Experience two nights in Denali to really settle in and explore, including the deeper Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park. Take a step back in time to pan for gold at the historic Gold Dredge 8 in Fairbanks. Stroll along old-time wooden boardwalks connecting frontier-era buildings in the Yukon Territory’s original capital of Dawson City. Travel the Klondike Highway on your way to Whitehorse before riding the Historic White Pass Scenic Railway to your ship. Once we board Holland Cruise Line’s beautiful Koningsdam, we will begin our cruise in Skagway, and journey on to Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and through the Scenic Inside Passage before arriving in your final destination of Vancouver.

Tour Highlights and Ports of Call

Passport
  • Airfare available from Springfield, MO (Pricing available August 2019) 
  • Pre-Night lodging in Anchorage
  • Professional City Tour of Anchorage included
  • 2 Nights in Denali
  • Travel in a luxurious hosted Dome Railcar aboard the McKinley Explorer Rail system from Anchorage to Talkeetna and Denali
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park
  • 1 Night in Fairbanks
  • Gold Dredge Excursion in Fairbanks
  • Air transport included from Fairbanks to Dawson City
  • 2 Nights in Dawson City
  • 1 Night in Whitehorse
  • Travel included aboard the Historic White Pass Scenic Railway to Skagway
  • Skagway
  • Ketchikan
  • Cruise through the Scenic Inside Passage
  • 8 Hour narrated cruise through Glacier Bay
  • and MUCH MORE!!!
THE LAND PORTION HAS LIMITED SPACE!!!
Early Booking Discount

Save $100 per person if booked by September 30, 2019

Prices: 

All Prices are based on Double Occupancy

Interior Stateroom:  $3,925/pp
Oceanview Stateroom:  $4,350/pp
Balcony Stateroom:  $4,575/pp

Trip Protection:  Call for a Quote

Deposit:  $400/pp based on double occupancy
Final Payment Due:  February 14, 2020

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Day 1, May 25, 2020

Today we fly from Springfield, MO to Anchorage, Alaska to begin our wonderful adventure. We will overnight at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel.

Day 2, May 26, 2020

Enjoy a hot breakfast at our hotel before boarding our private sightseeing coach for a guided tour of Anchorage. That afternoon, you will arrive at your downtown hotel and meet your Journey Host to learn about your upcoming adventure. (B)

Day 3-4, May 27-28, 2020

Denali – We will journey to the beautiful 60-acre riverside McKinley Chalet Resort for our 3 night stay. McKinley Chalet Resort is the ultimate base camp for adventures to Denali, followed by relaxing evenings. You will enjoy soaring views across the Nenana River into Denali National Park from virtually anywhere on this amazing property, as well as great dining, quality entertainment, and unique local shopping opportunities. 
The Tundra Wilderness Tour, gives you  an up-close view of the mountain and the best wildlife viewing. It is rare not to see some combination of Alaska’s Big Five: grizzly bears, caribou, moose, Dall Sheep and wolves, along with other animals on this expertly guided six- to eight-hour tour. (B)

Day 5, May 29, 2020

Fairbanks – Fairbanks bears the nickname the Golden Heart. Alaska’s second-largest city was born of gold rush fever, thanks to Italian immigrant Felix Pedro who found the precious metal in 1902 near where Captain E.T. Barnette decided to build a trading post on the banks of the Chena River. The city is one of the best places in the world to see the aurora borealis, which appears on average 243 nights of the year. (B)

Dawson City

Day 6-7, May 30-31, 2020

Dawson City – You will take a short flight from Fairbanks and arrive to spend 2 nights in the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush, Dawson City, which housed around 30,000 people in the summer of 1898. The town was sliding towards “ghost” status just a year later: A fire had destroyed 117 structures, right as the gold ran out. The community began a re-build in 1960 and along with the community of Bonanza Creek—where Stampeders pried $500 million in gold from the frozen ground—these icons form the Klondike National Historic Sites, now part of a larger proposed UNESCO World Heritage area. Today tourists wander this subarctic hotspot, which has retained its 19th-century charm. (B, L)

Day 8, June 1, 2020

Whitehorse, Yukon – Northern Canada’s largest city sprang from frontier roots. During the Klondike Gold Rush, prospectors washed up here, past two major river obstacles: Miles Canyon and the Whitehorse Rapids. Now the territory’s capital, Whitehorse stands at Historic Mile 918 of the Alaska Highway and has the world’s lowest level of metropolitan air pollution, according to Guinness World Records 2013. It remains a popular tourist stop for attractions like the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and the natural and cultural insights at the MacBride Museum. (B)

Day 9, June 2, 2020

Arrive in Skagway aboard the historic White Pass Scenic Railway, bid your Journey Host farewell, and then embark your ship. Your Cruise Begins!! Board the Holland Cruise Line’s beautiful Koningsdam to relax and unwind as you cruise Alaska. (B,L,D)

Day 10, June 3, 2020

Glacier Bay – Cruise the ice-studded fjords of this national treasure for a full eight hours as a Park Service Ranger narrates. Frosted crags descend into mossy forests and a 457-meter-deep (1,500-foot-deep) fjord at this World Heritage Site, which is also one of the planet’s largest biosphere reserves. Stone, ice and water continue to collide, sculpting a dramatic landscape that is the crown jewel of southeastern Alaska’s natural wonders. (B,L,D)

Day 11, June 4, 2020

Ketchikan – Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich native culture, salmon fishing, and scenic Misty Fjords. Alaska’s “First City” of Ketchikan is so named because it’s the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain. Leave time to explore the sights in the town itself, including historic Creek Street, a boardwalk built over the Ketchikan Creek, where you can shop for souvenirs, smoked salmon and local art, while exploring gold rush­–era tourist attractions like Dolly’s House Museum. (B,L,D)

Ketchikan

Day 12, June 5, 2020

Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage – Alaska’s Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that wind through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperate rain forests along the rugged coast of Southeast Alaska. Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, the Inside Passage stretches through stunning landscapes, from Misty Fjords National Monument to famed Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. Sailing the Inside Passage offers opportunities to spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife, with humpback whales and orca plying the bountiful waters alongside the ships, bald eagles soaring overhead and brown bears lumbering on the shoreline. (B,L,D) 

Day 13, June 6, 2020

Your Land and Sea Journey concludes this morning in Vancouver. We will fly back to Springfield later today. (B)

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