Alaska and the Yukon

July 22 – August 3, 2018

13 days&18MEAL_symbol

Special Features

  • Round trip airfare from Springfield, MO
  • Guided Tundra Wilderness tour in Denali National Park
  • Scenic Glacier cruise on Prince William Sound
  • Incredible Views of the Top of the World Highway
  • Salmon Bake Dinner
  • Domed Rail to Denali National Park with Breakfast
  • Discovery Boat tour on the Chena River in Fairbanks
  • Whitehorse, Yukon
  • The gold rush town of Dawson City
  • Anchorage, Alaska

Surround yourself in unspoiled landscapes, ancient glaciers and an array of wildlife on your Alaskan and Yukon adventure. Take a trip through breathtaking Prince of William Sound to view its glaciers. Visit the small town of Tok, the original trade center for travelers coming from and returning to Canada. Set out for the “Gateway of the Klondike” – Skagway. Board a scenic sternwheeler for a cruise on the peaceful Chena River. Enjoy breakfast and savor first-class Goldstar service on the Alaska Railroad on an adventure into Denali National Park and travel deep into the park on a backcountry adventure Tundra Wilderness tour. Enjoy some leisure time in the quaint town of Talkeetna. Along the way come to know all of the treasures of “the last frontier.”Alaska-montage-2018[1]

 

Prices

Double: $6,399/pp
Single: $8,199
Triple: $6,299/pp
Trip Protection:   $290/pp - Double, Single or Triple

Passport

 

 

 

Deposit:  $500/pp due at time of booking.  Fully refundable up to January 22, 2018.
Final Payment Due:  May 23, 2018


Day 1, Sunday, July 22

Your journey opens in Anchorage, the most popular city in the great state of Alaska. From here we embark on a true frontier adventure.

Day 2, Monday, July 23

Today we travel to Whittier. Upon arrival, embark on a cruise of Prince William Sound and Blackstone Bay to view glaciers and watch for wildlife. Enjoy lunch onboard during this fully narrated scenic adventure. Then you are invited into the wheelhouse to meet the Captain who has been cruising the Sound for many years. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.  (B, L, D)

Day 3, Tuesday, July 24

Today’s drive to the small town of Tok takes us through incredible landscapes. We make our way along Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest in the United States. Overnight in Tok, an old stopover for travelers coming from or heading to Canada.  (B)

Day 4, Wednesday, July 25

A picturesque day awaits as we travel to Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s Yukon. The city was named after the local river rapids’ resemblance to the mane of a white horse. En route, ride by Kluane National Park, the “crown jewel” of the Canadian national parks system, and enjoy the spectacular views as we pass by.  (B)

Day 5, Thursday, July 26

Gold! Travel back to a time when dreams of a big payday were on everyone’s mind. Ride to Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike. Revel in tales of the gold rush as you independently explore the numerous historic buildings still intact from that bygone era.  (B, D)

Day 6, Friday July 27

Today’s final destination is Dawson City. En route, stop in the village of Carmacks to see the famous Five Finger Rapids mentioned in Jack London’s novel, The Call of The Wild. Carmacks is named after George Carmack, the man who struck gold in 1896, sparking the frenzy that turned Dawson City into the center of the Klondike Gold Rush. Within a few years, the population grew from nearly zero to 40,000. After the gold rush, the population plummeted…leaving behind a ghost town.  (B)

Day 7, Saturday, July 28

Today it’s your choice! Get to know Dawson City’s compelling history on a fascinating tour by coach that includes Bonanza Creek, site of the first gold strike; and the last sternwheeler, the SS Keno, which once transported silver, zinc and lead. Or, embark on a walking tour showcasing the city’s rich gold rush history; your local guide will take you back in time to the days when people flocked here in search of gold; see historic buildings built during the period and hear stories of events that took place within their walls. This afternoon, enjoy some leisure time to independently explore this rustic gold rush town.  (B)

Day 8, Sunday, July 29

An exciting day awaits as you ride along the Top of the World Highway. Discover why it rivals all other scenic roads. Stop in Chicken, one of the last surviving gold rush towns of Alaska. Share a laugh in this small village that retains its frontier spirit. Your home for the next two nights is Fairbanks, a city referred to as the “land of the midnight sun”. (B)

Day 9, Monday, July 30

This morning enjoy a city tour of Fairbanks that includes a stop at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Your afternoon features a scenic sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River. This three-hour journey takes you into the heart of Alaska and introduces you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life. See a floatplane take off alongside the boat; and learn about the kennels that are the home of an Iditarod winner. Tonight, dive into life here and enjoy a local salmon bake featuring delicious all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon.  (B, D)

Day 10, Tuesday, July 31

A delightful day of sightseeing awaits. Board a deluxe dome railcar and enjoy breakfast on your way to Denali National Park. En route, embrace the elegance of first-class Goldstar service. Upon arrival in Denali you will have the remainder of the afternoon to relax or independently explore this magnificent area. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a show at the Denali Dinner Theater where the history of Denali is performed by your wait staff. (B, D)

Day 11, Wednesday, August 1

Travel over 50 miles into the heart of Denali National Park to begin your Tundra Wilderness Tour.* This adventure offers a wide range of incredible scenery, narrated history and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife.  (B)

Day 12, Thursday, August 2

Relax as we make our way back to Anchorage. En route, stop in the charming town of Talkeetna. Take a step back in time as you explore the downtown area, a National Historic Site. Perhaps you’ll stop at the historic Nagley’s General Store. Founded in 1921, Nagley’s is still open for business and is known to be the longest continually operated general store in the region. Tonight, celebrate your Alaskan adventure during a farewell dinner.  (B, D)

Day 13, Friday, August 3

Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many wonderful memories of your adventure.  (B)

Note:  Certain criminal convictions will make you ineligible to enter Canada.  See  http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/inadmissibility/index.asp for further information.

Comments are closed.