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Alaska and the Yukon

Price per person
from £2,781

Check availability and prices for your preferred airport below. To book, please call our travel specialists on 0330 058 8241

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 14 days

  • Alaska

  • On the go pace

  • Classic escorted tours

This Alaska and the Yukon Territory tour features many of the most popular scenic vistas that Alaska and the Yukon Territory have to offer—beginning and ending in Anchorage. Along the way, take a boat to view breathtaking Columbia Glacier on Prince William Sound and watch for eagles, whales, dolphins, mountain goats, and more. Between Valdez and Tok, enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, and Thompson Pass. Between Tok and Whitehorse, behold spectacular vistas of Kluane National Park’s rugged mountains. Between Dawson City and Fairbanks, delight in the stunning scenery as you motor over the Top of the World Highway.

More magnificent scenery awaits you on your journey aboard the Alaska Railroad between Fairbanks and Denali National Park. Travel through untamed wilderness and delight in viewing the awe-inspiring scenery via wide windows and the domed-roof car. With its six million acres, Denali National Park & Preserve is home to North America’s highest peak and offers majestic landscapes. Your two nights in Denali give you the opportunity to explore on your own or to take optional outings, such as a helicopter ride over the park or a wilderness tour to seek out grizzly bears, moose, and more.

In addition to witnessing breathtaking scenery, this Alaska and Yukon Territory tour offers you a chance to learn about the Klondike Gold Rush. Follow the Trail of ’98 over the same mountains that determined gold seekers traveled in the middle of winter. Visit Skagway, where thousands of hopeful miners came in 1898, and stroll the wooden sidewalks. In Dawson City, see where the first gold strike was made and enjoy the ragtime music, can-can girls, and old-fashioned casino just as the prospectors did over a century ago.

All of this and more await you on this value-minded tour through Alaska and the Yukon Territory!

At a glance

  • Columbia Glacier See it up close on a cruise of Prince William Sound.
  • Tok Overnight stay in the ‘Dog Sled Capital of the World’.
  • Dawson City Site of the first Klondike Gold Rush strike.
  • Chena River Cruise aboard the Sternwheeler Discovery.
  • Denali National Park Hike through spruce forests and raft down the Nenana River.
  • Alaska Railroad Ride this world famous railway for views of North America's highest peak, 20,320-feet Mount Denali.

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 8 days: Alaska Cruise

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Enjoyable experience with knowledgeable, pleasant, professional guide and driver. The...

5th July 2018
Mr R Clark

Enjoyable experience with knowledgeable, pleasant, professional guide and driver. The scenery and wildlife better than expected and a rewarding journey.

As hoped. All very well organized....

14th June 2018
Trusted Customer

As hoped. All very well organized.

The variety of places visited...

15th September 2017
Trusted Customer

The variety of places visited

Amazing tour through both Alaska and the Yukon. Make even...

14th July 2017
Trusted Customer

Amazing tour through both Alaska and the Yukon. Make even better by our tour manager Mike Harris. So knowledgeable, helpful and approachable.

Super holiday. Good varied itinerary...

30th June 2017
Trusted Customer

Super holiday. Good varied itinerary

Overview

This Alaska and the Yukon Territory tour features many of the most popular scenic vistas that Alaska and the Yukon Territory have to offer—beginning and ending in Anchorage. Along the way, take a boat to view breathtaking Columbia Glacier on Prince William Sound and watch for eagles, whales, dolphins, mountain goats, and more. Between Valdez and Tok, enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, and Thompson Pass. Between Tok and Whitehorse, behold spectacular vistas of Kluane National Park’s rugged mountains. Between Dawson City and Fairbanks, delight in the stunning scenery as you motor over the Top of the World Highway.

More magnificent scenery awaits you on your journey aboard the Alaska Railroad between Fairbanks and Denali National Park. Travel through untamed wilderness and delight in viewing the awe-inspiring scenery via wide windows and the domed-roof car. With its six million acres, Denali National Park & Preserve is home to North America’s highest peak and offers majestic landscapes. Your two nights in Denali give you the opportunity to explore on your own or to take optional outings, such as a helicopter ride over the park or a wilderness tour to seek out grizzly bears, moose, and more.

In addition to witnessing breathtaking scenery, this Alaska and Yukon Territory tour offers you a chance to learn about the Klondike Gold Rush. Follow the Trail of ’98 over the same mountains that determined gold seekers traveled in the middle of winter. Visit Skagway, where thousands of hopeful miners came in 1898, and stroll the wooden sidewalks. In Dawson City, see where the first gold strike was made and enjoy the ragtime music, can-can girls, and old-fashioned casino just as the prospectors did over a century ago.

All of this and more await you on this value-minded tour through Alaska and the Yukon Territory!

Total meals included:

  • 1 breakfast

UK - Anchorage

Day
1

Fly to Anchorage where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Anchorage - Whittier - Valdez

Day
2

As you enter Whittier from North America’s longest tunnel, the panoramic view of the ocean, mountains, and glaciers greet you. As the gateway to Prince William Sound, this is where you’ll board a GLACIER CRUISE for an up-close look along the 3-mile face of Columbia Glacier, and the epicentre of the Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964. Watch for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions! Overnight in Valdez, the “Switzerland of Alaska."

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Valdez - Tok

Day
3

Leave Valdez, home of the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal, and enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, and Thompson Pass. Visit the Wrangell–St. Elias Visitor Center and discover why this vast national park equals six Yellowstone National Parks, and rises from the ocean to 18,008 feet. Overnight in Tok, the “Dog Sled Capital of the World.”

Tok - Whitehorse

Day
4

Join the Alaska Highway and follow along the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. Skirt the shores of Kluane Lake, once a meeting place for crews constructing the Alaska Highway. Behold spectacular vistas of the rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to 19,625-foot-high Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. The next two nights are in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon and the territorial headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Whitehorse. Excursion to Skagway

Day
5

Follow the Trail of ‘98 over the same mountains that thousands of determined gold seekers scaled on foot in the dead of winter while heading for the Klondike. From Fraser, your Tour Director will suggest an optional train trip on the narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway. Otherwise, continue by coach to Skagway. Stroll the wooden sidewalks past charming false-front buildings and colourful saloons.

NOTE: Operation of the White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway is subject to seasonal conditions.

Whitehorse - Dawson City

Day
6

Head northwest through the town of Carmacks, once an important supply station for gold seekers on their way to the Klondike. A stop at the Five Finger Rapids, a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers that passed this way. Reach Dawson City, the centre of excitement after the first gold strike in the Klondike in 1896, which led to the world’s largest gold rush. Tonight, enjoy the high-flying entertainment of DIAMOND TOOTH GERTIE’S SALOON, featuring ragtime music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino.

Dawson City

Day
7

Highlights on your morning sightseeing tour include Bonanza Creek, site of Claim #1, where the first gold strike was made; and Robert Service Interpretive Centre, where you’ll get a first-hand glimpse into the life of this famous wordsmith, along with genuine Gold Rush era items. Enjoy a photo opportunity at the SS Keno, the last sternwheeler to run between Dawson and Whitehorse. The rest of your day is free to soak up the exciting history of this Gold Rush town at your own pace. Perhaps a return to Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Saloon is in order?

Dawson city - Fairbanks

Day
8

A full day and well worth it, as the scenery is magnificent. Have your camera ready for photo opportunities at Dawson overlook and Top of the World Highway, where the coach will re-enter Alaska. Visit one of the last surviving Gold Rush towns in Alaska before heading west on the Alaska Highway. Stop at an authentic Alaska roadhouse before your evening arrival in Fairbanks.

Fairbanks

Day
9

Morning sightseeing features highlights of Alaska’s second-largest city and a visit to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Board the STERNWHEELER RIVERBOAT Discovery III for a leisurely cruise on the Chena River. You will see a bush seaplane take off alongside the boat, visit the home and kennels of the late four-time Iditarod winner, Susan Butcher, and see her champion sled dogs in action. Be immersed in the ancient Athabascan Indian culture when our Alaskan Native Guides take you on a personalised tour of the CHENA INDIAN VILLAGE.

Fairbanks - Alaska Railroad - Denali National Park

Day
10

Board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a memorable journey through untamed wilderness. Sit back in comfort and enjoy spectacular scenery through wide windows. Be sure to take advantage of the domed-roof car. The ride ends in DENALI NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE. North America’s highest peak, 20,320-foot Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley dominates the park’s 6 million acres of glacial streams, river valleys, and multicoloured tundra. After a short orientation tour of Denali, the afternoon is free to explore on your own.

Denali National Park

Day
11

A free day for independent activities. A hike along the many wilderness trails might be good 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 other suggestions.

Denali National Park - Anchorage

Day
12

Relish one last look at the outstanding scenery and wildlife of Denali before travelling south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at the IDITAROD VISITOR CENTER, home of the great dogsled race.

Anchorage

Day
13

The coach continues to Anchorage and the Dimond Centre for guests extending their stay in Alaska. After arrival in Anchorage, transfer to Seward and board your cruise ship this evening.

For guests with homebound flights, the trip ends at Anchorage International Airport. 

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Seward (Embarkation)

Transfer to the pier to embark your Holland America cruise ship.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ketchikan

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vancouver (Disembarkation)

Disembark this morning after breakfast.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note

While wildlife in Alaska is often seen, early season (May-early June) and late season (Sept) departures offer even greater chances to view wildlife.

Alaska and the Yukon are blessed with exquisite scenery, fascinating attactions, and an extraodinary amount of daylight in the summer months. We take advantage of these extended daylight hours in this vast territory; therefore some of the travelling days can be long. However, rest assured there are frequent photo and comfort stops.

 

Operation of the White Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway is subject to seasonal conditions.

Fall Foliage - Enjoy spectacular colours of Alaska & the Yukon on our special fall foliage departures: Aug 8-29 (if Mother Nature permits)

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Anchorage - Dimond Centre

This Hotel was designed to make sure you have comfort and convenience. All of our guest’s rooms are very spacious and include many luxuries. The hotel has a soaking tub and a flat screen TV which allows you to relax in the comfort of your room.

  • Location

    800 E Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99515, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Wifi available
    • Hot tub

Valdez - Mountain Sky Hotel

These stunning rooms are decorated in warm tones which makes the hotel feel welcoming. The hotel also features free Wi-Fi and all the TVs have premium channels meaning you can relax from your busy day.

  • Location

    100 Meals Ave, Valdez, AK 99686, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Spa

Tok - Tok Lodge

This Family run hotel. These friendly and welcoming rooms mean that you won't want to leave. You can relax in the traditions of America.

  • Location

    Mile, 124.5 Glenn Hwy, Tok, AK 99780, United States

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi

Whitehorse - High Country Inn

This warm and welcoming hotel has Free Wifi connecting meaning that you can stay incontact with your family and friends. You don't have to leave luxuries at home as this hotel has a minifridge, a microwave and a flat screen TV.

  • Location

    4051 4 Ave, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1H1, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Hot Tub

Dawson City - Downtown Hotel

This hotel offers you free WIFI which you can enjoy from the comfort of your hotel room. This hotel also offers a hot tub to help you relax after your busy day.

  • Location

    1026 Second Ave, Dawson, YT Y0B 1G0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Hot Tub

Fairbanks - Bridgewater Hotel

This charming hotel is located in the heart of downtown Fairbanks overlooking the Chena River which you can see from your bedroom window. All the rooms are finished to a high standard and offer Free WIFI and a Flat screen TV.

  • Location

    723 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Free Wifi

Denali N.P - Denali Bluffs

This hotel is set out as cabins over 12 buildings. This stunning cabin style rooms have balconies overlooking mountain views. These Cabins also offer free WIFI and have cable TV as well.

  • Location

    238 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi

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