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Alaska and the Yukon

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Price per person
from £3,005

Price based on
London Heathrow
29th May 2019 departure

Key inclusions

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

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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 travelled 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

Valdez Mears glacier cruise on Prince William Sound

Dawson City Visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Saloon; Claim #1; and the Robert Service Interpretive Centre

Fairbanks Sightseeing; Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline; Cruise aboard the sternwheeler riverboat Discovery; Tour the Chena Indian Village with Alaskan Native Guides

Fairbanks - Denali National Park Journey aboard the world famous Alaska Railroad in Adventure Class

Denali National Park Stay overnight inside the park

Anchorage Visit the Iditarod Visitor Centre

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 travelled 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:

  • Continental 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 and 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

For guests extending their stay in Alaska, 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 attractions, and an extraordinary 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.

Visiting and participating in activities in these locations is subject to favourable weather 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 Center Hotel

Built in 2002, the 109 spacious guest rooms offer upscale amenities, five wheelchair accessible rooms, hearing/sight impaired services and an in-house laundry facility. The hotel features distinctive art from Kachemak Bay region reflecting the ownership of the hotel; Seldovia Native Association. Guest rooms are equipped with Serta beds, 42" flat screen TV, refrigerators, microwaves and keurig coffee makers, as well as standard bathroom amenities. A breakfast buffet is included for all guests. Located in mid-town Anchorage, 7 miles from downtown, the hotel is close to Dimond Center Mall, with lots of restaurants and shops. There is complimentary airport shuttle as well as shuttle to downtown area.

  • Location

    800 E Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99515, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Valdez - Mountain Sky Hotel

Mountain Sky Hotel offers a complete range of amenities, attentive staff, and comfortable and spacious guestrooms, just a short walk from harbor in the heart of Valdez.

  • Location

    100 Meals Ave, Valdez, AK 99686, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Tok - Tok Lodge

Family owned, 35 years serving tourists, tour companies and businessmen. Pam, Bud and their staff invite you to stay in 1 of 36 immaculate, comfortable rooms.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge

Whitehorse - High Country Inn

Centrally located in downtown Whitehorse, the hotel features fitness centre, ATM, complimentary wi-fi, guest laundry facilities, plus a fine dining restaurant on property, as well a more casual lounge.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Dawson City - Downtown Hotel Dawson City

This contemporary and locally owned hotel is conveniently located in downtown Dawson. It features the Sourdough Saloon, Jack London Grill, a gift shop, laundry services and hot tub.

  • Location

    Corner of Second & Queen/Box 780 Dawson City, YT Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Fairbanks - Bridgewater Hotel

This five-story, Downtown Hotel overlooks the Chena River and is located half a mile from the train station and 3.5 miles from the airport.

  • Location

    723 First Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Denali National Park - Denali Bluffs Hotel

Located next to Denali National Park, on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain, the Denali Bluffs Hotel is just steps away from adventure. The main lodge featured a stone fireplace, traditional Alaskan Art as well as a lounge area. The hotel features a restaurant, coffee bar, gift shop, tour desk, Internet access, and guest laundry.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room

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